Flick Picks 1/14/13

New This Week!

ENTERTAINMENT: Liam Neeson is back and he's angry because this time it is he and his wife who have been...TAKEN. Taken 2 is the over-the-top sequel to the successful 2008 action flick and is sure to please those who enjoy seeing Liam take revenge.  A release that's a little more subdued but just as fun is Woody Allen's To Rome With Love. To Rome With Love interweaves various stories set in the title city and has a fantastic cast of Alec Baldwin, Roberto Begnini, Penelope Cruz, Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg and Woody himself.

SERIES: If you've been missing The Sopranos you should give Australia's Underbelly a try. Each of Underbelly's series are based on an individual true crime incident Down Under, most of which involved the gangland underworld. Or for something a little lighter, HBO's Life Too Short is its newest Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant series. It profiles a fictional version of Warwick Davis and follows his career as he attempts to become more than Hollywood's go-to "little man". Gervais and Merchant play his agents while there are cameos by Liam Neeson, Johnny Depp, Sting and more.

SUBTITLED: If you're looking for a gorgeous piece of historical drama, the French production Farewell My Queen covers the end of Marie Antoinette's reign, from the perspective of one of her ladies-in-waiting. Much of the film was actually shot at Versailles. Another more contemporary French film out this week is 17 Girls, which takes the true story of a number of Massachusetts high school girls who made a pact to get pregnant, and sets it in Brittany. Found Memories is a quiet and surreal portrait of a fictional village in Brazil where time seems to stand still. A young photographer arrives and has an impact on an old woman and the rest of the residents of the town.

DOCUMENTARY: The Other Dream Team is the story of the 1992 Lithuanian Olympic basketball team that rose from the ashes of Communism (and were aided by the Grateful Dead who helped pay for their Olympic journey and provided their tie-dye jerseys!)

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

Monday Night at the Movies
Our next Monday Night at the Movies screening is Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, which tells the story of Chinese artist, filmmaker and activist Ai Weiwei. It screens on Monday, January 21st at 1:00 and 7:00 at the Women's Library Club located at 325 Tudor Ct.

Golden Globes Awards

Did the Golden Globes inspire you to see some quality movies and television? Here's a list of the nominees and winners. The movie nominees that we own on DVD are as follows:

And here are series nominees:
 
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