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On Video - March 2017

 
 

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March 7

The Eyes of My Mother [2016] [R] - 6.8.0
A black and white film about a young woman (Kika Magalhaes) left alone in an isolated farm to face the torment of her loneliness. Also with Diana Agostini, Olivia Bond, Will Brill, Joey Curtis-Green and Flora Diaz. Directed by Nicolas Pesce. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in Portuguese with English subtitles. [1:16]

Incarnate [2016] [PG-13] - 1.5.5
A scientist with powers to heal the mind (Aaron Eckhart) answers a distress call from the Vatican, and ends up entering the subconscious of a young boy (David Mazouz), who is possessed by a demon that levels ferocity at the scientist from a long-held grudge. Also with Catalina Moreno, Mark Henry and Carise van Houten. Directed by Brad Peyton. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in an unknown language by a demon-possessed boy and a woman, with some lines accompanied by English subtitles. [1:31]

Jackie [2016] [R] - 2.5.5
After the assassination of her husband, President John F. Kennedy, Jackie Kennedy (Natalie Portman) must face her grief while maintaining the decorum of being First Lady and the compassion of being a mother to her two young children. Also with Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, John Hurt, Richard E. Grant, Caspar Phillipson, Beth Grant, John Carroll Lynch and Max Casella. Directed by Pablo Larraín. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in Spanish with English subtitles. [1:39]

Moana [2016] [PG] - 1.3.1
Animated tale of a girl (voiced by Auli'i Cravalho) destined to lead the people of her small Polynesian island. She is drawn to the sea and when her people's survival is threatened she takes to the water to find help. Also with the voices of Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Jemaine Clement, Nicole Scherzinger and Alan Tudyk. Directed by Ron Clements, Don Hall, John Musker & Chris Williams. [1:53]


March 14

Collateral Beauty [2016] [PG-13] - 1.3.5
A man (Will Smith) cannot come to terms with an unbearable loss and when on the brink of losing everything he must face the truth about life. Meanwhile, afraid that his emotional state is damaging their company, his colleagues are trying to prove he is mentally incompetent. Also with Edward Norton, Kate Winslet, Michael Peña, Helen Mirren, Naomie Harris, Keira Knightley and Jacob Latimore. Directed by David Frankel. [1:37]

Fences [2016] [PG-13] - 2.3.4
Drama set in the 1950s about a man (Denzel Washington) who was a baseball star but now works as a garbage collector in Pittsburgh, and struggles to raise his son and keep his family together despite racism and other self-imposed obstacles. Also with Viola Davis, Mykelti Williamson, Theresa Cook, Jovan Adepo, Stephen Henderson, Russell Hornsby and Saniyya Sidney. Directed by Denzel Washington. [2:18]

Passengers [2016] [PG-13] - 5.5.3
Set on a voyage for 120 years, a spaceship travels to a planet which 5,000 people from Earth plan to colonize. Along the way, two of the hibernation pods open and the occupants (Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt) are revived 90 years too early. Also with Michael Sheen, Laurence Fishburne and Andy Garcia. Directed by Morten Tyldum. [1:56]


March 21

Assassin's Creed [2016] [PG-13] - 1.6.5
Based on the popular video game: A man (Michael Fassbender) is persuaded to embark in a program that will allow him to connect with his ancestors from 1492 in order to track down an item that is thought to contain the secret by which violence among humans can be eliminated. Also with Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, Charlotte Rampling, Michael Kenneth Williams, Denis Ménochet, Ariane Labed, Khalid Abdalla and Essie Davis. Directed by Justin Kurzel. Several lines of dialogue are in Spanish with English subtitles. [2:20]

Live by Night [2017] [R] - 6.8.10
Set in the 1920s, a man (Ben Affleck) vows to never take orders from anyone and to never become part of the mob. However, circumstances conspire against his ostensible principles in Prohibition Era Boston and Florida. Also with Elle Fanning, Remo Girone, Brendan Gleeson, Robert Glenister, Matthew Maher, Chris Messina, Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana, Chris Cooper and Titus Welliver. Directed by Affleck. [2:08]

Sing [2016] [PG] - 1.2.1
Animated tale featuring animals performing in a singing competition for a theater owner (voiced by Matthew McConaughey) desperate to save his beloved theater from bankruptcy. Also with the voices of Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Jennifer Saunders and Jennifer Hudson. Directed by Christophe Lourdelet & Garth Jennings. [1:48]


March 28

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them [2016] [PG-13] - 2.4.2
A British wizard (Eddie Redmayne) comes to America to seek out magical beasts and catalogue them into a textbook that will teach wizards to protect the animals. While doing so, he must confront bureaucrats, a society for the destruction of witches, and an evil sorcerer (Colin Farrell). Also with Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Carmen Ejogo and Johnny Depp. Directed by David Yates. [2:13]

A Monster Calls [2016] [PG-13] - 1.4.1
A boy (Lewis MacDougall) struggling with the terminal illness of his mother befriends a tree monster (with the voice of Liam Neeson) that helps him prepare for the loss by telling him three fantastical stories. Adapted from the children's novel by Patrick Ness. Also with Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones and Toby Kebbell. Directed by J.A. Bayona. [1:48]

Patriots Day [2016] [R] - 2.8.10
Based on the actual events of two bombs exploding during the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013: A police officer stationed near the explosions (Mark Wahlberg), an FBI agent (Kevin Bacon), and the Boston Police Commissioner (John Goodman) ask survivors, first responders, and the public to help them catch the two terrorists who planted the bombs. Also with J.K. Simmons, Jimmy O. Yang, Vincent Curatola and Alex Wolff. Directed by Peter Berg. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in Chinese with English subtitles. [2:10]

Silence [2017] [R] - 2.8.2
Two 17th-century Jesuit priests (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) travel to Japan searching for their missing teacher (Liam Neeson). This is a time when Christianity was outlawed and severe punishment and death were employed to deter the Japanese population from converting to it. Also with Tadanobu Asano, Ciarán Hinds, Issei Ogata, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Yoshi Oida and Yôsuke Kubozuka. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Lines of dialogue are spoken in Chinese and Japanese and some are not translated or subtitled; several lines of dialogue are spoken in Latin with no translation or subtitles. [2:41]

20th Century Women [2016] [R] - 6.3.5
Set in the late 1970s in Santa Barbara, California, the single mother (Annette Bening) of a teenage boy struggles with how to raise him to be a good man while also trying to deal with her relationships. Also with Elle Fanning, Alia Shawkat, Laura Wiggins, Billy Crudup and Greta Gerwig. Directed by Mike Mills. [1:58]

Why Him? [2016] [R] - 6.4.10
A Michigan man (Bryan Cranston) with business problems reluctantly takes his wife (Megan Mullally) and teen son (Griffin Glick) to visit his daughter (Zoey Deutch), who's studying at Stanford University, for Christmas. While there the overprotective father discovers that his daughter's rich techie boyfriend (James Franco) is a profane nonconformist with odd associates. Also with Keegan-Michael Key, Cedric the Entertainer and the voice of Kaley Cuoco. Directed by John Hamburg. [1:51]



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