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New Releases for the week of January 19th

This week's releases includes faced-paced and/or psychological thrillers, thought provoking documentaries, several seasons of classic and soon-to-be classic TV shows, plenty of anime and William Shatner playing a veterinarian named Rack. Here's the list; remember a * means we also have it available on Blu-ray and you can follow the SALE links to buy them elsewhere on this site. THE INVENTION OF LYING * - One of two DVDs Ricky Gervais held up and hilarious/shamelessly plugged during his hosting duties at Sunday's Golden Globes (the other was the UK Office, which we of course have here as well.) WEEDS: SEASON 5 * - The gigantic crush we've had on Mary-Louise Parker since The West Wing is refreshed with each new season of this show  SALE CHE: CRITERION * - Steven Soderbergh's two part epic starring Benicio del Toro as Che Guevara gets the Criterion treatment. SALE OUTRAGE - 'Boldly revealing the hidden lives of some of the United States most powerful policymakers, Outrage takes a comprehensive look at the harm they've inflicted on millions of Americans, and examines the media s complicity in keeping their secrets.' NO IMPACT MAN - Writer Colin Beavan, his wife and their two year old daughter attempt to live off the grid in New York City for an entire year. SALE GAMER * - A good old fashioned adrenaline packed action-thriller set in a dystopian future, with Gerald Butler, Kyra Sedgwick and Michael C. Hall. PANDORUM * - An Alien-esque sci-fi thriller starring Dennis Quaid and Ben Foster. WHITEOUT * - Kate Beckinsale investigates a mysterious murder in the ice fields of Antarctica. YOU THE LIVING - The new film by Swedish director Roy Andersson (Songs From the Second Floor). CHANTAL AKERMAN IN THE SEVENTIES - The nineteenth installment in Criterion's Eclipse series is comprised of five films by the iconoclast director. It includes La Chambre (1972), Hotel Monterey (1972), News From Home (1976), Je, Tu, Il, Elle (1974) and Les Rendez-vous d'Anna (1978). SALE DAMAGES: SEASON 2 - Didn't Glenn Close look fabulous at the Golden Globes? THIRTYSOMETHING: SEASON 2 - 'Few television programs can claim to have the cultural resonance that thirtysomething did in late 1980s America. Winner of four Emmy Awards, the groundbreaking hour-long drama held up a mirror to a generation of young adults struggling to find a larger meaning to their existence in an era marked by rampant consumerism and the yuppie ethos.' KINGDOM OF THE SPIDERS - AAAAHHHHH!!! ANIME NEW RELEASES Bamboo Blade- Part 2 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion- R2 Vol. 3 Glass Mask: Collection 1 Linebarrels of Iron: Episodes 1-12 One Piece: Season 2, 5th Voyage Rin: Daughter of Mnemosyne Special A-Class Collection 2 FAMILY NEW RELEASES Bakugan –Volume 6 Fraggle Rock: The Animated Series NEW BLU-RAY: FORMAT OF THE FUTURE Magnolia---'It's ok to rock out sometimes.' Smokin' Aces MORE NEW TV ON DVD Cranford: Return to Cranford - Imelda Staunton, Judi Dench and their merry band of proper 19th century widows & spinsters return in the Christmas special that aired last month on the BBC. Defying Gravity: Season 1 --The new space show starring Ron Livingston Durham County: Season 1 Jonathan Creek: Season 4 Law & Order: Season 7 My Destiny - New Korean TV drama! Two college sweethearts are torn apart by power and betrayal! New Tricks: Season 2 Waking The Dead: Season 4 NEW FOREIGN FILMS & IMPORTS Brave (2007) - Thailand Island of the Mapmaker's Wife (2001) - British drama Land Has Eyes (aka Pear Ta Ma'On Maf) (2004) - Fiji My Fuhrer (Germany, 2007) - 'The bastard love child of Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator and Mel Brooks' The Producers, My Fuhrer is a wildly provocative and laugh-outloud satire about Adolph Hitler and the Third Reich.' Once Upon A Time In Rio (2009) - Brazil Sultanes Del Sur (2007) - Mexico Ski Jumping Pairs 2 (Code 2) - Japan Ski Jumping Pairs 8 (Code 2) - Japan NEW DOCUMENTARIES, MUSIC, STAND-UP COMEDY & OTHER NON-FICTION FARE Aziz Ansari: Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening - An evening of humorous reflection from the Parks & Recreation star, featuring a special appearance by 'Randy.' Recommended for people who enjoy the act of laughing. Butch Factor - 'From the Castro culture of the 1970s to today s Bears and gym rats, this fascinating investigation of gay men and sexuality blows the lid off old stereotypes and showcases a battalion of interviewees including muscle men, rodeo riders, rugby players and cops. The men speak candidly on topics from homophobia to metrosexuality to embracing effeminacy as they reveal what it means to be a gay man in America today.' Chevolution - The