Betrayed by their superiors and framed as murderers, a special operations team fakes their own deaths and goes underground in the comic book adaptation The Losers. Hiding in South America, the team's leader (Jeffery Dean Morgan) reunites the group, including his icy second-in command (Idris Elba), their wise-cracking hacker (Chris Evans), silent and mysterious sniper (Oscar Jaenada), and easy-going pilot (Columbus Short), when a stranger with a grudge (Zoe Saldana) offers them a chance to clear their names and take their revenge on the man who ruined their lives: a mysterious evil genius known only as Max (Jason Patric). Now the team has to return to the USA, infiltrate a private army, and return with proof of their innocence... even though they know they might be embarking on a suicide mission. On DVD and Blu-Ray.
Jean Reno stars as the godfather of an Armenian crime family in the French Ultimate Heist, ruling the underground with an iron fist and grooming Anton (Gaspard Ulliel), his son and heir, to take over his empire. Anton dreams of freedom and a life outside of his father's empire, but there never seemed to be a way out of his criminal family... until he meets a cop dedicated to ending his family's violent stranglehold on the underground.
A tribute to the 1980's "buddy cop" action/comedy movies, Kevin Smith's Cop Out stars Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan as partnered detectives in the NYPD. Needing money to pay for his daughter's (Michelle Trachtenberg) wedding, Willis is going to sell a rare and incredibly valuable baseball card... which is immediately stolen. The partners go rogue to get the card back from a sports collectibles obsessed gangster (Guillermo Diaz) in a tribute their buddy cop history, from the synthesized score to the angry tirades of their police chief. On DVD and Blu-Ray.
Mother is the newest film by Korean director Bong Joon-Ho, about a woman who lives alone with her mentally handicapped son (Won Bin) who is arrested when a the police find circumstantial evidence linking him to murdered girl. Convinced her son is not a murderer, the mother is determined to follow every clue that could reveal the real killer.
We also have Bong Joon-Ho's directorial debut, Barking Dogs Never Bite, a satirical take on A Dog of Flanders, which tells the story of a man who kidnaps the barking dogs that annoy him in his neighborhood, and the young woman (Bae Doo-Na) who investigates her neighbors' complaints about missing dogs.
Aardman Animation brings us the Belgian A Town Called Panic, a surreal stop-motion comedy starring three plastic toys, Cowboy, Indian, and Horse, who share an adventure that takes them everywhere from the center of the earth to a parallel underwater dimension.
The story of the influential all-girl rock band from the 1970s, The Runaways focuses on the band's formation, with guitarist Joan Jett (Kristen Stewart) and drummer Sandy West (Stella Maeve), and their introduction to their instantly iconic singer, fifteen-year-old Cherie Currie (Dakota Fanning). Assembled and guided by manager Kim Fowley (Michael Shannon), The Runaways become a success and tour the world, but fame and success come with a price, and threatens to destroy Currie before they become household names. With Scout Taylor-Compton. On DVD and Blu-Ray.
Covering the period in the 1970s when the Rolling Stones left England, Stones in Exile recounts the recording of Exile on Main St, as the expatriates worked on moving ahead with the band, recording in the basement of Keith Richards' villa. The film documents the mood and lifestyle of the band as they write and record far from home, and the impact it had on their work.
Jeff Goldblum plays an entertainer, musician, and clown in an institution for holocaust survivors in Paul Schrader's Adam Resurrected. Burdened by his guilt and memories of surviving the concentration camps by entertaining the Commandant (Willem Dafoe) and his wife by being their "dog," he attempts to reclaim his humanity when he meets a kindred spirit. With Derek Jacobi and Ayelet Zurer.
A documentary about a government official and strategist during the Viet Nam war, The Most Dangerous Man in America is the story of Daniel Ellsberg, and his experience with White House politics. Slowly coming to the realization that several Presidents had lied to the citizens and Congress, Ellsberg released top secret research to the public and press to try and stop the war in Viet Nam. His trial and notoriety with The Pentagon Papers created precedents for freedom of the press, influenced the course of the war, and had a direct impact on the events at the Watergate hotel.
Nollywood Babylon documents the Nigerian film industry, the third largest film industry in the world (behind the US and India). Making films with small budgets, Nigerian filmmakers make original films from African perspectives in action, comedy, horror, and romance genres, within a culture that is both steeped in ancient traditions and influenced by the modernity of the west.
A film about an unconventional family, Prodigal Sons was made by director Kimberly Reed (formerly Paul McKerrow, highschool quarterback and star of the school) as she returns home in hopes of reconnecting with her adopted brother Marc. The dynamic of the family unfolds as Marc's increasingly unpredictable mental state takes its toll on the situation, and the reactions to both Kim's transformation and Marc's background and birth parents.
The violent horror/comedy 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams invites northerners to the Guts 'n' Glory jamboree... though the citizens of Pleasant Valley use the festival to kill yankees. Taking vengeance for the Civil War deaths of their townsfolk, the mayor (Bill Moseley) takes his revenge jamboree on the road, in hopes of killing two thousand and one northerners, in a gore-filled quest for "an eye for an eye" style revenge. With Lin Shaye.
Maurice, a young boy, has the ability to communicate with the dead, connected to the other side by his dead twin, Jacques. In The Shadow Within, Maurice is encouraged by his mother to be a medium, which allows Jacques to start taking control of his brother's body... and he wants what any boy would want: for his family to be with him.
New this week to Reckless Video's TV New Releases are the first season of the BBC supernatural drama Being Human and the complete period drama Lark Rise to Candleford.
Igby Goes Down, Jurassic Park
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Linda Linda Linda
Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War
The Alamo, The Lost Boys
The Trial, F Is for Fake
A Very Long Engagement, Brotherhood of the Wolf
Wallace & Gromit, Chicken Run
The English Patient, Wild at Heart