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New Releases for March 13

Oscar-nominated and Oscar-worthy performances abound in this humdinger of a New Release week. There are also Italian films, environmentally conscious documentaries, classic westerns, a lot of new Blu-rays (you’ll find them at the bottom of the list), and much more. Here you go:

BLU = Also available for rent on Blu-ray

3D BLU = Also available for rent on 3D Blu-ray

@ = Available for sale in the store

SALE = Available for sale from our online store

 

THE DESCENDANTS—In the recent issue of City Arts, our colleague Spenser said that Alexander Payne’s latest film is a, “carefully observed approach to genuine human drama and personal pains…counterbalanced by the director’s gift for subtle humor.” George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, and Amara Miller are excellent and Payne, along with Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (Community’s Dean Pelton), won an Oscar for its screenplay.  BLU 


THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN—All the clever action and adventure of a Steven Spielberg-directed, Peter Jackson-produced film without any of the pesky laws of physics or gravity to get in the way. It is quite enjoyable.  BLU  3D BLU  @   SALE

 

MELANCHOLIA—Kiefer Sutherland, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Kirsten Dunst star in Lars von Trier’s dark psychodrama about a wedding, depression, and the end of the world.  BLU  @   SALE

 

YOUNG ADULT—Charlize Theron and Patton Oswalt are brilliant in this dark, dark comedy written by Diablo Cody and directed by Jason Reitman.  BLU  @   SALE

 

MY WEEK WITH MARILYN—It’s a challenge to play an icon without it feeling like a mere impersonation, but Michelle Williams succeeds with her nuanced portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in this film, set in London during the filming of The Prince and The Showgirl. Kenneth Branagh plays the movie's director, Sir Laurence Olivier.  BLU   @

 

THE THREE MUSKETEERS—Good swashbuckling fun with Logan Lerman, Ray Stevenson, Milla Jovovich, and Orlando Bloom.  BLU  @

 

THE SWELL SEASON— The bittersweet and inspirational real-life story of Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, who won an Oscar for their song "Falling Slowly" from the film Once. They formed a band, made a record, embarked on a world tour, and fell in and out of love. @

 

HAPPY FEET TWO—More singing! More dancing! More penguins! This sequel also features Brad Pitt and Matt Damon as krill facing an existential crisis.  BLU @

 

NEW VIDEO GAMES

Blades of Time (PS3, Xbox 360)

Street Fighter X Tekken (PS3, Xbox 360)

Yakuza Dead Souls (PS3)

 

ANIME NEW RELEASES

Bleach: Set 12, Episodes 180-193

.Hack//Quantum: Complete OVA series  BLU

 

FAMILY NEW RELEASES

Fool of The World and The Flying Ship

Looney Tunes Show: Season 1, Volume 3 (2011)

Scooby-Doo! Music of The Vampire

Wallace & Gromit: World of Invention  @

 

NEW TV ON DVD

Breakout Kings: Season 1

Captain Power and The Soldiers of the Future: Complete Series

Come Fly With Me: Season 1  @

CSI: Grave Danger—A feature-length episode directed by Quentin Tarnatino

Doctor Who, Story 037: Tomb of the Cybermen--with Second Doctor, Patrick Troughton

Doctor Who, Story 065: Three Doctors—the first three, that is: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, and Jon Pertwee

Doctor Who, Story 089: Face of Evil—with Fourth Doctor Tom Baker

Doctor Who, Story 090: Robots of Death—with Fourth Doctor Tom Baker

The Killing: Season 1  @

Neverland (2011) @

Superjail!: Season 2 @

The Tribe: Series 1, Part 1 (1999)  @

 

NEW IMPORTS & FOREIGN FILMS

@Suicide Room (2011)—Poland

Alfredo, Alfredo (1972)—Italy

Bellissima (1951)—Italy, directed by Luchino Visconti @

Conversation Piece (1974)—Italy, directed by Luchino Visconti   @

House of Pleasures (2011)—France  @

My Joy (2010)—Russia

Ransom Baby (1976)—Greece @

La Terra Trema (1948) —Italy, directed by Luchino Visconti  @

The Visitor (1963)—Italy  @

Women On The 6th Floor (2010)—France

 

NEW WARNER ARCHIVES

Bedevilled (1955)

Bright Lights/Reckless Hour (1930)

The Crash/Registered Nurse (1932)

Parlor, Bedroom and Bath/Speak Easily/The Passionate Plumber (1931)

Pick a Star (1937)

Play Girl (1941)

Soldier’s Plaything (1930)

Swing Fever/Playmates (1941)

 

NEW DOCUMENTARIES

Art of Flight  BLU

Bag It   @

Busting Out

Comic Relief 2006: 20 Years

Dark Light: The Art of the Blind Photographers

Espiritu de Salsa

Fresh (2009)

In Their Own Words

Journey Into Dyslexia

Koran by Heart

Love Crimes of Kabul

Mann vs. Ford

March of The Bonus Army

No One Dies in Lily Dale

NOVA: Separating Twins

One Thousand Pictures: RFK’s Last Journey

Saving Pelican #895

Second Knock at The Door

Silencing The Song: An Afghan Fallen Star

Sunset Strip—Burlesque from 1926!

Talking With Spirits

Thank You, Mr. President: Helen Thomas at the White House

There’s Something Wrong with Aunt Diane

Who’s Driving The Dreambus?

 

MORE MOVIES

Arizona Gang Busters (1940)

Bag of Bones

Big Screen Actresses on Television  (1954)

Burning Moon

Classic Shorts of the 1930s

Coonskin (1975)—The Ralph Bashki film  @

Crime Patrol (1936)

Cyclone Ranger/Stallion Canyon (1935)

Framed (1930)

Honey 2  BLU

In The Sign of The Taurus

Killer’s Moon (1978)

Massacre at Central High (1976)

Miss Polly (1941)

Out (1978)

Peck’s Bad Boy (1921)

Raiders of The West (1940)

Requiem For The Damned (2011)

Single Girls (1974)

Six Gun Trail (1938)

The Sleeper

Star of Africa (1957)

The Town—Ultimate Collector’s Edition  BLU

Undercover Agent (1939)

Whispers (1990)

Young, Violent, Dangerous (1977)

Zaat (1975)  BLU

 

NEW BLU-RAY

All Things Fall Apart

Beavis and Butthead: Volume 4

Blank City

Cold Mountain

Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

Doors: Mr. Mojo Risin’-Story of L.A. Woman

Emperor of Peru

The English Patient

Five Element Ninjas  @

I Melt With You

Johnny English

Jack Kerouac: King of The Beats

The Last Temptation of Christ: The Criterion Collection   @   SALE

Love Story (1970)

Memphis (Broadway, 2011)

Monkeybone

Night Train Murders (1975)

Nothing in Common

Phantom of The Opera—Performed in 2011 at Royal Albert Hall

Queen: Days of Our Lives

The Rebound (2011)

See No Evil, Hear No Evil

The Smurfs (2011)

Soldier’s Story

Star Trek: The Next Generation-The Next Level

Stir Crazy

Texas Killing Fields

Throw Momma From The Train

The Toy (1982)

Treasure Buddies

Triad Trilogy

Urbanized

Wizards—35th Anniversary Edition  @

WWII in 3D  3D BLU

 

There’s more Oscar goodness next week Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, and The Muppets. See you then.

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