Rowayton Library Recommends

New York Christmas Baking

December 6, 2019

New York Christmas Baking by Lisa Nieschlag and Lars Wentrup is a sweet treat. The photographs are enchanting and the gingersnaps with white chocolate glaze speak for themselves! (Cookbook)

Jubilee--Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking

December 6, 2019

Jubilee--Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking by Toni Topton-Martin has so many wonderful recipes. The cornbread was phenomenal and the meatball recipe sublime. That recipe backstory explains the North African origin in ground meat and grain balls called kofta. Beautiful photographs make the dishes pop off the page. This is a book to savor. (Cookbook)

Making a Life

December 6, 2019

Making a Life by Melanie Falick is literally about making things with your hands. It showcases remarkable talents developed by people over time, often as second careers. Learning new techniques keeps the profiled artisans young and enthusiastic. Flatware, pots, prints, fabrics--it’s all very inspirational and beautiful. Goods made by hand get their proper due in this gorgeous book. (Non-Fiction)

The First Cell and the Human Costs of Pursuing Cancer to the Last

December 6, 2019

The First Cell and the Human Costs of Pursuing Cancer to the Last by Azra Raza takes a passionate, hard look at the “progress” that has not been made in the war against cancer. The author, an oncologist, lost her husband to the disease so she has a personal and professional stake in moving treatment improvements forward.  We spend 150 billion dollars on cancer every year and the life expectancies for most cancer patients have not changed very much. The book is a call to reexamine the research priorities to focus on early detection rather than late treatment. This is a difficult but essential book. (Non-Fiction)

Owl Be Home for Christmas

December 6, 2019

Owl Be Home for Christmas by Donna Andrews has a group of ornithologists trapped by a blizzard facing a killer. In true Agatha Christie tradition the killer is among them, but who is it? The mystery has to be solved or no one will be home for Christmas.

 

The 19th Christmas

December 6, 2019

The 19th Christmas by James Patterson finds the Women’s Murder Club facing a fearsome criminal intent on ruining Christmas Day, instead of celebrating the joys of the season. Honestly, there is nothing particularly cheerful about this book but it is a diverting page-turner!

Christmas Shopaholic

December 6, 2019

Christmas Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella is a warm-hearted toast to the pleasurable chaos of Christmas. Becky has moved home to the UK and finds herself responsible for helping innumerable friends and family have a jolly time. An old boyfriend returns; will that be helpful or not? Read on!

The Christmas Card Crime and other Stories

December 6, 2019

The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories edited by Martin Edwards is a great assortment of seasonal tales that shine a light on the darker side of the holidays. This is the perfect book to keep by the sofa to dip into when you only have fifteen minutes. The stories are all different and well written. It’s lots of fun.

Under Occupation

December 6, 2019

Under Occupation by Alan Furst takes place in German-occupied Paris. The author lived in Paris for years, which undoubtedly contributed to the book’s strong sense of place. The initially reluctant spy is Paul Ricard. He writes detective novels for a living and makes some pretty funny comments about the craft of writing as the book moves along. Before he knows it he is deeply involved in the serious business of espionage. The plot concentrates on the captive Polish shipyard workers in Germany and their efforts to thwart the German war machine. It's a great page-turner with a lot of fascinating history.

Olive Again

December 6, 2019

Olive Again by Elizabeth Strout brings back the cranky, irrepressible Olive. Maine life has never looked quite so small, and frankly gloomy. The writing is excellent and despite her best efforts to be pretty horrible to anyone who might care about her, Olive is a winning character. There is a beating heart in there and the author has taken pains to create a complex, well-developed woman who has been through a lot.

The Old Success

December 6, 2019

The Old Success by Martha Grimes brings back Richard Jury and his well-known upper-class sidekick Melrose Plant. Still hanging about in pubs, they take on solving multiple murders that may be connected. As always there is a very funny, younger character who gets some of the best dialogue in the book. The past reaches into the present as the murder of a young woman on an isolated island is connected to two other killings. There are good twists in this one.

Heaven My Home

December 6, 2019

Heaven My Home by Attica Locke is outstanding. She is a terrific writer and the characters are interesting and well developed. It’s topical as it all takes place in present-day Texas. Darren, an African American Texas Ranger, is charged with finding the missing nine-year-old son of an Aryan Brotherhood kingpin currently in jail. The town where he disappeared has no shortage of suspects. Very atmospheric, with crackling dialogue, multiple motives, and secrets, all combine with flawed characters to create a very fine mystery.

Blue Moon

December 6, 2019

Blue Moon by Lee Child. Jack Reacher is at his monosyllabic best taking on warring Albanian and Ukranian mobs in an unnamed city. He initially gets into trouble doing a good deed for an elderly couple that becomes the first step in a trip down the rabbit hole of vicious loan sharking. Naturally, there is a sexy waitress, multiple gun battles and lots of driving around. Even though this all sounds hopelessly trite, Child is a master at writing page-turners and developing enough new twists that you can’t put it down.

The Accomplice

December 6, 2019

The Accomplice by Joseph Kanon takes place sixteen years after the end of WWII. Max has been asked to take up his uncle’s search for the SS doctor who tortured and killed his family in Auschwitz. By befriending the fiendish doctor’s alluring daughter Max draws closer to the truth. Set in Buenos Aires, where many Nazis found a comfortable retirement after fleeing Germany, it’s atmospheric and tightly plotted.

Angry Birds 2 (PG) 194 minutes

December 5, 2019

ANGRY BIRDS 2  CHILDREN’s MOVIE (PG) Family Movie Time! The flightless birds and the scheming green piggies take their beef to the next level when a new threat emerges that puts both Bird and Pig Island in danger. Red (Jason Sedakis), Chuck (Josh Gad), Bomb (Danny McBride), and Mighty Eagle (Peter Dinklage) recruit Chuck’s sister Silver (Rachel Bloom) and team up with several pigs--Leonard (Bill Hader), his assistant Courtney (Askwafina) and techpig Garry (Sterling K. Brown--to forge an unsteady truce and form an unlikely super-team to save their homes.

Yellowstone Season 2 (NR) 469 minutes

December 5, 2019

YELLOWSTONE, Season 2 SERIES (NR) Determined to protect his ranch and his family’s legacy by any means necessary. John Dutton (Kevin Costner) turns up the heat in the most epic season of Yellowstone yet. As the violence escalates and alliances shift the ranch experiences some of its most dangerous affairs yet. Don’t miss out on a second of this wild season!

