Thursday, August 12, 2010

New this week:

The attractive, intelligent and spoiled Emma Woodhouse lives with her hypochondriac father on an English country estate. Content with running the house, Emma has no interest in a marriage of her own; however, she fancies herself a skilled matchmaker following the marriage of her former governess, Ann Taylor, to widower Mr. Weston, a union for which Emma claims credit. Encouraged, Emma embarks on a career as Cupid, much to the dismay of Mr. Knightley, Emma's brother-in-law and neighbor. Failing to heed Mr. Knightley's warnings, Emma soon finds she knows much less about the workings of the human heart (including her own) than she thought.

After her simple-minded son is tried and convicted for murder, a single mother, believing her son to be innocent, sets out to find the real killer. “Mother is an alluring piece of work, an artful whodunit that melds shrewd plotting with resourceful camera work and sympathetic characters that are fascinatingly, morbidly off.”—San Francisco Chronicle

The Tudors: Season 2
After failing to have his marriage to Katherine annulled, Henry appoints himself the head of the Church of England. Anne Boleyn insists that Henry remove the Queen from the picture. A royal visit to France finally prompts Anne to consummate her relationship with Henry. After failed attempts to have his marriage annulled, Henry's patience finally wears out and he marries Anne in secret. The king and new queen are disappointed that their first child is a girl, whom they christen Elizabeth.

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