Drew Barrymore directs her first movie with Whip It, where Ellen Page, stuck in a small Texas town and pushed to compete in pageants, finds a new life when she joins an Austin roller derby team. Though her mother (Marcia Gay Harden) wants her to live up to a 1950s ideal, she loves her secret life as "Babe Ruthless," which earns her new friends, the respect of her coach (Andrew Wilson), and a competitive rival (Juliette Lewis). With Alia Shawkat and Kristen Wiig.
Talulah Riley is a shy girl who ends up in a chaotic school full of outcasts when she enrolls at St. Trinian's because the headmistress (Rupert Everett) is her aunt... but just when she starts fitting in with her rowdy classmates, she finds her new friends in jeopardy. The new Education Minister (Collin Firth), who wants to see a more proper class of girls coming from the schools, wants to close St. Trinian's-- so the girls have to rally together and save their home. With Gemma Arterton and Tamsin Egerton.
Based on the popular series of books and directed by Gruinder Chadha, Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging follows 15-year-old Georgia and her gang of friends as they try to win Georgia the heart of the new boy in school. Unfortunately, he's already dating the perfect, blonde rival-- so Georgia, her gang, and Angus the flamboyantly dressed cat set into motion a series of clever plans to win the day, and the school year.
Often compared to Amelie, the Russian Mermaid is a film about a silent young girl who believes she can make wishes come true. When she's moved from her seaside village to Moscow, her quaint small town behavior is thrown into sharp relief by the big city, as she pits her innocence against the realities of urban life.
Surrogates is set in 2017, in a world where people control lifelike avatars (called "surrogates") instead of venturing out in the world. Crime is almost nonexistent with no real people on the streets, but FBI agents Bruce Willis and Radha Mitchell are called in to solve the first real murder in years-- someone's found a way to kill users by attacking their surrogates, and the first victim is the son of the inventor of the surrogate system (James Cromwell). With the whole world plugged into surrogates, and a Prophet (Ving Rhames) demanding that the world unplug the robots and return to "real" life, the murders could bring the whole world to a standstill. With Rosamund Pike. On DVD and Blu-Ray.
Bound together since their boyhood days training at an elite martial arts academy, a group of young men stumble upon a kidnapping in Wushu. As skilled martial artists, they stop the crime, but make a dangerous enemy of the criminal mastermind: a former martial arts tournament champion. Featuring Sammo Hung.
A blind samurai adventure like the classic Zatoichi series, Ichi is the story of a blind young woman on a quest to find the swordsman that taught her to kill. She wanders the countryside as a traveling musician and stumbles into a gang war, where Ichi turns out to be the wild card in a deadly conflict.
Directed by Kenny Ortega, the behind-the-scenes documentary This Is It was being filmed to accompany the next Michael Jackson tour. As it is now, the film is one of the last looks at the day to day life and works of one of the world's most famous icons.
Act of God is a documentary about being struck by lightning, and its effects. Interviewing lightning-strike victims, the film explores the effects of lightning, and the effect as a force.
The sixth installment of the series, Saw VI continues the trials and test of the notorious Jigsaw (Tobin Bell), who has left a series of designs, traps, and tests to continue his work, even after his death. Once again, a determined cop (Costas Mandylor) has to unravel the puzzles that threaten a group in peril, and stop Jigsaw's grizzly master plan from unfolding.
A morning radio talk personality (Stephen McHattie) in the small town of Pontypool has a hard first day: his first reports of school busses and missing cats quickly give way to teaming hordes of cannibals on the streets. While he and his small crew are safe in the studio, they keep receiving reports of a world gone mad, but don't dare go outside to see.
Clive Owen loses his wife (Laura Fraser) and has to adapt to his new life as a single parent in The Boys Are Back. With two young boys in his care, and trying to cope with his grief, he takes on the task with a new idea: "Just Say Yes." As he tries to bring joy to his household and his sons, their behavior becomes both joyous and reckless, and is always on the edge of disaster. With George MacKay and Natasha Little.
Jane Campion's Bright Star stars Ben Whishaw as the poet John Keats, low on funds and unable to make a living with his writing. Charles Armitage Brown (Paul Schneider) helps the destitute poet and rents the two of them part of a house, where Keats meets his muse in the girl next door, Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish), and the two begin a courtship that inspires Keats' most loved work.
An 18-year-old Salvador Dali (Robert Pattinson) arrives at university and forms life changing relationships with Luis Bunel and Frederico Lorca in Little Ashes. The three artist friends are rebellious, even within the art world, but as they continue on their course, their lives become more and more complex.
Lorraine Pilkington is having a terrible morning in In a Day, when a stranger (Finlay Robertson) offers to help... but once he starts, he doesn't stop. As their afternoon progresses, they move from situation to situation, and she slowly learns that he has made it his mission to give her one great day, but he won't tell her why.
A series of dark, comic vignettes, the Swedish You the Living was an Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival. An absurdist comedy, the collection of shorts is described as an exploration of "the grandeur of living," as the vignettes interconnect the characters, and the dreams that reflect their inner lives and desires.
New this week to Reckless Video's TV New Releases are the first seasons of the both the space station drama Defying Gravity and the animated comedy Clone High, by the creators of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. We also have the 7th season of the spy series MI-5, and the 6th season of Penn & Teller's B.S.