Papers coming up? DVD Central has plenty of new DVDs to help you destress in between research sessions. Here are some highlights:
The Man who knew Infinity Growing up poor in Madras, India, Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar earns admittance to Cambridge University during WWI, where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his professor, G.H. Hardy.
Labyrinth Babysitting infant stepbrother Toby on a weekend night isn't young Sarah₂s idea of fun. Frustrated by his crying, she secretly imagines the Goblins from her favorite book, Labyrinth, carrying Toby away. When her fantasy comes true, a distraught Sarah must enter a maze of illusion to bring Toby back from a kingdom inhabited by mystical creatures and governed by the wicked Goblin King.
The Huntsman : Winter's War As a war between rival queen sisters Ravenna and Freya escalates, Eric and fellow warrior Sara, members of the Huntsmen army raised to protect Freya, try to conceal their forbidden love as they combat Ravenna's wicked intentions.
Central Intelligence After he reuniites with an old school pal through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage.
Genius A stirring drama about the complex friendship and transformative professional relationship between book editor Maxwell Perkins (who discovered F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway) and Thomas Wolfe.
A Dry White Season Ben du Toit is a schoolteacher who always has considered himself a man of caring and justice, at least on the individual level. When his gardener's son is brutally beaten up by the police at a demonstration by black school children, he gradually begins to realize his own society is built on a pillar of injustice and exploitation
Eye in the Sky Col. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone, triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare.
Cloverfield New York is suddenly under attack from a Godzilla-like monster who stomps through midtown, destroying everything and everybody in sight.
Mel Brooks' The Producers Low-rent Broadway producer Max Bialystock and his high-strung accountant Leo Bloom discover that, with the help of a few gullible investors, they can make more money on a flop than on a hit. Armed with the worst show ever written and an equally horrific cast, this double-dealing duo is banking on disaster. But when their sure-to-offend musical becomes a surprise hit, they find themselves in the middle of a Broadway blitzkrieg
The Notebook Allie Hamilton and Noah Calhoun meet one evening at a carnival. But they are separated by Allie's parents who disapprove of Noah's poor family, and move Allie away. When Allie doesn't hear from Noah after several years, she meets and becomes engaged to a handsome young soldier named Lon. Allie, with her love still alive for Noah, stops by Noah's home to check on him. Seeing that their reunion has rekindled a passionate romance, Allie must now choose between true love and the match that her parents approve of.
Masuoka Family Frank Masuoka relates his experiences in the U. S. Army during World War II, and his wife, daughters, and grandchildren discuss the impact of his story on members of the family.
Miyano Family Three generations of the Miyano family discuss their family and Sam Miyano's internment at Camp Amache.
Silent voices Hamamoto describes his family and their experiences during and after the internment. Ono talks of her father's apple dryer business and his employees. She describes the family's internment and their return to Sebastopol. Both tell of the support the Japanese Americans received from neighbors and other Sonoma County residents.
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