New Releases 11/24

Movies ricki and the flash
Ricki and the Flash
Shaun the Sheep Movie
American Ultra
A Year and Change
Don’t Look Back
A Christmas Horror Story
Cut Snake inside amy schumer
The New Rijksmuseum

T.V. Shows
Inside Amy Schumer, Season 3

Dark Sky Island by Enya dark sky island
The Best of Fare Thee Well by The Grateful Dead
Strangeulation Volume II by Tech N9ne
The Good Dinosaur Soundtrack
The Wall by Roger Waters
All My Life by Big K.R.I.T.
Empire Season 2 Soundtrack

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New Releases 11/17

Movies jurassic world
Jurassic World
Man from U.N.C.L.E.
We are Your Friends
Addiction: A 60’s Love Story
The Standford Prison Experiment
Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery
Dawn of Humanity
Gringo Trails
Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey
Stations of the Elevated

Music made in the A.m.
Losing My Religion by Kirk Franklin
Church in These Streets by Young Jeezy
I’m Comin’ Over by Chris Young
Made in the A.M. by One Direction
Free TC by Ty Dolla $ign
First Comes the Night by Chris Isaak
Cradle to the Grave by Squeeze

Audiobooks all dressed in white
All Dressed in White by Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke
The Guilty by David Baldacci
The Mistletoe Inn by Richard Paul Evans

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If You Enjoyed…

all the light we can not seeAfter winning the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See instantly took off and people are still requesting it today. If you loved the book so much and you can’t figure out what to read next, or you’re still waiting for your copy, check out the list below of Audiobooks, Movies, and T.V. Series that are similar to All the Light We Cannot See.

The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer– Set in Paris in 1937, The Invisible Bridge unfolds the story of three Jewish brothers and the turns their lives make in the face of love, art, and history as Europe hurdles towards World War II. Similar to All the Light We Cannot See, The Invisible Bridge seamlessly encompasses life during World War II.

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah– Similar to The Invisible Bridge and All the Light We Cannot See, The Nightingale follows multiple characters surviving World War II as it breaks out in France. The characters are harmoniously brought together in unbelievably, yet horrific ways. They find themselves facing frightening circumstances and responding in brave, resistant ways.

Also, check out Anthony Doerr’s other audiobooks About Grace and Four Seasons in Rome.

Unbroken– Based on a true story, Unbroken depicts an Olympian and war hero as he 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. Check out the audiobook of Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand!

The Book Thief– A profoundly moving story of a German girl who transforms the lives of those around her during World War II. Ultimately, the power of words helps the girl and her family escape the harrowing events unfolding around them. Check out the audiobook of The Book Thief by Markus Zusak!

The Imitation GameThe Imitation Game follows the story of Alan Turing, a code-breaker at Bletchley Park, as he substantially shortens the length of World War II by creating a computer that breaks German Nazi codes. The story, unfortunately, doesn’t end there as British authorities accuse Turing of homosexuality.

T.V. Series
Call the Midwife– Based on the bestselling memoirs of Jennifer Worth, Call the Midwife is a moving, intimate, funny, and true-to-life look at the colorful stories of midwifery and families in East London in the 1950s.

Bletchley Circle – Much like The Imitation Game, Bletchley Circle follows four women, who worked as code-breakers at Bletchley Park, as they take up civilian lives post WWII. It quickly becomes a mystery thriller as the group attempts to solve murder cases left cold by the police.

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New Releases 11/10

Movies terminator
Terminator Genisys
Mr. Holmes
Code Unknown
Nature- Nature’s Miracle Orphans

T.V. Series death in paradise
Death in Paradise, Season 3
Better Call Saul, Season 1

Damn Country Music by Tim McGraw
The 21 Project by Hunter Hayes
Dangerous by Yandel
What’s Inside: Songs from Waitress by Sara Bareilles
Delirium by Ellie Goulding 21 project
James Bond: Spectre Soundtrack
Perfectamundo by Billy Gibbons
Get Weird by Little Mix
Heart Blanche by Cee-Lo Green
7 by Seal

Audiobooks the promise
The Promise by Robert Crais
The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom
Crimson Shore by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
Sidney Sheldon’s Reckless by Sidney Sheldon & Tilly Bagshawe

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Zoey’s Staff Picks for November

Here’s what I picked for this month, including short reviews:

The Fall the fall
dir. Tarsem Singh; feat. Lee Pace, Justine Waddell, and Catinca Untaru

“During the 1920’s, in a hospital on the outskirts of Los Angeles, Roy Walker, an injured stuntman, begins to tell young Alexandria, a fellow patient with a broken arm, a fantastical story about 5 mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality starts to blur as the tale advances.”

