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Updated: 19/05/2017 11:36 a.m.

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  • New release DVDs: 3 days for $4

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Adults

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Truman

Drama
'Truman' is a funny, heartfelt portrait of friendship and life's unexpected ups and downs. When theatre actor Julián receives an unexpected visit from his childhood friend Tomás, the encounter is bittersweet. This reunion is their first meeting in many years, triggered by Julian's failing health. Tomas is baffled by his friend's decision to forgo treatment and instead focus on putting his affairs in order: distributing possessions, reconciling past disputes and, most importantly, finding a home for his beloved Boxer, Truman. It's this task that is causing Julián the greatest concern. With characteristic understatement and sensitivity, Gay finds great dignity and humour in ordinary lives, delivering a witty, moving and hugely entertaining reflection on human connection and a reminder that the best friendships are, indeed, forever.
Rating: R16

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The Founder

Drama
Tells the true story of how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers' speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. He manoeuvred himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire.
Rating: M

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Moonlight

Drama
A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, Moonlight chronicles three defining chapters in the life of a young black man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami as he struggles with his drug-addicted mother and grapples with his sexuality.
Rating: M

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Lion

Drama
Five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of kilometers across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.
Rating: PG

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Jackie

Drama
A searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. The film places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband's assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband's legacy and the world of a "Camelot" that they created and loved so well.
Rating: M

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Manchester by the Sea

Drama
Manchester by the Sea follows the story of Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) who, after the sudden death of his brother Joe, is shocked to learn he has become the sole guardian of his 16-year-old nephew. Reluctantly returning to his hometown, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Lee is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his ex-wife Randi (Michelle Williams), and the community where he was born and raised.
Rating: R13

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Hidden Figures

Drama
As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.
Rating: PG

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Fences

Drama
In 1950s Pittsburgh, a Black garbage collector named Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington)bitter that baseball's color barrier was only broken after his own heyday in the Negro Leagues is prone to taking out his frustrations on his loved ones. Based on August Wilson's Pulitzer prize-winning play.
Rating: PG

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Masters of Sex

Season 4

Drama
As the late 60s become the early 70s, the world and our characters are all about revolution. Bras are burning, sex is everywhere, and William Masters and Virginia Johnson reap the benefits and the pressures of the revolution they've let loose in the world. Personally, they begin the season at odds and burdened by lies, only to slowly switch roles in both their work and the bedroom, as they slowly, painstakingly, and surprisingly find their way back to one another. In the wake of their fallout, Masters and Johnson search for purpose in a world without one another and look to work as their personal lives crash down around them. Libby finds herself alone for the first time since her marriage and discovers some unexpected allies.
Rating: R16

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Girl Asleep

Comedy
The world is closing in on 14 year-old Greta Driscoll (Bethany Whitmore, 'Mental'). A teen at a cross roads, she cant bear to leave her childhood behind because it contains all the delightful things that give her comfort in this otherwise incomprehensible world. Existing in a bubble of security alongside only friend Elliott (Harrison Feldman, 'Upper Middle Bogan') Greta's parents decide to throw her a surprise 15th birthday party where she's taken well out of her comfort zone and flung into a strange parallel world of ludicrous circumstances and twisted logic, a place where only she can find herself.
Rating: M

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Veep

The complete fifth season

Comedy
Onetime VP and now-President Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) finds herself in the midst of a tie in the Electoral College. With her presidency on the line, she and her staff in D.C. continue their mission of making her seem presidential (even though she is the President). She is also fending off the ambitions of her charismatic vice presidential running mate who, through an obscure constitutional procedure, could end up being President.
Rating: R13

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Divorce

The complete first season

Comedy
A new comedy series that finds sharp humor in even the most tense situations. Sarah Jessica Parker stars as Frances, who has suddenly begun to reassess her life and her strained relationship with her husband of ten years and father of their two children, Robert (Thomas Haden Church). She soon learns that making a clean break and a fresh start is harder than she thought.
Rating: R13

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A United Kingdom

Romance
Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana causes an international stir when he marries a white woman from London in the late 1940s. When they decided to marry, just as apartheid was being introduced into South Africa, it caused an international uproar. However, their passionate romance triumphed over every obstacle and changed the course of African history.
Rating: M

