Weekly Update from The Video Store
January 15, 2019
A.X.L. – A.X.L. is a top-secret, robotic dog who develops a special friendship with Miles and will go to any length to protect his new companion. ACTION (PG) 98m
What They Had – Bridget returns home to Chicago at her brother's urging to deal with her ailing mother and her father's reluctance to let go of their life together. Starring Hilary Swank. DRAMA (R) 101m
Hell Fest – A masked serial killer turns a horror themed amusement park into his own personal playground, terrorizing a group of friends while the rest of the patrons believe that it is all part of the show. HORROR (R) 89m
Mid 90s – A thirteen-year-old in 90s-era LA spends his summer navigating between his troubled home life and a group of new friends from the skate shop. COMEDY (R) 85m
The Oath – Set in a politically divided America, citizens need to take an annual loyalty oath and a man struggles to make it through the Thanksgiving holiday without destroying his family. Starring Tiffany Haddish. COMEDY (R) 93m
Dark Was the Night – In the aftermath of his father's brutal murder, a teenage son seeks vengeance, but his mother intervenes just before a second tragedy occurs. DRAMA (NR) 80m
Old Man & The Gun – Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker and his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists. Starring Robert Redford & Casey Affleck. DRAMA (PG13) 93m
Halloween (2018) – Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis. HORROR (R) 106m
Goosebumps 2 – Two young friends find a magic book that brings a ventriloquist's dummy to life. ACTION (PG) 90m
Speed Kills – A speedboat racing champion and multi-millionaire whose secret life as a drug trafficker lands him in a deadly crossfire between the DEA and the Mob. Starring John Travolta. ACTION (R) 101m
After Darkness – As the sun burns out, an American family gathers at the end of the world, their hopes for rescue slowly crumbling as they also confront long lasting divides amongst each other. Starring Kyra Sedgwick. THRILLER (R) 95m
The Basement – Craig is abducted and wakes up in a basement. His captor, Bill, a twisted serial killer. As Bill tortures Craig, he cycles through a number of personas, all while Craig tries to find a way into Bill's pathology in order to save himself. HORROR (NR)
Intensive Care – Three low-life criminals attempt to rob an elderly dying woman's home, but her live-in nurse turns out to be much more trouble than they bargained for. ACTION (NR) 90m
The Hate U Give – Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right. DRAMA (PG13) 133m
First Man – A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969. Starring Ryan Gosling. DRAMA (PG13) 141m
Johnny English Strikes Again – After a cyber-attack reveals the identity of all of the active undercover agents in Britain, Johnny English is forced to come out of retirement to find the mastermind hacker. ACTION (PG) 88m
Henri – Henri, a peaceful man with special skills, becomes entangled in the affairs of the Chesney family. When his girlfriend is targeted, Henri takes the law into his own hands and delivers his own justice to the Chesney family. ACTION (NR) 90m
American Renegades – A team of Navy SEALS on assignment in war-torn Europe discover a treasure of gold at the bottom of a lake, rumored to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars. In an effort to help the locals, they go rogue and engineer a heist to retrieve the gold and return it to its rightful owners without being detected by the enemy. Starring J.K. Simmons. ACTION (PG13)
The Wife – A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. Starring Glenn Close. DRAMA (R)
Blood Brother – An ex-con who took the fall for a crime he committed with his childhood friends is intent on revenge, but one former friend, now a cop, is out to stop him. THRILLER (R) 90m
Boy Erased – The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents. Starring Nicole Kidman. DRAMA (R) 114m
Indivisible – The extraordinary true story of Army Chaplain Darren Turner and his wife Heather. When war etches battle scars on their hearts, they face one more battle: the fight to save their marriage. DRAMA (PG13) 119m
Hunter Killer – An untested American submarine captain teams with U.S. Navy Seals to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by a rogue general. Starring Gerard Butler & Gary Oldman. ACTION (R) 122m
Benchwarmers 2 – When struggling ex-Major League player-turned lawyer, Ben McGrath ruins his chances of stardom, he goes to law school and gets a job. He finds himself working with Annie, a gung-ho clerk, against his old firm in a zoning case that could destroy the town. Overtime, he learns to work with his co-workers on and off the softball field. Starring Chris Klein & Jon Lovitz. COMEDY (NR)
The Yeti Adventures – Two young explorers set off on an exciting mission in the heart of the Himalayas to find the legendary Yeti beast. FAMILY (NR) 85m
Who is the editor of the Daily Bugle in the 'Spider-Man' universe?
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Answer to TriviaPeter Parker, the alter-ego of Spider-Man, earns money by freelancing as a photographer for the Daily Bugle. Somehow, Peter is the only one who can get reliable pictures of the elusive Spider-Man.
HIs boss at the Daily Bugle is J. Jonah Jameson who debuted in The Amazing Spider-Man #1 in March 1963. The gruff editor is said to have been modeled after Stan Lee himself and has been played on the big screen by J.K. Simmons and most recently Lee himself lent his voice to the character in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
This week Spider-Man's complicated adversary Venom is new on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD. J. Jonah Jameson's son plays an astronaut in an early scene.
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