2016-04-14 / People

Between the Bookends

The Lincoln County Public Li­brary offers a variety of entertain­ment to all ages. Along with an amazing ever-growing list of books, computer access, and research mate­rial, they also offer movies.

They have DVDs for the whole family. Whether you enjoy binge watching an old TV series like Gilmore Girls which consists of seven seasons that aired from Oc­tober 5, 2000 until its final episode May 15, 2007.

The series is set in a storybook Connecticut town populated by an eclectic mix of dreamers, artists and everyday folk, this multigen­erational drama about family and friendship centers around Lorelai Gilmore and her daughter, Rory. Lorelai owns the town’s bed-and- breakfast, the Dragonfly Inn, with best friend/chef Sookie, and con­tends with weekly dinners with eccentric, well-off parents Richard and Emily Gilmore (who always have something to say about their daughter’s life). After high school, Rory attends Yale University but frequently returns to Stars Hollow to visit her mom.

Or you may prefer to catch up on a newer, ongoing series such as The Royals which debuted March 15, 2015 and just finished its second season January 17, 2016.

In The Royals, power is every­thing, there are no limits, and trust is nonexistent for the royal family featured in this drama series. Queen Helena and King Simon try to pres­ent an aura of class and grace to the public, but the truth of the family’s life is much different, as tainted politics and family issues threaten to cause chaos and turmoil for the royals. The monarchs’ rebellious daughter, Princess Eleanor, provides lots of fodder for the tabloids with a life full of activities that include sex, drugs, and even hung-over helicopter rides. Her twin brother, Prince Liam, is a playboy who takes full advantage of being one of the planet’s most eligible bachelors. It’s a life Liam enjoys until his older brother -- and heir to the throne -- dies, making Liam next in line to inherit the throne. With that distinc­tion comes much scrutiny, putting a crimp in his womanizing ways. After Simon’s death, paternity questions about Liam lead to Simon’s brother, Cyrus, ascending to the throne.

Maybe you prefer to watch the newer releases and award nomi­nated movies like Brooklyn which was nominated for three Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Brooklyn is a 2015 Irish-British- Canadian drama directed by John Crowley and written by Nick Horn­by, based on Colm Tóibín’s novel of the same name. The film stars Sao­irse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent, and Julie Walters. Set in 1951 and 1952, the film tells the story of a young Irish woman’s immigration to Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a ro­mance. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within them for her.

And let’s not forget the younger members of the family (or young at heart), who enjoy a simpler, less dramatic, less scary or violent movie like Minions.

In the newest Minions movie: evolving from single-celled yel­low organisms at the dawn of time, Minions live to serve, but find them­selves working for a continual series of unsuccessful masters, from T. Rex to Napoleon. Without a master to grovel for, the Minions fall into a deep depression. But one minion, Kevin, has a plan; accompanied by his pals Stuart and Bob, Kevin sets forth to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. Their search leads them to Scarlet Overkill, the world’s first-ever super-villainess.

Regardless of the type of movie you enjoy watching, chances are good that you can check it out at our library for free and not have to pay an expensive internet bill in order to have access to them online, or pay for extra channel packages in order to watch all episodes of a series you may be interested in. Just stop by our library and check out the huge selec­tion of movies they have available.

Hmmm. I feel a movie and pop­corn kind of night coming on my­self.

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