My big haul from Big Lots

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)
  • DVDs:

  • 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!

2 thoughts on “My big haul from Big Lots

  1. James M. Branum

    Day Zero was a let down. It had so much potential to be a conversation starter for young people, but I was disappointed by it. I won’t say too much because I don’t want to ruin it, but I didn’t like the way it portrayed those who didn’t go.

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