Suffering at a high profile prep school, 16-year-old Craig (Keir Gilchrist) checks himself into a psych ward as a suicide risk in It's Kind of a Funny Story. Craig's prone to stress-induced vomiting and depressed that he can't win the girl of his dreams (Zoe Kravitz), but once he's under the care of Dr. Minerva (Viola Davis), he has to stay in the ward for at least five days and an evaluation before she'll release him. His time in the hospital teaches him about his life, especially in the company of the unpredictable Bobby (Zach Galifianakis) and Noelle (Emma Roberts). On DVD and Blu Ray.
Based on a 70's stage play, Tyler Perry's For Colored Girls tells the stories of nine women, each represented by a different color: Red (Janet Jackson), Green (Loretta Devine), Yellow (Anika Noni Rose), Orange (Thandie Newton), White (Whoopi Goldberg), Grey (Phylicia Rashad), Brown (Kimberly Elise), Purple (Tessa Thompson), and Blue (Kerry Washington). Though they each have their own story, their tales intersect and overlap, exploring the nature of being a woman of color in America.
A group of friends reunite for wedding of Lila (Anna Paquin) and Tom (Josh Duhamel) in The Romantics, but the group has been friends long enough to have plenty of complicated history... including Tom's unresolved romance with Laura (Katie Holmes), the maid of honor. Worse, Laura's the only member of the group to show up single, as the rest of their friends have already paired up, awkwardly leaving her with Lila's little brother (Elijah Wood) as her wedding date. With Dianna Agron, Malin Akerman, and Adam Brody.
Set up on a lousy blind date by their friends, Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel quickly discover they have nothing in common in Life As We Know It... well, nothing except Sophie, their mutual goddaughter. When Sophie's parents are killed in a car accident, they have to come together to take care of the toddler, and even if they're only living together to look after Sophie, their time together as a family could change all of their lives. On DVD and Blu Ray.
When Tamara (Gemma Arterton) returns to the English village where she grew up, she's changed from the ugly duckling the villagers remember into a beautiful and successful writer in Tamara Drewe. Back to repair and sell the house where she grew up, she's the talk of the town when she brings a rock star (Dominic Cooper) home. Her new lifestyle causes no end of trouble with a pair of local, rock star obsessed girls... and her old flame (Luke Evans). With Roger Allam.
Taking 24 hours in the life of a family, the Japanese Still Walking joins the Yokoyama's (Hiroshi Abe and Yui Natsukawa) as they gather their extended family for a commemorative ritual. Taking time with quiet, subtle moments, the story and the nature of the ritual is slowly revealed as the family attends to quiet, simple moments together.
When Marni (Kristen Bell) flies home for her brother's wedding, she's shocked to find the bride is Joanna (Odette Yustman), the girl who mercilessly bullied her in highschool, in You Again. Worse, Joanna's aunt (Sigourney Weaver) pushed Marni's mother (Jamie Lee Curtis) into a pool at their senior prom, so the wedding is full of comic one-upsmanship, unresolved grudges, and underhanded schemes for revenge. Add Betty White as Marni's grandmother and nothing at this wedding will go as planned. On DVD and Blu Ray.
In the sequel to 1992's Pure Country, three angels (Michael McKean, Cheech Marin, and Bronson Pinchot) descend from heaven to bestow a gift on Bobbie Thomas, who becomes a young country singer in Pure Country 2: The Gift. The gift of musical talent comes with rules, and if Bobbie's to hold on to her rising star, she has to stay true and survive the perils of fame. With Travis Fimmel.
Controversial director Gaspar Noe's Enter the Void is a voyage behind the eyes and mind of Oscar, an American living in Tokyo with his sister (Paz de la Huerta). Shot from a first person perspective, the film joins him in a hallucinogenic journey through Tokyo's night life, through life, death, and time, and blurs the lines of reality as it explores every aspect of Oscar's being. On DVD and Blu Ray.
The documentary The Last Play at Shea tells the stories of New York's Shea Stadium, the New York Mets who call it home, and Billy Joel, a native Long Islander who plays the stadium's last show. The histories of all three, from the mid 60s to present day, are told with reverence of the now-legendary Shea and its place in New York's legacy.
Sequels and Remakes
A prequel to the first film, Paranormal Activity 2 takes place in the home of Dan (Brian Boland) and Kristie (Sprague Grayden), the sister of Katie from the original Paranormal Activity. Beginning with Dan buying a camera as Kristie brings home their newborn son, the couple reacts to their house being vandalized by installing a surveillance system. With the cameras mounted in every room, they capture the slowly increasing phenomena that terrorize the family. On DVD and Blu Ray.
Now & Then
A remake of the 1978 rape revenge grindhouse film, the new I Spit on Your Grave sends a city girl to a cabin in the woods to work on her novel, but the local men follow and assault her. Though her assailants assume she's dead, she re-enters their lives determined to make them pay for their crimes in the most vicious ways imaginable. With Andrew Howard. On DVD and Blu Ray.
Tony Jaa returns in Ong Bak 3, set in Thailand in the early 1400s. After being brutally beaten and assumed dead, Jaa must train to rehabilitate himself. When the people who hurt him come back into his life, Jaa must fight them not just for himself, but for the future of his country.
Bill Nighy is the ultimate hit man in Wild Target: sophisticated, detached, professional, and unbelievably tidy and fastidious. Raised in the family business, he's at the top of his field until he shoots someone about to hit his target, a brassy and wild young woman (Emily Blunt) in front of a naive witness (Rupert Grint). Now he has to convince them he's a suspiciously well-armed private eye and keep them both safe, especially with one of his competitors (Martin Freeman) after all three of them.
Inspired by actual events, corporate fixer Jack Harris (Luke Wilson) finds himself between the FBI and the Russian mob in Middle Men. When two unfocused losers (Giovanni Ribisi and Gabriel Macht) become the first people to put pornography on the internet, they become very rich men... but their mobster business partners and their lawyer (James Caan) call in Jack to sort out their business. Suddenly, straight-arrow Jack, with a wife (Jacinda Barrett) and family, is entrenched in strip clubs and porn stars, and may not have a way out of his new, dangerous life. With Laura Ramsey.
New this week to Reckless Video's TV New Releases are two discs of Classic Educational Shorts: The Celluloid Salesman and Safe... Not Sorry. We also have series four of the BBC detective series Pie in the Sky and the children's show Chuggington: Let's Ride the Rails.
Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Madea's Family Reunion
Irreversible, I Stand Alone
When a Stranger Calls, Veronica Mars
The Way of the Gun, Rollerball
The Last Kiss, The Human Stain
The Protector, Ong Bak: The Thai Warrior
24, Sons of Anarchy
After Hours, True Romance
X-Men, The Piano
Mad Money, The Gift
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Faculty
The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi, Onmyoji
Freaky Friday, A Fish Called Wanda
Bringing Down the House, Lake Placid
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