story behind that particularly famous photograph that graces so many t-shirts and college dorms. Decoding Ferran Adria - --Anthony Bourdain visits the kitchen/laboratory of the "leader of the Spanish Culinary Revolution." Hip Hop Project - 'From executive producers Bruce Willis and Queen Latifah, The Hip Hop Project is the compelling story of a group of New York City teens who embark on a unique journey of self-discovery as they dare to reach for their dreams. Inspired by a formerly homeless teenager named Kazi, the young people struggle to write music about the tough issues affecting their lives. Over the next four years, they overcome daunting obstacles to produce a powerful and thought-provoking album, recorded in a studio donated by Willis and hip hop mogul Russell Simmons.' Howard Hughes: The Great Aviator - A biography of the infamous producer/mogul. Ringo Starr: Live in Los Angeles - Ringo sings the hits (though sadly not "Octopus Garden") with guests such as Billy Preston, Dr. John and Levon Helm. AND MORE MOVIES According to Greta - 'Hilary Duff delivers the most unexpected performance of her career as Greta, a rebellious 17 year old ‘exiled' for the summer to a sleepy Jersey shore community where she immediately informs her grandparents of her plans to kill herself by the time she turns 18. But before Greta can cross suicide off her ‘to-do' list, she'll begin an interracial romance with a young cook from a troubled background confront a tragic family secret and maybe even discover the promising young woman beneath her sarcastic shell. Just when Greta's looking for a way out, will life find a way back in?' Look for the excellent Melissa Leo as Greta's mom and Ellen Burstyn as Greta's grandmother. Blood Creek - Batman and Robin director Joel Schumacher's tale of Nazi evil coming back to haunt the presentin zombie form! Death in Love - A family drama from writer/director Boaz Yakin (Remember The Titans) about a Jewish woman (Jacqueline Bisset) who survived in a concentration camp by seducing a Nazi doctor. She moves to New York and starts a family, but as her sons (Adam Brody and Lukas Haas) become adults, each find themselves in their own desperate situation from which to break free. The Keeper - We refer you to prominent Seagalogist Outlaw Vern. We wouldn't trust anyone else to review a new Steven Seagal film. Praxis - 'Praxis peels away the layers of narrative even as Brian (Tom Macy), the film's axis, struggles to create his true self. Brian, a writer on the verge of a breakdown, is aided by Joe (Andrew Roth) and an elusive woman (Regina Aquino) as he sifts through the fragments of his persona to discover his true core. Fighting against fear and the indifference of society, his quest reflects the classical myths of Proteus and the human search for meaning in the universe.' Red Cartoons: Animated films from East Germany - 'By the time it closed in 1992, the East German DEFA Studio for Animation Film had produced more than 800 short animation films in a wide variety of styles and techniques. Established in 1955, the studio initially produced shorts exclusively for children. During the 1970s and '80s, however, films also targeting older audiences became more common. Red Cartoons contains 16 short animations from 8 directors that contain elements of social and political satire that would never have been allowed in live-action films.' Watch Out - 'Watch Out is the story of Jonathan Barrows, a man who falls in love with himself, literally. He is attracted to his own body, carries out an erotic relationship with a blow-up doll that resembles him, and takes pleasure in rejecting the advances of his many admirers. He descends into a world of carnivorous priests and Prozac-popping Polish prostitutes and eventually assassinates the world's most popular pop-diva. You strange creatures, Barrows declares, you are nothing more to Me than a meal at the fast-food restaurant of life. But who will end up being devoured? Filmed in an eye-popping style that will shock the most jaded of viewers, Watch Out is based on the best-selling novel by Dr. Joseph Suglia and is destined to become a cult classic.' Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball (Unrated!)* - Outlaw Vern is also knowledgeable about DTV sequels. Streamers - Robert Altman's 1984 film starring Matthew Modine & David Alan Grier arrives on DVD. Tune in next week when our New Releases will include MICHAEL JACKSON: THIS IS IT, Bruce Willis in SURROGATES and Drew Barrymore's directorial debut WHIP IT. We'll also have Frank Henenlotter's BAD BIOLOGY for sale, which you can have him sign on Friday, February 5th at 7pm when he visits our fair store. Find out more here. inventionoflying

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