New DVDs at Evelyn S. Field Library, March 6 Arrival

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

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Big hero 6 (2014 Rated: PG for action and peril, some rude humor, and thematic elements.)

Directors:  Don Hall, Chris Williams

Stars (Voices): Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans Jr., James Cromwell, Maya Rudolph, Billy Bush, Stan Lee.

Awards: Academy Awards, 2015 Won Oscar Best Animated Feature Film of the Year & Golden Globes, 2015  Nominated Best Animated Feature Film – Best Leading Actress Anna Maxwell Martin & Best TV Drama, Serial or Season.   

Robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada learns to harness his genius, thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon, and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion - a robot named Baymax - and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery.

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The Boxtrolls (2014 Rated: PG for action, some peril and mild rude humor)

Directors:  Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi

Stars: Ben Kingsley, Jared Harris, Nick Frost, Tracy Morgan, Elle Fanning, Toni Collette, Simon Pegg, Laraine Newman and Reckless Jack.

Awards: Academy Awards, 2015 Nominated Oscar Best Animated Feature Film of the Year, Golden Globes, 2015 Nominated Best Animated Feature Film & African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) 2014 Won AAFCA Award  Best Animated Feature Film.

A community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs in the amazing cavernous home they've built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town's villain, Archibald Snatcher, comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, 'into the light,' where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnie. Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs' family.

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Boyhood (2014 Rated: R for language including sexual references, and for teen drug and alcohol use)

Director/Writer:  Richard Linklater

Stars: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Lorelei Linklater.

Awards: Academy Awards, 2015 Won Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Patricia Arquette, Nominated Oscar for: Best Motion Picture of the Year Richard Linklater & Cathleen Sutherland, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Ethan Hawke, Best Achievement in Directing Richard Linklater, Best Writing, Original Screenplay Richard Linklater, Best Achievement in Film Editing Sandra Adair,  Golden Globes, 2015 Won for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director - Motion Picture Richard Linklater, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Patricia Arquette Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Ethan Hawke, Best Screenplay - Motion Picture Richard Linklater.

A story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a boy named Mason, who ages from six to eighteen years old on screen. The film was shot intermittently over a twelve-year period from May 2002 to October 2013, showing the growth of Mason and his older sister, Samantha, to adulthood.

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The Drop (2014 Rated: R for some strong violence and pervasive language.)

Director:  Michaël R. Roskam

Stars: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini

Awards: London Critics Circle Film Awards 2015 Nominated for ALFS Award British Actor of the Year Tom Hardy, San Sebastian International Film Festival 2014 Won Prize of the Jury for Best Screenplay Dennis Lehane.

Lonely bartender Bob Saginowski and his hardened employer cousin Marv run a bar that is used as a 'drop'--a covert scheme that funnels cash to local gangsters. But when they find themselves caught in a robbery gone bad, and on the hook for a debt they can't repay, both men have to make the dangerous choice between loyalty and survival.

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Fury (2014 Rated: R for strong sequences of war violence, some grisly images, and language throughout)

Director/Writer:  David Ayer

Stars: Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña.

Awards: Hollywood Film Awards 2014 Won Editor of the Year Jay Cassidy Dody Dorn & National Board of Review 2014 Won Best Ensemble & Top Ten Films

April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.

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Gone Girl (2014 Rated: R for a scene of bloody violence, some strong sexual content/nudity, and language)

Director/Writer:  David Fincher

Stars: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Casey Wilson, Sela Ward

Awards: Academy Awards 2015 Nominated Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Rosamund Pike & Golden Globes 2015 Nominated for Director - Motion Picture David Fincher, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama: Rosamund Pike, Best Screenplay - Motion Picture: Gillian Flynn, Best Original Score - Motion Picture: Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross & People's Choice Awards 2015 Won Favorite Thriller Movie.   

On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports that his wife, Amy, has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick's portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question. Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

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Game of Thrones. The Complete Fourth Season (2014 Rated: TV-MA because the sexual content on this show is very consistent and graphic.)

Directors:  David Nutter, Alex Graves, Alik Sakharov, Michelle MacLaren, Neil Marshall & D.B. Weiss

Stars: Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke.

Awards: Golden Globes 2015 Nominated for Best Television Series – Drama & AFI Awards 2014 Won for TV Program of the Year

As the season begins, encouraged by the Red Wedding slaughter in the Riverlands that wiped out many of their Stark nemeses, the Lannisters' hold on the Iron Throne remains intact. But can they survive their own egos as well as new and ongoing threats from the south, north and east?

