Tag: movies

2016 is going to be a great year for readers and moviegoers. With so many books being translated into movies, there is a little bit of something for every type of reader. Just like Anythink's blog post for book-to-movie adaptations in 2015, this year has its own list of movies we can't wait to see. If you haven't read any of the books on this list, check them out before they hit the big screen.

February 4, 2016 - 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Join this teen-run club exploring the literary and cinematic elements of horror in books, movies, and games. Movies rated PG-13 or lower may be shown. Appropriate for students ages 13-18 only. Space is limited; registration is recommended. 

Event Type: 
Book Club
Age: 
Teen

More and more, Futureland is starting to look like Nowland. In places like Japan, you already have robotic receptionists, waiters and other personnel staff.  Here, most of our robots don’t have legs, but whether you realize it or not, robots are everywhere from smartphones to home automation to touchscreen ordering. We have machines that can “think,” “see,” and “hear,” and respond in a way that best suits our lifestyle. Is it the rise of the machines?

A scene from the movie "Beaches"

Confession: Sometimes I need a good cry. A sobbing, runny-nose, eyes-swollen, whole-box-of-tissue cry. I’m not sure why or what brings on this sudden urge. I’m never aware of this feeling approaching. It’s not like I can say to myself, “Self, I think you’ll feel like crying tomorrow so you better go buy a new pair of shoes today in hopes of warding it off.” Nope, it never happens like that. All of sudden, it just hits me and there it is – I need to cry. Not just one or two tears, but the open-the-flood-gates kind of cry.

Originally, I was going to write a 5-star review for the new box-office hit, The Monuments Men. However, numerous reviews are already available (check out: MetaCritic). Thus, let us take a different review adventure:The Monuments Men preview trailers. I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite things about the theater is getting to view the new movie trailers. They tend to stir just as much excitement, disappointment and conversation as the movie.

Stream instantly. It's that easy. Hoopla digital, the latest resource available to all Anythink customers, allows you to stream a variety of media directly to your device, whether that’s a movie on your tablet or the latest album on your smartphone. Ideal for those who love services like Netflix and Spotify, hoopla digital rolls up music, movies, TV shows and audiobooks into one spot that’s easy to browse and navigate. All you need is your Anythink card and an email address.

The Fugitive Movie Poster

Best Television-Inspired Movies:

Television shows often end too early or not early enough. Movies based on television shows can be retreads of old materials or new spins on old classic themes. When thinking about movies based on television shows, there are many more groan-inducing experiences and a lesser amount of engrossing experiments. There are a few movies that extend or breathe new air in their universe and here is a list of some of my favorites.

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