NEW DVDS FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 22, 2012
Director: Josef Rushak
Starring: Jon Voight, Teri Polo, Dermot Mulroney
Chilling thriller about a 7 year-old girl who is kidnapped from her bedroom one wintry night in an Anchorage suburb. When a close-to-retirement police detective obsessed with child abductions begins his investigation, he'll clash with a mysterious radio psychic who claims to have visions of the missing girl.
Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Starring: Juliette Binoche, William Shimell
What seems at first to be a straightforward tale of two people getting to know each other over the course of an afternoon gradually reveals itself as something richer, stranger, and trickier: a mind-bending reflection on authenticity, in art as well as in relationships. Both cerebrally and emotionally engaging, Certified Copy reminds us that love itself is an enigma. In English, French and Italian with English subtitles.
Director: Jeff Hare
Starring: Peter Falk, Laura San Giacomo, David Paymer
On the eve of his 90th birthday, eccentric, celebrated stage actor Morris Applebaum summons his grown children to his apartment for a shindig no one will ever forget. Because when the party is over, Morris intends to make his final exit. No, he is not ill or suffering from depression; he just wants to go out the way he has lived: on his own terms. Now it is up to his hilariously angst-ridden offspring to put aside their own baggage and convince Morris that it's not over until the fat lady sings.
Director: Edward Burns
Starring: Edward Burns, Caitlin Fitzgerald
When you get married, you're not just getting a husband or wife; you're getting the family, the friends and even the exes. With crackling humor and sharp insights into contemporary relationships, Newlyweds tracks a newly-wedded couple whose honeymoon period is upended by the arrival of the husband's wild-child baby sister and the crumbling marriage of the wife's meddlesome sister.
Director: David MacKenzie
Starring: Eva Green, Ewan McGregor
Susan is a scientist whose research has caused her to neglect virtually everything else in her life, including love. That is until she meets Michael, a talented chef, and suddenly everything starts to change, not just in Susan's life, but in the entire world. While Susan and Michael are experiencing new and unforeseen depths of feeling, all around the globe a new epidemic is causing people to lose their sensory perceptions. Are Susan and Michael's increasingly intense feelings for each other in spite of the epidemic, or because of it?
Director: Anthony Hemingway
Starring: Cuba Gooding, Jr., Terrence Howard
Italy, 1944: As the war takes its toll on Allied forces in Europe, a squadron of black pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen are finally given the chance to prove themselves in the sky, even as they battle discrimination on the ground. Featuring jaw-dropping aerial action and thrilling special effects, Red Tails is a breathtaking tribute to the unsung heroes who rose above extraordinary challenges and ultimately soared into history.
SuicideRoom (Foreign Language - Polish)
Director: Jan Komasa
Starring: Jakub Gierszal, Roma Gasiorowska
A series of humiliating events 100 days before his graduation pushes privileged Dominik into the virtual world for comfort. He begins spending all his time as an avatar in the 'Suicide Room', but soon his online adventures begin to dangerously bleed into his real life. Breathtaking animated sequences draw the viewer into the virtual world portrayed in this psychological drama of a teenager trying to escape the torment of bullying.
This Means War
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Tom Hardy
FDR and Tuck are covert CIA operatives and best buddies, until they both fall for charming and sexy Lauren. Their friendship is put to the ultimate test as they wage an epic battle for her affection, using their surveillance skills and an array of high-tech gadgetry.
The Woman in Black
Director: James Watkins
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Janet McTeer
A young lawyer is ordered to travel to a remote village and sort out a recently deceased client's papers. While he works alone in the client's isolated house, he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman who is terrorizing the locals. This leads him on a desperate race against time when he discovers her true intent.