Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Shutter Island - Read the book / See the movie


Official Movie Trailer

When U.S. Marshall Teddy Daniels arrives at the asylum for the criminally insane on Shutter Island, what starts as a routine investigation quickly takes a sinister turn. As the investigation unfolds and Daniels uncovers more shocking and terrifying truths about the island, he also learns there are some places that never let you go.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Please Give

PLEASE GIVE official trailer
Kate has a lot on her mind. There's the ethics problem of buying furniture at estate sales and marking it up at her Manhattan store. There's the materialism problem of not wanting her teenage daughter to want the expensive things that she wants. There's the marriage problem of sharing a partnership in parenting, business, and life with husband Alex but sensing doubt nibbling at the foundations. And worst of all are the neighbors, cranky, old Andra and the two granddaughters who look after her.


Thursday, September 30, 2010

Movie star Tony Curtis dead at 85 - CNN.com

Screen legend Tony Curtis died Thursday, his family said. He was 85.

"My father leaves behind a legacy of great performances in movies and in his paintings and assemblages," actress Jamie Lee Curtis said in a statement. "He leaves behind children and their families who loved him and respected him and a wife and in-laws who were devoted to him. He also leaves behind fans all over the world. He will be greatly missed."

Curtis starred in more than 140 major motion pictures and was nominated as for an Oscar for his performance in 1958's "The Defiant Ones" with Sidney Poitier, according to his official website.

Tony Curtis movies at Devereaux Library

more at: Movie star Tony Curtis dead at 85 - CNN.com

Oscar-nominated actor Joe Mantell, who co-starred in “Marty” and delivered one of movies’ most famous lines in "Chinatown,” has died, his family said. He was 94.

Mantell was a character actor with more than 70 film and TV credits who received an Academy Award nomination in 1956 for his performance as Angie, the best friend of Ernest Borgnine in “Marty.” His oft-repeated line to his sad-sack friend — “Well, what do you feel like doin’ tonight?” — was one of the beloved film’s most memorable lines.

He again became a part of movie lore in 1974′s “Chinatown,” in which he played the partner of Jack Nicholson’s detective character, Jack Gittes. Mantell spoke the film’s famous last line: “Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown.”

Mantell’s other notable credits include “The Birds,” ”Nervous Man in a Four Dollar Room” and several episodes of “The Twilight Zone.”


Friday, September 24, 2010

Boys Town

Mickey Rooney is celebrating a birthday this week.

Celebrate with him by revisiting Boys Town or one of Mickey's other films.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Happy Birthday Peter Falk

83 today Columbo! Why it seems like only yesterday you wanted to ask "just one more thing."

Then of course there was The Princes Bride.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Harold Gould

Veteran character actor Harold Gould, who played Valerie Harper's father on television's "Rhoda" and the con man Kid Twist in the 1973 movie The Sting, has died. He was 86. Obituary

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A single man

A single man [videorecording] / Fade to Black Productions presents ; in association with Depth of Field ; produced by Tom Ford, Chris Weitz, Andrew Miano, Robert Salerno ; written for the screen by Tom Ford, David Scearce ; directed by Tom Ford.
Other title: Single man (Motion picture)
Other authors: Fade to Black Productions.

ZZZ .S557

Friday, June 11, 2010

New DVDs

Avatar [videorecording].

Night at the Museum [videorecording] / Twentieth Century Fox presents in association with Ingenious Film Partners, a 1492 Pictures/21 Laps production, a Shawn Levy film ; produced by Shawn Levy, Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan ; screen story and screenplay by Robert Ben Garant & Thomas Lennon ; directed by Shawn Levy.

War of the worlds [videorecording] / Dreamworks Pictures and Paramount Pictures present an Amblin Entertainment/Cruise/Wagner production ; a Steven Spielberg film ; produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Colin Wilson ; screenplay by Josh Friedman and David Koepp ; directed by Steven Spielberg.


