Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Aug 8



Batman v Superman, Dawn of Justice   dvd

...Batman v Superman kicks off DC's expanded universe with a bang and it certainly delivers on the premise that DC does NOT want to imitate Marvel in any fashion. They're going to "do their own thing" which is exactly what any comic book lover could of hoped for as I feared we would get repeats of the same exact films Marvel had already released years ago (and are still releasing)....  -- amazon--





11.22.63      dvd
On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy was killed, and the world changed. What if you could change it back?... ... a high school English teacher who, encouraged by his ailing friend ... travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Delving into the darkness of the American dream, viewers are transported to the world of 1960s Texas as Jake explores the mystery surrounding the supposed gunman Lee Harvey Oswald, his family and associates...   --amazon--



Elvis & Nixon     dvd


The untold true story behind the meeting between the King of Rock 'n Roll and President Nixon, resulting in this revealing, yet humorous moment immortalized in the most requested photograph in the National Archives.
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Miles ahead      dvd
... In the midst of a prolific career at the forefront of modern jazz, Miles Davis (Cheadle) virtually disappears from public view for a period of five years in the late 1970s, his musical voice stifled and numbed by drugs and pain medications. Dave Braden (Ewan McGregor), a wily music reporter, forces his way into Davis' life and, over the next couple of days, the two men unwittingly embark on a wild and sometimes harrowing adventure to recover a stolen tape of the musician's latest compositions. Plagued by years of regret and loss, Davis flirts with annihilation until he once again finds salvation in his art.   --amazon--




Tunnel: Season 1      dvd

When a dead body is discovered in the English Channel tunnel, exactly midway between England and France, a detective from each country is appointed to work the investigation. The two officers must must work on their own partnership as well as track down the criminal. Stephen Dillane and Clemence Poesy star. It is a fairly faithful re-make of Scandinavian hit The Bridge.  --amazon--






Friday, July 29, 2016

July 28




Harper's Ferry WV


Appalachia USA      book

...Appalachia USA is an aesthetically and socially significant book that celebrates the human spirit; it is this spirit that shines through the coal dust in the faces of miners, in mothers struggling to protect their children, and in ravaged but resilient communities. Levy's photographs and accompanying captions capture the tension, the dignity, and the enduring humanity of this troubled corner of America. Includes 69 spot-varnished tritone photographs on large 9 9/16 by 12 inch pages.  --amazon--

Bad Science    book
...Ben Goldacre has made a point of exposing quack doctors and nutritionists, bogus credentialing programs, and biased scientific studies. He has also taken the media to task for its willingness to throw facts and proof out the window. But he's not here just to tell you what's wrong. Goldacre is here to teach you how to evaluate placebo effects, double-blind studies, and sample sizes, so that you can recognize bad science when you see it. You're about to feel a whole lot better.  --amazon--




Bullseye    book
... Stepping directly into the line of fire, the president of the United States is in New York for a summit at the United Nations with his Russian counterpart. Pulled away from his family and pressed into service, Detective Michael Bennett must trace the source of a threat that could rip the country apart--and ignite a war the likes of which the world has never seen. With allegiances constantly in doubt and no one above suspicion, only Bennett can save the president--and the country--before the assassins' deadly kill shot hits its mark. --amazon--

Boar Island    book
Anna Pigeon, in her career as a National Park Service Ranger, has had to deal with all manner of crimes and misdemeanors, but cyber-bullying and stalking is a new one. The target is Elizabeth, the adopted teenage daughter of her friend Heath Jarrod. Elizabeth is driven to despair by the disgusting rumors spreading online and bullying texts. Until, one day, Heath finds her daughter Elizabeth in the midst of an unsuccessful suicide attempt. And then she calls in the cavalry---her aunt Gwen and her friend Anna Pigeon...    --amazon--


Doll-Master and other tales of terror    book
In the title story, a young boy becomes obsessed with his cousin’s doll after she tragically passes away from leukemia. As he grows older, he begins to collect “found dolls” from the surrounding neighborhoods and stores his treasures in the abandoned carriage house on his family's estate. But just what kind of dolls are they? In “Gun Accident,” a teenage girl is thrilled when her favorite teacher asks her to house-sit, even on short notice. But when an intruder forces his way into the house while the girl is there, the fate of more than one life is changed forever. ...    --amazon--


Fire Line     book
When a bolt of lightning ignited a hilltop in the sleepy town of Yarnell, Arizona, in June of 2013, setting off a blaze that would grow into one of the deadliest fires in American history, the twenty men who made up the Granite Mountain Hotshots sprang into action...   ...New York Times Phoenix Bureau Chief Fernanda Santos has written a riveting, pulse-pounding narrative of an unthinkable disaster, a remarkable group of men and the raging wildfires that threaten our country’s treasured wild lands.  --amazon--



