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Staff Picks - Amanda (Movies)

Amanda's favorite movies and TV series that have been watched and enjoyed many times - a lighter collection of comedy and drama on DVD.

The sound of music

Julie Andrews lights up the screen as Maria, the spirited young woman who leaves the convent to become a governess to the seven young children of Captain von Trapp, an autocratic widower whose strict household rules leave no room for music or merriment

Analyze this

A spoof on the gangster roles that have been associated with De Niro's film career, this is the story of an anxiety-ridden Mafia boss who monopolizes the services of a family psychiatrist

Hidden figures .

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

The middle . Season 1

The daily mishaps of a harried woman and her semi-dysfunctional family and their attempt to survive life in general in the city of Orson, Indiana

Guardians of the galaxy

Brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand-with the galaxy's fate in the balance

Lincoln

A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th president's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country, and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come

Gone with the wind : 2-DVD edition

An epic story of the South's fight to maintain its way of life during the Civil War years. Scarlett O'Hara and her family are amongst the ladies and gentlemen at the Twelve Oaks Plantation's ball before the Civil War begins. Scarlett's love for one man keeps her from seeing the love that another man truly has for her. As the South finally crumbles around her, Scarlett devises a way to overcome starvation in order to save herself and her family

The Lincoln lawyer

Michael 'Mick' Haller is a slick, charismatic Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back of his Lincoln Town Car. Having spent most of his career defending petty, gutter-variety criminals, Mick unexpectedly lands the case of a lifetime. However, what initially appears to be a straightforward case with a big money payoff swiftly develops into a deadly match between two masters of manipulation and a crisis of conscience for Haller

Air force one

The President and his family are hijacked on Air Force One by Russian nationalists. They demand the release of their leader from a Russian prison or they will kill everyone on board. The President's response? "GET OFF MY PLANE!"

Stripes

When John Winger loses his apartment, girlfriend and job all in one day, he does what any red-blooded American would do: he joins the army and nearly starts WWIII

Pretty woman

Corporate mogul hires prostitute to be his companion for a week

Blazing saddles

A hilarious spoof of every western film cliche in which a black man is appointed sheriff of a frontier town

L.A. law . Season 1. Discs 1-3

First season of this award-winning television series, L.A. Law, portraying the battles inside and outside the courtroom of a prominent Los Angeles legal firm

The big chill

Seven college housemates from the 1960s who have drifted apart reunite at the funeral of a friend. Having entered adulthood as non-conformists, most now belong to the establishment. Stunned by the death of their peer, sensing their own mortality and the loss of their innocence, each takes the opportunity to reevaluate his or her life and re-establish their bonds

Grease

Musical concerning the romance between a teen-age gang-leader and his naive girlfriend, set in the 1950's

Flashdance

An 18-year-old dreams of being a dancer. By day she's a welder and is having an affair with her boss, by night she dances in a club. Bonus features include featurettes, trailer, and a theatrical spot. Plus a bonus CD!

Toy story

An astonishing world where toys play while their owners are away. Woody is a pull-string cowboy doll and is the leader of the toys until the latest, greatest action figure, Buzz Lightyear, enters the picture. When the toy rivals are separated from their owner, they learn to put aside their differences and work as a team to get back home to the boy they love

Backdraft

Two Chicago firefighter brothers who don't get along have to work together while a dangerous arsonist is on the loose

You've got mail

A romance in which superstore book chain magnate Hanks and cozy children's bookshop owner Ryan are anonymous e-mail cyberpals who fall head-over-laptops in love, unaware that they are combative business rivals

The good liar

Career con artist Roy Courtnay can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish online. As Betty opens her home and life to him, Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut-and-dry swindle into the most treacherous tightrope walk of his life

Night at the museum

Larry Daley is a divorced father who can't seem to keep a job for more than a week. He applies for a job at the Museum of Natural History and is assigned as a night guard. However, a seemingly easy job turns out to be an adventure when he finds that an ancient curse has caused the "inhabitants" of the museum to come to life

The bucket list

Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers have nothing in common, except they both have been diagnosed with terminal illnesses. While sharing a hospital room together, they decide to make a Bucket List of all the things they have ever wanted to do before they die. In the process of completing the list, both of them heal each other, become unlikely friends, and ultimately find the joy in life

Home improvement . Season 1

This is a show about Tim Taylor and his family. Tim has his own television show called "Tool Time", so the main theme of each episode often revolves around cars, toys, tools, hardware shops, garages, fix-it-up projects, and other similar themes

Friends. Season 1

The pilot: Monica and the gang introduce Rachel to the "real world" after she leaves her fiance at the alter. The one with the sonogram at the end: Ross finds out his estranged lesbian wife and her girlfriend are going to have his baby. The one with the thumb: Phoebe discovers a human thumb floating in her can of soda and gets compensation of $7,000. The one with George Stephanopolos: The girls spy on the sexy politician across the street. The one with the East German laundry detergent. The one with the butt: Joey finally gets a film role as a stand-in for Al Pacino's butt

Ghostbusters . (2016)

Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat
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