Or, the unexpected virtue of this awesome DVD order.
The 2015 Oscar nominations just came out (more about my thoughts on them in a future post), so this order makes sure the library is fully stocked on all major nominees. I’ve also begun to work through some of the more popular patron requests that I have received (there’s something like 150-160 titles in my requests file), as well as ordering new releases.
Here’s the first order of 2015:
Archer (Season 5)
As Above, So Below
The Best of Me
Better off Ted (Seasons 1 & 2)
Birdman, or, the unexpected virtue of ignorance *Oscar nominee
Black Sails (Season 1)
Boardwalk Empire (Season 5)
Bones (Seasons 4 & 6)
Boyhood *Oscar Nominee
Boyz N the Hood
Dear White People
Dumb and Dumber To (oddly, not an Oscar nominee)
Heroes (Season 1 & 2)
Horrible Bosses 2
The Imitation Game *Oscar nominee
Interstellar *Oscar nominee
The Interview (don’t tell North Korea I ordered this)
You know what’s not missing? Great DVDs at the library!
This order is all about quality over quantity. Just 11 titles, but each one of them is a movie or TV show that you do not want to miss. Most, if not all, of these titles will show up on award nomination lists in the near future.
It’s time for another DVD order! There’s some weird ones, as you can see from the Horns trailer above, plus Kevin Smith’s Tusk, and the always-bizarre TV show Shameless.
There aren’t many DVD movie releases in December and early January, so this includes mostly patron requests and a few new seasons of TV.
Spoiler alert: the next order (coming later this month) will include the new seasons of Downton Abbey and Game of Thrones, due to be released in late January and early February, so keep your eyes open.
The first phase, aka the “Out with the Old” phase, of our big DVD section project (more on this in an upcoming post) is complete. We can now move into the second phase, which is filling the shelves back up with new and popular materials. This cart focuses mainly on getting some more TV titles into the collection, both replacements of copies that have been here for as long as we’ve had a DVD section, as well as some titles we’ve never had here before. There’s some other stuff thrown in for good measure too. Check it out:
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.
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)
The Gatekeeper (This was by far our most-checked-out item in the collection. Who knew?)
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).
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)
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)
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:
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:
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Deliver Us from Evil (bonus: also a scary movie!)
The Purge: Anarchy
Sharknado 2 (bonus: also a terrible, terrible movie!)
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: