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Seven Days in September, 7 Days, 27 Filmmakers, 1 Powerful Story About 9/11 (DVD)

Friday, August 6, 2010

I found this DVD while browsing and decided to watch it.  It was moving as well as distressing. Amateur filmmakers and citizens share their videos of the week of the terrible terroriest attack on our country. It was uplifting to see how the New York residents pulled together, prayed together and wept together.  In spite of the grimness and horror, the film showed triumph.  I felt really good after viewing this DVD.



Sue N., Youth Services

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Dr. Who New Television Series One, Two and Three (DVDs)

Thursday, July 22, 2010
Top 10 Reasons to Watch Dr. Who:
 
1.    David Tennant
2.    Dr Who is Not cool, it’s beyond cool
3.    The Tardis, best space ship ever
4.    It’s Time Travel!
5.    It’s Funny AND Scary AND that’s just the Aliens!
6.    Fantastic female characters
7.    The Daleks – the best alien villains made out of pepper pots
8.    The theme music
9.    Your kids will learn something and they won’t even know it      
10.    David Tennant
 

Diane, Administration

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Love Happens (DVD)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

I thought this Jennifer Anniston movie would be another formula chick flick. True, a romance develops after the main characters have a chance encounter, a la chick flicks. But the backstory of a self-help guru needing help himself to overcome a personal tragedy broadens Love Happens into an appealing drama.

Doris, Reference

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The Book of Eli (DVD)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Like the movie “9”, the “Book of Eli” takes place “after the end of the world” as we know it today. The existence for humans consists of searching for drinkable water and edible food. In some cases, cannibalism is a means of subsistence. The landscape is bleak.

Eli is walking west carrying a special book as part of a mission. Whenever he encounters “a community,” he is considered an outsider, so he has to fight his way “out” to survive. Eli’s skills with weapons are amazing. He is joined by a follower that is intrigued by his manner and the fact that he has read from the same book “every day” for 30 years. One entrapped community has a leader that is searching for a particular book that will
give him renowned powers. His underlings are always on the lookout for any book so that they can show their leader to receive praise. Eli’s book is identified, so he has to step up his means to stay alive and protect his treasure.

The book becomes in possession by the wrong hands. But once it is unwrapped and opened the greedy leader cannot read how to gain worldly powers because the book is written in Braille. Eli is wounded while protecting his treasure. Questions are raised about how he survives. Once Eli is in a safe place, he verbally recites “The Book” (Bible) so it is written in a more universal language and kept in a protected archive. His follower continues walking west to fulfill “His” mission.

Geralyn, Technical Services

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Sherlock Holmes (DVD)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

I must confess.  I have never read any Sherlock Holmes' mysteries and I don't have a desire to do so.  The only reason I wanted to see the movie Sherlock Holmes was because one of my favorite actors was cast in the lead role.  All I have to say about this movie is "Woo Hoo!!"

It is a rollicking, rolling, reckless portrayal of life in London in the mid to late 1800's (I'm not exactly sure of the year) led by the amazing Robert Downey, Jr.  Whomever cast this movie deserves an Academy Award because the chemistry between Jude Law (as Watson) and Downey is an absolute joy to watch.

Loved it and can't wait for the sequel! 

Kathleen M, Administration

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Earth (DVD)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Everyone should see this DVD in order to appreciate our world more.  It is a beautiful adventure of three animal families: polar bears, whales and elephants, and their fight to survive nature.  The scenery is gorgeous and there is a multitude of information about our world.  It makes the viewer wonder how the photographers could possibly have gotten some of their footage.  I highly recommend this for families of all ages.



Sue N., Youth Services

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A Perfect Getaway (DVD)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010
This is a thriller that takes place on the Kalalau Trail on the island of Kauai, Hawaii.  A honeymooning couple decides to take this very difficult trip and meets some interesting and dangerous people.  I've been on the trail for about 5 minutes and I love Hawaii so it was fascinating for me.  This will definitely keep your attention.
 
Sue N., Youth Services
 

State of Play (DVD)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Russell Crowe plays an investigative reporter who is assigned to investigate the murder of a female assistant to an up and coming politician (Ben Affleck).  I found the twists and turns of the plot kept be interested and the end is a real shocker!  Well worth watching.

Jan H., Technical Services

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Departures (DVD)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Departures isn't the name of a travel agency, as an out-of-work cellist eventually realizes after answering an employment ad.  What he also eventually realizes is that the job he is hired to do is filled with beauty and dignity and compassion.  I recommend this Japanese movie that won the 2009 Academy Award for Foreign Language Film.

Doris, Reference

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Four Christmases (DVD)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

A married couple who normally go on vacation during Christmas are forced to spend it with their families.  I enjoyed that it wasn't as predictable as most movies - an entertaining comedy.

Janice, Youth Services

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