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Friday, July 29, 2016

Author in the Spotlight: Megan Abbott

I haven't done an author spotlight in a while so I'll get right to it.
Megan Abbott is all over the place!

She has a brand new book out 
and it's just in time for the summer Olympics.



You Will Know Me is the story of a high school girl trying to make the national team, 
but I can say no more.  



Abbott loves her crime stories and 
we're sure happy to read them!
We have ALL three.

Currently, "she’s writing the pilot for a Dare Me series, which is in development at HBO, and The Fever, is in development at TNT." - JG interview featured below.

Read more about this below in her recent interviews:

NYT By the Book Interview

Wall Street Journal Interview

Jessica Goldstein Interview

You will want to know this author!




Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Since there is a weather delay for the 7th season of Game of Thrones...

Don't panic.




You have ample time to binge watch seasons 1-6 
or
read the books that started 
this whole crazy, fun, scary and incredibly enjoyable series!

We have all the DVDs.
We have all the books.

This is the throne in question, btw.
Not just any throne, mind you.
It's the Iron Throne.  
Why is it called the Iron Throne?
Read or watch to find out.




Saturday, July 23, 2016

DVDs available Tuesday, July 26th...

Criminal [DVD + Digital]



Criminal -    In a last-ditch effort to stop a diabolical plot, a dead CIA operative's memories, secrets, and skills are implanted into a death-row inmate in hopes that he will complete the operative's mission. Directed by Ariel Vromen. Starring: Kevin Costner, Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot.  



Sing Street

Sing Street -  (Foreign) A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes. Directed by John Carney. Starring:  Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Aidan Gillen, Maria Doyle Kennedy. 


Midnight Special (DVD)And this just in...

Midnight Special - A father and son go on the run, pursued by the government and a cult drawn to the child's special powers. Directed by Jeff Nichols. Starring: Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst

Thursday, July 21, 2016

And yet another sci-fi title makes it to the screen...


will become an Amazon mini-series!  

An instant Staff Pick at the Merrick Library--I pressed it into many hands back in 2014.

In an earlier post, I said that you don't have to like sci-fi to enjoy the story. Think Tom Perotta's, "The Leftovers".

So what's this one about?  I'll let Deadline.com fill you in: 

"Strange New Things, which Deadline wrote about in April, was penned by Matt Charman, with Kevin MacDonald set to direct. An adaptation of Michel Faber’s praisBook Of Strange New Thingsed 2014 book The Book Of Strange New Things, the story revolves around Peter Leigh, an English pastor who embarks on the journey of a lifetime into deep space that takes him light years away from his beloved wife, Bea. Described as “Heart Of Darkness in space,” Strange New Things is an epic with a heart-wrenching love story of a husband and wife with the universe between them at the center. Charman, MacDonald and Andy Harries exec produce.
Iconic musician Brian Eno will provide music and soundscape for the series, believed to be one of the most ambitious TV projects ever to emanate from the UK." - Deadlione.com

Can you hear me now about these cool sci/fi books to screen? 
  Ash vs Evil Dead tv show smiling starz grin

Monday, July 18, 2016

DVDs available Tuesday, July 19th...

A Perfect Day


A Perfect Day - A group of aid workers work to resolve a crisis in an armed conflict zone. Directed by Fernando León de Aranoa. Starring:  Benicio Del Toro, Tim Robbins, Olga Kurylenko.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice -   Fearing that the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman takes on the Man of Steel, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs. Directed by Zack Snyder. Starring:  Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams.
 

Elvis & Nixon

Elvis & Nixon - The untold true story behind the meeting 
between Elvis Presley, the King of Rock 'n Roll, and President Richard Nixon, resulting in this revealing, yet humorous moment immortalized in the most requested photograph in the National Archives. Directed by Liza Johnson. Starring: Kevin Spacey, Michael Shannon, Alex Pettyfer.  
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 -    A Portokalos family secret brings the beloved characters back together for an even bigger and Greeker wedding. Directed by Kirk Jones. Starring:  Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Michael Constantine. 




Miles AheadMiles Ahead -  An exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis. Directed by Don Cheadle. Starring: Don Cheadle, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Ewan McGregor.  

Orphan Black: Season Four



Orphan Black: Season 4 - A streetwise hustler is pulled into a compelling conspiracy after witnessing the suicide of a girl who looks just like her.  Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris

Thursday, July 14, 2016

The Beach Reads are Here!

There are SO many titles 
to take with you this summer...

We really like this list of ten:



I've read these 5 out of the ten featured,
   
 

so if you'll excuse me, I'll get right to the next five.


Sunday, July 10, 2016

DVDs available Tuesday, July 12th...

The Divergent Series: Allegiant [DVD + Digital]The Divergent Series: Allegiant - After the earth-shattering revelations of Insurgent, Tris must escape with Four beyond the wall that encircles Chicago, to finally discover the shocking truth of the world around them. Directed by Robert Schwentke. Starring:  Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Jeff Daniels. 
Green Room [DVD + Digital]
 Green Room - After witnessing a murder, a punk rock band is forced into a vicious fight for survival against a group of maniacal skinheads. Directed by  Jeremy Saulnier. Starring:  Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Patrick Stewart, Alia Shawkat.


Miracles from HeavenMiracles From Heaven -   A young girl suffering from a rare digestive disorder finds herself miraculously cured after surviving a terrible accident. Directed by Patricia Riggen. Starring:  Jennifer Garner, Kylie Rogers, Martin Henderson.
My Golden Days
 My Golden Days -  [Foreign]  Paul is preparing to leave Tajikistan, while thinking back on his adolescent years. His childhood, his mother's madness, the parties, the trip to the USSR where he lost his virginity, the friend who betrayed him and the love of his life. Directed by  Arnaud Desplechin. Starring: Quentin Dolmaire, Lou Roy-Lecollinet, Mathieu Amalric.

The Young MessiahThe Young Messiah - Tells the story of Jesus Christ at age seven as he and his family depart Egypt to return home to Nazareth. Told from his childhood perspective, it follows young Jesus as he grows into his religious identity. Directed by  Cyrus Nowrasteh. Starring:  Adam Greaves-Neal, Vincent Walsh, Sara Lazzaro.