Former smuggler Chris (Mark Wahlberg) is living a respectable life, using his knowledge of crime to work as a security consultant in Contraband. When his wife's (Kate Beckinsale) brother (Caleb Landry Jones) has a smuggling deal go wrong, Chris has to fix the situation with a vicious mobster (Giovanni Ribisi) and make money the only way he knows how: he returns to a life of crime. Getting on board his father's (William Lucking) shipping operation, he re-teams with an old smuggling partner (Lukas Haas)... but he has to navigate a dangerous underworld of crime bosses and counterfeiters while staying one step ahead of the authorities, reluctantly making one last score to save his family. With J.K. Simmons and Diego Luna. On DVD and Blu Ray.
Pocky, a gangster in 1920s China, accidentally becomes the governor of Goose Town in the action/comedy Let the Bullets Fly, and he intends to use his new position to grift some easy money. The town is incredibly corrupt, and the mobster (Chow Yun Fat) who dominates Goose Town from his guarded fortress demands half the city's tax money-- Soon Pocky is at war, no longer worried about a quick money grab, but dedicated to destroy his rival. With Ge You.
After losing their daughter and all of their worldly possessions in a fire, Dr. John Weiland and his wife Charlotte (Juliet Landau) rent a large house in the countryside in The Yellow Wallpaper, inspired by the classic novel. Grieving for her daughter, Charlotte spends more and more time in the secluded, yellow-wallpapered attic, withdrawing from her husband and sister (Dale Dickey). In solitude, Charlotte becomes convinced her little girl is in the house.
Claire (Sara Paxton) and Luke (Pat Healy) are the skeleton crew, manning the front desk of an old, empty, and soon-to-be shut down hotel in Ti West's The Innkeepers, and they spend their time before the hotel's closing investigating the stories of ghosts and hauntings that surround the creepy old building. With a microphone cued to record EVP phenomena, the pair do their own amateur "ghost hunting," trading shifts until the hotel's demise. At first, nothing happens... but the longer they wait... With Kelly McGillis.
Haunted by dreams that predict his demise on November 11, 2011, author Joseph Crone has lost all faith in 11-11-11. When his wheelchair-bound brother (Michael Landes) summons him to visit their dying father in Spain, Joseph's questions about faith, God, and his premonitions about 11/11/11 are amplified by supernatural occurrences that could be the first signs of demonic activity. With Wendy Glenn.
Once famous for swimming with great white sharks, Kate (Halle Berry) stopped swimming with sharks after a tragic shark attack killed her mentor in Dark Tide. When an old flame (Oliver Martinez), her former partner, finds her giving wildlife tours, he encourages her to get back in the water and face her fears, and a wealthy Englishman (Ralph Brown) who wants to hire Kate to take his family swimming with sharks gives her the opportunity. Back in the water with great white sharks, her new crew pushes further and further, into the kind of circumstances that traumatized her. On DVD and Blu Ray.
Based on the 1973 PBS documentary that first placed cameras into middle-American life, Cinema Verite dramatizes the story of the Loud family as their lives change under the observation of film crews. When Craig Gilbert (James Gandolfini) offers them his vision, Bill and Pat Loud (Tim Robbins and Diane Lane) agree to be part of Craig's cutting-edge television experiment, but as the Louds and their son (Thomas Dekker) have their lives laid bare in broadcast, family tensions are compounded by being watched. On DVD and Blu Ray.
Teenage dropout Emilia (Jessica Brown Findlay) gets a job working at a seaside hotel in Albatross, forming a relationship with the family that owns the building. THe hotel is owned by Johnathan (Sebastian Koch), who spends all his time in the attic working on the follow-up to his successful first novel, a follow-up he's been struggling with for twenty years. His dissatisfied wife Joa (Julia Ormond) is left running the hotel, and their teenage daughter Beth (Felicity Jones) is roughly Emilia's age. When Emilia enters their lives, subtle shifts begin, as their new hire helps them see where they're headed, and what they want.
17-year-old Alike is a good student who lives with her parents (Kim Wayans and Charles Parnell) in Brooklyn in Pariah, and she is slowly beginning to embrace her identity as a lesbian. Encouraged by her out-and-proud best friend, Alike is still trying to find herself amongst her parents' strained marriage, her friends, and the people who respond to her sexuality. On DVD and Blu Ray.
Middle-east veteran Kelli (Linda Cardellini) comes home hoping to resume her life as she left it in Return, but the world has moved on without her. Her husband (Michael Shannon) has been unfaithful, her factory job can't hold her attention, and she's unable to emotionally support her children. She meets a charming veteran (John Slattery) in court-appointed therapy, but as her world slowly crumbles, so does Kelli, and she works to reestablish some kind of normal life after the toll of her deployment. With Talia Balsam.
Comedian Patton Oswalt's new live stand-up comedy performance is Finest Hour, recorded live at the Moore Theater in Seattle.
New this week in our TV New Releases:
From the creators of Downton Abbey, the rich, ensemble, period drama set aboard one of history's most notorious ships. On DVD and Blu Ray. The Guild
Seasons 4 & 5
Two seasons worth of the continuing misadventures of an online fantasy role playing guild, and the ways their real lives compete with their fictional lives
The BBC miniseries adaptation of Charles Dickens rags-to-riches classic, with Gillian Anderson.
The Cider House Rules, The Ladykillers
The Last Kiss, Seduced and Abandoned
To Live, Farewell My Concubine
Ed Wood, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Race the Sun, Things We Lost in the Fire
Unfaithful, Before Night Falls
Withnail & I, Mean Machine