NEW DVDS FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 10, 2018

 

A Ciambra (Foreign Language - Italian)

Genre: Drama

Director: Jonas Carpignano

Fourteen-year-old Pio wants nothing more than the respect of his older brother, whom he emulates in every way, including his career as a petty criminal. When both his father and brother are arrested, Pio is determined to prove that he can step up and be the head of his Romani family. But a fateful night and a wrenching decision soon test just how ready he is.

 

Blue Desert (Foreign Language - Portuguese)

Genre: Sci-Fi

Director: Eder Santos

Modernist Brazilian sci-fi offering a dreamy take on new age spirituality and the physical realm.

 

Bull Durham (Blu-Ray)

Genre: Comedy

Director: Ron Shelton

Starrimg: Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon

Baseball season gets off to a rocky start when the Durham Bulls' new catcher punches out the cocky young pitcher he's just been hired to train. The sexy Annie informs both men that each season she chooses one player to share her bed.

 

Chappaquiddick

Genre: Drama

Director: John Curran

Starring: Jason Clarke, Kate Mara

Suspenseful thriller examines the infamous 1969 death of Mary Jo Kopechne, who drowned after Senator Ted Kennedy drove off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island, and the moral and legal complexities that play out over the following week.

 

Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell Bastards! (Foreign Language - Japanese)

Genre: Action

Director: Sijan Suzuki

Detective Tajima is tasked with tracking down a consignment of stolen firearms. As the investigation progresses, it becomes an anarchic, blood-drenched grudge match.

 

Hannah

Genre: Drama

Director: Andrea Pallaoro

Starring: Charlotte Rampling

Intimate portrait of a woman drifting between reality and denial when she is left alone to grapple with the consequences of her husband's imprisonment.

 

Lean on Pete

Genre: Drama

Director: Andrew Haigh

Starring: Steve Buscemi, Chloe Sevigny

Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson arrives in Portland, Oregon with his single father Ray, both of them eager for a fresh start after a series of hard knocks. While Ray descends into personal turmoil, Charley finds acceptance and camaraderie at a local racetrack where he lands a job caring for an aging Quarter Horse named Lean On Pete. The horse's owner Del Montgomery and his jockey Bonnie help Charley fill the void of his father's absence-until he discovers that Pete is bound for slaughter.

 

The Leisure Seeker

Genre: Drama

Director: Paolo Virzi

Starring: Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland

A runaway couple go on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker.


Maborosi (Foreign Language - Japanese)

Genre: Drama

Yumiko is a vibrant and happy young wife and mother who is haunted by the childhood memory of watching her grandmother walk away from the family home, never to be seen again. When her husband dies a mysterious suicide, Yumiko is devastated by shock and grief. She struggles to care for her toddler son in the couple's cramped Osaka apartment.

 

Miss in Her Teens

Genre: Comedy

Director: Matthew Hart

Starring: Ian McKellan

Sir Simon Loveit, a widower, wishes to marry Miss Biddy Belair. His son, Captain Bob, already won her heart before he went to war in Flanders. On his return, Captain Bob discovers, courtesy of his manservant Puff, that Miss has two other suitors, Captain Flash and Mr. Fribble.


A Quiet Place

Genre: Horror

Director: John Krasinski

Starring: Emily Blunt, Emily Krasinski

A family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival.

 

Rocco and His Brothers (Foreign Language - Italian)

Genre: Drama

Director: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Alain Delon

The story of four poor Italian brothers and their mother who leave their country home and move to bustling Milan with hopes of improving their bitter fortune. The family is thrown into chaos when two brothers fall in love with the same woman.

 

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NEW DVDS FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 3, 2018:

 

Beirut

Genre: Drama

Director: Brad Anderson

Starrimg: Jon Hamm, Rosamund Pike

Caught in the crossfires of civil war, CIA operatives must send a former US diplomat to negotiate for the life of a friend he left behind.


