Thursday, June 28, 2018

NEW DVD TITLES FOR JUNE

Death Wish (Rated R): When his wife and daughter are violently attacked, Dr. Paul Kersey hunts down his family's assailants to deliver justice.

I Can Only Imagine (Rated PG): A biopic of musician Bart Millard and the song that he wrote about the relationship he had with his father that became the best-selling Christian single of all time.

Love, Simon (Rated PG-13): The story of a closeted gay teenage boy who is forced to balance his friends, his family, and the blackmailer threatening to out him to the entire school, while simultaneously attempting to discover the identify of the anonymous classmate whom he has fallen in love with online.

Pacific Rim: Uprising (Rated PG-13): Jake Pentecost is a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity's victory against the monstrous "Kaiju." Now an even more fearsome alien threat has been unleashed on the world and Jake is called back into action by his former co-pilot, Lambert, and a 15-year-old Jaeger hacker, Amara. Rising up to become the most powerful defense force to ever walk the earth, they will set course for a spectacular all-new adventure on a towering scale.

Sherlock Gnomes (Rated PG): Garden gnomes, Gnomeo and Juliet, recruit renowned detective Sherlock Gnomes to investigate the mysterious disappearance of other garden ornaments.

Thoroughbreds (Rated R): Two upper-class teenage girls in suburban Connecticut rekindle their unlikely friendship after years of growing apart. Together, they hatch a plan to solve both of their problems, no matter what the cost.

Tomb Raider (Rated PG-13): Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when discovers the island where her father disappeared.

Wrinkle in Time (Rated PG): Although she has been missing for several years and the entire town thinks her father has abandoned her family, Meg steadfastly believes the best and protects her younger brother, Charles Wallace, from the brunt of the rumors and taunting. It is he, however, who convinces her to join him, the school sports star Calvin, and three unusual women on an interplanetary voyage to rescue their father from a vast evil.

TELEVISION SHOWS
Orange is the New Black Season 5 (TV-MA): When the standoff at the prison turns into a full-blown riot, the inmates take advantage of the confusion by conducting seances, holding prisoner auctions, and preening for the morning news. But with relationships tested and friendships starting to fray, will life at Litchfield ever return to normal?

Speechless Season 1 (Not Rated): A family comedy centering on Maya DiMeo, a mom on a mission who will do anything to her family, husband Jimmy and kids Ray, Dylan, and J.J., her eldest son with cerebral palsy. As Maya fights injustices both real and imagined, the family works to make a new home for themselves and searches for just the right person to help give J.J. his "voice".

Speechless Season 2 (Not Rated): The DiMeo family moves from a neighborhood they hate to one a little more upscale in an effort to improve their lives. They just might find more complications though as new challenges confront them in their new environment. Mother Maya intends to take those challenges head-on with her take-charge attitude while dad Jimmy lets her take the lead, not believing himself not to be as intelligent as he really is. Their three kids - an athletic daughter, the brainy middle son, and their nonverbal son with cerebral palsy get caught in the midst of it all.

NEW DVD TITLES FOR MAY

12 Strong (Rated R): The story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban.

15:17 to Paris (Rated PG-13): Three Americans discover a terrorist plot aboard a train while in France.

Annihilation (Rated R): Biologist and former soldier Lena is shocked when her missing husband comes home near death from a top-secret mission into The Shimmer, a mysterious quarantine zone from which no one has ever returned. Now, Lena and her elite team must enter a beautiful, deadly world of mutated landscapes and creatures, to discover how to stop the growing phenomenon that threatens all life on Earth.

Black Panther (Rated PG-13): King T'Challa returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as new leader. However, T'Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from divisions within his own country. When two enemies conspire to destory Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must join forces with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Wakandan Special Forces, to prevent Wakanda from being drawn into a world war.

Fifty Shades Freed (Rated R): Believing they have left behind shadowy figures from their past, newlyweds Christian and Ana fully embrace an inextricable connection and shared life of luxury. But, just as she steps into her role as Mrs. Grey and he relaxed into an unfamiliar stability, new threats could jeopardize their happy ending before it even begins.

Game Night (Rated R): A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves trying to solve a murder mystery.

Mary and the Witch's Flower (Rated PG): A strange flower grants a young girl magical powers, which leads to the adventure of a lifetime.

Peter Rabbit (Rated PG): Beatrix Potter's classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer's vegetable garden.

Red Sparrow (Rated R): Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to Sparrow School, a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. Her first mission, targeting a C.I.A. agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations.

TELEVISION SHOWS
Call the Midwife Season 7 (Not Rated): A drama about the lives of a group of midwives who care for expectant mothers in the East End of London during the 1950s.

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.