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New and Featured DVDs for 10/24/13:

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Come and check out these and some of the other new DVDs and materials (or at least new to us) added to our library collection…

FICTION:

The Witches

Teeth

Pet Semetary

Letters From Iwo Jima

A film by Frank Capra.

Mr. Smith Goes To Washington

Octopussy

The Bad Sleep Well

Shallow Hal

Down With Love

Red Corner

By the author of The Firm and The Client.

A Time To Kill

The Toy

The Diving Bell And The Butterfly

American Graffiti

United 93

An adaptation of the book by E. M. Forster.

Howard’s End

Last Dance

Elevator To The Gallows

The Holiday

Freaky Friday

Ghost In The Shell

Inconceivable!

The Princess Bride

The Hunt For Red October

Secondhand Lions

Jump

Miss Congeniality

The Lake House

Secret Honor

3:10 To Yuma (both the original and the remake)

Stuck in the middle with you.

Reservoir Dogs

Magnificent Obsession

K-19: The Widowmaker

NON-FICTION:

Ben Franklin Tech

Explorers: From The Titanic To The Moon

The Carol Burnett Show!

The Carol Burnett Show: Let’s Bump Up The Lights!

The Carol Burnette Show: Show Stoppers!

Peter & Paul And The Christian Revolution

Essential Dinosaur Pack

Oswald’s Ghost

Uslysses S. Grant: Warrior, President

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Please note that DVDs could be checked out between the time they end up on the blog and when you come to check them out. If you don’t see the items you’re looking for then please come up to the front desk and we’ll put your name on the reserve list for when the item returns.

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Previous New/Featured DVDs:

10/05/12.

06/28/12.

06/07/12.

03/15/12.

Previous New/Featured books:

10/23/13.

10/21/13.

10/18/13.

09/25/13.

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New and Featured Books: Lisbeth Salander.

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The American film version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, based on Stieg Larsson’s Lisbeth Salander/Millennium novels, is due to be released this Tuesday, December 20, and it’s easily one of the most anticipated movies of this year, let alone this holiday season. The film, directed by David Fincher, and starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara, has a lot of hype and good buzz surrounding it, as well as a lot to live up as far as expectations.

The novels by Larsson have been among our most requested items this past year (and the year before), but I wanted to remind you as well that we also have the novels in audio format and that we also have the two original Swedish film adaptations of the books, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played With Fire. To me, the first of the Swedish movies is okay, but just okay, and the second one, The Girl Who Played With Fire, is somewhat less than “just okay,” but for a lot of us, they’ve been decent holdovers while we waited for the new film version of the story.

Normally I wouldn’t hype the remake of a film, but I will happily make an exception here just because I didn’t think the original Swedish movie was a good adaptation at all, let alone a particularly great movie. I’d actually say that just the trailer that you see above for Fincher’s film was more successful on both counts than the original movie version. But maybe I’m biased in that I really like David Fincher’s work, as well as Daniel Craig, wwhom I didn’t use to like, but who won me over with his portrayal of James Bond and some of the other films he’s done in the past few years.

And Rooney Mara (who was in Fincher’s The Social Network as well as the remake of Nightmare On Elm Street) looks extremely promising in the very unique role of hacker heroine Lisbeth Salander.

Interesting side note: The stars of the original Swedish movies, Michael Nyqvist and Noomi Rapace, both have movies out this week as well. Rapace is in Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows (and will appear in Ridley Scott’s upcoming Alien pseudo-prequel Prometheus) and Nyqvist is the villain in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.

Larsson’s novels are hardly high art but if you haven’t read them yet, now is a good time to start for a good mystery/thrill ride.

And if you get a chance to see it, let us know what you think of the new movie.

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Please note that books could be checked out between the time they end up on the blog and when you come to check them out. If you don’t see the items you’re looking for then please come up to the front desk and we’ll put your name on the reserve list for when the item returns.