The Best Documentaries of All Time | Sight & Sound | BFI

The Best Documentaries of All Time | Sight & Sound | BFI.

Starter Guide to Classic Black and White Films

If you want to start watching black and white films but aren’t sure what to start with, try these classics that are famous, but also well-loved and widely accessible (though not all are black and white).

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Coming to the big screen: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Do you want to know how it ends before you see the movie?  there is still time to check it out from the library.

The Fault in Our Stars trailer

Coming to the big screen soon, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, read it before you see it!

25 surprising facts about the Sopranos

The Sopranos made household names of James Gandolfini, Edie Falco, and the rest of Jersey’s fictional meatball-eating, Bing-frequenting tough guys. On June 10, 2007, the show set a new standard for jaw-dropping finales with its infamous cut-to-black (more on that later). And even in today’s “Golden Age of Television,” it’s still heralded as one of the best TV shows ever made. But not even six seasons and 86 episodes on the air—plus another seven years of critical comparisons and acclaim—could unveil all of the show’s secrets.

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The Library of Congress is wrecking CDs to learn how to save them

Like it or not, CDs rot over time — your well-worn copy of Soundgarden’s Superunknownmight not play anymore. Just how they rot is frequently a mystery, though, which is why the Library of Congress is currently destroying CDs (including those you donate) in hopes of improving its archival techniques. Researchers are using a combination of artificial aging tests and simple observations to see what factors trigger decay, sometimes with surprising results. As the Library tells The Atlantic, data loss varies widely between manufacturing processes, the lasers in CD players and even individual discs; experimenters can subject two identical copies of an album to extreme heat and lose only one of them.

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Pacific Rim [videorecording]

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Title:  Pacific Rim [videorecording]

Starring:  Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Rob Kazinsky, Max Martini, Ron Perlman

Collection:  Movies

When legions of monstrous creatures known as Kaiju started rising from the sea, a war began. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes: a washed-up former pilot and an untested trainee, who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

When giant alien monsters begin to emerge from deep within the earth, all countries of the world finally united to stop them.  Do they build bombs? Poisons? Lasers?  Of course not! They build giant robots controlled by two people who have the controls synced to their brains.  The giant robots come with accessories, including a giant sword.  Interspersed among the mayhem is some character development, but everything the filmmakers create serves the battle between the monsters vs the robots.

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