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September 2021: New and On Order DVDs

Published: September 11, 2021

Beasts of No Nation (2015.   Fiction: War.   Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga) Starring: Abraham Attah, Idris Elba The nightmare of war is seen through the eyes of one of its most tragic casualties, a child soldier, in this harrowing vision of innocence lost from Cary Joji Fukunaga. Based on the acclaimed novel by Uzodinma Iweala and starring Idris Elba. Bee Gees: How can you mend a broken Heart   (2020.   Non-Fiction: Documentary.  Director: Frank Marshall) Brothers Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb find early fame in the 1960s and go on to write over 1,000 songs, including 20 No. 1 hits. This film follows …


August 2021: New and On Order DVDs

Published: August 2, 2021

24th (2020.  Fiction: Drama.  Director: Kevin Willmott) Starring: Trai Byers, Bashir Salahuddin, Aja Naomi King, Mo McRae, Tosin Morohunfola, Mykelti Williamson, Thomas Haden Church William Boston has just joined the all-black 24th infantry of the United States Army. A natural leader, Boston quickly rises within his troop and is looked up to by the others. When the men are sent to the South, where racism runs rampant in a merciless community, the troop is pushed to their limit. After endless brutal acts of violence, Boston and the men turn their fear and rage against the city, inciting one of the deadliest riots in history. Belushi (2020.   …


July 2021: New and On Order DVDs

Published: July 1, 2021

12 Mighty Orphans  (2021.   Fiction: Drama.  Director: Ty Roberts) Starring: Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen, Vinessa Shaw, Wayne Knight, Luke Wilson, Treat Williams The true story of the Mighty Mites, the football team of a Fort Worth orphanage who, during the Great Depression, went from playing without shoes, or even a football, to playing for the Texas state championships. Over the course of their winning season, these underdogs and their resilient spirit became an inspiration to their city, state, and an entire nation in need of a rebound, even catching the attention of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The architect of their success was Rusty Russell, a …


June 2021: New and On Order DVDs

Published: June 16, 2021

Alfred Hitchcock Presents Seasons 4&5 (1958.    Fiction: Television Series) Starring: Steve McQueen, Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Cloris Leachman, Sir Roger Moore Legendary, award-winning, and suspenseful, Alfred Hitchock Presents set the gold standard for all TV mystery series to come and has remained an indelible part of popular culture. The complete fourth season, all 36 episodes, is available for fans to enjoy again and again.  Benny Loves You (2019.    Fiction: Horror.    Director: Karl Holt) Starring: Karl Holt, Claire Cartwright, George Collie, Darren Benedict, David Wayman Jack is desperately trying for a new start in life, but when he throws away his childhood toy Benny, things turn deadly. Dead to …


April/May 2021: New and On Order DVDs

Published: May 14, 2021

Avenue 5 Season 1 (2020. Fiction: Television Series.) Starring: Josh Gad, Hugh Laurie, Zach Woods, Rebecca Front, Suzy Nakamura, Lenora Crichlow, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Ethan Phillips Set 40 years in the future, the series follows the captain and crew of a luxury space cruise ship as they navigate disgruntled passengers and unexpected events after experiencing technical difficulties onboard. Billie (2020. Non-Fiction: Documentary. Director: James Erskine) Starring: Billie Holiday, Charles Mingus, Tony Bennett, Count Basie, Sylvia Sims Billie Holiday had one of the greatest voices of all time. She was a woman of breathtaking talent and global popularity who was unafraid of …


March 2021: New and On Order DVDs

Published: April 1, 2021

Affair (2021.   Fiction Drama.   Director: Julius Sevcík) Starring: Hanna Alström, Claes Bang, Alexandra Borbély, Carice Van Houten, Karel Roden Liesel Landauer and her friend Hana are linked by a constant relationship and an extraordinary house built by the architect Von Abt for Liesel and her husband Viktor in Czechoslovakia in the early 1930s. Barb and Star go to Vista Del Mar (2021.   Fiction: Comedy.  Director: Josh Greenbaum) Starring: Kristen Wiig, Annie Mumolo, Jamie Dornan, Damon Wayans Jr., Michael Hitchcock, Vanessa Bayer, Fortune Feimster, Phyllis Smith Lifelong friends Barb and Star embark on the adventure of a lifetime when they decide …


