Flick Picks 1/28/13: Downton Abbey Season 3, Seven Psychopaths and More

New This Week

There's really only one release that matters this week and it's season 3 of Downton Abbey. Get your holds in for this one so you don't have to wait!

ENTERTAINMENT Seven Psychopaths has a scary name but a great cast of Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell and Christopher Walken in the story of a struggling screenwriter who ends up getting involved with a number of unsavory individuals. It was directed by Martin McDonagh who also directed cult favorite In Bruges. You might have not heard of Hello I Must Be Going but it was the opening film at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and features the wonderful Melanie Lynskey as a recent divorcee who begins an affair with a 19-year old. Fat Kid Rules the World is the adaptation of the young adult novel of the same name that follows a suicidal overweight boy who becomes friends with a punk rocker. It's edgy and definitely not a children's film, in spite of the fat kid in the title. We do have something for the kids though: the animated Hotel Transylvania features Adam Sandler as the voice of Count Dracula, who serves as the host of a resort for monsters and their families.

SERIES Besides the aforementioned Downton Abbey, we've also got everyone's favorite British werewolf, vampire and ghost series Being Human, which is up to series 4. Also, Twenty Twelve is a hilarious mockumentary series about the 2012 British preparations for the Olympic games that any fan of British comedy will not want to miss.

DOCUMENTARY Dean Martin's former partner gets his own documentary in Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis, which originally screened on the Encore channel.

You can access and place holds on all of our upcoming videos through Bibliocommons!

Talking Pictures
This month Susan Benjamin will be presenting After the Wedding on Thursday, January 31st at 1:00, with a discussion following. After the Wedding is the Oscar nominated film about a manager of an orphanage in India who discovers a family secret when he returns home to Copenhagen.

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Awards season continues with the Screen Actors Guild awards! Here's the list of winners!

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Kevin Costner - Hatfields & McCoys

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Julianne Moore - Game Change

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin - 30 Rock

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Tina Fey - 30 Rock

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Modern Family

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Claire Danes - Homeland

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Bryan Cranston - Breaking Bad

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Downton Abbey, season 2

FILM
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Tommy Lee Jones - Lincoln

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Anne Hathaway - Les Misérables

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Daniel Day-Lewis - Lincoln

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Argo

 
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