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New Releases for May 8

The second week of May brings us new French films, Canadian TV series, and silent films, along with sappy drama, creepy demons, and much more. Here’s the list:

 

BLU = Also available on Blu-ray

@ = Available for sale in the store

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TIM & ERIC’S BILLION DOLLAR MOVIE—Tim and Eric are given a billion dollars to make a 15-minute movie. They of course blow every penny and are forced to flee. Awkward and severely uncomfortable hilarity ensues.  BLU @

 

UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING—Kate Beckinsale stars in another exciting chapter in the epic struggle between vampires and werewolves. BLU  @

 

THE VOW—Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams are all mush mush in love until a car accident robs her of five years of memories and their entire relationship. I’m going to watch this, probably cry a bit, then watch re-watch Tatum Haywire. BLU

 

THE KID WITH A BIKE—Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s latest film is an emotional journey through the life of troubled 11-year old, abandoned by his father and in desperate search of his bicycle.

 

THE BIG C: SEASON 2—Cathy Jamison (Laura Linney) strikes back against cancer in the latest season of this funny and heartfelt Showtime series.  

 

SEATTLE’S LOCH NESS: THE LAKE WASHINGTON SEA MONSTER—Well, I’m certainly going to think twice before swimming at Madison this year.

 

NEW VIDEO GAMES

Sniper Elite V2 (PS3, Xbox 360)

 

NEW BLU-RAY

Female Convict Scorpion (2008)  @

Gremlins 2: The New Batch   @

La Haine: The Criterion Collection   @


NEW TV ON DVD—includes Canadian TV

Chuck: Season 5

Cold War: Complete Series—A six-disc series, each disc rents separately

Fantasy Island: Season 2

The Lost Girl: Season 1

River Monsters: Season 2

River Monsters: Season 3

Tales of the Big House

Thorne: Scaredycat

Thorne: Sleepyhead

Todd & The Book of Pure Evil: Season 2

 

NEW IMPORTS & FOREIGN FILMS

The Big Picture (2010)—France

Baroque: Season 1 (2009)—France

Cry of the Heart (1974)—France

Front Line (2011)—Korea  BLU

Hijos Del Carnaval: Seasons 1 & 2 (2007)—Brazil

Karate Girl  (2011)—Japan  @

Our Day Will Come (2009)—France

The Prey (2012)—France

Requiem For a Killer (2011)—France

Reykjavik to Rotterdam (2008)—Iceland

Salesman (2011)—Canada

Shock Labyrinth (2009)—Japan   3D BLU  @

Snows of Kilimanjaro (2011)—France

The Story of Film: An Odyssey (PAL Code 2)—UK  An epic five-disc journey through cinema. Matt mentioned in on the latest episode of our podcast.

 

NEW WARNER ARCHIVES

Black Bird (1926)

Tell It To The Marines (1926)

West of Zanzibar (1928)

Where East is East (1929)

 

NEW DOCUMENTARIES

Billionaire’s Tea Party / Gunsmoke

Days Made of Fear: Films about Kosovo and Methohia

From The Other Side (2002) / South (1999)—Director Chantal Akerman examines US immigration policy and the beating of James Byrd, Jr. in Jasper, Texas.

Frontline: Inside Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown

Grand Coulee Dam: American Experience

National Geographic: Mysteries of the Past

 

 

AND MORE MOVIES

Billy Bevan: Five Silent Shorts (1925)

Coast Patrol (1925)

The Dybbuk (1937)

Fighting Gentlemen (1932)

Ganja & Hess (1973)  BLU @

Ghost Keeper—30th Anniversary Edition

Hell Hounds of the Plains/Desert Greed (1926)

Kreutzer Sonata (2008)

Mother’s Day (2011)

My Friend From India (1927)

Playback (2011)

Rare Sound Shorts (1929)

The Shrine (2010)  @

White Oak (1921)


Tune in next week when Liam Neeson takes on The Grey, Glenn Close becomes Albert Nobbs, Criterion releases Being John Malkovich, and much more.

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