The Fall is usually my go-to pick when someone asks what my all-time favorite movie is. To describe the movie in less than 10 words: it’s a fairy tale for adults. The cinematography of the film is extremely beautiful and dynamic. In my personal opinion, I have yet to see any movie that matches or exceeds the aesthetics displayed in The Fall. Supposedly only filmed in already existing and remote locations; the film’s colors are extremely saturated and vibrant. The unique integration of stop-motion sequences and the opening scene really set the tone for the film. I think what really makes this film my absolute favorite was the phenomenal acting, by both Lee Pace (as Roy Walker) and Catinca Untaru (as Alexandria). What makes their relationship, on and off screen, so captivating is the sincere and candid acting seen throughout every scene. The natural chemistry, between Pace and Untaru, makes the relationship between their characters so much more powerful. The magnitude of this film can not be adequately explained; it was a true work of genius as the actors and production were extremely enthusiastic and committed.


Black Holes and Revelations by Muse blackholes and revelation

Again, similar to my decision with The Fall, Muse is one of my favorite bands and Black Holes and Revelations is my go-to for my all-time favorite album. Heralded as their best album, Black Holes and Revelations transitions Muse’s sound to a limitless and grandiose experience. Every song on the album is impressive, creative, and intricately layered. The concluding song, “Knights of Cydonia,” became their signature finale whenever they play live because of its theatrical and  electrifying sounds. Muse re-defined alternative rock, and Black Holes and Revelations is, without a doubt, one of their best works. If you haven’t heard any of Muse’s work yet, definitely start with this album, they will not disappoint.

Muse recently released a new album, Drones, this past June. Drones, in comparison to Black Holes, is evidence of their constantly evolving sound.



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New Releases 11/3

Movies inside out
Inside Out
The Gift
The End of the Tour
The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet
Before We Go
Tiger House
Julien Duvivier in the Thirties
Garm Wars: The Last Druid
Digging for Fire
She’s Funny That Way dw s9
Paulo Coelho’s Best Story
Stations of the Cross
A Lego Brickumentary
In Their Own Words: Queen Elizabeth
In Their Own Words: Jim Henson
One Cut, One Life
Tap World
Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine
Do I Sound Gay?
Seymour: An Introduction wiped out

T.V. Shows
Black Sails, Season 2
The Great Fire
Getting On, Season 2
Doctor Who, Series 9 Part 1

If I Can Dream by Elvis Presley
Wiped Out! by The Neighbourhood
Buy Me a Coat by Chris Janson

Audiobooks bazaar of bad dreams
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King
Avenue of Mysteries by John Irving
The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
The Crossing by Michael Connelly
Stars of Fortune by Nora Roberts
Amazing Fantastic Incredible by Various Authors

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If You Enjoyed…

breaking badBreaking Bad was a “once in a life time” show. Other than Breaking Bad, there isn’t a show that I haven’t heard so many people say it was the best on television. There’s no doubt that the ending left their dedicated viewers wanting more, and, as so many fans claim, nothing can compare to it. Below, however, are some T.V. series, Movies, and Audiobooks that are similar to Breaking Bad. Stop by the library to check out some of your favorites!

T.V. Shows
The Wire– Similar to Breaking Bad, The Wire follows the crime drama that surrounds Baltimore’s drug trade. What makes The Wire unique is the differing view points between the police and their suspects.

Weeds– After a sudden and unexpected crisis, like Walter White, a house mom turns to growing and dealing illicit drugs in hopes that it will solve her subsequent financial woes. Weeds has an added layer of drama as the house mom keeps her selling secret from both her family and her best friend.

