Flick Picks 6/26

New this week!
ENTERTAINMENT The moment that we've all been waiting for since the last Academy Awards broadcast is finally here as the Oscar winner for Best Picture The Artist hits DVD and Blu-ray! Jean Dujardin stars in this near-silent tribute to Hollywood's past. Get your holds in so you can see what the buzz is about!

Another major release this week is the surprisingly well-reviewed comedy 21 Jump Street, which stars Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum as police officers going undercover as high school teens. Unlike many of the old tv show remakes this one has some real laughs (as well as some surprising cameos). We have it on DVD and Blu-ray.
Rounding up the major releases are Wrath of the Titans, the sequel to 2010's Clash of the Titans, on DVD and Blu-ray. Sam Worthington returns Persues as does Liam Neeson as his dad, Zeus. Meanwhile, Mirror Mirror provides family fun as it retells the Snow White story with Julia Roberts in wicked stepmother mode. Finally, you might not have heard of the based on a true story Oranges and Sunshine but it's a sensitive drama starring Emily Watson as a social worker who uncovered the mass deportation of children from the UK to Australia.
TV SERIES The major tv series release this week is the fourth season of Damages, starring Glenn Close as a ruthless lawyer. In the meantime, you've probably heard about the tv show House M.D. but if you haven't had a chance to see it yet we've picked up seasons 1-7!
SUBTITLED The Hedgehog, the much anticipated adaptation of Muriel Barbery's The Elegence of the Hedgehog, tells the story of a disillusioned young French girl who learns about life from her building's prickly concierge. For those of you looking for something a little grittier, Bullhead is about a young cattle farmer who is approached to make a shady deal that eventually leads to violence. It was Belgium's submission for the Best Foreign Language Film category of the Academy Awards last year. The Turkish Oscar entry Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, a long, quiet thriller telling the story of a murder investigation, also comes out on DVD this week. 
You can see and place holds on all of our new and forthcoming releases in our Bibliocommons catalog.

Criterion means quality

Would you like to watch an interesting classic, documentary or subtitled film? Why not look for the Criterion label? Since 1998 The Criterion Collection of DVDs has included some of the finest transfers of cinematic gems as well as informational booklets and commentaries. We own over 100 Criterion titles, and the following are some of the essentials:

Criterion also releases films that were only recently in the theaters, such as Tiny Furniture and Life During Wartime. Check out the entire list of the Criterion DVDs that we carry!

Talking Pictures
Our next Talking Pictures program takes place on Monday, July 2nd at 1:00 in the library's Hammond Room. We will be showing Water for Elephants, with Susan Benjamin leading the discussion following the film.

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