Friday, February 23, 2007

New Movie Releases

The library has more than just books- we've also got some of the hottest new movie releases around. Call 817-748-8243 to put your name on one of these movies.

Little Miss Sunshine
When a pudgy, bespectacled seven-year-old, Olive (Abigail Breslin), voices her desire to take home the coveted Little Miss Sunshine crown at an upcoming beauty pageant, her wildly dysfunctional family sets out on an interstate road trip to ensure her a clear shot at realizing her dreams -- and the stage is set for a road trip in which sanity is sure to take the back seat.

The Last Kiss

Approaching his 30th birthday, his character, Michael, becomes inexplicably apprehensive about his engagement to sober-sided longtime girlfriend Jenna (Jacinda Barrett.) Perhaps because he fears winding up like his married friends -- whom he perceives as henpecked -- Michael begins an affair with a free-spirited student (Rachel Bilson), fully aware that he’s playing with fire.

Snakes on a Plane

Forget terrorists or hijackers -- there's a handful of deadly assassins aboard a jet liner and they don't even have arms or legs in this airborne thriller. Neville Flynn (Samuel L. Jackson) is an FBI agent handling what seems like a routine assignment -- serving as bodyguard for Sean Jones (Nathan Phillips), a Hawaiian surfer dude who is flying to California to testify in a high-profile criminal trial after witnessing mobster Eddie Kim (Byron Lawson) murdering one of his underlings. However, Flynn's job gets a lot more challenging when he discovers Kim's associates don't want Jones to talk, and have devised a unique way to ensure his silence. A cache of highly dangerous poisonous snakes has been hidden on board the jet, and is released using a timed mechanism once the flight is well underway. The snakes quickly attack several members of the flight crew and are

The Devil Wears Prada

Andrea "Andy" Sachs (Anne Hathaway) is a bright young woman from the Midwest who has just graduated from college and wants to work as a magazine writer. Andy has applied for a job at "Runway," America's most prestigious fashion journal; though Andy has little to no interest in the garment trade, they are one of the only magazines in New York with a job opening -- second assistant to editor Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep). As Andy quickly learns, Miranda is a diva with plenty of power within the magazine business and she isn't afraid to use it, and though Andy lands the job (primarily by being in the right place at the right time), she soon learns that working for Miranda could test the patience of a saint thanks to her endless demands and refusal to acknowledge the end of a work day. Andy struggles to hold on to the job and her sanity, knowing that a recommendation from Miranda can open nearly any door at any magazine, but can she handle the pressure without losing her mind along the way?

World Trade Center

Based on the true story of Port Authority Police Department officers John McLoughlin and William J. Jimeno (played by Nicolas Cage and Michael Pena, respectively), this deeply moving film is a tribute to all those dedicated men and women who labored in the face of unspeakable tragedy to rescue survivors from the wreckage of the World Trade Center. Although Stone expertly blends staged re-creations with documentary footage, the collapse of the Twin Towers is not the plot’s focal story. Most of the film unfolds in the dank, dark pit where McLoughlin and Jimeno found themselves pinned after entering the tower’s ruins. Their reassuring talk of family and friends is set off by cutaways and flashbacks to their anxious spouses, played with subtle intensity by Maria Bello and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

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