Friday, April 1, 2016

New This Week (4/1/16)

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

Concussion (PG-13)
A dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known. Omalu’s emotional quest puts him at dangerous odds with one of the most powerful – and beloved – institutions in the world.

Criminal Activities (NR)
Four friends stumble into a deal too good to refuse. But when the investment goes bad, they learn that part of their funding came from a notoriously ruthless crime boss… and it’s payback time. Now, they must successfully kidnap a family member of a rival kingpin in order to erase the life-threatening debt. In way over their heads, if they can complete the assigned task without screwing up, they just might escape with their lives.

Daddy's Home (PG-13)
Brad, who always dreamed of having the perfect family, is determined to become the best step-dad to his new wife's children. But when their biological father Dusty shows up unexpectedly, Brad's idyllic family life is turned upside down and he must go toe-to-toe with Dusty.

The Danish Girl (R)
A remarkable love story inspired by true events. When Gerda asks her husband Einar Wegener to fill in as a portraid model, Einar's long-repressed feelings surface and she begins living her life as a woman. Embarking on a groundbreaking journey that's only made possible by the unconditional love of her wife, Einar fights to become the person she's meant to be, transgender pioneer Lili Elbe.

Doc Martin : Series 7 (NR)
Years of grumpiness have finally caught up with Dr. Martin Ellingham. With his marriage in trouble, Martin agrees to see a therapist. He may have met his match in the young and smart Dr. Rachel Timoney. If that weren't enough, Martin contends with the declining health of his aunt Ruth, the Large family's calamitous business endeavours, and a know-it-all vet who is the daughter of the GP that Martin replaced.

Downton Abbey : Season 6 The Final Season (NR)
Discover what will finally become of the Crawley family, and the servants who work for them, as they face new challenges and begin forging different paths in a rapidly changing world. Secrets and rifts threaten the unity of the family, while those below stairs continue to navigate social changes which put their futures in jeopardy.

The Hateful Eight (R)
A bounty hunter is trying to get his bounty to the town of Red Rock where she’s scheduled to be brought to justice. Along the way he and his wagon driver pick up two strangers. An impending blizzard has forced them to stop on a mountain pass. When they arrive, they are greeted by four strangers. As the storm takes over the mountainside cabin our eight travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after all...

James White (R)
James White is a troubled twenty-something trying to stay afloat in a frenzied New York City. He retreats further into a self-destructive, hedonistic lifestyle, but as his mother battles a serious illness, James is forced to take control of his life. As the pressure on him mounts, James must find new reserves of strength or risk imploding completely.

The Letters (PG)
Based on her true story, THE LETTERS explores the life s work of Nobel Peace Prize recipient Mother Teresa, one of the greatest humanitarians of all time. Her selfless devotion to helping the poor changed hearts, transformed lives and inspired millions throughout the world. Told througha series of personal letters, this powerful film is an unforgettable journey of faith, courage and compassion.

My All American (PG)
Although deemed too small as an athlete, Freddie dreams of playing football and brings a fight to the game that is noticed by a legendary coach, leading to a scholarship to play college football. With dedication and grueling practices, a victorious season is within reach, but Freddie then receives a shocking diagnosis and discovers what it truly means to have a heart of a champion.

Point Break (PG-13)
Young FBI agent Johnny Utah infiltrates a cunning team of thrill-seeking elite athletes. Deep undercover, with his life in danger, Utah races to prove the team is responsible for a string of inconceivable crimes.

She's Funny That Way (R)
When established director Arnold Albertson casts his call girl-turned-actress Isabella "Izzy" Patterson in a new play to star alongside his wife Delta and her ex-lover Seth Gilbert, a zany love tangle forms with hilarious twists. Izzy's therapist Jane, is consumed with her own failing relationship with Arnold's playwright Joshua Fleet, who is also developing a crush on Izzy.

Spotlight (R)
Delving into allegations of child abuse within the local Catholic Archdiocese, a tenacious team of Boston Globe reporters exposes a decades-long cover-up that reaches the highest levels of Boston's religious, legal, and government establishment.

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