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New Releases for June 29th

There's far too many releases this week, so let's just get to it. As always, the * means we have it on Blu-ray and you can follow the SALE link to buy here online. HOT TUB TIME MACHINE *— Best title since Snakes on a Plane! John Cusack, Craig Robinson, Clarke Duke & Rob Corddry work the premise will comedic flair. The DVD & Blu-ray are UNRATED for a gross-out level equivalent to The Hangover. SALE THE WHITE RIBBON *—Michael Haneke's unsettling tale of bizarre occurrences in a German village on the eve of WWI was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language film & Best Cinematography. Please read more over on local film critic Sean Axmaker's blog. SALE BASS ACKWARDS—Local filmmaker/Stranger Genius award winner Linas "Walking to Werner" Phillips' soul-searching road movie. EDGE OF QUARREL—It's the straightedgers vs. the punks in this local film from 2000 starring Rocky Votolato, Botch and The Murder City Devils. WHEN YOU'RE STRANGE: A FILM ABOUT THE DOORS*--Johnny Depp narrates Tom DiCillo's revealing documentary about Jim Morrison & The Doors. THE CRAZIES *—The recent remake of George Romero's 1973 film features a town ravaged by a deadly toxin that turns people...CRAZY! It stars Radha Mithcell and Justified's Timothy Olyphant. THE WARLORDS *—Jet Li, Takeshi Kaneshiro and Andy Lau form a blood-soaked brotherhood in this action-packed historical epic. CREATION—Paul Bettany is Charles Darwin in the biopic which focuses on his relationship with his eldest daughter Anne (Martha West) & wife (Jennifer Connelly) while writing On The Origin of Species. PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTNING THIEF *—The adventure begins as Percy learns of his mythological heritage and sets out to prove it wasn't he who stole the lightning. LIVING ROOM CINEMA: FILMS FROM HOME MOVIE DAY-VOLUME 1—A compilation of home movies screened over the years at Home Movie Day screenings across the country. WHOPHIN 11—The latest issue of McSweeney's DVD magazine features time traveling Vikings, Werner Herzog as the voice of a plastic bag, and the world's most dangerous jog: EVERLASTING MOMENTS *—The Emigrants director Jan Troell's latest film is based on the moving true story of a woman who found her voice through photography. It's now available from The Criterion Collection. SALE NIGHT TRAIN TO MUNICH—Carol Reed's thrilling, romantic WWII adventure starring Rex Harrison & Margaret Lockwood is now on Criterion. You can see a bit on the Criterion website. THE LEOPARD—The Criterion edition of Luchino Visconti's dazzling period epic is now on Blu-ray. It includes both the original Italian version & the shorter English-language release (with Burt Lancaster's real voice!). MICMACS—If you missed Jean-Pierre "Amelie" Jeunet's latest at SIFF, we've got the PAL import available now. ANIME NEW RELEASES Bleach Vol. 28—The Arrancar Initial D: Project D Fourth Stage, Part 2 FAMILY NEW RELEASES Ben 10: Alien Force—Volume 7 Clash of the Titans: Season 1 Volume 1 Flicka 2 ICarly:ISaved Your Life Madeline's Great Adventures Max & Ruby: A Visit with Grandma Star Struck (Extended Edition) Yo Gabba Gabba! Clubhouse Zorg and Andy NEW BLU-RAY: FORMAT OF THE FUTURE Black Sabbath: Paranoid Circle of Pain Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Live at Montruex Entourage: Season 6 Five Minutes of Heaven Illusionist Moody Blues: Threshold of a Dream Power Kids Remember Me Sanctuary: Season 1 Sanctuary: Season 2 Shadows, The: The Final Tour Supernatural: Season 1 Tromeo & Juliet Uncle Sam (1997) Wild Things: Foursome NEW TV ON DVD Eureka: Season 3.5 Hoarders: Season 1 Van Der Valk Mysteries: Set 2 Warehouse 13: Season 1 NEW IMPORTS & FOREIGN FILMS Alone (2007)(Code 3)—Thailand Around 40 (2008)—Japan Away With Words (1998)(PAL Code 2)—Hong Kong Beautiful (2009)—Australia Black Jack (1979)(PAL Code 2)—UK, Ken Loach director's cut Blue Brave: The Legend of Formosa in 1895 (2008)—Taiwan Body (2007)—Thailand Boy Meets Ghost (2006)(Code 3)—Japan, live action manga Burning Paradise (1994)—Hong Kong, directed by Ringo Lam Colic (2007)(Code 3)—Thailand Empyreal Doctor (2006)—China Father & Son (2008)(PAL Code 2)—UK Gabai Granny (2006)(Code 3)—Japan The Graduates (2007)(Code 3)—Japan Grand Jeu (1934)(PAL Code 2)—France Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill (1974)—UK It Started With a Kiss (2005)—Taiwan (TV series) Kirakira Kenshui (2007)—Japan Love Games (1979)—Italy Luther (2010)(PAL Code 2)—US Melody Time (Uncensored)(PAL Code 2)—US My Sister, My Love (2007)(Code 3)—Japan New Blood (2002)—Hong Kong Nine Girls and a Ghost (2002)—China Nobody Is Perfect (2008)(Code 3)--US Our School's E.T. (2007)(Code 3)—Korea Every school should have an E.T.! Police (1985)(PAL Code 2)—France, directed by Maurice Pialat Ready When You Are, Mr. McGill (1976)(PAL Code 2)—UK Romantic Princess (2007)—Taiwan, live action manga Sandok (1965)—Italy, directed by Umberto Lenzi Submission Of A Woman (1991)—Italy (Giallo!) Suspect X (2007)(Code 3)—Japan Tank Malling (1989)(PAL Code 2)—UK 10 Promises To My Dog (2008)(Code 3)—Japan Tokyo Train Girls 2-4 & Private Lessons (2009)—Japan Tracing Shadows (2009)—Hong Kong Tripping (2006)(Code 3)—Taiwan Valhalla Rising (2010)(PAL Code 2)—Denmark/UK New Viking action from Pusher director & friend of the store Nicolas Winding Refn Van Diemen's Land (2009) (PAL Code 4)—Australia Wild Target (1993)(PAL Code 2)—France NEW IMPORT FOOTBALL DVDs Arsenal: Season Review 2009-10 (PAL Code 2) Barclay's Premier League: 2009-10 Season Review (PAL Code 4) Manchester United: Season Review 2009-10 (PAL Code 2) World Cup Final 1966: England vs. West Germany (PAL Code 2) NEW KOREAN TV SERIES Far And Away Nation General Hospital 2 Hard Love Loving You Miss Kim's Million Dollar Quest My Man's Woman My Older Sister My Sweet City Oh! Pilseung Bong Soon Young Person I Love Princess Lu Lu Seo Dong Yo Three Dads and One Mom War of Money Winter Bird Women Of The Sun Young Jae's Golden Days NEW DOCUMENTARIES, ART, MUSIC, STAND-UP COMEDY & OTHER NON-FICTION FARE Art of Violin—"The 20th century's most celebrated violinists, including Jascha Heifetz, Fritz Kreisler, David Oistrakh, Yehudi Menuhin, Isaac Stern, and Eugene Ysaye, take well-deserved bows in this collage of rare archival footage. Audiences will savor the unique sound and style of each influential artist. Additional segments feature contemporary violin virtuosos such as Itzhak Perlman, Ida Haendel, Hilary Hahn, Ivry Gitlis, and Mstislav Rostropovich." Atomic Journeys: Welcome to Ground Zero—"Visit and experience America's original nuclear weapons testing sites... Through the use of spectacular, never-before-seen nuclear test footage, travels to ten former testing sites and explores the history, physical changes resulting from the tests and current condition of these amazing and important places." Edward Biberman: Brush With Life: "Brush With Life: The Art of Being Edward Biberman brings alive a remarkable artist's passionate journey through a turbulent century. Both epic and surprisingly intimate, the film presents a classic American immigrant saga, an inspiring search for artistic independence, and a great romance. Along the way, Biberman's growing commitment to social justice and struggle against McCarthy-era repression (his brother, director Herbert Biberman, went to prison as one of The Hollywood Ten) combine with his efforts to create both a loving family life and a groundbreaking body of work. With its grand scope, rich personalities, and vast array of breathtaking artwork, Brush With Life connects us in a deeply personal way to a brilliant artist who lived by the same high standards he set for his paintings." La Boheme—A 2010 production by the English National Opera. Brock Enright: Good Times Will Never Be The Same *—"Artist Brock Enright packs a minivan and travels across the country with his longtime girlfriend Kirsten Deirup to create his first major New York City solo show at her family's cabin in Mendocino, California. Brock dives into his work, disregarding the gallery's mandated budget, schedule, and Kirsten's financial concerns for life after the show. The couple soon begins making an often violent and sexually graphic road film that pushes boundaries and sets the artist on an irreversible path toward an impending emotional breakdown." Follow Me (1969)—"In the tradition of Endless Summer, Follow Me is a surfing documentary/travelog that has not been screened in 40 years until now. Three young people, Claude Codgen, Mary Lou McGinnis, and Bob Purvey, eager for exciting new experiences, band together in what they call the Surf Corps and take off on a round-the world search for adventure." Frontline: Dancing Boys of Afghanistan—" In Afghanistan today an ancient tradition has re-emerged, it's called Bacha Bazi, translated literally as, boy play. Boys, some as young as eleven, are dressed in woman's clothes, taught to sing and dance for the entertainment of male audiences, and then sold to the highest bidder or traded among the men for sex. The Afghan authorities responsible for stopping these crimes are sometimes themselves complicit in the practice." Global Brain/White Hole In TimeGlobal Brain: "Peter Russell's original ground-breaking video explores the idea of the Earth as an integrated self-regulated living organism (Gaia), and