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May 19, 2015
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Trivia Question

What was the first film to be awarded the Oscar for Best Picture?

Hot & Recent New Releases

American Sniper

American Sniper (R)

Not yet at Redbox or Netflix

DRAMA/ACTION—Sharp-shooting SEAL has trouble adjusting to post-war life.

Starring: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Jake McDorman
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Hot Tub Time Machine 2

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (R/Unrated)

Now Available to Rent

COMEDY/SCIENCE FICTION—The guys get in trouble and use the tub to get back.

Starring: Rob Corddry, Clark Duke, Craig Robinson
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Strange Magic

Strange Magic (PG)

Now Available to Rent

FAMILY/FANTASY/ADVENTURE—Colorful cast of characters battle over a powerful potion.

Starring: Alan Cumming (voice), Evan Rachel Wood (voice), Kristin Chenoweth (voice)
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More Movies Now Available

This Week's Big Game Releases

Witcher: Wild Hunt (PS4)

Witcher: Wild Hunt (XB1)

Entertainment News

Trailer offers first look at Michael Fassbender in 'Steve Jobs'

'Crimson Peak' trailer will spook you

Generations collide in 'The Intern' trailer

Monday Mixer: Al Pacino and Cobie Smulders highlight new indie trailers

'Jem' completely misses the mark in first trailer

At the Box Office

  1. Pitch Perfect 2
  2. Mad Max: Fury Road
  3. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  4. Hot Pursuit
  5. Furious 7
  6. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
  7. The Age of Adaline
  8. Home
  9. Ex Machina
  10. Far from the Madding Crowd

Click to see when any of these will be on DVD or Blu-ray.

Let's all sing!

Coming Soon to Your Local Video Store

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Celebrity Birthdays This Week

Answer to Trivia

War films and the Academy Awards have a long history together. The first Best Picture prize to be handed out in 1929 went to Wings. The William Wellman-directed movie was a silent film about World War I fighter pilots.

Two years later, another war film won film's biggest award. All Quiet on the Western Front took home the Oscar. In the years since, numerous movies using war as a setting have won Best Picture. From Here to Eternity, The Bridge on the River Kwai, Patton, Braveheart, and The Hurt Locker all had war stories to tell.

This year, war film American Sniper was nominated for Best Picture. The Clint Eastwood-directed movie starring Bradley Cooper tells of the true story of Chris Kyle, the deadliest marksman in U.S. military history.

While American Sniper did become the top grossing film of 2014, it lost the Best Picture race to Birdman. American Sniper is now on DVD and Blu-ray so you can watch both films and decide the winner for yourself.


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