Featured DVDs and More
April 19 – Staff Picks: Isaac F.
My Neighbor Totoro
This superbly animated children’s tale is directed by Hayao Miyazaki, one of Japan’s most beloved animators. The story follows Satsuke and Mei, two young girls who find that their new country home is in a mystical forest inhabited by a menagerie of mystical creatures called Totoros. They befriend O Totoro, the biggest and eldest Totoro, who is also the king of the forest.
All is Lost
This open-water thriller is about one man’s battle for survival against the elements after his sailboat is destroyed at sea. Using only a sextant and nautical maps to chart his progress, he is forced to rely on ocean currents to carry him into a shipping lane in hopes of hailing a passing vessel. But with the sun unrelenting, sharks circling and his meager supplies dwindling, the ever-resourceful sailor soon finds himself staring his mortality in the face.
When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team – led by expert codebreaker Louise Banks (Amy Adams) – is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers – and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.
April 12 – Feel-Good Films
An original pop musical about six commuters who get trapped together on a New York City subway. Through the power of music, they learn about each other’s lives and, in turn, have a profound impact on one another. Connecting across lines of race, culture, and class in a way that only situations of circumstance or happenstance can create, this will be a day that none of them will ever forget.
Simon (Nick Robinson) is a closeted high schooler who falls for an anonymous online pen pal from his school who is also gay. When a blackmailer obtains his candid emails and threatens to out him, Simon must figure out how to reveal his sexuality to his friends and family while also attempting to turn his online flirtation into a real-life romance.
Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about kindness, love, and forgiveness from America’s most beloved neighbor.
April 5 – New DVDs
Releases April 27
Victoria has decided to leave behind her life as a drug courier for Russians and become the mother for her daughter that she deserves. Retired cop Damon decides he needs someone to do what he wants, so he kidnaps Victoria’s daughter to have her handle gangsters he had problems with. She uses her desperation to utilize guns and a motorcycle so she can do what is needed to get her daughter back.
Releases May 4
This police drama thriller is about how an older and rather burned out deputy sheriff from Kern County named Joe Deacon (Denzel Washington) teams up with the younger Sergeant Jim Baxter (Rami Malek) from the Los Angeles Sheriff Department to work together in reeling in a cunning serial killer (Jared Leto) with a knack for evading capture. The two work out their differences and try to wrestle with their respective personal struggles to prevent the killer from taking another life.
Releases April 20
Crisis presents three stories set against the backdrop of the opioid epidemic: an architect recovering from an addiction investigates the truth behind her son’s disappearance and connection to narcotics; a professor employed by a pharmaceutical company wrestles with unexpected revelations about the true nature of his employer; and a drug peddler who arranges a multi-cartel operation across Canada and the United States.
March 29 – New DVDs
Released March 23
Five years after the Civil War, Captain Kidd moves from town to town as a storyteller. In Texas, he crosses paths with Johanna, a ten-year-old taken in by the Kiowa people six years earlier. She is being returned to her biological aunt and uncle against her will. Kidd agrees to deliver the child where the law says she belongs. As they travel hundreds of miles, the two will face tremendous challenges of both human and natural forces as they search for a place that either can call home.
Releases April 6
In their lifetime of friendship, kindred spirits Star (Kristen Wiig) and Barb (Annie Mumolo) remained at one another’s side through the challenges and triumphs of life. Yet as middle-age approaches, both women feel the inexplicable urge to explore the world. Armed with their signature exuberance, Barb and Star leave their rural Midwestern town behind to embark on a holiday, their first beyond the confines of their community.
Released March 2
Derrick desperately tries to put the pieces together after a wild one-night stand with a woman who has entangled him in a dangerous game of cat and mouse. The female detective got him caught up in her latest investigation, putting him — and his perfect life and family — at risk of losing everything, even their lives.