Middle Country Public Library Podcast
Episode 231 - Movie Chat : Vicious Fun

Episode 231 - Movie Chat : Vicious Fun

July 14, 2022

It's time for another movie chat and SPOILER ALERT we will be chatting about Sara's pick, Vicious Fun, a "Horror-Comedy" from 2020. 

Here's the IMDb listing https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11778118/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

Have an MCPL card and want to reserve your copy? Go here : http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us:2084/record=b2088466

 

Episode 221 - Movie Chat Special : The Star Wars Saga (Part II)

Episode 221 - Movie Chat Special : The Star Wars Saga (Part II)

May 4, 2022

May the 4th be with you!

On this May 4, 2022 we celebrate Star Wars with the second of our three part series on the Star Wars Saga. This week, we use the force on Nicole and convince her to watch the original three Star Wars films (or the "middle three" in story chronological order):

Star Wars : Episode 4 - A New Hope

Star Wars : Episode 5 - The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars : Episode 6 - The Return of the Jedi

MCPL cardholders can take out the trilogy here : https://tinyurl.com/starwarsmc1

Want to listen to Part 1? Get it here:

https://www.mcplpodcast.com/e/episode-196-movie-chat-special-the-star-wars-saga-part-i/

 

Episode 211 - Movie Chat : Eagle vs Shark

Episode 211 - Movie Chat : Eagle vs Shark

February 24, 2022

Nicole's Movie Chat for this week is 2007's Eagle vs Shark, starring Loren Taylor and Jemaine Clement. Directed by Taika Waititi.

From IMDb : The tale of two socially-awkward misfits and the strange ways they try to find love: through revenge on high-school bullies, burgers, and video games. 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0494222/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Reserve a copy with your MCPL library card here : http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1477010

Amazon Prime members, click here to watch instantly : https://www.amazon.com/Eagle-Vs-Shark-Loren-Horsley/dp/B09FXSFV8Y/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3GN4V5I3TAJ3W&keywords=eagle+vs+shark&qid=1644955379&s=instant-video&sprefix=eagle+vs+shark%2Cinstant-video%2C46&sr=1-1

 

 

Episode 204 - Movie Chat : The Matador (2005)

Episode 204 - Movie Chat : The Matador (2005)

January 6, 2022

We kick the new year off with a movie chat! 

Sara's cinephile co-worker suggested this one: The Matador, from 2005 starring Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear, and Hope Davis. Written and directed by Richard Shepard.

Julian Noble is an unshaven, unnerved and unpredictable freelance assassin, who happens to encounter desperate businessman Danny Wright in the bar of a modern Mexico City hotel. Danny is intrigued when Julian reveals that he's a "facilitator of fatalities," and his wife becomes equally fascinated when Julian shows up unexpectedly, six months later, at Danny's home in Denver. Having lost his touch as a reliable hit-man, Julian needs Danny's help with "one last job," but the logistics of Julian's lethal profession brings them both in contact with other employees out to get Julian.

You can watch this movie instantly with your MCPL library card and a free Hoopla Digital account here: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/13972517

Or if you like, you can watch it (albeit with commercials) here at IMDb TV: https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/amzn1.dv.gti.3b587200-4047-43a5-a9d5-2e14714f7f51?ref=imdb_web&autoplay=1&ref_=imdbref_tt_wbr_fdv&tag=imdbtag_tt_wbr_fdv-20

Also available from our vast DVD collection. Reserve a copy here: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1434144

If you want to read trivia or see detailed information about this film, check out the IMDb record https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0365485/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

 

Episode 196 - Movie Chat Special : The Star Wars Saga (Part I)

Episode 196 - Movie Chat Special : The Star Wars Saga (Part I)

November 11, 2021

Star Wars, which can arguably be called one of the greatest cinematic series of our time, has recently become a somewhat divisive subject among fans. Even more unbelievable, our very own Nicole had not seen the majority of the movies. This is the first episode of a three part series in which Sara and Sal try to "make it right." (By forcing Nicole to watch!!!)

Join us for a super-sized and downright lively Movie Chat as the team discusses the first three chapters of the Star Wars Saga: The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith.

We have so many things Star Wars in our collection, from movies to books to much more. You can check it all out here: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us:2084/search/?searchtype=Y&searcharg=star+wars&sortdropdown=-&SORT=D&extended=0&SUBMIT=Search&searchlimits=&searchorigarg=aa

 

Episode 192 - Movie Chat : The Descent

Episode 192 - Movie Chat : The Descent

October 14, 2021

Our next Movie Chat is a spooky one just in time for Halloween: The Descent (2005) starring Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, and Alex Reid. Directed by Neil Marshall. This UK horror flick is sure to stir up some emotions...but be warned: there be big spoilers ahead!

Watch the film on demand using your MCPL library card on Kanopy here. Or reserve a DVD copy here.

Here is the alternate ending (also known as the "UK" ending or the "better" ending) :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kxz2ueA3ok

 

Episode 188 - Movie Chat : John Wick

Episode 188 - Movie Chat : John Wick

September 16, 2021

This week we discuss the popular 2014 flick, John Wick starring Keanu Reeves. 

 

Here's the IMDb listing: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2911666/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Have a card with MCPL? Reserve your copy here : https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1665922

 

Episode 180 - Movie Chat : The Birthday Cake

Episode 180 - Movie Chat : The Birthday Cake

July 22, 2021

Another movie chat, and this time Nicole has spun the wheel to land on a new flick, The Birthday Cake. Is it delicious or deadly? Listen to find out. PS - there will be spoilers, obviously!

MCPL patrons can reserve a copy here: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b2064580

Here's the IMDb listing: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10719958/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

That scene from Family Guy : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvpNdwh__Fc

 

Episode 170 - Movie Chat : Dreamland

Episode 170 - Movie Chat : Dreamland

May 13, 2021

"Did you actually watch this movie, Sal?!"

That... plus much more from the podcast team as we discuss 2019's Dreamland, starring Margot Robbie and Finn Cole!

If you haven't seen the film yet and want to know what we are talking about (and confirm whether or not Sal actually WATCHED the film), you can reserve it with your MCPL card:

DVD http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b2041216

BluRay http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b2041217

IMDb listing: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5294522/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

 

Episode 166 - Movie Chat : Tesla

Episode 166 - Movie Chat : Tesla

April 15, 2021

Nikola Tesla was a brilliant man whose research and inventions led the way to the pleasantries in life we take for granted today. We spun the Movie Chat Wheel and it landed on Tesla (2020) starring Ethan Hawke and Eve Hewson. Was it everything we hoped for? Eh...not so much, but it's worth a listen to this week's discussion and you can decide for yourself.

If anything, this week's episode will perhaps pique your interest in Tesla.

Tesla is available at the library for MCPL cardholders to take out in DVD format here: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b2046217 and BluRay here: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b2046218. You can also watch on Hulu, if you subscribe.

Some interesting links:

Tesla on IMDb

The Oatmeal : Why Tesla was the Greatest Geek Who Ever Lived

Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe

 

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