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On Video - May 2013



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May 7

Jack Reacher [2012] [PG-13] - 4.7.5
A man is arrested for the murder of five innocent people in what appears to be a random act of violence. The accused asks for help from a former military cop (Tom Cruise) who arrives intent on confirming the findings of the police. But as he digs, he realizes there's more to the case than he initially thought. Also Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, David Oyelowo, Werner Herzog, Jai Courtney, Vladimir Sizov, Joseph Sikora, Michael Raymond-James, Alexia Fast, Josh Helman and Robert Duvall. Directed by Christopher McQuarrie. [2:10]

Mama [2013] [PG-13] - 4.7.5
After two young girls are left alone in an isolated cabin and raised by a spirit that cares for them, they are discovered by their uncle and taken to live with him. During their recovery and treatment, secrets are uncovered as to who cared for them while they were in the cabin and how this might affect their future. With Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Megan Charpentier, Isabelle Nélisse, Daniel Kash, Javier Botet, Jane Moffat and Morgan McGarry. Directed by Andrés Muschietti. [1:40]

The Oranges [2012] [R] - 6.3.6
The close friendship of two families is put at risk when an unexpected relationship begins between the head of one family and the daughter of the other. With Hugh Laurie, Oliver Platt, Alia Shawkat, Leighton Meester, Catherine Keener, Adam Brody and Allison Janney. Directed by Julian Farino. [1:40]

Safe Haven [2013] [PG-13] - 6.5.4
Adapted from Nicholas Sparks' novel, a young woman (Julianne Hough) escapes to a small Southern town where she falls in love with a handsome widower (Josh Duhamel). When a dark secret comes back to haunt her, she must face her past. Also with Irene Ziegler, David Lyons, Ric Reitz and Robin Mullins. Directed by Lasse Hallstrom. (1:55)

May 14

Cloud Atlas [2012] [R] - 8.8.7
An intertwining tale of how the actions of individuals affect their lives and the lives of those around them, in the present and the future. With Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, Keith David, James D'Arcy, Xun Zhou, David Gyasi, Susan Sarandon, Hugh Grant and Robert Fyfe. Directed by Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski & Lana Wachowski. [2:52]

Texas Chainsaw 3D [2013] [R] - 7.10.10
In this sequel to the 1974 cult horror film, townspeople blame the Sawyer family for the original chainsaw massacre and vigilantes surround the Sawyer house and burn it to the ground trying to kill every remaining family member. Decades into the future a woman (Alexandra Daddario) inherits a Texas estate and brings friends (Tremaine Neverson, Tania Raymonde and Keram Malicki-Sánchez) on a road trip to see it without realizing that horror resides in the basement. Also with Don Yeager, Thom Barry, Paul Rae, Shaun Sipos and Bill Moseley. Directed by John Luessenhop. [1:32]

May 21

Beautiful Creatures [2013] [PG-13] - 5.5.4
A young woman (Alice Englert) is a caster of spells who falls in love with a human (Alden Ehrenreich). She must choose to join her family's witch coven or take a new path and that choice is complicated when the young man discovers that his own family harbors dark secrets. Based on the first book in Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl's eponymous young-adult series. Also with Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, Emmy Rossum and Thomas Mann. Directed by Richard LaGravenese. [2:04]

The Last Stand [2013] [R] - 2.8.7
An aging small town sheriff (Arnold Schwarzenegger) takes on a wave of Mexican bandits and drug runners, while an escaped drug kingpin leads the sheriff on a chase in a supercharged car. Also with Johnny Knoxville, Forest Whitaker, Rodrigo Santoro, Zach Gilford, Genesis Rodriguez, Jaimie Alexander, Luis Guzmán, Peter Stormare, Eduardo Noriega and Harry Dean Stanton. Directed by Kim Ji-woon. [1:47]

Parker [2013] [R] - 6.8.10
A thief (Jason Statham) undertakes a heist for individuals with connections to high-powered gangsters. When he refuses to participate in their next big score, they attempt to kill him, but he survives and goes after them to make them pay. Also with Jennifer Lopez, Michael Chiklis, Wendell Pierce, Clifton Collins Jr., Bobby Cannavale, Patti LuPone, Carlos Carrasco, Micah A. Hauptman, Emma Booth and Nick Nolte. Directed by Taylor Hackford. [1:58]

Side Effects [2013] [R] - 7.6.6
Shortly after her husband (Channing Tatum) is released from prison for insider trader activities, a woman (Rooney Mara) begins taking a new medication to help her deal with severe depression. When one night she commits murder but has no memory of doing so, she is remanded to a mental hospital for observation by a psychiatrist (Jude Law). Also with Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Nathanson, Vinessa Shaw and Polly Draper. Directed by Steven Soderbergh. [1:46]

Stand Up Guys [2013] [R] - 6.6.10
After spending 28 years in prison, a man (Al Pacino) is released and spends the evening with his only friend (Christopher Walken), who has been ordered to kill him by morning. Also with Alan Arkin and Julianna Margulies. Directed by Fisher Stevens. [1:36]

Yossi [2013] [NR] - 8.2.4
The sequel to the 2011 coming of age love story between two men, "Yossi & Jagger," finds Dr. Yossi Hoffman (Ohad Knoller) mourning the loss of his lover, Jagger. While on a vacation, Yossi meets a young soldier (Oz Zahavi) and finds a new lease on life. Also with Lior Ashkenazi and Meir Golan. Directed by Eytan Fox. [1:24]

May 28

Dark Skies [2013] [PG-13] - 4.6.4
When unusual things begin to happen in the home of a family and to each member of the family, suspicions arise about the cause. With Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton, Dakota Goyo, Kadan Rockett and J.K. Simmons. Directed by Scott Stewart. [1:00]

Lore - 6.7.4
A teen girl (Saski Rosendahl) is left in charge of her four siblings as they make their way across war-torn Germany and see the consequences of their parents' actions -- their father is an SS officer and their mother a staunch Nazi faithful. That includes meeting a concentration camp survivor (Kai Malina). Also with Ursina Lardi, Hans-Jochen Wagner and Nele Trebs. Directed by Cate Shortland. [1:48]


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