Movies

Vroom, Vroom...

deloreanTwo weeks ago Furious 7, the highly anticipated addition to The Fast & The Furious movie franchise, released in theaters to huge box office numbers. Much of this box office success is, of course, generated by fans of the series. But a far more solemn reason behind Furious 7’s success is that it was the last movie filmed by Paul Walker before he passed away in a tragic accident last year. The success of this movie stands as a testament not only to the draw of action movies in general, but to Walker’s enduring legacy as a respected and beloved actor.

Movies revolving around cars had long been a staple in Hollywood before The Fast & The Furious premiered in 2001. That franchise is, perhaps, unique in its success, but it is not unique in its portrayal of the culture of cars and the people who drive them. However, a movie doesn’t necessarily have to be about cars for it to feature a recognizable vehicle. In fact, some movie cars are so iconic, like the DeLorean in Back to the Future, that, even though they are not the central plot of the film, they almost become an extra character in the movie.

Below, I have listed a few movies that prominently feature cars. Some of these are firmly entrenched in car culture, while others simply feature an iconic car. Which is your favorite?

Last One for the School Year: Afterschool Movie Time

Clipart: © 2015 Vital Imagery Ltd. Movie Title: "I Don't Care What You Did Last Summer!"Join us for the last Afterschool Movie Time for this school year! Stop by for movie fun and popcorn! Title to be announced at screening. Wednesday, April 8 at 3:30 pm. Lasts approximately 30-45 minutes. For school-age children. Sorry we cannot accommodate Daycare groups for this program.

Clipart: © 2015 Vital Imagery Ltd.

(Incidentally, we DO care what you do THIS summer...please make plans to join the fun and ever-popular Summer Reading Program!!!)

Movie, Anyone?

Remember we brought a few changes in our Tremendous Tuesday programs for kids? One of those changes was that we will show a fun movie on the fifth Tuesday of the month. So coming Tuesday, March 31st, come and join us to watch a movie at 4:30 PM. *wink wink* it has dragons. See you then!

Family Movie Time

Remember Blu, the funny macaw, who traveled around Rio de Janeiro and had a great adventure? Well he is back! Come join us this Thursday, February 19th at 3:30 pm for our monthly family movie time and see what adventures the Amazon has in hand for Blu, Jewel, and their three little chicks. Don’t forget to bring your pillows and blankets. Clear drinks and snacks are welcome. Hope to see you there!

Today's Teen Movie Monday!

Start the beginning of your week by kicking back, watching a great movie and enjoying tasty snacks. Today's movie is Disney's The Princess and the Frog

Snacks will be provided by the Friends of Freeman Library

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