Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Hunger Games

Suzanne Collins' best-selling novel has earned a global following, sold more than 23 million copies in the United States alone, and has spent more than 3 years on the New York Times bestseller list.  The film adaptation is one of the most eagerly anticipated movies of 2012 and has earned critical raves as well as box-office success.

Set in a dystopian post-apocalyptic future in the nation of Panem, where boys and girls aged 12–18 must participate in the Hunger Games, a televised annual event in which the "tributes" are required to fight to the death, the story follows Katniss Everdeen's battle to for survival after volunteering to take her younger sister's place in the games.

Join us Sunday, Nov. 4th at 2:30 p.m. for a special screening of The Hunger Games

May the odds be ever in your favor.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Creature from the Black Lagoon is Coming . . .

A strange prehistoric beast lurks in the depths of the Amazonian jungle.

Join is Sunday, Oct. 28th, at 2:30 p.m. for a special screening of this classic Universal creature feature as we wrap up our Monster Mash Movie Madness series.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Monster Mash Continues with The Mummy!

Our Monster Mash Movie Madness series continues Sunday, Oct. 21st, with a screening of the 1932 Universal classic The Mummy starring the incomparable Boris Karloff.  Join us at 2:30 p.m., and remember not to read any ancient scrolls you might find out loud!

Friday, October 12, 2012

It Came from Another World!

Although viewers may be more familiar with John Carpenter's 1982 remake or the recent 2011 prequel also entitled "The Thing," the original 1951 film is still considered the cinematic blueprint for melding horror and science fiction.  Both the 1951 and 1982 films are based on the novella "Who Goes There?" by American science fiction writer John W. Campbell first published in the August 1938 issues of Astounding Science Fiction magazine, of which Campbell also became editor.

Read and/or download the original story of a remote research station terrorized by an enigmatic alien <here> and join us Sunday, Oct. 14th at 2:30 p.m. to view science fiction at its blood-curdling best! 

We'll discuss the short story and its film adaptations at our AfterParty Tuesday, Oct. 23rd at 6:30 p.m.

"Watch the skies, everywhere! Keep looking. Keep watching the skies!"

Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Movie Madness begins!

Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night,
may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright.

Join us Sunday, Oct. 7th @ 2:30 p.m. as we kick off our 3rd annual October movie series here at Avondale Library.  We'll be screening the 1941 classic The Wolf Man, starring Lon Chaney, Jr., Claude Rains and Bela Lugosi!