Yes – it’s that time again, time to let you know about all the great DVDs and Blu-Rays the library has in store for you this week. In this time of the prevalence of Netflix and other digital media, it’s amazing that these items are still popular at libraries. I like to think we fill a niche, offering movies, TV shows and documentaries that are hard to find while also introducing our patrons to something they would never find otherwise! Also, believe it or not, there are people who don’t have the ability to or don’t want to stream movies. Either way, we have a lot to offer to everyone!
MOVIE REVIEW: Well, it’s not really a movie, but I have been watching Longmire, Season 2 based on the books by Craig Johnson. It’s a mystery series with a taciturn, depressed, moody, broken sheriff (my favorite kind of detective), set in Wyoming. It’s a little cheesy and the format of a weekly murder is highly unlikely, but it kind of grows on you. I like the supporting characters: the mouthy deputy from out east, the handsome rugged deputy who’s Longmire’s chief competition (he’s also sleeping with Longmire’s daughter) and Henry Standing Bear, the American Indian’s who’s Longmire’s best pal.
New releases 5-20-14:
The Monuments Men – DVD and Blu-Ray: a motley group of museum personnel travels to Europe to save art from the Nazis during World War II. Stars George Clooney, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett and more.
Vampire Academy – DVD and Blu-Ray:peaceful, mortal vampires fight against evil immortal vampires at St. Vladmir’s Academy.
About Last Night – DVD and Blu-Ray: a romantic comedy that follows 2 couples as they negotiate their relationships.
Pompeii – DVD and Blu-Ray: swords, sandals and disaster – what more do you want from a historical epic?
3 Days to Kill – DVD and Blu-Ray: one last mission – he has to hunt down a terrorist while spending time with his teenage daughter – can Kevin Costner handle it?
Grand Piano – DVD and Blu-Ray: a thriller about a pianist sitting down to perform who sees a note saying that if he plays a wrong note, he’ll die….stars Elijah Wood.
In Secret – DVD: Based on the Zola novel Therese Raquin, it’s a tale of a young woman, sexually repressed and trapped in a loveless marriage, who embarks on an illicit affair.
Way of the Wicked – Blu-Ray: a mysterious priest chases out an evil spirit dwelling within a peaceful community only to have it return years later.
Call the Midwife, Season 3 – DVD
Warehouse 13, Season 05 – DVD