Thursday, January 21, 2016

New This Week (1/21/16)

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

Captive (PG-13)
Brian Nichols, on the run from police and desperate to make contact with his newborn son, takes recently widowed mother Ashley Smith hostage in her own apartment. Fearing for her life and desperately hoping to see her daughter again, she turns to Rick Warren's The Purpose Driven Life for guidance. Ashley and her captor face a crossroads where they discover hope and light in the midst of despair.

The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (R)
In 1976 San Francisco, Minnie is growing up at the crossroads of the fading hippie movement and the dawn of punk rock. Like most teenage girls, Minnie is longing for love, acceptance and a sense of purpose in the world. Minnie begins a complex love affair with her mother's boyfriend. What follows is a sharp, funny and provocative account of one girl's sexual and artistic awakening, without judgment.

Infinitely Polar Bear (R)
While most fathers spend their days at work, Cam is more likely to be found working on one of his many half-completed projects. As he recovers from a manic breakdown, his wife Maggie enters an out-of-state graduate school program in the hopes of building a better life for her family. Cam agrees to become the primary caregiver for his spirited young daughters and quickly finds himself in over his head.

The Intern (PG-13)
Ben Whittaker is a 70-year-old widower who gets the chance to work as a senior intern at an online fashion start-up founded and run by the ambitious Jules Ostin. As the two generations collide, they also find friendship and someone to count on--each other.

Irrational Man (R)
Soon after arriving to teach at a small town college, Abe Lucas gets involved with two women: Rita Richards, a lonely professor who wants him to rescue her from her unhappy marriage, and Jill Pollard, his best student, who becomes his closest friend. When Abe makes a profound choice, he is able to embrace life to the fullest again, but his decision sets off a chain of events that will affect him, Jill, and Rita forever.

Learning To Drive (R)
Wendy is a fiery Manhattan author whose husband has just left her for another woman; Darwan is a soft-spoken taxi driver from India on the verge of an arranged marriage. Wendy sets out to reclaim her independence and hires Darwan to teach her to drive. As Darwan shows her how to take control of the wheel, Wendy coaches him on how to impress a woman, and their unlikely friendship awakens them to the joy, humor, and love in starting life anew.

The Martian (PG-13)
During a manned mission to Mars, American astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead and left behind by his crew. But Watney is still alive, and he must now find a way to contact Earth--and survive on a barren planet with meager supplies--in the hope that an international team of scientists can devise a near-impossible rescue plan to bring him home.

Paranormal Activity : The Ghost Dimension (R)
When a new family moves into Katie and Kristi's former house, they discover a mysterious video camera that reveals the presence of an ancient evil that begins to terrorize their lives. Now, with their young daughter's soul in danger, they must fight back against this demonic threat before becoming its next victims.

Pawn Sacrifice (PG-13)
In a gripping true story set during the height of the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer finds himself caught between two superpowers and his own struggles when he challenges the Soviet Empire.

Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse (R)
Three scouts and lifelong friends join forces with one badass cocktail waitress to become the world's most unlikely team of heroes. When their peaceful town is ravaged by a zombie invasion, they'll fight for the badge of a lifetime and put their scouting skills to the test to save mankind from the undead.

Sicario (R)
After an idealistic FBI agent is recruited by a government task-force official to pursue a drug lord, she begins a perilous mission that forces her to question everything she believes--and pits her against a shadowy consultant with a dangerous agenda.

Ted 2 (R)
When Ted is declared property by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Ted and his best friend John must go to court to fight for Ted's personhood. With the help of their smart, beautiful (and pot-loving) lawyer, the thunder buddies for life battle to legalize Ted.

The Walk (PG)
Twelve people have walked on the moon, but only one man--Philippe Petit--has ever walked in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. Guided by his real-life mentor, Papa Rudy, and aided by an unlikely band of international recruits, Petit and his gang overcome long odds, betrayals, dissension, and countless close calls to conceive and execute their mad plan.

Woodlawn (PG)
In 1973, a spiritual awakening captured the heart of nearly every player on the Woodlawn High School football team. Their dedication to love and unity, in a newly desegregated school filled with racism and hate, leads to the largest high school football game ever played in the torn city of Birmingham, Alabama, and the rise of superstar, Tony Nathan.

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