Tuesday, April 25, 2017

NEW DVD TITLES FOR APRIL

Bye Bye Man (Rated PG-13): When three college students move into an old house off campus, they unwittingly unleash a supernatural entity, who comes to prey upon them once they discover his name. The friends must try to save each other, all the while keeping the entity's existence a secret to save others from the same deadly fate.

Elle (Rated R): Being attacked in her home by an unknown assailant changes Michele's life forever. When she resolutely tracks the man down, they are both drawn into a curious and thrilling game--a game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control.

Hidden Figures (Rated PG): As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.

La La Land (Rated PG-13): A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. This original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing dreams.

Lion (Rated PG-13): At only five years old, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India. Unable to read, write, recall the name of his hometown, or even his own last name, he survived alone on the rough streets of Calcutta before ultimately being transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia.

Office Christmas Party (Rated R): When the CEO tries to close her hard-partying brother's branch, he and his Chief Technical Officer must rally their co-workers and host an epic office Christmas party in an effort to impress a potential client and close a sale that will save their jobs.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Rated PG-13): The story of a group of rebels on a mission to steal the plans for the Empire's ultimate weapon--the Death Star.

Solace (Rated R): When FBI Special Agent Joe Merriweather is unable to solve a series of homicides, he enlists the help of former colleague Dr. John Clancy, a retired physician with psychic powers. Soon, Clancy realizes that his exceptional intuitive abilities are no match against the extraordinary powers of the vicious murderer on a mission.

Split (Rated PG-13): Even though Kevin has shown 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher, there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant Casey, Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him, as well as everyone around him, as the walls between his compartments shatter apart.

Tangled Before Ever After (Not Rated): After all the years stuck in a tower, everyone's favorite barefoot princess yearns to make up for lost time. With the help of her true love Eugene, pals Pascal and Maximus, and daring new friend Cassandra, Rapunzel postpones her wedding and royal duties to defy danger and boldly explore life beyond Corona's walls.

Underworld-Blood Wars (Rated R): The next installment in the blockbuster franchise follows vampire death dealer Selene as she fends off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the vampire faction that betrayed her. With her only allies, David and his father Thomas, she must stop the eternal war between Lycans and vampires, even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Walking with the Enemy (Rated PG-13): Based on a true story, it is an unforgettable film of love, courage, and sacrifice. During the final months of World War II in Hungary, a young man sets out to find his displaced family by using a stolen Nazi uniform to pose as an officer. On a journey filled with suspense and danger, he undertakes extraordinary measures to save his family and thousands of lives from the enemy.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

NEW DVD TITLES FOR MARCH

20th Century Women (Rated R): Three women explore love and freedom in Santa Barbara during the late 1970s.

Assassin's Creed (Rated PG-13): Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch discovers he is a descendant of an ancient line of Assassins.

Collateral Beauty (Rated PG-13): When a successful New York ad executive suffers a personal tragedy and retreats from life, his friends devise a drastic plan to reach him before he loses everything. The story explores how even the deepest loss can reveal moments of beauty, and the how the constants of love, time, and death interlock in a life fully lived.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Rated PG-13): The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.

Fences (Rated PG-13): In 1950s Pittsburgh, a Black garbage collector names Troy Maxson, bitter that baseball's color barrier was only broken after his own heyday in the Negro Leagues, is prone to taking out his hurt and frustrations on his loved ones.

Jackie (Rated R): A searing and intimate portrait of one of the  most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. The film places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband's assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband's legacy and the world of a "Camelot" that they created and loved so well.

Live By Night (Rated R): Self-proclaimed anti-establishment outlaw Joe Coughlin has a sense of justice and an open heart, nothing like the gangsters he refuses to work for. Driven to right the wrongs committed against him, he heads down a risky path. Joe and his reckless crew leave Boston for Tampa, and while revenge is sweeter than the molasses in the illegal rum he runs, he learns that it comes at a price.

Miss Sloane (Rated R): In the world of political power brokers, Elizabeth Sloane takes on the most powerful opponent of her career and will do whatever is required to win.

Moana (Rated PG): A mythical adventure set around 2,000 years ago across a series of islands in the South Pacific. The film follows the journey of a spirited teenager named Moana as she meets the once-mighty demi-god Maui, and together they traverse the open ocean, encountering enormous fiery creatures and impossible odds.

A Monster Calls (Rated PG-13): Twelve-year-old Conor, dealing with his mother's illness, a less-than-sympathetic grandmother, and bullying classmates, finds a most unlikely ally when a monster appears at his bedroom window. Ancient, wild, and relentless, the monster guides Conor on a journey of courage, faith, and truth.

Passengers (Rated PG-13): A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its' sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.

Patriots' Day (Rated R): The story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and its' aftermath.

Silence (Rated R): Two Catholic missionaries face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan looking for their missing mentor, at a time when Catholicism was outlawed.

Sing (Rated PG): A koala impresario stages a grand singing competition for the world's animals in order to save his elegant theater and bring it back to its' former glory.

Why Him? (Rated R): A holiday gathering threatens to go off the rails when a father realizes that his daughter's eccentric Silicon Valley billionaire boyfriend is about to pop the question.

Friday, March 3, 2017

NEW DVD TITLES FOR FEBRUARY

Allied (Rated R): A Canadian intelligence officer in North Africa during World War II encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.

Almost Christmas (Rated PG-13): A dysfunctional family gathers together for their first Christmas since their mom died.

Arrival (Rated PG-13): When mysterious spacecraft touch down around the world, a team - including linguist Louise Banks - is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers, and to find them she will take a chance that could threaten her life --and quite possibly humanity.

Bad Santa 2 (Rated R): Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed, and hatred, Willie teams up once again with his angry sidekick, Marcus, to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Along for the ride is 'the kid', chubby and cheery Thurman Merman, a 250-pound ray of sunshine. Mommy issues arise when the pair are joined by Willie's horror story of a mother, Sunny Soke. Sunny raises the bar for the gang's ambitions, while somehow lowering the standards of criminal behavior.

Doctor Strange (Rated PG-13): A former neurosurgeon embarks on a journey of hearing only to be drawn into the world of the mystic arts.

Eagle Huntress (Rated G): Follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter, and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been typically handed down from father to son for centuries.

The Edge of Seventeen (Rated R): High-school life gets even more unbearable for Nadine when her best friend, Krista, starts dating her older brother.

Hacksaw Ridge (Rated R): WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.

Loving (Rated PG-13): The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court.

Manchester by the Sea (Rated R): An uncle is forced to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.

Nocturnal Animals (Rated R): An art gallery owner is haunted by her ex-husband's novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a veiled threat and a symbolic revenge tale.

PBS Alzheimer's Every Minute Counts (Rated TV-PG): An urgent wake-up call about the national threat posed by Alzheimer's Disease. Many know the unique tragedy of this disease, but few know that Alzheimer's is also a major and rapidly growing public health crisis. This high-profile PBS documentary powerfully illuminates the social consequences for America unless a medical breakthrough is discovered for this currently incurable disease.

Trolls (Rated PG): When their village is invaded by the grumpy Bergens, two mismatched friends must work together in perfect harmony to save the day. Featuring hit songs performed by Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, and more.