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La La Land

Musical
Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.
Rating: M

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Humans

2.0

Science Fiction
Humans is set in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a 'synth' - a highly developed robotic servant eerily similar in appearance to humans. These incredible machines share our homes, our jobs and our lives and so become the objects of our fear, hatred, lust and even love. The Hawkins family struggles to put past events behind them. Their efforts are complicated further when they are unexpectedly drawn into battles being waged by their old conscious synth friends. As their emotional capabilities expand, the synths are pushed to the limit as they confront huge moral questions about their place in the world. While a mysterious organisation threatens to exploit the precious secret behind conscious synthetics, the possibilities and limitations of relationships between synth-kind and humankind are put to the ultimate test.
Rating: R13

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Hell or High Water

Crime
After years of estrangement, Texan brothers Toby (Chris Pine) and Tanner (Ben Foster) decide to rob the branches of the bank threatening to foreclose on their family land. For them, the hold-ups are part of a last-ditch scheme to take back a future that was stolen from under them. Vengeance seems to be theirs until they find themselves on the radar of Marcus (Jeff Bridges), a Ranger looking for one last grand pursuit on the eve of his retirement. As the brothers plot a final bank heist to complete their scheme, and with Rangers on their heels, a murderous showdown looms.
Rating: R16
 

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SPLIT

Suspense
Even though Kevin (James McAvoy) has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher, there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant Casey, Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him, as well as everyone around him, as the walls between his compartments shatter apart.
Rating: R13

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Patriots Day

Suspense
An account of the Boston Marathon bombing, Patriots Day is the powerful story of a community's courage in the face of terror. In the aftermath of an unspeakable attack, Police Sergeant Tommy Saunders (Mark Wahlberg) joins courageous survivors, first responders and investigators in a race against the clock to hunt down the bombers before they strike again. Weaving together the stories of Special Agent Richard DesLauriers (Kevin Bacon), Police Commissioner Ed Davis (John Goodman), Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese (J.K. Simmons) and nurse Carol Saunders (Michelle Monaghan) this visceral and unflinching chronicle captures the suspense of one of the most sophisticated manhunts in law enforcement history and celebrates the strength of the people of Boston.
Rating: R13

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Sherlock

Series four

Suspense
Sherlock returns with three brand-new feature length episodes, promising laughter, tears, shocks, surprises and extraordinary cases. Sherlock Holmes, back once more on British soil, as Doctor Watson and his wife, Mary, prepare for their biggest ever challenge, becoming parents for the first time.
Rating: M

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The Americans

The complete third season

Suspense
Philip and Elizabeth Jennings' personal and professional worlds collide like never before. Exposure of their real identities as Russian spies looms as their friendship with FBI agent Stan Beeman grows. Meanwhile, Stan's past involvement with a double agent shakes up the bureau. And as the Jennings; assignments grow riskier and more ethically questionable, they face mounting pressure to induct Paige into the KGB.
Rating: R16

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When We Go to War

War
This is a historical saga, that tells the story of six young men and women, who, in 1914 on the eve of World War I, are full of plans and dreams for the future. Raised in the early years of a brave new century, they are a generation feeling that almost anything is possible. But their lives are changed forever as New Zealand enters the Great War. Beginning a few weeks before the outbreak of war in August 1914, this epic mini-series follows the landing at Gallipoli in April 1915, the disastrous assault on Chunik Bair and eventual evacuation of Gallipoli in December 1915-through the eyes of New Zealand soldiers, officers, medical staff and family back home! New Zealand has one of the highest living standards in the world, is part of the mighty British Empire - but few could foresee the horrors soon to come!
Rating: M

 

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The Banksy Job

Call No: 709 BAN

Art Thefts
The insane true story of the heist that shocked the Art World! The equally mysterious and notorious artist Banksy dominates tales from the world of street art, but in this documentary, the spotlight shines on another characterthe gritty, charismatic, and larger-than-life, AK47an ex-porn star and acid rave promoter turned self-anointed art terrorist. Declaring himself the villain to Banksys hero, AK47 sets out to swipe a well-known piece of Banksys public art, in broad daylight, in Central London, no less.
The ensuing heist thriller is told to us by AK47 himself, and a highly entertaining art-world caper begins. Blurring the lines between what is fiction and what is fact, this film is a rollicking ride, a frenetic and adrenaline-fueled crime caper that catapults its audience from the London art scene to its underground, making for a film experience almost as wild, unbelievable, and insane as its protagonist.
Rating: M

