Tuesday at the Movies

Welcome back movie fans. Here’s a wrap-up of the odd mix of movies I watched this weekend:

Hanna – lots of action, jittery filming, scary Cate Blanchett, weird moments of humanity – but ultimately unsatisfying – I want to know what happens to Hanna after the end!!! (not to worry, I won’t ruin the movie by revealing more.)
Real Steel – okay, this was mostly for my son and I only saw bits and pieces while making dinner. It’s basically about a neglectful father who comes back into the life of his son and they reunite by finding a joint hobby  – fighting robots! My son liked it.
The Ides of March – this was an interesting, thoughtful political film – plus Ryan Gosling and George Clooney, ‘nuf said.

Have you seen the book 1,001 Movies You Must See Before You Die? I took it home and it’s drawn the attention of my teenage daughter – she requested Fargo, Four Weddings and a Funeral and No Country For Old Men last night – (quite the gamut). It’s fun when your children start wanting to watch older movies – I’m going to get to revisit some favorites.

On to what’s coming out this week at the library:

Footloose – a remake of the Kevin Bacon classic
Jack and Jill – Adam Sandler plays a man and his sister – I wonder what he’ll think of next.
Senna – an award-winning documentary about a Formula One champion.
A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas – celebrate an irreverant Christmas in March!
Like Crazy – a movie about first love
Immortals – action packed movie set in the world of the ancient Greek gods.
London River – an indie film about two strangers who come together to deal with the fate of their children after the 2005 terrorist attacks on London.
The Egg and I – Fred Macmurray and Claudette Colbert star in this 1947 film based on Betty MacDonald’s book about a couple who decide to purchase a chicken farm. It’s a funny, heartwarming book, so I’m hoping the movie is the same.
Game of Thrones – 1st Season – many have anticipated it and here it is! Based on the first book of George R.R. Martin’s series, it promises to enthrall and shock you!
MI-5: Volume 10 – the final season of the British spy drama.

Happy Watching!

~ Dori


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