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Movies @ Main: IT’S A GIFT (April 23)

 

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Classic comedy about a henpecked husband and
his plans to move to California. Considered by
film historians to be one of W.C. Field’s best films.
Also starring Kathleen Howard and Baby LeRoy.
68 min.
Shown in association with Akron Film + Pixel.
Introduction and discussion afterward.
Where: Main Library, Auditorium
When:  Thursday, April 23, 6 pm
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New films in the area starting later this week include:

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 –action comedy starring Kevin James, Molly Shannon and Neal McDonough.  Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2  (DVD), Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2  (blu-ray)

Monkey Kingdom – Disneynature documentary that has been receiving good reviews.  Monkey Kingdom  (DVD), Monkey Kingdom  (blu-ray)

Unfriended – teen horror film starring Shelley Hennig and Renee Olstead. Early reviews are good.  Unfriended  (DVD), Unfriended  (blu-ray)

True Story – true life drama starring Jonah Hill, James Franco, Felicity Jones and Gretchen Mol. Early reviews have also been favorable.  True Story  (DVD), True Story  (blu-ray)

While We’re Young – drama-comedy starring Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried. Earned 85% positive reviews on rottentomatoes.com.  While We’re Young  (DVD), While We’re Young  (blu-ray)

Child 44 – mystery-thriller starring Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman and Noomi Rapace.  Child 44  (DVD), Child 44  (blu-ray)

White God – Hungarian drama got 91% on Rotten Tomatoes.

 

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Movies @ Main: NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB (April 16)

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Larry and his motley gang of unforgettable characters embark on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever! Starring Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Steve Coogan, Ricky Gervais and Dick Van Dyke. Rated PG. 98 min

WHERE: Main Library, Auditorium

WHEN: Thursday, April 16, 6 pm

 

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New films in the area starting later this week include:

Woman in Gold – drama starring Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Bruhl and Katie Holmes. Currently rates 49% positive reviews on rottentomatoes.com. Woman in Gold (DVD), Woman in Gold (blu-ray)

The Longest Ride – romantic drama based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks. Starring Britt Robertson, Scott Eastwood, Jack Huston and Alan Alda.  Longest Ride  (DVD), Longest Ride  (blu-ray)

Danny Collins – drama-comedy starring Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner and Christopher Plummer. Currently rates 72%. Danny Collins (DVD), Danny Collins (blu-ray)

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem – drama with an outstanding 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter – drama scores an excellent 88%.

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Movies @ Main: BIG HERO 6 (April 9)


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Robotics prodigy Hiro learns to harness his exceptional mind, thanks to his brother and their friends. When a devastating turn of events propels them into the midst of a menacing plot, Hiro turns to his closest companion- a robot named Baymax – and his friends to solve the mystery. Mind-blowing animated thrill! Rated PG. 90 min

WHERE: Main Library, Auditorium

WHEN: Thursday, April 9, 6 pm

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New films in the area starting (or expanding) later this week include:

Furious 7 – newest in the Fast & Furious action-adventure film series.  Starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker (final film), Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez and Jason Statham.  So far, it’s been getting good reviews on rottentomatoes.com.  Furious 7  (DVD), Furious 7  (blu-ray)

It Follows – supernatural horror film starring Maika Monroe and Keir Gilchrist.  It scored an amazing 95% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.  It Follows  (DVD), It Follows  (blu-ray)

Wild Tales – Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film.  It also rated 95% on Rotten Tomatoes.  Wild Tales  (DVD), Wild Tales  (blu-ray)

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Movies @ Main: THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY- PART I (April 2)

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The courage of one will change the world! Katniss Everdeen joins the rebellion against the Capitol. Blockbuster adventure based on the best selling novel. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Wooody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland and Julianne Moore. Rated PG-13. 123 min. 

WHERE: Main Library, Auditorium

WHEN: Thursday, April 2, 6 pm

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New films in the area starting later this week include:

Get Hard – a comedy starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart.  Get Hard  (DVD), Get Hard  (blu-ray)

Home — an animated comedy with the voices of Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez and Steve Martin.  Home  (DVD), Home  (blu-ray)

Timbuktu — nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.  Received 99% positive reviews on rottentomatoes.com

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Movies @ Main: ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY

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Get ready for the best worst day of your life! Hilarious story about the misadventures of Alexander and his entire family. Starring Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Ed Oxenbould and Megan Mullally. Rated PG. 81 min

WHERE: Main Library, Auditorium

WHEN: Thursday, March 26, 6 pm

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New films in the area starting later this week include:

Insurgent (also known as The Divergent Series: Insurgent) is the “big” one this week.  It’s a science fiction action-adventure starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Octavia Spencer, Kate Winslet, Miles Teller  and Naomi Watts.  Insurgent  (DVD), Insurgent  (blu-ray)

The Gunman is an action-thriller starring Sean Penn, Idris Elba and Ray Winstone.  Gunman  (DVD), Gunman  (blu-ray)

Do You Believe? is a religious drama starring Ted McGinley, Mira Sorvino, Lee Majors and Sean Astin.

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