New DVD List: Minari, Hemingway, & More

Posted on Friday, June 4, 2021 by Dewey Decimal Diver

Here is a new DVD list highlighting various titles recently added to the library’s collection. Click on the website links to see the trailers.


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Shown earlier this year at Ragtag Cinema, this drama follows a Korean-American family that moves to a tiny Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. The family home changes completely with the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother. Amidst the instability and challenges of this new life in the rugged Ozarks, Minari shows the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home. Continue reading “New DVD List: Minari, Hemingway, & More”

New DVD List: The Good Lord Bird & More

Posted on Friday, May 14, 2021 by Dewey Decimal Diver

Here is a new DVD list highlighting various titles recently added to the library’s collection. Click on the website links to see the trailers.


Miniseries
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Based on the book that was the 2015 One Read runner up, this seven part miniseries follows abolitionist John Brown and a fictional enslaved boy named Onion in events leading up to the start of the American Civil War. It’s a humorous and dramatic tale of Antebellum America and the ever-changing roles of race, religion and gender in American society. Continue reading “New DVD List: The Good Lord Bird & More”

Women-Centered Crime Dramas

Posted on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 by The Biblio-Buckeroo

I have a weakness for crime dramas. If there’s an English accent involved, all the better. Here, I have rounded up a few of my favorites from the library collection. In order to narrow the list, I have only included women who fight crime. They aren’t necessarily newer acquisitions, but they’re worth a look if you haven’t checked them out yet.

Vera DVD cover

First, “Vera.” Brenda Blethyn stars as DCI Vera Stanhope, a loner with a sharp tongue and a quick wit who always solves the crime. She is accompanied by her ever-patient young Sergeant, DS Joe Ashworth, played by David Leon from 2011-2014, and DS Kenny Doughty, played by Aiden Healy from 2015-2021. Set in the moorlands of Northumbria, these mysteries have a bleak and slightly creepy feel. Vera lives in her father’s old house by herself, barring the taxidermy birds her father kept around the place. She is a well-developed character with flaws and charms almost in equal measure. Continue reading “Women-Centered Crime Dramas”

New DVD List: News of the World & More

Posted on Friday, April 9, 2021 by Dewey Decimal Diver

Here is a new DVD list highlighting various titles recently added to the library’s collection. Click on the website links to see the trailers.


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Based on the book that was the 2018 One Read runner up, this film follows Capt. Jefferson Kyle Kidd in 1870 America as he crosses paths with a 10-year-old girl taken by the Kiowa people. Forced to return to her aunt and uncle, Kidd agrees to escort the child across the harsh and unforgiving plains of Texas. However, the long journey soon turns into a fight for survival as the traveling companions encounter danger at every turn. Continue reading “New DVD List: News of the World & More”

New DVD List: All Creatures Great And Small & More

Posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 by Dewey Decimal Diver

Here is a new DVD list highlighting various titles recently added to the library’s collection. Click on the website links to see the trailers.


Season 1
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A new adaptation of the popular book series airing on PBS. Fresh out of Glasgow Veterinary College, James Herriot follows his dream to become a vet in the magnificent Yorkshire Dales. He soon discovers that treating the animals is as much about treating their owners, and the Dales farmers are a tough crowd to please. Continue reading “New DVD List: All Creatures Great And Small & More”

New DVD List: The Irishman, Primates & More

Posted on Monday, February 8, 2021 by Dewey Decimal Diver

Here is a new DVD list highlighting various titles recently added to the library’s collection. Click on the website links to see the trailers.


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This sweeping crime drama is the latest film from director Martin Scorsese. Left behind by the world, former hit man and union truck driver Frank Sheeran looks back from a nursing home on his life’s journey through the ranks of organized crime: from his involvement with Philadelphia mob boss Russell Bufalino to his association with Teamsters union head Jimmy Hoffa to the rift that forced him to choose between the two. Continue reading “New DVD List: The Irishman, Primates & More”

New DVD List: Dead To Me, Tenet, & More

Posted on Friday, January 15, 2021 by Dewey Decimal Diver

Here is a new DVD list highlighting various titles recently added to the library’s collection. Click on the website links to see the trailers.


Season 1
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This dark comedy series follows Jen (Christina Applegate), a sardonic widow determined to solve her husband’s recent hit-and-run murder. Judy (Linda Cardellini) is an optimistic free spirit who’s recently suffered her own tragic loss. When the two women meet at a support group, they become unlikely friends despite their polar-opposite personalities. Continue reading “New DVD List: Dead To Me, Tenet, & More”

New DVD List: The Donut King, The Great & More

Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 by Dewey Decimal Diver

Here is a new DVD list highlighting various titles recently added to the library’s collection.


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This documentary follows the rags to riches story of Ted Ngoy, a Cambodian refugee arriving in America in 1975 and building a multi-million-dollar empire baking America’s favorite pastry, the donut. His story is one of love, hard knocks, survival and redemption. Ted helped hundreds of refugees by teaching them the ways of the donut businesshe was living the American Dream. But, in life, great rise can come with great falls. Continue reading “New DVD List: The Donut King, The Great & More”

New DVD List: Save Yourselves! & More

Posted on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 by Dewey Decimal Diver

Here is a new DVD list highlighting various titles recently added to the library’s collection.


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Playing earlier this year at Ragtag Cinema, this sci-fi comedy follows a young Brooklyn couple head to an upstate cabin to unplug from their phones and reconnect with each other. Sheltered from texts and push notifications, they are blissfully unaware that the planet is under attack. As strange events unfold, the couple must figure out a way back to civilization — or what’s left of it. Continue reading “New DVD List: Save Yourselves! & More”