Flick Picks 10/28/13: Monsters University, R.I.P.D., Byzantium

New on DVD at the library this week

ENTERTAINMENT: If you left Monsters, Inc. wishing that you had more of the backstory about the lead characters Mike and Sulley then you'll definitely want to enroll in Monsters University. This Pixar-made prequel to the 2001 blockbuster brings back the voices of Billy Crystal and John Goodman as it tells the story of how the leads moved from being rivals to friends while enrolled in enrolled in the prestigious title college. Also this week, Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds are undead police officers who must spoil the dastardly plot of a villain determined to bring the dead back to life in R.I.P.D. A third supernatural tale this week is Byzantium, in which Interview With the Vampire director Neil Jordan returns to the subject of the undead and tells the tale of a mother and daughter pair of vampires who are just trying to get by in a world filled with mortals. This stylish film features Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan and Jonny Lee Miller.

SERIES: Christopher Guest's funny new semi-improvised HBO series Family Tree stars Chris O'Dowd as a young man investigating his family history. For something a little darker, the BBC cop drama Line of Duty follows an officer in an anti-corruption unit as he investigates an award-winning detective.

SUBTITLED: Jean Reno and Melanie Laurent star in Le Rafle, about the infamous Paris raid of 1942 that sent 13,000 Jews to concentration camps.

You can find all of our new and upcoming releases on Bibliocommons!


You never really need an excuse to watch a scary movie. Nonetheless, Halloween is always a great inspiration to turn off the lights and tune in to some ghosts, goblins and ghouls. We have an excellent collection of classic and new horror flicks to raise your hair!

Classic horror: Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, Psycho, The Exorcist, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Invisible Man, Rosemary's Baby, The Bad Seed, The Stepford Wives, Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Bloodsuckers: Fright Night, Dark Shadows, Let Me In, The Twilight Saga, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Spirits: The Woman in Black, Ghostbusters, The Sixth Sense, Evil Dead, Mama, Sinister, Insidious

Brain Eaters: World War Z, Warm Bodies, Zombieland, 28 Days Later

Slashers: The Silence of the Lambs, Scre4m, The Purge

All of the Above: Cabin in the Woods

For the Kids: Monster House, The Haunted Mansion, Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Casper, ParaNorman, Wiggly Halloween, Hotel Transylvania

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