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Updated: 16/11/2017 4:08 p.m.

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The Age of Shadows

Set in the late 1920s, the story follows a cat-and-mouse game between a group of resistance fighters who want to destroy key Japanese facilities in Seoul, and the Japanese agents trying to stop them. A talented Korean-born Japanese police officer, who was previously in the independence movement himself, is torn between his duty as an officer and his instinct to support the greater cause.
Rating: R16

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The Mummy

Action and adventure
A new version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy. Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in the current day. Her malevolence has grown over millennia, and with it come terrors that defy human comprehension. From the sands of the Middle East through modern-day London, The Mummy balances wonder, thrills, and imagination.
Rating: M

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Pirates of the Caribbean

Dead men tell no tales

Action and adventure
Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea. His only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas.
Rating: M

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Things to Come

Nathalie teaches philosophy at a high school in Paris. She is passionate about her job and particularly enjoys passing on the pleasure of thinking. Married with two children, she divides her time between her family, former students and her very possessive mother. One day, Nathalie's husband announces he is leaving her for another woman. With freedom thrust upon her, Nathalie must reinvent her life.
Rating: M

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The Salesman

Emad (Shahab Hosseini) and his wife Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti) are actors in an amateur Tehran production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. When their home is devastated by earth works on a nearby building site, they are forced to move into a new apartment, until recently occupied by a mysterious young woman. When a tragic incident occurs in the apartment, their lives are changed in ways they could never have predicted – as Rana draws herself into the shadows, Emad sets out for revenge, opening a rift between the couple that will push their marriage to its limits. Winner of the 2017 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Picture, Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman is a masterfully tense and emotionally complex examination of anger, fear, guilt and revenge.
Rating: M

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Like Crazy

Beatrice is a motor-mouthed fantasist, a self-styled billionaire countess who likes to believe she's on intimate terms with world leaders. Donatella is a tattooed introvert, a fragile young woman locked in her own mystery. The film tells the story of the unpredictable and moving friendship that develops between the two women as they flee a mental institution in search of love and happiness in the open-air nuthouse; the world of sane people.
Rating: M

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It's 1948, and the Cold War has reached Chile. Following the Presidents outlawing of communism, Neruda and his artist wife Delia are forced into hiding. Beloved by the populace, they slip underground and are pursued by incompetent, vainglorious police inspector Oscar Peluchonneau, hoping to make a name for himself by capturing the country's most infamous fugitive. Whilst life on the run holds little charm for the cultured and hedonistic Neruda, he uses the opportunity to reinvent his work and life, leaving clues for his pursuer designed to make their game of cat-and-mouse even more dangerous and thrilling. Thwarting Peluchonneau at every turn, it is almost as if the detective is the man Neruda would have written to chase himself...

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A successful suburbanite commuter Howard Wakefield takes a perverse detour from family life: He vanishes without a trace. Hidden in the attic of his carriage house garage, surviving by scavenging at night, Howard secretly observes the lives of his wife and children and neighbours. Wakefield becomes a fraught meditation on marriage and identity, as Howard slowly realizes that he has not in fact left his family, he has left himself.
Rating: M

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June 1944. Allied Forces stand on the brink: a massive army is secretly assembled on the south coast of Britain, poised to re-take Nazi-occupied Europe. One man stands in their way: Winston Churchill. An impulsive, sometimes bullying personality; fearful, obsessive and hurting. Fearful of repeating, on his disastrous command, the mass slaughter of 1915, when hundreds of thousands of young men were cut down on the beaches of Gallipoli. Obsessed with fulfilling historical greatness: his destiny.
Rating: PG

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The Man Who Knew Infinity

The story of self-taught mathematical genius, Srinivasa Ramanujan - a man many believed could decipher the very fabric of the universe - possible existence itself. Ramanujan was working as a clerk in Madras, India under Sir Francis Spring. Spring helped Ramanujan make his first contact with Cambridge professor, G.H. Hardy who, upon discovering Ramanujan's potential set about bringing him to England. Along with Cambridge Fellow, John Littlewood, Hardy championed and worked with him to bring his genius to light.
Rating: PG

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Fifteen years earlier, Una ran away with an older man, Ray, a crime for which he was arrested and imprisoned. When she comes across a photo of him in a trade magazine, Una tracks him down and turns up at his workplace. Her abrupt arrival threatens to destroy Ray’s new life and derail her stability. Unspoken secrets and buried memories surface as Una and Ray sift through the past.
Rating: R16

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House of Cards

The complete fifth season

In the midst of the presidential election, tensions mount in the White House as Frank (Kevin Spacey) and Claire (Robin Wright) continue to navigate their political careers and redefine their relationships, particularly with each other. Season five of the Emmy Award-winning political drama is marked by violent power plays, new alliances, stunning betrayals and, as always, a desire to win at any cost - and not just from Frank Underwood.
Rating: M

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Wonder Woman

Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny.
Rating: M

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Season 2

With Pablo Escobar on the run following his prison escape, he works to rebuild his empire unleashing a reign of terror unparalleled in both violence and brutality. As the innocent victims of his ugly war begin to rise, so do his enemies as they work to outmaneuver the monster and ensure his downfall.
Rating: R16

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Free State of Jones

Fed up with fighting a war he didn't believe in, Newt Knight launched a legendary uprising of an unlikely band of poor white Southern farmers and runaway slaves; who bravely stood side by side against slavery and wartime injustices to the lower class. Outgunned and outnumbered, Newt united his small army of underdog outlaws deep in the dangerous swamps of Mississippi, giving his gritty unseasoned fighters a tactical advantage in defending their families and their freedom against insurmountable odds.
Rating: R16

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Alone in Berlin

How did an ordinary, middle-aged couple become a symbol of defiance against Nazi brutality? This tale of courage unfolds against the tumultuous backdrop of Berlin in 1940. Otto and Anna Quangel are a working class husband and wife doing their best to ride out the war. Their son is killed fighting on the frontlines. They begin pouring their rage and grief into postcards emblazoned with anti-Nazi slogans, risking everything to disseminate their messages of protest across the city. Based on the novel 'Every Man Dies Alone" by Hans Fallada.
Rating: M

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The complete series two

Versailles, 1672-1678. The Franco-Dutch war wages on, Louis XIV confronts his bitter rival, Guillaume d'Orange. But danger threatens even inside the kingdom, within the court of Versailles itself with the Poison scandal. Between mysticism and obscurity, a dive into the dark side of power, with the king's downward spiral, and his return towards the light.
Rating: R16

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The Crown

The complete first season

The British Empire is in decline, the political world is in disarray, and a young woman takes the throne... a new era is dawning. Queen Elizabeth II is a 25-year-old newlywed faced with the daunting prospect of leading the world's most famous monarchy while forging a relationship with legendary Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill.
Rating: M

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Adult Life Skills

Anna is stuck: she's approaching 30 and having an early-mid life crisis - one that's seen her regressing to a teenager, living like a hermit in her mum's garden shed and wondering why the suffragettes ever bothered. She spends her days making videos using her thumbs as actors, thumbs that bicker about things whether Yogi Bear is moral or existential nihilist. But Anna doesn't show these videos to anyone and no-one knows what they are for. A week before her birthday her Mum serves her an ultimatum, she needs to move out of the shed, get a haircut that doesn't put her gender in question and stop dressing like a homeless teenager.
Rating: M

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Three Wise Cousins

Romantic Comedy
A young New Zealand Samoan man called Adam discovers that Mary only wants to go out  with a 'real island guy'. Keen to impress Mary, Adam heads to Samoa to find his cousins Mose and Tavita  who will give him all the 'wisdom' he needs to become a 'real island guy'. Three Wise Cousins is the hit comedy that has had audiences laughing all across the Pacific.
Rating: PG

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Dark Comedy
Claire is under the grip of a mysterious new cult called Faults. Desperate to be reunited with their daughter, Claire's parents recruit Ansel, one of the world's foremost experts on mind control to kidnap and deprogram her. However, once the process is underway, Ansel realizes he may not be the one in control.
Rating: M

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Decline and Fall

Paul Pennyfeather, a dedicated divinity student set upon a quiet life of contemplation as a priest, is unceremoniously expelled from Oxford University through no fault of his own. This kick starts a series of disastrous events that no-one, least of all Paul, could have anticipated. Without a private fortune to fall back on, Paul is forced to take a position as a teacher at a substandard boarding school in rural Wales. All too quickly it becomes apparent that Paul is not a natural disciplinarian. He finds scant comfort in drinking - to excess - with the other teachers. Things start to look up, however, when Paul meets Margot Beste-Chetwynde, a wealthy widow and a mother to one of the boys at the school. Could it be that the attraction Paul feels for Margot is returned? Could his fortunes be changing. Based on the novel by Evelyn Waugh.
Rating: M

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Grace and Frankie

Season two

After learning their ex-husbands plan to marry one another, lifelong rivals Grace and Frankie have bonded in an uneasy friendship. Grace and Frankie tackle the challenges of family and relationships, while driving each other crazy on a regular basis.
Rating: M

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Rosalie Blum

Thirty-something Vincent Machot is a hairdresser whose life rotates around work, his overbearing mother and a womanising cousin constantly trying to set him up. But one morning Vincent experiences a powerful dj-vu when he meets the gaze of a grocery store clerk, Rosalie Blum. Intrigued by this mysterious woman, he begins a search to uncover the truth behind their connection ... With its themes of fraternity, love and the need for human connection, 'Rosalie Blum' delivers a timely reminder of the best that cinema has to offer.
Rating: M

