NEW DVDS FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 27, 2018:

 

Assault on Precinct 13 (Classic) 

Genre: Action

Director: John Carpenter

A police station under siege from a vicious street gang becomes a cataclysmic battleground where only the strongest survive. Inspired by Howard Hawks' immortal Western Rio Bravo, this explosive gem has been newly restored with high-powered extras.


The Competition

Genre: Comedy

Director: Harvey Lowry

Starring: Thora Birch

Lauren becomes the voice of a generation when, after one too many bad boyfriends, she launches a blog promoting 'The PIG Theory.' The PIG Theory insists you can enjoy all that romance has to offer, but only for six months. At this 'Point of Infidelity and Guilt,' you must break up before your mate becomes unfaithful. Lauren is a beacon of light for her followers, but Lauren's sister, Gena, is concerned.

 

Joan of Arc (Classic) 

Genre: Drama

Director: Victor Fleming

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Jose Ferrer

The story of a fifteenth century French peasant girl who rouses a nation and inspires the world with her faith and bravery. This powerful, visually stunning epic of one of history's fascinating heroines features spectacular action and unforgettable drama.


King of Jazz (Classic) 

Genre: Musical

Director: John Murray Anderson

Starring: Bing Crosby, Paul Whiteman

Long available only in incomplete form, this film appears here newly restored to its original glory, offering a fascinating snapshot of the way mainstream American popular culture viewed itself at the dawn of the 1930s.

 

The Passion of Joan of Arc (Foreign Language - French) 

Genre: Drama

Director: Carl Dreyer

Starring: Renee Falconetti

Chronicling the trial of Joan of Arc in the days leading up to her execution, Danish master Carl Theodor Dreyer depicts her torment with startling immediacy, employing an array of techniques, including expressionistic lighting, interconnected sets, and painfully intimate close-ups, to immerse viewers in her subjective experience.

 

Sacha Guitry - Four Films (Foreign Language - French)

Genre: Drama

Director: Sacha Guitry

Brings together a quartet of 1930s features by Sacha Guitry, the celebrated French filmmaker, playwright and actor of the stage and screen, each based on his earlier works. Features include: The New Testament (Le Nouveau testament); My Father Was Right(Mon 'afa re avait raison); Let's Dream... (Faisons un rafaave...); and Let's Go Up The Champs-Elysees (Remontons les Champsafae lysafa es).


Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Classic) 

Genre: Sci-Fi

Director: Rian Johnson

Starring: Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill

Having taken her first steps into the Jedi world, Rey joins Luke Skywalker on an adventure with Leia, Finn, and Poe that unlocks mysteries of the Force and secrets of the past.


Women in Love (Classic)

Genre: Drama

Director: Ken Russell

Starring: Glenda Jackson, Olivedr Reed, Alan Bates

Set in an English mining community on the crest of modernity, this traces the shifting currents of desire that link the emancipated Brangwen sisters to a freethinking dreamer and a hard willed industrialist, as well as the men's own erotically charged friendship.

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NEW DVDS FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 20, 2018:

 

 

Abe & Phil's Last Poker Game 

Genre: Comedy

Director: Howard Weiner

Starring: Martin Landau, Paul Sorvino

When Dr. Abe Mandelbaum moves into Cliffside Manor with his deteriorating wife Molly, he forms an improbable relationship with gambler and womanizer, Phil Nicoletti. While Abe feels moving into the home is the end of the road he soon realizes that his life is finding a whole new beginning. Abe and Phil's friendship is challenged when a mysterious nurse claims that her biological father resides in the home.

 

Baal (Foreign Language - German)

Genre: Drama

Director: Volker Schlondorff

Starring: Rainer Fassbinder

Explores the cult of the genius, an anti-heroic figure who chooses to be a social outcast and live on the fringe of bourgeois morality.

 

Daughter of the Nile (Foreign Language - Mandarin) 

Genre: Drama

Director: Hsou-Hsien Hou

A neon-lit, contemporary drama named after a Japanese manga series. With Hou's gentle but keen observation, the film follows a young woman and her brother as they float along the periphery of the Taipei underworld, intriguingly blending the gangster tale with mood-drenched introspective drama.

 

Detroit

Genre: Drama

Director: Kathryun Bigelow

Amidst the chaos of the Detroit Rebellion, with the city under curfew and as the Michigan National Guard patrolled the streets, three young African American men were murdered at the Algiers Motel.

