Flick Picks 9/17

New This Week!

ENTERTAINMENT: There are lots of fun little films coming out this week, some of which may have missed your radar. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the real charmer of the bunch, telling the story of British retirees who decide to move to India. The place they choose to live is the hotel of the title, which is more rundown than advertised. With an all-star British cast of Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Maggie Smith and Bill Nighy you are sure to find something to enjoy in this fun film!

If you need something a little more intense you might want to try The Cabin in the Woods, which takes the well worn genre of kids being stalked by a killer in a desolate location and turns it on its head. Joss Whedon, who recently achieved big screen success with The Avengers, produced this film and kept it creative, fun and loyal to the horror/slasher genre.

Also this week, Hysteria is a romantic comedy starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and Hugh Dancy in the story of one of the most important inventions of the 19th century. Detachment stars Adrien Brody as a burned out teacher who becomes a role model to students at an urban high school. Finally, if you enjoyed the quirky and charming Jeff, Who Lives at Home, you might also like Do-Deca-Pentathalon, which was also directed by the same Duplass brothers. It is a comedy about a pair of brothers who compete in their own 25 event Olympics.

SERIES: The third season of the beloved series Modern Family is our one arrival this week.

SUBTITLED: The Italian film We Have a Pope is an insightful gentle comedy about a Cardinal who is promoted to Pope despite not wanting the job. He calls in an unusual psychiatrist to help him work through his doubts. The Salt of Life follows an Italian retiree as he tries to liven up his love life outside of his marriage. It's from the same director as Mid-August Lunch, so if you liked that sweet comedy you should also give this one a try!

PERFORMING ARTS: Katy Perry: Part of Me is an entertaining profile of the popular singer's life, with concert footage as well. The preteens are sure to enjoy it while their parents might even be pleasantly surprised to find out that there is some depth on display here.

All of our new and upcoming releases can be found in Bibliocommons.

Monday Night at the Movies

We will be showing the French language film Monsieur Lazhar at our next Monday Night at the Movies program, on September 24th at 1:00 and 7:00. It tells the story of an Algerian immigrant who takes over for a popular elementary school teacher in Montreal. Our Monday Night at the Movies are screened at the Women's Library Club at 325 Tudor Court.

Great Courses on DVD
Many of you enjoy listening to our Great Courses series of lectures on CD while you are driving or working out. Unfortunately, when it comes to art lectures you are missing out by not being able to see the works being discussed. We've now solved that problem by offering a number of art-related Great Courses on DVD. Here's what's available:

 
Comments List

Archive posts

Collapse all