The Big Country (Classic)

Genre: Western

Director: William Wyler

Starrng: Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons

The bold, sweeping tale of a ship's captain who ventures west to find a hotbed of jealousy, hatred and dangerous rivalries. As the reluctant hero is thrust into the maelstrom, he must summon all of his resolve to save not only his own life, but also the life of the woman he loves.


Blockers

Genre: Comedy

Director: Kay Cannon

Starrimg: Leslie Mann, John Cena

When three parents discover their daughters' pact to lose their virginity at prom, they launch a covert one-night operation to stop the teens from sealing the deal.

 

Borg Vs. McEnroe

Genre: Drama

Wimbledon, 1980. The rainiest summer in decades. The world is waiting to see the number one tennis player in the world, Bjorn Borg, claim his fifth Wimbledon title. But few know of the drama behind the scenes: at only 24, Borg is close to the end, run-down, worn out and ridden with anxiety. Meanwhile, the challenger John McEnro, 20, has decided to replace his former hero on the Wimbledon throne. A story about the price of success.

 

The Cured

Genre: Horror

Director: David Freyne

Starring: Ellen Page

What happens when the undead return to life? In a world ravaged by a virus that turns the infected into zombies, a cure is found and the wrenching process of reintegrating the survivors back into society begins. Among the formerly afflicted is Senan, a young man haunted by the horrific acts he committed while infected. He attempts to restart his life, but is society ready to forgive him and those like him? Or will fear and prejudice once again tear the world apart?


E.L.E.T.T.R.A. (Non-Fiction)

Genre: Documentary

A story about the extraordinary life and inventions of Guglielmo Marconi, the father of wireless communication.

 

The Martian Chronicles (Classic)

Genre: Sci-Fi

Director: Michael Anderson

Starring: Rock Hudson, Roddy McDowell

Capturing humanity's first venture into the colonization of another planet, and its tragic first contact with another species, a stunning achievement will take viewers from the edge of their seat and to the stars. Earth is on the verge of extinction. To survive, humankind must find another place to live. When three expeditions to Mars, headed by Col. John Wilder, find suitable conditions for relocations, humans pour in by the shipload, bringing the old evils of Earth with them.

 

7 Days in Entebbe

Genre: Drama

Starring: Rosamund Pike

Israeli soldiers embark on a mission to rescue more than 240 hostages from an airport in Entebbe, Uganda, in the summer of 1976.

 

Submission

Genre: Drama

Director: Richard Levine

Starring: Stanley Tucci

A cynical college professor takes a keen interest in a talented young writing student.


Where is Kyra?

Genre: Drama

Starring: Michele Pfeiffer, Keifer Sutherland

Kyra Johnson, a middle-aged divorcee, moves into her elderly mother's Brooklyn apartment while she looks for work and tries to get back on her feet. When her mother dies suddenly, Kyra is left without any support, both emotional and financial, and finds herself with very few options. Kyra can't accept that her once-tidy life has completely fallen apart. This leads her on a risky path of self-destruction that has devastating consequences.


 

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NEW DVDS FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 19, 2018:

 

 

The Addiction

Genre: Horror

Director: Abel Ferrara

Starring: Lili Taylor, Christopher Walken

Philosophy student Kathleen is dragged into an alleyway on her way home from class by Casanova and bitten on the neck. She quickly falls ill but realizes this isn't any ordinary disease when she develops an aversion to daylight and a thirst for human blood.


Bachelor in Paradise (Classic)

Genre: Comedy

Director: Jack Arnold

Starrng: Bob Hope, Lana Turner

America was sprawling away from Main Street, transforming into a nation of bedroom communities within easy commute of the office. But what's going on in those bedrooms? Always quick with a quip, Arthur J. Niles, noted author of books that offer worldly advice while documenting the lifestyles and love life of various cultures. His newest study: Paradise Village, a rambling new suburb in Southern California's San Fernando Valley.