Poldark Season 5 (PG-13) 440 minutes

December 5, 2019

POLDARK, Season 5  SERIES (PG-13) The world welcomes a new century and with it the promise of a hopeful future, but the past casts a long shadow over Cornwall. Following the death of Elizabeth (Heida Reed), Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) resolves to put Westminster behind him and spend more time with the people he loves. However, when an old friend emerges with a plea for help, Ross is compelled to challenge the establishment again, drawing the Poldark's into greater danger than ever before.  As the Enyses join the cause, Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) must contend with dangers close to home and George (Jack Farthing) courts corrupt powers whose influence spans the Empire.

Line of Duty Season 5 (PG) 390 minutes

December 5, 2019

LINE OF DUTY, Season 5  SERIES (PG) The Internal Affairs investigators of Anti-Corruption Unit 12 (AC-12) face their most vicious adversary yet. Charged with investigating fellow police officers, AC-12's Superintendent Hastings (Adrian Dunbar) and his team including newly-promoted DI Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure) and determined DS Steve Arnott (Martin Compston) look into the fatal hijacking of a seized drugs transport. They suspect corrupt officers of leaking information to John Corbett (Stephen Graham), the ruthless leader of an organized crime group. With the revelation of an undercover officer in the group, AC-12 comes closer than ever to discovering the identity of the corrupt cop at the top, but what they find could tear their team apart?

The Handmaid's Tale Season 3 (PG) 702 minutes approximately

December 5, 2019

THE HANDMAID’S TALE, Season 3  SERIES (PG) Adapted from the classic by Margaret Atwood, this is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalism in its militarized "return to traditional values." As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred (Elisabeth Moss) is a Handmaid in the Commander's household, one of the castes of women forced into sexual servitude as a last desperate attempt to repopulate the world. In this terrifying society, Offred must navigate between Commanders, their cruel Wives, domestic Marthas, and her fellow Handmaids--where anyone could be a spy for Gilead--all with one goal: to survive and find the daughter that was taken from her.

Ms. Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries Season 1 (NR) 353 minutes

December 5, 2019

MS. FISHER’S MODERN MURDER MYSTERIES, Season 1  NEW SERIES (NR) In this spin-off to the wildly popular Australian mystery series, Peregrine Fisher (Geraldine Hakewill) inherits her aunt Phryne’s estate after she goes missing on a case. Plucky Peregrine steps into her aunt's fabulous lifestyle in the 1960's Melbourne and decides to follow in Phryne’s footsteps as a lady detective for a new era.  Relying on her street smarts and sheer nerve, Peregrine takes on the crime and corruption that have eroded the city. She soon endears herself to a club of accomplished women, led by steely former spy Birdie Birnside (Catherine McClements) and brilliant biologist Violetta Fellini (Louisa Mignone), receiving their support and assistance on cases--along with the admiration of handsome, straitlaced Detective James Steed (Joel Jackson).

Catch 22 Mini-Series (NR) 267 minutes

December 5, 2019

CATCH-22  MINI-SERIES (NR) THERE’S NO WAY OUT. Follow the adventures and misadventures of a U.S. air squadron in Italy during World War II. Yossarian (Christopher Abbott), a bombardier, whose frantic obsession every time he goes up on a mission is “to come down alive.” The real enemy for Yossarian and his rag-tag bunch of friends is the bureaucracy of the military, inverting logic at every turn. The pinnacle of this is Catch-22, a military by-law which states that if you fly your missions, you’re crazy, and don’t have to fly them; all you have to do is ask. But if you ask not to, then you’re sane, and so you have to fly them. Based on the acclaimed Joseph Heller novel, Executive produced

The Wedding Guest (R) 98 minutes

December 5, 2019

THE WEDDING GUEST MOVIE (R) A thriller set in a colorful world where danger lurks at every turn, nothing is as it seems. Jay (Dev Patel) is a man with a secret who travels from Britain to Pakistan to attend a wedding–armed with duct tape, a shotgun, and a plan to kidnap the bride-to-be (Radhika Apte). Despite his cool efficiency, the plot quickly spirals out of control, sending Jay and his hostage on the run across the border and through the railway stations, back alleys, and black markets of New Delhi-as all the while attractions simmer, loyalties shift, and explosive secrets are revealed, pulsating with the sights and sounds of the Indian subcontinent.

Saving Zoe (R) 95 minutes

December 5, 2019

SAVING ZOE MOVIE (R) After the murder of her sister Zoe, Echo’s world is at a standstill. Her mother avoids emotions with pills, her father spends all hours at his job, and her classmates see her as fragile: however, the Echo is anything but fragile. She is determined to uncover the truth, using her sister's diary. Soon Echo finds herself sucked into the surprising darkness of Zoe's world, and how one small decision can lead to tragic consequences. Echo must find the strength within herself and allow herself to grieve the sister she loved but never really knew.

The Phenom (NR) 90 minutes

December 5, 2019

THE PHENOM MOVIE (NR) Ever since Hopper (Jonny Simmons) was a child, he has dreamed of becoming a major league pitcher. Relentlessly pushed by his abusive father (Ethan Hawke), he’s on the verge of becoming one of the game’s most promising players when he unexpectedly breaks down on the mound. Now Hopper’s only hope lies with an unorthodox sports therapist (Paul Giamatti) who urges him to let go of the past so he can find success on the field.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (R) 162 minutes

December 5, 2019

ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD MOVIE (R) Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age.

Lying and Stealing (R) 100 minutes

December 5, 2019

LYING AND STEALING  MOVIE (R) Los Angeles, a city where perception is often more important than reality. Ivan(Theo James) is a successful art thief who inherited his father's life of crime but loves the art as much as the art of the steal. Then he meets Elyse (Emily Ratajkowski), a beautiful actress and con-woman with her debts to pay. They team up to pull off the ultimate heist. With both the FBI and the mob on their trail, will they get rich or die trying?

Good Boys (R) 90 minutes

December 5, 2019

GOOD BOYS  MOVIE (R) After being invited to his first kissing party, twelve-year-old Max (Jacob Tremblay) is panicking because he doesn't know how to kiss. Eager for some pointers, Max and his best friends Thor (Brady Noon) and Lucas (Keith L. Williams) decide to use Max's dad's drone to spy on a teenage couple making out next door. But when things go ridiculously wrong, the drone is destroyed. Desperate to replace it before Max's dad gets home, the boys skip school and set off on an odyssey of especially bad decisions

Everybody Knows (R) 134 minutes

December 5, 2019

EVERYBODY KNOWS  MOVIE (R) Laura (Penelope Cruz) and her children travel from Buenos Aires to the small Spanish village where she was born to attend her sister's wedding. Unexpected events soon lead to a crisis that exposes the family's hidden past. Suspicions mount, loved ones begin to turn on one another, and dark secrets long-hidden threaten to come to light, revealing shocking truths. This gripping thriller from Oscar-nominated filmmaker Asghar Farhadi also stars Javier Bardem and Ricardo Darin.

