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Kubo and the two strings [dvd] / by Knight, Travis,director.; Marianelli, Dario,music.;
Children's animated adventure directed by Travis Knight. The story follows Kubo (voice of Art Parkinson), a kind-hearted young boy caring for his mother in a peaceful Japanese seaside town. Kubo's relatively sheltered life changes forever when he accidentally summons an evil spirit from the past, which storms his home to enforce an age-old vendetta. Forced to flee, Kubo teams up with Monkey (Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Matthew McConaughey) to begin an epic quest to save his family and unravel the mystery surrounding his father, a fallen samurai master. With the help of his new companions, Kubo is able to master the untold power behind his mother's mystical stringed instrument and his father's legendary suit of armour. Now, with the magic of Kubo's family driving them forward, the trio do battle against ferocious monsters and vengeful gods in order to fulfil their heroic destinies. The film was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film.BBFC code: PG.DVD.
© 2017., Universal Pictures,
Available copies: 6 / Total copies: 7
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The Boxtrolls [videorecording] / by Annable, Graham,director.; Stacchi, Anthony,director.; Marianelli, Dario,music.;
Stop-motion animated adventure. Below the streets of Cheesebridge live the Boxtrolls, a community of cave-dwelling and cardboard box-wearing creatures, who are believed to pose a threat to the citizens of the town and their children. However, in truth, they really pose no such threat and have even raised an orphaned boy, Eggs (voice of Isaac Hempstead Wright), as one of their own. Archibald Snatcher (Ben Kingsley), a local pest exterminator, hatches a plan to get rid of the Boxtrolls for good as a means of securing his place within the town's cheese-loving elite. When the Boxtrolls hear of Archibald's plan it then falls to Eggs to save the day, since he is the only member of the group who can remain undetected on the city streets. He ventures above ground and soon befriends local rich girl Winnie (Elle Fanning), who agrees to help Eggs save his adopted family from extinction...BBFC code: tc.DVD.
© 2015., Universal Pictures,
Available copies: 8 / Total copies: 14
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Hummingbird / by Knight, Steven,director.; Marianelli, Dario,music.; Statham, Jason,actor.; Temiz, Senem,actor.; McClure, Vicky,actor.;
Cast: Jason Statham, Senem Temiz, Vicky McClure, Benedict Wong, Lee Asquith-Coe, David Bradley, Siobhan Hewlett, Paul Blackwell, Richard Herdman, Ger Ryan.Forced to confront his past, an ex-soldier embarks on a trail of revenge in this action thriller starring Jason Statham. Battle-scarred ex-special forces soldier Joey Jones (Statham), trying to avoid a court martial, finds himself homeless and eking out a living on the streets of London. After falling foul of an underworld gang, however, a desperate Joey seizes the chance to reinvent himself by assuming the identity of a wealthy Covent Garden businessman. When his pregnant girlfriend is later found murdered, Joey, armed with his new identity and his connections in the Chinese underworld, sets out to track down the man responsible, meting out instant justice to anyone who stands in his way.BBFC code: 15.
Subjects: DVD.;
© 2013., Lionsgate UK,
Available copies: 5 / Total copies: 5
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Darkest hour [videorecording] / by Wright, Joe,director.; Marianelli, Dario,music.; Oldman, Gary,actor.; Mendelsohn, Ben,actor.; James, Lily,actor.;
Cast: Gary Oldman, Ben Mendelsohn, Lily James, John Hurt, Kristin Scott Thomas, Jordan Waller, Hannah Steele, Richard Lumsden, Brian Pettifer, Jeremy Child.Gary Oldman stars in this British war drama directed by Joe Wright. During World War II, with the threat of a German invasion looming, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Oldman) faces some huge decisions as he plots to stop the Nazi advance. With time running out, Churchill must decide whether to negotiate with the Germans in a bid to save British lives or rally his troops and fight back against all the odds. The cast also includes Ben Mendelsohn, Kristin Scott Thomas and Lily James.BBFC code: PG.DVD.
© 2018., Universal Pictures,
Available copies: 6 / Total copies: 10
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Everest [dvd] / by Kormákur, Baltasar,director.; Marianelli, Dario,music.; Gyllenhaal, Jake,1980-actor.; Brolin, Josh,actor.; Worthington, Sam,1976-actor.;
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Robin Wright, Jason Clarke, Clive Standen, Emily Watson, Tom Goodman-Hill, Michael Kelly.Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin and Sam Worthington star in this adventure thriller directed by Baltasar Kormákur. The film tells the story of the 1996 climbing expedition in which two groups, led by Rob Hall (Clarke) and Scott Fischer (Gyllenhaal), attempted to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Although the two groups had plentiful experience and had trained to deal with the adverse conditions and low oxygen levels that are present at such a high altitude, nothing could prepare them for the freak storm which hit during the expedition...BBFC code: 12.DVD.
