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Another summer season is about to start and with it a swath of celluloid distractions from the impending heat and humidity outside, projecting eye-popping entertainment some 40 feet high amid… continue reading Summer Movies 2018: A Respite from Reality

By written by Peter SM    May 25, 2018    2

Today, April 13, is the first of two Friday the 13ths occurring in 2018. The next one arrives exactly 13 weeks later on July 13! The only logical thing to do on such a superstitious occassion is… continue reading 13 Screamingly Scary Movies to Stream This Friday the 13th!

By written by Peter SM    April 13, 2018   

Released on April 3, 1968, the Stanley Kubrick film 2001: A Space Odyssey set a new standard for the science fiction film medium. I know that there are those who would talk about the… continue reading Computer Overlords: YA Fiction in the Shadow of 2001: A Space Odyssey

By written by Rachel F.    April 3, 2018   

Just in time for Easter, perhaps the largest collection of "Easter Eggs" to ever be assembled on film debuts in theaters today— Ready Player One . The film is adapted from Ernest… continue reading The Pop Culture Apocalypse of Ready Player One

By written by Peter SM    March 29, 2018    1

The YA graphic novel I Kill Giants smashes and crashes its way out of the confines of comics panels this weekend to loom large on the big screen... Firmly in the category of a gritty and somewhat… continue reading Friday Five: Giants Loom Large in Screen Adaptations

By written by Peter SM    March 23, 2018   

2018 marks the 38th time little golden statues have been awarded to films of a certain competence... and no, I'm not talking about the Oscars—I'm referring to the Razzies ! The… continue reading Best of the Worst in Film: The 2018 Razzie Awards

By written by Peter SM    March 9, 2018    1

At long last, Hoopla , our popular source for streaming television and movies (as well as graphic novels , ebooks , music , and audiobooks ) is now available to use on Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, and… continue reading Now Showing: Hoopla on the Big(er) Screen!

By written by Jamie W.    March 6, 2018    2

Another year, another Academy Awards. This Sunday, March 4 marks the 90th(!) Oscars ceremony, sure to have plenty of pomp , pageantry , and now more than ever, politics . Some will tune in for the… continue reading Oscars 2018: From Book to Screen and Back Again

By written by Peter SM    March 2, 2018   

So we’ve all seen the trailer for the Black Panther film right? And we are all super-duper excited for it, yes? I know I am beyond hype and come February 16th (ish), my popcorn and I will be… continue reading Black Panther: Hero. Legend. King.

By written by Rachel F.    February 12, 2018   

The eagle-eyed amongst you may have noticed that streaming movies from Kanopy , as well as digital audiobooks from Hoopla and RBDigital , now appear in the Free Library catalog . Audiobook… continue reading All About Audiobooks (and eBooks, Streaming Video, and More): Now Searchable Directly Through Our Online Catalog!

By written by Jamie W.    January 29, 2018    1

Excited for the release of the movie adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time this spring? I know I am! Can’t wait for Black Panther ? Yes! Obviously you should read the books first, but did you know… continue reading Coming Soon from the Pages of a Book to a Screen Near You: YA Movies and Television Shows

By written by Rachel F.    January 26, 2018   

209 years ago today, one of the most peculiar poets and apparitional authors to ever hold a pen was born: Edgar Allan Poe . His macabre and gothic tales have fascinated and entertained readers for… continue reading Friday Five: Edgar Allan Poe-inspired Films

By written by Peter SM    January 19, 2018    1

As I've written about on this blog in the past, I'm constantly on the lookout for rare gems, overlooked oeuvres, or just new-to-me films. Whether they are award-winners , cinema classics ,… continue reading 2017 Additions to the National Film Registry

By written by Peter SM    December 26, 2017    5

Ferdinand never wanted to be a fighting bull, so he's right at home here in the Free Library...  John Cena stars as the big-hearted bull in the animated adaptation opening in theaters… continue reading Ferdinand: The Bull Is In The House (or at least the library!)

By written by Caitlin G.    December 15, 2017   

So it’s almost time for another installment of the Star Wars franchise, an event which many of us are treating as a holiday. It’s been a roller coaster ride for fans these last two… continue reading Pro-Porg and Proud: A Discussion on Star Wars Creatures Cute and Small

By written by Rachel F.    December 14, 2017   

Forty years after it left theaters, 1977’s Star Wars ranks as the second top-grossing film of all time (adjusted for inflation). Its impact on pop culture is immeasurable—from a pretty… continue reading Star Wars: The Return of Carrie Fisher

By written by J. Matthew C.    December 12, 2017    1

Chances are you have driven, biked, run, walked, or partied on Kelly Drive, but have you ever wondered where it got its name? No, it’s not named for Grace Kelly , movie star and princess.… continue reading A History Minute: The Fortunes of Philadelphia - The Kellys

By written by Sally F.    November 16, 2017   

Binge-Watch  (verb) - "Watch multiple episodes of (a television program) in rapid succession, typically by means of DVDs or digital streaming." According to Merriam-Webster, the… continue reading Why DVDs Still Matter

By written by Camille T.    November 10, 2017   

The Free Library is very pleased to announce the launch of a brand-new service to our cardholders. The popular on-demand video streaming service Kanopy is now available at no cost with your… continue reading Watch Streaming Movies with our Newest Digital Media Resource: Kanopy!

By written by Jamie W.    November 1, 2017    37

Howllo Boils and Ghouls!, Welcome back to the Free Library of Frightadelphia's bloodcurdling blog during this most haunted of holiday seasons, Halloween! Did you hear that unsettling sound?… continue reading Something's Skull-king Around the Free Library this Halloween...

By written by Peter SM    October 30, 2017    1

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