Recreation

New Titles Audio and Video December 2017 (arrived in November 2017)

CDs

BLUES

Second nature, Carey & Lurrie Bell.

CHRISTMAS

Finally it's Christmas, Hanson.

COUNTRY

Changed, Rascal Flatts.
Not dark yet, Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer.
The long-awaited album, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers.
When was the last time, Darius Rucker.

EASY LISTENING

Voices of angels, Celtic Woman.

FILM

Score, 2Cellos.
Wind River, original score by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis.

JAZZ

Charlie Watts meets the Danish Radio Big Band.

KEYBOARD

Trois, Michael Houston.
Sarajevo: a collection of New Zealand piano works, Jian Liu.
Pictures, Henry Wong Doe

MUSICAL

Songs from the musicals: the ultimate collection.

OPERA

Siegfried, Richard Wagner.

POPULAR

Flaunt the imperfection, China Crisis.
Milk of the tree: an anthology of female vocal folk and singer-songwriters 1966-73, compiled and annotated by David Wells.
Now that's what I call sing.
Various artists.
Soul grooves.
Various artists. Originally released 1973-1989; some tracks remastered
The F-Z of pop, the Fizz.
Working with fire and steel: possible pop songs volume two, China Crisis.
Sky trails, David Crosby.
Songs of Bob Dylan, Joan Osborne.
Tongue tied, Earl.
Flicker, Niall Horan
Tapestry: live in Hyde Park, Carole King.

ROCK

40, Foreigner.
All this life, Starsailor.
BCCIV, Black Country Communion.
Delta machine, Depeche Mode.
Electric dreams.
Travel through the era of pop. 60 electronic anthems.
Euphoria classics.
Featuring Faithless/Martin Garrix/Swedish House Mafia/Sash!/Robert Miles/Chicane/Moby/Energy 52/Matt Darey/Eric Prydz/Tiesto.
Hall of fame. 2017.
Let's play two: Pearl Jam live at Wrigley Field, Pearl Jam.
Sticky fingers: live at the Fonda Theatre, 2015, the Rolling Stones.
The queen is dead, the Smiths.
Visions of a life, Wolf Alice.
Wild kingdom, Cotton Mather
Wonderful wonderful, the Killers.
Wembley 1996: live, Bryan Adams.
Lotta sea lice, Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile.
Colors, Beck.
Greetings from West Hollywood, Tim Buckley.
Ogilala, WPC (William Patrick Corgan).
As you were, Liam Gallagher.
Live at Pompeii, David Gilmour.
Woodland echoes, Nick Heyward.
Bidin' my time, Chris Hillman.
14 steps to Harlem, Garland Jeffreys.
Gemini, Macklemore.
Listen without prejudice, George Michael.
Roll with the punches, Van Morrison.
Carry fire, Robert Plant.
Ununiform, Tricky.
Playback: the Brian Wilson anthology, Brian Wilson.
Winwood: greatest hits live, Steve Winwood.

WORLD

Te Vaka: greatest hits, Te Vaka.

