Category Archives: Film/TV

Great Low-Budget Sci-Fi Films

by Craig B. Not too long ago, I read an article that highlighted eight great low-budget sci-fi films. What caught my attention was a factoid attached to each movie pointing out how many times the highlighted film could have been made if it had been blessed with Avatar’s $425 million budget. I was especially struck […]

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Self Care With Nerd Art

By Isaac H. As the world slowly re-opens from the Covid19 pandemic (safe and timely or otherwise), it’s a good time for self care. There is a lot going on right now and sometimes it can help to move your attention away from the news and everyday happenings and problems of life. One of the […]

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Black Lives Matter

by Craig B. Black Lives Matter is an organization that was founded in 2013 after George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch coordinator in Sanford, Florida, was acquitted for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin, a Black teenager who was walking through his neighborhood. Since that time, Black Lives Matter has been one of the most active and vocal […]

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Fantastic Fictional Fathers

by Melleny T. As Father’s Day approaches, I would like to honor all the great dads out there by sharing some of my favorite fictional fathers (and father figures). Now, these dads aren’t perfect (because who is, and how boring would that be?), but they do their best to help their kids grow and thrive […]

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Family Fun on Hoopla

By Kristi S.  Well, it is official. Kids are going to be home for the rest of the school year. If you need something that will keep your kids from interrupting your Zoom meeting, or you are just looking for some lighthearted family fun, check out the wide variety of options on Hoopla! With Hoopla, […]

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Hidden Gems on Kanopy

by Craig B. I’m already a cinema junkie by nature, but during our recent stay-at-home orders, I’ve ratcheted up the regimen. If black belts could be handed out for eyestrain, I’d be a sensei master. To broaden my expertise, I’ve been taking advantage of every nook and cranny the internet has to offer. Kanopy is […]

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Comfort TV from Sno-Isle Libraries

By Jennifer K. It’s been a stressful time, and I can’t deny that I’ve been feeling a little anxious. When I feel anxious, I don’t seek out new and exciting things. Instead, I turn to old favorites. I put on classic movies, reread beloved old books, and – perhaps most comforting of all – I […]

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Women in Film

­­ By Julie T. Women in Film As we wrap up Women’s History Month, let’s celebrate the women in film, both their roles in front of and behind the camera. These women called the shots from the Director’s chair, inked unforgettable animation, created iconic movie monsters, and doubled for performers by doing stunt-work. Check out […]

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The Great Courses

by Craig B. I’m a hermit by nature. A shiftless layabout. A couch potato. While you, a socially adjusted human being, are having dinner with your friends, I’m eating Fancy Lads Snack Cakes in a post-nuclear wasteland. While you’re counting footsteps in the local park, I’m eating cookie dough off my Snuggie. But my life […]

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2019 Sno-Isle Staff Favorites

by Lois H. (they/them or she/her) Throughout the first month of 2020, we asked Sno-Isle staff to send us their favorite titles from the previous year. It’s a tradition we’ve upheld over the years and this year we have even more lists! All submissions had to be published or released in 2019 and staff were […]

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Mephistophelian Reads and Watches

By Isaac H. Have you ever read a story or watched a movie and, for some reason, the villain seemed more charming and endearing than the hero? Alternatively, have you ever really enjoyed a story only to notice the protagonist was something of a villain themselves? If you’ve read any of my previous blogs, you’ll […]

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