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Fiction DVDs Ordered (week of 10/13/14)

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Watch these movies or I’ll burn this place to the ground!

The bulk of this order is made up of Tyler Perry reorders.  Anything he makes instantly becomes one of the most popular items in the DVD section, and many of his most popular movies and plays are seriously showing their age.  Nearly every title of his has been reordered.  The best part is, this gives us a chance to re-catalog some items to get all of his movies in the same place together, helping patrons and staff find them faster.

The cart also contains some very cool new releases, and a few patron requests.

Tyler Perry Reorders:

  • Laugh to Keep from Crying
  • No Good Deed
  • Madea Goes to Jail (Play)
  • Madea’s Class Reunion (Play)
  • Madea’s Family Reunion (Play)
  • Meet the Browns (Play)
  • The Marriage Counselor
  • What’s Done in the Dark (Play)
  • Why Did I Get Married? (Play)
  • Diary of a Mad Black Woman (Play)
  • I Can Do Bad All By Myself (Play)
  • A Madea Christmas (Play)
  • Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned (Play)
  • I Don’t Want to Do Wrong (Play)
  • Madea Gets a Job
  • Madea’s Big Happy Family
  • Madea’s Family Reunion
  • Madea’s Witness Protection
  • Meet the Browns
  • Meet the Browns (Seasons 1-7)
  • Temptation – Confessions of a Marriage Counselor
  • The Haves and the Have Nots
  • Why Did I Get Married Too?
  • Why Did I Get Married?

New Releases and Suggestions:

  • Are You Here
  • The Canyons
  • Enemy
  • Into the Storm
  • Jersey Boys
  • Joe
  • Let’s Be Cops
  • A Most Wanted Man
  • The Normal Heart
  • The November Man
  • Third Person
  • This is Where I Leave You
  • Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (Season 4, Vol 2)
  • A Walk Among the Tombstones

Scary Movies! OOOOooOOOoOOO

scarydisplayThe display cart is all set up with the movies you need to have a late-night Scare-a-Thon.  Children that sneak into the living room to watch these movies won’t sleep for weeks.

Are you a fan of the classics like Hitchcock, or maybe something more campy like the Wolf Man?  Do you like psychological thrillers, or do you want so much blood and gore that you see red for days?  Whatever it is you crave, we have it for check out!

 

Fiction DVDs Ordered (week of 9/22/14)

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This order continues a new project to rid the collection of unused items, and replace them with the titles that are already popular with patrons, or which are widely requested.

If you see some empty shelves in the DVD section, or if I’m out there pulling titles off the shelf like crazy, don’t worry, those areas will soon be filled with new TV and movies, as well as some other things that we’re thinking about that we’ll talk about later.  Oh, and Midsomer Murders will return!  We’re just trying to combine episodes where we can.

For now, here’s the list this week.  Again, it mostly includes things we already have, but that we needed more copies of.  Let us know on Facebook or Twitter which ones you’re most excited about!

  • August, Osage County
  • The Blacklist (Season 1)
  • Body of Proof (Seasons 1 & 3)
  • Forrest Gump
  • The Gatekeeper (This was by far our most-checked-out item in the collection.  Who knew?)
  • Go For It!
  • How I Met Your Mother (Seasons 1-7 & 9)
  • The Ice Harvest
  • Inspector Lewis (Seasons 4-6)
  • M*A*S*H (Season 2)
  • Men of Honor
  • Midsomer Murders (Series 1-11)
  • The Proposal
  • Revolution (Seasons 1&2)
  • Rockford Files (Seasons 1-6)
  • Scott & Bailey (Seasons 1 & 2)
  • Sex and the City (Season 2)
  • Supernatural (Seasons 1-9)
  • The Vikings (History Channel, Seasons 1 & 2)
  • Weeds (Seasons 1-8)
  • Wild Hogs

Fiction DVDs Ordered (week of 9/08/14)

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seinfeld1List of DVDs!  You look scrumptious!

You know that episode of Seinfeld where Elaine ruins Frank’s TV Guide by dripping gyro sauce all over it?  And then the ever-so-creepy Ricky (played by Sam Lloyd) brings her a bouquet of flowers made from a TV guide and proclaims, upon seeing Twilight Zone on TV, “oh, this is a good one!”  Yeah, he could have just as easily been talking about this order (which is actually like 6 orders all smushed together).