Better Call Saul– Although Better Call Saul isn’t expected on DVD until later this month, the spin-off of Breaking Bad features the story of James Morgan McGill, who is better known as Saul Goodman, six years prior to his appearance in Breaking Bad. Be sure to join the hold list for Better Call Saul if you were a huge fan of Breaking Bad!

Pulp Fiction– Some scenes in Breaking Bad are said to have echoed Tarantino’s work in Pulp Fiction. A clever, dark film that tells 4 separate stories that are gradually brought together. Involved are two low-rent hit men, their boss and his sexy wife, a prizefighter and a pair of desperate robbers.

Once Upon a Time in the West– There is no doubt that there was a heavy Western influence on Breaking Bad. In fact, Vince Gilligan, creator and writer of Breaking Bad, has cited Once Upon a Time in the West as inspiration. This 1968 Western follows the revenge story of a woman, who teams up with an unlikely duo to find the killer of her family.

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk– “The first rule to Fight Club is you don’t talk about Fight Club.” When a listless office employee meets Tyler Durden, his ho-hum life takes a dramatic turn as a contender in amateur bare-knuckle street fighting matches, that soon develop a fanatical following. Check out the movie adaptation featuring Brad Pitt.

Wolf of Wall Street– The former head of the notorious investment firm, Stratton Oakmont, describes the rise and fall of his financial empire, his life jet-setting glamour and excesses, and the scandal that destroyed his empire, sent him to prison, and led to a near-fatal brush with drug abuse. Check out the movie adaptation featuring Leonardo DiCaprio.

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National Cat Day!

In honor of National Cat Day, here are some audiobooks that feature felines:

Fictioncat who brought down the house
The Cat Who … series by Lilian Jackson Braun
This cozy mystery series is about a mostly retired journalist that solves mysteries with the “help” of his two Siamese cats.

Mrs. Murphy Mysteries series by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown
Another cozy mystery series, but in this one the reader is let in on the animal conversations, etc. It features two cats and a corgi that assist a small town postmistress in solving mysteries.
Tales of the Barque Cats series by Anne McCaffrey
This is a two book Sci-Fi series that Publishers Weekly calls a “light space adventure featuring super-smart cats” that “explore strange new worlds and save the day.”

What the Cat Saw by Carolyn Hart
This mystery features an amateur sleuth who can read the mind of a cat. A cat reveals that its owner’s death may not have been an accident.

Dewey: the small-town library cat who touched the world by Vicki Myron
A true tale of a kitten that was left in a library’s book return slot and became a favorite of library staff and customers.

Homer’s Odyssey: a fearless feline tale, or how I learned about love and life with a blind wonder cat by Gwen Cooper
A true story about a blind cat, the woman that adopted him, and the life lessons learned.

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New Releases 10/27

Movies Max
The Aviation Cocktail
Food Forward

T.V. Shows
Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Series 3miss fisher
Home Fries

Cinema by Andrea Bocelli
Sounds Good Feels Good by 5 Seconds of Summer
Storyteller by Carrie Underwood
Another Country by Rod Stewart
Innuendo by Majical Cloudz
Divers by Joanna Newsom
Adore: Christmas Songs of Worship by Chris Tomlin story teller
Reloaded: 20 #1s by Blake Shelton
Liberman by Vanessa Carlton
That Would Be Me by Harry Connick Jr.

After Alice by Gregory Maguire
The Theory of Death by Faye Kellerman
Depraved Heart by Patricia Cornwell after alice
Corrupted by Lisa Scottoline
Dark Corners by Ruth Rendell
Cold-Hearted Rake by Lisa Kleypas
Pacific by Simon Winchester
O’s Little Guide to Finding Your True Purpose

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Back to the Future….

Today is the day that Marty McFly, Dr. Emmett Brown, and Jennifer Parker went to in the future! Although today does not seem much like the 2015 featured in the movie Back to the Future II, it is still fun to see what the movie got right (video chat) and wrong (flying cars).Back to Future date

Here are some other movies that did not quite capture the future:
A Clockwork Orange
Escape From L.A.
Escape From New York
I Am Legend
A Scanner Darkly
The 6th Day
Southland Tales
2001: A Space Odyssey

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