On March 8th, your movie theater will become a gateway to the land of Oz. There, we’ll meet Oscar Diggs, a circus magician who is transported to a mystical land surrounded by three witches. Theodora, Evanora, and Glenda find Oscar lacking in the qualities of a great wizard, but they draw him into the problems of their world despite their doubts.
The four movies I attended this past weekend were On the Road, based on the novel by Jack Kerouac; The Gatekeepers, an Oscar Nominee for Best Documentary in 2012; Happy People from Werner Herzog; and Stoker with Nicole Kidman. What can I say?! What a great weekend!
IndieFlix is one of MCPL’s newest databases where you can stream independent films and shorts for free! You can find a wide variety of videos, and they have a great filtering system to help you find exactly what you are looking for. You do have to create a free account with IndieFlix, and when you log in, you see a warning that the films are not rated "and may contain offensive language, scenes of violence and sexual situations" (parents will need to be responsible to monitor their kids’ usage).
This past year has been a movie goer’s buffet. With The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, and The Amazing Spiderman all hitting theatres, no one should feel left out. Usually, aside from the regular movie fodder, you can expect a few animated films, as well. This year was no exception, and if you have been paying attention, there was one that was a hit, in my opinion.
Both sets of my parents have a love/hate relationship with going to the movies. Once they’re there, it’s fine, but the mere thought of spending all of that money tends to put a foul taste in their mouths. A couple of years ago, I didn’t understand this. Going to the movies was fun and totally worth spending however much money my mom or stepmom spent, but now, it’s different. When I go with my friends to the movies, I’m still really excited, but not having parents there to blow the money for me… well, it has dulled the excitement just a bit.