A quick blog post this post-Oscar broadcast week. No crazy unexpected wins, but lots of movies to still watch – so get thee to the library and check them out – 2 of those in the mix are out on DVD today!
MOVIE SHOWING: Join us Monday, March 10th in the Auditorium at 6:30 pm for the Indie Int’l Film Fest. The film that was supposed to screen, The Iran Job, is late arriving, so instead we’ll be showing Wadjda, a highly praised Saudi Arabian film about an eleven-year-old Saudi girl who enters her school’s Koran recitation competition so she can buy a green bicycle that she has her eye on. It is a rare film in that it is directed by a Saudi Arabian woman and gives us a glimpse of the lives of females in that country.
New releases 3-4-14:
The Grandmaster – Blu-Ray and DVD: This Chinese film is an epic action feature inspired by the life and times of the legendary kung fu master, Ip Man, who mentored Bruce Lee.
12 Years a Slave – Blu-Ray and DVD: Winner of the best picture Oscar, we’ll be showing this at Lunch and a Movie on March 28th
About Time – Blu-Ray and DVD: At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time tries to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend which turns out not to be as easy as you might think.
Dallas Buyer’s Club – Blu-Ray and DVD: Matthew McConaughey won the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of In electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof who works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is himself diagnosed with the disease.
Oldboy – Blu-Ray and DVD: Spike Lee’s remake of a South Korean cult film about revenge.
Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor – DVD: the third installment in a trilogy which together serve as the Eleventh Doctor’s last appearance.