New Gen Games at Wells Media Center

As of last semester, Spring 16’, the Media Center has started collecting games for the more recent consoles. While we intend to bolster our current collection, you can find out about the ones we currently have below. This is spoiler free info session.

Playstation 4

ps4-until-dawnOur first game for the PS4 is Until Dawn. It’s a decision based horror game that follows the idea of the butterfly effect. If you didn’t know, the butterfly effect is the idea that the tiniest decision has a large effect on possible outcomes in the future. Until Dawn captures this beautifully as you play through the game with complete power over every action the characters take and witness the consequences first-hand. The object of the game is help the characters survive until dawn. You will help seven teenagers get through a night atop a snowy mountain where they are most certainly not alone. Build or break friendships and relationships with the decisions you make all the while knowing that these relationships can be the until-dawn-screenshot-03-ps4-us-07aug14difference between each character making it to the end or dying along the way. Until Dawn has a high replay value and is definitely recommended for those who enjoy horror and decision making.
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Xbox One

We acquired two award winning open world games that are sure to give you plenty of hours of gameplay.

cover_large Fallout 4 honestly needs no introductions, but for those who may be new to the franchise, this game takes place in a world a bit different from the other Fallout installments. The world is at war again and the use of nuclear arms has only escalated the world to the point of eminent nuclear Armageddon. Your avatar has been selected to enter one of the many Vaults, underground bomb shelters that were created just for this predicament. After the bombs go off you emerge and are confronted with a battered land. Joining factions, visiting cities and surviving within this new land are just a few of the things your avatar has to worry about in this gorgeous sandbox. If you like first/third person 2889263-fallout4_deathclawattack_1434390891shooters, open world
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XO62Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is another open world game for Xbox One. You play as a woman named Laura Croft who is on an exhibition to find ancient artifacts when her ship wrecks. Separated from the crew, Laura has to survive in a wilderness where she quickly realizes that she isn’t alone. Create a character that fits your play style. Whether you use stealth with a bow or want to go in guns blazing, getting to the end of story will be quite the thrill. Unlike most games where most of the action intensive moments are in the cut scenes, Tomb Raider puts you in the thick of these moments and forces you to get her out them or earn a gruesome end. This cinematic finesse Tomb Raider earned an M rating for that reason. If you enjoy stealth, open world, and hunting, this game is definitely for you.

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3DS

While the 3DS isn’t as new as the other consoles, we have acquired our first game for it only just recently.
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If you enjoy turn based strategy than the Fire Emblem franchise has you pegged. Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright is the most recent installment the series. Your prince or princess strives to prevent all-out war between the kingdoms of Nohr and Hoshido. This installments has three possible outcomes that branch off at the point where you are forced to pick a side. In the Birthright edition, you fight for Hoshido. Along the way, your avatar and their army’s characters can fire-emblem-fates-birthright-screenshot-04develop relationships with one another that strengthen bonds in battles and even produce children! The choices are yours! Enjoy gaining skills and creating powerful children who will also fight alongside you in your quest.maxresdefault

We look forward to letting you know what games we’ll get ahold of next! Till then, in case you were wondering what consoles we have games for…

Playstation 1, 2, 3 & 4 PSP

Xbox 1, 360 & One

Gamecube, Wii, 3DS & Wii U

Gensis & PC (prior to Steam)

Till next time, TL

 

April Happenings

Every month at media services, we put up a display of media items that represent the given month. While there are many things happening in April, we decided to highlight some of the biggest and important ones. Listed below are five categories with sample DVDs linked alongside.

IU Day

Held online on April 12th this event is a worldwide celebration of Indiana University. It will include binge-watching, social media engagement, IU gear and gift-giving extravaganza.

Cutters of Stone

Make your own kind of music

Autism/Parkinson’s Awareness Month

April is also Autism and Parkinson’s Awareness month. Events and ceremonies will be held to shine light and to promote awareness, acceptance and draw attention to the tens of thousands facing a diagnosis each year.

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Autism: The Musical Continue reading “April Happenings”

A Very ‘Super’ Spring!

A Very Super Spring!

