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Adult Services Staff Picks: Favorite Movies of 2017

Both 2016 Films that came out on DVD in 2017 and films made in 2017 qualify. (CC) = Cecilia C., Adult Services Librarian (GU) = Greta U., Adult Services Librarian Abacus: Small Enough to Fail (2016) – Steve James, director – Documentary (CC) – My favorite doc of the year by acclaimed filmmaker James’ known […]

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90th Academy Award Nominations

In a year where Hollywood is mired in controversy, the 90th Academy Award nominations, announced on Tuesday, January 23, were as non-controversial as possible.  A female director (Greta Gerwig) was nominated (only the fifth one ever) and an African-American (Jordan Peele) director was nominated for directing a movie about extreme racism.  Yes, there were some […]

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LEAN ON ME, director John Avildsen, on-set, 1989, ©Warner Bros. /

In Memory of John G. Avildsen: 1935-2017

Winning a Best Director Oscar for 1976’s Rocky, Avildsen was one of the top directors of the day.  He followed his success of Rocky with directing the movies of the Karate Kid franchise in the 1980s. The Formula Joe The Karate Kid (1984) The Karate Kid Part II (1986) Lean On Me Rocky (also on […]

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