Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Movies For A Rainy Day

The weathermen are all predicting spring showers for the next while. So, what is there to do when the rain is falling and making outdoor activities difficult? Sure, you could clean your house or do other inside work, but who really wants to do that? And while we are always happy to help you find a good book to read, reading is not always a very good "group" or "family" activity.

Instead, why not pop some corn and gather around to watch a movie? From romantic comedies to spy thrillers to horror flicks to documentaries... we have them all!!! So, grab a box of tissues, turn on all the lights in your house, make yourself a martini (shaken not stirred) and prepare for a fun night of home theater entertainment!

Here are some of the newest additions to our collection:
  • Bedtime Stories - a fun story about finding your own happy ending.
  • Brick Lane - a young Bangladeshi woman who feels trapped in her current life is forced to confront her dreams.
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still - contains both the new release as well as the original sci-fi classic about an otherworldly being whose arrival on Earth triggers an unstoppable series of events that threaten all of mankind.
  • Doubt - new philosophies versus old, as a rigid and fear-inspiring Sister believes she's uncovered the ultimate sin.
  • Let the Right One In - disappearances and murder coincide with the arrival of a pale and serious young girl who only comes out at night.
  • Marley & Me - heart-warming comedy that teaches us that sometimes even "the world's worst dog" can bring out the best in people.
  • Milk - based on the inspiring true story of the first openly gay man elected to major public office.
  • Quantum of Solace - another adventure in the 007 series, a nonstop quest for justice that crisscrosses the globe.
  • The Reader - Hanna Schmitz is a lonely, working-class woman in post-Nazi Germany who has a brief but intense affair with a teenage boy. Years later they meet again; Hanna now a defendant in a notorious case and her ex-lover, now a law student, holding the secret to her salvation.
  • Seven Pounds - Ben Thomas is at a crossroads searching for a way to redeem his heavy conscience.
  • Slumdog Millionaire - Jamal Malik is one question away from winning a fortune on India's version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" Will he ultimately win it all or lose everything, including his true love?
  • Yes Man - discover the power of "yes" with Carl Allen as he shakes free of post-divorce blues and a dead-end job by embracing life and saying "yes" to everything.
Take a look into the lives of some very different people with one of these documentaries:
  • Grey Gardens (DVD 920.72 GRE) - a documentary about an unexpected branch of Jackie Onassis's family; high society castaways keeping house in a dilapidated East Hampton mansion.
  • Man on Wire (DVD 791.34 MAN) - Frenchman Philippe Petit overcame insurmountable challenges to achieve the artistic crime of the century, when in 1974 he stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between the New York World Trade Center's twin towers.
Yummmm, do I smell popcorn? Use the online catalog to place a reserve or to search for other movies. And as always... if you need help, let us know!

Happy Watching!!!

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