You Don't Mess with the Zohan is Adam Sandler's (Click, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry) newest comedy, where Israel's top agent (Sandler) becomes tired of fighting, fakes his death, and assumes a new identity in America to become a hair stylist. Inexperienced and unable to land a job at the top salons, Zohan starts working in a struggling shop run by a beautiful Palestinian (Emmanuelle Chrqui: August, Waiting), but when he makes the store successful, his true super-spy identity becomes harder to conceal from his arch nemesis (John Tuturro: O Brother Where Art Thou?, Clockers).
M Night Shyamalan's (The Sixth Sense, Lady in the Water) new suspense thriller The Happening, where Mark Wahlberg (The Departed, Three Kings) plays a New York schoolteacher in the middle of an event: starting in Central Park, people begin mysteriously killing themselves en masse. Fleeing the city with whis wife (Zooey Deschanel: Elf, Failure to Launch) and a colleague (John Leguizamo: Assault on Precinct 13, The Pest) to get away from whatever is causing the deaths, they travel west only to find more bodies, and fewer answers. With only hope at their side, they have to try and survive against an unseen, and unknown, enemy. Now with Rifftrax!
The Visitor is the new film by Thomas McCarthy (The Station Agent), about a college professor (Richard Jenkins: Intolerable Cruelty, The Kingdom) who returns to his New York apartment to find two illegal imigrants living there, moving in while he was away. He develops a strong connection to the couple, and is inspired to help when immigration threatens to take them away.
Jared Leto (Requiem for a Dream, Lord of War) gained 70 pounds to play Mark David Chapman in Chapter 27, which covers the final days before the assassination of John Lennon. Meant to focus on the mind of the killer and what drove him to his actions, and his obession with the novel Catcher in the Rye. Also starring Lindsay Lohan (Herbie: Fully Loaded, I Know Who Killed Me).
The consequences of a secret and a lie, Perfect Parents stars Christopher Eccleston (28 Days Later, Doctor Who) and Susannah Harker (A Dry White Season, Ultraviolet) as a couple who lie about their religion to get their daughter into a private Catholic school. A priest (David Warner: Titanic, TRON) is willing to teach them enough to maintain their disguise... for a price... and even then, the secret hanging over the family could ruin them.
Set in the 1960s, The Memory Keeper's Daughter stars Dermot Mulroney (Young Guns, The Family Stone) who tries to hide from his wife (Gretchen Mol: 3:10 to Yuma, The Notorious Betty Paige) that their daughter has Down Syndrome. He gives the girl to a nurse (Emily Watson: Punch Drunk Love, Miss Potter), but has time passes, and his daughter grows up, his family slowly disintegrates because of the secret he can never tell them.
The post-apocalyptic 20 Years After tells the story of a world ruined by war, plague, and natural disasters. Two decades after the apocalypse, Azura Skye (One Missed Call, Wristcutters: A Love Story), pregnant with what could be the first baby in fifteen years, travels to find a land of hope and prosperity broadcast by a voice on the radio (Joshua Leonard: Hatchet, The Blair Witch Project).
The anime feature Straight Jacket marries high tech science fiction and sorcery in a world where those with magical powers become monsters if they abuse their power. The enforces called "Straight Jackets" are the monster hunters, whose job becomes even more dangerous when terorists cause an outbreak and they have to hire a rogue assassin to stop the outbreak.
New to Reckless Video's TV New Releases Section this week are the second seasons of both Tina Fey's award winning television show 30 Rock and the family-on-opposite-sides-of-the-law drama Brotherhood. We also have season three of Jim Henson's family favorite Fraggle Rock, as well as the eleventh season of The Simpsons, and the third season of the stop-motion Adult Swim comedy Robot Chicken. Also new is the BBC crime drama miniseries Butterfly Collectors and the newest Michael Palin documentary Hemingway.