As most of you probably already know, Batman Vs. Superman has been released into theaters. The synopsis is basically the two heroes having an action packed, cinematic clash about how the city should be protected. Both Batman and Superman are respective super heroes in their areas. Both Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent know that there lies a greater evil that is bigger than them, which is Lex Luthor. Definitely a movie worth scoping out with some buddies!

Another ‘super spring’ title coming out this May is Captain America: Civil War.
With a similar plot, we have Captain America and his compatriots in an all out ‘war’ against Iron Man & Co. The basis behind the civil war is Bucky, a friend of Captain America, who has become a national danger. The government feels that super heroes should be monitored and contained while others believe in free will. Till then, we shall see who wins.

For all of you fans of the DC and Marvel Universe fans, this will be a spectacular spring.

Make sure to check out our media library titles from the Marvel and DC Universes!

The X-Men Trilogy
The Dark Knight Trilogy
Captain America                                                                                                                                        Iron Man Trilogy
Spider-Man Original and Reboot
And More!

 

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ALA VRT Notable Videos for Adults 2016 Winners

The American Library Association (ALA) Video Round Table Notable Videos for Adults Committee has compiled its 2016 list of Notable Videos for Adults, a list of 15 outstanding films released on video within the past two years and suitable for all libraries serving adults.  Its purpose is to call attention to recent video releases that make a significant contribution to the world of video.  The list is compiled for use by librarians and the general adult populace.

The Notable Videos for Adults Committee selected 15 outstanding titles from among 48 nominees for this year’s list of Notable Videos for Adults.  The availability of closed captions (CC) and/or subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH) is preferred; inclusion and exclusion of same is indicated below. (repost)

Alive Inside  (2014) 78 minutes. City Drive Films. DVD. Available from various distributors. Does not include captioning.  Social worker Dan Cohen starts a campaign to provide nursing home patients access to music that reawakens their joy in life. [Owned by IUB Library — DVD.]

Call Me Lucky  (2015) 105 minutes. MPI. DVD. Available from various distributors. English subtitles, does not include captioning.  Stand-up comedian Barry Crimmins advocates for victims of internet child pornography.

E-Team  (2014)  89 minutes. Ro*Co Films. DVD. Available from http://www.rocofilms.com. Does not include captioning.  Human Rights Watch emergency team members travel to international hot zones to investigate abuses firsthand. [Owned by IUB Library – DVD.]

Freedom Summer  (2014) 120 minutes. PBS. DVD. Available from various distributors. Includes SDH. Organizers and student civil rights workers register voters in 1964 Mississippi and confront racism and resistance.  [Owned by IUB Library — DVD and online streaming.]

God Loves Uganda  (2013) 83 minutes. First Run Features. DVD. Available from various distributors. Includes SDH. The punitive homophobic government policies of Uganda are linked to the anti-gay theology of United States evangelist missionaries. [Owned by IUB Library — DVD and online streaming.]

Great Invisible  (2014) 92 minutes. Ro*Co Films. DVD. Available from http://www.rocofilms.com. English subtitles, does not include captioning. The high price of our dependence upon fossil fuel is made visible in this examination of the BP Deepwater oil spill. [Owned by IUB Library – DVD.]

India’s Daughter  (2015) 62 minutes. Women Make Movies. DVD. Available fromhttp://www.wmm.com. English subtitles, does not include captioning. India questions its traditional gender roles following the brutal rape of a young medical student. [Owned by IUB Library — DVD.]

Kill Team  (2015) 79 minutes. Bullfrog Films. DVD. Available fromhttp://www.bullfrogfilms.com/ and various distributors. Includes SDH. A whistleblower reports on war crimes committed by members of his platoon in Afghanistan. [Owned by IUB Library – online streaming.]

Missing Picture  (2013) 96 minutes. Strand Releasing. DVD. Available from various distributors. Includes SDH. Atrocities of Cambodian labor camps under the Khmer Rouge are reimagined with archival footage and clay figurines. [Owned by IUB Library – DVD.]

Punk Singer  (2013) 82 minutes. MPI. DVD. Available from various distributors. Includes SDH.  Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of Bikini Kill and LeTigre, co-creates the riot grrrl movement and influences a third wave of feminism.

