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Movies@Main: January 7

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Minions Kevin, Stuart and Bob are recruited by super-villain Scarlet Overkill in a plot to take over the world!  Animated family adventure with the voices of Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney and Steve Coogan.  Rated PG.  91 min

WHERE: Main Library, Auditorium

WHEN: Thursday, January 7, 6 pm

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Movies@Main: December 17

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Love blossoms when two nightclub performers team up with a singing sister act.  Heartwarming Irving Berlin holiday musical starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen and Mary Wickes. 120 min  

WHERE: Main Library, Auditorium

WHEN: Thursday, December 17, 6 pm

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New films in the area starting this week include:

In the Heart of the Sea – adventure based on true events that inspired the tale of Moby Dick.  Starring Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy and Brendan Gleeson.  Directed by Ron Howard.  Reviews are mixed, currently rating 51% on rottentomatoes.com

Room – acclaimed drama-thriller starring Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen and William H. Macy.  Sure to be an Oscar contender.  Received 97% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.

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Movies@Main: December 10

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Riley’s emotions (Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust & Sadness) lead her through life as she and her family move to a new city.  Amazing animated family comedy-drama with the voices of Amy Poehler, Bill Hader and Lewis Black.  Rated PG.  94 min

WHERE: Main Library, Auditorium

WHEN: Thursday, December 10, 6 pm

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New films in the area this week include:

Krampus – horror-comedy based upon the Krampus character from Alpine folklore. Starring Adam Scott, Toni Collette and Allison Tolman.

The Letters – biographical drama about the life of Mother Teresa. Starring Juliet Stevenson, Rutger Hauer and Max von Sydow. Early reviews are poor.

Heart of a Dog – acclaimed documentary details artist Laurie Anderson’s feelings on the deaths of her husband, mother and dog. 97% positive reviews on rottentomatoes.com

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Movies@Main: December 3

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Three sailors have a 24-hour leave in New York City to look for fun and romance. Classic musical starring Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, Betty Garrett, Ann Miller and Vera-Ellen. 98 min.  Shown in association with The Nightlight Cinema. Introduction and discussion afterward.

WHERE: Main Library, Auditorium

WHEN: Thursday, December 3, 6 pm

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New films in the area include:

Brooklyn – highly acclaimed drama, set in the early 1950s, about a poor young Irish woman who travels to Brooklyn, New York to seek a better life.  Starring Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson and Jim Broadbent.  Received an amazing 99% positive reviews on rottentomatoes.com

Trumbo – good biographical drama follows the life of Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who was blacklisted in 1947.  Starring Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Louis C.K. and John Goodman.  71% on Rotten Tomatoes.  Trumbo  (DVD),  Trumbo  (blu-ray)

Labyrinth of Lies – good German drama, inspired by true events, about a public prosecutor seeking justice against a former Nazi death camp commander.  75% on Rotten Tomatoes.

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New films in the area this week include:

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 – the science fiction blockbuster saga continues! Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks and Julianne Moore. Early reviews are good, rating 74% on rottentomatoes.com.  Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2  (DVD),  Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2  (blu-ray)

The Night Before – Christmas comedy-drama starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie and Michael Shannon. Early reviews are good, with 74% on Rotten Tomatoes.  Night Before  (DVD),  Night Before   (blu-ray)

Secret in Their Eyes – thriller starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts. Remake of a 2009 film from Argentina.

Spotlight – highly acclaimed true-life drama detailing the Boston Globe’s investigation of the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal. Starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Stanley Tucci and Billy Crudup. 97% positive reviews.  Spotlight  (DVD),  Spotlight  (blu-ray)

Coming Home well praised Chinese drama, receiving 93% on Rotten Tomatoes.

and starting early next week:

The Good Dinosaur animated adventure comedy-drama about the friendship between a young dinosaur and a human caveboy.

Creed – Sylvester Stallone returns as Rocky Balboa in this boxing drama. An aged Rocky coaches the son of Apollo Creed. Early buzz is pretty good. Also starring Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad and Wood Harris.

Victor Frankenstein science fiction drama inspired by Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy and Andrew Scott.

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AN EVENING WITH EDDIE MULLER – TCM’s “Czar of Noir”

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Eddie Muller is a contemporary renaissance man. He writes novels, biographies, plays, short stories and films. He also programs film festivals, curates museums, designs books, and provides commentary for television, radio, and movies. Muller is considered one of the major experts and authorities on “Film Noir” – So much so that he has earned the title of “the Czar of Noir,” and programmed Turner Classic Movies’ recent “Summer of Darkness” film noir marathon. Muller also is the producer and host of NOIR CITY: The San Francisco Film Noir Festival, the largest retrospective of noir films in the world.                                                                                                                                                                                                              Eddie Muller will share his unique knowledge and insights on this important and influential American art form. A Q&A will follow the presentation. Books will be available for purchase.  The program is free. Presented by the Akron-Summit County Public Library and Friends of Main Library.

Thursday, November 19, 7 pm,  Main Library Auditorium

Akron-Summit County Public Library,  60 S. High Street, Akron, OH  44326

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