Weekend Picks

Rock’n August Edition

You know the scoop Betty Boop… the hair is gonna be slicked back and shinning in the August sun, just like our chrome dream machines. Be there or be square.

American Graffiti

A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.

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Cry-Baby

A spoof of and homage to 1950s teen rock melodramas. Cry Baby is a rebel with a gang of rough friends. Allison is the straight-laced girl who falls for him.

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Rebel Without a Cause

Jim is another kid gone bad and no one knows why. Like thousands of other middle-class kids from the postwar era, Jim is just another rebel without a cause.

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Rumble Fish

A street punk worships his older brother, who is the leader of a gang.

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Long Weekend Long Plays

Wow, when Branagh does Bill, no skull is left unturned. Enjoy a couple of films that go a little over the conventional running time.

Hamlet

In this first-ever full-text film of William Shakespeare’s work, the Prince of Denmark, Hamlet, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer. Meanwhile, war is brewing.

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Watchmen

Someone’s killing our superheroes. The year is 1985 and superheroes have banded together to respond to the murder of one of their own. They soon uncover a sinister plot that puts all of humanity in grave danger. The superheroes fight to stop the impending doom only to find themselves a target for annihilation. But if our superheroes are gone, who will save us?

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July is almost over, what happened!? You must stay outside with those summer reads for as long as you can, but if it rains or if you can’t take the heat, then check out these seasonal delights!

Queen of Earth

Catherine has entered a particularly dark period in her life: her father, a famous artist, has recently died, and on the heels of his death she’s dumped by her boyfriend James. Looking to recuperate, Catherine heads out to her best friend Virginia’s lake house for some much needed relaxation. Tranquility eludes her, however, as she’s instantly overcome with memories of time spent at the same house with James the year before.

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A Bigger Splash

It’s the story of a famous rock star vacationing with her lover on a remote Italian island. While the couple basks in the foreshadowing heat of the Mediterranean sun, their lives are soon disrupted by the unexpected visit of an old flame and his seductive daughter, creating a whirlwind of jealousy, passion and, ultimately, danger for everyone involved.

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Ride Your Bike Ed.

For some July 1st is usually reserved for an early rise to celebrate the beauty of Le Tour’s Grand Départ. So without any further delay here are a few flicks that you can enjoy while recovering from your latest and greatest cycling adventure.

Marinoni: Fire in the Frame

Giuseppe Marinoni found his calling when he transitioned from champion cyclist to master bike craftsman. After years hunched over toxic fumes, his passion almost killed him. Today, at age 75, Marinoni is back in top shape, and decided to attempt the world hour record for his age group, all on a bike he built with his own hands almost 40 years ago. Includes English and French versions of the film.

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The Program

An Irish sports journalist becomes convinced that Lance Armstrong’s performances during his Tour de France victories are fueled by banned substances. With this conviction, he starts hunting for evidence that will expose Armstrong.

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Les Triplettes De Belleville

When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters–an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire–to rescue him.

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Vive Le Tour

A must watch for the uninitiated and the Velominati alike. One wonders if there is a good local spot for a mid-ride “raid” 😉

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Canada 150 Ed.

We have just a little over half of the big 150 Canadian Films list available for your borrowing!

Check out our list below and Happy Canada Day!

  1. 32 Short Films About Glenn Gould
  2. Anne of Green Gables
  3. The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
  4. Antanarjuat: The Fast Runner
  5. Away from Her
  6. Barney’s Version
  7. Black Christmas
  8. Black Robe
  9. Blackbird
  10. Bollywood Hollywood
  11. Bon Cop, Bad Cop
  12. Breakaway
  13. Breakfast with Scot
  14. Corner Gas: The Movie
  15. The Corporation
  16. Crash
  17. C.R.A.Z.Y
  18. Curling
  19. De Père en Flic

  20. Dead Ringers
  21. Le Dèclin de L’Empire Amèrican
  22. Le Démantélement
  23. Exotica
  24. Félix and Meira
  25. Gabrielle
  26. Goin’ Down the Road
  27. Goon
  28. The Grand Seduction
  29. Le Grande Séduction
  30. Guibord sen va-t-en guerre
  31. Hyena Road
  32. I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing
  33. Incedies
  34. Inside Hana’s Suitcase
  35. Into the Forest
  36. Les Invasions Barbares
  37. Jésus of Montréal
  38. Laurence Anyways
  39. The Lesser Blessed
  40. Louis Cyr
  41. Manufactured Landscapes
  42. Men with Brooms
  43. Midnight’s Children
  44. Mommy
  45. Mon Oncle Antoine
  46. Monsieur Lazhar
  47. My Winnipeg
  48. New Waterford Girl
  49. One Week
  50. Our Man in Tehran
  51. Passchendaele
  52. Picture Day
  53. Polytechnique
  54. Project Grizzly
  55. Rebelle
  56. The Red Violin
  57. Reel Injun
  58. Remember
  59. Room
  60. Sabah
  61. The Saddest Music in the World
  62. Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey Of Romeo Dallaire
  63. Sharkwater
  64. Sleeping Giant
  65. Le Guerre des Tuques
  66. Starbuck
  67. Still Mine
  68. Stories We Tell
  69. Strange Brew
  70. Such a Long Journey
  71. The Sweet Hereafter
  72. Tout ce que tu Possèdes
  73. The Trotsky
  74. Tu Dors Nicole
  75. Videodrome
  76. The Whale