Be sure to check out our featured DVD display this month for all new titles! Here are 10:
1. Attack the Block
(PN1997.2 .A88 2011)
John Carpenter fans, this one’s for you. When carnivorous aliens invade the mean streets of South London, a local teen gang defends its turf in one long night.
(PN1997 .B434 2011)
Oliver Fields (Ewen McGregor) is a thirty-something graphic designer coming to terms with two announcements from his father, Hal (Christopher Plummer): 1. He’s gay and 2. He’s terminally ill with cancer. Plummer won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for this role.
3. Boardwalk Empire, Season 1
(PN1992.5 .B631 2012)
Prohibition-era Atlantic City provides the backdrop for this HBO series. Enoch “Knucky” Thompson (Steve Buscemi) works as the city treasurer but also maintains connections with local mobsters.
(PN1995.9.F67 C37 2011)
An epic account of the life of international terrorist Ilich Ramírez Sánchez — more famously known as Carlos the Jackal — who lead numerous bombings, kidnappings, and hijackings throughout Europe and the Middle East in the ’70s and ’80s.
5. Cave of Forgotten Dreams
(N5310.5.F7 C38 2011)
Werner Herzog delves deep into the Chauvet caves of Southern France to provide a glimpse of the oldest known human paintings on the planet — some dating beyond 30,000 years old.
(PN1995.9.F67 I539 2011)
Twins Jeanne and Simon (Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin and Maxim Gaudette respectively) explore clues in their family’s past to learn the devastating truth surrounding the life of their recently deceased mother. Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film.
7. Like Crazy
(PN1997 .L545 2012)
A tale of new love between a visiting British student and her American classmate features captivating performances by Felicity Jones and Anton Yelchin. Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winner for Best Picture and Best Actress.
8. Margin Call
(PN1997 .M374 2011)
This Wall Street thriller depicts the brokers of a high-powered firm at the precipice of the 2008 stock market crash. A strong ensemble cast lead by Zachary Quinto, Kevin Spacey, and Stanley Tucci chews through writer/director J.C. Chandor’s Oscar-nominated script.
(GV1032.S46 S46 2012)
You don’t have to be a Formula One racing fan or even know who Ayrton Senna is to enjoy this exhilarating, humanist documentary on the life and death of one of racing’s finest. Sundance Audience Award winner for World Cinema – Documentary.
10. Tucker and Dale vs Evil
(PN1997 .T834 2011)
The horror/comedy genre doesn’t always work, but Tucker and Dale manages to upend hixploitation cliches with gory slapstick and a touch of sweetness.