Tuesday, May 29, 2012

FREE Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Film Series - June, July, August 2012

Blockbusters FREE Film Series

HFCL Auditorium
16301 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI
(313) 943-2330
Monday Evenings at 7:00 p.m.

JUNE 4—WAR HORSE (2011) - REVIEW- From legendary director Steven Spielberg comes an epic adventure of loyalty and hope set against the backdrop of World War I. When a horse named Joey and his young trainer Albert are forced apart by war, we follow Joey’s amazing journey across the scarred European battlefields as he changes and inspires the lives of everyone he meets. Filled with spectacularly rich visuals, the film was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture. (Rated PG-13, 146 min.)

JUNE 11—WE BOUGHT A ZOO (2011) - Following the passing of his wife, Benjamin Mee (Matt Damon) decides to make a change with his family, starting with a new location. He falls in love with a country manor that comes with a strange stipulation: the tenant must manage the zoo that accompanies the property. Fortunately, he inherits an experienced but quirky staff that helps Benjamin and his family reinvent their lives in new and surprising ways. Also starring Scarlett Johansson and directed by Cameron Crowe. (Rated PG, 124 min.)

JUNE 18—MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE—GHOST PROTOCOL (2011) - Agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his elite team go underground after a bombing of the Kremlin implicates the IMF as international terrorists. While trying to clear the agency's name, the team uncovers a plot to start a nuclear war. Now, to save the world, they must use every high-tech trick in the book. Spectacular stunts, incredible chases and edge-of-your-seat suspense highlight one of the best spy thrillers in years. (Rated PG-13, 133 min.)

JUNE 25—SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS (2011) - REVIEW - Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law reprise their roles as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, this time pitting their skills against the equally brilliant Professor James Moriarty. A series of seemingly unconnected world events leads Holmes to discern a deliberate web of death and destruction, leading him and Watson out of London to France, Germany and finally Switzerland in pursuit of the cunning Moriarty. Great fun from start to finish! (Rated PG-13, 129 min.)

JULY 2—ONE FOR THE MONEY (2012) - Based on the best-selling novel by Janet Evanovich, Katherine Heigl stars as Stephanie Plum, a bright, attractive, confident woman whose entire life has just taken a sudden turn in the wrong direction. Newly divorced and recently laid off, the only work she can scrape up is a dead-end job at her sleazy cousin's bail bond office. But when her first big assignment involves tracking down an on-the-lam ex-flame, this tough-as-nails lady bounty hunter will be redefining the meaning of hot pursuit in this thrill-packed action comedy.(Rated PG-13, 91 min.)

JULY 9—THE VOW (2012) - REVIEW - Paige and Leo (Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum) are a happy newlywed couple whose lives are changed by a car accident that puts Paige in a coma. Waking up with severe memory loss, Paige has no memory of Leo, a confusing relationship with her parents, and an ex-fiancé she may still have feelings for. Despite these complications, Leo endeavors to win her heart again and rebuild their marriage in this charming and touching romance. (Rated PG-13, 104 min.)

JULY 16—CHINATOWN (1974) - Jack Nicholson stars as L.A. private eye Jack Gittes in this classic film noir about murder, politics and family secrets. When Gittes takes a case involving the beautiful but secretive Evelyn Mulwray (Faye Dunaway), he becomes embroiled in an investigation where forces beyond his control all come together in the gritty streets of Chinatown. Nominated for 10 Academy Awards and ranked #21 on the most recent AFI list of the 100 greatest films ever made. (Rated R, 130 min.)

Join in honoring our heroes of World War II with a special screening of this documentary directed by Michigan natives Gabe Downey and Jonathan Mellow. The film chronicles the efforts of Honor Flight Michigan as they try to arrange for WWII vets to take their “honor flight” to the war memorial in Washington, D.C. Stirring and uplifting, suitable for families. JOIN US FOR A Q&A WITH THE FILM’S DIRECTORS IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE SCREENING. (Not Rated, 90 min.)

JULY 30—THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY (2012) - REVIEW - From the legendary Studio Ghibli comes an animated family adventure based on Mary Norton’s acclaimed children’s book series “The Borrowers.” A tiny family lives peacefully in the floorboards of a suburban garden home, but when their presence is discovered it could drive them from their home and straight into danger! Great fun for all ages. (Rated G, 94 min.)

AUGUST 6—RIO BRAVO (1959) - Spend a late summer’s evening in the company of John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson and Angie Dickinson in this classic western directed by Howard Hawks. A small-town sheriff in the American West enlists the help of a cripple, a drunk, and a young gunfighter in his efforts to hold in jail the brother of the local bad guy. (Not rated, 141 min.)

1982 was a banner year for summer movies. Releases over those months included Steven Spielberg’s E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, George Miller’s The Road Warrior, An Officer and a Gentleman, and Poltergeist, among many others. Join us over the next two weeks as we screen two of the most memorable classics from one of the greatest summer movie seasons of all time.

AUGUST 13—BLADE RUNNER (1982) - In a bleak, futuristic Los Angeles, a team of deadly cyborg Replicants escapes and the only one who can track them down is Deckard (Harrison Ford), a “blade runner” whose job is to permanently “retire” them. One of the most endlessly influential films of the past 30 years. (Final director’s cut will be shown.) Directed by Ridley Scott. (Rated R, 117 min.)

AUGUST 20—STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN (1982) - Widely regarded as the best of the Star Trek films, this installment follows James Kirk and crew as they encounter a deadly foe from the past: Khan, played with villainous relish by Ricardo Montalban. Tense and exciting, with surprising doses of humor and emotion. (Rated PG, 113 min.)

AUGUST 27—TOUCH OF EVIL (1958) - Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh and Orson Welles star in this exceptional film noir portrait of corruption and morally-compromised obsessions. It tells the story of a crooked police chief who frames a Mexican youth as part of an intricate criminal plot. Stylish, suspenseful and classic! (Not rated, 95 min.)


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