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Director’s Picks for May 2013
Wreck-it Ralph (PG)
As a Gen-Xer who has lived through the history of videogames, I was interested to see the concept of game characters and their roles in this animated film. Wreck-it Ralph is the ‘villian’ of a game called Fix it Felix, Jr. (much like Donkey Kong), who decides that he wants to be a hero and game hops to get a gold medal, affecting the characters in his game and several others.
Available on DVD at the Cherry Hill Public Library.
Season 4 of Justified finished in April, but if you haven’t watched this drama gem, give Seasons 1- 3 a try from the library. Timothy Olyphant, as US Marshal Raylan Givens, “continued his small-screen reign of excellence. Charming, imposing, and able to crack wise better than most of his TV peers, Olyphant holds the Kentucky-set series down without falling behind his equally proficient co-stars.” (complex media)
Seasons 1 – 3 available at the Cherry Hill Public Library
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Love is a Canoe
by Chris Pavone
Marriage is a Canoe is a decades old and beloved book on marriage advice by Peter Herman. An ambitious New York editor decides to create contest for a troubled couple to meet the author in his home in upstate New York to save their relationships. From the New York Times book review: “Schrank has done something here that may sound impossible: He’s written a funny novel about publishing that is not caustic but optimistic, not biting but bighearted”
Here were the Director's April Picks:
Fall to Grace (HBO)
A documentary of particular interest to us in New Jersey, about the resignation of Governor Jim McGreevey in scandal, when he proclaimed his truth that he “was a Gay American”, and his painful reinvention. His work with female prison inmates, attempts to become an Episcopal priest, and second chances. “No one should be defined by the nadir of their existence. That shouldn’t define the entirety of their narrative” states McGreevey.
Mad Men (AMC)
Season 6 premiered this month, now in 1968 with the turbulence and change of the end of the 1960s in America coming to the door of Sterling Coper Draper Pryce advertising agency. The characters, the workplace, moral and ethical choices, the clothes, and drama keep us drawn to this award winning drama.
Season 1-5 available on DVD at the Cherry Hill Public Library
Digital comics have found the perfect match with tablets like the iPad and Kindle, and also smartphones. Free comics, comics the same day and date they hit the comic store, and digital first comics available. Marvel, DC, and indie publishers, and also sorted by genres and creators!
by Chris Pavone
I read on my Kindle for free from the South Jersey Audiobook and eBook Download Center Overdrive http://sjrlc.lib.overdrive.com/. Use your Cherry Hill Library Card to access thousands of items.
This book is both about expat Kate and her transition to Luxembourg with her family, but also her CIA past and marriage. “Intricate, riveting, and surprising, this thriller is of the highest caliber.”