The graveyard of the Hesperides     book
...There have been rumors for years that the previous owner of the bar, now deceased, killed a bar maid and these are presumably her remains. In the choice between planning a wedding and looking into a crime from long ago, Albia would much rather investigate a possible murder. Or murders, as more and more remains are uncovered, revealing that something truly horrible has been going on at the Hesperides...  --amazon--





Monday, July 18, 2016

July 18



July 18



Allegiant   dvd

Beyond the wall, Tris and four face a threat more dangerous than they ever imagined, fighting for the future of an entire cty in this action-packed third divergent adventure.  --amazon--







Brothers Grimsby  dvd
Nobby (Sacha Baron Cohen), a sweet but dimwitted English football hooligan, has everything a man from the poor fishing town of Grimsby could want, including nine children and the most attractive girlfriend in the northeast of England (Rebel Wilson). There’s only one thing missing: his little brother, Sebastian (Mark Strong), who Nobby has spent 28 years searching for after they were separated as kids. Nobby sets off to reunite with Sebastian, unaware that not only is his brother MI6’s deadliest assassin, but he’s just uncovered plans for an imminent global terrorist attack. On the run and wrongfully accused, Sebastian realizes that if he is going to save the world, he will need the help of its biggest idiot.  --amazon--



Everybody wants some!   dvd


In the vein of Richard Linklater's cult classic Dazed and Confused, EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!! is a comedy set in the world of 1980 college life following a group of friends as they navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood. Get ready for the best weekend ever. --amazon--







 God of Egypt   dvd

Mortal hero Bek teams with the god Horus in an alliance against Set, the merciless god of darkness, who has usurped Egypt's throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict.  --amazon--







Hello, my name is Doris    dvd

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!" --amazon--






 Knight of cups    dvd

Knight of Cups follows Rick, an uninspired screenwriter living on the event horizon of all the vice, and some of the virtues, Los Angeles has to offer. He is a slave to the Hollywood system; addicted to success but simultaneously despairing at the emptiness of life.  --amazon--






London has fallen   dvd

The President of the United States (Aaron Eckhart) and his Secret Service head (Gerard Butler) must stop a London terrorist attack at the British Prime Minister's funeral.--amazon--








The Revenant   dvd

...The Revenant follows the story of legendary explorer Hugh Glass (DiCaprio) on his quest for survival and justice. After a brutal bear attack, Glass is left for dead by a treacherous member of his hunting team (Tom Hardy). Against extraordinary odds, and enduring unimaginable grief, Glass battles a relentless winter in uncharted terrain. This boldly original (Calvin Wilson, ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH) epic adventure captures the extraordinary power of the human spirit in an immersive and visceral experience unlike anything you have ever seen (Jake Hamilton, FOX-TV).  --amazon--


Son of Saul    dvd

October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul (Géza Röhrig) is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners forced to assist the Nazis. While working, Saul discovers the body of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child's body, find a rabbi to recite the mourner's Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial.

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

July 14


July 14



Andron: the Black Labyrinth    dvd

In the year 2154, a group of young men and women awake in a dark claustrophobic maze. They don't remember who they are or how they got stuck in the Black Labyrinth of ANDRON. The group must learn to decipher codes, understand the signals and beat the tests in this mysterious and bizarre place. Out of necessity they struggle to form a bond to survive, while the outside world watches and wagers on their fate.  --amazon--



Driftless area    dvd

Pierre (Anton Yelchin) returns to his hometown after the death of his parents and falls under the spell of the enchanting, mysterious Stella (Zooey Deschanel). As their relationship deepens, Pierre finds himself in a dangerous situation with a volatile criminal (John Hawkes) who abruptly altered the course of Stella’s life. Also starring Aubrey Plaza, Frank Langella, Alia Shawkat and Ciarán Hinds.  --amazon-







Eddie the Eagle  dvd

Taron Egerton co-stars alongside ACADEMY AWARD® Nominee Hugh Jackman* in this high-flying, feel-good story inspired by true events. Egerton plays Eddie The Eagle Edwards, an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach (Jackman), the lovable underdog wins the hearts of fans around the world by making an unforgettable showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.  --amazon--






Emma's chance   dvd

While volunteering at a horse rescue, Emma forms an unlikely bond with an abused horse that won’t let anyone else ride him. Gaining new skills and confidence, Emma hatches a plan to redeem herself and ultimately save the ranch she’s grown to love.  --amazon--







Eye in the sky

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.  --amazon--



Hail Caesar!   dvd

Four-time Oscar-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men, True Grit, Fargo) write and direct Hail, Caesar!, an all-star comedy set during the latter years of Hollywood's Golden Age. Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Channing Tatum, Hail, Caesar! follows a single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix. 
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I saw the light   dvd

