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Friday, January 29, 2016

DVDs available Tuesday, February 2nd...

Bridge of Spies DVDBridge of Spies  -  Based on a true story - James Donovan (Tom Hanks) is a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA send him on a nearly impossible mission to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. Also stars Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, Alan Alda Directed by Steven Spielberg. Co-written by Joel & Ethan Coen and Matthew Charman

Effie Gray Effie Gray - In Victorian England, the virginal wife (Dakota Fanning) of critic John Ruskin (Greg Wise) seeks an annulment of their marriage so that she can marry his protege, Everett Millais (Tom Sturridge). Written by Emma Thompson.  Directed by Richard Laxton

Freeheld [DVD + Digital]Freeheld -   Based on the Oscar(R)-winning short documentary and adapted by the writer of Philadelphia, Freeheld is the true love story of Laurel Hester [Julianne Moore] and Stacie Andree [Ellen Page] and their fight for justice. A decorated New Jersey police detective, Laurel is diagnosed with cancer and wants to leave her hard earned pension to her domestic partner, Stacie. Also stars Michael Shannon and Steve Carell. Directed by Peter Sollett 

Man Up [DVD + Digital]Man Up - When Nancy is mistaken for Jack's blind date under the clock at Waterloo Station, she decides to take fate into her own hands and just go with it. What could possibly go wrong? MAN UP is an honest, heart-warming romantic comedy about taking chances and rolling with the consequences. One night, two people, on a first date like no other. Starring: Simon Pegg, Lake Bell  Olivia Williams. Directed by Ben Palmer

TruthTruth - Newsroom drama detailing the 2004 CBS 60 Minutes report investigating then-President George W. Bush's military service, and the subsequent firestorm of criticism that cost anchor Dan Rather and producer Mary Mapes their careers. Starring: Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Dennis Quaid, Elizabeth Moss and Topher Grace. Directed by James Vanderbilt

The Visit (DVD)

 The Visit - Two siblings become incredibly frightened by their grandparents disturbing behavior, while visiting them on vacation.   Starring: Olivia DeJongeEd OxenbouldDeanna Dunagan  Directed by M. Knight Shamalayan

Black Work

Black Work -TV Series BBC America -  Police constable Jo Gillespie (Sheridan Smith) is devastated when her husband, undercover officer Ryan (Kenny Doughty, is killed under suspicious circumstances. As she battles to stay strong for the benefit of her daughter and stepson, Jo is urged by her bosses, DCS Will Hepburn (Douglas Henshall) and Chief Constable Carolyn Jarecki (Geraldine James), to leave it to her fellow officers to find the killer.  Also stars Matthew McNulty.

CHI-RAQ [DVD + Digital]

Chiraq - A modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago.  Director:  Spike Lee  Stars:  Nick Cannon, Teyonah Parris, Wesley Snipes

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