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Check out these movies from our rotating video collection:

 

12 Years a Slave (2013)
The autobiography of Solomon Northup, a free black man who was abducted from New York state and sold into slavery in the mid-1800s, serves as the basis for this historical drama. Chiwetel Ejiofor stars as Northup, and Brad Pitt plays an abolitionist.

Charlie Countryman (2013)
Led to Romania by haunting visions, young American Charlie Countryman falls hard for an alluring cellist whose father has recently died -- and whose violent past could bring about his own demise. Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood.

Embryo (1976)
In this sci-fi thriller, Rock Hudson plays insular scientist Paul Holliston, who discovers a way to hasten the human growth process, allowing embryos to mature to adulthood in scant days. Holliston gets more than he bargained for, however, when he tests his formula on the fetus of a suicidal teen mother and his experiment turns into a murderous psychopath (portrayed by Barbara Carrera) who'll do anything to stop her rapid aging.

The Bling Ring (2013)
Based on fact, this comic thriller tracks the saga of the Hollywood Hills Burglar Bunch, who used the Web to time their robberies of stars' homes. The teenage band stole millions in cash, jewelry and other items. With Emma Watson, Israel Broussard, Katie Chang.

 

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