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Monday, August 04, 2008

Who Doesn't Love a Good Movie?

I'm off today since I worked on Saturday, so this is my typical back-up blog topic--recent additions to our DVD collection. Here are new arrivals--some are newly released titles, some oldies but goodies, and some informational:

The Alamo. [DVD ALA] 1960 film starring John Wayne.
Dramatizes the story of the courageous struggle by a small group of Americans, including Jim Bowie, Davy Crockett, and Sam Houston, to defend a small Catholic mission against the Mexican Army and secure the independence of Texas.

The Biggest Winner! How to Win by Losing
. [613.71 JIL]
Jillian Michaels of television's Biggest Loser weight lose reality, shows you how to lose weight and shape up.

Gold Finger. [DVD GOL] 1964 film starring Sean Connery. This is only one title in the "James Bond Ultimate Collection," which contains about a dozen 007 titles.
Agent 007 faces off with a maniacal villain bent on destroying all the gold in Fort Knox--and obliterating the world economy.


The Golden Compass. [DVD GOL]
In a parallel universe, young Lyra Belacqua journeys to the far North to save her best friend and other kidnapped children from terrible experiments by a mysterious organization.
Little Caesar. [DVD LIT] 1930 film starring Edward G. Robinson.
A small-time Chicago hoodlum rises to criminal fame and power.

Sharkwater. [DVD 597.3 SHA]
Biologist and filmmaker Rob Stewart takes on the cause of saving the diminishing shark populations within the Earth's oceans. Stewart encounters boat rammings, gunboat chases, and other dangerous situations.

The Spiderwick Chronicles. [DVD SPI]
Brothers Simon and Jared Grace move, with their mother and sister Mallory, into the Spiderwick Estate, the former home of their great uncle Arthur Spiderwick who mysteriously disappeared long ago, and discover a world filled with elves, goblins, dwarves, trolls, and other fascinating creatures.

We've added dozens more, so come visit the library to see what's new on our shelves!

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