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Tuesday at the Movies November 14, 2012

Posted by Dori in Movies.

Sorry I’ve missed the past couple of weeks. First there was this little storm that came our way, you’ve probably heard of it – Sandy, I think it was called? The library was without power for two days – chances are, many of you were also dealing with some misfortune due to the storm, and I hope everything has returned to normal for you.  My only excuse for missing last week is that I took a couple of days off. On the positive side, I have actually gone to a couple of movies. My husband and I saw Argo and really liked it – a good mix of edge of your seat thriller with a motley crew of characters and a thoughtful exploration of an event in American history. I also went with a colleague to see The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I hadn’t read the book, though I’d heard mixed reviews. But the movie was well-acted and captured the anxiety of teenage life.

Now on to new DVD releases:

October 30:
Safety Not Guaranteed: an indie flick about a man who places a classified ad for a time travel companion and the journalists who seek to interview him.
Dark Shadows: Johnny Depp stars in this remake of the classic TV series.
First Position: a documentary that follows six young dancers from around the world as they prepare for the prestigious Youth America Grand Prix dancing competition.
Ruby Sparks: written by one of its co-stars, this quirky romance is about a writer suffering from writer’s block who writes his dream girl into existence.
The Campaign: the latest Will Ferrell comedy about two competing candidates – also stars Zach Galifianakis.
Coma: a made for TV about something sinister going on in a hospital.
Americano: a man returns to Los Angeles to deal with his mother’s estate and then sets out in search of the mysterious woman named in her will.
Elena: a gripping Russian film about a married couple in their sixties; when he becomes ill and her inheritance is threatened, she comes up with a desperate plan.
America’s 58 National Parks: a tour of all 58 national parks.
Copper – Season 1: BBC America’s first original scripted TV series about the Irish in 1860’s New York – similar to Gangs of New York, but TV style.

November 6th:
Arthur Christmas: an animated childrens’ film about Santa’s youngest son who has an urgent mission on Christmas night.
Your Sister’s Sister: Mourning the death of his brother, Jack’s goes to his friend Iris’s cottage and meets her sister Hannah.
The Amazing Spider-man: the newest spiderman movie with Andrew Garfield.
Trishna: a retelling of Thomas Hardy’s Tess of D’Urbervilles set in India.
Rescue: an Imax movie about disaster response.

November 13th:
Chernobyl Diaries: a horror movie set in the nuclear disaster area of Chernobyl.
The Queen of Versailles: a much lauded documentary about a billionaire couple whose empire fails when the real estate bubble bursts.
Savages: Oliver Stone’s latest about Mexican drug cartels.
Brave: the animated Pixar film about a headstrong Scottish princess who must undo a curse.
The Watch: a comedy starring Ben Stiller about a neighborhood watch group.
2 Days in New York: French actress Julie Delpy stars with Chris Rock in this film about a Manhattan couple who deal with relatives visiting from France.
Natural Selection: an indie film about a woman who goes on a road trip to meet her husband’s son, forming an unlikely relationship.
The Island President: President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives which is the lowest-lying country in the world, fights to keep his homeland from disappearing under the sea.
Call the Midwife – Season 1: Super popular in England, this series is about a group of midwives based in East London in the 1950s.

Happy Watching!

~ Dori



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