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"When Julien and his wife move to Amsterdam to help look after their grandchild, the Chief of Police, who happens to be Julien's old girlfriend, seeks out his help in finding a young sex worker who has gone missing. As Baptiste rapidly becomes embroiled in a case that peels back layers and layers of atrocity in the sex trade and drugs, nothing is as it first seems. For Julien Baptiste the beautiful streets, canals and houses of Amsterdam hide dark, deadly secrets." ---Container
"This second season of 'Baptiste' follows retired detective Julien Baptiste ... as he delves into Budapest's corrupt underworld to find a British ambassador's family who go missing on a skiing holiday in the Hungarian mountains. Ambassador Emma Chambers ... is thrust into the crosshairs of Baptiste's most complex case to date, as the detective navigates an untrustworthy Hungarian police force and international media interest as he hunts for her husband and two sons."---Container.
Join actor Simon Callow as he uncovers the origins of the song Silent night, journeying to the Austrian village of Oberndorf as well as the city of Salzburg, where the story of the world's favorite carol had its origins.
Season 14 of Heartland finds horses healing Amy as much as Amy heals horses. While Amy struggles with a life-changing challenge, the entire town of Hudson will have to deal with an unexpected disaster that threatens to derail Lou’s first term as mayor. But, the family will pull through together and be stronger as a result. Family is courage, and times change. Heartland Television Series
As Amy and Ty continue to build their business together, the inevitable ups and downs of entrepreneurship will test the strength of their marriage. Georgie returns from an elite equestrian training camp in Europe only to realize things in Hudson are not as they were when she left, or perhaps she is the one who has changed. When a dangerous storm heads towards Hudson, Jack is forced to face some tragic memories from his past. He will also end up weighing some major decisions for his business and his future. Lou and Mitch make things official in their relationship, but soon realize that their career aspirations may not be as in sync as they had hoped. Tim sorts out what happens next after last season's failed marriage proposal and it might include a new business venture.
A feature-length documentary that explores the resilience and perspective of Chris Norton. In October 2010 at age eighteen, Chris suffered a debilitating spinal cord injury during a college football game. Doctors gave him just a three percent chance to ever move again. But he defied that diagnosis. After years of physical therapy and training, Chris' story went viral in 2015 when he successfully walked across the college graduation stage with the help of his fiancě Emily. Video of Chris walking to get his diploma touched the world and has received over 300 million views. Soon after, Chris and Emily set an ambitious new goal: walk seven yards side-by-side down their wedding aisle.
Alice is a reclusive writer, resigned to a solitary life on the seaside cliffs of Southern England while World War II rages across the channel. When she opens her front door one day to find she's to adopt a young London evacuee name Frank, she's resistant. It's not long, however, before the two realize they have more in common in their pasts than Alice had assumed.
After the death of his wife, sports broadcaster later turned morning talk show host Danny Tanner raises his three little girls, D.J. (Donna Jo), Stephanie and Michelle - with help from his rock musician brother-in-law, Jesse Katsopolis and his comedian best friend, Joey Gladstone.
Four children (the Swallows) on holiday in the Lake District sail on their own to an island and start a war with rival children (the Amazons). In the meantime, a mysterious man on a houseboat accuses them of a crime they did not commit.
This is the definitive story of Edwards Air Force Base, the world's pre-eminent military aviation test center. Includes: the history of Edwards Air Force Base, an insider's view of the base, the B-2 Bomber, Space Shuttle, X-15 Program, and more.
Reviewed: PW 22 July 2019 p. 196. Description: Television comedy has long been on the frontline in how America evolves on social issues. There is something about comedy that makes difficult issues more palatable–with humor an effective device for presenting ideas that lead to social change. From “I Love Lucy” which introduced the first television pregnancy to “Will & Grace,” which normalized gay characters, the situation comedy has challenged the public to revisit social mores and reshape how we think about the world in which we live. (publ.)
Abominable takes audiences on an epic 2,000-mile adventure from the streets of Shanghai to the breathtaking Himalayan snowscapes. When teenage Yi encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her apartment building in Shanghai, she and her mischievous friends, Jin and Peng, name him "Everest" and embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family at the highest point on Earth. But the trio of friends will have to stay one-step ahead of Burnish, a wealthy man intent on capturing a Yeti, and zoologist Dr. Zara to help Everest get home.
