Flick Picks 9/10

New This Week!

ENTERTAINMENT: It's Snow White as you've never seen her as Snow White and the Huntsman arrives on DVD and Blu-ray. This adult take on the classic fairytale stars Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth in the title roles and was a major box office success. Also available this week is What to Expect When You're Expecting, a romantic comedy with a great comic cast of Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez and Elizabeth Banks.

SERIES: It's another good week for tv series fans as the shows continue to roll out on DVD. If you're looking for a laugh, you might want to grab season six of 30 Rock or season five of The Big Bang Theory. Mystery lovers will want to get their hands on the fourth season of the police comedy-drama Castle, starring Nathan Fillion as mystery-loving author Richard Castle. Also arriving is the police drama second season of Blue Bloods, starring Tom Selleck as the head of a family of New York cops. Finally, the Starz series Spartacus: Vengeance returns with a new actor in the title role.

You can always visit Bibliocommons to see what is new and upcoming!

Remembering 9/11
It's hard to believe that it's been ten years since the attacks of  9/11, as that day remains a vivid memory for most of us. There have been a number of quality films made about the terror attacks in the years since 9/11. United 93, made by the talented Paul Greengrass, is a documentary-like look at the morning of 9/11, even casting many of the people involved as themselves to heighten the reality. Oliver Stone's World Trade Center tells the true story of the firefighters who responded to the twin towers after they were struck. Oscar nominee Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, based on the novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, tells the story of a boy searching for information about a key that he found that belonged his father who was killed in the terrorist attacks. There is also an excellent documentary entitled 102 Minutes That Changed America that uses footage filmed by New Yorkers to immerse its viewers in the chaos of the morning.

 
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