Friday, August 19, 2016

New This Week (8/19/16)

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

The Angry Birds Movie (PG)
In an island paradise populated entirely by happy, flightless birds–or almost entirely, Red, a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck, and the volatile Bomb have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to.

Batman Vs. Superman : Dawn Of Justice (PG-13)
Fearing the actions of a godlike super hero left unchecked, Gotham City's formidable vigilante takes on Metropolis's revered savior while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. As Batman and Superman go to war, a separate danger arises, one that may threaten all of humanity.

Beverly Lewis' The Reckoning (NR)
Shunned by the township she was raised in, a young Amish woman finds herself enjoying an affluent life in the secular world and engaged to a successful businessman. When a long-lost love unexpectedly returns from her past with a startling revelation, she is torn between her newfound modern life and the simplicity of her humble past, and must now choose the life and the man that will finally give her peace of mind.

Beyond The Black Rainbow (R)
Held captive in a specialized medical facility, a young woman with unique abilities seeks a chance to escape her obsessed captor. Set in the strange and oppressive emotional landscape of the year 1983, Beyond the Black Rainbow is a Reagan-era fever dream inspired by hazy childhood memories of midnight movies and Saturday morning cartoons.

Boy & The World (PG)
Cuca's cozy rural life is shattered when his father leaves for the city. Determined to reunite his family, Cuca embarks on a journey that unfolds like a tapestry. The story of a changing world through the eyes of a curious child, Boy and the World depicts a clash between village and city, nature and industry, the rich and the poor–and despite the tumult, the heart and soul of the people beats on as a song.

Electra Woman & Dyna Girl (NR)
A fresh new twist on Sid and Marty Krofft’s cult classic ‘70s TV series. The crime-fighting duo takes their super personas and crime-fighting chops up a notch when they move from small-town Ohio to the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles.

Empire : The Complete First Season (NR)
After music mogul Lucious Lyon is diagnosed with a potentially fatal disease, he must choose which of his three sons will succeed him at the legendary EMPIRE entertainment company. The game changes when ex-wive Cookie returns from prison.

Endeavour : The Complete Third Season (NR)
Last seen languishing in a prison cell and framed for a crime he didn't commit, DC Endeavour Morse is compelled to return to duty when a young woman's baffling murder requires his singularly cerebral mind to solve.

Eye In The Sky (R)
British Colonel Katharine Powell is the commander of an international mission to capture lethal terrorists in Kenya. But when Powell finds out the terrorists are planning a suicide bombing, the mission changes from "capture" to "kill." American drone pilots are brought in, but when a nine-year-old girl is seen on the site, American pilot Steve Watts has a crisis of conscience, leading to an international dispute.

The Forgotten Space (NR)
The oceans are a "forgotten space" through which 90% of the world's cargo now passes, and the the container box is one of the most important mechanisms for the global spread of capitalism. Follow the container box along the international supply chain, from ships to barges, trains, and trucks, mapping the byzantine networks that connect producers to consumers.

Francofonia (NR)
Using rare archives and beautifully staged recreations, two real-life figures are re-envisioned: enemies-turned-collaborators Jacques Jaujard, Director of French National Museums, and Count Franziskus Wolff-Metternich, a German officer and art historian leading the Reich's art collection efforts. The tentative alliance that formed between the two men would transcend nationalism and lead to the preservation of many of the world's greatest treasures.

Green Room (R)
After witnessing a shocking crime, a young rock band is unexpectedly thrust into a life-or-death battle to escape the clutches of a diabolical club owner and his ruthless henchmen.

Halt And Catch Fire : The Complete First Season (NR)
At the dawn of the PC era, 3 unlikely “cowboys” take personal and professional risks in the race to build a breakthrough computer. The show is not just about the ruthless rise of the computer business, or the obsessive striving for competitive advantage in the marketplace. Rather, it’s about people at war with themselves as they struggle with the dark side of the human ego, the destructive power of ambition, and the often thin line separating genius from delusion.

Halt And Catch Fire : The Complete Second Season (NR)
The rise of a start-up company is built upon the most disruptive idea of the modern era the Internet. Explore themes that tap directly into the modern zeitgeist such as the thin line separating genius from self-delusion, the fragility of human connection, and everyone s desire, especially in today's tech-obsessed world, to leave a meaningful mark and do something that truly matters.

Keanu (R)
Clarence and Rell are two cousins who live in the city but are far from streetwise. When Rell's kitten is catnapped, the straight-laced pair must impersonate ruthless killers in order to infiltrate a street gang and retrieve the feline. But the kitten becomes so coveted that the fight over his custody creates a gang war, forcing our two unwitting heroes to take the law into their own hands.

The Lobster (R)
In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of the city, are taken to the hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into the woods.

The Mermaid (R)
When a greedy real estate tycoon buys up a pristine coastal enclave he plans to turn it into the hottest property on the market, but Green Gulf harbors a secret: it’s home to the last surviving mermaids, and they are done playing nice. They plan to send Shan to seduce Liu and stop the destruction of their beloved oceans. When their plan goes belly-up, neither humans nor mermaids are willing to back down, and a final, fatal frenzy becomes inevitable.

Midnight Special (PG-13)
A father goes on the run to protect his young son and uncover the truth behind the boy's special powers. What starts as a race from religious extremists and local law enforcement quickly escalates to a nationwide manhunt involving the highest levels of the Federal Government. Ultimately, father risks everything to protect son and help fulfill a destiny that could change the world forever.

A Monster With A Thousand Heads (NR)
When Sonia receives the news that her husband's cancer has progressed to a terminal stage, she races to secure the insurance company approval for the care that can help him. Met with indifference and negligence at every turn, Sonia's desperation triggers a primal survival instinct as a series of increasingly violent confrontations unfold.

Mr. Robot  : Season 1 (NR)
Cyber-security engineer by day and vigilante hacker by night, Elliot finds himself at a crossroads when the mysterious leader of an underground hacker group recruits him to destroy the firm he is paid to protect. Compelled by his personal beliefs, Elliot struggles to resist the chance to take down the multinational CEOs he believes are running/ruining the world.

Only Yesterday (PG)
Having lived her whole life in the city, 27-year-old Taeko decides to visit her relatives in the countryside. As she travels, memories of her youth resurface and after meeting young farmer Toshio, she wonders if she's been true to the dreams of her childhood self.

Requiem For The American Dream (NR)
Noam Chomsky, widely regarded as the most important intellectual alive, discusses in critical detail the defining characteristic of our time--the deliberate concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a select few. Through interviews filmed over four years, Chomsky reveals the principles that have brought us to the crossroads of historically unprecedented inequality.

Sing Street (PG-13)
Conor is looking for a break from a home strained by his parents' relationship and money troubles, while trying to adjust to his new inner-city public school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher. He finds a glimmer of hope in the mysterious, ├╝ber-cool and beautiful Raphina, and with the aim of winning her heart he invites her to star in his band's music videos.