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Check out these movies from our rotating video collection:


Boyhood (2014)
After divorcing, a mother and father continue to share the task of guiding their young son through youth and adolescence, and finally to adulthood. As the years roll by, the relationships among the three characters continue to evolve as well.  Shot with the same actors over a period of 12 years.  Directed by Richard Linklater.

Contagion (2011)
Director Steven Soderbergh steers an array of stars through this big-screen disaster thriller about a global team of doctors tasked with tamping down a deadly outbreak of infectious disease before it annihilates mankind.

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
When Mr. Fox's nightly raids on three nearby farms raise the ire of the selfish farmers, he must outwit the men's increasingly outrageous plans to catch him in this animated adaptation of the Roald Dahl book. As the farmers' schemes take a toll on his hungry family, Mr. Fox must find a new way to get his paws on the bounty. Wes Anderson directs, and George Clooney and Bill Murray lend their voice-over talents in this Oscar nominee.

Godzilla (2014)
Godzilla rises from the sea once more in this remake of the original Japanese monster saga, which was first unleashed on the world in 1954. In this version the fire-spewing giant sides with humanity to battle against equally terrifying beasts.

Maleficent (2014)
Turning the classic fairy tale "Sleeping Beauty" on its head, this fantasy drama retells the story from the point of view of evil godmother Maleficent. While defending her homeland from invaders, the young Maleficent is dealt a cruel blow by fate.

Neighbors (2014)
New parents Mac and Kelly Radner love their neighborhood -- until a rowdy fraternity moves next door and changes the block into party central. As Mac tries to restore a baby-friendly environment, an epic battle ensues.

Pride (2014)
In an unlikely alliance, striking British mineworkers draw support from a coalition of gay and lesbian activists who solicit donations to help tide over the miners' families during the 1984 standoff with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's government.

Touch of Evil (1958)
Narcotics detective Mike Vargas (Charlton Heston) sees his honeymoon cut short when a car crossing the U.S.-Mexico border explodes before his eyes. Vargas forsakes his bride (Janet Leigh) to mount an investigation, but soon locks horns with corpulent Sheriff Hank Quinlan (Orson Welles). The shady cop isn't above planting evidence -- or colluding with the local crime lord -- to keep Vargas from discovering the ugly truth.

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