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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Six Degrees of Recomendation: November

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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.: The Complete Black Books (2000-2004).  An eccentric BBC comedy series about an antisocial bookshop owner in London.  (2)  Cary H.: Agata and the Storm (2005)  When beautiful and middle aged Agata get wooed at her bookstore by a man half her age, sparks fly.  This foreign film is full of life in more ways than one!  (3) Zach H.: The Pagemaster (1994)  A young, cowardly kid seeks refuge from a storm in a library where he is transformed by the Pagemaster.  Starring Macaluly Culkin and the voice talents of Christopher Lloyd, Patrick Stewart, Leonard Nimoy & Whoopi Goldberg.  (4)  Pam O.: The Impossible (2012)  A family seeking refuge after the 2004 tsunami in Thailand.  The family is separated and endures injury and turmoil while seeking each other.  Starring Ewan McGreagor and Naomi Watts.  Based on a true story!  (5) Lisa E. Hereafter (2010)  Each of the main characters of the three storylines have a connection to the hereafter, including a journalist who has a near death experience in a tsunami. (6)  Keegan G.:  Bourne Identity (2004)  This fast paced action packed adventure featuring Matt Damon starts out on a fishing boat and a man with amnesia.  (7) Katherine R.: Adjustment Bureau (2011).  Also starring Matt Damon.  A romantic thriller about a politician separated from his love by mysterious forces. (8) Kate K.: The Whistleblower (2010)  Rachel Weisz plays an american police officer fighting political corruption and sex trafficking in Bosnia. (9) Sarah Coventry: Cars 2 (2011) Vanessa Redgrave, costarring in The Whistleblower, provides the voice for Mama Topolino, one of the characters in this animated film.

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