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Books on order

Here’s the latest list.  If you have any trouble placing a hold,  just give us a call.

Laura

 

22 Jump Street – After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college.  This is from Rotten Tomatoes –”22 Jump Street is the rare sequel that improves upon the original. “

And So it Goes – A self-absorbed realtor enlists the help of his neighbor when he’s suddenly left in charge of the granddaughter he never knew existed until his estranged son drops her off at his home.  Starring Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton.

Drive Hard – A former race car driver is abducted by a mysterious thief and forced to be the wheel-man for a crime that puts them both in the sights of the cops and the mob.
Frozen, Sing-along editionFrozen, Disney’s hit musical comedy, in an all-new, full-length sing-along edition and follow the lyrics with a bouncing Frozen snowflake.
If I Stay – Life changes in an instant for young Mia Hall after a car accident puts her in a coma. During an out-of-body experience, she must decide whether to wake up and live a life far different than she had imagined.  Based on the novel of the same name by Gayle Forman. There is a book sequel  – Where She Went.
Into the Storm – Storm trackers, thrill-seekers, and everyday townspeople document an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes touching down in the town of Silverton.

Northpole -The magical home to Santa & Mrs. Claus, has grown into a huge city powered by the magic of holiday happiness around the world. Yet as people everywhere get too busy to enjoy festive time together, the city is in trouble. Who can help save the cherished traditions of Christmas? A Hallmark film rated G.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For – Some of Sin City’s most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants.  This has received 3 nominations from the BloodGuts UK Horror Awards.

The Wind Rises – A highly fictionalized biography of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II. Animated and directed by Hayao Miyazak

 

Here’s the link to place a hold.

Earth to Echo – After receiving a bizarre series of encrypted messages, a group of kids embark on an adventure with an alien who needs their help. This is a Walt Disney Studio film and is rated PG.

The Fluffy Movie: Unity Through Laughter – A comedy concert film that captures the on-stage performance and inspirational success story of Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias.  Rated PG-13 for suggestive material and sexual references.  You will find this movie in our nonfiction DVD section.  The call number is DV 792.

Purge: Anarchy – A young couple works to survive on the streets after their car breaks down right as the annual purge commences.  This is a sequel to the first Purge movie. Despite mixed reviews, the original film grossed $89,328,627 during its run, far surpassing its $3 million budget. Both movies are based on the same premise. That in order to stimulate the economy and rid society of the homeless and poor, the government allows a 12 hour purge in which all criminal activity  is legalized and no emergency services will be delivered.  This film is rated R.

Sex Tape – A married couple wake up to discover that the sex tape they made the evening before has gone missing, leading to a frantic search for its whereabouts. Starring Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel.  Despite the big actors in this film, it did not do well with the critics or in audience reviews and as of September, hadn’t even made back its original budget in box office receipts.  Rated R.

Snowpiercer – Set in a future where a failed climate-change experiment kills all life on the planet except for a lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, where a class system emerges.  This film received a 95% fresh rating from Rotten Tomatoes and 76% of audience reviews were positive.  This is an action Sci-Fi thriller rated R.

 

 

 

New Books on Order

Mr. Peabody & Sherman – The time-traveling adventures of an advanced canine and his adopted son, as they endeavor to fix a time rift they created.  Animated. Rate PG.

Persecuted – An evangelist finds himself framed for murder and on the run after he refuses to back a senator’s proposition calling for sweeping religious reform. Dove approved.

X-Men: Days of Future Past – The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.  SPOILER: There is a scene at the end of the closing credits: a mutant stands in front of a crowd chanting his name, as he telekinetically assembles a pyramid in the air. This leads into  X-Men: Apocalypse (2016).

 

TV Series

Fargo, season 1

 

Wow! That’s a lot of DVDs!  This is what happens when I miss a week.  You’ll notice the Christmas movies are starting to arrive.  Shudder / Yeah!,  depending on your mood. Here’s a link to place a hold.

Chef – A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.

Christmas Grace – Christmas Grace tells the story of two rival toy store owners during Christmas time. Gary, who runs an honest business and has a good relationship with his customers. Everything is running smooth for Gary until he hears of a new bigger store opening up across the street from him. This owner, Jim, is a ruthless businessman who will stop at nothing to grow his business and eliminate his competition. Dove Family Approved.

