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Celebrating 50 Trashy Years of John Waters

From September 5-14, fans of John Waters can enjoy a retrospective of his film career, courtesy of the Film Society of Lincoln Center. "50 Years of John Waters: How Much Can you Take?" will showcase 12 of the "Pope of Trash"'s most influential films. Here are some books to read before or after taking in the series.Read More ›

Get On Up: Review Of The James Brown Movie

“All musical instruments are drums,” says Chad Boseman, convincingly portraying James Brown. Words were drums, too, to “The Godfather Of Soul.”Read More ›

Godzilla: Monster, Metaphor, Pop Icon

When many of us think of Godzilla, we think of awkward dubbing and a man in a rubber suit running around crushing model cities while occasionally fighting along side or against other monsters. My first exposure to Godzilla came from watching re-runs of the adorable yet absolutely cringe-worthy Hanna-Barbera animated series as a child. But Godzilla represents far more than the child-friendly hero of the cartoon I fondly remember. Godzilla is an international film icon and his appeal goes beyond audiences' appetite for destruction.Read More ›

Mad Men: The Beginning of the End

It has been a long and memorable ride, unlike any other on television. But the final season of Mad Men begins April 13. It's the beginning of the end. Whatever will be, will be. The first episode of Mad Men was set in March 1960. Season 6 ended in November 1968. That's eight years and eight months. Where does that leave us? [spoiler alert!]Read More ›

January 2014 DVD Releases... Reserve Your Copy Now!

In the month of January, many great DVD movies are coming to the Library. Reserve titles now using the Library's Catalog.

If you're looking for a biographical drama (I never have been looking for one, but hey we've got five this month!) then check out January's releases of Lee Daniels' The Butler,

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December 2013 DVD Releases... Reserve Your Copy Now!

In the month of December, many great DVD movies are coming to the Library. Reserve titles now using the Library's Catalog.

If you're looking for some an action-packed night from the comfort of your own home, then check out the December DVD releases of The Wolverine, The 

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November 2013 DVD Releases... Reserve Your Copy Now!

In the month of November, many great DVD movies are coming to the Library. Reserve titles now using the Library's Catalog.

If you're looking for some laughs, November brings many great comedy DVD titles to the Library with Grown Ups 2, Clear History,

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October 2013 DVD Releases... Reserve Your Copy Now!

In the month of October, many great DVD movies are coming to the Library. Reserve titles now using the Library's Catalog.

October brings many great family DVD titles to the Library with The Croods, Monsters University, and re-releases of

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September 2013 DVD Releases... Reserve Your Copy Now!

In the month of September, many great DVD movies are coming to the Library. Reserve titles now using the Library's Catalog.

September brings some of the summer's biggest blockbusters to DVD with releases of Star Trek: Into Darkness, World War Z

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VEEP! A Review

One of my favorite shows on HBO, VEEP, just wrapped up its second season this summer.

In case you didn't know, this show follows around the fictional Vice President (VP) of the United States: Selina Meyer, played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus (who also played Elaine Benes in the television sitcom

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August 2013 DVD Releases... Reserve Your Copy Now!

In the month of August, many great DVD movies are coming to the Library. Reserve titles now using the Library's Catalog.

August is a month full of big Hollywood DVD releases with Oblivion, Olympus Has Fallen,

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The Wonder Years: Music and References from Season One

What would you do if I sang out of tune? Would you stand up and walk out on me?

I don't know about you, but certain songs are for me forever associated with certain movies and television shows.

What do you think of when you hear Roy Orbison's "In Dreams"? How about when you hear Stealers Wheel's "Stuck in the Middle With 

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June/July 2013 DVD Releases... Reserve Your Copy Now!

Our upcoming DVDs blog took a little break in June, but we're back with tons of great DVD movies coming to the Library. Reserve titles now using the Library's Catalog to pre-order upcoming July releases, or to catch up on June releases.

June and July have a lot of great action releases with

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Mad Men on the Menu

You are what you eat is the common adage, but What you eat describes who you are is more appropriate for circa 1960s Madison Avenue and New York City.

The power lunch. Two-for-one happy hour. The business dinner. A sandwich from the corner diner. Scotch at 11am.

Food and drink play an important role in Mad Men.

The production design certainly gives the show an air of visual authenticity and nothing grounds a 

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Create Your Own Classic Film Festival

Mildred Pierce (T Photo B, Billy Rose Theatre Division)The fourth annual TCM Classic Film Festival, held April 25 to 28 in Hollywood, included screenings of roughly 80 films and featured at least as many special guests, including Jane Fonda, Eva Marie Saint, Max von Sydow, and Mel Brooks. Festivalgoers got to watch Fonda add her hand and footprints to the TCL (formerly Graumann's) Chinese Theatre forecourt, listen to Tippi Hedren discuss her experience working with Alfred Hitchcock, 

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The Man From Nowhere vs. Taken

"I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you." (imdb.com)

These are the famous 

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NYC Summer at Mid-Manhattan Library

May 2013 DVD Releases... Reserve Your Copy Now!

In the month of May, many great DVD movies are coming to the Library. Reserve titles now using the Library's Catalog.

May is a great month for movies based on books with DVD releases like Jack Reacher, Safe Haven,

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Celebrate the Mad Men Season Premiere in ’60s Style

The sixth season of AMC’s hit show Mad Men premieres on Sunday, April 7. If you’re interested in throwing a historically accurate premiere party, or you just want to learn more about the 1960s, NYPL offers plenty of groovy resources.

Just how accurate can you be in staging a premiere party? The real question is what moment in time will Season 6 rejoin the lives of Mad Men’s fictional characters. Although AMC is remaining mum on how much time has passed since the end of Season 5, it does acknowledge that a time jump occurs. Based on the fact that 

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April 2013 DVD Releases... Reserve Your Copy Now!

In the month of April, many great DVD movies are coming to the Library. Reserve titles now using the Library's Catalog.

We've got more Academy Award nominated DVD movie releases in April with Django Unchained, The Impossible, and

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