The story of Bruce Sundlun's amazing escape from occupied Europe in World War II, filmed on location in Belgium and narrated by Sundlun's own daughter, Kara, who traveled back to the village of Jabbeke in Belgium, to re-trace her father's footsteps in World War II.
Based on the inspirational true story of one mother's unfaltering love in the face of impossible odds. When Joyce Smith's adopted son John falls through an icy Missouri lake, all hope seems lost. But as John lies lifeless, Joyce refuses to give up. Her steadfast belief inspires those around her to continue to pray for John's recovery, even in the face of every case history and scientific prediction. A reminder that faith and love can create a mountain of hope, and sometimes even a miracle.
Publication Date: Princeton, N.J.: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1999. 61 min. (Online/Streaming)
Access Note: 3-year streaming license; NICC Films on Demand platform. Description:Things Fall Apart has been translated into 50 languages, has sold over 8 million copies, and is considered one of the 20th century’s literary master-pieces. This program analyzes the impact Chinua Achebe and his writings have had on world literature, as well as his influence as an editor and a spokesman for a generation of African writers. Dr. Achebe, noted professors Abiola Irele and Gerald Graff, and Charles Larson, editor of the anthology Under African Skies, discuss the characterization, social implications, and levels of interpretation of Things Fall Apart. Vital concepts indigenous to the Ibos of southeastern Nigeria such as oral culture, reincarnation, and negotiation–concepts essential to a deep understanding of the novel–are also presented. This program is an indispensable supplement to Achebe’s best-known novel that elucidates Nigerian history and culture and the impact of colonialism. (publ.)
Not since 1860 have the Democrats so fanatically refused to accept a free election. That year, their target was Lincoln. Now, their target is President Trump and his supporters. Through historical recreations and a searching examination of fascism and white supremacy, this documentary exposes hidden history and explosive truths.
Professional chef Leo has everything he ever wanted: a prosperous hotel business, a beautiful family, and an amiable relationship with his ex-wife, Gina, to whom he owes much of his success. But when Leo's glamorous wife Sam starts to suspect that he is having an affair, she asks Gina for advice, since Gina was cheated on by Leo with Sam and would recognize the signs. But none of them could anticipate the disastrous chain of events that follows.
A Dog's Way Home [DVD] by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Call Number: 791.4372 Dog
Publication Date: 2019
As a puppy, Bella finds her way into the arms of Lucas, a young man who gives her a good home. When Bella becomes separated from Lucas, she soon finds herself on an epic, 400-mile journey to reunite with her beloved owner. Along the way, the lost but spirited dog touches the lives of an orphaned mountain lion, a down-on-his-luck veteran and some friendly strangers who happen to cross her path.
Circus owner Max Medici enlists former star Holt Farrier and his children to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere, who recruits the Dumbo for his newest entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets.
Ferdinand is a giant bull with a big heart. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast and torn from his home, he rallies a misfit team for an epic adventure in order to return to his family. Based on the classic children's book, and filled with nonstop fun and laughs, Ferdinand proves you can't judge a bull by its cover.
Nominated for an Oscar for best feature documentary in 1993, this program profiles four married couples and one gay couple who have been together for over fifty years. Filmed over the course of five years, the couples discuss the issues that inform long-term relationship: togetherness vs. personal independence; monogamy vs. open marriage; conflict resolution; love and sex; aging together; death and the prospect of living alone.
Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy - his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) in a coastal town in Florida. Frank's plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old's mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank's formidable mother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan) whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary. Octavia Spencer plays Roberta, Frank and Mary's landlady and best friend. Jenny Slate is Mary's teacher, Bonnie, a young woman whose concern for her student develops into a connection with her uncle as well.
Starr Carter navigates the perilous waters between her poor, black neighborhood and her prestigious, mainly white private school. This all changes when she finds herself in the middle of racial activism after her best friend is shot by police officers, and she's forced to make a decision. Allow the media to skewer her friend to protect the status quo, or stand up and tell the truth in memory of Khalil?
Has the Gulf of Mexico recovered from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill? As the tenth anniversary of the disaster approaches, this question is regularly posed. An international team of scientists has spent nearly that long studying its environmental impact on humans, wildlife, and the ecosystem. They provide assessments of the current state of the Gulf, but lingering questions are challenging their ability to predict the long-term impacts
This epic film is sheer movie-making magic that was 65 million years in the making. Jurassic Park takes you to an amazing theme park on a remote island where dinosaurs once again roam the earth and five people must battle to survive among the prehistoric predators.
