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Detroit [videorecording] / by Bigelow, Kathryn,director.; Howard, James Newton,music.; Boyega, John,actor.; Poulter, Will,actor.; Smith, Algee,actor.;
Cast: John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore, Jason Mitchell, Hannah Murray, Kaitlyn Dever, Jack Reynor, John Krasinski, Anthony Mackie.Kathryn Bigelow directs this crime drama which focuses on the 1967 Detroit riot and the subsequent Algiers Motel Incident. When police raid an unlicensed bar on Detroit's 12th Street their overzealous handling of the bar's African-American patrons sparks a violent retaliation from the large crowd of angry observers. The disturbance quickly escalates into days of looting, rioting and widespread violence across the city, overwhelming the Detroit police force and leading to the Michigan State Police and National Guard being called in to quell the trouble. As acts of violence continue to erupt across the city, officers respond to reports of fired gunshots at the Algiers Motel, where many have sought refuge from the riots. The cast includes John Boyega, Will Poulter, Kaitlyn Dever, John Krasinski and Anthony Mackie.BBFC code: 15.DVD.
© 2018., 20th Century Fox Home Ent.,
Available copies: 2 / Total copies: 2
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Parkland [videorecording] / by Landesman, Peter,director.; Howard, James Newton,music.; Efron, Zac,actor.; Welling, Tom,actor.; Dale, James Badge,actor.;
Cast: Zac Efron, Tom Welling, James Badge Dale, Jackie Earle Haley, Paul Giamatti, Marcia Gay Harden, Colin Hanks, Billy Bob Thornton, Ron Livingston, Brett Stimely, Jeremy Strong.Dramatic retelling of former US President John F. Kennedy's assassination directed by Peter Landesman. Captured on camera by amateur film-maker and photographer Abraham Zapruder (Paul Giamatti), Kennedy (Brett Stimely)'s assassination was an event which shocked the whole world. A firm believer in the need for a transparent government, Kennedy had made as many friends as he had enemies which led to speculation on the identity of his killer, widely thought to have been a lone gunman. Following the events of his shooting and showing the people who had come into contact with him afterwards, including the doctors and staff of Parkland Hospital in Dallas, the film also recounts the manhunt by Agent Forrest Sorrels (Billy Bob Thornton) of the Secret Service for the president's apparent killer, former US Marine and Soviet defector Lee Harvey Oswald (Jeremy Strong).BBFC code: 15.DVD.
Subjects: Kennedy, John F.;
© 2014., Koch Media,
Available copies: 5 / Total copies: 5
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After Earth / by Shyamalan, M. Night,director.; Howard, James Newton,music.; Smith, Will,actor.; Smith, Jaden,actor.; Fuhrman, Isabelle,actor.;
Cast: Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Isabelle Fuhrman, Zoë Kravitz, David Denman, Kristofer Hivju, Lincoln Lewis, Sacha Dhawan, Chris Geere, Jaden Martin.M. Night Shyamalan directs this sci-fi thriller starring Will Smith and his son Jaden as a father and son who crash land on Earth over 1,000 years after humans abandoned the planet. General Cypher Raige (Smith) is an important figure in the new civilisation humans have built on Nova Prime following the mass departure from Earth centuries before. After a lengthy tour of duty, Cypher is looking forward to spending some time with his 13-year-old son Kitai (Jaden Smith). However, when Cypher and Kitai's spacecraft is damaged in an asteroid storm, forcing them to crash land on the abandoned Earth, the necessity of father-son bonding is accelerated. With Cypher critically injured from the crash, Kitai must find a way to signal for help on a planet reclaimed by nature, ruled by hyper-evolved animals and containing the alien creature who has escaped from the wreckage of their craft.BBFC code: 12a.
