Tony Scott's runaway train thriller Unstoppable puts a 28-year engineer (Denzel Washington) with a rookie conductor (Chris Pine) in an engine in northern Pennsylvania. When another train, unmanned and loaded with toxic material, starts speeding down the tracks, the yardmaster (Rosario Dawson) isn't allowed to derail it because an executive (Kevin Dunn) is worried about railroad company profits. It's up to Washington and Pine to chase down the runaway train before it destroys an entire town, but can the working class duo save the day with their bosses making all the wrong moves? With Lew Temple. On DVD and Blu Ray.
The action romance Kites was the first Bollywood film to reach the American weekend box office top 10, blending Bollywood musical numbers with a Las Vegas setting as J, a dance instructor, and Gina, the daughter of a powerful casino owner, fall in love. When J incurs the wrath of Gina's dangerous and powerful family, they run for the Mexican border, chased by the police and Gina's violent brother. On DVD and Blu Ray.
Set in the summer of 1939, Glorious 39 is the story of the venerable Keyes family in pre-war Britain. The last thing the Keyes family wants is a war that would disrupt their lifestyle, but they find themselves entertaining a pro-Churchill parliament member (David Tennant) who wants the UK to stop appeasing Hitler... who later turns up dead. Anne Keyes (Romola Garai) suspects the death not to be a suicide as reported, but her father (Bill Nighy), and the rest of her family (Julie Christie, Juno Temple, and Eddie Redmayne) think she's being paranoid. As Anne begins to suspect a deeper conspiracy, she can't be sure who she can trust, and starts to fear for her safety. With Charlie Cox and Jeremy Northam.
When white lion cub Letsatsi is abandoned by his tribe in White Lion, he has to survive on his own until he befriends Gisani, a young boy from a tribe that believes white lions are messengers of the gods. Letsatsi grows from a cub to a powerful lion over the course of many adventures, but he has to face his greatest challenge before he takes his place as king of the jungle: a poacher who will stop at nothing to win a white lion as his prize. On DVD and Blu Ray.
Jeff (Kyle Davis) isn't doing much with his life in The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cuthulu, but he trades in his dead-end job for a quest to save the world when he learns he's the last heir of H.P. Lovecraft. Given an ancient relic and dubbed "The Chosen One," Jeff and his team of nerds have to stop Cuthulu from returning and destroying the world.
Woody Allen's You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger is a relationship comedy/drama beginning with Alfie (Anthony Hopkins) leaving Helena (Gemma Jones) after decades of marriage, and Helena's reliance on a fortune teller (Pauline Collins) who predicts positive events in her future. Sally (Naomi Watts), their daughter, and her husband Roy (Josh Brolin) aren't faring much better: she's got designs on her new boss (Antonio Banderas) and he's infatuated with the beautiful girl across the street (Freida Pinto). As Alfie tries to live life to the fullest with a young call girl (Lucy Punch), everyone weighs the consequences and benefits of staying with who they're with or being with someone new... but neither choice can guarantee them happiness. On DVD and Blu Ray.
David Guggenheim's Waiting for Superman looks at the current state of public schools in America, and the parents who hope to send their kids to charter schools. The film explores the money spent in the school system, the current educational system (from superintendents to teachers), and the impact of teacher's unions on the future of education in America.
When Josh Fox was offered roughly $100,000 for his land to be mined for natural gas, his research into the ramifications of the offer resulted in Gasland, nominated for the Best Documentary Film Oscar this year. On a cross-country trek through 24 states, Josh Fox meets families who have the national gas "hydraulic fracturing" processing on and around their land and records their health issues, contamination of their land and air, and tap water that can be lit on fire.
The eldest son of a Kurdish family takes his place as head of the household in the Iranian A Time for Drunken Horses, which includes him doing whatever work he can find in order to pay for his brother's surgery. Eventually, the only way the family can make money is to smuggle goods over the Iran/Iraq border, feeding their mules liquor to help the animals through winter in the mountains, but the world on the fringes of Iranian society is dangerous... especially for unsupervised children.
A comedy about a Greek restaraunteur in Germany, Soul Food is a slapstick farce about a run-down restaurant. Things begin to turn around when a new cook improves the food and the owner's ex-con brother (Moritz Bleibtreu) starts DJing in the restaurant., attracting a new, hip crowd, but with an eccentric and unpredictable cast of characters, they find themselves in deeper trouble than when they started.
With his young son about to go live with his mother in Rome, Jorge only has a few weeks to teach him about a fisherman's life on the water and his Mayan ancestry in Alamar. As they explore the Chinchorro reef in the Gulf of Mexico, the father and son grow closer, and the boy experiences a world that will always stay with him.
New this week in Reckless Video's TV New Releases are the 8th season of reality show Project Runway, as well as the most recent Doctor Who special, where The Doctor has to act as the Ghost of Christmas Past in Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol. We also have the Trailer Park Boys special that takes place right before Countdown to Liquor Day, Say Goodnight to the Bad Guys...
Heaven Can Wait, Troy
Doctor Who, Bright Young Things
25th Hour, Clerks 2
Shirley Valentine, Bleak House
Unstoppable trailer. Sort of.