The List:

  • 24: Live Another Day
  • 24 (Seasons 1 & 3)
  • 30 Rock (Seasons 1, 2, & 5)
  • Alias (Season 2)
  • American Horror Story (All Seasons)
  • The Americans (Season 1)
  • Army Wives (Seasons 1 & 3)
  • Barney Miller (Seasons 4 & 5)
  • Bates Motel (Seasons 1 & 2)
  • Battlestar Galactica (The newer one, All Seasons)
  • Being Human (Sci-Fi version, Season 2)
  • The Big Bang Theory (All Seasons)
  • Breaking Bad (All Seasons)
  • Edge of Tomorrow
  • Family Guy (All Seasons)
  • Fargo (Season 1)
  • Game of Thrones (All Seasons)
  • Grey’s Anatomy (Seasons 6, 10)
  • Grown Ups 1 & 2
  • The Hangover, Part 2 and 3
  • Law and Order: SVU (Years 4 & 14)
  • Louie (All Seasons)
  • Lucky Louie
  • Janky Promoters
  • The Marsh
  • Mom’s Night Out
  • Nurse Jackie (Season 4)
  • Orphan Black (Seasons 1 & 2)
  • Person of Interest (Season 3)
  • The Purge (The first one)
  • Revenge (Seasons 2 & 3)
  • Roseanne (Season 2)
  • Seinfeld (All Seasons)
  • Sons of Anarchy (Seasons 3 & 6)
  • Tyler Perry’s Diary of a Mad Black Woman (The Movie)
  • The Walking Dead (Season 1)
  • Wish I Was Here
  • White Collar (Season 4)
  • The World’s Fastest Indian

 

There Can Never Be Too Much Sports

sportsdisplayWith the smell of grilling meats, flavorless beer, and the sounds of tens of thousands of your closest friends all cheering for your favorite team as our inspiration, this month’s featured DVD display is all about sports.  You’ve got your Thursday-Monday entertainment all planned out: Football, Football, Football, Football, and Football.   But what do you do on Tuesday and Wednesday when ESPN isn’t showing some far-away school play some other far-away school? That’s right, you come to the library and check out a sports-themed DVD to hold you over.

We’ve got most of the ESPN 30-for-30 and Nine-for-Nine DVDs, as well as some classics like Bull Durham and Jerry Maguire, and some TV like Necessary Roughness.

So stop by the featured cart this month and fill out the rest of your week with sports.

Emmy Winners at the Library

 

Breaking-Bad-Season-51Lifting all those trophies is hard work.

Well, “Breaking Bad Appreciation Night”, aka the 2014 Emmys, has come and gone.  If you haven’t watched all of the winning shows, however, we’ve got you covered here at McLib.  Some of these are on order, but we have quite a few of the shows available for check out right now.

Here are the winners from last night:

American Horror Story: Coven – Outstanding Lead Actress – Miniseries or Movie (Jessica Lange), Outstanding Supporting Actress – Miniseries or Movie (Kathy Bates)

Breaking BadOutstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor – Drama Series (Bryan Cranston), Outstanding Supporting Actor – Drama Series (Aaron Paul), Outstanding Supporting Actress – Drama Series (Anna Gunn)

The Big Bang TheoryOutstanding Lead Actor – Comedy Series (Jim Parsons)

Fargo (On Order) – Outstanding Miniseries

The Good Wife Outstanding Leading Role Continued Performance – Dramatic Series (Julianna Margulies)

Louie (On order) – Outstanding Writing – Comedy Series (Louis C.K.)

Modern FamilyOutstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor – Comedy Series (Ty Burrell)

MomOutstanding Supporting Actress – Comedy Series

Sherlock Outstanding Lead Actor – Miniseries or Movie (Benedict Cumberbatch), Outstanding Writing – Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special (Steven Moffat)

True DetectiveOutstanding Directing – Drama Series (Cary Fukunaga)

Veep Outstanding Lead Actress – Comedy Series (Julie Louis-Dreyfus)

 

Fiction DVDs Ordered (week of 8/18/14)

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This week is (almost) all about TV, and new TV at that.  From patron favorites like Bones and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, to new shows like Sleepy Hollow, Penny Dreadful, and The 100, we’ve got you covered here at MCLIB.

