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Movie @ Main: THE BOXTROLLS (March 5)

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Heroes come in all shapes and sizes…even rectangles. An orphaned human boy raised by trash-collection trolls attempts to save them from a villainous exterminator in this animated fantasy comedy. Rated PG 96 min

WHERE: Main Library, Auditorium

WHEN: Thursday, March 5, 6 pm

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NOW PLAYING IN THEATERS

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New films in the area starting later this week include:

Unfinished Business is a comedy starring Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco and Sienna Miller.  Unfinished Business  (DVD), Unfinished Business  (blu-ray)

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a comedy-drama starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy and Richard Gere. Currently rates 73% positive reviews on rottentomatoes.com.  Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel  (DVD), Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel  (blu-ray)

Chappie is a science fiction action-adventure starring Dev Patel, Sharlto Copley, Hugh Jackman and Sigourney Weaver. Chappie (DVD), Chappie (blu-ray)

What We Do in the Shadows is a horror comedy starring Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement. It scores an amazing 95% on Rotten Tomatoes.

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Now Playing in Theaters

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A few new films open later this week.

Focus is a crime comedy-drama starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie.  Focus  (DVD), Focus  (blu-ray).

The Lazarus Effect is a horror film starring Mark Duplass and Olivia Wilde.  Lazarus Effect  (DVD), Lazarus Effect  (blu-ray).

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Movies @ Main: A PATCH OF BLUE (February 26)

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Touching story set in the 1960s about a blind, abused 18-year-old white woman who is befriended by a black man. Oscar-winning drama starring Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters and Elizabeth Hartman. 105 min

WHERE: Main Library, Auditorium

WHEN: Thursday, February 26, 6 pm

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Now Playing in Theaters

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New films in the area starting later this week include:

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 – comedy starring Rob Corddry, Adam Scott, Clark Duke and Craig Robinson.  Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (DVD), Hot Tub Time Machine 2  [Blu-ray]

McFarland USA – sports drama starring Kevin Costner and Maria Bello. Reviews look pretty good so far.  McFarland USA  (DVD), McFarland USA  [Blu-ray]

The DUFF – teen comedy with Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell and Nick Eversman.  DUFF  (DVD), DUFF  [Blu-ray]

Two Days, One Night – Oscar-nominated drama with Marion Cotillard.  Rates 96% positive reviews on rottentomatoes.com

 

 

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Movie @ Main: IMITATION OF LIFE (February 19)


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The unforgettable story of an interracial friendship between two women and their troubled daughters. Starring Lana Turner, Sandra Dee, Susan Kohner, John Gavin, Juanita Moore and Mahalia Jackson. 125 min

WHERE: Main Library, Auditorium

WHEN: Thursday, February 19, 6 pm

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Still Alice PosterNew films in the area this week include:

Kingsman: The Secret Service – spy action comedy starring Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong and Michael Caine.  Currently rates 81% positive reviews on rottentomatoes.com.  Kingsman: The Secret Service  (DVD), Kingsman: The Secret Service  (blu-ray)

Fifty Shades of Grey – based on the best-selling novel by E.L. James.  Romantic drama starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson.  Fifty Shades of Grey  (DVD), Fifty Shades of Grey  (blu-ray)

Old Fashioned – Christian romance with Elizabeth Roberts and Rik Swartzwelder

Still Alice – drama starring Julianne Moore (Oscar nomination for Best Actress), Alec Baldwin and Kristen Stewart.   90% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.  Still Alice  (DVD), Still Alice  (Blu-ray)

 

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Movies @ Main: BRIEF ENCOUNTER (February 12)


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Two strangers meet by chance in a railway station and soon fall in love. Based on
the play by Noel Coward. Motion picture masterpiece starring Trevor Howard, Celia Johnson and Stanley Holloway. 86 min.

Shown in association with Akron Film + Pixel. Introduction and discussion afterward.

WHERE: Main Library, Auditorium

WHEN: Thursday, February 12, 6 pm

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song-of-the-sea-poster duke-of-burgundy-posterSome new films open in our area this week, but so far they don’t have many reviews listed.

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water is an animated children’s film.  SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water  (DVD), SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water  (blu-ray)

Jupiter Ascending is a sci-fi action-adventure with Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis and Eddie Redmayne.  Jupiter Ascending  (DVD), Jupiter Ascending  (blu-ray)

Seventh Son is an epic fantasy with Ben Barnes, Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore.  Seventh Son  (DVD), Seventh Son  (blu-ray)

Coming to The Nightlight in downtown Akron:

Song of the Sea is an animated fantasy that has received 97% positive reviews on rottentomatoes.com.  It is also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

The Duke of Burgundy is a British drama rated 95% on Rotten Tomatoes.

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Movies @ Main: MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT (February 5)

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A magician plans to expose a spiritualist as a fake but ends up falling for her real-world charms. Starring Colin Firth, Emma Stone and Marcia Gay Harden. Directed by Woody Allen. Rated PG-13. 97 min

WHERE: Main Library, Auditorium

WHEN: Thursday, February 5, 6 pm

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