NEW DVDS FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 5, 2018:

 

Death Wish

Genre: Drama

Director: Eli Roth

Starring: Bruce Willis, Vincent D'Onofrio

A family man becomes a vigilante killing machine when his family is violently attacked by robbers.


Death Wish (1974)

Genre: Drama

Director: Michael Winner

Starrng: Charles Bronson, Vincent Gardeina

In a story of revenge and urban violence, Charles Bronson plays Paul Kersey, a bleeding-heart liberal who has a change of opinion after his wife and daughter are violently attacked by a gang of thugs in their apartment. His daughter is raped, and his wife is raped and murdered. Bronson then turns vigilante as he stalks the mean streets of New York on the prowl for muggers, hoodlums and the like.


Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars (Non-Fiction) 

Genre: Documentary

Director: Lili Zanuck

Told through his own words, the documentary reflects on his traumatic childhood, his difficult struggle with drugs and alcohol, the loss of his son, and how he always found his inner strength and healing in music. It features extensive interviews with Clapton himself, along with his family, friends, musical collaborators, contemporaries and heroes, including late music icons B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix and George Harrison.


Every Day 

Genre: Drama

Director: MIchael Sucsy

Starring: Sngourie Rice

The story of Rhiannon, a sixteen-year-old girl who falls in love with a mysterious soul named 'A' who inhabits a different body every day. Feeling an unmatched connection, Rhiannon and A work each day to find each other, not knowing what or who the next day will bring. The more the two fall in love, the more the realities of loving someone who is a different person every 24 hours take a toll, leaving Rhiannon and A to face the hardest decision either has ever had to make.


The Great Silence (Foreign Langage - Italian)

Genre: Western

Director: Sergio Corbucci

Starring: Kalusd Kinski

On an unforgiving, snow swept frontier, a group of bloodthirsty bounty hunters, led by the vicious prey on a band of persecuted outlaws who have taken to the hills. As the price on each head is collected one-by-one, only a mute gunslinger named Silence stands between the innocent refuges and the greed and corruption that the bounty hunters represent. However, in this harsh, brutal world, the lines between right and wrong aren't always clear and good doesn't always triumph.


Gringo

Genre: Comedy

Director: Nash Edgerton

Starring: Charlize Theron, Joel Edgerton

Harold Soyinka finds himself at the mercy of his back-stabbing business colleagues back home, local drug lords and a morally conflicted black-ops mercenary. Crossing the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal, Harold battles to survive his increasingly dangerous situation.


The Hurricane Heist

Genre: Action

Director: Rob Cohen

Sarring: Tobie Kebbell, Maggie Grace

As a massive hurricane builds, criminals infiltrate a U.S. Mint facility. Their plan: to steal $600 million and escape using a Category Five hurricane as cover. But a treasury agent and a storm chaser have a plan of their own, desperately racing against time, and the hurricane, to save the hostages and stop the thieves before their town is reduced to rubble.


In The Mood for Love (Foreign Language - Cantonese)

Genre: Romance

Starring: Tony Leung

When Mr. Chow and Mrs. Chan move into apartments next door to each other, they find they have a lot in common. Both rarely see their spouses, so these two lonely people discover in each other the intimacy they have lost in their marriages. Special features: high-definition digital restoration, making of, deleted scenes, and more. In Contonese and Shanghainese.


The Invaders (Series)

Genre: Sci-Fi

Starring: Roy Thinnes

Architect David Vincent has stumbled upon a terrifying secret; aliens from a doomed planet are infiltrating the Earth. After witnessing their spaceship land, Vincent tries to warn the authorities, who believe he is crazy or have already been compromised by the Invaders, who take on human from. As Vincent learns more about the aliens and their plans to take over the earth, he becomes their greatest threat.

 

Oh Lucy! (Foreign Language - Japanese)

Genre: Comedy

Setsuko is a single, emotionally unfulfilled woman, seemingly struck with a drab, meaningless life in Tokyo. At least until she's convinced by her niece, Mika, to enroll in an unorthodox English class that requires her to wear a blonde wig and take on an American alter ego named 'Lucy.' The new identity awakens something dormant in Setsuko, and she quickly develops romantic feelings for her American instructor, John.

