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Black Swan, Mad Men & the many New Releases for March 29th

This week’s super sized new release list is the absolute best of the year so far, with everything from the ninth of the ten Best Picture Oscar nominees^ to a bloody slasher movie in 3D. Here’s the list; remember that * means it’s also on Blu-ray, @ means we have it for sale in the store, and clicking SALE after select titles will bring you to our online store: BLACK SWAN *—Darren Aronofsky’s dramatic psychological thriller starring Oscar winner Natalie Portman as a ballet dancer slowly consumed by aspirations of perfection. I think it was one of the best films of not just last year, but probably the last ten years as well. @ SALE TANGLED *—Disney returns to form with this thoroughly charming and entertaining take on Rapunzel.  @ MAD MEN: SEASON 4 *—Don Draper and company pick up the pieces from last season’s shockers and start a new...  @ MADE IN DAGENHAM—An auto worker strike turns into a fight for women’s pay equity in this funny and moving film starring Sally Hawkins, Miranda Richardson, and Rosamund Pike. @ FAIR GAME *—Naomi Watts stars as real-life undercover CIA agent Valerie Plame outed by the White House as retaliation for an article her husband (retired ambassador Joe Wilson, played by Sean Penn) wrote criticizing the war in Iraq. Oh 2003, sometimes I don’t miss you at all. The DVD has commentary with Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson. @ MESRINE: PUBLIC ENEMY #1 *—Vincent Cassel returns as Jacques Mesrine in the second part of the fascinating saga following one of France’s most legendary criminals. Start with Mesrine: Killer Instinct@ SALE TREME: SEASON 1 *—The new show from creators of The Wire, set in post-Katrina New Orleans.  @ ALL GOOD THINGS—Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst, and Frank Langella star in this murder missing persons mystery set in 1980’s New York City. RAT ROD ROCKERS!--The second in local filmmaker D.A. Sebasstian’s Anywhere Archives series set here in Anywhere, Washington!  @ WHO’S THE CABOOSE?—A documentary crew follows a comedian (Sarah Silverman) as she tries to get on a TV pilot, while her performance artist boyfriend (Sam Seder, who also directed the movie) is out to find his own fame. The film features many humorous people such as David Cross, Andy Dick, Kathy Griffin, H. Jon Benjamin, and Marc Maron. TEENAGE PAPARAZZO—Adrian Grenier’s (from Entourage) encounter with a 13-year old member of the paparazzi led him to make this documentary exploring celebrity-obsessed culture and the people employed in fueling that obsession. TEN COMMANDMENTS *—The newly restored 1956 version (aka the one with Charlton Heston as Moses) of Cecil B. DeMille’s epic of Biblical proportions. The Limited Edition set comes with DeMille’s 1923 version.  @ EVANGELION 2.22: YOU CAN (NOT) ADVANCE *— Young pilots Shinji and Rei continue their epic battle to save the world.  @ SALE THE MIKADO *—The Criterion Collection presents the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company 1939 production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s comic opera.  @ TOPSY-TURVY *—Mike Leigh’s delightful look at the 1885 staging of The Mikado, starring Jim Broadbent as Gilbert and Allan Corduner as Sullivan. The Criterion edition includes a new commentary track by Mike Leigh.  @ NEW VIDEO GAMES Secret Files: Tunguska (Wii) Shift 2: Unleashed (P23, Xbox 360) Crysis 2 (PS3)
ANIME NEW RELEASES Bleach: Season 7 (Episodes 122-133) Bleach: Season 8 (Episodes 134-145) Dragon Ball Z Kai—Part 4
FAMILY NEW RELEASES Pokemon: DP Galactic Battles Box Set 1 Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends: Season 5 The Gruffalo (PAL Code 2)—Oscar nominated animated short tale of a mouse and seemingly imaginary creature, featuring the voices of Helena Bonham Carter, John Hurt, Tom Wilkinson, and Robbie Coltrane. NEW BLU-RAY Dogtooth @ King of Kings (1961)  @ Scream (1997)  @ Soylent Green  @ The Secret of Nimh  @
