Shawn (David Henrie) is sent to stay with his great aunt for a little peace and quiet in Studio Ghibli's The Secret World of Arrietty. At his great aunt's cabin, he spots Arrietty (Bridgit Mendler), a "borrower:" a tiny person who builds her life out of pieces from the normal-sized world. Though Shawn and Arrietty form a tenuous friendship, Arrietty's parents (Amy Poehler and Will Arnett) discover their daughter's been seen by someone in the regular-sized world and must relocate to keep their existence a secret. Shawn tries to stay in touch with Arrietty, showing the borrowers he isn't a threat, but the secrecy Arrietty's of family my not be the only thing threatening their friendship. With Carol Burnett. On DVD and Blu Ray.
Based on the true story of Manchester United's first football team in the 1950s, United stars David Tennant as coach Jimmy Murphy and Dougray Scott as manager Matt Busby as the men who put together the youngest team ever to win the Football League. The drama focuses on the young players (including Jack O'Connell) and their talented team until the 1958 Munich Air Crash killed all but four of the team. With the nation in mourning, the men must regroup and claim a championship in impossible circumstances to honor the men they've lost. With Neil Dudgeon.
Best friends and CIA operatives FDR (Chris Pine) and Tuck (Tom Hardy) discover they're both dating the same woman in McG's romantic comedy This Means War. Though they didn't know they were both seeing Lauren (Reese Witherspoon) at first, they decided not to tell her they know one another and let Lauren decide which of them she prefers... but FDR and Tuck are both competitive, professional agents, and they employ a variety of dirty tricks to ruin each other's chances. While they're both trying to win Lauren's heart, a real villain (Til Schweiger) could put all three of them in danger, and boys have to stop worrying about dating Lauren and start rescuing her. On DVD and Blu Ray.
Originally slated to be directed by ,and now executive-produced by, George Lucas, Red Tails is the fictionalized story of the real-life Tuskegee Airmen, the all African-American fighter pilots in World War II. When their commanding officers (Cuba Gooding Jr and Terrence Howard) struggle against racial prejudice to get them front line flights, the ambitious fighter group proves themselves against the German Luftwaffe. Consisting of hotheaded "Lightning" Little (David Oyelowo), reckless rookie "Junior" Gannon (Tristan Wilds), wisecracking "Joker" George (Elijah Kelley), and led by "Easy" Julian (Nate Parker), the Tuskegee Airmen are given distinctive, red-tailed planes and sent into battle. Through a series of aerial dogfights, they earn the respect of prejudiced American servicemen, stand against the racist Nazi pilots that think them inferior, and carve themselves a place in WWII history. On DVD and Blu Ray.
Couples, in perspective
A British author, touring on his new book, is giving lectures regarding the value of fakes, or counterfeit art, as their own form of individual expression in Certified Copy. He debates his points on authenticity and merit with a French antiques dealer (Juliette Binoche), they sit down together in a cafe, and their time together is a puzzle of their relationship to one another, what they pretend to be, and who they really are. Receiving its initial DVD and Blu Ray release by the Criterion Collection, the story is an elaborate exploration... are they playing the roles their waitress casually applied to them, or are they pretending to be strangers, acting together as only people with history can?
Michael (Ewan McGregor) and Susan (Eva Green) fall in love just as a worldwide epidemic begins to remove humanity's senses in Perfect Sense. Beginning with the sense of smell, the world's population is helpless to the continual loss of senses, but the story is told through the day-to-day lives of Susan and Michael, as they try to adapt to the changing world around them. Working to stay connected as they can sense less and less of the outside world, their ability to relate changes as their senses dwindle to nothing... On DVD and Blu Ray.
Melancholy widower Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe) travels to a small town in early-1900s England in The Woman in Black, discovering a series of children dying under mysterious circumstances. A solicitor looking over the will and estate of a recently deceased woman, Arthur finds that no one in town will help him except wealthy Sam Daily (Ciaran Hinds)... because all of the townsfolk besides Sam believe the estate is haunted. When Arthur sees a mysterious, black-veiled woman, he begins to think villagers are right about the haunting, and the only way to stop the ghostly woman from leading more children to their deaths is to solve the mystery of her anger and drive towards revenge. With Sophie Stuckey and Janet McTeer. On DVD and Blu Ray.
From the hyper-violent Japanese team that created RoboGeisha and Machine Girl, Mutant Girls Squad is an over-the-top action film where a schoolgirl learns she's descended from a clan gifted with mutant powers. She is sent to train with others like her, learning to control the powers that let her manifest grisly weapons on her body, and meeting a transvestite samurai (Tak Sakaguchi) working to restore the name of their mutant clan... but if fighting for her rights means killing innocent humans, can she truly turn against her own humanity to embrace a pro-mutant future? On DVD and Blu Ray.
Winner of the 2011 Grand Jury Prize at South By Southwest for Best Documentary, Dragonslayer records the southern California youth culture of skateboards, empty swimming pools, and aimless youth. Following skateboarder Screech Sandoval in Fullerton, CA, as he leaves professional skating behind and spends a summer looking for parties and places to make money by putting on impromptu demonstrations. A sort of non-fiction coming of age tale, the documentary follows Screech through a hazy endless summer as he tries to find his new direction.
New this week in our TV New Releases:
|The second season of BBC's modern Sherlock Holmes tale provides three, long-form stories: A Scandal in Belgravia, The Hounds of Baskerville, and The Reichenbach Fall, once again setting Holmes and Watson into mysteries, with stories that include Irene Adler and Moriarty.|
|When long-lost explorer Dr. Cole's emergency beacon sounds, his son and a group of adventurers head to the Amazon basin to find the reason Cole disappeared, and the "magic" he was seeking.||
Rizzoli & Isles
|Detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Laura Isles use their skills to work together and solve crimes.|
Spy Game, King Arthur
Star Wars, Indiana Jones
Half Nelson, The Wire
Take the Lead, Hairspray