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Movies @ Main:DUMB AND DUMBER TO (May 28)

 

 

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Lloyd and Harry, two good-natured but dim-witted friends, go on a road trip to find the daughter Harry never knew he had. Slapstick comedy starring Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Rob Riggle and Kathleen Turner.  Rated PG-13. 109 min

WHERE: Main Library, Auditorium

WHEN: Thursday, May 28, 6 pm

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Movies@Main: PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR (May 21)

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Penguins Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private must stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world! Awesome animated action comedy! Rated PG. 92 min

WHERE: Main Library, Auditorium

WHEN: Thursday, May 21, 6 pm

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New films in the area starting later this week include:

Tomorrowland – science fiction / fantasy adventure starring George Clooney, Hugh Laurie and Britt Robertson.  Early buzz has been pretty good, rating 55% positive reviews on rottentomatoes.com.

Poltergeist – remake of the 1982 supernatural horror hit.  So far, reviews for this version don’t look promising.  Starring Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt and Jared Harris.

Far From the Madding Crowd – most critics liked this romantic drama based on the classic novel by Thomas Hardy.  Received 85% on Rotten Tomatoes.  Starring Carey Mulligan, Michael Sheen and Matthias Schoenaerts.

Slow West – most critics (91%) liked this western adventure starring Michael Fassbender and Kodi Smit-McPhee.

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New films in the area starting later this week include:

Mad Max: Fury Road – critics love this post-apocalyptic action film starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron and Nicholas Hoult. Currently rates 98% positive reviews on rottentomatoes.com.   Mad Max: Fury Road  (DVD), Mad Max: Fury Road  (blu-ray)

Pitch Perfect 2 – musical comedy starring Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow and Hailee Steinfeld. Early reviews have been good with 73% on Rotten Tomatoes.  Pitch Perfect 2  (DVD), Pitch Perfect 2  (blu-ray)

Where Hope Grows – Christian drama starring Kristoffer Polaha and Danica McKellar.

 

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Movies @ Main: GUN CRAZY (May 14)

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An aimless young man meets a beautiful carnival performer, leading to romance… and a life of crime! Film noir cult fave starring Peggy Cummins and John Dall. 86 min.

Shown in association with Akron Film + Pixel. Introduction and discussion afterward.

WHERE: Main Library, Auditorium

WHEN: Thursday, May 14, 6 pm

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New films in the area starting later this week include:

Hot Pursuit – action comedy starring Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara.  Hot Pursuit  (DVD), Hot Pursuit  (blu-ray)

The D Train – comedy starring Jack Black, James Marsden, Kathryn Hahn and Jeffrey Tambor. Early reviews haven’t been good.

Clouds of Sils Maria – acclaimed drama starring Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart and Chloe Grace Moretz. Received an excellent 90% positive reviews on rottentomatoes.com

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Movies @ Main: THEORY OF EVERYTHING (May 7)

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The true-life love story of physicist Stephen Hawking and Jane Wilde. Five Oscar nominations including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress. Starring Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Charlie Cox and Emily Watson. Rated PG-13. 123 min

WHERE: Main Library, Auditorium

WHEN: Thursday, May 7, 6 pm

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New films in the area starting later this week include:

Avengers: Age of Ultron – is the BIG one of the week.  Most critics liked this blockbuster superhero action-adventure starring Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Don Cheadle. 72% positive reviews on rottentomatoes.com.  Avengers: Age of Ultron  (DVD), Avengers: Age of Ultron   (blu-ray)

The Water Diviner – drama starring and directed by Russell Crowe. Received 60% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Ex Machina – science fiction thriller starring Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander and Oscar Isaac. Received 90% on Rotten Tomatoes. This film actually started playing in the area last week.  Ex Machina  (DVD), Ex Machina  (blu-ray)

About Elly – Iranian psychological drama scores an amazing 98% on Rotten Tomatoes.

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Movies @ Main: MOZART AND THE WHALE (April 30)

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Romantic comedy/drama about the budding romance between two people with Asperger’s Syndrome. Starring Josh Hartnett, Radha Mitchell and Gary Cole. Rated PG-13. 94 min.

Shown in partnership with the Autism Society of Greater Akron in observance of National Autism Awareness Month.

WHERE: Main Library, Auditorium

WHEN: Thursday, April 30, 6 pm

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New films in the area starting later this week include:

The Age of Adaline romantic fantasy starring Blake Lively, Michiel, Kathy Baker, Harrison Ford and Ellen Burstyn. Early reviews are good.  Age of Adaline  (DVD), Age of Adaline  (blu-ray)

Little Boy – drama-comedy starring Jakob Salvati, Kevin James, David Henry and Emily Watson. Early reviews have been negative.  Little Boy  (DVD), Little Boy  (blu-ray)

Brotherly Love – drama starring Keke Palmer, Cory Hardrict and Quincy Brown.

Seymour: An Introduction – highly acclaimed documentary, directed by Ethan Hawke, about the life and career of a classical pianist. This film received an amazing 100% positive reviews on rottentomatoes.com

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