NEW TV ON DVD Dennis The Menace: Season 1 (1959) Gangland: The Final Season Upstairs Downstairs: Seasons 1-5—40th Anniversary Editions In Plain Sight: Season 3
NEW IMPORTS & FOREIGN FILMS Beyond Mercy (2007)—Bosnia-Herzegovina Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec (2010)—More copies of Luc Besson’s latest. Gainsbourg (2010)—France No One Killed Jessica (2010)—India Siege Of The Dead (2010)—Germany Swimsuit Issue (2008)—Sweden Embodiment of Evil (2008) *—The third installment of the Coffin Joe trilogy by Brazilian director Jose Mojica Marins.  @
Father Of My Children (2010)—This new French drama is a portrait of a family falling in to chaos.  @
NEW WARNER ARCHIVES Ambush (1949)—“The U.S. Cavalry knows that traveling the unmapped Arizona Territory canyons and trails in search of a woman kidnapped by Apaches could mean riding into a trap. So they ask the help of Ward Kinman, a prospector and scout who knows both the terrain and the ways of the warring tribesmen.” Bachelor in Paradise (1961)—“America was sprawling away from Main Street, transforming into a nation of bedroom communities within easy commute of the office. But what’s going on in those bedrooms? Bob Hope intends to find out when he plays a Bachelor in Paradise. Always quick with a quip, Hope portrays Arthur J. Niles, noted author of books that offer worldly advice while documenting the lifestyles and love life of various cultures. His newest study: Paradise Village, a rambling new suburb in Southern California’s San Fernando Valley. Lana Turner, in her only screen teaming with the comedy legend, portrays the stylish unmarried femme who works in the tract’s sales office.” Bride By Mistake (1944)—“Her name is Nora Hunter (Laraine Day), but call her Sylvia. Wartime shipbuilding magnate Nora poses as her secretary Sylvia to ward off newshounds and marriage-minded fortune hunters. Meanwhile, the secretary poses as Nora to attend all ship christenings and public functions. But when a handsome airman (Alan Marshal) catches the real Nora’s interest, the charade begins to crack.” Design For Scandal (1941)—“In its Golden Age, Hollywood boasted many delightful actresses who could play beautiful, smart, funny working girls. But when it came to beautiful, smart, funny career women, Rosalind Russell was the ideal choice. In this polished romantic comedy, she portrays a judge wooed by Jeff Sherman (Walter Pidgeon), an urbane newspaperman. Sherman’s real intent is to put the lady in a compromising position so that his boss (Edward Arnold) can blackmail her into a favorable ruling in his messy divorce case. But the soon-smitten reporter didn’t count on Her Honor being quite so beautiful, smart and funny.”
Destination Murder (1950)—“The cops have no interest in any of the suspects in the line up. Laura Mansfield (Joyce MacKenzie) does. She’s has a hunch one of them is the person she saw running away after her father was gunned down. The law turns the man free. Laura, a college student with no training as a detective, turns herself loose on the case. Feigning romantic interest, she becomes part of the suspect’s world, putting herself on a twisted trail of hitmen, nightclubs, blackmail and false identities that leads to Destination Murder.” Her Highness and The Bellboy (1945)—“Every princess needs a Prince Charming. But lovely Princess Veronica didn’t expect hers to be bellhop Jimmy Dobson. Hedy Lamarr is the princess, Robert Walker is the bellhop and June Allyson is a bedridden former dancer who secretly loves Jimmy in this frothy fairy tale set in prewar Manhattan’s version of a palace: an elegant hotel complete with royal grounds (Central Park, of course).” Invitation To The Dance (1954)—“Academy Award® winner* Gene Kelly brings his remarkable talents as star, director and choreographer to this glittering gala of music, dance and pantomime – and the result is a lush, one-of-a-kind musical flight of fancy… Showcasing talents from ballet companies of New York, Paris, London and Rome, this imaginative tour de force is a must-see for dance lovers everywhere!"
