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In Memory of James Horner: 1953-2015

James Horner was a famed and Oscar-winning composer of contemporary classic films, including Aliens and Titanic, for which he won Academy Awards for both Best Original Score and Best Original Song. His career began slow in the late 1970s, but after two big successes in 1982 (48 Hrs. and Star Trek III: The Search For […]

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DVD Review: The Theory of Everything

I will be honest upfront: I find that I like biopics, especially those based on individuals who have to overcome tremendous obstacles. I am also a sucker for “un-actor-like” roles…meaning the actor or actress plays someone 360 degrees from their own self. But (and this is the very big stipulation) only if done well. Very […]

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DVD Review: Whiplash

I saw Whiplash late one night at the end of a three-movie-day before the Oscars in February, so I was tired and my eyelids were fighting me when seeing movie number three. As soon as Whiplash began, sleepiness was the furthest thing from my mind. I was captivated, disturbed, angry, shocked, and afraid. The movie […]

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Oscar Night at the Niles Library!

Another year, another Oscar Night Party at the Niles Library.  This, our 11th annual celebration, was once again a success. Sixty people watched, cheered and even shared fashion gossip with their friends and fellow movie buffs. We played trivia and many people walked out with door prizes, which included movie books, AMC Theatre gift cards […]

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Oscars-Winners

Pick the Winners Contest WINNERS!

The Niles Library’s annual PICK THE WINNERS Oscars contest is over and we have selected our 6 winners: Grand Prize is $30 to Portillo’s/$30 to AMC Theatres Five Runner-up Prizes are $10 to Portillo’s/$10 to AMC Theatres   Grand Prize: Zina K. (all 8 correct) Runner-up: Eunice S. (7 correct) Runner-up: Ed O.  (7 correct) […]

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