Wednesday, February 4, 2015

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.

Not Rated: 113 minutes: 1963
Often described as “the best Hitchcock movie Hitchcock never made,” Charade stars Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn in a sparkling thriller with overtones of screwball romantic comedy — or is it the other way around? ---Decent Films Guide
Stanley Donen's stylishly elegant, largely entertaining romance-thriller teams Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn (then at the height of their careers) for the first and only time. ---Emanuel Levy

Thursday, February 19 at 6:20pm

Now, Voyager remains a highly narcotic, swoon inducing romance in the Bette Davis canon.  ---Slant Magazine
Selected for Preservation in the National Film Registry in 2007
Not Rated: 117 minutes: 1942

Thursday, March 5 at 6:20pm

Each of Bob Hope's "My Favorite" films (My Favorite Blonde, My Favorite Brunette, My Favorite Spy) was, by accident or design, a parody of a dead-serious movie genre. 1942's My Favorite Blonde, for example, was a takeoff of Alfred Hitchcock in general and Hitchcock's 39 Steps in particular. Two-bit vaudeville entertainer Hope gets mixed up with gorgeous blonde British-spy Madeline Carroll. Highlights include Hope eluding capture by impersonating a famed psychologist (watch for Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer as Hope's most contentious "patient"). Madeline Carroll also got several opportunities to shine comedically, especially when she lapsed into cloying baby talk while posing as Hope's wife. (Rotten Tomatoes: Movie INFO)
1942: 78 minutes

Thursday, March 19 at 6:20pm

Based upon a Jane Austen novel, this period romantic comedy depicts the chaos unintentionally caused by young Emma's attempts to play matchmaker for her immediate circle. Unfortunately, her plan ends up causing more confusion than happiness, and Emma herself soon becomes caught in the web of romantic entanglements. (Rotten Tomatoes: Movie INFO)
2002: Rated PG: 2 hrs.

Thursday, April 2 at 6:20pm

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