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Fate of the Furious

Thursday, September 7, 2017
Fate of the Furious

With Dom and Letty married, Brian and Mia retired and the rest of the crew exonerated, the globe-trotting team has found some semblance of a normal life. They soon face an unexpected challenge when a mysterious woman named Cipher forces Dom to betray them all. Now, they must unite to bring home the man who made them a family and stop Cipher from unleashing chaos. (Summary from Goodreads)

I enjoyed this movie.  The movie really wasn't much different than the previous Fast and Furious movies but it was action packed. Check our Catalog.

Jeremy, Administration

This Beautiful Fantastic

Thursday, July 27, 2017
This Beautiful Fantastic
“This beautiful fantastic” is a heartwarming movie. It is about a woman that has OCD, does not like dealing with nature, let alone speaking with anyone. She works in a library shelving books and has a “Shhush” type boss. Bella is challenged with taming the jungle of a backyard into a garden or she will be evicted. She learns that the codger of a man next door is actually her landlord. He eventually helps her transform the space into something comparable to his fantastic garden by giving her plants. They also share the same cook. A blooming romance is also part of the story.
 
Geralyn, Technical Services

Logan

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Logan
A fitting and poignant ending to the Logan saga.  This movie has a great message about family, friendship and taking a stand.  This movie is very dark and not family friendly.  Don’t be fooled into thinking that because there is a “little girl wolverine” that this movie is appropriate for young children.   The level of violence is needed to make the point of the story and to clearly define the mentality of the characters.  For mature X-men fans, this movie does not disappoint.  Check our catalog.
 
Barb C., Tech Services

A street cat named Bob

Thursday, June 1, 2017
James Bowen
A street cat named Bob

Amazing non-fiction book about a young man struggling with life in London.  He is a street musician and keeps seeing this homeless cat.  He finally takes the cat home and their story begins on how they saved  each other.  This title is also available on DVD and is equally amazing.  Check our catalog

Marilyn S., Circulation

 

Oranges and Sunshine

Thursday, June 1, 2017
Margaret Humphreys
Oranges and Sunshine

I saw the movie starring Emily Watson several years ago and loved it.  It was so well done and movingly sad what these children had been put through.  I just read Margaret Humphries book and was very pleased that the movie had been true to her voice.  Great Britain had a bureaucratic system for decades, through the 1960's, to emigrate it's orphans and foster children to its' outer realms like Canada and Australia.  Margaret shares heartbreaking details of the adults that are still little children wondering what did they do wrong, missing a mommy. Her background as a social worker made her the perfect ally in their search, navigating the system for answers and providing great empathy. Check our Catalog

 
Cindy A., Circulation
 

Agatha Raisin TV Series

Friday, March 17, 2017
Agatha Raisin TV Series
This was such a fun little series to watch.  There is only one season with a handful of episodes.  Each episode is based on one of MC Beaton’s mystery books about an amateur detective named Agatha Raisin.
 
The main character is a successful PR executive who decides to retire early and move to the Cotswolds in England.  As she attempts to make friends and fit in to her new country environment she encounters some resistance from her new neighbors.  To overcome their reluctance to take in a newcomer, she enters the village quiche competition.  Agatha doesn’t let the fact that she can’t cook stop her – she buys a quiche from one of her favorite London shops and enters it as her own. 
 
When the judge of the competition is found to be poisoned by Agatha’s quiche, she is compelled to investigate in order to clear her name and get into the good graces of her fellow village residents.
 
I think you’ll find this murder mystery series to have humor and suspense and a little romance.  What it does not have is graphic violence, gore or terribly strong language.  Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.  Check our catalog.
 
Peggy G., Circulation

Captain Fantastic (DVD)

Friday, February 10, 2017
Captain Fantastic
You are going to love Viggo Mortensen in this.  He plays the passionate father of six who is home schooling to the extreme in the mountain forest.  The eldest played wonderfully by George MacKay.  As all teens will do, he challenges the value of the extraordinary physical and intellectual education his parents have been providing to the exclusion of modern cultural values.  For any one who is passionate about preparing their children for the world this movie speaks to the challenges of how we pass on our values.
 
Cindy A. Circulation

A Man Called Ove (DVD)

Thursday, February 2, 2017
A Man Called Ove

The DVD “A man called Ove” is a foreign film (Swedish with English subtitles) that is based on a novel by Fredrik Backman. Ove is a widower who expresses his loss of his wife by being prickly to everyone he meets. He lives in a small neighborhood that has similar rules to a co-op. He takes a routine walk around the complex every morning to check to make sure gates, etc. are in working order. He also buys fresh flowers daily for his deceased wife’s grave and chats with her about the changes in the neighborhood. A new family with 2 girls and another on the way moves in next door. The family’s activities and his reluctant involvement relaxes his attitude. There are flashbacks of Ove and his wife while they were together. A lighthearted story of a neighborhood that comes together to make their lives nicer.  Check our catalog

Geralyn B., Technical Services

Sausage Party (DVD)

Friday, January 20, 2017
Sausage Party

Wouldn’t you think “There’s no preparing for this Sausage Party” and “Rated R” prominently written on the jacket of this movie would’ve been fair warning about its content? Nope. I was sucked (which rhymes with the most used word in the movie) in by the cartoon characters. Makes me wonder when “contemporary community standards” caused the demise of “socially redeeming value.”  Please don’t take home this movie—which should be rated NC-17—for your children.  Check our Catalog

Doris M., Reference

The Durrells in Corfu (DVD)

Monday, December 5, 2016
The Durrells in Corfu (DVD)

I don’t normally watch BBC Masterpiece programs, but I decided to give The Durrells in Corfu a try. I loved the first season so much that I watched the first three episodes in one night. The next morning, I watched the last three. Apparently this series was adapted from Gerald Durrell’s book My Family and Other Animals. The acting of the “family members” and the storylines were superb. The story is about a widowed mother and her four children/young adults with very different personalities that move from Britain to Greece. I hope this series continues!

Check our catalog for this TV show on DVD.

 

Geralyn B., Technical Services

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