Thursday, May 28, 2015

New This Week (5/28/15)

Call the library to check availability and request these new items:

American Sniper (R)
Chris Kyle's mission is to protect his brothers in arms while being a prime target of insurgents. Despite the danger, as well as the toll on his family at home, Chris serves through four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq, personifying the spirit of the SEAL creed to "leave no one behind." But upon returning to his wife, Taya, and kids, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind.

Amira & Sam (NR)
An army veteran adapting back to civilian life after a lengthy tour overseas reunites with his unit's former Iraqi translator in New York City and meets Amira. When Amira runs into immigration trouble, Sam offers to keep her safe at his apartment. After a rocky start, their unlikely friendship starts to blossom into something more.

Antarctica : A Year On Ice (PG)
Guided by nature photographer Anthony Powell, we experience firsthand the beauty and brutality of the most severe environment on Earth along with the hardy and devoted people who call it home year-round. Filmed over 10 years on the continent, Antarctica combines spectacular photography and a deeply personal adventure to capture the splendor of the frozen planet like no film before it.

Big Eyes (PG-13)
Painter Walter Keane reached success beyond belief with his paintings. The bizarre and shocking truth would eventually be discovered: Walter's works were actually not created by him at all, but by his wife Margaret. Big Eyes centers on Margaret's awakening as an artist, the phenomenal success of her paintings, and her tumultuous relationship with her husband.

Birdsong (NR)
Stephen, an Englishman, arrives in France to stay with the Azaire family and falls in love with Isabelle. They begin an affair, but the relationship falters. Years later, Stephen finds himself serving in WWI in the very area where he experienced his great love, and is haunted by memories of the affair.

Cake (R)
Cake takes us into the darkly funny world of Claire Bennett who initiates a dubious relationship with a widower while confronting fantastical hallucinations of his dead wife. With her feisty housekeeper-cum-caretaker ever at her side, Claire searches for human connection and self-forgiveness in this tale of personal redemption.

Call The Midwife : Season Four (NR)
Nearing the 1960s, the community enters a time of social change, while stories of birth, life, and death continue to touch your heart. Will live-wire Nurse Trixie marry her young curate? How will Sister Evangelina react to two new nurses? And why does Sister Julienne appear so unsettled by a mystery benefactor?

Dalziel & Pascoe : Season 11 (NR)
The blunt-talking, politically incorrect Andy Dalziel once again pairs up with his younger, fast-tracked side-kick, Peter Pascoe, for a crime-solving marriage of opportunities.

DCI Banks : Season Three (NR)
Will Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks and Detective Sergeant Annie Cabbot ever get their relationship together? Or will three wrenching crimes and the investigation of Detective Investigator Helen Morton keep them forever out of sync?

Death Comes To Pemberley (NR)
A scream of "Murder!" halts festivities at the Darcys. What follows is the discovery of a dead man in the woods, a brother accused of murder, and the a nightmare that will threaten to engulf all the Darcys hold dear.

Father Brown : Season Two (NR)
The stakes are high for Father Brown, as he embarks on another series of adventures to save the souls of the sleepy village of Kembleford. This season, Father Brown finds himself pitted against new Inspector Sullivan, as the priest attempts to solve cases more sinister than ever--an exorcism, an abduction, a poisoning and a murder put Father Brown's instincts to the test and his own livelihood at risk.

Jamaica Inn (NR)
Orphaned by her mother's death, Mary Yellan travels to Cornwall to join her aunt, Patience. Arriving at the isolated Jamaica Inn, Mary is met by a brutish, menacing man--her uncle, Joss. She soon learns that no guests stay at the inn, and Joss is part of a savage gang of smugglers. Meanwhile, she's drawn to the handsome, mysterious Jem Merlyn, Joss's younger brother.

Masters Of Sex : Season Two (NR)
Amid the tumult of the civil rights movement and the sexual revolution, Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson strive to continue their work. But their study's controversial topic--sex--means they are thwarted at every turn.

Mr. Selfridge : Season 3 (NR)
Selfridge's offers the world an escape from post-WWI depression, and customers are drawn to the extravagant store more than ever before. Although the store may be thriving, it looks like Harry's charmed life is starting to unravel.

Mr. Turner (R)
Spanning the last 25 years in the life of Britain's most revered painter, Mr. Turner is a remarkably rich portrait of a complex, contradictory man whose relationships with his family, fellow artists and lovers were often as turbulent as the canvases he painted.

New Tricks : Season 11 (NR)
As this beloved British cop show returns, the old dogs of the Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad (UCOS) have a new boss. Although the show's cast has changed over the years, these retired cops still solve daunting cases with classic sleuthing skills and ample humor.

Orange Is The New Black : Season Two (NR)
A fierce and funny series that follows Piper Chapman when a crime she committed in her past sends her to an all-women's prison with an unforgettable and irreverent group of fellow inmates. Shocking revelations and new arrivals shake up the lives and relationships of Litchfield's prisoners in this highly anticipated second season.

Paddington (PG)
Finding himself lost and alone, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined--until he meets the kindly Brown family who read the label around his neck that says "Please look after this bear. Thank you," and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rare talking bear catches the eye of a museum taxidermist.

Selma (PG-13)
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. rallies his followers on the historic march from Selma to Montgomery in the face of violent opposition, an event that became a milestone victory for the civil rights movement.

Still Alice (PG-13)
Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer's disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested. Her struggle to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heartbreaking, and inspiring.

The Town That Came A Courtin' (NR)
Abby Houston, obituary writer turned author, waltzes into the tiny town of Bliss, Mississippi. Abby's used to make up quirky, charming characters in her books, but here in Bliss it almost seems like those characters have sprung to life and Abby is fantasizing about moving right in. But the townspeople have set their matchmaking minds in motion and they aren't about to let Abby leave without a little love in her heart.

WWI : The Complete Story (NR)
It began as a regional conflict and escalated into a war of Empires that covered the Earth. A comprehensive look at "The War To End All Wars." Produced by CBS television in the early 1960s in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the onset of WWI, this unflinching 26 episode series is more than just the history of this global conflict; it is also a photo album of the early twentieth century.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

New This Week (5/14/15)

Call the library to check availability and request these new items:

Accidental Love (PG-13)
Alice's perfect life is turned upside down when a freak accident leaves a nail lodged in her head, causing erratic behavior. After her fiance calls off the engagement, Alice sets off in search of a cure and falls into the arms of Howard Birdwell, a sexy senator who champions her cause. Caught up in a love triangle held together by a nail, will Alice listen to her head or her heart?

Cancer : The Emperor Of All Maladies (NR)
Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Siddhadtha Mukherjee, tells the complete story of cancer, from its first description in an ancient Egyptian scroll to the gleaming laboratories of modern research institutions.

Dalziel & Pascoe : Season 9 (NR)
How to explain the human body parts floating in a lake... the animal rights activist found dead in a lion cage... and the relatively fresh corpse dug up in an ancient burial site? Dalziel and Pascoe race against time when kidnappers seize the pregnant daughter of wealthy art dealers and their colleague PC Jackson. Will the team solve the case in time to save the women?