“Hugo” (2011, PG, Family/Adventure/Drama) Set in 1930’s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton. Based on the book by Brian Selznick. This film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards and won five. We have two copies in anticipation of high demand for this title.
“The Adventures of Tintin” (2011, PG, Animated Adventure) Intrepid reporter Tintin and Captain Haddock set off on a treasure hunt for a sunken ship commanded by Haddock’s ancestor. After winning the 2012 Golden Globe Award, many were puzzled when this film did not receive a nomination in the Animated Feature category of the Academy Awards. Watch it and see what you think.
“The Descendants” (2011, R, Comedy/Drama) George Clooney stars as a Hawaiian land baron trying to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident. This film, based on a book, was nominated for five Academy Awards and won in the Best Adapted Screenplay category.
“Margin Call” (2011, R, Drama/Thriller) An all-star cast including Kevin Spacey and Demi Moore star in this riveting thriller, based on actual events, following key people at an investment bank, over a 24-hour period, during the early stages of the financial crisis. Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay in this year’s Academy Awards.
A lot of great movies are arriving at the library, many of which were nominated for Academy Awards, more than can be featured each week. If you want to know if the latest release is in, you can check the card catalog from the library’s website, or subscribe to the free weekly DVD newsletter which gives you the latest info on what’s in and what’s on order. Just email SolonLibrFriends@aol.com  and ask to sign up.