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

April list by Nanette Alderman
12 Years a Slave
12 Years a SlaveChiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Dwight Henry, Dickie Gravois, Bryan Batt, and Paul Giamatti  rated r

The harrowing account of a black man, born free in New York State, who was drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery in 1841. Having no way to contact his family, and fearing for his life if he told the truth, Solomon Northup was sold from plantation to plantation in Louisiana, toiling under cruel masters for twelve years before meeting Samuel Bass, a Canadian who finally put him in touch with his family, and helped start the process to regain his freedom.

About Time
About TimeDomhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Mitchell Mullen, Bill Nighy, Lindsay Duncan, and Tom Hollander  rated r

The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life, so he decides to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend. But as his unusual life progresses, Tim discovers that, in the end, making the most of life may not need time travel at all.

American Hustle
American HustleChristian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Jennifer Lawrence  rated r

Brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld, along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso. DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that's as dangerous as it is enchanting. Carmine Polito is the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the cons and Feds. Irving's unpredictable wife Rosalyn could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down.

Anchorman 2
Anchorman 2Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Christina Applegate, and David Koechner  rated pg-13

Ron and Veronica's romance falls apart as the duo anchors a weekend broadcast at a New York-based network in 1980. Ron is fired for being the worst anchor anyone has ever seen and so he leaves Veronica rather than live in her shadow. So he re-creates himself at a CNN-type network in the eighties and accidentally invents the soul-sucking brand of non-news that now rules cable as he tries to win back Veronica's love.

The Book Thief
The Book ThiefSophie Nelisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Ben Schnetzer, and Roger Allam  rated pg-13

The story of a girl who transforms the lives of those around her during World War II, Germany. Although Liesel is illiterate when she is adopted by a German couple, her adoptive father encourages her to learn to read. Ultimately, the power of words helps Liesel and Max, a Jew hiding in the family's home, escape from the events unfolding around them.

Delivery Man
Delivery ManVince Vaughn, Chris Pratt, Cobie Smulders, and Andrzej Blumenfeld  rated pg-13

The story of friendly underachiever David Wozniak, whose ordinary life gets twisted in a knot when he finds out that he has fathered 533 children via sperm donations he made twenty years earlier.

Fruitvale Station
Fruitvale StationMichael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer, Ariana Neal, and Chad Michael Murray  rated r

The true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008 and feels something in the air. Not sure what it is, he takes it as a sign to get a head start on his resolutions: Being a better son to his mother, being a better partner to his girlfriend, and being a better father to T, their beautiful four-year-old daughter. Then he's gunned down by BART officers on New Year's Day in 2009, sending shock waves throught our nation.

The Great Beauty
The Great Beauty (Italian)Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, and Sabrina Ferilli  not rated

For decades, journalist Jep Gambardella has charmed and seduced his way through the glittering nightlife of Rome. Since the legendary success of his only novel, he has been a permanent fixture in the city's literary and elite social circles. But on his sixty-fifth birthday, Jep unexpectedly finds himself taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries.

Grudge Match
Grudge MatchRobert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone, Kim Basinger, Alan Arkin, Kevin Hart, Jon Bernthal, Anthony Anderson, and Ll Cool J  rated pg-13

Henry 'Razor' Sharp and Billy 'The Kid' McDonnen are old boxing rivals who come out of retirement for one final match. On their first encounter in decades, their long-festering feud erupts into an unintentionally hilarious melee that instantly goes viral. The sudden social media frenzy transforms their local grudge match into a must-see HBO event. Now, if they can just survive the training, they may actually live to fight again.

The Hobbit
The Hobbit: The Desolation of SmaugIan McKellen, Martin Freeman, and Richard Armitage  rated pg-13

Bilbo Baggins continues on in his journey with the wizard Gandalf and thirteen dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an epic quest to reclaim their lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.

In a World
In a WorldLake Bell, Jeff Garlin, Fred Melamed, Rob Corddry, and Eva Longoria  rated r

An unsuccessful vocal coach competes against her arrogant father in the movie trailer voice-over business.

Inside Llewyn Davis
Inside Llewyn DavisOscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, Garrett Hedlund, and John Goodman  rated r

Follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. He is at a crossroads. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, some of them of his own making.

Kill Your Darlings
Kill Your DarlingsDaniel Radcliffe, Dane Dehaan, and Michael C. Hall  rated r

A story of friendship, love, and murder in the early 1940s. The story recounts the pivotal year that changed Allen Ginsberg's life forever and provided the spark for him to start his creative revolution. Based on true events and characters.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Mandela: Long Walk to FreedomIdris Elba, Naomie Harris, Terry Pheto, Riaad Moosa, Jamie Bartlett, Lindiwe Matshikiza, and Deon Lotz  rated pg-13

Based on South African President Nelson Mandela's autobiography of the same name, it chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the country's once segregated society.

One Direction: This is Us
One Direction: This Is UsNiall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson  rated pg

An intimate all-access look at life on the road for the global music phenomenon. Weaved with stunning live concert footage, this inspiring feature film tells the remarkable story of Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry, and Louis's meteoric rise to fame, from their humble hometown beginnings and competing on the X-Factor to conquering the world and performing at London's famed O2 Arena. Hear it from the boys themselves and see through their own eyes what it's really like to be One Direction.

Philomena
PhilomenaJudi Dench, Steve Coogan, and Sophie Kennedy Clark  rated pg-13

In 1952, a young Philomena was sent to the convent of Roscrea in Ireland after giving birth to her first child. When her son became a toddler, the nuns sent him to America for adoption. Philomena then spent the next fifty years seeking for him in vain.

Saving Mr. Banks
Saving Mr. BanksEmma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell, Ruth Wilson, and Annie Rose Buckley  rated pg-13

When P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood in 1961 to finally discuss Walt Disney's desire to bring her beloved character, Mary Poppins, to the motion picture screen (a quest he began in the 1940s as a promise to his two daughters), Disney meets a prim, uncompromising sexagenarian not only suspect of the impresario's concept for the film, but a woman struggling with her own past. During her stay in California, Travers reflects back on her difficult childhood in 1906 Australia.

The Spectacular Now
The Spectacular NowMiles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Brie Larson, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Dayo Okeniyi  rated r

While Aimee dreams of the future, Sutter lives in the now, and yet somehow, they're drawn together. What starts as an unlikely romance becomes a sharp-eyed, straight-up snapshot of the heady confusion and haunting passion of youth.

Wadjda
Wadjda (Arabic)Reem Abdullah, Waad Mohammed, and Sultan Al Assaf  rated pg

An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest.

The Wolf of Wall Street
The Wolf of Wall StreetLeonardo Dicaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner, Jon Bernthal, Jon Favreau, Jean Dujardin, Joanna Lumley, Shea Whigham, and Christine Ebersole  rated r

Martin Scorsese directs the story of New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort. From the American dream to corporate greed, Belfort goes from penny stocks and righteousness to IPOs and a life of corruption in the late '80s. Excess success and affluence in his early twenties as founder of the brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont warranted Belfort the title 'The Wolf of Wall Street.'