Little Nellie Kelly (1940)—“In this whimsical bit o’ blarney from George M. Cohan’s 1922 hit, Judy Garland plays dual roles: plucky Irish immigrant Nellie (Judy’s first grownup part) and her daughter, Little Nellie. Both Nellies contend with the same cantankerous coot, the laze-about father (Charles Winninger) who fusses mightily when Nellie marries an upstanding lad (George Murphy) and repeats the process years later when Little Nellie falls in love.” My Love Came Back (1940)—“Fresh from Gone with the Wind, Olivia de Havilland was eager to continue in demanding roles. Those roles (and Academy Awards®) would come. But after GWTW’s Melanie came a spun-sugar romp starring de Havilland as talented violin-student Amelia. The doting CEO of Monarch Music Co. secretly gives Amelia the funds to stay in school, a Monarch exec smitten by Amelia feels he must cover up the boss’s “affair,” the CEO’s ambitious son thinks funds missing from Monarch’s books are embezzled by the exec…and Cupid’s arrows fly.” The Outriders (1950)—“Folks headed from Santa Fe to St. Louis by wagon train trust the riders escorting them, tough hombres who proved their mettle by fighting off an Indian attack. Yet the riders are wolves in sheep’s clothing. They’re Confederate soldiers who aim to lead the wagon train and its cargo of Union gold into a Rebel ambush. The Outriders is about that journey…and of one man’s journey from villain to hero. Joel McCrea plays the Johnny Reb whose change of heart is inspired in part by a lovely wagon train passenger (Arlene Dahl).” Thoroughbreds Don’t Cry (1937)—“The horse-racing tale Thoroughbreds Don’t Cry marks the first of eight screen pairings (plus two variety-act films) of Hollywood legends Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland. Rooney plays a swell-headed top jockey pressured by his disreputable pop to throw a race so that the ol’ man can cash in at the window. Garland is a singing cutie who knows her way around the paddock because she lives at a boarding house for jockeys run by her aunt (a delightful Sophie Tucker).” Yolanda and The Thief (1945)—“Fred Astaire gracing an imaginative, surreal 16-minute ballet with his wit and unerring dance mastery; a jazzy, glorious-in-Technicolor® street carnival pulsing with movement and music; director Vincente Minnelli’s lush, savvy sophistication evident in every scene – these elements highlight Yolanda and the Thief, a ravishingly beautiful fantasy about a con artist (Astaire) in a mythical Latin American country who convinces a naive heiress (Lucille Bremer) that he’s her guardian angel. It’s a perfect plot to fleece the winsome mark, until love gets other ideas. Ahead of its time in tone and visual style and largely underappreciated at its release, this musical is a real find for fans of bold, inventive filmmaking.”
NEW DOCUMENTARIES & OTHER NON-FICTION FARE Afterlife (2010)—“Devout Religious People – and Devout Atheists alike – have profound interest in the same question; ‘What Happens When We Die?’ This and other questions about the afterlife are scientifically explored through modern research into near-death experiences.” Another Side of Peace—“Another Side of Peace introduces Roni Hirshenzon, a 60 year old Israeli man who has suffered as much as any parent can imagine: both of Roni's sons are dead. Each died at age nineteen as a direct result of the violence in the region. Putting hatred and despair aside, Roni co-founded the Parents Circle, a support group for bereaved Israeli and Palestinian families who have lost children in the conflict. The film follows Roni's journey as he comes to terms with the deaths of his two sons, and his efforts to reach reconciliation and promote peace. He works with Ghazi Briegieth his Palestinian counterpart, to connect with other bereaved parents in Israel and the Palestinian Territories.” Boy Interrupted—“On the night of Oct. 2, 2005, Hart and Dana Perry's 15-year-old son Evan jumped to his death from his New York City bedroom window. This moving film is the story, told by his parents and others who knew him, of Evan's life and death, and life-long struggle with bipolar disorder. In showing how one family deals with generations of loss and grief, the film is an attempt to defy the stigma related to mental illness and suicide." Brilliant Moon: Glimpses of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoch—“Glimpses of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche chronicles the life of the writer, poet, and meditation master Khyentse Rinpoche, one of Tibet's most revered 20th-century Buddhist teachers. Known as the instructor of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Royal Family of Bhutan, his life and