considers what function the human race may be playing in this system." The White Hole In Time: "Peter Russell proposes that we stand on the threshold of a major leap in evolution, as significant as the emergence of life itself, and the essence of this leap is inner spiritual development." Gold (1968)(40th Anniversary Edition)—"In 1968, filmmaker Bob Levis led a rag-tag band of dreamers, drop outs and drug-happy darlings into the wilderness to make a movie and emerged months later with Gold, a bizarre and beautiful journey into the mind and madness of the late 1960s - one overflowing with fantasies of revolution, recreation and raunchy free love. At once a western, a comedy, a nudie, a drama and a musical - Gold is a profound potpourri made in the spirit of shaking down square society, while systematically shattering every movie rule in the process." How The Earth Changed History *—"This series reveals for the first time on television how geology, geography and climate have had a far more powerful influence on mankind than has previously been acknowledged. With passionate storytelling and extraordinary HD camerawork, this series combines bold ideas with a new science, geo-determinism, to form an original version of human history. Discover why societies have succeeded or failed, and how the environment has influenced every aspect of our history from art to industry, religion to war, world domination or collapse. This series overturns preconceptions about our nations and our cultures to offer a new perspective on who we are today." I'm No Dummy—"This whimsical and insightful documentary about ventriloquism gives comedy fans a 'behind the strings' glimpse in the world of 'venting.'" Rem Koolhaas: A Kind of Architect—Meet the man who made our downtown library! "Rem Koolhaas: A Kind of Architect is an engaging portrait of a visionary man that takes us to the heart of his ideas. Directors Markus Heidingsfelder and Min Tesch have made a visually inventive, thought-provoking portrait of the architect, prompting Rem Koolhaas to state, 'It's the only film about me that I have liked.'" Merry Widow (2010)—A production by the National Ballet of Canada. National Geographic: Traveler's Guide To The Planets—"National Geographic takes off beyond Earth's boundaries for the ultimate tour of our solar system. From Mars' monstrous mountains to Saturn's glittering rings, the sights are out of this world." NOVA: Mind Over Money—"Mind Over Money investigates the shattering impact the recent global financial meltdown had on how economists think. Why did so few of the brightest minds in finance not only fail to predict the crash but also argue that it was impossible? With insights from experts and scientific experiments that highlight the hidden money drives in us all, NOVA explores a seismic shift in our efforts to understand the marketplace." Real Story: Escape From Alcatraz—"On the night of June 11, 1962, three prisoners, convicted bank robbers Frank Lee Morris and brothers Clarence and John Anglin, achieved the impossible, breaking out of Alcatraz, a.k.a. 'The Rock,' the world's most impregnable prison. Or did they? Their absence was discovered during a routine morning count. Strenuous efforts to track down the convicts proved futile. But were they actually free ... or lost in a doomed escape? The Real Story: Escape From Alcatraz recounts the true tale behind the break-out, featuring interviews with key individuals, including Darwin Coon, the inmate who assisted them, the wardens who discovered them missing and the FBI agents who tried to track them down. Rifftrax Shorts: Rifftrax Plays With Their Shorts & Shorts-A-Poppin'—The former MST3Kers humorously riff on a variety of short films. Run, Ricky, Run—From the ESPN 30 for 30 Series: "In 2004, Heisman Trophy winner and professional football running back Ricky Williams traded adulation and a mansion in South Florida for anonymity and a $7 a night tent in Australia. Failing two drug tests and rumored to have failed a third, his decision to retire created a media frenzy that dismantled his reputation. But while most in the media thought Williams was ruining his life by leaving football, Ricky thought he was saving it. With interviews from family, friends, teammates and former coaches, filmmaker Sean Pamphilon takes a revealing look at one of football's most fascinating athletes and his five-year hiatus from the game and how his journey ultimately led to redemption as father, husband and teammate." 