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Francofonia

Call No: 708.945 FRA

From master filmmaker Alexander Sokurov, the director of Russian Ark, comes the powerful story of how precious artworks from the Louvre were saved during WW2 occupied Paris. Francofonia is the story of two remarkable men, Louvre director Jacques Jaujard and Nazi Occupation officer Count Franziskus Wolff-Metternich - enemies then collaborators - whose alliance would be the driving force behind the preservation of museum treasures. Francofonia explores the relationship between art and power, the Louvre museum as a living example of civilization, and what art tells us about ourselves even in the midst of one of the bloodiest conflicts the world has ever seen.
Rating: M

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George Clarke's Amazing Spaces

Series 1

Call No: 728.37 GEO

Architecture
For many the dream of having a bolt hole or a place to escape from their hectic lives can seem unobtainable. Architect George Clarke shows how such big dreams can be achieved in small and affordable places. George delves into the extraordinary world of small builds to meet the highly creative people who are taking tiny, unpromising spaces and creating the most incredible places to live and work and play. There are homes made out of shipping containers, horseboxes, and old buses. Others are building tiny huts or incredible treehouses in the middle of the woods.
Rating: G

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With Great Power

The Stan Lee story

Call No: 791.509 WIT

Cartoonists - United States - Biography
With  great power : The Stan Lee Story explores the vivid life and imagination of Stan Lee, the 89-year-old comic book legend who co-created over 500 legendary pop culture characters including Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man, Thor and The Hulk. Featuring interviews with both fans and colleagues including Kevin Smith, Patrick Stewart, Samuel L. Jackson, and Eva Mendes, the film is the tale of one man's determination to tell incredible stories that have enchanted the world for over 40 years.
Rating: PG

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Dancer

Ballet
Blessed with astonishing power and poise, Sergei Polunin took the dance world by storm and became the Royal Ballet’s youngest ever principal. At the peak of his success, aged 21, he walked away, driven to the brink of self-destruction by stardom – his talent more a burden than a gift. Here is an unprecedented look into the life of a complex young man who has made ballet go viral. Urban rebel, iconoclast, airborne angel, Sergei is transforming the shape of ballet as we know it. But virtuosity comes with a high price. How can you be free to be yourself when you are ballet’s ‘hottest property'?
Rating: M

 

Big and Little Kids

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Sing

Comedy
Animated comedy about finding the music that lives inside all of us. Buster Moon, an eternally optimistic koala, puts on the world's greatest singing competition to save this crumbling theatre. The musical comedy stars Rosita, an overworked and underappreciated mother of 25 piglets desperate to unleash her inner diva; Ash, a punk rock porcupine with a beautiful voice behind her prickly exterior and Johnny, a young gangster gorilla looking to break free of his family's felonies.
Rating: G

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Shaun the Sheep

Happy Farmer's day

Comedy
Get ready for more outrageous inventiveness, sheepish shenanigans and panic in the pasture with Shaun the Sheep. In these episodes Bitzer makes the mistake of accepting Shaun's offer of help in the kitchen, Timmy decides to show the Farmer what it's like to be sheep while the flock attempt to transform an outcast pig into the epitome of porcine sophistication.
Rating: G

 

Big Kids

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Moana

Adventure
From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes Moana, an epic adventure about a spirited teen who sets sail on a daring mission to save her people. Along the way, Moana meets the once mighty demigod Maui, and together they cross the ocean on a fun-filled, action-packed voyage.
Rating: PG

 

Little Kids

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Ballerina

Animation
Felicie is a young orphan from Brittany with only one passion: dance. With her best friend Victor, who wants to become a great investor, she devises a madcap plan to escape the orphanage for Paris, the City of Lights where the Eiffel Tower is still being built! Felicie will have to work like never before to surpass herself and to learn from her mistakes, to make her wildest dream come true: becoming a prima ballerina at the Paris Opera!
Rating: G

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