Monday, August 28, 2017

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A monster calls   dvd      

A visually spectacular drama from director J.A. Bayona ...12-year-old Conor (Lewis MacDougall), dealing with his mother's (Felicity Jones) illness, a less-than-sympathetic grandmother (Sigourney Weaver), and bullying classmates, finds a most unlikely ally when a Monster appears at his bedroom window. Ancient, wild, and relentless, the Monster guides Conor on a journey of courage, faith, and truth. Toby Kebbell plays Conor's father, and Liam Neeson stars in performance-capture and voiceover as the nocturnally visiting Monster of the title.
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Burial Hour      book   A businessman snatched from an Upper East Side street in broad daylight. A miniature hangman's noose left at the scene. A nine-year-old girl, the only witness to the crime. With a crime scene this puzzling, forensic expertise of the highest order is absolutely essential. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are called in to investigate. 
...the search is now a complex case of international cooperation--and not all those involved may be who they seem. Sachs and Rhyme find themselves playing a dangerous game, with lives all across the globe hanging in the balance.
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DCI Banks: season 5     dvd          
A DCI Banks returns for its grittiest season yet with an explosive serial crime story that weaves through all six episodes. When the victim of a frenzied attack is found in woodland, the team wonder if it s a random killing or related to the location a shrine to a local girl who recently committed suicide there. But when Banks uncovers a link to local crime boss Steve Richards, he formulates a theory of his own. Elsewhere what starts out as a missing person s case soon escalates into a kidnap and ransom. And Banks and the team have a painful job finding out how a recent tragedy occurred. While Chief Superintendent Anderson puts pressure on DI Helen Morton to close the case, Banks becomes increasingly certain this is all down to one man crime boss Steve Richards.    --amazon--



Drain the Swamp      book      

... IDrain the Swamp, Buck names names and tells incredible true stories about what really happened behind closed doors in Congress during legislative battles that have ensued over the last two years including budget, continuing resolutions, omnibus, trade promotion authority, Iran, and more. If the Trump administration is going to bring real change to Washington, it first needs to get the whole story—from deep inside the swamp.   --amazon--



Hidden figures      dvd
HIDDEN FIGURES is the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)-brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.
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Goodbye, things       book

“In a time of rampant consumerism, a new movement is preaching an alternative path ― one that banishes all but the most fundamental and enriching consumer products from our lives. In Goodbye, Things, Fumio Sasaki recounts his conversion from reckless hoarder to hyper-mindful consumer, and offers advice to those seeking the same simple happiness that he found in minimalism.” (Gear Patrol)   --amazon--







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Aug. 28




Moana sets sail on a daring mission to save her people. Along the way, she meets the once mighty demigod Maui-together they cross the ocean on a fun-filled, action-packed voyage.  --amazon--








A moving, transcendent, award-winning look at 3 defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young man growing up in Miami. His epic journey to adulthood, as a shy outsider dealing with difficult circumstances, is guided by support, empathy and love from the most unexpected places.
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A moving, transcendent, award-winning look at 3 defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young man growing up in Miami. His epic journey to adulthood, as a shy outsider dealing with difficult c At the start of the Cold War, subversive Chilean senator and poet Pablo Neruda is pursued by police prefect Oscar Peluchonneau. Unable to flee the country, Neruda goes into hiding and becomes a symbol of liberty at home and in Europe.  rcumstances, is guided by support, empathy and love from the most unexpected places.  --amazon--



An unhappily married woman receives a manuscript from her ex-husband causing her to reexamine her life and reawaken long-lost feelings. Starring Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal.    --amazon--









New faces and old resentments make for a potentially volatile blend, especially now that Litchfield is a for-profit business.  --amazon--








Paterson (Adam Driver) is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey - they share the name. Every day, he adheres to a simple routine of driving his daily route, where he observes the city as it drifts across his windshield, overhearing fragments of the conversations that swirl around him. He writes poetry into a notebook, walks his dog, and has exactly one beer at a local bar. By contrast, his loving wife Laura (Golshifteh Farahani), is a dreamer who is constantly inspired by new ideas and ambitious projects, all the while championing Paterson's gift for poetry...   --amazon--



From Lucas film comes an epic adventure - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction.  --amazon--






Planet earth II
In one of the most ambitious landmark series, Planet Earth II allows us to experience the world from the viewpoint of the animals themselves. Traveling through jungles, deserts, mountains, islands, grasslands and cities, this series explores the unique characteristics of Earth's most iconic habitats and the extraordinary ways animals survive within them. New technology has allowed individual stories to be captured in an unparalleled level of detail. For the first time, viewers are immersed in incredible landscapes and share the most dramatic moments in the lives of animals. From spellbinding wildlife spectacle to intimate encounters, Planet Earth II will take you closer than ever before.  --amazon--

Silence

Martin Scorsese's Silence tells the story of two missionaries who travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor at a time when Christianity is outlawed. When they are captured, both men are plunged into an odyssey that will risk their lives.   --amazon--






Sing

When an eternally optimistic koala puts on a singing competition to save his failing theater, animals across the city gather to step into the spotlight and chase their dreams!   --amazon--







