When low-key, easy going, biodynamic farmer Ned (Paul Rudd) gets out of jail after making an embarrassing mistake, he finds he has nothing left to go home to in Our Idiot Brother. Not welcome back at the farm, Ned reconnects with his family, aligning himself with his sisters: Ambitious writer Miranda (Elizabeth Banks), impulsive young Natalie (Zooey Deschanel), and domestic Liz (Emily Mortimer) living with her inattentive filmmaker husband (Steve Coogan). Though his sisters see him as a nuisance and embarrassment, laid-back Ned is one of the only people capable of coping with the craziness in all their lives. On DVD and Blu-Ray.
When Dylan (Justin Timberlake) moves to New York, the only person in town he knows is Jamie (Mila Kunis), the corporate headhunter who got him hired, in Friends with Benefits. Since they both just had terrible breakups, the two of them agree to have an emotion-free physical relationship. They manage to stay friends during their arrangement, and even after it ends, but even with their shared annoyance with romantic comedies and their cliches, are either of them ready to be less jaded and more open? On DVD and Blu-Ray.
Nick's (Jesse Eisenberg) life has stalled... he hates his pizza delivery job and has nothing going for him in 30 Minutes or Less when he gets roped into a crazy scheme. Dwayne (Danny McBride) and his friend (Nick Swardson) want money to hire a hitman (Michael Pena) to kill Dwayne's domineering father (Fred Ward), but to avoid any connection to himself, Dwayne orders a pizza and hijacks the delivery driver... which means Nick's life just got worse. With a bomb strapped to him and little time to come up with a huge sum of money, Nick grabs his best friend (Aziz Ansari) and lays out a plan: either they rob a bank together, or Nick explodes. On DVD and Blu-Ray.
Emma (Anne Hathaway) and Dexter (Jim Sturgess) spend one night together after their university graduation in One Day, but they forge a relationship that spans years. Emma's a working-class girl and Dexter's a wealthy socialite, but they never lose one another as their lives intersect every year. Their relationship grows and changes over the course of twenty years, even as Emma finds another guy (Rafe Spall) and Dexter another girl (Romola Garai), their connection doesn't break. On DVD and Blu-Ray.
George (Freddie Highmore) is a talented highschool senior, but he has a deep fatalistic streak in The Art of Getting By. Obsessed with his eventual death, George spends his time drawing, never paying attention in class, and usually getting in trouble... until he uses his reputation as a troublemaker to help Sally (Emma Roberts). Though the two form a connection, George's outlook on life makes him unromantic and unapproachable, but he's developed a bond with Sally that doesn't fit with his worldview. On DVD and Blu-Ray.
When a group of college students set out on a camping trip, movies and urban legend warned them about killer hillbillies in Tucker and Dale vs Evil, but Tucker (Alan Tudyk) and Dale (Tyler Labine) are just out to fix up their new vacation spot. They save one of the students (Katrina Bowden) from drowning and try to help her, but her friends think she's been taken to a Texas Chainsaw Massacre-style nightmare shack. As the alpha-male college student (Jesse Moss) declares war, Tucker and Dale are horrified to find themselves surrounded by city kids dying due to incompetence, ignorance, and one big misunderstanding. On DVD and Blu-Ray.
A campy horror-anthology film, Chillerama is a feature with four short stories. Adam Rifkin directs and stars in Wadzilla, a 1950's style monster movie where a doctor's (Ray Wise) fertility drug unleashes a giant sperm that attacks New York. Tim Sullivan's I Was a Teenage Wear-Bear sees Sean Paul Lockhart transforming into a creature acting on its desires when influenced by leather-boy bikers. Adolf Hitler (Joel Moore) raises the dead to animate a Jewish monster in Adam Green's Diary of Anne Frankenstein, and a drive-in theater is attacked by zombies in Joe Lynch's Zom B Movie. On DVD and Blu-Ray.
The Belgian faux-documentary Vampires puts a camera crew into the heart of a vampire home... with added protection, since the first two documentary crews were eaten almost immediately. Georges is the patriarch of his vampire family, with his insane and monstrous wife Bertha. Their son is becoming an adult in the vampire world, and their daughter dresses in pink, files down her fangs, and repeatedly attempts suicide in hopes of "dying like a human." They all have a story to tell, if the film crew lives long enough to hear it.
