Just a quick plug for Hoopla, our new digital service that offers library card holders access to thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks for mobile and online access. Register at www.hoopladigital.com or use the hoopla app on your iOS or Android mobile device and click on ‘Sign Up’. When I was checking out new movies available on Hoopla the other day I was excited to find The Great Beauty, the Italian film which won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film and is screening at the Cedar Lee right now. With your library card, you can watch it anywhere for FREE!
WEEKLY MOVIE REVIEW: In my quest to watch more Oscar nominees, I did see Gravity, but (and this is a big but) it was not on a big screen nor in 3-D. So I didn’t enjoy it as much as I could have because, to me at least, the story was a bit clichéd and the dialogue standard – it was all about the images. I think an IMAX showing would be ideal, so if you see it coming to a nearby theater again, give me a heads up!
New Releases for 3-11-14:
The Book Thief – DVD and Blu-Ray: based on the bestselling book by Marcus Zuzak and starring Geoffrey Rush, it tells the story of a young girl who is sent to live with a new family in World War II Germany and transforms the lives of everyone around her.
The Best Man Holiday – DVD and Blu-Ray: college friends reunited during the Christmas holidays after 15 years and revisit long-forgotten rivalries and romances. Stars Taye Diggs and Terence Howard.
Out of the Furnace – DVD and Blu-Ray: Casey Affleck and Christian Bale star in this gritty drama about two brothers, one who seeks justice for the other.
Inside Llewyn Davis – DVD and Blu-Ray: follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.