Movies I Should've Seen By Now (But Haven't)

Posted on Friday, October 4, 2013 by Movies_and_Music

The Birds Lately I've been noticing that there are quite a few movies that everyone seems to have seen except for me. I finally decided to try and remedy that by watching a few of them: The first movie I decided to finally watch was Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds. Prior to watching this the only Hitchcock film I'd seen was Psycho, and I'm glad I found this . . . more »

Movies I Should've Seen By Now (But Haven't)

Posted on Friday, October 4, 2013 by Movies_and_Music

The Birds Lately I've been noticing that there are quite a few movies that everyone seems to have seen except for me. I finally decided to try and remedy that by watching a few of them: The first movie I decided to finally watch was Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds. Prior to watching this the only Hitchcock film I'd seen was Psycho, and I'm glad I found this . . . more »

Quest for Fire

Posted on Saturday, September 21, 2013 by Movies_and_Music

Image from the film Quest for Fire Ok, so the trailer is kind of strange, but trust me - THIS MOVIE IS GREAT! I saw it for the first time recently and was totally amazed, I can't believe I had never even heard of this film before I found it on the shelf. Now I feel I must tell everyone about it! As described on the back cover: "Set 80,000 years ago, . . . more »

Quest for Fire

Posted on Saturday, September 21, 2013 by Movies_and_Music

Image from the film Quest for Fire Ok, so the trailer is kind of strange, but trust me - THIS MOVIE IS GREAT! I saw it for the first time recently and was totally amazed, I can't believe I had never even heard of this film before I found it on the shelf. Now I feel I must tell everyone about it! As described on the back cover: "Set 80,000 years ago, . . . more »

What is a 'found footage' horror film and how do I find one?

Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by Movies_and_Music

V/H/S Maybe you've heard the term 'found footage' kicked around when it comes to films and wondered what it meant. Well, a found footage film is a movie, often a horror movie, that centers its plot around amateur film footage typically, but not always, left behind or 'found' in the aftermath of a disaster or event. Sometimes these types of films are called 'mockumentaries' due to . . . more »

What is a 'found footage' horror film and how do I find one?

Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by Movies_and_Music

V/H/S Maybe you've heard the term 'found footage' kicked around when it comes to films and wondered what it meant. Well, a found footage film is a movie, often a horror movie, that centers its plot around amateur film footage typically, but not always, left behind or 'found' in the aftermath of a disaster or event. Sometimes these types of films are called 'mockumentaries' due to . . . more »

Hello from the Music and Movies Team!

Posted on Friday, January 25, 2013 by Movies_and_Music

California Theater Stage, SJ CA (Photo of San Jose's California Theater from Wikimedia) For your consideration and enjoyment, the Music and Movies Team will be searching out the best and brightest music and movie choices to sample from the SCCLD collection. We also look forward to featuring movie and music related events at a SCCLD library near you! As you watch our pages, you will see postings from the experts . . . more »

Hello from the Music and Movies Team!

Posted on Friday, January 25, 2013 by Movies_and_Music

California Theater Stage, SJ CA (Photo of San Jose's California Theater from Wikimedia) For your consideration and enjoyment, the Music and Movies Team will be searching out the best and brightest music and movie choices to sample from the SCCLD collection. We also look forward to featuring movie and music related events at a SCCLD library near you! As you watch our pages, you will see postings from the experts . . . more »

Women Directors Rule!

Posted on Saturday, December 1, 2012 by Movies_and_Music

Winter's Bone The Sundance Film Institute's celebration of independent films will take place Jan. 17-27, 2013 and everyone's talking about how many women directors are competing this year. Half of the 16 entries in the domestic dramatic films competition are directed by women - an unprecedented number from an industry that often lacks female representation. Some attribute this to the success of Sundance's 2010 entry, "Winter's Bone" . . . more »