Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil has spoken! We are in for another six weeks of winter chill. Since we're already stuck at home thanks to COVID-19, why not use this time to cozy up and check out some exciting titles from the library? Whether you want something that will have you hanging on the edge of your seat or that will tickle your funny bone, the library has you covered!
Train to Busan starring Gong Yoo and Yumi Chong
Summary: Train to Busan is a harrowing zombie horror-thriller that follows a group of terrified passengers fighting their way through a countrywide viral outbreak, trapped on a suspicion-filled, blood-drenched bullet train ride to the Safe Zone…which may or may not still be there." - (Alert).
Rating: Not Rated
Peninsula starring Dongwon Gang and Junghyun Lee
Summary: Jung-seok, a soldier who previously escaped the diseased wasteland, relives the horror when assigned to a covert operation with two simple objectives: retrieve and survive. When his team unexpectedly stumbles upon survivors, their lives will depend on whether the best, or worst, of human nature prevails in the direst of circumstances.
Rating: Not Rated
Dan In Real Life starring Steve Carrell and Julie Binoche
Summary: Advice columnist Dan Burns has his hands full with three daughters that he's not willing to let grow up. The girls still grieve for their mother who died four years ago, and Dan hasn't made any attempts to date. So he's pleasantly surprised when he meets Marie at a bookstore when he goes to his parents' Rhode Island home for the annual family reunion. But his joy is short-lived when he discovers that she is dating his brother Cook (Alert).
Reno 911!: Miami the Movie starring Thomas Lennon and Niecy Nash
Summary: Short-shorts bedecked Lt. Dangle and company head to Miami for the American Police Convention. No sooner can you say "bio-terrorism" than the hotel is quarantined. The Wahoe County's hapless misfits get shut out when their credentials can't be found. But the crew must step in and save the city from complete chaos.
Rating: R; for sexual content, nudity, crude humor, language, and drug use.
Under the Cherry Moon starring Prince and Emmanuelle Sallet
Summary: Prince plays Christopher Tracy, an American musician living on the French Riviera and on the bank accounts of bored divorcees. The money is good but not good enough, so Christopher sets out to woo and marry a lovely young heiress. But he didn't count on confronting the heiress' enraged father, or falling in love.
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan starring Bingbing Li and Vivian Wu
Summary: Centuries ago, two 'sworn sisters' are isolated by their families, but stay connected through a secret language written in the folds of a white silk fan. Now in modern-day Shanghai, their descendants must draw inspiration from the past as they struggle to maintain their own eternal bond in the face of life's complications. What unfolds are two stories, generations apart, but everlasting in their universal notion of love, hope and friendship.
Rating: PG-13; for sexuality, violence/disturbing images and drug use.
Prospect starring Pedro Pascal and Sophia Thatcher
Summary: A teenage girl and her father travel to a remote alien moon; aiming to strike it rich. They've secured a contract to harvest a large deposit of the elusive gems hidden in the depths of the moons toxic forest. But there are others roving the wilderness, and the job quickly devolves into a fight to survive. Forced to contend not only with the forests other ruthless inhabitants, but with her own father's greed-addled judgment, the girl finds she must carve her own path to escape.
Rating: R for some violence/bloody images.
Marvel Studio’s Black Panther starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong’o
Summary: King T'Challa returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as new leader. However, T'Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from divisions within his own country. When two enemies conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must join forces with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Wakandan Special Forces, to prevent Wakanda from being drawn into a world war.
Rating: PG-13; for prolonged sequences of action violence, and a brief rude gesture.
Deadpool starring Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin
Summary: Based upon Marvel Comics' most unconventional anti-hero, the film tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
Rating: Rating: R; for strong violence and language throughout, sexual content and graphic nudity.
Cobra Kai starring Ralph Macchio and William Zabka
Summary: Thirty years after their final clash at the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament, Johnny Lawrence is at his lowest point as a jobless handyman haunted by his wasted life. When he rescues a bullied kid from bullies, he is inspired to resurrect the notorious Cobra Kai dojo. It also resurrects his old rivalry with Daniel LaRousso. Daniel is a successful businessman who may be happily married but is missing an essential balance in life since the death of his mentor, Mr. Miyagi.
Rating: Not rated
Good Omens starring David Tennant and Michael Sheen
Summary: In the beginning and eleven years ago, two immortal beings decide that it might not be time to start an Apocalypse. Having followed the wrong boy for years, Aziraphale and Crowley must now try to locate the whereabouts of the real Antichrist. Perhaps the story of Agnes Nutter and her famous prophecies will hold the answer?
Find these titles and more by searching the library's catalog. Happy viewing!