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New Releases for April 17: Ghost Protocol

“Ghost Protocol” is the new “Electric Boogaloo,” right? It’s so much fun to add to almost any other movie title. Out of Africa-Ghost Protocol. Mary Poppins-Ghost Protocol. Heavenly Creatures-Ghost Protocol. While we continue to amuse ourselves with this,** you should check out what else is new to our shelves this week:

 

BLU = Also available for rent on Blu-ray

@ = Available for sale in the store

NOTE: Our online store is currently down for maintenance. If you want to check if we have something for sale, email us at scarecrow@scarecrow.com or give us a call at (206) 524-8554.

 

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE-GHOST PROTOCOL—Our colleague Matt said in the April issue of City Arts magazine that Brad Bird’s live-action directorial debut has “the kind of confident, satisfying big-budget spectacle Hollywood sometimes seems like it is incapable of delivering anymore.” Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton, Simon Pegg, and franchise frontman Tom Cruise are all great. Enjoy.  BLU @

 

SHAME—Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan play damaged siblings with dark secrets in Steve McQueen’s provocative, graphic, devastating drama.  BLU  @

 

TREME: SEASON 2—Another season of HBO’s post-Katrina New Orleans drama. Our colleague Kevin said in the aforementioned issue of City Arts, “Treme sidesteps heavy dramatics and speechifying in favor of quiet observations of character and place. And there’s no better soundtrack on TV (or in the movies, really).”  BLU  @

 

FROZEN PLANET—The BBC team behind Planet Earth goes to the top and bottom of the globe to explore the harsh, disappearing wildernesses. This version features the David Attenborough narration.  BLU  @

 

ALAMBRISTA—The Criterion Collection presents director Robert M. Young’s 1977 indie drama about a Mexican farmworker who slips over the US border to work and send money back home. “Vivid and spare where other films about illegal immigration might sentimentalize, Young’s take is equal parts intimate character study and gripping road movie, a political work that never loses sight of the complex man at its center.”  We can't find a trailer for it, but you can watch a snippet on Criterion's website. BLU  @

 

NEW VIDEO GAMES

Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (Xbox 360)--Look for our 2 for 1 Video Game rental coupon in the Deal Digger coupon book inside your mailbox.

 

FAMILY NEW RELEASES

The Horse With The Flying Tail (1963)

Sammy The Way Out Seal (1963)

Shaun the Sheep: Shear Madness  @

 

NEW BLU-RAY

Late Spring: The Criterion Collection  @

Tokyo Gore Police  @

A Trip to the Moon: Special Edition  @

 

NEW TV ON DVD

American Dad: Volume 7

Bob’s Burgers: Season 1--The humorous tales of the Belcher family and their burger restaurant. It features the voice talens of H. Jon Benjamin, Eugene Mirman & Kristen Schaal.    @

 

NEW IMPORTS & FOREIGN FILMS

The Adopted (2011)(PAL Code 2)—France, directed by and starring Melanie Laurent (Inglorious Bastereds).

The Bunny Game (2010)(PAL Code 2)—US

Dark Age (1987)—Australia

Daughter of the Jungle (1982)(PAL Code 2)—Italy

Deep Blue Sea (2011)(PAL Code 2)—UK

Domain (2009)—France

007 Bob Fleming: Man in Casablanca (1966)(PAL Code 2)—Italy, dir. Antonio Margheriti

Heavenly Vintage (2011)—New Zealand, directed by Niki Caro (Whale Rider), starring Keisha Castle-Hughes and Vera Farmiga.

Hospitalite (2010)—Japan

Oslo: August 31 (2011)(PAL Code 2)—Norway

The Revenant (2009)(PAL Code 2)—US

Starfish Hotel (2006)—Japan

The Survivor (1981)—Australia

Underwater Love: A Pink Musical (2011)(PAL Code 2)—Japan

 

NEW WARNER ARCHIVES and MGM LIMITED

Beat the Band (1947)

Bewitched (1945)

Big City (1948)

Case of the Black Parrot (1941)

Hitting a New High (1937)

Lost Angels (1989)

Modern Girls (1986)

Pharaoh’s Curse (1957)

Piece of Dreams (1970)

Right of the People (1986)

Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story (1986)

Sergeant Deadhead (1965)

Smashing the Rackets (1938)

Truck Busters (1943)

Vietnam Texas (1990)

While the Patient Slept (1935)

 

 

NEW DOCUMENTARIES, DANCE, & MUSIC

America Revealed

Berlin Digital: A Guide Through the Electronic Music Scene

Born to be Wild (IMAX)—Narrated by Morgan Freeman   BLU  @

Don Quixote (1973)--Ballet featuring Rudolph Nureyev, Robert Helpmann, and Lucette Aldous, and the Australian Ballet.

Farmageddon

The Flaw  @

Legends of Folk: The Village Scene

Nature: Raccoon Nation

Paul Goodman Changed My Life  @

The Secret Life of Birds (2010)

Secret War (2011)

Secrets of the Manor House

The Sun Came Out: The Making of The Album 7 Worlds Collide --Neil Finn’s charity concert with Phil Selway and Ed O'Brien from Radiohead, Eddie Vedder, Johnny Marr, Wilco & many other greats.

 

MORE MOVIES

Delightful Water Universe (2011)—From Trent Harris, director of Rubin & Ed and Plan 10 From Outer Space. Watch the NSFW trailer.

The Divide (2011)  BLU

High Road to China (1983)

Last Rites of Joe May (2011)

Man on the Train (2010)

Robotropolis (2011)

Splintered (2010)   BLU

The Tunnel (2011)

 

**Doug Benson has been humorously Ghost Protocol-ing titles a lot recently on his podcast Doug Loves Movies. If you don’t already listen to it, we recommend you do so immediately. Enjoy.

We'll be back next week with Ti West's The Innkeepers, Let The Bullets Fly, Patton Oswalt: Finest Hour, and more. Happy viewing to all.


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