Tuesday, July 21, 2015

July 20

The bones of you    ( Book)

A stunning, wonderfully assured psychological thriller that evokes Gillian Flynn and Alice Sebold, The Bones of You revolves around a young girl’s murder and one woman’s obsession with uncovering the secrets in an idyllic English village.

Dexter is dead    (Book)
...Dexter is arrested on charges of murder. He has lost everything—including his wife, his kids, and the loyalty of his sister. Now completely alone, Dexter faces a murder charge (for a crime . . . ironically . . . he did not actually commit). His only chance for freedom lies with his brother, Brian, who has a dark plan to prove Dexter's innocence. But the stakes are deadly, and the epic showdown that lies in Dexter's path may lead, once and for all, to his demise..  .--amazon--

Five flights up   (DVD)

Academy Award winners Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton star in this heartwarming story about a happily married couple, Ruth and Alex Carver, who have decided to cash in on their sought-after Brooklyn apartment. After enlisting the help of Ruth's niece, real estate agent Lily (Cynthia Nixon), they're about to embark on a whirlwind weekend they never imagined! As a series of crazy events unfold and offers on the apartment fly, they'll find their unwavering love tested in surprising ways – and ultimately discover a whole new lease on life!  --amazon--

 Mortdecai  (DVD)

Juggling angry Russians, the British Mi5, and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai races to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain a code that leads to lost Nazi gold.  --amazon--

Murder, D.C.   (Book)

“The test of a crime series is its main character, and Sully is someone we’ll want to read about again and again. . . . When the murder victim in the novel is identified as the young scion of one of the city’s most wealthy and influential African American families, the story expands its themes of race and class, which lend it dimension.” Lisa Scottoline, The Washington Post  --amazon--

 Oregon trail  (Book)

...The Oregon Trail is much more than an epic adventure. It is also a lively and essential work of history that shatters the comforting myths about the trail years passed down by generations of Americans. Buck introduces readers to the largely forgotten roles played by trailblazing evangelists, friendly Indian tribes, female pioneers, bumbling U.S. Army cavalrymen, and the scam artists who flocked to the frontier to fleece the overland emigrants. ...portions of the book are devoted to the history of old and appealing things...   --amazon--

..., this movie is centered around an older couple played by Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts who meets a younger couple and begins to form a bond with them. The older couple starts to be influenced by the younger couple and the younger couple in turn starts being influenced by the older couple....  --amazon--

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

july 14

Black hat  (DVD)

Black hat follows a furloughed convict as he hurts a high-level global cyber-crime network   --amazon--

“In a rented seaside cottage in Maine, four women recharge, regroup and eat plenty of lobster far away from their pressure-filled lives. A charming, thoroughly engrossing novel that’s the next best thing to being there.” – People Magazine   --amazon--

Finders Keepers  (Book)

A masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes far too far—a book about the power of storytelling, starring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes King introduced in Mr. Mercedes.

In the unlikely event  (Book)

In the Unlikely Event gives us everything that Blume is known (and beloved) for—the fierce, fraught nature of young relationships, the comfort and confines of cultural identity, the messiness and joys of the body—and takes it to a new level. This novel is her most ambitious to date, and she lives up to its reach with her characteristic frankness, compassion, and charm.” —Gayle Brandeis, The San Francisco Chronicle  --amazon--

Jupiter Ascending   (DVD)

...Jupiter Jones is the daughter of Russian immigrants from Petersburg. Her father had a fascination with space, the planets, and Jupiter in particular. ...   ...She inherits her father's fascination for space and is trying to save money for her own telescope. The time period is modern day. However, unseen to the inhabitants of this earth, there is an entire universe of intelligent life which is ruled by a royal family closely related humans. Further, the people of this earth (and other worlds) have an important purpose to fulfill that is more sinister than we might ever imagine. This ruling family runs the expanse of space like rival companies. --amazon --

 Kingsman  (DVD)

One of the best action comedies of the last few years. Great cast just all having a bit of fun. Once you don't take it too seriously, you will have a ball. Being a Brit now living in the US, it made me miss London, but it also made me proud that we Brits can still kick *ss, but do it with a lot of class, and are always gentlemanly, even to our foes. I was a big fan of Colin Firth before this movie, and am now even a bigger fan.  --amazon--

This is a love story with some kink. And Ana really is the one with ALL the power. From day one. In the first book, Christian knows nothing about truly loving someone until he finds Ana. She falls very hard for him and THAT'S what the movie is about. Again--A beautiful love story...with some kink. She wants to make him happy and willing to do what he desires to make that happen.