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What We're Watching: December 2015

Don't miss these documentaries.

Good hair [videodisc] by Chris Rock Entertainment [and] HBO Films

Mighty uke [videodisc]: the amazing comeback of a musical underdog by a Tiny Goat film ; written, directed, produced & edited by Tony Coleman & Margaret Meagher

Lights out! [videodisc] by CBC ; written and directed by Michael McNamara ; produced by Judy Holm and Michael McNamara

Route 66 [videodisc]: the ultimate road trip by Greene HD Productions

Wagonmasters [videodisc] by directed by Sam Smartt and Chris Zaluski

Hoopla Now Available to Stream to Chromecast

 

Hoopla Digital has always been compatible with Apple TV, and many simply connect their mobile devices to their television sets via HDMI. While these options are still available, they now offer an additional option: *Chromecast Compatibility!

Click here to check out Hoopla Digital and the rest of our eMedia offerings. 


*For those of you that are not familiar, Chromecast is a device that you may purchase from a retail store or online that plugs into the HDMI port on your home television. It is powered by a USB cable that comes with the product and allows you to use a smartphone or tablet as a remote control!

Information provided by Hoopla Digital

Star Wars The Force Awakens

The saga continues in a galaxy far, far away on December 18. Until then, stop by the display to check out Stars Wars past and present and may the force be with you.

Ultimate Star Wars by written by Patricia Barr, Adam Bray, Daniel Wallace, Ryder Windham

Star wars trilogy. Episodes I-III [videodisc] by Lucasfilm Ltd. ; 20th Century Fox ; produced by Rick McCallum ; written and directed by George Lucas

Star wars trilogy. Episodes IV-VI [videodisc] by Twentieth Century Fox ; Lucasfilm, Ltd. ; produced by Gary Kurtz ; written and directed by George Lucas

Star Wars: the essential reader's companion by Pablo Hidalgo ; illustrations by Jeff Carlisle

The making of the empire strikes back: the definitive story by J. Rinzler

Happy 141st Birthday Lucy Maud Montgomery!

Happy 141st Birthday to Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of the Anne Books. 
Anne Shirley, star of the novel, Anne of Green Gables, is an orphan who comes to live with the Cuthberts on Prince Edward Island. However, they were hoping for a boy! Anne is out to prove that she is better than any boy could be. Will Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert fall in love with Anne and keep her? Read the stories or watch to movies to find out! Enjoy!

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery ; with a new afterword by Jennifer Lee Carrell


Anne of Green Gables [videodisc] by a Kevin Sullivan production ; screen adaptation by Kevin Sullivan and Joe Wiesenfeld ; produced by Kevin Sullivan and Ian McDougall ; directed by Kevin Sullivan.

What We're Reading: November 2015

Star Trek fans will want to read The Autobiography of James T. Kirk...  Highly recommend Dissent...it is both a reassuring and disconcerting look at our political history.   A. D. Scott weaves a mystery throughout this novel about of a small Scottish Highland village in 1956.

Murder Will Out: November 2015

Murder, She Baked: Joanne Fluke's A Plum Pudding Mystery will debut on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel on Sunday, November 22 (check local listings).  This holiday season, Hannah Swensen is making plum pudding and trying to solve the murder of a man in his own office. It turns out the list of suspects who would have wanted to see the guy dead is a long one, from a bitter ex-wife to exasperated investors.  Based on Joanne Fluke‘s very popular (very Cozy!) Hannah Swensen Mystery Series.

Thrills and Chills with Hoopla

Trying to get into the Halloween spirit with some spooky movies and music? Hoopla has kid-friendly Halloween fun that is always available for your computer or smart device!

Grab your Canton Public Library card and check out Hoopla's Halloween movie and music collections for all the best in Halloween entertainment that the entire family can enjoy.

What We're Reading: September 2015

This month we're not reading, but watching.  Check out these films.

SuperMensch [videodisc]: the legend of Shep Gordon.  Recounts the career and times of talent manager and Hollywood insider Shep Gordon, told through interviews with Shep Gordon himself as well as Alice Cooper, Emeril Lagasse, Michael Douglas, Anne Murray and many of his other clients and friends.  Mike Myers directed this film.

  

Birders [videodisc]: the Central Park effect.  A look at the vast variety of wild birds which can be found in Manhattan's Central Park and the birdwatchers who flock to the park to see them.


Five Came Back

Five came back: a story of Hollywood and the Second World War by Mark Harris. The extraordinary wartime experience of five of Hollywood's most legendary directors, Frank Capra, John Ford, John Huston, William Wyler, and George Stevens all of whom put their stamp on World War II and were changed forever by it is chronicled by Mark Harris.  

State of the union [videodisc] by Liberty Films presents ; as produced on the stage by Leland Hayward

The man who shot Liberty Valance [videodisc] by Paramount Pictures ; screenplay by James Warner Bellah and Willis Goldbeck ; produced by Willis Goldbeck ; directed by John Ford

The asphalt jungle [videodisc]: the city under the city by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents a John Huston production

Savvy Seniors: September 2015

September is  Go4Life Month!  Sponsored by the National Institute on Aging and the White House Conference on Aging, this year's theme is “Be Active Every Day!”  Canton Leisure Services Club 55+ offers a variety of Healthy Living & Support Services throughout the year to Canton residents.

