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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The May list of new DVDs will be posted on the library website on Friday. Get a seek peek here.
My favorites Coco Before Chanel, Good Hair, Pirate Radio, Sherlock Holmes and The Young Victoria

DVD's May 2010
To place a reserve, just click on the highlighted titles.

2012 John Cusack, Danny Glover, Woody Harrelson. A geophysical team learn that the core of the Earth is heating up and warn the President of the United States. While the leaders of the world race to build 'arks' to escape the impending doom, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes of unprecedented strength wreak havoc all over the world.

The Beaches of Agnes Provides a reflection on art, life and the movies through a rich cinematic self portrait that touches on everything from the feminist movement and the Black Panthers to the films of Agnes Varda's husband, Jacques Demy, and the birth of the French New Wave.

The Blind Side Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron. Michael Oher is a homeless African-American teenager, from a broken home, is taken in by the Touhys, a well-to-do white family who help him fulfill his potential as an All-American offensive left tackle.

Brothers Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman. Captain Sam Cahill is embarking on his fourth tour of duty, leaving behind his beloved wife and two daughters. When Sam's Blackhawk helicopter is shot down in the mountains of Afghanistan, the worst is presumed, leaving an enormous void in the family. Despite a dark history, Sam's charismatic younger brother steps in to fill the family void.

Coco Before Chanel Alessandro Nivola, Audrey Tautou. Years after being abandoned at an orphanage by her father, Gabrielle Chanel finds a job in a tailor shop where she meets, and soon begins an affair with French millionaire Etienne Balsan. Through Baron Balsan she is introduced into French society and given the opportunity to design her own style of hats. Though her career takes off, her personal life becomes more complicated when she falls in love with Balsan's former best friend Arthur Capel.

Did You Hear about the Morgans Hugh Grant, Sarah Jessica Parker. The Morgans are a highly successful Manhattan couple with almost perfect lives. they have only one notable failure - their dissolving marriage. When they witness a murder and become the targets of a contract killer, the Feds, protecting their witnesses, whisk them from their beloved New York to a tiny town in Wyoming. A relationship that was on the rocks threatens to end completely, unless with their new Blackberry-free lives, the Morgans can slow down the pace and rekindle their passion.

Glass: a Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts For 18 months, award-winning
director Scott Hicks followed the legendary composer Philip Glass across three continents, creating a remarkable portrait of one of the greatest artists of all time. Allowed unprecedented access to Glass's working process and long time collaborators, Hicks provides a unique glimpse into the composer's life.

Good Hair Comedian Chris Rock tackles the very personal issue of hair, and how attaining "good hair" can impact African American's activities, relationships, wallets, and a self-esteem.

Paris Juliette Binoche, Romain Duris. While waiting for a heart transplant that could save his life, Pierre reunites with his sister and her lively children. This rediscovery of his family and observation of the teeming streets outside his window in Paris give Pierre hope, and a new sense of how he might spend the time still left to him.

Pirate Radio Philip Seymour Hoffman, Emma Thompson. A rogue band of DJs captivate Britain in the 1960s. The music they play defines a generation and the DJs stand up to a government that, incomprehensibly, preferred jazz. Radio rock is a pirate radio station situated in the middle of the North Atlantic that's populated by an eclectic crew of rock and roll DJs.

Private Lives of Pippa Lee Robin Wright Penn, Alan Arkin. After nearly two decades under the wing of an aging, avuncular husband, dutiful mother and housewife Pippa Lee undergoes a midlife breakthrough.

Sherlock Holmes Robert Downey, Jr., Jude Law. After finally catching serial killer and occult 'sorcerer' Lord Blackwood, legendary sleuth Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr. Watson can close yet another successful case. After his execution, Blackwood mysteriously returns from the grave and resumes his killing spree, and Holmes must take up the hunt once again.

Surrogates Bruce Willis, Radha Mitchel. People are living their lives remotely from the safety of their own homes via robotic surrogates - physically perfect mechanical representations of themselves. It's an ideal world where crime, pain, fear and consequences don't exist. When the first murder in years jolts this utopia, FBI agent Greer discovers a vast conspiracy behind the surrogate phenomenon and must abandon his own surrogate, risking his life to unravel the mystery.

Up in the Air George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick. Ryan Bingham, a corporate downsizing expert, flies all over the world on business. On the cusp of reaching ten million frequent flyer miles and meeting the frequent traveler woman of his dreams, his company grounds him. When Bingham goes on his last cross country firing expedition, he will learn that life isn't about the journey, but about the connections made along the way.

Whiteout Kate Beckinsale, Gabriel Macht. U.S. Marshal Carrie Stetko is the only law-enforcement officer assigned to Antarctica. Carrie is on the verge of shipping out before the really bad weather hits, when she is confronted with a mysterious murder that sounds like a riddle: how'd a lone corpse find its way to the middle of an ice field, as though dropped from a great height? And what does this have to do with the prologue about a Soviet fighter jet crashing some decades earlier? Along with other snowbound stragglers are a U.N. investigator, some cocky pilots, and a grizzled doctor.

The Young Victoria
Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend. Chronicles the life and times of Queen Victoria from her childhood to her early rise to power and the first turbulent years of her rule.

Television Series

Mad Men season 5
Weeds: 5th season

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