I mean, how can you not get excited about this:

Here’s the list (with “Two Brothers”-levels of  excitement!)  YEAHHH:

  • The 100 (Season 1)
  • About a Boy (Season 1)
  • Bates Motel (Season 2)
  • Bones (Season 9)
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Season 1)
  • Defiance (Season 2)
  • The Following (Season 2)
  • God’s Pocket
  • Grimm (Seasons 1, 2, and 3)
  • Homeland (Season 3)
  • Hours
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (Season 9)
  • Jersey Boys
  • Law and Order: SVU (Year 15)
  • Mike and Molly (Season 4)
  • Modern Family (Season 5)
  • Mom (Season 1)
  • Mr. Selfridge (Season 2)
  • Necessary Roughness (Season 3)
  • Penny Dreadful (Season 1)
  • Rick and Morty (Season 1)
  • The Rover
  • Royal Pains (Season 5)
  • The Signal
  • Sleepy Hollow (Season 1)
  • Willow Creek

Welcome to the Wild, Wild DVD Section

Western DVDs? Sure! And here’s a little something extra!

Westerns displayGet your spurs on and head down to the library where we’ve got westerns on the DVD cart this month.

If you’re the Hoss Cartright type, we’ve got plenty of classic western TV.  If looking for something from the Duke, well we’ve got that, too.

If you’ve never read western fiction before, I’ve added a few titles from our collection that might be of interest as well.

 

Fiction DVDs Ordered (week of 8/04/14)

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Yes, this awful thing is coming to the library.

Buy an extra bag of Cheetos and get out your finest sweat pants, because there’s going to be a lot of wonderful things to watch when these movies arrive.  From new releases, to this year’s batch of Halloween horror and suspense, there’s a lot to be excited about:

New Releases:

  • Brick Mansions
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • Deliver Us from Evil (bonus: also a scary movie!)
  • Draft Day
  • Godzilla
  • Hercules
  • Lucy
  • The Purge: Anarchy
  • Sex Tape
  • Sharknado 2 (bonus: also a terrible, terrible movie!)
  • Snowpiercer
  • Tammy
  • Think Like a Man, Too
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past

Horror/Suspense:

  • 28 Weeks Later
  • 6 Minutes of Death
  • Absence
  • American Horror Story Season 3
  • Blackout (2007)
  • Blair Witch Project
  • The Broken
  • Camp Dread
  • Cheap Thrills
  • Halloween
  • Open Grave
  • Rosemary’s Baby
  • Solo
  • The Stand
  • The Zombinator

Fiction DVDs Ordered (week of 7/14/14)

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I’ve heard your cries for Arrested Development Season 4.

Just sent in a new cart of DVDs this week.  It’s mostly TV, and quite a bit of it is just reordering things that we had but now don’t have for one reason or another.  What reasons are those you ask?  Well, I don’t know exactly, but if I had to guess:

  • Someone didn’t have a soft cloth  to clean the disk with, so they just used sandpaper instead.
  • Someone thought they were more important than everyone else that uses the library and decided not to bring back the movie.
  • Someone accidentally stored their DVDs in the cabinet marked “Narnia”.
  • Someone was running late for ultimate frisbee practice and just grabbed the first disc-shaped thing they could find.
  • Someone gave the disc to their baby/dog/rabid wolverine.
  • I discarded a movie because it had never checked out, and then instantly became the most popular movie in the world.

Here’s hoping none of these titles suffer any of those fates:

  • 2 Broke Girls (Season 3)
  • 3 Days to Kill
  • Angel (Season 2)
  • Arrested Development (Season 4)
  • Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
  • Big Love (Seasons 1, 2, and 5)
  • The Blacklist (Season 1)
  • Bowfinger
  • Doc Martin (Seasons 1 & 2)
  • Flashpoint (Season 5)
  • The Glades (Season 3 & 4)
  • The Green Mile
  • Haywire
  • Hot in Cleveland (Seasons 3 & 4)
  • How Stella Got Her Groove Back
  • The Hunger (Season 1)
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (Season 8)
  • Longmire (Season 2)
  • The Men Who Stare at Goats
  • Midsomer Murders (Sets 22, 23, and 24)
  • NCIS (Season 11)
  • Once Upon a Time (Season 3)
  • Paranormal Activity
  • Sanctuary (Season 2)
  • Scandal (Season 3)
  • The Searchers
  • Sniper
  • Spies Like Us
  • Tombstone
  • Treme (Season 3)
  • Walker Texas Ranger (Season 6)
  • Weeds (Season 4)
  • White Chicks