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Halston's Legacy

by Melanie - 1 Comment(s)

I promised to keep up with the fashion DVD reviews, and while searching to see what we had on Liza Minelli (how great was that blue streak at the Oscars?!), I came across the 2012 Tribeca film Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston.

Ultrasuede positions Halston as the first American designer to be accepted in Europe as a major player. Travelling with an entourage of models, Halston was so influential, he ended up in song lyrics by Chic and Billy Joel. Halston was the first to entertain a mass market line in nation-wide department stores. Ultimately, the documentary shows, this was his undoing. Although common now, designer clients then saw it as brand dissolution and walked away, while the average consumer found the line too pricey and didn't buy. Coupled with a turbulent relationship and the AIDS epidemic, this career move led to Halston's decline which parallelled or perhaps even caused the end of the disco era. What really endures, as Ultrasuede points out, is Halston's minimalist, draped designs and their influence on American fashion design.

You might also enjoy the feature film The Last Days of Disco and for books, the biography Simply Halston: The Untold Story. We also have Studio 54.

Enjoy a Free Film—On Us!

by Moe - 1 Comment(s)

SORRY FOLKS- ALL GONE

Check back often as tickets come up regularly and without notice

So here's the link to get free advanced screening passes to Jason Bateman's directorial debut — Bad Words.

Thursday, March 20, 2014 Show Time: 7:00 PM Eau Claire Market Cinemas

Your password/PIN code is MovieManiacsBadWordsCal

Guy Trilby (Bateman) is a 40-year old who finds a loophole in the rules of the National Quill Spelling Bee and decides to cause trouble by hijacking the competition. Contest officials, outraged parents, and overly ambitious 8th graders are no match for Guy, as he ruthlessly crushes their dreams of victory and fame. As a reporter attempts to discover his true motivation, Guy finds himself forging an unlikely alliance with a competitor: awkward 10-year old Chaitanya, who is completely unfazed by Guy's take-no-prisoners approach to life.

Rotten Tomatoes gives it 81%, IMDB rates it at 8/10 and it was a popular entry at TIFF this year. Comments range from unapologetically dark and hilarious, to vulgar and unnecessary. Judge for yourself...

THOR: The Dark World

by Moe - 2 Comment(s)

Join fellow movie lovers at Crowfoot library on Thursday March 20th at 6:30. This month we will be showing the new to DVD release THOR: The Dark World. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Stellan Skarsgard, Idris Elba, and Tom Hiddleston. It is directed by Alan Taylor who up until now has mostly directed television series, but ones with good credentials like Mad Men, Nurse Jackie and Game of Thrones. They must think he can manage the job because he's also at the helm of Terminator: Genesis, due for release in 2015.

Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, and some minor suggestive content. Action-packed, cool looking bad guys, good CGI, tons of other-worldly gizmos and Tom Hiddleston once again stealing the show as Loki.

No registration required and doors open at 6:00. Do what our regulars do---stop for a slurpee on the way in, bring a bag of popcorn and beat the holds list which curently stands at around 500 plus!

See you on the 20th..............................

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The 86th Oscars Have Come and Gone

by Moe - 0 Comment(s)

The 86th Oscars are now in the record books and the awards season winds down for another year. If you were one of the tens of millions (I have always doubted their bloated world wide estimate of one billion viewers) who watched you by now have formulated your own opinions on wins, losses and near misses. I found the ceremony rather boring this year, but they may have been trying to gain back a little dignity after Seth McFarlane last year. Ellen is a fine host and there were some good but no great moments. I thought Glenn Close, Sally Field and Bette Midler very good---John Travolta, Goldie Hawn and Kim Novak scary and without exception all the major's speeches rambling and longgggggg.

Now on to what really matters which is what does CPL have and how can I get my hands on it? Here's a quick tutorial for you that will help you narrow your search in our catalogue.

From our home page go into either Catalogue or Search the Catalgoue and in the All Fields drop down menu choose Subject and then enter a category that you are looking for such as;

Academy Awards Best Actress; Academy Awards Best Supporting Actor; Academy Awards Best Cinematography; Academy Awards Nominations 1964 etc, etc etc. Any film that we carry that meets these search terms will be displayed.

So of course for this year you would look for Academy Award Nominations 2013. This is a dynamic list and changes as new fims are released to DVD and become available. Also the 's' on Award can be something of a moving target, so try it both with and without.

March movies Central

by Moe - 0 Comment(s)

Join fellow movie lovers every Thursday in March in the John Dutton Theatre at the Central Libray from 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.

MARCH 6th The King and Four Queens (1956, 86 min) Not Rated. Adventure, comedy, mystery

CAST: Clark Gable, Eleanor Parker, Jean Willes, Barbara Nichols. PLOT: An opportunistic con man ingratiates himself with the cantankerous mother of four outlaws and their beautiful widows in order to find their hidden gold.

MARCH 13th Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012, 93 min.) Rated PG-13. Drama, fantasy.

CAST: Quvenzhane Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly. PLOT: Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love.

MARCH 20th Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012, 105 min) Rated PG. Comedy, drama, fantasy

CAST: Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, C. J. James. PLOT: A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears.

MARCH 27th Reap the Wild Wind (1942, 123 min) Not Rated. Action, adventure

CAST: John Wayne, Ray Milland, Paulette Goddard, Susan Hayward. PLOT: The captain of a salvage busines rescues valuables from the merchant ships wrecked by pirates.

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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