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Scoop

Scoop is no Match Point. Woody Allen’s VERY serious and VERY Allen-less film Match Point was a favorite of mine in 2006 (it was released the end of 2005). So, when Scoop came along, I was excited…I mean it has a couple of the Match Point similarities. 1. It is set in London…of which Match […]

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Kate and Leopold

Not exactly realistic, but a fun tale of a 19th Century duke who travels through time to meet his new wife in the present day. This film reminded me of the classic films of the 1940s and 1950s where believability was not necessarily a requirement. The “un”believeable part is the time-travel element that transports Hugh […]

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Groundhog Day

In this Harold Ramis film (shot in Woodstock, IL), Bill Murray finds out what it is like to relive one day over and over again, giving himself the time to examine his less-than-personable behavior. The story starts with Murray’s gruff and cruel weatherman character covering the annual “Groundhog Day” festivities in Pennsylvania. He is on […]

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Field of Dreams

I have to confess that I really thought this movie was too hokey when I first saw it in the theaters. I was a HUGE Kevin Costner fan at the time and so it was essential I see it. I was 14 at the time and I thought this film was OK, but nothing special […]

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Fantasy RoadTrip Contest

Guess what? This summer, you could win an 8GB iPod Touch and signed audiobooks from Listening Library. Here’s How: First, pick a character (or characters!) from your favorite fantasy book series. Then imagine: If you could go on a road trip with them, where would you go? What would you do along the way? How would you […]

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Play Dungeons & Dragons!

Play an updated version of the classic role-playing adventure game.  When: Monday August 4 and Monday August 11, 3:00-5:00pm Where: large meeting room @ the Niles Public Library, 6960 Oakton St. Everyone who plays will take home a kit that includes character cards, dice, and figurines! 0000

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