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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 Crazy Train

By written 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 Punk(s) on Film

By written 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 Friday Five: John Waters

By written 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 Friday Five: A to Z X-Men

By written 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 Now Showing: Streaming Movies from the Free Library

By written 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 2014 Oscars: Film Adaptations and Lesser-Known Category Nominations

By written 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 Friday Five: The Hobbit

By written 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 A Celebration of Nelson Mandela's Life Through Word and Song

By written 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 Around the Web: The Hunger Games Edition

By written 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 “Everyone’s entitled to one good scare.”

By written 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 Friday Five: Animation Legend Chuck Jones

By written 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 Friday Five: Dystopian Science Fiction

By written 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 Friday Five: Monster Movies

By written by Peter SM    July 12, 2013    1

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 Friday Five: Criterion Collection Cult Movies

By written 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 Friday Five: Superhero Movies

By written 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 Time Travel

By written 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 “The Perfect Fool” Lives On Part II

By written 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 “The Perfect Fool” Lives On Part I

By written by Caitlin G.    May 22, 2012    2

With all the glitz and glamour that Hollywood is known for, it is easy to imagine that the Oscars have always looked like they do now with red carpets and galas and tear-soaked speeches. … continue reading Looking Back at the First Annual Academy Awards

By written by Caitlin G.    February 24, 2012   

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