Jet Li is a crusading general, unseating corrupt officials in Tsui Hark's magical kung fu fantasy Flying Swords of Dragon Gate. He finds his match in a powerful eunuch warrior (Chen Kun), a villain on a quest to find and kill a pregnant palace maid under the protection of a female warrior (Zhou Xun). As they each prepare to claim a treasure that will be unearthed by a sandstorm that only recurs every sixty years, these fighters are set to clash in elaborate, gravity-defying battles that will change the fate of their nation. With Kwai Lun-Mei. On DVD, Blu-Ray, & 3DBlu.
When he gets word that his father has died, Sam (Chris Pine) and his girlfriend (Olivia Wilde) fly to L.A. for the reading of the will in People Like Us. Sam hasn't talked to his mother (Michelle Pfeiffer) in years and only heads home because he's in deep financial trouble, and he's shocked to find his father left $150,000 to Frankie (Elizabeth Banks), a struggling single mother and her young son. Sam's supposed to deliver the money, but he has two problems: 1) He'd like to keep the money for himself, and 2) He's determined to find out how Frankie is connected to his family. On DVD and Blu Ray.
When her husband asks for a divorce, Diane (Catherine Keener) takes the kids and drives to Woodstock to stay with her mother, Grace (Jane Fonda), in Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding. Uptight Diane hasn't talked to her free-spirit, hippie mother in twenty years, but her children, activist/poet Zoe (Elizabeth Olsen) and introverted filmmaker Jake, aren't as infuriated by Grace's lifestyle as their mother. With nowhere else to go, Diane begins to make peace with Grace, and they all find reasons to stay, but the troubles that first drove them apart flare up and threaten to scatter the family again. With Chace Crawford and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. On DVD and Blu Ray.
Schoolteacher Peter (Christopher Denham) and his girlfriend Lorna (Nicole Vicius) are trying to make an investigative documentary in Sound of My Voice. They're investigating a cult overseen by Maggie (Brit Marling), a time traveler from the year 2054. While none of Maggie's claims are provable, her stories are plausible enough to grow a devoted cult with her stories of future hardships, war, and a crumbling society. As Peter and Lorna are accepted deeper into the cult, Maggie asks them to do more morally objectionable things... but the more time they spend with her, the more they question whether or not she is actually a fraud. On DVD and Blu Ray.
A documentary about private citizens who buy and maintain dangerous animals as household pets, The Elephant in the Living Room interviews animal owners and animal control professionals on either side of the issue. The film travels to "exotic animal shows," examines the troubles of wild animals that get loose in residential neighborhoods, and explores the eventual fates of large animals when average homeowners can no longer care for them.
Adapted from a narrative poem, The Song of Lunch reunites an editor (Alan Rickman) and his former lover (Emma Thompson) fifteen years after their break-up. They return to one of their favorite restaurants, but the years have changed everything: the restaurant is under new management, he harbors resentments about his age and failed writing career, and she is a wealthy society lady. They reminisce about their past, but their reunion becomes an examination of their relationship, and how it fell apart.
New this week in our TV New Releases:
|Jeffrey Dean Morgan runs a luxury hotel in Miami right after the 1958 Cuban Revolution, and has to deal with the mob to stay afloat||New
|Zooey Deschanel is an elementary school teacher who finds a new apartment on Craigslist, and ends up with three new, unpredictable roommates.|
|How I Met
|In the sitcom's 7th season, Ted continues to tell the story of his adventures with his friends that eventually lead to meeting his future wife.||Kingdom
|Stephen Fry is a solicitor in a small, English country town, investigating his community problems while trying to solve the mystery of his brother's disappearance.|
|Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein assemble sketches skewering the foibles of personalities in the Pacific Northwest.||The Third:
|Honoka uses her sword skills and armored tank to serve as an escort and guide in the post-apocalyptic world, but her job changes when she meets a stranger being pursued by the government.|
|Nikita and Michael have escaped Division and are living by their own rules, but they have something Division wants, and would kill to get.|
Time and Tide, Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
Monster-In-Law, On Golden Pond