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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

It's a short week and a short list of new DVDs this week...

"The Boy Next Door" - newly divorced teacher Claire (Jennifer Lopez) enjoys the flirtation with local teen Noah (Ryan Guzman, TV's "Pretty Little Liars") - but when it goes a step further and she rejects him, things get violent - also starring John Corbett and Kristin Chenoweth

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Three Bestselling Authors, Beach Bag Book Club & Movie Night!

Let's get this party started!

Here's the scoop: 
THREE bestselling authors
THREE dates to have FUN...!
What could be better?

Sunday, June 7th from 1-4pm sign up for our annual Beach Bag Book Club!

Wednesday, June 10th from 6:30-7:30pm we kick things off at the Merrick Library with authors Jenny Han and Carolyn Mackler! 
Sign up NOW!

Movie Party!  
On Thursday, July 24th at 7:00pm join us at Seaford Cinema's for the movie release of Paper Towns and a chat with author Jen Calonita! 
Popcorn & soda 
will be served!

Then on Wednesday, August 12th at 6:30pm at the Merrick Library meet author Sarah Rees Brennan!

Call 516-377-6112 ext 116 for details!

The Merrick, 
North Merrick, Bellmore & North Bellmore libraries 
join forces 
to bring you a summer to remember!

Monday, May 18, 2015

New DVDs out May 19th...!

"American Sniper" - based on the incredible true story of Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) who became a legend during four tours of duty as a Navy SEAL in Iraq but found his time there hard to leave behindn upon returning to his wife Taya (Sienna Miller) to his wife and family - Oscar winner for Best Sound Editing - 2015 American Film Institute Movie of the Year

"Call the Midwife: Season Four" - as seen on PBS - the continuing story based on actual events of a group of women called to help the poor in London during the late 1950s and early Sixties - stellar cast led by Vanessa Redgrave, Judy Parfitt and Jenny Agutter

"Hot Tub Time Machine 2" - After their first adventure with the "Hot TubTime Machine," Lou (Rob Corddry) and Nick (Craig Robinson) are living very well off their ill-gotten gains, while Jacob (Clark Duke) still cannot rely on Lou to be a positive role model. When an unknown assailant breaks into Lou's mansion and shoots him, Nick and Jacob take him for another trip in the hot tub. They emerge in the year 2025, where they must figure out who shot Lou and prevent it from happening again.

"Leviathan" - from Russia - Kolya is in danger of losing his land, home and business all at once due to a corrupt mayor - only an old Army friend turned lawyer can dig up the dirt to change things - Golden Globe winner for Best Foreign Language Film

"The Living" - it seemed so simple: Teddy hires an ex-criminal to kill his sister's abusive husband - not that simple. A thriller starring Fran Kranz ("Much Ado About Nothing"), Chris Mulkey ("Whiplash")

 "Orange is the New Black: Season Two" - from Netflix - the further exploits rooted in fact of Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), serving 15 months in prison for transporting drug money - winner of six
Primetime Emmy Awards and Screen Actor's Guild Best Comedy Ensemble Award

Monday, May 11, 2015

DVDs out on Tuesday, May 12th!

"The Cobbler" - remember the old saying about seeing life in someone else's shoes? Meet Max Simkin (Adam Sandler), a repairer of footwear who is magically doing it! - all-star supporting cast includes Ellen Barkin, Steve Buscemi, Dustin Hoffman and Dan Stevens (TV's "Downton Abbey")

"Mortdecai" - some call him an art dealer, others a scoundrel, the rest Charlie - yet this is the man pursuing a stolen art treasure that may hold the key to a fortune in Nazi gold - stars Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul Bettany, Ewan McGregor and Olivia Munn (TV's "The Newsroom")

"Still Alice" - Julianne Moore won Best Actress honors at the Academy, Screen Actors' Guild and Independent Spirit Awards for her portrayal of a linguistics professor whose world is upended by the onset of Alzheimer's Disease - based on the mega-selling novel by Lisa Genova and co-starring Kate Bosworth, Kristen Stewart and Alec Baldwin

"These Final Hours" from Australia - James is on his way to a party when he saves the life of a little girl looking for her father - now he needs to help her and find out what really matters in life before the end of Planet Earth! - stars Nathan Phillips (TV's"The Bridge)

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

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Monday, May 4, 2015

New DVDs out on Tuesday, May 5th...

"Against the Sun" - the incredible true World War Two story of how three survivors of a downed torpedo bomber survived storms, sharks and each other to travel 1000 miles to safety - stars Tom Felton ("In Secret"), Garret Dillahunt ("Looper") and Jake Abel ("Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief")

"Amira and Sam" - Martin Starr (TV's "Silicon Valley") portrays an Army veteran dealing with major life changes as his Iraqi immigrant sweetheart faces possible deportation

"Black or White" - Eliot (Kevin Costner) has always had a hand in raising his mixed-race granddaughter Eloise - now his late daughter-in law's family wants permanent custody of Eloise - also starring Octavia Spencer (TV's "Mom")

"Hoovey" - that is the nickname of Eric Elliott (Cody Linley, TV's "Hannah Montana"), a Midwestern teen whose life and those of his family and friends are turned upside down when he is operated on for a brain turmor and has to learn living over again - all-star supporting cast includes  Patrick Warburton, Lauren Holly and Stephen Baldwin

"The Last Five Years" - Jason Robert Brown's musical stage play is brought to the big screen as both parties in a marriage examine its conclusion: Jamie (Jeremy Jordan, TV's "Smash") from beginning to end, and Cathy (Anna Kendrick) from end to beginning

"Masterpiece Classics: Mr. Selfridge: Season Three" - as seen on PBS and based on a true story- Jeremy PIven returns as Harry Gordon Selfridge, department store magnate recovering from the loss of his wife and facing along with family and employees the challenges of England in the Twenties

"Miss Julie" - based on the classic play by August Strindberg - adapted to the screen and directed by Liv Ullmann - filmed in Northern Ireland - starring Jessica Chastain as the troubled aristocrat's daughter wishing to be seduced by her father's valet (Colin Farrell)

"Mr. Turner" - based on true events - the last quarter-century of J.M.W. Turner's life were anything but tranquil - the same could be said of his final paintings - directed by Mike Leigh ("Another Year") and starring Timothy Spall (Best Actor, Cannes Film Festival)

"Selma" - based on the stirring true story of three months in 1965 when Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo, "Interstellar") led the march to Montgomery, Alabama to secure voting rights which culminated in the signing of the 1965 Civil Rights Act - stellar supporting cast includes Carmen Ejogo, Tom Wilkinson, Giovanni Ribisi and Oprah Winfrey

"Spare Parts" - based on a true story - four Hispanic high schoolers with meager resources are building a robot to compete against MIT - what else was built would last a lifetime - starring George Lopez, Jamie Lee Curtis and Marisa Tomei

Playing Dead - from France - Jean, a 40-year-old unemployed actor, has hit rock bottom. Insufferably clueless and egotistical, his over-the-top "method" acting and high-maintenance personality have gotten him fired from countless jobs. At the unemployment office, his counselor sets him up with a rather odd job: helping the police reconstruct crime scenes by standing in for the dead victim.