Rowayton Library Recommends

Spiral/Engrenages Season 6 Foreign Series (NR) 624 minutes

September 19, 2018

SPIRAL / ENGRENAGES Season 6  FOREIGN SERIES (NR) FRENCH/English subtitles Spiral Season 6 begins with the shocking discovery of a dismembered human torso in a pile of garbage in the 20th arrondissement in Paris. Police Captain Laure Berthaud returns from maternity leave to reunite with her colleagues Gilou and Tintin, and together they tackle the complex investigation. The trail leads them to a northern suburb where Laure's mentor Commissioner Herville was transferred, and where the team will face off against institutional corruption and organized crime in a neighborhood devastated by poverty and delinquency. Meanwhile, a high-profile criminal trial tempts lawyer Joséphine Karlsson, and Judge Roban faces a rapidly escalating health crisis. This new season pushes every character to their limit and forces them all to question long-standing affiliations and beliefs.

Six Season 1 (NR) 341 minutes

September 19, 2018

SIX Season 1 SERIES (NR) The History Channel presents SIX, which follows members of Navy SEAL Team Six, modern American warriors whose mission to eliminate a Taliban leader in Afghanistan goes awry when they uncover a U.S. citizen working with the terrorists. Inspired by real missions, the series authentically captures the inside world of America's elite special operations unit, what these SEALs do, their personal lives, combat, and the life-and-death decisions they make.

Silent Witness Season 5 (NR) 300 minutes

September 19, 2018

SILENT WITNESS Season 5  SERIES (NR) Sam is now firmly established as a professor at the University of London where she is well respected by colleagues and students alike. As an independent pathologist, her reputation goes before her and she is constantly in demand for high-profile prosecution and defense work. Sam’s cases involve a series of revenge killings by a former Auschwitz prisoner; the mysterious deaths of teenage girls killed 15 years apart in Norway; a suspicious suicide and a beautiful Nun in a convent by the sea--very different stories, all employing Sam s expertise to the maximum.

The Lomming Tower Mini-Series (NR) 550 minutes

September 19, 2018

THE LOOMING TOWER MINI-SERIES (NR) The Looming Tower traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the late 1990s and how the rivalry between the FBI and CIA during that time may have inadvertently set the path for the tragedy of 9/11. The series follows members of the I-49 Squad in New York and Alec Station in Washington, D.C., the counter-terrorism divisions of the FBI and CIA, respectively, as they travel the world fighting for ownership of information while seemingly working toward the same goal--trying to prevent an imminent attack on U.S. soil.And Peter Sarsgaard (Martin Schmidt).

Inspector Manara Season 1 Foreign Series (NR) 634 minutes

September 19, 2018

INSPECTOR MANARA, Season 1 FOREIGN SERIES (NR) ITALIAN with English Subtitles The dazzling Guido Caprino stars as Inspector Luca Manara, a dreamy man, and a supervisor's worst nightmare. He dismisses procedure and refuses to kowtow to local power players, but he's also without ego and a gifted investigator. Quiet country life in Tuscany drives him crazy, but at least the new job offers a fresh start and the chance to leave broken hearts behind. The fresh start doesn’t last long, however; an old female friend from the police academy, Lara, shows up for work minutes after his arrival. She's living with her Aunt Caterina, who's also got a nose for solving crimes. They're an unlikely trio, but between Manara's investigative instincts, Lara's technical prowess, and Aunt Caterina's common sense, they get pretty good at cracking the cases.

Good Karma Hospital Season 2 (NR) 288 minutes

September 19, 2018

GOOD KARMA HOSPITAL Season 2  SERIES (NR) The staff of the underfunded Good Karma Hospital in rural India faces new challenges as the "warmhearted yet powerful medical drama" (TV Times, UK) returns. In Series 2, British transplant Dr. Ruby Walker (Amrita Acharia, Game of Thrones) furthers her career under the watch of her formidable boss, Dr. Lydia Fonseca (Amanda Redman, New Tricks). While Lydia's boyfriend, beach bar owner Greg (Neil Morrissey, Line of Duty, Striking Out), tries to help newly widowed Paul (Philip Jackson, Agatha Christie's Poirot)overcome the death of his wife, Ruby continues to spar with her handsome but standoffish colleague, Dr. Gabriel Varma (James Krishna Floyd, Falcón). Then a link to Ruby's estranged family brings her closer than ever to Gabriel.

The Coroner Season 2 (NR) 450 minutes

September 19, 2018

THE CORONER, Season 2  SERIES (NR) Crime investigations against a stunning seaside backdrop are at the heart of this entertaining new drama series following a high-flying solicitor who returns to live and work in the small town she escaped as a teenager. As coroner, Jane Kennedy's (Claire Goose) job is to investigate sudden or unexplained deaths in this beautiful English coastal community. With a new and intriguing case to investigate in each episode, starting with the discovery of a body, Jane finds herself having to work with old flame Davey Higgins (Matt Bardock), who is now the local detective sergeant. The Coroner combines mystery and potential danger with the warm, lighthearted tone of Jane's relationships with her colleagues, family and the local community. While Jane is talented and tenacious in seeking justice for the dead, her personal life is a bit more haphazard!

Show Dogs Children's Movie (PG) 91 minutes

September 19, 2018

SHOW DOGS  CHILDREN’s MOVIE (PG) From the director of Beverly Hills Chihuahua and Scooby-Doo comes a family comedy about the unlikely pairing of a human detective (Will Arnett) and his canine partner (Voice: Chris "Ludacris" Bridges), who must go undercover at the world's most exclusive dog show and recruit an all-star cast of animal helpers to solve their biggest case yet. Also starring Natasha Lyonne, Jordin Sparks, Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias, Shaquille O'Neal, Alan Cumming, and Stanley Tucci.  The Daily Beagle: Show Dogs is "A Mutt-See!"

Mary and the Witch's Flower Children's Movie (PG) 103 minutes

September 19, 2018

MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER MOVIE (PG) Japanese Anime, English Language--A new release from Studio Ponoc. This is a new adventure about a young girl who discovers a flower that grants her magical powers--but only for one night. An ordinary girl, Mary is stuck in the country with her Great Aunt Charlotte when she discovers an old broomstick and the strange flower that blossoms only once every seven years. Suddenly Mary finds herself whisked away to Endor College school of magic run by Madam Mumblechook and the brilliant Dr. Dee. But the school is not all that it seems, and when Mary tells a lie, she must risk her life to try to set things right. Voices by Ruby Barnhill, Kate Winslett, Jim Broadbent, and Ewen Bremmer.

