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Movies are checked out for one week - unlike music and books.

April list by Nanette Alderman
All at Once
All at OnceJon Abrahams, Martin Abrahams, and Med Abrous, 2016, not rated

James Maxwell was a young up-and-coming artist in the hip New York City art world. But after the tragic events of 9/11 take the lives of his best friends, Alexander and Beth, his life and dreams forever change when he accepts guardianship of the couple's two young daughters, Alexis and Nicole.

Ballers
Ballers. The Complete Third SeasonDwayne Johnson, John David Washington, Omar Benson Miller, Donovan W. Carter, Troy Garity, and Rob Corddry, 2017, rated tv-ma

Spencer is back in a new season of the hit comedy that explores the glamorous, and often cutthroat, world of pro football, as seen through a group of past and present players striving to stay in the game.

Claws
Claws. The Complete First SeasonJimmy Jean-Louis, Evan Daigle, and Niecy Nash, 2017, rated tv-ma

Set in a South Florida nail salon, this is a midnight-dark, wickedly funny meditation on female badness which follows the rise of five diverse and treacherous Florida manicurists at the Nail Artisan of Manatee County Salon, where there is a lot more going on than silk wraps and pedicures. At the center is salon owner Desna, her mentally ill twin brother, Dean, and her staff of four friends.

The Competition
The CompetitionThora Birch, Chris Klein, Claire Coffee, and David Blue, 2018, not rated

Lauren becomes the voice of a generation when, after one too many bad boyfriends, she launches a blog promoting 'The PIG Theory.' The PIG Theory insists you can enjoy all that romance has to offer, but only for six months. At this 'Point of Infidelity and Guilt,' you must break up before your mate becomes unfaithful. Lauren is a beacon of light for her followers, but Lauren's sister, Gena, is concerned.

Dear Dictator
Dear DictatorMichael Caine, Odeya Rush, Katie Holmes, Jason Biggs, and Seth Green, 2018, not rated

When political turmoil forces a British-Caribbean dictator to flee his island nation, he seeks refuge with his pen pal, a rebellious teenage girl in suburban America, and teaches her how to start a revolution and overthrow the 'mean girls' in her high school.

Humor Me
Humor MeJemaine Clement, Elliott Gould, Ingrid Michaelson, Annie Potts, Bebe Neuwirth, Priscilla Lopez, Erich Bergen, and Maria Dizzia, 2017, not rated

A once-acclaimed New York playwright, Nate is struggling to finish a play when his wife leaves him, taking their son. Desolate, broke and unable to pay the rent, Nate begrudgingly moves in with his widowed father, Bob, in his New Jersey retirement golf community. Nate stumbles on a senior citizen theater troupe staging a musical and agrees to help, but quickly realizes it will not be easy to get these quirky women to cooperate.

Permanent
PermanentPatricia Arquette, Rainn Wilson, and Kira McLean, 2017, rated pg-13

It's 1982, and the Dicksons move to a southern town where all the girls long for Farrah Fawcett type curls. Pre-teen Aurelie begs her parents for a perm hoping for a life-changing curly waves but the bored student/beautician accidentally sets the timer for too long. Now Aurelie is left as a gawky yet endearing young teenager trying to navigate junior high.

Shameless
Shameless. The Complete Eighth SeasonWilliam H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Jeremy Allen White, Ethan Cutkosky, Shanola Hampton, Steve Howey, Emma Kenney, Cameron Monaghan, and Isidora Goreshter, 2017, rated tv-ma

Frank comes out of a drug-induced haze and decides it's finally time to be a contributing member of society. Fiona faces hard decisions when she discovers her success as a landlord may mean someone else's misfortune. Lip struggles with staying sober, while Ian takes up a cause in hopes of getting back with Trevor. Debbie builds her future at welding school while juggling life as a single working mom, as Carl gets creative finding tuition money after he loses his scholarship.

Vice Principals
Vice PrincipalsDanny McBride and Walton Goggins, 2018, rated tv-ma

Includes both seasons of the comedy series focusing on the unholy alliance forged between two high school vice principals before, as, and after they take down the school's new principal.