Friday, April 27, 2018

NEW DVD TITLES FOR APRIL

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (Not Rated): Never-before-heard tapes reveal the true story of Hollywood icon Hedy Lamarr in her own words, from her beginnings as the trophy wife of a weapons manufacturer for Hitler, to her escape to America and her brilliant inventions which were used by the Allies during World War II and are still being employed in present-day communication technologies such as Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth. Also includes interviews with friends, family, and Hollywood greats.

The Commuter (Rated PG-13): A businessman is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home.

The Greatest Showman (Rated PG): Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, the musical tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

Molly's Game (Rated R): The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target.

My Friend Victoria (Not Rated): The wealthy, white, well-intentioned, family of one of her schoolmates takes in an eight-year-old black child, named Victoria for a night. The experience haunts her for years to come, shaping her desires and offering a mirage of privilege that she dreams of but finds impossible to attain. As an adult, she drifts from job to job, but then unexpectedly reconnects with the family's youngest son in an encounter that will reshape her life yet again.

Paddington 2 (Rated PG): Paddington finds a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber's antique shop that would be perfect for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday. Paddington embarks upon a series of odd jobs in order to buy it, but when the book is stolen, it's up to the Browns to unmask the thief.

Phantom Thread (Rated R): The story of renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman in 1950s London.

The Post (Rated PG-13): This historical drama is based on the events surrounding the release of the Pentagon Papers, documents which detailed the history of the United States' political and military involvement in Vietnam. The story centers on Kay Graham, the first female newspaper publisher in the country (specifically of the Washington Post), as well as her tough editor, Ben Bradlee. The two become involved in an unprecedented power struggle between journalists and the government, exposing a cover-up that has spanned four different American presidencies.

TELEVISION SHOWS
Outlander Season 3 (Not Rated): The third season picks up right after Claire travels through the stones to return to her life in 1948. Now pregnant, she struggles with the fallout of her sudden reappearance and its effect on her marriage to her first husband, Frank. Meanwhile, in the 18th century, Jamie suffers from the aftermath of his doomed last stand at the historic battle of Culloden, as well as the loss of Claire. As the years pass, Jamie and Claire attempt to make lives apart from one another, each haunted by the memory of their lost love. Separated by continents and centuries, Claire and Jamie must find their way back to each other. When they find each other, will they be the same people who parted all those years ago?

Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir: Season 1 (Not Rated): Marinette and Adrien have all the challenges of normal teenagers, dealing with school, family, friends, and growing up. But, unlike most teenagers, Marinette and Adrien have an added responsibility, saving Paris. That's right! When Paris is threatened by the evil Hawk Moth, Marinette and Adrien magically transform into the superheroes Ladybug and Cat Noir. Together they work tirelessly to keep Paris safe from the villains created by Hawk Moth.

NEW DVD TITLES FOR MARCH

Call Me By Your Name (Rated R): It's the summer of 1983 in Italy, and Elio, a precocious 17-year-old, spends his days in his family's villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading and flirting with his friend Marzia. One day, Oliver, a charming American scholar arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio's father, an eminent professor. Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.

Downsizing (Rated R): When scientists find a way to shrink humans to five inches tall, Paul Safranek and wife Audrey decide to leave their stressed out lives in order to get small and live large in a luxurious downsized community. Filled with life-changing adventures and endless possibilities, the town of Leisureland offers more than riches, as Paul discovers a whole new world and realizes that we are meant for something bigger.

Ferdinand (Rated PG): After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.

Hollywood Classics: The Golden Age of the Silverscreen (Rated G): Collection of six classic Hollywood films from the golden age of the silver screen. Includes "Farewell to Arms", "Life with Father", "Penny Serenade", Father's Little Dividend", "Till the Clouds Roll By", and "Meet John Doe".

I, Tonya (Rated R): Follows American figure skater Tonya Harding, the first American woman to complete a triple axel in a competition, whose legacy is tarnished by her association with an attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (Rated PG-13): Four high school kids discover an old video game console with a game they have never heard of. When the teens decide to play, they are immediately drawn into the jungle world of Jumanji in the bodies of their avatars. They must complete the adventure of their lives filled with fun, thrills, and danger or be stuck in the game forever!

