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On Video - September 2016



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September 6

Darkness, The [2016] [PG-13] - 1.6.5
A father (Kevin Bacon) returns home with his family after a vacation and his son (David Mazouz) brings home Native American stones that hold fear-loving supernatural entities that now inhabit their home. Also with Radha Mitchell, David Mazouz, Lucy Fry, Matt Walsh, Jennifer Morrison and Parker Mack. Directed by Greg McLean. Several lines of dialogue are in a Southwest Native American language and in Spanish with translations or English subtitles. [1:35]

The Meddler [2016] [PG-13] - 2.3.5
After the death of her husband, a woman (Susan Sarandon) moves to LA to be closer to her daughter (Rose Byrne). However, the proximity makes the daughter's life more difficult and she struggles with her mother's constant interference. Also with J.K. Simmons, Jerrod Carmichael, Cecily Strong, Lucy Punch, Michael McKean, Jason Ritter, Sarah Baker, Casey Wilson, Amy Landecker, Billy Magnussen and Megalyn Echikunwoke. Directed by Lorene Scafaria. [1:40]

Money Monster [2016] [R] - 5.5.10
A self-absorbed TV host (George Clooney) delivers stock tips, until a distraught truck driver (Jack O'Connell) that lost everything based on the host's bad advice holds him hostage, on air, at gunpoint. The show's producer (Julia Roberts) frantically calls for help, while the host digs for answers to his failed tips, turning the program into a different sort of reality show. Also with Dominic West, Caitriona Balfe, Christopher Denham and Giancarlo Esposito. Directed by Jodie Foster. There are a few lines of dialogue in Korean that are not translated. [1:38]

Now You See Me 2 [2016] [PG-13] - 1.5.4
Notorious tricksters The Four Horsemen, from the first installment, re-surface and find themselves forced to undertake a heist that seems all but impossible. With Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Daniel Radcliffe, Lizzy Caplan, Jay Chou, Sanaa Lathan, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman. Directed by Jon M. Chu. [2:09]

September 13

Captain America: Civil War [2016] [PG-13] - 1.7.3
When the Avengers participate in a mission that ends disastrously, it is decided that in the future they should be controlled and restrained by a UN body. The group breaks into factions, each one believing they are right and each side suffers consequences. With Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp and Tom Holland. Directed by Anthony & Joe Russo. Several lines of dialogue are in other languages with English subtitles. [2:27]

The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist [2016] [R] - 1.6.2
In this sequel paranormal investigators (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) travel to the UK to assist a single mother (Frances O'Connor) and her children. Family members are all tormented by poltergeists, but the 11-year-old daughter (Madison Wolfe) also shows strong signs of demonic possession and forces of evil attack the investigators. Also with Franka Potente and Joseph Bishara. Directed by James Wan. [2:14]

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping [2016] [R] - 8.4.10
In this mockumentary a famous rapper (Andy Samberg) drops his second album, it fails, a band member quits, and his fiancée dumps him. He agrees to a new opening act to spark interest, but becomes jealous of its rising popularity and his worried fans and friends wonder if he can make a comeback or will have to drop out of the business. Also with Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, Tim Meadows, Sarah Silverman, Maya Rudolph, Joan Cusack and Imogen Poots. Directed by Akiva Schaffer & Jorma Taccone. [1:26]

September 20

The Free State of Jones [2016] [R] - 1.7.3
Set during the Civil War, it depicts the attempt to form a separate US state for former slaves and poor white farmers, based on racial and gender equality: A southerner (Matthew McConaughey) and fights alongside abolitionists (Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mahershala Ali), escaped slaves and Confederate deserters to declare the Free State of Jones. Also with Keri Russell, Brendan Gleeson, Jacob Lofland, Brad Carter and Sean Bridgers. Directed by Gary Ross. [2:19]

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising [2016] [ R] - 7.6.10
Immature parents (Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne) confront the wild freshman leader (Chloë Grace Moretz) of a new party-loving sorority next door. The sorority declares war on the family and escalates their partying as their neighbors attempt to stop them with harebrained schemes. Also with Kiersey Clemons, Beanie Feldstein, Ike Barinholtz, Zac Efron, Selena Gomez and Dave Franco. Directed by Nicholas Stuller. [1:32]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows [2016] [PG-13] - 2.5.3
In this sequel the teen turtles battle their old enemy (Brian Tee), a mad scientist (Tyler Perry), two mutants, (voiced by Gary Anthony Williams and Stephen "Sheamus" Farrelly) and an evil extraterrestrial (voiced by Brad Garrett). The turtles struggle against bigotry in order to save the Earth, while Master Splinter (voiced by Tony Shalhoub) reminds them of their values. Also with Megan Fox, Stephen Amell, Will Arnett, Brittany Ishibashi, Laura Linney, and the voices of Pete Ploszek, Alan Ritchson, Noel Fisher and Jeremy Howard. Directed by Dave Green. [1:52]

September 27

Central Intelligence [2016] [PG-13] - 4.6.5
Bullied as an overweight teen, the now powerfully built CIA agent (Dwayne Johnson) looks up his old classmate (Kevin Hart), who is a nervous accountant and no longer a star athlete. The agent needs his friend's help to save the US satellite surveillance system, but reluctant to confront danger, the accountant is co-opted and involved in intrigues and gunfights. Also with Amy Ryan, Jason Bateman, Aaron Paul and Danielle Nicolet. Directed by Rawson M. Thurber. [1:50]

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates [2016] [R] - 8.5.10
Two brothers (Adam DeVine and Zac Efron) wreak havoc at family celebrations with reckless stunts. To stop them from destroying their sister's Hawaiian wedding, their parents issue an ultimatum to the brothers, instructing them to bring responsible dates with them. After a TV talk show appearance, two women (Aubrey Plaza and Anna Kendrick) answer the brothers' plea, but turn out to be unpredictable. Also with Stephen Root, Sugar Lyn Beard, Sam Richardson and Stephanie Faracy. Directed by Jake Szymanski. [1:38]

The Shallows [2016] [PG-13] - 2.7.5
While surfing alone in Mexican waters and after a shark wounds her, a woman (Blake Lively) is stranded on a rock not far from an isolated beach. She plots an innovative escape from the circling shark, anxious to find a way to cover the 200 yards between her and safety. Also with Oscar Jaenada, Brett Cullen and Sedona Legge. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. [1:27]

Warcraft [2016] [PG-13] - 2.6.1
An Orc shaman (voiced by Daniel Wu) uses black magic fueled by human souls to open a portal to the human world of Azeroth. He organizes Orc fighting clans into the massive Horde Army to subdue the human king (Dominic Cooper), his knight general (Travis Fimmel), and their wizard Guardian (Ben Foster). Many Orcs rebel and a multi-level war erupts. Also with Anna Galvin, Paula Patton, Toby Kebbell, Rob Kazinsky, Clancy Brown, Burkely Duffield and Ben Schnetzer. Directed by Duncan Jones. Several lines of dialogue are in Orc language with English subtitles or translations. [2:03]


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