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Speaking of Costume Dramas...

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There is no denying the huge popular and critical appeal of the granddaddy of all costume dramas, Downton Abbey. And with good reason: a tremendous cast, a glorious real life manor for a location, attention to period detail like you can't believe, costumes that leave you drooling, love, death, revenge, war, plague — I ask you, what's not to like!

For all those of you eagerly awaiting the start of Season Four on January 5, 2014 why not take the opportunity to catch up on the first 3 seasons. Haven't seen it yet? What on earth are you waiting for? Find out why people have been talking about this series for the past three years.

And because we here at CPL know how tremendously popular this series is, even though it has not yet aired, we have it on order and you can place your holds on Season 4 already! How's that for proactive?

Fan of Period/Costume Dramas?

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Perhaps you are currently watching the new Masterpiece Classic production "The Paradise", which follows the exploits of a fictional early department store in Victorian England — it's really quite good and no doubt we will be adding it to our collection once it is ready for release.

If you are a fan of costume dramas chances are good you will enjoy Mr. Selfridge. This series centers on the real-life story of the flamboyant and visionary American founder of Selfridge's, a London department store.

This is a brand new release that just wound up its first season. We have the three disc, ten-part-series available, and the good news is there are not a lot of holds on it at this time.

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Film Night at Crow

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Join us on Thursday November 21st for our regular monthly film night at the Crowfoot branch. As always we are featuring a brand new to DVD release and one that would otherwise take awhile to get via a hold. Beat the wait by joining us at 6:30 p.m. next Thursday. Due to copyright restrictions I can't give you the title here but give us a call at 403-221-4122 and all will be revealed.

I can tell you this much — it is MARVELous and is number three in this very popular superhero franchise.

 

It is rated PG13 so bring the family. Hope to see you on the 21st!

Try to Watch all These Before Midnight

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It is with anticipation that many of us awaited Before Midnight, the last in a romance trilogy starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. Now as old as many of their viewers, they meet again to look back on their past romance and the current status of their lives.

Try to watch Before Sunrise and Before Sunset first—it's not essential as each works as a stand-alone movie. In the first grunge-era film, Hawke and Delpy's characters meet by chance while backpacking in Europe, stay up all night and yes, fall in love but they go their separate ways. Before Sunset is a delight because the lovers meet again.

Now we get to enjoy them in Before Midnight, cast in the sober light of parenting and marriage (but now to each other). These are couples movies both will enjoy. Don't expect romantic comedy, however. This is "life, the universe, and everything" fare, and it's nice to see Richard Linklater's films shot roughly ten years between with the same actors, looking as good as ever. As a bonus, there's armchair travel!

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The Versatile Steve Buscemi

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I did a post on Sam Rockwell not too long ago, and that got me thinking about Steve Buscemi. With his wonderful snaggle tooth and slightly protuberant eyes he doesn't fit the leading man role, but he certainly has screen presence and has forged an excellent career as a character actor. Like Rockwell he takes on some really challenging roles and isn't afraid to play loathsome characters. He has been kicking around a long time and often turns up in Coen Brothers films.

The one most people likely remember him from was Fargo, one of the more twisted offerings from the 'director with two heads' as the Coen's are often referred to. Now I must say this movie creeped me out something terrible, Oscar wins aside, but it turns up on a lot of must see lists. Barton Fink, The Big Lebowski and The Hudsucker Proxy are worth your two hours, and Big Fish is also worth a look.

He had recurring roles in two very popular series, The Sopranos and 30 Rock which have both finished their long runs. But he can be seen headlining in Boardwalk Empire (now in its 4th season), which chronicles the life of fictional gangster/politician Nucky Thompson, the undisputed ruler of Atlantic city. Boardwalk Empire has won numerous awards including a Golden Globe for Buscemi as Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama. Martin Scorcese is involved in this series and we all know nobody does gangstas better than Marty S.

And because he is so darn versatile, he had me howling with laughter in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, playing opposite Steve Carell. This was a lot of fun, and these two guys played off each other very well. Throw in the always good Alan Arkin and the sometimes good Jim Carrey—and he is good here—and this one works.