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Thursday, September 4, 2014

New DVDs available to reserve on September 9th...

"Brick Mansions" - that is the walled compound in Detroit in which rules the crime lord Tremaine whom only ex-con Lino and undercover cop Damien (Paul Walker in his next to last film role!)

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" -  scientifically enhanced Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) has his quiet stay in Washington D.C. cut short by spies, assassins and an ally called The Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) - also starring Samuel L. Jackson and Robert Redford

"Fed Up" - documentary narrated by Katie Couric - ever wonder why the adage "exercise and eat right" has been counterproductive for some people? Something that has gone on for thirty years may provide you with the answer

"God's Pocket" - the name of a neighborhood where someone is supposed to care when a resident dies in a construction accident - no one does and the family demands to know why! - directed by John Slattery (TV's "Mad Men") and starring Philip Seymour Hoffman (one of his last film roles), John Turturro and Christina Hendricks

"Homeland: Season 3" - from Showtime - in the aftermath of a murderous explosion that kills over 200 CIA employees, new director Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin) has to decide whether or not to trust unstable operative Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) - winner of the People's Choice Award for Favorite Premium Cable Show

"A Long Way Down" - Nick Hornby's novel comes to the screen as it shows how four possible suicides became instead a band of survivors - stars Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Sam Neill and Aaron Paul (TV's Homeland")

"Palo Alto" - virginity, easy virtue, unrequited crushes and life at loose ends - sounds like a story by James Franco, which is the basis for this film in which Mr. Franco stars alongside Emma Roberts, Val Kilmer and Nat Wolff ("The Fault in Our Stars")

"Refuge" - Krysten Ritter (TV's "Breaking Bad") stars as Amy, a young woman forced to raise her younger siblings after their parents abandon them - based on the play by Jessica Goldberg

"Words and Pictures" - which of the two is more powerful? The outcome of this debate will affect the lives of an entire prep school and the romance of Jack (Clive Owen) and Dina (Juliette Binoche) - also starring Bruce Davison and Amy Brenneman (TV's "Private Practice")

"The World Wars" - from The History Channel - docudrama that examines how involvement in the first "war to end all wars" affected the military viewpoint about the second one for Winston Churchill, Charles DeGaulle, Adollf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Franklin D. Roosevelt and George S. Patton

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