Monday, August 27, 2012

New DVD's for the Library!

Red Tails (2012) 
DVD PN1997 .R479 2012
As the war takes its toll on Allied forces in Europe, a squadron of African American pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen are finally given the chance to prove themselves in the sky - even as they battle discrimination on the ground. It's a tribute to the unsung heroes who rose above extraordinary challenges and ultimately soared into history.

The Artist (2011)
DVD PN1997 .A784 2012
Outside a movie premiere, enthusiastic fan Peppy Miller literally bumps into the swashbuckling hero of the silent film, George Valentin. The star reacts graciously and Peppy plants a kiss on his cheek as they are surrounded by photographers. The headlines demand: "Who's That Girl?" and Peppy is inspired to audition for a dancing bit-part at the studio. However as Peppy slowly rises through the industry, the introduction of talking-pictures turns Valentin's world upside-down.

The Descendants (2011) 
DVD PN1997 .D468 2012
With his wife Elizabeth on life support after a boating accident, Hawaiian land baron Matt King takes his daughters on a trip from Oahu to Kauai to confront the man who was having an affair with Elizabeth before her misfortune.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
DVD PN1997 .R572 2011
At the story's heart is Caesar, a chimpanzee who gains human-like intelligence and emotions from an experimental drug. Caesar ultimately finds himself taken from the humans he loves and imprisoned in an ape sanctuary in San Bruno. 

My Week with Marilyn (2011)
DVD PN1997 .M358 2011
Sir Laurence Olivier is making a movie in London. Young Colin Clark, an eager film student, wants to be involved and he navigates himself a job on the set. When film star Marilyn Monroe arrives for the start of shooting, all of London is excited to see the blonde bombshell, while Olivier is struggling to meet her many demands and acting ineptness, and Colin is intrigued by her. Colin's intrigue is met when Marilyn invites him into her inner world where she struggles with her fame, her beauty and her desire to be a great actress.

War Horse (2011)
DVD PN1997 .W261 2012
Young Albert enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. Albert's hopeful journey takes him out of England and across Europe as the war rages on.

We Bought a Zoo (2011)
DVD PN1997 .W493 2012 
Benjamin has lost his wife. In a bid to start his life over, he purchases a large house that has a zoo. This is welcome news for his daughter, but his son is not happy about it. The zoo is need of renovation and Benjamin sets about the work with the head keeper, Kelly, and the rest of the zoo staff. But, the zoo soon runs into financial trouble. The staff must get the zoo back to its former glory, pass a zoo inspection, and get it back open to the public.

The Iron Lady (2011)
DVD PN1997 .I775 2012
An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene.

One for the Money (2012)
DVD PN1997 .O618 2012
Unemployed and newly-divorced Stephanie Plum lands a job at her cousin's bail-bond business, where her first assignment puts her on the trail of a wanted local cop from her romantic past.

Check out one of these titles today!

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