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Tuesday, July 2 -- Monday, July 8

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  • The Best of Enemies

    photo for The Best of Enemies Based on a true story, the drama centers on the unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater (Taraji P. Henson), an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis (Sam Rockwell), a local Ku Klux Klan leader who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit, battling over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina during the racially-charged summer of 1971. The incredible events that unfolded would change Durham and the lives of Atwater and Ellis forever. Vitals: Director: Robin Bissell. Stars: Sam Rockwell, Taraji P. Henson, Wes Bentley, Anne Heche, John Gallagher Jr., Bruce McGill. 2019, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 133 min., Drama, Box office gross: $10.205 million, Universal. Extras: "Make a Connection" featurette, "Ann Atwater" featurette, "An Unlikely Friendship" featurette, trailer. 2 stars


    This Week's Digital Releases

    July 2:

    Breakthrough: When her 14-year-old son drowns in a lake, a faithful mother prays for him to come back from the brink of death and be healed. (DVD, Blu-ray release: July 16)

    Crown and Anchor:A raw look at the effects of childhood trauma through the eyes of two estranged cousins. (DVD release: Day & date)

    Dead Trigger: Dolph Lundgren leads a battle against a horde of bloodthirsty zombies in this film based on the popular first-person shooter game of the same name. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

    Escape Plan: The Extractors: Sylvester Stallone returns to the screen as Ray Breslin, heading up a hard-hitting team that has to break into an impenetrable Latvian prison in order to rescue Breslin’s girlfriend (Jaime King) and a tech mogul’s daughter. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

    The Public: An act of civil disobedience turns into a standoff with police when homeless people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter from the bitter cold. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

    Shazam!: We all have a superhero inside of us -- it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In 14-year-old Billy Batson's case, all he needs to do is shout out one word to transform into the adult superhero Shazam. Still a kid at heart, Shazam revels in the new version of himself by doing what any other teen would do -- have fun while testing out his newfound powers. But he'll need to master them quickly before the evil Dr. Thaddeus Sivana can get his hands on Shazam's magical abilities. (DVD, Blu-ray release: July 16)

    July 5:

    My Days of Mercy: After a female activist protesting the death penalty befriends a woman with opposing views, they begin a passionate relationship that tests their beliefs and their values. Ellen Page and Kate Mara, who are friends in real life and producers on the film, sought out this project to act together in. (Digital only) Moved from April 5

    Silent Panic: A simple camping trip changes everything for three friends when they find a dead body in the trunk of their car, but cannot agree on whether or not to tell the police. (VOD only)

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    All DVD Releases

    photo for The Best of Enemies The Best of Enemies (2019) Sam Rockwell, Taraji P. Henson, Wes Bentley, Anne Heche, John Gallagher Jr., Bruce McGill. Civil rights activist Ann Atwater (Henson) faces off against C.P. Ellis (Rockwell), Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan, in 1971 Durham, North Carolina over the issue of school integration. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Make a Connection" featurette, "Ann Atwater" featurette, "An Unlikely Friendship" featurette, trailer. (Universal).

    Crown and Anchor (2018) Michael Rowe, Matt Wells. Follows James Downey, who is living a disciplined and straight edge lifestyle as a result of growing up with an abusive alcoholic father. His estranged cousin Danny is drowning his own trauma with drugs and booze. When their lives are forced to intersect once more, they each begin to unravel as the past returns with violent and tragic consequences.Formats: DVD, Digital. (Uncork'd Entertainment).

    photo for Deadsight Deadsight (2018) Liv Collin, Adam Seybold. Mara Madigan (Collins) is a pregnant police officer about to go on maternity leave. But on her last day on the job, she wakes up to a world ravaged by a nightmarish and bloody plague of the living dead. Amidst the chaos and violence, she finds Ben Neilson (Seybold), a man who is virtually blind, helpless, and has a mystery shrouding his past. Somehow these two must put their heads together and find a way to safety to escape this living hell. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (RLJE Films).

    Dead Trigger (2017) Dolph Lundgren, Autumn Reeser, Romeo Miller, Isaiah Washington. After a mysterious virus kills billions and creates scores of zombies, the government develops a video game – Dead Trigger – that simulates the outbreak, then recruits the game’s best zombie killers to combat the real-life horde. Led by Captain Kyle Walker (Lundgren) to Terminal City, the virus’s point of origin, the players’ mission is simple: find the team of scientists working on a cure. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. (Lionsgate).

    photo for Escape Plan: The Extractors Escape Plan: The Extractors (2019) Sylvester Stallone, Jaime King, Dave Bautista, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Devon Sawa, Daniel Bernhardt. After security expert Ray Breslin (Stallone) is hired to rescue the kidnapped daughter of a Hong Kong tech mogul from a formidable Latvian prison, Breslin’s girlfriend (King) is also captured. Now he and his team must pull off a deadly rescue mission to confront their sadistic foe and save the hostages before time runs out. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: “The Making of Escape Plan: The Extractors” featurette, commentary with director John Herzfeld and Stallone, Sawa and Bernhardt. (Lionsgate).

