Thursday, April 22, 2010

New this week:

Jake Sully is a former Marine confined to a wheelchair. But despite his broken body, Jake is still a warrior at heart. He is recruited to travel light years to the human outpost on Pandora, where a corporate consortium is mining a rare mineral that is the key to solving Earth's energy crisis. He is given a mission to infiltrate the Na'vi, who have become a major obstacle to mining the precious ore. But a beautiful Na'vi female, Neytiri, saves Jake's life, and this changes everything.

Cranford: Return to Cranford
The people of Cranford face the development of a new railroad and new characters facing forbidden love in Masterpiece Classics' two-part sequel to "Cranford," the highly successful adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's novels.

Crazy Heart
Bad Blake is a broken-down, hard-living country music singer who's had way too many marriages, far too many years on the road and one too many drinks way too many times. And yet, Bad can’t help but reach for salvation with the help of Jean, a journalist who discovers the real man behind the musician. As he struggles down the road of redemption, Bad learns the hard way just how tough life can be on one man’s crazy heart.

Heat of the Day
At the height of World War II, a mysterious stranger calling himself Harrison makes a sinister proposition to beautiful widow Stella. Take up with him, Harrison says, and he won't expose her lover as a traitor passing secrets to the enemy. Harrison's stunning accusation forces Stella to reexamine her love and life, with startling consequences.

Housewife, 49
Based on the true story of Nella Last, a Lancashire housewife who refuses to believe the threat of bombing by German planes. Fearing she may be suffering a nervous breakdown, she scribbles all her concerns and feelings of those around her (particularly her feeble husband and enlisted son) into a diary. Eventually, she becomes a war volunteer giving her a sense of purpose and meaning for the first time in her life. Last would later submit her diary to the Mass Observation project, its goal to collect first-person narratives before the Nazi invasion.

Lovely Bones
The Lovely Bones
centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family – and her killer – from heaven. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal.

Summer Hours (French)
The divergent paths of three forty-something siblings collide when their mother, heiress to her uncle's exceptional 19th century art collection, dies suddenly. Left to come to terms with themselves and their differences, Adrienne, a successful New York designer, Frederic, an economist and university professor in Paris, and Jeremie, a dynamic businessman in China, confront the end of childhood, their shared memories, background and unique vision of the future.

Young Victoria
The story of Queen Victoria's early rise to power spans from her predicament as an object of a royal power-struggle to her romantic courtship and legendary marriage to Prince Albert.

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