Sunday, February 22, 2009

It's the season for big, hot, green movies!

When March rolls around and snow is dumping down everywhere, that's when I crave jungle movies and tropical island movies! Anything to get lots of green on the screen.

CONGO is one of my favorite winter-busting movies. An expedition to return a sign-language-trained gorilla to the wild is used as cover for the actions of a communications company searching for their lost employees and an unscrupulous adventurer seeking King Solomon's diamond mines. Jungle hikes, whitewater rafting, and even an erupting volcano ought to warm your winter-ridden heart.

Disney's Tarzan is another favorite. Disney's most expensive animated movie of all time, so far. You might never again see the kind of care and detail that was lavished on animating the jungle envionment. The warm Hawaiian setting of Lilo and Stitch makes it another great cartoon for the winter.

What are your favorite winter movies?

Friday, February 13, 2009

Friday Night Movies at the library

They are free
There is free popcorn
There is free soda (in limited amounts)
There is NOT free babysitting: stay with your kids if they're too young to be alone.
We have movies about every other week, though the schedule is flexible.
The movies are projected on the wall of our meeting room.
Movies are not always pre-screened. We will warn you on the posters if it's rated PG-13 or higher.
We usually show a cartoon or short film before the actual movie for people who show up early (or late!)

Hope to see you at the movies!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Welcome to MovieSoup!

In this blog, I'll be posting news and information about the latest movies and showtimes at Muehl Public Library in Seymour, Wisconsin! Patrons of the Muehl Public Library, please feel free to post comments, requests and questions here if you have any for the Seymour Movie Diva! (I'm Colette, the one in the wolf T-shirt. Yeah, that's me.)

What's new and exciting?!

We just cashed in our Disney Movie Rewards points (yes, we save them! If you don't, and buy Disney movies we don't own, feel free to donate!) and got three Disney Movie Club releases.

So Dear To My Heart--This is the story of a boy raising a lamb for the county fair. It's live with some animated segments, and this is the first DVD release of it, I believe.
Little Dog Lost--The story of a lost Welsh Corgi, and its attempt to find a home. Based on the book Candy Come Home, Corgi owners have been pestering Disney to rerelease this one on video for ages.
Stub, the Best Cowdog in the West--Three cowdogs help a rancher hunt down a wild Brahma bull.

We have new anime as well! I'm especially fond of these Japanese animated series, so you'll hear a lot about this stuff.

The Wallfower--Sunako is scarred for life when the boy she confesses her love to tells her, "I don't like ugly girls." She becomes a terrifying, morbid Goth horror-movie fanatic. Her rich Auntie dumps her on the four pretty boys who rent her mansion, warning them that unless they can turn her into a proper lady, their rent will be tripled. Oh, no!

Death Note--Light Yagami seems like the perfect high school student. But then he finds a notebook dropped by a bored death god. The person whose name is written in the Death Note will die. Light decides to bring justice to the world by killing off all the criminals. Soon the wave of deaths is being investigated by the genius detective known only as "L." Will L discover the murderer's identity before Light learns his name? Nail-biting suspense in this cat-and-mouse thriller! The library has acquired the box set containing the first 20 episodes of the series, as well as the live-action moview based on it! (And the second Death Note movie will be arriving soon!)

Hope to see you around the library!