Deadwood (NR) 110 minutes

December 5, 2019

DEADWOOD: The Movie  MOVIE (NR) It’s 1889! (About ten years after the series ended) The unforgettably profane characters reunite in the wake of South Dakota’s statehood. Sins of the past return with a vengeance, and Sen. George Hearst (Gerald McRaney) makes an offer to Charlie Utter (Dayton Callie) for his property claim, and when Charlie declines, the results are explosive. Saloon owner Al Swearengen (Ian McShane) and Marshall Seth Bullock (Timothy Oliphant) clash with the Senator too. Old feuds are revived, and allegiances are tested as modernity stakes its claim on this remote and dangerous town. If you liked the series, you’ll like the movie.

Blinded by the Light (PG-13) 117 minutes

December 5, 2019

BLINDED BY THE LIGHT  MOVIE (PG-13) 1987. When music fanatic Javed (Viveik Kahlra) discovers the illustrious back catalog of The Boss his world is turned upside down; already a creative soul his passion for music and writing is set alight by the songs of the working-class poet, whose lyrics feel all too familiar to the aspirational teenager. Yearning to escape his rundown hometown and the rules of his traditional Pakistani household, Javed finds himself caught in between two worlds and must discover if he too is Born to Run...

The Art of Racing in the Rain (PG) 108 minutes

December 5, 2019

THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN  MOVIE (PG) Based on the best-selling novel by Garth Stein, this heartfelt tale is narrated by a witty and philosophical dog named Enzo (Kevin Costner). Through his bond with his owner, Denny Swift (Milo Ventimiglia), an aspiring Formula One race car driver, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition and understands that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate the journey of life. The film follows Denny and the loves of his life--his wife, Eve (Amanda Seyfried), their young daughter Zoe (Ryan Kiera Armstrong), and ultimately, his true best friend, Enzo.

After the Wedding (PG-13) 112 minutes

December 5, 2019

AFTER THE WEDDING – MOVIE (PG-13) Theresa (Julianne Moore) is a media mogul who seemingly has it all, business, a husband, a family, and a home.  When Theresa invites Isabel (Michelle Williams), an American living in India who has devoted her life to helping orphans, to meet her in New York, they are supposed to discuss a generous donation that Theresa has agreed to. While Isabel thinks she’ll immediately be returning to her beloved orphanage, Theresa has other plans, insisting Isabel attend her daughter’s wedding at the family’s estate. The joyful event becomes a catalyst for a revelation that upends the lives of both women.

Toy Story 4 Animated Children's Movie (G) 100 minutes

November 14, 2019

TOY STORY 4  ANIMATED CHILDREN’s MOVIE (G) Great Family Movie Viewing! Woody (v: Tom Hanks) has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that's Andy or Bonnie. But then Bonnie adds a reluctant new craft-turned-toy called 'Forky' (v: Tony Hale) to her toy collection, a toy who declares himself “trash”. The family’s road trip excursion turns into an adventure with the whole gang of toys along. Woody ends up on an unexpected detour that includes a reunion with his long-lost friend Bo Peep (v: Annie Potts). After years of being on her own, perhaps Bo's adventurous spirit can help Woody out of a mess? When it comes to life as a toy, old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy.

The Angry Birds Movie Animated Children's Movie (PG) 97 minutes

November 14, 2019

THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE  ANIMATED CHILDREN’s MOVIE (PG) In this hilarious animated adventure comedy, you’ll finally find out why the birds are so angry. In an island paradise populated entirely by happy, flightless birds--or almost entirely! Red, a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck, and the volatile Bomb have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green pigs, it’s up to these unlike

Vikings, Season 5. Volume 2 (PG-13) 444 minutes

November 14, 2019

VIKINGS, Season 5, Volume 2 SERIES (PG-13) Season Five begins with Ivar the Boneless asserting his leadership over the Great Heathen Army, while Lagertha reigns as Queen of Kattegat. Iver's murder of his brother Sigurd sets the stage for vicious battles to come, as Ragnar's sons plot their next move after avenging their father's death. Starring: Gustaf Skarsgard, Alex Hogh Andersen, Katheryn Winnick, Lothaire Bluteau, Alexander Ludwig, Moe Dunford, Kevin Durand, Peter Franzen, Kris Holden-Reid, Marco Also.

Top of the Lake, China Girl (NR) 60 minutes

November 14, 2019

TOP OF THE LAKE, China Girl  SERIES (NR) A crime mystery series story that finds Detective Robin Griffin (Elizabeth Moss) recently returned to Sydney and trying to rebuild her life. When the body of an Asian girl washes up on Bandi Beach, there appears little hope of finding the killer, until Robin discovers "China Girl" didn't die alone. Robin looks to the investigation to restore herself, but her problems are personal. Haunted by a daughter given up at birth, Robin desperately wants to find her, yet dreads revealing the truth of her conception. But her search to discover "China Girl's" identity will take her into the city's darkest recesses and closer than she could have imagined to the secrets of her own heart.

Shetland, Season 5 (NR) 360 minutes

November 14, 2019

SHETLAND, Season 5 SERIES (NR) A human hand washes up on a Shetland beach, with further body parts discovered in a hold-all that has been dumped at sea a few hours later The victim is identified as a young Nigerian man, spotted in Lerwick a few days before. What was he doing on the islands? In investigating his murder, DI Jimmy Perez (Douglas Henshaw) and his team DS MacIntosh and DC Wilson (Alison O’Donnell and Steven Robertson) begin a complex murder investigation. Becoming involved in a search for a vulnerable young woman, leading to the uncovering of a complex network of human trafficking across Scotland’s remote rural communities.

Queens of Mystery, Season 1 New Series (NR) 275 minutes

November 14, 2019

QUEENS OF MYSTERY, Season 1 NEW SERIES (NR) Follows the entertaining adventures of Beth, Cat and Jane Stone, three crime-writing sisters, and their 28-year old niece, Detective Sergeant Matilda Stone. Using their extensive knowledge of crime--both real and fictional--they solve whodunit style murders in the picturesque English village of Wildemarsh. But no matter how many cases they can crack, the mystery that haunts them all is that of Matilda's mother's disappearance. Between investigating murders from the curious to the bizarre and writing their renowned novels, the three aunts also attempt to help their perennially single niece find love.

