Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Dec 04




The All-girl filling station's last reunion

Fabulous, fun-filled, spanning decades and generations, and centered on a little-known aspect of America’s twentieth-century story,The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion is another irresistible novel by the remarkable Fannie Flagg.   ---amazon--

As I lay dying

 Based on the acclaimed American novel by William Faulkner, AS I LAY DYING follows a family through their turmoil-filled journey to bring their mother to her grave-site.  --amazon--




Blackfish

  Killer whales are beloved, majestic, friendly giants, yet infamous for their capacity to kill viciously. Blackfish unravels the complexities of this dichotomy, employing the story of the notorious performing whale Tilikum, who -- unlike any orca in the wild -- has taken the lives of several people while in captivity. Blackfish expands on the discussion of keeping such ...   --amazon--

Breaking the girls

 After law student Sara is caught stealing and loses her job, she falls into the arms of sultry Alex for a wild night out. During an evening of sexual passion, the two make a pact to murder each other's enemies Nina, Alex's former lover and now mother-in-law; and Brooke, who sabotaged Sara's college career by tattling on her for stealing. When Alex actually follows through on the agreement, Sara finds she must kill Nina or else risk being framed for Brooke's murder. Now with the police closing in, each girl will do whatever it takes to stay one step ahead of the other. Sexy, exhilarating, and full of unexpected twists, BREAKING THE GIRLS is a steamy tale of deception that shocks right up to the final frame.  --amazon--



Bridegroom
 On May 7th, 2011 a young man named Shane Bitney Crone tragically lost the love of his life, Tom, to an accident. Because they weren't married or prepared for the unexpected, Shane lost all legal claim to Tom after he died. Tom's family banned Shane from the funeral and he was unable to say goodbye. On May 7th, 2012 Shane posted a video on YouTube, entitled "It Could Happen to You." He created it to honor his partner and show the world what can happen when two people are legally barred from having equal rights and equal protections under the law to marry. Shane's partner was named Tom Bridegroom.  --amazon--



Bridget Jones : mad about the boy  

 “Mark has been gone five years. Children have nits. Mother still difficult. Jude still tormenting Vile Richard. Daniel Cleaver is children’s godfather . . . Good fun, like gathering with friends.” 
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 Broken

 A 12-year-old girl has a startling coming of age as she is witness to a series of events that involve violence, sexuality, hatred and deceit in her own neighborhood.
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Dexter the final season
 DexterT is a crime drama about Dexter Morgan, a man who leads a double life as an incredibly likeable forensics expert for the Miami Police Department and as an emotionless vigilante serial killer. Taught by his foster father to harness his lust for blood and killing, Dexter lives by his own strict moral code - he only kills murderers who can't otherwise be brought to justice. Dexter is a killer who grapples with fitting into society while, at the same time, he struggles with his inability to feel emotion. The irony of Dexter's life is that he works closely as a blood splatter analyst with the very people who hunt his kind - the homicide departments. (English)  --amazon--

Man of steel

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.  --amazon--





 
 The purge

 From the producer of Paranormal Activity and starring Ethan Hawke, comes an inventive thriller that dares you to survive the most dangerous night in America when all crime is legal.  --amazon--







The way way back

Dive into this "smart, imaginative, first-rate comedy" (Karen Durbin, ELLE) featuring an all-star comedic cast, including Steve Carell, Maya Rudolph, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, Sam Rockwell, and Amanda Peet! While 14-year-old Duncan (Liam James) is being dragged on a family trip with his mom (Collette) and her overbearing boyfriend (Carell), he finds a gregarious friend (Rockwell) at a local water park. The two form a powerful bond as Duncan learns to swim through the challenges of life, love, family and friendship, resulting in a vacation he'll never forget.  --amazon--





 White House down

 Capitol Policeman John Cale (Channing Tatum) has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx). Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation’s government falling into chaos and time running out, it's up to Cale to save the president, his daughter, and the country.  --amazon--