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The New Releases for January 25th

This week's scrappy bunch of new releases includes excellent documentaries, fine foreign films, some favorites from SIFF 2010, multiple films starring either Greta Garbo or John Malkovich (but unfortunately not both), and one newly minted Oscar nominee. As always, * means it's also on Blu-ray and you can buy online with SALE. Here's the list: THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET'S NEST *—Lisbeth Salander (the incredible Noomi Rapace) fights for her life and innocence in the last film in Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy. SALE DOGTOOTH—This intriguing Greek film was nominated this morning for Best Foreign Language film. Our colleague Matt tried not to give away its mysteries when he mentioned it in Episode VI of The Scarecrow Podcast. ENTER THE VOID *—Gaspar Noe (Irreversible) takes you on a hypnotic POV journey through life and death. Again, we refer you to the thoughts of our colleague Matt, this time in Episode III of The Scarecrow Podcast. This trailer contains some images NSFW. SALE NOWHERE BOY—We've had an import of this entertaining portrayal of John Lennon's pre-Beatles years for a while, but here it is it full Region 1 splendor. SECRETARIAT *—Diane Lane and John Malkovich star in Disney's inspiring look at the legendary racer. SAW: THE FINAL CHAPTER—Suuuuuure it's the final chapter. Don't you think we know better after Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare and Friday The 13th Part 4: The Final Chapter? RED *--It's not high action art, but you know you want to see Helen Mirren operate some heavy artillery. CLIENT 9: THE RISE AND FALL OF ELIOT SPITZER—Director Alex Gibney (Taxi To The Dark Side) turns the life and career of the former New York governor in to a thrilling exploration of power and ego. WHICH WAY HOME—One of last year's Oscar nominees for Best Documentary Feature, this film follows a group of neglected and abandoned children trying to sneak into the United States via train. GLEE: SEASON 2, VOLUME 1--You all know about Glee, so let's use this time to revisit the great moment when Chris Colfer won a Golden Globe... SEX & DRUGS & ROCK & ROLL—Andy Serkis is punk pioneer Ian Dury in this powerful biopic that was a hit at SIFF 2010. BASIL DEARDEN'S LONDON UNDERGROUNDFour post-war films from Criterion's Eclipse series: All Night Long (1962), Victim (1961), Sapphire (1959), and League of Gentlemen (1960). BROADCAST NEWS *— Now you can watch Joan Cusack slide under that file cabinet in high definition thanks to our friends at the Criterion Collection. It includes new audio commentary with writer/director James L. Brooks & editor Richard Marks. SALE NEW VIDEO GAMES Spongebob Squarepants & NickToons: Globs of Doom (Wii)
ANIME NEW RELEASES Naruto Shippuden: Box Set 5 One Piece: Season 3, 4th Voyage
FAMILY NEW RELEASES Leonardo: The Complete Codex Open Season 3 Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Season1, Vol. 1 Shaun The Sheep: Spring Shena-a-a-nigans
NEW BLU-RAY The Color Purple Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Santa SangreThe first domestic & Blu-ray release of Alejandro Jodorowsky's film. SALE
NEW TV ON DVD Johnny Staccato: Complete Series Man in a Suitcase: Set 1 Shadow of The Tower Wish Me Luck: Series 2 Zorro (1990): Seasons 1-4 Found Footage Festival Vol. 5 MI-5: Season 8Or as some of you call it, Spooks. NEW IMPORTS & FOREIGN FILMS All About Love (Code 3)(2010)—Hong Kong Ex (Code 3)(2009)—Hong Kong HaHaHa! (Code 3)(2009)—Korea Illegal (2009)—Belgium Kana Kanden (2005)—India Samson & Delilah (2009)—Australia The Bird Can't Fly (2007)—Barbara Hershey stars in this South African family drama. Inspector Bellamy (2009)—Director Claude Chabrol's latest, starring Gerard Depardieu. NEW WARNER ARCHIVES & SONY/COLUMBIA CLASSICS The Cobweb (1955)—"Step inside 'the Castle,' a large private psychiatric facility. Here, Dr. Stewart McIver (Richard Widmark) devotes night and day to his profession while neglecting his pining, voluptuous wife (Gloria Grahame). A colleague (Charles Boyer) with a fondness for booze and a pretty face seeks to comfort the wife. Now add Lauren Bacall, Lillian Gish, John Kerr, Susan Strasberg, Oscar Levant and subplots of love, life and derangement and you have the entanglements of The Cobweb." It was directed by Vincente Minnelli. Jungle Manhunt (1951)—"Professional football star Bob Waterfield joins Johnny Weissmuller in this wild 'Jungle Jim' entry. Waterfield disappears into the jungle on a routine flight in his army plane and Weissmuller (with a pretty photographer) must find him." Reluctant Debutante (1958)—"It's social season in London, and amid the swirl of coming-out balls the aristocratic Broadbents (real-life marrieds Rex Harrison and Kay Kendall) are intent on giving their American-educated 17-year-old daughter Jane (Sandra Dee) the right entry into society and a proper upper-class beau. One complication: flighty Mabel Claremont (Angela Lansbury) is eager to match that same beau with her daughter. And another: Jane, of course, has her own ideas about these matters - and an eye for a guy (John Saxon) who's a drummer in the dance band. Comedy is in season for The Reluctant Debutante, a rib-tickler of societal foibles and follies given spirited direction by Vincente Minnelli and featuring a full dance card of deft badinage."
