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On Video - September 2014

 
 

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September 2

Draft Day [2014] [PG-13] - 3.2.5
The General Manager of the NFL's Cleveland Browns (Kevin Costner) needs the Number One Draft Pick to rebuild his poorly performing club in the new season. With the club owner (Frank Langella) and some of the players working against him, he and his assistant (Jennifer Garner) face personal and professional challenges to acquire the top player. Also with Denis Leary, Sam Elliott, Ellen Burstyn, Chadwick Boseman, and Sean Combs. Directed by Ivan Reitman.[1:50]

Moms' Night Out [2014] [PG] - 1.3.2
A stressed-to-the-limit mother plans a night out with two other moms, hoping that it will help her to find a bit of happiness. The night devolves into one frustration after another with a stolen car, a missing baby, a drive across town to a tattoo parlor and a lockup in the local jail. With Sarah Drew, Sean Astin, Patricia Heaton, Trace Adkins, David Hunt, Logan White, Harry Shum Jr., Abbie Cobb, Robert Amaya, Kevin Downes, Alex Kendrick and Sammi Hanratty. Directed by Andrew Erwin & Jon Erwin. [1:38]

They Came Together [2014] [R] - 7.4.5
When a man (Paul Rudd) meets a woman (Amy Poehler), they instantly hate each other since his company intends to shut down her small independent candy shop and he longs for his ex-girlfriend (Cobie Smulders). Nevertheless, the two adversaries fall in love, break up and she dates her milquetoast accountant (Ed Helms). Also with Bill Hader, Ellie Kemper, Max Greenfield and Christopher Meloni. Directed by David Wain. [1:26]


September 9

Brick Mansions [2014] [PG-13] - 3.6.5
American remake of the French parkour action film "District B13": In a large Detroit housing project called Brick Mansions the poor live alongside criminals in squalor and the mayor puts up a wall around the sector. An undercover officer (Paul Walker) pursues his father's murderer (RZA) in this ghetto, while an ex-con (David Belle) tries to save his kidnapped girlfriend (Catalina Denis). Also with Robert Maillet, Carlo Rota and Kwasi Songui. Directed by Camille Delamarre. [1:30]

Captain America: The Winter Soldier [2014] [PG-13] - 1.6.3
Captain America (Chris Evans) continues to struggle with the modern world and must also face a foe from his past. Also with Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Maximiliano Hernández and Emily VanCamp. Directed by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo & Joss Whedon. [2:15]

Words and Pictures [2014] [PG-13] - 4.3.5
An English teacher (Clive Owen) works at a New England prep school and is infuriated with students who prefer social media to writing. When an Italian painter (Juliette Binoche) joins the school, she irritates him and the two teachers begin a challenge to determine which is more powerful, writing or painting. Also with Keegan Connor Tracy, Bruce Davison and Amy Brenneman. Directed by Fred Schepisi. [1:51]


September 16

The Fault in Our Stars [2014] [PG-13] - 4.4.5
Two teenagers with cancer (Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort) are witty and nonconformist, and fall in love while attending their cancer support group: She carries an oxygen tank and he jokes about his prosthetic leg through a series of illnesses and adventures. Also with Willem Dafoe, Nat Wolff, Sam Trammell and Laura Dern. Directed by Josh Boone. [2:05]

Godzilla [2014] [PG-13] - 1.5.3
The dinosaur-like Godzilla returns to find humans fighting the wrath of nature: Two scientists (Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins) are observing the effects of nuclear power on animal fossils related to the Hiroshima bombing and nuclear testing. When monsters appear, they join forces with other scientists to defeat the threat. Also with Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn and Richard T. Jones. Directed by Gareth Edwards. [2:03]

Think Like a Man Too [2014] [PG-13] - 6.3.5
In this sequel, inspired by Steve Harvey's book "Act Like a Lady," the original characters gather for the wedding of one of the couples (Terrence Jenkins and Regina Hall) in Las Vegas. However, the friends' actions put them in extremely compromising positions that could ruin the wedding. Also with Kevin Hart, Jennifer Lewis, Michael Ealy, Jeremy Ferrara, Meagan Good, Taraji P. Henson, Gabrielle Union and Romany Malco. Directed by Tim Story. [1:46]


September 23

Neighbors [2014] [R] - 9.6.10
A husband (Seth Rogen) and his wife (Rose Byrne) are raising a new baby in a quiet neighborhood, when a college fraternity and its leader (Zak Efron) move in next door. Chaos prevails as the neighbors and the fraternity wage war against each other. Also with Ike Barinholtz, Lisa Kudrow, Dave Franco and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Directed by Nicolas Stoller. [1:36]

The Rover [2014] [R] - 4.7.8
A decade after a global economic collapse, a depressed man (Guy Pearce) drives around the scorching Australian outback. Three armed men rob him (David Field, Tawanda Manyimo and Scoot McNairy) and steal his car, but leave behind one of the men's wounded brother (Robert Pattinson). Taking the wounded man hostage, he chases down the thieves on an obsessive road trip. Also with Gillian Jones and Susan Prior. Directed by David Michod. [1:42]

The Signal [2014] [PG-13] - 2.6.5
Two MIT students (Brenton Thwaites and Beau Knapp) dabble in computer hacking, but are not as good as the mysterious NOMAD. While driving cross-country through Nevada with one young man's girlfriend (Olivia Cooke), they follow NOMAD's IP address to a deserted blockhouse on a dirt road, and the friends find themselves in a government laboratory run by a strange doctor (Laurence Fishburne). Also with Lyn Shaye. Directed by William Eubank. [1:35]


September 30

Chef [2014] [R] - 4.2.9
A talented chef (Jon Favreau) walks away from his restaurant job after an encounter with an internet food critic (Oliver Platt) and when he cannot find another job, he decides to try his hand at a food truck. He also becomes re-acquainted with his son (Emjay Anthony) and his ex-wife (Sofía Vergara). Also with John Leguizamo, Bobby Cannavale, Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman, Amy Sedaris, Robert Downey Jr. and Russell Peters. Directed by Jon Favreau. Some dialogue is in Spanish with no subtitles. [1:55]

Cold In July [2014] [NR] - 7.7.6
In 1989 a man (Michael C. Hall) saved his family by shooting and killing a burglar during a break in, but the townspeople were suspicious of the circumstances and soon the burglar's father (Sam Shepard) arrived in town and started making threats. Also with Don Johnson, Vinessa Shaw and Nick Damici. Directed by Jim Mickle. [1:49]

Third Person [2014] [R] - 7.5.6
Paris, Rome and New York City are all home to romantic couples suffering uncertainty, betrayal and heartbreak: A Pulitzer Prize winner and a younger woman (Liam Neeson and Olivia Wilde) play house in Paris, while a white collar criminal falls for a Roma woman (Adrien Brody and Moran Atias) plagued by a kidnapping. Meanwhile, an American soap opera has-been fights for visitation rights with her son against her famous artist ex-husband (Mila Kunis and James Franco). Also with Kim Basinger, Maria Bello and Loan Chabanol. Directed by Paul Haggis. [2:17]

Transformers: Age of Extinction [2014] [PG-13] - 3.7.5
In this fourth installment in the series, when an auto mechanic (Mark Wahlberg) uncovers a severely wounded Autobot, the war they last fought begins again and this time humans are the targets. Also with Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Titus Welliver, Sophia Myles, Bingbing Li, T.J. Miller and James Bachman. Directed by Michael Bay. [2:45]



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