Monthly Archives: April 2015

New in Series TV on DVD

Series TV productions continue to challenge feature films for both art and entertainment value.   Our latest arrival is the first season of ‘Outlander’, Diane Gabaldon’s tale about a British combat nurse who travels back in time to the 1740s, where … Continue reading

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Not Oscars

New films not of an academy award winning variety.  Those seeking light fare and romance could start with “My Old Lady”, in which bachelor Kevin Kline finds his newly-inherited Paris apartment inhabited by a determined lodger (Maggie Smith) and her … Continue reading

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Oscar’s Top Stories and an Oscar Classic

They say to make a good film, you need a good story.  And the award for best adapted screenplay went to “The Imitation Game,” a story about a national hero with a secret life.   Benedict Cumberbatch plays Alan Turning, the … Continue reading

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Oscar’s top performers

Hollywood likes actors who take on extreme roles (“My Left Foot”, “Elephant Man”), so is no surprise Eddie Redmayne took the best actor award for his  portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.    The film “ doesn’t mince … Continue reading

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Oscars at the Nichols Library

Hey, movie  lovers:  Oscar winning films on DVD are arriving at the Nichols Library in Center Harbor.  Find out what the buzz was all about. Oscar’s Top Pictures included The Birdman:  Hollywood loves movies about itself (remember The Artist?), so it’s no … Continue reading

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Peter Cottontail was here

CH Parks and Rec Easter egg hunt on the Nichols Library grounds

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More Crime and Suspense.

A Dangerous Place by Jaqueline Winspear.  Maisie Dobbs  is pulled into a political intrigue on “the Rock”—arguably Britain’s most important strategic territory.  The Angel Court Affair by Anne Perry. A Spanish savant has come to London and  Thomas Pitt is charged with protecting her. … Continue reading

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Out Like a Lion

March did not go out quietly at the Nichols Library.  Just in–an extra helping of fiction to close out the month.  Wildalone by Krassi Zourkova. a Princeton freshman is drawn into a love triangle with two enigmatic brothers.The Fifth Gospel by Ian Caldwell, … Continue reading

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New on Audio 

Enjoy a good read, er, narration, on your next drive, workout, or home project.  Or when just sitting about. Jsut in:   All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr–last summer’s runaway bestseller and book club fav about a girl and … Continue reading

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