Friday, February 22, 2013

New this week (2/20/13):

Three of the new movies this week will be shown in our Thursday afternoon film series in March, therefore, they will not be available for checkout until they have been screened here in the library. These are Laura, Only Angels Have Wings and Top Hat (we will also be showing Adam’s Rib). Please join us Thursday afternoons at 1:30 for popcorn and a great movie!

End of Watch
Two young officers are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel, during a routine traffic stop. 

Laura (1944)
A beautiful young woman named Laura is found murdered shortly before her wedding to a dashing young playboy. Stirred by her portrait and adoring descriptions by her admirers, the detective assigned to her case finds that he is strangely under Laura's spell. 

Only Angels Have Wings  (1939)
This is the story of the men working for a South American mail and freight business in the 1930s. They are trying to win a lucrative government contract to carry mail, and must perform satisfactorily despite bad weather, injuries, poor cash flow and a woman trying to win the boss's heart. 

Ten years ago, true crime writer Ellison Oswald made his reputation with a best-selling account of a notorious murder. Now, desperate to replicate the success of his first book, he moves his family into a home where the previous occupants were brutally executed and a child disappeared, hoping to find inspiration in the crime scene. In the home, Ellison discovers a cache of terrifying home movies, unwittingly opening the door into a nightmarish mystery. 

Top Hat  (1935)
Rogers and Astaire are caught up in a mistaken identity plot, in which Rogers assumes that Astaire is already married, and is alternatively charmed and repelled by his advances. 

Trouble with the Curve 
Gus Lobel has been one of the best scouts in baseball for decades, but, despite his efforts to hide it, age is starting to catch up with him. Nevertheless, Gus--who can tell a pitch just by the crack of the bat--refuses to be benched for what may be the final innings of his career. The one person who might be able to help is also the one person Gus would never ask: his daughter, Mickie, an associate at a high-powered Atlanta law firm.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

New this week (2/13/13):

Intelligence, Season 1 (Canadian)
This is a drama that takes you deep inside organized crime and the cops who keep tabs on it. A father, businessman and drug smuggler, Jimmy Reardon, feels the heat from outlaw bikers muscling in on his territory. Mary Spalding, head of Vancouver's Organized Crime Unit, fears her rivals in the intelligence community more than criminals. Together, they form an alliance that threatens to undo them both.

Kid with a Bike (French)
After twelve-year-old Cyril's single father rejects him, the compassion of a stranger who agrees to take care of him helps him move forward.

Mobile (British)
Police are baffled as cell phone users are being shot in the middle of their conversations and mobile phone towers are being blown-up throughout England. This four-part thriller reveals a terrorist plot with a ruthless millionaire in the middle of it.

Perks of Being a Wallflower
A high school freshman, always watching from the sidelines, is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.

Robot & Frank
Frank is an aging ex-jewel thief, and his two grown children are worried that he can no longer care for himself. In deciding what to do with Frank, the most likely option appears to be putting him in a nursing home. But Franks’ son comes up with another option: buy Frank a walking, talking robot programmed to look after him and improve his physical and mental health. Frank resists the robot at first, but he warms to it after realizing that it could be the perfect heist companion.

The Sessions 
Paralyzed and confined to an iron lung since childhood, poet-journalist Mark O'Brien has overcome adversity time and time again. But now, at age 38, he faces his toughest challenge yet: losing his virginity. With the help of a beautiful therapist, a sympathetic priest, and his own unbridled sense of optimism and humor, Mark embarks on an extraordinary personal journey to discover the wondrous pleasures that make life worth living.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

New this week (2/6/13):

Adam’s Rib  (1949)
Domestic and professional tensions mount when a husband and wife work as opposing lawyers in a case involving a woman who shot her husband. 

Alex Cross
This film follows the young homicide detective/psychologist as he meets his match in a serial killer. The two face off in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse, but when the mission gets personal, Cross is pushed to the edge of his moral and psychological limits in this taut and exciting action thriller. 