Another batch of hungry dinosaurs wreak havoc with humankind in this third installment. Dr. Alan Grant is persuaded to travel to the site of the second InGen lab and discovers that the velociraptors are more intelligent than anyone thought.
Twenty-two years following the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now includes a completely functioning dinosaur theme park, as once envisioned by John Hammond. After ten years of operation and decline in visitors, a unique attraction is designed to ignite visitor's interest, which fails horribly.
When her husband suddenly dumps her, longtime dedicated housewife Deanna turns regret into re-set by going back to college, landing in the same class and school as her daughter, 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.
Like Cats and Dogs [DVD] by Hallmark
Call Number: 791.4372 Lik
Publication Date: 2019
Spencer is a cat person. Lara is a dog person. Spencer is headed to a beach town to work on his thesis. Lara is coming to the same beach town to escape the shambles of her life. Their personalities couldn't be more different, but when a reservation screw up lands them, and their pets, in the same vacation rental house, they all have to figure out how to get along with each other.
The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court.
Join the celebration, sing and dance, and discover how it all began! Ten years after Mamma Mia! The Movie premiered, you're invited back to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi in an all-new musical sequel based on the songs of ABBA. Sophie is now pregnant, and like her mother Donna, she'll need to take risks. The film's original cast returns, with new additions including Lily James as a young Donna, Andy Garcia and Oscar winner Cher.
After Mary Poppins departed London, Jane and Michael Banks grew up into loving and responsible adults. When Michael becomes a single father of three children after the death of his wife, Mary Poppins revisits the Cherry Tree Lane home again to try to help Michael and his family cope and move beyond their grief. Time passes quickly for most normal mortals. Mary Poppins has never been normal. Although it's now the 1930s, she looks exactly the same. Her message to Michael, Annabel, John, George and Ellen, the family's housekeeper, about enjoying life and loved ones is also still the same.
Earl Stone is a man in his 80s who is broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. Easy enough, but, unbeknownst to Earl, he's just signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. Even as his money problems become a thing of the past, Earl's past mistakes start to weigh heavily on him, and it's uncertain if he'll have time to right those wrongs before law enforcement, or the cartel's enforcers, catch up to him.
Inspired by the powerful true story of a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg, On the Basis of Sex depicts a then-struggling attorney and new mother facing adversity in her fight for equal rights. When Ruth takes on a ground-breaking case, she knows the outcome could alter the courts' view of gender discrimination. Stronger together, Ruth teams up with her husband, Martin Ginsburg, to fight the case that catapults her into one of the most important public figures of our time.
High school basketball coach John Harrison receives unfortunate news that will change his life. The largest manufacturing plant in town suddenly shuts down, forcing many families to leave in search of other job opportunities. John and his family are faced with an uncertain future, and his dreams of winning the state basketball championship are in jeopardy. He agrees to coach the cross-country team where he meets a runner who is on her journey of discovery. John and his wife are inspired by their new friend while John attempts to help the runner win the biggest race of the year.
Witness the impassioned efforts of individuals who are battling the most severe threats of climate change in their own backyards. Set against the national debate over the United States' energy future and the decision to exit the Paris Climate Agreement, the film captures what's at stake for communities around the country and the inspiring ways Americans are responding.
Stu Shepard, a self-centered New York City publicist, suddenly finds himself on the deadly end of a high-powered rifle scope when he picks up a ringing payphone and the man on the other end tells him that he's going to kill him if he hangs up.
Reeling from his mother's death and his father's abandonment, Zach, an All-State athlete, finds glory on the football field, working to earn a college scholarship and the brothers' ticket out of town. When a devastating injury puts Zach and his dreams on the sidelines, David laces up his track cleats to salvage their future and point Zach toward hope.
When a big box store employee reinvents her life and her lifestyle, she gets the chance to prove to Madison Avenue that street smarts are as valuable as a college degree, and that it's never too late for a 'Second Act'.
Terrier Max is coping with some major life changes. His owner is now married and has a toddler, Liam. Max is so worried about protecting the boy that he develops a nervous tic. On a family trip to a farm, Max and Duke encounter many creatures who elevates Max's anxiety. Luckily, Max gets some guidance from veteran farm dog Rooster, who pushes Max to ditch his neuroses, find his inner alpha, and give Liam a little more freedom. Can Max and the gang find the courage to face their biggest fears?
