Bringing You the Best in Cinema
PARANORMAN – A new animated classic from the makers of “Coraline” about a boy who must use his ability to see and speak with the dead to save his town from a centuries-old curse.
SPARKLE – Remake of the 1974 film stars American Idol winner Jordin Sparks in her film debut as a young singer warned against the pitfalls of the music business by her protective mother, played by Whitney Houston in her last screen performance.
HERE – Set against the gorgeous landscape of Armenia, HERE follows the brief but intense relationship between an American satellite mapping engineer (Ben Foster) and an expatriate photographer (Lubna Azabal) who impulsively decide to travel together. Well acted adult drama.
MEN IN BLACK 3 – The third installment of the highly entertaining sci/fi comedy series directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones are back as agents J & K, with Josh Brolin playing a young Tommy Lee Jones.
DEXTER – The 6th season of the hit Showtime series has Dexter, our serial killer hero, trying to solve an outbreak of gruesome killings based on the Book of Revelations, while juggling life as a single father. If you haven’t tuned in to this show, please start with season 1. You will not be disappointed!
MONSIEUR LAZHAR – Nominated this past year for Best Foreign Film, Monsieur Lazhar tells the poignant story of a Montreal middle school class shaken by the death of their well liked teacher, and the Algerian immigrant who offers his services as a substitute teacher and helps in the process of collective healing.
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES – Director Christopher Nolan’s final film in his Batman trilogy with Christian Bale once again donning the black cape to rid Gotham City of the destructive force known as Bane (Tom Hardy).
LAWLESS – Three bothers become outlaws, and then heroes in this period bootlegging drama. Shia Labeouf, Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Guy Pearce and Jessica Chastain star.
LAST EXIT TO BROOKLYN – Finally on DVD for the first time, adapted from the cult classic best-selling novel by Hubert Selby, Last Exit to Brooklyn follows a gang of young hoodlums, a down and out prostitute, an abusive father, and a low level union official as they attempt to survive the harsh underbelly of 1950′s Brooklyn. Jennifer Jason Leigh gives the performance of her career as does Stephen Lang. If you haven’t seen this you are really missing out on a singular cinematic experience. Highly recommended!
HOMELAND – The first season of the acclaimed TV series with Claire Danes as a brilliant but volatile CIA agent and Damian Lewis as a Marine Sgt. war hero, who may or may not be an Al Qaeda sleeper agent plotting a terrorist attack on U.S. soil.
THE EXPENDABLES 2 – This sequel to the first film, which included every major action star of the past 3 decades, is actually better than the original. Stars Sylveter Stallone, Jason Stathem, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Bruce Willis, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
THE SKIN I LIVE IN – Spanish director Pedro Amodovar’s film follows a driven plastic surgeon (Antonio Banderas) haunted by personal tragedies, who perfects a new type of skin, and whose latest guinea pig is a mysterious woman whose true identity masks a shocking mystery.
HYSTERIA – This lighthearted romantic comedy tells the surprising story of the electro-mechanical vibrator at the very peak of Victorian prudishness. Hugh Dancy plays the inventor. Maggie Gyllenhaal is his love interest.
THE BAD SEED – The first, and best, screen version of Maxwell Anderson’s stage hit about a well-mannered, murderous 8 year-old little girl stars Patty McCormack as the evil Rhoda, and Nancy Kelly (in an over the top – Oscar nominated performance) as her disbelieving mother. This new pristine print includes a great commentary by Patty McCormack and writer/actor Charles Busch.
THE WATCH – Ben Stller, Vince Vaughn, and Jonah Hill play civic-minded citizens in a small Ohio town, who form a neighborhood watch. But they find more than they bargained for when they uncover an alien plot to destroy the Earth. Silly fun with an inspired performance by Vince Vaughn.
DETACHMENT – Director Tony Kaye’s long awaited follow up to “American History X” stars Adrien Brody as a substitute teacher who never stays long enough in any job to bond with his fellow teachers or students. When he finds himself at a dysfunctional public school he inadvertently becomes a role model , giving new meaning to his life.
