Flick Picks 6/12

New This Week!

Robert Downey Jr.'s Sherlock Holmes is back this week as he and Watson (Jude Law) battle Holmes's insidious arch-enemy Moriarity in Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows. It's an action packed sequel to the 2010 hit and we have it on both DVD and Blu-ray. If you're looking for a quality smaller film try Thin Ice, which stars Greg Kinnear in a charming Fargo-esque comedic caper set in winter Wisconsin. Also, Too Big To Fail, based on the bestselling story of the Lehman Brothers collapse, is another well-made made-for-HBO movie. With a cast that includes William Hurt, James Woods, Paul Giamatti, Billy Crudup and many more great actors you know that this has got to be worth seeing, especially if you are a fan of true-life big business dramas like Margin Call.

Vince, Ari and the rest of HBO's fun-loving Hollywood gang of buddies returns for a final season of Entourage. If you find yourself going through Entourage withdrawal we've got a funny new Showtime series called Episodes, which stars Matt LeBlanc playing himself as the manipulative new star of British-import series. LeBlanc won a Golden Globe award for this role in a series that is like a cross of Ricky Gervais's Extras and Entourage. Also, worth checking out is ABC's Scandal, a tense political drama about a crisis management consultant (Kerry Washington) in Washington DC. It was created by Shonda Rhimes who also brought us Gray's Anatomy and Private Practice, so it has an excellent pedigree!

The Polish drama In Darkness tells the true story of how a Catholic businessman saved Jews during the Holocaust by hiding them in the town's sewers. This powerful and visually striking film shows how despite being at first motivated purely by money he eventually discovers his conscience.

Finally, are you wondering how to live forever? Well the answer is finally here! The DVD How to Live Forever features interviews with celebrities and great minds on the topics of life, death and what it might mean to live forever. This one is sure to get you thinking!

Monday Night at the Movies

We'll be showing Certified Copy at 1:00 and 7:00 on Monday, June 18th at the Women's Library Club as part of our Monday Night at the Movies program. Certified Copy is the first feature by renowned filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami to be set outside of his native Iran.  Over the course of an afternoon, two apparent strangers set out for a Tuscan village.  A discussion about artistic origins gradually transforms into an inquiry of the relationship between the man and woman.  Are they really strangers?  Juliette Binoche stars as the mysterious woman, “Elle,” and is as beguiling as ever. Find all of our past Monday Night at the Movies DVDs on Bibliocommons!

We will rock you!

Ravinia is not the only place to catch great live music this summer! Bring home a DVD from the library and turn your living room into your own live music festival! We've got performance DVDs from great acts like Adele, Tony Bennett, The Band, Neil Young and Friends, Harry Connick Jr., Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood and so much more. Jazz, classical, opera and rock can all be found in our performing arts DVD collection. Take some time to explore our performing arts collection and you might find some real gems!

 
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