New DVDs at Evelyn S. Field Library, Jan. 21 Arrival

The Evelyn S. Field Library at Raritan Valley Community College offers more than just books.  You can also take out DVDs with a valid RVCC ID.

The Bletchley Circle: Season 2 (2014 Rated: Not- Rated British TV Mystery Drama Miniseries)

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Directors:  Sarah Harding and Jamie Payne

Stars: Rachael Stirling, Julie Graham, Sophie Rundle, Anna Maxwell Martin.

Awards: Crime Thriller Awards, UK 2014 Nominated for a Dagger - Best Leading Actress Anna Maxwell Martin & Best TV Drama, Serial or Season.   

The Bletchley Circle is a television mystery drama miniseries, set in 1952–53, about four women who used to work as codebreakers at Bletchley Park. Dissatisfied with the police’s failure to investigate complex crimes, the women join to investigate for themselves.

The miniseries, produced for ITV, was originally shown in the UK in 2012, and had its U.S. audience premiere in April 2013, on PBS. A second series (Season 2) was broadcast on ITV in January 2014, and on PBS in April 2014.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014 Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and brief strong language)

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Director:  Matt Reeves

Stars: Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Andy Serkis

Awards:  Nominated for 2015 Oscar for Best Achievement in Visual Effects

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species.

The Giver (2014 Rated: PG-13 for a mature thematic image and some sci-fi action/violence)

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Director:  Phillip Noyce

Stars: Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgård  , Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift

Awards:  Nominated for a 2015 People's Choice Awards-Favorite Dramatic Movie & Won 2014 Heartland Film-Truly Moving Picture Award

The story centers on Jonas, a young man who lives in a supposedly ideal world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with the elder, who is the sole keeper of all the community's memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community's secret past. At extreme odds, Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all; a challenge that no one has ever succeeded at before.

The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014 Rated: PG for thematic elements, some violence, language and brief sensuality)

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Director:  Lasse Hallström

Stars: Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal

Awards:  Nominated for 2015 Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical-Helen Mirren & Won a 2014 Heartland Film-Truly Moving Picture Award

Hassan is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, his family settles in a quaint village in the south of France. They plan to open an Indian restaurant, that is, until Madame Mallory, the owner of a classical French restaurant, gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant so near her own escalate to all-out war; until Hassan's cooking talent and love for Mme. Mallory's assistant, Marguerite cannot be ignored

The list and movie descriptions were provided by Kathy Tenzer. All other information was written by Ben Auletta.

Kathy Tenzer
Technical Services Associate / Evelyn S. Field Library
Kathy Tenzer is the Technical Services Associate at The Evelyn S. Field Library at Raritan Valley Community College.

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