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TAG: movies

Hollywood vs. novel and short story: dystopian worlds written by Philip K. Dick

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 18, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Susan Goertz Dystopian fiction seems to be enjoying a renaissance right now, at least in my life. And over the years Hollywood has kept up with the appeal, feeding our insatiable appetite for basic human struggles set against the backdrop of social, political, and environmental collapse that keep us glued to the screen. I […]

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Find romance at the library

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on January 23, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley February here in the Inland Northwest can be dreary. Days are short, nights are long, and both are cold. The snow that filled us with delight in December has turned into a gray slush that refuses to melt. What was once charming and lovely now only irritates. Clearly, the romance has gone […]

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Cult films and why we love, hate them

Posted in Explore and Discover on January 10, 2017 at 6:00 am

  By Melanie Boerner You know you have one—the movie you can quote on the fly (and for some of us, from beginning to end). Or you may have one movie that, when mentioned, you cringe because you loathe it. These are the movies we’ve watched dozens (100s?) of times—whether we like them or not. […]

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Inspiring New Worlds: 6+ titles with video game tie-ins

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 9, 2016 at 6:00 am

By David Wyatt Have you noticed the geek in your life is excited, but you’re not sure why? Maybe it’s Terry Pratchett’s upcoming posthumous novel The Long Cosmos? Or maybe it’s the next movie from Duncan Jones (something with orcs, I think)? If it’s neither of these, then maybe it is E3 2016: Inspiring New […]

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Four indie science fiction films to watch now

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on March 10, 2016 at 6:00 am

By Brian Vander Veen So Gods of Egypt happened. The film, with an estimated budget of $140 million, ended up being slammed by critics and grossing a mere $14 million in box office sales its opening weekend. I feel bad for the director, who had previously managed to produce two cult classics of 90s speculative […]

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Hoopla for kids

Posted in For You, Parents and Teachers on March 8, 2016 at 6:00 am

By Rachel Edmondson Welcome to the tail end of winter—one of the worst times of the year for parents living in cold climates. If your family is anything like mine, you’re all starting to feel a little bit stir crazy. Visiting the library to pick out new-to-you books and DVDs can be a great way […]

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Batman v Superman: A Comics Primer

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on March 3, 2016 at 6:00 am

By David Wyatt “When you need to stop an asteroid, you get Superman. When you need to solve a mystery, you call Batman. But when you need to end a war, you get Wonder Woman.” – Gail Simone Batman and Superman aren’t buddies. They fight for the same team 99.9% of the time but their […]

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7 Books you must read before you see the movie

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on February 3, 2016 at 6:00 am

By Kelsey Hudson As a librarian I feel I must advocate firmly for books in the age old books vs movies debate. I mean the Percy Jackson films just butchered the story and the new Hobbit films literally put me to sleep. That being said, there are many fantastic film adaptations out there. I still watch all […]

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Oscar’s best films: A year in books

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on January 26, 2016 at 6:00 am

By David Wyatt When the Academy Award nominees for best picture were announced earlier this month, I had a strange sense of deja vu. It was not because of the continued lack of diversity in actors nominated or list of films many people won’t see. What was so familiar was that nearly every nominated film owed […]

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Not afraid of subtitles? 4 frightening foreign-language films to watch this Halloween

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on October 27, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Brian Vander Veen I blame 80s hair metal band Dokken. When I first realized that my favorite song from their album Back for the Attack was originally from the Nightmare on Elm Street 3 soundtrack, I promptly ran to the nearest video store, one that apparently had few qualms about letting a twelve-year-old kid […]

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