New Arrivals · DVDs—Domestic Feature Films

November 27, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The good life

November 26, 2014
1 videodisc (125 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Robert McGill, Jr., Janell Flugence, Selam Workeneh, James Mastio, Drew Benson, Jonathan Sorapuru.
Special features: Trailers.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Women, money, power, greed, drugs, passion, desire, love, wealth, secrets, seduction. Family, tragedy, choices. Protagonist Mikey searches for alluring good life in an underworld where antagonist Fabian holds all power. Younger brother, Kevin, wants in, against Mikey's will. Forced to choose between family and the good life, what will Mikey choose?

Dawn of the planet of the apes

November 26, 2014
[United States] : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC, 2014.
1 videodisc (130 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, Keri Russell, Judy Greer, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Kevin Rankin, Toby Kebbell, Kirk Acevedo, Enrique Murciano.
Title from disc label.
Special features: Andy Serkis: rediscovering Caesar ; gallery.
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species.

Guardians of the galaxy

November 26, 2014
Burbank, CA : Buena Vista Home Entertainment
1 videodisc (121 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel.
Title from container.
Bonus features: Exclusive look at Marvel's Avengers: age of Ultron; Deleted scene.
Brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand-with the galaxy's fate in the balance.

When the game stands tall [videorecording] / Tristar Pictures presents in association with Affirm Films, a Mandalay Sports media production ; screenplay by Scott Marshall Smith ; produced by David Zelon ; directed by Thomas Carter.

November 26, 2014
[United States] : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2014]
1 videodisc (115 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Jim Caviezel, Alexander Ludwig, Michael Chiklis.
Title from disc label.
Special features: Undefeated: Making when the game stands tall; Filmmaker and cast commentary.
The remarkable journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur, who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport.

Dolphin tale 2

November 26, 2014
Los Angeles, CA : Alcon Entertainment : Warner Home Video
1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Kris Kristofferson, Morgan Freeman, Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd, Nathan Gamble.
Title from disc label.
Winter's surrogate mother, the very elderly dolphin Panama, has passed away, leaving Winter without the only poolmate she has ever known. However, the loss of Panama may have even greater repercussions for Winter, who, according to USDA regulations, cannot be housed alone, as dolphins' social behavior requires them to be paired with other dolphins. Time is running out to find a companion for her before the team at Clearwater loses their beloved Winter to another aquarium.

Sorority row [videorecording]

November 25, 2014
Universal City, Calif. : Summit Entertainment, [2010]
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Briana Evigan, Leah Pipes, Rumer Willis, Jamie Chung, Audrina Patridge, Julian Morris, Margo Harshman, Carrie Fisher.
Special features: Sorority secrets: stories from the set; Killer 101; Kill switch; deleted scenes; outtakes.
Based on the original screenplay "Seven sisters" by Mark Rosman.
When five sorority girls inadvertently cause the murder of one of their sisters in a prank gone wrong, they agree to keep the matter to themselves and never speak of it again, so they can get on with their lives. This proves easier said than done, when after graduation a mysterious killer goes after the five of them and anyone who knows their secret.

Monty Python live (mostly) : one down, five to go

November 25, 2014
Wandsworth, London : Eagle Vision
1 videodisc (approximately 160 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Eric Idle, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam.
Title from disc label.
Monty Python are flying again for a final reunion, well, sort of. This hugely anticipated live show took place on June 20th 2014 at the O2 Arena in London. At a combined age of just 357, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin once again take to the stage and perform some Monty Python's greatest hits with modern, topical, Pythonesque twists.

About Alex

November 25, 2014
[New York, N.Y.] : Screen Media Films, 2014.
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Aubrey Plaza, Max Greenfield, Maggie Grace, Jason Ritter, Jane Levy, Max Minghella, Nate Parker.
Title from disc label.
A circle of twenty-something friends reunite for a weekend away to console a suicidal member of their group. Yet, despite their best efforts to enjoy themselves, a tinderbox of old jealousies, unrequited love, and widening political differences leads to an explosion of drama that, coupled with the flammable combination of drugs, wine, and risotto, cannot be contained.


November 25, 2014
[Los Angeles, California] : Magnolia Home Entertainment, [2014]
1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, Eva Longoria, Michael Peña.
Title from disc label.
Set along the tumultuous Arizona-Mexico border, follows Miguel, a hardworking father and devoted husband who crosses the border illegally and is wrongfully accused of murdering the wife of a former sheriff. Miguel's pregnant wife lands in the hands of corrupt Mexican "Coyote" smugglers as she tries to help her husband, while the ex-lawman investigates his wife's death and unearths evidence that could destroy one family's future.


