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Check out these movies from our rotating video collection:

 

Chef (2014)
When chef Carl Casper's plans for opening a restaurant in Los Angeles fail to pan out, he returns home to Miami and debuts a food truck instead. While trying to regain his zest for cookery, Carl also tries to mend his fractured family ties.

Child of God (2014)
First parentless, then homeless, poor Lester Ballard never had much of a chance. Now, as a violent, anti-social adult, he has even less of one. Simultaneously shunned and pursued, Lester retreats to a cave and descends into his own dark fantasies.  Based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy.

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.

The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
Teenager Hazel, who has pushed people away since her cancer diagnosis, reluctantly joins a support group, where she bonds with a boy named Gus. Together, they face the challenge of building a relationship under the shadow of terminal illness.

 

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