I love this time of year! Summer's coming to an end and the Fall weather is already upon us. Nothing is more relaxing to me at the end of a long work day than to sit down with a nice cup of tea and watch a good movie. Here are some recent additions to our collection which I really liked:
Robot and Frank
Directed by Jake Schreier, starring Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon, James Marsden, Liv Tyler, Peter Sarsgaard. Set in the not-too-distant future: Frank is an aging ex-jewel thief with memory problems whose two grown children are worried that he can no longer care for himself. In deciding what to do with Frank, the most likely option appears to be putting him in a nursing home. But Frank's son comes up with another option: buy Frank a walking, talking robot programmed to look after him and improve his physical and mental health. Frank resists the robot at first, but he warms to it after realizing that it could be the perfect heist companion.
2012, rated PG-13. Comedy/Drama.
(Librarians: Take particular note of how the future of libraries is portrayed in this movie.)
What Maisie Knew
Directed by Scott McGehee, starring Julianne Moore, Alexander Skarsgard, Steve Coogan, and Onata Aprile. After her parents’ bitter divorce, young Maisie Farange finds herself shuttled between her selfish mother and vain father, who value her only as a means for provoking each other. A heart-breaking, modern-day interpretation of the Henry James novel.
2012, rated R. Drama.
Written and directed by Josh Radnor, starring Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Olsen, Richard Jenkins, Allison Janney, John Magaro. Thirty-something Jesse falls for a precocious nineteen-year-old college student when he returns to his alma mater.
2012, rated PG-13. Drama.
Enjoy! Let me know what you think.