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HOW LONG CAN I CHECKOUT MOVIES?

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

April list by Nanette Alderman 
Big Eyes
Big Eyes
Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Krysten Ritter, and Jason Schwartzman
rated pg-13

Walter Keane became a worldwide celebrity and talk show fixture in the 1950s after he pioneered the mass production of prints of big-eyed kids, and used his marketing savvy to sell them cheaply. Unfortunately, he claimed to be the artist. That role was played by Margaret, his shy wife. The ruse broke up their marriage and led to a divorce and a dramatic courtroom battle to prove authorship of the paintings.

Black or White
Black or White
Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer, and Jillian Estell  rated pg-13

The story of a grandfather who is suddenly left to care for his beloved granddaughter, but when her paternal grandmother seeks custody with the help of her brother, the little girl is torn between two families who love her deeply. With the best intentions at heart, both families fight for what they feel is right and are soon forced to confront their true feelings about race, forgiveness, and understanding.

The Gambler
The Gambler
Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Lange, John Goodman, George Kennedy, Griffin Cleveland, and Omar Leyva  rated r

Both an English professor and a high-stakes gambler, Jim Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster and offers his own life as collateral. Always one step ahead, Bennett pits his creditor against the operator of a gambling ring and leaves his dysfunctional relationship with his wealthy mother in his wake. He plays both sides, immersing himself in an illicit, underground world while garnering the attention of Frank, a loan shark with an interest in Bennett's future.

The Imitation Game
The Imitation Game
Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, and Mark Strong  rated pg-13

During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst, and war hero Alan Turing to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of 'gross indecency,' an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality. Little did officials know they were actually incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing.

The Immigrant
The Immigrant
Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Renner, and Angela Sarafyan  RATED r

Ewa Cybulski and her sister sail to New York from their native Poland in search of a new start and the American dream. When they reach Ellis Island, doctors discover that Magda is ill, and the two women are separated. Ewa is released onto the mean streets of Manhattan while her sister is quarantined. Alone, with nowhere to turn and desperate to reunite with Magda, Ewa quickly falls prey to Bruno, a charming but wicked man who takes her in and forces her into prostitution.

Inherent Vice
Inherent Vice
Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio Del Toro, Jena Malone, Maya Rudolph, Martin Short, and Katherine Waterston  rated R

Private eye Doc Sportello's ex-old lady shows up with a story about her current billionaire land developer boyfriend whom she just happens to be in love with, and a plot by his wife and her boyfriend to kidnap that billionaire and throw him in a loony bin.

Interstellar
Interstellar
Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Wes Bentley, Casey Affleck, Topher Grace, Matt Damon, and Michael Caine 
rated pg-13

With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history: traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars.

Mommy
Mommy (French)
Anne Dorval, Suzanne Clement, and Antoine Olivier Pilon  rated r

A feisty widowed single mom finds herself burdened with the full-time custody of her explosive fifteen year old ADHD son. As they try to make ends meet and struggle with their unpredictable menage, the peculiar, new girl across the street, Kyla, benevolently offers her help. Together, they find a new sense of balance, and hope is regained.

A Most Violent Year
A Most Violent Year
Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola, and Albert Brooks  rated R

The tale of an immigrant and his family trying to live the American Dream and expand their business amidst rampant violence, urban decay, and corrupt city officials during one of the most dangerous years in the city's history.

Mr. Turner
Mr. Turner
Timothy Spall, Dorothy Atkinson, Paul Jesson, Marion Bailey, and 
Karl Johnson  rated r

Explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies.

Selma
Selma
David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Wilkinson, Giovanni Ribisi, and Cuba Gooding, Jr.  rated pg-13

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historical struggle to secure voting rights for all people. A dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1964.

Still Alice
Still Alice
Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth, Shane McRae, and Hunter Parrish  rated pg-13

Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested. Her struggle to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heartbreaking, and inspiring.

Taken 3
Taken 3
Maggie Grace, Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Forest Whitaker, Dougray Scott, Leland Orser, and Jon Gries  RATED pg-13

Ex-covert operative Bryan Mills, whose long awaited reconciliation with his ex-wife is tragically cut short when she is brutally murdered, must use his 'particular set of skills' to track down the real killers, exact his unique brand of justice, and protect the only thing that matters to him now: his daughter.

Unbroken
Unbroken
Jack O'Connell, Takamasa Ishihara, and Domhnall Gleeson  rated pg-13

Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.

What We Do in the Shadows
What We Do in the Shadows
Jemaine Clement and Jonathan Brugh  not rated

Vulvus, Viago, and Deacon are vampires who live here, among us. They are real vampires; undead, immortal creatures who stalk the night and search for human blood, preferably virgins. Witness the many horrid, abominable aspects of vampire life, such as hunting and feeding, vampire rivalry and fighting with werewolves, as well as normal night to night aspects that make them not so different from us like keeping the flat clean, jobs, shopping, meeting people and trying to fit in.

Wild
Wild
Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, and Gaby Hoffmann  rated R

A chronicle of one woman's 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent catastrophe.

The Woman in Black 2
The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death
Helen McCrory, Jeremy Irvine, and Phoebe Fox  rated pg-13

The supernatural terror returns and unspeakable evil sets its sight on new prey when a group of orphaned children are forced to move into the abandoned Eel Marsh House with their caretakers, Eve and Jean. As the children begin to mysteriously disappear, Eve makes a shocking discovery; it may not be a coincidence that she has come to reside in a place inhabited by the murderous Woman in Black.