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New in DVD

Cold Pursuit

Action R

When a snowplow driver learns that his son was killed by a drug cartel, he seeks revenge for his son’s murder.

Fighting With My Family

Comedy PG-13

A former wrestler and his family make a living performing at small venues around the country while his kids dream of joining World Wrestling Entertainment.

Never Grow Old

Western R

After a vicious outlaw takes over a peaceful frontier town, an undertaker must choose between profits and survival in this gritty western.

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Books Coming to your screens in May

 

The Professor and the Madman – Film, opening May 10, 2019. Based on the book by Simon Winchester.

“The Professor and the Madman is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary—and literary history.

The making of the OED was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor James Murray, was stunned to discover that one man, Dr. W. C. Minor, had submitted more than ten thousand. But their surprise would pale in comparison to what they were about to discover when the committee insisted on honoring him. For Dr. Minor, an American Civil War veteran, was also an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane.” 

Catch-22 – TV mini-series, premiering May 17, 2019 based on the book by Joseph Heller.

“Captain John Yossarian, a World War II bombardier, is stationed on the island of Pianosa. He is an individualist who seeks to protect his own life by fleeing to the hospital, since a “catch-22″ in the Air Force regulations prevents him from being grounded for illness or obtaining a leave.”

The Sun is Also a Star – Film, opening on May 17, 2019 based on the book by Nicola Yoon.

“A scientifically minded girl who avoids relationships to help keep her family from being deported and a dutiful student who endeavors to live up to his parents’ high expectations unexpectedly fall in love and must determine which path they will choose in order to be together.”

Good Omens – TV mini-series premiering on May 31, 2019 based on the book by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.

“According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world’s only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.

So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth’s mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.”

*all summaries from the publishers

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New in DVD

Serenity

Drama R

Baker Dill is a fishing boat captain that leads tours off Plymouth Island. His quiet life is upended when Karen, his ex-wife, tracks him down to ask him for help. She begs him to save her and their son from her new husband. She requests that Dill take her husband out on a fishing expedition and leave him to the sharks.

Arctic

Drama PG-13

Overgärd is a resourceful yet increasingly desperate man stranded in a remote, snow-covered wilderness. After a plane crash in an icy wasteland, Overgärd must live by his wits as he waits for help to arrive. But when a long-awaited rescue effort fails, he faces a life-or-death decision: remain in the relative safety of his camp and hope to be found or embark on an arduous trek that may be the only hope for both him and a critically injured stranger.

Miss Bala

Action PG-13

Gloria finds a power she never knew she had when she is drawn into a dangerous world of cross-border crime. Surviving will require all of her cunning, inventiveness, and strength.

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New in DVD

Holmes and Watson

Comedy PG-13

An entertaining take on the classic mysteries from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The story features Doctor Watson and Sherlock Holmes.

On the Basis of Sex

Drama PG-13

The inspiring and spirited true story of young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the US Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination.

Welcome to Marwen

Drama PG-13

When a devastating attack leaves Mark Hogancamp shattered and without his memory, no one expected recovery. But by putting together pieces from his old and new life, Mark meticulously creates a wondrous fantasy world, where he draws strength to triumph in the real one. His astonishing art installation becomes a testament to the powerful women who support him on his journey.

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New in DVD

A Breath Away

Foreign (French) NR

When Paris is submerged in a strange mortal fog, survivors take refuge on the city’s upper floors and rooftops. Without news, electricity, water or food, one small family struggles to survive the catastrophe. But as the hours pass, they are forced to face reality: rescue teams aren’t coming. If they hope to make it out alive, they will have to risk going out into the fog.

Bumblebee

Sci-Fi PG-13

Cybertron has fallen. When Optimus Prime sends a Transformer to defend Earth, his journey to become a hero begins. Charlie Watson, a teenager trying to find her place in the world, discovers and repairs the battle-scarred robot, who’s disguised as a Volkswagen Beetle. As the Decepticons hunt down the surviving Autobots with the help of a secret agency led by Agent Burns, the Transformer and Charlie team up to protect the world in an action-packed adventure that’s fun for the whole family.

The Mule

Drama R

Earl Stone is a man in his 80s who is broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. Easy enough, but, unbeknownst to Earl, he’s just signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. Even as his money problems become a thing of the past, Earl’s past mistakes start to weigh heavily on him, and it’s uncertain if he’ll have time to right those wrongs before law enforcement, or the cartel’s enforcers, catch up to him.

Vice

Drama R

Christian Bale stars as Dick Cheney in this epic tale of how a bureaucratic Washington insider quietly became the most powerful man in the world. Co-starring Amy Adams, Steve Carell, and Sam Rockwell, it is a darkly comic look behind the scenes of American politics.

-posted by Ralph, Media Services

New in DVD

If Beale Street Could Talk

Drama R

A timeless love story set in early 1970s Harlem involving newly engaged nineteen-year- old Tish and her fiance Fonny who have a beautiful future ahead. But their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit. Now the pair and their families must fight for justice in the name of love and the promise of the American dream.

Second Act

Comedy PG-13

A big box store worker, Maya, reinvents her life story to land a job in the corporate side of the company she works for. After the aid of a fabricated resume and social network profile, she is offered the position. She accepts the position to try to prove what street smarts can do.

Stan & Ollie

Drama PG

One of the world’s great comedy teams set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953. Diminished by age and with their golden era as the kings of Hollywood comedy now behind them, they face an uncertain future. As the charm and beauty of their performances shine through, they re-connect with their adoring fans. The tour becomes a hit, but Stan and Ollie can’t quite shake the specter of Laurel and Hardy’s past.

-posted by Ralph, Media Services