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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.