Slaughterhouse-Five by George Roy HillBilly Pilgrim has become unstuck in time. An otherwise typical soldier in WWII, without warning, he jumps back and forth in his life with no control over where he is going next. In the end, he learns that the many tragic and sometimes funny ironies of life, such as the randomness of tragedy, the cruelty and senselessness of war, and man's complete lack of control over his fate, remain constant.
Call Number: DVD VIDEO 10395
Publication Date: 1972
Blade Runner by Ridley Scott (director)In a futuristic Los Angeles of 2019, detective Rick Deckard is a highly rated Blade Runner assigned to find and kill illegal cybernetic replicants, genetic creations with superhuman abilities. Pulled unwillingly out of retirement, Deckard is forced into one last case, six exceptionally dangerous replicants who have escaped from slave labor and made their way into the city, apparently with plans to gain vengeance on the corporate masters who created them. In the course of investigation, Deckard falls in love with a beautiful woman who holds a disturbing secret, creating additional doubt and confusion in Deckard's mind.
Call Number: DVD VIDEO 8947
Publication Date: 1982
Pulp Fiction by Quentin Tarantino (director)Clever, dark film that tells 4 separate stories that are gradually brought together. Involved are two low-rent hit men, their boss and his sexy wife, a prizefighter and a pair of desperate robbers.
Call Number: DVD VIDEO 13233
Publication Date: 1994
Monty Python and the Holy Grail by Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones (directors)In their quest for the Holy Grail, King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table are faced with horrible foes and enemies. A vampire bunny, a grand sorcerer named Tim, taunting French soldiers, the Knights who say Ni, airborne cattle, beautiful maidens, a singing prince and the dismembered Black Knight are just some of the obstacles faced by the British king and his subjects on their journey.
Barton Fink by Joel Cohen (director)Barton Fink, a New York playwright, arrives in Hollywood on the eve of World War II to work as a screenwriter. He is assigned a low-brow wrestling movie, and quickly develops writer's block, which is aggravated by the seedy hotel he is staying in and his aggressively jovial neighbor, Charlie. Barton's struggle to create a truly great screenplay leads from the strange and unproductive to the terrifying and surreal.
Call Number: DVD VIDEO 371
Publication Date: 1991
Groundhog Day by Harold Ramis (director)Phil, a weatherman working for a local station in Pennsylvania but convinced that national news stardom is in his grasp, is bitter, self-centered, and treats his co-workers with contempt despite his pleasing on-camera demeanor. Sent to report on the annual emergence of the groundhog Punxsutawney Phil on Groundhog Day, Phil displays his loathing of the story and Groundhog Day in general. But when Phil awakens the next day to another Groundhog Day, and the day after that, he realizes he is stuck in a time warp of Groundhog Days causing him to take another look at his own life and in turn falling in love with his producer Rita.
Call Number: DVD VIDEO 2201
Publication Date: 1993
Natural Born Killers by Oliver Stone (director)"The misadventures of Mickey and Mallory: outcasts, lovers, and serial killers. They travel across Route 666 conducting psychadelic mass-slaughters not for money, not for revenge, just for kicks. Glorified by the media, the pair become legendary folk heroes; their story told by the single person they leave alive at the scene of each of their slaughters."--IMDb.
Call Number: Blu-ray Video 68
Publication Date: 1994
Dark City by Alex Proyas (director)John Murdoch awakens to learn he is wanted for a series of murders he has no recollection of and is being pursued by a stranger claiming to be his wife as well as a mysterious doctor. All the while, John cannot recall any specific points about his past other than a beach called Shell Beach somewhere outside this strange city he lives in. While trying to piece together the details of his past and find directions to Shell Beach, he befriends a police detective, Frank, while trying to also discover why the city is shrouded in night eternally, why nobody knows how to get out of the city, and why the ominous beings known only as the Strangers are also pursuing him.
Call Number: DVD VIDEO 2451
Publication Date: 1998
Fight Club by David Fincher (director)When a ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a soap salesman channel their aggression into therapeutic "fight clubs", an eccentric woman gets in the way and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion.
Call Number: DVD VIDEO 3404
Publication Date: 1999
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind by Michael Gondry (director)When Joel discovers that his girlfriend, Clementine, has had their tumultuous relationship erased from her mind through an experimental scientific procedure, he decides to ease his own pain by getting the same treatment. But, as each memory of Clementine is systematically eliminated, Joel suddenly realizes how much he still loves her and desperately attempts to reverse the process.
Call Number: DVD VIDEO 1328
Publication Date: 2004
Inception by Christopher Nolan (director)Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible--inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming.