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American Hustle
Culver City, California : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2014.
DVD AME
A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation. American Hustle tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld, who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso who 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.


The Book Thief
Beverly Hills, California : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2014.
DVD BOO
Based upon the best-selling novel, the profoundly moving 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.


Californication: Season 6  
Hollywood, CA : Paramount Pictures, c2014.
SERIES DVD CAL Season6
Hank tries to collaborate on a rock opera based on his book with a famous rock star while taking up with his beautiful muse; Charlie and Stu compete for the affections of Marcy; Marcy falls under the spell of a seriously radical feminist; Becca drops out of college to become a writer.


CBGB
North Hollywood, CA : Xlrator Media, 2013.
DVD CBG
Alan Rickman stars as legendary NYC club owner Hilly Kristal, who during the 1970s, wanted to create a venue for country, bluegrass and blues music (thus the name CBGB). When those acts became difficult to book, he shifted the club's focus to local bands playing original music, launching the careers of Patti Smith, Blondie, the Talking Heads and the Ramones and helping to define New York's punk scene and changing the face of music.


Concussion
Beverly Hills, CA : Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2014].
DVD CON
Abby may have a loving family and all of the creature comforts in life, but even so, she can't fight a growing feeling of discontent. That all changes the day a speeding baseball smacks into Abby's skull causing a concussion and unleashing her latent sexuality that sends her on an erotic journey.


Dark Tourist
Fort Mill, SC : Phase 4 Films, 2014.
DVD DAR
A disturbed and troubled man's fascination with serial killers leads him on a horrific and menacing journey through his obsessive and twisted mind as he retraces their footsteps.


Delivery Man
Burbank, California : Buena Vista Home Entertainment ; Touchstone Home Entertainment, c2014.
DVD DEL
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.


Frozen
Burbank, California : Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, c2014.
DVD FRO
When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna, a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff and his sidekick reindeer Sven on an epic journey to find Anna's sister Elsa, the Snow Queen, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, a funny snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.


The Grandmaster
Beverly Hills, CA : Anchor Bay Entertainment, c2013.
DVD GRA Foreign film
Watch an epic action feature inspired by the life and times of the legendary kung fu master, Ip Man, who mentored Bruce Lee. The story spans the tumultuous Republican era that followed the fall of China's last dynasty, a time of chaos, division, and war that was also the golden age of Chinese martial arts.


The Great Beauty  - La Grande Bellezza
[New York, NY] : The Criterion Collection, 2014.
DVD GRE Foreign film
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.


Homefront
Universal City, California : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, c2014, c2013.
DVD HOM
An action-packed thriller about how far one man will go to protect his family. Widowed ex-DEA agent Phil Broker retires to a quiet Southern town with his ten-year-old daughter and discovers that the idyllic setting is riddled with drugs and violence. When a riveting chain of events forces him to face off with psychotic local drug lord Gator Bodine, Broker must retaliate using the fearsome skills he hoped to keep in his past.


The Hunger Games
Santa Monica, California : Lionsgate, c2014.
DVD HUN Catching fire
Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell); a competition that could change Panem forever.


Inside Llewyn Davis
Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2014.
DVD INS
Follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Llewyn Davis (Oscar Issac) is at a crossroads and struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles- some of them of his own making. Living at the mercy of both friends and strangers, Llewyn's misadventures take him from the baskethouses of Greenwich Village to an empty Chicago club- on an odyssey to audition for a music mogul- and back again. Brimming with music performed by Issac, Justin Timberlake and Carey Mulligan, as well as Marcus Mumford and Punch Brothers, Inside Llewyn Davis is an epic on an intimate scale.


The Iran Job
[New York, NY] : Film Movement ; Prince Frederick, MD : Distributed by RB Media, 2014.
DVD 793.323 IRA
When American basketball player Kevin Sheppard accepts a job to play in one of the world's most feared countries -- Iran -- he expects the worst, but finds a country brimming with generosity, acceptance, and sensuality. He forms an unlikely friendship with three outspoken Iranian women. Kevin's season in Iran culminates in the uprising and subsequent suppression of the reformist Green Movement -- a prelude to the sweeping changes unfolding across the Middle East in the wake of the Arab Spring. --from container.


Mandela Long Walk to Freedom

[United States] : Weinstein Company ; Beverly Hills, CA : Anchor Bay Entertainment, c2014.
DVD MAN Long walk to freedom
Based on South African President Nelson Mandela's autobiography of the same name, it chronicles his early life, coming of age, education, marriage to Winnie Mandela and 27 years in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the country's once segregated society.


Oldboy
Culver City, California : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2014.
DVD OLD
An advertising executive is kidnapped and kept in solitary confinement for 20 years, Joe Doucett has suddenly been set free without a word of explanation. Obsessed with finding those who imprisoned him, Doucett wreaks havoc upon his captors, unaware his freedom is part of a plan and his true punishment's about to begin.


Out of the Furnace
Fox Home Entertainment. Beverly Hills, California : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2014.
DVD OUT
Russell Baz leads a dead-end life- he works a meaningless steel mill job all day, and cares for his terminally ill father at night. When Russell's brother Rodney returns home from Iraq, he is lured into one of the Northeast's most ruthless crime rings and mysteriously disappears. When the police fail to solve the case, Russell puts his life at risk in order to seek justice for his brother.


Saving Mr. Banks
Burbank, California : Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, c2014.
DVD SAV
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.


Snow Queen
Santa Monica, CA : Vertical Entertainment, p2014
DVD SNO
Follows a young girl, Gerda, as she journeys across a harsh yet beautiful winter landscape to save her brother from an evil witch, who has blanketed the world in ice in an attempt to destroy everything. Adapted from the tale by Hans Christian Andersen.


Tanta Agua - So Much Water
[New York, NY] : Film Movement : Distributed by RB Media, c2013.
DVD TAN Foreign film
Alberto and his two children, Lucía and Federico, set off to a hot springs resort in Salto, Uraguay for a short vacation. Alberto, who doesn't see his children much since the divorce, refuses to allow anything to ruin his plans. But the springs are closed until further notice due to heavy rains, and Lucía's adolescent rebellion clashes against her father's enthusiastic efforts for family quality time. When she meets friends her age, equally bored at the rained-out resort, Lucía's vacation starts looking up. But flings can be fleeting, and it's her father's reliable insistence they spend time together that proves to be the most meaningful part of their unexpectedly enjoyable getaway.

12 Years a Slave
Beverly Hills, California : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2014, c2013.
DVD TWE
Based on the true story of Solomon Northup. It is 1841, and Northup, an accomplished, free citizen of New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Stripped of his identity and deprived of all dignity, Northup is ultimately purchased by ruthless plantation owner Edwin Epps and must find the strength within to survive. Filled with powerful performances by an astonishing cast, 12 Years a Slave is both an unflinching account of slavery in American history and a celebration of the indomitable power of hope.


The Wolf of Wall Street
Hollywood, CA : Paramount, c2014.
DVD WOL
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.'.