November 25, 2014
1 videodisc (approximately 76 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Vinnie Jones, Mischa Barton, Danny Trejo, Luke Goss, Isaac C. Singleton Jr., Basil Hoffman, Timothy Woodward Jr.
Title from disc label.
Special features: Behind the scenes; Trailer gallery.
A young criminal defense attorney struggles with a homicide case that is not as cut-and-dried as it appears once the mob gets involved, and he quickly realizes that to keep himself and his client alive, he must work outside of the law.

Mr. Nice [videorecording]

November 24, 2014
[United States] : MPI Home Video, [2011]
1 videodisc (121 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Chloe Sevigny, Crispin Glover, David Thewlis, Rhys Ifans.
Special features: making of; trailer.
Based on the book by Howard Marks.
From middle-class Welsh boy and Oxford scholar, to living the high life as one of Britain's biggest marijuana smugglers, Howard Marks led an existence of rollicking, improbable adventure. The notorious drug dealer, whose legacy as an international hashish trader was elevated by stints as a spy for the British government, and his involvement with an unhinged IRS operative would eventually lead to a 25-year prison sentence.

God's precious jewels [videorecording]

November 24, 2014
Fort Mill, S.C. : Phase 4 Films, c2013.
1 videodisc (84 min) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Robin Givens, Clifton Powell.
After witnessing firsthand the daily struggles women face, Sunday Banks assembles a support group to gather in friendship, love and faith. But when one member begins to steer away from the path God paved for her, the ladies decide to use all their resources to transform her into a precious jewel.

Walk by faith

November 24, 2014
Rock Rapids, IA : Bridgestone Multimedia Group
1 videodisc (75 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Fabiola Barragan, Jaelynn Blount, James Bradley, Trina Montreuil Brown, Alfred Castillo Jr.
Title from disc label.
When a young man is faced with living with sickle cell anemia, he grows tired of just existing. His prayers are answered when he is assigned to a school project dealing with his disease. He battles with this because of his partner, Kevin, a bully, and his desire to keep his illness a secret. However, through his experience he finds hope because of a potential cure. The question he asks himself is what if God is waiting on him to act for himself?

Who can I run to?

November 24, 2014
1 videodisc (82 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Marvin Sapp, Kel Mitchell, Antwon Tanner, Tasha Paige Lockhart, Cherie Johnson.
Title from disc label.
Monica is the former lead singer of the girl group "Illicit," who were once an R&B powerhouse. She went on to have a less than stellar solo career but now feels there is something missing. When she reunites with her former group members, they try to show her that God is the answer to her plaguing questions and also the power in gospel music.

Radio free Albemuth

November 24, 2014
1 videodisc (111 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jonathan Scarfe, Shea Whigham, Alanis Morissette, Katheryn Winnick, Scott Wilson, Hanna Hall.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2010.
Based on the novel by Philip K. Dick.
It's 1985 in an alternate reality and a record store clerk Nick Brady begins to experience strange visions transmitted from an extra-terrestrial source he calls VALIS. He uproots his family and moves to Los Angeles where he becomes a successful music executive with a secret mission to overthrow the oppressive government. With the help of his best friend, himself and a beautiful, mysterious woman named Silvia, Nick finds himself drawn into a conspiracy of cosmic, mind-shattering proportions.

Rhymes for young ghouls

November 24, 2014
1 videodisc (86 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Glenn Gould, Arthur Holden, Devery Jacobs, Mark Antony Krupa.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Red Crow Mi'gMaq reservation, 1976: By government decree, every Indian child under the age of 18 must attend residential school. That means imprisonment at St. Dymphna's and being at the mercy of Popper, the sadistic Indian agent who runs the school. At 15, Aila is the weed princess of Red Crow. She sells enough dope to pay Popper her truancy tax, keeping her out of St. D's. But when Aila's drug money is stolen and her father Joseph returns from prison, her only options are to run or fight.

Sidewalk stories

November 24, 2014
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Charles Lane, Nicole Alysia, Sandye Wilson, Darnell Williams, Trula Hoosier.
Title from disc label.
Bonus features: Audio commentary by Charles Lane and Marc Marder; Vibrations (28 minutes); "A place in time" (1977, b&w, 34 minutes): a short film directed by Charles Lane; 2013 trailer.
A young artist living in New York, on the fringes of the financial district and its rushing crowds, tries to make a living sketching passers-by on the street. He survives on his meager means and has found refuge in an abandoned building. One night, on the corner of a back alley, he finds a little girl whose father has just been murdered. While struggling to take care of her, he meets a young rich woman who immediately falls in love with this awkward couple.