Won't You Be My Neighbor Documentary (PG-13) 95 minutes

September 19, 2018

WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR DOCUMENTARY (PG-13) For over 30 years, Fred Rogers, an unassuming minister, puppeteer, writer, and producer, was beamed daily into homes across America. In his beloved television program, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, Fred and his cast of puppets and friends spoke directly to young children about some of life's weightiest issues, in a simple, direct fashion. There hadn't been anything like Mr. Rogers on television before and there hasn't been since.

RBG Documentary (PG) 98 minutes

September 19, 2018

RBG DOCUMENTARY (PG) HERO. ICON. DISSENTER. At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But the unique personal journey of her rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans--until now. RBG explores Ginsburg's life and career.

Ready Player One (PG-13) 139 minutes

September 19, 2018

READY PLAYER ONE  MOVIE (PG-13) From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure Ready Player One, based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name. The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery, and danger.

Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom (PG-13) 130 minutes

September 19, 2018

JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM  MOVIE (PG-13) It's been three years since theme park and luxury resort, Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles. When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event.

It (R) 120 minutes

September 19, 2018

ITMOVIE (R) Stephen King’s horror masterpiece comes to life for a new generation. In Derry, Maine, seven young friends unite against a terrifying supernatural creature that has been haunting their small town for centuries. Calling itself Pennywise the Dancing Clown, IT is a monster of unspeakable power that takes the form of everyone’s most horrific fears. Threatened by their worst nightmares, the only way these kids can survive IT is together. Iwill creep you out Big Time, says Rolling Stone.

The House (R) 120 minutes

September 19, 2018

THE HOUSE MOVIE (R) When Scott and Kate Johansen’s (Will Farrell and Amy Poehler) daughter gets into her top-pick college, it’s a dream come true, until her full-ride scholarship falls through. Desperate for cash, they risk it all to open a Vegas-style casino in their friend Frank’s (Jason Mantzoukas) house, accidentally becoming dangerous suburban crime lords in the process. With an ensemble cast loaded with comedic talent, no one beats The House!

DeadPool 2 (R) 119 minutes

September 19, 2018

DEADPOOL 2  MOVIE (R) After losing the love of his life, 4thwall-breaking mercenary Wade Wilson, aka: Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) must protect Russel (Julian Dennison), must assemble a team of mutants and protect Russel from Cable (Josh Brolin), a no-nonsense, dangerous cyborg from the future, and Deadpool must learn the most important lesson of all, to be part of a family again.

Book Club (PG-13) 103 minutes

September 19, 2018

BOOK CLUB MOVIE (PG-13) Four lifelong friends' (Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen) lives are turned upside down to hilarious ends when their book club attempts to shake things up by tackling the infamous Fifty Shades of Grey. From discovering new romance to rekindling old flames, they inspire each other to make their next chapter the best chapter. Also starring Andy Garcia, Don Johnson, and Craig T. Nelson, "this dream cast delivers the perfect, fun, feel-good film!.

Bad Samaritan (R) 110 minutes

September 19, 2018

BAD SAMARITAN  MOVIE (R) Two petty thieves working as valet attendants, Sean (Robert Sheehan) and Derek (Carlito Olivero), make income on the side by robbing rich people's homes in Portland, Oregon. When Sean breaks into the home of Cale Erendreich (David Tennant, TV's Doctor Who), he finds more than riches--he finds a woman, tied to a chair, next to an array of torture-inducing tools. Panicked, Sean leaves the woman behind and calls the cops, who search the house and find nothing. Now Sean must try to save the woman on his own, while a wrathful Cale is determined to take his revenge in this compelling and provocative thriller.

Back to Burgundy Foreign Movie (NR) 113 minutes

September 19, 2018

BACK TO BURGUNDY  FOREIGN MOVIE (NR) FRENCH with English Subtitles After a decade abroad, Jean learns of his father’s failing health and returns to run the family vineyard, reuniting with his strong-willed sister, Juliette, and his responsible younger brother, Jeremie.

Adrift (PG-13) 97 minutes

September 19, 2018

ADRIFT MOVIE (PG-13) Starring Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin, Adrift is based on the inspiring true story of two free spirits whose chance encounter leads them first to love, and then to the adventure of a lifetime. As the two sailors set out on a journey across the ocean, Tami Oldham (Woodley) and Richard Sharp (Claflin) couldn't anticipate they would be sailing directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. In the aftermath of the storm, Tami awakens to find Richard badly injured and their boat in ruins. With no hope for rescue, Tami must find the strength and determination to save herself and the only man she has ever loved. Adrift is the unforgettable story about the resilience of the human spirit and the transcendent power of love.

What's the Big Deal About Elections

September 15, 2018

What’s the Big Deal About Elections by Ruby Shamir and Matt Faulkner is a timely, lively introduction to the principles of democracy in the United States. There is the background on the history of the right to vote, the obligations of a shared citizenship, and the overall importance of choosing who serves in the government. The differences between state and local offices, the mechanics of voting, and the challenges of campaigning are detailed. There is a helpful timeline at the conclusion. The colorful illustrations are terrific. This is a painless civic education for adults and children!

A Whale's World

September 15, 2018

A Whale’s World by Ian McAllister and Nicholas Read looks at the diverse ecosystem of the sea in the Great Bear Rainforest through the eyes of an orca. This area north of Vancouver Island is home to a huge variety of bird, fish and animal life. The hungry orca evaluates all of them based on what might be tasty for lunch, but the favored seals and sea lions are maddeningly elusive. Gorgeous color photography highlights the tour of stunning scenery and wildlife. (Non-Fiction)

A Hundred Trillion Stars--Can You Imagine So Many of Anything?

September 15, 2018

A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars--Can You Imagine So Many of Anything? by Seth Fishman is an enthusiastic book about gigantic numbers. It is kind of hard to wrap your mind around the idea of ten quadrillion ants wandering beneath the surface of the earth, or the fact you will probably inadvertently eat 70 pounds of bugs during your lifetime. The whopping scale of the universe is cleverly laid out showing interconnectedness and sprawl while reassuringly circling back to the person reading the book. (Non-Fiction)

Eavesdropping on Elephants--How Listening Helps Conservation

September 15, 2018

Eavesdropping on Elephants--How Listening Helps Conservation by Patricia Newman is about the extensive and truly marvelous communication among forest elephants. A lot of it is very deep “infrasound” and outside the range of human hearing; their huge ears enable them to capture these deep rumbles. The scientists profiled in this book set up camp in the Central African Republic and established The Elephant Listening Project. Elephants were recorded and observed; the data helped determine how they use their environment and how to protect it. The beautiful photographs bring the project to life. (Non-Fiction)

Saving Winslow

September 15, 2018

Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech is a chapter book about a young boy named Louie who becomes responsible for keeping a newborn miniature donkey alive. No one in his family is sure the donkey will live but Louie is determined to overcome their skepticism and nourish Winslow to health. The donkey is a heartwarming creature, and once he is well, realistically given the annoying habit of braying loudly and frequently. Fortunately, this tendency will ultimately come in handy. Louie and his family are down to earth and real life, and there are friends and relatives that round out the cast. This is a thoroughly enjoyable read.

Who Am I

September 15, 2018

Who Am I by Tristan Mory is an adorable pull the tabs board book. Each halfway hidden animal gets its own page with a description of its primary characteristic. When the tab is pulled the animal is revealed. The bright colors and hands-on aspect make this a particularly fun read aloud for little readers.

Outside My Window

September 15, 2018

Outside My Window by Linda Ashman travels the world and looks out the window of a variety of homes and describes what you see in each location, all of which are identified in the appendix. The text is rhyming and the paintings capture the distinct and authentic personalities of each place. It is likely that the book will pique curiosity about travel. The conclusion is a comforting acknowledgment that the world is in fact quite small.

Noodleheads Find Something Fishy

September 15, 2018

Noodleheads Find Something Fishy by Tedd Arnold will have everyone smiling. Mac and Mac, the illogical noodleheads, try to "tackle" fishing with little success. Outsmarted by the biggest fish ever, they both miss the boat but kind of learn the ropes. The characters are both nonsensical and whimsical. The graphic novel unfolds with cheerful action-packed panels that are easy to follow. Highly recommended for young readers with a sense of humor. Adults will laugh too!

Kitten Construction Company--Meet the House Kittens

September 15, 2018

Kitten Construction Company--Meet the House Kittens is a graphic novel by John Patrick Green starring Marmalade, a kitten with an architecture degree desperate to be taken seriously in the face of her adorableness. Her initial visit to the city planner is positive in terms of his reaction to her plans, but in the end, he does not hire her. She begins a quest to build a team and prove their worth. Cat lovers will relate to the very entertaining antics of the kittens (especially Bubbles the plumber) as they build a mansion for the mayor. Everyone will enjoy the triumphant conclusion

Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise

September 15, 2018

Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise by Davis Ezra Stein is very funny. The elephant (element) of surprise is in every story the chicken’s father reads to her. The conclusions in the fractured fairy tales that are rearranged to accommodate the element/elephant are laugh out loud. The father’s insistence that there are no elephants in these stories is repeatedly proven wrong by his daughter. The exuberant, colorful paintings are a  real bonus.

Hush Up and Hibernate

September 15, 2018

Hush Up and Hibernate by Sandra Markle stars a patient mother bear trying to get her cub into their den before winter arrives. The cub has the bear in the forest version of bedtime delaying tactics down to a science and tries the mother's patience. She finally prevails with one last well placed "ENOUGH!" and into the den, they go. But the cub has one last question….The illustrations are vibrant and lively

The Honeybee

September 15, 2018

The Honeybee by Kirsten Hall announces the bee’s arrival with a dazzling double page spread. The energetic bees are portrayed almost as though they are about to fly off the page. Subjects like the bee dance and the manufacture of honey are explained via buoyant illustrations that capture the fascinating cycle of the bee’s year. The book does a great job of introducing bee facts to youngsters.

The Day You Begin

September 15, 2018

The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson is a delightful read aloud for the early days of school. A young girl adjusts to school, where she feels no one is quite like her. The book gives examples of how young students might feel different based on their clothes, hair, a way of talking, perceived athletic ability, lunch choices, or even what they did over the summer. The fact the narrator spent the summer at home reading and caring for her little sister becomes a triumphant shout out to the power of stories to take a reader everywhere. The day you begin is the moment you realize that everyone is at least a little bit like you, and even better not like you at all. Endearing illustrations of a diverse community of children enhance the gentle messaging.

Ada Lace and the Impossible Mission

September 15, 2018

Ada Lace and the Impossible Mission by Emily Calandrelli gives this science loving heroine a formidable task. She is part of a group project that has been potentially sabotaged, so she plans a break into the teacher's closet to check and make sure all is well with her team's work. Among other things, she must evade a clever parrot, use her lock picking skills and boot up her robot George--while trying to keep her team on course. The appendices explain the real science behind the hurdles she has to overcome. The story does allow for a certain amount of questionable behavior, but never without consequences.

Season at the Farm--Year-Round Celebrations at the Elliott Homestead

September 3, 2018

Seasons at the Farm--Year-Round Celebrations at the Elliott Homestead by Shaye Elliott is a lifestyle book as well as a recipe collection. Rustic life’s realities can certainly be beautifully photographed. The author is very honest about the challenges of managing a large family on a farmstead. The caramelized peaches recipe is off the charts good! And her yummy rosemary infused honey recipe requires no heating, preserving the goodness of raw honey. It’s fun to page through, and we guarantee you will find inspiration. (Non-Fiction/Cookbook)

SLOW--Simple Living For a Frantic World

September 3, 2018

SLOW--Simple Living for a Frantic World by Brooke McAlary is the author’s story of her effort to disconnect from a life that felt over engineered and over committed. Her personal reevaluation of what it meant to live a successful life is revelatory and her “how to do it” is very straightforward. There are chapters on familiar subjects like decluttering and practical examples of changes her family made in areas like technology, food, and exercise. There is a comparison table towards the end called “More of This, Less of That” that sums everything up nicely. It’s well worth the time to read. (Non-Fiction)

Reader Come Home--The Reading Brain in a Digital World

September 3, 2018

Reader Come Home--The Reading Brain in a Digital World by MaryAnne Wolf takes a sober, balanced look at the changes technology is making to the reading brain. It is written in the form of letters with lots of examples and anecdotes to go with the facts. It makes you think about the impact our distracting screens have on “deep” reading. Reading actually began a relatively short 6,000 years ago on the human continuum and our brains quickly developed to accommodate this new way to understand words. Our compromised attention spans work against “deep reading” but she is cautiously optimistic we will find a path that preserves the advantages of the reading life. (Non-Fiction)

