Monday, June 17, 2013

New This Week (6/12/13)

921 O’CONNOR   Remembering the Founder of the Voorheesville Village Quilters  (Local History)
Long time Voorheesville resident Linda O’Connor who founded the Voorheesville Quilters, died suddenly at the age of 75 in June 2012.  Her contributions to the art of quilting are surpassed only by her enduring friendships and teaching abilities.  Part 1: Linda’s life and abilities are remembered in her own words.  Part 2: Eight of Linda’s friends and fellow quilters tell vivid stories about Linda and how she influenced them and their quilting. 
Detective Montalbano (Italian) (NR) (Episodes 1-3)
Based on the international best selling mysteries by Andrea Camilleri.  Murder, betrayal, office politics, temptation…it’s all in a day’s work for Detective Salvo Montalbano.  He crosses paths with housewives, priests, liars, and saints, while waging a personal war against his own demons, which fight against his professional ideals. 
Endeavour (2012) (NR) 
 In Oxford, 1965, Endeavour Morse is a teetotaler and a classical music loving young constable who considers leaving the force after an unhappy affair but stays to join Inspector Thursday's investigation into the disappearance of schoolgirl Mary Tremlett.
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (R) 
 Hansel & Gretel are bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world. As the fabled Blood Moon approaches, the siblings encounter a new form of evil that might hold a secret to their past.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (PG-13)
A younger and more reluctant Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out on an "unexpected journey" to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of Dwarves to reclaim their stolen mountain home from a dragon named Smaug.
The Maltese Falcon (1941) (NR)
Spade and Archer is the name of a San Francisco detective agency. That's for Sam Spade and Miles Archer. The two men are partners, but Sam doesn't like Miles much. A knockout, who goes by the name of Miss Wanderly, walks into their office; and by that night everything's changed.
Oz the Great and Powerful (PG)
Oscar Diggs, a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz. At first he thinks he's hit the jackpot-fame and fortune are his for the taking. That all changes, however, when he meets three witches, Theodora, Evanora, and Glinda, who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone's been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity-and even a bit of wizardry-Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well
Snitch (2013) (PG-13)
Construction company owner John Matthews learns that his estranged son, Jason, has been arrested for drug trafficking. Facing an unjust prison sentence for a first time offender courtesy of mandatory minimum sentence laws, Jason has nothing to offer for leniency in good conscience. Desperately, John convinces the DEA and the opportunistic DA Joanne Keeghan to let him go undercover to help make arrests big enough to free his son in return. With the unwitting help of an ex-con employee, John enters the narcotics underworld where every move could be his last in an operation that will demand all his resources, wits and courage to survive.

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