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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

More Good Movies You Might Have Missed...

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!  After you're done overeating and can't move off the couch, why not take in a movie or two over the holiday break?  Here are some recommended ones from the collection:


Directed by Peter Landesman. Starring Ron Livingston, Jackie Earle Haley, Mark Duplass, Billy Bob Thornton, Paul Giamatti, Tom Welling, Marcia Gay Harden, Colin Hanks, Zac Efron, Jacki Weaver.

November 22, 1963 is a day that changed the world forever when beloved American President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. Parkland is the true story behind that tragic day, told from the vantage point of individuals who are forced to make split-second decisions after this incomprehensible event that will change the world's landscape forever.  2013. Rated PG-13. Drama.

Parade's End

If you are patiently (or impatiently) waiting for the return of Downton Abbey, try this racier version starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Rebecca Hall.  Based on the quartet of novels by Ford Maddox Ford, adapted for the screen by Tom Stoppard and directed by Susanna White. Also starring Rupert Everett, Roger Allam, Miranda Richardson, Adelaide Clemens.
An epic story of love and betrayal, set during a formative period in British history, from the twilight years of the Edwardian era to the end of World War I.  2012. TV-MA. Drama.

17 Girls 

Directed by Delphine Coulin. Starring Juliette Darcha, Louise Grinberg, Roxane Duran.  

A disturbing example of peer pressure, inspired by events which took place in  Massachusetts in 2008. When Camille accidentally becomes pregnant, 16 of her friends and classmates decide to follow suit, throwing their town and school into chaos.
2011. Not rated. In French with English subtitles. Drama.



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