Wednesday, September 11, 2019

NEW DVD TITLES FOR AUGUST


A Bitter Legacy (Not Rated) The documentary examines issues before, during, and after WWII, regarding the treatment of people of Japanese ancestry in America, most of them, American citizens. Many of these forces are still here and have repercussions today, worldwide.


A Dog's Journey (Rated PG) Beloved dog Bailey is given an instruction by his boy Ethan -- no longer a boy -- to protect Ethan's granddaughter CJ at any cost. Again, Bailey takes this command to heart, through several lives, always finding his way home no matter what.


Avengers: Endgame (Rated PG-13) The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured their ranks compels the remaining to take one final stand in the grand conclusion to twenty-two films.


Brightburn (Rated R)  What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to humanity, he proved to be something far more sinister?

The Curse of La Llorona (Rated R) Ignoring the warning of a mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own children are drawn into La Llorona's supernatural realm. Their only hope for survival is a disillusioned priest and the mysticism he practices to keep evil at bay.


Descendants 3 (Rated TV-G) The VKs return to the Isle of the Lost to recruit a new batch of villainous offspring to join them at Auradon Prep. When a barrier breach jeopardizes the safety of Auradon during their departure off the Isle, Mal resolves to permanently close the barrier, fearing that nemeses Uma and Hades will wreak vengeance on the kingdom. Despite her decision, an unfathomable dark force threatens the people of Auradon, and it is up to Mal and the VKs to save everyone in their most epic battle yet.


Godzilla: King of the Monsters (Rated PG-13) The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species, thought to be mere myths, rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity's very existence hanging in the balance.

Gourmet Detective Movie Collection (Not Rated) What pairs better with fillets than fatalities? In the city by the bay, dinning has turned deadly in this collection of culinary conundrums. Thankfully, the city's premiere chef and most savvy detective are on the case. Together this duo will find that some cases will toss you out of the frying pan and into the fryer. The Gourmet Detective leaves no stone or saucepan unturned and proves that justice is a dish best served piping hot. The Gourmet Detective Complete Movie Collection contains all four original movies from the series.

The Hustle (Rated PG-13) Josephine Chesterfield is a glamorous, seductive Brit who defrauds gullible wealthy men. Penny amasses wads of cash by ripping off her marks in neighborhood bars. Despite their different methods, both are masters of the art of the fleece, so they combine talents for their next mark: a naive tech billionaire.

Kayamkulam Kochunni (Malayalam) (Not Rated) Dreaded by the rich and corrupt and revered by the poor and downtrodden, he was a Robin Hood of sorts. Chronicles the life and times of the legendary 19th century highwayman, and how he rose from his humble beginnings.

Lucifer (Malayalam) (Not Rated) A political Godfather, who ruled the God's Own Country, dies and a lot of thieves dressed up as politicians took over the rule. When question arises on the replacement of the “God,” just one name emerges; “Stephen Nedumbally.”

The New King of Comedy (Cantonese) (Not Rated) Dreamy dreams of becoming a movie star, she has been working hard for years but has not been able to get beyond day player gigs. Her father gives her tremendous pressure and her family tries to convince her to quit. Only her boyfriend Charlie remains supportive. On a movie set, Dreamy runs into Marco, an actor who had once enlightened her. But Marco is washed-up now and his low self-esteem has turned him into a manic depressive. He torments Dreamy relentlessly. She continues to do her job enthusiastically, but finally cannot endure the repeated knocks on her dream and decides to give it up, go back to her parents and find a steady job. But then she gets the call: she has aced the audition she had done for a famous director for a leading role in his major film. Dreamy is now caught between her dream and reality….

Njan Prakashan (Malayalam) (Not Rated) PR Akash is a typical Malayali man who aspires to lead a luxurious life without too much effort. As he tries to achieve this goal, a few insignificant figures walks into his life.

Notebook (Hindi) (Not Rated) Kabir comes to Kashmir to be a school teacher. The school is situated in the middle of the remote Wuller lake, lacking basic amenities and attended by just a handful of students. At the school Kabir finds a notebook left behind by the previous year's teacher Firdaus and that changes his entire life. Happy and heart-warming Notebook is about two people finding love in the most unexpected way.

