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Flick Picks 5/22/2015: American Sniper, Fifty Shades of Grey, Leviathan

Serious business, serious business and a bit of, uh...monkey business?  this week.  The top grossing film of 2014 has arrived on DVD in the form of American Sniper.  We also have the much-praised Russian film Leviathan.  Not to mention the cinematic adaptation of that publishing sensation known as Fifty Shades of Grey.  Need a stiff drink after all of that?  Understandable, much as we can't help you.  But if you need some more carefree entertainment, try the first two seasons of Inside Amy Schumer, or the final go-round of  t.v. powerhouse Glee.  

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AMERICAN SNIPER

A major success for director Clint Eastwood, American Sniper is based on the life and autobiography of Chris Kyle, the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history.  Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper plays Kyle, whose return to domestic life is nearly as daunting as the tense and deadly work of his military tours of duty in Iraq.  We have several copies of American Sniper in regular DVD and one in Blu-ray.






FIFTY SHADES OF GREY

Based on the novel by Dostoyevsky...er, E.L.James, Fifty Shades of Grey is now available in regular DVD and Blu-ray.

 

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Flick Picks 5/15/2015: Still Alice, Mr. Turner, Selma

A one-week hiatus for Flick Picks means we have lots of new DVDs to consider .

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STILL ALICE

Based on Lisa Genova's best-selling novel, Still Alice tells the story of 50-year-old linguistics professor Alice Howland, facing painful irony of  a life without memory and language after a diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer's.  The always excellent Julianne Moore won the Best Actress Oscar at the 2015 Academy Awards for her portrayal of Alice.

MR. TURNER

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Flick Picks 5/1/2015: Paddington, Inherent Vice, Goodbye to Language

 

 

What do Paddington and French cinema auteur supreme Jean-Luc Godard have in common?  Well...virtually nothing.  But's it fun putting the two together, knowing how stridently the cantankerous Godard has tried to distance himself from such films for the past half century.  Paddington and Godard's latest, Goodbye to Language are among the new offerings on DVD and Blu-ray this week.

A note - Flick Picks will be on hiatus (or perhaps vacation) next week.  The next posting will occur on May 15, by which time there should be all kinds new video to discuss.

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PADDINGTON

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