PEACE, LOVE & MISUNDERSTANDING – When her husband tells her he wants a divorce, devastated Manhattan lawyer Diane (Catherine Keener) heads upstate with her two teens to Woodstock to stay with her estranged flower child mother (Jane Fonda). Bruce Beresford directs this touching, poignant comedy.
BREAKING BAD (4TH SEASON) – The brilliant 4th season of the acclaimed Emmy winning TV series. If you haven’t seen it you really need to start watching. All 4 seasons are available for rent.
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN – The newest re-boot of the titular superhero saga is a more thoughtful, adult reimagining than previous versions. Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone have real chemistry, which has apparently carried over into their real life relationship.
THE CAMPAIGN – Much funnier than it has any right to be, this “political comedy” is more Three Stooges than “Primary Colors”, but really delivers when it comes to laughs. Will Ferrell & Zach Galifianakis are inspired, comedic opponents.
THE TALL MAN – In an isolated mining town children are vanishing without a trace, abducted by a mysterious entity known as “The Tall Man”. When the son of the town’s nurse (Jessica Biel) disappears, she begins a frantic search to rescue him. A twisty, suspenseful thriller.
BRAVE – From Pixar animation studios comes this girl empowered adventure. Witty and gorgeously animated, it’s not just for kids.
FIRE WITH FIRE – Josh Duhamel and Bruce Willis star in this crime thriller about a firefighter forced into Witness Protection after seeing a murder. When his new identity is compromised he has to take action into his own hands to protect his family.
SAVAGES – Director Oliver Stone’s violent, hallucinatory thriller about two best friends whose innovative marijuana business threatens the earnings of a dangerous Mexican drug cartel. Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Johnson, John Travolta, Selma Hayek, and Benicio Del Toro star.
JENIFER – Italian master of horror, Dario Argento, directed this disturbing, grotesque, utterly original take on the tale of the succubus. Steven Weber stars as a detective who rescues a strange, disfigured woman who reveals herself to be a creature of carnal pleasures and violent depravities. Highly recommended for fans of Dario Argento or the Horror genre in general.
MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE’S MOST WANTED – The newest installment finds the Madagascar gang romping their way through Europe after joining a circus to escape Captain Dubois of animal control. Witty, comedic fun for the whole family!
THAT’S MY BOY – Adam Sandler’s latest comedy faetures him as the wildly inappropriate father to Andy Samberg’s buttoned-down son.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN VAMPIRE HUNTER – Russian director Timur Bekmambetov ( Daywatch, Nightwatch) tries his hand at this epic mash-up of American history and vampire horror. Benjamin Walker from Broadway’s “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” stars.
MAGIC MIKE – Steven Soderbergh directed this huge summer hit based on star Channing Tatum’s pre-actor gig as a male stripper. A great supporting cast including Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer, and Joe Manganiello add to the on-stage fireworks.
CHERNOBYL DIARIES – 25 years after the russian nuclear disaster, six young vacationers and their “extreme tourism” guide explore the abandoned ruins of Chernobyl. It soon becomes apparent the’re not alone.
MOONRISE KINGDOM – This story of two 12-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness was an arthouse smash for director Wes Anderson, and critics loved it too. The great cast includes Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, and Frances McDormand.
PROMETHEUS – Director Ridley Scott’s “prequel” to Alien is a visually stunning sci-fi that follows a group of scientists to a planet where the answers to the origin of mankind may be found. Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace, and Michael Fassbender star.
THE RAVEN – John Cusack is Edgar Allen Poe, who teams up with a police detective (Luke Evans) to solve a series of murders that mirror the methods used in Poe’s own stories.
DARK SHADOWS – Tim Burton’s comic take on the soap opera that ran on TV from 1966 – 1971. Johnny Depp is Barnabas Collins, an aristocratic vampire entombed for two centuries, who returns to his family estate only to find it populated by his dysfunctional descendents.
ROCK OF AGES – The film version of the hit Broadway musical starring Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alec Baldwin, and Paul Giamatti.
