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New (Movies) (Winter 2022)

New feature films that have recently arrived or are coming to the shelves soon.

Death alley

One of the most notorious outlaw gangs of the nineteenth century, the Dalton Gang terrorized Kansas and the Oklahoma territories. They set out to shock the Wild West by robbing two banks in broad daylight, at the same time, in the same town. Based on historical events, this Western shows that action-packed day of October fifth, 1892 and the stand made by the brave citizens of Coffeyville, Kansas

Abigail Harm : a film

Abigail Harm is a woman living in a fictionalized New York City: who, after being granted a wish by a strange visitor, asks for love and learns of a creature who might provide it

Best sellers

In a last-ditch effort to save her father's publishing house, an ambitious young editor goes on a book tour with an author who put the publishing house on the map decades before but is now bitter, booze-addled and hasn't written a new book since

Blithe spirit

Best selling crime novelist Charles suffers from terrible writer's block and is struggling to finish his first screenplay. His picture-perfect new wife Ruth is doing her best to keep him focused so they can fulfill her dream of leaving London for Hollywood. Charles' quest for inspiration leads him to invite the eccentric mystic Madame Acarti to perform a seþance in his home. He gets more than he bargained for when Madame Acarti inadvertently summons the spirit of his first wife: the brilliant and fiery Elvira. Ready to pick up her life right where she left off, Elvira is shocked to discover the prim and proper Ruth is now married to her husband and running her household. Charles finds himself stuck between his two wives and their increasingly over-the-top attempts to outdo one another

Boys from County Hell

"Strange events unfold in Six Mile Hill when construction on a new road disrupts the ancient burial ground of Abhartach, a legendary Irish vampire said to have inspired Bram Stoker's famed 'Dracula.' Deadly and sinister forces terrorize the construction crew, and they're forced to fight to survive the night while exposing the true horror that resides in the town's local myth."--container

Caveat

In desperate need of money, Isaac accepts a job looking after his landlord's niece, Olga, for a few days. But there is a catch. He must wear a leather harness and chain that restricts his movements to certain rooms in order to protect Olga's extremely frail mental state. Once left alone with Isaac, Olga exhibits erratic behavior while Isaac makes horrific discoveries in the house that trigger a deeply buried, traumatic memory

Censor

"Film censor Enid is assigned to review a disturbing film that recalls her childhood memories. She begins to unravel how this eerie work might be tied to the long-ago disappearance of her sister."--container

Cornerstore

Chronicles one hot summer day at a convenience store in Detroit. The store is operated by Earl Jenkins, father of Gerard and Gail. Gerard's dream is to attend culinary school in New York to become a chef

Domino : battle of the bones

A competitive domino player from Compton who reluctantly agrees to babysit his nerdy grandson. When he discovers the kid's crazy skills, the two put aside their differences and team up to win the domino tournament

A dark foe

"A guilt-ridden FBI agent, stranded in the painful memory of the abduction of his sister, will have to face-off with the cunning serial killer who took her away."--container

Crime story

When ex-mob boss Ben Myers is targeted in a home robbery, he goes on a deadly rampage of vengeance. But with his family caught in the crosshairs, Myers must finally face the consequences of his dark past in this action-packed crime thriller

Fried Barry

Barry is a drug-addled degenerate who, after yet another bender, gets abducted by aliens. Barry takes a backseat as his alien visitor assumes control of his body and takes it for a joyride through Cape Town. What follows is an onslaught of drugs, sex, and violence as Barry's alien tourist enters the weird and wonderful world of humankind

The gateway

Parker is a down on his luck social worker who finds himself in over his head when he tries to protect his client from her recently paroled husband. Can Parker save the family from the violent threat of the maniacal drug dealer and his crew, desperate to reclaim their priceless stash at any cost?

In the earth /

As the world searches for a cure to a devastating virus, a scientist and a park scout venture deep in the forest for a routine equipment run

Lady of the manor /

An aimless ne'er-do-well becomes a tour guide in a historic estate and winds up befriending the manor's resident ghost

Murder manual

Creepy, terrifying chapters from our book of horror include a little girl's journey from a world of nightmares into the nightmare of reality, a gay couple's romantic getaway in Palm Springs that turns murderous, a young woman whose rideshare turns deadly, and a girl who is held captive by a circus that must be rescued by her husband

My Salinger year

While working for literary agent Phyllis Westberg, aspiring writer Joanna Rakoff receives personal advice from reclusive author J.D. Salinger

Naked singularity /

An idealistic NYC public defender burned out by the system and on the brink of disbarment, teams up with a former client who draws him into a high-stakes heist, all while the universe is collapsing around them

Needle in a timestack

A husband whose marriage is destroyed by a time-travel rival will do whatever it takes to get his wife back

Nine days

Will spends his days in a remote outpost watching the live Point of View (POV) on TV's of people going about their lives, until one subject perishes, leaving a vacancy for a new life on earth. Soon, several candidates, unborn souls, arrive at Will's to undergo tests determining their fitness, facing oblivion when they are deemed unsuitable. But Will soon faces his own existential challenge in the form of free-spirited Emma, a candidate who is not like the others, forcing him to turn within and reckon with his own tumultuous past. Fueled by unexpected power, he discovers a bold new path forward in his own life. A heartfelt and meditative vision of human souls in limbo, aching to be born against unimaginable odds, yet hindered by forces beyond their will

No man of God .