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Holiday Season (NR) 55 minutes

November 14, 2019

MISS FISHER’S MYSTERIES HOLIDAY Season SERIES (NR) Murder Under the Mistletoe--Phryne and company head to a chalet to celebrate "Christmas in July," but when they get there they find one of the residents dead, electrocuted while hanging festive lights. Two other deaths quickly follow, though not before Detective Jack Robinson (Nathan Page) and Constable Collins (Hugo Johnstone-Burt) arrive on the scene and Phryne begins to figure out which of the chalet's residents might be the next victim. Guest-starring Miriam Margolyes and John Noble.

Midsomer Murders Holiday Season (NR) 33 minutes

November 14, 2019

MIDSOMER MURDERS HOLIDAY Season SERIES (NR) The Christmas Haunting--DS Charlie Nelson (Gwilym Lee) arrives in Midsomer to be DCI Barnaby’s (Neil Dudgeon) new partner. His first case involves a stabbing death during a ghost-hunting party at the Morton Shallows manor house. Barnaby and Nelson investigate the true motives behind the villagers’ paranormal proclivities.

A Discovery of Witches, Season 1 New Series (NR) 480 minutes

November 14, 2019

A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES, Season 1 NEW SERIES (NR) Follows Brilliant historian Diana Bishop (Teresa Palmer) is a witch denying her heritage. But when she unexpectedly calls up an ancient, bewitched manuscript from Oxford's Bodleian library, she finds herself thrown into the heart of a dangerous mystery--and the path of enigmatic geneticist and vampire Matthew Clairmont (Matthew Goode). Matthew is driven to solve the looming threat of magical creatures' decline and believes that the lost manuscript could answer the mysteries of their existence. Their unlikely alliance to find the book before it falls into the wrong hands, and their deepening relationship, threatens to violate age-old taboos and shake the fragile peace that exists between the species. Adapted from Deborah Harkness's trilogy of novels.

Chernobyl New Mini Series (NR) 124 minutes

November 14, 2019

CHERNOBYL  NEW MINI-SERIES (NR) A gripping 5-part HBO miniseries that tells the powerful and visceral story of the worst man-made accident in history: the massive explosion in 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the then Soviet Union that released radioactive material not only across Belarus, Russia and Ukraine, but also as far as Scandinavia and Western Europe. From the moment of the early morning blast through the chaos and loss of life in the ensuing days, weeks and months, Chernobyl juxtaposes compelling human stories of bravery and sacrifice with the shocking inertia of a government intent on passing blame and downplaying the dangers of the disaster. Featuring an ensemble cast led by Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgard, and Emily Watson.

The Brokenwood Mysteries Holiday Season (NR) 87 minutes

November 14, 2019

BROKENWOOD MYSTER, HOLIDAY Season SERIES (NR) A Merry Bloody Christmas--It’s Christmas in Brokenwood, but not all is merry and bright. When the mayor is murdered in his home after the annual holiday parade, Shepherd, Sims, and Breen question those locals vying for the mayoral position. But when more bodies turn up, the detectives believe there’s a darker motive at work.

Acquitted Season 2 (NR) 362 minutes

November 14, 2019

ACQUITTED, Season 2  SERIES (NR) As the dust settles from the explosive finale of the first series, Aksel has the answer he so desperately sought. Finally, his search for justice appears to be over and his reconciliation within the local community can begin. But Aksel's hopes are short-lived. As Eva and William close ranks and deny the truth, a new struggle begins for Aksel.

Wild in the Streets (R) 97 minutes

November 14, 2019

WILD IN THE STREETS  MOVIE (R) This 1968 campy satire about a rock star/drug dealer who is elected president once the voting age has been lowered to fourteen. The title song was a big hit in the '60s and the film itself was well-liked by many critics. Striking a zeitgeist nerve, Wild in the Streets stars Christopher Jones (Ryan s Daughter) as Max Frost, rock singer and poster boy for the counterculture revolution of the 60 s. While performing with his band The Troopers at a political rally for Senate candidate Johnny Fergus (Hal Holbrook), Max seizes the opportunity to spout his political philosophies which include, among other things, that the voting age should be lowered to 14.

Wanted (R) 110 minutes

November 14, 2019

WANTED MOVIE (R) DVD & BLU RAY  Wesley's (James McAvoy) life is over--his pathetic, old one, anyway. Fortunately, it is all because of a girl. Enter sizzling-hot Fox (Angelina Jolie), who crashes into his life and introduces him to the Fraternity, a secret society of assassins, led by the enigmatic Sloan (Morgan Freeman). Seems Wes's long-lost father was killed while working for the Fraternity and Wes has been selected to target the rogue member who murdered him. But before he can complete his assignment, Wes must first uncover the dark secrets behind the Fraternity to determine his destiny.

Stuber (R) 93 minutes

November 14, 2019

STUBER  MOVIE (R) When a mild-mannered Uber driver named Stu (Kumail Nanjiani) picks up a passenger (Dave Bautista) who turns out to be a cop hot on the trail of a brutal killer, he's thrust into a harrowing ordeal where he desperately tries to hold onto his wits, his life, and his five-star rating.

Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw (PG-13) 137 minutes

November 14, 2019

FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS & SHAW  MOVIE (PG-13) Diplomatic Security Service, and lawless outcast Shaw (Jason Statham), a former British military elite operative, first faced off, the duo have swapped smack talk and body blows as they've tried to take each other down. But when cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton (Idris Elba) gains control of an insidious bio-threat that could alter humanity forever--and bests a brilliant and fearless rogue MI6 agent (Vanessa Kirby), who just happens to be Shaw's sister--these two sworn enemies will have to partner up to bring down the only guy who might be worse than themselves.

Crawl (R) 87 minutes

November 14, 2019

CRAWL  MOVIE (R) When a massive hurricane hits her Florida hometown, Haley (Kaya Scodelario) ignores evacuation orders to search for her missing father (Barry Pepper). Finding him gravely injured in the crawl space of their family home, the two become trapped by quickly encroaching floodwaters. As time runs out to escape the strengthening storm, Haley and her father discover that the rising water level is the least of their fears

The Art of Self-Defense (R) 104 minutes

November 14, 2019

THE ART OF SELF-DEFENSE  MOVIE (R) Audacious and offbeat, The Art of Self-Defense is an original dark comedy that takes toxic masculinity to absurd extremes. After he's attacked on the street at night by a roving motorcycle gang, timid bookkeeper Casey (Jesse Eisenberg) joins a neighborhood karate studio to learn how to protect himself. Under the watchful eye of a charismatic instructor, Sensei (Alessandro Nivola), and hardcore brown belt Anna (Imogen Poots), Casey gains a newfound sense of confidence for the first time in his life. But when he attends Sensei's mysterious night classes, he discovers a sinister world of fraternity, brutality, and hyper-masculinity, presenting a journey that places him squarely in the sights of his enigmatic new mentor

Annabelle Comes Home (R) 106 minutes

November 14, 2019

ANNABELLE COMES HOME  MOVIE (R) Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren bring the possessed doll to the locked artifacts room in their home, placing her “safely” behind sacred glass and enlisting a priest’s holy blessing. But an unholy night of horror awaits as Annabelle awakens the evil spirits in the room, who all set their sights on a new target--the Warrens’ ten year- old daughter, Judy, and her friends.

