Friday, September 21, 2018

New This Week (9/21/18)

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

Adrift (PG-13)
As Tami and Richard set out on a journey across the ocean, they couldn't anticipate that they would be sailing directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. In the aftermath of the storm, Tami awakens to find Richard badly injured and their boat in ruins. With no hope for rescue, Tami must find the strength and determination to save herself and the only man she has ever loved.

Beast (R)
Moll is a troubled young woman still living at home stifled by the small island community around her. When she meets Pascal, a whole new world opens up to her and she falls madly in love. Moll moves in with Pascal to start a new life, but when Pascal is arrested as the key suspect in a series of brutal murders, Moll is forced to make choices that will impact her life forever.

Book Club (PG-13)
Four lifelong friends' lives are turned upside down to hilarious ends when their book club attempts to shake things up by tackling the infamous "Fifty Shades of Grey." From discovering new romance to rekindling old flames, they inspire each other to make their next chapter the best chapter.

Earth's Natural Wonders : Season 2 : Life At The Extremes (NR)
Visit areas in the natural world that exist on a breathtaking and massive scale, from vast mountain ranges to impenetrable rainforests and dazzling tropical islands. For human beings, survival within these extraordinary places can pose great challenges. Includes: Surviving the Extreme; Surviving with Animals; and Surviving Against the Odds.

Get Shorty : The Complete First Season (NR)
Miles Daly works as the muscle for a murderous crime ring in Nevada and attempts to change professions and become a movie producer, laundering money through a Hollywood film.

The Good Place : The Complete Second Season (TV PG)
After Michael’s disastrous attempt to torture Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani and Jason for eternity goes belly-up, Eleanor and the gang are rebooted and Michael has revised his plan to keep his torture subjects separate. Only now, Michael’s soul is on the line, as his boss, Shawn, won’t allow another attempt!

Hereditary (R)
When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited.

A Kid Like Jake (R)
Jake's "gender expansive" behavior--as local preschool director Judy dubs it--is no big deal to Alex and Greg. Or so it seems, until the process of navigating New York City's hyper-competitive private school system opens up a parental quagmire: could Jake's gender nonconformity be just the thing that gives their child an edge in the admissions game?

Kingdoms Of The Sky (NR)
A landmark three-part series made in conjunction with the BBC, Kingdoms of the Sky reveals the extraordinary animals and remarkable people who make a home on the iconic mountain ranges of the world. There is one program each on the Himalaya, Rockies, and Andes.

Love After Love (NR)
What happens when you lose the foundation of your family? In the wake of a husband and father’s death, the family members he leaves behind find themselves adrift—and in danger of drifting apart—as they each try to find meaning in a world without the man who held them together.

Ocean's 8 (PG-13)
The tide has turned and it’s a whole new “Ocean’s.” Danny Ocean's sister, Debbie Ocean, recruits a seven women crew to plan and execute the heist of the century at New York City's star-studded annual Met Gala.

The Only Living Boy In New York (R)
Thomas has just graduated from college and is trying to find his place in the world. Thomas' world begins to shift when he discovers that his long-married father is having an affair with a seductive younger woman, who he sleeps with, launching a chain of events that will change everything he thinks he knows about himself and his family.

At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But the unique personal journey of her rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans--until now. RBG explores Ginsburg's life and career.

Ready Player One (PG-13)
Set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse, people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by James Halliday. When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world.

Revenge (R)
Jen is enjoying a romantic getaway with her wealthy boyfriend which is suddenly disrupted when his sleazy friends arrive for an unannounced hunting trip. Tension mounts in the house until the situation abruptly––and viciously––intensifies, culminating in a shocking act that leaves Jen left for dead. Unfortunately for her assailants, Jen survives and reemerges with a relentless, wrathful intent: revenge.

Sweet Country (R)
When Harry moves into a neighboring outpost, Sam and his family help Harry renovate his cattle yards. Sam’s relationship with Harry quickly deteriorates and Sam kills Harry in self-defense. As a result, Sam becomes a wanted criminal, but as the true details of the killing start to surface, the community begins to question whether justice is really being served.

