Though new releases are usually released on Tuesdays, the new movie in the Twilight saga arrived on the new release wall this Saturday. New Moon continues the story of Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward's (Robert Pattinson) romance, as Edward and his family leave Forks, WA, abandoning Bella in hopes of keeping her safe. Heartbroken, Bella begins to live more and more recklessly, all the while growing closer to Jacob (Taylor Lautner)... but her relationships with both boys have dangers, both obvious and hidden, and she once again finds her life and love in peril. On DVD and Blu Ray. Now with Rifftrax!
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl, Cheaper by the Dozen 2
Sandra Bullock won a Best Actress Oscar this year for her role in The Blind Side. Based on actual events, she plays Leigh Anne Tuohy, who became a foster mother to the 17-year-old Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron). Leigh Anne and her husband (Tim McGraw) pave the way for Oher's rise to fame in the NFL, helping him with his grades, and making him feel like he's part of a real family. On DVD and Blu Ray.
Wes Anderson's first PG film is and adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved Fantastic Mr. Fox. Mr. Fox (George Clooney) is a natural at stealing chickens and evading predators, but pulling "one last job" means breaking a promise to his wife (Meryl Streep) and putting his whole community in danger. With a huge cast of characters, Fantastic Mr. Fox interweaves the lives of the Fox family and their entire underground community as they declare war on a trio of nasty farmers (led by Michael Gambon) in a game of one-upsmanship that includes knockout blueberries, rabid dogs, explosive cider, and a vicious rat security guard (Willem Dafoe). With Jason Schwartzman. On DVD and Blu Ray.
The third Free Willy sequel, Free Willy: Escape From Pirate Bay, where a young girl travels to South Africa to stay with her grandfather (Beau Bridges) and finds a baby orca. She names the whale Willy and begins a journey to find Willy's family before the world can take advantage of him. With Mike Falkow.
Ewan McGregor is a reporter who teams up with Jedi warrior Lynn Cassady (George Clooney) in order to get into Iraq in The Men Who Stare at Goats. As Lynn wanders through his mission in the desert, he recounts his history in an experimental Army unit led by Jeff Bridges, where troops attempted to pass through walls, read minds, and turn invisible. Their journey through Iraq might be based on a transcendent vision, and Lynn will only know his objective when he finds it, but the entire adventure is bound to make an amazing story. With Kevin Spacey. On DVD and Blu Ray.
Action director John Woo's first film since 2003 is the epic Red Cliff, starring Tony Leung as a heroic warrior in third century China. Released as both a 4-hour international version and a 2 1/2 hour overseas theatrical version, the story includes the massive battles that shaped the Eastern Han Dynasty, the movements of the leaders, empowers, and generals, and the larger stories of the smaller players on the battlefield. With Takeshi Kaneshiro and Zhao Wei. On DVD and Blu Ray.
Favorite son Sam Cahill (Tobey Maguire) is shipped off to Afghanistan shortly after his black sheep brother Tommy (Jake Gyllenhaal) is released from prison in Brothers. When Sam is shot down and considered dead, Tommy tries to redeem himself by helping his brother's wife (Natalie Portman) and two little girls, and living up to the expectations of their parents (Sam Shepard and Mare Winningham). When Sam turns up alive, he comes home distant, paranoid, and suspecting the worst of his wife and Tommy. With Clifton Collins Jr.
New this week to Reckless Video's TV New Releases are the 3rd season of the acclaimed drama Mad Men, as well as The Prisoner miniseries, based on the British 60s series, where people are kept on mysterious island without explanation.
The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda
Inside Man, The Loveless
Hard Boiled, Face/Off
Hero, Infernal Affairs
The Returner, Chungking Express
So Close, Shaolin Soccer