T2: Trainspotting

After betraying them, Renton has to return to the only place he can call home, where his old friends are waiting: Spud, Sick Boy & Begbie.
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The founder

The true story of how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), a struggling salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, and worked to create a billion-dollar burger empire.  --amazon--







The great wall

The Great Wall tells the story of an elite force making a valiant stand for humanity on the world's most iconic structure.
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The Ottoman lieutenant

On the brink of WWI, an American nurse on a medical mission within the exotic Ottoman Empire has her loyalty tested after she falls in love with a lieutenant from the war.  --amazon---







The Promise

From the award-winning director of Hotel Rwanda comes a powerful and sweeping epic set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire. Sparks fly when a humble Armenian medical student (Isaac) falls in love with an artist (Le Bon) already committed to a renowned and worldly journalist (Bale). But as tensions rise with the outbreak of World War I, the trio must set passions aside to survive as the world around them crumbles and one of history's darkest yet rarely told chapters unfolds before their eyes.
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The Salesman

After their old flat becomes damaged, Emad (Shahab Hosseini) and Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti), a young couple living in Tehran, are forced to move into a new apartment. Eventually, an incident linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes the couple’s life.
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The Shack

Based on THE NEW YORK TIMES best-selling novel, THE SHACK takes us on a father's transformative and spiritual journey that will show him the ultimate truth about love, loss, and forgiveness.
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The zookeeper's wife

In 1939 Poland, Antonina Zabinska (two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain) and her husband successfully run the Warsaw Zoo and raise their family in an idyllic existence. Their world is overturned, however, when the country is invaded by the Nazis and they are forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed zoologist (Daniel Brühl). To fight back on their own terms, the Zabinskis risk everything by covertly working with the Resistance and using the zoo's hidden tunnels and cages to save families from Nazi brutality.  --amazon--


To walk invisible:  The Bronte sisters

Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte face a bleak future, with their father half-blind, and troubled brother Branwell in decline. As their situation worsens, Charlotte sees that writing could offer a way out. --amazon--







Underworld:  Blood wars

In the next installment of the blockbuster franchise, Vampire death dealer Selene (Kate Beckinsale) fends off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her. With her only allies, David (Theo James) and his father Thomas (Charles Dance), she must stop the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires, even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice.   --amazon--




Waffle Street

Waffle Street is the true story of Jimmy Adams, a VP of a $30 Billion hedge fund who loses his job and winds up working as a waiter at Papa's Chicken and Waffles. Amidst the greasy madness of the 24 hour diner, Jimmy befriends Edward (Danny Glover), an ex-con grill master who serves up hard lessons about life, finance, and grits, and who just might be the right mentor to help Jimmy realize his full potential.  --amazon--




 When calls the heart : Heart of a teacher

From celebrated author Janette Oke (The Love Comes Softly series) comes a rigorous and romantic adventure as epic as the wide frontier. Erin Krakow (Army Wives), Daniel Lissing (Eye Candy), Jack Wagner (Melrose Place) and Lori Loughlin (Full House, 90210) star in When Calls The Heart, a beautiful story filled with "many of the values we all hold precious such as love, family, friendship, community, faith and caring about one another", (Military Press)! --amazon--

When calls the heart: Heart of faith

Christmas is coming to Hope Valley and everyone’s in a festive mood. Rosemary and Lee have returned from their honeymoon to reside in their new row house next to Elizabeth, who’s busy helping her students mount a nativity play. A traveling peddler, Sam, is mistaken for Santa by the kids… and then mistaken for a thief (temporarily) by Jack! But Elizabeth is stunned when word arrives that the supply train has derailed. Without costumes for the play, food for the feast and presents for the kids, Christmas will be ruined! It takes a lot of faith, spirit, and the cooperation of friends and family to show Hope Valley what Christmas is all about!
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When calls the heart: Heart of truth



 









 When calls the heart: Heart of the community

The arrival of the railroad brings growing pains for Hope Valley, and Elizabeth finds she doesn’t have enough school supplies for all of her students. Rosemary helps her settle on the idea of a carnival to raise funds. But also "helping", is Ray Wyatt, the railroad representative, who launches a campaign to replace Elizabeth as Hope Valley’s schoolteacher! Meanwhile, Abigail tries to find a balance between good business and what’s good for the town, and Frank, Bill and Jack find their hands full after the Tate brothers break out of jail… and begin their own campaign to rob the bank!  --amazon--




Friday, August 25, 2017

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Aug 25



I Am Heath Ledger is a feature length documentary celebrating the life of Heath Ledger: actor, artist and icon. The documentary provides an intimate look at Heath Ledger through the lens of his own camera as he films and often performs in his own personal journey - extravagant in gesture and in action. It was his creative energy and unshakable willingness to take risks that instilled such an extraordinarily deep love and affection in the people that entered his life. Heath's artistic nature and expression set him apart from the Hollywood mainstream, vaulted him to stardom and endeared him to the world.    --amazon--

I am not your negro

...  I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of  Black Lives Matter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.  --amazon--



Jackie

Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy.