 

Thoroughbreds

Genre: Drama

Director: Cory Finley

Two upper-class teenage girls in suburban Connecticut rekindle their unlikely friendship after years of growing apart. Together, they hatch a plan to solve both of their problems-no matter what the cost.


 

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NEW DVDS FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 29, 2018:

 

 

Annihilation

Genre: Sci-Fi

Director: Alex Garland

Starring: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Biologist and former soldier Lena is shocked when her missing husband comes home near death from a top-secret mission into the Shimmer, a mysterious quarantine zone from which no one has ever returned. Now, Lena and her elite team must enter a beautiful, deadly world of mutated landscapes and creatures, to discover how to stop the growing phenomenon that threatens all life on Earth.


Midnight Cowboy (Classic)

Genre: Drama

Director: John Schlesinger

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voigt

Two small-time hustlers have a powerful friendship that transcends the gritty realities of big-city life and their own unfulfilled dreams.


Smash Palace (Classic) 

Genre: Drama

Direcgtor: Roger Donaldson

Starring: Bruno Lawrence

The movie concerns itself with the marriage of former racing driver Al and French-born Jacqui. The pair had met when she nursed him back to health following a career-ending injury. They married, returned to Al's native New Zealand to take over his late father's wrecking yard business and had a child. However, over time stagnation has set in.


Song of Granite (Non-Fiction) 

Genre: Documentary

Direcgtor: Pat Collins

It revolves around the life of the great traditional Irish singer, Joe Heaney. The harsh Irish landscape combined with the myths, fables, and songs of his Connemara youth helped shape this fascinating character. Enigmatic and complex, Heaney's devotion to his art came at a huge personal cost. But by the time of his death in 1984, he was widely recognized as one of the most important figures in Irish traditional music, having won fans and admires from every part of the globe.


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NEW DVDS FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 22, 2018:

 

Beyond the Hills (Foreign Language - Romanian)

Genre: Drama

Director: Christaian Mungiu

With this arresting drama based on notorious real-life events, Cristian Mungiu mounts a complex inquiry into faith, fanaticism, and indifference. At a desolate Romanian monastery, a young novice nun, Voichiţa, reunites with her former companion Alina, who plans to take her to Germany. But Voichiţa proves unwilling to abandon her calling, and Alina becomes increasingly desperate to reclaim her devotion, putting the outsider at odds with the monastery's ascetic priest.

 

Big Sonia (Non-Fiction)

Genre: Documentary

In the last store in a defunct shopping mall, 91-year-old Sonia Warshawski, great-grandmother, businesswoman, and Holocaust survivor, runs the tailor shop she's owned for more than 30 years. But when she's served an eviction notice, the specter of retirement prompts Sonia to resist her harrowing past as a refugee and witness to genocide. A poignant story of generational trauma and healing, the film also also offers a laugh-out-loud-funny portrait of the power of love to triumph over bigotry.

 

Black Venus (Non-Fiction) 

Genre: Documentary

In the last store in a defunct shopping mall, 91-year-old Sonia Warshawski, great-grandmother, businesswoman, and Holocaust survivor, runs the tailor shop she's owned for more than 30 years. But when she's served an eviction notice, the specter of retirement prompts Sonia to resist her harrowing past as a refugee and witness to genocide. A poignant story of generational trauma and healing, the film also also offers a laugh-out-loud-funny portrait of the power of love to triumph over bigotry.

 

A Fantastic Woman 

Genre: Drama

Director: Sebastian Lelio

Marina, a waitress who moonlights as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death of her older boyfriend.


15:17 To Paris

Genre: Drama

Director: Clint Eastwood

Three Americans discover a terrorist plot aboard a train while in France.


A Fistful of Dollars (Classic)

Genre: Western

Director: Sergio Leone

Starring: Clint Eastwood

A lean, cold-eyed, cobra-quick gunfighter arrives in a grim and dusty border town where two rival bands of smugglers terrorize the impoverished citizens. Though he receives lucrative offers of employment from each gang, his loyalty cannot be bought. He accepts both jobs and sets in motion a deadly plan to destroy the criminals, pitting one against the other in a series of brilliantly orchestrated setups, showdowns and deadly confrontations.


Game Night

Genre: Comedy

Sarring: Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams

A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves trying to solve a murder mystery.