DopeSick

September 3, 2018

DopeSick by Beth Macy is riveting and sobering. The root of the opioid and heroin crisis, a constant in today’s headlines, is analyzed. The author is based in Roanoke VA, one of the original epicenters of the addiction crisis responsible for 72.000 deaths in 2017. Her journalistic prose style is tailor-made for her explanation of how we got here and who is to blame. It's a good combination of chronological facts on the development of the drugs and their marketing strategy, interspersed with the personal stories of families, doctors, EMTs and others caught up in the unfolding disaster. (Non-Fiction)

Bad Blood--Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

September 3, 2018

Bad Blood--Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou is the story of Theranos, the blood testing company founded by Elizabeth Holmes that purported to develop a
“one prick” blood test that would end venous draws forever. It’s a fascinating look at criminal subterfuge and the surprising willingness of investors to jump on the next "great new thing" in Silicon Valley, in this case, based on fraudulent scientific evidence. It reads like a thriller. There are plenty of black eyes to go around in this story! (Non-Fiction)

Age in Place

September 3, 2018

Age in Place by Linda Schrager is “a guide to modifying, organizing, and decluttering Mom and Dad’s home.” Practical suggestions like using bright colors for utensils and dishware that are easier to see are a hallmark. One of the most helpful chapters is “Do Mom and Dad need Help”? which offers a clear-eyed guideline for evaluating the house and grounds and the modifications that would allow a parent to stay. There is an excellent references and resources section at the end. (Non-Fiction)

Stay Hidden

September 3, 2018

Stay Hidden is Paul Doiron’s latest Bowditch mystery. It’s atmospheric and chilling. The opening scenes set up the desolate, isolating island environment where a murder, or hunting accident, has taken place. The remote population is mixed and there and many have secrets to protect. The dynamics of Maine summer vs. year-round resident tensions are explored, as well as the problems endemic to uncontrolled deer. It's the killing itself that resonates and provides unsettling twists that grow stranger as the plot unfolds.

So Much Life Left Over

September 3, 2018

So Much Life Left Over by Louis de Bernieres is wonderful. The writing is beautiful. It takes place in multiple locations in Europe, Asia, and India between the world wars. The main characters are British who fought in WWI and have had difficulty adjusting to peacetime. They have known each other, and some have loved each other, since childhood. The relationships are explored as they struggle to find the answer to the question “If you expected to die in war and didn’t what do you do with so much life left over”?  The sections set in Ceylon are particularly interesting. There is a lot of history in these pages and as the book closes and the second war nears their lives are reshaped once again.

The Reservoir Tapes

September 3, 2018

The Reservoir Tapes by Jon McGregor is quietly chilling. The format is a series of interviews with members of all ages in a small English town. They are struggling with secrets that may or may not be relevant to the disappearance of Becky Shaw, a visiting teenager. Multiple narrators bring their very different perspectives to the search for answers. As the plot unfolds a complicated picture of Becky emerges. This is an enthralling, very different type of mystery. Highly recommended.

The Night Ferry

September 3, 2018

The Night Ferry by Lotte and Soren Hammer is set in Denmark and has a strong sense of place. It’s a well-written police procedural, the fifth in a series, that opens with a devastating boat crash that kills 16 children and four adults. Eventually, the complex investigation leads back to the civil war in Bosnia and the role of the European and American military in that conflict. Perplexing twists and the tie-ins with a cold case confuse the team for a time. It’s easy to jump in the middle of this series. This is a particularly good one, the characters are well developed and the wartime backstory is compelling.

Mary B: A Novel--An Untold Story of Pride and Prejudice

September 3, 2018

Mary B.: A Novel--An Untold Story of Pride and Prejudice by Katherine J. Chen brings the forgotten Bennett sister to life. The mousy, overlooked middle child finally gets her day in court. The balls are still being held and the importance of finding a husband has not waned, so Mary must make her way. She’s bookish, smart and loves to record what she sees. Nice twists and turns keep this clever page-turner alive. You’ll be cheering for Mary.

The Late Bloomers Club

September 3, 2018

The Late Bloomers Club by Louise Miller is a sweet story of two extremely different sisters whose life is upturned by an unexpected legacy that comes with some complications. There are very good character development and realistic depictions of life in a small town. The challenges of running a small business and the thorny problems of potential romance with the "enemy", in this case, a developer, are well portrayed. This is a great hammock read with an amusing dog in a prominent role.

Paddington 2 Children's Movie (PG) 120 minutes

August 24, 2018

PADDINGTON 2  CHILDREN’S MOVIE (PG) Paddington is happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s 100thbirthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber's antique shop and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it's up to Paddington and the browns to unmask the thief.

Early Man Children's Movie (PG) 85 minutes

August 24, 2018

EARLY MAN CHILDREN’S MOVIE (PG) The Greatest Underdog Story in Prehistory! Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and wooly mammoths roamed the Earth, Early Man tells the story of courageous caveman hero Dug (Eddie Redmayne) and his best friend, Hognob (Nick Park) as they unite their tribe against a mighty enemy--Lord Nooth (Tom Hiddleston) and his Bronze Age City--to save their home. Timothy Spall voices Chief Bobnar, Miriam Margolyes voices Queen Oofeefa and Maisie Williams voices Goona.from the tribe behind Chicken Run and Wallace and Gromit.

The Tunnel: Vengeance Season 3 (NC-17) Adults Only 285 minutes

August 24, 2018

THE TUNNEL: VENGEANCE, Season 3 SERIES (NC-17) Adults Only  The emotionally charged finale of the critically acclaimed bilingual crime thriller reunites Stephen Dillane in his International Emmy award-winning role as Karl Roebuck with Clemence Poesy as Elise Wassermann, for the last outing of this beloved and unlikely Anglo-French partnership. THE TUNNEL: VENGEANCE is set amidst mid-Brexit hysteria, an escalating refugee crisis, and the increasing threat of terror from disenfranchised, exiled souls on whom society has turned its back. Karl and Elise take on a toxic and terrifying folie a deux, whose mutual defining quality is an existential death wish. When the question posed by the couple--what is a life worth!--is directed straight back at Karl, he is forced to confront an utterly impossible choice which will haunt us long after the closing credits.

Midnight Texas Season 1 (NR) 429 minutes

August 24, 2018

MIDNIGHT, TEXAS, Season 1 SERIES (NR) Welcome to a place where being normal is really quite strange. Based on the best-selling book series by Charlaine Harris, the author behind True Blood, comes a journey into a remote Texas town where no one is who they seem. From vampires and witches to psychics, angels, and assassins, Midnight is a mysterious safe haven for those who are different. As the town members fight off outside pressures from rowdy biker gangs, ever-suspicious cops, supernatural entities and their own dangerous pasts, the band together and form a strong and unlikely family.