Romance (1930)—"As an Italian opera diva, Greta Garbo is luminous, haunting, desirable, mysterious and transcendentally lovely. No wonder she personifies romance for both an aging millionaire (Lewis Stone) and a boyish rector (Gavin Gordon) caught in the tortured throes of a forbidden love. Garbo followed up her smash talkie debut Anna Christie with this tale of a woman whose tender relationship with the younger clergyman is crushed by her remorse over her illicit affair with the wealthy roué." Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise)(1931)—"Helga, a poor farm girl, runs off from the lecherous brute who means to marry her and lands in the arms of a charming neighbor, engineer Rodney Spencer. When misfortune separates them, Helga seeks refuge with circus folk, then is forced to trade her body for survival in an uncaring world. Using the name Susan Lenox, the fallen woman rises high, all the way to a Manhattan penthouse. Her heart remains with Rodney. But Rodney, sickened by the path Helga has taken, finds solace in the bottle. This intense pre-Code romance is propelled by the incomparable star power of two of the greatest icons in Hollywood history - Greta Garbo and Clark Gable in their only screen pairing - as the ill-fated lovers." Swing Vote (1999)—"A newly-appointed Supreme Court Justice must settle a controversial moral and legal dilemma with his tie-breaking decision which may also have serious implications on his own family's harmony. Andy Garcia is cast as Justice Joseph Kirkland who, in his freshman term on the court, must wrestle with the dilemma of freedom of choice versus the right to life. Judge Kirkland tries to find a balanced response as the lone voice on the court to weigh in, making his the critical deciding vote." Tea and Sympathy (1956)—"Homosexuality was a taboo subject in 1956 Hollywood. So it was a challenge for screenwriter Robert Anderson to adapt his hit Broadway play about a sensitive prepschooler called "sister boy" by his peers, and the lovely housemaster's wife who realizes she must offer more than tea and sympathy to help the boy prove his manhood. The frankness may be muted but the power remains in this stellar film. Under Vincente Minnelli's direction, Deborah Kerr and John Kerr reprise their Broadway roles as older woman and younger man in poignant performances that reveal the compassion and the torment of being human." Torrent (1926)—"Three and a half minutes into Torrent, the camera discovers an actress, new to Hollywood, her hands clasped in prayer - and an international screen legend is born. After appearing in only two films in her native Sweden, Greta Garbo starred in this tempestuous tale of the star-crossed romance between a Spanish nobleman (charismatic Ricardo Cortez) and a peasant girl (Garbo) who, even after finding fame as an opera star, can never forget the aristocrat she loves."
