Movie

Wild

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
DVD
Wild

Reese Witherspoon delivered a good performance in this movie based on a true story.  Reese plays a woman who chooses to do a 1,100 mile solo hike of the Pacific Crest Trail to help her find a way to move forward with her life.  The movie showed flashbacks of the reasons she needed to have this time to reflect and finally forgive herself.  I thought this was a decent movie and would recommend seeing it. Check our Catalog

Jeremy E., Administration

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
DVD
Kingsman: The Secret Service

Kingsman:  The Secret Service
Another action packed Marvel Comic that has been successfully brought to the big screen, in this case DVD.  
The story revolves around a super -secret British spy organization that is so secret that even the CIA has never heard of them.  Gary "Eggsy" Unwin is a working-class British youth who has gotten in some scrapes with the law. The one unusual thing about him is that when his father died under classified circumstances, a mysterious man named Harry Hart (Colin Firth) left him with a medal, a phone number, and a code phrase to use if he ever needed help.  Eggsy is picked up by the police for stealing a car so he calls the phone number and Hart appears and recruits him as a Kingsman Agent.  Using a Saville Row tailor shop as a cover, the organization recruits young men from Britain's best families and trains them to become proficient, well-mannered and deadly assassins. 
Samuel L. Jackson is superb as the evil billionaire tech wizard Richmond Valentine, who is malevolent and hilarious at the same time.  It is up to the Kingsman to put a stop to Valentine’s sinister plot to take over the world though global genocide. 
WARNING TO PARENTS:  This is NOT your typical Marvel Movie!  While this movie is action packed and entertaining it is VERY violent. While the director attempts to “animate” some of the violence, many of the scenes are very graphic.   There is also excessive mature language and themes.  In addition, Samuel L. Jackson is definitely not the good guy in the movie and that may be very confusing to younger viewers.   Check our Catalog  

Barb C., Tech Services

Foyle's War

Friday, June 19, 2015
DVD Series
Foyle's War

I stumbled onto this wonderful English TV series on Netflix. The Library has the full 8 seasons on DVD. The story is set in Hastings, England during World War II. Each episode is a mystery solved by the head detective, Christopher Foyle, and his team of interesting staff including a woman driver and a veteran turned policeman. Each episode has turns and twists that keep you quessing until the end. The actors are great and it really gives a picture of life during the War in England. This police force is trying to maintain order and life around them when the War is invading  their town and disrupting their life. If you are looking for something interesting and engaging to watch I think you will enjoy this series. Check our Catalog

Jan K., Youth Services

Serendipity DVD

Friday, May 22, 2015
Serendipity DVD

Serendipity:Destiny with a Sense of Humor

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. Is there really such a thing as destiny that will eventually reunite true soul mates separated by time and distance? 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!

 

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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

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