teachings were an inspiration to all who encountered him. Two of his admirers are Richard Gere and Lou Reed, who provide the narration for his dangerous journey out of China and the subsequent spread of his influence around the world.” The Conscience of Nhem En—“Steven Okazaki's subjects range from heroin addicts to dairy princesses to Hiroshima survivors. He is a four-time Academy Award® nominee… His latest Oscar® nominated documentary film, The Conscience of Nhem En explores questions of conscience in the story of a young soldier responsible for taking ID photos of thousands of innocent people before they were killed by the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia.” The DVD includes the short doc. Troubled Paradise. Cool It—“Climate catastrophe? The end of civilization as we know it? Are the current staggeringly expensive actions now being considered really helping to save the world - or are we just burning money? In this ‘eye-opening’ (Los Angeles Times) documentary, author Bjorn Lomborg (‘The Skeptical Environmentalist’) asks us to question the facts and the solutions..." Cosmos: The Beginner’s Guide—“Where did the universe come from? Where is it headed? Does it harbor intelligent life elsewhere? Today, sophisticated technology is bringing scientists closer and closer to answering those big questions. Join veteran science educator Adam Hart-Davis and his colleagues as they meet investigators probing the very nature of the cosmos--at the edges of space, as well as right here on Earth. Go far beneath Geneva as a supercollider attempts to unlock the secrets of the Big Bang. Follow humankind’s deepest space probe as it travels beyond our solar system. And see the spectacular, often violent events revealed by new-generation telescopes and sensors. This eye-opening, six-part series shows how scientists are using ingenious tools to achieve breakthroughs in understanding the stars, planets, and our place among them.” Dad’s in Heaven with Nixon—“A mother's love and a boy's journey from the darkness of brain damage and autism to the light that is his life today-as an acclaimed artist. An intensely moving story that is ultimately about the triumph and strength of the human spirit.” Eastern Mystics—“Eastern Mystics is a 4-Disc DVD set containing a series of engaging interviews with Dr. Huston Smith and mystics from the Buddhist, Hindu, Advaita and Taoist traditions. The mystics address profound questions about the meaning of life and love, Ultimate Reality, the path to spiritual awakening, and the way to true peace in the world. They encourage us to look beyond our apparent differences, to realize the one truth that unites us all, and most importantly, to manifest that truth in our daily lives.” Found Sounds: Bahia—“Featuring from Brazil: Jair Rezende and the music of LACTOMIA.” Genius of Design—“For industrial designers, the world is never enough. They give shape and texture to the world to make it livable--indeed, beautiful--for the rest of us. This fascinating five-part documentary examines the art and science of design and the stuff it shapes, from computer chips to cityscapes and everything in between. See the evolution from artisans’ workshops to industrial mass production, and the profound changes it has wrought in our economy, society, and environment.” The Good War and Those Who Refused To Fight It—“Millions of people from Allied countries fought to liberate Europe from Hitler's grip during World War II. Yet 40,000 Americans refused to shoulder weapons in ‘the Good War.’ Narrated by Ed Asner, this important film tells the story of a previously ignored chapter of WWII -- the American conscientious objectors who refused to fight. It is a story of personal courage, idealism and nonconformity based on both ethical and religious beliefs about men whose love of country could not extend to killing their fellow man.”  @ Him I Shall Follow: Informal Talk with Sri Daya Mata—“In this talk, filmed at an outdoor gathering at the SRF International Headquarters, Sri Daya Mata shares many wonderful stories of her years with Paramahansa Yogananda. Culminating with an inspiring account of Paramahansaji s final days, the video offers a memorable encounter with this beloved world teacher through the eyes of his spiritual successor. More than sixty years ago, a shy high-school girl from Utah entered the ashram of Paramahansa Yogananda to receive the great Guru’s spiritual guidance and discipline. Today she is revered around the world as a woman of boundless compassion, inner strength, and spiritual attainment. In this informal talk, Sri Daya Mata shares many wonderful stories of her more than twenty years with Paramahansa Yogananda, which led to the fulfillment of her soul’s longing to know and love God.” IMAX: Hubble—“The filmmakers who brought you aboard the Space Station 3D invite you to follow the Hubble Space Telescope on its mission to explore the farthest reaches of the cosmos. Follow astronauts up into space as they strive to get the powerful telescope prepared for a fantastic journey of discovery.” Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story—“Jews and Baseball traces the Jewish involvement in the history of the sport from the game s earliest days, through the tumultuous war years to today’s All-Star games. By bringing to life dramatic moments in this history, including Hank Greenberg’s support of Jackie Robinson and how the legendary Sandy Koufax pioneered rights for players, the film demonstrates how Jews shaped baseball, and baseball shaped them. Narrated by two-time Academy Award® winner Dustin Hoffman, this lively and thorough account of Jewish America’s love affair with baseball sheds new light on America’s national pastime.” Kids + Money—“Acclaimed photographer Lauren Greenfield is considered a preeminent chronicler of youth culture as a result of her groundbreaking projects Girl Culture and Fast Forward… Her latest project, an original short film entitled kids + money, premiered at the AFI Film Festival where it won the Shorts Audience Award… The film is a conversation with young people from diverse Los Angeles communities about the role of money in their lives. From rich to poor, Pacific Palisades to East L.A., kids address how they are shaped by a culture of consumerism.” National Geographic: When Rome Ruled—“ From iconic figures including Caligula, Caesar and Constantine, to epic events such as the eruption of Vesuvius, the invasion of Britain, and fall of Rome, When Rome Ruled reveals a startling up-to-date vision of the ancient empire and challenges our perception of what we know about the Romans and their lives. New discoveries about the Roman gladiators, Pompeii doomsday, and Caesar's assassination provide fresh insights into the empire that not only influenced Western civilization, but created it.” NOVA: What’s The Next Big Thing?—“Host Neil deGrasse Tyson tackles one of science's major challenges in each episode of What's the Next Big Thing? He will guide us as he explores dramatic discoveries and the frontiers of research that connect each central, provocative mystery.” The Restaurateur—“This intimate film about Danny Meyer, one of America's preeminent restaurant owners, opens in the dining room of Eleven Madison Park in December, 2009. Meyer confides to the camera: ‘After Tabla and Eleven Madison Park opened, I was convinced I'd made one of the worst professional mistakes of my life.’ Fade to a vast, concrete space, January, 1998. A much younger-looking Meyer, with Tom Colicchio (chef of Gramercy Tavern), enters the site; Meyer gives him a tour of his hopes and dreams.We follow the restaurateur and his team for a year as they experience gut-wrenching construction delays, miss deadlines, and fire a chef.” Small Steps: Creating the High School for Contemporary Arts—“This film follows students, staff and parents through the first four years of the High School for Contemporary Arts, an experimental ‘small school’ housed within one of the most dangerous schools in the Bronx.” Sounds Magnificent: The Story of The Symphony—“This series, featuring André Previn and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, tells the story of the symphony. In each program, Previn introduces a performance of a major symphonic work. He sets the music to be performed in the context of its composer's life and work, explains the way in which it contributed to the development of the symphonic form and illustrates his comments with the help of the orchestra, who play a variety of supporting extracts.” Vanishing of the Bees—“Come this winter the beekeepers will put away their hives and anxiously wait. Will their honeybees once again disappear without a trace? If so, what impact will this have on our lives? The Vanishing Bees unfolds as a dramatic tale of science and mystery, illuminating this extraordinary crisis and its greater meaning about the relationship between humankind and mother earth.” The Walking Dead Girls—“The Walking Dead Girls is a behind-the-scenes look into zombie culture in the United States and the obsession into ‘Sexy Female Zombies’. What is it about Zombie Bimbos or ‘Zimbies’ that are starting to gain the worlds interest? Why are zombies now in mainstream culture and seen in advertising from JCPenny and Sears? With interviews with zombie master maker George Romero and cult movie star Bruce Campbell from ZomBcon 2010 and so much more.”
…AND MORE MOVIES Antony and Cleopatra (1972)—“Shakespeare’s works, Charlton Heston said, are ‘the measuring stick against which you measure an actor’s work.’ Heston made his Broadway debut against that measuring stick, appearing in a supporting role in Antony and Cleopatra. Twenty-five years later, he was one of the world’s biggest stars when he brought his authoritative presence and literary command to the lead role of Marc Antony in this masterful movie adaptation of the Bard’s tale of Rome’s hero and Egypt’s queen (Hildegarde Neil). Heston wrote the adaptation and also directed, opening up the story to its cinematic possibilities with spectacle, pyramids, warfare at sea (with some similarity to Heston’s mighty Ben-Hur) and a clash of armies on land.” Anything Goes (1954)—“In this 1954 production of the famed Cole Porter musical comedy Anything Goes, Frank Sinatra and Ethel Mermen made their television debuts, belting out classic tunes in this blockbuster song and dance production. Set on a luxurious ocean liner, a nightclub singer helps a fellow American woo an English heiress while flappers and gangsters run amok in this spectacular tale of jazz age madness.” Becoming Eduardo—“Eddie Corazón, a 16-year-old juvenile delinquent and secret reader, attends an alternative high school in Rosablanca, New Mexico. A former straight-A student, Eddie now walks the thin line between tragedy and glory as he searches for his place in the world…” Beneath Hill 60—“The extraordinary true story of Oliver Woodward. It's 1916 and Woodward must tear himself from his new young love to go to the mud and carnage of the Western Front. Deep beneath the German lines. Woodward and his secret platoon of Australian tunnelers fight to defend a leaking, labyrinthine tunnel system packed with enough high explosives to change the course of the War.” Alan Bennett Collection—“Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Madness of King George) is one of Britain’s most popular and prolific playwrights. Following his runaway success with Beyond the Fringe in the Sixties, he began writing for the stage, but soon found that his work transferred easily and effectively to the small screen. This collection, spanning over twenty years from 1972 to 1994, showcases Bennett’s observant eye for the absurdities of modern life and his sharp ear for dialogue. The BAFTA-winning An Englishman Abroad was inspired by Coral Browne’s real-life encounter with an eccentric Englishman in Moscow. None other than the notorious spy Guy Burgess (Alan Bates), he sends the actress on a rather counterrevolutionary mission. Also includes: The Insurance Man (with Daniel Day Lewis as Franz Kafka), A Question of Attribution (with Prunella Scales as Queen Elizabeth II and James Fox as Sir Anthony Blunt), 102 Boulevard Haussman (with Alan Bates and Janet McTeer) plus early plays A Day Out and Sunset Across the Bay (directed by Stephan Frears) and Our Winnie. Patricia Routledge (Keeping Up Appearances) stars in A Visit from Miss Prothero and A Woman of No Importance.”  @
Capone (1975)—“From his hood roots in New York to the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre and king of racketeering reign in Chicago, to the end of his days in Florida, Capone is the definitive biopic of the world s most infamous gangster. Ben Gazzara is Al Capone, immersed in the bustling bootlegging underbelly of the 1920s. He’s surrounded by a gritty ensemble cast featuring Sylvester Stallone as archcriminal Frank Nitti, John Cassavetes as New York gang lord Frankie Yale, Susan Blakely as Capone’s flapper love interest Iris Crawford and Harry Guardino as Chicago crime boss Johnny Torrio.” The Capture of The Green River Killer—“ The two-part movie Capture of The Green River Killer is told through the eyes of a young runaway, Helen ‘Hel’ Remus, whose fate, bad luck, and unwise choices lead to her encounter with the notorious serial killer. Leading the hunt for the murderer is Sheriff David Reichert (Tom Cavanagh), who risks it all to find justice for the slain girls. Surprisingly, it's a meeting with convicted serial killer Ted Bundy (James Marsters) that may help Reichert finally find his man, but bringing him to justice will be anything but easy.” Confessions of a Lap Dancer—“Erica Parley is a stripper and unbeknownst to her boyfriend, a hooker. Her parents have custody of her young daughter and won’t give her back until Erica stops stripping. But she has a hard time giving up her lifestyle. She likes the cash, she likes the club and gets off on stripping on stage! She feels that if she gives up on doing what she loves… she’ll be nothing. Erica’s life begin to crumble…” Dead Awake (2010)—“What if a stranger held the key to the darkest moment of your life? Dylan (Nick Stahl) is haunted by his past. While searching for answers, he befriends a mysterious woman (Rose McGowan) and is reunited with an old love (Amy Smart) who seem to raise more questions than they answer. Now on the brink of madness, Dylan is transformed by supernatural forces and discovers that no one is who they seem.” Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown—“Linus is pushed to his limits when he learns grandma is coming to visit and plans on ridding him of his childish security blanket. As grandma’s arrival looms closer the Peanuts gang tries to help Linus learn to cope without his fuzzy crutch." @
