OverDrive offers e-material such as books, audiobooks, and magazines. But did you know that OverDrive also has movies? Unlike the other e-material that can be downloaded to your device, movies are available for streaming only, meaning you need to either be connected to WiFi or to your cellular data. With OverDrive, you are allowed 10 “rolling” checkouts per month. That means that you can have 10 items checked out, and for example, if you are finished with 3 and return them, you can then checkout 3 more to get back to your total of 10.
With hundreds of movies to choose from, ranging from new releases, to classics, and nonfiction options, I thought I would take the time to offer a few suggestions that are “worth watching.” All are available to borrow on DVD at PPL as well.
Jennifer Lawrence won a Best Actress Oscar for her performance in the critically acclaimed drama “Silver Linings Playbook,” co-starring Bradley Cooper. Former teacher Pat (Cooper) is discharged from a mental institution where he was court-mandated to serve an eight month sentence. Moving back in with his parents in his childhood Philadelphia home, he begins the slow process of restarting a normal life. Then he meets Tiffany (Lawrence), a mysterious woman with problems of her own. “Silver Linings Playbook” is rated R for language, with a run time of two hours and two minutes.
Based on the true story of the Bondurant family, “Lawless” tells the tale of a West Virginia family of bootleggers during 1930’s prohibition. Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, and Jason Clarke star as the Bondurant brothers, moonshiners who refuse to pay a bribe to corrupt local authorities in order to continue business. Running afoul of the law and a local gangster (Gary Oldman), the brothers join forces with other locals to take a stand and fight against the corruption. “Lawless” is rated R for violence and language, with a run time of one hour and fifty-six minutes.
Quentin Tarantino’s 8th movie, “Django Unchained”, is an intense western-drama about a freed slave (Jaime Foxx) who teams with a bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) to rescue his wife from a brutal and deranged Mississippi plantation owner (Leonardo DiCaprio). Winner of 2 Oscars (Best Screenplay by Tarantino and Best Supporting Actor for Waltz) “Django Unchained” features fantastic performances by everyone in the cast and edge-of-your-seat drama and action in the way only Tarantino can deliver! “Django Unchained” is rated R for graphic violence and language, with a run time of two hours and forty-five minutes.