The staff is flexing their filmography muscles to find new ways to explore our fabulous DVD collection and make recommendations. The rules of our game were simple: ONE - only DVDs from Edwardsville; TWO - each selection must be based on something, anything from the previous DVD; and THREE - only 48 hours per choice (get that list moving!). The results are explained below. Links between selections are highlighted in purple.
(1) Alana T.: Firefly: The Complete Series (2003). A small collection of misfits, a grundgy & mercenary society and spaceships make for an entertaining TV show. This an under-appreciated series and not just for sci-fi fans! (2) Amanda E.: Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008). Also written by Joss Whedon. An aspiring evil genius tries to juggle crushing his nemesis with impressing the young woman he likes. (3) Evan E.: A Cabin In the Woods (2012). Also, also written by Joss Whedon. In this satirical horror movie, a group of twenty somethings find out that their getaway to a friend's cabin is part of a sinister plot. (4) Katie S.: The Blair Witch Project (1999). This is also a film that takes place in the woods. Three film students go missing in the woods while filming a documentary about a local legend and things go terribly wrong and become terrifying! (5) Zach H.: The Wicker Man (2006). When a young girl goes missing on a small island, Nicholas Cage is sent in to solve the mystery. (6) Jacob D.: The Last Picture Show (1971). Also stars Ellen Burstyn. This classic film shows the lives of two high school seniors in a small Texas town. The characters and the town itself are on the verge of big changes, away from the simple life. (7) Anne W.: True Grit (2010). Also stars Jeff Bridges who plays a tough U.S. Marshall helping a stubborn young woman track down her father's murderer. (8) Cary H.: Jagged Edge (1985). To see a darker side of Jeff Bridges, watch this still edgy thriller full of psychological twists. (9) Alana T.: Return Of The Jedi (1983) Directed by Richard Marquand, definitely the best of all the Star Wars movies. It's always time to watch it again.