Edge of Tomorrow: Live. Die. Repeat. -   An officer finds himself caught in a time loop in a war with the alien race. His skills increase as he faces the same brutal combat scenarios, and his union with a Special Forces warrior gets him closer to defeating the enemy.  The movie stars Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt and received a 90% on the tomatometer from Rotten Tomatoes.  But, wait a minute, you think. The DVD have a different name than the movie? Yes. Edge of Tomorrow “did pretty terribly at the box office.” In a hope to market the DVD better than the movie, Warner Bros. re-named it Live. Die. Repeat.

The Good Witch’s Charm – This is a 2012 TV movie in the Good Witch series.

The Grand Seduction – To survive, a dying Newfoundland fishing village must convince a young doctor to take up residence by any means necessary.

Million Dollar Arm – A sports agent stages an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented Indian cricket players to play Major League Baseball. This is rated PG.

A Million Days to Die in the West - As a cowardly farmer begins to fall for the mysterious new woman in town, he must put his new-found courage to the test when her husband, a notorious gun-slinger, announces his arrival.  Even though this film has some big names (Amanda Seyfried, Neil Patrick Harris, Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron) it did not receive great reviews. 

Mostly Ghostly: Have you Met My Ghoulfriend?  - Max only has eyes for Cammy, the smart, popular redhead at school. When Max finally scores a date with Cammy on Halloween, Phears, an evil ghost with plans on taking over the world, unleashes his ghouls and things go haywire. This is rated PG.

Obvious Child – A  twenty-something comedienne’s unplanned pregnancy forces her to confront the realities of independent womanhood for the first time.

 Sharknado 2: The Second One – The sharks are back and still falling from the sky. This is supposed to be slightly better than Sharknado.

Transformers: Age of Extinction – Surviving Autobots must escape from a bounty hunter who takes domination of human existence: Unexpectedly, the Autobots turn to a mechanic and his daughter for help.

TV Series

American Horror Story: Coven

Grimm, season 3

In the Flesh, season 2

Mike & Molly, season 4

Vikings, season 2

 

A slew of new, DVDs that is.  Mostly TV shows.  You can place a hold here.

Born to Race: Fast Track – Danny Krueger is a twenty-year old street racer who plays by his own rules. After winning a scholarship to the prestigious Fast Lane Racing Academy, Danny finds himself competing against some of the fiercest young drivers in the world.

Ida – (Language: Polish) Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation. This film has won 27 awards in mostly foreign film festivals.  Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 95 out a of 100.

Neighbors – A couple with a newborn baby face unexpected difficulties after they are forced to live next to a fraternity house.  This has a huge cast, about 85 people. Most of the cast is uncredited “party goer” or “sorority girl.”  Baby Stella is played by Elise and Zoey Vargas.  This duo is already onto their second film Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day which comes out in theaters next month. Be sure to watch the end credits on this one.

Petals in the Wind – A decade after Cathy, Christopher, and Carrie escaped from their grandparents’ attic at Foxworth Hall, Petals on the Wind continues to follow the twisted plight of the family as they attempt to put their sordid past behind them, but soon discover certain secrets can’t be left behind.  This is a sequel to the story Flowers in the Attic.  Originally a TV movie that aired earlier this year.

The Rover – 10 years after a global economic collapse, a hardened loner pursues the men who stole his only possession, his car. Along the way, he captures one of the thieves’ brother, and the duo form an uneasy bond during the dangerous journey.

We Are the Best – (Language: Swedish) Three girls in 1980s Stockholm decide to form a punk band — despite not having any instruments and being told by everyone that punk is dead.  This movie has also won several awards and get s 97 out of 100 from Rotten Tomatoes.  “A tender tribute to the bittersweet tumult of adolescence–” Rotten Tomatoes

TV Series

Brooklyn Nine-Nine, season1

Castle, season 6

Defiance, season 2

Modern Family, season 5

Nashville, season 2

Reign, season1

Scandal , season 3

Sleepy Hallow, season 1

 

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