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New DVDS offered at Thigpen

By Luis Quintanilla
The Volunteer State Community Library recently added new movies to it’s catalogue.
On September 3 the Vol State library added a variety of new movies available to rent. The 15
recently added movies range from action and adventure, comedies, to dramas.
Some of the most highly rated movies on the list are Blood Diamond, Ocean’s Eleven, and the
Fountain.

Blood Diamond (Drama/Thriller) Rated R:
According to IMDb, the Internet Movie Database, Blood Diamond follows the story of Mende
fisherman Solomon Vandy (Djimon Hounsou) and former mercenary Danny Archer (Leonardo
DiCaprio) and their quest to track down a rare gem in the midst of a raging civil war in Sierra
Leone.The movie takes place during the real life civil war that took place in Sierra Leone in the
early 1990s, and it portrays the dramatic backdrop and atrocities of war while on their quest.
Solomon is a fisherman who is kidnapped and forced to work in the diamond mines by the
rebels. While working, he finds a rare pink diamond and attempts to hide it. His captors take
notice, but before they can act they are attacked by government troops and imprisoned. In prison
Archer learns of the diamond and plans for Solomon’s release and both embark on a quest to find
the diamond. Solomon seeks to find his family, while Archer seeks to find a second chance.
Ocean’s Eleven (Crime/Thriller) Rated PG-13:
IMDb states this is a remake of the original 1960’s heist movie, Ocean’s Eleven. In this
contemporary version, Danny Ocean, played by George Clooney, is fresh out of prison and is
already planning his next big move. His plan? To rob three of Las Vegas’s biggest casinos and
steal $150 million hidden away in a vault beneath them. He links up with his right hand man,
Rusty Ryan (Brad Pitt) and together the two recruit a gallery of 9 criminals each with their own
speciality for the job. The heists brings together a cast of colorful criminals: the card dealer, a
pickpocket, an explosives expert, the surveillance man, the frontmen, the money man, retired con
artist, and a chinese acrobat. Together the 11 will try to pull off the daring heist. The movie stars
actors such as Bernie Mac, Matt Damon, Casey Affleck, and Julia Roberts.
The Fountain (Drama/Sci-Fi) Rated PG-13:
The Fountain stars Hugh Jackman as Tommy Creo, a research oncologist searching for a cure to
reverse brain tumors. His wife, Izzi, is afflicted by this disease herself. Desperate to find a cure
to save his dying wife, Creo turns to any possible solution to barr the arrival of her death. The
movie then takes twists and turns through literal time and space stated IMDb as the story is taken
back to the age of the conquistadors as Jackman’s character is now a conquistador in the service
of the queen of Spain. His task is to prevent the death of the queen by finding the Tree of Life in
the New World. The story then jumps to a different time and setting, where Jackman’s character
is an astronaut heading towards a nebula in space housing a living tree which promises to prevent
his lover’s death. The three separate narratives serve as allegories of the century long quest to
conquer death.
Other movies available are:
● The Scorpion King (Action/Adventure)
● Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (Action/Comedy)
● Miss Congeniality (Action/Comedy)
● Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (Action/Comedy)
● 300 (Action/Drama)
● Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Adventure/Comedy)
● Blood Diamond (Drama/Thriller)
● Watership Down (Animation/Action)
● The Little Mermaid (Animation/Family)
● Saved! (Comedy/Romance)
● Hitch (Comedy/ Romance)
● Ocean’s Eleven (Crime/Thriller)
● Ocean’s Twelve (Crime/Thriller)
● Ocean’s Thirteen (Crime/Thriller)
● Akeelah and the Bee (Drama/Family)
● The Fountain (Drama/Sci-Fi)
● Original Sin (Drama/Mystery)
These movies, along with the others recently added, can be rented by students from the Thigpen
Library for free for a week with their Vol State student ID.

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