PEOPLE LIKE US – Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, and Michelle Pfeiffer in a smart and witty drama about a son called home after the death of his father, who uncovers a startling secret that turns his world upside down.
RED LIGHTS – Taut, psychological thriller about a pair of paranormal researchers (Sigourney Weaver & Cillian Murphy) looking to debunk a blind psychic (Robert Deniro) and his star student (Elizabeth Olsen).
THE AVENGERS – The Super-Hero movie that beats all the others. Bringing together 6 Super-Heroes from the Marvel Comics universe, director Joss Whedon has created a dramatic, action-packed entertainment, that takes the “popcorn” movie to a whole new level. This is the Super-Hero movie for all those people who think they would never watch a “comic book movie”. Not to be missed!
HIDE AWAY – Josh Lucas plays a successful businessman with a troubled past who buys a dilapidated sailboat, which becomes a beacon of hope on his journey back toward redemption.
THE CABIN IN THE WOODS – Joss Whedon wrote & produced this, too-smart-for-it’s-own-good, little horror film about five college friends who retreat to a vacation cottage, only to find themselves trapped in a supernatural conspiracy.
INSPECTOR LEWIS – 5 mysteries on 3 dvd’s from the BBC. The Inspector and his partner, Detective Sergeant James Hathaway, investigate murders in the idyllic Oxford countryside.
THE SAMARITAN – Samuel L. Jackson plays an ex-con whose past comes back to haunt him as he’s drawn into an ingenious plan for a big score by his former partner’s son.
ANOTHER HAPPY DAY – Dysfunctional family drama with a great cast including Ellen Barkin, Kate Bosworth, Thomas Haden Church, Ellen Burstyn, and Demi Moore.
THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL – Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, and Tom Wilkinson star in this charming comedy about seven cash-strapped seniors who decide to outsource their retirement to a resort in India. Friendship and romance soon follow.
KILL LIST – This one of a kind mix of hitman thriller and scary psychological horror film is a must see. It’s one of those terrific films that can be easily overlooked if someone didn’t tell you about it.
THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT – An irreverent comedy about an engaged couple who keep getting tripped up on their long walk down the aisle. Stars Jason Segel and Emily Blunt.
FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY – Contemporary B-movie gangster film with James Caan, Paul Sorvino, and Eward Furlong.
SNOW WHITE & THE HUNTSMAN – The legendary fairy-tale becomes an action-adventure epic with Charlize Theron as the evil Queen, and Kristen Stewart as Snow White.
6 BULLETS – Jean-Claude Van Damme helps a father rescue his kidknapped daughter in this shoot-em-up actioner.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOUR EXPECTING – Based on the best selling book, this comedy follows 5 couples whose intertwined lives are turned upside down by the challenges of impending parenthood. Cameron Diaz, Elizabeth Banks, and Jennifer Lopez star.
SAFE – Jason Stathem is a former NYC detective who must protect a young Chinese math prodigy from a ruthless Triad boss and the Russian mob.
THE PIRATES: BAND OF MISFITS – Highly entertaining animated flick. Adults, as well as children, will enjoy this one.
BERNIE – Offbeat, black comedy based on a true story, with Jack Black, Shirley Maclaine and Matthew McConaughey.
A SEPARATION – The Best Foreign Film Oscar Winner finally comes to DVD.
THE DICTATOR – The politically incorrect Sacha Baron Cohen comedy is here. This is the “Banned & Unrated” version.
BATTLESHIP – The Action / Scifi epic bombed at the box office this summer, but is actually a lot better than it has any right to be, with some spectacular special effects.
THE HUNGER GAMES – The Box Office Behemoth based on the hit lit trilogy stars Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, and Elizabeth Banks.
LOVELY MOLLY – An empty country house, a woman alone, a supernatural presence, sounds like the makings of a haunting movie-going experience.
BEL AMI – Based on a Guy de Maupassant novel, this tale of temptation and obsession stars Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, and Kristin Scott Thomas.
FREELANCERS – Forest Whitaker and Robert DeNiro in an NYPD crime drama.