The last piece of his father's antique collecting estate shows up at Ben's (Michael Dorman) college dorm in the form of an ornate box in Needle. The night after Ben shows the box to his friends, it vanishes-- and then his friends start dying. The box's clockwork insides accepts a picture of a person and creates a wax voodoo doll... hurting the doll will wound the actual person. With the machine missing and his friends being killed off, Ben and his brother (Travis Fimmel) have to find out who wants to take revenge on all of them.
As a high school senior, Rhoda drunkenly crashed into another car when she looked up to see a second planet Earth appear in the sky in Another Earth. Once she's released from jail, she connects with John (William Mapother), whose wife and son she killed in the accident, posing as a housekeeper. Though she intended to apologize, Rhoda lost her nerve, and she forms a relationship with John hoping to bring some peace to his empty, shattered life... though they both wonder about life on Earth 2, and if their Earth 2 selves have better lives than the ones they live. On DVD and Blu-Ray.
Miranda July's The Future is the story of Sophie (July) and Jason (Hamish Linklater) whose lives change when they decide to adopt an injured cat named Paw Paw. Narrated by the cat, the film explores the thirty days before they can bring Paw Paw home and their impending future caring for Paw Paw leading directly to their middle age (which they see as the end of their lives.) As they contemplate their lives, make radical changes on a whim, create characters out of clothing, and re-tell bleak events and upbeat fables, but their crisis is so pronounced it can expand and contract time.
The German adaptation of the 1980s young adult novel, The Wave stars Jurgen Vogel as a teacher proving a point to his students. When his class claims that Nazi Germany couldn't happen today, he begins an experiment. Though he's just trying to illustrate the dangers of cults of personality, the teacher finds himself in front of driven, motivated, identically dressed students willing to do anything for him... which he thinks will win his argument, until it goes completely out of control.
Exploring the recently unearthed Chauvet Cave, Werner Herzog's Cave of Forgotten Dreams provides rare footage of the oldest cave paintings known to man. Sealed for thousands of years, the cave offers a look at unspoiled artwork, tools, and remains from over 30,000 years ago, and Herzog both films the findings and speaks with the cultural and archeological authorities in an effort to explore humanity through the lens of history. On DVD and Blu-Ray.
The story of Chastity Bono's gender reassignment to Chaz Bono, Becoming Chaz follows the female-to-male transition, from hormone therapy to surgery. Made an advocate of a misunderstood issue, Chaz documented the process as openly and honestly as possible.
Recording and preserving Tibetan folk music banned by communist China, Tibet in Song began as director Ngawang Choephel's quest to save the music of his home country. Jailed and held as a spy by the Chinese government in the middle of his project, Choephel weaves together Tibetan folk singers, the struggle of Tibetan people through the ages, and his own imprisonment and release.
Gargamel (Hank Azaria), the evil wizard, chases a group of Smurfs into a magic cave and they all emerge in New York City in The Smurfs. Strangers in a strange land, Papa Smurf (Jonathan Winters), Smurfette, Brainy Smurf (Fred Armisen), Gutsy Smurf (Alan Cumming), Clumsy Smurf (Anton Yelchin), Grouchy Smurf (George Lopez) and the rest befriend Neil Patrick Harris, who helps them in the big city until Papa Smurf can get them all back home... but Gargamel is in New York too, and he's still after the Smurfs. On DVD and Blu-Ray.
10-year-old Billy (Bobby Coleman) is still bald from chemotherapy, but determined to do something that will make him a legend before cancer takes him in Snowmen. Billy and his friends try a variety of stunts to find a way into the Guinness Book of World Records, but the friends that support him turn out to be more important than any publicity. With Ray Liotta.
Gifted pro-golfer Luke (Lucas Black) has his faith shaken by a disastrous round of golf while on tour in the family-friendly Seven Days in Utopia. On his way home, he crashes through Robert Duvall's fence and finds him to be a kind mentor, someone who can help the angry young man find peace and salvation and put him back on track. With Melissa Leo.
New this week in our TV New Releases:
|The cast and crew of TGS with Tracy Jordan try to keep their sketch show on the air amidst dysfunction, neuroses, and showbiz self-obsession.||Smallville
|The 10th and final season of Smallville, where Clark Kent embraces his future and superhero alter-ego.|
|The police officers working in South Central Los Angeles try to balance their lives against their dangerous job.|
Wrong Turn 2: Dead End
Town & Country, Keeping the Faith
Me and You and Everyone We Know
Groove, Fantastic Four
Green Street Hooligans, A Good Year
Along Came Polly, Cradle Will Rock
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, Moon Over Parador
Flyboys, My Boss' Daughter
Final Destination 3, The Uninvited
Goodbye Lenin, Smilla's Sense of Snow