Here's the quick fix on this year's Oscar Winners, and where you can find them at Reckless Video.
|Best Picture||The Hurt Locker|
The Hurt Locker
|Lead Actor||Jeff Bridges
|Lead Actress||Sandra Bullock
The Blind Side
|Supporting Actor||Christoph Waltz
|Documentary Feature||The Cove|
Mo'Nique won a Supporting Actress Oscar this week for her role as the dysfunctional mother of her pregnant teenage daughter in Precious. Precious' life is unbearably hard, but her pregnancy leads to her suspension from school and her beginning to attend an alternative school, where her new teacher (Paula Patton) inspires her to try for a better life, and a social worker (Mariah Carey) attempts to help with the tragedy of her home life. Throughout her heartbreaking drama, Precious must choose between the life she's always known and an untested future where she may be loved and appreciated. On DVD and Blu Ray.
Up in the Air is Oscar nominee Jason Reitman's newest film, where companies hire George Clooney to fly out to fire their employees face-to-face. He lives his life free of attachments, spending most of his time on planes, and most of his relationships are casual and temporary. His ideal life is threatened when his boss (Jason Bateman) orders him to train Anna Kendrick, a young hire who's developed a way to fire people over the internet. With his lifestyle in danger, he has to decide whether or not to spend his life with one carry on bag and re-evaluate his on-the-road relationship with Vera Farmiga. With Melanie Lynskey. On DVD and Blu Ray.
A journalist (James Caviezel) stranded in Iraq is approached by Shohreh Aghdashloo who tells the story of her niece in The Stoning of Soraya M. Soraya (Mozhan Marno) had become an inconvenience to her husband (Navid Negahban), who found a way to be free of her without refunding her dowry money: he accuses her of adultery, punishable by death. Her aunt sends the story of Soraya's cruel fate out into the world.
Filming documentary-style, a man behind a camera has fifteen hours to get his brother (Shawn Andrews) into rehab in Fix. Making a documentary with his girlfriend (Olivia Wilde) about the victims of drum abuse, the three end up making a very different kind of movie, led on a wild ride from the slums of LA to the mansions of Hollywood.
An alien descends on an unsuspecting community in Planet 51... but in this case, the alien is an American astronaut (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson). Though the planet is inhabited by green creatures with antennae, they live very 1950's suburban American lives. Two teenage friends (Justin Long and Sean William Scott) discover that the man from NASA isn't an alien invader and stop a paranoid general (Gary Oldman) from taking drastic measures against an invasion from Earth. With Jessica Biel.
Lasse Hallstrom's Hachi: A Dog's Tale stars Richard Gere as Parker Wilson, who finds a puppy and brings the dog home. Though his wife (Joan Allen) initially objects to Hachi, the family grows to love to dog, who meets Parker at the train station every day as he returns home from work. The story of Hachi and the family is told in hindsight, as their daughter (Sarah Roemer) recalls their powerful connection with their adopted puppy.
From the director of Wild Hogs, Disney's Old Dogs stars John Travolta and Robin Williams as friends who take on the care of 7-year-old twins at the request of their mother (Kelly Preston). Since they have no idea how to deal with kids, the men embark on a series of comic misadventures while trying to keep their lives in order, but eventually learn the meaning of family. With Seth Green and Bernie Mac.
The two new documentaries this week are Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story, with Moore confronting Wall Street and the banking industry in the wake of the housing crisis and the economic bailout, and Joe Berlinger's Crude, about the long term lawsuit against Chevron that threatens the lives of 30,000 people living in the Ecuadorian rainforest.
The follow-up to the cult hit, Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day reunites Sean Patrick Flannery and Norman Reedus as the Saints as they come out of hiding and return to Boston when they're framed for murdering a neighborhood priest. Teaming up with Clifton Collins Jr, the boys kill their way through a wide assortment of criminals to get to the truth, until their vendetta grows so infamous their father (Billy Connolly) can't ignore the bloodshed. On DVD and Blu Ray.
The second season of In Plain Sight is new this week to Reckless Video's TV New Releases.