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The 71st Golden Globes

by Moe - 0 Comment(s)

The Golden Globe Awards kick off the start of the awards season and will again be hosted by funny ladies Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. They air on January 12th, 2014.

A lot of the theatrical films chosen are actually just hitting the theatres as I write but rest assured that our ace Selectors will be ordering such titles as 12 Years A Slave, Captain Phillips, American Hustle and Wolf of Wall Street.

Most of the television series nominated are items that we do carry, such as: Nurse Jackie, Veep, Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, The Good Wife, House of Cards, Big Bang Theory, Modern Family and Parks and Rec to name a few. Now many of these have been on television for years but if they are still being nominated that speaks of their consistent quality over the ensuing years.

Start paying attention because before you know it it will be time to start your Oscar Pool!

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It's beginning to look a lot like

by Melanie - 0 Comment(s)

We were of two minds about putting up a Christmas post this year. This isn't a bah humbug kind of thing, it's just there is so much available on television at the moment and nothing new that really grabbed us. We all know the classics and CPL has a great selection, so rather than post suggestions, just pop into our catalogue and have a look see at the hundreds of Christmas titles we have.

So let's go a less traditonal route and have a look at a very good western.

Don’t be fooled by the number of rotten tomatoes that The Proposition received. This is a graphically violent, but thoughtful western set in the dramatic landscape of the Australian outback. Cave’s character is captured when he misses his band of outlaws' escape and the Sherriff offers him freedom in exchange for assistance in the capture of one of the other outlaws: his psychopathic brother.

We watch and wonder whose side Cave’s character is on as the pursuit unfolds. We also see the impact of 19th century colonialism on the aboriginal population. The soundtrack, given Nick Cave’s involvement, is awesome.

Fun Fact: Did you know Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds did music for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt.1?

Another Set of Advanced Screening Passes

by Moe - 0 Comment(s)

SORRY FOKS --- THIS ONE IS ALSO SOLD OUT

This hasn't happened before but what fun that it did! I have a second round of tickets to give out for Monday—this one is for MANDELA: Long Walk to Freedom and stars Idris Alba. I have 20 double passes available.

Show time is Monday, December 16, 7:00 PM at Landmark Cinemas Shawnessy 100-16061 MacLeod Trail SE. Doors open at 6:00. As always change your advanced screening pass for a box office ticket when you arrive at the theatre.

Enjoy a Movie on Us !

by Moe - 2 Comment(s)

SORRY FOLKS—THESE ALL WENT IN LESS THAN AN HOUR!

HOWEVER CHECK BACK AT 7:30 TONIGHT AS I WILL BE RELEASING

TICKETS FOR MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM

Follow this link to get your free double advanced screening passes to American Hustle on Dec 16th at Sunridge Theatres. If they're a current A-Lister they are in this movie—including Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, and Jennifer Lawrence. The trailer looks pretty darn good.

Gangsters, conmen, rogue FBI agents — something for everyone — by the same people who did Silver Lining Playbook and The Fighter.

Your password is CalgaryPublicLibraryHustle. This is an outside site so judge for yourself your comfort level in giving out info, but many of our readers create a special e-mail just for these offers.

The ticket must be redeemed at the theatre box office to guarantee admission. If you go (and I hope to catch this one myself) I'd love to hear from you through COMMENTS. Enjoy.

The Eye Has to Travel

by Melanie - 4 Comment(s)

This a great DVD for viewers with the so-called "passion for fashion" and naysayers alike. Those who consider the industry to be made up merely of dictatorial European designers and mal-nourished teenaged models are forgetting about the powerhouses like Diana Vreeland who shaped so much of what we see visually today. She was no fashion victim.

The Eye has to Travel (checkout the book also via this link) stitches together interview footage with Vreeland with film clips of Funny Face and Who are you, Polly Maggoo?, and even animation to bring the woman to life. Vreeland was editor of Harper's Bazaar (available in the library and through our Zinio subscription), then Vogue (in branches), then head of the Fashion Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of New York where she allegedly scandalized archivists by treating 18th Century gowns as wearable clothes.

Interviews with Ali McGraw, Verushka, Diane von Furstenburg, Lauren Hutton and others highlight Vreeland's pioneering approach to life, first as a counter-culture flapper, then as an editor who valued a multicultural outlook and chose models with unique features and personalities, like Angelica Huston, whose careers she helped launch because she saw their inner potential.

Vreeland is ostensibly the spoofed arbitar of fashion in Who are you, Polly Maggoo? and some say also in The Devil wears Prada, not the current editor of Vogue as has been suggested. I'll leave you to decide.

Crowfoot Monthly Film

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Join us Thursday December 12th at 6:30 p.m. for another blockbuster new-to-DVD release.

As always I can not release the title, but I can tell you it is a 'Super' movie.

Phone us at 221-4122 and we will tell you what it is. This one is rated PG for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, action and destruction and for some language.

Some related news: come the new year we are going with a different license and I will be able to put the titles in the blog.

 

So see you at Crowfoot this coming Thursday....

New and Notable

by Moe - 2 Comment(s)

Lots of this past summer's blockbusters are hitting the shelf at the moment. We have the latest Superman incarnation, Man of Steel—which is actually very good. Iron Man 3—good, but I think this franchise may have run its course. Keep Tony Stark for the Avengers and get rid of Gwyneth Paltow—I'm begging you, don't give Pepper Potts her own movie! Pacific Rim is just lots of over the top fun. Star Trek into Darkness has been out for a couple of months and you don't have to be a Trekkie to like this one. World War Z is a Brad Pitt project based on a graphix novel. He threw his heart into this one, and I've gotta say, I loved it. But then I really like zombie movies—especially fast Zombies!

If brain-eating zombies are not your cup of tea, and you want to steer clear of all the CGI wizardry and go with something slower paced and way more cerebral, we've got those too. You can't do any better than Foyle's War Set 7. As the enormously popular mystery series returns, World War II is over, but the Cold War simmers in 1946 London. DCS Foyle has retired from police work when Britain's secret intelligence service compels him to join its ranks. Reunited with his former colleague, newlywed Sam Wainwright Foyle faces new but no less deadly threats in the world of spies and counterintelligence. This remains a truly excellent series.

And speaking of PBS Mystery, many of the Poirots have been digitally remastered and re-released—they look wonderful and Agatha Christie always stand the test of time.