Flick Picks 9/24/13: Iron Man 3, Redemption, Unfinished Song

New on DVD at the Library This Week!

ENTERTAINMENT: Robert Downey once again dons the metal suit and takes on the baddies in Iron Man 3. This time, Downey must fight international terrorist The Mandarin who has targeted Tony Stark for elimination. Gwyneth Paltrow and Don Cheadle return to once again bring us nonstop action interspersed with wisecracks (or is it the other way around?) We've got it on DVD and Blu-ray. If that's not enough action for you, Jason Statham plays an ex-Special Forces officer who is out for revenge when he learns the identity of his friend's murderer in Redemption.

We also have some quieter options as well. The incredible Terence Stamp stars in the sweet and sentimental Unfinished Song, about a curmudgeon whose discovery of his love of music changes his life. Vanessa Redgrave, Christopher Eccleston and Gemma Arterton round up the cast. Opera fans are sure to enjoy 1st Night, which features Richard E. Grant as a wealthy businessman who decides to stage an opera while romancing Sarah Brightman (playing an orchestra conductor). Our indie pic this week is The Kings of Summer, a quirky look at three teenagers who decide to build a house and live off the land. It was a hit at the Sundance festival and has a supporting cast that includes Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman and Alison Brie.

SERIES: Everyone's favorite cannibal is the focus of the series Hannibal, which follows the relationship between psychiatrist Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) and a young FBI profiler (Hugh Dancy). Also arriving this week are season 7 of Foyle's War and season 4 of Modern Family.

SUBTITLED: Kristin Scott Thomas works out her French-speaking muscles in the darkly comic drama In the House about the relationship between a teacher who becomes involved in the life of a talented teenage boy. Also from France, Carlos director Olivier Assayas brings us Something in the Air, about a young couple in early 1970s France who become politicized, and eventually head down a dangerous path. Finally, Israel sends us the drama Fill the Void, in which a woman must choose between marrying her true love or her sister's widower. It won 7 Ophir awards (the Israeli Oscars) and was Israel's entry for Best Foreign Language at the Academy Awards.

DOCUMENTARIES: Are you a fan of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining? You're probably not anywhere as big a fan as the people who are interviewed in the eccentric Room 237, each of whom brings his or her insane theories to explain the meaning of the film.

All of our new releases are available in Bibliocommons!

Get Caught up on Emmy Winners

The winners of the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced Sunday night and as usual the show was a mix of comedy, clothes and controversy! We've got all of the Emmy Award winners that are currently available on DVD so it's a great time to watch them all!

Drama Series: Breaking Bad
Comedy Series: Modern Family
Miniseries or Movie: Behind the Candelabra
Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Claire Danes, Homeland
Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie: Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie: Laura Linney, The Big C: Hereafter
Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk Empire
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Tony Hale, Veep
Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie
Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie: Ellen Burstyn, Political Animals (coming soon)
Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie: James Cromwell, American Horror Story
Directing for a Drama Series: House of Cards
Directing for a Comedy Series: Modern Family
Directing for a Miniseries or Movie: Behind the Candelabra
Writing for Miniseries or Movie: The Hour
Writing for Drama Series: Homeland
Writing for Comedy Series: 30 Rock

 
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