New Titles — May 4

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We Need to Talk About Kevin

A mother struggles to form a loving relationship with her son despite his increasingly violent actions as he grows up.

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One-Eyed Jacks

Two criminals rob a bank. One escapes, the other is captured and sent to prison. Eventually one criminal becomes a sheriff in Monterey; the other, after having been jailed in a brutal Mexican prison for five years, comes looking for revenge and his share of the stolen gold.

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Dr. Strangelove

A satire in which the President and his military advisers struggle ineptly to avert a holocaust after a psychotic Air Force general launches a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union because he fears the Russians arepoisoning the water supply in the United States.

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New Titles — April 13, 2015

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The Judge

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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Interstellar

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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Begin Again

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. Sensing her songwriting potential, Dan pushes Gretta to sign with him and record an ambitious outdoors album all across the city.

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New Titles — April 6

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Gone Girl

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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Foxcatcher

Based on true events, the dark and fascinating story of the unlikely and ultimately tragic relationship between an eccentric multi-millionaire and two champion wrestlers.

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Birdman

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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New Titles — April 1, 2015

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

“When seven cash-strapped seniors decide to ‘outsource’ their retirement to a resort in far-off India, friendship and romance blossom in the most unexpected ways.”–Container.

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How to Train your Dragons 2

While Astrid, Snotlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races, Hiccup and Toothless journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret 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.

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Shawshank Redemption

Two convicts, one white and one black, never give up the dream of freedom, and together they turn hope and Friendship into an uplifting bond no prison can ever take away..

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New Media Titles – February 9

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The Hundred-Foot Journey

Hassan is a culinary ingenue 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.

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The Canyons

Manipulative and scheming young movie producer Christian makes films to keep his trust fund intact, while his actress girlfriend and bored plaything, Tara, hides a passionate affair with an actor from her past. When Christian becomes aware of Tara’s infidelity, the young Angelenos are thrust into a violent, sexually-charged tour through the dark side of human nature.

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The Milk of Sorrow

Fausta suffers from “The Milk of Sorrow,” an illness transmitted through mother’s milk by women who’ve been raped during Peru’s civil wars. Stricken with the fear that she’s contracted the illness from her mother’s breast milk, Fausta goes to extreme lengths to protect her own sexuality and safety. After her mother’s sudden death, she finds herself compelled to embark on a frightening journey for re-awakening, freedom, and wholeness.

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New Titles– February 2, 2015

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I Love You, Man

After Peter gets engaged to the woman of his dreams, he realizes he has not one friend to serve as his best man. To rectify the situation, he goes on a series of man-dates before he meets Sydney Fife, with whom he instantly bonds. While Peter and Sydney become closer, his relationship with his fiancee begins to suffer, forcing him to choose between her or his new B.F.F.

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Logan’s Run

In the 23rd century, humans forsake the ravaged outer environment by living in a vast, bubbled metropolis. There, computerized servo-mechanisms provide all needs and everyone can pursue endless hedonism. Endless, that is, until Lastday. That’s when anyone who’s 30 must submit to Carrousel, a soaring, spinning trip to eternity and supposed rebirth. Logan 5, a Sandman authorized to terminate Runners fleeing Carrousel, decides to become a Runner himself once he finds out the horrible truth about Lastday.

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Guardians of the Galaxy

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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Weekly Quiz

What could the producers of Gossip Girl buy if they didn’t spend all their money on clothes?

This weeks game is hosted by “Consumerism, isn’t it grand.”

1) Blair Waldorf’s standard dress-bag-shoes ensemble costs between $1,850 to $4,800. The headbands she wore in the first few seasons cost upwards of $200 each. (all prices come from buddytv.com)Let’s say, on average, she wears 2.5 ensembles per episode. There were 121 episodes. So, in total, GG spent ~$1,005,812 on Blair’s costumes. What could they buy with that money?

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–348,032 Crunchwrap Supremes from Taco bell

–3,364 iPhone 6s (64 GB) from the Apple Store

–112,130 copies of Fifty Shades of Grey from Amazon

–41 Students’ In-State tuition at Indiana University

2. Serena van der Woodsen’s standard outfit combination costs between $800 and $6000 (information from wornontv.net). On average, it would seem like her clothes cost ~$1800. Just one of her dresses in a “casual clothing” scene cost $895. Let’s say on average, she wears 2.5 ensembles per episode. So, in total, GG spent ~$544,500 on her clothes. What could they buy with that money?

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–1364 50 inch RCA flat screen TVs from Walmart

–108,900 foot long Subway tuna sandwiches

–22 Students’ In-State tuition at IU

3. Lily van der Woodsen spent on average $2,234 on her dress-bag ensembles (information from buddytv.com). Lily also appeared in all 121 episodes (according to IMDB). So on average (not including shoes or jewelry), GG spent ~$675,785 on her clothes. What could they buy with that money?

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–4,223,656 slices of Kraft American Singles from Walmart

–2,252 Bose Noise Cancelling headphones from bose.com

–27 Students’ In-State tuition at IU

 

Don’t have that type of money? Me neither. But,  you can still come down to M&RS to check out movies for free. Why not check out Boardwalk Empire or Freaks and Geeks to see how people used to dress. Or check out Heathers, the original insiders/outsiders high school movie (that last sentence is probably not a fact, but it is still a great movie!).

New Titles — November 3, 2014

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First Blood

A mentally unstable Vietnam vet has a one-man war with the police force of a small town after they abuse him. Includes a never-before-seen alternate suicide ending, deleted scenes and commentary with Sylvester Stallone.

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Rambo: First blood part II

John Rambo returns to Vietnam to find and rescue a group of American P.O.W’s that have been there since the Vietnam War.

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Rambo III

Rambo battles Russians invading Afghanistan. Includes deleted scenes, audio commentary with Sylvester Stallone and more.

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New Titles — October 27, 2014

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Bullets Over Broadway

An ambitious young playwright must tolerate the floozy girlfriend of a mob figure to get financing for his new play.

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Caillou. Lets Go Sledding

Caillou learns to recognize his limits after attempting to sled down the ‘Big Hill’.

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Big Kid Caillou

When Caillou’s older friend Andre comes over for a play date, Caillou learns a lesson about the importance of not hiding who you really are; he realizes how important good vision is after making a pretend pair of glasses; he learns that not every race is about winning when he and Grandpa enter a charity fun run. (photo from Amazon.com)

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New Titles – October 20, 2014

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The Adjustment Bureau

A man glimpses the future fate has planned for him and chooses to fight for his own destiny. Battling the powerful Adjustment Bureau across, under, and through the streets of New York, he risks his destined greatness to be with the only woman he’s ever loved.

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Broken Flowers

Confirmed bachelor Don has just been dumped by his latest lover, Sherry. Don begins to resign himself to being alone and left to his own devices. However, he becomes compelled to reflect on his past when he receives a mysterious pink letter by mail. It is from an anonymous former lover and informs him that he has a 19-year-old son who may be looking for his father.

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Rich Hill

Rich Hill, Missouri (population 1,393) could be any of the countless small towns that blanket America’s heartland. But to teenagers Andrew, Harley and Appachey, it’s home. They are like millions of other boys coming of age the world over, but face unfortunate circumstances an imprisoned mother, isolation, instability, and parental unemployment. Adolescence can be a day-to-day struggle just to survive.

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