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love the coopersLove the Coopers

Comedy PG-13

It follows the Cooper clan as four generations of extended family come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration. As the evening unfolds, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday.

Grandma

Drama R

grandmaElle has just gotten through breaking up with her girlfriend when her granddaughter Sage unexpectedly shows up needing $600 bucks before sundown. Temporarily broke, Grandma Elle and Sage spend the day trying to get their hands on the cash as their unannounced visits to old friends and flames end up rattling skeletons and digging up secrets.​

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our brand is crisisOur Brand is Crisis

Comedy R

A Bolivian presidential candidate failing badly in the polls enlists the firepower of an elite American management team, led by the deeply damaged but still brilliant strategist ‘Calamity’ Jane Bodine. In self-imposed retirement following a scandal that earned her nickname and rocked her to her core, Jane is coaxed back into the game for the chance to beat her professional nemesis, the loathsome Pat Candy, now coaching the opposition.

last witch hunterThe Last Witch Hunter

Action PG-13

Tormented by the loss of his family and cursed with immortal life, the last witch hunter is all that stands between humanity and the combined forces of the most horrifying witches in history.

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Effie Gray

Drama PG-13

A look at the scandalous love triangle between Victorian art critic John Ruskin, his teenage bride Effie Gray, and Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais.

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burntBurnt

Comedy R

Chef Adam Jones had it all, and lost it. A rockstar chef of a two-star Michelin restaurant with the bad habits to match, the former enfant terrible of the Paris restaurant scene did everything different every time out and only ever cared about the thrill of creating explosions of taste. To land his own kitchen and that third elusive Michelin star, though, he’ll need the best of the best on his side, including the beautiful Helene.

chi-raqChi-Raq

Drama R

Chi-Raq is a modern-day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes. After the murder of a child by a stray bullet, a group of women led by Lysistrata organize against the ongoing violence in Chicago’s Southside, creating a movement that challenges the nature of race, sex, and violence in America and around the world.

Goosebumps

Comedy PG

goosebumpsUpset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah, living right next door, and makes a quick friend in Champ. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah’s mysterious dad is in fact R.L. Stine, the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. As Zach starts learning about the strange family next door, he soon discovers that Stine holds a dangerous secret.

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Diary of a Teenage GirlThe Diary of a Teenage Girl

Drama R

Like most teenage girls, Minnie Goetze is longing for love, acceptance and a sense of purpose in the world. Minnie begins a complex love affair with her mother’s boyfriend, ‘the handsomest man in the world,’ Monroe Rutherford. What follows is a sharp, funny and provocative account of one girl’s sexual and artistic awakening, without judgment.

internThe Intern

Comedy PG-13

Ben Whittaker is a 70-year-old widower who has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin. Also available in Blu-Ray DVD.

Woodlawn

Drama PG
WoodlawnIn 1973, a spiritual awakening captured the heart of nearly every player of the Woodlawn High School football team, including its coach Tandy Gerelds. Their dedication to love and unity in a school filled with racism and hate leads to the largest high school football game ever played in the torn city of Birmingham, Alabama, and the rise of its first African American superstar, Tony Nathan.

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Happy New Year! January’s Book Displays

Our book displays keep up with the seasons.  On the first floor we have “Best Books of 2015” which is an eclectic collection of the best sellers and includes romances, mysteries, and nonfiction titles on the subjects of civil rights, gay rights and education.  “Around the World” is the next display and has books, audiobooks and movies set in various locations worldwide.  A great way to enjoy the pleasures of travel without leaving the comforts of home. The paperback display “Warm Up With a Good Book”  is a romance reader’s paradise, lots of choices.

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On the third floor you will find the health display “New Year, New You” which is full of books on self improvement.  My favorites are The Small Change Diet and The Eat This, Not That! Not Diet! Diet.  Of course there are also advice flyers- I’m going to try “Fab-Abs in January”.  Let’s improve our minds  for the New Year also and learn a new skill or hobby. Take a look at “Fight Cabin Fever,  Learn Something New” display, it’s sure to have something for you.

You’ll never be bored at SPL, we always have something of interest!

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2016 Oscars’ Books to Film

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the list of nominees for 2015 today.  Among the eight films nominated for Best Picture are six movies (on the left) that were based on books on the right):

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Brooklyn film brooklyn book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The-Martian film

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revenant film revenant book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

roomroom film

The other two films nominated for Best Picture of 2015 are:

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MartianThe Martian

Sci Fi PG-13

After a bad storm blows across Mars, astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead and left behind. Now stuck on a hostile planet, he must find a way to signal to Earth and, in the meantime, survive on limited supplies. Also available in Blu-Ray DVD.

 

Irrational Man

Drama R

Irrational ManPhilosophy professor Abe Lucas is at rock bottom emotionally, unable to find any meaning or joy in life. He feels that everything he’s tried to do from political activism to teaching hasn’t made any difference. Abe gets involved with two women: Rita Richards, a lonely professor who is unhappy in her marriage; and Jill Pollard, his best student, who becomes his closest friend. Pure chance changes everything when Abe and Jill overhear a stranger’s conversation and become drawn in.

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension

Horror R

Paranormal Activity Ghost DimensionWhen a new family moves into Katie and Kristi’s former house, they discover a mysterious video camera that reveals the presence of an ancient evil that begins to terrorize their lives. Now, with their young daughter’s soul in danger, they must fight back against this demonic threat before becoming its next victims.

ted 2

Ted 2

Comedy R

Newlywed couple Ted and Tami-Lynn want to have a baby, but in order to qualify to be a parent, Ted will have to prove he’s a person in a court of law. Includes the unrated version.

Riot Club

Drama R

riot clubTwo first-year students at Oxford University join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening.

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