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Entertainment Resources
in the Library


Databases & Virtual Reference Titles
The following databases are available at Middletown Thrall Library.

Members of Thrall can also access most of these at home:

Arts and Humanities Through the Eras
Dance, Fashion, Literature, Music, Theater, Visual Arts. Available to members of Thrall.
Biography in Context
Contains many biographies of famous/historical persons/celebrities, recording artists, entertainers, and others. Available to members of Thrall.
Encyclopedia of World Biography
Another excellent source of biographical information on entertainers and others from world history. Available to members of Thrall.
Eyewitness Companion: Film
Described by the publisher as "a visual road map to the best cinema has to offer."
VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever
Described by the publisher as "The Complete Guide to Movies on VHS, DVD, and Hi-Def Formats."


You can use the biography databases to read up on your favorite movie stars and film directors.

Please click here to browse other databases available at Thrall.

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DVDs & VHS
Middletown Thrall Library offers a variety of popular movies, musicals, comedy, music performances, documentaries, educational programs and more on DVD and VHS.

Conveniently located near the entrance of the library, our DVD and VHS collections can be browsed.

Please click here to browse famous films in the library catalog.


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Entertainment in the Library Catalog
Information on the lives and careers of entertainers (movie stars, celebrities, comedians, and others) can often be found in the Biography section of the library.

Our biography/autobiography collections are arranged alphabetically according to a person's last name. Biography books exist in regular print, large print, audio CD, and eAudio books.

In addition to biographies, here are some entertainment topics you can browse in the library catalog:



Celebrities

Please click here to browse famous persons in the library system catalog.


Explore Films in the Library System
Topics, Famous Films, & More


Please scroll down or select a section:

Genres & Topics,   Actors, Actresses, & Filmmakers,   Famous Film Titles



Browse Videos by Film Genre or Topic


Please click one any of the following words, names, or titles
to browse related films throughout the library system:


Please note: some libraries do not allow certain videos to be requested.



Browse Videos by Names of Famous
Actors, Actresses, Filmmakers



Browse Famous Film Titles





For more information...

If you need help finding anything, please speak with our reference librarians contact the Reference Department.


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Entertainment Reference Works
at Middletown Thrall Library
The following titles are just some of the many reference works available at Thrall's Reference Department.

Below every title is a "call number," which tells you where each book is located on our reference shelves:
75 Years of the Oscars
791.4307 OSB
Broadway: An Encyclopedia
792.0973 BLO
Cinema Year by Year
791.43 CIN
The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons
791.4334 LEN
Encyclopedia of Film
791.4303 SCH
The Encyclopedia of Novels into Film
791.436 TIB
Encyclopedia of Television
791.45 ENC
International Encyclopedia of Dance
792.6203 INT
Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide
791.4303 LEO
Music Encyclopedias
780s
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance
792.03 OXF
Sports Encyclopedias
796
St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture
973.9 ENC
The Standard Guide to Collecting Autographs
929.8807 BAK



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Entertainment on the Web


Celebrities
Biographies & Autobiographies
The Biography Channel
Biography in Context
A database available to members of Middletown Thrall Library. Find in-depth biographies and articles on famous persons, including entertainers and movie stars.
Infoplease: Arts and Entertainment Biographies
Includes: Actors, Architects, Artists, Bands, Comedians, Composers, Conductors, Dancers and Choreographers, Fashion Designers and Models, Filmmakers, Instrumentalists, Journalists, Musicians, Opera, Performers, Photographers, Poets, Producers, Radio and Television Personalities, Screenwriters, Singers, Writers.

Celebrities in the News
Access Hollywood
Celebrity news, photos, and videos.
The British Monarchy
E! Online: Celebrity News
Celebrity news and photographs.
Hollywood.com: Celebrities
Videos, photos, style, and news.
IMDB (Internet Movie Database): Celebrity News
MSN Entertainment: Celebrity News and Gossip


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Comedy & Comedians
Comedy Central
Stand-up comedians, satire, humor. Also the home of shows such as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report.
Comedy Films
Examines different styles of comedy (slapstick, deadpan, verbal, screwball, black/dark, parody/spoof, satire, lampoon, farce) and lists key classic and contemporary comedy movie titles. From Filmsite.org.
The Onion
A satirical newspaper filled with hilarious, fake, news stories, and headlines.
Political Humor
Politcal cartoons, jokes, and news. From About.com.
Top Comedy Movies of All Time
From the Internet Movie Database (IMDB). See also IMDB's current Popular Comedy Feature Films list (http://www.imdb.com/genre/comedy).
Yahoo! Comedians Directory
Comedians websites and blogs.


