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The Rewrite (DVD)

Friday, May 1, 2015
The Rewrite (DVD)

This is a very, very nice movie starring Hugh Grant. Hugh Grant is maturing and aging very gracefully and is still a pleasure to listen to and watch. I enjoyed this DVD and I think you will too.

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Marilyn S., Circulation

Serendipity:Destiny With a Sense of Humor

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
DVD
Serendipity

Jonathan and Sara meet at a glove counter at Christmas time and even though they are each seeing someone else decide to go ice skating together, hit it off and then she decides they must let fate determine if they are to be together.  Years later, they are both engaged to others but cannot give up the dream that – despite time, distance and the obstacles that conspire to keep them apart – they will one day meet again. This is a charming light romantic comedy which I enjoyed! Check our Catalog

Betsy H., Reference

Redwood Highway (DVD)

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
 Redwood Highway (DVD)

This is a lovely story about a retired lady in Oregon who is a tad restless and bored with her life. She decides to hitchhike to join her family on the Oregon coast to join in on her granddaughter's wedding. Her adventures with people are so interesting. The scenery is wonderful. If you have never been to the Redwoods then watch this movie!

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Marilyn S., Circulation

The Grand Seduction (DVD)

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
The Grand Seduction (DVD)

A brilliant and funny story of a small fishing village on an island that needs to "recruit or procure" a new doctor for the residents. So they locate a Big City doctor who they talk into taking the position. The story of how he relates to such extreme living and practicing medicine there is great. The scenery is gorgeous.

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Marilyn S., Circulation

Men Women and Children

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
DVD
Men Women and Children

Men, Women and Children follows the lives of several characters and how social media connects and them with each other and impacts their lives.    They include a couple mutually uninterested in their own marriage, each leading separate affairs (Rosemarie DeWitt and Adam Sandler,) their porn-addicted son (Travis Tope,) a mother (Jennifer Garner) who tyrannically monitors every movement her outcast daughter (Kaitlyn Dever) makes, who falls hard for a similar outcast (Ansel Elgort) who is disgusted with his home life. A progressive parent (Judy Greer) created a website for her daughter, an aspiring actress (Olivia Crocicchia,) when she may be doing her daughter more harm than good. Domestic violence, eating disorders, teen suicide, mental and physical abuse, class struggle and social alienation are some of this film’s many conversation-starting themes.

This movie is quirky and a bit slow placed but funny, and the topics are very relevant and the characters are interesting.  The actors do an amazing job of drawing you in to the story.  Some of the best scenes in the film are shot with a voice over by Emma Thompson, who describes real life social media scenarios in a tragic, yet hilarious way.  I give this movie a thumbs up.  After you watch it, turn off the electronics and go spend some quality time with your family. Check our Catalog

Barb C. Technical Services

 

Ice Bridge:Mackinac Island's Hidden Season

Friday, January 2, 2015
DVD
Ice Bridge

This DVD gives a perspective not only on summer on Mackinac Island but what spring, fall and especially winter are like there.  The scenes of the three mile long ice bridge from Mackinac Island to the mainland, marked with discarded Christmas trees, is fascinating. You will see a brat roast on the ice, an old man riding his bicycle across the ice bridge and a snowmobile pulling a cart with lots of empty baskets used to bring back supplies for the local grocery store. The photography is beautiful! I want to go back, but maybe not live there in winter. Check our Catalog

Betsy H., Reference

God's Not Dead

Friday, September 19, 2014
DVD
God's Not Dead

DVD review: God’s not dead. This movie involves conflict & resolution in a religious realm. A professor of a philosophy class “told his class” to write on a piece of paper, “God is dead” and sign their name. He said doing this would allow that student to pass the class. Josh was the only student that could not even remotely participate in this “assignment.” The professor was not happy with the student’s reluctance at “doing what he was told.” Josh had to “debate” 3 lectures to support his reasoning. The professor threatened Josh that if he continued to “win over the students” and disbar the professor’s authority, he would prevent Josh from being admitted to pre-law. His lectures affected other skeptics. Two students had strict fathers of either oriental or middle eastern descents. The students did convert. Two other couples went through changes. One woman had cancer & her partner didn’t want to be hampered with her dilemma. The other involved the professor’s partner ending their relationship because she didn’t like not having her freedom & being “told” what she can and cannot do. The end of the movie left a positive resolution. Check our catalog

Geralyn B., Technical Services

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Thursday, September 11, 2014
DVD and BluRay
Captain America

This movie is a great sequel to the first Captain America feature.  Steve Rogers (AKA Captain America, played by  Chris Evans,) is still acclimating to modern life after having been frozen since WWII, and is working under the orders of Nick Fury and SHIELD. Already having doubts about SHIELD's motives Rogers finds himself at the center of a conflict festering within SHIELD and must fight alongside other agents to stop a villainous plot to establish a new world order.  He partners with the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) who was  in Iron Man 2 and The Avengers.   We are introduced to The Falcon (another Avenger character).   Along the way Captain America will have to face a dark figure which may be connected to his past. This movie has a great plot as it takes its story line from possible world terrorism scenarios and makes you think about what freedom truly stands for.  This movie has action, special effects and a message.  Check our Catalog

Barb C., Administration

The Railway Man

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
DVD
The Railway Man

Colon Firth plays a former British Army officer, who was a prisoner of war duing the Pacific theater of WWII.  Colon's character finds out that the Japanese officer responsible for his torture is still alive and travels to confront him.  This movie is based on the best selling book, about his experiences, by Eric Lomax.  I enjoyed this movie because of the history background and the main actors.  If you enjoyed Colin in "The King's Speech" you will enjoy this movie as well.

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Jeremy E., Administration

Noah (DVD)

Friday, August 29, 2014

Called a blockbuster, this Russell Crowe movie is just a bust. Yes, it has a larger-than-life feel, but unfortunately the story is too fantastic and fantastical (rock creatures help build the ark!). And worse, the movie doesn’t follow the traditional Bible story. Noah director and writer Darren Aronofsky told The New Yorker magazine that his movie is “the least biblical biblical film ever made." I couldn’t agree more, and I couldn’t be more disappointed.  I expected a retelling of the Genesis tale. Instead, I and other viewers meet a deranged Noah who is determined to end humankind. My advice: don’t waste your time. Check our catalog

Doris, Reference

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