Subjects: DVD.;
© 2013., Sony Pictures Home Ent.,
Available copies: 6 / Total copies: 7
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Nightcrawler [videorecording] / by Gilroy, Dan,director.; Howard, James Newton,music.; Gyllenhaal, Jake,1980-actor.; Paxton, Bill,actor.; Russo, Rene,actor.;
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Bill Paxton, Rene Russo, Anne McDaniels, Ann Cusack, Eric Lange, Riz Ahmed, Kevin Rahm, Jamie McShane.Jake Gyllenhaal stars in this Academy Award-nominated satirical thriller written and directed by Dan Gilroy. Gyllenhaal plays Lou Bloom, a desperate man living in Los Angeles who resorts to theft in order to support himself. One night Lou chances upon a terrible traffic accident while on his way home and meets freelance reporter Chris (Bill Paxton), who sells his video footage to local news stations. Seeing a chance to make it rich, Lou then trades in an expensive bike for a police scanner and a video recorder and begins hunting down the city's crime scenes as they happen. Hiring Rick (Riz Ahmed), a homeless man, as his assistant, Lou takes a journey into LA's crime-ridden underbelly searching for footage to sell to Nina (Rene Russo), a particularly twisted and ratings-driven news producer...BBFC code: 15.DVD.
© 2015., Entertainment One,
Available copies: 5 / Total copies: 6
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Concussion [dvd] / by Landesman, Peter,director.; Howard, James Newton,music.; Smith, Will,1968-actor.; Mbatha-Raw, Gugu,actor.; Moyer, Stephen,actor.;
Cast: Will Smith, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Stephen Moyer, Alec Baldwin, Bitsie Tulloch, Eddie Marsan, David Morse, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Hill Harper, Luke Wilson.Peter Landesman writes and directs this thrilling drama based on real events in the life of Dr. Bennet Omalu. When he hears the news of the sudden death of former American footballer Mike Webster (David Morse), Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith) takes it upon himself to investigate the cause. After studying Webster's brain scans, Omalu discovers that the footballer had suffered multiple repetitive head traumas over the years which had left him with severe brain damage. As he tries to get his superiors at the hospital and the National Football League to understand the dangers of head traumas in football, he finds he has a fight on his hands when the NFL reveal they have known the risks all along. The all-star cast also includes Alec Baldwin, Luke Wilson and Eddie Marsan.BBFC code: 12.DVD.
© 2016., Sony Pictures Home Ent.,
Available copies: 5 / Total copies: 6
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Roman J. Israel, Esq. [videorecording] / by Gilroy, Dan,director.; Howard, James Newton,music.; Washington, Denzel,1954-actor.; Farrell, Colin,1976-actor.; Ejogo, Carmen,actor.;
Cast: Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogo, Lynda Gravatt, Amanda Warren, Hugo Armstrong, Sam Gilroy, Tony Plana, DeRon Horton, Amari Cheatom.Denzel Washington stars in the eponymous role of this legal drama directed by Dan Gilroy. Lawyer Roman J. Israel has spent years of his life working hard to fight for justice at his small law firm in Los Angeles. When his partner has a heart attack Roman is forced to take the reigns of the firm and, in doing so, discovers secrets that his partner had kept from him including the fact that the firm is bankrupt. As he looks for a new job, Roman finds work with George Pierce (Colin Farrell), a big-time lawyer with a very different way of working. When George assigns Roman the case of Derrell Ellerbee (DeRon Horton), a young black man accused of killing a bank clerk, Derrell convinces Roman that he is innocent and that he will testify against the real killer. But once Roman has this information, will he use it in an ethical way?BBFC code: 12a.DVD.
© 2018., Sony Pictures Home Ent.,
Available copies: 2 / Total copies: 4
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The hunger games: Mockingjay - part 2 [videorecording] / by Lawrence, Francis,director.; Howard, James Newton,music.; Lawrence, Jennifer,actor.; Hutcherson, Josh,actor.; Hemsworth, Liam,actor.; Tucci, Stanley.;
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Donald Sutherland, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Natalie Dormer, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Stanley Tucci.Jennifer Lawrence reprises her role as Katniss Everdeen in the fourth and final instalment of the sci-fi film series based on the novels by Suzanne Collins. With Katniss as their leader, the citizens of Panem unite in battle against the Capitol in an attempt to bring down the autocratic President Snow (Donald Sutherland) once and for all. Supported by her friends, including Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Katniss faces her biggest challenge yet, fighting not only for her life but for the future of her world. The cast also features Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore and Philip Seymour Hoffman in his final film role.BBFC code: 12.DVD.
