Posts in “film” (101)

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By Jamie W.   July 28, 2014    45

We are happy to announce that BluRay movies will soon be arriving in our libraries. BluRay movies have higher picture resolution than DVDs, so the image appears crisper. You'll… continue reading

By Lynn W.   July 10, 2014    2

After a failed geoengineering attempt to fix climate change leaves the earth in an everlasting winter, the last humans in Bong Joon-ho’s new sci-fi thriller, Snowpiercer , survive aboard a… continue reading

By Jamie B.   July 8, 2014   

Walking around the city recently—iPod on, ear buds in my ears, blasting out some tunes—I saw a flier for a punk rock show stapled up on a telephone pole: D.I. Summer Suburbia Tour .… continue reading

By Peter SM   June 25, 2014    2

Now that you've been properly introduced, get ready for some fun. The "King of Bad Taste", "Sultan of Sleaze", and "Pope of Trash" (allegedly coined with… continue reading

By Peter SM   June 13, 2014   

It's Memorial Day weekend once again, the official start of summer, and with it movie blockbuster season. Godzilla may have stomped and crushed the competition last week (pun intended!), but… continue reading

By Peter SM   May 23, 2014    3

Two big announcements today: First, we've added streaming movies and video to the ebook and audiobook selection through our Overdrive platform. You'll find all different genres of movies… continue reading

By Jamie W.   April 15, 2014    5

This Sunday, March 2nd marks the 86th Academy Awards ceremony , otherwise known as The Oscars . Whether you watch for the glitz and glamour of the whole affair, enter into an office pool to maybe… continue reading

By Peter SM   February 28, 2014   

If it's December, it must be time for another film full of hobbits, elves, dwarves, wizards, orcs, trolls, dragons, and other fantastic creatures to debut at movie theaters! For five out of… continue reading

By Peter SM   December 13, 2013    1

"I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons will live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for. But, my… continue reading

By Peter SM   December 12, 2013   

Let's go "Around the Web" and check out all the excitement over the next film installment in Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games trilogy, Catching Fire ! First and foremost, watch… continue reading

By Peter SM   November 22, 2013    3

With nights growing longer and Halloween only a few weeks away, it’s the perfect time of year to settle in for a scary movie. Mention horror movies to some people, though, and the reactions… continue reading

By Cameron D.   October 10, 2013    2

This Saturday, September 21st marks the birth date of animation legend Chuck Jones . Even if the name doesn't ring any bells, if you've ever watched a Warner Bros. cartoon or really any… continue reading

By Peter SM   September 20, 2013   

Elysium , the latest entry into the dystopian sci-fi film cannon, is set in the year 2154 where the disparity between the rich and the poor is literally larger than ever--the rich live on a… continue reading

By Peter SM   August 9, 2013    1

This weekend, the sci-fi robots vs. colossal monsters of Pacific Rim will be stomping all over movie screens and battling at the box office. Director Guillermo del Toro, no stranger to fantastical… continue reading

By Peter SM   July 12, 2013   

The Criterion Collection is widely known as one of the most eclectic film collections ever assembled. For close to 30 years, they've specialized in showcasing and curating cult, foreign, and… continue reading

By Peter SM   May 17, 2013   

Iron Man 3 rockets onto screens today and ushers in the 2013 summer movie season. Superheroes are at the forefront of the box office again this summer with Man of Steel , the newest entry in the… continue reading

By Peter SM   May 3, 2013   

"The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once." - Albert Einstein When Albert Einstein gave us his general relativity equation,   E = mc2 he… continue reading

By Camille T.   April 12, 2013    2

In a previous post, I wrote about researching the personal and professional life of Philadelphia writer, actor, and comedian, Ed Wynn (1886-1966). A versatile and adaptable performer with… continue reading

By Caitlin G.   May 23, 2012   

This past year, I had the privilege of processing and creating a finding aid for the papers of Ed Wynn (1886-1966), an actor, writer, and comedian from Philadelphia, as part of an internship… continue reading

By Caitlin G.   May 22, 2012    2