Movie

Monday, Jun 15, 2020

I agree with what everybody else is saying about Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse: the animation is outstanding. So is the story. It's fun, fresh, and emotionally rewarding. Miles Morales is a smart teen who grudgingly goes to an academically challenging, Brooklyn boarding school to please his tough cop, African-American father and his hospital administrator, Puerto-Rican mother.

Goon Movie

Goon

Magnolia Home Entertainment
4
Rated by
Amanda W.
Friday, May 22, 2020

Canceling hockey amid a global pandemic was the socially responsible thing to do, I remind myself regularly. In the absence of watching actual games, I've been re-watching some movies with hockey themes. The first one I bring to you is the heartwarming, comedic, and frequently violent, story of Doug Glatt in the movie Goon.

Planet of the Apes 1968 Poster

Staying-At-Home... on the Planet of the Apes!

Arthur P. Jacobs
4
Rated by
Michael K
Friday, Apr 17, 2020

Shortly before the library closed due to the novel coronavirus, my co-worker, Adam, loaned me a set with all five of the original Planet of the Apes films - three of which are currently in the Johnson County Library collection, and two of which are available to stream from home on IndieFlix.

Dark Money Cover

Dark Money

Kimberly Reed
4
Rated by
Dylan R
Monday, Dec 9, 2019

We've all seen attack ads during campaign season; the efforts to deride one candidate's political record while propping up the opposition. It's likely safe to say we've become so numb to their existence, we don't always stop to consider the source behind these messages, we viewers just assuming Candidate A has paid for & approved their ad against Candidate B.

But what are we to make of disclaimers such as this?

"Paid for by ________. Not authorized by any candidate..."

Thursday, Dec 5, 2019

The term "bottle movie" is borrowed from the "ship in a bottle" metaphor. Much like a ship caught in a bottle, the characters in these films are seemingly locked in one place. And it's no secret that many of these films are based upon hit stage plays where changing settings even once is a difficult task to achieve.

Wild Rose Cover Image

Wild Rose

Nicole Taylor
5
Rated by
Zachary C
Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019

"3 chords and the truth"

That's what Rose-Lynn has tattooed across her forearm. That's the answer to the question the other people born and raised in Glasgow ask her, "Why country music?"

Rose-Lynn has just gotten out of prison. Headphones on, country playlist rolling, she immediately sets to getting her life plans back on track. Her plan is pretty simple. You see, she has a goal, a dream, a purpose...to get to Nashville to fulfill her destiny as a country music superstar.

Friday, Jul 19, 2019

July 21st, 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the release of “UHF.” To celebrate the occasion (and its recent addtion to the JCL catalog), I wrote about my lifelong love of the film.

Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019

If you think Broadway is only accessible in New York City or on tour think again. Several classic and contemporary shows are often revived and filmed for audiences to see (either as live TV specials or as limited film releases). Here you can meet a young boy who never wanted to grow up (Peter Pan) or see how to stand up for injustice one move at a time (Hairspray). Featuring several big names of stage and screen (

Cover for Widows

Widows

Steve McQueen
5
Rated by
Zachary C
Friday, Feb 15, 2019

To call Widows a heist film is reductive. It revolves around a heist, but that doesn't do the film justice.

The Woman in White (dvd)

The Woman in White (DVD)

Wilkie Collins (novel) & Fiona Seres (screenplay)
4
Rated by
Bet M
Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019

This 5-episode miniseries, featuring two memorable female leads, expertly tackled Wilkie Collins's 656-page suspense novel (published in 1860) and kept me on the edge of my seat even more than many a modern thriller.

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