Monday, October 20, 2014

Friendswood Library flicks

Friendswood Library flicks is an ongoing movie series held every other Thursday evening in the Friendswood Public Library Activity Room.  Films are shown on an 8 X 10 ft. screen.  Movies are free and begin at 6:20pm.  Refreshments provided.

Thursday, October 23 at 6:20pm: The Others starring Nicole Kidman. Directed by Alejandro Amenabar in 2001. This film is rated PG-13 and runs 104 minutes. 

It won eight Goya Awards, including awards for Best Film and Best Director. Kidman was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in Drama, with Amenábar being nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay, a rare occurrence for a horror film.

Thursday, November 6 at 6:20pm: Disney's The Kid starring Bruce Willis, Emily Mortimer, and Lily Tomlin. Directed by John Turteltaub in 2000. This film is rated PG and runs 105 minutes. 

Thursday, November 20 at *6:10pm: The New World starring Q'orianka Kilcher, Colin Farrell, and Christian Bale. Directed by Terrence Malick in 2005. This film is rated PG-13 and runs 135 minutes. 

Malick manages to do something I never thought possible, and that's make America seem like a New World to begin with. ---Christopher Runyon, Movie Mezzanine

An epic retelling of the Pocahontas story that, despite its flaws, leaves you slack-jawed with wonder at times. ---Film4

With most movies, a shorthand description or a reference to another film is enough to convey a sense of the experience. But Terrence Malick's "The New World" is not like any other movie….In its emotional effect and in the ways it makes its points, this motion picture is much more akin to poetry or music. Malick uses cinema in a way no one else uses it, in a way that no one else has ever used it. Through elliptical and seemingly oblique methods, he forges moments of staggering emotional power. –Mick LaSalle, SFGATE

Thursday, December 4 at 6:20pm: Saving Mr. Banks starring Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks. Directed by John Lee Hancock in 2013. This film is rated PG-13 and runs 125 minutes. 

Two-time Academy Award (R)-winner Emma Thompson and fellow double Oscar (R)-winner Tom Hanks topline Disney's "Saving Mr. Banks," inspired by the extraordinary, untold backstory of how Disney's classic "Mary Poppins" made it to the screen…Inspired by true events, "Saving Mr. Banks" is the extraordinary, untold story of how Disney's classic "Mary Poppins" made it to the screen-and the testy relationship that the legendary Walt Disney had with author P.L. Travers that almost derailed it. (C) Disney ---MOVIE INFO (Rotten Tomatoes)

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