George (Paul Rudd) and Linda (Jennifer Aniston) leave New York after their professional lives dry out and they can't afford their loft in David Wain's Wanderlust, but an accident finds them stranded at Elysium, a hippie commune. As New Yorkers, the couple haven't met people like the ones at the Elysium, but the alternative (taking a menial job working for George's petty brother, Ken Marino) is worse; they decide to stay at the commune. Trying to fit in among the Elysium family-- including a gregarious winemaking nudist (Joe Lo Truglio), an alpha-bohemian (Justin Theroux), and the commune's slightly burnt-out founder (Alan Alda)-- George and Linda have to adapt to a vegan diet, a lack of doors (even on the bathrooms), and the group's "free love" policy, which puts George between a willing Malin Akerman and his ideas of marriage. Is this something they can get used to, or is commune life too weird for a professional New York couple? On DVD and Blu-Ray.
Three unpopular highschool students film the party that will make their names known, and the result is Project X, a Blair Witch/faux-documentary style party comedy. Hiring a camera man to film Thomas' 18th birthday party, wallflower Thomas, legend-in-his-own-mind Costa, and awkward, chubby D.B. set up a party that will bring out the popular kids, get everybody naked and wasted, and maybe give Thomas a chance with the popular girl at school (Alexis Knapp). They have security (a pair of neighborhood 12-year-olds with tasers) and a rule to keep partiers out of the house, but as the night goes on and the party grows, the documentary (and partiers' iPhones and digital cameras) captures the wildest highschool party ever... and no rules are going to slow it down. On DVD and Blu-Ray.
On their mother's (Susan Sarandon) birthday, and at her request, brothers Jeff and Pat spend some time together in Jay & Mark Duplass' Jeff Who Lives at Home. Businessman Pat (Ed Helms), who's consistently disappointing his wife (Judy Greer), isn't thrilled by the request to get together with Jeff (Jason Segel), who lives in mom's basement, and is more interested in weed and "the connectedness of everything" than finding a job or leaving the nest. Throughout the day, the boys and their mom all find out just how connected they really are, even if they get in each others' way once in a while. On DVD and Blu-Ray.
In a school where the principal (Christopher McDonald) is only interested in the sports stars and cheerleaders that make his school profitable, five misfits meet in detention and form a band in Lemonade Mouth. Painfully shy Olivia (Bridgit Mendler), Mo: pressured by her father to be a perfect student, Charlie: who can't live up to his perfect older brother, Stella: a new girl in school and rebellious nonconformist, and Wen (Adam Hicks): who's having trouble adjusting to his new situation at home, impress the music teacher (Tisha Campbell-Martin), who, like all arts classes, has been moved into the basement to make room for the school's new gym. The band stands up for the outcasts and misunderstood kids in school, making sure the "nobodies" know they're somebody.
Based on actual events, a small time reporter (John Krasinski) finds his big story in a whale trapped in arctic ice in Big Miracle. His story, though it began as an attempt to impress his girlfriend at Greenpeace (Drew Barrymore), draws international attention. Soon, saving the whale inspires everyone to work together, from wildlife officials (Tim Blake Nelson) to oil barons (Ted Danson) to Inupiat whale hunters.
Aspiring chef Anthony (Scott Mechlowicz) is convinced by his fast-talking pal Julian (Alphonso McAuley) to open a detective agency, but their first client is Cat (Paz Vega), an escort with a bounty on her head, in Cat Run. The bumbling detectives can barely keep up with Cat, much less help her, since she's on the run-- she has a tape with a U.S. senator (Christopher McDonald) in some compromising positions, and he's tapped into a vast network of killers and secret-keepers (led by Janet McTeer) to make sure Cat doesn't take him down.
After his wife (January Jones) is attacked, Will (Nicolas Cage) is approached by a stranger who works for an organization that "deals with people" in Seeking Justice. He's contacted by Simon (Guy Pearce), who promises to take care of the attacker when the police can't, in exchange for Will's cooperation with the organization. At first, Will does what Simon asks... but when the requests get more extreme, Will announces he's done. But there is no "done" for the organization; suddenly he's in the middle of a conspiracy, fighting an organization that could include anyone. On DVD and Blu-Ray.
A movie that sets out to prove that architect Norman Foster is "the Mozart of modernism," How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster? details the architect's storied career from his lower-middle-class upbringing to his education at Yale, but the movie's prime focus is on Foster's remarkable design style and his collaborations with Buckminster Fuller.
Exploring the phenomenon of disappearing honeybees, Taggart Siegel's Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us? talks to a variety of experts, beekeepers, and agriculturalists about Colony Collapse Disorder. The system encroaching on the bees includes single-crop farming, importing bees across the world, and the industrialization of beekeeping itself... but the people who love and keep bees are struggling to keep the colonies alive.
New this week in our TV New Releases:
|Ryan (Elijah Wood) might be cracking up. First, he's suicidal and depressed, then, asked to watch his neighbor's dog, he sees the dog as a full grown man in a dog suit... while everyone around him just sees a normal dog. Ryan has to endure the dog, Wilfred, smoking, drinking, and offering him advice as the rest of the world sees nothing out of the ordinary.|
Written, directed, and edited by Louis C.K, each episode allows him to explore any area of modern life in any way he sees fit, often going in completely unexpected directions.
|Carly and her group of friends keep their web series on the air through the pressures and issues of their school and social lives.|
Pride, Glory Road
How to Eat Fried Worms, The Shaggy Dog
House Party, Another 48 Hours
Withnail & I, Alien3