Detective Montalbano Seasons 31 and 32 (Foreign Series; Italian with English subtitles) (NR) 219 minutes

August 24, 2018

DETECTIVE MONTALBANO, Season 31 and 32 FOREIGN SERIES (NR) ITALIAN with English Subtitles Murder, betrayal, office politics, temptation... it's all in a day's work for Detective Salvo Montalbano. With his always loyal and sometimes effective police squad, he solves crimes in Vigata, crossing paths with housewives and priests, liars, saints and Mafia dons. He also wages a personal war with his own demons, which fight against his professional ideals and personal commitment to beautiful long-distance girlfriend, Livia. Yet there's always time to indulge a long-standing flirtation with his ultimate temptress, Italian cuisine. The series is filmed in the ancient, sun-washed Sicilian city of Ragusa, and is based on the international best-selling mystery novels by Andrea Camilleri.

The Coroner Season 2 (PG-13) 600 minutes

August 24, 2018

THE CORONER, Season 2  SERIES (PG-13) Suicide or murder?  Searching for the truth makes Coroner Jane Kennedy glad she left her big-city law practice. Her beautiful coastal hometown has everything she could ask for: corpses, suspense, and a childhood sweetheart. Natural death, accident or foul play? It’s all in a day’s work when a skydiver opens a faulty parachute, a lifeboat volunteer drowns in a hoax alarm, and a faceless man washes up on the beach. Ten entertaining episodes of mystery, warmth and gentle humor, from the team that created Father Brown. 7 1/2 hours on 2 Discs. SDH.

Kindgoms of the Sky Documentary (PG) 159 minutes

August 24, 2018

KINGDOMS OF THE SKY  DOCUMENTARY (PG) A landmark three-part series made in conjunction with the BBCKingdoms of the Sky reveals the extraordinary animals and remarkable people who make a home on the iconic mountain ranges of the world. There is one program each on the Himalaya, Rockies, and Andes.

Tully (R) 96 minutes

August 24, 2018

TULLY  MOVIE (R) "Charlize Theron is hilarious," (Time Out) in the new comedy from Academy Award-nominated director Jason Reitman (2007, Best Director, Juno) and Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (2007, Best Original Screenplay, Juno). Tully tells the story of Marlo (Charlize Theron), a mother of three, who is gifted a night nanny by her brother (Mark Duplass). Hesitant to the extravagance at first, she forms a unique bond with the thoughtful, unpredictable, young nanny, Tully (Mackenzie Davis).

Overboard (PG-13) 112 minutes

August 24, 2018

OVERBOARD MOVIE (PG-13)In a splashy new twist on the classic Goldie Hawn/Kurt Russell film, this starring Anna Faris, Eugenio Derbez, Eva Longoria, Swoosie Kurtz, Emily Maddison in this hilarious comedy. A selfish, spoiled, rich playboy, Leonardo (Derbez) from Mexico’s richest family, and Kate (Faris)a working-class single mom of three hired to clean Leonardo’s luxury yacht. After unjustly firing Kate and refusing to pay her, Leonardo falls overboard when partying too hard and wakes up on the Oregon coast--with amnesia! Kate shows up at the hospital, and to get payback, convinces Leonardo he is her husband and puts him to work--for the first time in his life. At first miserable and inept, Leonardo slowly settles in. Eventually, he earns the respect of his new "family" and coworkers. But with Leonardo's billionaire family hot on their trail and the possibility of his memory returning at any moment, will their new family last or will Leonardo finally put the clues together and leave them for good?

On Chesil Beach (R) 111 minutes

August 24, 2018

ON CHESIL BEACH MOVIE (R) In 1962 England, two young people from drastically different backgrounds--well-to-do Florence (Saoirse Ronan) and working-class Edward (Billy Howle)--meet and begin an idyllic courtship. Though their love is true, the societal pressures and sexual mores of the time cause strain between the young couple, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night. Adapted by Ian McEwan from his bestselling novel, On Chesil Beach is being hailed by critics as a "lyrical and rapturous film" (Variety).

The Miracle Season (PG) 100 minutes

August 24, 2018

THE MIRACLE SEASON MOVIE (PG) Helen Hunt and William Hurt star in this triumphant film based on the inspiring true story of the Iowa City West High School girls’ volleyball team.After the tragic death of star volleyball player Caroline "Line" Found (Danika Yarosh), the team of dispirited girls must step up their game under the guidance of their tough-love coach (Hunt) and Caroline’s iron-willed father (Hurt) in hopes of winning the state championship. Together they regain their strength and spirit in order to "Live Like Line". Helen Hunt as coach Kathy Breshnahan and William Hurt as the dad, Ernie Found.

Life of the Party (PG-13) 105 minutes

August 24, 2018

LIFE OF THE PARTY MOVIE (PG-13) Old School Meets New Life! When her husband abruptly asks for a divorce, dedicated middle-aged housewife and mother Deanna (Melissa McCarthy) turns regret into re-set by going back to college…landing in the same class and school as her daughter, Maddie (Molly Gordon) who’s not entirely sold on the idea. Plunging headlong into the campus experience, the increasingly outspoken Deanna--now Dee Rock--embraces freedom, fun and frat boys on her own terms, finding her true self in a senior year no one ever expected.

Insidious: The Last Key (PG-13) 103 minutes

August 24, 2018

INSIDIOUS, THE LAST KEY MOVIE (PG-13) The Key To The Terror Is Inside! The creative minds behind the hit Insidious bring you the most horrifying chapter of the series: The Last Key. In this gripping Blumhouse film, Lin Shaye reprises her role as parapsychologist Dr. Elise Rainer, who returns to her family home to face the unrelenting demons that have been plagued her since childhood. Accompanied by her two investigative partners Specs and Tucker, Elise must delve deeper into the Further to unlock the mystery and destroy her greatest fear. Fear Comes Home!

I Feel Pretty (PG-13) 111 minutes

August 24, 2018

I FEEL PRETTY MOVIE (PG-13) Amy Schumer stars as Renee, a woman who struggles with feelings of insecurity and inadequacy on a daily basis. After suffering a fall, she wakes up believing she is suddenly the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. With this newfound confidence she is empowered to live her life fearlessly and flawlessly, but what will happen when she realizes her appearance never changed? This hilarious and relatable comedy also stars Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams, Rory Scovel, Busy Philipps, Aidy Bryant and Emily Ratajkowski, and is being hailed by critics as "funny and emotionally revealing" (Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times).

