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Movies @ Main: YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (July 2)


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James Cagney plays composer and actor George M. Cohan in the role that earned him an Oscar for his sensational song and dance performance! With Joan Leslie and Walter Huston. 126 min

WHERE: Main Library, Auditorium

WHEN: Thursday, July 2, 6 pm

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New films in the area starting later this week include:

Ted 2 – comedy starring Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane (voice of Ted),   Amanda Seyfried and Morgan Freeman. Early reviews have been mixed.  Ted 2  (DVD), Ted 2  (blu-ray)

Max – family action-adventure about a military dog adopted by his late handler’s grieving family in the U.S. Starring Josh Wiggins, Thomas Haden Church, Robbie Amell and Lauren Graham.  Max  (DVD), Max  (blu-ray)

The Wolfpack – Most critics liked this documentary about a family with seven homeschooled children raised in the confinement of their apartment in New York City. Received 81% positive reviews on rottentomatoes.com

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Movies @ Main: THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES- (special start time 5:30) (June 25)

BzR5jdsIcAAEpJv   Epic fantasy adventure based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien starring Morgan Freeman as Bilbo Baggins. With Ian McKellen, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom and Christopher Lee. Rated PG-13 144 min

WHERE: Main Library, Auditorium

WHEN: Thursday, June 25, special start time 5:30

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New films in the area starting later this week include:

Inside Out – the “big” one of the week is this outstanding animated fantasy-comedy, starring the voices of Amy Poehler, Bill Hader and Lewis Black. So far, critics are in love with this film, rating it 100% positive reviews on rottentomatoes.com.  Inside Out  (DVD), Inside Out  (blu-ray)

Dope – coming-of-age drama-comedy set in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles. Starring Shameik Moore and Tony Revolori. Early reviews are very good, receiving 95% on Rotten Tomatoes.  Dope  (DVD), Dope  (blu-ray)

Heaven Knows What – most critics (90%) liked this drama about a young heroin addict in NYC. Starring Ariella Holmes and Caleb Landry Jones.

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Movies @ Main: UNBROKEN (June 18) start time: 5:30 PM

Unbroken-2014Astounding World War II drama based on a true story. Surviving a harrowing plane crash and 47 days lost at sea, USA Olympian Louie Zamperini is captured by the Japanese and placed in a POW camp. Directed by Angelina Jolie. Starring Jack O’Connell and Domhnall Gleeson. Rated PG-13. 137 min

WHERE: Main Library, Auditorium

WHEN: Thursday, June 18, special start time 5:30

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Some new films in the area starting later this week:

Jurassic World – one of the summer blockbusters!  Sci-fi adventure starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio and B.D. Wong.  Jurassic World  (DVD), Jurassic World  (blu-ray)

Results – romantic comedy-drama starring Guy Pearce, Kevin Corrigan, Cobie Smulders, Giovanni Ribisi, Brooklyn Decker and Anthony Michael Hall.  Received 80% positive reviews on rottentomatoes.com

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Movies @ Main: THE LOST WEEKEND (June 11)

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Searing account of an aspiring writer battling alcoholism. Groundbreaking Hollywood film dealing with addiction. Starring Ray Milland and Jane Wyman. Winner of four Oscars including Best Picture and Best Actor (Milland). 99 min.

Shown in association with Akron Film + Pixel.

Introduction and discussion afterward

WHERE: Main Library, Auditorium

WHEN: Thursday, June 11, 6 pm

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Some new films in the area, already playing or starting later this week:

Spy – action comedy starring Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Allison Janney and Jude Law.  So far, critics have been ecstatic, with the film rating 95% positive reviews on rottentomatoes.com.  Spy  (DVD), Spy  (blu-ray)

Insidious: Chapter 3 – supernatural horror film starring Dermot Mulroney and Stefanie Scott.  Insidious: Chapter 3  (DVD), Insidious: Chapter 3  (blu-ray)

Entourage – comedy starring Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara and Jeremy Piven.  Follow-up to the TV series.  Early reviews have been mostly negative.  Entourage  (DVD), Entourage  (blu-ray)

Love & Mercy – most critics (83%) liked this biographical drama about musician Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys.  Starring Paul Dano, John Cusack, Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti.

Beyond the Mask – Religious historical drama starring Andrew Cheney and John Rhys-Davies.

When Marnie Was There – most critics liked this Japanese anime drama produced by Studio Ghibli. Received 88% on Rotten Tomatoes.

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Movies@Main: JURASSIC PARK (June 4)

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An archaeologist is invited to tour a new theme park inhabited by cloned dinosaurs.  What could go wrong?  Top-notch entertainment directed by Steven Spielberg.  Starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Richard Attenborough.  Rated PG-13.  127 min

WHERE: Main Library, Auditorium

WHEN: Thursday, June 4, 6 pm

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Looks like only two new films are starting in the area later this week:

San Andreas – action-adventure disaster film Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino and Paul Giamatti. Early reviews have been mostly negative.  San Andreas  (DVD), San Andreas  (blu-ray)

Aloha – romantic comedy starring Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray, Alec Baldwin and John Krasinski.  Aloha  (DVD), Aloha (blu-ray)

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