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Highlands County Loves These Movies by Samantha Gambill

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Did you know you can borrow movies from your local library? Let’s take a look at the most popular titles for adults in Highlands County so far this year.

image‘First Kill,’ directed by Steven C. Miller tops our list this year. “Trying to reconnect with his son Danny, big shot Wall Street broker Will takes his family on a hunting trip to the cabin where he grew up. The trip takes a deadly turn when they go hunting and stumble upon several robbers and witness the murder of one of the criminals.” The film stars Bruce Willis and Hayden Christensen. It was released in theaters last July.

‘47 Meters Down’ is directed by Johannes Roberts and stars Mandy Moore and Claire Holt. “Safe in their protective cage, two thrill-seeking siblings come face to face with a group of majestic great white sharks. But their worst fears soon become a reality when the cage breaks away from their boat, sending them plummeting to the ocean floor with a dwindling supply of oxygen.” The film hit theaters last June.

Coming in next is ‘The Assignment,’ directed by Walter Hill and starring Michelle Rodriguez and Sigourney Weaver. “Hitman Frankimage Kitchen is given a lethal assignment, but after being double-crossed, he discovers he’s not the man he thought he was-he’s been surgically altered and now has the body of a woman. Seeking vengeance, Frank heads for a showdown with the person who transformed him, a brilliant surgeon with a chilling agenda of her own.” The film was released last March.

image‘Hacksaw Ridge; is directed by Mel Gibson and stars Andrew Garfield and Sam Worthington. “The true story of Pfc. Desmond T. Doss (Andrew Garfield), who won the Congressional Medal of Honor despite refusing to bear arms during WWII on religious grounds. Doss was drafted and ostracized by fellow soldiers for his pacifist stance but went on to earn respect and adoration for his bravery, selflessness and compassion after he risked his life — without firing a shot — to save 75 men in the Battle of Okinawa.” The movie was released in November of 2016.

Next is ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ which is directed by Patrick Hughes and stars Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson. “The world’s top protection agent is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world’s most notorious hit men. The relentless bodyguard and manipulative assassin have been on the opposite end of the bullet for years and are thrown together for a wildly outrageous 24 hours.” The film had an August release.

imageOther hits include: ‘It’ directed by Andrés Muschietti, ‘Pacific Rim’ directed by Guillermo del Toro, ‘Baby Driver’ directed by Edgar Wright, ‘Baywatch’ directed by Seth Gordon, and ‘Girls Trip’ directed by Malcolm D. Lee.