February 2021: New and On Order DVDs

Published: March 6, 2021

100 Season 7 (2020.   Television Series: Drama.) Starring: Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos The seventh and final season opens with the heroes picking up the pieces of the society they destroyed on Sanctum. Still reeling from her mother’s death, Clarke feels the toll of years upon years of fighting and loss. Maintaining order among the competing factions is no easy feat and the group questions whether their commitment to do better was worth the price. At the same time, they must contend with new obstacles on a scale beyond any they’ve experienced before as they unravel the mysteries of …


January 2021: New and On Order DVDs

Published: January 14, 2021

After Class (2019. Fiction: Comedy. Directors: Daniel Schechter) Starring: Justin Long, Fran Drescher, Richard Schiff, Kate Berlant, Camrus Johnson, Becky Ann Baker A dysfunctionally functional family attempts to work together to support their grandmother during her final days. DVD R  All Creatures Great and Small (2021.   Television Series: British Drama) Starring: Nicholas Ralph, Anna Madeley, Samuel West, Rachel Shenton, Callum Woodhouse The numerous adventures of a friendly staff at a country veterinarian practice in 1930s to 1940s Yorkshire. A remake of the 1978-1990 series. Taken from the autobiographical books by James Herriot. DVD  All My Life (2021.  Fiction: Romantic Drama.  …


October/November 2020: New and On Order DVDs

Published: October 22, 2020

And She Could Be Next (2020. Non-fiction: Documentary. Directors: Grace Lee, Marjan Safinia) The PBS documentary follows a defiant movement of women of color as they transform politics from the ground up. Filmed during the historic 2018 midterm elections, the series follows organizers and candidates (including Rashida Tlaib and Stacey Abrams) as they fight for a truly reflective government, asking whether democracy can be preserved, and made stronger, by those most marginalized.  And Then We Danced (2020. Foreign: Award-winning Romance. Director: Levan Akin) Starring: Levan Gelbakhiani, Bachi Valishvili, Ana Javakishvili, Giorgi Tsereteli A passionate coming-of-age tale set amidst the conservative …


September 2020: New and On Order DVDs

Published: September 8, 2020

American Dharma (2018. Documentary: Biography. Director: Errol Morris) Academy Award winning director Errol Morris faces off with controversial political strategist and former Donald Trump adviser Steve Bannon. R Antebellum (2020. Fiction: Horror. Directors: Director:Gerard Bush, Christopher Renz) Starring: Jena Malone, Janelle Monae, Jack Huston, Gabourey Sidibe Successful author Veronica Henley finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it’s too late. DVD and Blu-ray R Asian Americans (2020. PBS Nonfiction: History-Asians) This five-part series traces the story of Asian Americans, spanning 150 years of immigration, racial politics, international relations, and cultural innovation. It is …


August 2020: New and On Order DVDs

Published: August 19, 2020

1BR (2020. Horror: Suspense/Thriller. Director: David Marmor) Starring: Naomi Grossman, Taylor Nichols, Giles Matthey, Alan Blumenfeld After leaving behind a painful past to follow her dreams, Sarah scores the perfect Hollywood apartment. But something is not right. Unable to sleep, tormented by strange noises and threatening notes, her new life quickly starts to unravel. By the time she learns the horrifying truth, it’s too late. Caught in a waking nightmare, Sarah must find the strength to hold onto her crumbling sanity, or be trapped forever inexistential hell. NR 2 MINUTES OF FAME (2020. Comedy. Director: Leslie Small) Starring: Jay Pharoah, …


July 2020: New and On Order DVDs

Published: July 15, 2020

The Affair, Season 5 (2020. Award-winning Television Drama) Starring: Maura Tierney, Dominic West, Anna Paquin, Emily Browning, Claes Bang, Julia Goldani Telles, Sanaa Lathan, Jadon Sand, John Doman, Kathleen Chalfant In the aftermath of horrific events, Noah and Helen try to come to terms with the consequences of their choices. Just when things seem to have stabilized, a chance encounter with someone from the distant past sets in motion a sequence of events that brings them both to their knees. They realize they must face their past in order to truly move on. And some years in the future, Alison and …


March 2020: New and On Order DVDs

Published: May 18, 2020

American Factory (2020. Award-winning Documentary. Directors: Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert) In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a factory in an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring two thousand Americans. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America. Criterion Collection. TV-14 Blindspot Season 4 (2019. Television Crime/Legal/Action Drama) Starring: Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander, Rob Brown, Audrey Esparza, Luke Mitchell, Ashley Johnson, Ukweli Roach, Ennis Esmer, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Archie Panjabi Jane is being poisoned by ZIP, the very drug used to wipe her memory. Also suffering from the disease, her brother Roman was …


