Thursday, August 27, 2015

New This Week (8/27/15)

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

The Big Picture with Kal Penn (TV-14)
National Geographic and host Kal Penn take data and mapping to make powerful connections and visualize our world in amazing new ways. Uncover surprising facts on an array of topics and generating maps and other visuals to help us understand the broader view of the world.

Cedar Cove : Season Two (NR)
Judge Olivia Lockhart is considered the community's guiding light in the picturesque, coastal town of Cedar Cove, Washington. But like everyone else, Olivia fights the uphill battle of balancing career with family and finding love, all the while doing her best to care for the township she calls home.

Citizenfour (R)
Follow behind-the-scenes with director Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald as they encounter Edward Snowden in a hotel room in Hong Kong. Snowden hands over classified documents that provide evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the National Security Agency (NSA). Viewers will never think the same way about their phone, e-mail, credit cards, web browser, or digital footprint again.

The Divergent Series : Insurgent (PG-13)
On the run and targeted by ruthless faction leader Jeanine, Tris fights to protect the people she loves, facing one impossible challenge after another as she and Four race to unlock the truth about the past--and ultimately the future--of their world.

The Dovekeepers (NR)
In 70 A.D., three strong, sensuous women journey to the city of Masada in a desperate attempt to hold out against the Roman army. Despite their diverse pasts, they are united by their passionate natures, roles as dovekeepers, and the powerful secrets that will mysteriously tie their destinies together.

Humanity From Space (NR)
A journey through 12,000 years shows how seemingly small flashes of innovation have changed the course of civilization and connect all of us today in ways unimaginable to our ancestors.

I Am Chris Farley (NR)
I am Chris Farley will tell the hilarious, touching, and wildly entertaining story of legendary comedian and actor Chris Farley for the first time ever--from his early days in Madison, Wisconsin, and at Marquette University, through his work at the legendary Second City to his rapid rise to the top of the comedy world on "Saturday Night Live" and in hit films like Tommy Boy and Black Sheep.

Jillian Michaels Killer Body (NR)
Killer Body is broken down into three 30-minute workouts, each focusing on a different section of your body. Complete each workout twice a week, alternating between the three, and take a rest day on Sunday. Jillian offers basic and advanced modifications for each move so you can scale to your level of fitness.

Leslie Sansone Just Walk : The Tone Every Zone Walk (NR)
It's well-known in the health club world that cardio & strength circuits are one of the most effective ways to trim and tone the body. Core training is integrated into each walking circuit.  Leslie has targeted some of the most requested zones with simple but effective toning exercises built right into her walks.

Monk with a Camera (NR)
The son of a United States ambassador, grandson of legendary Vogue editor Diana Vreeland, and a photographer by trade, Nicky left his privileged life behind to follow his true calling. In one of life's strange and beautiful twists, Nicky went back to being a practicing photographer in order to raise money and help his fellow monks rebuild their monastery.

The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (R)
After a long and explosive life in the munitions, Allan Karlsson finds himself--on his 100th birthday--stuck in a tranquil Swedish nursing home. Determined to escape the monotony, he hops out a window and kicks off on an adventure.

Orphan Black : Season Three (NR)
After the shocking discovery of Project Castor, Sarah and her sister clones are left to battle a top-secret military project. At the same time, Sarah tries to track down her missing twin Helena and an ailing Cosima searches for the key to the synthetic sequences that may keep them all alive.

Poldark : The Complete First Season (NR)
It's 1783, and Ross Poldark has returned home from the American Revolutionary War to find his father is dead, his family's land and copper mines are in ruins, and his childhood sweetheart is about to marry his first cousin. Feeling betrayed by everything he loves, Ross must rebuild his life.

Slow West (R)
A 16-year-old boy is on a journey across 19th-century frontier America in search of the woman he loves while accompanied by mysterious traveler Silas.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

New This Week (8/6/15)

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

The Casual Vacancy (NR)
Pagford is a seemingly idyllic English village with a cobbled market square and ancient abbey. Behind the pretty fa├žade, however, is a town at war: rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands and teachers at war with their pupils. Pagford is not what it first seems.

Clouds of Sils Maria (R)
When renowned actress Maria Enders is cast opposite a young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal, tensions rise as she must come to terms with what it means to be an actress in a youth-obsessed industry. As she prepares with her assistant for the most challenging role of her life, Maria must confront her personal demons.

The Duff (PG-13)
Bianca's universe turns upside down when she learns that her high school refers to her as a "DUFF" (Designated Ugly Fat Friend). Hoping to erase that label, she enlists the help of a charming jock and her favorite teacher. Together they'll face the school's mean girl and remind everyone that we are all someone's DUFF... and that's totally fine.

Ex Machina (R)
Programmer Caleb Smith wins a competition and soon discovers he has been chosen to take part in a study of artificial intelligence. Sworn to secrecy and cut off from the outside world, Caleb meets his subject, a beguiling and seductive cyborg named Ava--and is plunged into an A.I. experiment beyond his wildest imaginings.

Extant : The First Season (NR)
When astronaut Molly Woods returned from a 13-month solo mission aboard a space station, she did not come back alone. Against all odds and explanation, she is pregnant. Her doctor, Sam Barton is baffled. While Molly acclimates to life back on Earth, she struggles to make sense of the events surrounding her miraculous, mystery pregnancy and tries to balance life with her ambitious husband and increasingly enigmatic son.

