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On Video - August 2017



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Previous Month

August 1

The Circle [2017] [PG-13] - 4.3.5
An eager new employee (Emma Watson) becomes a customer experience representative for the world's largest social media firm, The Circle. The company's founder (Tom Hanks) encourages her to participate in cutting edge research that increases her enthusiasm, but as the experiment evolves, she begins to see that all her decisions affect everyone she knows, destroying privacy and freedom. Also with John Boyega, Glenne Headly, Bill Paxton, Karen Gillan and Patton Oswalt. Directed by James Ponsoldt. Several short text messages in several languages are shown without translations. [1:50]

Going In Style [2017] [PG-13] - 3.3.5
Remake of the George Burns 1979 comedy: Three retired men (Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin) lose their pensions when the company they worked for dissolves the fund and moves production to another country. Unable to make ends meet on their meager government checks, they decide to take matters into their own hands and rob a bank. Also with Ann-Margret, Joey King, Christopher Lloyd, Peter Serafinowicz, Matt Dillon and Kenan Thompson. Directed by Zach Braff. [1:36]

The Lovers [2017] [R] - 7.3.6
An aging suburban couple (Deborah Winger and Tracy Letts) in a decades-old marriage have extramarital affairs and plan to divorce. Then they suddenly fall in love again, with each other. Also with Aiden Gillen, Melora Walters, Tyler Ross and Jessica Sula. Directed by Azazel Jacobs. [1:34]

The Ottoman Lieutenant [2017] [R] - 6.7.1
In 1915 an American nurse (Hera Hilmar) travels to eastern Turkey to volunteer at a hospital. She falls in love with her escort (Michiel Huisman), a Turkish army officer, while a doctor at the hospital (Josh Hartnett) falls in love with her and WWI is soon upon them. Also with Ben Kingsley, Haluk Bilginer, Affif Ben Badra, Paul Barrett and Jessica Turner. Directed by Joseph Ruben. A couple of lines of dialogue are spoken in Turkish with English subtitles. [1:46]

Phoenix Forgotten [2017] [PG-13] - 1.4.4
According to the plot, on the night of March 13, 1997 unknown lights in a V-pattern moved across Phoenix skies near a military base and three teens (Chelsea Lopez, Florence Hartigan and Luke Spencer Roberts) drove into the desert with a video camera to document the incident. The teens disappeared and 20 years later new evidence begins a new investigation. Also with Justin Matthews, Clint Jordan and Cyd Strittmatter. Directed by Justin Barber. [1:30]

August 8

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul [2017] [PG] - 2.3.1
A road trip to visit grandma on her 90th birthday does not prove popular with all family members, especially since all electronic devices are confiscated by the mom (Alicia Silverstone) in an attempt to spend a little time unplugged. Several mishaps and complications ensue. Also with Jason Drucker, , Tom Everett Scott, Charlie Wright, Owen Asztalos, Dylan Walters and Wyatt Walters. Directed by David Bowers. A couple of lines of dialogue are in Spanish with English subtitles. [1:31]

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword [2017] [PG-13] - 3.7.5
A retelling of the old English legend: Arthur (Charlie Hunnam) is raised in a brothel after his father, the king, is murdered by his uncle (Jude Law) and is unaware of his royal bloodline. When he is the only young man able to free the mystical sword left in a stone by his father he must decide whether to accept his new role. Also with Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Eric Bana, Aidan Gillen, Freddie Fox, Craig McGinlay, Tom Wu, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Neil Maskell, Annabelle Wallis and Bleu Landau. Directed by Guy Ritchie. [2:06]

Snatched [2017] [R] - 8.5.8
An impulsive (Amy Schumer) is dumped by her boyfriend the night before the start of their South American vacation and she convinces her overprotective mother (Goldie Hawn) to go with her instead. However, the bickering duo is caught in chaos instead of exotic attractions. Also with Joan Cusack, Christopher Meloni, Ike Barinholtz, Óscar Jaenada and Wanda Sykes. Directed by Jonathan Levine. Several lines of dialogue in Spanish and one phrase in Klingon are not translated. [1:37]

August 15

Alien: Covenant [2017] [R] - 5.9.8
In this second prequel, a team of spacefaring married couples discovers the lethal alien species on an Earth-like planet. With the help of two androids (Michael Fassbender), the team leader (Katherine Waterston) pursues a battle against the creatures and also discovers a saboteur. Also with Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Damian Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Jesse Smollett and Callie Hernandez. Directed by Ridley Scott. [2:03]

Everything, Everything [2017] [PG-13] - 5.3.3
A teenage girl (Amandla Stenberg) has spent her whole life in her home and away from anything that could make her sick and potentially kill her by overtaxing her fragile immune system. Although longing to go outside, she is content until a new neighbor (Nick Robinson) inspires her to want to experience everything that she has been missing. Also with Anika Noni Rose, Ana de la Reguera, Taylor Hickson, Danube Hermosillo and Sage Brocklebank. Directed by Stella Meghie. [1:36]

How to Be a Latin Lover [2017] [PG-13] - 5.3.4
After 25 years of marriage a man (Eugenio Derbez) finds himself both single and without an income. He convinces his estranged sister (Salma Hayek) to take him in while he looks for a new wealthy wife. Also with Rob Lowe, Kristen Bell, Raphael Alejandro, Michael Cera, Rob Corddry, Mckenna Grace, Rob Huebel, Rob Riggle, Raquel Welch and Linda Lavin. Directed by Ken Marino. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in Spanish with English subtitles. [1:55]

August 22

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 [2017] [PG-13] - 3.6.4
After saving the universe in their first outing, the Guardians are hired to tackle a space monster, while continuing their quest to discover who Peter's (Chris Pratt) father really is. Also with Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, the voice of Vin Diesel, the voice of Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell. Directed by James Gunn. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in Groot with translation by others. [2:16]

August 29

My Cousin Rachel [2017] [PG-13] - 6.3.5
A man (Sam Claflin) seeks revenge after the death of his beloved guardian and believes that the woman (Rachel Weisz) his uncle fell in love with was responsible for his death. However, in the process of determining the truth, he falls in love with her himself. Adapted from Daphne du Maurier's novel. Also with Iain Glen, Holliday Grainger, Poppy Lee Friar, Andrew Knott, Andrew Havill, Vicki Pepperdine and Katherine Pearce. Directed by Roger Michell. [1:46]


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