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2012. 136 minutes. PG 13.
“Thirty-eight of New York’s finest, versus one guy in a unitard.”
After coming back to the library after a long weekend, I received a note on my desk. It said, “Please get more Spider-Man books, you only had one and my two children are fighting over it.” When people think of classic children’s literature, they think of The Secret Garden or Charlotte’s Web, but as the move for comics to be a recognized literature format continues, classic superhero stories like Superman and Spider-Man should be right there with them. There’s something timeless about these tales that enchant children and adults alike. This is why Marvel and many other movie studios can keep re-imagining these characters over and over. After the newest release from Marvel studios, The Amazing Spider-Man, you might want to purchase some additional copies, unless you want more crying children at your library.
2011. 146 minutes. Rated PG-13.
If you have read Kathryn Stockton’s book, The Help, fear not! This film is faithfully adapted to the novel. I haven’t read it, so I can’t say in any great detail, but I did check in with a reader who confirmed the accuracy of the storyline. Yes, yes, there is never enough background for each character, but hopefully you can live with it because this is a good film.
I admit it. I’m a sucker for romantic comedies (let’s not talk about how many times I’ve watched 27 Dresses, mmkay? And I agree, Katherine Heigl is a stupid little liar! But hope springs eternal, and I can’t tear myself away from them). There is something satisfying about the boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl back plot. FWB enhances the romantic comedy with strong realistic humor and dialogue, and allows the characters to acknowledge romantic comedies are ridiculous and misleading… but they’d still like real life to pan out that way.
2010. 92 Minutes. Rated PG-13.
“Just once I want my life to be like an 80″s movie…”
I’m a librarian so what the hell, I’m going to say it: never judge a book by it’s cover. Or a movie. I never ever ever ever, would have watched this movie, had I not been recommended it, by someone with taste. Why? Because I don’t practice what I preach. I watched a trailer, decided this movie rubbish, and moved on. I was wrong.