Movies Blog

Native Americans on Film

Celebrate National Native American Heritage Month by enjoying one of the many great films about the Native American experience. For far too long Native Americans were portrayed as the "bad guys" of Western films, I am thankful that Hollywood has adopted a more sympathetic attitude toward these heroic peoples.

Sherman Alexie is a prolific author who has written many stories and novels based on some of his own experiences and has had a few made into films, including  The Business of Fancydancing and Smoke Signals.

Book to Movie News: November

Who do you think should play the Lorax in the film version of the Dr. Seuss classic? Who is getting ready to direct a prequel to the Wizard of Oz? Who has been cast to play Bilbo in the Hobbit? For these answers and more - read on!

Black Dynamite

O'Leary: "Okay. We heard about your brother's death. The last thing we need is you running through the streets creating a river of blood."
Black Dynamite: "Tell me who did it and I'll just leave a puddle."
 

If you haven't seen this movie, Black Dynamite, you should. I was a bit hasty about watching it but did so only because, Micheal Jai White is the lead role in this film! I'll admit it's a bit on the not so funny side when it starts, but please give it time. It will grow on you. It has its mixture of comedy as well as some humorous action! Just keep in mind it's just a movie, don't take it so seriously and enjoy! Please leave a comment or two and let me know what you think.

My favorite movie lines!

These are some of my favorite movie lines!

  • KUNG FU PANDA: "He's a panda! You're a panda! What are you gonna do, big guy, sit on me?"  -Tai Lung/ Ian McShane
  • FOUR BROTHERS: "You hungry Evan?

'Reel' People: Musicians

Celebrate the fourth annual Denver Arts Week, November 5-13, by watching some of the many films about art, artists and musicians available from the library! Several film adaptations have been made based on the lives of famous musicians and singers. Which one is your favorite?

It is hilarious that Gary Oldman has two films on this list - and that they are both so different! He has played both Ludwig van Beethoven and Sid Vicious! It is also worth pointing out that Gary Oldman really is playing the piano during some of his scenes in Immortal Beloved and had a baby grand delivered to his hotel room during filming to practice!

Happy Birthday Sesame Street!

Sweepin' the clouds away / On my way to where the air is sweet / Can you tell me how to get, / How to get to Sesame Street...

Sesame Street premiered on public broadcasting television stations on November 10, 1969. It was the first show of its kind based on educational research and helped many children prepare for and succeed in school! Over its 41 year history, Sesame Street has produced over 4,000 shows.

The library owns hundreds of DVDs with Elmo, Abby, Zoe, Baby Bear, Grover, Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster, The Count, Bert, Ernie and all your Sesame Street pals!

Life Imitates Art

Celebrate the fourth annual Denver Arts Week, November 5-13, by watching some of the many films about art and artists available from the library! Several documentaries have been made about the artistic process, famous artists and the commercial complications of art. Which one is your favorite?

'Reel' People: Artists

Celebrate the fourth annual Denver Arts Week, November 5-13, by watching some of the many films about art and artists available from the library! Several film adaptations have been made based on the lives of famous artists. Which one is your favorite?

Tim & Eric Awesome Tour, Great Job!

Tim and Eric are taking their show on the road. Fans of their TV program can see them live on Tuesday, November 9, 8 p.m. at the Ogden Theater. Tickets are $25.

Are you a fan of Eric and Tim? The library owns Season 1 and Season 2 of their program that airs on Cartoon Network and Adult Swim.

If you like Eric and Tim Awesome Show, Great Job!, you might also like:

El secreto de sus ojos (The Secret in Their Eyes)

El secreto de sus ojos

Have you seen last year's Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film? Perhaps you should.

El secreto de sus ojos (The Secret in Their Eyes) is a suspenseful Argentinian film that is not only beautifully filmed, but also superbly acted. If you're not someone who looks forward to happy endings, but are more the type who appreciates a film in which there can be no happy ending, El secreto de sus ojos might be right up your alley.

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