 

The Banishment (Foreign Language - Russian)

The film investigates the bonds of family, this time tackling the relationship between a husband and wife. A trip to the pastoral countryside reveals a dark, sinister reality for a family from the city. Eschewing easy answers and tackling a wide array of themes, it poetically renders the persistent human state of exile from our surroundings. Based on the novel The Laughing Matter by William Saroyan.

 

The Endless

Genre: Suspense

Two brothers return to the cult they fled from years ago to discover that the group's beliefs may be more sane than they once thought.

 

Escape Plan 2

Genre: Action

Director: Steven Miller

Starring: Sylvestor Stallone

Years after he fought his way out of prison, Ray Breslin must return to the hell he once escaped from to save his friend from the prison's brutal human battleground, known as Hades.

 

Gemini

Genre: Drama

Director: Aaron Katz

A heinous crime tests the complex relationship between a tenacious personal assistant and her Hollywood starlet boss. As the assistant unravels the mystery, she must confront her own understanding of friendship, truth, and celebrity..

 

The Last Post (Series)

 Genre: Drama

 Starring: Jessica Raine

 War and romance collide in the sweltering heat and political unrest of 1960's Aden, - a port city in today's Yemen - where the British Royal Military Police battle local militia in an intense struggle to control the strategically important port. The officers know only too well that a lapse in luck or judgment risks death. But do they know what their wives are risking at the local country club, where the swinging '60s are in full swing?


The Return (Foreign Language - Russian)

Genre: Drama

Young brothers Andrei and Ivan have grown close in a household their father abandoned. But when they least expect it, the man the boys have never known returns. Eager and bewildered, Andrei and Ivan join this mysterious stranger for a weeklong fishing trip. As they travel deeper into the Russian wilderness, their journey devolves from vacation to boot camp, turning into a violent test of wills.

 

Spinning Man

Genre: Drama

Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Minnie Driver

When a female college student goes missing, a popular professor is the prime suspect. Suddenly, the questions he faces aren't merely academic, they're a matter of life and death.

 

Terminal

Genre: Drama

Director: Vaughn Stein

Starring: Margot Robbie

Enjoy the twisted tale of two assassins carrying out a sinister mission, a teacher battling a fatal illness, an enigmatic janitor, and a curious waitress leading a dangerous double life. Murderous consequences unravel in the dead of night as their lives all intertwine at the hands of a mysterious criminal mastermind hellbent on revenge.

 

Tyler Perry's Acrimony

Genre: Suspense

Director: Tyler Perry

Starring: Taraji P Henson

A faithful wife tired of standing by her devious husband is enraged when it becomes clear she has been betrayed.

 

Vigil

Genre: Drama

Director: Vincent Ward

A stranger appears in a remote New Zealand farmland at the exact time a farmer accidentally falls to his death. The mysterious outsider grows close to some of the dead man's family, to the point where he and the widow become lovers. But her eleven-year-old daughter, Toss, struggling to come to terms with the death of her father as well as her impending womanhood, believes the intruder to be the devil and sets about protecting her family and their homestead.

 

The Virgin Spring (Foreign Language - Swedish)

Genre: Drama

Director: Igmar Bergman

Starring: Max Von Sydow

A peasant girl is raped and murdered in 14th century Sweden. When her killers seek shelter in her father's house, he kills them to avenge her death. Soon a spring appears from where the girl was killed and her father sees this as a sign from above.


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NEW DVDS FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 19, 2018:

 

The Boxer of Auschwitz (Non-Fiction)

Genre: Documentary

In 1931, Victor 'Young' Perez rose to great fame as the youngest world champion in boxing history. Twelve years later he was deported to Auschwitz, where he was forced to box for the amusement of the camp guards. When Actor Tomer Sisley was inspired to make a movie about Perez after hearing his story. This follows Sisley's quest to learn the secret of his tragic fate.