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Comics, Comic Books, & Cartoons
Big Cartoon Database
"An in-depth directory of your favorite cartoon classics & animated films. A searchable dataBase of cartoon information, animated guides, cartoon character and crew Lists; everything from Disney cartoons to adult cartoons."
Comic-Con International Convention
Comic Books, Manga, and Graphic Novels
News, information for collectors.
Comics.com
Popular comics by category
Comics Online
DC Comics
Dilbert
Comic strip online
GoComics.com: Comic Strips & Editorial Cartoons
King Features Syndicate Comics
Marvel Comics
New York Times: Cartoons
New York Times: Comics and Comic Books / Strips News
PoliticalCartoons.com
Political Humor
Daily/weekly cartoons featured at About.com
Unshelved
A library comic strip
Yahoo Comics
Daily syndicated comic strips at Yahoo.


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Family Fun & Activities
Disney FamilyFun
"Crafts, activities, recipes, and other ideas for kids and parents."
Family Fun and Teen Activities
Games, camping, parties, and more. From About.com.
Family Fun Craft Projects and Activity Ideas
From About.com.
Funology: The Science of Having Fun
Family-friendly games and activities. Includes: Boredom Busters, Wacky Facts, Magic Tricks, Yummy Recipes, and Weird Science.
Nick Jr.
"Preschool kids games, preschool activities, and lesson plans."
Parents.com: Family Fun
Family vacation planning, games, birthdays, parties, indoor/outdoor activities, and more.
Spoonful
Crafts and activities ideas. Categories include: food, holidays, celebrations, and more. From Disney.
Yahoo! Kids
Games, music, movies, jokes, sports. See also their Connected Parent section (http://kids.yahoo.com/parents).

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Game Shows
Popular Game Shows on TV
Family Feud
Jeopardy
The Price Is Right
Wheel of Fortune
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

Other Information
About.com: A Closer Look at Game Shows New and Old
Other Game Shows
From Open Directory Project.


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Local Entertainment & Events
Orange County & Hudson Valley
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Current and upcoming concerts and performances. Bethel, NY.
The Chance Theater
"Hudson Valley's premier music venue." News on upcoming concerts. Poughkeepsie, NY.
Eisenhower Hall Theatre
Hudson Valley Music
Local bands, artists, music performances.
Local Culture, Events, and Tourism
For Orange County, NY and the greater Hudson Valley.
Movie Theaters
AMC, Destinta, Downing Film Center (Newburgh, NY), Middletown Cinemas, and more theaters in or nearby Middletown, NY.
Newburgh Chamber Music
"The Newburgh Chamber Music series presents concerts of the highest caliber with a varied and unusual repertoire in different historical venues in Newburgh, New York."
Orange County Fair
Middletown, NY.
Paramount Theatre
Local theater in Middletown, New York.
Middletown Thrall Library: Library Programs
See also Thrall's Youth blog for children's and young adult events.
SUNY Orange: Lyceum Events
Local community college. Music, drama, and other performances. Middletown, NY.
Times Herald-Record: Entertainment Section
Local entertainment news and events. Orange County, NY.
Things to Do in the Hudson Valley
Yahoo! Directory: Hudson Valley Entertainment
Amusement/theme parks, dancing, music, restaurants, shopping, television, venues, and more.

Summer Theater
Forestburgh Playhouse
"The Forestburgh Playhouse is the oldest continuously operating summer theatre in New York State, and has been bringing professional theatre to the Catskill Mountains every summer since 1947."
Hudson Valley Shakespeare Theatre
"The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival is dedicated to producing the plays of Shakespeare with an economy of style that focuses its energy and resources on script, actors, and audience."
New Paltz Summer Repertory Theatre
"The mission of Summer Repertory Theatre is to produce high quality professional theatre that enriches the lives of the community and to provide significant professional training opportunities for developing theatre students."
Shadowland Theatre
"Dedicated to high-quality, professionally produced plays and musicals, Shadowland is located in the charming village of Ellenville, in Ulster County NY."
SummerStar Theatre
"We are a non profit community organization in residence at Orange County Community College in Middletown, NY. The intimate Orange Hall Theatre is our home for rehearsals and performances."

