My Favorite Holiday Movies

Holiday movies can be sentimental or fun. I don’t do too many holiday movies so the list is short, but I never get tired of these. Here they are  in no particular order: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Forget Johnny Depp (and I’m a fan) the Willie Wonka that warms my heart is Gene…

A Saturday with Bill the Poster Guy

A warm thanks to film art enthusiast and movie poster collector Bill Brandeis, who was in the library lobby on Saturday, November 17 displaying an exciting selection of posters for recently released and upcoming films.  Patrons were able to peruse and enjoy posters for over 30 popular movies, including current favorites Wreck-It Ralph and Breaking…

He’s Back!!!

Sunday is Oscar night when Hollywood puts on their tuxes and gowns to celebrate the year’s best in film. I am very excited about watching it this year! Billy Crystal is back!!! Yay! After Eddie Murphy backed out (thank you!), it was announced he would be hosting.  Starting in 1990, Billy has hosted on and…

Portrait of a President and the Birth of the United States

When a friend of my husband’s recommended he see the HBO miniseries “John Adams“, I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy it. A seven part miniseries? About a President I didn’t know too much about (let’s face it Washington and Jefferson get all the publicity!)? Regardless, I borrowed the mini-series from the Fountaindale Library. “John…

Superman!

     This book is the official guide to the movie Superman Returns from Warner Brothers. It includes many still shots from the movie along with excerpts from the screenplay. In addition, it contains essays that examine the movie’s storyline and that reveal the magic of film making.       If you like Superman, you will like this book.        The…

Let me tell you about a great movie!

          Let me tell you about a great movie! It is called Hotel for Dogs starring Emma Roberts and Jake T. Austin:      Foster children Andi and Bruce have been placed with a strange couple who care more about their music careers than their foster children. After a close call with the local pound, the kids end up searching…

Welcome to Amreeka

  Awhile back, I happened to be watching IFC and caught the tail end of the  Spirit Awards for independent films.  As winners were announced, I wrote down numerous titles that looked of interest. When it got to the best actress category, I was intrigued by a scene from a movie I had never heard of,…

The Ultimate Book of Sports Movies

     Let me tell you about a cool book. It is called The Ultimate Book of Sports Movies: Featuring the 100 Greatest Sports Films of All Time by Ray Didinger and Glen MacNow.      It includes trivia, fun facts, pictures, plot summaries, and behind the scenes accounts on great movies such as:        Rocky;  Hoosiers;  The Natural;  Field of…

The World’s Fastest Indian!

              The World’s Fastest Indian is a wonderful story about a man pursuing his dream:         Burt Munro, a Kiwi from New Zealand, has been building and rebuilding his 1920 Indian motorcycle for decades; dreaming of the day when he and his bike can go to Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats and see what they can do. In 1967, he and the…