Weak and sickly Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is repeatedly rejected by the army when he tries to enlist during World War II, but a scientist (Stanley Tucci) makes him a super soldier in Joe Johnston's Captain America. Now bigger, stronger, and faster, Rogers is made into Captain America, an American icon, handled by his colonel (Tommy Lee Jones) and a British agent (Hayley Atwell), but he has to rise to the level of a real hero: Germany's super soldier, Red Skull (Hugo Weaving), has gone rogue. Red Skull's plans are so destructive he's left the Nazis behind and has set his own course for mayhem and world conquest, and he's as fast and as strong as Captain America. On DVD, Blu-Ray, & 3DBlu. Now with Rifftrax!
Fifteen-year-old Moses and his gang roam the streets around their apartment complex with their hoods up, fighting, robbing, and causing trouble in Attack the Block, but their lifestyle is set aside when monstrous, feral aliens descend on their neighborhood. The boys use what little they have to survive the monsters loose in their building, and from one of their victims (Jodie Whittaker) to the drug dealer upstairs (Nick Frost), their survival depends on them rising to the challenge together. On DVD and Blu-Ray.
When an excavation team discovers a burial mound in a Finnish mountain in Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale, they awaken the sacred grave's inhabitant, the basis for the Santa Claus myth. A creature from before he was re-imagined as a jolly gift giver, this Santa terrorizes naughty children, and begins a reign of terror once he's awakened. Even when captured and prepared to be sold as a "rare export," the madness doesn't stop: Santa's elves will do anything to free their master. On DVD and Blu-Ray.
Doc or Doc-like?
Exploring the conflict between Star Wars fans and George Lucas, the franchise's creator and continual revisionist, The People vs George Lucas looks to see if the fans have a legitimate complaint against Lucas. Sifting through legions of super-fans who've developed a wide spectrum of complaints about George Lucas' manipulation of the Star Wars franchise, the film documents not just Star Wars, but fandom itself.
Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon play slightly fictionalized versions of themselves on a restaurant tour of northern England in The Trip. As the pair reprise the roles of their fictional selves from Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story, they riff together as two different comedians clash over fame, ego, and celebrity voices.
A group of friends (including Tenika Davis and Dean Armstrong) are headed to a friend's cabin for winter break in Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings, but they get lost in a storm and find shelter in an abandoned sanatorium... the same sanatorium that held the deformed cannibals from the first three Wrong Turn movies. When the cannibals killed their caretakers in the 1970s, they remained at the sanatorium, and aren't likely to respond well to the intrusion of a group of college students .
Anna Merchant (Milla Jovovich) survives an attack by a serial killer at large in Faces in the Crowd, but the attack leaves her stricken with prosopagnosia, or "face blindness." Though she is the only person to have seen the killer, she's unable to recognize or remember faces, which complicates working with a detective (Julian McMahon) to find and stop the killer... a killer that wants to get rid of a potential witness like Anna. With Michael Shanks and Sarah Wayne Callies. On DVD and Blu-Ray.
Disney reintroduces a stable of classic characters this year in the major motion picture release of Winnie the Pooh, reuniting Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Piglet, Kanga, and Roo to search for Eeyore's missing tale. Created in the style of the hand-drawn Pooh films from the 60's and 70's, the new movie is adapted from the original stories by A.A. Milne and narrated by John Cleese. On DVD and Blu-Ray.
Laura (Jenna Fischer) lives an unfulfilled life in A Little Help, sneaking beer and cigarettes to cope with a son that doesn't respect her, a mother (Lesley Ann Warren) who never stops criticizing her, and an unfaithful husband (Chris O'Donnell). As one thing after another goes wrong, her life spins completely out of control as she tries to find some stability and security in her life. With Kim Coates.
Infomercial titan Robert Axle (Kevin Spacey) loses everything when one of his products maims thousands of customers in Father of Invention. Released from prison eight years later, his ex-wife (Virginia Madsen) and her new husband (Craig Robinson) have squandered his fortune, and he's stuck living with his estranged daughter (Camilla Belle) and her roommate (Heather Graham). Robert is dedicated to getting back on top with a new infomercial and a new product, but he's almost a decade behind the times and saddled with an incompetent employee (Johnny Knoxville).
New this week in our TV New Releases:
|Conflicted and obsessive DCI John Luther uses unique (and sometimes questionable) methods to solve crimes.||Going Postal
|The miniseries adapted from Terry Pratchett's novel follows a con man through his supernatural journey as a Postmaster|
|An ensemble BBC show with an all-star cast, dramatizing the lives of several Manchester neighbors.||Robot Chicken
|The newest installment of stop-motion, puppet and action-figure based sketch comedy from Adult Swim.|
Mirror Mask, 24 Hour Party People
The Rocketeer, October Sky
Prison Break, The Celestine Prophecy
The Office, Slither