© 2016., Lionsgate UK,
Available copies: 7 / Total copies: 9
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The hunger games: Catching fire [videorecording] / by Lawrence, Francis,director.; Howard, James Newton,music.; Lawrence, Jennifer,actor.; Banks, Elizabeth,actor.; Hemsworth, Liam,actor.; Collins, Suzanne,book author.;
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci, Alan Ritchson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Donald Sutherland, Meta Golding, Jeffrey Wright.Jennifer Lawrence reprises her role as Katniss Everdeen in the second instalment of the sci-fi adventure trilogy based on the novel by Suzanne Collins. Fresh from her triumph in the 74th Annual Hunger Games, Katniss, along with fellow winner Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson), returns home to District 12 for some much needed rest. But soon after, while on a 'Victory Tour' of the other districts, she becomes aware of growing dissent to the Capitol's rule, and realises that rebellion is in the air. As Panem prepares itself for the third 'Quarter Quell' (75th Hunger Games), autocratic ruler President Coriolanus Snow (Donald Sutherland), still smarting from the Capitol's humiliation in the last games, stacks the deck to ensure that the upcoming tournament will wipe out any resistance from the districts once and for all.BBFC code: 12.DVD.
© 2014., Lionsgate UK,
Available copies: 10 / Total copies: 10
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The hunger games: Mockingjay - part 1 [videorecording] / by Lawrence, Francis,director.; Howard, James Newton,music.; Lawrence, Jennifer,actor.; Sutherland, Donald,1935-actor.; Hutcherson, Josh,actor.; Collins, Suzanne,book author.;
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Donald Sutherland, Josh Hutcherson, Julianne Moore, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Sam Claflin.Jennifer Lawrence reprises her role as Katniss Everdeen in the third instalment of the sci-fi film series based on the novels by Suzanne Collins. In the aftermath of the 75th Hunger Games, Katniss finds herself in the underground District 13, struggling to adjust to her new life and role as the 'Mockingjay' in the rebellion against the Capitol and tyrannical ruler President Snow (Donald Sutherland). Meanwhile, her friend and fellow Games victor Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) is in the hands of the Capitol, where he is tortured and brainwashed. Katniss soon realises that to save the ones she loves she will have to join the revolt, led by President Coin (Julianne Moore), and become a symbol of hope for the rebels. With help from her friends and allies, including Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth), Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson), Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks) and Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman), Katniss sets out to bring down the Capitol and President Snow once and for all.BBFC code: 12.DVD.
© 2015., Lionsgate UK,
Available copies: 8 / Total copies: 11
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Maleficent / by Stromberg, Robert,director.; Newton Howard, James,music.; Jolie, Angelina,actor.; Fanning, Elle,actor.; Copley, Sharlto,actor.;
Cast: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Juno Temple, Brenton Thwaites, Imelda Staunton, Sam Riley, Ella Purnell, Kenneth Cranham, Lesley Manville, Vivienne Jolie-Pitt.Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning star in this live action fantasy prequel to the 1959 Disney animation based on the classic fairytale. The beautiful Maleficent (Jolie) is a kind-natured woman but when she is betrayed while protecting her peaceful kingdom from an army invasion her heart begins to turn to stone. Maleficent takes her vengeance by putting a curse on Princess Aurora (Vivienne Jolie-Pitt), the young child of her enemy's successor. Over time, however, Aurora (Fanning) grows into a young woman and Maleficent comes to understand that the princess may be the only one who can bring peace back to the kingdom. The film also stars Sharlto Copley, Juno Temple, Brenton Thwaites, Imelda Staunton and Sam Riley.BBFC code: PG.DVD.
© 2014., Walt Disney,
Available copies: 8 / Total copies: 13
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