After a two month hiatus because of the flooding at Central, new DVDs are starting to arrive at the branches again. All 18 of our locations get new selections several times a week and we have lots of hot new titles like Oblivion (Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman), GI Joe: Retaliation (Bruce Willis and The Rock), What Maisie Knew, The Place Beyond the Pines (Bradley Cooper and Ryan Gosling), Olympus Has Fallen (Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman again), Broken City (Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe), and The Company you Keep (Robert Redford and Shia LeBeouf).
I've seen four out of the above seven with various results. The Place Beyond the Pines I ended up liking a lot more than I thought I would, given I'm not a big fan of either Bradley or Ryan.Trust me on this one—stick with it and you're in for a very good film.
Is there a film you would like to see in our collection? Do you know that you can make recommendations? We welcome suggestions on specific titles we might add to the Calgary Public Library's collections. Check our online catalogue, and if you don't see what you want, take a few minutes to tell us about the item. (We automatically consider all items on all popular best seller lists, so there's no need to let us know about those).
Is there something a little more obscure we may have missed? Something you haven't seen in years but remember fondly and would like to introduce to others? Feel like going a step beyond a recommendation? Why not consider buying a title and adding it to our collection for others to enjoy. Here's how.
And if you do sponsor a title, leave a comment, and let me know what you chose and why. I'd love to post your thoughts on your selection.