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Entries Tagged as 'Drama'

It’s Almost Here!

June 15th, 2010 · No Comments · Drama, Movies

Ever since Christopher Plummer visited our library in April, people have been asking for this film.  The Last Station stars Helen Mirren, James McEvoy,  Anne-Marie Duff,  Paul Giamatti, and our neighbor in Weston, Christopher Plummer.  The film depicts twilight years of Leo Tolstoy, already famous as a writer in his own lifetime.  Focusing on the [...]

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Looking for a creepy movie?

June 9th, 2010 · No Comments · Action and Adventure, Drama, Movies

The fourth collaboration of Director Martin Scorsese and actor Leonardo DiCaprio, Shutter Island is a creepy atmospheric thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat.  Based on the book by Dennis Lehane, Shutter Island is about two U.S. Marshalls who must go to the ominous hospital for the criminally insane which is [...]

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A Frightening World

May 24th, 2010 · No Comments · Drama, Movies

Based on the bestselling book by Cormac McCarthy, The Road is a captivating film.  The story follows a man and his son in a post-apocalyptic landscape as they struggle to survive.  The pair follow the road, hoping to get to an unknown destination where life may be easier.  They encounter terrifying bands of cannibals, shells [...]

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They shoot, they score!

May 11th, 2010 · No Comments · Action and Adventure, Drama, Movies

The inspiring film based on a true story, Invictus tells of the tale of a fractured country brought together by the love of a sport.  Morgan Freeman plays Nelson Mandella and Matt Damon plays Francois Pienaar, the captain of the South African national rugby team.  The hosts for the 1995 Rugby World Cup, South Africa [...]

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Nine

May 3rd, 2010 · No Comments · Drama, Movies

What happens when you put the most world’s most beautiful and talented actresses together in one movie?  You get a fantastic eye-popping extravaganza!  Nine is based on the Tony-award winning musical which, in turn, was based on Fellini’s classic autobiographical film 8 1/2 .  With an all-star cast featuring Daniel Day Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penelope [...]

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Enter the Imaginarium!

April 26th, 2010 · No Comments · Action and Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Movies

Ladies and gentlemen, step right up for your chance to see a whimsical, wonderful, and strange movie.  The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, directed by Terry Gilliam of Monty Python fame, stars acting giants Christopher Plummer, Heath Ledger, Johnny Depp, Jude Law, and Colin Farrell.  The titular Dr. Parnassus is over a thousand years old because [...]

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A Royal Film

April 16th, 2010 · No Comments · Drama, Movies

Academy Award-winning film, The Young Victoria, stars Emily Blunt and Rupert Friend as Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. The story begins in the years prior to Victoria taking the throne, at an age we rarely picture this historic character.  Raised in a gilded cage, Victoria leads a lonely life until she meets her politically-arranged suitor, [...]

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Crazy Heart

April 1st, 2010 · No Comments · Drama, Movies

Jeff Bridges won the hearts of the nation as well as the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role of Bad Blake in Crazy Heart.  This film tells the story of a down and out country music star who tries to have a new beginning with a younger woman.  Maggie Gyllenthal co-stars, along with [...]

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A Real Tearjerker

March 23rd, 2010 · No Comments · Drama, Movies

The Blind Side comes out on DVD today!  Everyone who has seen this movie enthusiastically recommends it.  Starring Sandra Bullock, who won an Academy Award for her role, this feel-good movie will make you cry from start to finish.  The movie,  based on actual events, tells the story of a homeless teen who was taken [...]

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Hungry for a good movie?

December 10th, 2009 · No Comments · Comedy, Drama, Movies

Julie & Julia came out on DVD this week!  Meryl Streep and Amy Adams bring to life the two books on which the movie is based: Julie & Julia by Julie Powell and My Life in France by Julia Child.  Get ready to laugh and cry as you watch the real-life trials and tribulations of [...]

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