Wednesday Matinee By Jane Boursaw Destination: Australia Movie: The Great Gatsby Reel Rating: 4 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violent images, sexual content, smoking, partying and brief language. Released in Theaters: May 10, 2013 (2D, 3D) Genre: Drama, Romance, Based on a Book Runtime: 142 minutes Directed by: Baz Luhrmann Cast: [...]
Cultural Travel By Jessie Voigts Destination: New Zealand Movie: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Last summer, my students and I read The Hobbit together. It had been 30 years since I’d read it. I have to admit, I reveled in the classic story, long buried in my brain under years of reading. As you know, [...]
Wednesday Matinee By Jane Boursaw Destination: Brooklyn, New York Movie: 42 I’ve been racking my brain to try and figure out how to bend the movie “42“ into my Wednesday Matinee column here on A Traveler’s Library. Generally when I write about movies here, they’re filmed in cool locations to which you can actually travel and [...]
Wednesday Matinee By Jane Boursaw Destination: Aldergrove, British Columbia He’s baaaaccckkkk… Norman Bates has returned to our lives, and this time, in a TV series called “Bates Motel“ that premiered on A&E Monday, March 18, 2013.
Pet Travel Tuesday Destination: Jamaica Film: Sun Dogs (2007), Palm Pictures. By Pamela Douglas Webster The Iditarod draws dozens of mushers testing themselves against the elements, their competitors, and their own endurance. Thousands brave the cold to watch the start and finish of the great race. But what if you could experience the thrill of man and dog [...]
A bit of diversion, because I’d like you to see my article at Reel Life With Jane about Classic Movies and the Oscars. Now that the Academy Awards are safely behind us, and we can rest assured that all the best movies and the best directors and the best actors and actresses have received their [...]
Now is the time for all good film buffs to gather around the TV set to see who wins the Oscars for this year. However, we’re all for establishing the Traveler’s Oscar–films that make you want to go there. (Please suggest names for the new award in the comment section below.) Our Film Expert, Jane [...]
Wednesday Matinee By Jane Boursaw Destination: Louisana If, like me, you’re in some snowy part of the planet where the temperatures are dipping towards zero, you might be dreaming of a nice, warm, sunny locale. If you can’t go there in person, Beautiful Creatures lets you spend a couple of hours there in the theater.
Wednesday Matinee By Jane Boursaw Destination: India, France, Michigan, Yemen, Alaska For my monthly column here at A Traveler’s Library, I love scouring the world of cinema for the best movies to inspire travel, whether it’s relaxation or adventure you seek. Here’s a round-up of some of my favorite travel films from 2012: