Friday, March 24, 2017

New This Week (3/24/17)

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

The Alchemist Cookbook (NR)
Suffering from delusions of fortune, a young hermit hides out in the forest hoping to crack an ancient mystery, but pays a price for his mania.

All We Had (NR)
Fleeing Rita’s abusive boyfriend, Rita and her daughter find themselves homeless and in search of a better life. When their car breaks down, a real estate broker entices Rita to purchase a home. Rita gets a job waitressing at a local diner. When the diner is forced to close, Rita is faced once again with the prospect of homelessness.

Arrival (PG-13)
When mysterious spacecrafts touch down across the globe, an elite team--led by expert codebreaker Louise Banks--is brought together to investigate.  As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers--and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.

Billy Flynn's Long Halftime Walk (R)
Told from the point of view of 19-year-old private Billy Lynn who, along with Bravo Squad, becomes a hero after a harrowing battle in Iraq and is brought home temporarily for a victory tour. A sequence of flashbacks tells the truth about what really a happened--contrasting the realities of the war with America’s distorted perceptions of heroism.

Doctor Strange (PG-13)
Life changes forever for world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange, after a horrific car accident renders his hands useless. When traditional medicine fails him, he travels to remote Kamar-Taj in search of a cure, but instead discovers the mystical arts and becomes a powerful sorcerer battling dark forces bent on destroying our reality.

Dressmaker (R)
A glamorous, worldly dressmaker returns to her small Australian hometown to seek the truth behind her notorious reputation. Tilly Dunnage schemes with the local sergeant and falls for local farmer Teddy. As she starts to unravel her scandalous past, she transforms the town's women with her exquisite creations.

Elle (R)
Michèle seems indestructible. Head of a leading video game company, she brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business. Being attacked in her home by an unknown assailant changes Michèle's life forever. When she resolutely tracks the man down, they are both drawn into a curious and thrilling game--a game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control.

The Eyes Of My Mother (R)
In their secluded farmhouse, a mother, formerly a surgeon, teaches her daughter to understand anatomy and be unfazed by death. After a shocking event shatters their idyllic life, the girl must cope with the repercussions that echo into adulthood. As she matures, it becomes clear that this young woman has some very peculiar desires.

Fences (PG-13)
Set in 1950s Pittsburgh, the film takes a passionate look at former Negro-league baseball player Troy Maxson as he fights to provide for those he loves in a world that threatens to push him down.

Hacksaw Ridge (R)
The true story of army medic and conscientious objector Desmond Doss who, during WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun.

Jack Reacher : Never Go Back (PG-13)
When Army Major Susan Turner, who heads Reacher's old investigative unit, is arrested for Treason, Reacher will stop at nothing to prove her innocence and to uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy involving soldiers who are being killed.

Jackie (R)
Natalie Portman stars in this powerfully stirring drama as First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, whose faith and strength see her through the death of President John F. Kennedy.

Keeping Up With The Joneses (PG-13)
The Gaffneys' lives are interrupted by the arrival of new neighbors, whose stunning looks are matched only by the worldly sophistication of their lives. The Gaffneys soon find themselves in the center of a storm of international espionage that gives them a breathtaking glimpse of life outside their cul-de-sac.

Loving (PG-13)
In 1958, in the state of Virginia, the idea of interracial marriage was not only considered to be immoral to many, it was also illegal. When Richard and Mildred get married, the two are arrested. The couple decide to take their case all of the way to the Supreme Court in order to fight for their love.

A Man Called Ove (PG-13)
Ove is the quintessential angry old man next door. He is an isolated retiree who has given up on life. A boisterous young family moves in next door and accidentally flattens Ove's mailbox. An unlikely friendship forms and we come to understand Ove's past happiness and heartbreaks. What emerges is a heartwarming tale of unreliable first impressions and the gentle reminder that life is sweeter when it's shared.

Manchester By The Sea (R)
After a solitary Boston janitor unexpectedly becomes the sole guardian of his 16-year-old nephew, he must come to terms with a past that separated him from his wife and his hometown, as uncle and nephew unite for an unforgettable journey of love, community, sacrifice, and hope.

Mercy Street : Season Two (NR)
Allegiances blur and loyalties shift as the Civil War pushes the drama beyond the hospital. Follow the growing chaos as everyone navigates the new world emerging from the most cataclysmic event in our country's history.

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children (PG-13)
When 16-year-old Jake unravels a mystery that spans alternate realities and times, he discovers a secret world for children with unusual powers, including levitating Emma, pyrokinetic Olive, and invisible Millard. But danger soon arises and the children must band together to protect a world as extraordinary as they are.

Moonlight (R)
A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, Moonlight chronicles three defining chapters in the life of a young black man growing up in a rough neighborhood in Miami.

Train To Busan (NR)
When a mysterious virus breaks out across the country, the infected turn into the murderous undead. A few terrified travelers find themselves trapped on a bullet train from hell, fighting for their lives as hordes of the living dead crash towards them, crawling closer with every stop. Suspicion is rife and tensions run high as some will do anything to survive and make it to the safe zone.