Smaller currents in new releases...
Oscar winning actress Helen Hunt (As Good As It Gets, Empire Falls) writes, directs, and stars in Then She Found Me. Unable to conceive a child with her husband (Matthew Broderick: The Producers, The Freshman), and an adoptee herself, Hunt plays a woman who is seeking to adopt a child. When her irreverent birth mother (Bette Midler: The Stepford Wives, Outrageous Fortune) unexpectedly appears in her life, and a new man Colin Firth: The English Patient, Nanny McPhee) arrives in her life, she finds herself in new situations, with new perspective on family, love, and motherhood.
Married Life stars Chris Cooper (October Sky, Breach), married to Patricia Clarkson (Lars and the Real Girl, Far from Heaven) and living a nice, normal life. When he falls in love with a beautiful young woman (Rachel McAdams: The Notebook, Slings & Arrows), he plots to kill his wife because a divorce would be too painful, but if his friend (Pierce Brosnan: The Matador, The Lawnmower Man) can't be trusted, the complications of his plot might be too much for him to see through.
A group of friends reunite after thirty years in Ireland for a friend's wake in Kings. As they reminisce about their lives and their friendship, they come closer to the reason their group is one man short. Starring Colm Meaney (Layer Cake, A Lobster Tale) and Brendan Conroy (Butcher Boy, Secret of Roan Inish).
David Strathairn (LA Confidential, Good Night and Good Luck) suffers a midlife crisis in Sensation of Sight, as he searches for meaning after a tragedy. A blend of dream and reality, his life as a salesman begins to spiral out of control as he finds himself pursued by an invisible ghost, which leads him to an important conclusion.
The newest film by director Jamie Babbit (But I'm a Cheerleader, The Quiet), Itty Bitty Titty Committee stars Melonie Diaz (Be Kind Rewind, Raising Victor Vargas) as a young woman who gets involved with a group of radical feminists, and falls in love with the group's leader (Nicole Vicius: Descent, Half Nelson)... who, unfortunately, already has a girlfriend.
Our two new foreign films this week are the Norwegian film Reprise, about two friends and novelists whose relationship changes when one's novel is continually rejected and the other receives universal acclaim, and The Forsaken Land from Sri Lanka, about a family trying to make their way during the cease fire in their country's civil war.
Morgan Spurlock's (Super Size Me) new documentary is Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden as he travels through all of the countries associated with Al Qaeda. With only a crash course in survival training, he travels through Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, interviewing citizens about religious and social values between the Middle East and Western societies, and asking if anyone knows where Osama is.
Working in a Seattle call center, Josh Hamilton (Alive, House of Yes) finds his job has been outsourced in Outsourced. Adding insult to injury, he is sent to India to train his replacement, where he finds his new workplace is much different than he expected. Also starring Ayesha Dharker (Mistress of Spices, Mistress of Spices).
The two new horror films this week are Wizard of Gore, starring Crispin Glover (Bartleby, Rubin & Ed) as a magician who graphically "murders" women on stage and sends them back to their seats unharmed, but they turn up actually murdered later in the same way, and The Morgue, where (Bill Cobbs: Bird, The Hudsucker Proxy) tries to help six strangers (including Heather Donahue: The Blair Witch Project, Boys & Girls) through their night in a haunted morgue, but they begin dying off one by one.
A pair of new family movies are also new this week: Ballet Shoes, about a trio of orphans (including Harry Potter's Emma Watson) raised by Emilia Fox (Cashback, Keeping Mum) who reach out to follow their individual dreams, and the PG comedy Bait Shop, where Bill Engvall (Delta Farce) needs to win a fishing tournament to keep his store open, with Billy Ray Cyrus (Mulholland Drive, Hannah Montana).
Reckless Video's TV New Release section includes the 4th season of both popular series The Office and Desperate Housewives, as well as the third season of the supernatural procedural Supernatural. We have the second season of the BBC adventure series Robin Hood, and also the first seasons of the new police drama Life and the sitcom The Big Bang Theory. Finally, we have the Marvel comics Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow direct-to-video release, as well as the 3D concert Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds.