Archive for May, 2015

New Movies for May: Part 2

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Here are the remainder of this month’s new DVD titles:

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Mr. Turner
A Most Violent Year
The Wedding Ringer
Winter Sleep
You’re Not You
Boy Meets Girl
The Last Five Years

You may browse the entire DVD collection via the library catalog.

New Movies for May: Part 1

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Here are the first of the new DVD titles for May:

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The Babadook
Big Eyes
Black or White
Black Sea
The Boy Next Door
The Immigrant
Kidnapping Mr. Heineken
Life Inside Out
Little Accidents
Living is Easy With Eyes Closed
Lost River

You may browse the entire DVD collection via the library catalog.

Movies You May Have Missed: The TV Edition

Friday, May 8th, 2015

We usually focus on movies for these posts, but TV shows have become just as popular so here are a few worth checking out. We have at least one season of all three.

  • Alpha House is a political comedy written by Gary Trudeau and released by Amazon. Four Republican senators rent a house in D.C. while Congress is in session, and their misadventures fuel seasons one and two. John Goodman plays the starring role as Senator Gil John Biggs from North Carolina, and the series features a slew of high profileLost Girl DVD cover
    guest stars like Wanda Sykes, Amy Sedaris and Stephen Cobert.
  • Lost Girl, one of our genre entries, is best described as fantasy/detective show about a succubus, Bo, and her human sidekick, Kenzi. Bo was raised as a human so she leaves a trail of dead lovers behind her until a random encounter leads her to discover her link to a supernatural race of beings call Fae. This Canadian series is great fun as Bo tries to uncover the secrets of her past.
  • Orphan Black is another Canadian genre show with a more sci-fi focus. As the show opens protaganist Sarah witnesses the suicide of a woman who looks just like her. On the run from a bad relationship, Sarah assumes the woman’s identity but soon learns she’s jumped from the frying pan into the fire. She and the dead woman are clones, they have several “sisters”, and someone is trying to kill them all off. SAG award-winning actress Tatiana Maslany plays all of the clones who look identical but act very differently.