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Lake Placid Loves These Movies

Samantha Gambill
Samantha Gambill

Did you know you can borrow movies from your local library? Let’s take a look at the most popular titles for adults at your Lake Placid Memorial Library so far this year.

Coming in first place is ‘Going in Style,’ directed by Zach Braff. “Lifelong buddies Willie (Morgan Freeman), Going in StyleJoe (Michael Caine) and Albert (Alan Arkin) decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow when their pension funds become a corporate casualty. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three men risk it all by embarking on a daring adventure to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.” The movie hit theaters last April.

Next is ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ which was directed by Patrick Hughes and stars Ryan Reynolds and The Hitman's BodyguardSamuel L. Jackson. “The world’s top protection agent is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world’s most notorious hit men. The relentless bodyguard and manipulative assassin have been on the opposite end of the bullet for years and are thrown together for a wildly outrageous 24 hours.” The film had an August release.

Lake Placid loves action thrillers. ‘American Assassin,’ directed by Michael Cuesta and starring Michael Keaton and Dylan O’Brien is based on the 2010 Vince Flynn novel of the same name. “When Cold War veteran Stan Hurley takes CIA black ops recruit Mitch Rapp under his wing, they receive an assignment to investigate a wave of random attacks on both military and civilian targets.” The movie hit theaters in November.

Atomic Blonde‘Atomic Blonde’ was directed by David Leitch and stars Charlize Theron. It is based on the 2012 graphic novel by Antony Johnston titled ‘The Coldest City.’ “Sensual and savage, Lorraine Broughton is the most elite spy in MI6, an agent who’s willing to use all of her lethal skills to stay alive during an impossible mission. With the Berlin Wall about to fall, she travels into the heart of the city to retrieve a priceless dossier and take down a ruthless espionage ring. Once there, she teams up with an embedded station chief to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.” ‘Atomic Blonde’ was released in theaters last July.

‘The Dark Tower’ had an August release in theaters. It was directed by Nikolaj Arcel and is based on Stephen King’s longstanding series of the same name. “Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), the last Gunslinger, is The Dark Towerlocked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim (Matthew McConaughey), also known as the Man in Black. The Gunslinger must prevent the Man in Black from toppling the Dark Tower, the key that holds the universe together.”

Other popular titles include: ‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back’ directed by Edward Zwick, ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ directed by Matt Reeves, ‘Fear, Inc.’ directed by Vincent Masciale, Ghost in the Shell‘Ghost in the Shell’ directed by Rupert Sanders, and ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ directed by Roland Emmerich.