Husk—“When a murder of crows smash into their car windshield, a group of young friends are forced to abandon the vehicle, leaving them stranded beside a desolate cornfield. Hidden deep within the cornfield they find a crumbling farmhouse – but they soon discover that instead of a sanctuary, the house is actually the center of a terrifying supernatural ritual that they are about to become a part of…” Inferno (1980) *—“A young woman stumbles upon a mysterious diary that reveals the secrets of `The Three Mothers` and unleashes a nightmare world of demonic evil. As the unstoppable horror spreads from Rome to New York City, this unholy trinity must be stopped before the world is submerged in the blood of the innocent. Written and directed by Dario Argento, Inferno is considered to be the sequel to his classic Suspiria.”  @ Mother Lode—“It’s Silas McGee’s gold. He just hasn’t found it yet, although he’s searched for his mother lode for more than 30 years in the remote high country of British Columbia. Strangers with a similar bent for gold had best stay away: folks like that may never come out of McGee’s mine alive. Charlton Heston directs from a script by Fraser Heston and plays the double roles of mad recluse Silas and his even stranger twin Ian in this gritty survivalist adventure. Nick Mancuso and Kim Basinger in one of her earlier film roles, play the duo who end up in McGee’s world after their aircraft develops engine trouble…and who find much greater trouble when they begin to suspect his claim could hold a fortune.” The Owls—“Ten years ago, The Screech was the hottest lesbian band around. But the mighty musicians have fallen into relative obscurity and unanticipated turmoil. Iris (Guinevere Turner) dreams of a comeback and drinks too much. MJ (VS Brodie) is her ex, but neither of them can quite let go. Former bandmate Lily (Lisa Gornick), and her partner Carol (Cheryl Dunye), aren't getting along - so, naturally, they're trying to have a child together. A pool party goes horribly wrong, as a shocking event knocks these longtime friends and lovers even further out of orbit. Generations collide with dangerous results for these Older, Wiser Lesbians or ‘OWLs’.” People I’ve Slept With—“A pregnant woman embarks on quest to find the identity of her baby's father. Her Wild past brings up many questions about her conquests.” Prowl—“Amber dreams of escaping her small town existence and persuades her friends to accompany her to find an apartment in the big city. When their transportation breaks down, she and her friends gratefully accept a ride in the back of a semi. But when the driver refuses to stop and they discover the cargo is hundreds of cartons of blood, they panic. Their panic turns to terror when the truck disgorges them into a dark, abandoned warehouse where bloodthirsty creatures learn to hunt human prey, which, the friends realize, is what they now are…” The Resident—“Juliet (Academy Award-winner Hilary Swank, Million Dollar Baby), a beautiful doctor, has found the perfect New York apartment to start a new life after separating from her husband. It's got spacious rooms, a spectacular view, and a handy, handsome landlord. But there are secrets behind every wall and terror in every room as Juliet gets the unnerving feeling that she is not alone. She is being watched. She is being stalked. And no one is safe when she discovers the relentless horror on her doorstep. But how do you stop an evil that you can't see...until it's too late? Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Grey's Anatomy) and screen legend Christopher Lee (The Lord of the Rings) costar in this pulse-pounding shocker from famed horror studio Hammer Films (Let Me In).” Scar (2007)(3D!)—“Local town legend says that Bishop used to stash teenage prisoners in the basement of his morgue, keeping them tied up in cabinets meant for dead bodies. He would cut, scar, and torture his unsuspecting victims and then show them the damage to their own bodies with a small mirror. When Joan, one of Bishop's young teenage victims, freed herself and killed Bishop, his reign of terror was thought to have ended. But when Joan returns to her hometown for the first time in 16 years to see her niece be crowned Prom Queen, the past eerily begins to repeat itself.” The Waterhole—“The Waterhole is the story of Miller, a soon to be college graduate with a very uncertain future. Miller takes sanctuary in a neighborhood bar where he meets his friends, roommates, and college buddies, in an environment safe for everyone to rant, vent and decompress as they share their hopes, dreams and anxieties about the future. Miller chooses the bar any day over dealing with his girlfriend, their failed relationship and his pending college graduation…” Zombie Women of Satan—“A mad scientist performs torturous experiments a group of kidnapped young women, turning them into scantily clad living dead. A bizarre freakshow troupe called Flesharama and a sexy rock singer looking for her missing sister, join forces as they battle a vicious cult of ravaging, sexy zombie women. A trashy splatterfest that harkens back to the days of the classic B-movies with plenty of semi-clad sexy zombie girls, belly laughs galore, buckets of blood and guts, and a crazy cult family who include the most insane parents you could ever imagine!!!” We also have in new Adult spoofs of  Gilligan's Island and The Golden Girls ("A MILF Parody!"). Visit the New To Room area inside the Sexploitation room. ^We’ll have to wait until June 7th for the Coen Brothers' True Grit.

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