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September/October 2022: New and On Order DVDs

Published: October 5, 2022

Abbott Elementary Season 1 (2021.   Fiction: Television Series) Starring: Quinta Brunson, Tyler James Williams, Janelle James, Lisa Ann Walter, Chris Perfetti, Sheryl Lee Ralph, William Stanford Davis In this workplace comedy from writer/executive producer/star Quinta Brunson and executive producers Justin Halpern & Patrick Schumacker, a group of teachers is brought together in a Philadelphia public school, because they love teaching. Though outnumbered and underfunded, they love what they do even if they don’t love the school district’s less-than-stellar attitude toward educating children. Automat (2021.  Non-Fiction: Documentary.  Director: Lisa Hurwitz) Starring: Mel Brooks, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elliott Gould, Colin Powell, Carl Reiner, Howard Schultz The Automat recounts the lost history of the …

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August 2022: New and On Order DVDs

Published: August 31, 2022

Accepted (2021.  Non-Fiction: Documentary.  Director: Dan Chen) Starring: Alicia Simon, Cathy Bui, Adia Sabatier, Isaac Smith, James Dennis, Mike Landry T.M. Landry, an unconventional prep school in Louisiana, receives national attention for consistently sending its graduates to elite universities. When an explosive New York Times exposé questions the school’s legitimacy, students face uncertain futures and must decide for themselves what they are willing to accept. Ask No Questions (2020.  Non-fiction: Documentary.  Director: Jason Loftus, Eric Pedicelli) When Chinese state TV blames his faith for a fiery public suicide, Chen Ruichang is detained in a Clockwork Orange-style brainwashing facility and forced to accept the government’s account. But …

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July 2022: New and On Order DVDs

Published: July 29, 2022

1883: A Yellowstone Origin Story (2021.  Fiction: Television Series) Starring: Sam Elliott, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, LaMonica Garrett, Billy Bob Thornton, Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks From visionary creator Taylor Sheridan comes a prequel to television’s number one show, Yellowstone. It follows the original Dutton family as they embark on a journey west through the Great Plains toward the last bastion of untamed America. It’s a stark retelling of Western expansion and an intense study of one family fleeing poverty to seek a better future in America’s promised land, Montana. Baby Assassins (2021.  Fiction: Foreign.  Director: Hugo Sakamoto) Starring: Akari Takaishi, Saori Izawa, Masanori Mimoto, Mone Akitani, Yasukaze Motomiya, Yukina Fukushima Two …

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June 2022: New and On Order DVDs

Published: June 29, 2022

Black Dynamite (2009.   Fiction: Comedy.   Director: Scott Sanders) Starring: Michael Jai White, Scott Sanders, Arsenio Hall, Tommy Davidson, Kevin Chapman, Richard Edson During the ’70s, The Man was responsible for killing Black Dynamite’s brother, supplying the ghetto with liquor, and dealing out heroin to the orphanages. Now Black Dynamite is ready to seek his revenge and take The Man down!  Dead Presidents (1995.   Fiction: Action.  Director: Albert & Allen Hughes) Starring: Larenz Tate, Terrence Howard, Chris Tucker Anthony is drafted into the Vietnam War. When he returns home his life is in such a shamble that he participates in an armored car robbery.  Doctor Strange in the …

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May 2022: New and On Order DVDs

Published: May 18, 2022

After Yang (2022.  Fiction: Sci-f/Drama.  Director: Kogonada) Starring: Colin Farrell, Jodie Turner-Smith, Justin H. Min, Haley Lu Richardson, Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja When his young daughter’s beloved companion, an android named Yang, malfunctions, Jake searches for a way to repair him. In the process, Jake discovers the life that has been passing in front of him, reconnecting with his wife and daughter across a distance he didn’t know was there.  Ascension (2021.  Non-Fiction: Foreign.  Director: Jessica Kingdon) Nominated for Best Documentary by the Director’s Guild, Producer’s Guild, Independent Spirit Awards, and Gotham Awards, and winner of Best Documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival, this film …

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April 2022: New and On Order DVDs

Published: April 20, 2022

Alice (2022.  Fiction: Drama. Director: Krystin Ver Linden) Starring: Keke Palmer, Common, Jonny Lee Miller, Gaius Charles, Madelon Curtis, Kenneth Farmer A slave in the antebellum South escapes her secluded plantation only to discover a shocking reality that lies beyond the tree line. Ambulance (2022. Fiction: Action. Director: Michael Bay) Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Eiza Gonzalez, Garret Dillahunt, Keir O’Donnell, Jackson White, Olivia Stambouliah, Moses Ingram, Colin Woodell, Cedric Sanders, A Martinez, Jesse Garcia, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Wale Needing money to cover his wife’s medical bills, a decorated veteran teams up with his adoptive brother to steal $32 million from a Los Angeles bank. However, when their getaway goes spectacularly wrong, the desperate thieves hijack an …

