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Movies@Main: September 3

insurgent posterThe adventure continues as Tris Prior and Four are on the run after evading a hostile takeover.  Based on the best-selling science fiction novel by Veronica Roth.  Starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Octavia Spencer, Miles Teller, Naomi Watts and Kate Winslet.  Rated PG-13.  119 min

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WHERE: Main Library, Auditorium

WHEN: Thursday, September 3, 6:00 pm

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New films in the area this week include:

The Transporter Refueled – action thriller starring Ed Skrein and Ray Stevenson. Early buzz has been negative.

A Walk in the Woods – adventure drama-comedy about a man’s journey along the Appalachian Trail. Starring Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, Emma Thompson, Kristen Schaal and Nick Offerman. Based on the book by Bill Bryson. Early reviews are mixed, rating 46% on rottentomatoes.com

Mistress America – good drama-comedy about a lonely college student and her soon-to-be stepsister. Starring Greta Gerwig and Lola Kirk. 82% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.

Phoenix – highly acclaimed drama set in post-World War II Germany. Starring Nina Hoss and Ronald Zehrfeld. 99% on Rotten Tomatoes.

The Prophet – animated drama based on poetry written by Lebanese author Kahlil Gibran. Voices include Liam Neeson and Salma Hayek. 68% on Rotten Tomatoes. Also known as Kahlil Gibran’s the Prophet.

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New films in the area this week include:

No Escape – action-thriller starring Owen Wilson, Lake Bell and Pierce Brosnan. Early reviews have been mixed, currently rating 55% on rottentomatoes.com.  No Escape  (DVD), No Escape  (blu-ray)

We Are Your Friends – music drama starring Zac Efron, Wes Bentley and Emily Ratajkowski. Early reviews have been negative, rating 25% on Rotten Tomatoes.  We Are Your Friends  (DVD), We Are Your Friends  (blu-ray)

Diary of a Teenage Girl – acclaimed drama-comedy based on the graphic novel by Phoebe Gloeckner. Starring Kristen Wiig, Alexander Skarsgard, Bel Powley and Christopher Meloni. 93% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.

War Room – Christian drama starring Priscilla Shirer, T.C. Stallings and Alex Kendrick.  War Room  (DVD), War Room  (blu-ray)

Turbo Kid – most critics (93%) liked this post apocalyptic action-adventure starring Munro Chambers, Laurence Leboeuf and Michael Ironside.

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Movies @ Main: CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON (August 27)

vThe disappearance of a magical jade sword sets into motion a quest for love and loss. Epic fantasy starring Chow Yunfat and Michelle Yeoh. English subtitles. Rated PG-13. 120 min

WHERE: Main Library, Auditorium

WHEN: Thursday, August 27, 6:00 pm

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New films in the area starting this week include:

Hitman: Agent 47 – action-thriller based on the Hitman video game series. Starring Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware, Zachary Quinto and Ciaran Hinds. Most early reviews have been negative, rating 6% on rottentomatoes.com.  Hitman: Agent 47  (DVD), Hitman: Agent 47  (blu-ray)

Sinister 2 – supernatural horror film starring James Ransone and Shannyn Sossamon. Early reviews have been poor, rating 5% on Rotten Tomatoes.  Sinister 2  (DVD), Sinister 2  (blu-ray)

American Ultra – action comedy starring Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Topher Grace, John Leguizamo and Bill Pullman. Early buzz has been pretty bad, with only 38% positive reviews.  American Ultra  (DVD), American Ultra (blu-ray)

The End of the Tour – most critics (93%) liked this drama about writer David Foster Wallace. Starring Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg.

People Places Things – most critics (76%) liked this comedy-drama starring Jemaine Clement, Regina Hall and Jessica Williams.  People Places Things  (DVD)

Testament of Youth – most critics (81%) liked this British drama set during World War I. Starring Alicia Vikander, Kit Harrington, Colin Morgan, Emily Watson and Miranda Richardson.

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Movies@Main: RED DUST (August 20)

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A woman on the run gets stranded at a rubber plantation and soon becomes friendly with the owner. Everything’s going well until a man and his beautiful wife arrive on the scene. Precode classic starring Clark Gable, Jean Harlow and Mary Astor. 83 min.  Shown in association with The Nightlight Cinema.  Introduction and discussion afterward.

WHERE: Main Library, Auditorium

WHEN: Thursday, August 20, 6:00 pm

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New films in the area starting this week include:

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. – spy action-comedy based on the classic TV series. Starring Henry Cavill as Napoleon Solo and Armie Hammer as Illya Kuryakin. With Hugh Grant. Most early reviews have been positive, rating 63% on rottentomatoes.com.  The Man From U.N.C.L.E.  (DVD), The Man From U.N.C.L.E.  (blu-ray)

Straight Outta Compton – early buzz has been very good for this true-life drama based on the hip hop group N.W.A. Starring O’Shea Jackson, Corey Hawkins and Paul Giamatti. Currently rates 92% positive reviews.  Straight Outta Compton  (DVD), Straight Outta Compton  (blu-ray)

Horse Money – most critics (92%) liked this Portuguese drama directed by Pedro Costa.

The Vatican Tapes – most critics didn’t like this supernatural horror film starring Kathleen Robertson, Michael Pena, Djimon Hounsou and Dougray Scott. Only rated 15% on Rotten Tomatoes.

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Movies @ Main: THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. – THE SPY IN THE GREEN HAT (August 13)

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Secret agents Napoleon Solo and Illyia Kuryakin are sent to stop THRUSH and a Nazi scientist from destroying Europe and the United States. Starring Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Jack Palance, Janet Leigh and Joan Blondell. 92 min

WHERE: Main Library, Auditorium

WHEN: Thursday, August 13, 6:00 pm

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New films in the area starting this week include:

Fantastic Four – superhero action-adventure starring Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell and Tim Black Nelson.  Most early reviews have been negative.  Fantastic Four  (DVD), Fantastic Four  (blu-ray)

The Gift – early buzz has been very good for this mystery-thriller starring Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall and Joel Edgerton. Currently rates 93% positive reviews on rottentomatoes.com

Shaun the Sheep Movie – animated comedy based on the TV series.  Reviews so far have been excellent, with 100%, based on 51 reviews.  Shaun the Sheep Movie  (DVD), Shaun the Sheep Movie  (blu-ray)

Ricki and the Flash – comedy-drama starring Meryl Streep, Mamie Gummer (Streep’s real-life daughter), Kevin Kline and Rick Springfield.  First reviews have been pretty good (69%).  Ricki and the Flash  (DVD), Ricki and the Flash  (blu-ray)

Irrational Man – Woody Allen’s newest film is a drama starring Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone, Jamie Blackley and Parker Posey.  Critics didn’t care for it, rating only 37%.   Irrational Man  (DVD), Irrational Man  (blu-ray)

Dark Places – most critics didn’t like this thriller starring Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Christina Hendricks and Chloe Grace Moretz.  38% on Rotten Tomatoes.

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Movies @ Main: HOME (August 6)

home-movie-posterA lovable misfit from another planet meets a girl named Tip and they embark on the greatest journey of all time. Animated family adventure starring the voices of Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez and Steve Martin. Rated PG. 94 min

WHERE: Main Library, Auditorium

WHEN: Thursday, August 6, 6:00 pm

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