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The West Side Waltz (DVD)

Sunday, March 27, 2016
The West Side Waltz (DVD)

This is a really fun movie all about senior ladies living in a highrise building and all the mischief they get up to in New York, starring Shirley Mcclaine, Kathy Bates, and Liza Minnelli.

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Marilyn S., Circulation

The Hundred-Foot Journey (DVD)

Friday, March 25, 2016
The Hundred-Foot Journey (DVD)

In this movie starring Helen Mirren, an Indian family is displaced by political upheaval in India. Eventually they find their way to southern France to open a restaurant across the road from a Michelin-rated restaurant owned by Mirren’s character and the boisterous feud begins. However, the characters grow to appreciate each other and something magical develops. Good story.

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Kathleen Z., Administration

Outlander (Audiobook)

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Diana Gabaldon
Outlander (Audiobook)

I listened to the audiobook version of Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. This is a gripping tale which keeps the reader actively engaged. It is loaded with romance, action, and intrigue. It’s hard to classify this book into just one genre, as it contains historical fiction, romance, time travel, fantasy, action, and military history. The author is very detailed with her description of life in the Scottish Highlands in the 1740s. It’s a carefully written book with three-dimensional characters inhabiting a complex, believable world. Now that Starz is turning the books into a television series, the books are increasing even more in popularity. Due to some of the graphic content in the book, I would recommend it for adult readers.

 

Claire Randall is a British combat nurse who is reunited with her husband after World War II. They take a second honeymoon to the Scottish Highlands to reconnect and to research her husband’s ancestors. While there, Claire visits an ancient stone circle known as Craigh na Dun, and upon touching the stones she is transported back in time. She suddenly finds herself in war-torn Scotland in the year 1743. She is discovered by a Scottish clan, and, although suspicious of her, they take her in. Her healing skills become valuable to the clan, and she finds safety in the arms of Jamie Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior. Now she finds herself torn between two worlds and two very different men.   

 

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Marybeth K., Circulation/Reference

 

Legends of the Fall (DVD)

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Legends of the Fall (DVD)

Starring  Anthony Hopkins and Brad Pitt.

I watched this DVD because my band, the Livingston County Concert Band, will be playing the music from it at our concert LCCB goes to Hollywood on May 7, 2016 at Parker Middle School.

This is a fascinating story of the Ludlow family, the battlefields of Europe, and the main character, Tristan, who fails to protect his brother in battle and sets the whole family on a path of self-destruction and betrayal.

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Sue N., Youth Services

Fury (DVD)

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Fury (DVD)

This movie follows a tank and its crew through part of World War II. Brad Pitt plays the tank commander who just received a new recruit to take the place of a lost crewman that was killed in battle. I would recommend this movie if you enjoy learning about the world wars.

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Jeremy E., Reference

Burnt (DVD)

Monday, February 8, 2016
Burnt (DVD)

Starring Bradly Cooper, Rated R

The basic plot of this movie is a two star Michelin chef’s road to redemption so he can earn another culinary star. Bradly Cooper is in the starring role as a rock star chef who had to disappear from the culinary scene because of a drug addiction. This movie had potential with this story line. Sadly, the character development is lacking and the story is boring and predictable. There are some good performances here and there by Cooper, Emma Thompson and Sienna Miller, but the story just doesn't come together. My time watching this movie would have been better spent in the kitchen, and I HATE TO COOK!

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Barb C., Tech Services

 

After Words: Everyone Deserves a Love Story (DVD)

Saturday, January 30, 2016
After Words

After Words is one of the best movies I have watched in a long time. It is all about a librarian who is having issues after losing her job, but resolves all with great choices.

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Marilyn S., Circulation

I'll See You In My Dreams (DVD)

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
I'll See You In My Dreams (DVD)

This is a really nice movie. Blythe Danner stars in this lovely story about a lady who lives alone and is trying to improve her fun social life. She has a sweet dog as well. A feel good movie.

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Marilyn S., Circulation

W.E. (DVD)

Monday, January 25, 2016
W.E. (DVD)

Wow, this is a really, really great story based on the intrigue of King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson, all captured by a young lady who becomes fascinated with their story and her life!!! It focuses more on the Wallis side of the story.

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Marilyn S., Circulation

Breaking Bad

Monday, December 21, 2015

Walter White is a well-liked, mild-mannered high school chemistry teacher. He leads a typical suburban lifestyle. He has a wife, teenage son, and baby on the way. Then comes a cancer diagnosis, and Walter wonders how his son will be able to go to college, let alone his family live comfortably without his salary. What does a decent man who’s dying do? He makes a plan. Only in this situation the plan is indecent. The acting and writing are so spot-on in this drama series you can’t help but empathize with Walter. But beware—aberrant and fantastic circumstances abound in every episode of this television series! Check our catalog

Doris, Reference

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