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New Releases for October 18th

It’s one of those days where I need to introduce the New Release with a haiku.

 

Bats, clones, paper, ghosts

Cowboys and Italian crime

Lots of Kevin Smith

 

And now, the list:

* = Also available on high definition Blu-ray disc

@ = Available for sale at our store

SALE = Click SALE to purchase select titles from our online store

 

PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES *— Andrew Rossi chronicles a trying year in the newsroom of America’s paper of record.  SALE

 

BAD TEACHER *—Cameron Diaz lives up to the title as a boozy, druggy, gold-digging teacher scheming to win a bonus that will pay for her boob job. The supporting cast is also great, including Jason Segel, Phyllis Smith (from The Office), Lucy Punch, Dave “Gruber” Allen, John Michael Higgins as the Principal, and Justin Timberlake as a substitute teacher. Nerd definitely works on him. 

 

RED STATE *—In the recent issue of City Arts, our colleague Kevin Clarke says of Kevin Smith’s new film, “Though the writer/director’s penchant for one-the-nose speechifying and blunt social commentary is evident, it’s balanced this time by some truly gripping action and suspense.” Michael Parks is amazing as the Fred Phelps-like preacher. For more new Kevin Smith titles, scroll down to NEW DOCUMENTARIES & STAND UP COMEDY. This trailer is NSFW.   @  SALE

 

THE LAST CIRCUS *—If you missed its run at Grand Illusion Cinema last weekend, here’s Alex de la Iglesia’s (Perdita Durango) shocking and surreal tale of a Sad Clown who falls in love.This trailer is most definitely NSFW.   @

 

BATMAN: YEAR ONE *—Fans of Frank Miller’s graphic novel, don’t worry—this animated adaptation is great. Featuring the voices of Ben McKenzie as Batman, Eliza Dushku as Selena “Catwoman” Kyle, and Bryan Cranston as the future Commissioner Gordon.  @

 

STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS-SEASON 3 *—For all the abuse the prequel-era gets from Star Wars fans, these animated tales are well-crafted and entertaining. The further the series goes, though, the more I worry about Ahsoka… @

 

THE SHOCK DOCTRINE—Naomi Klein’s provocative book on disaster capitalism takes film form with the help of directors Mat Whitecross and Michael Winterbottom.  @

 

A BETTER LIFE—Chris Weitz’s critically acclaimed indie drama is about an illegal immigrant striving to provide for his son.

 

BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST *—Actor Michael Rapaport’s documentary follows Phife & Q-Tip from the boulevard of Linden through their phenomenal success and explosive falling out. I'm haven't heard how much it gets in to the whole El Segundo wallet incident... @

 

AKI KAURISMAKI’S LENINGRAD COWBOYS—Criterion’s Eclipse series collects the exploits of “the worst rock-and-roll band in the world." @   SALE

 

KURONEKO *—The Criterion Collection presents Kaneto Shindo’s 1968 tale of revenge and death. Our colleague Paige calls it, “a beautiful, quietly paced, eerie ghost story” in the recent issue of City Arts.   @

 

NEW VIDEO GAMES

Batman: Arkham City (PS3, Xbox)

Deadrising 2: Off The Record (PS3, Xbox)

Forza Motorsport 4 (Xbox)

Sims 3: Pets (Xbox)

 

ANIME NEW RELEASES

Dragon Ball Z Kai: Season 1

The Girl Who Leapt Through Space: Volume 3

Robotech: The Macross Saga

Robotech: The Masters Saga

Robotech: The New Generation

Robotech: The Robotech Archives

 

FAMILY NEW RELEASES

Monte Carlo (2011)

Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!...and more stories by Mo Willems

Thundercats: Season One, Book One (2011)

 

NEW BLU-RAY

Cape Fear (1991)  @

The Clowns (1970, Fellini)    @

The Crow (1994)  @

Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981)

The Guns of Navarone    @

Scarface (1983)--Limited Edition

Witchfinder General (Director’s Cut)

 

NEW TV ON DVD

Federal Men: Volume 6

First Wave: Season 1

Gigolos: Season 1

Murder, She Wrote: Season 12

Real L Word: Season 2

The Street: Season 3

Ed Sullivan: Rolling Stones

V: Season 2 (2011) *

 

