LJ Best Books 2016

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From Finders Keepers to A Man Called Ove to the Original Star Trek | Trailers: What’s Coming on DVD/Blu-ray, November 1, 2016

The Asphalt Jungle. 2 discs. b/w. 112+ min. John Huston, dist. by Criterion Collection. Dec. 2016. DVD ISBN 9781681432403. $29.95; 1-disc Blu-ray ISBN 9781681432397. $39.95. DRAMA

A doomed million-dollar heist.

The Exterminating Angel. b/w. 94+ min. In Spanish w/English subtitles. Luis Buñuel, dist. by Criterion Collection. Dec. 2016. Blu-ray ISBN 9781681432366. $39.95. COMEDY DRAMA

Guests can’t wear out their welcome.

Finders Keepers. 96+ min. Richard Lester, dist. by Kino Lorber. Dec. 2016. DVD UPC 738329207557. $19.95; Blu-ray UPC 738329207564. $29.95. Rated: R. COMEDY

Comedy on steroids.

rodenberryvault-jpg11116Greater. 130+ min. David Hunt, dist. by Well Go USA. Dec. 2016. DVD UPC 812491018026. $24.98; Blu-ray UPC 812491018033. $29.98. DRAMA/SPORTS

A college football success story.

Land and Shade. 97+ min. In Spanish w/English subtitles. César Acevedo, dist. by Strand Releasing. Dec. 2016. DVD UPC 712267361922. $24.99. DRAMA

A farmer returns home to devastation.

Little Men. 85+ min. Ira Sachs, dist. by Magnolia Home Entertainment. Dec. 2016. DVD UPC 876964011044. $26.98. Rated: PG. DRAMA

Feuding families imperil a friendship.

A Man Called Ove. 116+ min. In Swedish w/English subtitles. Hannes Holm, dist. by Music Box Films. Dec. 2016. DVD UPC 751778950775. $29.95; Blu-ray UPC 751778950782. $34.95. Rated: PG-13. COMEDY/DRAMA

Based on Backman’s novel, a curmudgeon gets a second chance.

Star Trek: The Original Series; The Roddenberry Vault. 3 discs. 10+ hrs. dist. by Paramount Home Entertainment. Dec. 2016. Blu-ray UPC 032429253163. $79.99. SF/TV

The television series that launched a genre.—Bette-Lee Fox

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Bette-Lee Fox About Bette-Lee Fox

Bette-Lee Fox (blfox@mediasourceinc.com) is Managing Editor, Library Journal.

Now in her 45th year with Library Journal, Bette-Lee also edits LJ's Video Reviews column, six times a year Romance column, and e-original Romance reviews, which post weekly as LJ Xpress Reviews. She received the Romance Writers of America (RWA) Vivian Stephens Industry Award in 2013 for having "contributed to the genre or to RWA in a significant and/or continuing manner"

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