Miles Morales is the new Spider-Man but must also walk the balance between his personal high school & family life and his life as a superhero. While being Spider-Man, he becomes familiar with the Spider-Verse, where there are endless variations on Spider-Man. One of the Spider-Man variations living inside the Spider-Verse is Spider-Man, Peter B. Parker, who guides Miles in his journey as the new Spider-Man and introduces him to the multitude of other Spider-Men, including Spider-Man Noir and Spider-Ham. All of the various Spider-Men will have to band together when villains threaten the safety of the Spider-Verse and of the world itself.
Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers and falls in love with struggling artist Ally. She has given up on her dream to become a successful singer, until she meets Jack, who immediately sees her natural talent. This is the raw and passionate tale of Jack and Ally, two artistic souls coming together, on stage and in life. Theirs is a complex journey through the beauty and the heartbreak of a relationship struggling to survive.
Narrated by actor Jason Beghe of NBC's Chicago P.D.,SURVIVORS OF MALMEDY: DECEMBER 1944 tells the story of the World War II massacre of 84 American soldiers in Belgium during the opening days of the famous "Battle of the Bulge." Weaving interviews with the few remaining survivors of the massacre with archival footage, and drone video shot in the Malmedy area and in the field where the infamous event occurred, the emotional and powerful SURVIVORS OF MALMEDY chronicles what became known as the largest single mass murder of American troops in World War II."
A recently paroled ex-convict, Dell, strikes up an unusual and unlikely friendship with a quadriplegic billionaire, Philip Lacasse, in this funny and warm-hearted buddy comedy. From worlds apart, Dell and Philip form an unlikely bond, bridging their differences and gaining invaluable wisdom in the process, giving each man a renewed sense of passion for all of life's possibilities.
War Journal tells the story of one of the most incredible escapes in World War II. Two Americans, both escapees of Bataan, Damon Gause from Corregidor as well who, in 1942, in a leaky 20 foot fishing boat, escaped and sailed from the Philippines to Australia and freedom. It took Gause and fellow American William Lloyd Osborne 52 days and 3,200 miles to reach freedom. During the trip the Americans faced typhoons, constant threats from Japanese ships, submarines and airplanes, lack of water and food and even a visit to a leper colony.
Directed by the Turkish cinema master, Nuri Bilge Ceylan. Set in the picturesque and beautiful Cappadocia region in central Turkey, the film follows retired actor Aydin (Haluk Bilginer), who has inherited a small hotel. He is ensconced with his recently divorced sister (Demet Akbag), his much younger (and growingly discontented) wife (Melisa S?ozen), and a host of guests. A seemingly trivial incident sets in motion a clash of personalities that puts the group at odds, and makes them reflect on the path their lives have taken.
Jack Malik was just another struggling songwriter... but that was yesterday. After a mysterious blackout, Jack discovers he is the only person on earth who remembers The Beatles! As he rockets to fame by passing off the Fab Four's songs as his own, Jack risks losing Ellie--the one person who has loved him and believed in him from the start. Before the door to his old life closes forever, Jack must decide if all he needs is love, after all.
Publication Date: Burbank, Calif.: Warner Home Video, 2001. 1 DVD (94 min.).
Cast: Colin Farrell, Scott Caan, Ali Larter, Gabriel Macht, Gregory Smith, Harris Yulin, Will McCormack, Ronny Cox, Kathy Bates, & Timothy Dalton. Description: At the end of the Civil War, Frank and Jesse James ride home to Missouri to be on their ranch with their mother. As a railroad moves through buying up as much land as possible, burning folks out if need be, the James-Younger gang of outlaws become determined to use any means to protect their land and the land of their townsfolk and friends.
Publication Date: Burbank, Calif.: Time Warner Entertainment, 1999, c1943.
Participants: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet, & Peter Lorre. Description: In World War II Morocco, seething with European refugees desperate for passage to neutral Lisbon, only a world-weary and bitter nightclub owner can help his former lover and her Resistance-hero husband escape from the Nazis. Note: Special features: documentary “You must remember this,” hosted by Lauren Bacall and featuring recently unearthed outtakes; all-new introduction by Lauren Bacall; theatrical trailers. Holdings Note: Copy at Calmar campus; call no. 791.4372 Cas
Publication Date: [S.l.]: Walt Disney Home Video, 1999, c1993. 1 DVD (98 min.).
