This slow-burning, acutely observed comedy of manners concerns a dealer in outsider art who threatens the equilibrium of her middle-class in-laws in North Carolina. Madeleine (Embeth Davidtz, Schindler’s List) is a go-getting art gallery owner from Chicago, recently married to George (Alessandro Nivola, Goal!), a near-perfect Southern beau. When Madeleine needs to close a deal with a reclusive North Carolina artist, George introduces her to his family: prickly mother Peg (Celia Weston, The Village), taciturn father Eugene (Scott Wilson, The Last Samurai), cranky brother Johnny (Ben McKenzie, The O.C.), and Johnny’s pregnant, childlike wife Ashley (Amy Adams, The Fighter, Enchanted), who is awestruck by her glamorous sister-in-law. Madeleine's presence exposes the fragile family dynamics as hidden resentments and anxieties surface. As well as the Oscar nomination, Amy Adams won Best Supporting Actress awards from the Sundance Film Festival and Screen Actors’ Guild (amongst many others). Junebug also won the MoMA New Directors Award and the Cannes Film Festival Critics Award. Critically observed as being a small quiet miracle (The Telegraph) and of having breathtaking visual textures (Time Out), Junebug is presented here, anamorphically in its original aspect ratio to replicate the theatrical experience as closely as possible. Special Features: Full length audio commentary with the stars of the film Amy Adams and Embeth Davidtz Amy Adams interview and Q & A session in London, recorded in March 2006 Ten deleted scenes Five behind the scenes documentaries Original casting sessions (Amy Adams, Ben McKenzie) Ann Wood Art Gallery
Eureka Entertainment to release HUMAN DESIRE, a hard-edged and chilling film-noir from legendary filmmaker Fritz Lang, starring Glenn Ford and Gloria Grahame, as a worldwide premiere on Blu-ray in a definitive Dual Format edition as part of The Masters of Cinema Series from 11 February 2019. A startlingly dark, late film noir masterwork by director Fritz Lang, Human Desire reunites Lang with his hero Glenn Ford and femme fatale Gloria Grahame from the previous year's The Big Heat and the screenwriter of Lang's 1952 noir Clash by Night, Alfred Hayes. Like those two classics, Human Desire finds Lang casting a pitiless eye on all of the human weaknesses that define film noir: deception, infidelity, passion, and murder. Adapted from the same Émile Zola novel previously filmed by Jean Renoir in La Bête humaine (1938), Lang's gripping thriller has Ford as train engineer Jeff, just home from the Korean War. He's instantly attracted to passenger Vicki (Grahame), not yet realizing that she's the abused wife of Jeff's alcoholic railroad yard superior Carl (Broderick Crawford) -- or that Vicki was just entangled in a jealousy-fuelled murder committed by Carl. As Jeff and Vicki embark on a steamy affair, she tells him about the crime, and Carl's blackmail hold on her. If only Carl could be taken out of the picture… The only thing that's not pitch black in this noir are the ethical shades of grey inhabited by all its characters. Yet its placid small town setting also offers a unique perspective on the genre, with Lang uncovering sinister secrets on these quiet streets that could rival any big city immorality. The Masters of Cinema is proud to present one of this brilliant filmmaker's most underrated films for the first time ever on Blu-ray. Special Features: 1080p presentation on Blu-ray (with a progressive encode on the DVD) LPCM Mono audio Optional English SDH subtitles A new and exclusive interview with film historian Tony Rayns PLUS: A Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film alongside rare archival imagery
There's nothing like the first time. In Carnal, Colorado, Faye Goodknight is the town's quiet, shy librarian. She may also be Carnal's last remaining virgin. For years, Faye has had a crush on Chace Keaton, but the gorgeous cop has always been unattainable. She's resigned to live contentedly with only her books for company - until Faye suddenly meets Chace alone in the woods. Chace doesn't think he's the good guy everyone believes him to be. He's made a lot of choices he regrets, including denying his feelings for Faye. Through his choices, he's come to believe the pretty librarian is too good for him, but after their time in the woods, Chace realizes that she may be his last chance for redemption. Soon, their long-simmering desires grow to a burning passion. Yet always casting a shadow over their happiness is Chace's dark past. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emma Taylor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/001777/bk_hach_001777_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Random House presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Montpelier Parade by Karl Geary, read by Karl Geary. The house is on Montpelier Parade: just across town, but it might as well be a different world. Working on the garden with his father one Saturday, Sonny is full of curiosity. Then the back door eases open, and she comes down the path towards him. Vera. Chance meetings become shy arrangements, and soon Sonny is in love for the first time. Casting off his lonely life of dreams and quiet violence for this new intoxicating encounter, he longs to know Vera, even to save her. But what is it that Vera isn't telling him? Unfolding in the sea-bright, rain-soaked Dublin of early spring, Montpelier Parade is a beautiful, cinematic novel about desire, longing, grief, hope and the things that remain unspoken. It is about how deeply we can connect with one another and the choices we must also make alone. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karl Geary. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002661/bk_rhuk_002661_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Robots of 2725 have reinvented the gods of mythology! What if these new gods chose to speak with Joanna667, a non-entity, and have charged her with a calling to save the planet? What if Joanna667 was the embodiment of Joan of Arc, transported to this dystopian future where humans are no longer the highest order of life? Join us in a world where robots reign supreme and humans know they must either augment themselves in order to move ahead or live a quiet mundane life without technology. In a world where the entities have embraced early religions and formed the Techno-Pagan church, casting aside some gods while establishing new roles for the deities of their church. Can Joanna667, a 16-year-old girl in the lowest tier of the One World Caste System, provide the motivation for the human race to reestablish its dominance over technology before the entities destroy the planet? Or will the strongest heroine in Earth's history fall victim to the new gods' calling and face the flames again? