Two children from alien worlds are sent, Superman-like, to Earth in Dreamworks' Megamind. One lands in a mansion and is raised to be Metro Man (Brad Pitt), the famous and super-powered protector of Metro City; the other lands in a prison, and is raised by the "criminally gifted" to be the supervillain Megamind (Will Ferrell). He and his minion (David Cross) repeatedly battle Metro Man... and lose... though when Megamind falls for his hostage (Tina Fey), he begins to suspect he's not that bad. But what would he do without Metro Man? What else can a supervillain do but battle superheroes? With Jonah Hill. On DVD and Blu Ray.
The Hangover director Todd Phillips' newest road movie is Due Date, where high strung professional Peter (Robert Downey Jr) and free spirited manchild Ethan (Zach Galifianakis) get thrown off their plane and are forced to drive to California together. While Ethan is leisurely trying to find the perfect spot for his father's ashes on his way to Hollywood, Peter is trying to get to his pregnant wife (Michelle Monaghan) before she delivers their baby... but traveling with Ethan can make even the simplest plan into a wild, comic farce. On DVD and Blu Ray.
After spending decades as a hermit isolated in the woods, Felix Bush (Robert Duvall) hitches his mule to a cart and rolls into his mid-30's country town and requests a "living funeral" in Get Low. The local funeral director (Bill Murray) and his employee (Lucas Black) are willing to take Felix on as a client, the old hermit makes a strange carnival of the event, confounding the townsfolk who believe all the rumors about him: everything from Felix Bush being murderer to his being in league with the devil... but he simply wants to tell his story, and finally be heard. With Sissy Spacek and Bill Cobbs. On DVD and Blu Ray.
Kristin Scott Thomas lives a privileged life in the French Leaving, a mother of two married to a demanding doctor (Yvan Attal), but risks her lifestyle when she begins a compulsive and dangerous affair with an ex-con laborer (Sergi Lopez). If she chooses to leave and follow her freedom and passion, her world could fall apart, but would the reward be worth the unknown cost she'd bring upon herself in the future?
The French Mesrine: The Killer Instinct is the first half of the story of Jacques Mesrine (Vincent Cassel), the notorious bank robber, kidnapper, and burglar often considered the French equivalent of John Dillinger. The first film chronicles Mesrine's introduction to crime, his tutelage under an established crime boss (Gerard Depardieu), and the formative gunfights, chases, and escapes that would lead him to being Public Enemy No. 1. With Ludivine Sagnier and Cecile De France. On DVD and Blu Ray.
A Russian superhero story, Black Lightning has a villainous scientist looking for the power source that will give him access to massive wealth beneath Moscow... even if mining it will destroy the city and everyone in it. Unbeknownst to the scientist, that power source is hidden inside the car of one of his students, a moral young man who uses the super-powered flying car to fight against crime and injustice. With both men desperate to control the power source, one for good and one for evil, they are on a collision course that will decide the future of Moscow.
Horror: Killers & Eagles
Though it's dangerous for her to be out after dark with "The Nighthawk" serial killer on the loose, Sara Foster takes a night job cataloging patient files in a recently closed hospital in Psych 9. Her time in the empty and ominous building his made bearable by a doctor (Cary Elwes) helping the place in closing and the police detective (Michael Biehn) who would protect her, but she begins to suspect the hospital is tied to the Nighthawk killings. Her suspicions could prove she's in real danger, or that she's beginning to succumb to paranoia and dementia.
Two successful 20-somethings meet and fall in love in Birdemic: Shock & Terror, only to wake up to a horrific attack by screeching, violent eagles bent on destroying humanity. The eco-thriller posits killer eagles, birds that have gained the ability to blow up buildings and hover in place for long periods of time, have been forced into their violent ways by mankind's pollution of the earth. Can these people change their ways, or will they succumb to violent bird death? Now with Rifftrax!
press agent than a censor, especially
in the 50s or 60s" --John Waters
The documentary William S. Burroughs: A Man Within is a look back at the life of controversial writer William S. Burroughs, both at his literary work and his notoriety as an outspoken gay figure and public junkie through decades of repression and willful ignorance. Compiled from footage of Burroughs through the years along with interviews with the artists, musicians, writers, and lovers that new him through the arc of his life, A Man Within looks into many aspects of his legendary life.
New this week in Reckless Video's TV New Releases are the 2nd season of the medical drama Nurse Jackie with Edie Falco, and the 6th season of Mary-Louise Parker as the drug-dealing housewife in Weeds.
Reckless also has two new anime series: Samurai 7, a serialized science fiction adaptation of Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai, and the supernatural boarding school drama/romance Vampire Knight.
Old School, School for Scoundrels
The Straight Story, Coal Miner's Daughter
About a Boy, Fierce Creatures
Pootie Tang, Mr Show with Bob and David
Sunshine State, The Sopranos