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New DVDs At The Library: DVDs Range From 'Star Wars' To 'Vietnam War'


December 18, 2017

The following DVDs have been added to the library’s collection:

“Allegiant.” Starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James, this is the third installment in the “Divergent” sci-fi, action series. Tris and Four go outside the walls of Chicago, a place neither have ever been, where they discover hurtful truths. A battle ensues, threatening all of humanity and Tris has to make difficult choices about love and sacrifice in order to survive. (PG-13)

“Defiant Requiem.” A beautifully scored documentary that tells the story of “an artistic uprising” in a Nazi concentration camp. A chorus of over 100 prisoners sings what they are too afraid to say to the Nazis in a face-to-face confrontation. (Not Rated)

“Everything, Everything.” Based on the young adult novel with the same title by Nicola Yoon, this film is sure to tug at the heartstrings of adolescents everywhere. A lonely teenage girl cannot leave her home because of an immunodeficiency disorder, but her life dramatically changes when she starts talking with the boy next door. (PG-13)

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” Johnny Depp returns as the infamous Jack Sparrow in this film in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise. Jack is down on his luck when ghost sailors led by Captain Salazar escape from the Devil’s Triangle and go after every pirate at sea. Of course, their main target is Jack and he will only survive if he learns what will save him from the Trident of Poseidon. (PG-13)

“Restless.” Nominated for two primetime Emmys, “Restless” is based on the book by William Boyd. Set shortly after World War II, a young woman learns that her mother worked as a spy for the British Secret Service and has been on the run ever since the war ended. (Not Rated)

“Spy.” Melissa McCarthy is hilarious in this crazy comedy directed by Paul Feig, writer of the television series “Freaks and Geeks.” McCarthy plays the part of the “unsung hero” behind the CIA’s most hazardous missions. Everyone thinks she sits at a desk and compiles reports for her job. But in this mission, McCarthy goes undercover to invade an arms dealer’s illegal business and prevent a looming global catastrophe. (R)

“Star Wars, the Force Awakens.” Episode VII of the “Star Wars” saga continues, this time more action-packed than ever before. J.J Abrams has written and directed this first installment of this new trilogy set after the events of “Return of the Jedi.” (PG-13)

“The Vietnam War, Volumes 1 and 2.” Directed by the brilliant historian and filmmaker Ken Burns, this documentary was a TV mini-series in 2017. Burns explores the human response to a devastating war focusing on reactions and memories of those who witnessed firsthand the very divisive and controversial events of the Vietnam War. The testimonies of nearly 80 eye-witnesses give moving insight. (Not Rated)

“Your Name.” A romantic anime film that tells the story of the fateful love of two young adults. High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki have never met, but one night they unexpectedly switch bodies and lives (and their lives could not be more opposite). While the two struggle to work their new lives around each other, they begin to form a comfortable bond. To communicate, Mitsuha and Taki leave each other notes, and as time goes by, love begins to grow. (PG)


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