On the Shelves

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From the Film Vault Blog

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)

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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.

New on DVD: Moneyball (2011)

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Moneyball is one of the year’s best films, a thinking person’s sports movie overflowing with humor, drama, terrific characters, drop-dead wonderful dialogue and a low-keyed but absolutely wonderful performance from Brad Pitt.

New on DVD: The Hangover Part II (2011)

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The Hangover Part II isn’t smarter than Bridesmaids and lacks the emotional heft of a truly great comedy like Local Hero or Groundhog Day. But if you’ve got a high threshold for raunch, it’s a hoot.