Critics Choice Movies
Join us for our Critic’s Choice Film Series once a month. The FREE movie is presented the second Friday of each month at 1:00 pm in the Community Room. Snacks are provided. Plan on calling the Merrill-Go-Round early for a ride to and from the library on the day of the event. If you have any questions, please call the library at (715) 536-7191.
October 13, 2017 - BEETLEJUICE (1988): For Friday the 13th comes an award-winning PG-13 comedy fantasy film from 1988 starring Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis as a recently deceased married couple 'attached' to their Connecticut home and looking for ways to get rid of the new owners. With a little help from "beyond" (actor Michael Keaton), their schemes do not go as planned, with often hilarious results.
November 10, 2017 - PIECES OF APRIL (2003): Nominated for over 2 dozen different awards and winning in 14 categories, this Thanksgiving movie starring Katie Holmes, Oliver Platt, Patricia Clarkson and Derek Luke gives us an endearing view of unexpected difficulties during the Holiday Season. Mystery title clue – Interestingly enough, a hit song made by Three Dog Night in 1972 (reaching No.19 on the Billboard Hot 100 List) gave this feature film its title.
December 8, 2017 - EVERYBODY'S FINE (2009): Recently widowed and retired from his job, Robert DeNiro portrays a father patiently awaiting visits from his children during the holidays, but as the cancellations mount up, he decides to take matters into his own hands with some heartbreaking results. Also starring Drew Barrymore, Kate Beckinsale and Sam Rockwell, this PG-rated 2009 film reminds us to always keep time for family before it's too late. Unknown but noteworthy in the movie, Paul McCartney wrote a ballad based on Robert DeNiro's character in the movie after seeing an advance performance--it led to a Golden Globe nomination for Best Song!