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This is quite literally just a list of movies we have at the Media Library with cats.

Yes. I know. Everything you’ve ever dreamed of.

1) Oliver & Company DVD 3944

That soundtrack tho.

2) The adventures of Milo & Otis DVD 3854

Okay in case you didn’t know this movie is well known for it’s adorable-ness and also the fact that it is accounted for multiple animal cruelty acts, leading to the death of over 20 cats. So… really this is on the list as a PSA.

3) Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey DVD 3899

Sassy is the epitome of exactly that:

4) That Darn Cat! DVD 5002

If you enjoy seeing people being outsmarted by a cat (pfft always) then this one’s for you.

5) Cats DVD 7970

Right, they’re not actually cats but you’re not truly a cat fan until you’ve memorized the opening Jellicle Cats song of this musical.

6) Miss Minoes DVD 13809

A cat that turns into a lady and does cute funny cat things. It’s adorable.

8) Harry and Tonto DVD 12770

A classic. If anything watch it in amazement at how cooperative Tonto is.

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September is National Hispanic Heritage Month, so here’s a list of popular movies from various Latin American and Spanish speaking Countries:

**All of these movies are available at the Media Library, click the link to their call number to see their availability!

 

Mexico

El Laberinto Del Fauno = Pan’s Labyrinth DVD 7318

pans_labyrinth-hd Set in 1944 Spain, against the backdrop of the anti-Franco guerrilla warfare. When young Ofelia and her mother go to live with her new stepfather on a rural military outpost, she finds herself in a world of unimaginable cruelty. Soon Ofelia finds the creatures of her imagination in which she used to escape have become a reality and she must battle them to save both her mother and herself. In the terrifying battle that ensues, Ofelia soon learns that innocence has a power that evil cannot imagine.

Cuba

Ya– Kuba = I am Cuba DVD 565

SOy-cuba Four main stories show the rise of the Communist revolution in Cuba, including Battista’s Havana and the grinding poverty and oppression of the Cuban people.

Spain

Volver DVD 7122

Volver-1 Raimunda lives in Madrid with her daughter Paula and her drunk husband Paco. Her sister, Sole, is separated and works clandestinely as a hairstylist for women. Years ago, in the sisters birth village, they lost their parents in a fire in La Mancha. Their aunt, Paula, still lives in the village and continues to speak about her sister Irene, mother of the two sisters, as if she were still alive. When the old aunt dies the situation changes and the past returns(volver).

Argentina

El Aura DVD 7354

el-aura-original A quiet, cynic taxidermist, who suffers from epilepsy attacks, is obsessed with committing the perfect crime. He claims that the police are too stupid to find out about it when it’s well executed, and that the robbers are too stupid to execute it the right way. He feels that he could do it himself by relying on his photographic memory and his strategic planning skills. He is invited on a hunting trip away from his home. Once there, an accident gives him the chance of a life time: the possibility to commit the perfect crime.

Ecuador

Crónicas = Chronicles DVD 5285

2166 The anchor of a popular news show flies to a small town in Ecuador to cover a story about a serial child killer. He saves a man after the town tries to lynch him. The man offers information about the case in exchange for a story about his innocence.

Peru

La Teta Asustada = The milk of sorrow DVD 12947

milkpic2 Fausta suffers from ‘The Milk of Sorrow, ‘ an illness transmitted through mother’s milk by women who’ve been raped during Peru’s civil wars. Stricken with the fear that she’s contracted the illness from her mother’s breast milk, Fausta goes to extreme lengths to protect her own sexuality and safety. After her mother’s sudden death, she finds herself compelled to embark on a frightening journey for re-awakening, freedom, and wholeness.

Guatemala

Granito DVD 16472

granito Gen.—Efraín Ríos Montt was a military leader in Guatemala during the early, 1980. s. He was responsible for over 200,000 deaths of Mayans. The filmmaker Pamela Yates was making the documentary “When the mountains tremble” there at the time, and her film was later entered as evidence by lead counsel Almudena Bernabeu during the genocide trials of seven Guatemalan military officials. This film tells the story of five main characters whose destinies collided in the Guatemala of 1982.

Chile

Machuca DVD 14632

machuca_big Explores Chile’s bloody 1973 coup through the coming-of-age story of a pair of 12-year-old boys. From opposite extremes of society, Gonzalo and Pedro form an unlikely friendship as politics rip their world apart.  

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Game On! at First Flight

Media Library, Chilton Hall 111

Come learn new games or challenge others in friendly competition through video and table top gaming. Join us for free food, prizes and to learn more about the library.

Monday August 22nd

Tuesday August 23rd

Wednesday August 24th

4-9pm

Escape

Escape the Library!