NEW IMPORTS & FOREIGN FILMS

Aftershock (2010)—China

Detective Montalbano: Eps. 19-20 (2000)—Italy

Detective Montalbano: Eps. 21-22 (2000)—Italy

Familiar Grounds (2011)—Canada

49 Days (2010)--Korean TV drama    @   SALE

Homicide Squad: Complete Series (2004)—Italy

I’m Glad That My Mother Is Alive (2008)—France

Little White Lies (2010)—France

Loose Cannons (2010)—Italy

Names of Love (2011)—France 

Noose (PAL)(1948)—UK

Outrage (2009)—Japan, directed by Takeshi Kitano

R (2010)—Denmark

Rise and Fall of Margaret Thatcher (2011)—UK

Seven Minutes in Heaven (2008)—Israel

Strangers (2007)—Israel

 

The Robber (2010) *—A new German thriller based on the true story of a champion marathon runner/bank robber.

 

NEW MGM LIMITED TITLES

Act of Vengeance (1974)

Boy Who Caught a Crook (1961)

Bright Angel (1991)

Christine Jorgensen Story (1970)

Dalton Girls (1957)

Deadly Intent (1988)

Detective School Drop Outs (1986)

Devil’s Angels (1967)

Enter The Ninja (1981)

Five Guns to Tombstone (1961)

Ghost Warrior (1986)

Golden Needles (1974)

Incident in an Alley (1962)

Living Ghost (1942)

Love, Cheat & Steal (1993)

Malone (1987)

Mugger (1958)

Music Lovers (1971), directed by Ken Russell

No Escape (1953)

Sugar Hill (1974)

Top Gun (1955)

Trooper Hook (1957)

Valerie (1957)

War Paint (1953)

White Bus (1967)

 

NEW DOCUMENTARIES & STAND-UP COMEDY

Armadillo (2010)

The Captains—William Shatner in conversation with his fellow Star Trek captains.

Craft in America: Family

Earth Dance: 2011 Ironweed Special Edition

Food Stamped

Have You Seen Andy?

Invention of Dr. Nakamats

NOVA: Engineering Ground Zero

Tom Palazzolo: Four More Films-Chicago 60s—Set includes Bride Unveiled (1967), Campaign (1968), Tattooed Lady (1967), and At Maxwell Street (1984).

Secrets In The Sound

Sodium Babies

Spaces Between Words (1995)

Paul F. Tompkins: You Should Have Told Me—Excellent stand-up from the esteemed comedian/podcast host/master Tweeter. Be sure to check out all the bonus features. 

KEVIN SMITH DOUBLE FEATURE

Kevin Smith: Too Fat for 40—An evening of stories, stand-up, and Q & A with Smith in his hometown of Red Bank, New Jersey.  @

SModimations: Smodcast Cartoon Show Season 1—Smith & Scott Mosier turn their long-running podcast in to an spunky animated series, edited together with new material to create “a seamless animated feature film experience.”  @

 

BASEBALL/CRICKET DOUBLE FEATURE for your supplemental Word Series viewing pleasure

Boys of Summer (2010)—A documentary about a Little League team on the Caribbean island of Curacao (it’s not about the Don Henley song).

Fire in Babylon—The remarkable story of the West Indian cricket team who became the longest reigning winning team in sports history.  @

 

…AND MORE MOVIES

Air Eagles (1931)

Aspen: Complete Miniseries (1977)

Attack of the Octopus/Frankenstein vs. Hitler

Attack on Leningrad

Border Outlaws (1946)

Brilliant Marriage (1936)

Call of the Coyote (1934) / The Cisco Kid (1950)

Captain America/Captain America 2: Death Too Soon (1972)

Don’t Worry, We’ll Think of a Title (1966)

Freerunner

Gun Smoke (1935)

Happiness C.O.D. (1935)

Harimaya Bridge *

Hellraiser: Revelations

Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story—Not a documentary, but a Lifetime biopic!

Masked Ranger/Ridin’ Gents/Galloping On

MILF (2010)—Unrated Experienced Edition!

Nothing But The Night (1972)

Prince of Broadway

The PYX

Super Hybrid *

Taming the Wild (1936)

Turkey Bowl

Unashamed (1938)

Vampire at Midnight (1988)

The Virginian (1923)

Wasteland (2011)

Wings of Adventure/Terry and The Pirates

Woman In Brown (1948)

 

New Release list bonus question: What other podcast would you like to see in animated form? Send your vote to scarecrow@scarecrow.com. My vote: Doug Loves Movies

 

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