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New in DVD this week

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – As Harry Potter begins his 6th year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, he discovers an old book marked mysteriously “This book is the property of the Half-Blood Prince” and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort’s dark past.  Also available in Blu-ray.

Julie and Julia – Julia Child’s story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell’s 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child’s first book.  Also available in Blu-ray.

Public Enemies – The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s.  Also available in Blu-ray.

~ posted by Sonia, Readers’ Services

New in DVD this week

  

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian ~ Security guard Larry Daley infiltrates the Smithsonian Institute in order to rescue Jedediah and Octavius, who have been shipped to the museum by mistake. 
 

Terminator Salvation ~ In the aftermath of Judgment Day and the machine takeover, resistance leader John Connor must counter Skynet’s plan to terminate mankind.  Also available in Blu-ray. 

– posted by Sonia,  Readers’ Services

New in DVD this week

ugly_truth_ver2The Ugly Truth – A romantically challenged morning show producer is reluctantly embroiled in a series of outrageous tests by her chauvinistic correspondent to prove his theories on relationships and help her find love. His clever ploys, however, lead to an unexpected result. (imdb.com)

upUp –  By tying thousands of balloon to his home, 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America. Right after lifting off, however, he learns he isn’t alone on his journey, since Russell, a wilderness explorer 70 years his junior, has inadvertently become a stowaway on the trip. (imdb.com)

New in DVD this week

bloodBlood: The Last Vampire – Demons have infested Earth. And only one warrior stands between the dark and the light: Saya, a half-human, half-vampire samurai who preys on those who feast on human blood. Joining forces with the shadowy society known as the Council, Saya is dispatched to an American military base, where an intense series of swordfights leads her to the deadliest vampire of all.

food incFood, Inc. – Food, Inc. lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing how our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment.

gi joeG.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra – The G.I. Joe team, armed with the coolest hi-tech gadgets and weapons, travels the world from the Egyptian desert to the polar ice caps in a high stakes pursuit of Cobra, an evil international organization threatening to use a technology that could bring the world to its knees (also available in Blu-ray).

i_love_you_beth_cooperI Love You, Beth Cooper – When Denis, the geekiest guy in high school, proclaims his love for super-popular Beth Cooper, during his valedictorian speech, everyone is…well… speechless! But the real shock comes that night when Beth shows up at Denis’ house with her two best friends to show him how the cool kids party.

taking of pelhamThe Taking of Pelham 123 – Walter Garber  is a New York City subway dispatcher whose ordinary day is thrown into chaos by an audacious crime: the hijacking of a subway train. Ryder, the criminal mastermind behind the hijacking and leader of a highly-armed gang of four, threatens to execute the train’s passengers unless a large ransom is paid within one hour.

New in DVD

ice ageIce Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs – When Sid’s attempt to adopt three dinosaur eggs gets him abducted by their real mother to an underground lost world, his friends attempt to rescue him.

il divoIl Divo – The story of Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti, who has been elected to Parliament seven times since is was established in 1946.

imagine-thatImagine That – A financial executive who can’t stop his career downspiral is invited into his daughter’s imaginary world, where solutions to his problems await.

nothing likeNothing Like the Holidays – A Puerto Rican family living in the area of Humboldt Park in west Chicago face what may be their last Christmas together.

rageRage – A young blogger at a New York fashion house shoots behind-the-scenes interviews on his cell-phone.

whatever worksWhatever Works – Attempting to impress his ideologies on religion, relationships, and the randomness (and worthlessness) of existence, lifelong New York resident Boris Yellnikoff rants to anyone who will listen.

New in DVD

transformersTransformers: Revenge of the Fallen – The Autobots have formed an alliance with the U.S. government, creating an elite team led by Major Lennox, in an effort to snuff out any remaining Decepticons that show up. The bad guys keep coming, and it turns out that a much more menacing force than Megatron is out there–and it is looking for something on Earth that is tied to the very origin of the Transformers race. (Also available in Blu-Ray DVD.)

Things That Go BUMP! in the Night

The Zombie Survival GuideThere’s a new display on the third floor to help you prepare yourself for the scariest of nights – pick up the Zombie Survival Guide as well as a string of garlic. Check out a travel guide for Haunted New York or Haunted Long Island if you plan on doing some paranormal sightseeing.

draculaPrefer to stay safe inside? This may be a wise decision. Curl up with a timeless classic like Dracula, or watch a fun movie like Teen Wolf. Either way, don’t forget the treats!

-posted by Megan, Reference Services