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On Video - November 2014

 
 

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November 4

Hercules [2014] [PG-13] - 5.7.5
Dwayne Johnson stars as the legendary Greek strongman, recruited by the king of Thrace to save the people from an opposing army. Also with, Ian McShane, John Hurt, Rufus Sewell, Aksel Hennie, Ingrid Bolsř Berdal, Reece Ritchie, Joseph Fiennes, Tobias Santelmann, Peter Mullan and Rebecca Ferguson. Directed by Brett Ratner. [1:39]

Maleficent [2014] [PG] - 1.4.2
The orphan leader of a group of magical creatures (Angelina Jolie) suffered loss and betrayal that filled her with bitterness and desires for revenge. In retribution, she places an irrevocable curse upon the greedy human king's new baby (Elle Fanning). Also with Sharlto Copley, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville. Directed by Robert Stromberg. [1:37]

Planes: Fire and Rescue [2014] [PG] - 1.3.1
Animated feature about a world-renowned air racer (voiced by Dane Cook) who finds his gearbox damaged beyond repair and he chooses a new profession: firefighting. He joins a helicopter (voiced by Ed Harris) and a diverse team (voiced by Julie Bowen, Wes Studi and Dale Dye), along with all-terrain vehicles (voiced by Regina King, Cori English, Bryan Callen, Danny Pardo and Matt Jones). Also with Hal Holbrook, Stacey Keach, Danny Mann, Brad Garrett and Teri Hatcher. Directed by Roberts "Bobs" Gannaway. [1:23]


November 11

How to Train Your Dragon 2 [2014] [PG] - 1.3.2
Five years after a Viking boy (voiced by Jay Baruchel) and his dragon (voiced by Randy Thom) unite dragons and Vikings, they discover a secret ice cave and inside, they find thousands of new dragons and a woman (voiced by Cate Blanchett), as well as a cadre of thugs who are dragon trappers working for a madman (voiced by Djimon Hounsou). Also with the voices of Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, American Fererra, Kristen Wiig and Jonah Hill. Directed by Dean Deblois. [1:42]

Jersey Boys [2014] [R] - 4.4.8
Three 1950s New Jersey street corner singers (Michael Lomenda, Vincent Piazza and Erich Bergen) recruit Frankie Valli (John Lloyd Young) and become a boy band sensation as The Four Seasons. The film chronicles their rise in the music industry, along with their underworld involvement and family disasters. Also with Christopher Walken, Mike Doyle, Renee Marino and Jeremy Luke. Directed by Clint Eastwood. [2:14]

Let's Be Cops [2014] [R] - 6.6.8
Two roommates in their 30s have few prospects and are desperate to shake things up a little. When they dress up as police officers for a costume party, they begin to enjoy the role when people actually think they are real cops. But when they confront a violent mobster it's not clear if they'll survive. Also with Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr., Rob Riggle, Nina Dobrev, James D'Arcy, Keegan-Michael Key, Andy Garcia, Jonathan Lajoie, Tom Mardirosian and Natasha Leggero. Directed by Luke Greenfield. [1:44]

Tammy [2014] [R] - 5.4.8
A woman (Melissa McCarthy) who wants a new life, wrecks her old car and loses her job at the local indigestible burger chain. Worse yet, at home she finds her husband (Nat Faxon) fooling around with a neighbor. Without money or a car, she complains to her alcoholic grandmother (Susan Sarandon), who wants to see Niagara Falls and together they make a new kind of Thelma and Louise. Also with Allison Janney, Toni Collette, Sandra Oh, Dan Aykroyd, Gary Cole and Kathy Bates. Directed by Ben Falcone and Melissa McCarthy. [1:36]


November 18

And So It Goes [2014] [PG-13] - 3.2.4
An aging realtor (Michael Douglas) is obnoxious and self-centered, and his only aim is to sell one more expensive house and retire. However, his estranged son drops off a granddaughter he never knew (Sterling Jerins) and unable to relate to a nine-year-old girl, gives her to his friendly neighbor (Diane Keaton). Also with Paloma Guzmán, Frances Sternhagen and Frankie Valli. Directed by Rob Reiner. [1:34]