Cast: Leon, Doug E. Doug, Rawle D. Lewis, Malik Yoba, Raymond J. Barry, Larry Gilman, Peter Outerbridge, Paul Coeur, & John Candy. Description: Based on a true story, this is the comedic saga of four Jamaican athletes going to extremes to compete as bobsled racers at the Winter Olympics. With few resources and virtually no clue about winter sports, it’s an uphill course for this troupe from the tropics who are sliding on thin ice as they go for the gold in Calgary, Canada. Refusing to let anything stand in their way, these four Jamaicans enlist the help of a down-and-out ex-champion American slider named Irv. Unavoidably drawn back to a sport he had come to loathe, Irv is faced with coaching a team of complete novices. But once committed, he is determined to turn them around and to somehow right the wrongs of his own failed career. It’s a bumpy ride but with pride, determination, and dignity, the bobsledders make their impossible dreams come true.
Publication Date: Hollywood, Calif.: Paramount, 2002. 1 DVD (93 min.).
Cast: Britney Spears, Anson Mount, Zoë Saldana, Taryn Manning, Beverly Johnson, Justin Long, Bahni Turpin, Kim Cattrall, & Dan Aykroyd. Description: On the night of their senior prom, Lucy and her once-close childhood friends–Kit and Mimi–reunite to dig up a time capsule they buried together as little girls. Mimi’s wants to make good on her childhood dreams; leaving their small town for fame and fortune in Los Angeles. Though Lucy and Kit are reluctant to join her, they decide to tag along, agreeing to be chauffeured by Mimi’s friend, Ben. As they trek across the country, plagued by car problems, unsanitary motels, and petty bickering, the three friends reveal meaningful secrets to each other.
Cast: Joseph Fiennes, Jude Law, Rachel Weisz, Bob Hoskins, Ed Harris, Ron Perlman, & Gabriel Marshall-Thomson. Description: Based on the true story of WWII Russian hero Vassili Zaitsev whose fame thrust him into a personal war with the Nazis best sharpshooter, Major Erwin Konig.
Publication Date: Burbank, Calif.: Warner Home Video, 1999, c1981. 1 DVD (140 min.).
Cast: Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Nicholas Clay, Cherie Lunghi, Paul Geoffrey, Nicol Williamson, Robert Addie, Gabriel Byrne, Keith Buckley, Katrine Boorman, Liam Neeson, Corin Redgrave, Niall O'Brien, Patrick Stewart, Clive Swift, Ciarin Hinds, Liam O’Callaghan, Michael Muldoon, Charley Boorman, Mannix Flynn, Garrell Keogh, Emmel Bergin, Barbara Byrne, Brid Brennan, Kay McLaren, & Eamonn Kelly. Description: The classic saga of King Arthur and those around him in the Court–the knights, his Queen, and the wizard Merlin. Focuses on the rise of Christian civilization out of the Dark Ages. Note: Adapted from Thomas Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur by Rospo Pallenberg.
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore, Ray Liotta, Frankie R. Faison, Giancarlo Giannini, Francesca Neri, Zeljko Ivanek, & Gary Oldman. Description: After escaping from the asylum in Baltimore, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, moves to Florence, Italy where he has become one of the curators of the Palazzo Vecchio. His cover is broken when a cop, for money, turns Dr. Lecter over to his old patient, Mason Verger. FBI agent Clarice Starling finds out about Mason’s evil plot to feed Dr. Lecter to a bunch of man-eating hogs and will do anything to make sure that Mason doesn’t succeed. Note: Based on the novel by Thomas Harris (New York: Delacorte Press, 1999).
Publication Date: Burbank, Calif.: Warner Home Video, 1999, c1995. 1 DVD (172 min.).
Cast: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Tom Sizemore, Diane Venora, Amy Brenneman, Ashley Judd, Mykelti Williamson, Wes Studi, Ted Levine, Jon Voight, & Val Kilmer. Description: Vincent Hanna is a brilliant L.A. cop. following the trail from a deadly armed robbery to a crew headed by master thief Neil McCauley. The trouble is, McCauley’s expertise is at least equal to Hanna’s. Note: Originally released as motion picture in 1995.
Publication Date: Burbank, Calif.: Warner Home Video, 2000, c1994. 1 DVD (122 min.).
