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On Video - August 2016

 
 

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August 2

The Bronze [2016] [R] - 7.3.10
An American gymnast (Melissa Rauch) ruptures her Achilles tendon in the 2004 Olympics, but wins bronze with her parallel bars routine. However, her endorsements eventually run out and her life in her father's (Gary Cole) basement is uneventful. When her old coach is found dead, a suicide note promises the ex-star $500,000 to train a local rising gymnast (Haley Lu Richardson). Also with Thomas Middleditch, Sebastian Stan, Cecily Strong, Dale Raoul and Michael Shamus Wiles. Directed by Bryan Buckley. [1:48]

High-Rise [2016] [R] - 10.8.5
After moving into a new high-rise apartment building, a successful doctor (Tom Hiddleston) begins to encounter the strange and erratic behavior of his neighbors. Also with Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss, James Purefoy, Keeley Hawes and Peter Ferdinando. Directed by Ben Wheatley. [1:59]

Keanu [2016] [R] - 6.7.10
A sad jilted man (Jordan Peele) perks up when he finds a kitten on his doorstep. After he comes to adore it, a local drug gang steals it. Heartbroken, he enlists the help of his straight-laced cousin (Keegan-Michael Key) to infiltrate the gang and steal back his pet. Also with Will Forte, Method Man, Nia Long and Luis Guzman. Directed by Peter Atencio. [1:38]

The Lobster [2016] [R] - 7.6.5
In the near future, humans are legally required to be in long-term relationships and single people are sentenced to a 45-day stay at a hotel to search for a mate; if unsuccessful, they are turned into animals. One single man (Colin Farrell) discovers renegade loners in nearby woods, and realizes that love is not allowed there. Also with Olivia Coleman, Ben Whishaw, John C. Reilly, Rachel Weisz and Lea Seydoux. Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. A few lines of dialogue are in French with English subtitles. [1:58]

Meet the Blacks [2016] [R] - 5.6.10
When a family steals a million dollars in drug money, the dad (Mike Epps) moves them from Chicago to Beverly Hills, unwittingly just in time for the annual Purge Night. Their Chicago creditors come to hunt them down during the 12-hour crime spree in which lawbreaking of all kinds is allowed for one night. Also with Gary Owen, Zulay Henao, Mike Tyson, George Lopez, Lil Duval and Bresha Webb. Directed by Deon Taylor. A few lines of dialogue are in Spanish without subtitles or translation [1:33]

Mother's Day [2016] [PG-13] - 4.3.5
Three personal stories link a successful HSN jewelry entrepreneur (Julia Roberts), a divorcée (Jennifer Aniston) with two sons, and a wife and mother (Kate Hudson) who is feuding with her own mom. Also with Jason Sudeikis, Aasif Mandvi, Sarah Chalke, Brit Robertson, Timothy Olyphant, Hector Elizondo and Jack Whitehall. Directed by Gary Marshall. [1:58]


August 9

A Hologram for the King [2016] [R] - 5.3.5
A Saudi doctor (Sarita Choudhury) and a taxi driver (Alexander Black) help a middle-aged Boston businessman (Tom Hanks) with local customs and bureaucracy as he pitches a deal for hologram communications software to the king of Saudi Arabia. Also with Tracey Fairaway, David Menkin, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Ben Whishaw, Jane Perry and Tom Skerrit. Directed by Tom Tykwer. Many lines of dialogue are in Arabic with English subtitles and several lines are not translated. [1:37]


August 16

The Angry Birds Movie [2016] [PG] - 3.3.2
A very angry redbird (voiced by Jason Sudeikis) becomes even angrier when strange pigs visit Bird Island and steal all the eggs. The redbird uses his fury to spur the avian population to take back their unhatched offspring. Also with the voices of Maya Rudolph, Peter Dinklage, Kate McKinnon, Kegan-Michael Key, Danny McBride, Josh Gad and Bill Hader. Directed by Clay Kaytis &, Fergal Reilly. [1:37]

God's Not Dead 2 [2016] [PG] - 1.3.1
A student (Hayley Orrantia) asks a question in her high school history class about Jesus Christ, her teacher (Melissa Joan Hart) cites biblical scripture, and a civil liberties lawyer persuades the student's parents to sue the teacher to prove that there is no historical evidence for the existence of Jesus. Also with Jesse Metcalfe, Fred Thompson, Robin Givens, Ray Wise, Ernie Hudson, Marlene Robertson and the Newsboys. Directed by Harold Cronk. Several lines of dialogue are in Chinese with English subtitles. [2:01]


August 23

The Huntsman: Winter's War [2016] [PG-13] - 3.6.3
A wicked queen (Charlize Theron) punishes her sister (Emily Blunt) for falling in love by turning her heart to ice. She then becomes the Ice Queen and creates a frozen kingdom when she discovers she can conjure ice and snow at will. The sisters wage war against each other, while the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) attempts to stop them. Also with Nick Frost, Sam Claflin, Rob Brydon and Jessica Chastain. Directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan. [2:05]

The Nice Guys [2016] [R] - 7.7.10
A private detective (Ryan Gosling) trying to come to terms with the loss of his wife while raising a teen daughter (Angourie Rice) and a street-level enforcer (Russell Crowe) inadvertently end up working together when a missing person case leads to murder. Also with Matt Bomer, Margaret Qualley, Amelia Kuttner, Yaya DaCosta and Kim Basinger. Directed by Shane Black. [1:56]


August 30

The Jungle Book [2016] [PG] - 1.4.1
Raised in India by a wolf pack, a young boy (Neel Sethi) leaves his jungle home when an evil tiger (voiced by Idris Elba) threatens to kill him. An authoritarian panther (voiced by Ben Kingsley) and a funny bear (voiced by Bill Murray) help the boy navigate the jungle as he encounters a hungry python, a gangster ape and destruction caused by humans. Also with the voices of Lupita Nyong'o, Giancarlo Esposito, Scarlett Johansson and Christopher Walken. Directed by Jon Favreau. [1:50]

Me Before You [2016] [PG-13] - 3.2.2
A man (Sam Claflin) is confined to a wheelchair after an accident and a spinal cord injury and appears inconsolable until a new aide (Emilia Clarke) enters his life and they fall in love. However, he's still not dissuaded from ending his life and pursuing assisted suicide. Also with Vanessa Kirby, Eileen Dunwoodie, Janet McTeer, Charles Dance and Stephen Peacocke. Directed by Thea Sharrock. [1:50]



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