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Entertainment Magazines
& Journal Articles
Popular Publications Online
Entertainment Weekly
The Hollywood Reporter
People
Rolling Stone
Star Magazine
TV Guide
US Magazine
Vanity Fair
Variety


Journal Articles in Databases
Music, Dance, Drama, Film
Available to members of Thrall or researchers at the library. Browse by topic. Enter library card number when asked to log into a database.


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Movies
Jump to:


About the Movie Industry
The Movie Business Today
"This issue of eJournal USA analyzes the increasing internationalization of the film industry, both in terms of audiences and filmmaking talent; the rise of a more personal style of independent filmmaking in recent years; the market for foreign-produced films in the United States; and the effects of the Internet and the digital revolution on how movies get made and distributed. Shorter pieces focus on film festivals like Sundance that seed young talent and some film studios' efforts to go green in making movies." Adobe PDF format. From the U.S. Department of State.


Awards
Academy Awards
Current and past Oscar award winners and nominees.
Golden Globes: Nominations and Awards
Movie Awards
From infoplease.com. Includes: National Society of Film Critics Awards, Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards, National Board of Review Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Annual Directors Guild of America Awards, MTV Movie Awards, NAACP Image Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, New York Film Critics Circle Awards, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, Boston Society of Film Critics Awards, British Academy of Film and Television Awards, Cannes Film Festival Winners.


Box Office Statistics
Box Office Mojo
Yahoo! Movies - Weekend Box Office and Buzz


Film Festivals
Cannes Film Festival
Film Festival Today
Film Festivals.com
IMDB: Film Festivals and Events
Inside Film Magazine: Film Festival Directory
New York International Independent Film and Video Festival
Sundance Film Festival
Woodstock Film Festival


Greatest Films Lists
100 Years, 100 Movies
Cinematic history and "best films." From the American Film Institute.
1000 Best Movies Ever Made
List from the New York Times.
The Greatest Films
Best films for different genres. Includes filmographies.
National Film Registry
"Established by Congress in 1989, the National Film Registry spotlights the importance of preserving America's unparalleled film heritage. These films are not selected as the 'best' American films of all time, but rather as works of enduring importance to American culture. They reflect who we are as a people and as a nation." View the list of films in the Registry from 1989 - present. From the National Film Preservation Board, Library of Congress.


News, Upcoming Films, & Movie Trailers
ComingSoon.net
Empire
Fandango: Freshly Popped - The Movie Blog
Film.com
IMDB: Movie & Television News
MovieWeb
Screen Daily
Yahoo Movies


Reviews & Ratings
Common Sense Media: Movie Reviews for Parents
Ratings, reviews, and in-depth film content advisories.
Internet Movie Database
The database of everything movies. Includes descriptions and casts of thousands of movies, awards lists, and movie news. Movie database is searchable by title, people, characters, plots, and quotes.
Kids-in-Mind: The Parents' Guide to Movies and Video
Provides "objective, non-critical assessments of the potentially objectionable material contained in movies." Movies are listed by release date and can be searched by title. Each movie is given a rating on a scale of 0-10 in three distinct categories- sex and nudity, violence and gore, and profanity.
Metacritic
Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA): FilmRatings.com
History and explanation of the MPAA rating system by Jack Valenti along with a database showing the rarings of movies going back to 1968. Movie titles link to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).
VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever
"Featuring over 28,000 movie reviews, on films ranging from the popular to the downright obscure, VGMR offers an informed, irreverent take on the movie industry and stands as the definitive guide for both hardcore film freaks and those who consider themselves merely film-curious." Search or browse.
New York Times: Movie Reviews
Movie Review Query Engine
Database of movie reviews on thousands of movies from dozens of sources.
Rotten Tomatoes


Theaters, Movie Listings, Show Times, & Tickets
AMC Movie Theaters
Middletown, New York
Destinta Theatres
New Windsor, New York
Downing Film Center, Newburgh, NY
The official website for the Downing Film Center, which focuses on independent and foreign films.
Elite 6 Cinema
Chester, New York
Fandango
Click here for the Middletown, New York schedule of current/new/upcoming movies.
Middletown Cinemas
Middletown, New York
Movie Tickets.com
The Paramount Theater
Middletown, New York
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Music
Music Guide
News, lyrics, educational resources, and much more. Directory provided by Middletown Thrall Library.