Cast: Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Antonio Banderas, Stephen Rea, Christian Slater, & Kirsten Dunst. Description: The vampire Lestat tells an unbelieving journalist the story of how he lured a young aristocrat into the immortality of the damned. Note: Based on the novel, Interview with the Vampire, by Anne Rice.
Publication Date: [S.l.]: A & E Television Networks, 2005. c1987. 1 DVD (90 min.).
Cast: Narrated by Robert Stack. Description: Explores the violent battle, from the forces that shattered the post-war peace to the delicate resolution that set the stage for the Cold War. Shows Marine forces as they execute an amphibious landing at Inchon; soldiers as they push the North Koreans to the Yalu River; and encountering China as it sends hundreds of thousands of troops over the border in a move that many thought signaled the beginning of World War III. Note: Originally broadcast on The History Channel in 1987.
Cast: Jim Carrey (Count Olaf), Liam Aiken (Klaus), Emily Browning (Violet), Timothy Spall (Mr. Poe), Catherine O'Hara (Justice Strauss), Billy Connolly (Uncle Monty), Cedric the Entertainer (Constable), Luis Guzman (Bald man), Jennifer Coolidge, Jane Adams (White faced women), Craig Ferguson (Person of indeterminate gender), Jamie Harris (Hook-handed man), Meryl Streep (Aunt Josephine), Kara Hoffman and Shelby Hoffman (Sunny), & Jude Law (as the voice of Lemony Snicket). Description: “If you are interested in stories with happy endings, you would be better off watching some other movie,” warns our narrator, Lemony Snicket. “In this movie,” he continues gravely, “not only is there no happy ending, there is no happy beginning and very few happy things in the middle.” This is the story of the Baudelaire children–three “clever and reasonably attractive orphans”–who embark on a shaky adventure after their home burns down, killing their parents. Violet is the eldest, a serious-minded girl with a knack for inventing things. Klaus is a brainy book-lover who retains every word he’s ever read. And Sunny, barely more than an infant, has the unique distinction of being very good at biting things–sometimes right through things. Note: Based on the books The Bad Beginning (1999), The Reptile Room (1999), and The Wide Window (1999), by Lemony Snicket.
Publication Date: [S.l.]: ThinkFilms, 2005. 1 DVD (86 min.).
Cast: Keith Cavill, Andy Cohn, Scott Hogsett, Bob Lujano, Joe Soares, & Mark Zupan. Description: Documents the personal stories and fierce competition of American and Canadian wheelchair rugby players as they struggle toward the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece. Note: Based on an article written by Dana Adam Shapiro in Maxim magazine in 2002.
Publication Date: Universal City, Calif.: Universal, 2001. 1 DVD (105 min.).
Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Mena Suvari, Stephen Rea, Tim Roth, Justin Chambers, Nick Moran, Bill Treacher, & Daniel Mesguich. Description: A young man comes of age and decides to avenge the brutal murder of his parents. In a world threatened by war, and finding he has impressive combat skills, he finds the opportunity he is looking for in the elite fighting force of the infamous Musketeers. After years of disgrace, he reunites the group and brings them back to their previous glory. Along his journey, he helps the Queen of France and finds love. Note: Based on the novel, The Three Musketeers, by Alexandre Dumas.
Cast: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, James Gleason, Peter Graves, Evelyn Varden, Don Beddoe, Billy Chapin, Gloria Castilo, & Sally Jane Bruce. Description: A psychotic self-styled preacher marries and murders a young widow for her money. He then pursues her children to get his hands on the money, only to meet his match in the form of a saintly farm woman. Note (2): Based on the novel by Davis Grubb (New York: Harper & Bros., 1953. 273 p.) Holdings: Not available on video streaming service.
Publication Date: Burbank, Calif.: Warner Home Video, 2009. 1 DVD (123 min.).
Cast: Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman, C.C.H. Pounder, & Jimmy Bennett. Description: After the loss of their unborn baby, Kate and John Coleman decide to adopt a child as a way to bring some joy and normalcy into their lives. The couple is drawn to Esther, a 9-year-old orphan and they welcome her into their home. As soon as Esther moves in, a series of events begins to unfold, leading Kate to believe that there’s something wrong with Esther–this seemingly angelic little girl is not what she appears to be.
