Flick Picks 7/23/13: Trance, Ginger and Rosa

New This Week

ENTERTAINMENT: A thief (James McAvoy) receives a blow to his head during a robbery and cannot remember what happened to the $27 million dollar painting that he had stolen in the exciting Trance. The wonderful French actor Vincent Cassel is his partner and Rosario Dawson is the sexy hypnotist who tries to uncover the secret. Director Danny Boyle brought us Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours so he knows his way around tension and action. Our indie pick this week is Director Sally Potter's Ginger and Rosa, the story of two best friends growing up in London who are affected by the potential of nuclear war in different ways. The movie has a fantastic cast that includes Elle Fanning, Timothy Spall, Oliver Platt and Annette Bening.

SERIES: From Canada, the drama The Border follows the Canadian Immigration and Customs Security Squad as it deals with a post-9/11 Toronto.

DOCUMENTARIES: Defiant Requiem tells of a group of Jews in a concentration camp who were recruited by an imprisoned Czech conductor to sing Verdi's Requiem for fellow prisoners and eventually for high-ranking SS officers. The Terezin concentration camp is also the site where years later a performance of the concert drama The Defiant Requiem would be presented in memory of those original performers.

SUBTITLED: The French-Canadian Starbuck is the story of a 42-year old man who, just as he is getting his life in order, finds out that he has fathered over 500 children through sperm donation, many of whom have filed a suit in order to discover the identity of their father. Years after a young girl was murdered another girl is murdered on the same spot, in the gripping German police procedural The Silence. From the Phillippines, Graceland is a thriller about political corruption and child trafficking, as a chauffeur for a politicians must try to rescue his daughter from kidnappers.

INFORMATIONAL: A new celebrity travel series arrives this week, as one half of the Absolutely Fabulous duo Joanna Lumley - travels 4000 miles using various types of boats in Joanna Lumley's Nile.

You can find all of our new and upcoming DVDs and Blu-rays in Bibliocommons.

2013 Emmy Nominees

The nominations for the 2013 Emmy Awards were announced a few days ago and you don't want to go into the show without being educated! Make sure you check out these Emmy-nominated series and see what the buzz is about!

American Horror Story
The Big Bang Theory
The Big C
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
House of Cards
Mad Men
Modern Family
The Newsroom
Nurse Jackie
Parks and Receration
30 Rock

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