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New Entertainment DVDs: May 2018

by Becky C | May 11, 2018
Recently ordered dvds now show up in the catalog sooner -- which means you can place them on hold sooner!   This post is only a sneak peek at some of the titles ACPL has ordered this month; there are many more titles heading to the shelves soon. Click here to see a comprehensive list of dvds currently on order (entertainment, informational, kids, etc.)

All descriptions are taken from our catalog summaries. 

 12 Strong 12 Strong

War; MPAA rating R

The story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban.

Based on the book Horse soldiers by Doug Stanton.

 All I Wish  All I Wish

Comedy; MPAA rating R

An aspiring fashion designer struggles to find success and love. The story cuts into her life once a year, always on the same date, her birthday.
 Annihalation Annihilation

Sci Fi; MPAA rating R

Biologist and former soldier Lena is shocked when her missing husband comes home near death from a top-secret mission into The Shimmer, a mysterious quarantine zone from which no one has ever returned. Now, Lena and her elite team must enter a beautiful, deadly world of mutated landscapes and creatures, to discover how to stop the growing phenomenon that threatens all life on Earth.

 Bent Bent

Drama; MPAA rating R

When a drug bust goes wrong, ex-cop Danny Gallagher's quest for justice leads him to the car-bomb murder of a government official's wife. When Gallagher learns that the woman's secret lover was a seductive federal agent, he finds himself under fire. But from whom, his own cops, a vengeful drug lor, the CIA, or someone even more ruthless?
 Dont Talk to Irene Don't Talk to Irene

Comedy; TV rating TV-14

Irene must endure two weeks of community service at a retirement home. Following her passion for cheerleading, she secretly signs up the senior residents to audition for a dance-themed reality show to prove that people don't need to be physically perfect to be perfectly awesome.
 The Jade Pendant The Jade Pendant

Western; MWT rating NR

The Old West becomes a battleground for power and revenge in this gripping epic based on true events. A young Chinese woman, Ying-Ying, finds herself on a boat to America after escaping the clutches of a bad arranged marriage. But when she arrives in California, nothing is what she's expected. She's been sold to a house of prostitution and murderers roam the streets. Gold rules all as thousands have come to the Wild West to build railroads in search of fortune and power.
 The Manor  The Manor

Horror; MPAA rating R

Still haunted by the demons of a childhood tragedy, Amy checks out of an asylum on her eighteenth birthday. But things get weird when Amy's mother takes her to a rustic resort to visit her strange, sadistic relatives. When hunters and religious fanatics join the party, Amy can no longer tell fantasy from reality, watching helplessly as the blood spills anew.

 Red Sparrow Red Sparrow

Mystery; MPAA rating R

Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to Sparrow School, a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. Her first mission, targeting a C.I.A. agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations.

Based on the book by Jason Matthews
 Valentinas Wedding  Valentina's Wedding

Romantic Comedy; MPAA rating R

Families feud, laughs fly, and cultures clash in this hilarious romantic comedy. Valentina has the perfect life in New York, with the perfect job and a perfect boyfriend, Jason. But when Valentina's scandal-ridden family in Mexico asks Valentina to pretend to be married to her ex-beau, Angel, in order to protect her father's political campaign, Valentina's ordered life turns upside down as she struggles to choose where her heart belongs.

 Winchester  Winchester

Horror; MPAA rating PG-13

Eccentric firearm heiress believes she is haunted by the souls of people killed by the Winchester repeating rifle.
 Wonderstruck Wonderstruck

Mystery; MPAA rating PG

The story of a young boy in the Midwest is told simultaneously with a tale about a young girl in New York from fifty years ago as they both seek the same mysterious connection.

Becky CBecky likes to read … A LOT. When she’s not reading, she likes to pretend that she can garden. Her favorite books are The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz and The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman..

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