Flick Picks 12/10

New This Week!

ENTERTAINMENT: The surprise comedy hit of the year Ted comes to DVD and Blu-ray this week. Ted stars Mark Wahlberg as a man whose best friend is his living teddy bear. Seth MacFarlane, who created Family Guy, is the writer, director and voice of Ted and on the heels of this film's success and his funny Saturday Night Live hosting gig he will be emceeing the 2013 Oscars. The movie is profane, foul-mouthed, hilarious and surprisingly moving.

The latest film in the Bourne saga - The Bourne Legacy - also arrives this week. It stars Jeremy Renner as another graduate of the secret government program that created Jason Bourne. Also out this week is Ice Age: Continental Drift which follows Manny, Diego, Sid and Scrat on a high seas iceberg adventure where they run up against pirates! It's the fourth film in the successful Ice Age franchise and is available on DVD and Blu-ray. Finally, director Christopher Nolan (Memento, The Dark Knight trilogy) is one of our most gifted filmmakers so we are excited that his first film, the Memento-esque Following, arrives on DVD for the first time!

SERIES: Lena Dunham's controversial HBO hit Girls comes to DVD this week following a group of twentysomething women living in New York City who try to navigate personal relationships and careers. It's sexually frank and vividly entertaining and Dunham is a real talent worth keeping tabs on.

SUBTITLED: Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos follow up his unusual Oscar nominated Dogtooth with Alps, the tale of an organization that impersonates the deceased in order to help mourners get over their loss.

DOCUMENTARY: If you truly love movies then you will want to pick up the 15 part opus The Story of Film: An Odyssey. It starts at the dawn of film, ends in today's digital age and is filled with clips of the greatest films of all time.

Next week we will be getting hit by a blizzard of new releases so stay tuned! You can always see all of our current and upcoming DVD and Blu-ray releases in Bibliocommons.

Special Monday at the Movies Event!
Next week we will host an extra special Monday Night at the Movies of Mulberry Child where Jian Ping, the subject of this documentary, will be present at the 7:00 showing on December 17th! We will also be showing the film at 1:00 but Ms. Ping will not appear at that screening. All of our Monday Night at the Movies screenings are held at the Women's Library Club at 325 Tudor Ct.

Celebrate Monday Night at the Movies Anytime
We've enjoyed another wonderful year of Monday Night at the Movies features! We began the season with a drama about religious faith (Higher Ground) and are wrapping things up with a fascinating documentary about a woman's return to China (Mulberry Child). In the months between we enjoyed films about art, food, chimps and many fascinating people. If you missed any Monday Night at the Movies picks please check out these lists in Bibliocommons. You'll find all of our films back to 2003 (the year the program began) for you to take home.

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