Blade Runner 2049
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New to On Demand: Blade Runner 2049

Replicants still exist as of 2049, 30 years since the events of Blade Runner. The world has changed yet is still very similar to the place that existed. The law searches for outdated replicants that have since been replaced by a modified and more docile model. Living in this futuristic world, the ability to distinguish what is real and what is not is an extremely difficult endeavor. Replicants have been created to assist in all functions of life, and they are nearly indistinguishable from their human counterparts. And where there is not a true replicant, there are plenty of holograms […]

Happy Death Day
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VOD Spotlight: Happy Death Day

VOD Spotlight: Happy Death Day As horrifying as murders are, imagine getting murdered multiple times. That is the story for Tree Gelbman (Jessica Rothe) in Happy Death Day as she relives the day of her murder, trying to get to the bottom of who killed her. Bending the passage of time has long fascinated storytellers, and the construct of a time loop proves exceptionally compelling in filmmaking. A plot device in which hours or days are repeated and re-experienced by the characters, this loop offers the protagonist some hope of breaking out of the cycle of repetition. Multiple films across […]

Blade Runner 2049
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On Demand DVD New Releases Jan. 15-21

On Demand DVD New Releases Jan. 15-21 Happy Death Day As horrifying as murders are, imagine getting murdered multiple times. That is the story for Tree Gelbman as she relives the day of her murder, trying to get to the bottom of who killed her. Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine (PG-13, 1:36) 1/16 Blade Runner 2049 (pictured) K, a young blade runner on the LAPD, discovers a long-buried secret that could destroy society as we know it. The discovery sends K on a journey to find former blade runner Rick Deckard, who’s been missing for 30 years. Harrison Ford, […]

It
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New to On Demand: It

Children of all ages have always had mixed feelings about clowns. Some are overjoyed by the fun and smiles that clowns bring, while others find them to be the most frightening characters imaginable. When you meet Pennywise from the film It, based on Stephen King’s eponymous novel, it is easy to understand the fear that runs deep in some. Our collective fears of not only clowns, but also germs, basements and other things are at the heart of It. The town of Derry is a quiet place to be in 1989, but things are about to change for this sleepy […]

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New to On Demand: Marshall

From slavery to the civil rights movement to present-day protests, race relations have always been an issue in the United States. The film Marshall takes a look at one immensely positive figure in the struggle for racial equality and his actions that changed America. That man is Thurgood Marshall (Chadwick Boseman). He won the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case that eliminated segregated schools, and he went on to become the first African-American to serve on the United States Supreme Court. In Marshall, we look at Thurgood’s early days as a lawyer for the NAACP. Marshall traveled around the […]

My Little Pony: The Movie
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On Demand DVD New Releases: Jan. 8-14

On Demand DVD New Releases: Jan. 8-14 IT An evil clown is terrorizing the town of Derry, and it is up to a group of seven kids, struggling with bullying, to rise up and fight back. This terrifying tale of kids going missing is based on the Stephen King novel. Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard (R, 2:15) 1/9 My Little Pony: The Movie A new pony is coming to town who wants the magic of the other ponies. Her intentions are not so sweet and innocent, and all the ponies will need to friend up to save Equestria. Voices […]

Battle of the Sexes
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New to On Demand: Battle of the Sexes

Although I was only a pint-sized version of myself in 1973, I heard about the battle that had the country’s attention and knew the sides being drawn. In the film Battle of the Sexes, the men are pitted against the women as that battle — the memorable tennis match — plays out at the Houston Astrodome. Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was successful on the men’s tennis circuit. Now, over 50 years old, his time on the court is spent hustling the men who challenge him. If there’s money on the line, he wants it and will do anything to get […]

American Made
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VOD Spotlight: American Made

VOD Spotlight: American Made In American Made, which is based on a true story, Barry Seal (Tom Cruise) is a commercial pilot shuttling passengers from city to city in a thoroughly unfulfilling job. When the CIA comes calling, he gets a chance to take his flying skills to another level as he begins working for a number of different government agencies and maybe even a drug cartel in a new life far from that of an average pilot. Doug Limon, who directed the film, says the movie is “a fun lie based on a true story,”  and offers that he […]

Battle of the Sexes
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On Demand DVD New Releases Jan. 1-7

On Demand DVD New Releases Jan. 1-7 American Made Barry Seal is a commercial pilot shuttling passengers from city to city in a thoroughly unfulfilling job. When the CIA comes calling, he gets a chance to take his flying skills to another level as he begins working for a number of different government agencies and maybe even a drug cartel in a new life far from that of an average pilot. Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright (R, 1:55) 1/2 Battle of the Sexes (pictured above) Bobby Riggs is a former No. 1 tennis champion, but his playing days have […]

Flatliners
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On Demand DVD New Releases Dec. 25-31

On Demand DVD New Releases Dec. 25-31 Flatliners (pictured) Five medical students are truly obsessed by what comes after death. Together they work to stop one another’s hearts to trigger firsthand knowledge of what comes after that moment when the beating stops. But can this reckless behavior carry a larger cost? Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev (PG-13, 1:50) 12/26 The Mountain Between Us Ben and Alex are two strangers who find themselves in a struggle for survival after their plane crashes on the side of a remote, snow-covered mountain. As they realize that help may not be coming, they […]