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for August 31 DVDs
  • THE POSSESSION

    A spooker about a child being taken over by an evil spirit

  • LAWLESS

    Shia LaBoeuf in a thriller

  • FLYING SWORDS OF DRAGON GATE

    Animated IMAX adventure.

 
  • 1. BATTLESHIP:

    Big budget, lots of special effects, aliens invading the earth, and a strong cast … all of that gets us … a box office bomb! This was the second consecutive movie starring BC native Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights) that lost money on a large scale (the first was John Carter), but for what it is, the movie is a great ride. It’s a sci-fi action-adventure thriller in which bad-boy Naval officer John Hopper becomes one of the few who has an idea as to how to fight the huge invading star ships that now inhabit the waters off of Pearl Harbor. Lots of action, battleships, submarines, aircraft, and a hint of romance too. Liam Neeson also stars. Rated 14A.

  • 2. THE LUCKY ONE:

    Based on the best-selling novel by Nicolas Sparks (The Notebook), this is a love story that doesn’t elicit quite as many tears as other similar work from Sparks. Zac Efron is Logan, a recently-returned US Marine, who feels his life was saved by a photograph. It was Afghanistan, mortar shells were falling all around his unit, he saw a photograph of a woman in a bomb craters, got up to retrieve it just when a shell exploded right where he had been standing. He attributes the photo of the unknown woman to being a life saver, and back home, he goes looking for her ... a single mom with a mean ex-husband. Taylor Shilling plays the love interest, Blythe Danner plays her mother. Rated 14A. 

  • 3. THE PIRATES: BAND OF MISFITS:

    Great for kids, these claymation pirates come to us from the same producers that brought us Wallace and Gromit. It’s all about the pursuit to win the Pirate-of-the-Year award, and features the voices of Hugh Grant and Selma Hayak. Rated PG.

  • BATTLESHIP:

    I liked this lotta-stuff-blows-up action film … hard to believe it’s based on the Milton-Bradley game of the same name that has been around since 1931. Milton-Bradley also produced the film.

RUN SILENT, RUN DEEP (1958):

Excellent WW II submarine movie with Clark Gable and Burt Lancaster, but interestingly enough, this is Don Rickles movie debut.

  • THE APPARITION

    Excellent spooker about a couple haunted by a frightening presence

  • PREMIUM RUSH

    Super chase move as a bike courier is marked for death

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