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Santa has officially come down Fifth Avenue which means it’s time to get a jump-start on the Holiday Season! This month we’re featuring a heartwarming selection of Hallmark Christmas movies in our Holiday Favorites category, as well as exciting, star-studded BBC movies and series for the whole family, including our Editor’s Pick: Harry Potter, A History of Magic.
We’re also rounding out the year with the Most-Watched Movies and Series of 2022, featuring “The Librarians” (season 1), “The Bookshop,” and “Sue Thomas F.B. Eye” (season 1).
Our New Releases and New Discoveries programs feature hours of binge-worthy movies and series, from acclaimed documentaries “The Booksellers” and “Moby Doc” to an exclusive LIT Videbooks Lifelong Learning selection “Your Next Five Moves” based on the #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller, and the popular BBC series “A Young Doctor’s Notebook,” starring Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe.
It’s been an exciting year for us at biblio+ and we can’t wait to bring in the new year with you!
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December’s featured titles on biblio+*:
Editor’s Pick: HARRY POTTER: A HISTORY OF MAGIC: New to biblio+ from the BBC
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book, the British Library is hosting an exhibition of the real-life magical history behind JK Rowling’s beloved classics. With exclusive access to a priceless collection of artifacts, take a tour around this mesmerizing show. Rowling herself examines the most exciting items on display, and opens her private archive to reveal drawings and drafts that have been hidden away for years. And, as opening night arrives, famous fans marvel at this fascinating trove of delights, like Harry Potter seeing Diagon Alley for the first time.
YOUR NEXT FIVE MOVES: A LIT Videobooks Exclusive
Patrick Bet-David lays down a practical guide on thinking more clearly and achieving your boldest career goals. Based on the #1 Wall Street Journal and International bestselling business strategy book.
THE BOOKSELLERS is a lively, behind-the-scenes look at the New York rare book world and the fascinating people who inhabit it. Executive produced by Parker Posey and featuring interviews with some of the most important dealers in the business, as well as prominent collectors, auctioneers, and writers, THE BOOKSELLERS is both a loving celebration of book culture and a serious exploration of the future of the book.
A YOUNG DOCTOR’S NOTEBOOK: New to biblio+ from the BBC
Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe star in this wry comedy drama about a young doctor’s fledgling career as he begins his new life in a small, backwards Russian village. Based on the semi-autobiographical short stories by Bulgakov, set on the eve of the Russian Revolution, it tells the story of the young medical graduate’s turbulent and brutal introduction to his practice, narrated by his older, more experienced self. A Young Doctor’s Notebook is a fascinating, original and pitch black comedy with renowned international acting talent that will surprise and entertain viewers in a wholly unique way.
THE LIBRARIANS (s1)
Under the Metropolitan Library lies a group dedicated to protecting the world from a secret, magical reality.
In 1959, Florence Green, a free-spirited widow, puts grief behind her and risks everything to open up a bookshop – the first such shop in the sleepy seaside town of Hardborough, England. By exposing the narrow-minded local townsfolk to literature, she causes a cultural awakening in a town which has not changed for centuries.
Based on Penelope Fitzgerald’s critically acclaimed novel starring Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, and Patricia Clarkson.
SUE THOMAS F.B.EYE (s1)
The true story of a deaf woman, Sue Thomas, whose lip-reading skills land her a surveillance job with the FBI.
BROKEN (s1): New to biblio+ from the BBC
Sean Bean stars as the enigmatic and beleaguered Father Michael Kerrigan, who attempts to steer his struggling congregation through Catholicism in contemporary Britain. However, as Father Kerrigan unpicks the troubled lives of his parishioners, the sins of his past will begin to emerge and as his guilt starts to consume him.
CRANFORD (s1): New to biblio+ from the BBC
Dame Judi Dench leads an all-star cast in this witty and poignant story about the small absurdities and major tragedies in the lives of the people of Cranford. A place governed by etiquette, custom and above all, ladies, Cranford in the 1840s is a small English town on the cusp of change. Three novels by Elizabeth Gaskell have been woven together to create this uniquely rich and comic drama about ordinary human lives during one extraordinary year.
DCI BANKS: New to biblio+ from the BBC
Stephen Tompkinson and Andrea Lowe star as the tenacious and stubborn Chief Inspector Alan Banks and the feisty and headstrong Detective Sergeant Annie Cabbot in three thrilling crime stories.
2nd CHANCE FOR CHRISTMAS
A popular, young singer does not like Christmas. Just like Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, she’s visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.
Featuring Vivica A. Fox, Jim O’Heir Tara Reid, Mark McGrath, Jonathan Lipnicki.
MIRACLE ON HIGHWAY 34
A set of diverse characters wind up together in an old diner in a small town on Christmas Eve during a snowstorm while a young expectant couple tries to make it home on a night that’s anything but silent.
SNOWBOUND FOR CHRISTMAS
It’s the Christmas season and Rachel Carter just got her first present, landing her dream job as a marketing director. She is eager to impress her boss, Adrian Blackstone who built his reputation on the quality of his craftsmanship but is now CEO of Blackstone Historical Renovations. When Rachel creates an impressive marketing pitch video, she is selected to be part of the team to accompany Adrian to the resort along with Diane, an architect and Adrian’s possessive ex-girlfriend who is trying to win him back. While at the resort a snowstorm moves in trapping Rachel and Adrian at the resort.
Starlet explores the unlikely friendship between 21 year-old aspiring actress Jane (Dree Hemingway) and elderly widow Sadie (Besedka Johnson) after their worlds collide in California’s San Fernando Valley. Jane spends her time getting high with her dysfunctional roommates and taking care of her chihuahua Starlet, while Sadie passes her days alone, tending to her garden. After a confrontation at a yard sale, Jane finds something unexpected in a relic from Sadie’s past. Her curiosity piqued, she tries to befriend the caustic older woman. Secrets emerge as their relationship grows, revealing that nothing is ever as it seems.
Moby Doc is a surrealist biographical documentary narrated by Moby as he reflects on his turbulent personal life and iconic music from underground punk bands to chart-topping solo artist, and from struggling addict to vegan activist. Featuring interviews with David Lynch and David Bowie, along with extraordinary concert footage, utilizing a unique blend of re-enactments, interviews, and archival footage, audiences will be treated to an insightful, unvarnished look at an artist who has sold more than 20 million albums, an activist who has long championed animal rights, and a man whose traumatic childhood shaped him in profound ways.
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