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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

 

Books on Order

Here’s the updated list of books that I have ordered.  Let us know if you need assistance placing a hold on any of these titles.  (913) 724-2828

Here’s the list of books on order.

Books on order

 

As usual, you can place a hold here.

The Fault in our Stars – Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous given that Hazel’s other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. This movie is based on the book by John Green.
Godzilla – The world’s most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence. This is the 60th anniversary of the first Godzilla film. A bit of trivia for you – Godzilla is covered in scars. The original Godzilla in 1954 was also heavily scarred to evoke the gruesome marks borne by the survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings.

Think Like a Man Too – All the couples are back for a wedding in Las Vegas, but plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into some compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event. This is a sequel to Think Like a Man and is inspired by Steve Harvey’s best-selling book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man.

TV Series

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., season 1 

Alpha House, season one

Arrow, season 2

Big Bang Theory, season 7

The Good Witch’s Family – this is number 6 in the TV movies Good Witch series.

Place a hold here.

We added a lot of new DVDs this morning.

Brick Mansions – An undercover Detroit cop navigates a dangerous neighborhood that’s surrounded by a containment wall with the help of an ex-con in order to bring down a crime lord and his plot to devastate the entire city. This stars Paul Walker who is also featured in the Fast & Furious series.  He died in a car accident in November 2013.

Captain America: The Winter Solider – Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier.  Steve has his “catch up” list. This lists varies from country to country, depending on where the film is shown.  Click here to read the different lists.
Fed Up – An examination of America’s obesity epidemic and the food industry’s role in aggravating it.

The Galapagos Affair – A true-crime documentary about a 1930s murder. Fleeing conventional society, a Berlin doctor and his mistress start a new life on uninhabited Floreana Island. But after the international press sensationalizes the exploits of the island s Adam and Eve , others flock there including a self-styled Swiss Family Robinson and a gun-toting Viennese Baroness and her two lovers. Things would never be the same.

Night Moves – Three radical environmentalists look to execute the protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam.  Here’s an article about the real dam in the movie and the lawsuit associated with the filming of Night Moves.

Palo Alto – Shy, sensitive April is the class virgin, torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach Mr. B and an unrequited crush on sweet stoner Teddy. Emily, meanwhile, offers sexual favors to every boy to cross her path – including both Teddy and his best friend Fred, a live wire without filters or boundaries. As one high school party bleeds into the next – and April and Teddy struggle to admit their mutual affection – Fred’s escalating recklessness starts to spiral into chaos.  This stars Emma Roberts as April.

Refuge – After their parents abandon the family, a young woman works to take care of her younger siblings.

They Came Together – When Joel and Molly meet, it’s hate at first sight: his big Corporate Candy Company threatens to shut down her quirky indie shop. Plus, Joel is hung up on his sexy ex. But amazingly, they fall in love, until they break up about two thirds of the way through.  They Came Together is a parody of the typical romantic comedy and stars Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler.

Words with Pictures – An art instructor and an English teacher form a rivalry that ends up with a competition at their school in which students decide whether words or pictures are more important. This is rated PG-13.

TV Series

Chicago Fire, season 2

Homeland, season 3

The Originals, season 1

Person of Interest, season 3

Ray Donovan, season 1

Supernatural, season 9

The Vampire Diaries, season 5

 

 

 

 

Books on Order

Here’s my most up to date list of books that I have ordered.  If you need any assistance placing a hold for one of these titles, just give us a call here at the library.

 

Booklist

Place a hold here.

Draft Day – On the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver (Kevin Costner) has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland when he trades for the number one pick. He must quickly decide what he’s willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with dreams of playing in the NFL.

Mom’s Night Out – All Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and fun – a long-needed moms’ night out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation, and food not served in a bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for a few hours … what could go wrong? This is a comedy with a Christian message.

Sex in the Wild – A four part series that explores the reproductive behaviors of the animal kingdom. Focusing on four species, elephant, dolphin, kangaroo and orangutan, the series takes an in-depth look at how these animals find, fight for, and woo the opposite sex. It also explores how they mate, give birth, and raise their young in extreme environments

TV Shows

New Girl, season 3

Update from earlier post:  I was able to find a DVD copy of Belle.  (Originally, I could only find a Blu-ray copy.)  Be sure to select the right record when you place your hold in the catalog.

BelleBlu-ray copy 

BelleDVD copy

Something new for your Labor Day viewing.  Place a hold here.
Belle – The mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th century England.  This movie has been well reviewed and received a 83% fresh rating from Rotten Tomatoes.  Please note:  I was only able to get this movie as a Blu-Ray.  It did not come out on DVD.

Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return – Animated – Dorothy wakes up in post-tornado Kansas, only to be whisked back to Oz to try to save her old friends the Scarecrow, the Lion, the Tin Man and Glinda from a devious new villain, the Jester. Rated PG.

Lucky in Love – Mira finds herself promoted to the perfect job, dating the perfect man and living in the perfect home. When these seemingly positive changes result in big challenges, Mira realizes that the pursuit of perfection is a fool’s errand. Mira must let go and chase what brings her true happiness.  A Hallmark movie.

My Gal Sunday – A newlywed couple proves their crime-solving prowess when their political ties and successful private-eye business suddenly puts them in grave danger. When their parents are taken hostage by a vengeful kidnapper looking for justice for the wrongful murder conviction of his brother, the duo must work together to uncover the clues that will save their parents’ lives — and put their own on the line.   A Hallmark movie.

Susie’s Hope – A survivor of a pit bull attack, Donna Lawrence, adopts a pit bull-mix puppy, Susie, that has been beaten, set on fire, and left for dead. Together, they lead a historic effort to seek justice and protection for all animals. This movie won Best Family Film at the Cape Fear Independent Film Festival. This is based on a true story and the filmmakers worked closely with the North American Pit Bull Terrier Association. Dove approved.

Blended – I am not able to get this movie from my regular vendor.  I’ll be purchasing it later today. Watch for it Wednesday.

TV Series

Sons of  Anarchy, season 6

Community, season 5

Elementary, season 2

Haven, season 4

The Musketeers, season 1

Once Upon a Time, season 3

True Detective – Won 4 Emmys and was nominated for another 5.

The Walking Dead, season 4

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