 

Downsizing 

Genre: Comedy

Director: Alexander Payne

Starring: Matt Damon

When scientists find a way to shrink humans to five inches tall, Paul Safrane and his wife Audrey decide to ditch their stressed-out lives in order to get small and live large in a luxurious downsized community. Filled with life-changing adventures and endless possibilities, Leisureland offers more than riches, as Paul discovers a whole new world and realizes that we are meant for something bigger.

 

Highway Dragnet (Classic)

Genre: Drama

Director: Nathan Juran

Starring: Richard Conte, Joan Bennett

In this film noir classic, an ex-Marine Jim Henry, wrongly accused of killing a barmaid, hitches a ride with a photographer Mrs. Cummings and her model Susan Willis while being pursued by Las Vegas Detective White Eagle, who's leading the manhunt.


 

Images (Classic) 

Genre: Drama

Director: Robert Altman

Starring: Susannah York

While on vacation in Ireland, an pregnant author becomes mentally unstable.

 

The Jazz Loft (Non-Fiction)

Genre: Documentary

Director: Sara Fishko

In 1950s Manhattan, a dingy, five story wreck of a loft building becomes the home and obsession of photographer W. Eugene Smith. After a stellar but frustrating career at LIFE Magazine, Smith wires the building for sound and captures daily life at 821 Sixth Avenue in thousands of pictures and endless hours of audio tape. Over eight years in this place in New York's wholesale flower district, jazz players gather all night, every night, for freewheeling jam sessions both hot and cool.

 

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Genre: Adventure

Director: Jake Kasdan

Starring: Kevin Hart, Jack Black

Four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game's jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they choose.

 

Mad to be Normal 

Genre: Drama

Starring: David Tennant, Elisabeth Moss

During the 1960s, a renegade Scottish psychiatrist courts controversy within his profession for his approach to the field, and for the unique community he creates for his patients to inhabit.

 

Pitch Perfect 3

Genre: Comedy

Director: Trish Sie

Starring: Anna Kendrick

Following their win at the world championship, the now separated Bellas reunite for one last singing competition at an overseas USO tour, but face a group who uses both instruments and voices.

 

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NEW DVDS FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 13, 2018:

 

 

The Age of Innocence

Genre: Drama

Director: Martin Scorcese

Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Wynona Ryder

The story of Newland Archer, whose engagement to an innocent socialite binds him to the codes and rituals of his upbringing. When her cousin arrives in town on a wave of scandal after separating from her husband, she ignites passions in Newland he never knew existed. Swelling with exquisite period detail, this film is an alternately heartbreaking and satirical look at the brutality of old-world America.

 

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season One (Series)

Genre: Suspense

Includes all 39 original episodes of the first season of the Emmy Award winning murder-mystery series.

 

American Valhalla (Non-Fiction) 

Genre: Documentary

Director: Andreas Neumann, Joshua Homme

The story of an unlikely musical collaboration between two mavericks of American rock: Joshua Homme, frontman of Queens of the Stone Age and Iggy Pop, the Godfather of Punk.

 

Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (Animated)

Genre: Animated

Director: Pedro Rivera

Stranded on an island in a post-apocalyptic world, teenager Dinky and her friends hatch a dangerous plan to escape in the hope of finding a better life. Meanwhile, her old friend Birdboy has shut himself off from the world, pursued by the police and haunted by demon tormentors. But unbeknownst to anyone, he contains a secret inside him that could change the world forever. Based on his own graphic novel, a darkly comic, mind-bending fantasy.

 

Call Me By Your Name

Genre: Drama

Director: Loca Guadagnino

Starring: Armie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet

In Northern Italy in 1983, seventeen-year-old Elio begins a relationship with visiting Oliver, his father's research assistant, with whom he bonds over his emerging sexuality, their Jewish heritage, and the beguiling Italian landscape.

 

The Disaster Artist

Genre: Comedy

Director: James Franco

Starring: Lizzy Kaplan, Allison Brie

When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true.

 

Downfall (Foreign Language - German)

Genre: Drama

Director: Oliver Hirschbeigel

Starring: Bruno Ganz

It's the last days of Adolf Hitler, April 1945, and Hitler's personal secretary Traudl Junge finds herself in the Fuhrer's bunker and witnesses how Hitler and Eva lived their last hours.

 

Faces Places (Non-Fiction)

Genre: Documentary

Director: Agnes Varda Jr.

Director Agnes Varda and photographer/muralist JR journey through rural France and form an unlikely friendship.

 

A Fistful of Dynamite (Classic) 

Genre: Western

Director: Sergio Leone

 Starring: James Coburn, Rod Steiger

A relentlessly entertaining film that teams an Irish explosives specialist with a Mexican peasant-turned-revolutionary leader with thunderously explosive results.