16th Man—The real story behind Clint Eastwood's Invictus from the ESPN's 30 by 30 Series. "Rugby has long been viewed in South Africa as a game for the white population, and the country's success in the sport has been a true source of Afrikaner pride. When the 50 year old policies and entrenched injustices of apartheid were finally overthrown in 1994, Nelson Mandela's new government began rebuilding a nation badly in need of racial unity. So the world was watching when South Africa played host to the 1995 Rugby World Cup." Smile Pinki—The 2008 Oscar winner for Best Documentary Short follows Pinki, a young Indian girl born with a cleft lip on her journey to get life changing surgery. Visit www.smiletrain.org for more information on how you can help kids like her around the world. Soul of a People—"Soul of a People is the powerful story behind a controversial public assistance program, the Federal Writers Project, one of four arts programs of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Works Progress Administration. Thousands of writers,including Richard Wright, Saul Bellow and John Cheever, traveled throughout the country to interview ordinary people for a series of state guidebooks. But controversy ignited when they portrayed not only our triumphs, but our tragedies as well." Hal Sparks: CharmageddonStand-up comedy from the star of many VH1 I Love The _____(insert decade here) specials and the US version of Queer As Folk. Street Stops Here—"Intimate and inspiring, The Street Stops Here is a portrait of the nation's best high school basketball coach, Bob Hurley, Sr. and his career-long struggle to inspire and motivate those around him in order to keep the doors of a poor, inner-city Catholic school open." Walk Into The Sea: Danny Williams & The Warhol Factory—"Walk Into The Sea: Danny Williams & The Warhol Factory ia director Esther Robinson's personal inquiry into the truth behind her Uncle Danny Williams' mysterious 1966 disappearance. Virtually unknown today, Danny was Andy Warhol's lover, and a promising young filmmaker. he discovery of 20 never-before-seen films William's made during his time at the Factory-- and whose many subjects include Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick, Paul Morrissey, Brigid Berlin, Billy Name and what may be the earliest known footage of the Velvet Underground— reveals a luminous talent and a stark gap in the historical record." Walk With the Master: Story of the Sites of Buddha—"The history of Buddhism is told in this unique program, as we make the journey Buddha himself took during his lifetime. Walk With the Master explores Buddha's life and legacy and the Buddhist religion. This detailed documentary is filled with facts and information and is accompanied by an wonderful blend of visuals, including present day footage of the sites, reconstructions of key events, art and animations." John Wooden: Values, Victory and Peace of Mind—"Values, Victory and Peace of Mind presents the greatest coach of the 20th Century-- Coach John Wooden--teaching his powerful values-based philosophy of how to achieve competitive greatness in sports, business and life. John Wooden's UCLA basketball dynasty won an incredible ten national championships, seven of them in consecutive years producing perfect season after perfect season. Yet for John Robert Wooden winning was never his standard for success. How you win or lose is the ultimate test. The Pyramid of Success contains his formula for achieving this highest victory, for winning the Wooden way." NEW FROM THE WARNER ARCHIVES Bureau of Missing Persons (1933)-"Demoted to working in the "kindergarten" of the police department, tough cop Butch Saunders (Pat O'Brien) goes all soft at the center when a sweet blonde (Bette Davis) walks into the Bureau of Missing Persons looking for her missing husband. When it turns out her husband is both a murder victim and a bachelor - and that the blonde is suspect #1, Butch comes up with a scheme to crack the case." Come Live With Me (1941)—"Beautiful Austrian political refugee "Johnny" Jones is about to be deported, leaving the loving arms of a married Manhattan publisher for the waiting arms of the Nazis. The solution: instant citizenship via a marriage of convenience with flat-broke writer Bill Smith, in which the only thing they'll share is the same last name. Hedy Lamarr plays Johnny and James Stewart plays Bill. Think there's any chance this marriage will remain strictly business?" Conquest (1937)—"The seventh and final collaboration between Greta Garbo and her favorite director Clarence Brown, Conquest vividly recreates one of the most celebrated romances in history: the ill-fated love affair between Polish countess Marie Walewska (Garbo) and the Emperor of France, Napoleon Bonaparte (Charles Boyer in the first of his three career Oscar®-nominated* performances)." Endangered Species (1982)—"The Colorado prairie