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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.

Beetlejuice (1988)
A young couple who drowned return to their house as poltergeists but must enlist the help of a goofy ghost to put a scare in the rude new owners. Unfortunately, he's got a diabolical agenda of his own.

Crash (2005)
In post-Sept. 11 Los Angeles, tensions erupt when the lives of a Brentwood housewife, her district attorney husband, a Persian shopkeeper, two cops, a pair of carjackers and a Korean couple converge during a 36-hour period. Winner of the 2006 Academy Award for Best Picture. Stars Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, and Matt Dillon.

The Craft (1996)
Robin Tunney stars in this supernatural thriller as Sarah Bailey, a Catholic school newcomer who falls in with a clique of teen witches who wield their powers against all who dare to cross them -- be they teachers, rivals or meddlesome parents.

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Between the world wars, Gustave H, the concierge at a prestigious European hotel, takes a bellboy named Zero as a trusted protege. Meanwhile, the upscale guests are involved in an art theft and a dispute over a vast family fortune. Directed by Wes Anderson, with a star-studded cast (Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Jason Schwartzman, Jude Law, Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel, Bill Murray, and Owen Wilson).

The Heat (2013)
In this action-comedy, Sandra Bullock heads the cast as by-the-book FBI agent Sarah Ashburn, who forms an unlikely alliance with unconventional street cop Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy) to take down a Russian gangster.

The Lego Movie (2014)
After being mistaken for the LEGO Master Builder, ordinary mini-guy Emmet is swept up in an urgent quest to thwart the evil plans of Lord Business. Emmet's adventures include daunting challenges and hilarious missteps in this computer-animated epic.

 

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