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On Video - May 2016

 
 

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Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

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May 3

The Choice [2016] [PG-13] - 4.4.4
A self-styled North Carolina playboy (Benjamin Walker) falls in love with a medical student (Teresa Palmer) when she becomes his neighbor but after a car crash becomes comatose. He must decide whether to hope and wait or allow her to pass away. Also with Maggie Grace, Alexandria Daddario, Tom Welling and Tom Wilkinson. Directed by Ross Katz. [1:49]

The 5th Wave [2016] [PG-13] - 2.6.5
Alien attacks annihilate most of Earth in a torrent of earthquakes, tsunamis and epidemic diseases. Cut off from family, an Ohio teen (Chloë Grace Moretz) is determined to find her five-year-old brother (Zackary Arthur) and she allies herself with a young man who has useful skills (Alex Roe). Also with Liv Schreiber, Nick Robinson, Ron Livingston, Maika Monroe, Maria Bello and Maggie Siff. Directed by J. Blakeson. [1:46]

Joy [2015] [PG-13] - 2.3.5
Based on the true story of a woman (Jennifer Lawrence) who had been very good at creating useful things since she was very young. Eventually she decided to go all in with her latest invention when the shopping network QVC was becoming popular on cable TV. Also with Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Édgar Ramírez, Diane Ladd, Virginia Madsen and Isabella Rossellini. Directed by David O. Russell. [2:04]

A Royal Night Out [2015] [PG-13] - 4.4.4
At the end of WWII, Victory in Europe Day results in many celebrations. Teen princesses Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon) and Margaret (Bell Powley) receive permission to leave Buckingham Palace for one night and join the festivities with chaperones but they become lost in the crowds and confront danger and romance. Also with Emily Watson, Rupert Everett, Jack Reynor and Roger Allam. Directed by Julian Jarrold. [1:37]


May 10

The Boy [2016] [PG-13] - 3.5.2
An American woman (Lauren Cohan) searching for a new life accepts a position as nanny to an 8-year-old boy in rural England. However, the child turns out to be a life-size doll, a surrogate for a son that died 20 years previously. Also with Rupert Evans, Jim Norton, Diana Hardcastle, Ben Robson, James Russell and Jett Klyne. Directed by William Brent Bell. [1:37]

Deadpool [2016] [R] - 8.8.10
Stricken with cancer after being dishonorably discharged from special ops, a man (Ryan Reynolds) undergoes an experimental medical cure that's actually a procedure designed to create mutant soldiers. Endowed with super agility and accelerated healing powers but also horribly scarred, he goes after the madman (Ed Skrein) responsible for his plight. Also with Morena Baccarin, T. J. Miller, Gina Carano and Brianna Hildebrand. Directed by Tim Miller. [1:45]

Synchronicity [2016] [R] - 5.4.5
Sci-fi film about a scientist who creates a wormhole, hoping to use it to travel in time. Complications arise and the scientist wonders if he has traveled instead to the past of a parallel universe, when he runs into another version of himself. With Chad McKnight, Brianne Davis, AJ Bowen, Scott Poythress and Michael Ironside. Directed by Jacob Gentry. [1:41]

Where to Invade Next [2016] [R] - 6.4.5
Documentarian Michael Moore visits several countries (Italy, Finland, France, Slovenia, Tunisia and Iceland) and finds out that they have solved problems we continue to struggle with in the US. He suggests that we steal their ideas on education, prison reform, drugs, and bank management. With Krista Kiuru and Tim Walker. Directed by Michael Moore. Some dialogue is in Italian with English subtitles. [1:50]


May 17

Dirty Grandpa [2016] [R] - 8.4.10
As an intense lawyer (Zac Efron) prepares to marry one of his boss' controlling daughters, his foulmouthed grandfather (Robert De Niro) tricks him into driving to Daytona Beach for Spring Break Week. Amid the ensuing beach parties, bar fights, and time in jail the attorney begins to question his life choices. Also with Aubrey Plaza, Zoey Deutch, Julianne Hough and Dermot Mulroney. Directed by Dan Mazer. [1:42]

The Witch [2016] [R] - 5.7.3
A Puritan farmer (Ralph Ineson), his pregnant wife (Kate Dickie) and their four children are banished from a New England settlement in 1630. When their newborn vanishes from their isolated farm, the mentally unstable mother blames her oldest daughter (Anya Taylor-Joy), who was playing peek-a-boo with the infant at the time of the disappearance. Two other children (Ellie Grainger and Lucas Dawson) accuse their sister of witchcraft, while they themselves make bargains with evil entities. Also with Bathsheba Garnett and Harvey Scrimshaw. Directed by Robert Eggers. [1:30]


