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Staff Movie Picks of 2019 from the Scranton Public Library

Staff from the Scranton Public Library love the movies!  Big block busters to indie art house films, each staff member has a unique to watch pile and we are happy to share their picks for 2019.  We hope that you discover a new favorite  movie.

Ann’s Top 5 Movies of 2019

Ann Kovach- akovach@albright.org

Avengers: Endgame

“The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured their ranks compels the remaining to take one final stand in the grand conclusion to twenty-two films”

Rocketman

“An epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John’s breakthrough years.”

Yesterday

“Jack Malik was just another struggling songwriter… but that was yesterday. After a mysterious blackout, Jack discovers he is the only person on earth who remembers The Beatles! As he rockets to fame by passing off the Fab Four’s songs as his own, Jack risks losing Ellie–the one person who has loved him and believed in him from the start. Before the door to his old life closes forever, Jack must decide if all he needs is love, after all.”

Ready or Not

“A young bride joins her new husband’s rich, eccentric family in a time-honored tradition that turns into a lethal game with everyone fighting for their survival.”

US

“Haunted by trauma from her past and compounded by a string of eerie coincidences, Adelaide grows increasingly certain that something bad is going to befall her family. After spending a tense beach day with their friends, Adelaide and her family return to their vacation home. When darkness falls, the Wilsons discover the silhouette of four figures holding hands as they stand in the driveway: doppelgangers of themselves.”

Martina’s Top 5 Movies of 2019

Martina Soden- msoden@albright.org

Avengers: Endgame

“The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured their ranks compels the remaining to take one final stand in the grand conclusion to twenty-two films”

Captain Marvel

“Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes as a human imbued with abilities gifted from the Cree, where she has been training as a warrior. Returning to Earth on assignment in a war between two alien races, she finds her memories returning to her, and must decide exactly where her allegiances lie, and how–or if–she will embrace her full power.”

Zombieland: Double Tap

“Through comic mayhem that stretches from the White House and through the heartland, Columbus, Tallahasse, Wichita, and Little Rock must face off against the many new kinds of zombies that have evolved since the first movie, as well as some new human survivors. But most of all, they have to face the growing pains of their own snarky, makeshift family”

Still in the Theaters:

Ford v. Ferrari

“Based on the true story, visionary car designer Carroll Shelby and fearless driver Ken Miles take on the race cars of Enzo Ferrari in Le Mans in 1966.”

Jumanji: The Next Level

“In Jumanji: The Next Level, the gang is back, but the game has changed.”

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