Movies at home: Week of April 17
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Get your fill of Hollywood at home with this week's list of the hottest releases.
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
Starring: Tom Cruise, Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg
Director: Brad Bird (Up, The Incredibles)
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Story: Pixar's main man Brad Bird gets into live-action for the first time and he takes viewers on a ride as Ethan Hunt (Cruise) and the rest ofhis cracker-jack team go Ghost Proats (essentially invalidated and left to their own devices), racing against time to track down a terrorist in possession of nuclear missile launch codes. With enough humour and action to satisfy fans of both genres, M:I4 will likely be remembered for that heart-in-your-throat scene where we see Tom Cruise scale the world's tallest building. It's GOOD.
What's in it for you? BUY it for $27.99 and earn 140 SCENE points
IMAX: Born to be Wild
Narrated by: Morgan Freeman
Director: David Lickley (Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzee)
READ: Producer Drew Fellman talks about running from lions
Story: This lush documentary allows audiences to visit rainforests in Borneo and Kenya and witness first-hand the rehabilitation work done by primatologist Birute Galdikas and animal conservationist Daphne Sheldrick at their clinics, preparing orphaned animals to re-enter the wild. Narrated by Morgan Freeman, it sheds light on those who dedicate their lives to helping endangered species and the rewards of their hard work.
What's in it for you? RENT it for $4.99 and earn 25 SCENE points
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale
Director: Steve McQueen (Hunger)
WATCH: Fassbender and McQueen bring honesty to graphic drama
Story: A very intimate, unflinching look at a man in the grips of sexual addiction, who has no close relationships to speak of and whose situation becomes even more volatile when his flaky, needy sister shows up at his apartment for an extended visit. Michael Fassbender reunites with his Hunger director and again gives an emotionally and physically harrowing performance as a man with a secret and seemingly no way out.
What's in it for you? BUY it for $31.99 and earn 160 SCENE points