3 Day Movies Coming in February

3 DAY MOVIES COMING IN FEBRUARY These movies will soon be available as 3-day loan DVDs at Perrot (ho holds, no renewals): ARGO – A dramatization of the 1980 joint CIA-Canadian secret operation to extract six fugitive American diplomatic personnel out of revolutionary Iran. Directed by and starring Ben Affleck, with Bryan Cranston. FLIGHT – … Read more

DVD Diva: Alfred Hitchcock

With the release of the new Hitchcock movie staring Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock and Helen Mirren as his wife, why not take out some classic Hitchcock thrillers? Between Perrot and Greenwich we have them all. I especially like Dial M for Murder starring Ray Milland, Grace Kelly and Robert Cummings and North by Northwest … Read more

DVD Diva: Downton Abbey

Have you caught up on the first two seasons of Downton Abbey?  If not, be sure to borrow them from Perrot prior to January 2013, which is the scheduled U.S. premiere date for Season 3. Request Downtown Abbey Season 1: DVD | Blu-RayRequest Downtown Abbey Season 2: DVD | Blu-Ray The upcoming third season of … Read more

DVD Diva: Romantic Movies

Romance will soon be in the air with Valentine’s Day coming, so why not have a candlelit dinner and watch one of these romantic movies with your sweetie: It’s always fun to watch Hugh Grant fumble his way through life as he tries to find his special someone. Two that I particularly like are Notting … Read more

DVD Diva: Cary Grant

Once told by an interviewer, “Everybody would like to be Cary Grant,” Grant is said to have replied, “So would I.” Here are some of his movies available at Perrot: In the Alfred Hitchcock thriller, North by Northwest, Grant plays a hapless New York advertising executive who is mistaken for a government agent by a … Read more

DVD Diva: Joan Crawford

Joan Crawford wanted a career in show business because it was much more glamorous than the odd jobs she was working. She won a dance contest which landed her a job in a chorus line. After two years, she moved to the movie colony of Hollywood. She felt movies might afford her a chance of … Read more

DVD Diva: Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor, who turned 77 in February, is one of Hollywood’s most famous actresses. Here are a few of her movies available at Perrot: Cat On A Hot Tin Roof: This 1958 movie is a story of the deception which is destroying a patriarchal Southern family as its members gather for the imminent demise of … Read more

DVD Diva: Favorite Oscar Winners

A slightly belated list of the DVD Diva’s favorite Oscar winners: A Beautiful Mind (2001): Stars Russell Crowe as John Nash, a mathematical genius, who made an astonishing discovery early in his career and stood on the brink of international acclaim. After many years of struggle, he eventually triumphed over his schizophrenia, and finally, late … Read more

DVD Diva: Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet has been nominated for 5 Oscars but just recently received two Golden Globes for her roles in The Reader and Revolutionary Road, now playing in theaters. Here are four of the movies for which she was Oscar-nominated: Titanic: Winslet’s first role with Leonardo DiCaprio, in which two people from different worlds meet and … Read more

DVD Diva: Hugh Grant

Best known for his work in romantic comedies, Hugh Grant is always enjoyable to watch. Here is a sampling of his earlier films: Maurice is based on an E.M. Forster story about two Edwardian-era Cambridge graduates that fall in love, but must abide by British society’s strict norms regarding homosexuality. The Englishman Who Went Up … Read more

DVD Diva: Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver has been in over 50 movies (theatrical and TV). She attended the Yale School of Drama in New York. Although Weaver has played a number of critically acclaimed roles in movies, she is best known for her appearances as Warrant Officer/Lieutenant Ellen Ripley in the blockbuster Alien movie franchise. Ghostbusters When ghosts go … Read more

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