Star Wars – Did you know….


As we get closer to the the much anticipated release of  Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, here are some more fun facts about the Star Wars Empire:

  1. The actor who played Obi-Wan Kenobi, Alec Guiness, thought of the Star Wars films as “fairy-tale rubbish”.
  2. Despite this, Alec Guiness negotiated a deal to earn 2% of the gross box office receipts for the movies he appeared in, earning him over $95 million.
  3. Harrison Ford was paid $10,000 for his performance in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.
  4. Peter Cushing, who played Grand Moff Tarkin, found his costume boots so uncomfortable that he wore slippers during many of his scenes, and insisted his feet just never be in the shots.
  5. The sound of the TIE Fighter engines is actually the sound of an elephant call mixed with the sounds of a car driving on wet pavement.

More to come.

Star Wars Day Celebration

Be sure to join us at the Fountaindale Public Library for the Star Wars Day Celebration on Saturday, December 5, from 10:00-4:00. Fun for the whole family. Here’s a video promo:



Popcorn Diaries, Episode 024

After a long absence, Joe and Adriana return with this recap of the Summer 2015 movie season. There were some amazing choices in films this past summer and it’s time to find out which were Adriana and Joe’s top favorites.

Soon we’ll talk Halloween with a look back at some of the greats. As always please comment below to join in the discussion.

Popcorn Diaries Episode 023

The Summer is heating up at the box office and Joe and Adriana are cooling off in the air conditioned theaters. In this episode they talk about the June 2015 Summer blockbuster releases including Jurassic World and Inside Out. Listen as they give you their opinions on the movies that are already out. Let us know what you have been watching. Join us in the discussion and leave your comments below.

Popcorn Diaries episode 008

Valentine’s Day is a traditional time to spend with a significant other. And with the current dismal winter weather here in the Midwest staying in and watching a movie may be just the ticket to a great night. Listen in as Adriana and Joe give you suggestions for date night movies and their impressions of this year’s crop of Valentine’s Day movies.

The Fountaindale Public Library has a wide collection of movies on DVD and Blu-ray so you can easily check out your favorite titles or find some new favorites. We hope that you all enjoy your holiday with a great movie. As always if you have any suggestions or comments they are always welcome.