Music and Movies

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 »

How Did They Know?

Posted on Monday, September 30, 2013 by coffeecritic

Lawrence Anthony elephants Lawrence Anthony, bestselling author of The Elephant Whisperer, devoted his life to the rehabilitation of traumatized African elephants. He had developed a unique relationship with a wild herd of elephants which he had rescued and brought to Thula Thula, his game reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. On March 7, 2012, he died of a heart attack. According to reports, two days after his passing, the . . . more »

2013 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Music Festival - FREE in Golden Gate Park, October 4-6

Posted on Friday, September 27, 2013 by Movies_and_Music

The Lion's Roar The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass (HSB) music festival is a yearly, free event held in Golden Gate Park the first weekend of October and features class-acts in Bluegrass, Rock, Folk and Country music. The festival began in 2001 and was conceived and subsidized by SF venture capitalist Warren Hellman, a musician and music fan who wanted to give the people of the Bay Area the gift . . . more »

And the Emmy Winners Are ...

Posted on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 by coffeecritic

The 2013 Emmys have been awarded, and in the category of Mini-series or TV Movie, your SCCLD library has many of the Emmy winners and nominees: Behind The Candelabra Emmy Winner for Outstanding Miniseries/Movie Michael Douglas for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries/Movie Steven Soderbergh for Outstanding Directing of a Miniseries/Movie Check out the book! The Big C Emmy Winner for Laura Linney for Outstanding . . . more »

Watch Out For Sally Hawkins

Posted on Monday, September 23, 2013 by fillups

Sally Hawkins in Blue Jasmine Cate Blanchett has been justifiably drawing raves and Oscar buzz for her stunning performance in Woody Allen's film Blue Jasmine. However, there is one other Oscar worthy performance from an actress who might be less familiar to most people. English actress, Sally Hawkins turns in a natural and winning performance as Jasmine's sister Ginger, whose natural warmth and generosity contrast with Jasmine's upper class affectations. . . . 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 »

K-Pop for Beginners

Posted on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by klarakim

There's a Korean harvest festival called Chuseok that's hundreds of years old and is being celebrated this week. You can celebrate too by hanging out with your family, eating Korean food, and listening to fabulous k-pop! The library can help you with the k-pop part but you will have to supply your own family and Korean food, sorry. Here, maybe this delightful gif will make . . . more »

Master Storyteller, Hayao Miyazaki and His Anime Films

Posted on Friday, September 13, 2013 by Missgina

Recently, I have been on a Studio Ghibli marathon (the same Japanese animation company which features Hayao Miyazaki’s films) mostly because our library aquired the re-released bluray set of Miyazaki’s movies. I started out with My Neighbor Totoro because that was the first film I had ever seen of his when I was younger, and wouldn’t you know it, it STILL made me feel happy. . . . more »

It's Like Shakespeare, Man!

Posted on Friday, September 13, 2013 by coffeecritic

Forbidden Planet Many of Shakespeare's plays have been adapted for the screen, and we have an abundance of choices when it comes to viewing a Shakespeare film. We can see Kenneth Branagh as "Hamlet" in the longest version of the play, Mel Gibson in a more abbreviated adaptation, or Ethan Hawke delivering "To Be or Not To Be" in a video store. Still, all of these movies . . . more »

New Music for September @ SCCLD

Posted on Monday, September 9, 2013 by fillups

Ariana Grande Yours Truly CD Cover Check out some of the new music coming to the library. Click here, for a more complete list of the new titles for September. Interested in more Teen stuff??? Check out the SCCLD Teen Page. --Don Yours Truly by Ariana Grande 20/20 Experience #2 [PA] by Justin Timberlake Where Does This Door Go by Mayer Hawthorne Nothing Was The Same [PA] by Drake Now That's . . . more »

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