has become a graveyard. Mutilated cattle, their organs surgically removed, litter the high country. Is this the gruesome work of a Satanic cult? Of extraterrestrials? Of conspirators who arrive and leave in mysterious black helicopters? The locals are terrified - and it falls to their new sheriff (JoBeth Williams) and a troubled cop (Robert Urich) to unravel an eerie skein of deception and danger to discover the stunning truth." Fog Over Frisco (1934)—"Bette Davis and Margaret Lindsay portray stepsisters from a society family in this atmospheric tale of crime and punishment in the City by the Bay. One sister is amiable, upright, eager to uphold the family name. The other is volatile, risk-taking, a moth hovering too close to the flame of high-living lowlifes who launder stolen bonds." Girl From 10th Avenue (1935)—"Bette Davis plays working girl Miriam Brady, who rescues heartbroken attorney and society man Geoffrey Sherwood (Ian Hunter) from his public bout of blues in a bottle, marries him and then tries to keep him when Geoffrey's former flame resurfaces. Among the highlights: an ex-Floradora girl (Alison Skipworth) enlightening Miriam in the smart set's dos, don'ts and don't-you-dares." Gorgeous Hussy (1936)—"The sassy daughter of a local innkeeper, Peggy O'Neill (Joan Crawford) uses her smarts and good looks - not to mention her close personal friendship with President Andrew Jackson (Lionel Barrymore) - to make a scandalous impression on Washington's power elite in this lavish adaptation of Samuel Hopkins Adams' bestselling novel." Hell's Heroes (1930)/Three Godfathers (1936)—"Western fans have saddled up often with these desperados. At least 5 versions - tales of grim men sacrificing their own well-being for the safety of an infant they find while on the lam from a bank heist - have come to the screen. The gritty Hell's Heroes (with Charles Bickford, Raymond Hatton and Fred Kohler, directed by William Wyler), says Leonard Maltin's Classic Movie Guide, 'is probably the most satisfying and certainly the least sentimental' of the versions. Three Godfathers (with Chester Morris, Walter Brennan and Lewis Stone, directed by Richard Boleslawski) adds touches of humor to the early pre-heist scenes before settling into the tale's profound power and is described by the Guide as 'little-seen and underrated.'" Love Is On The Air (1942)/You Can't Escape Forever (1937)—"Newshounds battle gangsters in two light-hearted, lightning-paced crime-time capers. Ronald Reagan makes his screen debut in Love Is on the Air as a radio announcer (Reagan's real-life job before Hollywood) who's bounced to the kiddies' hour when he pursues a gangster against his sponsor's wishes. But with the help of a young fan, he gets the gangster, the story and a live-broadcast finale enlivened by whizzing bullets. George Brent takes the plotline to the newsroom in You Can't Escape Forever. This time our hero is an editor demoted to advice-to-the-lovelorn duty who proves that a real newsman can mend broken hearts and collar a crime boss on the same beat." Madame X (1929-1937)—"Beautiful Jacqueline Floriot deserts her family for an illicit affair. Betrayed by love and scorned by her husband, she descends into a life of depravity. Years later she murders a brute who plans to reveal her past ...and is defended by a young lawyer she does not know is her own son. Double the heartache is yours in these two versions of the classic story of a woman's virtue lost and a mother's devotion found." Make Me A Star (1932)/Merton Of The Movies (1947)—" Stars in their eyes - laughter in the aisles! Two famed funnymen portray small town hick and Hollywood hopeful Merton Gill in the comedic tale that was first a novel, a beloved (and periodically reprised) stage hit and a silent film. Stuart Erwin adds a wistful note to Merton's Tinseltown dream in 1932's Make Me a Star. Red Skelton shows his gift for turning situations into extended gags in 1947's Merton of the Movies." Navy Blues (1929)—"Sailor beware! That sweet trick with the big eyes is looking for more than a good time. She wants a ring! As bad-boy tar Jack Kelly, silent-film leading man William Haines brings his trademark humor, charm and amazing good looks to his first Talkie and proves to be as hear-worthy as he is see-worthy." ...AND MORE MOVIES Adopted—"Comedian Pauly Shore attempts to adopt a child during a trip to Africa. Determined to leave his playboy past behind and create the kind of 'instant family' enjoyed by such celebrities as Madonna and Angelina Jolie, Shore enlists the aid of a social worker friend in taking a variety of African 'orphans' on day-trips to test their compatibility. As Shore's politically incorrect quest intensifies, he explores a foreign land and makes some new friends." Bonnie's Kids (1974, Special Edition)—"Get ready for one of the true lost classics of 70s exploitation cinema: Tiffany Bolling (The Centerfold Girls) and Robin Mattson (All My Children) deliver eye-popping performances as small town sisters who murder their pervert stepfather and flee to the big city, where they'll tangle with horny private eyes, predatory lesbians, $400,000 in stolen mob money, and a bantering pair of black and white hitmen (Alex Rocco of The Godfather and Timothy Brown of Nashville) that historians cite as a key inspiration for Pulp Fiction." Coach (2010)—A slacker with a trust fund (or trustafarian) whose ditched by his girlfriend for having no motivation decides to prove her wrong by coaching a middle school soccer team. Complications, life lessons, and some hilarity ensues. It stars Hugh Dancy & Mamie Gummer. Cold Storage—"A backwoods recluse steals the body of a young girl killed in a violent car crash, locking her in the freezer of his isolated shed as her sister and boyfriend search frantically for any clues to her whereabouts. The woman of Clive's dreams may be dead, but she'll always be true and she'll never grow old - at least as long as he keeps her on ice. When Cathy and Deric show up looking for the missing traveler, Clive takes them both hostage in a sinister bid to hide his ghoulish secret." It stars Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter, Matt Keeslar and Jeffrey Pillars. Control Alt Delete—"After getting dumped by his girlfriend, stressed-out computer programmer Lewis Henderson decides to take his online obsession to a whole new level." I wonder if it involves Facebook... Don McKay *—A man returns to his hometown to reconnect with a dying ex-girlfriend only to find stranger things are a foot in this thriller starring Thomas Haden Church, Elisabeth Shue, M. Emmet Walsh and Melissa Leo. 41 Year Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall And Felt Superbad About It—We'd usually sigh at movies like this Judd Apatow parody except for the fact that Brooks McBeth is listed in the cast. If it's Renton native Brooks McBeth, we're all for it! Last Big Thing—"From a bland tract house on the outskirts of Los Angeles, Simon Geist (with occasional help from his platonic girlfriend Darla) wages war against all of modern American popular culture. Geist starts up a magazine called 'The Next Big Thing' which he uses to confront and insult upcoming actors, comics, models and rock bands. As Geist's mysterious Underground Agenda escalates, will he become the "last big thing" or be co-opted by the very forces he is railing against? Featuring Mark Ruffalo (Shutter Island, Zodiac, Collateral)." New York Confidential—Read Sean Axmaker's take on this 50s crime movie over on his blog. Nocturne: Night of the Vampires—New from Troma: "When the sun sets in Melbourne, a society of vampires emerges to feast on the warm blood of the living, but they may not be the most dangerous creatures lurking in the darkness. The shadows of the city hide all sorts of evil, from cannibals to maniacs, and tonight they will all be on the streets." Once More With Feeling—"Oscar® nominee Chazz Palminteri (Bullets Over Broadway, A Bronx Tale) stars as Frank Gregorio, a successful psychiatrist and loving family man. But when a patient introduces him to the world of karaoke, Frank begins to obsessively revisit his boyhood dream of becoming a professional singer. Add in his eldest daughter's (Emmy Award® winner Drea de Matteo of The Sopranos and Desperate Housewives) own midlife crisis, a relationship with a lounge-singing femme fatale (Linda Fiorentino of Men In Black and The Last Seduction), his youngest daughter's upcoming wedding, a precocious granddaughter, his aging father and very suspicious wife, then shake well: Can four generations of an Italian-American family each now discover secret lives of second chances? Pagan Queen—"The Pagan Queen is a historic drama with fantasy elements based on the legend of Libuse, the Slavic queen of 8th century Bohemia. Gifted with supernatural powers, a visionary and a seer, this extraordinary woman was able to see the future and in a turbulent time of cultural change founded the modern city of Prague." Pretty Bird—"Three entrepreneurs try to invent a rocket belt." Billy Crudup and Paul Giamatti try to invent a jet back? I'm intrigued... Princess of Mars—"Based on the novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs,' a US soldier finds himself inexplicably transported to Mars in the midst of a war between two alien races." If that description doesn't do it for you, stars Antonio Sabato, Jr. & Traci