Monday, March 9, 2015

DVD's to watch during the next big storm

Thankfully, March came in like a lamb in Marquette.  However, we all know it can turn into a lion with the blink of an eye.  Check out some of the new DVDs and Blu-ray movies available for the entire family at PWPL while you hunker down.
Guardians of the Galaxy (DVD & Blu-ray; PG-13; Chris Pratt; Zoe Saldana; Dave Bautista)This Marvel  film features brash adventurer Peter Quill who 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.
George Gently Series 1-6 (DVD; NR: Martin Shaw)  - Bingewatch this BBC series based on the novels of Alan Hunter.  This crime drama set in the 1960s features Martin Shaw as Inspector George Gently, a by-the-book cop from London.  A theme Mad Men fans will recognize is that of an old school cop trying to come to terms with the changing times and the realization that the lines of cop and criminal can be blurred.
Begin Again (DVD; R; Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld, Adam Levine) - British songwriter Gretta is adrift in Manhattan after getting dumped by her philandering rock star boyfriend. While playing at an open mic night at a local bar, she is discovered by struggling music producer Dan. Sensing her songwriting potential, Dan pushes Gretta to sign with him and record an ambitious outdoors album all across the city.
Get on Up:  The James Brown Story – (DVD & Blu-ray; PG-13; Chadwick Boseman, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer) - Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.
The Hundred-Foot Journey – (DVD & Blu-ray; PG; Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon, Amit Shah) - Hassan is a culinary genius 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.
American Girl Isabelle:  Dances Into The Spotlight – (DVD & Blu-ray; NR; Erin Pitt, Grace Davidson, Genneya Walton, Devyn Nekoda) -  The American Girl fan in your home will enjoy this film.  Nine-year-old Isabelle is an inspired dancer with a flair for fashion design. She's thrilled to be studying ballet at a prestigious performing arts school but her classmates are so talented, and she can't help feeling that she's always in the shadow of her 'perfect' older sister Jade. So when her idol, a famous ballerina, encourages her to audition for a professional ballet, Isabelle must find the strength to land the role.
Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy  - (DVD; NR; Animated) – Scooby-Doo and those meddling kids are back in this new movie.  Velma discovers she's inherited her great-great-uncle Dr. Von Dinkenstein's cursed castle in the terrifying town of Transylvania, Pennsylvania. Just when the gang persuades Velma to go claim her inheritance, the ghost of Dinkenstein Castle blows up the Mystery Machine as a warning! Now the crew must spring back into action, but this time it's personal!

--Heather Steltenpohl, Development Director

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