On Video - October 2013

 
 

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October 1

The Croods [2013] [PG] - 1.3.1
When a family of cavemen are forced out of their comfortable cave, they have to go into an unfamiliar world and they are faced with having to adjust and change. With the voices of Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, Catherine Keener, Cloris Leachman and Clark Duke. Directed by Kirk De Micco & Chris Sanders. [1:38]

This Is the End [2013] [R] - 8.7.10
Celebrity James Franco throws a big party at his new LA house and during the festivities the world begins to end in explosions and earthquakes. Franco and other celebrity friends (Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride and Craig Robinson) survive and attempt to deal with the aftermath. Also with Michael Cera, Emma Watson, Paul Rudd, Mindy Kaling and Rihanna. Directed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen. [1:46]


October 8

After Earth [2013] [PG-13] - 1.6.1
In the future, after the exodus from Earth (humans have rendered it inhabitable) survivors relocate to a planet that's occupied by aliens. In a struggle to survive one man (Will Smith) develops a technique that allows him to pass among the aliens undetected and he hopes to teach his young son (Jaden Smith) the same skill. When the ship they are traveling on crash lands back on Earth, they must survive on a planet that has now evolved to destroy humans. Also with Sophie Okonedo and Zoë Kravitz. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan. [1:40]

The Hangover Part III [2013] [R] - 7.7.10
After two years the two friends from the previous "Hangover" movies (Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms) are recovering until their other friend (Zach Galifianakis) goes off his medications and needs a psychiatric hospitalization. His friends accompany him, but they all end up once again in Las Vegas with more things to go wrong. Also with Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong, Heather Graham, Melissa McCarthy and John Goodman. Directed by Todd Phillips. [1:40]

Much Ado About Nothing [2013] [PG-13] - 6.3.3
Contemporary adaptation of William Shakespeare's play "Much Ado About Nothing." The story revolves around an attempt to trick a young couple into falling in love, while a plot is also brewing against the happy resolution, before the nuptials take place. With Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Nathan Fillion, Clark Gregg, Reed Diamond, Fran Kranz, Jillian Morgese, Sean Maher and Spencer Treat Clark. Directed by Joss Whedon. [1:49]

The Purge [2013] [R] - 4.7.5
In the near future the U.S. has instituted one night a year when any violent act will go unpunished. When one family's reinforced home is breached, they must decide what they are willing to do to protect themselves. With Ethan Hawke, Lean Headey, Max Burkholder and Adelaide Kane. Directed by James DeMonaco. [1:25]


October 15

The Heat [2013] [R] - 6.6.10
Two law enforcement officers (Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy) with seemingly incompatible personalities team up for a special assignment. They must capture a notorious Russian drug lord (Bill Burr) and have to learn to get along in order to accomplish the mission. Also with Dan Bakkedahl, Michael Rapaport, Damian Bichir, Marlon Wayans, Spoken Reasons and Michael McDonald. Directed by Paul Feig. [1:57]

Pacific Rim [2013] [PG-13] - 2.7.4
Aliens rise from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean and kill millions of people, but humans use their ace in the hole to fight back: an army of giant robot fighters called jaegers. As the human-alien war continues a retired pilot (Chris Hunnam) comes the aid of a tireless commander (Idris Elba) and co-pilot (Mako Mori) to try to defeat the water dwellers. Also with Diego Klattenhoff, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Heather Doerksen, Ellen McClain, Robert Kazinsky and Max Martini. Directed by Guillermo del Toro. Several scenes feature English subtitles during conversations in Japanese and Russian. [2:11]


October 22

Before Midnight [2013] [R] - 7.2.8
Set almost two decades after the first meeting in "Before Sunrise" and nine years after their relationship blossomed in "Before Sunset," a man (Ethan Hawke) and a woman (Julie Delpy) are seen on a vacation in Greece while working through their relationship. Also with Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick and Ariane Labed. Directed by Richard Linklater. [1:43]

The Conjuring [2013] [R] - 2.7.4
A couple (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) are top paranormal investigators who set out to help a family rid themselves of the evil lurking in their old farmhouse. Confronting that power, they become entangled with dark forces that want to hurt them. Also with Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor, Mackenzie Foy, Joey King and Joseph Bishara. Directed by James Wan. [1.52]

The Internship [2013] [PG-13] - 5.4.5
Two salesmen (Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson) are digitally illiterate in 2005 when the company they work for closes down. While they can't keep up with technology, they talk a Google representative into taking them on for summer internships. Also with Rose Byrne, Max Minghella, Joanna Garcia, John Goodman and Aasif Mandvi. Directed by Shawn Levy. [1:59]

Only God Forgives [2013] [R] - 6.10.5
An American-born drug dealer in Thailand (Ryan Gosling) is contacted by his domineering mother (Kristen Scott Thomas) and instructed to avenge the death of his psychopathic brother. A police detective (Vithaya Pansringarm) also lurks about, using a samurai sword and other implements to cause mayhem on those he decides are better off dead. Also with Tom Burke, Byron Gibson and Gordon Brown. Directed by Nicholas Winding Refn. [1:30]

The Way, Way Back [2013] [PG-13] - 5.2.5
When a single mom (Toni Collette) takes her teenage son (Liam James) with her to her boyfriend's summer home, he struggles to find his place. After making friends with the manager (Sam Rockwell) of the local water park he is closer to finding his way. Also with Steve Carell, Allison Janney, AnnaSophia Robb, Maya Rudolph, Rob Corddry, Amanda Peet and Nat Faxon. Directed by Nat Faxon. [1:43]


October 29

Monsters University [2013] [G] - 1.3.1
In this prequel to "Monsters, Inc.," the teen monsters attend their own university to train to become good monsters and have the chance to work on the Scare Floor. Freshmen Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal), James Sullivan (John Goodman), Randall Boggs (Steve Buscemi) and Jeff Fungus (Frank Oz) hang out together on campus. Also with the voices of Sean Hayes, Dave Foley, Joel Murray, Bonnie Hunt, John Ratzenberger, Helen Mirren and Al Molina. Directed by Don Scanlon. [1:50]

R.I.P.D. [2013] [PG-13] - 4.6.5
A cop (Ryan Reynolds) that has second thoughts after stealing gold from police evidence can't convince his partner to do the same and pays the ultimate price. But after his death he is recruited by the Rest in Peace Department, whose task it is to rid the planet of the dead who have not moved on, and he partners with a surly lawman from the 1800s (Jeff Bridges), who has his own ideas about the best way to do their job. Also with Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, Stephanie Szostak, James Hong, Marisa Miller, Robert Knepper and Mike O'Malley. Directed by Robert Schwentke. [1:36]



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