Two-Faced Woman (1941)—"Larry Blake (Melvyn Douglas) is growing a bit blasé about his outdoorsy bride Karin (Greta Garbo). So Karin masquerades as her temptress twin, suggestively purring "I'm partial to the indoor life" in a bid to pique her husband's romantic attention - and the sophisticated fun begins! Viewers willing to suspend their disbelief (who could weary of Garbo?) are in for a double dose of the divine in the great star's final film, a romantic comedy that reunites her with her Ninotchka leading man Douglas and Camille director George Cukor." 2 Weeks in Another Town (1962)—"In 1952, star Kirk Douglas, director Vincente Minnelli, producer John Houseman and screenwriter Charles Schnee teamed for what many consider the greatest drama ever made about Hollywood: The Bad and the Beautiful. Ten years later, they took another powerful insider's look at the movie business, this time adapting a book by Irwin Shaw. Douglas portrays has-been screen idol Jack Andrus. Just out of a sanitarium, Jack grabs at a small role in a movie shot in Rome by a director (Edward G. Robinson) whose career is also on the skids. When the director falls ill, Jack takes over, realizing this is his last shot at personal and professional redemption." White Sister (1923 & 1933)—" Two of acting's great alchemists, Lillian Gish and Helen Hayes, take the same role 10 years apart and transform melodrama into art. They each portray Angela Chiaromonte, a sheltered Italian beauty consumed by grief when her soldier sweetheart is reported killed in World War I. Angela seeks solace as a nun, foregoing human passion for the peace of God's love. Then her beloved returns, begging her to renounce her vows. In the 1923 Silent directed by Henry King (The Song of Bernadette), Gish is ethereal, her glowing spirit a counterpoint to the pomp and power of the church. In the 1933 Talkie directed by Victor Fleming (Gone with the Wind), Hayes is stronger, more of this world, a woman of grit as well as grace. As the lost soldier, two screen legends add more starpower: Ronald Colman (1923) and Clark Gable (1933)." NEW DOCUMENTARIES, OPERA & NON-FICTION FARE American Patchwork: Appalachian Journey—"Alan Lomax travels through the hills and hollers of the Southern Appalachians investigating the songs, dances, and religious rituals of the descendents of the Scotch-Irish frontiers people who have made the mountains their home for centuries. Preachers, fiddlers, moonshiners, cloggers and square dancers recount the good times and the hard times of rural life. Performances by Tommy Jarrell; Janette Carter; Ray and Stanley Hicks; Frank Proffitt, Jr.; Sheila Kay Adams; and Ray Fairchild, the man reputed to be the fastest banjo-picker in the world." American Patchwork: Cajun Country—"The bayous of Louisiana have combined French, German, West Indian, Native American and hillbilly ingredients into a unique cultural gumbo. Cajun Country investigates Cajun's roots in Western France, visits their cattle drives, horse races, and barroom dances in rural Louisiana, and listens to the salty tales and raunchy songs of its black, white, and Indian music-makers. Performancers include Canray Fontenot, Bois Sec Ardoin, Michael Doucet, Octa Clark, Dewey Balfa, and Dennis McGee." American Patchwork: Dreams & Songs of the Noble Old—"An examination of the talents and wisdom of elderly musicians, singers, and story-tellers, who perform not for fame or fortune but to preserve and share their culture. Stories told by Janie Hunter (80 years old) of Johns Island, S.C.; ballads sung by ex-coal miner and union organizer Nimrod Workman (91), of Chatteroy, W.V.; fiddle tunes and tales of moonshining and feuds from Tommy Jarrell (83) of Toast, N.C.; and footage from the Alabama Sacred Harp Convention in Fyffe, Alabama, in which people of all ages gather to sing old-time shape-note hymnody." At The Edge Of The World—"At the Edge of the World chronicles the controversial Sea Shepherd Antarctic Campaign against a Japanese whaling fleet. The international volunteer crew, under-trained and under-equipped, develop a combination of bizarre and brilliant tactics with which to stop the whalers. But first they must find the Japanese ships, a far more difficult challenge than ever imagined - long-time activist Paul Watson and first-time captain Alex Cornelissen employ an array of strategies in the hopes of finding an elusive adversary in the vast expanse of the Ross Sea." Belle Epoque 1890-1914— "Featuring Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Diana Vreeland, La Belle Epoque evokes "the beautiful era" (1890-1914), a time in which the wealthy upper classes of the western world gave themselves over to a life of elegance and pleasure, their eyes closed to the increasing social and political turmoil fermenting beneath the surface of society. The program uses period motion pictures, photographs, and sound recordings, as well as the arts and fashions of the period to supplement the spoken memories of the participating interviewees who actually lived 'La Belle Epoque.' " Brutal Beauty: Tale of the Rose City Rollers—The true story of Portland's roller derby team. Make it a double feature with Seattle's own Blood On The Flat Track. Doctor Atomic (2008, Met Opera)—"John Adams's mesmerizing score, in the powerful production of Penny Woolcock, tells the story of one of the pivotal moments in human history—the creation of the atomic bomb. Baritone Gerald Finley gives a powerful star turn in the title role as the brilliant J. Robert Oppenheimer, with Alan Gilbert conducting the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus in his Met debut." Fixing The Future—"After the economic meltdown of 2008, the nation stands in urgent need of economic growth that s not based on risky financial bets placed by Wall Street. In search of new solutions, Brancaccio visits communities across America that are using innovative approaches to create jobs and build prosperity. He talks to working Americans from Maine to Washington State, and from Texas to Ohio, who are re-engineering the future...These and other efforts are built on American values of commonwealth, shared prosperity, fairness, wellness, sustainability, and creativity."
