Monday, January 30, 2017

Hot at the Box Office, Hot at the Library!

Did you head to the theater for any of these box office hits over the weekend? Swing by the library and grab some similar titles!

Split - Kevin's (James McAvoy) 24 personalities compel him to kidnap three teenage girls. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan.

  • Sybil (1976) - The true story of a young woman named Sybil (Sally Field), who developed at least 13 personalities. 
  • Identity (2003) - A group of strangers stranded at a remote motel find themselves the target of a murderer - who is likely one of their group. 
  • Don't Breathe (2016) - A group of teenagers break into a blind man's home, but the job is far from as easy as they thought. 

Hidden Figures - The true story of three African-American women working at NASA during the Space Race. Try the book by Margot Lee Shetterly!

  • Selma (2014) - A dramatization of the Selma to Montgomery marches that led to "Bloody Sunday" and ultimately the signing of the Civil Rights Act. 
  • The Right Stuff (1983) - A chronicle of the original Mercury astronauts and the formation of NASA. 
  • The Help (2011) - Three intertwined stories of segregated life in 1960's Mississippi. Based on the book by Kathryn Stockett. 

xXx: Return of Xander Cage - Extreme athlete turned government operative Xander (Vin Diesel) returns after he was thought to be dead. He assembles a team to recover an unstoppable weapon.

  • The Fast and the Furious (2001) - The first entry in the popular street racing and heist franchise. 
  • The Expendables (2010) - Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) leads a team of highly skilled mercenaries on a mission to assassinate a dictator. 
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) - A secretive spy organization recruits Eggsy (Taron Egerton) to fight against a twisted tech genius (Samuel L. Jackson). 

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