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New to On Demand and DVD: Avengers: Endgame

The devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War have set the table for the Avengers to do whatever it takes to rectify things and bring the universe back from the brink of collapse. Can they do it with the current crop of Avengers, or is it too late for all of us? Avengers: Endgame is here to answer the question. It’s been five years since the events at the end of Infinity War, and those who remain are still searching for answers. Life has progressed. Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) has a daughter, while others are having a much more difficult […]

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New to On Demand and DVD: Tolkien

The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings built the detailed fantasy world of Middle-earth and are still revered for their depth and complexity to this day. Both tales came from the mind of J.R.R. Tolkien, and the background of Tolkien’s life is the subject of the film with the simple title Tolkien. Tolkien (Nicholas Hoult) did many things you would expect of a young boy, and others you wouldn’t. He and his friends Rob, Geoffrey and Christopher formed a secret society to share experiences and observations on life. Tolkien had a love of language like no other, and that […]

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New To On Demand And DVD: Long Shot

Political campaigns have been at the center of so many different films over the years. In the film Long Shot, the campaign trail takes a romantic turn for a single candidate for the highest office in the land. Our newest candidate for the presidency is Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron). She’s an accomplished secretary of state, and her boss is not running again because he aspires to go back and make movies. Yes, President Chambers (Bob Odenkirk) is more interested in his brand than being a two-term president. As Charlotte hits the campaign trail, she has one area that needs some […]

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New to On Demand and DVD: Breakthrough

In an instant, lives can change. In an instant, faith is tested. It is how we respond to the changes, to the tests placed in front of us, that defines who we become. In the movie Breakthrough, based on a true story, a family will have their faith tested. John Smith (Marcel Ruiz) is a normal, average 14-year-old boy. He’s worried about girls and basketball and has only a passing interest in his schoolwork and his mom. As a baby, he was adopted by Brian (Josh Lucas) and Joyce Smith (Chrissy Metz) in Guatemala. John has always struggled with the […]

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New to On Demand and DVD: Little

Being in charge changes people, money changes people, and those changes are not always for the better. Such is the case in the film Little. Jordan Sanders (Regina Hall) is in charge. As the owner and founder of Jordan Sanders International (JSI), she has taken control of everything in her life. She has the perfect apartment, uses the money she has come into to get everything she wants and has an assistant, April Williams (Issa Rae), whom she derides every chance she gets. On a fateful day at the office, a young girl curses Jordan by transforming her into a […]

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New To On Demand And DVD: The Best of Enemies

New To On Demand And DVD: The Best of Enemies We fear what we do not know. Insulated in our own circle of friends, when we do not reach out to those who believe differently or simply appear different to us, we develop many unwarranted opinions. That was the case in 1971 Durham, N.C., as described in the film The Best of Enemies. Ann Atwater (Taraji P. Henson) is a well-known civil rights activist fighting for the members of the African-American community in Durham. The city council and all its members are well aware of Ann’s tactics and realize that […]

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New to On Demand and DVD: Dumbo

I like to believe that anything is possible in life. The next magical moment may be waiting for me around the corner, producing equal parts hope and wonder amid life’s day-to-day issues. And after seeing the film Dumbo from Disney and director Tim Burton, I’m happy to say I know anything is possible. In 1919 the circus was the place to be. Traveling from city to city, it brought all of the excitement and magic of show business to the smallest towns across America. The Medici Bros. Circus is headed by none other than Max Medici (Danny DeVito). As Holt […]

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New to On Demand and DVD: US

Individuality. Each of us is born with slightly different characteristics than our neighbor. The things that make each of us different also help to define the person we become. Imagine, however, looking across the yard and witnessing versions of yourself looking back at you. But those versions, although similar, behave nothing like you. In the film Us, we’ll find out who or what those bodies are and what they are doing. Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong’o) has a history with the boardwalk and the beach in Santa Cruz. As a child, Adelaide got lost in a house of mirrors. As she […]

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New to On Demand and DVD: Captive State

Through the years we have seen a variety of alien invasion films. We have witnessed many of the fights for survival and vicariously fended off the attackers. In the film Captive State, we focus on the aftermath of an invasion as a powerful alien race known as the Legislators are trying to unite the population they have controlled for years. In this future Chicago, citizens work endlessly for the Legislators. The rarely seen creatures who run this city are both revered and vilified by the residents. Some are excited for the Unity Rally that promises to fill Soldier Field and […]

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New to On Demand and DVD: Captain Marvel

Origin stories: As the Marvel Cinematic Universe has evolved over the years, we’ve witnessed the birth of Iron Man, Captain America and Thor, among other amazing superheroes. Our latest origin story features another powerful hero, Captain Marvel. Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) has a history as a pilot for the Air Force, but she only understands some of her past — her memories are lost. As she is caught in the middle of a war between two alien factions — the Kree and the Skrulls — Vers (as Carol is known within the Kree) is tormented by memories and tries to […]