Invisible Empire—"For the first time ever, the secret agenda of the planet's ruthless Super-class is exposed in stark detail. This documentary film chronicles how men of power and influence have worked in stealth for centuries to establish an oppressive world government. Learn how this global oligarchy controls the populace through drug trafficking, money laundering, staged terror attacks, media propaganda and debt. The criminal controllers have successfully dominated the globe and are now in the final phase of consolidating power." Land of Confusion—"In March of 2004 a Pennsylvania filmmaker was activated with his National Guard unit and deployed to Iraq. Over the next twelve months he would document his unique experiences as he and his platoon were tasked with the politically charged mission of searching for the infamous weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) in the heart of Baghdad. Land of Confusion offers a never-before-seen account of working with the then secretive, Iraq Survey Group (ISG) as they travel throughout Iraq searching for evidence that Saddam had the WMDs. It is an extraordinary perspective of soldiers on the ground as captured by one of their own." Robert E. Lee: American Experience—" Nearly a century and a half after his death, Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration. This American Experience film examines the life and reputation of the general, whose military successes made him the scourge of the Union and the hero of the Confederacy, and who was elevated to almost god-like status by his admirers after his death." Love the Beast (Special Edition)—Follow Eric Bana (yes, the Hulk himself) and his long love affair a Ford GT Falcon Coupe. The trailer has language NSFW. Madama Butterfly (2009)—A production of Puccini's opera by the Metropolitan Opera, with production by Anthony Minghella. Nature: Braving Iraq—"In the early 1990's, Saddam Hussein destroyed the Mesopotamian Marshes when its inhabitants rebelled against him. Once the richest wildlife habitat in the Middle East, this beautiful Garden of Eden was reduced to mile after mile of scorched earth, and was thought to have been destroyed forever. But one man is making an extraordinary effort to restore both animals and people to the scene of one of the greatest ecocides of the Twentieth Century. Can his dream be realized? Two intrepid filmmakers determined to tell his story take their cameras to one of the most politically troubled and dangerous places on earth to find out." Nature: Revealing the Leopard—"Leopards are the ultimate cat. They are the most feline, the most intelligent, the most dangerous, and, until recently, one of the least understood. They hunt from South Africa to Siberia, from Arabia to Sri Lanka, and are the most widespread predator of their size on land. A leopard is a cat that walks by itself, unseen, secretive, and malevolent. Leopards are the beautiful killers that live in the shadows. This film will accumulate the evidence and put together a psychological profile of this extraordinarily cunning cat." Nature: Wolverine-Chasing the Phantom—"Its name stirs images of the savage, the untamable. Legend paints it as a solitary, blood-thirsty killer that roams the icy heart of the frozen north, taking down prey as large as moose, crushing bones to powder with its powerful jaws. But there is another image of the wolverine that is just beginning to emerge, one that is far more complex than its reputation suggests...Hard-wired to endure an environment of scarcity, the wolverine is one of the most efficient and resourceful carnivores on Earth." National Geographic: Inside the Milky Way—"Embark on an astounding journey across 100,000 light-years to witness key moments in the history of the Milky Way. Using cutting-edge science, National Geographic constructs a 3-D state-of-the-art CGI model of our galaxy. We'll peer into the heart of the Milky Way on the hunt for super-massive black holes, watch how stars are born and die, fly out and above the plane of our galaxy to understand its true shape and scour its dusty spiral arms for the possibility of life." No Tomorrow—As profiled in the film Aging Out, Risa Bejarano was a foster care success story. Recently graduated, she set out for college with multiple scholarships and a sense of excitement about her future. Then, she was brutally murdered. Soon, Aging Out became the centerpiece of Risa's murder trial, as prosecutors used the