PARADISE LOST 3: PURGATORY – Oscar nominated documentary about the West Memphis 3 child murders. This installment follows the 18 year battle to free the 3 men convicted of a crime they did not commit.
THE LUCKY ONE – Zac Efron headlines this romance from Nicholas Sparks, best-selling author of “The Notebook”.
FOOTNOTE – Critically praised Best Foreign Film Oscar nominee from Israel.
SILENT HOUSE – Unbearably suspenseful thriller starring Elizabeth Olsen as a young woman locked alone inside her family’s secluded lake house, who soon discovers she may not be alone at all.
ASSASSIN’S BULLET – Christian Slater is a former FBI agent investigating the assassination of high-level Islamic terrorists in Bulgaria.
THE DEEP BLUE SEA – From the great British director Terence Davies comes this post- war period romance starring Rachel Weisz and Tom Hiddleston.
THINK LIKE A MAN – A battle of the sexes romantic comedy, based around Steve Harvey’s book “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man”.
THE LORAX – Excellent animated adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic.
ATM – Taut, low budget thriller. Three friends find themselves trapped in a stand alone atm in the middle of winter, stalked by an unknown killer.
DESCENT – Rosario Dawson, in a fearless performance, is a college coed who finds herself in a dark downward spiral of sexual experimentation and revenge.
JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI – Terrific documentary about 85-year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef.
4:44 LAST DAY ON EARTH – Willem Dafoe stars in director Abel Ferrara’s apocalyptic romance of two lovers spending their last hours together before the world comes to an end.
CHASING MADOFF – Based on the New York Times best-seller “No One Would Listen”, Chasing Madoff dramatizes the compelling story of how a team of investigators pieced together the facts behind the biggest act of financial fraud in world history.
A CLOCKWORK ORANGE – The Bluray release of Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece.
FRIENDS WITH KIDS – Charming ensemble comedy about a close-knit circle of friends whose lives change once they have kids. Stars Jon Hamm, Adam Scott, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Megan Fox, and Edward Burns.
INTRUDERS – Clive Owen stars in visionary director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s chilling story of two children living in different countries who are visited by a faceless being who wants to take possession of them.
THE THREE STOOGES – Slap-happy update of the classic comedy trio by the fiercely funny Farrelly Brothers.
GET THE GRINGO – Mel Gibson steals the show as a career criminal who pulls off the heist of a lifetime, but his getaway goes south of the border.
AMERICAN REUNION – The “American Pie” gang returns in a surprisingly mature and funny entry in the raunchy series.
LOCKOUT – Sci-Fi actioner from Luc Besson about a renegade CIA agent (Guy Pearce) on a suicide mission to rescue the president’s daughter from a gang of ruthless prisoners trapped in a space prison.
THE FLOWERS OF WAR – Christian Bale stars in director Zhang Yimou’s period drama.
BEING FLYNN – Powerful father/son drama with Robert DeNiro, Julianne Moore, and Paul Dano.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA – The Grand Prize winner at the Cannes Film Festival finally comes to DVD. Acclaimed director Nuri Bilge Ceylan crafts a meditative masterpiece of a police procedural.
WHAT’S YOUR NUMBER? – Anna Faris and Chris Evans in a romantic comedy that’s all about the ex’s.
THE HUNTER – A haunting psychological thriller starring Willem Dafoe and Sam Neill.
A LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN – Kate Hudson and Gael Garcia Bernal star in this offbeat romance.
THE ARTIST – The Oscar winning Best Picture arrives on DVD.
JEFF WHO LIVES AT HOME – Slacker comedy with Jason Segel, Ed Helms, and Susan Sarandon.
TOO BIG TO FAIL – William Hurt stars in a searing account of the 2008 financial crisis.
BULLHEAD – Excellent, Oscar nominated crime film. A must-see! In Dutch and French with English subtitles.
WRATH OF THE TITANS – Sequel to Clash of the Titans, once again with Sam Worthington, Ralph Fiennes, and Liam Neeson.