Cardcaptor Sakura : the movie

November 19, 2014
1 videodisc (80 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
"Movie 1"--Container spine.
Across stormy waters, a forgotten love still burns. It's a lucky day when Sakura wins a trip to Hong Kong, but why are her dreams haunted by dark waters and a strange woman? There's no time to enjoy her vacation. Sakura is hypnotized and led to discover both a watery phantom world, and the evil woman who inhabits it. Based on the popular manga and animated TV series!


November 19, 2014
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
John Karna, Katie Findlay, Craig Roberts, Alan Tudyk.
Title from disc label.
Special features: Commentary with co-writer/director Dan Beers; Interviews; Behind the scenes; Alternate ending; Trailer.
High school student Rob has the most important day of his life in front of him; a college interview, an opportunity to lose his virginity to the hottest girl in school, and plans with his friends to celebrate. Unfortunately everything goes terribly wrong, and to add to his troubles, Rob finds himself waking up in the morning to repeat the same miserable day over and over again.

A merry friggin' Christmas

November 19, 2014
Fort Mill, SC : Phase 4 Films, [2014]
1 videodisc (81 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Joel McHale, Lauren Graham, Clark Duke, Oliver Platt, Wendi McLendon-covey, Tim Heidecker, Robin Williams, Candice Bergen.
Special features: Behind the scenes interviews with the cast; Theatrical trailer.
Boyd and his family are forced to spend Christmas at his parents' house. When he realizes that he left his son's gifts at home, Boyd and his father must hit the road to retrieve the gifts before sunrise and save Christmas.

The giver

November 19, 2014
[Place of publication not identified] : Anchor Bay Films, [2014]
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgard.
Title from disc label.
Based on the book The giver by Lois Lowry.
The story centers on Jonas, young man who lives in a supposedly ideal world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with the elder, who is the sole keeper of all the community's memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community's secret past. At extreme odds, Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all; a challenge that no one has ever succeeded at before.

The expendables 3 [videorecording]

November 19, 2014
Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate Entertainment, [2014]
1 videodisc (ca. 126 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Sylvester Stallone Jason Statham, Antonio Banderas, Jet Li, Wesley Snipes.
Title from disc label.
Barney and the rest of the team come face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks, who years ago co-founded the team with Barney. Stonebanks became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill, or so he thought. Stonebanks now is making it his mission to end the team, but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster, and more tech-savvy.

The November man

November 19, 2014
Los Angeles, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
1 videodisc (108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Pierce Brosnan, Will Patton, Olga Kurylenko, Bill Smitrovich, Luke Bracey.
Special features: The making of November man; theatrical trailer.
Based on the book "There are no spies" by Bill Granger.
Codenamed 'The November Man,' Peter Devereaux is a lethal and highly trained ex-CIA agent who has been enjoying a quiet life in Switzerland. When Devereaux is lured out of retirement for one last mission, he must protect valuable witness Alice Fournier. He soon finds this assignment makes him a target of his former friend and CIA protege David Mason. With growing suspicions of a mole in the agency, there is no one Devereaux can trust, no rules, and no holds barred.

The hundred-foot journey

November 19, 2014
Burbank, CA : Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2014]
1 videodisc (approximately 122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon, Amit Shah.
Title from disc label.
Based upon the novel by Richard C. Morais.
Hassan is a culinary ingenue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, his family settles in a quaint village in the south of France. They plan to open an Indian restaurant, that is, until Madame Mallory, the owner of a classical French restaurant, gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant so near her own escalate to all out war; until Hassan's cooking talent and love for Mme. Mallory's assistant, Marguerite cannot be ignored.

A Madea Christmas

November 19, 2014
[Santa Monica, CA] : Lionsgate Entertainment Inc., [2014]
1 videodisc (approximately 100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Tyler Perry, Kathy Najimy, Chad Michael Murray, Anna Maria Horsford.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Madea gets coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit in the country for Christmas, but the biggest surprise is what they'll find when they arrive. As the small, rural town prepares for its annual Christmas Carnival, new secrets are revealed and old relationships are tested while Madea dishes her own brand of Christmas Spirit to all.


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