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Kong: Skull Island

Action PG-13

A diverse team of explorers is brought together to venture deep into an uncharted island in the Pacific, as beautiful as it is treacherous, unaware that they’re crossing into the domain of the mythic Kong.

The Promise

Drama PG-13

Empires fall, love survives. When Michael, a brilliant medical student, meets Ana, their shared Armenian heritage sparks an attraction that explodes into a romantic rivalry between Michael and Ana’s boyfriend Chris, a famous American photojournalist dedicated to exposing political truth. As the Ottoman Empire crumbles into war torn chaos, their conflicting passions must be deferred while they join forces to get their people to safety and survive themselves.

Land of Mine

Foreign R

In the aftermath of World War II, a group of surrendered German soldiers are ordered by Allied forces to remove their own landmines from the coast of Denmark.

Beaches

Drama PG

In this contemporary remake, it follows the serendipitous meeting of two young girls on the Venice Beach Boardwalk who, though worlds apart in lifestyle, embark on an unexpected and lifelong friendship. CC is an aspiring singer trying to make it in Los Angeles when a director who gives her first big shot discovers her. Hillary, the daughter of a prominent civil rights lawyer, is struggling to find her own destiny.

A Quiet Passion

Drama PG-13

The story of poet Emily Dickinson, whose genius, wit, intellectual independence, and pathos only came to be recognized after her death.

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Afternoon Book Discussion

with Sonia Grgas, Reference Librarian

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 1:30 PM

“Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space.

Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation. Starting in World War II and moving through to the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement and the Space Race, Hidden Figures follows the interwoven accounts of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson and Christine Darden, four African American women who participated in some of NASA’s greatest successes. It chronicles their careers over nearly three decades, as they faced challenges, forged alliances and used their intellect to change their own lives, and their country’s future.” -from the publisher

Book to Film Discussion

Join us on August 4, 2017 at 2 PM for a showing of the film, Hidden Figuresthe Academy Award nominated adaptation of the book. A short discussion will follow the movie.

 

Both programs are free.

No registration required.

Books will be available at the circulation desk one month prior to the discussion.

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

 

New in DVD

Their Finest

Comedy PG-13

Set in 1940 London, the story is an ode to how women played a major role in boosting national morale during the Blitz of London in World War II.

 

The Fate of the Furious

Action PG-13

When a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of terrorism and betrayal of those closest to him, the crew faces trials that will test them as never before.

 

 

 

The Lost City of Z

Action PG-13

The incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the twentieth century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region.

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The Zookeeper’s Wife

Drama PG-13

The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Zabinska and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski, have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When the Germans invade their country, they are forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck. To fight back on their own terms, Antonina and Jan covertly begin working with the Resistance.

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New in DVD

The Belko Experiment

Horror R

In a twisted social experiment, a group of 80 Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogota, Colombia, and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company’s speaker system to participate in a series of murderous moral decisions

 

Collide

Action R

After a heist goes terribly wrong, Casey Stein finds himself on the run from a ruthless gang headed by mob boss Hagen. Now Casey has precious cargo that belongs to Hagen, who will stop at nothing to retrieve it. Left with no choice, Casey calls his former employer and drug smuggler Geran to protect his longtime girlfriend Juliette before Hagen gets his hands on her. Casey sets out on an adrenaline-fueled car chase onthe German highways to save the love of his life before it’s too late.

Before I Fall

Drama PG-13

After one fateful night, Sam wakes up with no future at all. Trapped reliving the same day over and over, she begins to question just how perfect her life really was. And as she begins to untangle the mystery of a life suddenly derailed, she must also unwind the secrets of the people closest to her, and discover the power of a single day to make a difference, before she runs out of time for good.

CHIPS

Comedy PG-13

Jon Baker and Frank Ponch Poncherello have just joined the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in Los Angeles, but for very different reasons. Baker is a beaten-up former pro motorbiker trying to put his life and marriage back together. Poncherello is a cocky undercover Federal agent investigating a multi-million-dollar heist that may be an inside job-inside the CHP.

T2 Trainspotting

Drama R

First there was an opportunity; then there was a betrayal. Twenty years have gone by. Much has changed but just as much remains the same. Mark Renton returns to the only place he can ever call home. They are waiting for him: Spud, Sick Boy, and Begbie. Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self-destruction and mortal danger, they are all lined up to welcome him, ready to join the dance.

Power Rangers

Action PG-13

Five ordinary teens must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove, and the world, is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it’s too late, band together as the Power Rangers.

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Fifty Shades Darker

Drama NR

Anastasia has broken off her relationship with the troubled Christian to pursue a new career in a Seattle publishing house. While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her. Includes the R-rated theatrical version and the unrated version.

*Based on the book Fifty Shades Darker by EL James.

The Last Word

Comedy PG-13

On the last day of high school, mild-mannered English teacher Andy Campbell tries to keep it together amidst senior pranks, a dysfunctional administration, and budget cuts that put jobs on the line. Then he accidentally crosses his much tougher and deeply feared colleague, Ron Strickland, who challenges Campbell to an old-fashioned throw down. News of the fight spreads like wildfire and it ends up becoming the very thing the school, and Campbell, needs.

A United Kingdom

Drama PG-13

Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana causes an international stir when he marries a white woman from London in the late 1940s. When they decided to marry, just as apartheid was being introduced into South Africa, it caused an international uproar. However, their passionate romance triumphed over every obstacle and changed the course of African history.

*Based on the book Colour Bar by Susan Williams

The Sense of an Ending

Drama PG-13

A man becomes haunted by his past and is presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him to re-think his current situation in life.

*Based on the book The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

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New in DVD

The Golden Years

Drama NR

After five decades of law-abiding, tax-paying citizenship, retired couple Martha and Arthur are forced into an unexpected life of crime in this star-studded comedy heist caper.

Fist Fight

Comedy PG-13

On the last day of high school, mild-mannered English teacher Andy Campbell tries to keep it together amidst senior pranks, a dysfunctional administration, and budget cuts that put jobs on the line. Then he accidentally crosses his much tougher and deeply feared colleague, Ron Strickland, who challenges Campbell to an old-fashioned throw down. News of the fight spreads like wildfire and it ends up becoming the very thing the school, and Campbell, needs.

Rupture

Sci Fi R

A single mom tries to break free from a mysterious organization that has abducted her.

The Shack

Drama PG-13

After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness.

Get Out

Horror R

A young black man meets his white girlfriend’s parents at their estate, only to find out that the situation is much more sinister than it appears.​

-posted by Ralph, Media Services