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New This Week

ENTERTAINMENT: The Five-Year Engagement stars Emily Blunt and Jason Segal as a couple who experience nothing but problems on the way to the altar. It was directed by Nicholas Stoller, who made Forgetting Sarah Marshall (also starring Segal) and will appeal to those of you who enjoy Apatovian humor, particularly since Judd Apatow was a producer.

SERIES: It's a fantastic week for those of you who have been waiting for your favorite tv shows to arrive on DVD. The 8th season of the always popular medical melodrama Grey's Anatomy is here, as is season 3 of the courtroom drama The Good Wife. If you're looking for a laugh, you'll want to grab season 4 of Parks and Recreation or season 8 of The Office.

Premium cable is also represented this week with the return of everybody's favorite male prostitute, Ray Drecker, in the third and final season of HBO's Hung. Also wrapping up its run is Bored to Death, the charming private eye comedy starring Jason Schwartzman, Ted Danson and Zach Galifianakis.

Finally, Young James Herriot is a three episode BBC series that traces the early days of veterinary surgeon James Herriot. If you've seen All Creatures Great and Small and you're curious about Herriot's adventures as a veterinary student, you won't want to miss this.

You  can see all of our new and upcoming releases in Bibliocommons.

Labor Day Movies

Did you enjoy your day off? Are you ready to continue celebrating the working man and woman? Why not try one of these films? Office Space is the modern comedy classic story of a man who decides to do nothing at work and is subsequently promoted to management. Horrible Bosses is the hilarious tale of three friends who decide to bump off their employers. On a more serious note, On the Waterfront details the story of longshoremen who try to stand up to their corrupt union bosses. And if you haven't seen The Grapes of Wrath recently this is a great chance to remind yourself of how difficult life was for migrant workers during the Great Depression.

 
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