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On Video - April 2016



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April 5

Star Wars: The Force Awakens [2015] [PG-13] - 1.6.2
The saga continues with the Resistance fighting the First Order led by the force devoted to the Dark Side. With Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson and Anthony Daniels. Directed by J.J. Abrams. Alien languages are spoken in a few scenes with English subtitles. [2:15]

April 12

The Forest [2016] [PG-13] - 1.6.3
Learning that her twin sister vanished in Japan, an American (Natalie Dormer) travels to Mount Fuji's infamous Aokigahara Forest, where the anguished go to commit suicide, and with a new friend (Taylor Kinney) she explores the forest, ignoring instructions to leave before sunset. Also with Eoin Macken, Stephanie Vogt, Yukiyoshi Ozawa, Rina Takasaki, Noriko Sakura, Yűho Yamashita and James Owen. Directed by Jason Zada. Several lines of dialogue are in Japanese and most are translated. [1:35]

April 19

Fifty Shades of Black [2016] [R] - 10.5.10
In this parody of "Fifty Shades of Grey" an inexperienced college student (Kali Hawk) meets a shady businessman (Marlon Wayans) whose sexual practices lead the couple to constant arguments. Also with Jane Seymour, Fred Willard, Affion Crockett and Mike Epps. Directed by Michael Tiddes. [1:32]

The Revenant [2015] [R] - 5.10.6
A man (Leonardo DiCaprio) living on the frontier with his son and working as a tracker is left for dead after a horrific bear attack. When he recovers he seeks vengeance against those who wronged him. Also with Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter, Paul Anderson, Lukas Haas, Brendan Fletcher, Javier Botet, Brad Carter and Kory Grim. Directed by Alejandro González Ińárritu. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in French and Native American languages with English subtitles; there are several lines of dialogue spoken by one character that are difficult to understand. [2:36]

April 26

Krampus [2015] [PG-13] - 1.5.5
A young boy (Emjay Anthony) is disillusioned with Christmas because his family members are fighting with each other and so he rips up his letter to Santa Claus. His action releases the spirit of Anti-Santa, the ancient murdering spirit Krampus, who possesses toys and punishes non-believers. The family must cooperate in order to survive. Also with Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman, Conchata Ferrell, Stefania LaVie Owen, Krista Stadler and Gavin Norton. Directed by Michael Dougherty. Some dialogue is in an Austrian dialect without translation and some is accompanied by English subtitles. [1:38]

Ride Along 2 [2016] [PG-13] - 5.5.5
A bumbling wannabe (Keven Hart) graduates from the Atlanta police academy and wants to become a detective. His future brother-in-law and long-time detective (Ice Cube) is annoyed by his rookie mistakes and unorthodox methods but their boss (Bruce McGill) sends them to Florida to crack a major drug case together. Also with Tika Sumpter, Olivia Munn, Ken Jeong, Sherrie Shepherd and Tyrese Gibson. Directed by Tim Story. [1:41]

Son of Saul [2016] [R] - 5.7.5
In October 1944 a Hungarian Jewish prisoner (Géza Röhrig) works in the Auschwitz death camp as a Sonderkommando collaborator: he leads fellow Jews to the gas chambers and plunders their possessions for the Nazis. He watches a boy die and thinking it is his own son he takes the body, and frantically searches for a rabbi for a secret burial while his fellow workers plan to blow up the crematorium. Also with Levente Molnár, Urs Rechn, Sándor Zsótér, Todd Charmont, Uwe Lauer, Christian Harting, Kamil Dobrowolski and Amitai Kedar. Directed by László Nemes. In Hungarian, Yiddish, German, Polish and French with and without English subtitles. [1:47]


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