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PORTLANDIA & more New Releases for July 9

Remember when we said the New Release lists tend to be smaller in summer? Well, we weren’t kidding. Still, there’s plenty of comedy, romance, revenge, melodrama, sci-fi and more to keep you going. Here’s the list:

BLU = Also available to rent on Blu-ray disc

@ = Available for sale in the store (but we can special order anything, see us for details)

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

 

PORTLANDIA: SEASON 3—Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen return with a host of awesome guest stars like Patton Oswalt, Rose Byrne, and Bill Hader. The set has all ten episodes, including this attempt to recruit us to their Oregonian ways (featuring "Portland mayor" Kyle MacLachlan).   BLU  @  SALE

 

SPRING BREAKERSKids and Gummo writer / director Harmony Korine heads to Florida for what our colleague Bryan in City Arts calls, “an alternately sad, angry and hilarious deconstruction of youthful hedonism.” This means a lot of bikinis, rump-shaking, and consumption of controlled substances. It stars Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens, with James Franco as a small-time but scary gangster.  BLU  SALE

 

THE GATEKEEPERS—Six former heads of Shin Bet, aka Israel's Secret Service, share their experiences and insights for the future of Israel and Palestine in this powerful, Oscar-nominated documentary.  @

 

BOY—Writer/director Taika Waititi’s funny and moving coming-of-age story is set in 1980s New Zealand and follows a young man’s dreams of his absent father and his idol, Michael Jackson.  BLU  @  SALE

 

ADMISSION—Tina Fey stars as a Princeton admissions officer whose comfortable life is thrown out of whack by the head of a  progressive school (Paul Rudd) and his prodigious pupil. The perfectly enjoyable romantic comedy that ensues has the added bonus of Lily Tomlin.  BLU  @

 

THE LIFE OF OHARU—The Criterion Collection presents Kenji Mizoguchi’s 1952 tragic tale of a women who falls from social graces in Edo period Japan. In City Arts, our colleague Paige calls it “a perfect antithesis to the classic Cinderella story.” Click on the covers below to buy it from our onine store.  BLU  @  SALE

 

 

FAMILY NEW RELEASES

The Legend of Korra-Book 1: Air   BLU  @

 

NEW BLU-RAY

Curtis Harrington Short Film Collection  (comes as a Blu-ray/DVD set, DVDs available for rent) @

The Jerk   @

 

NEW TV ON DVD

Unforgettable: Season 1

Warehouse 13: Season 4

 

NEW FOREIGN FILMS & TV SHOWS

Love Actually…Sucks (2012)—Hong Kong

My Best Enemy (2010)—Germany

My Brothers (2010)—Ireland

Rake: Season 2 (2011)—Australia

 

NEW FOX ARCHIVES

Bird of Paradise (1951)

Confirm or Deny (1941)

Marines, Let’s Go (1961)

Paris After Dark (1943)

 

NEW DOCUMENTARIES

British Royal Children of the 20th Century

Fairytale of Kathmandu

Frontline: Never Forget to Lie

National Geographic: Sex For Sale-American Escort

Out For The Long Run

Positive Youth

Trek Nation

 

 

MORE NEW MOVIES

Arena / The Eliminators / America 3000 / Time Guardian—A cheesy 80s sci-fi movie marathon! All new on DVD. @

Dead Man Down—A downbeat revenge story with Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, and Terrence Howard.   BLU

Fearless from Red China

The Host (2013) Saoirse Ronan (Hanna) fights off aliens attempting to inhabit humans and the Earth in writer/director Andrew Niccol’s (Gattaca) adaptation of the novel by Twilight creator Stephenie Meyer.  BLU  @

Pickin’ & Grinnin’

Power of Few

Robot Chicken: DC Comics Special  @

Scenes From a Gay Marriage

Winter Kept Us Warm (1965)--A landmark film for Canada and gay cinema. Watch the trailer here.

Wolverine: Origin

Would You Rather

 

We'll return next week with the Jackie Robinson biopic 42, the first seasons of Endeavour and Orphan Black, the recent Evil Dead reboot & more. Happy sunshine & happy viewing to all.

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