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Musicals & Westerns


Movies are checked out for one week - unlike music and books.

September list by Nanette Alderman
Beyond the Sea
Beyond the Sea
John Goodman, Bob Hoskins, Brenda Blethyn, Greta Scacchi, and Kevin Spacey, 2004, rated pg-13

Portrays Bobby Darin, the hugely popular musician from the 50s, and the struggle that he faced in his life when crowds went home and the stage lights turned off.

Coal Miner's Daughter
Coal Miner's DaughterSissy Spacek and Tommy Lee Jones, 1980, rated pg

Biographical tale of Loretta Lynn, who rose from the poverty-stricken Appalachian area to become one of the biggest country singers of all time. Includes commentary with Sissy Spacek and director Michael Apted, an interview with Loretta Lynn, and more. 

Hello Again
Hello AgainMartha Plimpton, Sam Underwood, and Nolan Gerard Funk, 2017, not rated

Based on the acclaimed musical, chases ten lost souls across ten New York City eras in this daisy-chained exploration of bittersweet love.

I Love Melvin
I Love MelvinDonald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, and Una Merkel, 1953, not rated

Melvin Hoover is a bumbler (except when he's dancing on skates), a workaday go-fer for Look magazine (except when he fakes being a big-time photographer) and in love (without exception) with Broadway chorus girl Judy LeRoy. Melvin convinces Judy he can send her star aloft by putting her on the cover of Look. Now he has to make it happen.

Allegheny Uprising
Allegheny UprisingJohn Wayne, Claire Trevor, Brian Donlevy, and George Sanders, 1939,
not rated

Set in 1759, a frontiersman clashes with a British military commander in order to stop the sale of firearms to Indians.

Any Bullet Will Do
Any Bullet Will DoJenny Curtis, Todd A. Robinson, Meg Foster, Kevin Makely, and Bruce Davison, 2018, not rated

Hollis Ransom, a ruthless head hunter with a legendary reputation, has been tracking his infamous Brother for the past twelve years, finally leading him to the gold boom taking place in Big Sky country: Montana. Having fought for the Union Army as a Captain and his Brother for the Confederates, Hollis has developed a hatred for his kin the likes of which no one has ever seen.

DamselRobert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, David Zellner, Nathan Zellner, and Robert Forster, 2018, rated r

It's the Wild West, circa 1870. Samuel Alabaster, an affluent pioneer, ventures across the American frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope. As his group traverses the west, the once-simple journey grows treacherous, blurring the lines between hero, villain, and damsel.

Dead in Tombstone
Dead in TombstoneDanny Trejo, Mickey Rourke, Anthony Michael Hall, Dina Meyer, and Richard Dillane, 2013, not rated

As a ruthless gang overruns a small mining town, they murder their own leader, Guerrero Hernandez, in a cold-blooded power grab. Sentenced to eternity in hell, Guerrero finds himself confronted by Satan himself, offering a daring proposition: deliver the six souls of his former gang and he will escape damnation.