With the recent release of Prince of Persia: Sands of Time (a movie based on a popular video game), I got to thinking. Are video games like books? People always say that books are better than the movies made from them. Can the same be said for video games? Most patrons of the library consistently feel that a movie can’t encompass all that a book provides in character development, description, and detail. Does this effect lessen when moving from one visual medium to another? It is common practice these days to turn popular video games into mega hit movies.
Are your children nagging you to go see a movie this summer? One that all of their friends have seen and are raving about? Many popular movies are based on books. A great experiment and eye opener to try with your children is to read the book aloud or have them read the book before seeing the movie. Your children will appreciate the book and love reading more than ever before!
The world of Wonderland just gets curiouser and curiouser. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has been a smash hit every since its first publication in 1865 and such characters as the Mad Hatter, Cheshire C
The Blue Springs North Branch is excited about hosting the Dome Theater on Monday, July 12 and Saturday, July 17th. The Dome Theater shows museum quality films on a variety of topics. Some of the films to be shown at the Blue Springs North Branch include the Dinosaur Prophecy, the Titanic, the Dead Sea and Pink Floyd's The Wall and Dark Side of the Moon. Most shows start on the half hour running from 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Monday and 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Anime (Japanese Animation) is a much celebrated format of film and television loved by adults and youth alike. Originating in Japan and gaining popularity throughout Europe and the United States (Anime is actually a French word), Anime creates magical worlds where good and evil are constantly at odds and people are not bound by the laws of reality. While some issues discussed can be over young minds, most Anime thoughtfully presents life’s true questions in a unique and fun format.
Although obscured by the coverage of the BP Oil Spill and the tragic death of television icon Gary Coleman, it is important to note that today marks the 55th anniversary of arguably one of the greatest events of the mid-twentieth century, the birth of Dana Thomas Carvey.
Carvey jumpstarted his career on Saturday Night Live with unforgettable characters and scarily realistic impersonations. Some of his most famous roles on SNL include: The Church Lady, Hans from Hans and Franz, Ross Perot, George Bush Sr., Neil Young, and Garth Algar from the Wayne’s World sketches.
Do you have Edward and Jacob fever? Come join us as we celebrate the release of the newest Twilight Saga movie Eclipse with a screening of the first 2 movies. Check the times and dates below for the location nearest to you. We'll be celebrating with activities, yummy snacks, and fantastic prizes! Call your local branch for more details.