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On Video - June 2015

 
 

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June 2

Focus [2015] [R] - 6.5.10
A professional con man (Will Smith) takes a younger woman (Margot Robbie) on as an apprentice and falls in love with her, but dismisses her after her training. Years later she shows up as his opponent in a big swindle, now a seasoned con artist herself. Also with Rodrigo Santoro, Gerald McRaney, BD Wong and Robert Taylor. Directed by John Requa and Glenn Ficarra. [1:44]

Jupiter Ascending [2015] [PG-13] - 4.6.4
Sci-fi film about a housekeeper (Mila Kunis) on Earth, who learns from a planet-hopping warrior (Channing Tatum) that she is vital to universal life. She must journey beyond her solar system to meet her destiny and decide whether the status quo is worth maintaining. Also with Douglas Booth, Eddie Redmayne, Sean Bean, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Tuppence Middleton. Directed by Andy and Lana Wachowski. There are several lines of Russian and extraterrestrial languages with English subtitles. [2:07]

McFarland USA [2015] [PG] - 2.4.2
A new coach (Kevin Costner) moves to a Hispanic high school in 1980s California and finds his track team members culturally unfamiliar, but with extraordinary skills. As he learns about their strong family ties and work ethic he also learns about himself. Also with Maria Bello, Morgan Saylor, Carlos Pratts and Valente Rodriguez. Directed by Nikki Caro. Several lines of dialogue are in Spanish with English subtitles. [2:08]


June 9

Kingsman: The Secret Service [2015] [R] - 4.7.10
A young man (Taron Egerton) is recruited to try out for a British-based secret agency and he is put through a number of test situations to determine if he is a worthy candidate. Also with Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Jonno Davies, Jack Davenport, Alex Nikolov, Samantha Womack, Mark Hamill, Velibor Topic, Sofia Boutella, Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Caine. A few lines of dialogue are in a Middle Eastern language and a Scandinavian language with English subtitles. Directed by Matthew Vaughn. [2:09]

Project Almanac [2015] [PG-13] - 4.5.5
In this found-footage story, a high school science geek (Jonny Weston), his sister (Gina Gardner) and his best friends (Allen Evangelista and Sam Lerner) find a dismantled time warping device and coax it into working. Revisiting past teen moments in an attempt to perfect them with the help of time travel, the group finds disturbing distortions in history upon returning to the present. Also with Sofia Black D'Elia, Amy Landecker and Katie Garfield. Directed by Dean Israelite. [1:46]

Serena [2015] [R] - 6.7.1
It's the late 1920s and a timber baron (Bradley Cooper) falls in love and marries a woman (Jennifer Lawrence) who helps him grow his business. However, when secrets from the past creep between them their future comes into question. Also with Rhys Ifans, Toby Jones, David Dencik, Sean Harris, Ana Ularu and Sam Reid. Directed by Susanne Bier. [1:49]


June 16

Beyond the Reach [2015] [R] - 3.6.4
A young man (Jeremy Irvine) is hired to be a guide to a wealthy man (Michael Douglas) bent on hunting a prized big horn in the Mojave Desert. The situation quickly spin out of control and the trip becomes a game of survival as the young man becomes the prey. Also with Ronny Cox, Patricia Bethune, Martin Palmer and David Garver. Directed by Jean-Baptiste Léonetti. [1:35]

Chappie [2015] [R] - 5.7.9
In a South African police state android scouts aide city patrols, but the people begin to fight back. A cadre of criminals force a scientist (Dev Patel) to give up an android he stole and reprogrammed to become sentient but a local robotic weaponry company sees the new android as a threat to business and unleashes a giant mega-robot against it and its human companions. Also with Sharlto Copley, Hugh Jackman Yo-Landi Visser, Jose Pablo Cantillo and Sigourney Weaver. Directed by Neill Blomkamp. English subtitles accompany English spoken with thick Afrikaner accents. [2:00]

Lazarus Effect, The [2015] [PG-13] - 2.6.5
An engaged couple (Mark Duplass and Olivia Wilde) leads a university team of biomedical researchers to develop a serum they call "Lazarus," which can revitalize dead animals. As the team begins planning for clinical trials, the leader's fiancée suffers electrocution and dies, whereupon he administers Lazarus to her and she is revived, but something sinister comes back with her. Also with Donald Glover, Evan Peters and Sarah Bolger. Directed by David Gelb. [1:23]

Run All Night [2015] [R] - 3.8.8
Liam Neeson stars as an experienced hit man trying to defend his son (Joel Kinnaman) from the wrath of an Irish crime lord (Ed Harris). Corrupt police officers, Albanian drug lords, and a crime family in New York City complicate his mission. Also with Common, Boyd Holbrook, Genesis Rodríguez and Vincent D'Onofrio. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. A few lines of dialogue are in Albanian with English subtitles. [1:54]

Unfinished Business [2015] [R] - 8.3.9
Vince Vaughn stars as an employee who's tired of working for someone else and not being appreciated and decides to start his own company. After a year of knocking on doors, he goes to Germany with two colleagues to try and pitch a big deal. Also with, Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco, Sienna Miller, June Diane Raphael, Britton Sear, Ella Anderson, Nick Frost and James Marsden. Directed by Ken Scott. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in German with no subtitles provided. [1:31]


June 30

The Gunman [2015] [R] - 6.7.8
A man (Sean Penn) working for a private security agency in Congo assassinates a government official and is forced to flee and remain in hiding. When he returns he realizes that he is now a target for assassination. Also with Idris Elba, Javier Bardem, Ray Winstone, Mark Rylance and Jasmine Trinca. Directed by Pierre Morel. [1:55]

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter [2015] [NR] - 1.3.1
A woman (Rinko Kikuchi), tired of her mundane life, dreams of finding a treasure and follows what she thinks is a path to a real treasure laid out in the movie "Fargo." Also with Nobuyuki Katsube, Shirley Venard, David Zellner and Nathan Zellner. Directed by David Zellner. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in Japanese with no subtitles and others with English subtitles. [1:45]

While We're Young [2015] [R] - 4.3.8
A husband and his wife (Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts) find themselves at a crossroads when their friends begin having babies and they are unable to do so. They immerse themselves in their careers until a young couple (Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried) ingratiates itself into their world, causing them to see things differently. Also with Maria Dizzia, Adam Horovitz, Matthew Maher and Dree Hemingway. Directed by Noah Baumbach. [1:37]



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