Tuesday at the Movies

imagesIs anyone else a Masterpiece Theatre junkie? Do you look forward to Sunday nights with the cast of Downton Abbey and Inspector Lewis? I had been enjoying three hours of bliss on Sunday nights – from Call the Midwife to Selfridge to the Bletchley Circle and I was momentarily bereft this last Sunday when there were ONLY REPEATS and FILLER, but then I discovered that there is a new series starting next Sunday – The Escape Artist starring David Tennant. It’s only one show, but it should fill the void. In fact, there is a whole new list of Masterpiece Mystery productions coming our way this year that sound so good (yes, there’s a new Inspector Lewis season!)! In the meantime, if you haven’t been obsessively watching the above series, we have them here at the library – a Masterpiece Summer awaits.

WEEKLY MOVIE REVIEW:  My fellow Indie Int’l Film Series participants and I watched Asghar Farhadi’s The Past last week and I was mesmerized. A detailed domestic drama that documents the hold that the past has on us, it was beautifully acted with no easy answers. Farhadi’s highly acclaimed A Separation is a must-see as well!

New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases for –
Jack Ryan: Shadow PursuitDVD and Blu-Ray: When Ryan believes he’s uncovered a Russian plot to collapse the United States economy, he goes from being an analyst to becoming a spy and must fight to save his own life and those of countless others.
OmarDVD: a Palestinian film about a young man who is accustomed to dodging surveillance bullets to cross the separation wall to visit his secret love Nadia.
The Missing PictureDVD: Explores filmmaker Rithy Panh’s quest to create the missing images during the period when the Khmer Rouge ruled over Cambodia between 1975 and 1979.
Tim’s Vermeer Blu-Ray: Tim Jenison, a Texas-based inventor, attempts figure out how seventeenth century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer managed to paint so photo-realistically, 150 years before the invention of photography?
Ray Donovan – the First SeasonDVD: This powerful family drama unfolds when Ray Donovan’s father is unexpectedly released from prison, setting off a chain of events that shakes the family to its core.
Rizzoli & Isles: Complete 4th Season DVD
True Detective – the Complete 1st SeasonDVD: Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey star in this series about two detectives who are brought in to revisit an unusual homicide case they worked on in 1995.
The Lego MovieDVD and Blu-Ray: an animated family film…with LEGO characters!
The Grand Budapest Hotel DVD and Blu-Ray: Wes Anderson’s latest creation, it’s about the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.
JoeDVD: Nicholas Cage stars as an ex-con who meets a troubled fifteen-year-old homeless boy in need of help from a violent and destitute father,  and must choose between redemption or ruin.
2 Autumns, 3 WintersDVD: this French romantic comedy finds Arman resolving to change his life, find a job and start exercising. Then he runs into the cynical but lovely Amelie. BONUS: We are showing this at the Indie Int’l Film Festival on July 14th in the Auditorium at 6:30!
House of Cards, the Complete 2nd SeasonDVD:  Kevin Spacey returns to his conniving ways.

Happy Watching!

~ Dori


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