Middle Country Public Library Podcast
Episode 153 - Movie Chat: Little Women (2019)

Episode 153 - Movie Chat: Little Women (2019)

January 14, 2021

Sara spins the Wheel of Movies and lands on 2019's Little Women. Prepare yourself for a lively discussion on this unique version of the classic story.

Little Women stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, Timothée Chalamet, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, Louis Garrel, Meryl Streep and Chris Cooper.

Here's the IMDb listing: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3281548/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

MCPL cardholders can reserve a copy here: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b2013899

 

Episode 149 - Movie Chat: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Episode 149 - Movie Chat: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

December 17, 2020

In this very seasonal movie chat, we discuss 1989's holiday classic, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation!

MCPL cardholders can reserve their copy here: http://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1366526

 

Episode 145 - Movie Chat : Winged Migration

Episode 145 - Movie Chat : Winged Migration

November 19, 2020

Nicole's turn to pick a flick! This week it's our first "documentary," 2001's Winged Migration. It's about birds. And migration. But is this your typical documentary? Listen to find out.

Reserve your copy here with your MCPL library card: https://mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us/record=b1393767

IMDb listing here : https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0301727/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

A fantastic article about making the film by Patricia Thomson: https://www.patriciathomson.net/home/winged-migration

 

Episode 140 - Movie Chat : The Thing (1982)

Episode 140 - Movie Chat : The Thing (1982)

October 15, 2020

Sara has just the right movie for us to watch on this week's Movie Chat... 1982's The Thing, starring Kurt Russell and directed by horror legend John Carpenter. Be warned! There are spoilers ahead...

MCPL card holders can reserve the DVD here

Listen to Ennio Morricone's soundtrack via Hoopla Digital instantly here

Check out the IMDb listing

Episode 137 - Movie Chat : Ratatouille

Episode 137 - Movie Chat : Ratatouille

September 24, 2020

Sal's pick for the next movie chat is Disney/Pixar's 2007 gem, Ratatouille starring the voice talents of Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm, and Janeane Garofolo.

Have an MCPL card? Reserve the BluRay here.

Ratatouille on IMDb

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know about Ratatouille

Episode 134 - Movie Chat : Just Mercy

Episode 134 - Movie Chat : Just Mercy

September 3, 2020

This week it's Nicole's turn to pick a film, and she used an MCPL Teen's recommendation: 2019's Just Mercy, starring Michael B. Jordan and Jaime Foxx.

The film is based on a true story, and this book by Bryan Stevenson. MCPL cardholders: Use these embedded links if you'd like to reserve the DVD or BluRay.

If you'd like to learn more about the organization depicted in the film, the Equal Justice Initiative, click here.

If you want to take a look at the original 60 minutes interview mentioned in this episode, click here.

Episode 129 - Movie Chat : Alien

Episode 129 - Movie Chat : Alien

July 30, 2020

"In space, no one can hear you scream!"

It's Sara's turn to pick a movie, and she's selected the 1979 Sci-Fi Horror classic, Alien.

After a space merchant vessel receives an unknown transmission as a distress call, one of the crew is attacked by a mysterious life form and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun. The film stars Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Veronica Cartwright, Yaphey Kotto, and Harry Dean Stanton. It is directed by Ridley Scott.

Have an MCPL card? Reserve your copy of Alien here!

 

 

 

Episode 126 - Movie Chat : His Girl Friday (1940)

Episode 126 - Movie Chat : His Girl Friday (1940)

July 9, 2020

His Girl Friday is our next Movie Chat!

Starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell, this 1940 film is on many "Best of" and "Top 50" movie lists. It's available to view on Hoopla Digital for free with your library card. Does the podcast team like it? Listen and find out.

IMDb Listing is here

Stream the film for free with your MCPL card here. Description: "A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying." Directed by Howard Hawks.

 
 

 

Episode 117 - Movie Chat: Ex Machina

Episode 117 - Movie Chat: Ex Machina

May 7, 2020

Nicole has picked 2014's Ex Machina for this week's Movie Chat. You can stream this movie for FREE using your MCPL library card from either Hoopla Digital or Kanopy. See the links below for more information. SPOILERS AHEAD!

Ex Machina stars Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Oscar Isaac, and Sonoya Mizuno. It is written and directed by Alex Garland. It is rated R for language, violence, and graphic nudity. It was the Oscar winner for Best Achievement in Visual Effects and nominated for Best Screenplay.

View the IMDb listing here.

Watch for free with your MCPL library card on Hoopla Digital here or Kanopy here.

Episode 115 - Movie Chat: Freaks

Episode 115 - Movie Chat: Freaks

April 23, 2020

It's Sara's turn to pick a movie for Movie Chat, and this week it's Freaks starring Emile Hirsch and Bruce Dern. An entry in the 2018 Toronto Film Festival, this independent sci-fi thriller is about a little girl, her family, and her amazing powers. SPOILER ALERT - do not listen unless you want to be spoiled! 

Library card holders can view the film via Hoopla Digital here: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12646215

The IMDb record is here : https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8781414/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Read the reviews at Rotten Tomatoes here: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/freaks_2019

 

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