Suffragette: The Battle for Equality

October 29, 2019

Suffragette: the Battle for Equality by David Roberts is a fascinating, extensive look at the history of women’s efforts to secure the right to vote. The courageous early suffragettes are a great example of the value of persistence, as it was years before they were taken seriously. The UK and the US rights were won in 1918 and 1920 respectively, but that did not include African American women. It would take the voting rights act passed 40 years later to secure their rights.

(Non-Fiction)

If Elephants Disappeared

October 29, 2019

If Elephants Disappeared by Lily Williams is an excellent introduction to the forest elephant, a keystone species whose eating, walking and pooping shape their environment. They are threatened by aggressive poaching despite being protected. The book takes a speculative look at what would happen to the forest if they disappeared. There are glossaries and fact sections at the end that further explain the plight of these extraordinary creatures.

(Non-Fiction)

Who is the Mystery Reader

October 29, 2019

Who is the Mystery Reader by Mo Willems is the first of the Unlimited Squirrels series. The wonderful and heroic mystery reader takes early readers on a frolic through the challenges of reading and writing as he teaches a group of squirrels about the art of sounding out letters and learning to read. This book is packed with silly jokes and a fair amount of information on how the author thinks up a story. The whimsical characters are classic Willems and a delightful start to this series. You can't go wrong with a mask and underpants to give you the courage to read an important sign!

(Early Reader)

There's a Dragon in My Dinner

October 29, 2019

There’s a Dragon in My Dinner by Tom Nicoll, illustrated by Sarah Horne starts innocently enough with an order of Chinese take--out. A surprising lifelike toy finds its way into Eric's pants pocket and changes his life. Pan the mini dragon is talented at video games, weeding, flame burping, and advice-giving. Belatedly Eric reads they are very stubborn and do not make good pets. They certainly make interesting friends. This is the beguiling first in a new early chapter book series. You can follow it with There’s a Dragon in My Backpack.

(Early Reader)

Frank and Bean

October 29, 2019

Frank and Bean by Jamie Michalak, illustrated by Bob Kolar, follow the winding path to a friendship between very quiet Frank and very loud budding musician Bean. Frank treasures his alone time and the secret book he writes in. He might realize his life is a bit lonesome but he is content. Here come Bean and his instruments to rock his world! Bean doesn't always hear well so there is ample opportunity for wordplay in this "far out" early reader. It doesn't take too long for them to realize they can help each other by combining talents. Here come the Chili Dogs!

(Early Reader)

Super Sloth

October 29, 2019

Super Sloth by Robert Starling begins when an ordinary sloth finds a book about superheroes and reads it carefully. He is just in time as anteater has been stealing mangoes and taking them to his lair, where even the guards have guards. Sloth’s antic efforts to help his friends retrieve their mangoes are not always successful but eventually (emphasis on eventually) all is right in the world. You don’t have to be fast--just smart.

Saturday

October 29, 2019

Saturday by Oge Mora explains the importance of Saturday to a young girl whose mother works six days a week. This special Saturday turns out to be anything but splendid as all their plans go spectacularly awry.  Just as the disappointments threaten to be overwhelming they come back to the most important part of the day--being together. They manage to cleverly salvage the key event and wrap up another special Saturday. The vibrant collage-like illustrations are special.

Rabbit and the Motorbike

October 29, 2019

Rabbit and the Motorbike by Kate Hoefler with art by Sarah Jacoby is a story about stories and grief. It’s beautifully illustrated and perfectly captures the uncertainty of stepping outside your comfort zone. Rabbit has always depended on his friend Dog’s motorbike journeys to give him a glimpse of the outside world he is afraid to enter. He loves his wheat field but a page turns and his life is sadly changed. He faces his fears, tries something new and finds the road to acceptance and new friends.

Love and the Rocking Chair

October 29, 2019

Love and the Rocking Chair by Leo and Diane Dillon is a lovely testament to the love of family over the generations. It all starts with a rocking chair bought in anticipation of the arrival of a first child. A chair is a wondrous place in which to be comforted and read. As the child grows up and leaves the house the chair ends up in the attic, but is not forgotten as a new baby arrives to warm the house. Based on actual events in the authors’ lives, this book will resonate with all parents and children who love a good snuggle with a parent and a book.

Jump!

October 29, 2019

Jump! by Tatsuhide Matsuoka is a celebration of movement. Everyone gets the chance to “boing!!”. The enthusiasm of the different animals is contagious; young board book readers will enjoy seeing how high everyone can go!

Eee-Moo!

October 29, 2019

Eee-Moo! by Annika Dunklee & Brian Wong is the story of a lovable, lost platypus. Born on a farm where he is unhelpfully christened by a pig and cow, he thinks he is an emu and sets off to find his people. Children will be fascinated by his journey as he uses all available forms of transport to arrive at an emu farm. You can imagine the birds’ reaction when he announces he is an emu. A helpful koala takes him on the last leg of his journey to a happy reunion. This is a very appealing read aloud.

Driftwood Days

October 29, 2019

Driftwood Days by William Miniver, illustrated by Charles Vess follows a branch as it swirls away down a river. Throughout the seasons, it serves many purposes for the birds and animals living on or near the river. A young boy who first saw it as a branch comes across it again on vacation when it comes full circle as a piece of driftwood from the sea. There are lots of teachable moments about nature and the industrious beaver who got the stick’s trip started.

AdoraBull

October 29, 2019

AdoraBULL by Alison Donald, illustrated by Alex Willmore is so cute! Alfred the bull and Tom, the young farmer’s son, are inseparable pals. One alarming day Tom starts school and Alfred is left alone. It gets worse--Tom wants an “adorable” pet and Alfred desperately tries to fit the bill. Fetching hairdos are not the ticket though so Alfred is pretty discouraged. Naturally, an adorable pet saves everyone's day and all is well. The irresistible pictures add to this winsome tale.

Rustic, Joyful Food, My Heart's Table

October 26, 2019

Rustic Joyful Food, My Heart’s Table by Danielle Kartes is one of the books selected for the November 14thCookbook Club pot luck lunch. Please join us! The recipes are beautifully photographed, imaginative, flexible and based on the caramelized leek and bacon tart we made, delicious. She is a young mother who understands that tasty does not have to mean complicated. Her baseline dishes such as a Thai rice salad are suitable for any number of add ons.