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Fionnula Flanagan, Christopher Eccleston, Elaine Cassidy, Eric Sykes, Alakina Mann, James Bentley, Keith Allen, Renée Asherson, & Michelle Fairley. Description: Grace, a devoutly religious mother, has moved with her family to a mansion on the English coast, awaiting her husband’s return from the war. Her two children both suffer from a rare photosensitivity disease that renders them extremely vulnerable to sunlight, prompting the rule of having only one door open in the house at a time. When one of the children claims to see ghosts, Grace at first believes her newly-arrived family of eccentric servants to be responsible, but as events become stranger, she begins to wonder if something supernatural is indeed going on.
Publication Date: Universal City, Calif.: Universal Pictures, 2009. 1 DVD (140 min.).
Cast: Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard, Jason Clarke, Rory Cochrane, Billie Crudup, Stephen Dorff, Stephen Lang, John Ortiz, Giovanni Ribisi, & David Wenham. Description: 1933. It is the fourth year of the Great Depression. For John Dillinger, Alvin Karpis and Baby Face Nelson, it is the golden age of bank robbery. After serving a ten-year prison sentence, John Dillinger embarks on a cross-country bank-robbing spree with help from his associates: faithful driver Red Hamilton, cocky lookout Homer Van Meter, and murderous hothead Baby Face Nelson. He relocates to Chicago, where he meets hatcheck girl Billie Frechette and falls in love, but struggles to reconcile his new romance with his life on the run. Meanwhile, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover has enlisted Special Agent Melvin Purvis to use the latest techniques and equipment to catch Dillinger-Public Enemy Number One–even as Purvis realizes that doing so may stretch his principles to the breaking point. Note: Based on the book: Public Enemies: America’s Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34, by Bryan Burrough (New York: Penguin, 2004).
Publication Date: Universal City, Calif.: Universal, 2003, c2002. 1 DVD (124 min.).
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Edward Norton, Ralph Fiennes, Harvey Keitel, Emily Watson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, & Mary-Louise Parker. Description: Will Graham is an FBI agent who brought Hannibal Lecter to justice; however, his confrontation with Lecter proved to be a bloody, near-death experience. Retiring from the Bureau, he moves to Florida. However, a particularly grisly killer is on the loose, and Jack, Graham's one-time mentor at the Bureau, asks him to return to duty to find him. “The Tooth Fairy” is a vicious murderer who kills entire families at once, covering the eyes of his victims with bits of a shattered mirror.
Publication Date: Culver City, Calif.: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 2005, c2004. 1 DVD (131 min.).
Cast: Adam Sandler, Téa Leoni, Paz Vega, Cloris Leachman, Shelbie Bruce, Sarah Steele, Ian Hyland, & Victoria Luna. Description: When Flor and her daughter, Christina come to the United States, Flor gets a job as a maid at the home of a successful chef, John Clasky, his insecure wife, Deborah, their two children, and Deborah’s mother. Despite Flor’s lack of English, she does the best she can to assist the Clasky family in more than just house cleaning matters. However, when Flor is forced to live with the family over the summer, she has no choice but to bring Christina along. Deborah, much to Flor’s disliking, treats Christina much like her own and at the same time she hurts the feelings of her own daughter, Bernice. When John’s dreams begin to unravel, he begins to feel like his whole world is coming down around him. Told through Christina’s college letter to Princeton University, Christina learns that things come and go in life, but family is the most important thing a person can have.
Publication Date: Burbank, Calif.: Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2002, c1993. 2 DVDs (134 min.).
Cast: Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe, Michael Beihn, Charlton Heston, Jason Priestley, & Thomas Haden Church. Description: After success cleaning up Dodge City, Wyatt Earp moves to Tombstone, Arizona, and wishes to get rich in obscurity. He meets his brothers there, as well as his old friend Doc Holliday. A band of outlaws that call themselves The Cowboys are causing problems in the region with various acts of random violence, and inevitably come into confrontation with Holliday and the Earps, which leads to a shoot-out at the OK Corral. Note: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1993.
Cast: Narrated by Victor Brandt. Description: In this fully-narrated video tour you’ll embark on a 1,400-mile tour of the Grand Circle, a spectacular region of the Southwest encompassing parts of Arizona, Utah, and Colorado which connects eight national parks.
The Vietnam War, tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides -- Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam.
Publication Date: Burbank, Calif.: Warner Home Video, 1998, c1985. 1 DVD (107 min.).