Willis Library, Room 250N

Escape Room Adventure! When one of your group members for class doesn’t show up for your group meeting, you must hurry to recreate their research by finding clues, solving puzzles, and using library resources in order to “escape” the room! Join us for free food, prizes, and to learn more about the UNT Libraries.

Thursday August 25th

Friday August 26th

12-5pm

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The UNT Media Library has hundreds Criterion Films in stock. Some of our most recent additions to the Criterion Film collection can be found in the table below. Don’t know what Criterion Films are?

“The Criterion Collection is dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world and publishing them in editions of the highest technical quality, with supplemental features that enhance the appreciation of the art of film.”

-The Criterion Collection

If you’re interested in exploring more of our Criterion films, click here. Also, you can easily check availability of any movies below by clicking on their call number. Happy film watching!

 
  DVD13360 And Everything is Going Fine DVD 13360 After the death in 2004 of American theater actor and monologist Spalding Gray, director Steven Soderbergh (Traffic) pieced together a narrative of Gray’s life to create this documentary.
 DVD15379 Blue is the Warmest Color DVD 15379 The colorful, electrifying romance that took the Cannes Film Festival by storm courageously dives into a young woman’s experiences of first love and sexual awakening.
 dvd15832 Boyhood DVD 15832 A story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a boy named Mason, who ages from six to eighteen years old on screen.
 DVD13015 Carlos DVD 13015 An epic, intensely detailed account of the life of the infamous international terrorist Ilich Ramirez Sanchez – also known as Carlos the Jackal.
DVD13947 The Forgiveness of Blood DVD 13947 In northern Albania a teenage brother and sister are physically and emotionally trapped in a cycle of violence, a result of their father’s entanglement with a rival clan over a piece of land.
dvd15067 Frances Ha DVD 15067 A woman in her late twenties living in contemporary New York tries to sort out her ambitions, finances, and above all, her tight but changing bond with her best friend Sophie.
DVD13794 Le Havre DVD  13794 Marcel Marx, an old bohemian living in the French harbor city of Le Havre, stands up for a young African refugee when officials begin to pursue the boy for deportation.
DVD15414  Inside Llewyn Davis DVD 15414 Follows a week in the life of young folk singer Llewyn Davis (Oscar Issac) as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. He struggles to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles- some of them of his own making.
DVD13151  Life during wartime DVD 13151 With her ex-husband Bill a convicted pedophile and in jail, Trish is happy to remarry and provide a normal father figure for her two sons, but when Bill is released, Trish and the boys must decide whether or not to forgive him.
dvd15874 Like someone in love DVD 15874 Over a period of two days, a young prostitute and a widower develop an unexpected connection.
DVD13521 Moonrise Kingdom DVD 13521 Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness.
DVD13170 Tiny Furniture DVD 13170 A recent college graduate named Aura returns to New York and moves back in with her mother and sister. As painfully confessional as it is endlessly amusing, Tiny Furniture is an authentic, incisive portrait of a young woman at a crossroads.
DVD13425 Weekend DVD 13425 A one night stand develops into a weekend-long idyll for two young men in Midlands, England in an emotionally naked film. An invaluable snapshot of the complexities of contemporary gay living, and a universally identifiable portrait of a love affair.
 

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It’s smack dab in the middle of summer right now, and I know some of us could use some sweet relief.

In order to keep on keepin’ on, we’ve got some awe-inspiring winter themed movies and games just for you to beat the heat. And we kept out the obvious (no Frozen… let it go) to keep ya on your toes!

Movies:

winter movies 1 The day after tomorrow winter movies 12 The Chronicles of Narnia, winter movies 4 30 Days of Night winter movies 5 Serendipity winter movie 3 Hanna

Video Games:

mario & sonic at the olympic winter games sochi 2014 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games Wii U Call of Duty, Modern Warfare 2 Call of duty, Modern warfare 2 Xbox 360, PS3 Star Wars Battlefront Star Wars Battlefront PS4, Xbox One The Last of Us The Last of Us PS3 Uncharted 2, Among Thieves Uncharted 2, Among Thieves PS3

Boardgames:

Boardgame379 12 Days Boardgame371 Hey, that’s my fish Boardgame48Europe Ticket to Ride Europe boardgame51 Arctic Scavengers Boardgame207 Dead of Winter
 

granted, today has been one of the wettest summer days, this list gives you all the more reason to chill inside.

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With Pokemon GO now out for everyone’s pleasure, the Pokemon fever is just starting! We have over 10 Pokemon games at the media library to fuel the fever fire!

3DS games

Pokemon Art Academy Game 550 3DS Pokemon Alpha Sapphire Game 548 3DS Pokemon Omega Ruby Game 629 DS Pokemon X Game 554 3DS Pokemon Y Game 642 3DS

DS games

Pokemon, Black Version, 2 Game 629 DS Pokemon, White Version, 2 Game 623 DS Pokemon Heartgold Version Game 129 DS

Gamecube

Pokemon, Colosseum Game 444 Gamecube

N64

Pokemon Stadium Game 382 N64 Pokemon Snap Game 449 N64 poke 3DS DS poke

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Hey guys this week the United States will be celebrating another year of independence!