Curtains Up Ballot Results

We asked and you answered! This summer you voted for your favorite movies as part of the Curtains Up On the Scene badge activity, and it's time to reveal the results. 

...and the winners are (DRUM ROLL PLEASE):
Best Super Action-Packed Summer Blockbuster
The Avengers
Best Family Film Full of Fun
Inside Out
Best Cartoon To Reanimate Your Good Mood
Tom & Jerry
Best Family Feel-Good Feature Film
Frozen
And finally, Best Summer Movie of All Time
The Lego Movie

Be sure to join us next Wednesday, August 26 for all day Movie Madness Day!

25 Great World War II Films

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. It has been estimated that over 1,000 films have been made about the war which lasted from 1939 to 1945.


Battle of the Bulge [videodisc] by Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Cinerama, Inc. production ; a Sidney Harmon in association with United States Pictures, Inc. production


The best years of our lives [videodisc] by [presented by] Samuel Goldwyn [Pictures Corporation]


The big red one [videodisc] by Lorimar presents a Samuel Fuller film


Das Boot [videodisc] by Columbia Pictures presents a director's cut restoration from Twin Bros. Productions of a Bavaria Film production in association with Radiant Film ; produced by Günter Rohrbach ; written and directed by Wolfgang Petersen

Kids: Learn a New Language (Chinese)

Did you know that the Children's International Language section contains hundreds of items that will help you learn a new language? Here is a selection of books, DVDs, and multimedia materials to get you started with Chinese.

1,2,3 go! by Huy Voun Lee

Legend of the Chinese dragon by written by Marie Sellier ; illustrated by Catherine Louis ; calligraphy and chop marks by Wang Fei ; translated by Sibylle Kazeroid



Mandarin Chinese picture dictionary



Chinese for kids. Beginner level 1, volume 1 [videodisc]: the fun and easy way to learn Chinese by directed by Donovan Miller

The Legend of the Sleeping Bear- Video

Have you ever visited (or wanted to visit) the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes? This video tells the legend of the Sleeping Bear which it was named after. Watch this video here

The Great Outdoors @ the Movies

The bear [videodisc] by Price Entertainment ; a Tri-Star release


Eight below [videodisc] by presented by Walt Disney Pictures ; in association with Spyglass Entertainment ; a Mandeville Films production


Fly away home [videodisc] by Columbia Pictures presents a Sandollar production


Into the wild [videodisc] by Paramount Vantage and River Road Entertainment present a Square One C.I.H./Linson Film production


Jeremiah Johnson [videodisc] by Warner Bros. presents a Sydney Pollack film


Kon-Tiki [videodisc] by director, Espen Sandberg, Joachim R̨nning ; producer, Aage Aaberge, Jeremy Thomas ; screenwriter, Petter Skavlan

Musicians @ the Movies

Jimi [videodisc]: all is by my side by XLrator Media ; Darko Entertainment ; Freeman Film ; Matador Pictures ; Subotica Films ; Bord Scannan na Heireann ; The Irish Film Board ; produced by Sean McKittrick, Jeff Culotta, Danny Bramson, Brandon Freeman, Anthony Burns, Tristan Orpen Lynch, Nigel Thomas ; written and directed by John Ridley — Jimi Hendrix


Walk the line [videodisc] by Fox 2000 Pictures ; Tree Line Films ; Konrad Pictures ; Catfish Productions — Johnny Cash


Get on up [videodisc]: the James Brown story Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment present ; a Jagged Films/Brian Grazer production ; in association with Wyolah Films ; produced by Brian Grazer, Erica Huggins, Mick Jagger, Victoria Pearman ; written by Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth ; directed by Tate TaylorJames Brown


Beyond the sea [videodisc] by Lions Gate Films presents an Archer Street, QI Quality International, Trigger Street production, a Kevin Spacey film — Bobby Darin


Coal miner's daughter [videodisc] by Universal Studios, Inc — Loretta Lynn

Game On!

Earn your Game On: Electrified badge by watching one of these films about the world of games.

Answer this! [videodisc] by Wrekin Hill Entertainment and ; Neka Films present ; produced by Mike Farah, Anna Wenger ; written & directed by Christopher Farah — Trivia games


California split [videodisc] by Columbia Pictures presents a Spelling/Goldberg production of a Robert Altman film ; written by Joseph Walsh ; produced by Robert Altman and Joseph Walsh ; directed by Robert Altman ; a Persky Bright/Reno feature — Poker


The Cincinnati Kid [videodisc] by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents a Martin Ransohoff production — Poker


The Flamingo kid [videodisc] by ABC Motion Pictures, Inc — Gin rummy


The hustler [videodisc] by Twentieth Century Fox — Billiards

More Movies About Sports

The bad news Bears [videodisc] by Paramount Pictures Corp.


Bobby Deerfield [videodisc] by Columbia pictures and Warner Bros presents


Chariots of fire [videodisc] by Allied Stars presents an Enigma production


The color of money [videodisc]


Eight men out [videodisc] by Orion Pictures Corporation


Fear strikes out [videodisc] by a Paramount picture


Final shot [videodisc]: the Hank Gathers story by Tribune Entertainment presents a James P. McGillen, Alexander/Enright Production

Books on Screen: Classic Outdoor Adventures

Read the book then watch the movie!