Twister [videorecording] / Warner Bros. and Universal Pictures present an Amblin Entertainment production ; directed by Jan de Bont ; written by Michael Crichton & Anne-Marie Martin ; produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Ian Bryce, Michael Crichton ; a film by Jan de Bont.


The twilight saga - New Moon. [videorecording] / New moon Summit Entertainment ; Imprint Entertainment ; Sunswept Entertainment ; Temple Hill Entertainment ; produced by Wyck Godfrey ; screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg ; directed by Chris Weitz.


Twilight [videorecording] / Goldcrest Pictures ; Imprint Entertainment ; Maverick Films ; Summit Entertainment ; Temple Hill Entertainment ; Twilight Productions ; produced by Wyck Godfrey, Greg Mooradian, Mark Morgan, Karen Rosenfelt ; screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg ; directed by Catherine Hardwicke.

Toy story 2 [videorecording] / Walt Disney Pictures presents a Pixar Animation Studios film ; director, John Lasseter ; writers, John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton, Ash Brannon ; producers, Helene Plotkin, Karen Robert Jackson.
Variant Title Toy story two

Signs [videorecording] / Touchstone Pictures present a Blinding Edge Pictures/Kennedy/Marshall production ; producers, Frank Marshall, Sam Mercer, M. Night Shyamalan ; written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan.

The matrix reloaded [videorecording] / NPV Entertainment ; Silver Pictures ; Village Roadshow Pictures ; Warner Bros. ; producer, Joel Silver ; writers, The Wachowski Brothers ; directors, Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski.

Sherlock Holmes [videorecording] / Warner Bros. Pictures presents in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Silver Pictures production in association with Wigram Productions, a Guy Ritchie film ; produced by Joel Silver, Lionel Wigram, Susan Downey, Dan Lin ; screen story by Lionel Wigram and Michael Robert Johnson ; screenplay by Michael Robert Johnson and Anthony Peckham and Simon Kinberg ; directed by Guy Ritchie.


The messenger [videorecording].


National treasure, book of secrets [videorecording] / Jerry Bruckheimer Films ; Junction Entertainment ; Saturn Films ; Sparkler Entertainment ; Walt Disney Pictures ; produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Jon Turteltaub ; story by Gregory Poirier and the Wibberleys & Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio ; screenplay by the Wibberleys ; directed by Jon Turteltaub.
Variant Title Title on container: National treasure 2

King Kong [videorecording] / Big Primate Pictures ; Universal Pictures ; WingNut Films ; produced by Jan Blenkin, Carolynne Cunningham, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh ; story by Merian C. Cooper and Edgar Wallace ; screenplay by Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson ; directed by Peter Jackson.

Invictus [videorecording].

Hancock [videorecording] / Columbia Pictures presents in association with Relativity Media a Blue Light/Weed Road Pictures/Overbrook Entertainment production ; written by Vy Vincent Ngo and Vince Gilligan ; produced by Akiva Goldsman, Michael Mann, Will Smith, James Lassiter ; directed by Peter Berg.

The Da Vinci Code [videorecording] / Columbia Pictures ; Imagine Entertainment ; Brian Grazer/JohnCalley ; produced by John Calley, Brian Grazer ; screenplay by Akiva Goldsman ; directed by Ron Howard.


Bruce Almighty [videorecording] / Universal Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment present a Shady Acres/Pit Bull production, a Tom Shadyac film ; producers, Tom Shadyac, Jim Carrey, James D. Brubaker, Michael Bostick, Steve Koren, Mark O'Keefe ; screenplay writers, Steve Koran, Mark O'Keefe, Steve Oedekerk ; director, Tom Shadyac.


The Bourne ultimatum [videorecording] / Universal Pictures ; Bourne Again ; Kennedy/Marshall Company ; Ludlum Entertainment ; produced by Patrick Crowley, Frank Marshall, Paul Sandberg ; screen story by Tony Gilroy ; screenplay by Tony Gilroy and Scott Z. Burns and George Nolfi ; directed by Paul Greengrass

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thanks to the Friends of the Devereaux Library

Most of the DVDs in our collection are purchased with funding from the Friends of the Devereaux Library. Thanks Friends!