Lords should. Say Hello To Yesterday—"Say Hello To Yesterday is a touching story of romance between an older married woman (Jean Simmons) and a charming buy idealistic young man (Loenard Whiting). But what is fine for a brief affair, cannot become a permanent liaison, and the young man is left with only the memory of his love. Multi-award winner Jean Simmons gives an outstanding performance, and Whiting, whose performance in Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet has made hime the definitive young lover, is perfect as the adoring youth." The Season—"A stranded group of people in rural Iowa find themselves held captive by a deranged, excommunicated Amish family." Small Town Saturday Night—"Days before Rhett is leaving for Nashville to pursue a lifelong dream of being a singer/songwriter, his girlfriend Samantha realizes that 'his' future may not be 'their' future. This news comes as a shock to Rhett & he is faced with having to choose between following his dream & staying with the woman he loves." It stars Bre Blair and Chris "Captain Kirk" Pine. The Stranger (2009) *—The official description reads, "Man with no memory is hunted by FBI and Russian mob," but when you consider the man is STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN, things get more interesting... String Theory (2002)—"American independent cinema is alive and audacious in this award-winning, mind bending, festival favorite. String Theory starts as a seemingly simple morality tale centered on the fate of a beat-up church in Santa Monica, but ends as a psychedelic meditation on the modern experience of God!" Spring Break Massacre—Your typical slumber party slaughter, starring Reggie Bannister and Linnea Quigley. Stolen (2009)—"Golden Globe® Award winner Jon Hamm of Mad Men stars as Detective Tom Adkins, a devoted cop haunted by the unsolved disappearance of his young son eight years earlier. But when Adkins discovers the buried remains of a boy who was brutally murdered more than half a century ago, he becomes obsessed with investigating the long-forgotten crime. Is the 1958 mystery surrounding down-on-his-luck family man Matthew Wakefield (Josh Lucas of Glory Road) and his own abducted son linked in any way to Adkins' tragedy? And even if Adkins can prove a connection, can he face the shocking truth about the killer?" This movie co-stars Morena Baccarin and James Van Der Beek. Suicide Girls Must Die (Unrated!)—"In an unscripted 'reality horror' plot that pays homage to the pierced and tattooed pinups of SuicideGirls.com, twelve SuicideGirls calendar models find themselves fighting for their lives inside a remote cabin in Maine. Thanks to an array of hidden cameras as well as portable cameras the edgy, sexy, alternative beauties are carrying, viewers get to see their terror firsthand from every angle." Terror Inside—"A perfect town with beautiful people is transformed into a masochistic wonderland when a virus is unearthed. Allen (Corey Feldman) comes into town to propose to his long time love to only discover she too is infected. His love for her does not stop him as he discovers a cure before the world is infected. Terror Inside is an infectious thriller like no other." Timer"What if a clock could count down to the moment you meet your soul mate? In this alternate version of present day Los Angeles, a revolutionary device called the TiMER fulfills this fantasy. For a reasonable installation fee and moderate monthly charges, a TiMER implanted in the wrist will accurately display the numbers of days, hours, minutes and seconds until the wearer's date with destiny." Starring Buffy's Emma Caufield. Thirst (2008)—"After wrecking their car in the middle of the desert, two couples find themselves stranded with few supplies. When the heat intensifies and their precious water supply dwindles, the frantic friends begin betraying each other in the hopes of survival. Their civility rapidly deteriorates as they begin to experience overwhelming fear and desperation in this tense drama starring Lacey Chabert, Tygh Runyan, Brandon Quinn and Mercedes McNab." Wolf Moon—"Amy, a small-town girl, meets & falls in love with Dan, a mysterious drifter. Amy learns that Dan possesses a family curse that was passed on to him by his father, Bender. Dan & Amy's love is put to the test when town locals unite in a showdown with Bender to eliminate the terror he has brought them." Wait, I thought Bender was a robot? If you can believe it, that's not all. There's not only more DVDs to be had in our New Release section, there's also a brand new section of VIDEO GAMES. More on that later, but for now, happy viewing.

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