Graduation (Foreign Language - Romanian)

Genre: Drama

Director: Christian Mingiu

Blending rigorous naturalism with the precise construction of a thriller, this Cannes award-winning drama from Cristian Mungiu sheds light on the high stakes and ethical complexities of life in contemporary Romania. As his daughter nears high-school graduation, Romeo, an upstanding doctor, counts on her winning a competitive scholarship that will send her to university in England.


I Kill Giants

Genre: Drama

Director: Anders Walter

Starring: Zoe Saldana

Barbara is the only thing that stands between terrible giants and the destruction of her small town. But as she boldly confronts her fears in increasingly dangerous ways, she begins to question everything she's always believed to be true.

 

The Misadventures of Biffle and Shooster!

Genre: Comedy

Director: Michael Schlesinger

Remember when the Golden Age of Hollywood was full of great comedy duos like Laurel & Hardy, Abbott & Costello, Olsen & Johnson and Biffle & Shooster? Wait, what? Who? Okay, so they weren't really from the 1930s, but these astoundingly authentic and hilarious shorts have actually made audiences believe that those Merry Madcaps of Mayhem worked their screwball magic back then.


Mishima: A  Life in Four Chapters (Foreign Language - Japanese)

Genre: Drama

Director: Paul Schrader

A look at acclaimed Japanese author and playwright Yukio Mishima, the impossible harmony he created between self, art, and society, and his famously committed public seppuku (ritual suicide). Includes interviews, commentary, documentary, and more.


Red Sparrow

Genre: Suspense

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence

Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to Sparrow School, a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. Her first mission, targeting a CIA agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations.

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NEW DVDS FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 15, 2018:

 

 

Black Panther

Genre: Action

Director: Ryan Coogler

Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Martin Freeman

King T'Challa returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as new leader. However, T'Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from divisions within his own country. When two enemies conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must join forces with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Wakandan Special Forces, to prevent Wakanda from being drawn into a world war.

 

How Do I Love Thee? (Classic)

Genre: Comedy

Director: Michael Gordon

Starring: Jackie Gleason, Maureen O'Hara

Tom Waltz is flying to France to see his hospitalized father. While aboard the jet, Tom recalls many scenes from his past. Specifically, the time his father generously donated a $10,000 gift to Tom's philosophy department from money he won through a poetry contest. The winning poem was given to him by artist named Lena with whom he has an unconsummated affair, not knowing the poem was actually the sonnet 'How Do I Love Thee?' by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

 

A Lady Takes a Chance (Classic) 

Genre: Comedy

Director: William Seiter

Starring: John Wayne, Jean Arthur

Finding men had never been a problem for city girl Molly Truesdale; finding the right man is another matter. And women have never been a problem for cowboy bachelor Duke Hudkins, until they want to marry him. If it's true that opposites attract, these two are obviously made for each other. He assumes she's just another pretty gal who'll fall into his arms, but she's a lady who won't be roped easily by a brawling, rough-and-ready cowboy.

 

Mum (Series) 

Genre: Comedy

Starring: Leslie Manville

Happily married one day and widowed the next, Cathy Walker feels her way through her first year as a suddenly single woman. Some days it would be easier to rebuild her life without well-intentioned advice and often hilarious help from her son, her brother, and their girlfriends. Thank heaven for Cathy's lifelong friend Michael, who keeps a loving eye on her.

 

The Other Side of Hope (Foreign Language - Finnish)

Genre: Drama

Director: Aki Kaurismaki

The wry, melancholic comedy from Aki Kaurismäki is a bittersweet tale of human kindness in the face of official indifference. A response to the ongoing global refugee crisis, the film follows two people, a displaced Syrian and a Finnish salesman, searching for a place to call home.

 

The Sacrifice (Foreign Language - Swedish)

Genre: Drama

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky

Starring: Erland Josephson

As a wealthy Swedish family celebrates the birthday of their patriarch Alexander, news of the outbreak of World War III reaches their remote Baltic island and the happy mood turns to horror. The family descends into a state of psychological devastation, brilliantly evoked by director Tarkovsky's arresting palette of luminous grays washing over the bleak landscape around their home.

 

Samson 

Genre: Drama

Sarring: Jackson Rathbone, Billy Zane

After losing the love of his life to a cruel Philistine prince, a young Hebrew with supernatural strength defends his people, sacrificing everything to avenge his love, his people, and his God.

