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Amy Gene O'Leary holds a degree in Sport Communication – Broadcasting from Indiana University. Born and raised a Hoosier, she currently works for an event technology company in downtown Indianapolis. When she isn’t busy assisting people with their events, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, shopping, and entertaining.

Rent It This Weekend: January 18-20

With the chilling and unpredictable winter weather, nothing can be more comforting than staying in and catching a movie. Whether you find yourself at home this weekend, or you are planning a night in, check out the newest DVD releases this week.

(Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox)

(Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox)

Taken 2

Former CIA agent Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) returns in “Taken 2.” The father of the man who kidnapped Bryan’s daughter Kim (Maggie Grace) in the first film seeks to avenge his son’s death. Bryan and his wife (Famke Janssen) are taken hostage in a foreign country and the whole family comes together to execute a revenge plan.

DVD Release: January 15, 2013
Director:  Olivier Megaton
Starring: Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace

 

 

(Photo Credit: Lionsgate)

(Photo Credit: Lionsgate)

The Possession

Clyde (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Stephanie Brenek (Kyra Sedgwick) quickly become concerned when their younger daughter, Em (Natasha Calis) starts displaying odd behavior after purchasing an antique box at a yard sale. Based on true events, Clyde and Stephanie come together to try and get the demon spirit out of their little girl before it consumes her.

Check out the full Miss A Review of “The Possession.”

DVD Release: January 15, 2013
Director: Ole Bornedal
Starring: Natasha Calis, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick

 

(Photo Credit: Sony Pictures Classics)

(Photo Credit: Sony Pictures Classics)

To Rome With Love

Set in the charming and romantic city of Rome, Woody Allen’s “To Rome With Love” follows the lives of several different groups of people.  The comedy centers on both tourists and residents of Rome, and explores all of their distinctive journeys, adventures, and romances.

DVD Release: January 15, 2013
Director: Woody Allen
Starring: Woody Allen, Penélope Cruz, Jesse Eisenberg, Alec Baldwin, Ellen Page

 

(Photo Credit: Walden Media)

(Photo Credit: Walden Media)

Won’t Back Down

Jamie (Maggie Gyllenhaal) and Nona (Viola Davis) are two unyielding mothers who demonstrate that they will not hesitate to do what is best for their children. Inspired by true events, “Won’t Back Down” focuses on Jamie and Nona’s efforts to change the failing inner city school where their children attend. Jeopardizing everything, the two parents prove that they want to better their children’s future by bettering their education.

DVD Release: January 15, 2013
Director: Daniel Barnz
Starring: Viola Davis, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Holly Hunter

 

 

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