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.
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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--












Wednesday, June 1, 2016

June 1





As the world teeters on the brink of World War II, 10 strangers are invited to isolated Soldier Island. Among them are young secretary Vera Claythorne (Maeve Dermody, Serangoon Road), soldier Philip Lombard (Aidan Turner, Poldark), General John MacArther (Sam Neill, Jurassic Park), spinster Emily Brent (Miranda Richardson, Parade’s End), and Judge Lawrence Wargrave (Charles Dance, Game of Thrones). With seemingly nothing in common, the guests wonder who their mysterious host may be. But the ominous reason for their visit soon becomes clear…and by the end of the night, the first of them is dead.  --amazon--



... 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”...  and stores his treasures in the abandoned carriage house on his family's estate... 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--

 The fire line   book

Impeccably researched, drawing upon more than a hundred hours of interviews with the firefighters’ families, colleagues, state and federal officials, and fire historians and researchers,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--
 Five presidents   book

Secret Service agent Clint Hill brings history intimately and vividly to life as he reflects on his seventeen years protecting the most powerful office in the nation. Hill walked alongside Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, and Gerald R. Ford, seeing them through a long, tumultuous era—the Cold War; the Cuban Missile Crisis; the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy; the Vietnam War; Watergate; and the resignations of Spiro Agnew and Richard M. Nixon.   --amazon--

The girls she left behind     book
  
 Following a trail of grisly clues—a bloodstained motel room, a makeshift coffin in a shallow grave—Lizzie is drawn ever closer to the flames in her race to save an innocent and corner a monster. Someone else also wants to find Tara Wylie and Henry Gemerle, though, for reasons that have nothing to do with mercy or justice. And when they all meet, the inferno threatening Bearkill will pale in comparison to the hell that’s about to break loose.  --amazon--



How to be single     dvd

There's a right way to be single, a wrong way to be single, and then…there's Alice. And Robin. Lucy. Meg. Tom. David. New York City is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, be it a love connection, a hook-up, or something in the middle. And somewhere between the teasing texts and one-night stands, what these unmarrieds all have in common is the need to learn how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love. Sleeping around in the city that never sleeps was never so much fun.   --amazon--