On Video - April 2014

 
 

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April 1

Anchorman 2 [2013] [PG-13] - 5.5.5
Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) is no longer a news anchor since he lost his job to his wife (Christina Applegate) and ended up emceeing at a Sea World-type facility. He's then approached by a man (Dylan Baker) who is putting together a new kind of news station and along with his news team (Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and David Koechner) makes the trip to NYC to find out what this new news idea is all about. Also with Kristen Wiig, Harrison Ford, James Marsden, Meagan Good, Greg Kinnear, Liam Neeson, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Carrey, Vince Vaughn, Sacha Baron Cohen, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, John C. Reilly, Luke Wilson, Kanye West and Fred Willard. Directed by Adam McKay. [1:59]

47 Ronin [2013] [PG-13] - 3.6.1
Based on an 18th century Japanese legend: a group of forty seven samurai lose their Master (Min Tanaka) as a result of the actions of an evil Lord (Tadanobu Asano). Becoming leaderless ronin, they seek the help of a half-Japanese outcast (Keanu Reeves), who leads them through a mystical world of strange creatures, shape-shifters and danger to help them restore samurai honor. Also with Hiroyuki Sanada, Kou Shibasaki, Jin Akanishi and Rinko Kikuchi. Directed by Carl Rinsch. [2:00]


April 8

August: Osage County [2013] [R] - 3.4.7
Family members come together in their Oklahoma childhood home after the disappearance of their father. The toxic environment, now presided over by their mother (Meryl Streep), brings out their complicated secrets. Also with Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Ewan McGregor, Margo Martindale, Sam Shepard, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson, Juliette Lewis, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch and Misty Upham. Directed by John Wells. [2:01]

Grudge Match [2013] [PG-13] - 5.5.5
Two retired Pittsburgh boxers (Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro) reluctantly agree to record footage for a video game and their long-time rivalry resurfaces and their disagreements go viral on social media. Seen by promoters, the two receive offers for commercials and a highly publicized grudge match to settle old scores. Also with LL Cool J, Alan Arkin, Kevin Hart, Kim Basinger and Jon Bernthal. Directed by Peter Segal. [1:53]

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug [2013] [PG-13] - 1.7.1
The Dwarves, still on their mission to reclaim their homeland, take Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) and Gandalf (Ian McKellen) on a treacherous mission toward the dragon that holds an important key. Also with Richard Armitage, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, William Kircher, James Nesbitt, Stephen Hunter, Dean O'Gorman, Aidan Turner, John Callen, Peter Hambleton, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Luke Evans and Stephen Fry. Directed by Peter Jackson. [2:41


April 15

Great Expectations [2012] [PG-13] - 1.5.2
A new adaptation of the celebrated Charles Dickens novel: a humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor. With Toby Irvine, Jason Flemyng, William Ellisa and Helena Bonham-Carter. Directed by Mike Newell. [2:08]

The Nut Job [2014] [PG] - 1.3.2
A squirrel called Surly (voiced by Will Arnett) is banished by a raccoon (voiced by Liam Neeson) from a park to the city streets for being selfish. Not knowing exactly what to do to survive, Surly stumbles upon Maury's Nut Shop and with his rat pal Buddy (voiced by Eric Bauza) they plan to break in and steal all the nuts. Also with the voices of Brendan Fraser, Gabriel Iglesias, Jeff Dunham, Maya Rudolph and Katherine Heigl. Directed by Peter Lepeniotis. [1:26]

Philomena [2013] [PG-13] - 3.3.5
Based on the novel "The Lost Child of Philomena Lee": A cynical journalist (Steve Coogan) follows a woman (Judi Dench) to the US where she's searching for her son -- taken away from her decades earlier when she was in an Irish convent as a pregnant teenager. Also with Sophie Kennedy Clark, Mare Winningham and Barbara Jefford. Directed by Stephen Frears. [1:38]

Ride Along [2014] [PG-13] - 5.6.5
A high school security guard (Kevin Hart) tries to impress his fiancée's (Tika Sumpter) angry police detective brother (Ice Cube). When he enters the police academy, he thinks he deserves the same respect as seasoned officers until his soon-to-be brother-in-law takes him along on a ride to show him the difference between security guard work and that of a police patrol. Also with John Leguizamo, Bruce McGill, Bryan Callen, Laurence Fishburne and Jay Pharaoh. Directed by Tim Story. [1:40]

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty [2013] [PG] - 2.3.3
A lonely, introverted man (Ben Stiller) working for "Life" magazine day-dreams of great adventures. When he finds himself responsible for a missing photograph that is intended to be the cover for the magazine's final issue, he sets off on a real-life adventure around the world to track down the photographer (Sean Penn). Based on a short story by James Thurber. Also with Kristen Wiig, Jon Daly, Jim Naughton, Kathryn Hahn, Shirley MacLaine, Terence Bernie Hines, Adam Scott and Paul Fitzgerald. Directed by Ben Stiller. [1:54]


April 29

The Legend of Hercules [2014] [PG-13] - 3.7.2
In this treatment of the Greek legend Hercules (Kellan Lutz) is the demigod son of the Zeus and a mortal woman, Queen Alcmene (Roxanne McKee). After King Amphitryon (Scott Adkins) betrays him, Hercules finds himself abandoned and sold as a slave because of his love for the Princess of Crete, Hebe (Gaia Weiss). Using superhuman powers Hercules fights to return to his kingdom and assume the throne. Also with Liam Garrigan, Liam McIntyre and Rade Serbedzija. Directed by Renny Harlin. [1:39]



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