Saturday, October 6, 2012

Recently added to the collection:

Because of the many donations brought to the library in anticipation of the Booksale I was able to add these older titles to our collection:

40-Year Old Virgin (2005)
40-year-old Andy Stitzer has a cushy job stamping invoices at an electronics superstore, a nice apartment that includes a collection of action figures and comic books, good friends, a nice attitude. But at 40, Andy is still a virgin. His friends think he's a bit of an oddball, but they consider it their duty to help Andy out of his dire situation and decide to go to great lengths to help him. But nothing proves effective enough to lure their friend out of lifelong chastity until he meets Trish, a 40-year-old mother of three. Andy's friends are excited by the possibility that "it" may finally happen, that is until they hear that Andy and Trish have begun their relationship based on a mutual no-sex policy.

Bad Education (Spanish—2005)
Traces the effects of sexual abuse and religious schooling on the lives of two lifelong friends. Directed by Pedro Almodóvar, starring Gael García Bernal.

Barney Miller, the first season (1974-75)
Follows Captain Barney Miller of New York's 12th Precinct and his unlikely band of police detectives, including grumpy old man Phil Fish, Puerto Rican stand-up comedian Chano Amenguale, and gullible Stanley "Wojo" Wojciehowicz, as they combat crime.

CSI : Crime Scene Investigation (1st, 2nd, and 3rd seasons) (2000-2004)
Follows the investigations of the forensics team of the Las Vegas Police Department.

Hitch (2005)
Hitch is New York City's greatest matchmaker. Love is his job and when Albert Brennaman wins the heart of gorgeous society heiress Allegra Cole, Albert has Hitch to thank. So when tabloid columnist Sara Melas decides to uncover the secret behind the relationships unlikely success, she's shocked to discover that Alex Hitchens, the charming young man she's been dating, is the legendary date doctor himself. Exposed in a front-page scoop, it's now up to Alex to try and save Albert and Allegra's relationship as well as his own.

Imaginary Heroes (2004)
The Travis family experiences a stunning tragedy which begins to unravel them. Teenage son Tim views his life as a bad dream. His father, Ben tunes out and treats his wife and children like strangers. His mother, Sandy sharpens her tongue with sarcasm and dulls her senses with pot while struggling hard to conceal a secret that threatens to ruin them all. The Travises, eventually, learn to accept one another as family - warts and all.

Just Like Heaven (2005)
Elizabeth is a dedicated, workaholic doctor who is much too busy to have a life. One night, she gets into a terrible car accident and dies. She becomes a spirit stuck between heaven and earth. She doesn't realize that she is dead and thinks nothing has happened. That is until she meets David, a lonely architect, who has rented her old apartment. David thinks he is going crazy when he sees Elizabeth's spirit and tries every way he can think of to get rid of her, but she just won't go away. Although the two are complete opposites, they somehow manage to form a relationship.

Legends of the Fall (1994)
An epic Western saga about a woman and the three sons of a Montana rancher who love her, told against the backdrop of World War I. Starring Brad Pitt and Anthony Hopkins.
Love Liza (2002)
Successful web designer Wilson Joel's life spirals out of control after the sudden suicide of his wife. Unable to read the note she left him, Wilson forges new, unpredictable relationships with friends, co-workers and his stunned mother-in-law. But when he starts taking a dangerous drug, it could take what's left of his blown-apart life and extinguish it completely.

Rembrandt (1936)
In Amsterdam of 1642, master painter Rembrandt Van Rijn enjoys a full life until the sudden death of his wife. Bankrupt and bereft, he finds comfort in a pretty servant in his home. Can he summon the courage to overcome his demons or will tragedy continue to haunt him? Directed by Alexander Korda; starring Charles Laughton and Elsa Lanchester.

River Runs Through It (1992)
Academy Award-winning director Robert Redford captures the majesty of the Montana Wilderness and the strength of the American family in this acclaimed adaptation of Norman Maclean's classic autobiography. Craig Sheffer stars as the young Norman, and Brad Pitt also stars as his brother Paul, an irresistible daredevil driven to challenge the world. Growing up, both boys rebel against their stern minister father. While Norman channels his rebellion into writing, Paul descends a slippery path to self-destruction. Co-starring Tom Skerritt as the Reverend Maclean and Emily Lloyd as wild-hearted Jessie Burns, A river runs through it is "destined to become a classic. It's a knockout".

Sensation of Sight (2006)
Finn is an English teacher going through a mid-life crisis. Having just had a recent tragedy in his life, he takes up selling encyclopedias to the town as he looks for meaning in life. Starring David Strathairn.

St. Elmo’s Fire (1985)
Seven friends, recent college graduates, search for a place in the real world and face the issues of career and commitment. Against the backdrop of St. Elmo's, their local hang-out, they save, betray and love each other as only the closest of friends can.

Sunshine (1999)
The film follows a Jewish family living in Hungary through three generations, rising from humble beginnings to positions of wealth and power in the crumbling Austro-Hungarian Empire. Directed by Istvan Szabo; starring Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz.

Yours, Mine and Ours (2005)
When Coast Guard commander Frank Beardsley bumps into his old high school flame Helen North, sparks fly again, and the two quickly marry. Complications arrive when it comes time to merge their two families. Frank has 8 kids and Helen has 10 kids. With Frank looking to keep tight military control over the brood, and Helen preferring her loving, hippy-like ways of encouragement, the two struggle to maintain a family and home where the kids don't like each other and refuse to cooperate with any request for unity.

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