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New in DVD

Gotti

Drama R

The story follows infamous crime boss John Gotti’s rise to become the ‘Teflon Don’ of the Gambino Crime Family in New York City. Spanning three decades and recounted by his son John Jr., it examines Gotti’s tumultuous life as he and his wife attempt to hold the family together amongst tragedy and multiple prison sentences

The Seagull

Drama PG-13

In the early twentieth century, an aging actress and her lover visit the estate of her elderly brother.

Solo

Action PG-13

Years before he met Luke and Leia, before he helped overthrow the Emperor, Han Solo started where all heroes start: at the bottom. Join your favorite scoundrel in the galaxy on an adventure you’ll never forget! Throughout his death-defying adventures among the criminal scum of the Star Wars Universe, Han will meet the one who will become his closest ally, Chewbacca! Watch as Han matches wits with the infamous gambler Lando! Follow Han on the journey that will put him on course to his destiny.

Uncle Drew

Comedy PG-13

After draining his life savings to enter a team in the Rucker Classic street ball tournament in Harlem, Dax is dealt a series of unfortunate setbacks, including losing his team to his longtime rival. Desperate to win the tournament and the cash prize, Dax stumbles upon the man, the myth, the legend Uncle Drew and convinces him to return to the court one more time.

-posted by Sonia

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Banned Book Discussion/Book-to-Film Discussion

Join us for this year’s

BANNED BOOK DISCUSSION,

celebrating the 200th Anniversary of

publication in 2018

With Sonia Grgas, Reference Librarian

Tues., Sept. 25. 1:30 PM

A PBS The Great American Read selection

  • The program s are free.
  • No registration required.
  • Books are available at the Circulation Desk.
  • Photographs and videos taken during library programs may be used for library publicity.

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

 

New in DVD

Adrift

Drama PG-13

Based on the true story of survival, a young couple’s chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.

Ocean’s 8

Action PG-13

Debbie Ocean gathers a crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City’s yearly Met Gala.

 

 

 

 

 

Superfly

Action R

With his sights set on retiring, a successful young drug dealer sets up one last big deal.

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5 Years on the Blog

Time for a walk through some of  SyossetRandR’s blog posts in during August in the past five years:

2017: WHAT WE’RE READING NOW

2016:  NEW IN DVD

2015: BOOK TO FILM DISCUSSION

2014: SUMMER HISTORY LESSON

2013:  READ THE BOOK…SEE THE MOVIE

Watch out for another nostalgic look at the past five years next month.

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

New in DVD

Deadpool 2

Action R

Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade Wilson must battle ninjas, the Yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor.

First Reformed

Drama R

A pastor of a small church in upstate New York starts to spiral out of control after a soul-shaking encounter with an unstable environmental activist and his pregnant wife.

 

God’s Not Dead Yet: A Light in the Darkness

Drama PG

A Christian teacher is forced before a judge for honestly answering a question about Jesus in the classroom. With the principal and superintendent joining forces with a zealous civil liberties group, Grace faces an epic court case that could cost her the career she loves and expel God from the classroom.

Show Dogs

Comedy PG

After a failed attempt to recover a stolen baby panda, police dog Max reluctantly teams up with a human FBI agent named Frank. A hot tip leads Max and Frank to Las Vegas for the world’s most exclusive dog show.

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

New in DVD

Avengers: Infinity War

Action PG-13

As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality.

How to Talk to Girls at Parties

Sci Fi R

An alien touring the galaxy breaks away from her group and meets two young inhabitants of the most dangerous place in the universe, the London suburb of Croydon.

The House of Tomorrow

Drama NR

The film tells futurist, architect, and inventor R. Buckminster Fuller’s incredible story through two teens hoping to become punk gods and survive high school.

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Your Next Book Club Pick…The Dog Days of Summer

Have you ever wondered what is meant by the expression: “The Dog Days of Summer”? Well, I have, so I did a little research. The Dog Days of Summer are traditionally the 40 days beginning July 3 and ending August 11, during which the morning rise of the Dog Star, Sirius, occurs. Sirius is the brightest star that we see (not counting the sun) and is part of the constellation Canis Major or Greater Dog, hence the expression. Here are some very discussible title suggestions for your summertime book club meetings, all having the words summer or dog in their titles:

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This article first appeared in the July 2018 issue of the Book Club Insider.

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services