We have two movies for you this month since they both had the most votes on the poll.  The first is The Road, based on the book by Cormac McCarthy, and the second is The Count of Monte Cristo, based on the book by Alexandre Dumas.  For the discussion, we will be watching the James Caviezel/Guy Pearce version of The Count of Monte Cristo.  If you want to join us, you can find the discussions in this board (you will have to be logged into the forum to access this board)


The Road

A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind and water. It is cold enough to crack stones, and, when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the warmer south, although they don’t know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing: just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless cannibalistic bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a rusting shopping cart of scavenged food–and each other.

Viggo Mortensen …Man
Kodi Smit-McPhee …Boy
Robert Duvall …Old Man
Guy Pearce …Veteran
Molly Parker …Motherly Woman
Michael K. Williams …Thief
Charlize Theron …Woman

The Count of Monte Cristo

‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ is a remake of the Alexander Dumas tale by the same name. Dantes, a sailor who is falsely accused of treason by his best friend Fernand, who wants Dantes’ girlfriend Mercedes for himself. Dantes is imprisoned on the island prison of Chateau d’If for 14 years, where he plots revenge against those who betrayed him. With the help of another prisoner, he escapes the island and proceeds to transform himself into the wealthy Count of Monte Cristo as part of his plan to exact revenge.’

James Caviezel as Edmond Dantès
Guy Pearce as Fernand Mondego
Richard Harris as Abbé Faria
Luis Guzmán as Jacopo
James Frain as J.F. Villefort
Dagmara Dominczyk as Mercedès Iguanada
Michael Wincott as Armand Dorleac
Christopher Adamson as Maurice
J. B. Blanc as Luigi Vampa
Alex Norton as Napoléon
Henry Cavill as Albert Mondego