TAG: movies

Four indie science fiction films to watch now

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

Feature_4IndieSciFiMovies 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

Feature_hooplaForKids 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

Feature_BatmanVSuperman 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

Feature_ReadBeforeYouSee 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

Feature_Oscars-AYearInBooks 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

Feature_HooplaHorror 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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Peter Pan: The boy who wouldn’t grow up

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on September 29, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_PeterPan1 By Rachel Edmondson My first introduction to Peter Pan was Disney’s animated version; it became a bit of a childhood obsession. As an adult, I’m now aware of the cringe-inducing stereotyping in the Disney version. But as a child, all I knew was that Peter was fascinating and that Neverland was a place of magic. […]

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Documentaries You May Have Missed

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on April 1, 2015 at 6:00 am

reportage By Brian Vander Veen Judging from the number of people I see here at the library jostling to browse our DVD collection, I don’t doubt that movies are one of the more popular items we lend. I have also noticed, though, that the non-fiction end of our DVDs doesn’t seem to get as much love. […]

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Hey, What’s hoopla?

Posted in Teens on April 24, 2014 at 6:00 am

Teen_Feature_Hoopla by Sheri Boggs If you’ve been on our website or in our libraries wondering what the hoopla “hoopla” is – wonder no more. hoopla is SCLD’s new streaming media service that gives you (free) access to brand new music by Nicki Minaj, Lorde, Rihanna and more, as well as classic and newer movies and TV […]

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Let the “Frozen” obession begin…

Posted in kids on March 18, 2014 at 6:00 am

Kids_Feature_Frozen by Rachel E. If you are anything like my family, you’ve become a little obsessed with the movie “Frozen.” We counted down the days until it was released on DVD so we can watch it over, and over, and over again! To help make the time go faster, we’ve been busy getting our hands on […]

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