Friday, September 18, 2009

New to the library:

We have 2 new titles this week:

Next Day Air
A deliveryman who is delivering packages while being high on weed accidentally deliverers a package containing 10 bricks of high quality cocaine to the wrong apartment number. Two smalltime hoods open the box and find a gift from heaven. This accidental delivery sets in motion a desperate search and battle for the coke between the furious dealer that sent it, the fearful intended recipients that missed it, and the conniving accidental recipients that plan to flip it. Time is running out and everyone's trying to get their hands on the package that's been sent.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine
This film gives the audience a solid back story to the character's mutation, his code name, and his lifelong pledge of solitude. There's plenty of action to gorge on too, along with a few surprises for die-hard fans.

We also added some oldies but goodies. If you’ve already seen them—watch them again, they’re still fun. All of them are films based on classic fiction.

Clueless—1995 (Emma)
Alicia Silverstone stars in this 1995 teen comedy hit, an adaptation of "Emma", but this time, the heroine is a Beverly Hills teen named Cher who hangs out with her best friend Dionne. There's a sweet nature to the film that most of the newer teen films that have been released in the past couple of years can't seem to come up with. It's that sweetness that makes Silverstone's self-absorbed teen sympathetic and enjoyable.

Forbidden Planet--1956 (The Tempest)
The far-off star Altair-IV, occupied by two lone inhabitants and Robby the Robot, is visited by a search party from Earth. The studio’s goal was “to inspire a sense of awe and wonder … [It] has proven to be one of the most enduring and influential films the genre has produced.”—

O--2001 (Othello)
In this modern version of Shakespeare's 'Othello', Odin James is the black star of the basketball team at an otherwise white boarding school. He is headed for big time with his sport and is in love with Desi, the most popular girl in school. Meanwhile, Hugo is the coach's son, but he is outshone on court by Odin, and his father says he thinks of Odin as a son as well. Hugo's feelings of envy and neglect lead him to construct a plot to make Odin doubt Desi's love for him, a plot which Hugo is willing to take to its most extreme consequences.

Ran—1985 (Japanese) (King Lear)
An aging warlord decides to split his kingdom between his three sons, who will live in three separate castles. The two eldest sons are quite happy, but the youngest thinks his father has gone mad, and predicts that it won't be long until the two older brothers are fighting with each other. “Ran is a great, glorious achievement.”—Roger Ebert

Roxanne--1987 (Cyrano de Bergerac)
This is a gentle, whimsical comedy starring Steve Martin as a man who knows he has the love of the whole town, because he is such a nice guy, but fears he will never have the love of a woman, because his nose is too big.

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