Movies & Music

New Movies | Movie Matinees at the Library | Links for Movie Lovers | New Music | Links for Music Lovers

New Movies

Check our newest movies and TV shows at the library!
New Movies and TV Shows

Movie Matinees at the Library

We’ll supply the popcorn! Come enjoy these new releases at BPL and enter for a chance to win a copy of that day's movie on DVD. DVD giveaways will be held following the conclusion of the movie and you must be present to win. Registration is recommended online, in person, or by calling the Adult Reference Desk at 630-924-2730.

For a list of upcoming movies and dates, please check our Adult Programs page.

Links for Movie Lovers

Rates movies on a one to five scale, and makes recommendations of other movies you may enjoy. You can also explore movies by genre, such as horror, thriller, comedy, and more.

Common Sense Media
Rates media based on age appropriateness and learning potential. They rely on developmental criteria from some of the nation's leading authorities to determine what content is appropriate for which ages.

Internet Movie Database (IMDb)
The largest, most comprehensive database of movie information on the Internet.

Kids In Mind
Helps parents decide which movies are suitable for their children by using an objective rating for violence, sexual content, and profanity. Lists in detail incidences of violence, etc., and let parents decide whether the movie is appropriate for their children according to their own criteria.

New York Times: Movies
Browse or search New York Times movie reviews. Included in the free review archive are all films reviewed since 1960, reviews of all Best Picture Academy Award winners, as well as The New York Times guide to the Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made.

Features reviews, articles on great movie picks, commentary, and a movie glossary, as well as other information for the movie buff.

Rotten Tomatoes
Offers a way to discover the critical reaction on movies from the nation's top print and online film critics, neatly summarized via the Tomatometer™.

New Music

Check our newest music at the library!
New Music CDs

Links for Music Lovers

One of the most comprehensive music reference source on the Internet. Reviews, new releases lists, facts about albums and artists, and editorial content.

Features current national and international music charts and weekly album and single reviews.

Find jazz news, DB Radio, international festival information, message boards, and an education section with historical information and transcriptions of jazz recordings. This site also includes a Jazz Hall of Fame and database of artists.

Reviews, news, interviews, videos, and more on the indie music scene

Rolling Stone
Music reviews, videos, clips, and news about your favorite artists

Indie music downloads, music videos, concert reviews, tour dates, and more