In the 1960s, Saturday morning TV was dominated Hanna-Barbera's animated adventure shows. Jonny Quest, The Impossibles, and The Herculoids delighted a generation of kids. The revivals of some of these shows kept me and my brothers entertained in the eighties. And in the nineties, Adult Swim revamped Space Ghost into a talk show host and Birdman into an attorney at law. Intended as assembly-line, throwaway entertainment, these character have somehow remained relevant, probably because their designers made them look so cool.
In the year 2000, the board of The Modern Library published its list of the 100 best novels of the twentieth century. I thought I'd give reading all 100 a shot and started at the bottom of the list with The Magnificent Ambersons. I followed that up with Wide Sargasso Sea, Ironweed, Sophie's Choice, and a handful of other ultra-heavy books about the bleakness of the human condition. Eventually, I needed a break.
English singer and songwriter Olivia Chaney defies categorization. Her classical background and traditional 17th century English folk music influences somehow combine into a modern pop sensibility. Portland Oregon's The Decemberists also defy musical genres, ranging from upbeat pop to lush ballads and progressive rock.
July 8, 2017 | Comments Off on Modern Times Film: Star Wars: Rogue One
Tuesdays, August 08, 2:00 PM & August 22, 6:00 PM.
Twice a month, the Modern Times Film Series showcases new additions to the library's movie collection. This month's movie will be Rogue One, starring Felicity Jones as a reluctant rebel in the Star Wars prequel. Rated PG-13. 2h 13m.