New Arrivals · DVDs—Domestic Feature Films

December 18, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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December 17, 2014
©2013
1 videodisc (82 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Sheree Bynum, Karen Malina White, Michael Higgenbottom, Kevin Craig West, Dingani Deza.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Troy Alexander returns to her roots armed with a plan to pass the bar and start her own law practice. She's content until she stumbles upon Malik Bond, a middle school math teacher. Sparks fly and life seems perfect until circumstances beyond her control bring her well-thought plans to a halt.

King of the game

December 17, 2014
Deerfield Beach, FL : Maverick Entertainment Group, [2014]
1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Dewey Allen, Mando Allen, Nikki May, Kiera Jones, Jennifer Schemke, Devonna Francis, Tiffney Wagner, Aaron Saxton.
Title from disc label.
Special features: trailers.
One man faces the promises of an honest life and the realities of a crime world that may prove too powerful to resist.

The key [videorecording]

December 17, 2014
©1958
1 videodisc (126 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
William Holden, Sophia Loren, Trevor Howard, Kieron Moore, Bernard Lee, Bryan Forbes, Beatrix Lehmann, Noel Purcell, Oscar Homolka, Carl Möhner, Michael Caine (bit part).
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1958.
Based on the novel "Stella" by Jan de Hartog.
In war-weary London, Stella allows the key to her apartment to be passed from sea captain to sea captain. But when David Ross shows up she finds herself in love.

The trip to Italy [videorecording]

December 17, 2014
Orland Park, IL : MPI Home Video, [2014]
1 videodisc (108 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Claire Keelan, Rosie Fellner.
Title from disc label.
Features: Trailer; making of; behind the scenes; deleted scenes; poster gallery.
Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are on an all-expenses-paid trip for the Observer. Their tough assignment is to drive through beautiful Italian country, eat lavishly, and stay in exquisite small hotels, all so that one or the other can write high-toned culinary drivel for the paper.

The good lie

December 17, 2014
[Los Angeles, California] : Alcon Entertainment : Warner Bros., [2014]
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Reese Witherspoon, Emmanuel Jal, Corey Stoll, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Kuoth Wiel.
Title from disc label.
They were known simply as "The Lost Boys." Orphaned by the brutal civil war in Sudan that began in 1983, these young victims traveled as many as a thousand miles on foot in search of safety. Fifteen years later, a humanitarian effort would bring 3,600 lost boys and girls to America.

The equalizer [videorecording]

December 17, 2014
[United States] : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2014]
1 videodisc (approximately 132 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Denzel Washington, Chloë Grace Moretz, Martin Csokas, David Harbour.
Title from disc label.
Based on the television created by Michael Sloan and Richard Lindhelm.
McCall is a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri, a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by; he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened.

Coupe de ville [videorecording]

December 17, 2014
Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios, [2011]
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Patrick Demsey, Ayre Gross, Daniel Stern, Annabeth Gish, Rita Taggart, Joseph Bologna, Alan Arkin.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1990.
A heartwarming comedy about three very different brothers who reluctantly unite for a 1500-mile car trip.

Behaving badly

December 17, 2014
©2014
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Elisabeth Shue, Dylan McDermott, Selena Gomez, Nat Wolff, Mary-Louise Parker, Lachlan Buchanan.
Based on the book While I'm dead... feed the dog.
In this fast-paced, outrageously funny, all-star romp, socially awkward high schooler Rick Stevens is willing to do whatever it takes to win the heart of the girl of his dreams, and he does mean anything. But love's a pain! Particularly when your sights are set on the most beautiful and popular girl at school.

Miffy the movie

December 17, 2014
©2013
1 videodisc (67min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Hanna Verboom, Eva Poppink, Marc-Marie Huijbregts.
Title from disc label.
Based on the stories of Dick Bruna.
Miffy, Melanie, Grunty and Snuffy are going on a treasure hunt in the zoo. They have to solve the five clues that father and mother bunny have given them one by one. Along the way Miffy and her friends meet all kinds of animals and together they experience a fun adventure.

