Flick Picks 6/10/14: Non-Stop, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, True Detective

New on DVD at the Library This Week

ENTERTAINMENT: Someday perhaps the bad guys will learn to stop messing with Liam Neeson. Until then, we can be content knowing that movies like the action-packed Non-Stop are going to keep coming out and pushing us to the edge of our seats. In this film, the bad guys are going to start knocking off passengers unless Air Marshall Neeson can get them $150 million transferred. They obviously do not know who they're messing with.

If that doesn't provide enough action for you, you'll want to check out the latest in Tom Clancy's popular character's films, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. This film takes us to the dawn of Ryan's career as he becomes a CIA agent under handler Kevin Costner and uncovers a financial terror plot. Kenneth Branagh directed this baby and we've got it on Blu-ray and DVD.

Many of you are probably familiar with British actor Steve Coogan from his work in the film Philomena and man others. He finally brings his most famous character - pompous television broadcaster Alan Partridge - to the United States in the film bearing his character's name.

SERIES: The dark and violent but very compelling HBO series True Detective brought critical acclaim to its two leads, as Matthew McConaughey continues his career resurgences and Woody Harrelson returns to television. They play a couple of couple of troubled detectives who try to solve a serial killing that happened many years earlier. Another well-reviewed new series is Showtime's Ray Donovan, featuring Liev Schreiber as a "fixer" for wealthy clients, who faces his own personal life dilemmas. You may not have heard of Klondike, which is The Discovery Channel's first scripted miniseries, and which two adventurers who travel to the Yukon during the Gold Rush. This week also brings us season 4 of Rizzoli & Isles, season 2 of Major Crimes and season 3 of the AMC drama The Killing.

SUBTITLED: A Palestinian baker becomes a informant for the Israelis in the tense drama Omar. Also this week, famed director Costa-Gavras brings us the financial thriller Capital, about a young, newly appointed French bank CEO who must deal with various challenges, including a hostile takeover attempt by an American hedge fund (led by Gabriel Byrne).

DOCUMENTARIES: Neil deGrasse Tyson brings up an updated version of Carl Sagan's groundbreaking series in the critically acclaimed Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. Monty Python funnyman and world traveller Michael Palin takes us to South America in Brazil With Michael Palin.

All of our new and upcoming films are available in Bibliocommons.

Monday Night at the Movies
We will be screening Still Mine at 1:00 and 7:00 on Monday, June 16 at the Glencoe Woman's Club at 325 Tudor Court. Based on an actual events, Still Mine is both a love story and a tale of one man stubbornly determined to build a new home for he and his increasingly infirm wife over the objections of his children and the local bureaucracy. James Crowell is moving and commanding as the fiercely independent husband while Genevieve Bujold makes a very welcome return to American film screens as Crowell’s ailing wife. The film is 102 minutes long and is rated PG-13. All of our film screenings are free of cost and open to everybody.

Theatre on Screen

Did you catch the Tony Awards on Sunday? Perhaps that whet your appetite for live theater. The good news is that you don't have to leave your living room and pay exorbitant prices to see some of the best theatrical performances! We've got a great performing arts collection that's available for free!

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