The Planets (Not Rated) Among the stars in the night sky wander the eight-plus worlds of the solar system, each home to truly awe-inspiring sights. Volcanoes are three times higher than Everest, geysers erupting with icy plumes, cyclones larger than Earth lasting hundreds of years. Each of our celestial neighbors has a distinct personality and a unique story. In this five-part series, Nova will explore the awesome beauty including Saturn's 175,000-mile-wide rings, Mars' ancient waterfalls and more.

The Poison Rose (Rated R) A hard-drinking private eye must confront a crime boss, a shady doctor, a sexy club singer, his former lover, and his own dark, disturbing past when he returns to his hometown to search for a missing woman.

Pok√©mon: Detective Pikachu )Rated PG) When detective Harry Goodman goes missing, his son, Tim, and Harry's former partner, Detective Pikachu, join forces to find him.

Poms (Rated PG-13) A group of women form a cheerleading squad at their retirement community.

Rocketman (Rated R) The incredible human story of Elton John's breakthrough years.

Secret Life of Pets 2 (Rated PG) Terrier Max is coping with some major life changes. His owner is now married and has a toddler, Liam. Max is so worried about protecting the boy that he develops a nervous tic. On a family trip to a farm, Max and Duke encounter many creatures who elevates Max's anxiety. Luckily, Max gets some guidance from veteran farm dog Rooster, who pushes Max to ditch his neuroses, find his inner alpha, and give Liam a little more freedom. Can Max and the gang find the courage to face their biggest fears?

The Sun is Also a Star (Rated PG-13) College-bound romantic Daniel Bae and Jamaica-born pragmatist Natasha Kingsley meet, and fall for each other, over one magical day amidst the fervor and flurry of New York City. Sparks immediately fly between these two strangers, who might never have met had fate not given them a little push. But will fate be enough to take these teens from star-crossed to lucky in love?

The Tomorrow Man (Rated PG-13) Ed Hemsler spends his life preparing for a disaster that may never come, and Ronnie Meisner spends her life shopping for things she may never use. These two people will try to find love while trying not to get lost in each other's stuff.

Total Dhamaal (Hindi) (Not Rated) A group of people learn about a hidden treasure and then they race to find it and claim it.

The Wandering Earth (Mandarin) (Not Rated) As the sun is dying out, people all around the world build giant planet thrusters to move Earth out of its orbit and sail Earth to a new star system. Yet the 2500-year journey comes with unexpected dangers, and in order to save humanity, a group of young people in this age of a wandering Earth fight hard for the survival of humankind.

What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (Not Rated) Through extensive interviews with cast and creators, original show footage presented in HD. For the first time, and brand-new animated storyboards, directors Ira Steven Behr (showrunner of the original series) and David Zappone (Star Trek docs The Captains and For the Love of Spock) present an in-depth look at this beloved TV show, its fans, and its ongoing appeal to Trekkies of all ages.




Friday, August 23, 2019

NEW DVD TITLES FOR JULY


A Summer to Remember(Rated TV-G):Jessica Tucker, a widow, and a successful doctor is trying to juggle work and family when she learns she's up for the top job at the hospital. For a well-deserved vacation, Jessica books a stay at a resort in Fiji so she and her daughter can disconnect and bond. During her stay, Jessica strikes up a friendship with Will, the charming owner of the resort.

Alita: Battle Angel (Rated PG-13): The story of an amnesiac cyborg girl who sets out to learn about her destiny after she awakens in a new body with no memory of who she is.

Ash is Purest White (Mandarin) (Not Rated)Qiao is in love with Bin, a local mobster. During a fight between rival gangs, she fires a gun to protect him. Qiao gets five years in prison for this act of loyalty. Upon her release, she goes looking for Bin to pick up where they left off.


The Best of Enemies (Rated PG-13)In the summer of 1971, Ann Atwater, a civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis, a local Klu Klux Klan leader, battle over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina.

Breakthrough (Rated PG)After Joyce Smith's adopted son, John, falls through an icy Missouri lake, his medical prognosis seems bleak. However, Joyce's refusal to give up hope inspires her community to pray for John.

