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The Dinner

Drama R

A former history teacher and his wife Claire meet at a fancy restaurant with his elder brother, a prominent politician and his wife Babette. The plan is to discuss over dinner how to handle a crime committed by their teenage sons.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Action PG-13

An iconoclastic take on the classic Excalibur myth, tracing Arthur’s journey from the streets to the throne. When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern, Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy…whether he likes it or not.

Snatched

Comedy R

After her boyfriend dumps her on the eve of their exotic vacation, impetuous dreamer Emily Middleton persuades her ultra-cautious mother, Linda to travel with her to paradise. Polar opposites, Emily and Linda realize that working through their differences as mother and daughter … is the only way to escape the wildly outrageous jungle adventure they have fallen into.

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

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The Circle

Sci-Fi PG-13

When Mae is hired to work for the world’s largest and most powerful tech and social media company, she sees it as an opportunity. As she rises through the ranks, she is encouraged by the company’s founder, Eamon Bailey, to engage in a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics and ultimately her personal freedom. Her participation in the experiment, and every decision she makes begin to affect the lives and future of her friends, family and that of humanity.

Colossal

Comedy PG-13

Gloria is an out-of-work party girl who, after getting kicked out of her apartment by her boyfriend, is forced to leave her life in New York and move back to her hometown. When news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, South Korea, Gloria gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this far-off phenomenon. Gloria must determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world.

Going in Style

Comedy PG-13

Lifelong buddies Willie, Joe, and Al decide to buck retirement and step off the straight and narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty. To pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.

The Lovers

Comedy R

Mary and Michael are a long married, dispassionate couple who are both in the midst of serious affairs. On the brink of calling it quits, a spark between them suddenly reignites, leading them into an impulsive romance.

Phoenix Forgotten

Horror PG-13

Twenty years after three teenagers disappeared in the wake of mysterious lights appearing above Phoenix, Arizona, unseen footage from that night has been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition.

Shin Godzilla

Foreign NR

When a massive gilled monster emerges from the deep and tears through the city, the government scrambles to save its citizens. A ragtag team of volunteers cuts through a web of red tape to uncover the monster’s weakness and its mysterious ties to a foreign superpower. But time is not on their side: the greatest catastrophe to ever befall the world is about to evolve right before their very eyes.

Sleight

Action R

Left to care for his little sister after their parents’ passing, a young street magician turns to illegal activities to keep a roof over their heads. He is forced to use his magic and a brilliant mind to save his sister when he gets in too deep and she is kidnapped.

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Boss Baby

Comedy PG

A hilariously universal story about how a new baby’s arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative seven-year-old named Tim. With a sly, heart-filled message about the importance of family, it is an authentic and broadly appealing original comedy for all ages.

Gifted

Drama PG-13

Frank Adler is a single man raising a child prodigy, his spirited young niece Mary, in a coastal town in Florida. Frank’s plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank’s formidable mother Evelyn, whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary.

Ghost in the Shell

Action PG-13

In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people’s minds and control them, Major is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen.

 Unforgettable

Drama R

Tessa Connover is barely coping with the end of her marriage when her ex-husband, David, becomes happily engaged to Julia Banks. He not only brings Julia into the home they once shared, but also into the life of their daughter, Lilly. Trying to settle into her new role as a wife and a stepmother, Julia believes she has finally met the man of her dreams, the man who can help her put her own troubled past behind her.

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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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New in DVD

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.

-posted by Ralph, Media Services