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Summer Movies!

Summer is around the corner and to get in the spirit of things the staff picked their favorite summer movies!

Elizabeth’s Picks:

Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken

True story of an orphan who is about to become a star diving girl when an accident threatens to destroy her dream. 

 Sandlot

Fifth-grader Scotty Smalls has just moved into town with his parents. The local kids call him a Dork because he can’t even throw a baseball. That changes when the leader of the neighborhood gang recruits him to play on the nearby sandlot field. It’s the beginning of a magical summer of baseball, wild adventures, first kisses, and fearsome confrontations with the dreaded Beast and its owner who live behind the left field fence. Soon nine boys have become best friends, Scotty is part of a team, and their leader has become a local legend.

Adventureland 

In 1987, James Brennan’s dreams of a European summer vacation before studying at an Ivy League school in New York City are ruined after his parents have a severe career setback. As a result, James must get a summer job to cover his upcoming expenses. He goes to work at the decrepit local amusement park, Adventureland – a place where the games are rigged and the rides make you sick. There, he falls in love with witty co-worker, Emily Lewin. In that setting, the two have an unforgettable and painful learning experiences about life, love and trust. A place where James discovers what he truly values.

Wet Hot American Summer

Camp Firewood, 1981. It’s the last day of summer camp and everyone is busy. Camp director Beth is trying to keep order while falling in love with astrophysicist Henry. Henry is trying to save the camp from being hit by a piece of SKYLAB hurtling toward Earth. Camp counselor Coop is in love with Katie, who is in love with lifeguard Andy. If that’s not enough, there’s a waterfall rescue, talking vegetable cans, the misfits, the cool kids … and more!

 National Lampoon’s Vacation

When a typical American family takes a cross-country vacation, it can only mean one thing: total disaster!

Bill’s Picks:

Jaws

When the seaside community of Amity finds itself under attack by a dangerous great white shark, the town’s chief of police, a young marine biologist, and a grizzled shark hunter embark on a desperate quest to destroy the beast before it strikes again.

Legend of Billie Jean

When local rich kid Hubie Pyatt steals and wrecks Binx Davy’s beloved motor scooter, Binx’s older sister, Billie Jean, demands the $608 it costs to fix it. When Binx shoots Mr. Pyatt by accident, he and Billie Jean flee town accompanied by Billie Jean’s girlfriends, Ophelia and Putter. They become fugitives and when they pick up a very willing hostage they become criminals. Billie Jean becomes a legend in her own time, a symbol of freedom to teenagers everywhere

Dirty Dancing

An innocent young girl is introduced to the sensuality of dance when she meets the dance instructor at her resort hotel.

Stand By Me

This film about friendship and the indelible experiences of growing up takes place in a small Oregon town as four boys set out on a two-day search for a missing teenager’s body, a search that turns into an odyssey of self-discovery.

Beaches

Two childhood friends are reunited in their middle age and one learns she is dying of a fatal disease.

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