Salt of the Earth  (2015) 110 minutes. Sony. DVD. Available from various distributors. Includes SDH.  Photographer Sebastian Salgado travels the globe documenting humanity, inhumanity, and nature.

The Square  (2013) 109 minutes. City Drive Films. DVD. Available from various distributors. English subtitles, does not include captioning. Activists in Cairo Egypt’s Tahrir Square experience victories and defeats as they advocate for democracy and freedom over the course of two years. [Owned by the IUB Library – DVD.]

Watchers of the Sky  (2014) 121 minutes. Music Box Pictures. DVD. Available from various distributors. Includes SDH.  United Nations workers continue the life mission of Raphael Lemkin, a pioneer in the field of human rights and international law. [Owned by IUB Library —  online streaming.]

Web: Connecting Is Just the Beginning  (2013) 84 minutes. Sundial Pictures. DVD. Available from http://sundial-pictures.com. English subtitles, does not include captioning. After receiving laptops, villagers in rural Peru and a filmmaker teach each other about interconnectivity. [Owned by IUB Library — online streaming.]

Whole Gritty City  (2014) 89 minutes. Band Room Productions. DVD. Available fromhttp://alexanderstreet.com/. Does not include captioning.  New Orleans marching bands give student musicians purpose as they face challenges of adolescence. [Owned by IUB Library —  online streaming.]

Be sure to check back with Media Services for availability of titles.  “We Like to Watch!” (an old ALA VRT motto!)

~ Monique Threatt

New Titles – September 28th

Feature Films

The Bay

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Chaos breaks out in a small Maryland town after an ecological disaster occurs.

 

The Ghost Goes West

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An American businessman’s family convinces him to buy a Scottish castle and disassemble it to ship it to America brick by brick, where it will be put it back together. The castle though is not the only part of the deal, with it goes the several-hundred year old ghost who haunts it.

 

Keys to Tulsa

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Richter Boudreau, the son of local celebrity Cynthia, is not very successful and works as a film critic for a local newspaper. In a short time he loses his job and his heritage, and one of his “friends” starts to blackmail him. His only hope is that others around him are even bigger dummies.

 

Silver City

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The discovery of a corpse threatens to unravel a bumbling local politician’s campaign for governor of Colorado.

 

Transcendence

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A scientist’s drive for artificial intelligence, takes on dangerous implications when his consciousness is uploaded into one such program.

 

 

TV Series

Hogan’s Heroes – Season 1-6

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The inmates of a German World War II prisoner of war camp conduct an espionage and sabotage campaign right under the noses of their warders.

 

Homeland – Season 4

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When Marine Nicolas Brody is hailed as a hero after he returns home from eight years of captivity in Iraq, intelligence officer Carrie Mathison is the only one who suspects that he may have been “turned”.

 

 

Foreign Films

Field of Life and Death

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“The scene is a remote northeastern village after the ‘Sept. 18th incident’ in 1931. Zhao San, a farmer, was going to kill the landlord. But he never thought of it again since the lord saved his life. Erliban, another farmer, tried to find a wife for his son but failed. He feared that the villagers would look down upon him, and turned to Japanese invaders. Cheng Ye, also a farmer, was devoted to calling for resistance against Japan. However, the villagers didn’t respond. They did not awaken to the crucial moment of fighting back together until the slaughter.”–Container (photo from amazon.com)

 

Miss Bala

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After entering a beauty contest in Tijuana, a young woman witnesses drug-related murders and is forced to do the gang’s bidding.

 

Rise of the Legend

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An orphan, whose father has been killed by dark power, attempts to bring justice back to the town. (photo from ganoolmovie.com)

 

The Young Master

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After failing his fellow students in a Lion Dance competition, Dragon (Jackie Chan) is sent away from his school in disgrace, on the condition that he must find his errant brother. Much martial arts mayhem and mistaken-identity silliness ensue.

