Fiction DVDs Ordered (week of 3/24/14)

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Not many big-name movies in this batch.  Mostly these are reorders and older classics that have been suggested for us to order.  Almost all suggestions get ordered, since we’re in the business of providing access to content, rather than censoring what we put on the shelves.  Most of the time, things don’t get ordered because they are nearly impossible to find, very expensive, or some combination of the two.  Very occasionally there are movies that are just so poorly reviewed or that will only appeal to such a small audience that they lose out to more popular titles (gotta spend those tax dollars wisely).

On to the list:

  • 300: Rise of An Empire

  • The Aviator
  • Bones, Season 8
  • Bride of Chucky
  • The Bucket List
  • Chicago Fire, Season 1
  • Chuck, Season 4
  • Dirty Dozen
  • Doctor Who: The Three Doctors
  • Fading of the Cries
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

  • Grey’s Anatomy, Season 7
  • Psycho (1998)
  • PT-109
  • The Rainmaker
  • Righteous Kill
  • Seed of Chucky
  • Somewhere in Time
  • South Park, Season 3
  • Step Brothers
  • Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Neighbors from Hell
  • Warehouse 13, Seasons 4 & 5
  • The Warrior’s Way

Fiction DVDs Ordered (week of 3/3/14)

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We’ve been closed for 5 days and I’ve been busy, so I’ve got a huge order going out this week to clear out my log of suggestions and new releases.  As usual, there’s also a long list of replacements this time because, unfortunately, some people can’t seem to be good to their DVDs.

Here’s the list:

TELEVISION

  • 3rd Rock From the Sun (Seasons 1 & 2.  Still trying to track down the rest)
  • Anger Management (Charlie Sheen, Seasons 1-3)
  • Call the Midwife (Season 3)
  • Derek (Netflix Original, Season 1)
  • Emergency! (Reorder, Season 1)
  • ER (Reorders, Seasons 2-4)
  • Hawthorne (Season 3)
  • Nip/Tuck (Reorder, Season 4)
  • Orange is the New Black (Netflix Original, Season 1)
  • Pretty Little Liars (Season 4)
  • Spartacus (Reorder, Blood and Sand, Season 1)
  • Spartacus (Reorder, Gods of the Arena, Miniseries)
  • Spartacus (Reorder, Vengeance, Season 2)
  • Spartacus (War of the Damned, Season 3)

Feature Films – New

  • About a Boy (Comedy, 2003)
  • About Last Night (Kevin Hart, Comedy, 2014)
  • The Art of the Steal (Comedy, 2014)
  • Baby (Drama; Family, 2013)
  • The Bag Man (Robert De Niro, Drama, 2014)
  • Before Midnight (Drama; Romantic, 2013)
  • Believe in Me (Drama; Family; Sports, 2007)
  • Better Living Through Chemistry (Comedy, 2014)
  • Black Woman’s Guide to Finding a Good Man (Comedy; Romantic; Urban, 2007)
  • Black Woman’s Guide to Getting Married (Comedy; Romantic; Urban, 2008)
  • The Book of Daniel (Drama; Family; Religious, 2013)
  • The Broken Circle Breakdown (Drama; Foreign; Dutch, 2014)
  • Cape Fear (Directed by Martin Scorsese, Crime; Horror, 1991)
  • Cursed (Directed by Wes Craven, Horror, 2011)
  • Darkman (Action, 2002)
  • Diary of a Single Mom (Drama; Family; Urban, 2012)
  • The First of May (Drama; Family, 2008)
  • Free Ride (Anna Paquin, Action; Suspense, 2014)
  • Gordon Family Tree (Drama; Family, 2014)
  • Grand Piano (Elijah Wood, Foreign; Spain; Suspense, 2014)
  • Hermano (Drama; Foreign; Spanish; Sports, 2012)
  • Hideaway (Jeff Goldblum, Horror, 2013)
  • Hopeful Notes (Drama; Family, 2013)
  • Je’Caryous Johnson’s Men, Money, and Gold Diggers (Comedy; Romantic, 2014)
  • Non-Stop (Liam Neeson, Action; Mystery, 2014)
  • Norman (Comedy; Drama; School Days; Young Adult, 2014)
  • Nurse (Suspense, 2014)
  • Oldboy (Suspense; Foreign; Korean, 2009) – The recent remake was ordered a while back.
  • Pompeii (Action; Drama; 2014)
  • Puppy Love (Hallmark Channel, Drama; Family; Romantic, 2013)
  • Robocop (Action; Sci-Fi, 2014)
  • Smart People (Comedy; Adults; Romantic, 2011)
  • Son of God (Drama; Period; Spiritual, 2014)
  • Wicked Blood (Action; Suspense; Thriller, 2014)
  • Wuthering Heights (Ralph Fiennes, Drama, 2003)
  • Shakespeare Plays:
    • Much Ado About Nothing
    • Henry IV – Parts 1&2
    • Henry VIII
    • Romeo and Juliet
    • As You Like It

Feature Films – Reorders

  • Amadeus
  • The Brave One (2007)
  • Hostel Part 3
  • Insidious
  • Sybil
  • An Unfinished Life

As always, check the catalog in the next few weeks as we catalog these items.  Some movies may still be in theaters and may not be released for weeks or months, so please be patient and keep checking the catalog for availability.

House of Card(b)s

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I love Netflix’s “House of Cards.”  It scratches an itch for political drama TV shows that was previously satisfied by the first 4(ish) seasons of The West Wing.

Those of you that are fans of the show (and that also appreciate a good parody), should definitely check out the up-and-coming tumblr “House of Carbs” for a good laugh.

We have House of Cards here at the library, but good luck getting one of the four copies, as it’s one of those titles that pretty consistently stays checked out.  Click here to see their availability info.

You might check out The West Wing while you’re waiting, though: here’s the list of those seasons, in an order only our catalog could love.