The story of King George VI, The King's Speech was the big winner at this year's Academy Awards, winning Best Picture, Director (Tom Hooper), and Actor (Colin Firth). After a disastrous speech, Prince Albert (Firth) begins seeing Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush), an unconventional speech therapist. With broadcasting becoming a fundamental part to leadership and his brother's (Guy Pearce) abdication, Logue must help Prince Albert overcome the impediment that's handicapped him since childhood and become King George. With Helena Bonham Carter and Jennifer Ehle. On DVD and Blu-Ray.
Nicole Kidman was nominated for an Oscar for her role in John Cameron Mitchell's Rabbit Hole as Becca, a woman mourning the recent death of her four-year-old son. While Howie(Aaron Eckhart), her husband, believes in support groups and wants to keep reminders of their son, Becca has closed herself off, keeping house and looking after her unruly younger sister (Tammy Blanchard). As they both seek solace in their own way, they try to keep their family together and come to terms with the turns their life has taken. With Dianne Wiest and Sandra Oh. On DVD and Blu-Ray.
Stephen Dorff is aimless movie star Johnny Marco in Sofia Coppola's Somewhere. Johnny's adrift in random drink, pills, and women when he's suddenly put in charge of his 11-year-old daughter Cleo (Elle Fanning). As the two spend time together in luxury hotels and travel to promote Johnny's new movie, he has to adapt to being a father, which could be the most meaningful thing he's ever done. With Chris Pontius. On DVD and Blu-Ray.
Janusz (Jim Sturgess) is sent to Siberia for being critical of Stalin in Peter Weir's The Way Back. As his fellow inmates starve and freeze, Janusz joins an escape attempt with a hardened Russian criminal (Colin Farrell), a solitary American (Ed Harris), and an actor (Mark Strong). They escape during a snowstorm so their tracks can't be followed, but their real challenge is surviving the elements through the long walk to Mongolia, especially after they're joined by a runaway (Saoirse Ronan) when food is already scarce. On DVD and Blu-Ray.
Gulliver (Jack Black) has a dead-end job in the mail room in Gulliver's Travels, but his attempts to impress a travel writer (Amanda Peet) end up stranding him in the strange land of Lilliput. The tiny Lilliputians see Gulliver as a giant beast, and he's imprisoned by their General (Chris O'Dowd) along with Horatio (Jason Segel), who committed the crime of liking the General's betrothed, Princess Mary (Emily Blunt). When he saves the king's (Billy Connolly) life, Gulliver becomes the most powerful man in Lilliput, and his buddy Horatio is on the top of the world... but the General doesn't like the new order, and wants Lilliput to return to its pre-Gulliver ways. On DVD and Blu-Ray.
Terry and Dean (David Lawrence and Paul Spence) are back in Fubar: Balls to the Wall, doing the unthinkable: getting jobs. Traveling to Alberta for high paying jobs laying an oil pipeline, they finally have some money, but while Dean tries to make the best of workman's comp, Terry's starting to settle into domestic life with a local waitress. Trouble between Terry and Dean is guaranteed to involve vandalism and violence, but is the new rift so serious it can split them up forever?
Continuing where Ip Man left off, Ip Man 2 follows Wing Chun Master Ip (Donnie Yen) to Hong Kong, where he opens a school. Master Ip has trouble attracting students because he has no reputation in the new city, but a series of challenges make a name for him quickly. A new school isn't welcomed, and Ip man has to face his challengers to secure his school before finally accepting the challenge of Twister (Darren Shahlavi), who disparages all Chinese fighters. On DVD and Blu-Ray.
The German Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen is the story of the progressive 12th century Benedictine nun Hildegard von Bingen (Barbara Sukowa), a scientific-minded and progressive woman in an era where her ideals weren't celebrated. As von Bingen applies strategy to have her will done against all who would be resistant to her, she emerged as a writer, composer, and mystic who rose to lead her order and become a force within the Roman Catholic church. With Heino Ferch.
Luciano lives a slacker life, listening to records and putting off finishing his work in the Argentine The Paranoids. Struggling to complete his screenplay, he's visited by his successful childhood friend Manuel and Manuel's beautiful girlfriend Sofia. When Manuel is called away on business to develop his show ("The Paranoids," about a hypochondriac loser named Luciano), Luciano is left alone with Sofia.
Maria and Andre (Isabelle Huppert and Christopher Lambert) run an African coffee plantation in the French White Material. Their plantation is already failing, but the eruption of civil war means they will soon be overrun with rebel soldiers, and as Maria and Andre struggle to keep their world from falling apart, Maria complicates matters by tending to a wounded rebel officer (Isaach De Bankole).
Lixin Fan's Last Train Home documents the migration that occurs in China every spring as city residents travel to their home villages. Focusing on one couple, the film follows their journey from the city where they work to their rural home amidst the largest human migration in the world, including 130 million people.
Billy Corben's Square Grouper: The Godfather of Ganja is the story of the Ethiopian Zion Coptic Church, who asserted smoking marijuana was part of their religious freedom. Though the Coptics were a fiercely conservative church, their ganja use made them high volume drug smugglers between Jamaica and Miami, and they became high profile targets for the FBI and DEA.
An investigation into the effects of producing and distributing plastic, Plastic Planet asks several scientists and manufacturers about the negative effects of the widely used substance. As well as looking into the issue of widespread litter and pollution, the film interviews manufacturers and scientists about plastic, generally considered non-toxic, and it's possible harmful effects on humans and animals.
Following the release of Burlesque, Behind the Burly Q: The Story of Burlesque recounts the history of the form via first-hand accounts by the performers. Tracing Burlesque from chorus girls to traveling circuses to variety shows and large-scale dance hall acts, the film discusses not just the dancers but the entire show and it's heritage from vaudeville.
It's All Gone Pete Tong
Lemony Snicket's: A Series of Unfortunate Events, An Everlasting Piece
Once upon a Time in China, Shanghai Knights
Slither, I Spy
Shine, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers
Shortbus, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
To Die For, Birth
Marie Antoinette, Lost in Translation
Lola, Romance & Cigarettes
Gallipoli, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
The Right Stuff, Pollock