The Hurricane Heist (PG-13) 100 minutes

August 24, 2018

THE HURRICANE HEIST MOVIE (PG-13) As a massive hurricane builds, criminals infiltrate a U.S. Mint facility. Their plan: to steal $600 million and escape using a Category Five hurricane as cover. But a treasury agent and a storm chaser have a plan of their own, desperately racing against time, and the hurricane, to save the hostages and stop the thieves before their town is reduced to rubble.

Every Day (PG-13) 97 minutes

August 24, 2018

EVERY DAY MOVIE (PG 13) Based on David Levithan's acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Every Day tells the story of Rhiannon (Angourie Rice), a 16-year old girl who falls in love with a mysterious soul named "A" who inhabits a different body every day. Feeling an unmatched connection, Rhiannon, and A work each day to find each other, not knowing what or who the next day will bring. The more the two fall in love, the more the realities of loving someone who is a different person every 24 hours takes a toll, leaving Rhiannon and "A" to face the hardest decision either has ever had to make.

Breaking In (PG-13) 89 minutes

August 24, 2018

BREAKING IN  MOVIE (PG-13) A First Rate Thriller! After Gabrielle Union stars as a woman who will stop at nothing to rescue her two children being held hostage in a house designed with impenetrable security. No trap, no trick and especially no man inside can match a mother with a mission: Don’t get in the way of her children, when she is dead set on finding them!

Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13) 149 minutes

August 24, 2018

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR MOVIES (PG-13)An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Infinity Wars,brings to the screen the ultimate showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos. “The Payoff was worth the wait”, NY POST “An Explosion of Action and Laughs” ROLLING STONE

Ultimate Book of Step-by-Step Cooking and Gardening Projects for Kids

August 11, 2018

Ultimate Book of Step-by-Step Cooking and Gardening Projects for Kids by Nancy Mcdougall and Jenny Hendy is a virtual encyclopedia of projects for budding cooks and gardeners. Lavishly photographed in color, it will provide hours of entertainment and generate lots of ideas for kid-friendly recipes and gardens. Start simply with growing sunflowers and work up to more complex activities--all expertly laid out and guided in this book. (Non-Fiction)

Cultures of the World: Uruguay

August 11, 2018

Cultures of the World is a new series of books devoted to the geography, history, government, economy, environment, people and lifestyle of various countries. The series was just published so they are up to date, full of color photographs and designed for learning. Come and see the fascinating collection we have displayed on the shelves as you enter the front door of the library. (Non-Fiction)

Capsized! The Forgotten Story of the SS Eastland Eastland Disaster

August 11, 2018

Capsized! The Forgotten Story of the SS Eastland Disaster by Patricia Sutton is the true story of the worst disaster on the Great Lakes--a little-known sinking in 1915 that cost more lives than the Titanic. The ship capsized while moored on the Chicago River. It was full of poor working class immigrants and their families, many out for a Western Electric company sponsored picnic. There were many brave people on board but they could not save all the passengers, many of whom could not swim. (Non-Fiction)

Mr. Monkey Visits a School

August 11, 2018

Mr. Monkey Visits a School by Jeff Mack is an early reader guaranteed to cause giggling. Mr. Monkey is asked to come to do his tricks for the children at the local school. After a shaky start when he forgets to wear his pants, he is off on a series of misadventures that challenge his plans. He arrives and is greeted with a large audience and nothing to entertain them with until he remembers the best adventure of all and the cows and librarian save the day. The illustrations are great, especially the audience. (Early Reader)

When the Cousins Came

August 11, 2018

When the Cousins Came by Katie Yamasaki is the story of a country girl visited by her two city cousins. Their differences are pronounced as the city cousins definitely know the up to date hairstyles, how to eat with chopsticks and ride skateboards, but it is their country cousin who introduces them to night walks, fireflies and camping. They learn to appreciate their differences and look forward to future get-togethers.

We Love Dinosaurs

August 11, 2018

We Love Dinosaurs by Lucy Volpin is chock a block with brightly rendered watercolors of our favorite dinos. This introduction for the youngest dinosaur fans is full of exuberant drawings of the biggest/smallest/loudest/fastest/toothiest and so on. The dinos’ personalities shine through. It’s guaranteed to pique curiosity about these magnificent beasts.

Twig

August 11, 2018

Twig by Aura Parker is the charming and cleverly told story of a stick insect who blends in a little too well. The other bugs at school don't notice Heidi and the teacher think she makes a nifty hat stand. The spider teacher is instructing everyone on how to weave, which is how Heidi is ultimately discovered. All ends well as the class joins hands and wings to welcome her. She comes in so handy when they need to reach high up or play basketball! The gorgeous illustrations are stunning and there is a lot to learn about bugs as well.

Tiny Little Rocket

August 11, 2018

Tiny Little Rocket by Richard Collingridge is action-packed. A small rocket travels through brilliantly colored outer space, past the sun, surviving a close call with a meteorite, and spinning through deep space. A trip home to the third rock from the sun allows all the excitement of the bells, whistles, and knobs of rocketry to build until a beautiful banner stretching through the solar system announces the young pilot is home. This is a grand, rhyming text read for young space enthusiasts.

Sterling the Best Dog Ever

August 11, 2018

Sterling, the Best “Dog” Ever by Aidan Cassie is touching and adorable. Sterling is desperately trying to find a forever home, shipping out regularly from the Butlery Cutlery Co. as a fork. Needless to say, the Gilbert's are surprised when he arrives, but since he is small they decide he can stay. Sterling only knows how to act like a fork, and in this gratifying comedy of manners, he learns the ways of dogs and humans. The illustrations are priceless.

Saturday is Swimming Day

August 11, 2018

Saturday is Swimming Day by Hyewon Yum is a sweet, realistic story of overcoming trepidation, in this case, swimming lessons. A reluctant young girl is overwhelmed at the thought of getting into the pool and develops the classic avoidance symptoms like stomach aches each week.  She cleverly gets in the shower at the pool so she looks wet but she is not fooling anyone and the kind instructor manages to convince her to get in. As the weeks go by her confidence soars and off she floats!