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Entertainment News
Access Hollywood
Broadway.com
Celebrity News Sites
CNN Entertainment
Entertainment News Sites
Entertainment Tonight Online
Entertainment Weekly
Eonline.com
Extra TV
Google News: Entertainment Headlines
Hollywood.com
Hollywood Reporter
The Insider
New York Times: Arts & Entertainment News
NPR: Arts and Life

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Performing Arts
Current
International Society for the Performing Arts: Useful Links
A small international directory of arts councils, agencies, and performing arts networks.
Local Entertainment
Orange County, NY and the greater Hudson Valley.
National Public Radio (NPR): Performing Arts
News, articles, reviews.
New York Times: Arts
Dance, music, theater, and related news and articles.

History
Library of Congress: Performing Arts Encyclopedia
Historical exhibits, images, and online features.
New York Public Library: Performing Arts in America
"With visual and audio images drawn from the extensive archival collections at The Library, the site features an authentic look at this past, from the Broadway theater and Tin Pan Alley to the art of dancer Loie Fuller and composer Charles Griffes, all brought to you in original documents. Captured in the then new techniques of photography, recorded sound, and film, the performing arts of the early twentieth century come alive as never before, preserved by The New York Public Library and brought to you a century later via the Internet."

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Radio Shows
Web Broadcasts
BBC World Radio Service
CBS Radio
ESPN Radio
Live365 Internet Radio: Free Online Radio Stations
NBC Radio
NOAA Weather Radio
NPR: Radio Programs
Radio-Locator: Radio Station Search Engine
Talk Radio Personalities
WFMU (91.1/90.1 FM)
Free-form radio station with a wide variety of programs.
WPDH (101.5 FM): Classic Rock
WQXR (105.9 FM): The New York Times Classical Music Station
WRRV: The New Rock Alternative (92.7/96.9 FM)
WTBQ (93.5 FM, 1110 AM)
Local radio station.
Yahoo! Music Internet Radio

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Television
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Guides - What's on TV?
Beeline TV
A worldwide directory of free broadband Internet television channels. It is arranged by language. It includes annotations that indicate what media player (e.g. Real Player, Windows Media Player) you need to view each channel.
Clicker.com
"Clicker is the complete guide to Internet Television. Our mission is to make it simple for you to find the right show, right now." Search or browse.
New York Times: Television
News, reviews, upcoming programs and TV series.
Online TV Database (TVDB)
"TheTVDB.com is a community driven database of television shows. It is our aim to be the most complete and accurate source of information on TV series from many languages and countries." " You can browse or search for television shows. Concise summaries are provided for television episodes and series in the database. You can browse shows with multiple seasons by selecting the season number at the bottom of their pages. Nota bene: "This site is an open database that can be modified by anybody." Some television program entires / seasons are locked and require permission prior to editing. A public forum for discussing edits and the website is also provided.
TV Guide
TV Recaps and Episode Guides
Summaries of recent television shows / programs / series / televised events from major TV networks. Provided by Entertainment Weekly.
Yahoo! TV Guide
Search for programs or browse by channel or time slot.

Major Networks
A&E: The Arts & Entertainment Channel
ABC
CBS
CNN
C-SPAN
Discovery Channel
Fox
MSNBC
National Geographic
NBC
Nickelodeon
PBS
SyFy
Science Fiction Channel

Local Stations
Time Warner Cable News (formerly YNN)
WABC
WCBS
WNBC
WNET - PBS (Channel 13)
WPIX
WWOR

News
Hollywood News Reporter: Television News
IMDB: Movie & Television News
TV Guide: Television News
TVWeek
"Television industry news, TV ratings, analysis, celebrity event photos."
USA Today: Television News
Yahoo! News: Television News

History
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Primetime Emmy Award Database
Database of Emmy Award winners and nominees from 1949 to the present searchable by year, name, network, and category.
Archive of American Television
"The Archive collects in-depth video interviews with TV's greatest legends and pioneers. Browse the interviews by person, show, topic or profession."
The Encyclopedia of Television
This website from the Museum of Broadcast Communication contains 1,000 original essays from more than 250 contributors and examines specific programs and people, historic moments and trends, major policy disputes and other topics.
Epguides.com
This site contains episode lists for over 1500 British and American television shows. The list includes titles and airdates.
History of Television
The invention (and inventors) of television technologies. From About.com.
TV Tome
Information about television series and actors as well as episode lists and guides.

