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January 20, 2015
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Trivia Question

This 2013 drama is the most recent film titled after its lead character's first name to be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. What is it?

Hot & Recent New Releases

Lucy

Lucy (R)

Not yet at Redbox or Netflix

ACTION/SUSPENSE/CRIME—Woman is transformed into a merciless, evolved warrior.

Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi
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Annabelle

Annabelle (R)

Not yet at Redbox or Netflix

HORROR—The origin story of a cursed doll.

Starring: Annabelle Wallis, Ward Horton, Alfre Woodard
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The Boxtrolls

The Boxtrolls (PG)

Not yet at Redbox or Netflix

COMEDY/FAMILY/ADVENTURE—Foul scavenging monsters are confronted by humans.

Starring: Ben Kingsley (voice), Toni Collette (voice), Elle Fanning (voice)
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The Drop

The Drop (R)

Not yet at Redbox or Netflix

CRIME/DRAMA—Local bartender is involved in a money laundering scheme.

Starring: Tom Hardy, James Gandolfini, Noomi Rapace
Videos  More Info

More Movies Now Available

This Week's Big Game Releases


Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell (360)

Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell (PS3)

Entertainment News

'Boyhood' and 'Birdman' lead this year's Oscar nominations

'Spy' trailer: Is 2015 the year of raunchy women?

The 'Avengers' are all melancholy in new trailer

Monday Mixer: More 'X-Files' in the works?

At the Box Office

  1. American Sniper
  2. The Boy Next Door
  3. Paddington
  4. The Wedding Ringer
  5. Taken 3
  6. The Imitation Game
  7. Strange Magic
  8. Selma
  9. Mortdecai
  10. Into the Woods

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

War Heroes

Coming Soon to Your Local Video Store

NEXT WEEK: Add an R to the title and this is an animated animal movie for kids. (What's the movie? Find out and see all the other upcoming movies.)

Celebrity Birthdays This Week

Answer to Trivia

There have been many great films over the years to be named after the lead character's first name. A smaller set of those have earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture. Rebecca (1940), Shane (1953), Marty (1955), Gigi (1958), Oliver! (1968), Julia (1977), Bugsy (1991), Ray (2004), and Juno (2007) are among the more memorable single name titles.

The last film to qualify for this honor was 2013's Philomena. Judi Dench starred in this drama directed by Stephen Frears.

In this week's new DVD and Blu-ray releases there are two films featuring single name titles. Scarlett Johnsson stars in Lucy, the action hit about a butt-kicking woman with superior abilities. Annabelle is the true story of the cursed doll first seen in 2013's The Conjuring. Both Lucy and Annabelle are now available on DVD and Blu-ray. Watch them today!

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