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

January list by Nanette Alderman
Avenging Angelo and Shade
Avenging Angelo; Shade
Sylvester Stallone, Madeleine Stowe, Anthony Quinn, Raoul Bova, Jamie Foxx, Gabriel Byrne, and Thandie Newton, 2002 & 2003, rated r  

Avenging Angelo: Frankie Delano, a tough-as-nails bodyguard, protects a mafia kingpin's daughter from being the next hit. Shade: The hand is quicker than the eye in LA's underground gambling scene, hustlers get hustled, and fortunes ride on every deal. Three small-time grifters devise a plan to beat the ultimate card mechanic - the Dean. But a seat at the Dean's table doesn't come cheap.

The Boat Builder
The Boat BuilderChristoher Lloyd, Tekola Cornetet, and Jane Kaczmarek, 2015, not rated

Embittered old mariner Abner is a widower living a solitary life. Withdrawn from his family and the tight-knit community of his small marine town, he is a grumpy and unsociable man who seems to live in the past, only finding comfort in the countless hours spent building a sailboat in his yard. When neglected young orphan Rick wanders onto Abner's property, hiding from the local bullies, the two find common ground and form an unlikely bond which will change their lives in unexpected ways.

The Kill Team
The Kill TeamAlexander Skarsgard, Nat Wolff, Adam Long, Jonathan Whitesell, Brian Marc, Osy Ikhile, and Rob Morrow, 2019, rated r

Based on a true story, follow Andrew Briggman, a young soldier in the US invasion of Afghanistan who witnesses other recruits killing innocent civilians under the direction of a sadistic leader, Sergeant Deeks. Andrew considers reporting them to higher-ups, but the heavily armed, increasingly violent platoon becomes suspicious that someone in their ranks has turned on them.

The Parts You Lose
The Parts You LoseAaron Paul, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Scoot McNairy,  2019, not rated 

Wesley, a young deaf boy, discovers an injured fugitive and secretly helps him recover. Wesley's bond with the man grows and ultimately tests his understanding of right and wrong as the police inch closer and closer.

Playing God
Playing GodDavid Duchovny, Angelina Jolie, Timothy Hutton, Peter Stormare, John Hawkes, Michael Massee, and Tracey Walter, 1997, rated r

Ex-surgeon Eugene Sands is lured into a dark underworld by the hip but lethal mobster Raymond Blossom. Sands gets caught in a web of murder and mayhem as he grows far too close to Blossom's dangerously seductive mistress.

A Stranger Among Us
A Stranger Among UsMelanie Griffith, Mia Sara, Eric Thal, James Gandolfini, John Pankow, Tracy Pollan, Jamey Sheridan, Jake Weber, and David Margulies, 1992, rated pg-13

Tough New York City cop Emily Eden goes undercover to investigate the murder of a member of a closely-knit Hasidic community. Her search for the truth takes her into a secret world of unwritten laws and unspoken power, a world where the only way out is deeper in.

Terminal Velocity
Terminal VelocityCharlie Sheen, Nastassja Kinski, James Gandolfini, Melvin Van Peebles, and Rance Howard, 1994, rated pg-13

Richard 'Ditch' Brodie, a daredevil skydiving instructor, falls hard when a sexy, mysterious beauty walks through his door looking for a lesson, and apparently plunges to her death during a parachute jump. Ditch suddenly finds himself hurled headlong into a nightmare world of intrigue and deceit, and caught in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with the Russian Mafia.

White Squall
White SquallJeff Bridges, Caroline Goodall, John Savage, Ryan Phillippe, Scott Wolf, Balthazar Getty, Jeremy Sisto, and David Selby, 1996, rated pg-13

Screen great Jeff Bridges captains a crew of prep school students on a sailing voyage intended to teach them fortitude and discipline. But just before their return, nature teaches them the toughest lesson of all, turning this journey at sea into a test of the crew's courage and will to survive.