film to heighten sympathy for the victim and hatred for the defendant." We have Aging Out for rent in our American Culture section. Out Of The Blue: Santa Cruz Surfing Club—"In the late 1930s, a small group of students from Los Angeles, attending college in San Jose, began to venture out to the coast to surf the frigid waters along the small beach town of Santa Cruz. Eventually, the town's youth joined in and The Santa Cruz Surfing Club was formed, complete with a boardhouse and clubhouse. It would remain the center of the beach's thriving social scene until World War II changed their lives and brought a sudden end to a memorable era in California history." Pharmawhores—"A scheme to discredit a highly credentialed vaccine industry investigator that backfired on Showtime, Penn Jillette and Raymond Teller, their show Penn & Teller's Bulls**t! and their mob bosses who control nearly everything including your life and health. In this documentary, Dr. Leonard Horowitz, a YouTube favorite, and investigative journalist Sherri Kane, armed with documents, props, and a professional film crew, expose Showtime's network executives in partnerships with the most powerful drug industrialists, proving Penn & Teller are more than celebrated opportunists. They serve BigPharma as media propagandists--PHARMAWHORES!" Serpent and the Sun: Tales of an Aztec Apprentice—"Tachi is 21 and has lived below the poverty line all of his life. He is a member of the Revolutionary Zapatista Collectivein Mexico City. He is searching for his roots. Ehe is a 52nd generation Aztec medicine man and traditional healer (Curandero). Through a series of extraordinary circumstances the two meet. Tachi's life is changed forever. Extraordinary and inventive, The Serpent and the Sun was filmed on a month long journey through Mexico . This riveting 'Hybrid Documentary' explores the roots of an Aztec medicine man and his apprentice while trekking through the mountains of rural Mexico." Tupac: The Lost Prison Tapes—"Featuring an uncut and never-before-seen interview at the Clinton Correctional Facility, Tupac: The Lost Prison Tapes presents a raw look into Tupac's world, as the rapper riffs on topics ranging from his involvement with gang life to prisons in America to his relationship with his mother. What emerges is a moving self-portrait of an artist who sees himself as fundamentally misunderstood: He may have diagnosed thug life, but he didn't invent it, and he is determined to uplift not destroy the black community." What's The Matter With Kansas?—"Based on the Thomas Frank best-seller, What's the Matter with Kansas? shows how Kansas transformed from an outpost of radicalism to a bastion of hard-core conservatism. Unforgettable characters and their stories shed new light on our nation's political divide. Checking in with a varied group of Kansans a few years later provides an often-surprising look at how they're feeling in the wake of two George W. Bush terms and a failed economy." ...AND MORE MOVIES Adventures of Power—"Adventures of Power is an epic comedy about a mine-worker named Power whose love of drums and lack of musical skill has turned him into the ridiculed air drummer; of his small town. But when Power's union-leader father calls a strike at the mine, Power discovers an underground subculture of air-drummers who just might hold the key to changing the world." Agatha Christie Hour: Set 2—"The Queen of Crime plumbs the recesses of the human heart in these five tales of mystery and murder, passion and peril, suspense and the supernatural. In these stories, lesser-known Christie protagonists find themselves the victims of false accusations, embroiled in illicit love affairs, torn between duty and desire, and under the thumb of employers with questionable motives." The stories included are Magnolia Blossom, The Myster of the Blue Jar, The Red Signal, Jane in Search of a Job, and The Manhood of Edward Robinson. Alligator (1979)—"In the tradition of the classic 'animal revenge' movies Jaws and Piranha, comes Sergio Martino's Alligator, a blood-soaked tale of greed, Third World exploration and karmic comeuppance starring Barbara Bach and Claudio Cassinelli. Vampire bats and cobras aren't the only sentient creatures disturbed by blasting in the steaming jungle of Southeast Asia. When construction for an exclusive Club Med-style resort encroaches onto territory that the Kuma natives hold sacred, their alligator god Kroona takes it personally."