Cast: Matthew Modine, Linda Fiorentino, Michael Schoeffling, Ronny Cox, Harold Sylvester, Charles Hallahan, R.H. Thomson, & J.C. Quinn. Description: High school wrestler Louden Swain is a man obsessed, trying to shed 23 pounds in a dangerously short time and take on Shute, the undefeated, tough-as-nails 168-pound champion who's the best wrestler in the state. Note: Based on the novel, Vision Quest, by Terry Davis (New York: Viking, 1979).
Publication Date: London: BBC Studios Natural History Production, 2017, c2016. 2 DVDs (300 min.).
Participants: Narrated by David Attenborough. Contents: [Disc 1]: Islands; Mountains; Jungles. — [Disc 2] Deserts; Grass-lands; Cities. Description: This 2016 follow-up to the 2006 documentary mini-series “Planet Earth” examines the natural features and wildlife found in various parts of the world, each of the six episodes corresponding to a different category of natural or man-made terrain (e.g., island, mountain, jungle, urban area, etc.). Library Holdings:Planet Earth I (BBC/Discovery Channel, 2006; 5 DVDs) at NICC/Peosta; call no. 508 PLA
Publication Date: Santa Monica, Calif.: Lions Gate Home Entertainment, 2006, c2004. 1 DVD (87 min.).
Participants: Ossie Davis, Denise Nicholas, Albert Jones, Erik Laray Harvey, Darnell Williams, Jeffrey Nash, Sharif Rasheed, & Stephen Rea. Description: The USS Mason entered WWII on a presumably doomed mission. The all African-American crew overcame the harsh realities of war abroad and segregation at home, and was finally honored for its heroism in 1994. Note: Based on the book, Proudly We Served: The Men of the USS Mason, by Mary Pat Kelly (Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1995).
Publication Date: Beverly Hills, Calif.: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2006, c1970. 2 DVD (144 min.).
Participants: Martin Balsam, Joseph Cotton, E.G. Marshall, James Whitmore, Jason Robards, Soh Yamamura, Tatsuya Mihashi, Takahiro Tamura, Eijiro Tono, & Koreya Sends. Description: Documentary. A Dramatization which chronicles the bombing of Pearl Harbor from both the Japanese and American points of view. Contents: Special feature include: Day of Infamy (documentary; 20 min.) with commentary by Richard Fleischer & Stewart Galbraith; essay by film historian Tom Weaver (container insert); Commentary by Richard Fleischer & Japanese film historian Stuart Galbraith IV; History Behind the Lens Tora! Tora! Tora!: A Giant Awakes, documentary of the historical facts behind the film (90 min.); Hollywood Backstories: Tora! Tora! Tora!, AMC “making-of” featurette (22 min.); “Movietone News” film clips of events surrounding the attack on Pearl Harbor, including First Pictures of Jap Attack on Hawaii (2 min.), Now It Can Be Shown (9 min.), A Year of War Since Pearl Harbor (7 min.), War with Japan (7 min.), U.S. Declares War on Japan (5 min.), First Pictures of Navy Attack on Jap Islands (3 min.), "Jap Cities Were Bombed by U.S. Army Planes” (1 min.), "President Honors 'Jimmy' Doolittle for Raid on Japan” (3 min.), War Reports of the United Nations (2 min.), Doolittle’s Raiders, Who Bombed Tokyo, Mark Anniversary (1 min.); “Behind-the-scenes” production still gallery; “Production Gallery” of cast and set stills; Original theatrical trailer (4 min.). Note: Based on the books: Tora! Tora! Tora!, by Gordon W. Prange and The Broken Seal, by Ladislas Farago (New York: Random House, 1967).
Publication Date: [S.l]: Home Box Office, 2011, c2010. 1 DVD (68 min.).
Cast: Interviewer, James Gandolfini. Description: Beginning with the first documented cases from the Civil War, the film examines occurrences of PTSD through two World Wars and Vietnam, as well as more recent cases involving soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. The stories are told through soldiers’ revealing letters and journals; photographs and combat footage; first-person interviews with veterans of WWII, the Vietnam War, Operation Desert Storm, and Operation Iraqi Freedom; and interviews with family members of soldiers with PTSD. Contents: Special features: The Pentagon post-premiere panel discussion. Holdings: NICC has additional copy at Calmar campus. Call no. 616.85212 War (DVD).