October 2016

Title – A Long Way Off (2014)

Call Number – DVD LONG

Rating – PG

Description –

Young Jacob is tired of living on the family farm, submitting to the rules of his father. One day he demands an early inheritance, and is shocked when his father agrees - contingent on first sitting through an intensive session of life trainers in the area of Health, Wealth and Wisdom including real life like pollster Scott Rasmussen, Talk Show host Sean Hannity and Psychologist Dr. Bev Smallwood. Jacob heads to the city to prove that his modern ways are better than his dad's traditions. For a while he does surprisingly well taking huge business risks, and still making money even while living an extremely flamboyant lifestyle that attracts the wrong women including seductive Laura, whose rich boyfriend Frank is often dangerously nearby. Jacob’s got the it all: money, ladies, prestige. But then-he loses it all and just when he thinks he's hit bottom the bottom drops some more. Coming to his senses he heads home, determined to work in an entry level position for his dad, who approaches him – but with open arms or with anger? 

 

Title – Rosewater (2015)

Call Number – DVD ROSEWATER

Rating – R

Description –

Jon Stewart makes his directorial debut with Rosewater, a drama based on a memoir by the Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari. As the film opens, Bahari returns to his home country in order to report on the 2009 presidential elections there. When the results lead to large public protests, Bahari (Gael García Bernal) videotapes the civil unrest. This brings him to the attention of authorities, who apprehend him and keep him in solitary confinement in hopes of getting him to confess to crimes against Iran. However, his international celebrity leads to help from powerful and unexpected places.

 

Title – My All American (2016)

Call Number – DVD ALL AMERICAN

Rating – PG

Description –

From the writer of Hoosiers and Rudy, My All American tells the true story of Freddie Steinmark. Although deemed too small as an athlete, Freddie (Finn Wittrock) dreams of playing football and brings a fight to the game that is noticed by legendary coach Darrell Royal (Aaron Eckhart), leading to a scholarship to play college football. With dedication and grueling practices, a victorious season is within reach, but Freddie then receives a shocking diagnosis and discovers what it truly means to have a heart of a champion.

 

Title – DARKLANDS (2012)

Call Number – DVD DARKLANDS

Rating – Not rated

Description –

A journalist investigates the desecration of a church and uncovers an underground pagan sect, but how is this linked to a fatal accident at the steelworks, the popularity of a charismatic politician and a gang of local gypsies? As the journalist delves deeper, he uncovers layers of conspiracy and terrifying evil.

 

Title – Triple 9 (2016)

Call Number – DVD TRIPLE

Rating – R

Description –

Woody Harrelson, Anthony Mackie, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Aaron Paul, Norman Reedus, Casey Affleck, and Kate Winslet lead an all-star cast in an explosive, action-packed thriller critics call "a twisty, terrific ride" (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone). A bank robbery is just the tip of the iceberg when two cops in Atlanta start suspecting members of their own team are involved. Not knowing who to trust and how deep the corruption goes, time is ticking for them to uncover the truth—before they become the target for the next deadly job.

 

Title – London Has Fallen (2016)

Call Number – DVD LONDON

Rating – R

Description –

The sequel to the worldwide smash hit “Olympus Has Fallen,” a non-stop, suspenseful action thriller that delivers high-octane excitement through a heightened sense of authenticity. The visceral intensity springs from a timely premise: after the British Prime Minister passes away, his funeral becomes a target of a terrorist organization to destroy some of the world’s most powerful leaders, devastate the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The only hope of stopping it rests on the shoulders of the President of the United States (Aaron Eckhart) and his formidable Secret Service head (Gerard Butler), and an English MI-6 agent (Charlotte Riley) who rightly trusts no one. Morgan Freeman also stars as the Vice President of the United States.

 

Title – The Perfect Match (2016)

Call Number – DVD PERFECT 4

Rating – R

Description –

A playboy named Charlie, convinced that all his relationships are dead, meets the beautiful and mysterious Eva. Agreeing to a casual affair, Charlie then wants a bit more from their relationship.

 

Title – The Conspirator (2011)

Call Number – DVD CONSPIRATOR

Rating – PG-13

Description –

In the wake of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, seven men and one woman are arrested and charged with conspiring to kill the President, Vice President, and Secretary of State. The lone woman charged, Mary Surratt (Robin Wright), 42, owns a boarding house where John Wilkes Booth (Toby Kebbell), 26, and others met and planned the simultaneous attacks. Against the ominous backdrop of post-Civil War Washington, newly-minted lawyer Frederick Aiken (James McAvoy), a 28-year-old Union war ero, reluctantly agrees to defend Surratt before a military tribunal. Aiken realizes his client may be innocent and that she is being used as bait and hostage in order to capture the only conspirator to have escaped a massive manhunt, her own son, John (Johnny Simmons). As the nation turns against her, Surratt is forced to rely on Aiken to uncover the truth and save her life.

