Blog: Author: Stacy Holder

TONIGHT: Movie Night: Wed. July 17th: 6:00-8:00pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, from 6:00-8:00pm at the Malden Public Library.  We will be showing a recent documentary about Apollo 11 in honor of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, July 20, 1969.  Rolling Stone writes of the movie, “It is a revelation….”  This movie is part of our Summer Reading program, “A Universe of Stories.”

“From director Todd Douglas Miller comes a cinematic event 50 years in the making…the film takes viewers straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission, the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names.”

RogerEbert.com writes “Apollo 11 isn’t like other documentaries about the first moon mission. In fact it isn’t like most other movies period.”  Rolling Stone adds, “This doesn’t just feel like a movie.  It gives you the sensation that you’ve been transported right into the middle of history.”

This film is free and open to the public and is accessible.  Movie times are approximate.  Please call the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218 for more information.  Rated G (93 min.)

Happy LGBTQIA+ Pride Month!

Happy Pride!  The City of Boston is celebrating LGBTQIA+ Pride month and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.  Check out our Pride display of recommended books and movies at the Malden Public Library. With your Malden Public Library card you can also watch free LGBTQIA+ themed streaming movies, read e-Books, and listen to e-Audiobooks.  Follow the links:

Hoopla Movies

https://www.hoopladigital.com/collection/5846

Kanopy Movies

https://boston.kanopy.com/category/tags/celebrate-pride-month

IndieFlix/InstantFlix Movies

https://watch.indieflix.com/lgbtq

Hoopla Audiobooks

https://www.hoopladigital.com/collection/1530

Overdrive Audiobooks & E-Books

https://bpl.overdrive.com/collection/1009999

Movie Night: Wed., June 12th: 6:00-8:30pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, from 6:00-8:30pm. We will be showing a recent movie biopic based on the extraordinary life of Freddie Mercury of the rock band, Queen, and their song, Bohemian Rhapsody.  Rami Malek won a best actor Oscar for his portrayal of Mercury.

This movie is a “chronicle of Freddie Mercury and the band Queen during the years leading up to their appearance at the 1985 Live Aid concert.”  Freddie Mercury “defied stereotypes and shattered convention” to become one of the most “beloved entertainers on the planet.” New Yorker writes, “Malek does an impressive job of re-creating Mercury’s moves onstage, but the core of the performance is Malek’s intensely thoughtful, insight-rich channeling of Mercury’s hurt, his alienation and isolation even at the height of his fame.”

The film grossed $903.2 million worldwide and CinemaScore gives it the grade of an “A.”

This film is free and open to the public and is accessible.  Movie times are approximate.  Rated PG-13 (134 min.)

Movie Night: Wed., May 15th: 6:00-8:00pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, from 6:00-8:00pm at the Malden Public Library.  We will be showing a recent movie based on the classic James Baldwin novel, If Beale Street Could Talk.  The movie stars Regina King, Kiki Layne, and Stephan James and is directed by Oscar-winning director, Barry Jenkins.

This adaptation of James Baldwin’s novel is “a timeless love story set in early 1970s Harlem involving newly engaged nineteen-year- old Tish and her fiance Fonny who have a beautiful future ahead. But their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit. Now the pair and their families must fight for justice in the name of love and the promise of the American dream.”

The Washington Post writes that “Jenkins has made an absolutely gorgeous movie.”  Rolling Stone calls it “of the moment and timeless all at once.”  Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 95% approval rating.

This film is free and open to the public and is accessible.  Movie times are approximate.  Please call the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218 for more information.  Rated R (119 min.)

 

 

 

Movie Night: Wed., April 3rd: 6:00-8:00pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, from 6:00-8:00pm at the Malden Public Library.  We will be showing a recent movie based on the bestselling novel, The Wife, by Meg Wolitzer.  The movie stars Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, and Christian Slater.

“A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.”

The New York Times writes that the movie is, “…an intelligent drama that unfolds with real juice and suspense.”  Entertainment Weekly writes, “Glenn Close is a powerhouse…Pryce is fantastic.”  Don’t miss the Glenn Close’s Oscar-nominated performance which Rolling Stone says, “You can’t take your eyes off Glenn Close.”  Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 85% approval rating.

This film is free and open to the public and is accessible.  Movie times are approximate.  Please call the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218 for more information.  Rated R (101 min.)

Malden Reads Movie Night: Wed., March 6th: 6:00-8:00pm

Join us on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 6:00-8:00pm at the Malden Public Library’s Malden Reads film screening for the 2019 book selection, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, by Lisa See.  We will be showing a movie about The King of Masks.

Wang is an aging street performer in 1930s China who is a master of bian lian, the ancient Chinese dramatic art of rapid “face-changing.” Saddened by not having a male heir or apprentice to pass down the technique, Wang goes to an orphanage to adopt a young boy.  The New York Times writes, “the movie is foremost about kindness…” and the San Francisco Chronicle writes, it’s “a work of rare grace and humor.  Highly recommended!”  Rotten Tomatoes gives the film an 89% approval rating.

Co-sponsored by the Chinese Culture Connection. A discussion of this year’s Malden Reads book selection, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, will follow the movie.  Movie times are approximate.  This film is free and open to the public and is accessible.  Please call the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218 for more information.  Not Rated (101 min.)

Movie Night: Wed., Feb. 20th: 6:00-8:30pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, from 6:00-8:30pm.  We will be showing the recent 2018 version of the film, A Star Is Born, starring Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Dave Chappelle, and Sam Elliott.

Jackson Maine (Cooper) is “a musician [who] helps a young singer (Gaga) find fame, even as age and alcoholism sends his own career into a downward spiral.”

Rolling Stone writes, “…Cooper and Gaga knock it out of the park.  Their movie, one of the year’s very best, is a modern musical classic.”  Mike LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle writes, “I just loved it.  It’s a film that combines an overall feeling of modernity and relevance with the glow of old-time glamour.”  Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 90% approval rating.

This film is free and open to the public and is accessible.  Movie times are approximate.  Please call the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218 for more information.  Rated R (136 min.)

Movie Night: Wed., Jan. 30th: 6:00-8:30pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, from 6:00-8:30pm.  We will be showing a recent film based on the bestselling novel, The Hate U Give, which was also the 2018 Malden Reads book selection.  The film stars Amandla Stenberg, Algee Smith, Regina Hall, Issa Rae, and Common.  The film is directed by George Tillman, Jr.

“Starr [Carter] witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right.”

The New Yorker writes “The Hate U Give is [a] rare movie…[a] distinctive and exceptional political film.”  Forbes calls it “an Oscar-worthy masterpiece,” and “one of the best movies of the year.”  Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 97% approval rating.

This film is free and open to the public and is accessible.  Movie times are approximate.  Please call the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218 for more information.  Rated PG-13 (133 min.)

Movie Night: Wed., Dec. 12th: 6:00-8:00pm

Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, from 6:00-8:00pm.  We will be showing a recent blockbuster based on the book, Crazy Rich Asians, by Kevin Kwan.  The film stars Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Awkwafina, Ken Jeong, and Michelle Yeoh.

“A native New Yorker Rachel Chu accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young, to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life. It turns out that he is not only the scion of one of the country’s wealthiest families but also one of its most sought-after bachelors.”

TIME Magazine writes, “It’s simply great fun, a winsome romantic comedy and an occasionally over-the-top luxury fantasy that never flags.” Richard Roeper writes, “Crazy Rich Asians…is pure escapist fantasy fun.”  Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 92% approval rating.

This film is free and open to the public and is accessible.  Movie times are approximate.  Please call the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218 for more information.  Rated PG-13 (120 min.)

Movie Night: Wed., Nov. 14th: 6:00-8:15pm

Join us for a Sing-Along Movie Night on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, from 6:00-8:15pm.  We will be showing a recent musical based on the music of ABBA, where the movie cast sings, “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again.”  The film stars Amanda Seyfried, Andy Garcia, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, and Cher.

“Five years after the events of Mamma Mia! (2008), Sophie (Seyfried) prepares for the grand reopening of the Hotel Bella Donna as she learns more about her mother’s past.”

The Boston Globe writes, “I wish I could tell you that “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” is ridiculous and I hated it, but the fact is that it’s ridiculous and I loved every minute.”  The Chicago Reader writes, “this exuberant sequel easily tops the 2008 musical hit.”  The movie has an 81% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.  Join us for some escapist chick-flick fun.  Singers welcome!

This film is free and open to the public and is accessible.  Movie times are approximate.  Please call the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218 for more information.  Rated PG-13 (114 min.)