In 1980, Ted Bundy was sentenced to death by electrocution. In the years that followed, he agreed to disclose the details of his crimes, but only to one man. During the early days of the agency's criminal profiling unit, FBI analyst Bill Hagmaier met with the incarcerated Ted Bundy in the hopes of understanding the psychology of the serial killer and providing closure for the victim's families. As Hagmaier delves into Bundy's dark and twisted mind, a strange and complicated relationship develops that neither man expected. Based on actual transcripts of interviews between FBI analyst Bill Hagmaier and the incarcerated Ted Bundy

Old Henry

An action western about a widowed farmer and his son who take in an injured man with a satchel of cash. Defending a siege, the farmer reveals a gunslinging talent, calling his true identity into question

On the rocks

Laura thinks she's happily hitched, but when her husband Dean starts logging late hours at the office with a new co-worker, Laura begins to fear the worst. She turns to the one man she suspects may have insight: her charming, impulsive father Felix, who insists they investigate the situation. As the two begin prowling New York at night, careening from uptown parties to downtown hotspots, they discover at the heart of their journey lies their relationship

Out of death

"Retired cop Jack Harris's solace in the remote wilderness is hijacked when he encounters a lone hiker, Shannon, who's on the run from dirty police. Determined to help her at any cost, Jack must tap into his killer instincts to survive the wilderness and the human predators within it."--container

Prisoners of the ghostland

In the treacherous frontier city of Samurai Town, a ruthless bank robber is sprung from jail by a wealthy warlord, The Governor, whose adopted granddaughter Bernice has run away. Strapped into a leather suit that will self-destruct within five days if he doesn't find the missing girl, the bandit sets off on a journey to find the young woman, and his own path to redemption

Ride the eagle

When Leif's estranged mother dies, she leaves him a "conditional inheritance." Before he can move into her cabin, he must complete her elaborate to-do list in this hilarious and heartfelt comedy

Six minutes to midnight

Summer 1939. Influential families in Nazi Germany have sent their daughters to a finishing school in an English seaside town to learn the language and be ambassadors for a future looking National Socialist. A teacher there sees what is coming and is trying to raise the alarm. But the authorities believe he is the problem

Slaxx

"A possessed pair of jeans is brought to life to punish the unscrupulous practices of a trendy clothing company. Shipped to the company's flagship store, the killer jeans proceed to wreak carnage on staff who are locked in overnight to set up the new collection." --container

South of heaven

Convicted felon Jimmy gets early parole after serving twelve years for armed robbery. Upon his release he vows to give his girlfriend Annie, who is dying of cancer, the best last year of her life. But when Jimmy gets into a freak accident that puts him in the crosshairs of local crime boss Whit Price, he must stop at nothing to save Annie and fight for whatever time they have left

Surge

Set over 24 hours in London, it is a stripped-back thriller about a man who goes on a bold and reckless journey of self-liberation

The survivalist

After a viral pandemic decimates the world, a survivalist is forced to take on a group of heavily armed religious fanatics who believe that he is harboring a woman who could be the key to ending the virus and repopulating the world

Survive the game

When cop David is injured in a drug bust gone wrong, his partner, Cal, pursues the two criminals who shot him to a remote farm owned by troubled vet Eric. As Cal and Eric plot their defense, more of the gang arrives, along with a wounded David, and, outnumbered, the three heroes must use stealth, smarts, and marksmanship to take down the drug-dealing mob

Swan song

The film follows retired hairdresser and local bar performer icon Pat Pitsenbarger who has given up on life from the confines of his small-town Sandusky, Ohio nursing home. But when Pat gets word that a former client's dying wish was for him to style her final hairdo, he sets out on an epic journey across Sandusky to confront the ghosts of his past, and collect the beauty supplies necessary for the job. A comical and bittersweet journey about rediscovering oneself, and looking gorgeous while doing so

Ted Bundy : American boogeyman

A specter roams the highways of a gritty 1970s America; his name is Ted Bundy. Hunting him are intrepid FBI agents Kathleen McChesney and Robert Ressler, organizers of the largest manhunt in history to apprehend America's most infamous serial killer

Together together

When a young loner becomes the gestational surrogate for a single man in his 40s, the two strangers come to realize this unexpected relationship will quickly challenge their perceptions of connection, boundaries and the particulars of love

Twist

Inspired by Charles Dickens's iconic novel Oliver Twist, this action-fueled crime-thriller set in contemporary London follows the journey of Twist, a gifted graffiti artist trying to find his way after the loss of his mother. Lured into a street gang headed by the paternal Fagin, Twist is attracted to the lifestyle and to Red, an alluring member of Fagin's crew. But when an art theft goes wrong, Twist's moral code is tested as he's caught between Fagin, the police, and a loose-cannon enforcer

Yakuza princess

Set in the expansive Japanese community of Sao Paulo in Brazil, the largest Japanese diaspora in the world, the film follows Akemi, an orphan who discovers she is the heiress to half of the Yakuza crime syndicate. Forging an uneasy alliance with an amnesiac stranger who believes an ancient sword binds their two fates; Akemi must unleash war against the other half of the syndicate who wants her dead

Zola

Zola, a Detroit waitress, is seduced into a weekend of partying in Florida. Her trip turns into a wild saga involving a pimp, an idiot boyfriend, and Tampa's finest strip clubs in this film based on the greatest Twitter story ever told

Zone 414

Set in the near future in a colony of state-of-the-art humanoid robots. When its creator's daughter goes missing, he hires private investigator David Carmichael, to bring her home. David teams up with Jane, a highly advanced and self-aware A.I., to track down the missing daughter
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