John Wick: chapter 2

Double bill of action thrillers starring Keanu Reeves as a former hitman who must return to the criminal world he left behind in order to seek revenge...  ... Wick is again coaxed out of retirement when Italian crime boss Santino D'Antonio (Riccardo Scamarcio) calls in a debt and persuades the former hitman to kill his sister, Gianna (Claudia Gerini), in Rome. However, the tables are soon turned when Santino puts out a hit on Wick, a bounty his fellow assassins all over the world are only too happy to collect.  --amazon--



Kong: skull island 

...Synopsis: A team of adventurers explores an uncharted island in the Pacific, but their mission of discovery becomes one of survival when they venture into the domain of the mighty Kong. ...   --amazon--







La La land

Winner of 6 Academy Awards® including Best Director for writer/director Damien Chazelle, and winner of a record-breaking 7 Golden Globe® Awards, LA LA LAND is more than the most acclaimed movie of the year - it's a cinematic treasure for the ages that you'll fall in love with again and again. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star as Mia and Sebastian, an actress and a jazz musician pursuing their Hollywood dreams - and finding each other - in a vibrant celebration of hope, dreams, and love.  --amazon--



Lion

A 5 year old lost Indian survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family. --amazon--








Logan

In the near future, Logan's attempts to hide out on the Mexican border
with an ailing Professor X are upended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.  --amazon--








Loving

In 1958, in the state of Virginia, the idea of interracial marriage was not only considered to be immoral to many, it was also illegal. When Richard (Joel Edgerton, Black Mass) and Mildred (Ruth Negga, World War Z) fall in love, they are aware of the eyes staring at them and the words said behind their backs. It is when they get married, however, that words and looks become actions, and the two are arrested. The couple decide to take their case all of the way to the Supreme Court in order to fight for their love in this passionate and gripping drama that critics are calling "a masterpiece." – Jason Gorber, ScreenAnarchy.com  --amazon--


Lost city of z

The Lost City of Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region.  --amazon--






Mean dreams

Mean Dreams follows Casey and Jonas on a journey that will change their lives forever. When Casey's abusive home life reaches a breaking point, Jonas takes the lead in their escape by stealing drug money from Casey's corrupt father, Officer Wayne Caraway (Bill Paxton). As they flee under relentless pursuit from her father, they must learn the hard truth of what it will take to survive.  --amazon--







Thursday, August 24, 2017

Aug. 24

Aug. 24


A United Kingdom


David Oyelowo (Selma) and Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) star in this 
inspiring true story of the forbidden love between the King of Botswana
 and a white English woman in the 1940s.     -- amazon--    








The story and characters you love come to life in the live-action adaptation of Disney's animated classic, a cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told.

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Daughters of the dust


Daughter of the dust portrays the unique culture of the Gullah people by focusing on the extended Peazant family as its members struggle with the decision to leave their island and move north. On the eve of their departure, memories of their Gullah history and its African roots come rising to the surface. Part of the National Registry of top U.S. Films.

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Fifty shades darker

Anastasia has broken off her relationship with the troubled Christian to pursue a new career in a Seattle publishing house.

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Get in the way:  The journey of John Lewis

Get in the Way is a one-hour documentary on one of the key figures of the Civil Rights Movement, Rep. John Lewis. Lewis was one of the leaders of the SNCC, one of the original Freedom Riders, and the youngest speaker at the 1963 March on Washington.

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Get out

When Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), a young African-American man, visits his white girlfriend's (Allison Williams) family estate, he becomes ensnared in the more sinister, real reason for the invitation. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined...

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Gifted

Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy - his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) - in a coastal town in Florida. Frank's plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old's mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank's formidable mother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan) whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary. Octavia Spencer plays Roberta, Frank and Mary's landlady and best friend. Jenny Slate is Mary's teacher, Bonnie, a young woman whose concern for her student develops into a connection with her uncle as well -- rotten tomatoes--

Grantchester:  Season 3


Sidney Chambers (James Norton, Happy Valley) is a handsome, jazz-loving village vicar haunted by his past. Geordie Keating (Robson Green, Wires in the Blood, Touching Evil) is a hard-boiled police detective, overworked and weary. Together they solve crimes and right wrongs in picturesque 1950s Cambridge. Based on a novel by James Runcie, the hit British series returns with Chambers having doubts about his pious lifestyle, now that his old flame Amanda (Morven Christie) has left her husband






Handsome Devil

Ned, the bullied outsider, and Conor, the new boy and star athlete, are forced to room together at their boarding school. The boys take an instant dislike to each other, and seem destined to remain enemies until an English teacher, Mr. Sherry, begins to drill into them the value of finding one's own voice. This lesson, however, isn't appreciated by everyone, particularly rugby coach Pascal, who has his own agenda and harbors some deep suspicions about the boys' teacher.  --amazon--



 Home Fires season 2

Great Paxford's eclectic band of women return for more stories from the home front as they deal with imminent threat during the Battle of Britain. As the nation finds itself increasingly beleaguered, relationships, friendships, and loyalties within the community will be tested as never before. The women find they must heighten their efforts to boost morale amidst the chaos and uncertainty enveloping the village.