 

 

Documentaries

Joni Mitchell: Woman of Heart and Mind – A Life Story

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Looks back at Joni Mitchell, from her own reminiscences and those of her friends and contemporaries. Includes bits of performances from all eras of her career.  (photo from amazon.com)

 

 

**All photos from IMDB unless otherwise mentioned**

Teaching with Online Streaming Films

Perfect for filmmtp assignments, streaming allows faculty and instructors to regain class time for in-depth discussions, as well as allows students to prepare in advance for class lectures, and review content for course exams.  Students can skip the inconvenience of checked out films, late returns, and limited copies on the shelf. Users can access and watch films whenever they like, wherever they are, and whatever device they prefer.


The IUB LibIADrary provides access to over 35 multi-disciplinary online streaming databases with nearly 155,000 film titles.  These films are selected to meet the diverse needs of its teaching, research, and learning community. Students can watch copyright compliant full-length feature, documentary, and archival footage films anytime at home or on campus. You can create clips, playlists, embed tools, and more.


Our Guide to Onliexperine Streaming Videos provides a comprehensive list of online streaming film resources, and related research documents. In addition to numerous area studies databases, faculty, students, and researchers can access NBC Television’s Meet the Press, The Criterion Film Collection, Education in Video, Media and Communications Studies, and Psychology Experiments Online.  Our friendly staff are available to help you search for, and implement titles in Canvas.

Kanopyfellini provides access to over 26,000 award-winning documentaries, feature, and training films on every topic imaginable including Media Studies, Foreign Language, LBGTQ, Psychology, Politics, the Environment, and more. Includes films from the Criterion CollectionPBS, Media Education Foundation, First Run Features, New Day Films, California Newsreel and many independent filmmakers. Some popular titles include The Times of Harvey Milk, A Hard Day’s Night, Kiss Me, Hawking, Hoop Dreams, Miss Representation, Eraserhead, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and For the Bible Tells Me So.

The Filmsbeat on Demand’s Master Academic Collection provides access to over 17,000 titles in various disciplines to include Anthropology, Communications, Criminal Justice & Law, English, History,  Music and Dance, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and more. Features include transcripts, playlist creation, watch lists, and more. Online streaming is an ideal place to engage with faculty, students, and filmmakers to discuss films!


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SWANK Digital  is a small but growing collection of commercial and popular films (sans Disney) required for class use.  The collection consists of 120 films to include titles such as: Argo, Brokeback Mountain, Do the Right Thing, and Mar Adento./The Sea Inside.  Faculty may request up to three films per academic year to support teaching and learning.

For more information contact: Media Services, Wells Library, Ground Floor near the Book[Market] Eatery. (812) 855-1650, libmedia@indiana.edu.

New Titles – July 27th

Feature Films

Last Knights

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A fallen warrior rises against a corrupt and sadistic ruler to avenge his dishonored master.

 

Operation Bullshine

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The fun starts when a group of A.T.S. girls are posted to a light ack-ack command post on a remote part of the English coast.

 

The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister

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Based on the diaries of wealthy landowner Anne Lister, who struggles to live her life openly as a lesbian in nineteenth-century Yorkshire society. (photo from amazon.co.uk) Continue reading “New Titles – July 27th”

New Titles – July 20th

Feature Films

Hoosiers

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A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town high school basketball team to become a top contender for the championship.

 

TV Series

Masters of Sex – Seasons 1 and 2

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Drama about the pioneers of the science of human sexuality whose research touched off the sexual revolution.

 

Continue reading “New Titles – July 20th”

New Titles – June 29th

Feature Films

Once Upon a Time in America

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A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.

 

A Bag of Hammers

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Two misfit best friends incapable of growing up, whose direction is tested by an abandoned child worn beyond his years. Together they invent the family they’ve always needed.

Continue reading “New Titles – June 29th”

New Titles — May 4

Features

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We Need to Talk About Kevin

A mother struggles to form a loving relationship with her son despite his increasingly violent actions as he grows up.

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One-Eyed Jacks

Two criminals rob a bank. One escapes, the other is captured and sent to prison. Eventually one criminal becomes a sheriff in Monterey; the other, after having been jailed in a brutal Mexican prison for five years, comes looking for revenge and his share of the stolen gold.

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Dr. Strangelove

A satire in which the President and his military advisers struggle ineptly to avert a holocaust after a psychotic Air Force general launches a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union because he fears the Russians arepoisoning the water supply in the United States.

Continue reading “New Titles — May 4”