War story [videorecording]

December 16, 2014
New York, NY : IFC Films, [2014]
1 videodisc (89 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Catherine Keener, Hafsia Herzi, Vincenzo Amato, Ben Kingsley.
Title from disc label.
Special features: Trailer.
Photojournalist Lee has spent most of her life documenting the catastrophes of war in the world's most treacherous conflict zones. After she's taken hostage and brutalized in Libya, she suddenly finds herself faced with the horror of experiencing what she's so often only seen through a camera lens. But instead of returning home to recover, she detours to Sicily instead, where she meets back up with her former lover and mentor Albert.

The lady objects

December 15, 2014
©1938
1 videodisc (approximately 66 min.): sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Lanny Ross, Gloria Stuart, Robert Paige.
A young married couple separates after their marriage is tested by diverging career paths. But they must come back together when one of them is accused of murder.

Louder than words

December 12, 2014
Santa Monica, CA : ARC Entertainment, LLC, [2014]
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
David Duchovny, Hope Davis, Timothy Hutton.
After the unexpected death of their daughter, a couple work to build a state of the art children's hospital where families are welcomed into the healing process.

Snow white [videorecording] : a deadly summer

December 11, 2014
Santa Monica, Calif. : Lionsgate, 2012.
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Shanley Caswell, Maureen McCormick, Eric Roberts, Tim Abell, Eileen Dietz, Chase Bennett, Camille Cregan, Jason-Shane Scott, Patrick Lewey, Chelsea Bernier, Aaron Jaeger, Kelsey Weber, Hunter Wryn, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, RJ Cantu, Zach Cuddeback.
Title from disc label.
Special features: Commentary with director David DeCoteau and cast members Chase Bennett and Jason-Shane Scott; Stills gallery.
In this edgy tale of horror, a troubled teenage girl finds herself in a web of lies and deceit when her stepmother attempts to murder her by sending her to a discipline camp.

Levitated mass : the story of Michael Heizer's monolithic sculpture

December 11, 2014
©2013
1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Originally produced in the United States as a motion picture and released in 2013.
"LEVITATED MASS is Doug Pray's new documentary about a two-story tall, 340-ton, granite boulder that was moved from a quarry in Riverside to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and mounted atop the walls of a gigantic slot in the earth. The massive artwork, titled Levitated Mass, is the latest 'land sculpture' by one of America's most exciting and misunderstood artists, Michael Heizer. Heizer's sculpture references the expanse of art history -- from ancient traditions of megalithic stones to modern forms of abstract geometries and cutting-edge feats of engineering. The boulder's 105-mile journey from quarry to museum attracted international media attention and challenged the imagination of thousands of Southern Californians over 10 nights as it crawled through 22 cities on a football-field length, 206-wheeled trailer. The film captures this spectacle while weaving together the dramatic story of the reclusive Heizer, the ambitions of a major metropolitan museum, and the public's wild reactions to this massive display of modern yet eerily timeless conceptual art."--Container.

Stonehearst asylum

December 11, 2014
[United States] : Millennium Entertainment
1 videodisc (112 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Kate Beckinsale, Ben Kingsley, Michael Caine, Brendan Gleeson, Jim Sturgess.
Title from disc label.
Special feature: Making-of featurette.
When young doctor Edward Newgate arrives at Stonehearst Asylum in search of an apprenticeship, he is warmly welcomed by Superintendent Dr. Lamb and a mesmerizing woman by the name of Eliza Grave. Edward is intrigued by Lamb's modern methods of treating the insane until a series of unusual events leads him to make a horrifying discovery, exposing Lamb's utopia and pushing Edward to the limits of his conscience.

Waiting for angels [videorecording]

December 11, 2014
[United States] : DGC Enterprises, c2012.
1 videodisc (85 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Robin Givens, Evangeline Gabriel Young, Orlando Eric Street.
Title from disc label.
A man lies dying in a hospital bed while his family and friends quarrel and fall victim to sin. Can God save them?

The investigator

December 11, 2014
©2013
1 videodisc (101 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Wade Williams, David Sanborn, Kevin White.
Title from disc label.
Bonus features: deleted scenes.
When a drug bust goes tragically wrong, police sergeant James Buanacore is forced to quit that job he loves. Facing this crisis and doubting his faith, he is encouraged to take on a job at a local Christian high school as a criminal justice teacher to troubled students and as coach to the struggling baseball team. Just when James is thinking of giving up, a student challenges the detective to begin the investigation that will change all their lives forever an investigation into the existence of Jesus Christ.

