2018 SAG Awards

Film

Cast in a motion picture
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”Three_Billboards_Outside_Ebbing,_Missouri

Female actor in a leading role
Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Male actor in a leading role
Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour

Female actor in a supporting role
Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”

Male actor in a supporting role
Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Stunt ensemble in a motion picture
Wonder Woman

Lifetime achievement award
Morgan Freeman

Television

Female actor in a comedy seriesveep
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep

Male actor in a comedy series
William H. Macy, “Shameless

Ensemble in a comedy series
Veep

Female actor in drama series
Claire Foy, “The Crown

Male actor in drama series
Sterling K. Brown, “This is Us

Ensemble in a drama series
This is Us

Female actor in a television movie or miniseries
Nicole Kidman, “Big Little Lies

Male actor in a television movie or miniseries
Alexander Skarsgard, “Big Little Lies

Stunt ensemble in a comedy or drama series
Game of Thrones

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January Staff Picks

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Dragana’s Picks
wind at my back

TV Series: Wind At My Back

If you liked the Anne of Green Gables and Road to Avonlea, you will love this Canadian TV series about the life in the small mining town during the time of depression in 1930s.

Great Courses Audio: Books That Have Made History: Booksbooks that have made history That Can Change Your Life

This 3-part series of lectures by the University of Oklahoma professor Rufus Fears presents the personal choices of some of the most essential writings in history, ranging in time from the 3rd millennium B.C. to the 20th century, and in locale from Mesopotamia and China to Europe and America.

Jamie’s Picks

you've got mailMovie: You’ve Got Mail

My all-time favorite romantic comedy (maybe my all-time favorite movie). In true Nora Ephron form, the characters are quirky and the dialogue is perfect. Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks are a duo for the ages.Damien_Rice_O_album_cover

CD: Damien Rice – O 

Contains the popular song “The Blower’s Daughter,” and while that song is pretty good, I end up playing “Delicate” over and over again. Singer/songwriter coffeehouse vibes.

Jessie’s Picks

father brownTV Series: Father Brown

“Celebrated author GK Chesterton’s beloved character, Father Brown, is brilliantly brought to life in this charming ten-part BBC series starring Mark Williams (Harry Potter, Doctor Who). With the warmth of The Vicar of Dibley, the intellect of Miss Marple, the humour of Father Ted and the intrigue of Sherlock Holmes, Father Brown is a fresh new take on a classic genre. Set in the 1950s in the heart of the English countryside, Father Brown is a kindly cleric with a particular talent for solving crimes. Many years spent hearing confessions have given him an uncanny insight into the workings of the criminal mind, and in each episode the enigmatic priest discovers the truth of a crime by looking into the truth of the soul, the passions, dark secrets, hidden desires.”

Videogame: Little Big Planet 3 220px-LittleBigPlanet_3_boxart

“Sackboy, the knitted knight has been equipped with an all-new climbing ability and brand-new power-ups including the amazing Pumpinator. In LittleBigPlanet 3, explore a world filled with creativity as you explore all corners of the Imagisphere, meet the inhabitants of the mysterious planet Bunkum and face the nefarious Newton. Discover a variety of surprises that the LittleBigPlanet Community have created and shared for you to enjoy, with new levels and games to play every day. Then if you’re feeling inspired, flex your creative muscles with the powerful and intuitive customization tools, to bring your own imagination to life in LittleBigPlanet 3.”

Kim’s Picks

the alpsAudiobook: The Alps: A Human History from Hannibal to Heidi and Beyond by Stephen O’Shea

“For centuries the Alps have seen the march of armies, the flow of pilgrims and Crusaders, the feats of mountaineers and the dreams of engineers and some 14 million people live among their peaks today. In The Alps, Stephen O’Shea takes readers up and down these majestic mountains, journeying through their 500-mile arc across France, Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, Austria, and Slovenia. Along the way, he explores the reality behind Hannibal and his elephants’ famous crossing in 218 BCE; he reveals how the Alps have profoundly influenced culture from Frankenstein to Heidi to The Sound of Music; and he visits the spot where Arthur Conan Doyle staged Sherlock Holmes’s death scene, the bloody site of the Italians’ retreat in World War I, and Hitler’s notorious vacation house, the Eagle’s Nest. Throughout, O’Shea records his adventures with the watch makers, salt miners, cable-car operators, and yodelers who define the Alps today.” brave enough

CD: Lindsey Stirling – Brave Enough 

Winner of the Billboard Music Award for Top Dance/Electronic Album of 2017. Stirling is a violinist who performs music that ranges from classical to electronic dance music.

Zoey’s Picks

Big-Sick-Poster Movie: The Big Sick 

I’m not typically a fan of rom coms but the plot of The Big Sick intrigued me enough to give it a shot. And I was not disappointed. It was driven more by comedy than by romance. Kumail Nanjiani’s writing is full of wit and sincerity. It’s a good movie to curl up and watch during a snow day.
we are okay

Audiobook: We Are Okay  by Nina LaCour 

We Are Okay is entirely character driven, but that does not mean it is lacking in plot. LaCour easily plays on the notion of isolation and loneliness while cleverly retelling Marin’s, the main character, nightmarish last year. One of the best LGBT books published in 2017.

 

 

Quoted summaries from catalog.ccls.org.

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New Releases 1/16

Movies
Blade Runner 2049
Happy Death Day
Loving Vincent
The Snowman
I, Daniel Blake
9/11
Gangster Land
Crooked House
Almost Friends
In Her Name
In Search of Israeli Cuisine
The Real Mad Men of Advertising
The Secret of Tuxedo Park
I Voted?

TV Series
Doctor Blake Mysteries season 4

Music
Vale by Black Veil Brides
Encore by Anderson East
Camila by Camila Cabello

Audiobooks
City of Endless Night by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin
Munich by Robert Harris

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2018 Golden Globe Awards

Here are the nominees and winners of the 2018 Golden Globe Awards! Some of these movies are too recent to be out on DVD or Blu-ray, but I’ve added links to the catalog where possible and will update this post as these movies come in to the library. The full list of winners and nominees can be viewed here.

Best Motion Picture – DramaThree_Billboards_Outside_Ebbing,_Missouri
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Winner
Dunkirk
The Post
The Shape of Water
Call Me By Your Name

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Lady Bird – Winner
The Disaster Artist
Get Out
The Greatest Showman
I, Tonya

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Martin McDonagh – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Winner
Guillermo Del Toro, Vanessa Taylor – The Shape of Water
Greta Gerwig – Lady BirdLady_Bird_poster
Liz Hannah, Josh Singer – The Post
Aaron Sorkin – Molly’s Game

Best Motion Picture – Animated
Coco – Winner
The Breadwinner
Ferdinand
Loving Vincent
The Boss Baby

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language
In the Fade (Germany, France) – Winner
A Fantastic Woman (Chile)
First They Killed My Father (Cambodia)
Loveless (Russia)
The Square (Sweden, Germany, France)The_Shape_of_Water_(film)

Best Original Score
Alexandre Desplat – The Shape of WaterWinner
Carter Burwell – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Johnny Greenwood – Phantom Thread
John Williams – The Post
Hans Zimmer – Dunkirk

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
This is Me – The Greatest Showman Winner
Home – Ferdinand
Mighty River – Mudbound
Remember Me – Coco
The Star – The StarGame_of_Thrones_Season_7

Best Television Series – Drama
The Handmaid’s Tale – Winner
Game of Thrones
Stranger Things
This Is Us
The Crown

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Winner
Black-ish
Master of None
SMILF
Will & Gracebig little lies

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Big Little LiesWinner
Fargo
Feud: Bette and Joan
The Sinner
Top of the Lake: China Girl

 

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New Releases 1/9

Movies
It
Friend Request
My Little Pony: The Movie
Marshall
The Foreigner
Polina
Bitch
November Criminals
Bullet Head
Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House
Woodpeckers
Conduct! Every Move Counts
This is Bob Hope

Audiobooks
Fools and Mortals by Bernard Cornwell
Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff

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New Releases 1/2

Movies
Despicable Me 3
Battle of the Sexes
American Made
A Question of Faith
Brad’s Status
Lucky
Breathe
Dystopia
Rebel in the Rye
Una
Cold Moon
Shock Wave
Chavela

TV Shows
Ten Days in the Valley

Audiobooks
Promise Not to Tell by Jayne Ann Krentz

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New Releases 12/26

Moviesmountain between us
Jeepers Creepers 3
Flatliners
The Mountain Between Us
Brawl in Cell Block 99
9 Rides
Mosul

TV Series
Acceptable Risk
Manhunt: Unabomber

Audiobooks
The Wanted by Robert Crais
Death at Nuremberg by W. E. B. Griffin & William E. Butterworth IV

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Jamie’s Staff Picks for December

Die HardDie_hard

Summary: “A team of terrorists has seized a building in L.A. and taken hostages. A New York cop, in town to spend Christmas with his estranged wife, is the only hope for the people held by the savage criminals.”

A must-watch movie for the holidays in my house! It’s not Christmas until the Nakatomi building has been taken over and you hear, “Now I have a machine gun. Ho, Ho, Ho.” This movie is filled with pop culture references, endlessly quotable lines, and explosions. It may be a welcome break for you from the regular heartwarming holiday fare.

 

Dark Was the Nightdark was the night

This is a compilation of new songs and covers by the best in indie rock, put together to raise money to fight AIDS. This album features amazing collaborations by artists like Feist and Ben Gibbard (of Death Cab for Cutie and Postal Service) or David Byrne (of Talking Heads) and The Dirty Projectors.

 

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Tween Movies

Occasionally, we have parents who come in looking for movie recommendations for their tweens– kids who would rather not watch any more animated movies, but are too young for PG-13 films. Here is a list of some recommendations for this tough age group!

Anne of Green Gablesbringing up baby
Back to the Future
The Black Stallion
Bringing Up Baby
Casablanca
Darby O’Gill and the Little People
E.T., The Extra Terrestrial
Freaky Friday
Fly Away Home
The Goonies
Hidden Figures
Holes
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Arkrudy
In Search of the Castaways
The Love Bug
Miracle
October Sky
The Parent Trap (1961)
The Parent Trap (1998)
Pollyanna
Princess Bride
The Princess Diaries
Roman Holiday
Rudy
The Sandlotwilly wonka
Secondhand Lions
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad
The Time Machine
Wadjda
West Side Story
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
The Wizard of Oz

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New Releases 12/19

Movies
Dunkirk
Mother!
The Lego Ninjago Movie
Stronger
Victoria & Abdul
Blood Money
Mindfulness Goes Mainstream: Techniques
Ghosts of Stonehenge
War on the EPA
Killer Volcanoes

TV Series
Salvation season 1
Stan Lee’s Lucky Man season 1

Music
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Asking Alexandria by Asking Alexandria
One More Light Live by Linkin Park
Boopac by Boosie Badazz

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