May 24

The Finest Hours [2016] [PG-13] - 2.5.4
Based on a true story: in 1952 an oil tanker is spilt in half and is sinking off the coast of Massachusetts with over 30 sailors trapped inside the ship's stern. The ship's engineer (Casey Affleck) organizes an escape plan while the US Coast Guard attempts a rescue with a three-man crew led by a 24-year-old (Chris Pine) in a motor boat during a heavy storm and without a compass. Also with Eric Bana, Holiday Grainger, Ben Foster, John Magaro, Kyle Gallner and John Ortiz. Directed by Craig Gillespie. [1:57]

How to be Single [2016] [R] - 7.3.6
Four women (Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Alison Brie and Leslie Mann) and several men navigate the confusing pathways of friendship, drinking, sex and love in New York City. Also with Anders Holm, Jake Lacey, Nicholas Braun, Jason Mantzoukas and Damon Wayans, Jr. Directed by Christian Ditter. [1:50]

Risen [2016] [PG-13] - 2.5.1
A Roman tribune (Joseph Fiennes) in Judea is disturbed when tasked with solving the disappearance of Yeshua's (Cliff Curtis) body from its tomb. Accompanied by his aide (Tom Felton) he must find a corpse and quell an uprising based on rumors of a risen Jewish Messiah. What he sees in his 40-day assignment makes him question his beliefs in the Roman gods. Also with Peter Firth, Stewart Scudamore, Maria Botto and Misha Boyko. Directed by Kevin Reynolds. [1:47]

Zoolander 2 [2016] [PG-13] - 6.6.5
In this sequel the Interpol Fashion Police recruits two former male models (Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson) to stop the worldwide assassination of top celebrities. The two recruits re-enter a changed and confusing world of high fashion to investigate, while their former rival (Will Ferrell) escapes from fashion prison and seeks revenge. Also with Penelope Cruz, Kristen Wiig and Fred Armisen. Directed by Ben Stiller. [1:42]


May 31

Gods of Egypt [2016] [PG-13] - 5.6.3
The Egyptian god of darkness (Gerard Butler) kills his father, blinds his brother (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), and takes Egypt's throne, throwing the empire into an epic war. A mortal woman (Courtney Eaton) dies, but her lover (Brenton Thwaites) is determined to fight the god of darkness and bring the woman back from death. Also with Chadwick Boseman, Elodie Yung, Rufus Sewell and Geoffrey Rush. Directed by Alex Proyas. [2:07]

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies [2016] [PG-13] - 2.6.2
In this re-imagining of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice," 19th century London endures a zombie apocalypse: A woman (Lily James) fighting zombies with kung fu and Chinese weapons must join forces with a snobbish colonel (Sam Reilly), although some of their allies are not what they seem. Also with Matt Smith, Lena Headey, Charles Dance, Bella Heathcote, Ellie Bamber, Millie Brady, Suki Waterhouse, Sally Phillips, Douglas Booth and Jack Huston. Directed by Burr Steers. Some lines of dialogue are in Japanese and Chinese with English subtitles. [1:40]

Race [2016] [PG-13] - 2.3.4
The story of Jesse Owens and the lead up to his record breaking gold metal victories at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. He was confronted with segregation and racism stateside as well as Nazi notions of Aryan racial superiority in Germany. Also with Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Eli Goree, Shanice Banton, Carice van Houten, Jeremy Irons, William Hurt, David Kross, Shamier Anderson and Jonathan Higgins. Directed by Stephen Hopkins. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in German with translation and subtitles in English. [2:14]

Triple 9 [2016] [R] - 7.8.10
Several current and former corrupt police officers (Chiwetel Ejiofor, Norman Reedus, Anthony Mackie, Aaron Paul and Clifton Collins Jr.) operate together to pull off robberies for a Russian mob boss and his ruthless wife (Kate Winslet). Needing extra time for one robbery they decide to cause a "Triple 9," which is police code for an officer down; they plan to kill their leader's new partner (Casey Affleck). Also with Gal Gadot, Woody Harrelson and Michelle Ang. Directed by John Hillcoat. [1:55]



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