The Crossword Mysteries: A Puzzle to Die For (Rated TV-G)A brilliant crossword puzzle editor finds her life turned upside-down when she is pulled into a police investigation after several of the clues in her recent puzzles are linked to unsolved crimes. Proving her innocence means leaving the comfort of her sheltered world and working with a tough police detective, puzzling through clues together in order to crack the case, as the two are fish out of water in each other's worlds.

Family (Rated R)Kate Stone is career-focused, and enjoys her life that way. Her brash attitude keeps relationships at arm's length, making her an outcast in her own right. When her estranged brother calls asking her to babysit her tween niece Maddie, Kate reluctantly agrees to help. But babysitting overnight unexpectedly turns into a week, and Kate’s life spins into chaos.


Fast Color (Rated PG-13)Hunted by mysterious forces, a young woman with supernatural abilities must go on the run when her powers are discovered. With nowhere else to go, she flees back to her family and the farmhouse she abandoned long ago. There, while being pursued by the local Sheriff, she begins to mend the broken relationships with her mother and daughter.

Hail Satan? (Rated R):When media-savvy members of the Satanic Temple organize a series of public actions designed to advocate for religious freedom and challenge corrupt authority, they prove that with little more than a clever idea, a mischievous sense of humor, and a few rebellious friends, they can speak truth to power in some truly profound ways. A timely look at a group of often misunderstood outsiders whose unwavering commitment to social and political justice has empowered thousands of people around the world.

Hellboy (Rated R)The legendary half-demon superhero is called to the countryside to battle a trio of rampaging giants. There he discovers the Blood Queen, Nimue, a resurrected ancient sorceress thirsting to avenge a past betrayal. Suddenly caught in a clash between the supernatural and the human, Hellboy is now hellbent on stopping Nimue without triggering the end of the world.

The Intruder (Rated PG-13)When a young married couple buys their dream house in the Napa Valley, they think they have found the perfect home to take their next steps as a family. But when the strangely attached seller continues to infiltrate their lives, they begin to suspect that he has hidden motivations beyond a quick sale.

Little Woods (Rated R)Ollie is barely getting by in an economically depressed fracking boomtown in North Dakota. She has left her days of illegally running prescription pills over the Canadian border behind, eyeing a potential new job that would finally break her out of the small town. But when her mother dies, she is reunited with her estranged sister Deb, who faces a mounting crisis the combined effect of an unplanned pregnancy and a deadbeat ex.


Long Shot (Rated R)When a journalist reunites with his childhood crush, she hires him as her speechwriter as she runs for president.


Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy (Cantonese) (Not Rated)After giving up Wing Chun, Cheung Tin Chi runs into trouble with a local gang and his home is burned to the ground. He takes shelter on Bar Street and finds solace from the neighbors, but when he discovers that the gang is peddling drugs on Bar Street, Tin Chi takes it upon himself to intervene.


Pet Sematary (Rated R)Louis Creed and his wife Rachel relocate with their two young children from Boston to rural Maine. The couple soon discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home. When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his neighbor Jud Crandall, setting off a perilous series of events that unleashes an unspeakable evil with horrific consequences.


Shazam! (Rated PG-13)Everybody has a superhero inside of them, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson's case, by shouting out one word, this streetwise fourteen-year-old foster kid can turn into an adult superhero, courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart, inside a ripped, godlike body, he revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! But he'll need to master these powers quickly to fight the deadly forces of evil.


Teen Spirit (Rated PG-13)Violet is a shy teenager who dreams of escaping her small town and pursuing her passion for singing. With the help of an unlikely mentor, she enters a local singing competition that will test her integrity, talent, and ambition.

Ugly Dolls (Rated PG)In the adorably different town of Uglyville, weird is celebrated, strange is special, and beauty is embraced as more than simply meets the eye. Moxy loves her square-peg life in this round-hole town, but her curiosity about all things leads her to wonder if there's something, anything, on the other side of the mountain which nestles Uglyville.  Moxy gathers a group of her closest friends and sets off to find what's on the other side in search of the children who will love them for their imperfections.

