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  • Dead of Night

    Dead of Night

    HoopTober6.0 #8 of 31

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    When you work with the public, in an environment that welcomes people together, your life naturally intertwines with those you serve. Hundreds of people walk through the doors of the Olympia library each day for any number of reasons. And many of those people visit us every single day. Albert was a patron I saw almost every day for several years. The same bus dropped him off each…

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  • Boo 2! A Madea Halloween

    Boo 2! A Madea Halloween

    HoopTober Ocho 31/31

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    Tyler Perry’s Boo 2 uses the dressing of Halloween to examine the complexities of parenting, specifically the difficulties that arise when divorced parents have conflicting visions for the proper way to raise their children. Tiffany has just turned 18, and stick-in-the-mud dad is over-protective and clingy, while mom (who largely left the parenting all to dad while Tiffany was growing up) is more concerned with being the cool parent – perhaps to…

  • Scanners

    Scanners

    HoopTober Ocho 30/31

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    Reviewed by Holly G.

    I knew nothing about Scanners when going into it, aside from being told it was "sort of like an evil X-men." I was sold. Before starting, I looked up the movie's page on Letterboxd and discovered the tagline for this movie: "10 Seconds: The Pain Begins. 15 Seconds: You Can't Breathe. 20 Seconds: You Explode." At this point, I was even more sold. I sat down to watch…

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  • Carrie

    Carrie

    HoopTober6.0 #31 of 31

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    “Carrie” has not lost an ounce of its power since it was released over 43 years ago. If anything, its stature has only grown. If you’ve never seen it, or it’s been awhile, you owe it to yourself to check it out. It’s one of the best movies ever made.

    There are several monsters lurking around Carrie White. There’s Chris, the alpha among the girls in her school,…

  • Black Christmas

    Black Christmas

    HoopTober6.0 #17 of 31

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    “Black Christmas” is one of the great surprises of HoopTober thus far. “Halloween” takes up most of the oxygen when it comes to great slasher movies, but it’s certainly indebted to this lean, unnerving, and playful thriller.

    The premise is simple: a handful of sorority sisters have no plans for Christmas break, so instead stay on campus in the house they share. This movie could’ve easily exploited its…