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On Video - October 2015



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October 2

Avengers: Age of Ultron [2015] [PG-13] - 3.6.3
The Avengers unite to face a formidable foe and find themselves struggling with their own inner demons along the way. Also with Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Cheadle, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Anthony Mackie and Hayley Atwell. Directed by Joss Whedon. [2:21]

October 6

Insidious: Chapter 3 [2015] [PG-13] - 1.6.5
In this third sequel a teen girl (Stefanie Scott) thinks her dead mother is trying to contact her and she goes to a psychic (Lin Shaye). However, the psychic's own grief makes her reluctant to use her talents and after the teen suffers demonic attacks, her father (Dermot Mulroney) also approaches the psychic, who relents and enlists aid from two parapsychologists. Also with Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell, Hayley Kiyoko, Tate Berney and Ashton Molo. Directed by Leigh Whannell. [1:37]

Magic Mike XXL [2015] [R] - 8.2.10
In this sequel, retired Magic Mike (Channing Tatum) returns to exotic dancing after three years to perform with the Kings of Tampa dancers at a stripper convention in Myrtle Beach. He finds that several relationships need healing along the way. Also with Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez, Gabriel Iglesias, Jada Pinkett Smith, Andie McDowell, Elizabeth Banks and Amber Heard. Directed by Gregory Jacobs. [1:55]

October 13

Dope [2015] [R] - 6.6.10
A high school senior (Shameik Moore) and his friends (Tony Revolori and Kiersey Clemons) share a love of '90s hip-hop, academics and their punk band. They meet a drug dealer who invites them to his birthday party at a local club, but things become violent and they leave with a powerful drug hidden, without their knowledge, in a backpack. They soon find themselves being chased by a cadre of thugs. Also with Kimberly Elise, Chanel Iman, Tyga, Blake Anderson, Zoë Kravitz and A$AP Rocky. Directed by Rick Famuwiya. [1:55]

The Gallows [2015] [R] - 3.7.5
At Beatrice High School in Nebraska, two teen boys (Reese Mishler and Ryan Shoos) and two teen girls (Pfeifer Brown and Cassidy Gifford) are trapped in their school at night and terrorized by a disembodied spirit. Twenty years ago, a male student died in a freak accident in the annual high school play, and current students want to re-stage the production in his honor, but the spirit is not happy. Also with Price Morgan and Travis Cluff. Directed by Travis Cluff and Chris Lofing. [1:21]

San Andreas [2015] [PG-13] - 1.6.5
An LAFD helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) is blindsided when California's San Andreas Fault creates several Magnitude 9 earthquakes that threaten the lives of his estranged wife (Carla Gugino) and daughter (Alexandra Daddario). He determines to save them and other victims from the destruction that ranges from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Also with Colton Haynes, Archie Panjabi, Paul Giamatti and Kylie Minogue. Directed by Bret Peyton. [1:54]

Tomorrowland [2015] [PG] - 2.4.3
A jaded inventor (George Clooney) and an enthusiastic teen (Britt Robertson) travel through space-time to a place called Tomorrowland and they take actions that change Earth's timeline and give people hope. Also with Hugh Laurie, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Kathryn Hahn and Keegan-Michael Key. Directed by Brad Bird. Several lines of dialogue are in French, without subtitles; a couple of lines in an unknown language used by a robot are accompanied by English subtitles. [2:10]

October 20

Jurassic World [2015] [PG-13] - 2.7.4
In this fourth sequel a billionaire (Irrfan Kahn) opens a Costa Rican dinosaur park and pushes his staff to create bigger and scarier animals. Proud of a new hybrid, Indominus Rex, the owner is horrified when the creature escapes and hunts down park staff, guests, and other large reptiles. The park's dinosaur trainer (Chris Pratt) and manager (Bryce Dallas Howard) are charged with capturing the monster, while a band of mercenaries has other ideas. Also with Vincent D'Onofrio, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, B.D. Wong and Omar Sy. Directed by Collin Trevorrow. [2:03]

Paper Towns [2015] [PG-13] - 4.3.4
A high school senior (Nat Wolff) preparing to venture off to college is recruited to help his neighbor (Cara Delevingne), whom he has loved since they met, avenge herself against a cheating boyfriend. She then disappears and convinced that she has left him clues to her whereabouts, he takes a road trip hoping of finding her. Also with Austin Abrams, Justice Smith, Halston Sage, Jaz Sinclair and Cara Buono. Directed by Jake Schreier. [1:49]

Testament of Youth [2015] [PG-13] - 3.7.1
Based on a World War I memoir: an English woman (Alicia Vikander) delays her degree at Oxford University to volunteer as a military nurse attached to the army. After the war she enrolls in Oxford where she becomes a writer, feminist and anti-war advocate. Also with Dominic West, Hayley Atwell, Kit Harrington, Emily Watson and Taron Egerton. Directed by James Kent. [2:09]

Z for Zachariah [2015] [PG-13] - 6.4.5
After a nuclear event destroys most of Earth, a scientist (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a coal miner (Chris Pine) and a 19-year-old woman (Margot Robbie) seem to be the only survivors. The two men compete for the woman's attention in a dangerous love triangle clouded by nuclear radiation and jealousy. Directed by Craig Zobel. [1:35]

October 27

The Gift [2015] [R] - 5.5.6
The lives of a couple (Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall) are disrupted by the arrival of one of the husband's high school buddies (Joel Edgerton). The peculiar friend begins showing up unannounced at their home and leaving lavish gifts for them. Also with Allison Tolman, Busy Philipps, Tim Griffin, Beau Knapp, PJ Byrne, Wendell Pierce and David Denman. Directed by Joel Edgerton. [1:48]

Max [2015] [PG] - 1.4.2
A Belgian Malinois military dog (Carlos) on the Afghanistan front assists his handler, a US Marine (Robbie Amell), until the soldier dies in combat. The traumatized dog is retired and sent to the Marine's family to adjust or be put down and the Marine's younger brother (Josh Wiggins) bonds with the dog. Also with Thomas Haden Church, Luke Kleintank, Lauren Graham, Mia Xitali and jay Hernandez. Directed by Boaz Yakin. Several lines of dialogue are in Spanish, without translation or subtitles. [1:51]

Pixels [2015] [PG-13] - 4.4.4
A NASA time capsule sent into space riles alien ire and brings back an all-out war on Earth in the form of giant 1980s video game characters. The US President (Kevin James) enlists the help of a gaming pal (Adam Sandler) and his vintage video gamers (Peter Dinklage and Josh Gad) to fight the aliens. Also with Michelle Monaghan, Brian Cox, Ashley Benson and Jane Krakowski. Directed by Chris Columbus. A few lines of dialogue in Hindi are accompanied by English subtitles and a few fake Japanese sentences have no translation. [1:45]


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