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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Upcoming Movie Releases for November

Each month, the Upton Library creates a list of the upcoming movies that we plan to purchase.
Usually these items generate a waiting list of people wanting to borrow them.  If you'd like to get on the waiting list, you can place a hold through the online catalog, visit the library and ask for the "movie binder", or call us at 508-529-6272,

The full list of movies and descriptions are below the break.  Some highlights are:  Snowpiercer, Hercules, Maleficent, Tammy and Jersey Boys.



Whitey                                                            R                                 10/14/2014
From director Joe Berlinger, WHITEY: United States of America v. James J. Bulger is a revelatory documentary film that follows the trial of the infamous gangster James "Whitey" Bulger, using the courtroom action as a springboard to examine accusations of multi-faceted corruption within our nation's law enforcement and legal systems. Documentary.  R

Kundo                                                            NR                              10/21/2014
1859. The last days of the Joseon Dynasty, where the wages of greed bring poverty and death. A pack of bandits calling themselves KUNDO - rise against the tyrants, stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. In an era where status is decided by birth, this band of thieves risks their lives for honor, in the name of the poor and oppressed.  Dubbed in English.  Ha Jung-Woo, Kang Dong-Won.  NR

The Scribbler                                                 R                                 10/21/2014
The Scribbler follows Suki, a young woman confronting her destructive mental illness using "The Siamese Burn," an experimental machine designed to eliminate multiple personalities. The closer Suki comes to being "cured," she's haunted by a thought... what if the last unwanted identity turns out to be her?  Katie Cassidy, Garret Dillahunt.  R

Earth To Echo                                               PG                              10/21/2014
After receiving a bizarre series of encrypted messages, a group of kids embark on an adventure with an alien who needs their help.  Filmed in “found footage” style.  Teo Halm.  PG

Snowpiercer                                                   R                                 10/21/2014
The film is set in the future (AD 2031) where, after a failed experiment to stop global warming, an Ice Age kills off all life on the planet except for the inhabitants of the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe and is powered by a sacred perpetual-motion engine.  Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton.  R

Sex Tape                                                        R                                 10/21/2014
Jay and Annie are a married couple still very much in love, but ten years and two kids have cooled the passion. To get it back, they decide – why not? – to make a video of themselves trying out every position in one three-hour marathon session. It seems like a great idea until they discover that their most private video has gone public.  Jason Segel, Cameron Diaz.  R

Deliver Us From Evil                                    R                                 10/28/2014
A New York police officer begins investigating a series of bizarre and disturbing inexplicable crimes. When he uncovers that the crimes are of super-natural origins, he joins forces with an unconventional priest, schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are taking over and terrorizing their city.  Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez.  R


Wish I Was Here                                           R                                 10/28/2014
From Zach Braff, the creator of Garden State, comes this touching and funny story about being a parent, spouse and child – all at once. Aidan Bloom, a husband and father of two, is set on pursuing his dream as an actor when his father reveals he's battling a serious illness.  Zach Braff, Mandy Patinkin.  R

Begin Again                                                   R                                 10/28/2014
British songwriter Gretta is adrift in Manhattan after getting dumped by her philandering rock star boyfriend. While playing at an open mic night at a local bar, she is discovered by struggling music producer Dan.  Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo.  R

The Dog                                                         NR                              11/4/2014
In 1972, John Wojtowicz attempted to rob a Brooklyn bank to pay for his lover's sex change operation. The act resulted in a fourteen-hour hostage situation that was broadcast on TV. Three years later Al Pacino portrayed his crime in Dog Day Afternoon. The film had a profound influence on Wojtowicz.  Drawing upon extraordinary archival footage, the film shuffles between the 1970s and the 2000s. We gain a historic perspective on New York's gay liberation movement, in which Wojtowicz played an active role.  Documentary.  NR

Planes : Fire and Rescue                              PG                              11/4/2014
This heart-pumping comedy-adventure features a dynamic crew of elite aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from raging wildfires. When world-famous air racer Dusty learns that he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting.  Animated.  Voices of Dane Cook, Ed Harris.  PG

Hercules                                                         PG-13                         11/4/2014
Having endured his legendary twelve labors, Hercules, the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord.  Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane.  PG-13

A Most Wanted Man                                    R                                 11/4/2014
A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror.  Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams.  R

Maleficent                                                      PG                              11/4/2014
Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king's newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy.  Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley.  PG

The Shooting / Ride In the Whirlwind        G                                 11/11/2014
Criterion Collection.  Two 1966 westerns directed by Monte Hellman and starring a young Jack Nicholson.  G  (1966)

Tammy                                                           R                                 11/11/2014
After losing her job and learning that her husband has been unfaithful, a woman hits the road with her profane, hard-drinking grandmother.  Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon.

How To Train Your Dragon 2                     PG                              11/11/2014
When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.  Animated.  Voices of Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler.  PG

Jersey Boys                                                    R                                 11/11/2014

The story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons.  Directed by Clint Eastwood.  John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen.  R

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