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”

Horror with a Side of Funny

Posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 by Reading Addict

spooky house backlit by the moonI love October! It really is my favorite month with the air turning crisp and the leaves changing color and, of course, Halloween. But I have a small confession to make. I don’t really like scary stories. Except, that is, when the scary is served with a side of funny. Our family has a slew of movies that we watch throughout the month of October and I usually try to read at least one holiday themed book during the month. Continue reading “Horror with a Side of Funny”

Italian Horror!

Posted on Friday, October 23, 2020 by Abbey Rimel

As the days get shorter and the nights get longer, a young woman’s thoughts turn to horror. Not just any horror, but the strange brand of Italian horror cinema dubbed ‘giallo’. Gialli are known for blood and gore, a stylish yet menacing atmosphere and bizarre twists at the end. Giallo films are considered the inspiration for American slasher movies and it’s not hard to see why.

If you’re a fan of Italian giallo, you’ll find DBRL’s free streaming service, Kanopy, a virtual wonderland that will surely keep you enthralled for the remainder of this horrifying year. And on that note, here are some gruesome* highlights to get you started. Maybe, in comparison, they’ll make 2020 look almost normal.

*No kidding! Put the kids to bed! Continue reading “Italian Horror!”

Horror Film Favorites

Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 by Dana S

scary image of man with jack'o lantern head in dark room

Fall is my favorite season, and not for pumpkin spice reasons. All summer, I can’t wait for the cool weather so I can wear all the flannel, boots and cardigans, and curl up in a blanket watching horror movies. My personal spooky season started in late August this year; the first time there was a hint of chilliness in the air and maybe one leaf turned sort of orange — it was horror time for me. Here are a few of my horror film favorites.

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This is one of the first films that got me interestedThe Shining cover in horror when I was in my tweens and I watch it almost every year around Halloween. Whether you’ve seen this movie or not, you probably know “REDRUM” and Jack Nicholson demolishing a door with an axe screaming “Here’s Johnny!” In this horror classic, Jack Torrance becomes the winter caretaker of the Overlook Hotel located in the Colorado Rockies. His son Danny begins having psychic premonitions, and as Jack learns more about the hotel’s dark past, he begins to terrorize his family. Director Stanley Kubrick does a great job at creating a general feeling of unease throughout the film. Continue reading “Horror Film Favorites”

New DVD List: The Mole Agent, Shirley, & More

Posted on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 by Dewey Decimal Diver

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

The Mole Agent
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Shown earlier this year at the 2020 True False Film Fest, this documentary follows 83-year-old Sergio, who is sent as an undercover spy to a Chile retirement home to track suspected elder abuse. Through the lens of the hidden camera in his decoy glasses, viewers watch as Sergio struggles to balance his assignment with becoming increasingly involved in the lives of several residents. Continue reading “New DVD List: The Mole Agent, Shirley, & More”

New DVD List: The Outsider, The Hottest August & More

Posted on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 by Dewey Decimal Diver

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

The Outsider
Miniseries
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Based on the Stephen King best-selling novel, this miniseries begins by following a seemingly straightforward investigation into the gruesome murder of a young boy. But when an insidious supernatural force edges its way into the case, it leads a seasoned cop and an unorthodox investigator to question everything they believe in.

Continue reading “New DVD List: The Outsider, The Hottest August & More”