Amazon dvd picks for 2006
Following are a few titles of dvd's on Amazon's Best Dvd's of 2006 list (their choices) that we own at the Library. Check them out.
Little Britain, according to Amazon is "the reigning king of UK comedy." We have the first series and the second is out. Full of quirky, endearing characters like Vicky who is adept at butchering the English language and Andy who sits in a whellchair but can really walk just fine. Amazon says,"Little Britain presents the breathtaking debris of modern life in all its glory."
Thank You for Smoking is an irreverent look at the tobacco industry. Aaron Eckhart stars as the spin doctor for Big Tobacco while also trying to be a role model for his twelve year old son. William H. Macy plays a self-righteous senator bent on destroying the tobacco industry. Hilarious, off-beat and thought provoking, it's one of those movies you'll either love or hate.
The Best of Youth is an Italian film that has won numerous awards. It's the story of two brothers, Nicola and Matteo, who begin their life of activism when they rescue a young girl who has been in an asylum. The film spans the period from 1966 to 2000 and chronicles the unrest of the period through the lives of these two brothers, their romantic liasons and political alliances. Called a masterpiece by many, the film which is six hours long, is not to be missed by lovers of great cinema.