Monday, December 2, 2013

FREE Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Film Series - December 2013 January February 2014

Blockbusters Free Film Series

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

DECEMBER 2—BEFORE MIDNIGHT (2013) - Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) first met in their twenties in Before Sunrise (1995); reunited in their thirties in Before Sunset (2004); and, now, in director Richard Linklater's Before Midnight, they face the past, present and future of family, romance and love. Now on a writer's retreat in Greece, the couple looks for a night of passion, but instead their idyllic night turns into a test of their relationship and a discussion of what the future holds for them. (Rated R, 109 min.)

DECEMBER 9—THE CONJURING (2013) - Based on a true story, The Conjuring tells the tale of how world- renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) were called upon to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most horrifying case of their lives. (Rated R, 112 min.)

DECEMBER 16— THE HEAT (2013) REVIEW - Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy team up in this outrageously funny comedy. Uptight FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Bullock) and foul-mouthed Boston cop Shannon Mullins (McCarthy) couldn't be more incompatible. But when they join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord, they become the last thing anyone expected...friends as well as partners. (Rated R, 117 min.)

DECEMBER 23—DESPICABLE ME 2 (2013) REVIEW - Start your holiday week off with one of the biggest animated films of the year! Gru, his adorable girls, and the mischievous Minions are back with a cast of unforgettable new characters in the blockbuster sequel to the worldwide phenomenon. Just as Gru has given up being super-bad to be a super-dad, the Anti-Villain League recruits him to track down a new criminal mastermind and save the world. Partnered with secret agent Lucy Wilde, Gru, along with the wildly unpredictable Minions, must figure out how to keep his cover while also keeping up with his duties as a father. Great fun for the whole family! (Rated PG, 98 min.)

DECEMBER 30—WHEN HARRY MET SALLY (1989) - Help us ring in the new year with this classic romantic comedy! Harry and Sally meet on a road trip from Chicago to New York and eventually become good friends. Their relationship takes many twists and turns along the way as they grapple with taking things to the next level, leading all the way to a sweet and satisfying New Year’s Eve conclusion. (Rated R, 96 min.)

JANUARY 6—MAN OF STEEL (2013) REVIEW - A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind. Stunning special effects highlight this newest reimagining of the Superman legend. (Rated PG-13, 143 min.)

JANUARY 13—PRISONERS (2013) REVIEW - In a rural New England town, neighbors and friends the Dovers and the Birches gather for Thanksgiving dinner, but by the end of the night, their celebration turns to panic when the families' two youngest daughters go missing. As the hours pass and the girls don't turn up, it becomes terrifyingly apparent they've been kidnapped. After the cops fail to find them, Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) decides to take the law into his own hands, running up against dedicated Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal). But even as Loki is diligently working against the clock to solve the case, Keller will stop at nothing to get their prime suspect to talk before it's too late. (Rated R, 153 min.)


JANUARY 27—THE LONE RANGER (2013) REVIEW - Ambushed by the outlaw Butch Cavendish and left for dead, John Reid (Armie Hammer) is rescued by the renegade Comanche, Tonto (Johnny Depp), who offers to help him bring Cavendish to justice. Becoming a reluctant masked rider with a seemingly incomprehensible partner, Reid pursues the criminal against all obstacles. However, John and Tonto learn that Cavendish is only part of a far greater injustice the pair must fight in an adventure that would make them legends. (Rated PG-13, 149 min.)

FEBRUARY 3—THE CONVERSATION (1974) - Francis Ford Coppola's intense study of Harry Caul (Gene Hackman), a surveillance expert who tapes a conversation shared by a young couple in San Francisco's Union Square. As Caul comes to believe the recording may lead to their deaths, he begins to question his profession and his own sense of privacy. Also starring John Cazale, Harrison Ford, and Robert Duvall. (Rated PG, 113 min.)

FEBRUARY 10—BRINGING UP BABY (1938) - Kick off your Valentine’s week with this classic screwball romantic comedy starring the legendary Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn. While trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum, a befuddled paleontologist (Grant) is pursued by a flighty and often irritating heiress (Hepburn) and her pet leopard "Baby." Directed by Howard Hawks. (Not Rated, 102 min.)


FEBRUARY 24—ALL ABOUT EVE (1950) - From the moment she glimpses her idol at the stage door, Eve Harrington (Ann Baxter) is determined to take the reins of power away from the great actress Margo Channing (Bette Davis). Eve maneuvers her way into Margo's Broadway role, becomes a sensation and even causes turmoil in the lives of Margo's director boyfriend, her playwright and his wife (Celeste Holm). Only the cynical drama critic (Oscar winner George Sanders) sees through Eve, admiring her audacity and perfect pattern of deceit. Filled with sparkling dialogue, this acclaimed classic won six Academy Awards, including Best Picture. (Not rated, 138 min.)


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