December 2016

Title – Death Squad (2015)

Call Number – DVD DEATH

Rating – Not Rated

Description –

In the year 2047 a rebel war agent is forced to go against an oppressive government to expose their war crimes. To avoid capture, he must face a vicious death squad of mercenaries who are prepared to sacrifice their lives rather than see him get out alive.

 

Title – Surf’s Up (2007)

Call Number – DVD SURF’S

Rating – PG

Description –

Come join Cody, a Rockhopper penguin, as he journeys from his home in Shiverpool, Antarctica, to take part in the Big Z Memorial Surf-Off on beautiful Pen Gu Island. During his adventure he meets many new friends, including surf nut Chicken Joe and spirited lifeguard Lani. Cody believes that winning is everything until he meets Geek, an old, washed-up pro surfer, who may just show Cody that a true winner isn’t always the one who comes in first.

 

Title – Christmas Cottage (2008)

Call Number – DVD CHRISTMAS 10

Rating – PG

Description –

Returning home from college one Christmas, young artist Thomas Kinkade (Jared Padalecki) is dismayed to learn that attempts to promote local tourism have failed and his mother (Marcia Gay Harden) is dangerously close to losing the family cottage to foreclosure. Inspired by his mentor, Glen (Peter O'Toole), a famous artist who lives next door, Thom accepts a job painting a mural of his small, idyllic hometown. With Glen's help, Thom not only discovers his calling as the Painter of Light(tm) but also helps the town rediscover the true spirit of Christmas in this nostalgic, humorous and heartwarming true story destined to become a holiday classic.

 

Title – Christmas Eve (2016)

Call Number – DVD CHRISTMAS 11

Rating – PG

Description –

It's the evening of December 24th in Manhattan, where a freak accident will trigger a sudden power outage throughout the city. And in six different stuck elevators, six groups of people including an arrogant real estate tycoon (Patrick Stewart) trapped alone; an atheist surgeon (Gary Cole) with his dying patient; an insensitive executive (Max Casella of Vinyl) and the employee (Jon Heder of NAPOLEON DYNAMITE) he's just laid off; members of an orchestra in a very small space; and apartment building neighbors/strangers will spend the night arguing, relating, confessing and maybe even discovering some things about Christmas much larger than themselves. James Roday (Psych) and Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm) co-star in this heartwarming holiday comedy/drama produced by Larry & Shawn King.

 

Title – The Purge – Election Year (2016)

Call Number – DVD PURGE 3

Rating – R

Description –

It has been two years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night - the 12 hours of lawlessness. This year, the annual ritual comes at the eve of a heated presidential election with the nation deeply divided between those who are pro-­ and anti-­Purge. As head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), Leo's mission is to protect her during her controversial and contested run for president. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of Washington, D.C. on the one night when no help is available, they must stay alive or both be sacrificed for their sins against the state.

 

Title – Annie (2015)

Call Number – DVD ANNIE 2

Rating – PG

Description –

The 1977 Broadway musical returns to the big screen with this Overbrook Entertainment/Sony Pictures production surrounding a 10-year-old Harlem foster child (played by Beasts of the Southern Wild's Quvenzhané Wallis) taken in by a calculating billionaire (Jamie Foxx) who's campaigning to be mayor. Abandoned by her biological parents as a baby, Annie (Wallis) spends every moment of every day attempting to avoid the wrath of her cruel foster mother Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz). Thing start to look up for Annie, however, when she has a very public encounter with Will Stacks (Foxx), a local cell-phone mogul with mayoral ambitions. Stacks campaign isn't going too well until he meets Annie and invites her into his home at the suggestion of his trusted top assistant Grace (Rose Byrne) and his ambitious PR advisor Guy (Bobby Cannavale). Meanwhile, what was originally conceived as a PR stunt to win over skeptical voters becomes something much more personal when the jaded tycoon realizes his little friend is much more than a mere good-luck charm. Will and Jada Pinkett Smith produce alongside Jay-Z, with Easy A's Will Gluck directing.

 

Title – Smokin’ Aces (2007)

Call Number – DVD SMOKIN’

Rating – R

Description –

When a shifty magician turns state's evidence against a Las Vegas underworld heavy, the high price placed on his head sparks a fevered race to rub the snitch out and collect a tidy paycheck in Narc director Joe Carnahan's dark action comedy. Buddy "Aces" Israel (Jeremy Piven) is a small-time scammer who has somehow managed to get the goods on big-time mobster Primo Sparazza. Upon discovering that Buddy is about to deliver the evidence needed to get him thrown in jail for life, Primo takes out a sizable contract on Buddy that entices every two-bit thug, grizzled bounty hunter, deadly vixen, skilled assassin, and ladder-climbing Mafioso within a hundred-mile radius into taking a shot at the prize. Now holed up in his luxurious Lake Tahoe hideout with only two FBI agents (Ryan Reynolds and Ray Liotta) standing between him from a virtual army of money-hungry rogues, Buddy is about to find out just how far this motley crew of killers is willing to go in order to take him out and hit the jackpot. Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman, Andy Garcia, Alicia Keys, and Martin Henderson co-star in a bullet-strewn, ensemble crime comedy that never stops to reload.