Mixed--A Colorful Story

August 11, 2018

Mixed--A Colorful Story by Arree Chung is a shrewd fable. The initial world of red, yellow and blue colors is calm until each color gets it into their head that they are the “best”. Life gets fraught as fighting breaks out and they all retreat to their separate colored sections of the city. A chance meeting at a bus stop between yellow and blue leads to marriage and family and what do you know--a green baby! That is just the beginning as the colors mingle and create a rainbow of a city. The illustrations are exceptional.

Lucy and the String

August 11, 2018

Lucy and the String by Vanessa Roeder show what can happen when you don’t know who is at the other end of an enticing piece of red string. Lucy yanks and yanks and then meets Hank--a large, unhappy bear now missing a crucial part of his wardrobe. Lucy’s design fixes are definitely interesting but not quite right. Hank is losing patience but a crisis is averted with some clever knitting. Friends to the end, Lucy and Hank become inseparable in the very nicest way.

Life According to Og the Frog

August 11, 2018

Life According to Og the Frog by Betty Birney gives Humphrey the hamster’s friend his own book! Classroom 26 seems like a cool place to be but Og isn’t certain about the furry, squeaky creature in the cage next to his. He enjoys the classroom even though he isn’t sure what kind of animals nouns, verbs and adjectives are. There are adventures and cliffhangers--a fun read! Og has a big personality.

Knock Knock

August 11, 2018

Knock Knock by Tammi Sauer, illustrated by Guy Francis is rollicking fun. A hibernating bear is disturbed by a parade of forest friends all knocking on his door and disturbing his sleep. This is a perfect read aloud, as the knock knock jokes are very cute and original and eventually lead to a satisfying resolution for bear’s need to sleep.

Allie All Along

August 11, 2018

Allie All Along by Sarah Lynne Reul uses dynamic, colorful drawings to show the progression of REALLY angry to just a little angry. It all starts with a snapped crayon. The narrator’s sister Allie essentially explodes into a pretty scary red monster, and it takes all her brother’s wiles to get her back to where she belongs. He has lots of tricks up his sleeves and is eventually able to dial ferocious down to regular angry and presto--there she is, just like he knew she was all along.

Sherlock Gnomes Children's Movie (PG) 86 minutes

July 25, 2018

SHERLOCK GNOMESCHILDREN’S MOVIE--(PG) Garden gnomes, Gnomeo & Juliet, recruit detective Sherlock Gnomes and Doctor Watson to investigate the mysterious disappearance of other garden ornaments.The entire garden of gnomes is missing!

Striking Out Season 2 (NR) 326 minutes

July 25, 2018

STRIKING OUT, Season 2SERIES-(NR)  As the hit Irish legal drama returns, solicitor Tara Rafferty (Amy Huberman) is embattled but not beaten. She has built a new life for herself after leaving her cheating fiancé, Eric (Rory Keenan), and the high-powered law firm where they both worked. But with one of her employees betraying her and another in jail, she struggles to keep her fledgling practice afloat. Convinced that her former boss--Eric’s scheming father, Richard (Paul Antony-Barber)--is behind it all, Tara decides to strike back. To pay the bills, Tara takes on clients whose legal problems range from deportation, to divorce from a bigamist to a lawsuit against a convent. As she frequently faces off against Eric and her former colleagues in court, Tara's mentor, Vincent (Neil Morrissey), leads a high-level corruption inquiry that could endanger them both. A stellar cast features Moe Dunford, Fiona O'Shaughnessy, and Maria Doyle Kennedy as a formidable solicitor.

Spinning Man (R) 102 minutes

July 25, 2018

SPINNING MANSERIES-(R) Evan Birch (Guy Pierce) is a family man and esteemed professor at a distinguished college, where his charm and reputation have made his philosophy class very popular. When a female student named Joyce (Odeya Rush) goes missing, Evan's previous off-campus dalliances make his wife, Ellen (Minnie Driver) question his alibi. Gruff police Detective Malloy (Pierce Brosnan) has even more reason to be suspicious when crucial evidence makes Evan the prime suspect in Joyce's disappearance. Suddenly, the questions Evan's faces aren't merely academic--they're a matter of life or death.

The Heart Guy Season 2 (NR) 471 minutes

July 25, 2018

THE HEART GUY, Season 2– SERIES-(NR) Hotshot surgeon Hugh Knight (Rodger Corser) continues to serve out his probation in his rural hometown, while his family faces struggles that could bring them closer together, or tear them apart.

Girlfriends Season 1 (NR) 290 minutes

July 25, 2018

GIRLFRIENDS, Season 1– SERIES-(NR) Miranda Richardson, Zoe Wanamaker, Phyllis Logan are a trio of friends of a certain age who are facing the responsibilities that come with being a modern woman. A tragedy exposes secrets that put their friendship to the test. Funny, sad, a perfect blend.

Delicious Season 2 (NR) 180 minutes

July 25, 2018

DELICIOUS, Season 2– SERIES-(NR) It’s been almost a year since the sudden death of philandering chef Leo Vincent (Iain Glen), but his presence at the Penrose Hotel is more palpable than ever. His ex-wife, Gina (Dawn French), and widow, Sam (Emilia Fox), have turned the failing hotel he left behind into a profitable enterprise. Gina does the cooking while Sam manages the business, but they continue to have professional and personal disagreements. With an ongoing police investigation into the hotel, an unexpected guest, and a handsome new hire, Gina and Sam’s partnership may be a recipe for disaster. And while Leo ruminates on life from beyond the grave, his secrets come back to haunt his family. Set against a backdrop of stunning Cornwall landscapes. This “darkly offbeat” (Express, UK) drama also features Franco Nero, Aaron Anthony, and Sheila Hancock.

A Wrinkle in Time (PG) 115 minutes

July 25, 2018

A WRINKLE IN TIME– MOVIE-(PG) From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney's version of this timeless classic, filled with spectacle, warmth, and heart. This celebrated film follows an ordinary girl's epic adventure and brave journey home, with the ultimate triumph of love. Featuring an all-star cast including Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling and Chris Pine, and eye-popping action--it's fun for the whole family

Wonderstruck (PG) 117 minutes

July 25, 2018

WONDERSTRUCK– MOVIE-(PG) Based on the children’s book by Brian Selznick of the same title, with director Todd Haynes’, Ben (Oakes Fegley) & Rose (Millicent Simmonds & Julianne Moore) are children separated by 50 years, from two different eras, who wish their lives were different. Ben, living in 1977, longs for the father he never knew, while Rose dreams in 1927 of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue, he runs away from home to find his father and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both set out on quests that unfold with mesmerizing symmetry. A story about the inner lives of children.