If I Stay [2014] [PG-13] - 5.4.3
A high school senior (Chloe Grace Moretz) is busy with her application to Julliard, her cello and her headstrong boyfriend until a horrific traffic accident steals her family and locks her into a coma. Also with Mireille Enos, Joshua Leonard, Stacy Keach and Jamie Blackley. Directed by R. J. Cutler. [1:46]

Into the Storm [2014] [PG-13] - 2.6.4
The story follows a man (Matt Walsh) and his crew in their effort to find and film a massive tornado for a documentary. Also with Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Max Deacon, Nathan Kress, Alycia Debnam Carey, Arlen Escarpeta, Jeremy Sumpter, Lee Whittaker, Kyle Davis and Jon Reep. Directed by Steven Quale. [1:29]

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For [2014] [R] - 8.9.5
In a return to the dark and decadent Basin City, a man (Josh Brolin) reluctantly reconnects with a seductress (Eva Green) who wants to get away from her husband (Marton Csokas) and his strange bodyguard (Dennis Haysbert), another man (Mickey Rourke) looks after a psychotic stripper (Jessica Alba) obsessed with the suicide of her lover (Bruce Willis) and another man (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) gambles that he can take down a corrupt senator (Powers Boothe). All the story threads collide in mayhem. Also with Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Jude Ciccolella, Jamie Chung, Christopher Lloyd, Christopher Meloni and Jeremy Pevin. Directed by Robert Rodriguez & Frank Miller. The film is shot in monochrome with splashes of vivid color. [1:42]

22 Jump Street [2014] [R] - 5.5.10
In this sequel, the pair of unaccomplished police officers (Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum) are sent on another undercover assignment: this time they go to college to break up a designer drug ring. Also with Peter Stormare, Wyatt Russell, Amber Stevens, Jillian Bell, Ice Cube, The Lucas Brothers, Nick Offerman and Jimmy Tatro. Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. [1:52]


November 25

The Expendables 3 [2014] [PG-13] - 2.6.5
In this third installment Sylvester Stallone stars as the mercenary leader of a reduced force after several members have died. A powerful nemesis (Mel Gibson) reappears unexpectedly, forcing him to recruit a group of younger team members, although other mature action stars join in. Also with Antonio Banderas, Harrison Ford, Jason Statham, Wesley Snipes, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Kelsey Grammar, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jet Li. Directed by Patrick Hughes. A few lines of dialogue are in a Slavic language with English subtitles. [1:50]

The November Man [2014] [ R] - 7.7.7
A deadly clandestine agent (Pierce Brosnan) has retired until the CIA calls him to protect a key witness (Olga Kurylenko). He soon learns that he is the target of a former agency partner (Luke Bracey). Also with Eliza Taylor, Caterina Scorsone, Bill Smitrovich and Will Patton. Directed by Roger Donaldson. Some scenes contain Russian language with English subtitles and other dialogue is in Russian with no subtitles. [1:48]

Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas [2013] [PG-13] - 5.4.3
Madea (Tyler Perry) provides no-nonsense wisdom to a small southern town after her friend (Anna Maria Horsford) persuades her to visit her niece (Tika Sumpter) for Christmas. The unannounced visit confuses in-laws as the local Christmas Jubilee breaks open unexpected revelations and family secrets. Also with Chad Michael Murray, Eric Lively, JR Leon, Kathy Najimy and Larry the Cable Guy. Directed by Perry. [1:45]

What If [2014] [PG-13] - 6.4.5
Frustrated by another failed love affair a man (Daniel Radcliffe) becomes cynical about relationships. Then he meets a woman (Zoe Kazan) at a party but she tells him that she has a boyfriend and so he must be satisfied to be her friend; things get complicated when he realizes that he wants to be more than friends. Also with Megan Park, Adam Driver, Mackenzie Davis, Rafe Spall, Lucius Hoyos, Jemima Rooper. Directed by Michael Dowse. [1:42]



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