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Archive for October, 2014

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.

 

 

 

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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

 

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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

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