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March 2022: New and On Order DVDs

Published: March 22, 2022

Around the World in 80 Days (2021.  Fiction: Television Series) Starring: David Tennant, Ibrahim Koma, Leonie Benesch, Jason Watkins, Peter Sullivan, Anthony Flanagan, Loic Djani, Andre Penvern, Giovanni Scifoni, Cristian de Vegori, Simone Marco Flavio Coppo London, 1872. Phileas Fogg lives a comfortable but utterly unfulfilling life in London, spending every day at his club with his friends Fortescue and Bellamy. But when he receives a hand-delivered postcard, with only the word ‘COWARD’ written on the back, it turns his world upside down. Batman, The (2022.  Fiction: Superheroes.  Director: Matt Reeves) Starring: Zoe Kravitz, Robert Pattinson, Paul Dano, Barry Keoghan, Amber Sienna, Jeffrey Wright Two years of stalking the streets as the Batman, striking fear …

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February 2022: New and On Order DVDs

Published: February 23, 2022

Ash Vs Evil Dead Season 3 (2018.   Fiction: Television Series.   Director: Sam Raimi) Starring: Bruce Campbell, Ray Santiago, Dana Delorenzo, Lucy Lawless, Arielle Carver-O’Neill Ash, having gone from urban legend to hometown hero, discovers that he has a daughter. When Kelly witnesses a massacre with Ruby’s fingerprints all over it, she returns to warn Ash and Pablo. Belle (2022.  Fiction: Animated/Foreign.  Director: Mamoru Hosoda) Starring: Kaho Nakamura, Ryo Narita, Shota Sometani, Tina Tamashiro Suzu is a shy high school student living in a rural village. For years, she has only been a shadow of herself. But when she enters ‘U,’ a massive virtual world, she escapes into …

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January 2022: New and On Order DVDs

Published: February 5, 2022

American Rust (2021.   Fiction: Television Series.  Director: Dan Futterman) Starring: Jeff Daniels, Maura Tierney, David Alvarez, Bill Camp, Alex Neustaedter, Mark Pellegrino, Rob Yang In an economically devastated Pennsylvania steel town, a complicated and compromised chief of police is forced to decide how far he’s willing to go when the son of the woman he loves is accused of murder. A harrowing journey into the lives of a small town with big secrets, where people are driven by loyalty, love, and desperation, and bad choices come far too easy. American Underdog (2021.   Fiction: Drama.   Director: Andrew Erwin, Jon Erwin) Starring: Zachary Levi, Anna Paquin, Dennis Quaid, Adam Baldwin, Bruce McGill, Ser’Darius Blain, Chance …

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December 2021: New and On Order DVDs

Published: December 28, 2021

All Creatures Great and Small Season 2 (2021.   Fiction: Television Series) Starring: Nicholas Ralph, Anna Madeley, Samuel West, Rachel Shenton, Callum Woodhouse A trip back home to Glasgow presents James with a dilemma that will mean choosing between the people he loves. As Helen and James navigate their feelings for one another, Siegfried, Tristan, and Mrs. Hall are also forced to consider their places in the world, while James must decide between supporting his family or following his heart.  Antlers (2021.  Fiction: Horror.  Director: Scott Cooper) Starring: Keri Russell, Jesse Plemons, Jeremy T. Thomas, Graham Greene, Scott Haze, Rory Cochrane, Amy Madigan In a remote Oregon town, a middle-school teacher …

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October/November 2021: New and On Order DVDs

Published: October 24, 2021

Best Sellers (2021.   Fiction: Comedy.  Director: Lina Roessler) Starring: Aubrey Plaza, Cary Elwes, Michael Caine, Scott Speedman, Veronica Ferres In a last-ditch effort to save her father’s publishing house, an ambitious young editor goes on a book tour with an author who put the publishing house on the map decades before but is now bitter, booze-addled and hasn’t written a new book since. Broadcast Signal Intrusion (2021.   Fiction: Suspense.   Director: Jacob Gentry) Starring: Harry Shum Jr., Chris Sullivan, Kelley Mack While logging videotapes of decades-old TV broadcasts, college graduate James is propelled into a terrifying investigation when he comes across a surreal and disturbing video clip …

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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 …

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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.   …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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.  …

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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 …

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