Based on the classic novel of the same name, Oscar winning director Sam Mendes' (American Beauty, Road to Perdition) Revolutionary Road was nominated for several Academy Awards and made several critics' Top 10 lists this year. Reuniting the Titanic couple of Leonardo DiCaprio (Body of Lies, The Beach) and Kate Winslet (The Reader, Iris) as Frank and April Wheeler, a 1955 suburban couple who believe themselves to be more creative and unique than their middle-American surroundings. As the couple struggle against the confines of their lives and their surroundings, they're offered the opportunity of a more daring and adventurous life in Paris, they weigh the security they have against their hopes and dreams. On DVD and Blu-Ray.
Hot on the heels of Valkyrie comes Defiance, another true story from WWII, starring Daniel Craig (Quantum of Solace, Layer Cake), Liev Schreiber (Love in the Time of Cholera, Jakob the Liar), and Jamie Bell (Jumper, Billy Elliot) as brothers who escape the Nazi purges of the Jewish ghettoes and take refuge in the woods. As the number of refugees grows, they strike out, raiding local farms for food, but as winter approaches, and the Nazi troops begin to home in on the camp, they're once again on the run and fighting for their lives.
Ginnifer Goodwin (Birds of America, Mona Lisa Smile) is the center of the ensemble comedy He's Just Not That Into You, as she sees the lives and loves around her, and misreads all of the romances that come her way. Drifting from couple to couple and situation, this free-wheeling romantic comedy features several stories, with Justin Long (Live Free or Die Hard, Zack and Miri Make a Porno), Jennifer Connelly (The Rocketeer, Reservation Road), Scarlett Johansson (The Horse Whisperer, The Spirit), Drew Barrymore (Duplex, Beverly Hills Chihuahua), Jennifer Aniston (Friends with Money, The Good Girl), and Ben Affleck (Man About Town, Smokin' Aces). On DVD and Blu-Ray.
Three thirty-something friends head off to spring break in Spring Breakdown. When Parker Posey (Fay Grim, Superman Returns) has to chaperone the boss' daughter (Amber Tamblyn: Spiral, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) to South Padre Island, she recruits her two best friends to come along (Amy Poehler: Baby Mama, Southland Tales and Rachel Dratch: Click, 30 Rock), and the three women set out to cast aside their geeky identities and and party with the college set.
The horror comedy One-Eyed Monster crosses the Evil Dead "Spam In A Cabin" genre with the twisted Troma conceit of Killer Condoms and comes up with an alien presence in a remote cabin porn set... but the invader from space overtakes Ron Jeremy's (Look, Spun) most notable feature and begins to kill off the cast. With the help of a rugged mountain man (Charles Napier: Rambo: First Blood Part II, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls), the camera man, MacGuyver-ish sound guy (Caleb Mayo: The Hoax, The Proposition) and make-up girl (Amber Besnson: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Attack of the Gryphon) might be able to stop the One-Eyed Monster before it leaves the cabin and takes over the earth.
New this week to Reckless Video's TV New Releases are the 4th season of the popular suburban comedy Weeds, the fourth and final season of Prison Break, as well as the second season of the supernatural comedy Reaper, and the first season of the Canadian vampire detective series Blood Ties.