Critic’s Choice Movie
Critic’s Choice Movie
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.
January 11, 2019 at 1:00PM
Cuba Gooding Jr. stars as Radio, a mentally challenged man living in South Carolina. This movie is based on the true story of the relationship developed between Radio and the town’s high school head football coach (Ed Harris) who takes Radio under his wing. Not all the town folk are happy, and conflicts arise.
Also starring are Debra Winger and Alfre Woodard.
Run time: 1 hr 19 min
February 8, 2019 at 1:00PM
My Dog Skip (2000)
Yazoo, Mississippi 1942 is the setting for this movie based on the memoir written by the late Willie Morris. Willie is a shy and lonely boy, bullied at school, until given a puppy on his 9th birthday. The beloved dog helps Willie through his growing years.
Starring are Frankie Muniz, Luke Wilson, and Kevin Bacon.
Run time: 1 hr 35 min
March 8, 2019 at 1:00PM
I Can Only Imagine (2018)
This movie is based on the true story of the mega hit from Christian group, MercyMe. This journey takes Bart (J. Michael Finley) through heartache, hope, and forgiveness.
Also starring are Madeline Carroll, Dennis Quaid, and Trace Adkins.
Run time: 1 hr 50 min
April 12, 2019 at 1:00PM
A heartwarming and funny tale of a pig wanting to be a sheepdog. This quirky movie of talking animals and hilarious incidents stars James Cromwell as Farmer Hoggett and Christine Cavanaugh as the voice of Babe.
Run time: 1 hr 32 min
May 10, 2019 at 1:00PM
The incredible biographical story of a housewife (played by Diane Lane,) a novice in the male-dominated world of horseracing that takes over her father’s stables. Along with the veteran trainer (John Malkovich), can she save the business and produce the first Triple Crown winner in a quarter of a century?
Run time: 2 hr 3 min
June 14, 2019 at 1:00PM
Spare Parts (2015)
This movie is a classic example of rooting for the underdog. Using funds from local businesses and scavenged spare parts, the newly formed local high school robotics team enters a competition going up against large universities.
George Lopez stars along with Jamie Lee Curtis, Marisa Tomei, and Carlos PenaVega.
Run time: 1 hr 54 min