Monday, November 23, 2009

Kara recommends "Away We Go"

This was a great, quirky feel-good movie about a couple on an adventure to find “home”.

This movie is recommended for adults.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Jamie recommends "State of Play"

If you're in the mood for a fast-paced, intellectual film, then State of Play might be the movie for you. Part political thriller, part "who done it," this film, made two hours fly by. Russell Crowe plays a reporter for the Washington Globe who takes an online reporter under his wing to investigate the death of a Congressman's aide. Complicating matters is the fact that Crowe's reporter is friends with congressman under investigation. The scenery in the film was great, as was the plot. The cast also includes a lot of great actors including Rachel McAdams, Ben Affleck, Helen Mirren and Jason Bateman. There is a slight violence and language, but this film would be suitable for those 13 and up.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Lisa recommends "The Big Storm : A Very Soggy Counting Book"

This is a great picture book to read in the fall. It tells the story of a bad storm coming and counts various animals as they head to hill hollow to keep dry and stay warm. Low and behold, as ten animals are huddled together in their tiny space, they hear a RUMBLE, GRUMBLE. This was not the sound of the thunder outside, but the snoring of two sleeping bears. They run out in a flurry to find a beautiful day awaiting them outside.

Recommended for children ages 3 and up.