(Cookbook-part of our new Cookbook Club)

Milk Street The New Rules--Recipes That Will Change How You Cook

October 26, 2019

Milk Street The New Rules--Recipes That Will Change the Way You Cook by Christopher Kimball starts with 75 no-nonsense tips for bolder cooking that are tagged in recipes throughout the book. The goal of their recipes is to incorporate a diversity of tastes, textures, and sensations. It relies on heavy use of spices and seasonings that turn classics like pork tenderloin into global flavor bombs. There is a great hack on spaghetti carbonara that lightens it up. This is a fun book for cooks of all levels.

(Cookbook)

The Storm On Our Shores: One Island, Two Soldiers, and the Forgotten Battle of WWII

October 26, 2019

The Storm on Our Shores: One Island, Two Soldiers and the Forgotten Battle of WWII by Mark Obmascik is the riveting story of the battle for Attu--the desolate, relentlessly cold Aleutian island the Japanese invaded. It’s principally the story of a soldier from each side of the conflict, a Japanese surgeon trained in the US and a Marine from Appalachia. Their lives intersect in a redemptive, compassionate second half of the book. The writing on the agonizing horrors of war and subsequent efforts to find closure is amazing and heartbreaking.

Suggested additional reading: The Wind is Not a River by Brian Payton, a superb novel about the only battle in WWII to take place on American soil, and The Railway Man by Eric Lomax about WWII in Asia and an act of extraordinary forgiveness.

(Non-Fiction)

Saving Jemima--Life and Love with a Hard Luck Jay

October 26, 2019

Saving Jemima--Life and Love with a Hard Luck Jay by Julie Zickefoose is tailor-made for back yard birders who can proudly identify the blue jay but don’t know too much about the species. The book describes the author’s journey as she takes on the rehabilitation of an abandoned young jay. She and her family lose their heart to Jemima, who is willful, intrepid and unwittingly hilarious. The author is a gifted naturalist and illustrator; the drawings and photos in the book are priceless. There is so much to be learned about our backyard birds, and this is a wonderful place to start.

(Non-Fiction)

Our Dogs, Ourselves

October 26, 2019

Our Dogs, Ourselves by Alexandra Horowitz is an eye-opening collection of essays. She runs the canine lab at Barnard and has spent a lifetime trying to understand what dogs are telling us. We have been linked with our canine companions for thousands of years but do not always know what they are thinking. We love them but they are legal property to do with what we wish. She has combined hard science with anecdotes picked up while dog walking or working in her lab. This is both an educational and entertaining read.

(Non-Fiction)

Good Husbandry

October 26, 2019

Good Husbandry by Kristin Kimball is a winner. For those who read The Dirty Life, it's a chance to pick up on her story after ten years. For anyone else, it’s an opportunity to do a deep dive into contemporary farming. She and her husband Mark own Essex Farm in upstate New York and raise a variety of crops and animals for a CSA of 300 people. The amazing amount of work that is involved in a successful farm is awe-inspiring. The number of important factors you have no control over (weather being the big one), combined with the sheer physical labor involved gives you a real appreciation for the people growing the food we eat. She is a great writer--highly recommended.

(Non-Fiction)

Takes One to Know One

October 26, 2019

Takes One to Know One by Susan Isaacs is a stitch. Her trademark comedy and acid observations of suburban life are given full throttle in her character Corie Geller. She’s a retired FBI agent now happily married and raising a teenage stepdaughter. Yet something along the lines of “is this all there is” nags at her. Her radar identifies a potential skanky guy sitting in the middle of her weekly small business meeting. The high-speed plot takes off from there. It’s a potent combination of hilarious and thrilling.

The Poison Garden

October 26, 2019

The Poison Garden by A.J. Banner is a psychological thriller by a real master of this genre.  Principally set on a drippy, slightly spooky island off Seattle it reeks of tension. Elise, newly married to Kieran, the island doctor, has her world turned upside down early on. She is the proprietor of an herbal apothecary and knowledgeable about all kinds of nefarious plant life, a talent she inherited from her mother. As evil draws closer she has to use every advantage to stay ahead of those who seem to wish her ill. There are other interesting characters to round out the cast, and the plot speeds along taking lots of unexpected twists. This is lots of fun!

The Night Fire

October 26, 2019

The Night Fire by Michael Connelly is another winner from this author of expert police procedurals. He never seems to run out of original plots, complicated characters and as always, a searing look at Los Angeles--the city that always disappoints Harry Bosch. Renee Ballard is the LAPD cop who returns to assist Harry on a cold case while he recovers from knee surgery. He's been aging in his books so he is more physically limited each time. He has his hands on a murder book from his original mentor and the hunt is on. As always, highly recommended.

Girl

October 26, 2019

Girl  by Edna O’Brien is ripped from the headlines. The narrator is a young Nigerian girl who is part of a group kidnapped by Boko Haram. It focuses on the emotional lives of women and girls enduring the most horrific circumstances. Spare, perfect prose describes the hellish life they lead as the women are subject to the cruel whims of the Boko Haram warriors. It’s believable because it actually happened in 2014 and is still happening now. This relatively short novel packs a wallop.

The Dutch House

October 26, 2019

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett is beautifully written. The narrator is one of two extremely close siblings who spend a few years at the grand house their father bought to surprise their mother. Danny and Maeve live a privileged but lonely life until a wicked stepmother shows up and promptly exiles them from the house. Danny is close to Maeve, who protects him fiercely, perhaps a bit too much. This is a story of a family over five decades who can’t let go of the past, even when it circles and comes back. It's a well-crafted character study with lots of wry humor. Not a lot always happens but it is a gripping read.

Bomber's Moon

October 26, 2019

Bomber’s Moon by Archer Mayor is a terrific addition to the Joe Gunther series. Set in southern VT, the cast of well-developed characters is wide-ranging, original and supporting of interwoven storylines. Joe Gunther is still very much the main character but he is joined by a reporter and a private investigator, both female, all of whom are trying to solve a series of murders that started with the killing of a small-time drug dealer. A strong sense of place has always anchored this series, and as the pages turn the dark side of VT is unveiled.

