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Monday, August 24, 2015

DVDs out on Tuesday, August 25th...

Product Details"Aloha" - Brian (Bradley Cooper) is restarting his professional life in Hawaii - his personal life is also being revved up as Brian meets again an old flame while a local product attracts his interest
- all-star supporting cast includes Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray, John Krasinski and Alec Baldwin

Animals"Animals" - meet Jude and Bobbie, a drug addicted couple skilled at conning their way through life until one ends up in a hospital - stars David Dastmalchian ("Ant-Man") and John Heard

"Citizenfour" - how filmmaker Laura Poitras and two journalists came to interview in Hong Kong Edward Snowden, the man who blew the whistle on National Security Agency surveillance excesses - winner of the Academy and Independent Spirit Awards for Best Feature Documentary

Skin Trade

"Skin Trade" - New York detective Nick Cassidy (Dolph Lundgren) lost his family to the Russian mob - his retaliation is going after the kingpin of a human trafficking syndicate - also starring Ron Perlman and Peter Weller

Two Days, One Night
"Two Days, One Night"- from Belgium - Marion Cotillard won the New York Film Critics Circle and Online Film Critics Awards playing Sandra, a Belgian mother fighting to keep her job in the face of company reorganization after returning from a bout with depression

Where Hope Grows [DVD + Digital]

"Where Hope Grows" - based on a true story - Calvin's baseball career was cut short by panic attacks - now his life is about to change when he meets a grocery store clerk with Down's Syndrome - cast includes Brooke Burns and Danica McKellar (TV's "Young Justice")

Thursday, August 20, 2015

More DVDs out this week...!

"3 Hearts" - from France - Marc has discovered his new bride's sister was a woman with whom he once had a one-night stand - can they keep it a secret? - stars Benoit Poelvoorde ("Coco Before Chanel"), Charlotte Gainsbourg and Catherine Deneuve

"Blandings: Series 2" - as seen on PBS - it is 1929 and Lord Emsworth (Timothy Spall) just wants to be left alone with his prized pig - yet nothing is that simple in the universe of P.G. Wodehouse - also starring Jennifer Saunders (TV's "Absolutely Fabulous') - Note: It was Long Island where Wodehouse lived and wrote during the last years of his life

"Broadchurch: Season Two" - as seen on PBS - Joe Miller is being tried for murder and the procedure may tear the seaside town apart unless Rev. Alec Harvey can prevent it - stars David Tennant and Olivia Colman ("Locke")

"The Dead Lands" - from New Zealand - Hongi is the teenage son of a Maori chieftain slain with his tribe - Hongi must endure a dangerous journey to reach a mysterious potential partner for revenge - winner of seven New Zealand Film and Television Awards

"Hot Pursuit" - what do you do with an Oscar winner and a standout member of one of TV's most popular comedies? Why, put them in a chase across Texas, of course! - stars Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara

"Under the Dome: Season Two" - as seen on CBS - it is back to Chester's Hill, Maine where a force field has cut the village off from all civilization - why is this being done? What new things will the residents learn about each other? Based on the novel by Stephen King (Found in Merrick Library's Fiction Collection)

"Vera: Set 4" - as seen on PBS - that's Vera Stanhope (Brenda Blethyn), Detective Chief Inspector for the Northumberland Police, solving murders as captivating as the local landscape

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Best debuts of far!

Our friends at 
have provided a list of all the 
hot new debut fiction. 
I've read some and they are not disappointing. 
Let us know what you think.


Monday, August 17, 2015

DVDs out on Tuesday August 18th...

"The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe" -
chronicle of Marilyn Monroe's family life and how she succeeded in hiding her most intimate secrets from the press and an invasive world. With Susan Sarandon, Kelli Garner, and Embeth Davidtz (TV mini-series)

"Strangerland"New to the remote Australian desert town of Nathgari, the Parker family is thrown into crisis when Catherine and Matthew discover that their two teenage kids, Tommy and Lily, have mysteriously disappeared just before a massive dust storm hits the town. With Nathgari now eerily smothered in red dust and darkness, the locals join the search led by local cop David Rae. With temperatures rising, and the chances of survival plummeting with each passing day, Catherine and Matthew find themselves pushed to the brink as they struggle to survive the uncertainty of their children's fate. Starring Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes and Hugo Weaving.

"The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window and Disappeared" -Powered by the antics of a mischievous centenarian on the run, comic fable The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared abounds with irreverent charm. After a long and colorful life working in munitions and getting entangled in the Spanish Civil War, the Manhattan Project, and other definitive events of the 20th century, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a nursing home. Determined to escape on his 100th birthday, he leaps out of a window and onto the nearest bus, kicking off an unexpected journey involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash, some wicked criminals, and an elephant named Sonya. Like an unruly Nordic cousin of Forrest Gump, Allan s youthful escapades and current adventures weave together into an offbeat treat for anyone who’s young at heart. Starring beloved comedian Robert Gustafsson, this fanciful spin on world history is based on a best-selling novel and also the highest-grossing Swedish film of all time.

Friday, August 7, 2015

DVDs out on Tuesday August 11th...

"Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norell"[Television Series] 

With the art of practicing magic all but lost in England, reclusive master Mr. Norrell (Eddie Marsan) takes on eager-to-learn apprentice Jonathan Strange (Bertie Carvel) and the pair aim to restore magic to the streets of London. 

"The Knick: The Complete First Season"
 [Television Series]

Set in downtown New York in 1900 - The Knick is a groundbreaking new scripted drama from Oscar® and Emmy®-winning director Steven Soderbergh starring Oscar® nominee Clive Owen, who also received a Golden Globe nomination for this series. The Knick centers on the Knickerbocker Hospital (dubbed The Knick), which faces a major upheaval due to poor finances and an exodus of wealthy patients. The one remaining star is Dr. Thackery (played by Clive Owen) who along with the hospital staff of surgeons, nurses and other personnel must struggle to keep both themselves and the hospital going.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

End of Summer Party


Our End of Summer Party is just ONE week away.  It's not too late to submit your summer reading book reviews!

End of Summer Party

Join us on Thursday, August 13th @ 7 p.m. at the Merrick Library.  We will be joined by A.J. Sidransky author of  Forgiving Maximo Rothman. If you haven't read it, we have copies available. Click here to place a hold.

Participants will have a chance to win one of a number of prizes, many graciously donated by local businesses.  The more you read, the better chance your chance of winning a prize (one per person).  You won't want to miss this! See you there!