New DVDs to watch over the Holidays
Eight Days a Week : The Touring Years
Academy Award-winner Ron Howard’s authorized and highly anticipated documentary feature film about The Beatles’ phenomenal early career The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years is based on the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962-1966) – the period in which they toured and captured the world’s acclaim. Ron Howard’s film explores how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together to become this extraordinary phenomenon, “The Beatles.” It explores their inner workings – how they made decisions, created their music and built their collective career together – all the while, exploring The Beatles’ extraordinary and unique musical gifts and their remarkable, complementary personalities. The film focus’s on the time period from the early Beatles’ journey in the days of The Cavern Club in Liverpool to their last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966. Featuring rare and exclusive footage, the film is produced with the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison.
Season 1 & 2
THE AFFAIR explores the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship. Noah is a New York City schoolteacher and novelist who is happily married, but resents his dependence on his wealthy father-in-law. Alison is a young waitress trying to piece her life and marriage back together in the wake of a tragedy. Alison and Noah meet in Montauk at the end of Long Island.
Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney
Me, Myself and Her
A mature lesbian couple’s relationship is threatened when one is tempted by a man she once knew.
Sabrina Ferilli, Margherita Buy, Fausto Maria Sciarappa
On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger (Hanks) glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.
Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney
The Magnificent Seven
In Director Antoine Fuqua's modern vision to a classic story, the desperate townspeople of Rose Creek employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns after the town falls under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue. As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.
Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Haley Bennett, Denzel Washington, Peter Sarsgaard
In this outrageous comedy from the writers of The Hangover, Amy has a seemingly perfect life - a great marriage, over-achieving kids, beautiful home and a career. However she's over-worked, over-committed and exhausted to the point that she's about to snap. Fed up, she joins forces with two other over-stressed moms on a quest to liberate themselves from conventional responsibilities – going on a wild, un-mom-like binge of long overdue freedom, fun and self-indulgence – putting them on a collision course with PTA Queen Bee Gwendolyn and her clique of devoted perfect moms.
Starring: Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathyn Hahn, Christina Applegate, Jada Pinkett Smith, Annie Mumolo
Woody Allen's CAFÉ SOCIETY follows Bobby (Jesse Eisenberg) from New York to Hollywood, where he falls in love, and back to New York, where he is swept up in high society night life.
Starring : Actors: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell, Blake Lively, Parker Posey
Endeavour Series Three
The new series of Endeavour is set in 1967 picking up from the dramatic second series finale that saw Endeavour Morse placed in police custody, framed for a murder he didn t commit and DI Fred Thursday s life hanging in the balance after being shot.
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Series 2
Miss Phryne Fisher is back with more intriguing mysteries and exquisite fashion. A private detective in 1920s Melbourne, Phryne has a knack for being in the right place at the right time—and she’s usually armed with the right weapon. Aided by her maid, Dorothy “Dot” Williams, Phryne ventures from the city’s mansions to its brothels, gaining admirers and enemies along the way.
The most dangerous hitman in the world, Arthur Bishop thought he had put his murderous past behind him when his most formidable foe kidnaps the love of his life.
Actors: Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee Jones, Michelle Yeoh
Men Go To Battle
A New York Times Critics' Pick! Most Americans predict that the Civil War will end by Christmas, but Henry and Francis Mellon couldn't care less. Bracing for another winter on their struggling farm in rural Kentucky, the brothers have become suffocatingly close. Francis' practical jokes become more and more aggressive until the night he accidentally injures Henry in a drunken fight. After humiliating himself in front of a daughter of the town's preeminent family, Henry disappears in the night. Months later, Francis learns that Henry has joined the Union army, and the two are left to find out separately what the approaching war will bring.
Starring: Tim Morton, David Maloney, Rachel Korine
A high school senior finds herself immersed in an online game of truth or dare, where her every move starts to become manipulated by an anonymous community of "watchers."
Outlander Season 2
Claire and Jamie arrive in France, hell-bent on infiltrating the Jacobite rebellion led by Prince Charles Stuart and stopping the battle of Culloden. With the help of Jamie’s cousin, they are thrown into the lavish world of French society, where intrigue and parties are abundant but political gain proves far less fruitful. Altering the course of history presents challenges that begin to weigh on the very fabric of their relationship – but, armed with the knowledge of what lies ahead, Claire and Jamie must race to prevent a doomed Highland uprising and the extinction of Scottish life as they know it. Based on the best-selling novel, Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon
Rick Steve's Europe 2015-2016
Experience Europe with Rick Steves! Rick is your perfect travel partner, guiding you through his favorite European cities, villages, and off-the-beaten-path getaways. In this all-new collection of 12 Rick Steves' Europe TV shows from the 2015-2016 season, you'll marvel at some of Europe's most appealing destinations. This two-disc set includes the following shows: Italy's Riviera: Cinque Terre Ialy's Veneto: Verona, Padua, and Ravenna, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Beyond Amsterdam, Prague,Berlin, Paris Side-Trips, France's Loire: Château Country, Western Turkey, Central Turkey, The Best of Israel, Palestine
Based on a true story, the film follows two friends in their early 20s (Hill and Teller) living in Miami during the Iraq War who exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life. But the pair gets in over their heads when they land a $300 million deal to arm the Afghan Military—a deal that puts them in business with some very shady people, not the least of which turns out to be the U.S. Government.
Starring: Jonah Hill, Miles Teller, Ana de Armas
Neither Heaven Nor Earth
French Army Captain Antares Bonassieu and his squad are assigned to monitor a remote valley of Wakhan, Afghanistan on the border of Pakistan. Negotiating control of the region between local shepherds and possible Taliban sympathizers grows more and more tenuous for them as men from all sides start mysteriously disappearing. Unable to explain this eerie phenomenon, the soldiers find themselves embroiled in an existential nightmare, desperate for their own safety.