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The Big Sick

Romantic Comedy
Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's expectations, and his true feelings. Based on the real-life relationship and culture clash between comedian Kumail Nanjiani and his future wife Emily Gordon.
Rating: M

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Your Name

Mitsuha and Taki are two total strangers living completely different lives. But when Mitsuha makes a wish to leave her mountain town for the bustling city of Tokyo, they become connected in a bizarre way. She dreams she is a boy living in Tokyo while Taki dreams he is a girl from a rural town he's never been to. What does their newfound connection mean? And how will it bring them together?
Rating: PG

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EMO the Musical

Romantic Comedy
Emo Ethan was expelled from private school, so he takes his eyeliner, dyed hair and angst to the dilapidated Seymour High. There he meets Trinity, a totally naïve but cute Christian girl who is desperate to convert him to Jesus. But what Ethan really wants is to join the school rock band ‘Worst Day Ever’ and be part of the emo clique. After a killer audition, Ethan is in the band. But he can't stop thinking about Trinity.
Rating: M

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My Cousin Rachel

Passion overtakes reason in this dark and layered romance, based on Daphne du Maurier's classic novel. Believing his mysterious, beautiful cousin Rachel murdered the man who raised him, Philip, a young Englishman, plots revenge against her. But despite evidence that Rachel might be a killer, Philip finds himself falling deeply in love with her.
Rating: PG

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War for the Planet of the Apes

Science Fiction
Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.
Rating: M

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Orphan Black

Series 5

Science Fiction
Orphan Black returns for its final series. Neolution is pushing the boundaries of science beyond what anyone thought possible. But at what cost? The mysterious P T Westmorland is the key to all of it. Seemingly 170 years old, he is on the brink of bringing his project to its sinister conclusion. For Sarah and her sisters, this is the start of a deadly endgame that will have extreme consequences - not just for them, but for the future of the entire human race. Can they finally expose the terrifying secrets at the heart of this corrupt corporation?
Rating: R16

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Season one : The maze

Science fiction
A dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin - exploring a world in which every human appetite, not matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged. Exploring what it means to be human through the eyes of the lifelike AI 'hosts' in the park, the series investigates the boundaries of an exotic world set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past. Meticulously crafted and artfully designed. Westworld offers its guests an unparalleled, immersive world where they have the freedom to become who they've always wanted to be - or who they never knew they were. No rules, no laws, no judgment. Live without limits. But behind the scenes, something is not right.
Rating: R16

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Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2

Volume Two continues the team's adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes' aid as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand.
Rating: M

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Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, young Peter Parker returns home to live with his Aunt May. Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man. He also tries to return to his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just a friendly neighbourhood superhero. Peter must soon put his powers to the test when the evil Vulture emerges to threaten everything that he holds dear.
Rating: M

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A Conspiracy of Faith

Detective Carl Morck has received a bottle that holds an old
and decayed message written in blood. It's a cry for help from two young brothers, tied and bound in a boathouse by the sea. After floating in the ocean for years before turning up, the bottle sat forgotten, unopened, on a police department windowsill, before the seal was cracked and the gruesome message, written in Danish, was analyzed. Could it be real? Who are these boys, and why weren't they reported missing? Based on the third Department Q novel by Jussi Adler-Olsen.
Rating: R16

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Berlin Syndrome

Alone and adrift in Berlin, Clare meets the handsome and charismatic local Andi and there is an instant attraction between them. But what begins as a passionate holiday romance soon takes a sinister turn when Clare wakes up to find herself locked in Andi's apartment. And he has no intention of letting her leave - ever!
Rating: R16

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Baby Driver

Baby, a talented young getaway driver relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams, Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss, he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love, and freedom.
Rating: R13

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London 1814. Taboo follows James Keziah Delaney (Tom Hardy), a man who has been to the ends of the earth and comes back irrevocably changed. Believed to be long dead, he returns home to London from Africa to inherit what is left of his father's shipping empire and rebuild a life for himself. But his father's legacy is a poisoned chalice, and with enemies lurking in every dark corner, James must navigate increasingly complex territories to avoid his own death sentence. Encircled by conspiracy, murder and betrayal, a dark family mystery unfolds in a combustible tale of love and treachery.
Rating: R16

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Animal Kingdom

The complete first season

When his mother dies of a heroin overdose, seventeen-year-old Joshua 'J' Cody moves in with his estranged relatives in a Southern California beach town. Heading up their petty crime dynasty are J's manipulative grandmother, Janine 'Smurf' Cody, whose iron-fisted, velvet-gloved tough love controls her four sons; adopted right-hand man 'Baz'; intense, mentally disturbed Pope; tough, hyperactive Craig; and troubled 'baby,' Deran.
Rating: R16