The Face of Love (PG-13)
After the death of her husband Garrett, Nikki meets Tom, a man who seems to be Garrett's exact duplicate. Not only does Tom possess the same physical characteristics, but he also shares Garrett's kindness, humor, and passion for art. And yet he is a stranger. As romance blossoms between Nikki and Tom, she finds she can't bring herself to tell him the truth about what drew her to him.

Fifty Shades of Grey (R)
Ana is an inexperienced college student tasked with interviewing enigmatic billionaire Christian Grey. But what starts as business quickly becomes an unconventional romance. Swept up in Christian's glamorous lifestyle, Ana soon finds another side to him as she discovers his secrets and explores her own dark desires. What results is a thrilling, all-consuming romance as Christian and Ana test the limits they will go to for their relationship.

Gett : The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (NR)
Trapped in a loveless marriage, Viviane Amsalem has long sought a divorce from her devout and stubborn husband Elisha. But under Israeli law, all divorce proceedings are overseen by an Orhtodox rabbinical court, which can only dissolve a marriage with the husband's consent. And despite their estrangement, Elisha refuses to grant Viviane a gett (bill of divorce), inciting an intense domestic battle of wills.

The Gunman (R)
It's been eight years since Jim Terrier worked as a black ops assassin and now someone from his old organization wants him dead. Pursued across Africa and Europe by elite hit men, Terrier is dragged back into his dangerous past as he engages in a relentless cat-and-mouse game to take out the man who betrayed him.

It Follows (R)
For 19-year-old Jay, fall should be about school, boys and weekends out at the lake. But after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, she finds herself plagued by strange visions and the inescapable sense that someone, or something, is following her. Jay and her teenage friends must now find a way to escape the horrors that seem to be only a few steps behind.

The Longest Ride (PG-13)
When Luke, a former champion bull rider attempting a comeback, meets Sophia, a college student preparing for her dream job in New York, they embark on an extraordinary--yet uncertain--romantic journey. As conflicting paths test their budding relationship, Luke and Sophia make a fateful connection with Ira, whose heartwarming memories of his own marriage inspire the young couple and change their lives forever.

Paul Blart : Mall Cop 2 (PG)
After six years of keeping our malls safe, Paul Blart has earned a well-deserved vacation. He heads to Vegas with his teenage daughter before she heads off to college. But safety never takes a holiday and when duty calls, Blart answers.

Ripper Street : Season Three (NR)
It's been four years since the split of the dynamic crime-fighting team of DI Edmund Reid, Sgt. Bennet Drake, and Captain Homer Jackson. Each member of the trio has fallen into personal turmoil, but they find themselves reuniting and putting their past aside after a train heist leads to a massive locomotive accident. Their pursuit of the culprit leads to a chain of events that will wreak havoc through the streets of Whitechapel.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG)
Now that his first venture has been proven successful, ever-confident Sonny is busy juggling plans for a second resort... as well as his own wedding. But his efforts are constantly hampered by hilarious complications, and in order to pull it all together, he'll need a little help and encouragement from his resident friends.

Seventh Son (PG-13)
In a time of enchantments when legends and magic collide, the sole remaining warrior of a mystical order travels to find a prophesied hero born with incredible powers, the last Seventh Son. Torn from his quiet life as a farmhand, the unlikely young hero embarks on a daring adventure with his battle-hardened mentor to vanquish a dark queen and the army of supernatural assassins she has dispatched against their kingdom.

'71 (R)
Gary Hook, a young British soldier, is accidentally abandoned by his military unit following a riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971. Unable to tell friend from foe, and increasingly wary of his own comrades, he must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a disorienting, alien, and deadly landscape.

Sons of Liberty (NR)
As riots consume the streets of Boston, a dangerous game plays out between a British governor and ringleader Sam Adams, which escalates to extreme measures--street brawls, black market dealings, espionage, and murder. A sizzling, romantic affair percolates against a backdrop of rising civil unrest, the infamous Boston Tea Party, and Paul Revere's legendary ride. From the Battle of Lexington, a clash between the dedicated colonists and the superior British Army ensues, and the colonies join forces as a single, united country in the most epic revolution of our time.

Taken 3 (PG-13)
The hunter becomes the hunted when former CIA operative Bryan Mills finds himself framed for the brutal murder of his ex-wife. Consumed with rage, and pursued by a savvy police inspector, Mills must rely on his "particular set of skills" one last time to find the real killers, clear his name, and protect the only thing that matters to him now--his daughter.

The Water Diviner (R)
In 1919, Australian farmer Joshua Connor goes in search of his three missing sons, last known to have fought against the Turks in the bloody Battle of Gallipoli. With seemingly insurmountable obstacles in his path, Connor must travel across the battle-scarred Turkish landscape to find the truth... and his own peace.

While We're Young (R)
After Josh and his wife Cornelia meet a free-spirited twenty-something couple, they adopt a new lifestyle complete with hip-hop dance classes and mind-expanding parties. But with each hilarious attempt to act young, Josh and Cornelia start to appreciate the rewards of growing old together.

Woman in Gold (PG-13)
Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann, starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis. Together with her inexperienced but plucky young lawyer Randy Schoenberg, she embarks upon a major battle which takes them all the way to the heart of the Austrian establishment and the U.S. Supreme Court, and forces her to confront difficult truths about the past along the way.