Feb 28

Annual Library Event: How to Win Your Oscar Pool

Join us this Friday, March 2, 2018 at 2:00 PM in the Main Library’s Rotary Room on the second floor for our annual love letter to the movies, How to Win Your Oscar Pool. This year we honor #TimesUp with an all female review panel.

The nominations were announced today. Who do you think will win Best Picture?
Call Me by Your Name
Darkest Hour
Get Out
Lady Bird
Phantom Thread
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Click here to register.

Feb 06

Best Actor Nominees in Earlier Work

Below find the nominated actors for this year’s Academy Awards. I’ve listed previous films they’ve been in as a way to look back over their careers. Some are very young and so the list is short. Others are Meryl Streep and well… Enjoy the recommendations.

2018 Oscar Actor Nominees:
Timothée Chalamet
Daniel Day-Lewis
Sally Hawkins
Daniel Kaluuya
Frances McDormand
Gary Oldman
Margot Robbie
Saoirse Ronan
Meryl Streep
Denzel Washington

Timothée Chalamet:
Love the Coopers

Daniel Day-Lewis:
There Will Be Blood
Gangs of New York
In the Name of the Father
Age of Innocence
Last of the Mohicans

Sally Hawkins:
Made in Dagenham
Vera Drake
An Education
Layer Cake

Daniel Kaluuya:
Kick-Ass 2
Johnny English Reborn

Frances McDormand:
Hail, Caesar!
Olive Kitteridge
Moonrise Kingdom
Burn After Reading
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
North Country
Laurel Canyon
Almost Famous

Gary Oldman:
Child 44
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Harry Potter (Deathly Hallows 2 or Goblet)
Dark Knight/Batman Begins
Airforce One
Fifth Element
Leon the Professional
Prick up Your Ears
Sid and Nancy

Margot Robbie:
Z for Zachariah
Suicide Squad

Saoirse Ronan:
Grand Budapest Hotel
How I Live Now
Lovely Bones

Meryl Streep:
Out of Africa
Devil Wears Prada
August Osage County
Iron Lady
Julie & Julia
Mamma Mia!
Bridges of Madison County
Defending Your Life
Postcards from the Edge
Sophie’s Choice

Denzel Washington:
American Gangster
Antwone Fisher
John Q
Training Day
Remember the Titans
He Got Game
Malcolm X
Mo’ Better Blues
Cry Freedom

Jan 23

Oscar Season 2018

Oscar season is upon us. We do a fun-filled Oscar program each year at the library, How to Win Your Oscar Pool. Please join us this year as we honor #TimesUp with an all female review panel.

Click here to register.

The nominations were announced today. Who do you think will win Best Picture?

Call Me by Your Name
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk (already in the library’s collection)
Get Out (already in the library’s collection)
Lady Bird
Phantom Thread
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Feb 23

2017 Oscar Films on DVD

Want to know when your favorite Oscar-nominated films are due in our collection? Check out the alpha-listing below for all the nominees:

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi – IC
13th (UNK)
20th Century Women – March 28
Allied – February 28
Arrival – IC
Captain Fantastic – IC
Deepwater Horizon – IC
Doctor Strange – February 28
Elle – March 14
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – March 28
Fences – March 14
Fire at Sea – March 21
Florence Foster Jenkins – IC
Hacksaw Ridge – IC
Hail, Caesar! – IC
Hell or High Water – IC
Hidden Figures – UNK
I Am Not Your Negro – UNK
Jackie – March 7
Jim: The James Foley Story – IC
The Jungle Book – IC
Kubo and the Two Strings – IC
La La Land – UNK
Land of Mine – UNK
Life, Animated – IC
Lion – March 21
The Lobster – IC
Loving – March 7
A Man Called Ove – IC
Manchester by the Sea – IC
Moana – March 7
Moonlight – February 28
My Life as a Zucchini – UNK
Nocturnal Animals – March 21
O.J.: Made in America – IC
Passengers – UNK
The Red Turtle – UNK
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – UNK
The Salesman – UNK
Silence – UNK
Star Trek Beyond – IC
Suicide Squad – IC
Sully – IC
Tanna – March 7
Toni Erdmann – UNK
Trolls – IC
Zootopia – IC

IC = already released/in collection
UNK = unknown release date


Apr 16

The Revenant

The Revenant revenantwhich won Leonardo DiCaprio his Oscar gets its’ release this week on DVD and Blu-ray. We have copies at both Main and Woods. Find out what all the fuss is about or watch The Revenant for a second time. If you’re brave, you might want to pair this with a venison dinner. From Fox,

 Inspired by true events, THE REVENANT is an immersive and visceral cinematic experience capturing one man’s epic adventure of survival and the extraordinary power of the human spirit. In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. In a quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). Guided by sheer will and the love of his family, Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption. THE REVENANT is directed and co-written by renowned filmmaker, Academy Award (R) winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Birdman, Babel).

