Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor, father and husband, who at 35 is still trying to find his identity; a purpose for his life. He winds up trying to home school his two children when his father can no longer afford to pay for private education and the only available public school is on its last legs. Through teaching them about life his way, Aidan gradually discovers some of the parts of himself he couldn't find.
Two kidnappers (John Hawkes and Yasiin Bey) help a woman (Jennifer Aniston) take revenge on her wealthy, real estate developer husband after he refuses to pay her ransom in this adaptation of the Elmore Leonard book, Switch. Daniel Schechter directs from his own adapted script. The story features two of the same characters from the book that Elmore Leonard was based on. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
In this fast-paced, outrageously funny, all-star romp, socially awkward high schooler Rick Stevens (Nat Wolff) is willing to do whatever it takes to win the heart of the girl of his dreams … and he does mean anything. But love’s a bitch! Particularly when your sights are set on the most beautiful and popular girl at school (teen queen and pop superstar Selena Gomez).
A cop and a priest team up on a case of demonic possession in this Screen Gems horror film based on actual cases investigated by retired NYPD police officer-turned-demonologist Ralph Sarchie. When a frightening wave of violence sweeps through New York City, troubled cop Sarchie (Eric Bana) fails to find a rational explanation for the bizarre crimes. His eyes are opened to a frightening alternate reality, however, when renegade Jesuit priest Mendoza (Édgar Ramírez) convinces him that demonic possession may be to blame for the gruesome murders. Together, this unlikely duo wage a valiant supernatural struggle to rid the city of an otherworldly evil. But the closer they get to the source of this malevolent scourge, the more immediate the danger becomes to Sarchie, his pregnant wife Jen (Olivia Munn), and their young daughter Christina (Lulu Wilson). ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
A married couple embark on a mad dash to recover their sex tape after it goes viral in this Sony Pictures comedy from director Jake Kasdan (Jake Kasdan, Jake Kasdan). Their once-scorching sex lives doused by a decade of marriage and two kids, Jay (Jason Segel) and Annie (Cameron Diaz) were only trying to recapture a little of that pre-marriage passion when they decided to fire up the video camera, and try every position in The Joy of Sex. Later, they are terrified by the realization that their intimate video has been uploaded to the cloud, and synched to the iPads they gave their family and friends for Christmas. Now, in order to save their reputations and avoid some serious embarrassment, Jay and Annie race around town on a madcap mission to collect each iPad. Unfortunately for them, the cloud works in mysterious ways. Rob Corddry, Ellie Kemper, and Rob Lowe co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
A group of young friends come to the aid of a mysterious visitor from a distant planet in this kid-friendly sci-fi adventure in the tradition of and . Shortly after a massive construction project begins driving out the residents of their serene Nevada neighborhood, best friends Tuck (Astro), Munch (Reese Hartwig), and Alex (Teo Halm) notice that their mobile phones are being flooded with a series of enigmatic, encoded messages. Determined to discover the source of the code as their families, too, pack up and prepare to go their separate ways, the trio venture out into the desert and find a diminutive alien they nickname "Echo," who needs their help to get back to his ship. Although their quest is complicated by a group of sinister construction workers on a mission to reach the ailing extraterrestrial first, Tuck, Munch, and Alex soon receive some unexpected help from their classmate Emma (Ella Linnea Wahlestedt). Together with Emma, these three friends might just have a shot at getting Echo back to the stars before he's captured and imprisoned by the shadowy figures who are closing in fast. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
A vengeful father comes to the aid of a mother, her teenage daughter, and a defenseless young couple on the one night of the year that all crime, including murder, is legal in this self-contained sequel from co-producer Jason Blum and original Jason Blum writer/director James DeMonaco. As the countdown to the Purge starts ticking, struggling waitress Eva (Carmen Ejogo) risks her safety by staying late at work to ask her boss for a raise. Later, as she returns home to her elderly father (John Beasley) and daughter Cali (Zoë Soul), bickering couple Shane (Zach Gilford) and Liz (Kiele Sanchez) attempt to make their way out of the city following a frightening run-in with a gang of masked, machete-wielding thugs. While these five people are eager to seek sanctuary from the impending wave of violence about to flood the streets, a lone stranger (Frank Grillo) intent on seeking vengeance for the wrongful death of his son plans to draw blood from the man responsible. Armed to the teeth as he cruises the city in a modified muscle car, he gets sidetracked from his mission when he sees Eva and Cali fighting for their lives against a small army of black-clad soldiers. Against his better judgment, he rescues the pair, only realizing later that Shane and Liz also jumped into his backseat in order to escape a gang that disabled their car and were hunting them through the streets. When the stranger's car is similarly damaged beyond the point of repair, this unlikely group must stick together in order to survive the night. But little do they realize that their nightmare has only just begun. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
THE FLUFFY MOVIE captures worldwide comic phenomenon Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias in never-before-seen footage from his sold-out "Unity Through Laughter" tour. Spanning over 23 countries, and more than 400 cities, this is the summer’s must-see big screen comedy event.
