PG . 1 hour 15 minutes. Magnolia/ShortsTV. Digital.
For the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, Feb . . .
Directed by Anders Walter. Belgium. 2017. 13+. 1 hour 46 minutes. RLJ Entertainment. Digital.
Based on the popular graphic novel, I Kill Giants tells the tale of Barbara, a young independent teen obsessed with Dungeons & Dragons and former Phillies pitcher Harry Coveleski. Misunderstood and outcast at school, Barbara soon finds herself reluctantly thrust into the role of hero when evil giants threaten to destroy her town. Now, Barbara must defend her home front – and face her worst fears . . .
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Japan. 1989. 5+. 1 hour 43 minutes. GKids. Digital.
In director Hayao Miyazaki’s anime classic, 13-year-old Kiki moves to a seaside town with her talking cat to spend a year alone, in accordance with her village’s tradition for witches in training. After learning to control her broomstick, Kiki sets up a flying courier service and soon becomes a fixture in the community. But when the insecure young witch begins questioning herself and loses her magic . . .
US. 6+. Warner. blu ray.
Bugs, Daffy, Porky, Foghorn Leghorn, Wil E. Coyote, The Road Runner, Sylvester, Tweetie, and others from the Looney Tunes crew are back in this collection of some of their best and most beloved cartoons from the Warner Bros. vault, including What’s Opera, Doc?, Rabbit of Seville, Duck Amuck, Scarlett Pumpernickel, Robin Hood Daffy, Tweetie Pie, Beep, Beep, and Lovelorn Leghorn!
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Directed by Tomm Moore. France. 2009. G. 1 hour 15 minutes. GKids. Digital.
Young Brendan lives in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids. But a new life of adventure beckons when a celebrated master illuminator arrives from foreign lands carrying an ancient but unfinished book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers. To help complete the magical book, Brendan has to overcome his deepest fears on a dangerous quest that takes him into the enchanted forest where mythical creatures hide. It . . .
Directed by Leslie Martinson. US. 1966. NR. 1 hour 45 minutes. Fox. Digital.
Holy Favorite Films, Colonial Fans! The beloved big screen adaptation of the 1960’s Batman television series is here to save you from the dreary days of winter! When the United Underworld, the unholy union of Catwoman (Lee Meriwether), The Joker (Cesar Romero), The Riddler (Frank Gorshin), and The Penguin (Burgess Meredith), threaten to destroy the world with their dehydration ray, it’s up to dynamic duo of Batman (Adam . . .
Directed by Steve Barron. US. 1990. PG. 1 hour 33 minutes. Warner. Blu-Ray.
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In New York, mysterious radioactive ooze has mutated four sewer turtles into talking, upright-walking, crime-fighting ninjas. The intrepid heroes, Michelangelo, Donatello, Raphael and Leonardo, are trained in the Ninjutsu arts by their rat sensei, Splinter. When a villainous rogue ninja, who is a former pupil of Splinter, arrives and spreads lawlessness throughout the city, it’s up to the plucky turtles to stop him . . .
Directed by Colin McIvor. UK. 2017. Age 10+. 1 hour 37 minutes. Samuel Goldwyn. blu ray.
Loosely based on a true story, 12 year old Tom (Art Parkinson) and his misfit friends fight to save Buster the baby elephant during the air raids on Belfast in 1941. This engaging, heartfelt period drama depicts a little-known story about the extraordinary way an elephant in an Irish zoo was saved during World War II. Read about the true story here . . .
Directed by Jay Russell. US. 2000. Age 9+. 1 hour 35 minutes. Warner. blu ray.
Set in Mississippi in the late 40s, shy young Willie Morris (Frankie Muniz) lives with his parents (Diane Lane and Kevin Bacon), and when his only friend goes off to war, he’s left alone. His father, who lost a leg fighting in the Spanish Civil War, is withdrawn, so his mother buys him a dog and his life is transformed, not only is the dog his best friend but . . .
Directed by Otto Bell. Mongolia. 2016. 8+. 1 hour 27 minutes. Sony Pictures Classics. Digital.
The Eagle Huntress follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter, and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries . . .
Directed by Victor Fleming. US. 1939. 6+. 1 hour 41 minutes. Warner. Digital.
Winner of two Academy Awards, The Wizard of Oz is an American classic. Starring Judy Garland, Bert Lahr, Ray Bolger and Jack Haley. A perfect score by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg, highly imaginative sets and brilliant characterizations make this adaptation of the Frank Baum story a musical fantasy of the highest caliber. Audiences of all ages have been enchanted with The Wizard of Oz since it’s first . . .