TAG: movies

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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Oscar Tidbits

Posted in Explore and Discover on February 25, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_OscarTidbits by Margy M. This year March Madness isn’t just for basketball! Due to the Winter Olympics in February, the 2014 Academy Awards Ceremony honoring the best films of 2013 will air on March 2nd. Some fun factoids to know as you prepare to settle in and watch are: 2014 will be the 86th year for […]

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Read the Book, See the Movie

Posted in Teens on February 11, 2014 at 6:00 am

Teen_Feature_ReadBookWatchMovie by Corinne W. 2013 was full of Teen favorites hitting the theater as blockbuster films: Catching Fire, The Book Thief, City of Bones, Ender’s Game, Beautiful Creatures, The Spectacular Now – the list goes on. Some were smash hits, while others just didn’t translate the fictional world we love to the big screen. In order […]

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5 Great South Korean TV Shows

Posted in Explore and Discover on January 29, 2014 at 6:00 am

Vintage Television by Danielle Marcy I love South Korean TV shows for their zaniness and fun. Here are some of my favorites. Boys Over Flowers – Based on a Japanese anime and manga series, this was my first foray into the incredibly addictive genre of Korean Dramas, and still my favorite. Bread, Love and Dreams – Uplifting and heart […]

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