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.