 

Title – American Girl – Lea to the Rescue (2016)

Call Number – DVD AMERICAN 9

Rating – Not Rated

Description –

The industrious young Lea Clark (Maggie Elizabeth Jones) travels to Brazil with her mother when they learn that Lea's older brother Zac (Connor Dowds) has gone missing. Together with Zac's girlfriend and newfound local friends, Lea leads the search party for Zac deep into the Amazon rainforest in this family adventure presented by American Girl and directed by Nadia Tass.

 

Title – Colombiana (2011)

Call Number – DVD COLOMBIANA

Rating – Not Rated

Description –

From writer/producer Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, Leon: The Professional) comes Colombiana. Zoe Saldana plays a young woman who has grown up to be an assassin after witnessing the murder of her parents as a child. Turning herself into a professional killer, she remains focused on her ultimate goal: to hunt down and get revenge on the mobster responsible for her parents’ deaths.

 

Title – Black November (2015)

Call Number – DVD NOVEMBER

Rating – Not Rated

Description –

A volatile, ravaged community wages war against a corrupt government to protect their land from being destroyed by excessive oil drilling and spills. To seek justice a rebel organization kidnaps an American oil executive and demands that his corporation end the destruction. Tensions quickly rise that turn a hostage situation into an all out explosive attack.

 

Title – Diary of a Chambermaid (2016)

Call Number – DVD DIARY 4

Rating – Not Rated

Description –

In late 19th century France, a chambermaid (Léa Seydoux) deals with the cruelty and perversions of the upper class while working at a bourgeoisie home in Normandy. In time, she enters into a relationship with a fellow servant (Vincent Lindon) who may be deeply troubled. Directed by Benoît Jacquot, Diary of a Chambermaid is based on the 1900 novel of the same name by Octave Mirbeau.

 

Title – Fishes ‘n Loaves: Heaven Sent (2016)

Call Number – DVD FISHES

Rating – PG

 

Title – A Cinderella Story – If the Shoe Fits (2016)

Call Number – DVD CINDERELLA

Rating – PG

Description –

When the Royal Lagoons resort holds auditions for a new Cinderella-themed extravaganza, talented daydreamer Tessa (Sofia Carson) is forced to become the lackey for her tacky stepmother (Jennifer Tilly) and her two ungrateful stepsisters (Amy Louise Wilson and Jazzara Jaslyn). But a benevolent makeup artist (Nicole Fortuin) helps Tessa concoct a disguise so she can win the role as sultry blonde "Bella Snow." Will singing sensation co-star Reed West (Thomas Law) see behind the makeup to the real Tessa underneath?

 

Title – Charming Christmas (2016)

Call Number – DVD CHARMING

Rating – Not Rated

Description –

A businesswoman (Julie Benz) plays Mrs. Claus at her family's department store and her life begins to change: She rekindles her love for Christmas, and she begins a possible romance with the store's charismatic Santa Claus.

 

Title – Mr. Right (2016)

Call Number – DVD RIGHT

Rating – R

Description –

After her latest boyfriend cheats on her, unlucky-in-love Martha (Anna Kendrick) falls for an oddly principled hit man (Sam Rockwell) who has decided to kill anyone who hires him to commit murder. While Martha believes she's finally found the perfect guy, their romance is threatened by an FBI agent (Tim Roth) who's hunting her new beau. Written by Max Landis and directed by Paco Cabezas, Mr. Right made its world premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.

 

Title – Elephant Kingdom (2016)

Call Number – DVD ELEPHANT

Rating – PG

Description –

A brave elephant (voice of Cary Elwes) sets out to find his wife Melody (voice of Alexa PenaVega), who was kidnapped by the Human King. Helping him on his mission are a ragtag band of younger elephants

 

Title – War Dogs (2016)

Call Number – DVD WAR DOGS

Rating – R

Description –

Based on a true story, the film follows two friends in their early 20s (Hill and Teller) living in Miami during the Iraq War who exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life. But the pair gets in over their heads when they land a $300 million deal to arm the Afghan Military — a deal that puts them in business with some very shady people, not the least of which turns out to be the U.S. Government.

 

Title – Grease Live (2015)

Call Number – DVD GREASE

Rating – Not Rated

Description –

Join the rollicking gang at Rydell High with GREASE LIVE, a one-night musical television adaptation of the popular crossover musical 'Grease' performed LIVE before a studio audience! Featuring a talented young ensemble cast, GREASE LIVE will reintroduce and reimagine the unforgettable moments, great music, and timeless love story to an entirely new generation.

