Yesterday I went to Big Lots on an errand for my Mom. While there I of course perused their bargain bin of DVDs and books. Here’s what I got:
- Courting Justice (memoir by hotshot attorney David Boies)
- Casa de los Babys (John Sayles)
- The Science of Sleep (Michael Gondry, who also wrote Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind which blew my mind)
- Peaceful Warrior (based on Dan Millman’s iconic book)
- Man on the Moon (the Andy Kaufman biopic starring Jim Carrey)
- Chisolm: Unbought & Unbossed (looking forward to this; she’s a huge hero of mine)
- The Ground Truth (soldiers speaking about the Iraq war and its impact on their lives)
- Before Sunrise (by Richard Linklater, and one of my favorite films of all time; I have on cassette, but kind of worn out)
- Day Zero (I’d never heard of this drama; says its about what happens to three young men when the draft is reinstated)
- A Mighty Heart (the true story of the assassinated Wall Street Journal reporter David Pearl and his widow Mariane, based on her memoir and starring Angelina Jolie; I actually meant to see this but never did)
- Man from Plains (Jonathan Demme’s profile of Jimmy Carter, in very eco-friendly packaging)
I started to get State and Main, another favorite film I already have on cassette, but talked myself out of it — which I kind of regret now. Such a great film.
All of the above were $3 each, except for A Mighty Heart, which was $5. Total cost of one bestseller book (in its original publication) and 10 either excellent or promising DVDs: $35
I did manage to force myself to pass up Gigli and Madonna’s Swept Away for only $3 each. It was hard, but my will prevailed!