Thursday, December 11, 2014

New This Week (12/11/14)

Use the link in the titles or call the library to check availability and request these new items:

The Accused : Series 1 & 2 (NR)
Murder, arson, and other deadly offenses all have a flash point, when a person loses control over something, or someone, in their life. Each episode reveals the crime through the eyes of the perpetrator, revealing how--and more importantly, why--it happened.

The Expendables 3 (PG-13)
Barney faces off with an old enemy and must fight old blood with new blood, bringing in a new era of Expendables who are younger and faster. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the most personal battle yet.

The Giver (PG-13)
Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver, who is the sole keeper of all the community's memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community's secret past. Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all--a challenge that no one has ever succeeded at before.

Hercules (PG-13)
Based on Radical Comics' Hercules by Steve Moore, this ensemble-action film is a revisionist take on the classic myth. It offers the truth behind the myth by presenting the fashioning of a warrior who, for all his strength and courage, is flesh and blood.

The Hundred-Foot Journey (PG)
When the chilly chef proprietress of a Michelin-starred French restaurant in southern France gets wind of a culinary immigrant opening an Indian restaurant just 100 feet from her own, her icy protests escalate to an all-out war between the two establishments. It's a celebration of triumph over exile as these two worlds collide and one young man tries to find the comfort of home in every pot--wherever he may be.

If I Stay (PG-13)
Seventeen-year-old Mia is a gifted musician with a bright future and an adoring boyfriend, Adam. But when unexpected tragedy hits, everything changes for Mia in the blink of an eye and she finds herself caught between life and death. Mia must make a final decision that will determine her future: let go and move on to whatever comes next... or stay with the love of her life.

Jersey Boys (R)
Four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey came together to form the iconic '60s rock group Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Their trials and triumphs are accompanied by the hit songs that influenced a generation: "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like a Man," "Dawn," "Rag Doll," "Bye Bye Baby" and many more.

The Newsroom : The Complete Second Season (TV-MA)
The Atlantis Cable News Network (ACN) deals with an internal crisis: a former producer alleged to have doctored a report about a military extraction is suing for wrongful termination. Meanwhile, the network's staff and management try to overcome personal and professional complications as an election approaches.

November Man (R)
Code named "The November Man," Peter is a lethal and highly trained ex-CIA agent, who has been living in Switzerland. When he is lured out of retirement to safeguard a witness targeted for assassination, he's drawn into a deadly game of cat and mouse with a former friend and protege. With no one to trust, Peter must survive relentless assault and root out a suspected CIA mole who may pose the greatest threat of all.

The Paradise : Season Two (NR)
A year after John Moray declared his love for Denise Lovett and lost his beloved department store, his spurned ex-fiancee, Katherine Glendenning, renews the triangle. She has a new husband, but why let that detail get in the way? How can Moray and Denise regain control of The Paradise? And what to make of Clemence Romanis, Moray's intimate friend from Paris?

A Snow Globe Christmas (NR)
A cynical TV exec looks at the perfect town inside a Christmas globe and rants about how the holiday movies she produces are as fake as the ornament. She throws it against the wall and it bounces back and knocks her out. But when she wakes up in a perfect snow-covered town, married to a local woodsman, she discovers it's not all just a fantasy.

Son of Batman (PG-13)
The leader of the League of Shadows, Ra's al Ghul, and his daughter Talia, oversee an army of assassins with plans for world domination. A planned uprising within the ranks threatens the balance of power and sends Talia and her young son, Damian, fleeing to Gotham City. Talia seeks the protection of Batman, Damian's secret father.

Tammy (R)
After losing her job and learning her husband has been unfaithful, Tammy hits the road with her profane, hard-drinking grandmother on the trip of a lifetime.

22 Jump Street (R)
After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership.

What If (PG-13)
Wallace has been repeatedly burned by bad relationships. So while everyone around him seems to be finding the perfect partner, Wallace decides to put his love life on hold. He then meets Chantry, with whom he forms an instant connection. Still, there is no denying the chemistry between them, leading the pair to wonder, what if the love of your life is actually your best friend?

Wish I Was Here (R)
Aidan Bloom, a husband and father of two, is set on pursuing his dream as an actor when his father reveals he's battling a serious illness. As the announcement disrupts Aiden's day-to-day existence, his decision to home school his children will lead him on an unexpected journey of discovery about fulfillment and family.