A different movie is shown every Tuesday in the Cumberland Meeting Room at the Art Circle Library at 2 p.m. for free. All are welcome. For more information, call Charlie at 484‐6790, ext. 223. See the featured films below.
July 8 — The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett. Rated PG-13. 161 minutes. 2013.
The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf and 13 Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. Having survived the beginning of their unexpected journey, the Company continues east. When they finally make it to the Lonely Mountain, they must face the greatest danger of all — a creature more terrifying than any before, which will test not only the depth of their courage but the limits of their friendship and the wisdom of the journey itself — the Dragon Smaug.
July 15 — The Count of Monte Cristo, starring James Caviezel, Guy Pearce and Richard Harris. Rated PG-13. 131 minutes. 2002.
Caviezel and Pearce give sizzling performances in The Count of Monte Cristo — the greatest tale of betrayal, adventure and revenge the world has ever known. When the dashing and guileless Edmond Dantes (Caviezel) is betrayed by his best friend (Pearce) and wrongly imprisoned, he becomes consumed by thoughts of vengeance. After a miraculous escape, he transforms himself into the mysterious and wealthy Count of Monte Cristo, insinuates himself into the French nobility, and puts his cunning plan of revenge in action. This swashbuckling thriller will have you sitting on the edge of your seat until the last ounce of revenge is exacted.
July 22 — The Monuments Men, starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray and Cate Blanchett. Rated PG-13. 112 minutes. 2014.
Allied heroes, Nazi thieves and the greatest treasure hunt in history to tell the incredible true story of the seven art historians and museum curators who went behind enemy lines during World War II on a mission to recover some of the world's greatest works of art. With war raging in Europe, the Nazis have managed to plunder some of the biggest art collections on the continent. As the Third Reich begins to topple, the German army receives explicit orders that in the event of Adolf Hitler's death, they are to destroy every work of art in their possession. Determined to prevent 1000 years of culture from going up in flames, American president Franklin D. Roosevelt approves a proposal by Frank Stokes (Clooney) to form a task force comprised entirely of art experts to enter Germany, recover the works of art, and ensure they are returned to their rightful owners. With little knowledge of modern weapons or warfare tactics, the ragtag squadron has their work cut out for them.
July 29 — I, Frankenstein, starring Aaron Eckhart, Billy Nighy and Aden Young. Rated PG-13. 100 minutes. 2013.
Frankenstein's monster Adam (Eckhart) gets swept up in a long-running battle between powerful gargoyles and infernal demons seeking the key to his immortality as director Stuart Beattie brings Kevin Grevioux's acclaimed graphic novel to the screen in this sweeping horror fantasy adventure.