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014 Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language)

Director:  James Gunn

Stars: Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Benicio Del Toro, Stan Lee, Rob Zombie, Josh Brolin, Seth Green.

Awards: Denver Film Critics Society 2014 Won DFCS Award for Best Comedy Film & Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA) 2014 Won for Soundtrack Album: Dave Jordan (producer).     

Brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand-with the galaxy's fate in the balance.

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The Interview (2014 Rated: R for pervasive language, crude and sexual humor, nudity, some drug use and bloody violence)

Directors:  Evan Goldberg & Seth Rogen

Stars: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Randall Park, Rob Lowe, Bill Maher, Seth Meyers.

Award: Publicists Guild of America 2015 Nominated for Maxwell Weinberg Award Motion Picture: Columbia Pictures.   

Two amateur TV hosts land an interview with the North Korean dictator Kim Jung-un, and are recruited by the CIA to assassinate him.

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The Judge (2014 Rated: R for language including some sexual references)

Director:  David Dobkin

Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob Thornton, Vincent D'Onofrio Jeremy Strong, Dax Shepard, Ken Howard, Balthazar Getty.

Awards: Academy Awards & Golden Globes & Screen Actors Guild Awards & Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2015 Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Robert

Big-city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before.

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Lucy (2014 Rated: R for strong violence, disturbing images, and sexuality)

Director/Writer:  Luc Besson

Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi.

Awards: Alliance of Women Film Journalists 2014 Nominated Kick Ass Award for Best Female Action Star: Scarlett Johansson, Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2015 Nominated for Best Actress in an Action Movie: Scarlett Johansson.   

An action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.  Director Luc Besson played the doctor in the Paris hospital.  This was an uncredited part.

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Nightcrawler (2014 Rated: R for violence including graphic images, and for language.)

Director/Writer:  Dan Gilroy

Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton Michael Papajohn.

Awards: Academy Awards, 2015 Nominated Oscar-Best Writing, Original Screenplay: Dan Gilroy & Golden Globes, 2015 Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama: Jake Gyllenhaal & AFI Awards, 2015 Won for Movie of the Year.   

A pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling, where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents.

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The Theory of Everything (2014 Rated: PG-13 for some thematic elements and suggestive material.)

Director:  James Marsh

Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior.

Awards: Academy Awards, 2015 Won Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Eddie Redmayne, Nominated Oscar for Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Felicity Jones, Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay: Anthony McCarten, Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score: Jóhann Jóhannsson & Golden Globes, 2015 Won for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama: Eddie Redmayne, Best Original Score - Motion Picture: Jóhann Jóhannsson, Nominated for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama: Felicity Jones.   

The story of renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of: time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science.

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Whiplash (2014 Rated: R for strong language including some sexual references)

Director/Writer:  Damien Chazelle

Stars: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser.

Awards: Academy Awards, 2015 Won Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: J.K. Simmons, Best Achievement in Film Editing: Tom Cross, Best Achievement in Sound Mixing: Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins, Thomas Curley & Golden Globes, 2015 Won for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: J.K. Simmons.   

Andrew Neyman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite East coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats. Terence Fletcher, an instructor equally known for his teaching talents as for his terrifying methods, leads the top jazz ensemble in the school. Fletcher discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into his band.

Documentaries:

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Bag it: is your life too plastic? (2010 Rated: Not- Rated  Documentary, Comedy, Drama)

Director:  Suzan Beraza

Stars: Jeb Berrier, Jared Blumenfeld, Martin Bourque, Peter Coyote.

Awards: Ashland Independent Film Festival 2010 Won Audience Award  Best Documentary: Suzan Beraza.   

Try going a day without plastic. In this touching and often flat-out-funny film, we follow "everyman" Jeb Berrier as he embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world. What starts as a film about plastic bags evolves into a wholesale investigation into plastic and its effect on our waterways, oceans and even our own bodies. We see how our crazy-for-plastic world has finally caught up with us and what we can do about it. Today. Right now.

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Eat smart! Myplate & 2010 Dietary Guidelines (2010 Rated: Not- Rated  Documentary, Comedy, Drama)

Director:  http://learningseed,com

Awards: Telly Award.   

"Using MyPlate and the USDA's dietary guidelines, this program presents a practical overview of the basic concepts of healthy eating. You learn about the guidelines' three main recommendations: eat nutrient-dense foods, balance calories and reduce solid fats, added sugars and sodium"—Container

Edited and credits added 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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