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Movie Matinees at the Library
We’ll supply the popcorn! Come enjoy these new releases at BPL and enter for a chance to win a copy of that day's movie on DVD. DVD giveaways will be held following the conclusion of the movie and you must be present to win. Registration is recommended online, in person, or by calling the Adult Reference Desk at 630-924-2730.
For a list of upcoming movies and dates, please check our Adult Programs page.
Links for Movie Lovers
A database of over 220,000 movie titles. The site rates movies on a one to five scale, and makes recommendations of other movies you may enjoy. You can also explore movies by genre, such as horror, thriller, comedy, and more.
Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media rates media based on age appropriateness and learning potential. They rely on developmental criteria from some of the nation's leading authorities to determine what content is appropriate for which ages.
Internet Movie Database (IMDb)
The largest, most comprehensive database of movie information on the Internet.
Jinni is powered by the Movie Genome, a big, ongoing project with the Jinni community to describe video more complexly. A Jinni search takes you inside plot, mood, style and more - for search that reflects how we think and talk about movies.
Kids In Mind
This site helps parents decide which movies are suitable for their children by using an objective rating for violence, sexual content and profanity. They objectively list in detail incidences of violence, etc., and let parents decide whether the movie is appropriate for their children according to their own criteria.
New York Times: Movies
Browse or search 15,000 New York Times movie reviews. Included in the free review archive are all films reviewed since 1960, reviews of all Best Picture Academy Award winners, as well as The New York Times guide to the Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made.
Home page of the venerable Sun-Times movie critic. Ebert's page features reviews, articles on his "great movie" picks, commentary and a movie glossary, as well as other information for the movie buff.
Over 5.4 million readers each month use Rotten Tomatoes as a dependable, objective resource for coverage of movies and videos. With more than 127,000 titles and 644,000 review links in its ever-growing database, Rotten Tomatoes offers a fun and informative way to discover the critical reaction on movies from the nation's top print and online film critics, neatly summarized via the Tomatometer™. There is also a link to movie times and theaters.
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Links for Music Lovers
One of the most comprehensive music reference source on the Internet. All genres and styles of music are covered here, ranging from the most commercially popular to the most obscure. There are reviews, new releases lists, facts about albums and artists, and editorial content.
Features current national and international music charts and weekly album and single reviews.
Online version of the jazz magazine DownBeat. Find news, DB Radio, international festival information, message boards, and an education section with historical information and transcriptions of jazz recordings. This site also includes a Jazz Hall of Fame and database of artists.
Reviews, news, interviews, videos, and more on the indie music scene
Music reviews, videos, clips, and news about your favorite artists
Indie music downloads, music videos, concert reviews, tour dates, and more