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Friday, March 27, 2015

New DVDs out 3/31/15...

"The Imitation Game" - the tumultuous true story of how Alan Turing 
and his team cracked the Nazi Enigma code during the Second World War and the chaos that followed Turing in peacetime - Oscar winner for Best Adapted Screenplay - stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley and Charles Dance (TV's "Game of Thrones")

"Interstellar" - the spaceship Endurance must travel past the known universe to find a habitable planet to house a dying Earth - Oscar winner for Best Visual Special Effects - Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway head an all-star cast that includes Ellen Burstyn, Michael Caine, Jessica Chastain, Matt Damon and John Lithgow

"Out of the Dark" - the Harrimans have inherited a house and manufacturing plant in South America - they soon find the former is haunted by ghosts of young children - what is the plant's secret history? - stars Julia Stiles ("Silver Linings Playbook") and Scott Speedman ("The Vow")

"The Rewrite" - Keith (Hugh Grant) has been in a slump since winning an Oscar, so he travels east to teach screenwriting at a college and finds romance in the bargain - also starring Marisa Tomei, Allison Janney (TV's "Mom") and J.K. Simmons ("Whiplash")

"Veep: The Complete Third Season"  from HBO- Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky and Tony Hale all won Primetime Emmys for their work in this continuing comedic saga of Selina Meyer, first female Vice President of the United States

"Wild" - based on a remarkable true story - Reese Witherspoon portrays Cheryl Strayed in this film adaptation of her bestselling memoir of how Strayed dealt with tragedy via hiking 1100 miles along the Pacific Crest Trail - also starring Laura Dern and Gaby Hoffmann (TV's "Girls") - Note: The book "Wild" can be found in Merrick Library's Biography section

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