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Movies @ Main: JUPITER ASCENDING (July 30)

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A young woman recognizes her destiny as an inheritor of astronomical nobility and must battle to protect the citizens of Earth. Starring Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Eddie Redmayne and Sean Bean. Rated PG-13. 127 min

WHERE: Main Library, Auditorium

WHEN: Thursday, July 30, 6:00 pm

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New films in the area starting this week include:

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation – early buzz has been very good for this spy action-adventure starring Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson and Alec Baldwin. Currently rates 90% positive reviews on rottentomatoes.com, based on 40 reviews.

Vacation – another installment of the National Lampoon’s Vacation comedy series, this one starring Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Leslie Mann, Chris Hemsworth and Chevy Chase. Early reviews are mostly negative, with only 30% on Rotten Tomatoes.

The Stanford Prison Experiment – most critics (81%) liked this thriller, based on a true story, starring Billy Crudup, Ezra Miller and Olivia Thirlby.

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New films in the area starting later this week include:

Pixels – science fiction action comedy starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Monaghan and Jane Krakowski. Early reviews have been negative, currently rating only 10% on rottentomatoes.com.  Pixels  (DVD), Pixels  (blu-ray)

Southpaw – sports drama about a heavyweight boxer, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker and Rachel McAdams. Early reviews have been mixed, with 52% on Rotten Tomatoes.  Southpaw  (DVD), Southpaw  (blu-ray)

Paper Towns – coming-of-age mystery drama starring Nat Wolff and Cara Delevingne. Early buzz is good, rating 75%,  based on 8 reviews.  Paper Towns  (DVD), Paper Towns  (blu-ray)

Tangerine – most critics (93%) liked this independent drama-comedy about a transgender prostitute. Starring Kitana Kiki Rodriguez and Mya Taylor.

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Movies@Main: MCFARLAND USA (July 23)

McF_1-Sht_v3_LgA high school cross country coach transforms his team and fights to lead them to victory. Starring Kevin Costner and Maria Bello. Rated PG. 129 min

WHERE: Main Library, Auditorium

WHEN: Thursday, July 23, 6:00 pm

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New films in the area starting later this week include:

Ant-Man – superhero adventure starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale and Michael Douglas. Early buzz has been good, rating 73% positive reviews on rottentomatoes.com.  Ant-Man  (DVD), Ant-Man  (blu-ray)

Trainwreck – comedy starring Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Tilda Swinton, John Cena, Colin Quinn, and Akron’s own LeBron James. Early reviews have been very good, with 91% on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 23 reviews.  Trainwreck  (DVD), Trainwreck  (blu-ray)

Mr. Holmes – mystery drama starring Ian McKellen, Laura Linney and Milo Parker. Early reviews have been very good, rating 85%.  Mr. Holmes  (DVD), Mr. Holmes  (blu-ray)

Amy – outstanding documentary about the life and death of singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse. 97% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Faith of Our Fathers – most critics didn’t like this religious drama starring Kevin Downes, David A.R. White and Stephen Baldwin. 11% based on 9 reviews.

Felt – drama starring Amy Everson, directed by Jason Banker. Currently rates 60% on Rotten Tomatoes.

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Movies @ Main: SUDDENLY (July 16)


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Three paid assassins take over a home in a plot to kill the President of the United States. Starring Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason and Nancy Gates. 75 min. Shown in association with Akron Film + Pixel. Introduction and discussion afterward.

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

WHERE: Main Library, Auditorium

WHEN: Thursday, July 16, 6 pm

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New films in the area starting later this week include:

Minions – entertaining spin-off of Despicable Me. This animated family adventure comedy stars the voices of Pierre Coffin, Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton and Steve Coogan. So far, it’s rating 76% positive reviews on rottentomatoes.com.  Minions  (DVD), Minions  (blu-ray)

The Gallows – horror film starring Reese Mishler and Cassidy Gifford.  Gallows  (DVD), Gallows  (blu-ray)

Self/less – science fiction thriller starring Ryan Reynolds, Ben Kingsley, Matthew Goode, Michelle Dockery and Victor Garber. Early reviews have been mostly negative.  Self/less  (DVD),  Self/less  (blu-ray)

A Poem is a Naked Person – documentary about musician Leon Russell. Received 86%, based on 14 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.

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Movies @ Main: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (July 9) special start time 5:30pm

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Classic coming-of-age story set in the Deep South during the Depression, told through the eyes of a young girl. Adapted from Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Starring Gregory Peck and Mary Badham. Winner of three Oscars including Best Actor (Peck). 130 min

WHERE: Main Library, Auditorium

WHEN: Thursday, July 9, (special start time 5:30)

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New films in the area this week include:

Terminator Genisys – sci-fi action adventure with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke and J.K. Simmons. Early reviews have been mainly negative.   Terminator Genisys  (DVD), Terminator Genisys  (Blu-ray)

Magic Mike XXL – comedy-drama with Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello and Kevin Nash. Early reviews have been good.  Magic Mike XXL  (DVD), Magic Mike XXL  (Blu-ray)

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl – most critics like this coming-of-age drama with Thomas Mann, Olivia Cooke, Ronald Cyler II and Nick Offerman. Received 82% positive reviews on rottentomatoes.com.  Winner of U.S. Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival.  Me and Earl and the Dying Girl  (DVD),  Me and Earl and the Dying Girl   (Blu-ray)

The Overnight – most critics liked this sex comedy with Adam Scott, Taylor Schilling, Jason Schwartzman and Judith Godreche. Received 80% on Rotten Tomatoes.

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Movies @ Main: YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (July 2)


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James Cagney plays composer and actor George M. Cohan in the role that earned him an Oscar for his sensational song and dance performance! With Joan Leslie and Walter Huston. 126 min

WHERE: Main Library, Auditorium

WHEN: Thursday, July 2, 6 pm

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