    FM (1978) The airwaves crackle with the delectable sound of smooth rock in FM, a comedy about the heady world of late-70s US radio. Michael Brandon stars as Jeff Dugan, the ultra-cool program director at Q-SKY Radio, LA's number one rock station. Dugan encourages a free-wheeling culture at work, employing an array of eccentric DJ photo for FMpersonalities: Mother (Eileen Brennan), a husky, world-weary ex-hippie; Eric Swan (Martin Mull), a mad-cap romantic looking for love, and The Prince of Darkness (Cleavon Little), a cool cat who keeps the night-time airwaves alive. But when the station's future is thrown in to jeopardy by corporate bosses looking to cash-in, the Q-SKY troupe are forced to batten down the hatches and turn up the volume -- will a fully-fledged rock 'n' roll rebellion save the day? Legendary cinematographer John A. Alonzo ("Chinatown", "Scarface") directs this slickly-produced rock film, which combines studio hijinks with epic footage of Linda Ronstadt and Jimmy Buffett in concert. "FM" also boasts an incredible platinum-selling soundtrack featuring a pantheon of AOR greats including Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers, Eagles and Tom Petty (who also cameos). Now, High Fidelity meets High Definition as "FM" debuts on Blu-ray. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: "No Static at All," a newly filmed interview with Michael Brandon, the star of "FM"; "Radio Chaos," a newly filmed interview with Ezra Sacks, the writer of "FM"; "The Spirit of Radio," a newly filmed video appreciation of the era of FM radio and the FM soundtrack by the film and music critic Glenn Kenny; extensive gallery of original stills, promotional images and soundtrack sleeves; original trailers; reversible sleeve featuring two original artwork options; FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's book. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment).

    High on the Hog (2019) Sid Haig, Robert Z’Dar, Joe Estevez. With a potent strain of pot sweeping the City, DTA agents attempt to infiltrate a small town farming operation that has a strong leader and interesting family members. Formats: DVD, VOD. (IndieCan Pictures).

    Mia and the White Lion (2018 -- France) Daniah De Villiers, Mélanie Laurent, Langley Kirkwood, Ryan Mac Lennan. Filmed over the course of three years, the film centers on a willful young girl named Mia whose life is turned upside down when her family decides to leave London to manage a lion farm in South Africa. When a beautiful white lion, Charlie, is born, Mia finds happiness once again and develops a special bond with the growing cub. As Charlie grows to full size, Mia uncovers an upsetting secret kept hidden by her father. Distraught that Charlie could be in danger, Mia decides to rescue him. The two friends set out on an incredible journey across the South African savanna in search of a sanctuary where Charlie can live out his life in freedom. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Digital. Extras: Interview with director Gilles de Maistre, interview with actress Daniah De Villiers, "The Making Of Mia and the White Lion" featurette, "The Extraordinary Friendship" featurette, deleted scenes, casting footage, theatrical trailer, still gallery. (Shout! Factory).

    photo for Okko’s Inn Okko’s Inn (2019 -- Japan) From the famed anime studio Madhouse. After losing her parents in a car accident, Okko goes to live in the countryside with her grandmother, who runs a traditional inn near an ancient spring said to have healing waters. Okko soon discovers there are spirits living there only she can see -- welcoming ghosts who keep her company, play games and help her navigate her new environment. Okko strives to be a gracious host, and this is soon put to the test by a string of challenging guests with different stories. But ultimately Okko discovers that dedicating herself to others becomes the key to taking care of herself. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Digital. Extras: Interview with the director, interview with Seiran Kobayashi (Okko), Q&A with director and producers at Japanese premiere, trailers. (GKIDS/Shout! Factory.).

    The Public (2018) Alec Baldwin, Emilio Estevez, Jena Malone, Taylor Schilling, Christian Slater, Gabrielle Union, Michael K. Williams, Jeffrey Wright, Che “Rhymefest” Smith. When an unusually bitter Arctic blast has made its way to downtown Cincinnati, some homeless patrons turn the a public library building into a shelter for the night by staging an "Occupy" sit in. What begins as an act of civil disobedience becomes a stand-off with police and a rush-to-judgment media constantly speculating about what's really happening. This David versus Goliath story tackles some of our nation's most challenging issues, homelessness and mental illness and sets the drama inside one of the last bastions of democracy-in-action: your public library. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. (Paramount).

    Styx (2019 -- Germany) ER doctor Rike (Susanne Wolff) leaves behind her everyday life to fulfill a long-held dream: a solo crossing of the Atlantic. But when she boards the Asa Gray, her gleaming white sailboat, in Gibraltar, she has no way of knowing the troubles or personal transformations that await her on the open seas. Following a rough storm, she happens upon an overloaded, damaged boat teeming with dozens of refugees. When emergency calls to the Coast Guard and nearby commercial vessels go unreturned and rescue seems unlikely, she's forced to take matters into her own hands. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: Commentary by director Wolfgang Fischer and star Susanne Wolff. (Film Movement).

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