 

Title – 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

Call Number – DVD CLOVERFIELD

Rating – PG-13

Description –

After surviving a car accident, Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) wakes up to find herself in an underground bunker with two men. Howard (John Goodman) tells her that a massive chemical attack has rendered the air unbreathable, and their only hope of survival is to remain inside. Despite the comforts of home, Howard's controlling and menacing nature makes Michelle want to escape. After taking matters into her own hands, the young woman finally discovers the truth about the outside world.

 

Title – After the Fall (2015)

Call Number – DVD AFTER 2

Rating – R

Description –

When everyday family man Bill loses his job, his peaceful life quickly spirals out of control. Terrified that he will lose everything he has achieved, he turns to a life of crime, descending into drastic and dangerous measures to stay ahead of the law. As he fights to provide for his family, Bill discovers that the only thing worse than getting caught is getting away with it.

 

Title – Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (2001)

Call Number – DVD TREMORS 3

Rating – PG

Description –

Those morphing, man-eating monsters are shaking things up again in the dusty little town of Perfection, Nevada - and survivalist Burt Gummer (Michael Gross) is the only solution to the latest in evolution! Aided by a couple of young local entrepreneurs (Shawn Christian and Susan Chuang), Burt pits his impressive knowledge of weaponry against the newest and deadliest generation of Graboids. If Burt and his new partners can't find a way to stop them, then the creatures that put Perfection on the map will wipe it right off the face of the earth. Tremors 3 promises earth-shaking, explosive, edge-of-your-seat entertainment.

 

Title – Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2004)

Call Number – DVD TREMORS 4

Rating – PG-13

Description –

Get ready to be shaken to your core by the all-new prequel to the original Tremors! When workers in a remote mining town of Rejection, Nevada, fall prey to an unseen creature, the mine's owner, Hiram Gummer (Michael Gross), great-grandfather to Tremors' Burt Gummer, hires a mercenary to destroy the carnivorous creatures before they swallow up his profits. What follows is an all-out assault that takes the battleground from deep in the earth to a suspense-filled showdown on the streets of Rejection! Tremors 4:The Legend Begins will thrill you with incredible action sequences, awesome bonus features and earth-shaking special effects created by the award-winning team behind the original box-office hit, Tremors.

 

Title – Eye in the Sky (2016)

Call Number – DVD EYE 3

Rating – R

Description –

Eye in the Sky stars Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, a UK-based military officer in command of a top-secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone, triggering an international dispute reaching the highest levels of US and British government over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare.

Also starring Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi, Jeremy Northam, Iain Glen and Phoebe Fox, the film is directed by Gavin Hood (TSOTSI) and written by Guy Hibbert (“Prime Suspect”). Producers are Ged Doherty, Colin Firth and David Lancaster.

 

Title – Remember the Titans (2001)

Call Number – DVD REMEMBER 2

Rating – PG

Description –

With only one major star (Denzel Washington), an appealing cast of fresh unknowns, and a winning emphasis of substance over self-indulgent style, Boaz Yakin's Remember the Titans is, like Rudy before it, a football movie that will be fondly remembered by anyone who sees it.

Set in Alexandria, Virginia, in 1971, the fact-based story begins with the integration of black and white students at T. C. Williams High School. This effort to improve race relations is most keenly felt on the school's football team, the Titans, and bigoted tempers flare when a black head coach (Washington) is appointed and his victorious predecessor (Will Patton) reluctantly stays on as his assistant. It's affirmative action at its most potentially volatile, complicated by the mandate that the coach will be fired if he loses a single game in the Titans' 13-game season. The players represent a hotbed of racial tension, but as the team struggles toward unity and gridiron glory, Remember the Titans builds on several subplots and character dynamics to become an inspirational drama of Rocky-like proportions.

Yakin--whose debut, Fresh, was one of the best independent films of the 1990s -- understands the value of connecting small scenes to form a rich climactic payoff. Likewise, Washington provides a solid dramatic foundation (his coach is obsessively harsh, but for all the right reasons) while giving his younger co-stars ample time in the spotlight. The result is a film that achieves what it celebrates: an enriching sense of unity that's unquestionably genuine.

 

Title – My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)

Call Number – DVD GREEK 2

Rating – PG-13

Description –

The Portokalos Family is back as the original cast of the 2002 blockbuster hit reunite in this hilarious sequel. This time, Nia Vardalos (Toula) and John Corbett (Ian) are joined by new cast members, Rita Wilson and John Stamos. After spending most of their time focusing on their troubling teenage daughter, Toula and Ian are facing marital problems while also having to deal with yet another Greek wedding - this time, even bigger and fatter.

