…these movies in November:
At 15, Cherie Currie becomes the lead singer of an all-girls band, the Runaways. She quickly gets addicted to marijuana to deal with the pressure of her chosen career, escalating to cocaine, while her father is suffering from alcoholism and her mother is dying of cancer. Her career starts suffering from her addiction, to the point she’ll need to leave the band and clean up her act. The book, as well as the film, is a powerful warning against drug abuse and addiction.
… Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (part 1), directed by David Yates, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson. Based on the novel of same title written by J. K. Rowling. The anxiously awaited last installment of the Harry Potter series will be released in two parts, with the first part coming out on November 19th and the second part on July 15th, 2011.
Harry, Ron and Hermione are now runaways, on a quest to find and destroy Voldemort’s secret to immortality – the Horcruxes – and his death eaters.
… Fair Game, directed by Doug Liman, starring Naomi Watts and Sean Penn. Based on the novel Fair Game: My Life as a Spy and My Betrayal by the White House, by Valerie Plame Wilson. Even though the book has been released not long ago, it’s out of print. But if really interested in reading it, we might be able to order a second hand copy from our suppliers.
After her husband criticizes the George W. Bush administration about the Iraq War, Valerie Plame Wilson is used as a scapegoat and has her cover CIA’s identity as “Valerie Plame” leaked to the press, making it impossible for her to continue working for the agency. She decides to retire at age 42, but is denied her pension before she turns 56, which makes her decide to write her memoirs in order to tell her own story and to earn some income.
Scott Pilgrim is a part-time musician in Toronto, where he plays bass guitar in the band Sex Bom-omb. He meets his dream girl Ramona Flowers, but must defeat her seven evil exes before he’s allowed to date her…
… Winter’s Bone, directed by Debra Granik and starring Jennifer Lawrence. Based on the novel of same title by Daniel Woodrell. It won the Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic Film at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and also screened at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in June 2010.
Sixteen-year-old Ree takes care of her mother and two brothers. She learns from the local sheriff her father has put their house up as bail and if he doesn’t show up at court it’ll be sold from under them. She needs to track him down, but, in a community driven with long-running feuds getting answers isn’t easy. And sometimes even dangerous.
… De Eetclub, a Dutch film directed by Robert Jan Westdijk and starring Bracha van Doesburgh. Based on the novel of same title by Saskia Noort that was translated into English (The Dinner Club) in 2007.
Karen and Michel move with their daughter to an exclusive condo. Karen makes fast friends with the ladies of The Dinner Club and their spouses. But when one of them seems to have committed suicide, Karen begins to realize everybody at The Dinner Club keeps secrets from her and from everybody else.