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Monday…er…I Mean Thursday at the Movies November 3, 2011

Posted by Dori in Movies.
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Well, my plans for a Monday Movie blog have gone astray after only one week and I can only blame it on one thing: Halloween! I took the day off to celebrate, so now I’m a wee bit behind, but…not to worry, I’m here to catch up. And since we’re talking schedules, the movie postings are making a permanent move to Tuesdays. And if that’s as clear as mud, not to worry, it’ll all make more sense next week.

Now onto the fun stuff! This week’s new DVD releases at RRPL will please a variety of fans:

Cars 2 – for the kid in all of us.
Water for Elephants – based on Sara Gruen’s book of the same name. I know there are a ton of fans of the book, but I haven’t heard too many positive things about the film – I’d love to hear your opinion. 
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan – another movie  based on a well-loved book. This one was a joint Chinese-American effort, so it’s in both languages.
An Invisible Sign – Jessica Alba stars in this indie film as a math teacher. Believable?
The Last Mountain – a documentary about the fight between a coal mining company and a local community.
Tabloid – another documentary and Errol Morris’ latest is the strange tale a former Miss Wyoming who is charged with abducting and imprisoning a young Mormon Missionary.
How the States Got Their Shapes, Season 1 – a series from the History Channel which follows correspondent Brian Unger as he travels the U.S. making irreverent observations about how people think, speak, and act, and discovering their surprising connections to geography.
Californication, Season 4 – I’ve never watched this series, but I’ve heard good things.

This is also a good time to let you know about a new Warner Home Video policy which will affect when RRPL is able to loan Warner films:

Warner Home Video will no longer distribute theatrical releases to libraries or home video rental stores until 28 days after they release the movies for sale at retailers.

For example, the DVD Crazy Stupid Love is due out at retail stores this week, but the library will be unable to release it for loan until November 28th. This policy will also affect the forthcoming films Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 as well as The Hangover, Part II.  Questions? Please give us a call and we’ll do our best to explain.

Happy Watching.

~ Dori

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