After a slow month so far, we have a bumper crop today. As always, here’s the link to place a hold.
Vampire Academy – Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, half human-half vampire, a guardian of the Moroi, peaceful, mortal vampires living discreetly within our world. Her calling is to protect the Moroi from bloodthirsty, immortal Vampires, the Strigoi. This is based on the 6-book young adult series by Richelle Mead.
3 Days to Kill – A dying CIA agent trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter is offered an experimental drug that could save his life in exchange for one last assignment. Stars Kevin Costner and Hailee Steinfeld. Steinfeld was also in True Grit, Ender’s Game and Romeo and Juliet.
The Monuments Men – An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners. Based on a true story. If you would like to learn more, you might want to read the book. If you would like to read more about the Nazi-seized art, I recommend the fictional book Love and Treasure.
In Secret – Set in the lower echelons of 1860s Paris, Therese Raquin, a sexually repressed beautiful young woman, is trapped into a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin, Camille, by her domineering aunt, Madame Raquin. Therese spends her days confined behind the counter of a small shop and her evenings watching Madame play dominoes with an eclectic group. After she meets her husband’s alluring friend, Laurent, she embarks on an illicit affair that leads to tragic consequences. Based on the novel Therese Raquin by Emile Zola.
About Last Night – Follow two couples as they journey from the bar to the bedroom and are eventually put to the test in the real world. Kevin Hart has been nominated for a BET award for Best Actor for his role in this film.
Pompeii – A slave-turned-gladiator finds himself in a race against time to save his true love, who has been betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts, he must fight to save his beloved as Pompeii crumbles around him. This stars Kit Harington who also portrays Jon Snow in Game of Thrones.
Grand Piano – Moments before his comeback performance, a concert pianist who suffers from stage fright discovers a note written on his music sheet. I have no idea how good this movie is, but it has been nominated by two different organizations for Best Make-up and Hairstyles. That may be reason enough to check this one out.
Garage Sale Mystery – This is a Hallmark Channel TV movie. Jennifer Shannon can always find a diamond in the rough, when it comes to garage sales, that is. When a string of burglaries hits her town, Jennifer’s keen eye for detail and her natural problem solving instincts even help her see the connection between these burglaries and local garage sales.
Call the Midwife, season 3 – The lives of a group of midwives living in East London in the late 1950s.