Tuesday at the Movies

imagesToday’s my mom’s 88th birthday; she’s had some health setbacks recently but she’s still smart and opinionated as ever! When I was about 11 or 12 I became my mother’s movie companion when the National Theater opened up in my suburban hometown. I hadn’t gone to too many movies in my young life and all of a sudden my mom was taking me to some pretty eye opening films. Those that I remember seeing are The Godfather, Lady Sings the Blues and The Garden of the Finzi Continis – all movies featuring some pretty heavy material. My mom and I would talk about them (though I’m sure much of it passed way over my head) and I felt like I was such the adult! Here’s to you mom, and the intellectual openness and curiosity that you passed onto me – and the respect you gave to my child’s mind!

Onward to the new DVD/Blu-Ray releases from last and this week:

The CroodsDVD and Blu-Ray: children’s animated movie set in prehistoric times.
This is the EndDVD and Blu-Ray: written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and starring a number of young comedic actors, including James Franco, Mindy Kaling and Jonah Hill, this hilarious movie has the actors playing themselves as the world crashes around them.
Season of Miracles – DVD: Follows the Robins, an underdog Little League team, through their 1974 season with newcomer and autistic baseball savant, Rafer.
Laurence AnywaysDVD: a French film about a couple and the adversity they face when one decides to go through a sex change.
Life and Death is Assisted LivingDVD: Frontline addresses the for-profit assisted living industry that is dominated by one company.
How I Met Your Mother, Season 8DVD
New Girl, Season 2DVD
Glee, Complete 4th SeasonDVD

The Hangover, Part III DVD: the Hangover continues – is this, hopefully, the last in the franchise?
After EarthDVD and Blu-Ray: Will Smith and his son star in this not so well reviewed sci-fi flick.
Much Ado About Nothing – DVD and Blu-Ray: a modern remake of the Shakespeare comedy directed by Joss Whedon (he of Avengers and Buffy the Vampire Slayer fame).
Midnight’s ChildrenDVD: based on Salman Rushdie’s book about the birth of modern India.
Europa ReportDVD: a science fiction movie about a group of astronauts searching for life on Jupiter’s fourth largest moon.
*AliyahDVD: this French movie is about a young Parisian who is given a life-changing opportunity to move to Israel. We’re showing this at the Indie Int’l Film Fest on Monday at 6:30 in the Auditorium.
We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikileaksDVD: a thrilling documentary about Julian Assange and the creation of WikiLeaks.
Alaska: The Last FrontierDVD: a documentary series about a family living and fighting for survival in Alaska.
The Middle, the Complete 3rd Season DVD
90210, the Final SeasonDVD
Psych, the Complete 7th SeasonDVD
American Horror Story, Season 2DVD
White Collar, Season 4DVD
Bones, Season 8DVD

Happy Watching!

~ Dori

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