I won’t make up any more excuses for buying books and movies because I love finding bargains on different items. Plus, I could have bought a lot more than I did, so I would call that a win. We spent several hours in town and found great deals everywhere we went. If you came across some great deals recently, let me know what you got (It doesn’t have to be books or movies).
*All descriptions for books taken from Goodreads and all descriptions for movies taken from IMDb.
Orphaned into the household of her Aunt Reed at Gateshead, subject to the cruel regime at Lowood charity school, Jane Eyre nonetheless emerges unbroken in spirit and integrity.
She takes up the post of governess at Thornfield, falls in love with Mr. Rochester, and discovers the impediment to their lawful marriage in a story that transcends melodrama to portray a woman’s passionate search for a wider and richer life than Victorian society traditionally allowed.
With a heroine full of yearning, the dangerous secrets she encounters, and the choices she finally makes, Charlotte Bronte’s innovative and enduring romantic novel continues to engage and provoke readers.
Kid knows her school’s corporate sponsors not-so-secretly monitor her friendships and activities for market research. It’s all a part of the Game; the alternative education system designed to use the addictive kick from video games to encourage academic learning. Everyday, a captive audience of students ages 13-17 enter the nationwide chain store-like Game locations to play.
When a group calling themselves The Unidentified simulates a suicide to protest the power structure of their school, Kid’s investigation into their pranks attracts unwanted attention from the sponsors. As Kid finds out she doesn’t have rights to her ideas, her privacy, or identity, she and her friends look for a way to revolt in a place where all acts of rebellion are just spun into the next new ad campaign.
Rango is an ordinary chameleon who accidentally winds up in the town of Dirt, a lawless outpost in the Wild West in desperate need of a new sheriff.
Director: Gore Verbinski
Writers: John Logan, Gore Verbinski
Stars: Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Timothy Olyphant
A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group of characters in order to save their world — and ours.
Director: Chris Wedge
Writers: James V. Hart (screenplay), William Joyce (screenplay)
Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Josh Hutcherson, Beyoncé Knowles
When a young owl is abducted by an evil Owl army, he must escape with new-found friends and seek the legendary Guardians to stop the menace.
Director: Zack Snyder
Writers: John Orloff (screenplay), Emil Stern (screenplay)
Stars: Jim Sturgess, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham
A successful psychiatrist loses his mind after one of his most dependent patients, a highly manipulative obsessive-compulsive, tracks him down during his family vacation.
Director: Frank Oz
Writers: Alvin Sargent (story), Laura Ziskin (story)
Stars: Bill Murray, Richard Dreyfuss, Julie Hagerty
Blazing Saddles (R)
To ruin a western town, a corrupt political boss appoints a black sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.
An exclusive golf course has to deal with a brash new member and a destructive dancing gopher.
National Lampoon’s Vacation (R)
The Griswold family’s cross-country drive to the Walley World theme park proves to be much more arduous than they ever anticipated.
Grumpy Old Men (PG-13)
A lifelong feud between two neighbors since childhood, only gets worse when a new female neighbor moves across the street.
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (PG-13)
A goofy detective specializing in animals goes in search of a missing dolphin mascot of a football team.