 

Title – The Shallows (2016)

Call Number – DVD SHALLOWS

Rating – PG-13

Description –

In the taut thriller, when Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing on a secluded beach, she finds herself on the feeding ground of a great white shark. Though she is stranded only 200 yards from shore, survival proves to be the ultimate test of wills, requiring all of Nancy’s ingenuity, resourcefulness, and fortitude.

 

Title – The Passion Live (2016)

Call Number – DVD PASSION 4

Rating – PG

Description –

The Passion tells the 2000-year-old story of the last hours of Jesus Christ’s life on Earth through passages from the Bible and a variety of popular music, sung by the cast and arranged specifically for the event by executive producer and hit music producer Adam Anders (Glee, Rock of Ages). Set in the present, the event follows the dramatic and inspirational story of Jesus of Nazareth as he presides over the Last Supper, and is then betrayed by Judas, put on trial by Pontius Pilate, convicted, crucified and resurrected. This epic event was broadcast live from some of New Orleans' most iconic locations, while featuring a procession of hundreds of people carrying a 20-foot, illuminated cross from outside the Superdome to the live stage at Woldenberg Park on the banks of the Mississippi River.

 

Title – The Infiltrator (2016)

Call Number – DVD INFILTRATOR

Rating – R

Description –

Federal agent Robert Mazur (Bryan Cranston) goes undercover as a money-laundering businessman in an attempt to bring down Pablo Escobar's Medellín Cartel in the 1980s. Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer) directed this crime drama based on a true story, which co-starsDiane Kruger, John Leguizamo, Amy Ryan, Jason Isaacs, and Benjamin Bratt.

 

Title – Kung Fu Panda 2 (2012)

Call Number – DVD KUNG 2

Rating – PG

Description –

Follow Po living his dream as the Dragon Warrior protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, the Furious Five - Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. But Po's new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu.

 

Title – Captain Fantastic (2016)

Call Number – DVD FANTASTIC

Rating – R

Description –

Determined to shield his family from the decadence and distractions of modern life, an eccentric father (Viggo Mortensen) raises his six children in a remote forest in the Pacific Northwest. But when his wife commits suicide, the kids are forced to interact with the outside world for the first time as he takes them on a road trip to New Mexico for her funeral. Kathryn Hahn, Steve Zahn, Frank Langella, and Ann Dowd co-star. Written and directed by Matt Ross (28 Hotel Rooms), Captain Fantastic made its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

 

Title – Lights Out! (2016)

Call Number – DVD LIGHTS

Rating – PG-13

Description –

A young woman (Teresa Palmer) must protect her brother (Gabriel Bateman) from a terrifying apparition that only manifests in total darkness. Later, she realizes that this fearsome entity is connected to her mentally ill mother (Maria Bello), who has started hallucinating conversations with a mysterious figure named Diana. Billy Burke and Alexander DiPersia co-star. Produced by James Wan (The Conjuring), Lights Out is a feature-length expansion of director David F. Sandberg's short film of the same name, which became a viral sensation online.

 

Title – When Calls the Heart: Hearts in Question (2016)

Call Number – DVD WHEN 10

Rating – Not rated

Description –

An air of discord settles over Hope Valley when Jack’s spirited mother, Charlotte, pays an unexpected visit… and stays with Elizabeth. While Charlotte "helpfully", critiques Elizabeth's skills as a housekeeper, pie-maker and teacher, Rosemary has become a bit of a taskmaster herself for those helping with her imminent wedding to Lee. Meanwhile Gowen comes under suspicion for "irregularities", in the bank’s bookkeeping, and as he and Nora prepare to leave town, Bill and Jack must contend with a violent storm, rising flood waters and the collapse of the Silverton mine!

 

Title – Angel of Christmas (2016)

Call Number – DVD ANGEL

Rating – Not rated

Description –

Based on the popular novel by Jane Maas, "Angel Of Christmas" follows Susan Nicholas, a newspaper writer whose boss has given her three weeks to write a holiday story about her great grandfather and the angel he carved as a young man. As the days countdown to her Christmas Eve deadline, Susan finds herself being courted by two very different men as she unravels the details of a romantic triangle from her grandfathers' life. In the end, both the past and the present will lead back to the Angel of Christmas.

 

Title – Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

Call Number – DVD DIARY

Rating – PG

Description –

During his summer vacation, "Wimpy Kid" Greg Heffley, the hero of the phenomenally successful book series, hatches a plan to pretend he has a job at a ritzy country club -- which fails to keep him away from the season's dog days, including embarrassing mishaps at a public pool and a camping trip that goes horribly wrong.