DVDs

FILM

A Cinderella Christmas.
This modern take on the classic fairytale follows Angie, a young and beautiful woman who works hard to run her uncle's events business while her cousin takes the credit. At a Christmas Ball, she meets a handsome wealthy bachelor and soon romance sparks.
A date for Mad Mary.
A woman newly released from prison seeks a date to bring to her best friend's wedding. It won 2 Irish Film and Television Awards.
A family man.
A Chicago personnel recruiter (Gerald Butler) is hungry to stay on top of his competitive profession, but when his son is diagnosed with cancer, his priorities are called into question.
A star for Christmas.
Cassie's Christmas Cupcakery is a huge success, but her love life is a mess. Cassie's whole universe is turned upside down when she falls in love with a co-worker who is revealed to be the famous and notoriously troubled actor Alex Gray.
Alien convergence.
When reptilian aliens begin to take over the world, the remaining survivors must band together and fight back with newly developed fighter jets.
Almost Christmas.
A dysfunctional family gathers together for their first Christmas since their mom died.
Annie Claus in coming to town.
When Santa's daughter starts falling in love with the owner of a toy store, his head elf fears he will lose out on becoming the next Santa, so he hires an actor to woo her away.
Cat Ballou.
A woman seeking revenge for her murdered father hires a famous gunman, but he's very different from what she expects. Starring Jane Fonda and Lee Marvin.
Dance academy.
Former ballet student Tara Webster longs to return to her dreams after a devastating injury leaves her unable to dance.
Dunkirk.
A dramatization of the British Expeditionary Force's 1940 retreat to the beaches of France and the extraordinary seaborne evacuation. Starring John Mills and Richard Attenborough
Emo: the musical.
Ethan, a sullen high-school student whose life is defined by what he hates, finds love with a blindly optimistic Christian girl Trinity, much to the annoyance of his angst-filled band mates and her evangelistic brethren.
Finding father Christmas.
Raised by her mother, but orphaned at a young age at Christmas, Miranda finds a clue that will take her to the truth about her father. Along the way, she finds romance and rekindles her Christmas spirit.
Heathers.
In order to get out of the snobby clique that is destroying her good-girl reputation, an intelligent teen teams up with a dark sociopath in a plot to kill the cool kids.
I am dragon.
In the midst of her wedding ceremony, a princess is captured by a dragon and whisked away to a remote island. In Russian with English subtitles.
Instant message.
Lifelong pen pals send their best friends to pose as them when the opportunity arises for a face-to-face meeting.
It had to be you.
Explores the choices women face today while satirizing cultural expectations of gender and romance.
Jo's boy.
Tom, the son of a rugby legend is better at maths than he is on the field. In French with English subtitles.
Like crazy = La pazza gioia.
n Tuscany, two women escape from a psychiatric facility and go on an adventure that will change their lives. In Italian with English subtitles.
Love always, Santa.
A widow's daughter writes to Santa Claus, asking for her mother to find love again. When a struggling writer receives the letter, he finds new inspiration and the beginnings of a romance.
Married by Christmas.
A high level executive must find herself a husband before Christmas in order to inherit a fortune.
Matters of the heart.
A perceptive indie romance about second chances, difficult choices and the sometimes bumpy journey of the heart.
Miracle maker: a Christmas tale.
A heartwarming story of love, forgiveness and kindness.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail. directed by Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones.
King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles.
Neruda.
An inspector hunts down Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining the Communist Party. In Spanish with English subtitles.
One thousand ropes.
When a father reconnects with his estranged teenage daughter, he is given a rare chance to reshape the future of his family in unexpected ways. Filmed in Wellington.
Permanent vacation. written and directed by Jim Jarmusch.
A drifter wanders Manhattan searching for purpose and meaning. Won the Josef von Sternberg Award in 1980.
Rat race.
A Las Vegas casino magnate, determined to find a new avenue for wagering, sets up a race for money. Starring Rowan Atkinson, John Cleese, Whoopi Goldberg and Cuba Gooding Jr.
The 47 Ronin.
A band of samurai set out to avenge the death and dishonor of their master at the hands of a ruthless shogun. In Japanese with English subtitles.
The big sick.
Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's expectations, and his true feelings.
The boarder.
A couple adopt a homeless, 11-year-old boy (Andy Scott Harris) who has a knack for causing trouble.
The boy.
An American nanny is shocked that her new English family's boy is actually a life-sized doll. After she violates a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe that the doll is really alive.
The man from Colorado.
At the end of the Civil War, two friends return home but one of them suffers from PTSD and his behavior is violent and erratic. Starring Glenn Ford and William Holden.
The March sisters at Christmas.
Four sisters fight to save the family home during the holidays.
The mothman prophecies.
A supernatural horror mystery film based on the book of the same name by John Keel.
The seventh sign.
The title and plot reference the seven seals described in the Book of Revelation, the final book of the New Testament of the Bible. Stars Demi Moore.
The time of their lives.
Aformer Hollywood star (Joan Collins) leaves her London retirement home with a friend (Pauline Collins) to go to her ex-husband's funeral in France.
The unborn.
A young woman fights the spirit that is slowly taking possession of her.
Throne of elves.
Animated film set in the mythical Elven world of Altera.
Tokyo story, directed by Yasujiro Ozu.
An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city; but the children have little time for them. In Japanese with English subtitles.
War for the Planet of the Apes.
The 3rd installment in the Planet of the Apes reboot series.
What did you do in the war, daddy?.
In WW II, a strategic Italian village agrees to surrender to the Allies only if it's allowed to organize a celebratory festival while giving aerial reconnaissance the false impression of fierce ground fighting. A comedy starring James Coburn.
Your name.
Two strangers find themselves linked in a bizarre way. When a connection forms, will distance be the only thing to keep them apart? Animated.
Lorna Doone.
Based on the novel Lorna Doone by R.D. Blackmore set in the West Country during Monmouth's Rebellion. Stars Polly Walker as Lorna.
Death on the Nile.
As Hercule Poirot (Peter Ustinov) enjoys a luxurious cruise down the Nile, a newlywed heiress is found murdered on board. Can Poirot identify the killer before the ship reaches the end of its journey?
Evil under the sun.
Agatha Christie's Belgian sleuth, Hercule Poirot (Peter Ustinov), solves the murder of an actress at a Balkan resort.
Murder on the Orient Express.
Starring Albert Finney and Lauren Bacall. Received 6 nominations at the 47th Academy Awards.
The mirror crack'd.
Starring Angela Lansbury as Agatha Christie's Miss Marple.
The Circle.
A woman lands a dream job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, only to uncover an agenda that will affect the lives of all of humanity. Based on the novel of the same name by Dave Eggers.
A monster calls.
A boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mother's terminal illness. A dark fantasy drama film based on the book of the same name by Patrick Ness.
The young Messiah.
Tells the story of Jesus Christ at age seven as he and his family depart Egypt to return home to Nazareth.

MUSIC

A MusiCares tribute to Barbra Streisand.
An event honouring Streisand as the 2011 MusiCares Person of the Year.
Brahms, Saint-Saens, Tchaikovsky.
Recorded at Palais de Trianon, Versailles, France, September 1995.
Glorious Glyndebourne.
Excerpts from various operas recorded at Glyndebourne.

Non-fiction

All governments lie: truth, deception, and the spirit of I.F. Stone.
A look at the life and work of American journalist, I.F. Stone, who leads a one-man crusade against government deception.
Navy SEALs: America's secret warriors.
Leslie Sansone just walk. Walk at home: 4 mile power walk.
Leslie Sansone just walk. Walk at home: walking off the pounds.
V8 classics. Volume 3.
Features 3 contested rounds of the Shell Australian Touring Car Championship.
Bathurst 1997/98: 2 litre highlights.

TV SERIES

King Solomon's mines.
Television miniseries based on the novel by H. Rider Haggard. Stars Patrick Swayze.

Talking Books

ADVENTURE

Nighthawk, Clive Cussler
Chasing enigma, John Kurrle.
Unquiet ghosts, Glenn Meade.

FICTION

The Sunshine sisters, Jane Green.
Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine, Gail Honeyman.
Midwinter break, Bernard MacLaverty.
Stronger than skin, Stephen May.
Men without women, Haruki Murakami.
Practice makes perfect, Penny Parkes.
The house of dust and dreams, Brenda Reid.
The ministry of utmost happiness, Arundhati Roy.

HISTORICAL

The miller's dance, Winston Graham.
All true not a lie in it: a novel, Alix Hawley.

MYSTERY

The child, Fiona Barton.
Seeing red, Sandra Brown.
No middle name: Jack Reacher: the complete collected short stories, Lee Child.
The late show, Michael Connelly.
Local girl missing, Claire Douglas.
Dangerous minds, Janet Evanovich.
The damselfly, S.J.I. Holliday.
Until death, Ali Knight.
The girl who takes an eye for an eye, David Lagercrantz.
The thirst, Jo Nesbo
Silent valley, Malla Nunn.
Two nights, Kathy Reichs.
Vanity dies hard, Ruth Rendell.
The chimney sweeper's boy, Barbara Vine.

Non-fiction

Army wives: from Crimea to Afghanistan: the real lives of the women behind the men in uniform, Midge Gillies.
It's not yet dark, Simon Fitzmaurice.
Bush doctors, Annabelle Brayley.
Churchill & Orwell: the fight for freedom, Thomas E. Ricks.

SAGA

Our summer together, Fanny Blake.

WESTERN

The winged horse: a Western story, Max Brand.