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Theater
American Theatre Wing
"Dedicated to celebrating excellence and supporting education in the theatre, the American Theatre Wing has been an integral and influential part of the theatrical community for the better part of seven decades. Adapting its activities for each successive theatrical generation, ATW focuses today on programs and activities which help students, audiences and members of the theatrical community itself to learn more about what makes theatre tick from the people who make it so vital."
Current Broadway Shows
Taken from The New York Times, a list of all the shows running or soon to open on Broadway, with links to the New York Times reviews, readers' reviews and ticketing. Critics' Picks, the shows chosen as favorites by the New York Times's theater critics, are denoted with a gold button. Also includes Off Broadway, Off-Off Broadway, and London theater.
Internet Broadway Database
"IBDB (Internet Broadway Database) archive is the official database for Broadway theatre information. IBDB provides records of productions from the beginnings of New York theatre until today." The League of American Theatres and Producers.
Playbill
The online version of Playbill includes schedules, theatre news and history.
Ticketmaster

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Videos
Digital Videos in the Library System
OverDrive / RCLS Videos
Available to Thrall and other RCLS library members.


Children's Videos
AOL Kids Videos
The Cartoon Network
The Disney Channel
National Geographic Kids Videos
Nick.com Videos
Nick Jr. Videos
PBS Kids Videos


Other Videos
AOL Video
Shows, news, and other videos
BBC America Videos
Shows, news, and other videos
BET Videos
Bing Videos
Categories include: TV, Music, Movies, News, Comedy, Viral, Sports, Fashion, and more.
Blip
"Discover the best in original web series."
C-SPAN Videos Library
Clicker.com
"Clicker is the complete guide to Internet Television. Our mission is to make it simple for you to find the right show, right now." Search or browse.
CMT
Country Music Television.
CNET TV
Computers, technology, gadgets news, previews, reviews.
Comedy Central
Crunchyroll
An amazingly large selection of streaming anime and Asian drama shows, that's both free and legal!
Discovery Channel: Videos
Drama Fever
Korean dramas and movies.
ESPN: Sports Videos
The History Channel: Videos
How Stuff Works: Video Channel
Hubble Space Telescope Videos
Hulu
Television shows and other videos.
Live and Featured News Videos
Metacafe: Online Video Entertainment
MTV Music Videos
NASA Videos
Space missions, documentaries on space exploration.
National Geographic Videos
The New York Times Video Library
Online Video Guide
A guide to television shows, Web exclusives, and other online videos. From TV Guide.
PBS Videos
The Science Channel: Videos
Sidereel.com
TV shows, movies, movie trailers.
TED: Technology, Entertainment, Design
"Riveting talks by remarkable people." Video lectures.
TumTiki
Directory of online tv shows / videos (free/premium). From Frontier Communications.
USTREAM
"Watch and discuss live events."
Videos in the News
Vimeo.com
The White House: Videos
Yahoo! Video
YouTube
Internet user-uploaded videos and other content.

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Trivia
The Amazing Fact Generator
Random trivia facts on demand. From Mental Floss.
CNN Challenge
News trivia based on current events.
Fifty States and Fifty Fun Facts
From the Infoplease Almanac.
Fun Trivia Quizzes
Categories include: Animals, Brain Teasers, Celebrities, Entertainment, For Children, General, General Knowledge, Geography, History, Hobbies, Humanities, Literature, Movies, Music, People, Religion, Sci / Tech, Sports, Television, Video Games, World.
Library Trivia
Literature Trivia
Music Trivia
Water Trivia
From the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


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Video Games
News, Reviews, Trailers
1up
Common Sense Media: Video Games
Reviews for parents
Destructoid
A blog-style video game news site.
Gamasutra
Games Radar
Gamespot
GameStats
Gamespy
Gamezone
IGN.com
Joystiq
New York Times: Games News
Nintendo.com
PC Gamer
PCWorld: Games
Playstation.com
What They Play
"What They Play (www.whattheyplay.com) is the parents guide to videogames, providing expert insight into the themes and content of hundreds of today's most popular interactive entertainment products." From IGN.
Xbox.com


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