Cook Library Cinema Club: Creatures Run Amok

What is it about films featuring creatures run amok that attracts movie fans in droves?  Maybe we just love to be scared silly!  Jurassic World, the newest installment in Steven Spielberg’s thrilling film franchise about rampaging dinosaurs, just set the all-time box office record for the biggest opening in movie history, raking in an estimated…

Cook Library Cinema Club: Mad Max

The blockbuster new film Mad Max: Fury Road was one of the big winners at the box office this past weekend.  The highly anticipated movie is the fourth film in director George Miller’s successful Mad Max franchise, and the first of the series to hit movie screens in thirty years. Set in Australia in the not-too-distant…

Cook Library Cinema Club: Newman and Redford

From time to time, we’ll focus a spotlight on famous movie co-stars — the talented actors and actresses whose joint appearances onscreen proved so successful that the movie-going public and film producers couldn’t wait to see them together again in another film project.  We’ll start with a pair of Hollywood superstars blessed with matinee-idol good…