Thursday, November 19, 2009

New this week:

Accidental Husband
When New York's most practical-minded 'doctor of love' convinces one of her distraught callers to break off her engagement, the caller's unpredictable fiancé decides to get revenge. Creating a fake marriage license, he 'accidentally' weds himself to the doctor, who is already engaged. A wildly unpredictable romance is set in motion that neither one expects to find.

All Creatures Great and Small. Series 7
The trials and misadventures of the staff of a country veterinary office in 1940's Yorkshire.

As Bruno travels the world in search of fame, no one, whether they are celebrities, politicians or even terrorists, will be spared from his signature sense of style and his wickedly off-kilter manner. And, yes, they are all real situations. Prepare yourself for non-stop laughs and outright gasps when you experience the unforgettable antics of Bruno.

Cherry Orchard (1962 and 1981 versions)
Set in late nineteenth-century Russia, a Russian aristocrat returns home after a long absence and learns her family fortune has been squandered and she may have to sell her mansion and the beloved cherry orchard.

Gone With the Wind (1939)
Margaret Mitchell’s epic Civil War classic brought to the screen with monumental performances by Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s about time you did.

Hedda Gabler (1963)
Hedda has just come back from her honeymoon, married to boring but reliable academic George Tesman. Refusing to tie herself down in life and name, Hedda is banking on George being appointed a professorship to secure a better life for the young couple. However, the arrival of cleaned up ex-lover Eilert threatens to destroy everything.

Is Anybody There?
Ten-year-old Edward lives in his family-run retirement home. While his mother struggles to keep the family business afloat and his father copes with the onset of a mid-life crisis, Edward leads an increasingly lonely existence until he meets Clarence, a retired magician and grieving widower who refuses to give in gracefully to old age.

A new Dr. Jekyll has an old problem: Mr. Hyde. But they have a deal, a body share, and an impossible life is somehow lived. What Hyde doesn't know is that Jekyll is married. There's a wife and two children that Dr. Jekyll will do anything to protect from his dark side. What neither of them know is that an ancient organization is monitoring their every move, and a plan over a century in the making is coming to fruition. The return of Dr. Jekyll is no accident.

My Sister’s Keeper
Sara and Brian live an idyllic life with their young son and daughter. Suddenly, their baby girl falls ill, and her only hope for survival rests in her parents' ability to find a compatible bone marrow donator. Their desperate decision to conceive another child raises both ethical and moral questions and begins to erode their relationship. Their actions ultimately set off a court case that threatens to tear the family apart.

Pygmalion (1963)
A stuffy professor of phonetics takes a bet that in six months time he can turn a Cockney flower seller into a lady he could pass off as a duchess. Starring Lynn Redgrave as Eliza Doolittle.

Star Trek
On the day of James Kirk's birth, his father dies on his ship in a last stand against a mysterious alien vessel. He was searching for Ambassador Spock, who is a child on Vulcan, disdained by his neighbors for his half-human nature. Twenty years later, Kirk has grown into a young troublemaker. He is inspired by Capt. Christopher Pike to fulfill his potential in Starfleet, even though he annoys his instructors. Suddenly, there is an emergency on Vulcan when the Romulan Nero comes from the future to take revenge on the Federation. The newly commissioned USS Enterprise is crewed with promising cadets like Uhura, Sulu, Chekov and even Kirk himself thanks to Leonard McCoy's medical trickery. Together, this crew will travel to the final frontier where the old legend is altered forever.

17th Century Masters
Presents the stories behind masterpieces of painting: Rembrant van Rijn's The night watch; Johannes Vermeer, The art of painting; Diego Velazquez, The Rokeby Venus.

Michael Palin Hemingway Adventure and Great Railway Journeys
In Hemingway adventure, Michael Palin takes the viewer to locations where Hemingway lived, visited, and wrote about. In Great railway journeys, Palin travels from Londonderry to the western tip of Ireland, following the progression of his family's migration.

Songs of a Lifetime
Luciano Pavarotti, tenor ; Leone Mageira, piano. Excerpts from operas and Neapolitan songs, for tenor and piano.

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