I SAW THE LIGHT is the story of the legendary country western singer Hank Williams (Tom Hiddleston), who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The film chronicles his meteoric rise to fame and its ultimately tragic effect on his health and personal life. Also starring Elizabeth Olsen, Bradley Whitford, David Krumholtz and Cherry Jones.   --amazon--






Murder, she baked  dvd

Free spirited cookie baker Hannah Swensen jumps in to help a handsome new detective track down the culprit and uncover the mystery surrounding the death of her friend and local milk delivery man.   --amazon--




Kung fu panda 3  dvd

Po and the Furious Five are back in the hilarious and critically-acclaimed hit film your whole family will love! When Po discovers a secret village of fun-loving, clumsy pandas, he must train them to defeat Kai, a supernatural villain who threatens to destroy Kung Fu.   --amazon--







Term Life  dvd

Vince Vaughn and Hailee Steinfeld are hunted by a vengeful mob boss and dirty cops in this action packed crime thriller co-starring Bill Paxton. When the heist he planned goes horribly wrong and he's framed for a drug lord's son's murder, Nick Barrow (Vaughn) must expose the enemies who set him up before they track down and kill him. Taking out a million-dollar life insurance policy to help his estranged daughter Cate (Steinfeld), Nick is forced to take her on the run until the policy kicks in or he finds a way to clear his name. Also starring Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson (Empire).  --amazon--



Whiskey tango foxtrot

A JOURNALIST RECOUNTS HER WARTIME COVERAGE IN AFGHANISTAN.

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Monday, June 27, 2016

June 27







 A little chaos  dvd

Academy Award-winner Kate Winslet stars in this romantic drama as Sabine, a strong-willed and talented landscape designer, who is chosen to build one of the main gardens at the new palace at Versailles in the court of King Louis XIV (Alan Rickman). In her new position of power, she challenges gender and class barriers while also becoming professionally and romantically entangled with the court's renowned landscape artist André Le Notre (Matthias Schoenaerts).

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 Deadpool    dvd

Hold onto your chimichangas, folks. From the studio that brought you all 3 Taken films comes DEADPOOL, the block-busting, fourth-wall-breaking masterpiece about Marvel Comics sexiest anti-hero: me! Go deep inside (I love that) my origin story...typical stuff...rogue experiment, accelerated healing powers, horrible disfigurement, red spandex, imminent revenge. Directed by overpaid tool Tim Miller, and starring God s perfect idiot Ryan Reynolds, Ed Skrein, Morena Baccarin, T. J. Miller and Gina Carano, DEADPOOL is a giddy slice of awesomeness packed with more twists than my enemies intestines and more action than prom night. Amazeballs! --amazon--

Killjoys: Season 1    dvd

From the producers of Orphan Black and the creator of Lost Girl comes Killjoys. This sci-fi adventure follows a fun-loving, hard living trio of interplanetary bounty hunters (a.k.a. Killjoys) sworn to remain impartial as they chase deadly warrants around the Quad, a system of planets on the brink of revolution. A motley crew that always has each other's back, until a dark secret threatens to tear apart their trio for good. Follow their adventures and discover their secrets with all 10 episodes back-to-back and uninterrupted.  --amazon--



Krampus      dvd


When young Max turns his back on Christmas, his lack of festive spirit unleashes the wrath of Krampus, a demonic force of ancient evil intent on punishing nonbelievers. --amazon--








Orange is the new black  Season three     dvd

A new regime has arrived at Litchfield in season 3 of the Primetime Emmy Award winning series, Orange is the New Black. With it, new business interests, spiritual movements and parental problems turn life behind bars upside down and ignite power struggles among Litchfield's residents and guards.  --amazon--



  Pride and Prejudice and Zombies    dvd

Elizabeth Bennet a master of martial arts, and Mr. Darcy, a fierce zombie killer, must swallow their pride in order to conquer the undead.--amazon--







Remember   dvd

A riveting revenge thriller where a driven man hunts down the Nazi who murdered his family in WWII










Sisters      dvd

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler reunite for Sisters, a new film from Pitch Perfect director Jason Moore about two disconnected sisters summoned home to clean out their childhood bedroom before their parents sell the family house. Looking to recapture their glory days, they throw one final high-school-style party for their classmates, which turns into the cathartic rager that a bunch of ground-down adults really need. Fey produces the comedy alongside Jay Roach (Meet the Parents series), and Poehler executive produces from a script by Paula Pell (TV’s Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock)   --amazon--




Standoff      dvd

Carter (Thomas Jane), a troubled veteran gets a chance at redemption by protecting a 12 year-old girl from a deadly assassin (Laurence Fishburne) after she witnesses a murder. Holding a shotgun with a single shell, he engages in physical and psychological warfare in a desperate fight for the girl's life.--amazon--