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The Missing

Season 2

A young British woman stumbles through the streets of her German hometown and collapses. Her name is Alice Webster, and she has been missing for 11 years. Alice’s return sends shockwaves through the small community of Eckhausen, especially when it is revealed that she may hold vital clues to the whereabouts of another missing girl. Told simultaneously over two timeframes, the series follows Alice’s family as they are thrown back into a turmoil that threatens to tear them apart at the seams. French missing persons detective, Julien Baptiste, becomes embroiled in the mystery as he races across Europe to pursue a 12 year-old case that he never let die. Through a gripping puzzle of twists and turns, The Missing Series 2 explores the emotional complexity of what happens when a missing child returns, as well as tracing a thrilling chase for a missing girl who is yet to be found.
Rating: R16



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Pecking Order

Call No: 636.50811 PEC

Poultry Showing
Join members of the Christchurch Poultry, Bantam and Pigeon Club in the lead up to the NZ National Championships, as they battle history and each other in a quest for glory and for the love of their birds. Meet Doug the determined Club President, Rhys the young upstart, Sarah the chicken whisperer, Brian the loveable champion, Ian the exacting judge and much more! Pecking Order is a hilarious, unique, heart-warming slice of Kiwiana which will delight and surprise audiences of all ages.
Rating: PG

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Can I be me

Call No: 782.421 WHI

Six-time Grammy winner Whitney Houston was one of the most successful female recording artists of all time.  This film offers a raw and uncensored look at Whitney Houston, exploring the impact her life and death had on the people around her and the world of music. "Can I be me?" was Houston's favourite expression, one she used so much that her band member sampled it to play at the start of rehearsals.
Rating: M

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Made in America

Call No: 796.332 SIM

An essential examination of the rise and fall of Orenthal James Simpson, and parallels between his incredible story with that of race in America. This critically-acclaimed documentary series reveals how he first became a football star, why America fell in love with him off the field, what happened in the trial for his ex-wife's murder and finally, why he is now sitting in jail for another crime 20 years later.

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Call No: 364.168 RIS

WikiLeaks (Organization)
Filmed over six years, Risk is a character study that collides with a high stakes election year and its controversial aftermath. Cornered in a tiny building for half a decade, Julian Assange is undeterred even as the legal jeopardy he faces threatens to undermine the organisation he leads and fracture the movement he inspired. Capturing this story, director Laura Poitras finds herself caught between the motives and contradictions of Assange and his inner circle.
Rating: M

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Looking for Infinity

El Camino

Call No: 914.611 LOO

Camino de Santiago de Compostela
Looking For Infinity: El Camino explores the epic 500-mile pilgrimage along Spain's 1200 year-old Camino de Santiago, also known as The Way of St James, a journey renowned for its enlightening, spiritually nourishing and physically challenging rewards as well as its arresting beauty. An inspirational and fascinating chronicle of a group of people all at turning points in their lives, Looking For Infinity: El Camino explores the truths and dedication required to seek and find ones own path, to stick to it and derive fulfilment from the journey.
Rating: G



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Atomic Blonde

The crown jewel of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton is equal parts spy craft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.
Rating: R16


Big and Little Kids

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Despicable Me 3

After he is fired from the Anti-Villain League for failing to take down the latest bad guy to threaten humanity, Gru finds himself in the midst of a major identity crisis. But when a mysterious stranger shows up to inform Gru that he has a long-lost twin brother-a brother who desperately wishes to follow in his twin's despicable footsteps-one former super-villain will rediscover just how good it feels to be bad.
Rating: PG

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My Pet Dinosaur

When a young boy named Jake accidentally makes a new friend in an experiment gone wrong a troubled town is plunged into chaos. But with the creature rapidly evolving every day, Jake finds it increasingly difficult to keep his new pet secret. Jake's friends and new girl Abbie realise they are not the only ones interested in this strange, mischievous little dinosaur and soon discover that the only thing more mysterious than what it is, is who is looking for it.
Rating: PG

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A Dog's Purpose

Based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog's Purpose, shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog, who finds meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.
Rating: PG


Big Kids

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A Monster Calls

Young Conor's life takes a turn after his mother becomes ill and he moves in with his unsympathetic grandmother. As an escape, Conor turns to his artwork and conjures up a 40-foot-high monster, who becomes a most unlikely ally by guiding him on a journey of courage, faith and truth that powerfully fuses imagination and reality.
Rating: PG


Little Kids

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Fast & furry

Ozzy, a friendly, peaceful beagle has his idyllic life turned upside down when the Martins leave on a long and distant trip. There's only one problem: no dogs allowed! Unable to bring their beloved Ozzy along for the ride, they settle on the next best thing, a top-of-the-line canine spa called Blue Creek.
Rating: G



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