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A Quiet Place

By Haley - AV   |  August 10, 2018

This sci-fi horror film starring, directed, and written by John Krasinski was, in my opinion, a fresh take on the classic alien-based thriller/horror.

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Overboard (2018)

By Darla - AV   |  August 1, 2018

In Overboard (2018) a mistreated employee Kate (Anna Faris) designed a scheme to take revenge on her selfish, egotistical, former boss, Leonardo (Eugenio Derbez), when he became an amnesiac.

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I Feel Pretty

By Amy - AV   |  July 30, 2018

The movie I Feel Pretty tries to be the quintessential feel-good movie.

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Rampage

By Allison - AV   |  July 20, 2018

It seems that I have a penchant for over-the-top, far-fetched, action-filled movies, and Rampage was right up my alley -- much to the chagrin of my husband and staff.

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Detroit: Become Human

By Steven - AV   |  July 12, 2018

The question of whether advanced artificial intelligence can constitute life is a crowded conversation in fiction--aside from numerous science fiction books, it includes recent pop culture like last year's Blade Runner sequel, the video game Nier Automata, Westworld, and now Detroit: Become Human, which has nothing to contribute except a crass insistence on leeching off real-life struggle to prop up its own creative bankruptcy.

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Give More Love

By Fate - AV   |  July 9, 2018

I'm ashamed to admit that I have not listened to many of Ringo's albums.

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Sherlock Gnomes

By Terri - AV   |  June 29, 2018

From the opening titles Sherlock Gnomes is lighthearted fun.

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The Hurricane Heist

By Kaylin - AV   |  June 22, 2018

If you want an action/disaster film featuring awkward humor, subpar special effects and zero a-list actors, then the movie Hurricane Heist just might be the film for you.

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Game Night

By Melinda - AV   |  June 15, 2018

Game Night is a mystery/crime film with a hint of comedy.

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Early Man

By Darla - AV   |  June 1, 2018

In the claymation film Early Man, a tribe of cave men are kicked out of their valley home by the Bronze Age bully Lord Nooth.

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Red Sparrow

By Amy - AV   |  May 25, 2018

From the opening scenes of Red Sparrow you must pay full attention to the movie. 

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Killdozer

By Allison - AV   |  May 18, 2018

Although the 1974 TV movie "Killdozer" isn't technically "new", it IS new to the library's collection.

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Florida Project

By Steven - AV   |  May 11, 2018

Six-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince) lives just outside Walt Disney World in Kissimmee, Florida, at the fringes of commodified happiness.

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Noir: A Novel

By Fate - AV   |  May 4, 2018

I have been a long time fan of Christopher Moore's writings, enjoying his sense of humor and style of writing. 

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Phantom Thread

By Terri - AV   |  April 27, 2018

I generally watch a movie to be entertained, but I found nothing to entertain in Phantom Thread, which depicts the relationship of the annoyingly pampered and regimented dress designer Reynolds Woodcock (played by Daniel Day-Lewis) and his model/companion Alma.

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The Greatest Showman

By Kaylin - AV   |  April 20, 2018

The Greatest Showman is a delight for the eyes and ears, with wonderful music and visual effects and a heartwarming story that will please everyone.

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True to the Game

By Melinda - AV   |  April 13, 2018

True to the Game is a 2017 film based off of the novel by Teri Woods.

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Lady Bird

By Haley - AV   |  April 6, 2018

Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson is a teenager in her senior year at a Catholic high school in Sacramento, 2002.

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

By Darla - AV   |  March 30, 2018

Welcome to detention or rather Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a story about four teens who enter the Jumanji digital world during high school detention.

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Murder on the Orient Express

By Amy - AV   |  March 23, 2018

Murder on the Orient Express is based off of an Agatha Christie novel.

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Battle of the Sexes

By Allison - AV   |  March 16, 2018

"Battle of the Sexes" is a 2017 biopic about the legendary female tennis player Billie Jean King (1943 - Present).

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

By Steven - AV   |  March 9, 2018

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is supposed to be about righteous anger -- in response to the killing of her daughter and the subsequent lack of progress on the murder case, Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) buys space on the eponymous billboards to take the local police to task.

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The Queen of Hearts

By Fate - AV   |  March 2, 2018

"The Queen of Hearts" a music CD by Offa Rex, a group that is a collaboration between The Decemberists, an American Indie Folk Rock Band from Portland, Oregon, and British folk music singer Olivia Chaney who grew up in Oxford England.

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Marshall

By Terri - AV   |  February 23, 2018

Thurgood Mashall doesn't strike most of us as an entertainment-worthy movie subject; however, the movie MARSHALL is thoroughly enjoyable because it draws one into the story.

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My Little Pony: The Movie

By Kaylin - AV   |  February 16, 2018

My Little Pony: The Movie is a fun new addition to the TV series that makes a perfect film for family night!

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Tyler Perry's Boo 2!: A Madea Halloween

By Melinda - AV   |  February 9, 2018

Tyler Perry’s Boo 2!:  A Madea Halloween is a 2017 comedy horror film written by Tyler Perry.

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The Farthest: Voyager in Space

By Darla - AV   |  February 2, 2018

The Voyager has traveled to Uranus with a Chuck Berry recording, but it took a while.

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Midwest Heartland: Theodore Roosevelt to the Homestead Act

By Amy - AV   |  January 27, 2018

This informational video caught my eye since I love to travel and have not had the ability yet to get farther west than Illinois.

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Twin Peaks

By Steven - AV   |  January 19, 2018

A return, in the sense that the new season of Twin Peaks is often subtitled with “The Return,” implies a sense of comfort and familiarity, and in the context of a TV show, it implies the continuation of a story as well answers to lingering questions; Twin Peaks: The Return has some of these things.

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Carry Fire by Robert Plant

By Fate - AV   |  January 5, 2018

"Carry Fire" by Robert Plant, his 11th studio album, was released October 13, 2017; I promise, my review will not be as long as the entry on Wikipedia (whew!).

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