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March 24: New and On Order DVDs

Published: March 22, 2024

Anatomy of a Fall (2023.   Fiction: Foreign.   Director: Justine Triet) Starring: Sandra Huller, Swann Arlaud Justine Triet’s masterful Palme d’Or winner, a riveting courtroom thriller starring Sandra Hüller as a writer who is put on trial for her husband’s suspicious demise, is a mystery that is less about a death than about the hidden lives we lead. Arthur the King (2024.   Fiction: Drama.    Director: Simon Cellan Jones) Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Nathalie Emmanuel, Simu Liu, Michael Landes, Paul Guilfoyle, Viktor Åkerblom, Rob Collins An adventure racer adopts a stray dog named Arthur to join him in an ambitious endurance race. Drive-Away …

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February 24: New and On Order DVDs

Published: February 23, 2024

All Creatures Great and Small Season 4 (2024.  Fiction: Television Series) Starring: Nicholas Ralph, Anna Madeley, Samuel West It’s spring 1940 and with Europe at war, the community in Darrowby is pulling together more than ever before. With Tristan away serving, Siegfried and James bring in some extra hands to help around the practice: highly efficient bookkeeper Miss Harbottle, and student vet Richard Carmody. Anyone But You (2024.  Fiction: Comedy.  Director: Will Gluck) Starring: Sydney Sweeney, Glen Powell, Alexandra Shipp, GaTa, Hadley Robinson, Michelle Hurd, Dermot Mulroney, Darren Barnet, Rachel Griffiths, Bryan Brown In the edgy comedy Anyone But You, …

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January 24: New and On Order DVDs

Published: January 11, 2024

American Fiction (2023.  Fiction: Comedy.  Director: Cord Jefferson) Starring: Jeffrey Wright, Tracee Ellis Ross, John Ortiz, Erika Alexander, Leslie Uggams, Adam Brody, Keith David, Issa Rae, Sterling K. Brown, Myra Lucretia Taylor, Okieriete Onaodowan, Miriam Shor, Michael Cyril Creighton, Patrick Fischler, Neal Lerner Monk is a frustrated novelist who is fed up with the establishment that profits from Black entertainment that relies on tired and offensive tropes. To prove his point, he uses a pen name to write an outlandish Black book of his own, a book that propels him to the heart of hypocrisy and the madness he claims …

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December 23: New and On Order DVDs

Published: December 11, 2023

A Haunting in Venice (2023.   Fiction: Drama.  Director: Kenneth Branagh) Starring: Jamie Dornan, Kelly Reilly, Kenneth Branagh, Michelle Yeoh, Tina Fey, Emma Laird, Kyle Allen, Camille Cottin, Ricardo Scamarcio, Jude Hill, Amir El-Masry, Ali Khan Now retired and living in self-imposed exile in the world’s most glamorous city, Poirot reluctantly attends a séance at a decaying, haunted palazzo. When one of the guests is murdered, the detective is thrust into a sinister world of shadows and secrets. American Buffalo: A Film by Ken Burns (2019.  Non-fiction: Documentary.  Director: Ken Burns) Starring: Peter Coyote The dramatic story of America’s national mammal, …

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October 23: New and On Order DVDs

Published: October 19, 2023

A Thousand and One (2023.   Fiction: Drama.  Director: A.V. Rockwell) Starring: Teyana Taylor, William Catlett, Terri Abney, Delissa Reynolds, Aaron Kingsley Adetola, Aven Courtney, Josiah Cross Follows unapologetic and free-spirited Inez, who kidnaps her six-year-old son, Terry, from the foster care system. Holding onto their secret and each other, mother and son set out to reclaim their sense of home, identity, and stability in a rapidly changing New York City. Dumb Money (2023.   Fiction: Comedy.   Director: Craig Gillespie) Starring: Paul Dano, Pete Davidson, Vincent D’Onofrio, America Ferrera, Nick Offerman, Anthony Ramos, Sebastian Stan, Shailene Woodley, Seth Rogen, Clancy Brown Dumb …

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August/September 23: New and On Order DVDs

