Blu (Jesse Eisenberg), a domesticated blue macaw, is living as a pet in a Minnesota book store in the animated Rio. When an ornithologist (Rodrigo Santoro) finds out about a rare blue macaw in the US, he contacts Blu's owner (Leslie Mann) and flies them both to his aviary in Rio de Janeiro... so while Blu is being set up for a blind date, Jewel (Anne Hathaway), another blue macaw, is more interested in being free and returning to the wild. Everyone's plans are foiled when a smuggler (Carlos Ponce) and his exotic-bird-hating cockatoo (Jemaine Clement) kidnaps the Blu and Jewel, the two birds are bound together in an adventure to find what they're missing. While they're being chased by both friends and foes, and though they have different ideas of their goals and their homes, Blu and Jewel might just end up in the same place. With Jake T. Austin and Tracy Morgan. On DVD and Blu-Ray.
Henry Sawyer (J.K. Simmons) reunites with his estranged son Gabriel (Lou Taylor Pucci) after 20 years in The Music Never Stopped. Henry finds Gabriel hospitalized; a brain tumor has taken his ability to form new memories. A therapist (Julia Ormond) discovers that music brings Gabriel to life, so in order to communicate with his son, Henry has to embrace the music from Gabriel's coming-of-age: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and The Grateful Dead. The songs bring them back to their shared past, but Henry blames 60s music for changing is son from a sweet little boy to a hippie runaway. With Mia Maestro and Tammy Blanchard.
13-year-old Vanessa earns a minority scholarship to a prep school in Dear Lemon Lima, but finds herself at the bottom of the social system in her new school. Lumped in with the FUBARs, the school's social misfits, Vanessa is befriended by sweet but socially awkward Hercules (Zane Hutt), pathological liar Samantha (Vanessa Marano), and the rest of the FUBARs... but she comes to learn the power of her Eskimo heritage and individuality, as well as the individual traits of her new friends. With Melissa Leo and Meaghan Martin.
The story of surfer Bethany Hamilton (AnnaSophia Robb) who overcame the loss of a limb with the help of faith, family, and friends, Soul Surfer introduces Bethany as the child of surfing family-- while her parents (Dennis Quaid and Helen Hunt) surf, Bethany and her best friend (Loraine Nicholson) have become competitive surfers. Bethany thinks her championship days are over when she loses her arm in a shark attack, but she gains some perspective through relief work with her youth ministry, and returns to surfing with a new outlook. On DVD and Blu-Ray.
Based on actual events, The Perfect Game is the story of the first non-U.S. team to win the Little League World Series. When Cesar Faz (Clifton Collins Jr) returns home to Monterrey, Mexico, he find the Padre Esteban (Cheech Marin) bringing kids together through baseball, he assembles the first Mexican Little League team to compete in the World Series. Coming to the United States in the 1950s, they have to overcome racism and a language barrier, but with the help of a sports reporter (Emilie de Ravin) and the field's groundskeeper (Louis Gossett Jr), they can become the only team to have a perfect game in Little League championship history. With Jake T. Austin.
Television writer Phil Rosenthal and creator of Everyone Loves Raymond filmed his journey to Russia in the documentary Exporting Raymond. Brought to Moscow to help with a Russian adaptation of Raymond, the film documents the comic misadventures of trying to overcome cultural and language barriers of translating a slice-of-life show.
Normal for remake-sequels, though Quarantine was a nearly shot-for-shot remake of [·Rec], Quarantine 2: Terminal doesn't have anything to do with [·Rec] 2. As a flight leaves from Los Angeles on the same night as the events in Quarantine, the same, rabid sickness breaks out on the plane. Forced to the ground, the remaining passengers and crew are quarantined in the terminal, and a flight attendant (Mercedes Masohn) and a passenger (Josh Cooke) ensure everyone's survival... but as the infection spreads, danger grows, and their hopes for escape dwindle.
Much like Zombieland but with vampires, Stake Land sees another teenager (Connor Paolo) traveling under the protection of a fearless vampire killer (Nick Damici). As they travel the vampire-infested American wasteland, they have to contend with another horror: a militant preacher (Michael Cerveris) and his flock, overtaking the roads for their own purposes. As the travelers search for a haven called New Eden, they find obstacles, oases, and new companions, including Kelly McGillis.
Researching a disappearance from the 1940s, a research team tries to retrace the missing group's steps in Yellowbrickroad. Trying to discover why the entire population of Friar, New Hampshire walked into the woods and disappeared 70 years ago, the researchers head down the same trail... but days into the voyage, their instruments seem unreliable, the group becomes disoriented, and they can all hear music off in the distance. As they become more divorced from reality, terrible things start to happen.
Cold Weather is a slacker detective story where Doug, a forensic scientist, quits his academic pursuits and returns to his hometown of Portland, Oregon, and moves in with his sister (Trieste Kelly Dunn). Rachel, Doug's ex-girlfriend, shows up on his doorstep and encourages Doug to get his life back on track... but she mysteriously vanishes. Doug becomes an unwilling detective, unsure of himself, but still on the trail of the disappeared Rachel.
Tom Selleck returns to play the title role in he seventh Jesse Stone movie, Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost. Forced to retire from his position as Paradise's Sherrif, Jesse is still investigating murders: looking into both a long lost friend and a murder suspect he believes is innocent. His former employees (Kathy Baker and Kohl Sudduth) urge Stone off his unofficial cases, but his friend from the Boston police (Stephen McHattie) enlists his help. With William Devane.
Adapted from Taras Bulba, the Russian The Conqueror tells the epic tale of a farmer who loses everything in war. Bent on vengeance, Taras Bulba becomes a fierce warrior capable leading armies of overthrowing cities.
Tracy Morgan: Black & Blue is a comedy DVD of Tracy Morgan's HBO comedy special, filmed live at the Apollo.
New this week to Reckless Video's TV New Releases are series 6 of Doctor Who, as The Doctor travels with Amy and Rory, but conceals his concern about what the TARDIS is telling him about Amy. Season 2 of Jody Hill's Eastbound & Down catches up with Kenny Powers (Danny McBride) in exile in Mexico, trying to find answers about his past and future that might explain the failures he still refuses to acknowledge. The third and final season of Diablo Cody's United States of Tara examines more of Tara's (Toni Collette) life with dissociative identity disorder. Finally, the newest set of Mystery Science Theater 3000 DVDs includes all of the show's episodes featuring fan-favorite Gamera, with Gamera, Gamera vs. Barugon, Gamera vs Gaos, Gamera vs Guiron, and Gamera vs Zigura.
United 93, Bored to Death
Mysterious Skin, Desperate Housewives
Road Trip, Rounders
Space Cowboys, Marathon Man
Top Gun, Witness