Plan Your Next Movie Night with Kanopy!

Looking for your next film to watch during an autumn movie night?  Your Livingston Public Library card offers you access to Kanopy.  Kanopy has thousands– and I mean thousands– of films that you can stream from the comfort of your own home.  No due dates or returns required. 

Arthur 

The world’s richest and most lovable drunk risks everything when he falls in love with an irascible waitress in the hilarious comedy starring Dudley Moore and Academy Award-winner Liza Minnelli—ARTHUR. Arthur’s (Moore) billionaire family gives him an ultimatum: He must choose between marrying the most boring rich girl (Jill Eikenberry) on Long Island or staying with his low-class, shoplifting girlfriend(Minnelli) and losing his inheritance. For the first time in his life, ARTHUR wants something he cannot buy—the woman he loves. Arthur’s valet and best friend (John Gielgud) begs ARTHUR to marry the deadly dull debutante and keep the money. But Arthur’s heart simply won’t let him.It’s a situation that would drive a man to drink—if he weren’t already drunk—in this giddy, bubbly comic masterpiece.

Waiting For Guffman 

Almost no one’s ever heard of flamboyant, would-be Broadway director Corky St. Clair’s hometown of Blaine, Missouri. But Corky fully expects Blaine will be his ticket to Broadway when he writes, directs, choreographs and costumes a local show celebrating Blaine’s 150th anniversary in this hilarious comic spoof.

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang 

From producer Joel Silver and screenwriter Shane Black, both of Lethal Weapon fame, comes an action-comedy spoof of rough-and-tumble buddy films–KISS KISS BANG BANG. A private detective (Val Kilmer – Alexander), a thief posing as a struggling actor (Robert Downey Jr. – Gothika) and an actual struggling actress (Michelle Monaghan – The Bourne Supremacy) become entangled in a murder mystery filled with twists, turns, betrayal and, most importantly, romance.

Dolores Clairbone 

Academy Award-winner Kathy Bates and Jennifer Jason Leigh star as an estranged mother and daughter who must confront their darkest memories when one of them is accused of murder … for the second time … in the riveting adaptation of Stephen King’s bestselling novel Dolores Claiborne.

Mars Attacks!

Superstar Jack Nicholson as the President of the United States greeting invaders from outer space? Anything can and does happen when the twisted mind of director Tim Burton plunges planet Earth into complete pandemonium in this all-star sci-fi spoof. Based upon MARS ATTACKS!

Her

From the unique perspective of Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation) comes an original love story that explores the evolving nature—and the risks—of intimacy in the modern world. Set in the Los Angeles of the slight future, HER follows Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix), a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to be an intuitive entity in its own right, individual to each user. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet “Samantha” (Scarlett Johansson), a bright, female voice, who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. As her needs and desires grow, in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual and unconventional love for each other.

The Astronaut’s Wife 

Academy Award winners Johnny Depp and Charlize Theron star as the perfect all-American couple—astronaut Spencer Armacost and his beautiful schoolteacher wife—so passionately in love they can sense each other even while he floats in space and she is two hundred thousand miles below. But in two minutes it all turns to inexplicable terror. For two minutes, Armacost completely loses consciousness while on a space mission, returning home just barely alive. His wife senses something amiss from the moment he lands on earth. She begins to have strangely violent dreams—dark, paranoid thoughts—and the sensation that her husband is not the lover, or the man, he was.

Dark City 

What if you woke one morning to realize that every memory, every emotion, every fact you believed true about your life had been manufactured by someone else and placed in your mind? In this fascinating and provocative science fiction tale, John Murdoch–wanted for a series of brutal murders–realizes that everything he believes about himself is a lie. Murdoch’s bittersweet childhood, his love for his estranged wife and the hideous series of murders are the creation ofa group of shadowy creatures known only as “The Strangers.” Alone, with his newfound awareness, Murdoch begins to fight back against “The Strangers” who manipulate minds for their own ends.

-Jessica, Adult Services & Acquisitions Librarian

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