Celeste and Jesse Forever
Celeste and Jesse have been best friends since they can remember. High school sweethearts, they eventually got married--and now they're getting divorced. While their friends don't think the couple can stay friends after the divorce, Celeste and Jesse are determined to prove them wrong. But when Jesse begins dating again, Celeste finds it harder to move on than she thought it would be. 

A seasoned airline pilot miraculously crash lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe, saving nearly every soul on board. After the crash, Whip is hailed as a hero, but as more is learned, more questions than answers arise as to who or what was really at fault and what really happened on the plane. 

Here Comes the Boom
High school biology teacher Scott Voss is desperate to save the music program at his cash-strapped school. Learning that fighting in MMA matches provides a pretty nice payout, Voss decides to put his former collegiate wrestling skills to the test and climb into the octagon. Unfortunately, Voss has been out of college for about 20 years. Does he have what it takes to beat the best and earn the cash the school desperately needs? 

Late Quartet
This is a powerful story that blends raw emotion with fiery passion to form an unforgettable cinematic masterpiece. After 25 years together, the members of a world-renowned string quartet learn that their beloved cellist may soon be forced to retire. But the news stirs up equally painful challenges when competing egos, harbored resentment, and irrepressible lust threaten to derail the group as they struggle to maintain harmony in their music, and their lives. 

Little White Lies  (French)
Following a motorcycle accident that leaves a charismatic member of their group in an intensive care unit, a close-knit circle of friends embark on their annual summer getaway to Cape Ferrat in the southwest of France. Staying at wealthy family man Max's spacious vacation home, the sunny beachside idyll quickly becomes the backdrop of heated tensions and outbursts among the old acquaintances as the little white lies just beneath the surface of their relationships reach a boiling point. 

The Shield, Seasons 3 and 4
Television series of an inner-city Los Angeles police precinct where some of the cops aren't above breaking the rules or working against their associates to keep both the streets safe and their self-interests intact. In this season (3), after scoring big with the money train, the Strike Team plays it cool to avoid arousing suspicion as Dutch and Claudette investigate the robbery and murder of two Armenian gangsters. Tensions are stretched even further when Vic finds himself at odds with his team as they face a bitter rivalry with the new Decoy Squad. But hostilities are quickly forgotten when Captain Aceveda reveals that the Strike Team is the target of an Armenian mob hit. 
Season 4: Det. Vic Mackey's past actions have caught up with him and he finds himself working in a collapsing surveillance sting. Meanwhile Captain Monica Rawling prepares to take over the Barn and implement her controversial anti-gang policies.

Friday, February 1, 2013

New this week (1/30/13):

Disneynature Earth
A remarkable story of three animal families on a journey across our planet - polar bears, elephants, and humpback whales. An astonishing and heartwarming film filled with adventure, suspense, and humor as it captures rare footage of nature's wildest and most elusive animals. 

Downton Abbey, Season 3
The War is over and a long-awaited engagement is on, but all is not tranquil at Downton Abbey as wrenching social changes, romantic intrigues, and personal crises grip the majestic English country estate for a third thrilling season. In the wake of World War I, Robert, Earl of Grantham, sticks to his duty to maintain Downton more firmly than ever. 

Farewell My Queen  (French)
Sidonie, who serves as reader to Marie Antoinette and displays a singular romantic devotion to the queen, witnesses the final days of the French Revolution from inside the walls of the Palace of Versailles. The film is seen from Sidonie's point of view, and the story takes place over the course of four days. 

Searching for Sugar Man
In the early 1970s, Sixto Rodriguez was a Detroit folksinger who had a short-lived recording career. Unknown to him, his musical story continued in South Africa where he became a pop music icon. Long rumored there to be dead, two fans, record store owner Stephen Segerman and journalist Craig Bartholomew-Strydom, decided to seek out the truth of his fate. 

Seven Psychopaths 
Marty is a struggling screenwriter who wants nothing more than to finish his script. Instead, he becomes entangled with the Los Angeles gangster underworld when his odd, but well-meaning friends kidnap a volatile gangster's shih tzu. The ordeal gives Marty all the inspiration he needs; now, he must live long enough to finish his story.