 

Frank Serpico (Non-Fiction)

Genre: Documentary

Director: Antonio D'Ambrosio

Frank Serpico tells his story in his own words: from his Italian-American roots in Brooklyn to his disillusionment with the NYPD to his riveting account of a dramatic drug bust, and possible set-up that ended with him being shot in the face.

 

The Handmaid's Tale - Season One (Series)

Genre: Drama

Starring: Elizabeth Moss, Bruce Miller

A religion-based autocracy has taken over most of the United States, renaming the country Gilead. In this country women are second-class citizens. Anyone trying to escape is punished. One such person is June, who is captured while trying to escape with her husband and child and is sentenced to be a handmaid, bearing children for childless government officials. As a handmaid, June is renamed Offred.

 

I, Tonya 

Genre: Drama

Director: Craig Gillespie

Starring: Margot Robbie, Allion Janney

Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises up the ranks at the US Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.

 

It's The Old Army Game (Classic)

Genre: Comedy

Director: Edward Surtherland

Starring: WC Fields, Louie Brooks

An uproarious silent comedy in which the inimitable W.C. Fields finds it impossible to get some sleep. It was the fourth film in which Fields appeared, but the first over which he had some control, as it was adapted from his own stage play. Elmer Prettywillie is a druggist kept awake by clamorous garbage collectors, a nosy woman seeking a two-cent stamp, bogus land deals, and phony fortunes.

 

Justice League

Genre: Action

Director: Zack Snyder

Starring: Gal Gadot, Ben Afleck

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.

 

The Lion In Winter (Classic)

Genre: Drama

Director: Anthony Harvey

Starring: Katherine Hepburn, Peter O'Toole

Christmas, 1168 - Henry II has called his wife and three sons together to determine who will succeed him on the throne.

 

Porto

Genre: Drama

Director: Gabe Klinger

Starring: Adam Yelchin

Jake and Mati are two expats who experience a brief but intimate connection in the ancient Portuguese city of Porto. He's an American loner exiled from his family. She's a student from France embroiled in an affair with one of her professors. After spotting each other from a distance at an archeological site and then again at a train station and a café, Jake works up the courage to approach Mati and they embark on a night of carefree intimacy.

 

Running Wild (Classic)

Genre: Comedy

Director: Gregory LaCava

Starring: WC Fields, Mary Brian

Elmer Finch is a meek accountant nagged by his wife, harassed by his children, and awed by his boss. After he accidentally throws a horseshoe through a window, the cops are on his tail, and a suitably ridiculous chain of events puts him under the thrall of hypnosis where he believes himself to be a lion. With newly leonine strength, he visits all those who shamed and bullied him, and tries to get a raise in the process.

 

The Shape of Water 

Genre: Drama

Director: Guillermo Del Toro

 Starring: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon

An otherworldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment.

 

Stretch 

Genre: Action

Starring: Patrick Wilson

The director of Smokin' Aces brings you into the world of Kevin Stretch, a Hollywood limo driver with a dark past. When Stretch is in need of quick cash to pay back his debts to a notorious gangster, he takes a job with a billionaire client in hopes of a big payday. His client's eccentricities soon escalate into a wild night of adventure, sex, and danger which begins to make the fate of returning to the mob empty-handed seem reasonable.


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NEW DVDS FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 6, 2018:

 

The Breadwinner (Animated) 

Genre: Animated

Director: Nora Twomey

Parvana is an eleven-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to support her family. Working alongside her friend Shauzia, Parvana discovers a new world of freedom, and danger. With undaunted courage, Parvana draws strength from the fantastical stories she invents, as she embarks on a quest to find her father and reunite her family.

 

Ethel & Ernest (Animated)

Genre: Animated

Director: Roger Mainwood

Starring: Jim Broadbent

The life and times of two ordinary Londoners living through extraordinary events.


InControl 

Genre: Sci-Fi

Samantha is a shy and studious student, working part-time to pay her way through college. She yearns for more excitement in her life, and then meets Mark, a fellow student who has discovered a machine that projects consciousness into the minds of others. The machine lets Samantha and Mark live out their fantasies, but as they push the machine to its limits, they begin to question not only the machine itself, but their own perceptions of reality too.


Lady Bird

Genre: Comedy

Director: Greta Gerwig

Starring: Saorise Ronan

The adventures of a young woman living in Northern California for a year.

