Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Queen to Play

Based on Bertina Henrichs acclaimed novel La Joueuse d' echecs (The Chess Player), the movie Queen to Play is a stylish and sophisticated story of newfound passions and mid-life triumphs set on the postcard-perfect isle of Corsica.

Starring Kevin Kline and Sandrine Bonnair, the feature film marks the debut of French director and screenwriter Caroline Bottaro.

La Joueuse d' echecs (Le Livre de Poche) by Bertina Henrichs

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Chasing Madoff

Chasing Madoff added to See the Movie / Read the Book Directory under Dramas and Documentaries.

The documentary “Chasing Madoff,” which opens August 26, is based on whistleblower Harry Markopolos' book, “No One Would Listen,” which chronicles his decade-long struggle to get the media and the Securities Exchange Commission to investigate and put a stop to the worldwide financial fraud perpetrated by investment adviser Bernie Madoff.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Sometimes a Great Notion

Sometimes a Great Notion added to See the Movie Read the Book Directory under Classic Dramas and Documentaries.

Paul Newman made his directorial debut in this sweeping saga based on the best-selling novel about a two-fisted Oregon lumber family.

The story focuses on a family that bucks their close-knit timber community in order to deliver a shipment of logs in defiance of a strike. In the process, one man is killed, the family patriarch Henry (Henry Fonda) is injured, and the eldest son Hank (Paul Newman) almost loses his wife (Lee Remick) to his half brother (Michael Sarrazin).

Filled with complex characters and issues that still resonate today, the novel and the motion picture create an intense portrait of life set against the backdrop of logging.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Help

Based on the novel by Kathryn Stockett and set during the Civil Rights movement of the 1960’s, this film's story revolves around three women working together on a book chronicling the lives of African-American maids from their point of view during the height of racial tensions in the South.

The Help by Kathryn Stockett