“You might not expect a slapstick comedy about middle-aged pubcrawlers brawling with superhuman extraterrestrial invaders to have brains, heart and wisdom, but that's “The World's End,” a rare film that's as much fun as you've heard.” Roger Ebert
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The World's End (2013)
The Bling Ring (2013)
“Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the internet to track celebrities' whereabouts in order to rob their homes.” (IMDB)
Iron Man 3 (2013)
“Marvel's “Iron Man 3” pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy's hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?” (IMDB)
Our last Halloween eBooks recommendations feature collections of “noir” stories from different cities. These aren't ghost stories per se, but they are dark and mysterious. The three featured titles all come from the same series, and feature stories set in a single city, written by authors who know those cities well. Call it “local crime fiction.”
- Baltimore Noir - Dark stories from the home of Edgar Allen Poe. Authors include David Simon, best known for The Wire.
- DC Noir - George Pellacanos leads this tour of the seedy side of the nation's capital.
- Los Angeles Noir - From the city better know for “film noir.” Includes stories by Michael Connolly and Janet Fitch.
The Media Blog
If you haven't been watching the recent seasons of Doctor Who, you might not know that the show is celebrating 50 years since its first broadcast. Doctor Who has long had a devoted group of fans (including the Comic Book Guy from The Simpsons), and we found a tribute from one of them in our Media Services department.
Thanks to the generous support of our Friends of the Library, we just added a new Nexus 7, Nook HD+ and Kindle Fire HD to our Gadget Table. If you are thinking about getting a new tablet, have a tablet that you've been meaning to start using more or just like shiny new tech, stop by the Media department and try them out. We also have an iPad and a Kindle eReader, so you can compare the functions and decide which device is...Read more
The Sunday Film Club
No One Knows About Persian Cats was co-written by Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi , and was shot entirely in secret. The film follows a pair of young musicians, Negar and Ashkan , recently released from prison and on a mission to take their rock band to Europe.
Mr. Lazarescu, a 63 year old lonely man feels sick and calls the ambulance. When it arrives, the paramedic decides he should take him to the hospital but once there they decide to send him to another hospital and then yet another… As the night unfolds and they can't find a hospital for Mr. Lazarescu, his health starts to deteriorate fast.