Published: September 5, 2023

Abbott Elementary Season 2 (2023.  Fiction: Television Series.) Starring: Quinta Brunson, Tyler James Williams, Janelle James, Lisa Ann Walter, Chris Perfetti, Sheryl Lee Ralph, William Stanford Davis The teachers are back at Willard R. Abbott Public School for development week, a time to prepare for the upcoming year before the students’ first day of school. Post-breakup, Janine is determined to start the year off right and leave her problems at home. Meanwhile, Ava runs a side hustle out of the school parking lot, and Gregory, now a full-time teacher, is in over his head with the curriculum. Angry Black Girl …

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July 23: New and On Order DVDs

Published: July 17, 2023

Asteroid City (2023.  Fiction: Comedy.  Director: Wes Anderson) Starring: Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks, Jeffrey Wright, Tilda Swinton, Bryan Cranston, Ed Norton, Adrien Brody, Liev Schreiber, Hope Davis, Steve Park, Rupert Friend, Maya Hawke The itinerary of a Junior Stargazer/Space Cadet convention (organized to bring together students and parents from across the country for fellowship and scholarly competition) is spectacularly disrupted by world-changing events. Blackening (2023.  Fiction: Horror.  Director: Tim Story) Starring: Antoinette Robertson, DeWayne Perkins, Sinqua Walls, Grace Byers, Melvin Gregg, Jermaine Fowler, Yvonne Orji, Jay Pharoah The film centers around a group of Black friends who reunite …

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June 23: New and On Order DVDs

Published: June 14, 2023

About My Father (2023.  Fiction: Comedy.  Director: Laura Terruso) Starring: Robert De Niro, Sebastian Maniscalco, Leslie Bibb, Kim Cattrall, David Rasche, Anders Holm, Brett Dier The film centers around Sebastian who is encouraged by his fiancée to bring his immigrant, hairdresser father, Salvo, to a weekend get-together with her super-rich and exceedingly eccentric family. The weekend develops into what can only be described as a culture clash, leaving Sebastian and Salvo to discover that the great thing about family is everything about family. Are You There God?  It’s Me, Margaret (2023.  Fiction: Comedy.  Director: Kelly Fremon Craig) Starring: Rachel McAdams, …

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May 23: New and On Order DVDs

Published: May 19, 2023

All the World is Sleeping (2023.   Fiction: Drama.   Director: Ryan Lacen) Starring: Melissa Barrera, Jackie Cruz, Jorge Garcia, Kristen Gutoskie, Valentina Herrera, Lisandra Tena, Luis Bordonada Fighting for her own life and the ones she loves, a mother in New Mexico sinks deeper into her addiction while struggling to surface for her daughter. Avatar: The Way of Water (2023.   Fiction: Action.   Director: James Cameron) Starring: Zoë Saldana, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Cliff Curtis, Joel David Moore Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, it begins to tell the story of the Sully family …

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April 23: New and On Order DVDs

Published: May 17, 2023

Air (2023.   Fiction: Drama.   Director: Ben Affleck) Starring: Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman, Viola Davis, Chris Messina, Gustaf Skarsgard, Damian Young, Chris Tucker From award-winning director Ben Affleck, it reveals the unbelievable game-changing partnership between a then-rookie Michael Jordan and Nike’s fledgling basketball division which revolutionized the world of sports and contemporary culture with the Air Jordan brand. This moving story follows the career-defining gamble of an unconventional team with everything on the line, the uncompromising vision of a mother who knows the worth of her son’s immense talent, and the basketball phenom who would become the greatest of …

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March 23: New and On Order DVDs

Published: March 20, 2023

All Quiet on the Western Front (2022.   Fiction: War/Foreign.   Director: Edward Berger) Starring: Felix Kammerer, Albrecht Schuch, Aaron Hilmer, Moritz Klaus, Adrian Grunewald, Edin Hasanovic It tells the gripping story of a young German soldier on the Western Front of World War I. Paul and his comrades experience firsthand how the initial euphoria of war turns into desperation and fear as they fight for their lives, and each other, in the trenches. The film from director Edward Berger is based on the world-renowned bestseller of the same name by Erich Maria Remarque. Baby Ruby (2023.   Fiction: Drama.   Director: Bess Wohl) …

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