Unsane (R) 99 minutes

July 25, 2018

UNSANE– MOVIE-(R) Plunge into this suspense and drama of a resilient woman’s fight to reclaim her freedom even as she risks her own sanity. Still scarred from the trauma of being terrorized by a stalker, Sawyer Valentini (Claire Foy) receives treatments at the Highland Creek Behavioral Center. However, shortly after she unwillingly commits herself to the mental institution and is unable to leave, she catches sight a facility staffer who, she is convinced, is actually her stalker. But is he real or a  product of her delusion?

7 (Seven) Days in Entebbe (R) 96 minutes

July 25, 2018

7 DAYS IN ENTEBBEMOVIE-(R) An act of terrorism leads to one of the most daring rescue missions ever attempted. inspired by the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight in route from Tel Aviv to Paris. Diverted and forced to land in Entebbe, Uganda at an abandoned terminal during the summer, the terrified Jewish passengers were separated and held hostage in demand to release many terrorists held in Israeli prisons. As bargaining chips in a deadly political standoff, as the likelihood of finding a diplomatic solution fades, an elite group of commandos hatches a fearless plot to rescue the hostages before time runs out, embarking on the most daring rescue mission ever attempted. With Rosamund Pilcher, Daniel Bruhl, Eddie Marsan.

Rampage (PG-13) 107 minutes

July 25, 2018

RAMPAGE– MOVIE-(PG-13) Primatologist Davis (Dwayne Johnson) shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. When a greed-fueled corporation's genetic experiment goes awry, George and other animals across the country are mutated into aggressive super creatures that rampage the city. In an adrenaline-filled ride, Davis tries to find an antidote to not only halt a global catastrophe but to also save the fearsome creature that was once his friend.

A Quiet Place (PG-13) 90 minutes

July 25, 2018

A QUIET PLACE– MOVIE-(PG-13) IF THEY HEAR YOU, THEY HUNT YOU! In this thriller, a family must navigate their lives in silence to avoid mysterious creatures that hunt by sound. Knowing that even the slightest whisper of footsteps can bring death. Evelyn (Emily Blunt) and Lee (John Krasinski) are determined to find a way to protect their children at all costs while they desperately search for a way to fight back. Hailed by critics as “Sensationally Gripping” and “Heart-Pounding” and “A Masterpiece that will scare for Generations”

Pacific Rim: Uprising (PG-13) 111 minutes

July 25, 2018

PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING– MOVIE-(PG-13) John Boyega is the rebellious Jake Pentecost, a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity's victory against the monstrous "Kaiju".  Now an even more fearsome alien threat has been unleashed on the world and Jake is called back into action by his former co-pilot, Lambert (Scott Eastwood), and a 15-year-old Jaeger hacker, Amara (Cailee Spaeny). Rising up to become the most powerful defense force to ever walk the earth, they will set course for a spectacular all-new adventure on a towering scale.

The Leisure Seeker (R) 112 minutes

July 25, 2018

THE LEISURE SEEKER–MOVIE-(R) The Leisure Seeker stars Helen Mirren as Ella Spencer and Donald Sutherland as John Spencer. This runaway couple and their camper are going on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker. Traveling from their home in Boston, leaving family and friends behind with little word of where they are. Destination: the Ernest Hemingway Home in Key West, Florida, recapturing their passion for life and their love for each other on a road trip that provides revelation and surprise right up to the very end.

Isle of Dogs (PG-13) 101 minutes

July 25, 2018

ISLE OF DOGS– ANIMATED MOVIE-(PG-13) Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs follows a boy’s odyssey in search of his lost dog. An outbreak of dog flu has spread through the city of Megasaki, Japan, and Mayor Kobayashi has demanded all dogs be sent to Trash Island. On the island, a young boy named Atari (Koyu Rankin) sets out to find his lost dog, Spots, with the help of five other dogs, with many obstacles along the way.

Gringo (R) 111 minutes

July 25, 2018

GRINGO– MOVIE-(R) An exhilarating mix of dark comedy, white-knuckle action, and dramatic intrigue. Joyriding into Mexico, where mild-mannered businessman Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo) finds himself at the mercy of his back-stabbing business colleagues (Joel Edgerton and Charlize Theron), local drug lords and a morally conflicted black-ops mercenary (Sharito Copley). Crossing the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal, Harold battles to survive his increasingly dangerous situation in ways that raise the question: Is he out of his depth--or two steps ahead?

Chappaquiddick (PG-13) 106 minutes

July 25, 2018

CHAPPAQUIDDICK– MOVIE-(PG-13) Based on historical events, this suspenseful thriller examines the infamous 1969 death of Mary Jo Kopechne who drowned after Senator Ted Kennedy drove off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island and the moral and legal complexities that play out over the following week. Starring Jason Clarke, Kata Mara, Ed Helms and Bruce Dern.

Blockers (R) 102 minutes

July 25, 2018

BLOCKERS MOVIE-(R) This is an outrageous comedy: when three parents (John Cena, Leslie Mann and Ike Barinholtz) stumble upon their daughters' pact to lose their virginity at prom, they launch a covert one-night operation to stop the teens from sealing the deal.

Acrimony (R) 94 minutes

July 25, 2018

ACRIMONY–MOVIE-(R) HELL HATH NO FURY!  In Tyler Perry’s sexy and electrifying thriller, a faithful wife (Tarahi P. Henson), tired of standing by her devious husband, Robert (Lyriq Bent), is driven over the edge when it becomes clear she has been betrayed.

Otis and Will Discover the Deep--the Record Setting Dive of the Bathysphere

July 24, 2018

Otis and Will Discover the Deep--the Record-Setting Dive of the Bathysphere by Barb Rosenstock and Katherine Roy tell the true story of the intrepid explorers Will Beebe and Otis Barton. In 1930 they bravely made the first deep-sea dive below a few hundred feet, encased in a metal sphere designed by Otis. There were numerous things that could have gone wrong but they made it to the “deep” and saw marvelous sea creatures for the first time. This is a gripping adventure tale, all the more engrossing since it really happened. (Non-Fiction)

Hawk Rising

July 24, 2018

Hawk Rising by Maria Gianferrari, illustrated by Brian Floca, is a relevant read for Rowaytonites, as we watch our red tail hawks patrol the skies looking for meals for their chicks. The splendidly painted pages really capture the magnificence of the hawk's plumage, their prey behavior, and exhilarating flying maneuvers. There is an end sheet with informative hawk facts. (Non-Fiction)