Back to School Movies

by Michelle C.  I’ll admit it. I am one of those people who loved high school. Recess was also never my favorite subject in elementary school. Math was. The first day of school always filled me with joy. New pencils just waiting to be sharpened. The waxy smell of crayons. An attempt at curled bangs […]

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The Quotables

by Grant P. A coworker was relating a story where they were at a party that included a viewing of The Princess Bride (this party sounds amazing). A person who had never seen the movie (!!!) had a revelation during the famous line “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to […]

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All Shook Up

by Kim P. “The image is one thing and the human being is another. It’s very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.”–Elvis 2017 marks the 40 year anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death. Widely regarded as the “King of Rock & Roll,” Elvis’ life has grown into a mix of myth […]

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25 Best Films of the 21st Century

by Grant & Michelle C. The New York Times recently released their best 25 films of the 21st Century list.  Their top critics Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott collaborated and came up with a consensus list. If you ever notice the taglines of who writes these Bibliofiles posts, you will realize that your two film bloggers could never […]

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Uh, I haven’t seen it …

By Grant In 2016 there were 798(!) movies that recorded a box office gross (movie 798 is so sad, just 29 tickets sold, how is that even possible? Didn’t the cast and crew make their friends go?) Of those 798, I can safely say I have seen at least 57.  The point being that I […]

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Television Spies and Spooks

by Michelle C. There is something incredibly fun and romantic about the notion of spies (although I imagine the reality is a lot less exciting). Unlike with a James Bond film, in television there is so much that can be developed with the spy thriller. Some of my favorite spy shows use humor and absurdity to […]

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Soundtracks and AllMusic

By Brian (snoislelib_brianh) Sno-Isle Libraries is your source for soundtracks!  A great movie always includes a great soundtrack.  For all your favorite movies head to the library’s music collection and listen to the soundtracks on hoopla, stream them from Freegal or order the CDs from the library catalog. Learn more about soundtrack recordings Sno-Isle Libraries offers […]

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Shared Movie Universes

By Grant With yet another Marvel movie premiering last week, the King Kong Godzilla universe, and the revival of the Universal Monster movie universe there seems to be a new(ish) trend in Hollywood. Shared Movie Universes (from now on SMU) aren’t sequels as those are obviously in the same universe, rather they are movies that occur […]

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Always the Bridesmaid, Never the Bride

by Michelle C. Wedding season is starting. A great way to learn the dos and don’ts of wedding etiquette is to watch the horrific, but hilarious, outcomes of the wedding gone wrong in movies. Some of my favorite tropes in the wedding genre are the bride and switch, childhood marriage promise, crazy in-laws, and the bridesmaid’s […]

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Shakespeare, Modernized

by Marina Today we celebrate Shakespeare! April 23rd is Talk Like Shakespeare Day and we celebrate both his birth and death on that day. I’m a fan of Shakespeare. Of his plays, at least. The comedies more than the tragedies. I guess I don’t really know much about the man himself. Besides what might be true in […]

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