Six Words: Ex-burglar old man befriends interesting robot. Mood(s): Witty. Thrilling. Fascinating.
“The human brain, a lovely piece of hardware.” Bonuses: Beautifully filmed. Realistic depiction of the future. Additional: Seems outlandish and ridiculous at first, but you’ll be hooked once you start. Profanity. 13+
Six Words: Documentary about Burma; expands your worldview. Mood(s): Impassioned. Revealing. Informative.
“I think politicians who think they’ve gone beyond being politicians are very dangerous.” Bonuses: It’s like traveling to Burma without leaving your couch. Very honest documentary. Additional: NR
Six Words: Two friends try more; twist ending. Mood(s): Charming. Exploratory. Witty.
“That’s the problem with heartbreak, to you it’s like an atomic bomb and to the world it’s just really cliché, because in the end we all have the same experience.” Bonuses: Finally a romantic movie that ends differently than you expect. Very funny. Additional: Profanity. Momentary nudity. R
Six Words: College girl and guy go out. Mood(s): Teenage. Modern. Heart-wrenching.
“Because it’s the halves that halve you in half.” Bonuses: Gorgeously shot scenes. Jennifer Lawrence makes an appearance.The ending. Additional: If you have a tumblr, you’ll know where all those gifs are from after watching it. 13+
Six Words: Rwandan genocide’s impact; hotel manager saves. Mood(s): Gripping. Emotional. Heavy. Violent.
“There’s always room.” Bonuses: You learn something new about the Rwandan genocide. Additional: Depicts the division between the Tutsis and Hutus accurately. 13+
You’re invited to Beacon Hill for Family Time Sunday Movies. This week we will be showing Akeelah and the Bee.
“In this heart-warming film, precocious eleven-year-old Akeelah from south Los Angeles is found to have an affinity for spelling. Despite her mother’s objections, Akeelah enters a contest and eventually finds herself at the National Spelling Bee. A mysterious teacher and a cast of colorful characters from her neighborhood help her along her journey.”
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. No registration needed.
For mid-winter break I know a lot of you guys are wondering what to do. Well, there are a lot of good movies that are out (or will be shortly), as well as events and books.
For movies we have The Woman in Black, Chronicles, Star Wars, Project X, Hunger Games, and The Bully Project.
The Woman in Black stars Daniel Radcliff, who if you didn’t know (what rock have you been under?) played Harry in Harry Potter. It should be a great movie to watch just to see if he can break out of that role as Harry.
So, we’re “chugging” right along with our Steampunk Summer. There are copies of Leviathan and Boneshaker stashed all over this great city of ours. Have you read one of them yet? Successfully found or hidden one? If so, be sure to leave a comment and/or review on the Steampunk Summer post and then stop by your neighborhood library to get your free prize!