New DVDs at Evelyn S. Field Library, March 31 Arrival

The Evelyn S. Field Library offers more than just books.  You can take out DVDs with a valid RVCC ID.  Below is list of the newest offerings form the library, located in the Library/Theater Building on the first floor. DVDs can also be checked out at http://library.raritanval.edu/

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Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014 Rated: R for language throughout, some sexual content and brief violence)

Director/Writer:  Alejandro González Iñárritu (as Alejandro G. Iñárritu)

Stars: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts

Awards:  Academy Awards, 2015 Won Oscar for Best Motion Picture of the Year: Alejandro González Iñárritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole; Best Achievement in Directing: Alejandro González Iñárritu; Best Writing, Original Screenplay: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo; Best Achievement in Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki and Screen Actors Guild Awards 2015 Won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and Golden Globes  2015 Won Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical: Michael Keaton, Best Screenplay - Motion Picture

A black comedy story of an actor famous for portraying an iconic superhero as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014 Rated: PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images)

Director: Peter Jackson

Stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, James Nesbitt, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Stephen Fry, Billy Connolly, Benedict Cumberbatch

Awards: Academy Awards, 2015 Nominated Oscar for Best Achievement in Sound Editing: Brent Burge & Jason Canovas; Capri, Hollywood 2014 Won Capri Breakout Actor Award:        Ryan Gage; Heartland Film 2014 Won Truly Moving Picture Award:     Peter Jackson (director), New Line Cinema (production company), Warner Bros. (distributor)

The epic conclusion to the adventures of Bilbo Baggins. The dragon Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women, and children of Lake-town. Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo attempts to make him see reason.

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The Hunger Games. Mockingjay, Part I (2014 Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images and thematic material)

Director:  Francis Lawrence

Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Elizabeth Banks, Jena Malone, Stanley Tucci

Awards:  Kids' Choice Awards, 2015 Won Blimp Award for Favorite Movie, Favorite Female/Male Action Star: Jennifer Lawrence & Liam Hemsworth; Women Film Critics Circle Awards 2014 Won WFCC Award for Best Female Images in a Movie

Soundtrack: Single provided by and soundtrack curated by Lorde

Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived. She awakens from the cruel and haunting Quarter Quell deep inside the bunkered catacombs of District 13. Separated from some of her closest allies and fearing for their safety in the Capitol, Katniss finally agrees to be the Mockingjay, the symbolic leader of the rebellion. Still uncertain as to whom she can trust, Katniss must help 13 rise from the shadows, all the while knowing that President Snow has focused his hatred into a personal vendetta against her - and her loved ones.

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The Imitation Game (2014 Rated: PG-13 for some sexual references, mature thematic material and historical smoking)

Director:  Morten Tyldum

Stars:  Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Winston Churchill, Adolf Hitler

Awards:  Academy Awards, 2015 Won Oscar for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay: Graham Moore & AFI Awards, 2015 Won for Movie of the Year

During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of "gross indecency," an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality - little did officials know, they were actually incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing. Famously leading a motley group of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers, he was credited with cracking the so-called unbreakable codes of Germany's World War II Enigma machine. An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man, "The Imitation Game" a genius who under nail-biting pressure helped to shorten the war and, in turn, save thousands of lives.

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Interstellar (2014 Rated PG-13 for some intense perilous action and brief strong language.)

Director/Writer: Christopher Nolan

Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Ellen Burstyn, Mackenzie Foy, John Lithgow, Bill Irwin, William Devane, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Topher Grace, Matt Damon

Awards: Academy Awards, 2015 Won Oscar for Best Achievement in Visual Effects: Paul J. Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter, and Scott R. Fisher; AFI Awards, 2015 Won Movie of the Year;

With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars.

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Into the Woods (2014 Rated: PG for thematic elements, fantasy action and peril, and some suggestive material.)

Director: Rob Marshall

Stars:  Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep, Chris Pine, James Corden, Emily Blunt, Christine Baranski, Tracey Ullman, Johnny Depp, Tug

Awards:  AFI Awards, 2015 Movie of the Year; Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) 2015 Won Dorian Award for Campy Flick of the Year

 A modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel, all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them.

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Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014 Rated: PG for mild action, some rude humor and brief language)

Director:  Shawn Levy

Stars:  Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Ricky Gervais, Rebel Wilson, Patrick Gallagher, Ben Kingsley, Crystal the Monkey, Dick Van Dyke, Mickey Rooney, Andrea Martin, Rachael Harris, Matt Frewer, Brad Garrett, Hugh Jackman,

Awards:  Kids' Choice Awards, 2015 Won Blimp Award for Favorite Movie Actor: Ben Stiller           

Get ready for the wildest and most adventure-filled night as Larry spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.

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Penguins of Madagascar (2014 Rated: PG for mild action and some rude humor)

Directors:  Eric Darnell, Simon J. Smith

Stars (Voices):  Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights, John Malkovich, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Jeong, Andy Richter, Werner Herzog

Awards:  Kids' Choice Awards, 2015 Nominated Blimp award Favorite animated Movie

They're cute. They're cuddly. They're back! From the creators of "Madagascar" comes the hilarious new movie that proves global espionage is for the birds! In DreamWorks' "Penguins Of Madagascar," your favorite super-spies - Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private - join forces with the elite North Wind team to save the world. It's a side-splitting, globe-trotting adventure the whole family will love

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Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (2014 Rated: G for wholesome family fun)

Director/Writer:  Steve Loter

Stars:  Ginnifer Goodwin, Mae Whitman, Rosario Dawson, Lucy Liu, Raven-Symoné, Megan Hilty, Jeff Corwin, Anjelica Huston,

Fun and talented animal fairy Fawn believes you can't judge a book by its cover, or an animal by its fangs, so she befriends a huge and mysterious creature known as the NeverBeast. While Tinkerbell and her friends aren't so sure about this scary addition to Pixie Hollow, the elite Scout Fairies set out to capture the monster before he destroys their home. Fawn must trust her heart and take a leap of faith if she hopes to rally the girls to save the NeverBeast.

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Unbroken (2014 Rated: PG-13 for war violence including intense sequences of brutality, and for brief language)

Director:  Angelina Jolie

Stars:  Jack O'Connell, Takamasa Ishihara, Domhnall Gleeson

Awards:  AFI Awards, 2015 Won AFI Movie of the Year; African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) 2014 Won AAFCA Award Top 10 Films-7th Place

  Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.

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Wild (2014 Rated: R for sexual content, nudity, drug use, and language)

Director:  Jean-Marc Vallée

Stars:  Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Gaby Hoffmann

Awards:  Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards 2014 Won Best Actress: Reese Witherspoon; Women's Image Network Awards 2014 Won WIN Award for Actress Feature Film: Reese Witherspoon

A chronicle of one woman's 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent catastrophe. After years of reckless behavior, a heroin addiction and the destruction of her marriage, Cheryl Strayed makes a rash decision. Haunted by memories of her mother Bobbi and with absolutely no experience, she sets out to hike more than a thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail all on her own.

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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