Tag (R)
For one month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of tag they've been playing since the first grade--risking their necks, their jobs, and their relationships to take each other down with the battle cry, "You're it!" This year, the game coincides with the wedding of their only undefeated player, which should finally make him an easy target. But he knows they're coming...and he's ready.

Won't You Be My Neighbor (PG-13)
For over 30 years, Fred Rogers, an unassuming minister, puppeteer, writer and producer, was beamed daily into homes across America. In his beloved television program, Fred and his cast of puppets and friends spoke directly to young children about some of life's weightiest issues. There hadn't been anything like Mr. Rogers on television before and there hasn't been since.

Friday, September 7, 2018

New This Week (9/7/18)

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

Blackout In Puerto Rico (NR)
In Blackout in Puerto Rico, FRONTLINE and NPR investigate the humanitarian and economic crisis in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. The film examines how the federal response, Wall Street, and years of neglect have left the island struggling to survive.

First Reformed (R)
Reverend Ernst Toller is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a struggling church. When a pregnant parishioner asks the reverend to counsel her husband, Toller is plunged into his own tormented past--and equally despairing future--until he finds redemption in an act of grandiose violence.

Kings (R)
Los Angeles, 1992. In South Central, Jesse is fighting with newcomer William over a beautiful runaway they meet at school. On television, the Rodney King trial is in full swing and has captured the attention of the nation. Millie seeks help from her eccentric neighbor. When the accused are acquitted, the city explodes, and our three young heroes' romantic tribulations mingle with the fireworks that ignite the country.

Lean On Pete (R)
Charley finds acceptance and camaraderie at a local racetrack where he lands a job caring for an aging Quarter Horse named Lean on Pete. The horse's gruff owner, Del Montgomery, and his seasoned jockey, Bonnie, help Charley fill the void of his absent father. But when Charley discovers that Pete is bound for slaughter, he takes extreme measures to save him.

Life Of The Party (PG-13)
When her husband suddenly dumps her, Deanna goes back to college...landing in the same class and school as her daughter. Plunging headlong into the campus experience, the increasingly outspoken Deanna--now Dee Rock--embraces freedom, fun and frat boys on her own terms, finding her true self in a senior year no one ever expected.

Mary Shelley (PG-13)
She will forever be remembered as the writer who gave the world Frankenstein. But the real-life story of Mary Shelley--and the creation of her immortal monster--is nearly as fantastical as her fiction.

Shock And Awe (R)
The untold true story of an intrepid team of four reporters of Knight Rider who dared to ask the questions their colleagues did not in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The government got its war, but these reporters got it right.

Silhouettes (NR)
Aamod is a retired executive and playboy who lives alone in downtown Chicago; Nadia is a lawyer in transit to see her conservative Muslim parents for the first time in more than a decade. When her train is delayed, a chance encounter brings them together for a magical day in Chicago, wandering its secret corners and its most haunting spaces for a few fleeting hours.

The Terror : The Complete First Season (NR)
A crew of a Royal Naval expedition is sent to find the Arctic's treacherous Northwest Passage but instead discovers a monstrous predator--a cunning and vicious Gothic horror that stalks the ships in a desperate game of survival, the consequences of which could endanger the region and its native people forever.

Upgrade (R)
After his wife is killed during a brutal mugging that also leaves him paralyzed, Grey Trace is approached by a billionaire inventor with an experimental cure that will "upgrade" his body. The cure gives Grey physical abilities beyond anything experienced, and the ability to relentlessly claim vengeance against those who murdered his wife and left him for dead.

Woman Walks Ahead (R)
Based on true events, the story of Catherine Weldon, a widowed artist from New York who, in the 1880s, traveled alone to North Dakota to paint a portrait of Chief Sitting Bull. As Catherine and Sitting Bull grow closer, and as their friendship--and his life--are threatened by government forces, Catherine must stand up and fight for what is most important to her.