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On Video - October 2016

 
 

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October 4

The Purge: Election Year [2016] [R] - 1.8.9
In this sequel a presidential election year includes the annual Purge that sanctions murder for a full 12 hours, especially eliminating individuals of "inferior" demographics. A US Senator (Elizabeth Mitchell) that survived the annual mayhem as a girl promises to eliminate the deadly tradition if elected President but the greedy New Founding Fathers of America plot her demise as she and her security chief (Frank Grillo) fight purgers and politicians on the streets of Washington, DC. Also with Mykelti Williamson, Betty Gabriel, Edwin Hodge, Kyle Secor and Joseph Julian Soria. Directed by James DeMonaco. A few lines of dialogue are in Russian without translation. [1:45]

X-Men: Apocalypse [2016] [PG-13] - 2.6.5
In this prequel, the telepathic Professor Xavier (James McAvoy) and a shapeshifter (Jennifer Lawrence) gather gifted mutants to defeat the world's first mutant villain (Oscar Isaac), who plans to eliminate humankind and create a new species that's more to his liking. Also with Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Lucas Till, Evan Peters and Tye Sheridan. Directed by Bryan Singer. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in other languages with English subtitles. [2:25]


October 11

Ghostbusters [2016] [PG-13] - 2.4.3
In this re-launch of the 1984 classic, a paranormal investigator (Melissa McCarthy) and a physicist (Kristen Wiig) write a book proving that ghosts are real, are belittled and lose their jobs. Glowing apparitions begin appearing in NYC and the scientists join with an engineer and a subway clerk to stop the hauntings. Also with Neil Casey, Charles Dance, Michael Kenneth Williams and Chris Hemsworth. Directed by Paul Feig. [1:57]

Ice Age: Collision Course [2016] [PG] - 2.3.2
The friends and family from the previous installments continue their adventures and struggle to survive when a giant asteroid barrels toward Earth and threatens to destroy everything in its path. With the voices of Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Queen Latifah, Nick Offerman, Josh Peck, Simon Pegg, Seann William Scott, Jennifer Lopez and Neil deGrasse Tyson. Directed by Mike Thurmeier & Galen T. Chu. [1:34]

The Infiltrator [2016] [R] - 6.7.10
Based on real events: In the mid-1980s a federal agent (Bryan Cranston) works undercover in the vicious drug-trafficking business of Colombian kingpin Pablo Escobar. Fellow agents (Diane Kruger and John Leguizamo) help him pose as a money-laundering businessman to gain the confidence of Escobar's lieutenant (Benjamin Bratt) and arrange a mass arrest. Also with Amy Ryan, Yul Vázquez, Joseph Gilgun and Said Taghmaoui. Directed by Brad Furman. Several lines of dialogue are in Spanish without translation or subtitles and a few lines of dialogue are in Spanish with English subtitles. [2:07]

The Legend of Tarzan [2016] [PG-13] - 3.6.2
Based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs classic adventure: In the 19th century a British infant lost in an African jungle after a shipwreck is raised by gorillas. As an adult (Christopher Skarsgård), he marries an American woman (Margot Robbie) and confronts Belgium's mercenary soldiers. Also with Djimon Hansou, Christopher Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson and James Broadbent. Directed by David Yates. Several lines of dialogue are in Bantu with English subtitles. A few lines of dialogue are in French with English subtitles and a few are not. [1:48]


October 18

Alice Through the Looking Glass [2016] [PG] - 1.4.1
Escaping her sexist would-be fiancé through a magic mirror portal, Alice (Mia Wasikowska) revisits Wonderland and finds that she must save her dying best friend the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp) by traveling to the past and saving his long lost family. In so doing she may irrevocably break history. Also with Helena Bonham Carter, Leo Bill, Sacha Baron Cohen, Anne Hathaway and the voices of Alan Rickman, Paul Whitehouse, Matt Lucas and Timothy Sprall. Directed by James Bobin. People made up of fruit speak a few lines in their own language, accompanied by English subtitles. [1:48]

Café Society [2016] [PG-13] - 5.5.4
A naïve man (Jesse Eisenberg) in 1930s New York needs a job away from his father's confining shop and travels to Hollywood to work for his uncle (Steve Carell), a talent agent. Problems arise when the young man unwittingly falls in love with his uncle's mistress (Kristen Stewart) and returns to NYC to manage his brother's (Corey Stoll) restaurant but his broken heart follows him. Also with Jeannie Berlin, Blake Lively, Parker Posey and Ken Stott. Directed by Woody Allen. [1:36]

Independence Day: Resurgence [2016] [PG-13] - 1.6.3
In this sequel the previously defeated alien invaders amass larger, more technologically advanced forces and return to Earth. United Nations scientists directed by a US government expert (Jeff Goldblum) and soldiers led by pilots (Liam Hemsworth and Jesse T. Usher) scramble to defend the planet as they meet another alien species. Also with Brent Spiner, Bill Pullman, Sela Ward, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox, Maika Monroe, Travis Tope and William Fichtner. Directed by Roland Emmerich. A few phrases of French and another language are spoken without translation, several lines of Chinese dialogue are accompanied by English subtitles and a few sentences in an extraterrestrial language are not translated. [2:00]


October 25

Lights Out [2016] [PG-13] - 2.5.3
A woman (Teresa Palmer) worries when her young half-brother (Gabriel Bateman) reports that he is haunted by a supernatural presence visible only in the dark. Suspecting a sinister association with her own past, she confronts her mother (Maria Bello) about her own childhood friend (Alicia Vela-Bailey) during confinement in a mental institution. Also with Alexander DiPersia and Billy Burke. Directed by David F. Sandberg. [1:21]

Nerve [2016] [PG-13] - 4.5.5
A high school over-achiever (Emma Roberts) wants some action in her life and her friends push her into joining "Nerve," a popular online role playing game. As paying spectators watch, they assign players progressively more dangerous dares and the teen girl and a co-player (David Franco) face possible death as they look for a means of escape. Also with Juliette Lewis, Emily Meade, Miles Heizer and Kimiko Glenn. Directed by Ariel Schulman & Henry Joost. [1:36]



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