A Few of Our Favorite Things — Movies

Posted on April 13, 2017. Filed under: Fiction, Nonfiction | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

National Library Week is April 9th -15th. As a fun exercise, the Faculty & Staff want to share our favorite Movies. Some of these will be on display during National Library Week. Others will be available shortly.

0024543214076_p0_v2_s192x300Star Wars Trilogy
“Science fiction tales of derring-do, heroism and romance. Set in the future, they relate the adventures of Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, and Han Solo as they battle the forces of the evil Imperial army” (Descriptive content provided by Syndetics).

0024543968696_p0_v1_s192x300The Fault in our Stars
“Hazel and Gus share a sarcastic sense of humor, a distaste for the conventional, and ultimately a love that sweeps them on an unforgettable journey. Although the two teens face unlikely challenges with their health, their courage and dedication to each other prove that while life isn’t perfect, love can still be extraordinary…” (Descriptive content provided by Syndetics).

0883929241392_p0_v13_s192x300Argo
“On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants stormed the American embassy in Tehran and captured dozens of American hostages, sparking a 444-day ordeal. There’s a little-known footnote to the crisis: six Americans escaped and a mid level agent named Antonio Mendez devised an ingenious yet incredibly risky plan to rescue them” (Descriptive content provided by Syndetics).

0031398134664_p0_v2_s192x300Shakespeare in Love
“Plagued by debt, tormented by writer’s block and in desperate need of a new hit, promising new playwright Will Shakespeare finds his muse in the form of passionate young noblewoman Viola De Lesseps. Their forbidden love soon draws everyone, including Queen Elizabeth, into the drama, and inspires Will to write the greatest love story of all time: Romeo and Juliet” (Descriptive content provided by Syndetics).

0883929555222_p0_v1_s192x300Citizen Kane

“A wealthy newspaper publisher achieves tremendous social and political power, but fails to overcome the loneliness which plagues him throughout his life” (Descriptive content provided by Syndetics).

0043396512290_p0_v1_s192x300A League Of Their Own
“A washed-up ballplayer becomes coach to one of the All-American Girls Baseball league teams in 1943, and finds himself drawn back into the enthusiasm of the sport” (Descriptive content provided by Syndetics).

0013132597218_p0_v3_s118x184Silver Linings Playbook
“The story of a man who has lost everything, his house, his job, his wife, and how he creates his own silver linings from the bonds he forms with his family and friends” (Descriptive content provided by Syndetics).

0027616092199_p0_v2_s118x184The Princess Bride
“A lowly stable boy, Westley, pledges his love to the beautiful Buttercup, only to be abducted and reportedly killed by pirates while Buttercup is betrothed to the evil Prince Humperdinck. Even as Buttercup herself is kidnapped by a giant, a scheming criminal mastermind, and a master Spanish swordsman, a mysterious masked pirate (could it be Westley?) follows in pursuit” (Descriptive content provided by Syndetics).

0025192155321_p0_v1_s192x300K-PAX
“A psychiatrist begins treating a patient who claims to be an alien from the distant planet of K-PAX” (Descriptive content provided by Syndetics).

0883904099567_p0_v1_s118x184When Harry met Sally
“Will sex ruin a perfect relationship between a man and a woman? That’s what Harry and Sally debate during their first meeting and for the next eleven years” (Descriptive content provided by Syndetics).

0043396331549_p0_v2_s192x300Zombieland
“In a world that has become overrun with zombies, two men must figure out how to survive. Wimpy Columbus is afraid of his own shadow, while Tallahassee is the biggest, baddest, gun-toting zombie-slayer who ever lived. When they meet two sisters, Wichita and Little Rock, the four strike out for an amusement park that is said to be zombie-free. This mismatched group will have to rely on each other to survive, which could be worse than surrendering to the zombies” (Descriptive content provided by Syndetics).

-posted by Kevin Purtell

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