We Have Always Lived in the Castle (Not Rated)Following a family tragedy in which the rest of their family dies under suspicious circumstances, Sisters Merricat and Constance live in a large secluded manor house caring for their deranged Uncle Julian. Then, their cousin Charles arrives for a visit, causing family secrets and scandals to unravel.

Zulu Summer (Not Rated)After receiving a suspicious e-mail from an African prince, a radio DJ in small-town Montana forges an international alliance that will change the lives of people continents apart.


Tuesday, July 16, 2019

NEW DVD TITLES FOR JUNE

Captain Marvel (Rated PG-13): Set in the 1990s, this is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.

Captive State (Rated PG-13): Chicago of the future looks vastly different than the iconic American city it is today. It has been occupied by aliens, and now the city is Ground Zero in a battle for control. Some residents are more than willing to work with the extra-terrestrial forces, but others are determined to resist. People on both sides believe that they are doing what is best for the city. Is Chicago better off with these alien occupiers, or should it return to its previous state?

Dumbo (Rated PG): A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus. But when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover secrets beneath its shiny veneer.

Five Feet Apart (Rated PG-13): Stella is a vibrant, fun-loving seventeen-year old, who, unlike most teenagers, has to spend much of her time living at a hospital as a cystic fibrosis patient. When Stella meets Will, a charming and rebellious fellow patient, she feels a powerful connection, but the risk of life-threatening infection dictate that she and Will maintain a safe distance between them. As their feelings grow, Stella and Will face a life-changing question: How does love feel when even a single touch is off-limits?

Gloria Bell (Rated R): Gloria is a free-spirited divorcee who spends her days at a straight-laced office job and her nights on the dance floor, joyfully letting loose at clubs around Los Angeles. After meeting Arnold on a night out, she finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with both the joys of budding love and the complications of dating, identity, and family.

Hotel Mumbai (Rated R): Portrays the events of the 2008 siege on the Taj Hotel by terrorists in Mumbai, India, forcing the staff and guests to make difficult decisions.

Ip Man: Origins (Mandarin) (Not Rated): Gaining enlightenment throughout his youth, Kun Fu legend Ip Man undergoes a transformation and becomes a Wing Chun grandmaster. When he is framed for murder and flees to Hong Kong, Ip Man keeps a low profile but ultimately faces a life-and-death struggle that brings out the fearless martial artist hidden inside him.

The Legend is Born: Ip Man (Cantonese) (Not Rated): Follows Ip Man as he grows from a promising young pupil into an unstoppable force. When political corruption threatens his temple, his friends, and his honor, Ip Man single-handedly challenges a swarm of shinobi in an ultimate showdown.

Royal Romance Triple Feature (Not Rated): A triple feature of Hallmark Royal Romance films -- Royal Hearts; Royal Matchmaker; and Once Upon a Prince

Ten Movie Holiday Romance Pack (Not Rated): Ten romantic movies centered around the winter holidays.

Us (Rated R): Haunted by trauma from her past and compounded by a string of eerie coincidences, Adelaide grows increasingly certain that something bad is going to befall her family. After spending a tense beach day with her friends, Adelaide and her family return to their vacation home. When darkness falls, the Wilsons discover the silhouette of four figures holding hands as they stand in the driveway: doppelgangers of themselves.

Woman at War (Icelandic Language) (Not Rated): Fifty year-old Halla, a passionate environmental activist, secretly wages war on the local aluminum industry to prevent it from disfiguring her country. She risks all she has to protect the highlands of Iceland--but discovers her application to adopt has finally been approved and there is a child in the Ukraine waiting for her.

Wonder Park (Rated PG): One magical day, June is running through the woods to find her way home where she discovers an old rollercoaster car and climbs inside. She suddenly finds herself in Wonderland, an amusement park she had created in her mind and put aside. All of her rides and characters are brought to life but are falling into disarray without her. Now, with the help of her fun and lovable park characters, June will have to put the wonder back in Wonderland before its lost forever.

TELEVISION SHOWS

Orange is the New Black Season 6 (Not Rated): Picking up one week after the emergency response team stormed Litchfield Penitentiary, the ladies of Litch have been torn apart, literally and figuratively, as they enter a new facility. Now newbies starting at the bottom, they must navigate new rules and power dynamics while getting hazed by inmates and tortured by guards.