 

Contempt (Foreign Language - French)

Genre: Drama

Director: Jean-Luc Godard

Starrng: Brigitte Bardot, Jack Palance

A movie within a movie; on the surface, the film is about a director whose wife Camille falls out of love with him while he is rewriting an adaptation of Homer's ODYSSEY for an American producer. But underneath this tragic tale of a doomed romance lies Godard's true subject: the commercial film industry, which he shows his disdain for in a directing performance that is slyly subversive, darkly comic and completely original.


Les Cousins (Foreign Language - French)

Genre: Drama

Director: Claude Chabrol

Claude Chabrol crafts a sly moral fable about a provincial boy who comes to live with his sophisticated bohemian cousin in Paris. Through these seeming opposites, Chabrol conjures a piercing, darkly comic character study that questions notions of good and evil, love and jealousy, and success in the modern world. A mirror image of Le Beau Serge, Les Cousins recasts that film's stars, Jean-Claude Brialy and Gerard Blain, in startlingly reversed roles.

 

The Death of Stalin: A Comedy of Terrors

Genre: Comedy

Director: Armando Iannucci

Starring: Michael Palin, Steve Buscemi

When the tyrannical ruler Stalin dies, his hapless inner circle scrambles to come up with the next evolution of the revolution, but it's clear everyone is really out for themselves. Proof that comedy, like politics, is all in the execution.

 

El Sur (Foreign Language - Spanish)

Genre: Drama

Director: Victor Erice

In the North of Spain, Estrella grows up captivated by her father, a doctor with mystical powers, and by the enigma of his youth in the South, a near-mythical region whose secrets seem to haunt him more and more as time goes on. Though Erice's original vision also encompassed a long section set in the South itself, which was never made, it remains an experience of rare perfection and satisfaction.


In Syria (Foreign Language - French)

Genre: Drama

Trapped in a city under siege, mother of three Oum Yazan struggles to keep her family and neighbors safe by converting her Damascus apartment into a barricaded shelter. But with war raging outside and snipers preventing any means of escape, their situation grows even more dire when armed bandits infiltrate the building and begin to threaten them from within.

 

In the Dark (Series)

Genre: Drama

Starring: Ben Batt, Mark King

A strong-willed detective in her mid-thirties, Helen Weeks is drawn into the two most testing and personal cases of her career, just as she begins her journey toward motherhood. Helen is never fazed by a challenge, but her tough exterior conceals a complex inner conflict. When the husband of an estranged school friend is accused of abduction, Helen must return to her hometown and confront her painful past.


MIdnight Sun

Genre: Drama

Starring: Bella Thorne, Patrick Schwarzennegger

A seventeen-year-old girl suffers from a condition that prevents her from being out in the sunlight.


My Letter to the World (Non-Fiction)

Genre: Documentary

An in-depth exploration of the life and work of the great American poet Emily Dickinson.

 

Pacific Rim: Uprising

Genre: Action

Director: Stephen DeKnight

Starring: Scott Eastwood

Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, reunites with Mako Mori to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots, including rival Lambert and fifteen-year-old hacker Amara, against a new Kaiju threat.


Paul, Apostle of Christ

Genre: Drama

Director: Andrew Hyatt

Starring: James Faulkner, Jim Caviezel

The story covers Paul, going from the most infamous persecutor of Christians to Jesus Christ's most influential apostle.


The Workshop (Foreign Language - French)

Genre: Drama

Antoine attends a summer writing workshop in which a few young people have been selected to write a crime thriller with the help of Olivia, a famous novelist. More concerned with the fears of the modern world, the young man soon clashes with the group and Olivia, who seems at the same time alarmed and captivated by Antoine's violence.


Unsane

Genre: Suspense

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Starring: Claire Foy, Amy Irving

A young woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution, where she is confronted by her greatest fear, but is it real or a product of her delusion?

