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Monday, January 25, 2010

Avon Free Public Library's DVDs available in February 2010

Call the library 860-673-9712 to get on the list....

The Answer Man

Couples Retreat

The Day the Earth Stood Still

Herb and Dorothy

Il Divo

The Informant!

Law Abiding Citizen

The Longshots

A Moment in History: Inauguration of Barack Obama

My Dinner with Andre

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

Paranormal Activity

Strangers on a Train

The Time Traveler’s Wife

Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail

Tyler Perry’s The Family That Prays

Valentino: the Last Emperor

World’s Greatest Dad
Well, we know who won the Golden Globes. I was not going to see Avatar, but I ran out the next day to see it. With all the accolades, it had to be fantastic. But, for me. it missed the mark. Am I the only one to think this way? Or did I miss the mark? My visual and auditory senses were overloaded and couldn't wait for it to end. Not being a video gamer, I now know what they must go through. I knew the story was a simple love story overlaid with themes of ecology, greed, colonization, with images of Native Americans, and space travel but the computer generated images were not very inventive relying on the familiar such as horses, leopards, and dinosaurs changing them only slightly. I encourage people to see it, because it is considered a landmark film, but I, for one, wont see it again.

This weekend I saw Sherlock Holmes. A bit light in plot but totally entertaining. Now this is a visual delight. The scenes, setting, costumes were so much better than Avatar....enough about Avatar. Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law were great as Holmes and Dr. Watson. Perfect foils for one another. I would not say this is either a musical or comedy but I am so glad Robert Downey Jr. was honored with a Golden Globe. He was delightful. My recommendation is SEE IT ON THE BIG SCREEN.
Tomorrow I will list the new DVDs for February. Read it here first, then call in your requests.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Who will win!!!

Golden Globe nominees deserve the hype and deserve the viewing. Finally, after a dry spell, some great films have been released. Of the major categories, I've seen several of the nominees: A Young Victoria, Up in the Air, The Inglourious Barterds, The Blind Side, Julie and Julia, and It's Complicated, they all deserve the recognition. Each in its own way draws you in, gets into you cerebral cortex, makes you ask questions. One brings an historical figure to life, another makes a man's confusion real and test machine vs human touch, and another creates a riveting hellish world filled with palpable fear. We admire the courage of a giant of a boy who is rescued from poverty by a might woman, and we laugh out loud about the courage of a woman when dealing with her ex-husband or chopping onions while pursuing the elusive French cuisine. Who will win!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Winter Classic Movie Matinees begin this Thursday January 7th at 2pm
at the Avon Free Public Library
281 Country Club Rd. Avon. CT 06001


Roman Holiday
starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn
118 min.
directed by William Wyler
written by John Dighton & Dalton Trumbo
released 1953