© 2016., Universal Pictures,
Available copies: 9 / Total copies: 10
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A long way down [videorecording] / by Chaumeil, Pascal,director.; Marianelli, Dario,music.; Paul, Aaron,actor.; Poots, Imogen,actor.; Brosnan, Pierce,actor.; Hornby, Nick,book author.;
Cast: Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots, Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Rosamund Pike, Sam Neill, Tuppence Middleton, Joe Cole, Poppy Epstein, Diana Kent.Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots, Pierce Brosnan and Toni Collette star in this comedy drama based on the novel by Nick Hornby. Martin (Brosnan), Maureen (Collette), Jess (Poots) and J.J. (Paul) all meet one New Year's Eve when they plan to commit suicide by jumping off the roof of the same building. Instead, they form a pact to stay alive and soon become a family of sorts. As they try to help each other through the difficulties in their lives, they decide to wait 90 days before returning to the roof to see if they still want to end it all. The film also stars Rosamund Pike, Sam Neill and Tuppence Middleton.BBFC code: 15.DVD.
© 2014., Lionsgate UK,
Available copies: 2 / Total copies: 4
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Quartet / by Hoffman, Dustin,director.; Marianelli, Dario,music.; Smith, Maggie,actor.; Gambon, Michael,actor.; Connolly, Billy,actor.; Harwood, Ronald,book author.;
Cast: Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Billy Connolly, Sheridan Smith, Sheridan Smith, Pauline Collins, Tom Courtenay, Trevor Peacock, Luke Newberry, David Ryall, Eline Powell, Jumayn Hunter, Sarah Crowden.Dustin Hoffman directs this comedy drama adapted by writer Ronald Harwood from his own stage play of the same name. Beecham House is a retirement home with a difference: it specifically caters for former artistes including one-time opera singers Cissy (Pauline Collins), Reginald (Tom Courtenay) and Wilf (Billy Connolly). Once part of a quartet, the three still take part in an annual concert to celebrate the birthday of composer Giuseppe Verdi. But this year things are complicated by the arrival of the fourth member of their quartet, Jean (Maggie Smith), a die-hard diva who also happens to be Reginald's ex-wife. Theatrical temperaments and old hostilities flare as the dramatic foursome fuss, flirt and flounce their way through rehearsals, adhering emphatically to that old showbiz adage, 'the show must go on'.BBFC code: 12a.
Subjects: DVD.; New DVDs added Apr-May 2013;
© 2013., Momentum Pictures,
Available copies: 7 / Total copies: 9
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Jane Eyre [videorecording] / by Fukunaga, Cary,director.; Marianelli, Dario,music.; Wasikowska, Mia,actor.; Fassbender, Michael,actor.; Dench, Judi,actor.; Bronte, Charlotte,book author.;
Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Judi Dench, Jamie Bell, Su Elliot, Holliday Grainger, Tamzin Merchant, Amelia Clarkson, Craig Roberts, Sally Hawkins.Adaptation of the classic novel by Charlotte Bronte in which a young governess falls in love with her master. Jane Eyre (Mia Wasikowska) emerges from a troubled childhood to take on the position of governess at Thornfield Hall. Thornfield is owned by the passionate and impulsive Rochester (Michael Fassbender), who pays Jane unusual attention for someone below his station. The pair quickly fall in love and set their heart on marriage, but a dark secret from Rochester's past threatens to destroy their happiness. Directed by Cary Fukunaga and also starring Judi Dench as the housekeeper, Mrs Fairfax, this latest re-telling of Bronte's popular story makes use of modern cinematic techniques while remaining true to the novel's intent.BBFC code: 12.DVD.
© 2012., Universal Pictures,
Available copies: 7 / Total copies: 8
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Wild card [dvd] / by West, Simon,1961-director.; Marianelli, Dario,music.; Statham, Jason,1967-actor.; Angarano, Michael,actor.; Garcia-Lorido, Dominik,actor.; Goldman, William,book author.;
Cast: Jason Statham, Michael Angarano, Dominik Garcia-Lorido, Milo Ventimiglia, Stanley Tucci, Hope Davis, Sof ia Vergara, Jason Alexander, Anne Heche, Max Casella.Jason Statham and Michael Angarano star in this action drama from director Simon West. Gambling addict Nick Wild (Statham) works as a bodyguard for millionaire Cyrus Kinnick (Angarano) while he is in Las Vegas. After helping his friend Holly (Dominik Garcia-Lorido) get revenge on Danny DeMarco (Milo Ventimiglia), the gangster who raped her, Nick finds himself wanted by the Mob. Can he make it out of Las Vegas alive? The cast also includes Stanley Tucci, Hope Davis, Sof ia Vergara, Jason Alexander and Anne Heche.BBFC code: 15.DVD.
© 2015., Lionsgate UK,
Available copies: 3 / Total copies: 3
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