 

Title – Hello, My Name is Doris (2016)

Call Number – DVD DORIS

Rating – R

Description –

After a lifetime of being overlooked and ignored, Doris (Sally Field) finds her world turned upside down by a handsome new coworker (Max Greenfield) and a self-help guru that inspires her to take a chance on love. Hello, My Name Is Doris is a witty and compassionate late-life coming-of-age story that will make you cheer and want to say, "I'm Possible!"

 

Title – Race (2016)

Call Number – DVD RACE 2

Rating – PG-13

Description –

Based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, the legendary athletic superstar whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy. "Race" is an enthralling film about courage, determination, tolerance, and friendship, and an inspiring drama about one man's fight to become an Olympic legend.

 

Title – Alpha Dog (2007)

Call Number – DVD ALPHA

Rating – R

Description –

They grew up together in the suburbs of LA, living their own version of the American dream, with every day a blur of partying and looking for the next thrill. Johnny (Emile Hirsch, Lords of Dogtown) is the leader in their sordid world of drugs, greed, power and privilege. But when he is double-crossed by another dealer, things quickly begin to spiral out of control, and an impulsive kidnapping leads to a shocking conclusion. Justin Timberlake (Edison), Sharon Stone (Bobby) and Bruce Willis (Lucky Number Slevin) co-star in this powerful and controversial film.

 

Title – The General’s Daughter (1999)

Call Number – DVD GENERAL’S

Rating – R

Description –

There's the right way, the wrong way and the Army way. But there's no way military investigator Paul Brenner (John Travolta) is going to participate in a cover-up when Fort MacCallum officials try to hide the motive behind the murder of a beautiful female officer. Travolta's magnetic performance sparks this riveting thriller from the director of Con Air and the producer of The Hunt for Red October. Madeleine Stowe plays Brenner's co-investigator and former flame. And James Cromwell, Timothy Hutton, Clarence Williams III and James Woods are among the suspects in this "steamy game of cat and mouse that will keep you guessing until the surprising explosive ending."

 

Title – Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2009)

Call Number – DVD CHIHUAHUA

Rating – PG

Description –

Get ready for a hilarious fun-filled adventure starring Chloe (voiced by Drew Barrymore), a diamond-clad ultra-pampered Beverly Hills Chihuahua who gets lost while on vacation in Mexico. Papi (voiced by George Lopez), an amusing Chihuahua who's crazy about Chloe, springs into action and heads south of the border to rescue her, while Chloe gets help from Delgado (voiced by Andy Garcia), her newfound friend and self-appointed protector. BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA from Walt Disney Pictures is a heartwarming and outrageously funny tale proving once again that good things do come in small packages. It's a real treat for the whole family.

 

Title – Outcast (2015)

Call Number – DVD OUTCAST

Rating – Not rated

Description –

When the heir of the Imperial throne becomes the target of an assassination by his despised older brother, the young prince must flee the kingdom and seek protection. His only hope for survival is a reluctant war-weary crusader named Jacob, who must overcome his own personal demons and rally the assistance of a mythical outlaw known as The White Ghost. Together they must fight side by side in an epic battle to return the prince to his rightful place on the throne.

 

Title – Warrior (2011)

Call Number – DVD WARRIOR

Rating – PG-13

Description –

An ex-Marine haunted by a tragic past; Tommy Conlon (Tom Hardy) returns to his hometown of Pittsburgh and enlists his father; a recovered alcoholic and his former coach; to train him for an MMA tournament awarding the biggest purse in the history of the sport. As Tommy blazes a violent path towards the title prize; his brother; Brendan; (Joel Edgerton) a former MMA fighter unable to make ends meet as a public school teacher; returns to the amateur ring to provide for his family after being suspended from his day job. Even though years have passed; recriminations and betrayals keep Brendan bitterly estranged from both Tommy and his father. But when Brendan's unlikely rise as an underdog sets him on a collision course with Tommy; the two brothers must finally confront the forces that tore them apart; all the while waging the most intense; winner-takes-all battle of their lives.

 

Title – Assault on Wall Street (2013)

Call Number – DVD ASSAULT

Rating – Not rated

Description –

Jim is an average New Yorker living a peaceful life with a well paying job and a loving family. Suddenly, everything changes when the economy crashes causing Jim to lose his job, home and wife. Filled with anger and rage, Jim snaps and goes to extreme lengths to seek revenge for the life taken from him.