- "War Horse" (Ashli says: "Great story about how war affects everyone in different ways.")
- "The Artist"
- "Moneyball" (Ashli says: "Even if you don't like baseball you'll enjoy this story about going against the grain!")
- "The Descendants" (None of us have read this one, but one review calls it "an audaciously comic debut novel")
- "The Tree of Life"
- "Midnight in Paris"
- "The Help" (Amber says: "This book is great! Highly recommended")
- " Hugo" (Amber says: "This 2008 Caldecott Award winner may look daunting at 533 pages but is beautifully illustrated")
- "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close " (Amber says: "A tearjerker but worth reading")
- Glenn Close, "Albert Nobbs" (Based on a short story by Irish novelist, George Moore)
- Viola Davis, "The Help"
- Rooney Mara, "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" (Jenny says: "Intense and violent, but it will be difficult for fans of crime fiction to put down")
- Meryl Streep, "The Iron Lady"
- Michelle Williams, "My Week With Marilyn" (Based on two books by Colin Clark)
- Demian Bichir, "A Better Life" (Based on the screenplay "The Gardener," which was based on a story by Roger Simon)
- George Clooney, "The Descendants"
- Jean Dujardin, "The Artist"
- Gary Oldman, "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" (None of us have read this one, but fans of espionage novels may enjoy it)
- Brad Pitt, "Moneyball"
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