As a new threat to the galaxy rises, Rey, a desert scavenger, and Finn, an ex-stormtrooper, must join Han Solo and Chewbacca to search for the one hope of restoring peace. Experience the motion picture event of a generation in The Force Awakens.
Starring: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill  --amazon--









Monday, June 13, 2016

June 13



 13 hours     dvd

The gripping true story of six elite ex-military operators assigned to protect the CIA who fought back against overwhelming odds when terrorists attached a U.S. diplomatic compound on September 11, 2012

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  A bone to pick:      dvd

Aurora Teagarden is known around her town as a master sleuth. When her friend unexpectedly dies and leaves Aurora everything in her will, she also leaves a troubling murder mystery. It's up to Aurora to solve the murder before she becomes the next victim.  --amazon--
Anomalisa       dvd

On a trip to Ohio, Michael is separated from the routine of his daily life and a chance encounter helps him realize just what he's been missing. Love, laughter and loneliness align in Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson's critically-acclaimed masterpiece.   --amazon--






 Bob the biulder construction heroes      dvd

Grab your tools and get ready for teamwork time with Bob the Builder and his trusty crew! Spring City is abuzz with new construction and Bob the Builder and his team are there for all the action! From constructing the amazing new "Spring City Splash" water park to developing an exciting motocross course, Bob and his team prove that with a positive attitude and whole lot of laughter, there's nothing this talented builder and his team can't fix!   --amazon--

 Lady in the van    dvd

Margaret T. Fairchild (Maggie Smith) aka Mary, is an elderly woman who lived in her van. In the opening scene, which is dark, there is an accident, one in which she runs from. She ends up in Camden Town and in the yard of playwright Alan Bennett (Alex Jennings). Bennett separates himself into two people, the author, and the individual who deals with the stubborn woman in the van.  --amazon--
The  photographer   book

In 1986, Afghanistan was torn apart by a war with the Soviet Union. This graphic novel/photo-journal is a record of one reporter's arduous and dangerous journey through Afghanistan accompanying the Doctors Without Borders. Didier Lefèvre’s photography, paired with the art of Emmanuel Guibert, tells the powerful story of a mission undertaken by men and women dedicated to mending the wounds of war.   --amazon--


 Mr. Right      dvd


A young woman who's been unlucky in love discovers her perfect match is a professional hitman in this killer comedy starring Anna Kendrick, Sam Rockwell and Tim Roth.    --amazon--
 Touched with fire    dvd

“Touched With Fire” stars Katie Holmes (“Batman Begins”) as Carla Lucia, a manic-depressive poet who struggles to recall what she was like before her illness took hold. Marco (“Mambo Italiano”) is off his medication and incessantly draws chalk images of the moon across New York City as he babbles about imminent apocalypse. When they are both checked into the same mental institution, there is instant chemistry between them, but their combined bipolar disorders swing them from incredible highs to tormented lows.  --amazon--




Vinyl    dvd



Take a dizzying ride through the 'sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll'-fueled music business of the 1970s in Season 1 of this HBO drama series from Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter. -- amazon-- 
 Wedding Cake murder   book

After years of being unable to decide between Norman Rhodes and Mike Kingston, Hannah Swenson is finally getting married - to Ross Barton. Hannah is busy not only with wedding details but as a contestant on the Food Channel's Dessert Chef Competition. The last thing she needs is to have to investigate a murder, but that is just what she ends up doing when one of the judges for the competition is murdered. Will Hannah be able to handle everything she has on her plate?  --amazon--




Wilde lake    book

Luisa “Lu” Brant is the newly elected state’s attorney in suburban Maryland, an area encompassing the famous planned community of Columbia, a utopian dream when it was built of racial and economic equality. Fiercely ambitious, she decides to try a disturbed drifter accused of beating a woman to death...
...The more she learns about the case, the more questions arise. Propelled into the past, she discovers that the legal system, the bedrock of her entire life, does not have all the answers. ...   --amazon--

Witch      dvd 

In this exquisitely made and terrifying new horror film, the age-old concepts of witchcraft, black magic and possession are innovatively brought together to tell the intimate and riveting story of one family's frightful unraveling in the New England wilderness circa 1630.   --amazon--






Wonder      book

...A wide-ranging essay by Nicholas R. Bell connects these artworks to wonder’s role throughout Western culture, to the question of how museums have evolved as places to encounter wondrous things, and to the symbolic weight of the moment as this building is “dedicated to art” for the third instance in three centuries. “It is of no small consequence,” writes Bell, “that we, as a public, commit to the perpetuation of spaces that harbor the potential for subjective and intensive encounters with art.”...
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Zoolander no. 2     dvd

When the world's most beautiful people are in danger, former models Derek and Hansel are recruited for a top secret mission to defeat the criminal mastermind Mugatu. Prepare for a dangerously sexy adventure where looks really can kill.     --amazon--