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1. The Boy Next Door* (Universal)

2. The Gambler (Paramount)

3. Taken 3* (20th Century Fox)

4. The Wedding Ringer (Sony)

5. Paddington (Anchor Bay)

6. Exodus: Gods and Kings (20th Century Fox)

7. Into the Woods (Disney)

8. Unbroken (Universal)

9. The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death* (20th Century Fox)

10. Big Hero 6 (Disney)

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1. Taken 3* (20th Century Fox)

2. The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death* (20th Century Fox)

3. Everly (Anchor Bay)

4. Interstellar (Paramount)

5. Unbroken (Universal)

6. Exodus: Gods and Kings (20th Century Fox)

7. Into the Woods (Disney)

8. Supremacy (Well Go USA)

9. Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (Alchemy)

10. Big Hero 6 (Disney)

* Available for rental before Redbox and Netflix

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1. The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death* (20th Century Fox)

2. Unbroken (Universal)

3. Interstellar (Paramount)

4. Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (Alchemy)

5. The Man With the Iron Fists 2* (Universal)

6. Wild Card (Lionsgate)

7. Big Hero 6 (Disney)

8. Exodus: Gods and Kings (20th Century Fox)

9. Into the Woods (Disney)

10. Big Eyes (Anchor Bay)

* Available for rental before Redbox and Netflix

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1. Interstellar (Paramount)

2. Unbroken* (Universal)

3. Wild Card (Lionsgate)

4. Exodus: Gods and Kings (20th Century Fox)

5. Into the Woods (Disney)

6. Big Hero 6 (Disney)

7. Penguins of Madagascar (20th Century Fox)

8. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies* (Warner Bros.)

9. A Most Violent Year (Lionsgate)

10. Annie (Sony)

* Available for rental before Redbox and Netflix

Published in Video Top 10

1. Interstellar (Paramount)

2. Wild Card (Lionsgate)

3. Exodus: Gods and Kings* (20th Century Fox)

4. Into the Woods (Disney)

5. Penguins of Madagascar* (20th Century Fox)

6. Big Hero 6 (Disney)

7. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies* (Warner Bros.)

8. Unbroken* (Universal)

9. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (20th Century Fox)

10. The Imitation Game (Anchor Bay)

* Available for rental before Redbox and Netflix

Published in Video Top 10

1. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies* (Warner Bros.)

2. Exodus: Gods and Kings* (20th Century Fox)

3. Unbroken* (Universal)

4. Into the Woods (Disney)

5. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb* (20th Century Fox)

6. Big Hero 6 (Disney)

7. Penguins of Madagascar* (20th Century Fox)

8. Annie (Sony)

9. Horrible Bosses 2 (Warner Bros.)

10. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 (Lionsgate)

* Available for rental before Redbox and Netflix

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Angelina Jolie directs the harrowing story of Louis Zamperini (Jack O’Connell), a real life Olympic-runner and American soldier who was shot down over the Pacific during World War II. Zamperini wound up at sea on a lifeboat for a grueling stretch until he and his co-survivor, Phil (Domhnall Gleeson), were picked up by Japanese soldiers and put into a prison camp. That’s where the real hell began.

Unbroken shows Zamperini going through a nasty amount of torture at the hands of the camp commander, Watanabe (Takamasa Ishihara). In fact, some of the stuff Zamperini endured—like an entire prison camp population punching him in the face, one person at a time—seems like it must be embellished. (Nobody could survive all those haymakers in a row … could they?) Still, the story is uplifting, and Jolie makes a good-looking movie.

The script was co-written by the Coen brothers along with Richard LaGravenese and William Nicholson, based on a book by Laura Hillenbrand.

Zamperini died in July 2014. The film acts as a nice tribute to his courage.

Unbroken is playing at the UltraStar Mary Pickford Stadium 14 (36850 Pickfair St., Cathedral City; 760-328-7100), the Regal Rancho Mirage Stadium 16 (72777 Dinah Shore Drive, Rancho Mirage; 844-462-7342) and the Century Theatres at The River (71800 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage; 760-836-1940).

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