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Gill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/059249/bk_acx0_059249_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Silver Scroll Merit Award for FictionJanuary, 1942 - After her brother is killed at Pearl Harbor, Lexie Smithfield returns to Jekyll Island to handle the disposition of Destiny, the family’s impressive vacation cottage. Ten years before, the family quit coming to the exclusive Millionaire’s Club after a series of freak accidents. Her mother believed God cursed the island. Locals say it’s haunted. Russell Parker, whose family has worked at the Jekyll Island Hotel since it opened in 1887, knows many secrets. For the past 10 years, he has kept his promise to Lexie’s brother and kept quiet about the incident that ended the Smithfields' resort vacations. But when Lexie and Russell meet again as adults, familiar feelings of friendship mix with new, more intimate feelings of attraction. With the resort’s popularity in decline due to the Depression and war, many of the cottages remain abandoned, casting a cloud of gloom over the island. With German U-boats offshore, Lexie faces daily threats to her safety as well as her own fears of rejection. Is Lexie’s destiny cursed by her family’s history? Or will Russell help her learn the truth and find peace for her trouble heart? Inspirational content (I): Content of an inspirational/religious nature. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jae Huff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/123484/bk_acx0_123484_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Guy Carpenter has a prestigious job at NASA, a devoted wife and new baby, and, aside from a troublemaking cat, a settled, quiet life. But things take an unexpected turn when this regular guy finds himself mixed up in an international scandal of enormous proportions. Years ago, Guy worked on the Superconducting Super Collider, a giant government project dedicated to detecting a tiny, elusive particle, the Higgs Boson. Wrangling in Congress shut the project down before it could succeed, but now the Chinese claim to have found the Boson. It is a discovery that sends the nation into a panic. How did the Chinese surpass American science? What about the horrific military implications of a Boson Bomb? Is it time to start casting Hollywood's first boson-based blockbuster? An expert is needed to assess the new threat to national security. Guy is propelled into the center of the media blitz, his old love with a Chinese physicist resurfaces, a new romance with a beautiful Congresswoman beckons, and the breakup of his happy marriage threatens. In the meantime, Congress holds urgent hearings, Hollywood comes courting, the CIA is investigating, and an unctuous reporter dogs his every step. Once again, Herman Wouk, the man the New York Times has called "a modern Charles Dickens," exercises his deep insight and considerable comic powers to give listeners a witty and keen satire about Washington, the media, and science, and what happens when these three great forces of American culture clash. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/time/000336/bk_time_000336_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
1838. A divided nation. To save the lives of others May Bedloe must risk her own.... The Ohio River. May Bedloe is a seamstress to her cousin, the flamboyant actress Comfort Virtue. When they board the doomed Moselle their paths cross with Mrs Flora Howard, a wealthy abolitionist and notorious opportunist. Mrs Howard is quick to lure Comfort to her cause - a cause, it seems, that has no use for quiet little May. Casting out on her own for the first time, May lands a job on Hugo Cushin's wondrous Floating Theatre - a flatboat that sails the Ohio performing plays to the townsfolk along the way. Though shy at first, May quickly finds herself drawn into the eccentric troupe of characters aboard her new home: to sanctimonious, haughty Mrs Niffen and her browbeaten husband; to kind and gentle Leo, who steers the theatre from one riverbank town to the next; to sweet, open-hearted Liddy; and most of all, to the inscrutable Hugo himself. As the boat drifts south down the river, May gradually learns what it means to belong on her own terms, and how to fashion a family of sorts from this ragtag bunch of players. But just as May's new life is beginning to take shape around her, the reappearance of Comfort and Mrs Howard threatens to throw everything off course. To repay an old debt, May is not only compelled to break the law but also to guard a secret which puts the fate of the whole theatre - and all her hopes for a happy future - at risk.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amy Finegan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/003123/bk_boli_003123_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Now being developed as a television series with Eva Longoria and ABC! "An irresistibly addictive tour of the human condition." (Kirkus, starred review)"Rarely have I read a book that challenged me to see myself in an entirely new light, and was at the same time laugh-out-loud funny and utterly absorbing." (Katie Couric)"This is a daring, delightful, and transformative book." (Arianna Huffington, founder, Huffington Post and founder & CEO, Thrive Global)"Wise, warm, smart, and funny. You must read this book." (Susan Cain, New York Times best-selling author of Quiet)From a New York Times best-selling author, psychotherapist, and national advice columnist, a hilarious, thought-provoking, and surprising new book that takes us behind the scenes of a therapist's world - where her patients are looking for answers (and so is she). One day, Lori Gottlieb is a therapist who helps patients in her Los Angeles practice. The next, a crisis causes her world to come crashing down. Enter Wendell, the quirky but seasoned therapist in whose office she suddenly lands. With his balding head, cardigan, and khakis, he seems to have come straight from Therapist Central Casting. Yet he will turn out to be anything but. As Gottlieb explores the inner chambers of her patients' lives - a self-absorbed Hollywood producer, a young newlywed diagnosed with a terminal illness, a senior citizen threatening to end her life on her birthday if nothing gets better, and a 20-something who can't stop hooking up with the wrong guys - she finds that the questions they are struggling with are the very ones she is now bringing to Wendell. With startling wisdom and humor, Gottlieb invites us into her world as both clinician and patient, examining the truths and fictions we tell ourselves and others as we teeter on the tightrope between love and desire, meaning and mortality, guilt and redemption, terror 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brittany Pressley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/051238/bk_adbl_051238_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.