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On Video - May 2015



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May 5

Black or White [2015] [PG-13] - 2.4.5
An alcoholic attorney (Kevin Costner) loses his teenage daughter to death in childbirth when she delivers a biracial child. When the child (Jillian Estelle) is eight years old, his wife (Jennifer Ehle) also dies, leaving him to raise the girl alone. His African American in-laws vie for child custody. Also with Octavia Spencer, Anthony Mackie, Bill Burr, Andre Holland and Mpho Kaoho. Directed by Mike Binder. [2:01]

Black Sea [2015] [R] - 2.6.10
A submarine captain (Jude Law) and his diverse crew search for a sunken U-boat at the bottom of the Black Sea, rumored to be full of gold ingots. Rising claustrophobia, greed and desperation causes them to turn on each other. Also with Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Michael Smiley, David Threlfall, Grigoriy Dobrygin and Tobias Menzies. Directed by Kevin Macdonald. Several lines of dialogue are in Russian with English subtitles; a few phrases of Russian have no translation. [1:55]

Selma [2014] [PG-13] - 2.5.5
The story of the civil rights marches in Selma, Alabama, led by Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) in 1965. Also with Giovanni Ribisi, Tim Roth, Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding Jr., Carmen Ejogo, Martin Sheen, Tessa Thompson, Alessandro Nivola, Dylan Baker and Tom Wilkinson. Directed by Ava DuVernay. [2:07]

May 8

Fifty Shades of Grey [2015] [R] - 10.5.5
An obsessive billionaire (Jamie Dornan) teaches a naïve college senior (Dakota Johnson) about sadomasochism and demands a behavioral contract that rules out love and romance. The couple examines their own needs and desires within a tenuous relationship, among pressures from family and friends. Also with Eloise Mumford, Luke Grimes, Rita Ora, Victor Rasuk, Marcia Gay Hardin, Max Martini, Jennifer Ehle and Dylan Neal. Directed by Sam Taylor-Wood. [2:00]

May 19

American Sniper [2014] [R] - 3.8.10
Based on the true story: Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper), a Navy SEAL and decorated sniper, returns to his family after four tours and struggles to regain his footing. Also with Sienna Miller, E.R. Ruiz, Luke Grimes, Jake McDorman, Max Charles, Brian Hallisay, Kyle Gallner and Keir O'Donnell. Directed by Clint Eastwood. [2:12]

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 [2015] [R] - 8.6.10
In this sequel four buddies (Craig Robinson, Rob Corddry, Clark Duke and Adam Scott) try to unravel the damage done when they used a time machine to steal the works of famous people. When an unknown assassin shoots the friend who stole the position of "Father of the Internet," two of the other friends use the hot tub time machine to try to stop the gunman, with chaotic results. Also with Chevy Chase and Collette Wolfe. Directed by Steve Pink. [1:33]

May 26

Cut Bank [2015] [R] - 2.6.7
A young man (Liam Hemsworth) videotapes another man being murdered on an isolated road in a small town where the suspect is pursued by the town sheriff. But not everything is what it seems and a scheme to make money unravels, resulting in more murders. Also with Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Billy Bob Thornton, Oliver Platt and Bruce Dern. Directed by Matt Shakman. [1:33]


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