Toy Story 4 Animated Childrens Movie (G) 100 minutes

October 24, 2019

TOY STORY 4 – ANIMATED CHILDREN’s MOVIE (G) Great Family Movie Viewing! Woody (v: Tom Hanks) has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that's Andy or Bonnie. But then Bonnie adds a reluctant new craft-turned-toy called "Forky" (v: Tony Hale) to her toy collection, a toy who declares himself “trash”. The family’s road trip excursion turns into an adventure with the whole gang of toys along. Woody ends up on an unexpected detour that includes a reunion with his long-lost friend Bo Peep (v: Annie Potts). After years of being on her own, perhaps Bo's adventurous spirit can help Woody out of a mess? When it comes to life as a toy, old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy.

The Angry Birds Movie-Animated Children's Movie (PG) 97 minutes

October 24, 2019

THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE ANIMATED CHILDREN’s MOVIE (PG) in this hilarious animated adventure comedy, you’ll finally find out why the birds are so angry. In an island paradise populated entirely by happy, flightless birds--or almost entirely! Red, a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck, and the volatile Bomb have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to. Rude humor and action in this film.

Shetland Season 5 (NR) 360 minutes

October 24, 2019

SHETLAND, Season 5 – Series (NR) A severed hand washes up on a Shetland beach, with further body parts discovered in a hold-all that has been dumped at sea. Jimmy Perez (Douglas Henshaw) and his team DS MacIntosh and DC Wilson (Alison O’Donnell and Steven Robertson) begin a complex murder investigation. Add to that, a dead young Nigerian man, drugs and sex trafficking.

Queens of Mystery Season 1 (New Series) (NR) 275 minutes

October 24, 2019

QUEENS OF MYSTERY, Season 1 –NEW Series  (NR) RELEASE OCT. 29th follows the entertaining adventures of Beth, Cat and Jane Stone, three crime-writing sisters, and their 28-year old niece, Detective Sergeant Matilda Stone. Using their extensive knowledge of crime--both real and fictional--they solve whodunit style murders in the picturesque English village of Wildemarsh. But no matter how many cases they can crack, the mystery that haunts them all is that of Matilda's mother's disappearance. Between investigating murders from the curious to the bizarre and writing their renowned novels, the three aunts also attempt to help their perennially single niece find love.

Wanted (R) 110 minutes

October 24, 2019

WANTED – MOVIE (R) DVD & BLU RAY Wesley's (James McAvoy) life is over--his pathetic, old one, anyway. Fortunately, it is all because of a girl. Enter sizzling-hot Fox (Angelina Jolie), who crashes into his life and introduces him to the Fraternity, a secret society of assassins, led by the enigmatic Sloan (Morgan Freeman). Seems Wes's long-lost father was killed while working for the Fraternity and Wes has been selected to target the rogue member who murdered him. But before he can complete his assignment, Wes must first uncover the dark secrets behind the Fraternity to determine his destiny.

Stuber (R) 93 minutes

October 24, 2019

STUBER MOVIE (R) When a mild-mannered Uber driver named Stu (Kumail Nanjiani) picks up a passenger (Dave Bautista) who turns out to be a cop hot on the trail of a brutal killer, he's thrust into a harrowing ordeal where he desperately tries to hold onto his wits, his life, and his five-star rating.

The Art of Self-Defense (R) 104 minutes

October 24, 2019

THE ART OF SELF-DEFENSE –MOVIE (R) Audacious and offbeat, The Art of Self-Defense is an original dark comedy that takes toxic masculinity to absurd extremes. After he's attacked on the street at night by a roving motorcycle gang, timid bookkeeper Casey (Jesse Eisenberg) joins a neighborhood karate studio to learn how to protect himself. Under the watchful eye of a charismatic instructor, Sensei (Alessandro Nivola), and hardcore brown belt Anna (Imogen Poots), Casey gains a newfound sense of confidence for the first time in his life. But when he attends Sensei's mysterious night classes, he discovers a sinister world of fraternity, brutality, and hyper-masculinity, presenting a journey that places him squarely in the sights of his enigmatic new mentor

Annabelle Comes Home (R) 106 minutes

October 24, 2019

ANNABELLE COMES HOME –MOVIE (R) Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren bring the possessed doll to the locked artifacts room in their home, placing her “safely” behind sacred glass and enlisting a priest’s holy blessing. But an unholy night of horror awaits as Annabelle awakens the evil spirits in the room, who all set their sights on a new target--the Warrens’ ten year- old daughter, Judy, and her friends.

Scooby Doo: Return to Zombie Island-Animated Children's Series (NR) 72 minutes

October 6, 2019

SCOOBY-DOO!: RETURN TO ZOMBIE ISLAND  Animated Children’s Series (NR) Scooby-Doo and the gang come out of retirement to solve more mysteries together. When they run out of mysteries, they head to the remote island they visited before for a nice relaxing vacation. While there, the resort is attacked by a bunch of zombies.

Aladdin (PG) 128 minutes

October 6, 2019

ALADDIN  CHILDREN’s MOVIE (PG) This thrilling live-action adaptation of the characters and tale you know and love from Disney's animated classic. A street rat, Aladdin (Mena Massoud), frees a genie (Will Smith) from a lamp, granting all of his wishes and transforming himself into a charming prince to marry the beautiful princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott). But soon, the evil sorcerer Jabar (Marwan Kenzari) and his sidekick parrot, Iago (Alan Tudyk) become hell-bent on securing the lamp for his sinister purposes. With some new songs and expanded plot, this delightful story will make for a wonderful night of family fun.

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am-Documentary (PG-13) 120 minutes

October 6, 2019

TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM  DOCUMENTARY (PG-13) An artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the legendary storyteller and Nobel Prize prize-winner. From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio, to ‘70's-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her riverfront writing room-Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics, and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history and the human condition as seen through the prism of her literature. Inspired to write because no one took a "little black girl" seriously, Morrison reflects on her lifelong deconstruction of the master narrative. Woven together with a rich collection of art, history, literature, and personality, the film includes discussions about her many critically acclaimed works. Notable Awards received: Nobel Prize for Literature; Pulitzer Prize for Fiction; Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Maiden-Documentary (PG) 97 minutes

October 6, 2019

MAIDEN DOCUMENTARY (PG) SAILING! In 1989, the Whitbread Round the World Race was considered to be the most dangerous sailing competition on earth. When 26-year-old Tracy Edwards wanted to participate, she was met with resistance and sexism--no team would take her. Left with no other choice, she started an all-female crew, one who would not only take on the vast and foreboding ocean, but also the doubts and attacks from their male competitors and press. In this incredible true story, watch Edwards and her crew attempt to turn the impossible into reality as they take on fifty-foot waves, icebergs and all of the dangers of the great and powerful sea. Stunning, Emotional and Celebratory film!

