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On Video - July 2017



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July 3

The Zookeeper's Wife [2017] [PG-13] - 6.6.1
Set in the period between 1939 and '45 and based on a true story about the keepers of the Warsaw, Poland zoo and their efforts to save hundreds of Jews from the invading Nazis. With Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl, Timothy Radford, Efrat Dor, Iddo Goldberg, Shira Haas, Michael McElhatton and Val Maloku. Directed by Niki Caro. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in German and Hebrew with no translation. [2:04]

July 11

The Fate of the Furious [2017] [PG-13] - 4.6.5
The team from the first 7 installments returns to battle cyber terror and are tested to their limits when they find themselves in a battle against one of their own. With Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Charlize Theron, Kurt Russell, Nathalie Emmanuel, Luke Evans, Elsa Pataky, Kristofer Hivju and Scott Eastwood. A few lines of dialogue are in Spanish and Russian with English subtitles. Directed by F. Gary Gray. [2:16]

Norman [2017] [R] - 2.4.5
A Jewish promoter (Richard Gere) befriends a rising Israeli politician (Lior Ashkenazi) by giving him a pair of impressively expensive shoes. When the man later becomes the Israeli prime minister, the American gains influence in the New York Jewish community, but cannot keep up with their demands. Also with Michael Sheen, Dan Stevens, Steve Buscemi, Hank Azaria, Josh Charles and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Directed by Joseph Cedar. Several lines of dialogue are in Hebrew with English subtitles and a few lines are in Hebrew or Yiddish without translation. [1:58]

Smurfs: The Lost Village [2017] [PG] - 1.3.1
An evil wizard (voiced by Rainn Wilson) uses Smurfette (voiced by Demi Lovato) to lead him to the Lost Village, where he can capture Smurfs and villagers to extract their special power for his own use. He is surprised by magical creatures and unexpected resistance when Smurfs unite against him. Also with the voices of Danny Pudi, Joe Manganiell, Jack McBrayer, Michelle Rodriguez, Mandy Patinkin and Julia Roberts. Directed by Kelly Asbury. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in nonsense syllables by insects and animals and have no translation. [1:30]

July 18

Free Fire [2017] [R] - 3.8.10
In 1970s Boston, a black-market arms deal between the IRA and South Africans goes haywire and the result is an interminable shootout in an abandoned warehouse; the arms broker (Brie Larson) responsible for setting up the deal and her sidekick (Armie Hammer) attempt to survive the ordeal by using their arsenal of weapons. Also with Cillian Murphy, Sharlto Copley, Michael Smiley, Enzo Cilenti, Noah Taylor, Jack Reynor and Babou Ceesay. Directed by Ben Wheatley. [1:30]

Kong: Skull Island [2017] [PG-13] - 2.7.5
Set in 1973 as the Vietnam War comes to a close: a group of scientists accompanied by a military security force travels to a never-before mapped island surrounded by electrical storms and magnetic interference. The giant animals they find when they arrive have them running for their lives. With Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John C. Reilly, John Goodman, Corey Hawkins, John Ortiz, Tian Jing and Toby Kebbell. Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts. [2:00]

The Promise [2017] [PG-13] - 4.7.3
Based on real events from the 1915 Armenian Genocide: A medical student (Oscar Isaac) falls in love with a dancer (Charlotte Le Bon), who's dating an American reporter (Christian Bale) who is investigating the Ottoman persecution of Armenians. As the genocide begins, the members of the love triangle decide to fight together for the Armenian resistance. Also with Daniel Giménez Cacho, Shohreh Aghdashloo and Rade Šerbedžija. Directed by Terry George. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in German with no translation, and a few additional lines are spoken in Armenian, a Turkish dialect, and French with English subtitles. [2:14]

July 25

The Boss Baby [2017] [PG] - 1.3.1
Baby Corp sends a secret-agent baby (voiced by Alec Baldwin) to investigate Puppy Corp in order to stop its dogs from stealing love from infants and thereby save the baby business. Placed with parents (voiced by Jimmy Kimmel and Lisa Kudrow), the little agent works reluctantly with their young son (voiced by Miles Bakshi) to solve the problem. Also with the voices of Steve Buscemi and Tobey Maguire. Directed by Tom McGrath. Several Elvis impersonators mumble gibberish accompanied by English subtitles. [1:37]

Ghost in the Shell [2017] [PG-13] - 4.7.4
In the near future a woman (Scarlett Johansson) awakens in a laboratory to find herself in a cybernetic body she cannot feel, and also devoid of memories. Trained and put into service as an anti-terror specialist, she searches for the truth about her past. Also with Pilou Asbaek, "Beat" Takeshi Kitano, Michael Carmen Pitt, Juliette Binoche, Chin Han, Danusia Samal, Peter Ferdinando, Kaori Momoi, Anamaria Marinca, Daniel Henshall, Lasarus Ratuere and Yutaka Izumihara. Directed by Rupert Sanders. Several lines of dialogue are in Japanese with English subtitles. [1:46]

Gifted [2017] [PG-13] - 3.3.5
After his sister's death, a man (Chris Evans) takes custody of her young daughter (Mckenna Grace) who appears to be gifted in math. Once discovered, the man's estranged mother (Lindsay Duncan) decides that she knows what's best for the child and sues her son for custody. Also with Jenny Slate, Octavia Spencer, Michael Kendall Kaplan and Glenn Plummer. Directed by Marc Webb. [1:41]

Unforgettable [2017] [R] - 7.7.5
A man and a woman (Geoff Stults and Rosario Dawson) start a new life together and all is well until his former wife (Katherine Heigl) decides she can't let go of her life with him. Also with Cheryl Ladd, Whitney Cummings, Robert Wisdom, Simon Kassianides and Isabella Kai Rice. Directed by Denise Di Novi. [1:40]


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