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A United Kingdom (Blu-ray)

June 21st, 2017|Comments Off on A United Kingdom (Blu-ray)

The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil.

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (Blu-ray)

June 20th, 2017|Comments Off on The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (Blu-ray)

This trend-setting thriller put its director, Dario Argento, on the international map and began a flood of imitative mystery-horror hybrids which dominated Italian genre output in the early 1970s. Tony Musante, best known for the television series Toma, portrays an American who witnesses the murder of a woman at a trendy Rome art gallery.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Ultra HD)

June 20th, 2017|Comments Off on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Ultra HD)

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species.

CHIPS (Blu-ray)

June 19th, 2017|Comments Off on CHIPS (Blu-ray)

A maverick motorbike racer (Dax Shepherd) reeling from a divorce and a California Highway Patrol cop (Michael Peña) who's secretly an FBI operative must overcome their personality mismatch and work together to uncover a major theft in this big-screen adaptation of the famous TV series from the 1970s and '80s.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Ultra HD)

June 19th, 2017|Comments Off on Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Ultra HD)

A single act of both compassion and arrogance leads to a war unlike any other -- and to the Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The Oscar-winning visual effects team that brought to life the worlds of Avatar and Lord of the Rings is breaking new ground, creating a CGI ape that delivers a dramatic performance of unprecedented emotion and intelligence, and epic battles on which rest the upended destinies of man and primate.

Beauty and the Beast (Blu-ray)

June 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Beauty and the Beast (Blu-ray)

Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" is a live-action re-telling of the studio's animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. "Beauty and the Beast" is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle.

Life (Ultra HD)

June 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Life (Ultra HD)

Life is a terrifying sci-fi thriller about a team of scientists aboard the International Space Station whose mission of discovery turns to one of primal fear when they find a rapidly evolving life form that caused extinction on Mars, and now threatens the crew and all life on Earth.

Madhouse (Blu-ray)

June 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Madhouse (Blu-ray)

In this routine slasher film, a young woman's twin sister shows up to ruin her birthday party, and mayhem results. Before her birthday party, Julia (Trish Everly) starts dreaming about a twin sister she has never seen or met -- meanwhile, Mary (Allison Biggers), the actual twin who is the subject of her dreams, has just escaped from an mental institution and is horribly disfigured.

John Wick: Chapter 2 (Blu-ray)

June 14th, 2017|Comments Off on John Wick: Chapter 2 (Blu-ray)

In this next chapter following the 2014 hit, legendary hitman John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is forced back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins' guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the world's deadliest killers.

The Great Wall (Ultra HD)

June 13th, 2017|Comments Off on The Great Wall (Ultra HD)

Plot: What’s it about? You know, I've long been a fan of Matt Damon. There's just something about him that seems more relatable to me than some other "A" list Hollywood actors and I think that's part of (or most of) his appeal. I've enjoyed some of his films [...]

Straw Dogs: Criterion Collection (Blu-ray)

June 12th, 2017|Comments Off on Straw Dogs: Criterion Collection (Blu-ray)

In this thriller, arguably Sam Peckinpah s most controversial film, David (Dustin Hoffman), a young American mathematician, moves with his English wife, Amy (Susan George), to the village where she grew up. Their sense of safety unravels as the local men David has hired to repair their house prove more interested in leering at Amy and intimidating David, beginning an agonizing initiation into the iron laws of violent masculinity that govern Peckinpah s world.

The Barefoot Contessa (Blu-ray)

June 12th, 2017|Comments Off on The Barefoot Contessa (Blu-ray)

This film begins at the funeral of Ava Gardner, a former Spanish peasant, cabaret dancer, and movie star, who at the time of her death was a full-fledged contessa. Her life-story unfolds in flashback recollections from her mourners.

The LEGO Batman Movie (Ultra HD)

June 9th, 2017|Comments Off on The LEGO Batman Movie (Ultra HD)

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble—LEGO Batman—stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham City, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

Major Payne (Blu-ray)

June 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Major Payne (Blu-ray)

Hawk-like Marine Corps officer Benson Payne (Damon Wayans) attempts to whip into shape the usual assortment of misfit JROTC kids in this minor remake of The Private War of Major Benson. Of course, both the major and his pint-sized recruits have something to teach one another. Payne teaches them the value of self-discipline and instills self-confidence in them, and the recruits teach him to stop and smell the roses (not to mention the fact that kids sometimes need coddling rather than screaming).

Vision Quest (Blu-ray)

June 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Vision Quest (Blu-ray)

A high school wrestler in Spokane, Washington has trouble focusing on his training regimen when a beautiful young drifter takes up temporary residence at his home.