by Jill Eisner, Sr. Librarian
For those of you who like my taste in films, here are some more of my favorites from our collection. Let me know what you think!
Starring Richard Gere, Alfred Molina. In the 1970's, pathological liar Clifford Irving managed to fool a major publisher and LIFE magazine into thinking he was writing an authorized biography of Howard Hughes. Irving and his best friend and partner, Dick Susskind, go to extreme lengths to pull off the hair-brained scheme. The more outrageous the lies they concoct, the more believable they become and the more money gets thrown at them. Inspired by the unbelievable true story of the man who faked the authorized autobiography of Howard Hughes and nearly pulled off the media scam of the 20th century. 2006 R. Comedy/Drama.
Starring Alan Rickman, Bill Pullman, Chris Pine. For connoisseur Steven Spurrier (Rickman), there's no finer art than French wine, despite rumors that the new California wine country holds the future of the vine. Positive the small Napa wineries are no match for established French vintages, Spurrier challenges the Americans to a blind tasting. But when he finds the valley full of ambitious - and talented - novice vintners like Jim Barrett (Pullman) and his son Bo (Pine), he realizes his publicity stunt may change the history of wine forever. 2008, PG-13. Comedy/Drama.
Starring Tea Leoni, Aasif Mandvi, Greg Kinnear, Ricky Gervais. Bertram Pincus (Gervais), an irritable dentist, develops the ability to see needy ghosts. Pincus ends up in a spirited love triangle when one particular ghost tries to trap him into breaking up his widow's impending marriage. This movie had me laughing out loud non-stop throughout the movie. 2008, PG-13. Comedy.