Don’t forget to register for our next two movies, Lone Survivor and The Grand Budapest Hotel! You can click on the blue links below to do so.
Friday, July 11, 2 – 4 PM : Lone Survivor
Lone Survivor, starring Mark Wahlberg, tells the story of four Navy SEALs on an ill-fated covert mission to neutralize a high-level Taliban operative who are ambushed by enemy forces in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan. Based on The New York Times bestseller, this story of heroism, courage and survival directed by Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights) also stars Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster and Eric Bana.
122 minutes; Rated R for strong bloody war violence and pervasive language. Registration is requested.
Friday, July , 2 – 3:45 PM : The Grand Budapest Hotel
Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune—all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.
Please note, the dialogue is fairly quiet for much of the movie, and it may be hard to understand.
99 minutes; Rated R for language, some sexual content, and violence. Registration is requested.
Summer is coming and that means movies. Lots of movies come out in the summer and your kids will most likely want to go and see at least one or two over their vacation. The real problem is you don’t know (until it’s far too late sometimes) what exactly is in these movies, despite the MPAA ratings. Here are a couple of websites that are dedicated to helping parents rate movies based on their content for things like violence, nudity, substance abuse and profanity: Kids In Mind and Common Sense Media.
Common Sense Media also reviews games, TV shows, apps, websites, books and music.
Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and/or to follow our blog to keep up with all the great stuff we have going on at FTPL! Such as our new Summer page with loads of information with our summer programs! Also, remember that we have a wide selection of movies here at the library available for checkout- you can even search by movie genre when you click on the Catalog Search button on our homepage.
Come join us as we watch The Wind in the Willows on Tuesday, May 27. The movie is 7 – 8:15 PM in our Community room. Bring your own picnic supper or just a dessert or snack to munch on while you enjoy this classic children’s novel brought to life on our large screen.
This Martin Gates film (1996) is closely based on the book The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame and takes place in the woods near a riverbank, where we meet Ratty, Mole, Badger – and Mr. Toad, whose love of fast cars lands him in jail. Can his friends help save Toad Hall from the stoats and weasels? Will Mr. Toad break out of jail?
Please register so that we can set up a table for your group.
Parent must accompany children at all times during the film.
Suitable for families, this film runs approx. 71 minutes.
Don’t forget to register for our next two movies, The Monuments Men and Philomena! Click on the blue links below to do so.
Friday, May 23, 2 – 4 PM : The Monuments Men
Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. As the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind’s greatest achievements. Rated PG-13 for some images of war violence and historical smoking; 172 minutes.
Friday, June 6, 2 – 3:45 PM : Philomena
Based on the investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, Philomena focuses on the efforts of Philomena Lee (Dench), mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock—something her Irish-Catholic community didn’t have the highest opinion of—and given away for adoption in the United States. In following church doctrine, she was forced to sign a contract that wouldn’t allow for any sort of inquiry into the son’s whereabouts. After starting a family years later in England and, for the most part, moving on with her life, Lee meets Sixsmith (Coogan), a BBC reporter with whom she decides to discover her long-lost son.