Logan Lerman discovers that he's the son of Poseidon in Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (or, if you'd prefer: P.J. The Thunderburglar) and is suddenly thrust into a clash between his father (Kevin McKidd) and Zeus (Sean Bean). Along with his best friend (Brandon T. Jackson) he learns about being half-deity, and adventures to recover Zeus' lightning bolt and stop a war between the gods. With Catherine Keener, Alexandra Daddario, and Jake Abel. On DVD and Blu-Ray.
Provocative director Michael Haneke's The White Ribbon is the story of a puritanical village in pre-World War I Germany, where the town's Pastor instills guilt in the children and makes them wear white ribbons to symbolize their lost purity. Along with the Pastor, the town is run by the Doctor, a man of questionable morals, and the Baron, who owns most of the land. Mysteriously, accidents begin to happen throughout the village, and as members of the community are hurt or killed, the balance of power in the town begins to shift, but what is the cause? On DVD and Blu-Ray.
When a man wanders into a baseball game with a rifle in a small Iowa town and won't respond or drop his gun, the sheriff (Timothy Olyphant) is forced to shoot him in The Crazies, a remake of George Romero's 1973 film. The people in the town first begin to act distant and react sluggishly... and then turn violent. The sheriff and his deputy (Joe Anderson) try to keep the town from destroying itself as the town's doctor (Rhada Mitchell), also the sheriff's wife, tries to understand the infection that is driving normal people to kill. With Danielle Panabaker. On DVD and Blu-Ray.
Don McKay stars Thomas Hayden Church as the title character, a man who returns to his hometown after 25 years when he finds out his long lost love (Elisabeth Shue) is dying. She's not quite the woman he remembers as his selective memory of the past conflict with the present, and her caretaker (Melissa Leo) and doctor (M. Emmet Walsh) aren't welcoming their new visitor. With Keith David.
Trying to carve out his slice of the American dream, Billy Crudup enlists the help of Paul Giamatti to build a “rocket belt” in Pretty Bird, but differences of opinion change dreams of invention and sales to kidnapping and murder. With Kristen Wiig, Garret Dillahunt, and Denis O'Hare.
Unhappy in 2010, the recently dumped John Cusack, the powerless and hen-pecked Craig Robinson, and the possibly suicidal Rob Corddry are given a chance to re-live 1986 through an unusual time travel device in Hot Tub Time Machine. Though Cusack's nephew (Clark Duke) appears normal in 1986, the rest of the guys look like they did as 18-year-olds, re-experiencing a weekend at a ski resort... but now they have to chose: do they recreate the past exactly as it happened, or try to fix their past mistakes and gamble with the paradoxes of time travel? Add drugs, alcohol, girls, parties, and a Poison concert, and it becomes less likely that the men (now boys) will behave responsibly. With Sebastian Stan.
After his girlfriend leaves him, a slacker takes his VW micro-mini bus on a road trip from Seattle to New York in Bass Ackward. Part documentary, part improvised indie film, part road movie, Bass Ackward is both a movie and the story of making a movie, more about the journey than the destination.
The Irish The Eclipse is the story of a widower (Ciaran Hinds) who is haunted by apparitions alone in his house by the sea. As he begins a relationship with a writer of supernatural novels (Iben Hjejle), his visions and hauntings become more frightening and violent when an American rival (Aidan Quinn) for her affections enters their lives.
The story of Charles (Paul Bettany) and Emma (Jennifer Connelly) Darwin during the writing of On the Origin of the Species, Creation focuses Charles' relationship with his 10-year-old daughter Annie, an inquisitive girl who is persecuted by the family clergyman (Jeremy Northam) for believing her father's theories. Darwin struggles with his duties to his family, his community, and his friends (Toby Jones and Benedict Cumberbatch) as he works for years on the document that will cement his place in history.
Jon Hamm is a police detective haunted by the loss of his son in Stolen, and when a box containing the remains of a small boy is uncovered, he and his wife (Rhona Mitra) fear the worst. The body in the box, nearly 50 years old, begins an investigation of a drifter and father of three (Josh Lucas) in the 60's. The stories of both troubled men intertwine across the eras, as they struggle with their families, their losses, and the darker side of fatherhood. With James Van Der Beek.
The horror comedy Blood on the Highway finds three twenty-somethings on their way to a desert festival stopping in the small town of Fate, Texas for supplies. The only hitch: the entire town has been turned into vampires. When they first encounter trouble, they don't suspect anything supernatural, but when they're discovered by the few remaining humans in Fate, the whole group has to band together to survive to see the sun rise.
New this week to Reckless Video's TV New Releases are the 5th season of the police drama The Closer and season 3.5 of the science fiction show Eureka. We also have the first seasons of BBC's archeologist/mystery show Bonekickers and SyFy's Warehouse 13, as well as standup comedian Steve Byrne's comedy special Happy Hour.
Requiem for a Dream, Blood Diamond
Leaving Las Vegas, Gracie
Daddy's Little Girls, Dragon Wars
Troy, The Hitcher
The Squid & the Whale
Glory Road, A Beautiful Mind
The Rules of Attraction, Varsity Blues