Wednesday, March 18, 2009

What I've bee watching: Body of Lies, Frozen River and Man on Wire

Body of Lies
This is an edge of your seat spy thriller! Leo’s the man on the ground giving information in the Near East while Crowe is the man back in D.C. giving the orders. Lots of action—very exciting!

Frozen River
This takes place in the frozen north of Massena, NY where a mother is driven to despair by her financial needs & gets involved in smuggling illegal aliens over the border. Gripping & suspenseful!

Man on Wire
This is a beautifully made documentary about Philippe Petit—the man who walked a wire between the twin towers. Oscar winner for best documentary.

Friday, March 6, 2009

New to the library this week:

Australia, 1940s. An English aristocrat inherits a large ranch. English cattle barons plot to take her land and she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn cattle drover to protect her ranch. Together they experience four life-altering years, a love affair and the bombing of Darwin during World War II.

I’ve Loved You So Long
A shell-shocked Juliette is released from prison after serving 15 years for murdering her young son. As life has moved on, she must relearn certain basics. After being banished from her family, she is now reunited with her younger sister, Lea. Hopefully, Juliette will learn to forgive herself in the process. In French.

Sex Drive
Ian Lafferty can not seem to catch a break. He's taunted by his cocksure older brother Rex, shown up in the romance department by his 14-year-old younger brother and humiliated by his job at a mall donut shop. But Ian's biggest problem is that he's about to start college as a virgin. Now, Ian decides to set out on a cross country drive with his best friends Lance and Felicia in order to lose his virginity to a red-hot babe he met on the Internet. Getting nowhere with the girl of his dreams, Ian resorts to Internet dating. He soon hooks up with Ms. Tasty, a flaming hot blonde who can't wait to get busy. He has to drive 500 miles from Chicago to Knoxville to consummate the deal.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

What I've been watching : Blindness, The Children of Huang Shi, and Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist

When everyone in the world goes blind except 1 person... Director Meirelles does some interesting things with the visuals allowing the viewer to feel the frustration of the characters. This is interesting but a very unpleasant view of the human species.

The Children of Huang Shi
This film is based on the life of journalist George Hogg who, during the Japanese invasion of China, led a group of orphans 75 km through the mountains of China to safety. This is a heroic tale about a remarkable man.

Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist
This is a sweet high school romance. Michael Cera is just the boy I would want to date my daughter if I had one! Beware: there is some sex and what they do with a piece of gum is beyond disgusting! But I enjoyed it anyway.