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A guide to the movies available in our Popular Films Collection.
Last Updated: Apr 2, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Popular Film Collection

On the Lisle campus, the Popular Film Collection is located on the Lower Level of Kindlon Hall to the right of the Library Circulation Desk.


    New Films: Click on a film title for additional information or to check availability

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    Ender's Game
    Call Number: AMS END
    Publication Date: 2014

    A hostile alien race attacked Earth, and if not for the legendary heroics of Fleet Commander Mazer Rackham, all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, Colonel Hyrum Graff is training only the best young children. Ender Wiggin, a shy, but brilliant boy, is soon ordained by Graff as the military's next great hope. Once at Command School, he's trained by Mazer Rackham, himself, to lead them into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save the human race.

    Performers: Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Viola Davis, Abigail Breslin, Ben Kingsley, Moises Arias, Aramis Knight, Suraj Partha.

    Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13; some violence, sci-fi action and thematic material.

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    Dallas Buyers Club
    Call Number: AMS DAL
    Publication Date: 2014

    Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof's free-wheeling life was overturned in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive. Shunned and ostracized by many old friends and bereft of government-approved medicines, he decided to take matters in his own hands, tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal. Bypassing the establishment, he joined forces with an unlikely band of renegades and outcasts and established a hugely successful "buyers' club."

    Performers: Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner, Denis O'Hare, Steve Zahn, Michael O'Neill, Dallas Roberts, Griffin Dunne, Kevin Rankin, Donna Duplantier.

    Target Audience: MPAA rating: R; for pervasive language, some strong sexual content, nudity and drug use.

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    All Is Lost
    Call Number: AMS ALL
    Publication Date: 2014

    An open-water thriller about one man's battle for survival against the elements after his sailboat is destroyed at sea. Using only a sextant and nautical maps to chart his progress, he is forced to rely on ocean currents to carry him into a shipping lane in hopes of hailing a passing vessel. But with the sun unrelenting, sharks circling, and his meager supplies dwindling, the ever-resourceful sailor soon finds himself staring his mortality in the face.

    Performer: Robert Redford.

    Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13; brief strong language.

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    Last Vegas
    Call Number: AMS LAS
    Publication Date: 2014

    Four best friends in their late-60s decide to escape retirement and throw a Las Vegas bachelor party for the only one of them who has remained single.

    Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Kline, Mary Steenburgen.

    Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13; for sexual content and language.

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    Call Number: AMS RUS
    Publication Date: 2014

    Set against the golden age of Formula One racing in the 1970s, Rush is based on the true story of a spectacular sporting rivalry between English playboy James Hunt, and his structured, intelligent opponent, Austrian driver Niki Lauda.

    Performers: Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl, Olivia Wilde, Pierfrancesco Favino, Alexandra Maria Lara.

    Target Audience: MPAA rating: R; for sexual content, nudity, language, some disturbing images and brief drug use.

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    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
    Call Number: AMS CLO
    Publication Date: 2013

    Inventor Flint Lockwood thought he saved the world when he destroyed his machine that turned water into food causing cheeseburger rain and spaghetti tornadoes. But Flint soon learns that his invention survived and is now creating food-animals. Flint and his friends embark on a dangerously delicious mission to battle hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees, hippotatomuses, cheespiders and other foodimals to save the world again!

    Performers: James Caan, Neil Patrick Harris, Benjamin Bratt, Anna Faris, Terry Crews, Andy Samberg, Will Forte, Bill Hader.

    Target Audience: Rating: PG; for mild rude humor.

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    Captain Phillips
    Call Number: AMS CAP
    Publication Date: 2014

    Based on the true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, which was the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.

    Performers: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Catherine Keener, Barkhad Abdirahman, Faysal Ahmed, Mahat M. Ali, Michael Chernus, David Warshofsky, Corey Johnson, Chris Mulkey, Yul Vazquez, Max Martini.

    Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13; for sustained intense sequences of menace, some violence with bloody images, and for substance use; CHV rating: PG.

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    Blue Jasmine
    Call Number: AMS BLU
    Publication Date: 2013

    After everything in her life falls to pieces, including her marriage to wealthy businessman Hal, elegant New York socialite Jasmine moves into her sister Ginger's humble apartment in San Francisco to try to pull herself back together again.

    Performers: Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett, Louis C.K., Bobby Cannavale, Andrew Dice Clay, Sally Hawkins, Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg.

    Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13; for mature thematic material, language and sexual content.


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