A reformed teenage gangster rescues his popular high school classmate from a fiery car wreck, and helps to restore her faith in God while contending with some former partners in crime. Brendan King (Crawford Wilson) was on the fast-track to prison when he was arrested in a federal raid at age 15. Years later, he's devoted his life to god, moved in with a foster family, and reenrolled in high school. One day, while returning home from a meeting with his Christian teen group the Seekers, Brendan happens across the scene of a devastating car accident, and sees student-council president Natalie Jenkins (Kayla Compton) trapped in the wreckage. The flames inching closer, he rushes in and sweeps her away to safety. Later, when police discover drugs in Natalie's car, she's sentenced to perform community service with the Seekers while Brendan is being hailed as a local hero. At first all Natalie wants is to get the job done and get back to her life, but the more time she spends with the Seekers, the more she begins to realize just how far she has drifted from God. With Brendan's support, Natalie confesses the secret that eroded her faith. Later, when the thugs Brendan used to run with threaten Natalie and his foster family in a bid to make him reveal the location of a drug stash hidden by their leader before he was killed, a conflict arises that could destroy the new life he's struggled so hard to build.- ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Jeff Baena's Life After Beth stars Dane DeHaan as a young man deeply in love with his girlfriend Beth (Aubrey Plaza). However, Beth dies unexpectedly. Even more unexpectedly, she returns as a zombie, and soon the two are inseparable once again. Over time, though, he realizes that the new version of Beth isn't the same as the woman he fell in love with. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
The strange story that makes up the unusual documentary The Missing Piece begins in 1976, when Trivial Pursuit champion Joe Medeiros turned up a shocking piece of information that had theretofore escaped his attention. He learned that in 1911, an Italian housepainter named Vincenzo Peruggia grew convinced that Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa needed to be pilfered from the Louvre in Paris and returned to its "rightful owners," the Italians. Astonishingly, Peruggia then succeeded at lifting the painting from the museum, and held it in his Parisian one-room apartment for well over two years. He was never caught -- until he attempted to return the painting to Florence via an Italian art dealer -- which drew the attention of the authorities and led to Peruggia's apprehension. This documentary chronicles Medeiros' own 34-year quest to piece together the details surrounding the theft. As such, it includes an interview with the thief's 84-year-old daughter, Celestina Peruggia, whom Medeiros approaches in an effort to ascertain the reasons for Vincenzo's radical act. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi
When the Fukushima nuclear power plant failed, causing a massive leak of radiation, the citizens of the nearby town of Futaba were forced to relocate and begin their lives anew. Director Atsushi Funahashi's documentary Nuclear Nation follows those people as they deal with the destruction of their former city, which was built with pride about the power plant that caused its very demise, in a way that confronts the human cost of mistakes in the realm of nuclear power. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
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