Armstrong-Documentary (NR) 98 minutes

October 6, 2019

ARMSTRONG  DOCUMENTARY (NR)  Featuring the voice of Harrison Ford, this dramatic, moving and the insightful film tells the definitive life story of Neil Armstrong: From his childhood in rural Ohio, through aerial combat in Korea, to his first steps on the Moon, and unwanted celebrity status that ensued. It also contains bonus features with additional and deleted scenes and behind the scenes as well. The Mission You Know. The Man You Don't.

Spring Tide: Season 1 (NR) 434 minutes

October 6, 2019

SPRING TIDE, Season 1  NEW FOREIGN LANGUAGE SERIES (NR) Swedish or English Subtitles. 1990, under the glow of a full moon, a sadistic murder is committed on Nordkoster Island: a young pregnant woman is buried in the sand and slowly drowns as the tide rises. 25 years later, the case remains unsolved. Rookie police officer Olivia Rönning (Julia Ragnarsson) gets assigned to it during training and becomes obsessed when she discovers that her father, who died years prior, worked on the original investigation. She knows she has to find the lead investigator and begins a dogged search for the former detective, Tom Stilton (Kjell Bergqvist). Her biggest obstacle is the fact that he’s homeless and wants nothing to do with his old life. Their unlikely friendship brings them closer to solving the Beach Case, but what they discover has unimaginable consequences for Olivia.

Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators Season 1 (NR) 450 minutes

October 6, 2019

SHAKESPEARE & HATHAWAY: Private Investigators, Season 1 NEW SERIES (NR) Private Investigator Frank Hathaway (Mark Benton) has always worked alone, but he isn't doing so well at the moment. Frank is off his game and lows on cash--he needs a partner. Enter ex-hairdresser Luella Shakespeare (Jo Joyner) who will turn his world around-he just doesn't know it yet. When the two join forces to investigate the criminals and surprisingly high drama in Stratford-Upon-Avon, the two quickly discover that all is not as peaceful as it seems in their pretty theatre town.

ManHunt (NR) 141 minutes

October 6, 2019

MANHUNT NEW MINISERIES (NR) This chilling mystery based on true events that rocked Britain. The battered body of a French student is found on Twickenham Green in London, hardworking and humble DCI Collin Sutton (Martin Clunes) is appointed the lead detective on his first big case. After connecting the young woman’s murder to a previous attack, Sutton embarks on a quest to catch a serial killer.  With the press in a frenzy and the public demanding answers, his team grows discouraged as they find no motive, witnesses or forensic evidence. But Sutton’s commitment never wavers, often at the expense of his relationship with his wife (Claudie Blakley). Realistically portraying the ins and outs of police investigations, this thriller tells the story of one detective’s uncompromising search for justice.

The Good Fight: Season 3 (NR) 545 minutes

October 6, 2019

THE GOOD FIGHT: SEASON THREE Series (NR) The world went crazy in the second season, and now, in Season 3, the resistance does! Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) tries to figure out whether you can resist a crazy administration without going crazy yourself, while Adrian Boseman (Delroy Lindo) and Liz Reddick-Lawrence (Audra McDonald) struggle with a new post-factual world where the lawyer who tells the best story triumphs over the lawyer with the best facts. Meanwhile, Lucca Quinn (Cush Jumbo) balances a new baby with a new love, and Maia Rindell (Rose Leslie) finds a new Mephistopheles in Roland Blum (Michael Sheen), a lawyer who is corruption incarnate.

Elementary: The Final Season (NR) 549 minutes

October 6, 2019

ELEMENTARY: THE FINAL SEASON SERIES (NR) A LOGICAL CONCLUSION! The final season finds Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) returning to the place where Sherlock's storied legend began-London. Having lied and confessed to a murder he did not commit-to protect Watson's good name-Sherlock moved back to England to avoid jail time. Loyal Dr. Joan Watson followed him across the pond, where the detective duo jumps right into more intriguing cases and encounters a slate of clever criminals, relentless adversaries, and at least one old nemesis. Back in New York, Captain Thomas Gregson (Aidan Quinn) and Detective Marcus Bell (Jon Michael Hill) feel the absence of their former consultants, but it may not be too long before unorthodox crimes and common enemies bring the foursome back together. Witness the unique evolution of this classic team and hit series!

Billions Season 4 (NR) 693 minutes

October 6, 2019

BILLIONS, SEASON 4 SERIES  (NR) When everyone is out for revenge, no one is safe. Former enemies Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) and Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti), and Wendy Rhoades (Maggie Siff), the chief counselor to each, have come together to form an uneasy but highly effective alliance aimed at the eradication of all their rivals, including Grigor Andolov (John Malkovich), Taylor Mason (Asia Kate Dillon), Bryan Connerty (Toby Leonard Moore) and Waylon "Jock" Jeffcoat (Clancy  Brown). All the characters find out exactly how high a price they'll have to pay to satisfy their ambition.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix (PG-13) 114 minutes

October 6, 2019

X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX MOVIE (PG-13)  Sophie Turner, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence fire up an all-star cast in this spectacular culmination of the X-Men saga! During a rescue mission in space, Jean Grey (Turner) is transformed into the infinitely powerful and dangerous Dark Phoenix. As Jean spirals out of control, the X-Men must unite to face their most devastating enemy yet--one of their own.

Yesterday (PG-13) 117 minutes

October 6, 2019

YESTERDAY MOVIE  (PG-13) Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James). Then, after a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed and he finds himself with a very complicated problem, indeed.

The Tomorrow Man (PG-13) 96 minutes

October 6, 2019

THE TOMORROW MAN  MOVIE (PG-13) Ed Hemsler (John Lithgow) spends his life preparing for a disaster that may never come, and Ronnie Meisner (Blythe Danner) spends her life shopping for things she may never use. These two people will try to find love while trying not to get lost in each other's stuff.

Spider-Man: Far From Home (PG-13) 129 minutes

October 6, 2019

SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME MOVIE (PG-13) Peter Parker returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home, the next chapter of the Spider-Man: Homecoming series! Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter's plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks is quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent!

Shaft (R) 111 minutes

October 6, 2019

SHAFT MOVIE (R) Shaft is the coolest private eye on any New York City block.  JJ, Aka John Shaft Jr, (Jessie T. Usher), maybe a cybersecurity expert with a degree from MIT, but to uncover the truth behind his best friend's untimely death, he needs an education only his dad can provide. Absent throughout JJ's youth, the legendary locked-and-loaded John Shaft (Samuel L. Jackson) agrees to help his progeny navigate Harlem's heroin-infested underbelly. And while JJ's own FBI analyst's badge may clash with his dad's trademark leather coat, there's no denying family. Besides, Shaft's got an agenda of his own, and a score to settle that's professional and personal.