February 2020: New and On Order DVDs

Published: February 10, 2020

THE 100 SEASON 6 (2019. Television Sci-Fi Drama) NR Starring: Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos, Lindsey Morgan, Richard Harmon, Shannon Kook After 125 years in cryosleep, our heroes wake up to a new home, a place where they can try again. Clarke and Bellamy lead a group down to this mysterious world to start anew, but not everything on Sanctum is as perfect as it seems. Despite their determination to do better, threats both seen and unseen will once again force them to fight for their lives and the future of humanity.  ADOPT A HIGHWAY (2019. Drama: …


January 2020: New and On Order DVDs

Published: January 13, 2020

1917 (2020. War: World War I. Director: Sam Mendes) R Starring: Andrew Scott, Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Madden, Mark Strong, Dean-Charles Chapman, Colin Firth, George Mackay, Daniel Mays At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield and Blake, are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers. 1984 (1984/Released 2019. Award-winning SF Classic, Director: Michael Redford) R Starring: Richard Burton, John Hurt, Suzanna Hamilton A man and a woman try desperately to escape the totalitarian …


December 2019: New and On Order DVDs

Published: December 16, 2019

100 Years: One Woman’s Fight For Justice (2016. Documentary. Director: Melinda Janko) 100 years of broken promises by the U.S. Government, and one fearless woman who made them pay. 21 Bridges (2020. Action: Suspense/Thriller/Urban Crime. Director: Brian Kirk) Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Sienna Miller, Taylor Kitsch, Gary Carr, J. K. Simmons, Keith David, Stephan James An embattled NYPD detective is thrust into a citywide manhunt for a pair of cop killers after uncovering a massive and unexpected conspiracy. As the night unfolds, lines become blurred on whom he is pursuing, and who is in pursuit of him. When the search intensifies, …


November 2019: New and On Order DVDs

Published: November 13, 2019

3 Faces (2019. Drama: Middle Eastern. Director: Jafar Panahi) Starring: Behnaz Jafari, Jafar Panahi, Marziyeh Rezaei, Maedeh Erteghaei, Narges Del Aram Director Panahi begins with a smartphone video shot by a young woman who announces to the camera that her parents have forbidden her from realizing her dream of acting and then, by all appearances, takes her own life. The recipient of the video, Behnaz Jafari, as herself, asks Panahi, as himself, to drive her to the woman’s tiny home village near the Turkish border to investigate. Dialogue in Persian and Azerbaijani. English subtitles. Afghan Cycles (2019. Documentary. Director: Sarah …


September/October 2019: New and On Order DVDs

Published: October 17, 2019

Ad Astra (2019. Drama: Survival; Sci-Fi/Action, Adventure. Dir: James Gray) PG-13 Starring: Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Kimberly Elise, Donald Sutherland, Ruth Negga, John Ortiz, Greg Bryk, Jamie Kennedy Astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. His journey will uncover secrets that challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos.  American Woman (2019. Drama. Director: Jake Scott) R Starring: Christina Hendricks, Aaron Paul, Sienna Miller, Will Sasso, Amy Madigan, Alex Neustaedter,Sky Ferreira Set …


August 2019: New and On Order DVDs

Published: September 3, 2019

After the Wedding (2019, Drama, Director: Bart Freundlich) Starring: Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore, Billy Crudup, Will Chase Isabel has devoted her life to working with the children in a Calcutta orphanage. Theresa is the multimillionaire leader of a media company who lives with her artist husband and twin boys in New York. When Isabel hears of a mysterious and generous grant for the financially strained orphanage, she must travel to New York to meet the benefactor, Theresa, in person. (widescreen, PG-13)   Alienist (2019, Television Crime/Legal Series) Starring: Daniel Bruhl, Luke Evans, Dakota Fanning, Brian Geraghty, Robert Wisdom, Q’orianka Kilcher, …


July 2019: New and On-Order DVDs

Published: July 19, 2019

Anna (2019. Suspense/Thriller, Director: Luc Besson) Starring: Sasha Luss, Helen Mirren, Luke Evans, Cillian Murphy, Lera Abova, Alexander Petrov Beneath Anna Poliatova’s striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible strength and skill to become one of the world’s most feared government assassins. (widescreen, R) Annabelle Comes Home (2109. Horror, Director: Gary Dauberman) Starring: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, McKenna Grace, Madison Iseman, Samara Lee, Steve Coulter Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren bring the possessed doll to the locked artifacts room in their home, placing her ‘safely’ behind sacred glass and enlisting …