 

Still on the Run: The Jeff Beck Story (Non-Fiction)

Genre: Documentary

Director: Matthew Longfellow

Jeff Beck is one of the most pioneering and innovative guitar players of rock. This release charts his career from early days learning guitar solos with Jimmy Page, through his band, the Yardbirds, the Jeff Beck Group and his multidimensional solo albums. Beck's interest in both guitar music and hot rods is studied through interviews, and his musical voyage is demonstrated through contributions from many of his fellow musicians and contemporaries.

 

Submergence

Genre: Drama

Director: Wim Wenders

Starring: Alicia Vikander

In a room with no windows on the eastern coast of Africa, a Scotsman, James More, is held captive by jihadist fighters. Thousands of miles away in the Greenland Sea, Danielle Flinders prepares to dive in a submersible to the ocean floor. In their confines they are drawn back to the Christmas of the previous year, where a chance encounter on a beach in France led to an intense and enduring romance.

 

Unforgotten: Season Two (Series)

Genre: Drama

Starring: Nicola Walker

Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar lead a powerful ensemble cast in this highly acclaimed, thrilling crime drama. DCI Cassie Stuart and her partner, DI Sunil Sunny Khan re-open cold murder cases from decades past, throwing lives into turmoil as they seek justice for their unforgotten victims.


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NEW DVDS FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 8, 2018:

 

 

Batman Ninja

Genre: Animated

Batman, along with a number of his allies and adversaries, finds himself transplanted from modern Gotham City to feudal Japan.

 


The Beautiful Troublemaker (Foreign Language - French)

Genre: Drama

Director:Jacques Rivette

Starring: Michel Piccoli, Jane Birkin

The former famous painter Frenhofer revisits an abandoned project using the girlfriend of a young visiting artist. Questions about truth, life, and artistic limits are explored.


Feast of July

Genre: Drama

Director: Cristopher Menaul

Starring: Ben Chaplin, Gemma Jones

A mysterious young beauty, Bella Ford, searches hopelessly for the lover who betrayed her. Weary and alone, she is offered shelter by the Wainwright family, who help her find new hope, and whose three handsome sons battle for her affections. But just as she is ready to begin her new life, her former lover unexpectedly reappears to haunt her with the secrets of their past.


Fifty Shades Freed

Genre: Drama

Director: James Foley

Starring: Jamie Dornan, Luke Grimes

Believing they have left behind shadowy figures from their past, newlyweds Christian and Ana fully embrace an inextricable connection and shared life of luxury. But just as she steps into her role as Mrs. Grey and he relaxes into an unfamiliar stability, new threats could jeopardize their happy ending before it even begins.


Moonrise (Classic)

Genre: Drama

Director: Frank Borzage

Starring: Dane Clark, Gail Russell

A small-town fable about violence and redemption, it is the final triumph of Frank Borzage, one of Hollywood's most neglected masters. Stigmatized from infancy by the fate of his criminal father, young Danny is bruised and bullied until one night, in a fit of rage, he kills his most persistent tormenter. As the police close in around him, Danny makes a desperate bid for the love of the dead man's fiancée, a schoolteacher who sees the wounded soul behind his aggression.


Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story (Non-Fiction)

Genre: Documentary

A look at the Stax record label, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Stax. Features performances, interviews, and rare footage from the Stax vaults.


Valentina's Wedding (Foreign Language - Spanish)

Genre: Comedy

Families feud, laughs fly, and cultures clash in this hilarious romantic comedy. Valentina has the perfect life in New York, with the perfect job and a perfect boyfriend, Jason. But when Valentina's scandal-ridden family in Mexico asks Valentina to pretend to be married to her ex-beau, Angel, in order to protect her father's political campaign, Valentina's ordered life turns upside down as she struggles to choose where her heart belongs.

 

Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God

Genre: Drama

Director: Richard Schenkman

Starring: Jon Cryer, Ione Skye

As kids, Daniel, Stan, and Richie were inseparable, the best of friends. But as they grew up, they grew apart, and now Richie has gone missing, sending Daniel and Stan on a wintry trek to Coney Island to find their long lost friend. Their trip leads them on a wild journey to the famed amusement park in the off season, where they encounter some of the strangest people this side of the Brooklyn Bridge.

 

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