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Winter Blues

09.07.13 | Comment?

It’s more than officially winter! Which to us means curling up under a lot of blankets (preferably with a fire or other such heat source nearby) with some movies* to while away those cold, rainy days.

*note: this also works with a good book, but for now, here are our movie picks:

The Adventures of Tintin : the secret of the Unicorn
Part-animation, part-live-action, part Spielberg, part Peter Jackson. How could you not?

An Angel at my Table
Directed by the genius Jane Campion, this is in my list of top ten films of all time. It will make you laugh, it will make you marvel at our little country and it will break your heart. Janet Frame is one of our greatest writers and (fittingly) this is one of our greatest films to tell her story.

Charlie’s Angels
Three ladies kicking butt and taking names. That never gets old.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part 1 (and part 2)
Because why not. Why not spend your holidays re-reading all seven books and then re-watching all eight movies. We guarantee they’re just as good as the last time you did it.

The Hunger Games
In preparation for the hotly anticipated release of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire perhaps? Mark it on your calendars, it comes out in New Zealand on the 21st of November.

I Am Number Four
Oh, Alex Pettyfer. Need we say more. And sadly, it doesn’t look like the rest of the series will make it to the big screen.

Kaitangata Twitch
Because Margaret Mahy needs to be included in as many lists of recomendations as possible.

Need some science project ideas? Just want to watch people blow stuff up? Good thing we have a whopping NINE seasons of the hit show here at the library.

Pitch Perfect
Absolute favourite movie of 2013.

William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet
See where Baz Luhrmann’s magic began. We recommend you follow up with Moulin Rouge, Strictly ballroom and The Great Gatsby.


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