 

The Man Who Invented Christmas 

Genre: Drama

Director: Ron Shelton

Starring: Dan Stevens, Jonathan Pryce

The journey that led to Charles Dickens's creation of 'A Christmas Carol,' a timeless tale that would redefine the holiday.


The Man Who Was Thursday

Genre: Suspense

Starring: Francois Arnaud, Greta Sacchi

Detective Gabriel Syme goes undercover to infiltrate the Central Anarchist Council and soon becomes 'Thursday'; one of the seven key figures in the council. Syme soon learns, however, that he is not the only one in disguise, and then the real nightmare begins.


My Name is Nobody (Classic)

Genre: Western

Director: Tonino Valerii

Starring: Terence Hill, Henry Fonda

A young, ambitious gunman, Nobody, decides his hero, gunslinger Jack Beauregard, should go off to retirement with guns blazing. Nobody sets up a showdown, triggering an unforgettable finale that's become an action comedy legend!


Novitiate

Genre: Drama

Director: Margaret Betts

Set in the early 1960s and during the era of Vatican II, a young woman in training to become a nun struggles with issues of faith, the changing church, and sexuality.


A Song For You: The Austin City Limits Story (Non-Fiction) 

Genre: Documentary

Director: Keith Maitland

From Willie Nelson to Wilco, Ray Charles to Radiohead, it offers the ultimate backstage pass to 40 years of incredible live music. See how longtime producers and loyal fans have made ACL the longest running music show in television history.

 

Thor: Ragnarok 

Genre: Action

Director: Taike Waititi

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddelston

Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization, at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela.

 

Topaze (Classic)

Genre: Comedy

Director: Harry D'Arrast

Starring: John Barrymore, Myrna Loy

After years of dedicated service, Professor Topaze is summarily fired for flunking his worst student, who happens to be the son of the powerful Baron, a wealthy businessman who stands to make a fortune by peddling a worthless health tonic. All the Baron needs is one man with lots of academic credentials and few scruples to endorse his sparkling water.

 

Wonder Wheel 

Genre: Drama

Director: Wood Allen

Starring: Jim Belushi, Kate Winslet

On Coney Island in the 1950s, a lifeguard tells the story of a middle-aged carousel operator and his beleaguered wife.

 

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NEW DVDS FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 27, 2018:

 

All That Heaven Allows (Classic) 

Genre: Drama

Director: Douglas Sirk

Starring: Rock Hudson, Jane Wyman

A story of the blossoming love between a well-off suburban widow and her handsome and earthy younger gardener. After their romance prompts the scorn of her selfish children and snooty country club friends, she must decide whether to pursue her own happiness or carry on a lonely, hemmed-in existence for the sake of the approval of others.

 

The Cat O'Nine Tails (Classic)

Genre: Horror

Director: Dario Argento

Starring: James Franciscus, Karl Malden

When a robbery at a research institute leads to a series of brutal murders, a blind puzzle maker and a tenacious reporter begin their own investigation of the crimes. With nine different clues to follow, they find a shocking web of twisted secrets.


Darkest Hour 

Genre: Drama

Director:Joe Wright

Starring: Gary Oldman, Lily White

During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly appointed British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.


Hangman

Genre: Suspense

Director: Johnny Martin

Starring: Al Pacino, Brittany Snow

A homicide detective teams up with a criminal profiler to catch a serial killer whose crimes are inspired by the children's game Hangman.

 

Just Getting Started

Genre: Comedy

Director: Ron Shelton

Starring: Margan Freeman, Tommy Lee Jones

A two-hander action comedy in the vein of "Midnight Run" about an ex-FBI agent and an ex-mob lawyer in the witness protection program having to put aside their petty rivalry on the golf course to fend off a mob hit.


Last Flag Flying

Genre: Comedy

Starring: Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston

Thirty years after they served together in Vietnam, a former Navy Corpsman re-unites with his old buddies to bury his son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War.


Murder on the Orient Express

Genre: Drama

Director: Kenneth Branagh

Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Johnny Depp

What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone is a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.


78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene (Non-Fiction)

Genre: Documentary

Director: Alexandre Philippe

The screeching strings, the plunging knife, the slow zoom out from a lifeless eyeball: in 1960, Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" changed film history forever with its taboo-shattering shower scene. With 78 camera set-ups and 52 edits over the course of three minutes, Psycho redefined screen violence, set the stage for decades of slasher films to come, and introduced a new element of danger to the movie going experience.


Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 

Genre: Drama

Director: Martin McDonagh

 Starring: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson

After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby, the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon, an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated.

 

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