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Sometimes, the Academy gets it right. 

The triumph of Bong Joon-Ho’s masterpiece, Parasite, at the 92nd Academy Awards was thrilling, gratifying, and – frankly – surprising. The joke about the Oscars is that rarely does the year's best picture win Best Picture. This is why I wrote a blog last year, The Retroactive Academy Awards, to sort of re-examine previous winners and see if they still cut the mustard. 

In the grand 91-year long tradition of the Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, there has always been at least one category at which moviegoers and critics are shocked by a lack of nomination. Unfortunately, the final choice is not up to us as an audience, but rather to the the Academy. So with the Oscars coming up on Sunday, Feb. 9 and a DVD display about this exact topic at our Anythink Wright Farms location, it seems only fitting to look at some of the most infamous Oscar snubs.

This year in movies had a bit of a slow start. At the halfway point, I could only think of a piddly few that would likely rank as favorites, come year’s end. Well, here we are at that point, and luckily things have sped up, allowing me to produce a list of 10 favorite films of 2019.

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January 30, 2020 - 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Reconnect with friends at movie night. Contact our teen guide Madeline by email at mwetta@anythinklibraries.org to cast your vote for one of five book-to-movie adaptations. Votes accepted through Dec. 31. Appropriate for teens age 13 and older. Space is limited. Registration is requested. Please visit our online calendar to register.

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October 17, 2019 - 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Get into the holiday spirit by coming to discuss trends in horror films past and present, your favorite scary movies, and pay homage to horror and suspense classics. Refreshments will be provided, no registration required.

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September 17, 2019 - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

With so many great movies coming out all the time, odds are that we all miss a seeing a great flick from time to time. FOMO no more by joining Anythink for a mid-week movie night on the town! We’ll meet at Elvis Cinemas Arvada for fun, conversation, and a free movie. Appropriate for adults. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register and for information about this month’s viewing, which will be decided closer to the program date.

Elvis Cinemas Arvada is located at 5157 West 64th Avenue in Arvada, Colorado.

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As a child Reginald Dwight was shy and lonely, but possessed of an astonishing natural gift for the piano. Flash forward to Aug. 25, 1970, when the then 23-year-old would give a mind-blowing performance at the Troubadour, catapulting him into stardom. That fellow, the world now knows as Elton John, and this is his year.

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