On the Shelves

From the Film Vault Blog

New on DVD: 50/50 (2011)

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It’s one thing to make a raunchy comedy. It’s another to tell a serious story about someone coping with a life-threatening disease. 50/50 puts those two genres together so that they complement rather than cancel each other.

New on DVD: Midnight in Paris (2011)

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Some films are lavish eight-course meals. Others are pastries. Midnight in Paris is of the second variety, but since it was made by Woody Allen and unfolds in the most evocative city on Earth, it’s a most satisfying pastry.

New on DVD: Margin Call (2011)

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First-time features don’t get a whole lot more assured than Margin Call, an incisive, biting look at the Wall Street mindset and machinations that led to our current economic doldrums.

And the Nominees Are...

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With the announcement of the 2012 Academy Award nominations, movie lovers have just one month to see all the nominated films before the big day. The Kansas City Public Library is on the case!

New on DVD: The Ides of March (2011)

The Ides of March movie poster

In the political thriller The Ides of March, George Clooney plays a charismatic Democratic state governor who has thrown himself into a presidential primary. But this candy apple has a razor blade hidden inside.