For movies opening August 18, 2017

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The Hitman’s Bodyguard (R for graphic violence and pervasive profanity) Unlikely-buddies comedy about an ace bodyguard (Ryan Reynolds) who grudgingly helps a notorious assassin (Samuel L. Jackson) negotiate a dangerous gauntlet en route to the Hague where he’s set to testify in 24 hours at the International Court of Justice. Co-starring Gary Oldman, Salma Hayek and Elodie Yung.

Adaptation of Bittersweet Best Seller Arrives on Home Video

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It\’s Maddy Whittier\’s (Amandla Stenburg) 18th birthday, but she won\’t be celebrating the occasion at a party or restaurant. In fact, she won\’t be leaving the house or even having friends over anytime soon.

Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds Grudgingly Join Forces in Unlikely-Buddies Comedy

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World-class bodyguard Michael Bryce’s (Ryan Reynolds) services were in great demand when a Japanese tycoon (Tsuwayuki Saotome) was executed on his watch. That botched operation ruined not only his professional reputation but his romantic relationship with Interpol agent Amelia (Elodie Yung). In fact, his career took such a hit that a couple of years later we find him homeless and reduced to chauffeuring clients around in a beat-up jalopy for a fraction of his former fee.

Franchise Reboot Revolves around Road Trip from Hell

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According to Murphy\’s Law, \

Mother-Daughter Vacation Nightmare Comedy Comes to Home Video

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Emily Middleton (Amy Schumer) is just having one of those days. First, she\’s fired from her sales job in a boutique for irresponsibly ignoring customers in order to try on outfits for herself. Second, her boyfriend (Randall Park) callously dumps her on the eve of their planned romantic getaway to Ecuador, stating, \

Top Ten DVD List for August 15, 2017

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Everything, Everything [Bubble Girl Courted by Boy Next-Door] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B072M35Y2C/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Bluebeard [South Korean Suspense Thriller] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B073LP58BN/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Murdoch Mysteries: Season 10 [Police Drama Set in Toronto in the Gay Nineties] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01MRCFXUQ/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20

9th Episode in the Sci-Fi Series Certain to Scare the Living Daylights Out of You

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Alien: Covenant is the 9th episode in the enduring, sci-fi franchise launched back in 1979, provided you count the trio of Alien vs. Predator spinoffs. This installment is a sequel to Prometheus (2012) which devoted fans know was a prequel to the original. Covenant was directed by the legendary Ridley Scott who also made the first and the previous picture in the series.

Mamoudou’s Breakthrough Role!

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Mamoudou Athie is set to play opposite Brie Larson in her directorial debut, Unicorn Store. He also can be seen in the recurring role of Grandmaster Flash in “The Get Down,” a Netflix series created by Baz Luhrmann.

Demonic Doll Haunts Yet Another House in Prequel to “The Conjuring” Franchise

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Annabelle: Creation is the fourth film in a horror franchise that previously featured The Conjuring 1 and 2 as well as Annabelle. Because this prequel is set in 1952, well before the events which transpired in the others, one need not be familiar with those pictures to thoroughly enjoy this one, provided you like having the bejesus scared out of you.

Evocative Anime Chronicles WWII from Hiroshima Native\’s Point-of-View

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On August 6, 1945, President Truman took to the radio to announce that \