 

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NEW DVDS FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 12, 2018:

 

Darkman Trilogy

Genre: Sci-Fi

Director: Sam Raimi

Starring: Liam Neeson

Follows all the action-packed escapades of the classic action hero. These will leave you on the edge of your seat with non-stop action, amazing special effects, and never-ending thrills.


Hamlet

Genre: Drama

Starrng: Sarah Frakom

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his Uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans his revenge.


I Can Only Imagine 

Genre: Drama

Director: Andrew & Jon Erwin

Starring: Cloris Leachman, Denns Quaid

The inspiring and unknown true story behind MercyMe's beloved, chart-topping song that brings ultimate hope to so many is a gripping reminder of the power of true forgivenes


Ice Mother (Foreign Language - Czech) 

Genre: Comedy

After her husband's death, Hana lives on alone in the family villa. Her two sons visit her with their families, but these visits frequently end in quarrels. When Hana meets Brona, a hardy fellow, inured to winter swimming, a new world opens before her. Brona's teammates absorb her into their team and Hana gradually learns to overcome her fear of icy water

 

King of Hearts (Classic)

Genre: Comedy

Director: Philippe De Broca

Starring: Alan Bates

In this outrageous madcap comedy, a Scottish soldier is sent into an abandoned French village to blow it up, until he finds there are still people left, from the local insane asylum!


Let Me Down Hard

Genre: Drama

Director: William DeVizia

With every opportunity exhausted, a one hit rock and roll wonder comes home to his once broken city -itself on the rebound- to seek redemption.

 

Love, Simon

Genre: Drama

Director: Greg Berlanti

Starring: Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner

Everyone deserves a great love story, but for seventeen-year-old Simon Spier, it's a little more complicated. He hasn't told his family or friends that he's gay, and he doesn't know the identity of the anonymous classmate that he's fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying, and life-changing.


Manila In The Claws of Light (Foreign Language - Tagalog)

Genre: Drama

Starring: Lino Brocka

A young fisherman from a provincial village arrives in the capital on a quest to track down his girlfriend, who was lured there with the promise of work and hasn't been heard from since. In the meantime, he takes a low-wage job at a construction site and witnesses' life on the streets, where death strikes without warning, corruption and exploitation are commonplace, and protests hint at escalating civil unrest.


An Ordinary Man

Genre: Drama

DirectorL Brad Silberling

Starring: Ben Kingsley

An infamous war criminal and former general spending his life on the run from international authorities is suddenly moved to a new hideout, where he develops a relationship with the maid that looks after him. But when he discovers that she is actually an agent hired to protect him, he makes a decision that will drastically change both of their lives.

 

Spetters (Foreign Language - Dutch)

Genre: Drama

Director: Paul Verhoeven

Starring: Rutger Hauer

Rien, Eef and Hans are three young guys stuck in an industrial town on the outskirts of Rotterdam. They couldn't be more different except for one thing: their shared passion for motorcycle racing, which each sees as his ticket to a better life. But a deeper passion will soon rule each of their lives, when a sexy, ambitious blonde comes between them and provokes unforeseen events that will rock their worlds.


Strangers: Prey at Night

Genre: Horror

Starring: Christina Hendricks

A family staying in a secluded mobile home park for the night are visited by three masked psychopaths, to test their every limit.


Super Fly (Classic)

Genre: Action

Starring: Ron O'Neal

A pusher tries to make one last killer deal before kicking the business.

 

Tehran Taboo (Foreign Language - Farsi)

Genre: Animated

In the gorgeously animated drama, the lives of several strong-willed women and a young musician intersect. Their stories reveal the hypocrisies of modern Iranian society, where sex, drugs, and corruption coexist with strict religious law. In the bustling metropolis of Tehran, avoiding prohibitions has become an everyday sport and breaking taboos can be a means of personal emancipation. Nevertheless, women invariably end up on the bottom rung of the social order.


Tomb Raider

Genre: Action

Starring: Alicia Vikander

Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she discovers the island where her father disappeared.

 


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