Category Archives: Movies

Includes posts about movies in the Eisenhower Library

Hoop Dreams: Struggles and Redemption in Basketball Films

It may still be football season, but basketball is starting to heat up.  There aren’t quite as many movies out there about basketball as there are about football, but the Libraries does have a few to tide you over until … Continue reading

Magical Moments for Teachers

The art of teaching keeps changing. At Hopkins, as at many other schools, our students work in labs, have flipped classrooms, use clickers and other “active learning” methods, attend lectures, and have a wide variety of assignments and projects that … Continue reading

Scary Movies = Halloween Fun!

The weather outside isn’t exactly frightful (that’s for another holiday), but many films in our library collection are! To get in the Halloween spirit this week, why not check out some DVDs? What type of movie scares you the most? Ghost stories? Horror … Continue reading

Sick of Studying, Need a Movie?

If I NEVER see another midterm again, it will be TOO SOON. I’m tired of Netflix and I’m IN the library — what movies do *they* have? Lots – over 11,000. On the advanced search screen, don’t do anything except … Continue reading

50 Yard Line Picks: Football in Film

“I love football. Football is fun.” – Remember the Titans Football season is in full swing and it’s going to be here for a few more months. Football is televised almost every day of the week, so football fans can … Continue reading

Dino-mite! Brush up on your Dinosaur Knowledge

Like many kids of the ’90s, I loved dinosaurs. The 1993 film Jurassic Park sparked a generation of people who became fascinated with prehistoric creatures, and I was one of them. I thought dinosaurs were so cool, that for my high … Continue reading

Independent Films from Around the World!

Looking for some interesting films to watch during the summer months? The library has a growing collection of independent and foreign films that may do the trick! If you’re not sure how to find them, here’s an example of how to … Continue reading

Go To Other Worlds This Weekend

JOHNCON IS HERE! Yes, this is news worth shouting. Prepare for the non-stop extravaganza that will be JohnCon 2015 (April 10-12). JohnCon is the annual convention of JHU’s Science Fiction and Fantasy Association (HopSFA). It’s held in Levering Hall, continuously … Continue reading

Women Make Movies!

To commemorate Women’s History Month, we thought we’d share some of the fantastic contributions women make to the art of filmmaking! Let’s start with the title of this blog post – I stole it completely from a great media arts … Continue reading

Virtual Reality, Virtual Worlds

What’s going on in the world of virtual worlds? Snow Crash (1992) — Okay, follow this: Facebook recently bought Occulus VR — the Federal Trade Commission said OK — because of course we all want to live in the Occulus … Continue reading