How Murray saved Christmas.

December 11, 2014
Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment
1 videodisc (42 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jason Alexander, Sean Hayes, Dennis Haysbert, Jerry Stiller.
Title from container.
Special features: Deleted scenes; Feature commentary with executive producer/writer Mike Reiss, producer Lee Supercinski, producer Claudia Katz, director Peter Avanzino, and actors Nick Jameson, Maurice LaMarche, and Billy West.
Everyone's happy in Stinky Cigars, the secret town where all the holiday characters live, except Murray Weiner, the grumpy owner of Murray's Holiday Diner. But when Santa is knocked out cold by an experimental toy, the Jack-in-the-boxer, it's up to Murray to save Christmas, which he does, in a weirdly wonderful way. Enjoy this Christmas comedy for all ages, packed with songs, smart jokes and silly slapstick humor.

At the devil's door

December 11, 2014
©2013
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ashley Rickards, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Naya Rivera.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
When ambitious young real estate agent Leigh is asked to sell a house with a checkered past, she crosses paths with a disturbed girl whom she learns is the runaway daughter of the couple selling the property. When Leigh tries to intervene and help her, she becomes entangled with a supernatural force that soon pulls Leigh's artist sister Vera into its web.

Combat shock [videorecording] : American nightmare

December 10, 2014
[United States] : Troma Retro, c2009.
1 videodiscs (92, 100 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Ricky Giovinazzo, Veronica Stork, Mitch Maglio.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1986.
American nightmares: the never-before-seen director's cut (100 min.) ; Combat shock: the original theatrical cut (92 min.) ; audio commentary on Combat shock with director Buddy Giovinazzo and Jörg Buttgereit.
Frankie Dunlan is a Vietnam veteran and ex-prisoner of war. With no job, no money and little hope, Frankie vents his rage and puts his combat skills to use against the street criminals who have decimated his New York City neighborhood.

Calvary

December 10, 2014
Beverly Hills, California : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2014]
1 videodisc (approximately 100 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aidan Gillen, Dylan Moran.
Calvary's Father James is a good priest who is faced with sinister and troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his parish. Although he continues to comfort his own fragile daughter and reach out to help members of his church with their various scurrilous moral, and often comic, problems, he feels sinister and troubling forces closing in, and begins to wonder if he will have the courage to face his own personal Calvary.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

December 10, 2014
Los Angeles, California : Paramount Pictures, 2014.
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Whoopi Goldberg, Johnny Knoxville, Tony Shalhoub, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Megan Fox, Danny Woodburn, Noel Fisher, Alan Ritchson, Pete Ploszek, Jeremy Howard.
Title from disc label.
The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O'Neil and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder's diabolical plan.

The maze runner

December 10, 2014
Beverly Hills, California : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2014]
1 videodisc (113 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Will Poulter, Aml Ameen, Ki Hong Lee, Blake Cooper.
Bonus features: audio commentary; deleted scenes with optional commentary by Wes Ball; still galleries and storyboards.
Based upon the novel by James Dashner.
When Thomas wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape.

This is where I leave you

December 10, 2014
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video
1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jane Fonda, Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll, Kathryn Hahn.
When their father passes away, four grown siblings, bruised and banged up by their respective adult lives, are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week. Confronting their history and the frayed states of their relationships among the people who know and love them best, they ultimately reconnect in hysterical and emotionally affecting ways amid the chaos, humor, heartache and redemption that only families can provide.

Magic in the moonlight

December 10, 2014
Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
1 videodisc (approximately 97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Eileen Atkins, Colin Firth, Marcia Gay Harden, Hamish Linklater, Simon McBurney.
Special features: Behind the magic; On the red carpet: Los Angeles film premiere.
Set in the 1920s, Stanley, an Englishman posing as an Asian magician, attempts to debunk fake spiritualists. He then travels to the south of France to unmask a supposed medium named Sophie as a good-looking fake, but he ends up falling for her real-world charms instead.

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