The library kicks off our Saturday Movie Series this Saturday, February 2nd with the animated film, BRAVE.
Brave is a charming adventure fantasy film by Disney Pixar and is the first animated film by Pixar to star a female heroine. The movie, winner of the Golden Globe for animated feature film, follows the journey of Merida, a fearless and feisty young Celtic princess. She is joined by a memorable cast of characters as she faces life-threatening perils and danger. Join us on Saturday for this action packed film as Merida discovers the true meaning of bravery. The show starts at 2:00 PM in the South Meeting Room. All Saturday movies are free!
Now that the hectic pace of the holiday season is over, it's time to resume the Library's Saturday Film series. This Saturday, January 7th, Robert Duvall leads a veteran cast in the movie drama: GET LOW (102 minutes, PG-13). With him are Bill Murray, Lucas Black and Sissy Spacek.
Set in the Depression-era 1930s, Duvall portrays Felix Bush, the "Hermit of Caleb County" who has lived a life of anger and despair for over 40 years in the Tennessee back woods. Then, as he begins to think in terms of the end of his life, Felix decides to hold a living funeral party, inviting locals to tell what they know or have heard about him. And as they do, he goes through a process of self discovery. As film critic Susan Granger writes, "Robert Duvall astonishes with the authenticity of his style, his skill and his overall knockout performance in this uniquely American folktale; it's an actor's showcase if there ever was one."
Showtime is 2:00 PM. All Saturday movies are free to the public.
THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU
This week’s Saturday movie is THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU (PG-13, 102 min). Matt Damon stars as David Norris, an ambitious young politician who is familiar with the power and control that comes with political success. After a chance encounter with a beautiful ballet dancer (played by Emily Blunt), David is thrust into the invisible world of the Adjustment Bureau, a mysterious organization that monitors our lives, and decides our fate. Now he has to fight to keep the woman he loves.
Based on a short story by Philip K. Dick, this sci-fi, roller coaster of a thriller has all the twists and turns to keep you glued to your seat…and guessing to the end. Join us at 2:00 pm in the South Room on Saturday, December 10th.
Saturday Movie - The Cheap Detective (PG)
If you enjoyed THE MALTESE FALCON, CASABLANCA and other Bogart classics, you’ll surely recognize the dialog and enjoy the wit of THE CHEAP DETECTIVE, (PG, 92 minutes), a comedy which will be shown at the Puyallup Public Library on Saturday, Feb.5th at 2:00 pm. CHEAP DETECTIVE is a spoof of all those other films, with a little bit of CHINATOWN and AIRPLANE thrown in. While not quite as humorous without having seen the other films as background, most of the CHEAP DETECTIVE gags work for everyone, and always provide substance for at least a wry smile or at most a belly laugh.
In CHEAP DETECTIVE, you get Peter Falk as a poor man’s Bogart, you get Madeline Kahn as the character made famous by Mary Astor and you get John Houseman as a quite- funny Sidney Greenstreet - all cast with great success. Also, there’s Ann-Margaret as a cleavage-flashing vamp, and Dom DeLuise doing Peter Lorre. Need more? How about Stockard Channing, Louise Fletcher, Fernando Lamas, Eileen Brennan, Sid Caesar, Phil Silvers, and a whole gob of others in an all star cast. Capping it off is the screenplay, written by Neil Simon, an enduring favorite.
The plot? Well, there’s an awful lot to it, making it hard to describe in a few sentences. Let’s just say that a detective’s partner is killed (a la MALTESE FALCON) and what follows is thugs, crooks, Nazis, femme fatales, cross, double cross, puns and one-liners until the film ends. Join us on Saturday, February 5th at 2:00 pm and enjoy.
Paul Jacobson, library film reviewer