Tuesday, September 29, 2015

So many movies, so little time!

A new crop of dvd's has come in and there are lots of choices for everyone. If action is your game, Red Road, Second Season is for you. A drama that centers around two communities, a Native American tribe and the small town they co-exist with. Originally aired on the Sundance channel, this drama has gotten great reviews.
M. L.

Poldark, the first season, originally aired on PBS. The drama takes place in the late 1700's, and is the story of Ross Poldark. He has just returned to Cornwall from fighting in the American Revolutionary War, to find his father dead, his fiancĂ©e engaged to another man and his estate in ruins. Lots of historical drama, beautiful costumes and scenery and the mesmerizing Aidan Turner as Poldark.

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Wish I Was Here, is a contemporary drama, touching and funny about being a parent. Zach Braff stars as a dad trying to cope with his fathers illness and homeschooling his kids.

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For the foreign film buffs, we have a French film, 3 Hearts, about falling in love and missed connections. Starring Charlotte Gainsbourg and Chiara Mastroianni, this film has been appeared at many film festivals including Toronto and Venice.  French with English subtitles.
M. L.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

All of Me

All of Me by Kelly Moran is the second book in the Covington Cove series and it can also be read as a stand-alone. This was such a great book. I was hooked from the first page. The characters are so well written, they feel like friends. I didn't want to put it down. This is Alec and Faith's story and I found both to be very likable characters. I really wanted them to get together and live happily ever after. Of course there is some baggage from the past that gets in the way. It was a fun, emotional ride to see if they could overcome the obstacles in their way. *JK*

Friday, September 11, 2015

Murder in NYC

Manhattan Mayhem is a collection of mysteries set in various parts of New York City. A few of the twelve contributing authors include Lee Child, Jeffery Deaver and Mary Higgins Clark. The stories vary greatly. They take place in different eras and many well-known neighborhoods throughout the Big Apple. This volume celebrates the 70th Anniversary of the founding of the Mystery Writers of America. Put your sleuthing skills to the test trying to solve these baffling cases! DB    

Friday, September 4, 2015

Movin' Along

Lisa Scottoline and her daughter Francesca team up again to write about life, happiness, dating and loss. You’ll laugh, nod, cry and even shout in agreement when you pick up Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat?  by the tag-team duo. Francesca is 28, living in Manhattan, and trying to make it as a writer. Lisa is the author of 24 novels and 6 humorous memoirs. Although both were deeply affected by the loss of beloved “Mother Mary” Lisa’s irreverent, out-spoken mother, they carry on with grace, humor and the awful truth (as they see it) in everyday living. The book is both entertaining and insightful. DB