Find The Revenant in our library catalog.

Feb 29

When do the Oscar films gets released on DVD for the library?


Now that the awards have been handed out, the big question remains, when do those films get released? Here’s a quick list of all the nominated films and their release dates. ? simply means a date has not been announced yet.

45 Years (?)
The 100-Year Old Man (?)
Amy (available)
Anomalisa (?)
The Big Short (3/15)
Boy and the World (?)
Bridge of Spies (available)
Brooklyn (3/15)
Carol (3/15)
Cartel Land (3/29)
Cinderella (available)
Creed (3/1)
The Danish Girl (3/29)
Embrace of the Serpent (?)
Ex Machina (available)
Fifty Shades of Grey (available)
The Hateful Eight (3/29)
The Hunting Ground (available)
Inside Out (available)
Joy (?)
The Look of Silence (available)
Mad Max: Fury Road (available)
The Martian (available)
Mustang (5/10)
Racing Extinction (3/7)
The Revenant (?)
Room (3/1)
Shaun the Sheep Movie (available)
Sicario (available)
Son of Saul (?)
Spectre (available)
Spotlight (3/22)
Straight Outta Compton (available)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (?)
Theeb (5/17)
A War (?)
What Happened, Miss Simone? (?)
When Marnie Was There (available)
Winter on Fire (?)
Youth (3/1)

Feb 18

Oscar Program at the Library

Join Teen Librarian Nicole Scherer and Reference Librarian Philip Bahr for a fun-filled hour of discussion and healthy arguing over this year’s Oscars. We meet in the Rotary Room at the main library on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at Noon. Bring a snack and your opinions. We will tell you who we think will win, who should win, and discuss some of the hot topics from the past year in the movies.

Register here: https://fairfieldpl.evanced.info/eventsignup.asp?ID=18282


Jan 29

Oscars begin

It’s time for another Oscar season. DVDs trickle in depending upon when the film is originally released in the theater. So far we have the following titles in our collection,

Bridge of Spies
Ex Machina
Fifty Shades of Grey
Inside Out
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
Shaun the Sheep

Aug 13

Best Picture Academy Awards


We took a look at the Oscar Best Picture winners and filled as many holes in our collection as we could. As a result, we now have all of the available DVDs in print. Turns out we had nearly all the films, there were only a dozen we had to acquire.

To refresh your memory, here’s a list of the newest:

2014 – “Birdman”
2013 – “12 Years a Slave”
2012 – “Argo”
2011 – “The Artist”
2010 – “The King’s Speech”
2009 – “The Hurt Locker”
2008 – “Slumdog Millionaire”
2007 – “No Country for Old Men”
2006 – “The Departed”
2005 – “Crash”
2004 – “Million Dollar Baby”
2003 – “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”
2002 – “Chicago”
2001 – “A Beautiful Mind”
2000 – “Gladiator”

and the oldest:

1939 – “Gone with the Wind”
1938 – “You Can’t Take It with You”
1937 – “The Life of Emile Zola”
1936 – “The Great Ziegfeld”
1935 – “Mutiny on the Bounty”
1934 – “It Happened One Night”
1932/1933 – “Cavalcade”
1931/1932 – “Grand Hotel”
1930/1931 – “Cimarron”
1929/1930 – “All Quiet on the Western Front”
1928/1929 – “The Broadway Melody”
1927/1928 – “Wings”

And if you’d like to see everything in-between, check out the full list here.

Feb 20

Oscar Nominated Film DVD Release Dates

OSCARThe Oscars are upon us this weekend.  You may be wondering when we will be getting your favorite films on DVD at the library.  Here is a run down of the nominated films and their video release dates on DVD and Blu-ray:

Already in our collection:
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Gone Girl

2/24: Whiplash

3/3: Foxcatcher

3/6: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay

3/10: Nightcrawler

3/17: The Theory of Everything

3/24: Into the Woods

3/31: The Imitation Game

4/28: Wild Last Days in Vietnam

Coming Soon (no release date yet): American Sniper Mr. Turner Selma Still Alice Two Days, Two Nights Unbroken