21 JUMP STREET – Shockingly good reimagining of the 80′s TV series that launched Johnny Depp’s career. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are a great comic duo.
PROJECT X – Three anonymous high school seniors attempt to make a name for themselves by throwing a party no one will forget!
MIRROR MIRROR – Julia Roberts is the evil Queen in this entertaining version of Snow White by director Tarsem Singh (Immortals).
CORIOLANUS – Ralph Fiennes stars in and directs the Shakespeare play about the Roman general out for revenge. Gerard Butler, Vanessa Redgrave, and Jessica Chastain also star.
WANDERLUST – Very funny Paul Rudd / Jennifer Aniston comedy by the guys who brought you Role Models and The 40-Year-Old Virgin.
BIG MIRACLE – Well-done rescue adventure based on the true story of a family of whales that get trapped in the ice at the arctic circle, and the people who try to save them. Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski star.
SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS – Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law reteam for this sequel that has the world’s most famous detective going up against his intellectual nemesis Professor Moriarty.
EDWARD, MY SON – From 1949 this classic drama stars Spencer Tracy as a man obsessed with giving his son the best of everything until it destroys his whole world. Deborah Kerr was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for her performance as Tracy’s long suffering wife.
GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE – Nicholas Cage returns as Johnny Blaze in this sequel, which has Johnny recruited by the church to save a young boy from the Devil.
WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN – A suspenseful and gripping psychological thriller. Director Lynn Ramsey explores the fractious relationship between a mother and her evil son. In a tour-de-force performance Tilda Swinton plays a mother contending with the increasing malevolence of her teenage son.
INTO THE ABYSS – Director Werner Herzog explores a triple homicide case in Texas. Through intimate conversations with those involved Herzog achieves what he describes as “a gaze into the abyss of the human soul.” Another terrific documentary from the man who brought you “Grizzly Man”, “Encounters at the End of the World” and “Cave of Forgotten Dreams.”
WITHOUT HONOR – Another classic drama from 1949, stars Laraine Day, Dane Clark, and Franchot Tone.
GOOD DEEDS – Tyler Perry stars as a successful and wealthy businessman who has always done what’s expected of him, until he meets a single mother who inspires him to live the life he’s always wanted. Also stars Thandie Newton and Gabrielle Union.
THE RICH ARE ALWAYS WITH US – A 1932 pre-code classic stars Ruth Chatterton, George Brent, and Bette Davis.
SEEKING JUSTICE – An action / thriller starring the very busy Nicholas Cage as a desperate husband sucked into a murderous conspiracy, a loosely based reworking of Hitchcock’s “Strangers on a Train.”
CERTIFIED COPY – The great Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami travels to Tuscany for a luminous and provocative romance in which nothing is as it appears. This mind bending reflection on authenticity stars Juliette Binoche and real life opera singer William Shimell.
ACT OF VALOR – action film starring real active duty Navy Seals on a covert mission to stop a deadly terrorist attack.
GONE – Amanda Seyfried stars in this intense thriller about a desperate young woman who is forced to go on the hunt alone for a serial killer who she believes has kidknapped her sister.
PERFECT SENSE – Ewan McGregor and Eva Green star in this romance which is also a chilling thriller.
MACHINE GUN PREACHER – Gerard Butler stars as a drug dealing criminal who undergoes a spiritual transformation and makes a life changing decision to travel to war torn east Africa and rescue kidknapped orphans from murderous warlords.
ALBERT NOBBS – Glenn Close and Janet Mcteer in their Oscar nominated performances as women in 19th century Ireland living as men in order to survive on their own.
JOURNEY 2 THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND – Fun adventure for the whole family! Stars Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games) and Dwayne Johnson.
SAFE HOUSE – Action thriller stars Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds.
JOHN CARTER – Disney’s big budget Sci-Fi flop is much better than the negative box office would have you believe. Definitely worth a viewing if you like special effects laden Sci-Fi adventures.
MAN ON A LEDGE – Very entertaining caper / revenge tale stars Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, and Ed Burns.