 

In case fireworks and hotdogs arn’t your thing, or maybe you love both of those but don’t feel like leaving your couch, below is a compilation of our most popular and our most American movies!

  (Click on the image to see their availability)
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What do you think of our list? Would you lose some? Add some? Either way this time of the year calls for a little patriotism, even if that just means watching some very American movies.  

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So for some amazing reason the Media Library has quite an abundance of Korean TV series. This stuff is pretty amazing, they’re like telenovelas (Makjang!!) but usually with really nice cinematography. Below is our list of Korean TV dramas, but we also have even more Korean movies so if that’s your thing click this link: South Korean Feature Films Goong = Princess Hours GoongCast Princess Hours is a Korean Drama based off of a Korean Manhwa, or South Korean Comic series, of the same name. It’s set in a world where Korea has an imperialistic royal family, who deal with their various Shakespearean-esque drama, scandals, and traditions. The show hit it’s peak in stardom in 2006 receiving multiple awards and huge popularity. It was later adapted into a musical, along with a spin-off series and a remake version in Thailand. Queen & I queen-in-hyun-s-man-korean-dramas-32442466-1920-1080-1 Queen & I or Queen In-hyun’s Man is about a couple who meet in unusual circumstances. One is a up-and-coming actress and the other is a scholar from 300 years ago who’s time traveled into modern day Korea. Fun fact, the actors that portray these characters wind up falling for each other in real life, and declare romance after the last episode’s broadcast. Aww. Flower boys next door Flower boys next door is a romantic comedy about a young woman who never ventures outside her apartment but finds herself obsessed with a boy next door to her. When someone finds out about her, she finds herself slowly opening up to the world outside and the boys next door. The Master’s Sun If you just watched the trailer, don’t worry, it’s not that scary. But The Master’s Sun is unique in that it’s a horror-drama. Kong-Sil was once involved in an accident, leading to her ability to see ghosts. Because of this she lives a timid life, until she meets Joong-Won, who makes the ghosts disappear whenever he’s touching Kong-Sil. I can hear your voice I-hear-your-voice-korean-dramas-35264391-1920-1080 A legal drama about a couple of lawyers and a high school student who has the ability to read people’s thoughts. Reply 1997 Probably one of the most popular out of our collection, Reply 1997 is about 6 adults meeting at a high school reunion and reminiscing of their past high school life, which happened to be in the 90s when K-pop emerged as a massive franchise. You’re Beautiful e3370c0cc0b947c24b7a9c8d7622dd12 A 2009 South Korean musical romantic comedy drama series, You’re Beautiful is about a fictional band called A.N.JELL, who’s newest member is actually a girl disguised as her twin brother (!!!). My Lovely Sam-Soon my-name-is-kim-sam-soon-korean-dramas-3300915-1024-768 Based on an internet novel with the same name, My Lovely Sam-Soon stars Kim Sam-soon, a young pastry maker. The story involves her beginning work at a French Pastry store, only to become involved in a contracted scheme where she pretends to be her boss’s girlfriend for financial reasons. I’d watch it for the occasional pastry.

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  The 69th, 2016 Cannes Film Festival has come and gone and, many international films are making headway and gaining attention in the United States. One of the films, Mustang (DVD 16948/16949) directorial debut of Turkish-French female director Denize Gamze Erguven, has been gaining attention of the masses.   Mustang’ s story focuses on five sisters, all under the age of 15, and the lives that is thrust upon them when their conservative Uncle and Grandmother lock them in doors and begin their lessons to become obedient and supportive wives. Though dealing with a serious issue, Erguven is able to bring some light to the serious issue that women and girls must deal with in Turkey: regarded as a sex symbol, forced into marriages with an extreme age gap, and considered not pure when benefactors takes advantage of their situations and abuse these girls. She is able to do this by telling the story through the perspective of the youngest daughter, Lale. Watching her sisters be married off, Lale is able to grow and take control of the situation, in a way, as she finds the courage to stand up to her conservative and oppressive and abusive guardians. The film also gives a in-depth look at each sister and how they deal with pressure, isolation and being voiceless in a household. If you don’t wish to watch a foreign film, one film that is close in comparison is Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides (DVD 323). Both films deal with the complex environments of girls who live under scrutiny of conservative parents/guardians who believe to find fault and wickedness within the girls.   Check out Mustang and The Virgin Suicides at the Media Library, located in Chilton Hall.   Student Assistant Supervisor Caitlin Antkowski
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