New DVD's -- May 2010


Escape from New York [videorecording] / A Debra Hill production ; produced by Larry Franco & Debra Hill ; directed by John Carpenter.


Up in the air (Motion picture : 2009).

Up in the air [videorecording] / Paramount Pictures presents in association with Cold Spring Pictures, DW Studios, Rickshaw Productions, Right of Way Films [and] The Montecito Picture Company ; produced by Jeffrey Clifford, Daniel Dubiecki, Ivan Reitman, Jason Reitman ; screenplay by Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner ; directed by Jason Reitma


The Devil and Daniel Webster [videorecording] / an RKO Radio picture ; a William Dieterle production ; produced and directed by William Dieterle ; screenplay by Dan Totheroh and Stephen Vincent Benet.


Shrek 2 [videorecording] / DreamWorks SKG ; Pacific Data Images ; DreamWorks Animation ; produced by David Lipman, Aron Warner, John H. Williams ; screenplay by Andrew Adamson and Joe Stillman and J. David Stem & David N. Weiss ; directed by Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, Conrad Vernon.

Shrek two


Jagged edge / directed by Richard Marguand ; produced by Martin Ransohoff ; written by Joe Eszterhas.

United States : Columbia Pictures, 1985 ; United States : RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, [1986?]


In the loop (Motion picture : 2009).

In the loop [videorecording] / IFC Films, BBC Films and UK Film Council present in association with Aramid Entertainment, an Armando Iannucci film ; produced by Kevin Loader, Adam Tandy ; written by Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche ; directed by Armando Iannucci.


Cleopatra [videorecording] / Twentieth Century Fox ; producer, Walter Wanger ; director, Joseph L. Mankiewicz ; screenplay by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Ranald McDougall and Sidney Buchman.


Duel in the sun [videorecording] / produced and screenplay by David O. Selznick ; directed King Vidor.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The restaurant at the end of the universe

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Hitchhiker's Guide 2)

Adams, Douglas, 1952- The restaurant at the end of the universe [sound recording] / Douglas Adams. http://apollo.sdln.net/F?func=direct&doc_number=001115894&local_base=smt

Friday, February 12, 2010

Undaunted courage

Undaunted Courage

Ambrose, Stephen E. Undaunted courage [sound recording] : [Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the opening of the American West] / Stephen E. Ambrose. http://apollo.sdln.net/F?func=direct&doc_number=001108913&local_base=smt

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Friday, January 8, 2010

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Tearing down the wall of sound

Tearing Down the Wall of Sound: The Rise and Fall of Phil Spector

Brown, Mick, 1950- Tearing down the wall of sound [sound recording] : the rise and fall of Phil Spector / Mick Brown. http://apollo.sdln.net/F?func=direct&doc_number=006778292&local_base=smt

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

World War Z

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

Brooks, Max. World War Z [sound recording] : [an oral history of the zombie war] / Max Brooks. http://apollo.sdln.net/F?func=direct&doc_number=006788322&local_base=smt

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Monday, January 4, 2010

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre (Penguin Classics)

Bronte, Charlotte, 1816-1855. Jane Eyre [sound recording] / Charlotte Bronte. http://apollo.sdln.net/F?func=direct&doc_number=001071702&local_base=smt

Sunday, January 3, 2010

The greatest generation speaks

The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections

Brokaw, Tom. The greatest generation speaks [sound recording] : [letters and reflections] / Tom Brokaw. http://apollo.sdln.net/F?func=direct&doc_number=001097310&local_base=smt

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Friday, January 1, 2010



Bradford, Barbara Taylor, 1933- Remember [sound recording] / by Barbara Taylor Bradford. http://apollo.sdln.net/F?func=direct&doc_number=001089543&local_base=smt

Thursday, December 31, 2009