Recently added to the library’s DVD collection:
Lucky: if money can’t buy happiness, can winning the lottery come close? (2010) A documentary about the American lottery and some of the industry’s biggest winners (and losers).
Sucker Punch (2011, PG13) An action/fantasy film about a young girl institutionalized by her abusive stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her escape from the mental facility.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules (2011, PG) Fans of the junior fiction books by Jeff Kinney will enjoy both the 2010 DVD, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” and this comedic sequel. Back in middle school after summer vacation, Greg Heffley and his older brother, Rodrick, must deal with their parents’ misguided attempts to have them bond.
The Adjustment Bureau (2011, PG13) Matt Damon and Emily Blunt star in a sci-fi/thriller/romance as a politician and a ballerina whose affair is affected by mysterious forces keeping the lovers apart. Based on a short story by science fiction writer Phillip K. Dick.
Soylent Green (1973, PG) Introduce your kids or grandkids to film classics this summer! Charleston Heston starred in this classic science fiction thriller. In an overpopulated futuristic Earth, a New York police detective finds himself marked for murder by government agents when he gets too close to a bizarre state secret involving the origins of a revolutionary and needed new foodstuff. What is Soylent Green?