Monday, November 17, 2014

FREE Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Film Series - December 2014 January February 2015

Blockbusters Free Film Series

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

DECEMBER 1—EDGE OF TOMORROW (2014) - REIVEW  - An alien race, undefeatable by any existing military unit, has launched a relentless attack on Earth, and Major William Cage (Tom Cruise) finds himself dropped into a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage is thrown into a time loop, forced to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again and again. Training alongside warrior Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt), his skills slowly evolve, and each battle moves them one step closer to defeating the enemy in this relentlessly entertaining action thriller. (Rated PG-13, 113 min.)

DECEMBER 8—JERSEY BOYS (2014) - REIVIEW - Clint Eastwood’s big screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of the four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic `60s rock group The Four Seasons. Their trials and triumphs are accompanied by the hit songs that made them famous and influenced a generation. (Rated R, 134 min.)

DECEMBER 15—THE WIND RISES (2014) - Join us for a special screening of the final film from Japanese animation master Hayao Miyazaki. Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world’s most innovative and accomplished airplane designers. The film chronicles much of his life, depicting his loves, friendships, and key historical events, including the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the Great Depression, the tuberculosis epidemic and Japan’s plunge into war. Moving and beautifully animated. (Rated PG-13, 135 min.)

DECEMBER 22—ELF (2003) - Take a break from that holiday shopping with this classic tale of Buddy (Will Ferrell), mistakenly adopted and raised as an elf, traveling to New York City to discover his true identity. Also starring James Caan as Buddy’s reluctant father, Zooey Deschanel and Bob Newhart. (Rated PG, 95 min.)

DECEMBER 29—GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2014) - REVIEW - Brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy's fate in the balance. One of the biggest hits of 2014! (Rated PG-13, 121 min.)

JANUARY 5—THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY (2014) - REVIEW - The opening of a new Indian restaurant in the south of France, next to a famous Michelin-starred eatery, is nearly cause for an all-out war between the two establishments until Le Saule Pleureur's icy proprietress Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren) recognizes her rival's undeniable brilliance for preparing masterful meals. A succulent treat for everyone! (Rated PG, 122 min.)

JANUARY 12—DOLPHIN TALE 2 (2014) - REVIEW - The story of Winter, the adorable dolphin with the prosthetic tail, continues as the team at Clearwater Marine Hospital attempts to find a new companion for their most famous resident. As time begins to run out, a young rescued dolphin named Hope may be the only key to Winter’s survival. A funny, warm and uplifting tale for the whole family! (Rated PG, 107 min.)


JANUARY 26—BOYHOOD (2014) -REVIEW - Filmed over short periods from 2002 to 2013, Boyhood is a groundbreaking cinematic experience covering 12 years in the life of a family. At the center is Mason, who with his sister Samantha, are taken on an emotional and transcendent journey through the years, from childhood to adulthood. Truly a once-in-a-lifetime film. Starring Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette. (Rated R, 164 min.)

FEBRUARY 2—MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT (2014) - Set in the 1920s on the opulent Riviera in the south of France, Woody Allen’s Magic in the Moonlight is a romantic comedy about a master magician (Colin Firth) trying to expose a psychic medium named Sophie (Emma Stone) as a fake. However, Sophie accomplishes numerous feats of mind-reading and other supernatural deeds that defy all rational explanation, leaving him dumbfounded. Before long, Stanley begins to wonder whether Sophie’s powers are real and what this might mean for his own worldview! (Rated PG-13, 97 min.)

FEBRUARY 9—THE TRIP TO ITALY (2014) - The largely improvised 2010 film, The Trip, took comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon on a restaurant tour around northern England. In this witty and incisive follow-up, the pair reunites for a new culinary road trip, retracing the steps of the Romantic poets' grand tour of Italy and indulging in some sparkling banter and dueling impersonations. The characters enjoy mouthwatering meals in gorgeous settings from Liguria to Capri while riffing on subjects as varied as Batman's vocal register and, of course, the virtue of sequels. (Not Rated, 108 min.)


FEBRUARY 23—GET ON UP (2014) - Chadwick Boseman stars as James Brown in this fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of one of the most influential musical figures of the 20th century. The film takes audiences on a journey from Brown’s impoverished childhood to his evolution into the Godfather of Soul. Features terrific music and a transformative performance by Boseman. (Rated PG-13, 139 min.)


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