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Movie: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

May 4, 2011

Title: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (DVD & Blu-ray)
Directed by: Edgar Wright (director of Shaun of the Dead & Hot Fuzz)
Released: 2010
Length: 112 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Action, Guy-Friendly-Romance, Comic/Gaming (pretty much everything awesome!)
Based on: Scott Pilgrim graphic novels by Bryan Lee O’Malley

Are you in your teens?  20’s?  30’s?  Heck, young at heart?  Boy, do I have the movie for you! [Blogger’s note: I would be an awful Billy Mays.]  Well, that’s assuming you like any of the following: graphic novels, music, video games, comedy, over-the-top action and/or romance. What’s that? You don’t? Well, GET OUT. …I’ll wait for the whole zero people to leave the blog. We good? Okay.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World was easily the most entertaining movie of 2010.  Filled with comic and video game-imbued fight scenes, dumb (e.g., Scott) and witty (e.g., Wallace) comedy, insanely catchy music, and a seriously messed up relationship.

For those of you that know nothing about Scott Pilgrim, the story begins like this: Scott Pilgrim is a 23-year old slacker.  Still reeling from a bad break-up, he manages to form a tentative relationship with high schooler Knives Chau.  While complacent, Scott is turned on his head when his literal dream girl shows up: Ramona Flowers.  After finally convincing Ramona to start dating, and a half-hearted break-up with love-struck Knives (perhaps not entirely in that order), Scott discovers that in order to remain with Ramona, he must battle her seven evil exes.  And these are no Karate Kid structured matches; each evil ex has their own abilities and powers, and is willing to go to any low to defeat Scott (something Scott himself has no problem doing).

Did I mention Scott’s in a band?  Featured as the bass player in Sex Bob-omb, along with Steven Stills as lead guitar/vocals and Kim Pine on drums.  For those of you worried about some random band performing and the hoity-toity actors lip syncing and pretending to play the instruments, fear not!  Each member of Sex Bob-omb plays their own instrument, both in the movie and for the soundtrack.  I will note, however, that Beck wrote all their songs—who cares?!  Beck is awesome!  As for The Clash at Demonhead, Brie Larson (as Envy) sings in the movie, but it’s Metric’s song on the album—again, Metric is superb, so oh well!  And may I just note that there is, I kid you not, a Bass Battle!  I love puns.

Bass Battle

Worried about the movie straying too far from its graphic novel roots?  Again, not an issue!  The beginning is nearly word for word, and while they have to leave some things out for time’s sake, and the ending is a bit different due to the final volume not being out until after the movie’s script was written.  Aside from that, nearly everything including the characters’ clothes and hair styles are identical to those in the graphic novels.

Okay, Scott’s pretty oblivious, and Ramona seems to have been cold and uncaring in her past, but the events and the dialogue that transpire with these two and those around them will have you giggling and/or pumping your fists into the air…or at the very least, it will leave you with good memories and a pleasant sense of nostalgia.

Teen programs this week…

March 7, 2011

Join us tomorrow night at the Fairmount St. library for the next Teen Volunteer Council meeting. We have lots of upcoming volunteer opportunities to tell you about and some important programming decisions to discuss. We want your input! The fun begins at 5:30.

Also, Wednesday’s ‘Get Your Game On’ program will be canceled. What?! The libraries will be CLOSED for staff in-service that day so there will be no gaming. The program will pick back up the next Wednesday–same time, same place–Fairmount St. Library from 3-5.

You know what this means don’t you??? You should come to the Teen Volunteer Council meeting tomorrow night to try and talk me into getting the video game systems out, just to see what happens…

Anime Club & Get Your Game On cancelled

February 1, 2011

Snowpocalypse say what?!?

Due to the weather that is on the way all DPL locations will be closing at 5:30 tonight. That means that Anime Club is cancelled.

Awww, turn that sad face into a happy face and enjoy your time off school!

If you build any awesome snow sculptures or come across any interesting snow creatures please send us a pic and we’ll post it. In the meantime….stay warm and cozy inside with a library book or two!

UPDATE***We will also be closed tomorrow due to the inclement weather conditions.  So there will be not be a ‘Get Your Game On’ program on Wednesday***

Get Your Game On

January 12, 2011

Every Wednesday from 3-5 at the Fairmount Library we host our most popular teen program called Get Your Game On.  At this program we video game, we board game, we draw, we hang, we dance, we solve tiny world problems, we drink pop, we make new friends, we YuGiOh, we argue about Bieber, we share books, we analyze dreams, we eat candy, we laugh, we support ninjas, we play MAGIC, we make it happen, and we want you to join us.  We also want to share this video with you.

Get Your Game On every Wednesday from 3-5 at the Fairmount Library.  See you.

Weekly Summer Programs for Teens

June 10, 2010

Check out the details on all the weekly summer programs we’ve got going on at the library this summer for teens:

Teen Craft Tuesdays–3-5 @ Fairmount Library–Join us for cool teen crafting.   Each week will be a different project; stay tuned to the blog for details.  Supplies provided.  Wheee!

Get Your Game On–Wednesdays 3-5 @ Fairmount Library–A videogame free for all!  *Guitar Hero*Rock Band*Super Smash Bros. Brawl*DJ Hero*Dance Dance Revolution*  Show up.  Geek out.

Ultimate Card Gaming–Saturdays 3-5 @ Fairmount Library–By request we now have a weekly card gaming program!  *Magic*YuGiOh*  Tournaments with prizes.  No need to register.  You asked.  We served.

For further info call DPL at 563-326-7832.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2

May 15, 2010

Ever thought about playing a game that was so realistic that you felt right there inside the screen? Well Battlefield Bad Company 2 has certainly pushed the limits of gaming and entered the realm of reality. The game puts you in the place of a modern day soldier, fighting in Russia, South America, and Alaska. The physics of the came are mind blowing! Anything and everything can be destroyed; buildings, cars, gates, towers, fences, bridges, and whatever else you can think of. I know I was a diehard Call of Duty fan and said that it was the only game for me. Well I lied, Battlefield has certainly out done itself and has jumped up in the ranks, passing any Call of Duty game I’ve ever played. My favorite part of Battlefield is that you are able to drive any vehicle you find. Whether it be a car, hummer, tank, ATV, or a helicopter, it’s able to be driven and destroyed so watch out! Unlike Call of Duty, Battlefield features realistic action; health doesn’t regenerate; bullets kill in either one or two hits. When you are injured, you tend to be slow and groggy, you are unable to move as fast and your vision is blurred and dwindled. 

Online multiplayer is the big thing nowadays and I must say, Battlefield has one of the best multiplayer experiences ever! Up to 24 players per match, you can do matches where you need to destroy certain objects or take out posts. and the games don’t go by so fast like they do in Call of Duty; they can take up to about 30 minutes. The levels are gigantic also so there is always a place to go to be safe, and there are also places to go where all the action is. The possibilities are endless in the ever so popular Battlefield series. The game is available for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC.

-Dylan

Teen Reading Challenge BONUS Party Tonight

May 14, 2010

YOU WON THE READING CHALLENGE!

So, the BONUS party for the Teen Reading Challenge participants is tonight at Fairmount from 6-9.  Pizza, pop, ice cream, video games, and crafts all while the library is closed…need I say more?!  Show up!  You earned it…wahoo!