Escape from Pretoria: Escape from Pretoria is the true story of Tim Jenkin and Stephen Lee, young, white South Africans branded “terrorists” and imprisoned in 1978 for working covert operations for Nelson Mandela. With breathtaking ingenuity, meticulous surveillance, and wooden keys crafted for 10 steel doors, they make a bid for freedom. This is the story of an oppressed majority’s struggle, and two ordinary men who stood up to be counted in the pursuit of equality for all.
Brahms: The Boy II: Unaware of the terrifying history of Heelshire Mansion, a young family moves into a guest house on the estate where their son soon makes an unsettling new friend, an eerily life-like doll he calls Brahms. Katie Holmes stars as a mother who increasingly becomes uneasy and terrorized by her son’s new supernatural “friend.”
The Last Full Measure: This is the true story of William H. Pitsenbarger who personally saved over sixty men before making the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam’s bloodiest battle. Three decades later, Pentagon staffer Scott Huffman investigates a Congressional Medal of Honor request made by Pitsenbarger’s mission partner and parents. Huffman interviews Army vets to learn more about Pitsenbarger’s courageous acts – and uncovers a high-level conspiracy behind the medal’s denial.
The Invisible Man: Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy scientist, Cecilia escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding. But when her abusive ex suddenly dies, Cecilia suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of eerie coincidences turns lethal, threatening the lives of those she loves, Cecilia’s sanity begins to unravel while she desperately tries to prove she’s being hunted by someone nobody can see.
Emma: Jane Austen’s beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending is re-imagined in this delicious new film adaptations of Emma. Handsome, clever and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless “queen bee” without rivals in her sleepy little English town. In this glittering satire of social class, Emma must navigate her way through the challenges of growing up, misguided matches and romantic missteps to realize the love that has been there all along.
World on Fire: Season One: Summer 1939. Harry, a translator at the British Embassy in Warsaw, is falling in love with Polish waitress Kasia. When German tanks roll into Poland, and Britain declares war on Germany, Harry and Kasia face terrible choices. With her life in grave danger, can Harry help her – and if he can, how will he ever explain himself to Lois Bennett, the girl he left behind in Manchester?
Bumblebee: Cybertron has fallen. When Optimus Prime sends Bumblebee to defend Earth, his journey to become a hero begins. Charlie Watson, a teenager trying to find her place in the world, discovers and repairs the battle-scarred robot, who’s disguised as a Volkswagon Beetle. As the Decepticons hunt down the surviving Autobots with the help of a secret agency led by Agent Burns, Bumblebee and Charlie team up to protect the world in an action-packed adventure that’s fun for the whole family.
Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn: This twisted tale is told by Harley Quinn herself, as only Harley can tell it. When Gotham’s most nafariously narcissistic villain, Roman Sionis, and his zealous right hand, Zsasz, put a target on a young girl named Cass, the city is turned upside down looking for her. While on the trail, Harley clashes with the Birds of Prey, but the unlikely foursome may have to team up to take Roman down.
The Lies That Bind by Emily Giffin: It’s 2 AM on a Saturday night in the spring of 2001, and as Cecily reaches for her phone, she hears a guy on the barstool next to her say, “Don’t do it–you’ll regret it.” Over the next several hours–and shots of tequila–the two forge an unlikely connection, and for the first time in her carefully-constructed life, Cecily follows her heart over her head. Then Grant disappears in the chaos of 9/11. Fearing the worst, Cecily spots his face on a missing person poster, and realizes she is not the only one searching for him.
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