Aaron Bacon: Troubled Youth Collection—"Aaron Bacon Troubled Youth Collection presents four award-winning featurettes with stunning production values and star making performances. Aaron Bacon (starring Stephen Michael Kane) is inspired by the book Help at Any Cost by Maia Szalavitz, based on the true story of a 16 year-old kid who dies at the hands of malpractice and abuse in the tough-love, wilderness drug-treatment facility." Carnival Magic *—Long thought lost, Carnival Magic (1982) remained a legend among underground film fans ... until 2009, when a 35mm print was discovered in an old warehouse. Now available for the first time in any home entertainment format, this cult favorite shines again, fully-restored and in high definition. In one of the most bizarre kid s films ever made, Markov the Magnificent (Don Stewart, TV's Guiding Light, Knots Landing, Dragnet) is a talented conjurer ... but his career is fading. Partnering with an über-intelligent simian sidekick, Alexander the Great (Alex), a chimp with the ability to speak, the duo quickly becomes a small-time circus biggest draw. But when jealousies arise, they must defeat a drunken rival and an evil doctor to stay together ... and alive." Feed The Fish—"Joe Peterson is a burned-out children's book writer who's on the brink of a mid-life crisis. With his career at a standstill and his relationship in shambles, he leaves town with his best friend to do the Polar Bear Plunge in the dead of winter in Northern Wisconsin. On his quest for inspiration, Joe encounters a motley crew of misfits including an obsessed law enforcement professional, a hockey player, and a potential muse. The crew guides Joe to find his lost passion, survive an assault by an ex-girlfriend, and stay out of the way of the law." It stars Ross Partridge, Barry Corbin, Katie Aselton, and Tony Shaloub. Inhale—"Dermot Mulroney (My Best Friend's Wedding) heads an all-star cast in this pulse-pounding thriller about a district attorney desperate to save the life of his daughter desperate enough to head to Mexico and gamble everything on getting her the illegal organs she needs to live. Diane Kruger (Inglorious Basterds), Rosanna Arquette (The Whole Nine Yards, Pulp Fiction), and Sam Shepard (The Right Stuff, The Notebook) join Mulroney in this searing suspense-thriller that proves breaking the law is the least a father will do to save someone he loves." My Last Five Girlfriends—"Based on Alain De Botton's international bestseller On Love, this clever and innovative romantic comedy directed by Julian Kemp is an anything-but-ordinary story about love and our addiction to it..." Primal (2010)—"Horror fans, get ready to celebrate the return of Ozploitation! When six friends go camping in the beautiful but forbidding outback of Australia, it turns into a hunting trip...and they re the prey. One friend goes skinny dipping and awakens something deadly, something evil, something...primal. Soon friend is turning against friend in director Josh Reed's witty and scary nightmare that features a sexy cast of rising Australian stars falling under the curse of the evil that lies within." Red Hill—"Constable Shane Cooper (Ryan Kwanten, True Blood) arrives in the small town of Red Hill in search of a quieter life but on Cooper s first day with the Red Hill Police Department a convicted murderer escapes from prison and heads straight for Red Hill to kill the men who put him there. One by one the townsmen fall until Cooper discovers the shocking truth about the convict and must challenge everything he believes in order to stop the massacre and bring justice to Red Hill." Special Dead—"When a zombie plague infects Camp Special Dude, a dude ranch for the mentally handicapped, a ragtag band of campers and counselors struggles to survive the night. Led by the indifferent, nunchuck-wielding head counselor, Mac, and his wheelchair-bound sister Dale, the unlikely heroes fight their way off the mountain as, one by one, they're picked off and join the ranks of the walking dead. It's a campy stampede of blood, boobs and gore as some 'very special' people show that they can kick some serious undead ass." Sweet Dreams (2010)—"Derrick Cabrera, like all skateboarders, dreams of being sponsored one day. He has all the talent in the world to make it happen but some major roadblocks to overcome before he can make the dream a reality. He is receiving pressure from all sides, his parents are stressing him because he is failing in school, his girlfriend thinks he is a loser, his best friend has become his rival because he is better than him. Things come to a head after Derrick gets arrested and a fight ensues with his father resulting in him running away from home. He does the only thing he knows how to do and opts to follow his dream to the Tampa Am contest, one of the only ways an unknown skater can get noticed." 21 and a Wakeup—A M*A*S*H-like film set in an army hospital during the last days of Vietnam, starring Faye Dunaway, Ed Begley, Jr., Amy Acker, Danica McKeller, and Tom Sizemore. Zenith—"A retro-futuristic steam-punk thriller, about two men in two time periods, whose search for the same grand conspiracy leads them to question their own humanity. Starting from a fictional recreation of the Obedience to Authority experiment, Zenith plunges into exploring multifaceted dimensions of the human experience. Zenith follows two parallel stories - of father and son - now, and 40 years into the future. Searching for the same elusive conspiracy, both father and son find no answers; instead, their journeys unravel their lives and force them to look deep and hard at themselves and their surroundings. In the end, they are both confronted with the same Faustian bargain - but each one chooses a very different path."

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