Justice League (Rated PG-13): Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to recruit a team of superheroes to protect the planet from a newly awakened threat.

Pitch Perfect 3 (Rated PG-13): Now graduated from college and following their win at the world championship, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there are no job prospects for acapella singing. But when they get the chance to reunited for a European USO tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and questionable decisions, one last time.

Shape of Water (Rated R): In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works in 1962, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of isolation. But, when she and a co-worker discover a secret classified experiment, her life is changed forever.

Star Wars, the Last Jedi (Rated PG-13): Having taken her first steps into the Jedi world, Rey joins Luke Skywalker on an adventure with Leia, Finn, and Poe that unlocks mysteries of the Force and secrets of the past.

Thor: Ragnarok (Rated PG-13): Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the destruction of his home world, and the end of Asgardian civilization, at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela.

TELEVISION SHOWS
Handmaid's Tale Season 1 (Not Rated): A religion-based autocracy has taken over most of the United States, renaming the country Gilead. In this country, women are second-class citizens. Anyone trying to escape is punished. One such person is June, who is captured while trying to escape with her husband and child and is sentenced to be a handmaid, bearing children for childless government officials. As a handmaid, June is renamed Offred. This is her story.

Legion Season 1 (Not Rated): David Haller is a troubled young man diagnosed as schizophrenic, but after a strange encounter, he discovers special powers that will change his life forever.


Thursday, March 22, 2018

NEW DVD TITLES FOR FEBRUARY

All of My Heart: Inn Love (Not Rated): Brian and Jenny are preparing for the big opening of their bed and breakfast, Emily's County Inn, when a huge storm hits Bucks County. Brian agrees to return to Wall Street to boost their funds, while Jenny scrambles to keep the opening on time.

Bad Moms Christmas (Rated R): Follows three women as they rebel against the challenges and expectations of Christmas. If creating a more perfect holiday for their families wasn't hard enough, they have to do it all while hosting and entertaining their own mothers.

Coco (Rated PG-13): Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

Daddy's Home 2 (Rated PG-13): In the sequel to the 2015 global smash, Dusty and Brad have joined forces to provide their kids the perfect Christmas. Their newfound partnership is put to the test when Dusty's old-school, macho dad and Brad's ultra-affectionate and emotional dad arrive just in time to throw the holiday into complete chaos.

Darkest Hour (Rated Pg-13): During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly appointed British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.

Florida Project (Rated R): Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six year old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World.

Just Getting Started (Rated PG-13): A two-hander action comedy in the vein of Midnight Run about an ex-FBI agent and and ex-mob lawyer in the witness protection program having to put aside their petty rivalry on the golf course to fend off a mob hit.

Lady Bird (Rated R): Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mother, a nurse working tirelessly to support her family after Lady Bird's father loses his job. Here is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home.

Murder on the Orient Express (Rated PG-13): When someone is murdered on a train ride, everyone is a suspect and a detective must race against time to solve the puzzle before the killer strikes again.

Only the Brave (Rated PG-13): Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters risk everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire.

TELEVISION SHOWS
Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time (Not Rated): This Christmas sees the Doctor join forces with a masked superhero for an epic New York adventure. With brain-swapping aliens poised to attack, the Doctor and Nardole link up with an investigative reporter and mysterious figure known only as the Ghost. Can the Doctor save Manhattan? And what will be revealed when we see behind the mask?

Homeland Season 6 (Not Rated): Now living in New York City, Carrie gets swept up in the aftereffects of the U.S. presidential election as she struggles to deal with an injury-ravaged Peter Quinn and an increasingly suspicious Saul Berenson. When the president-elect battles the CIA during her transition to power, Carrie finds herself caught in the crossfire.

The Sinner Season 1 (Not Rated): A young mother on a day trip with her husband and son commits a startling act of violence and, to her horror, has no idea why. When an investigator finds himself obsessed with uncovering the woman's buried motive, together they travel a harrowing journey into the depths of her psyche.