Escape from Azkaban

On November 12, 2016, Fountaindale Public Library hosted the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them event. Wizards of all ages gathered and participated in the various activities that were available. At the end of the day, though, dark forces gathered and there was a mass breakout from the wizard prison Azkaban. Aurors were dispatched on the double, but many of the escaped wizards are still at large. Wanted posters are posted in all major cities and wizards are urged to remain vigilant!

Thank you to all the volunteers and staff that worked on this project and special thanks to all our patrons who participated in the event.

Star Wars Rogue One Opens 12/16

rogue-one-star-wars-story-imagesSave the date!  It’s Star Wars time again.  Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will open on December 16th, just in time for the holiday movie season.  The movie is set some time after Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and shortly before Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope and centers on a group of Rebel spies tasked with stealing the plans for the Galactic Empire’s new weapon, the Death Star.

Will Darth Vader return in Rogue One?  Yes! He’s back. Will James Earl Jones be the voice of Darth Vader once again?  Yes!. He will.  Will Rogue One be the #1 blockbuster of the holiday season? Stay tuned.

In the coming weeks we will feature more facts and trivia about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Join us for a fun-filled day in the wizarding world of 1920s New York before the highly anticipated Fantastic Beasts film hits theaters. Dress as your favorite witch or wizard and be prepared for a magical experience! Don’t miss this celebration of all things Harry Potter for wizards—and muggles—of all ages!

Studio 300 joins in on the celebration by placing you under arrest! Come down to the lower level between 2-3p.m. to have your very own Azkaban poster shot live on our Tricaster system. Witches and Wizards of all ages are welcome to participate.

Beware of the Demetor lurking around the studio!

4K GoPro at Studio 300

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GoPro Hero4 Black Edition

If you’re looking for a small action camera that can capture video at 4K/UHD (3,840 pixels wide by 2,160 pixels high), it doesn’t get  much better than the GoPro Hero4 Black.  The captured video is nothing less than stunning.

The Hero4 is capable of 4K30, 2.7K60 and 1080p120 video, 720p240 video for super slow-motion, and 12MP photos at up to 30 frames per second.  Other features include ProTune recording, time lapse photo, integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It’s also waterproof to 130 feet (with case).

Stop by Studio 300 and check out the Hero4 for up to three days. You will be amazed at what this camera can do.

Popcorn Diaries, Episode 028

Listen in as Joe and Adriana discuss movies that were overlooked by the Oscars this year. Leave a comment below if you have a favorite movie that you think should have been nominated for an Academy Award.

Join us for this year’s Oscars live at the Fountaindale Public Library. Register today by clicking the picture below:

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Watch the Oscars on the big screen at Fountaindale Public Library.

Popcorn Diaries, Episode 027

Listen in as Joe and Adriana discuss movie music, songs and soundtracks. Every movie has its own score whether it uses chart toppers or is an original score music can make or break a movie. Joe and Adriana will talk about some of the most memorable songs ever used, some that have been overused and their top three favorite composers. This episode is all about the sound of movies. Comment below if you have a favorite song you love to hear, or one that you may be tired of hearing.

Popcorn Diaries, Episode 26

There was a time when big hair, bright colors, and slogan t-shirts were all the rage. Yes, Popcorn Diaries takes a trip down memory lane and revisits all the movies of the 1980s. Listen in as Joe and Adriana discuss their favorite (and not so favorite) movies from that era. Nostalgia is rampant throughout this episode, so join us and relive some of the funniest and craziest moments in movie history.

Star Wars – Episode VII “I suggest a new strategy, R2. Let the Wookie win.”

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With Star Wars Episode VII opening in just a few days, let’s take a look at the movie that started it all, Star Wars (1977).  It’s a great movie but it’s not without its faults.  Here’s a few bloopers you may not have noticed in the movie.

  • At the beginning of the movie when R2-D2 is in the escape pod and C3PO is arguing with him there is a shot of 3PO from the side and you can see the reflection of the camera in his head.
  • When Darth Vader and Ben are fighting, Darth’s chestplate is on backwards and the belt “buckle” is as well. It appears that the entire shot was reversed.
  • After Luke gets pulled underwater in the trash compactor, he is shown with a piece of garbage on his forehead in one shot. In the next shot his forehead is clean, but in the following shot, the piece of garbage is back again.
  • The first interior shot of the Millennium Falcon’s cockpit shows small hanging dice. In every other shot, however, the dice are gone.
  • When Leia shoots a hole in the detention area wall for their escape, the hole is not big enough to jump through, but when they all jump in, the hole is much bigger.
  • If you watch carefully before Han Solo shoots Greedo, you can see that Greedo has been replaced with a fake-looking goofy dummy just before he explodes.
  • When the walls of the trash compactor start moving, the bar Leia uses to brace them is easily obtainable, but in the previous shots, it was partly buried in garbage.

The Force is upon us.  It is strong.  But who is the new Dark Lord?  Jar Jar (an undercover spy and Jedi)? Luke (like father, like son)?  The Sith’s laws say there can only be two Sith at a time: a master and an apprentice. There’s food for thought.  What about Snoke and Kylo Ren?  Is Princess Leia, a Jedi now? Has everyone turned to the Dark Side?  How many Wilhelm Screams will be in the movie??  These questions and more will all be answered on December 18th. Or will they?

See you at the movie!