VIDEO ROOM

Video Room has been serving the Piedmont Avenue neighborhood since 1988. We carry a large selection of movies on DVD and have an ever growing Blu-ray library. We specialize in hard-to-find and obscure cult classics, TV shows, foreign cinema, and film noir, in addition to the latest new releases. Check out our large Directors section and offbeat categories that make us unique. Kids and dogs are welcome. Senior discounts available. We do same day reservations. Free parking.

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Friday, 12pm-9pm

Saturday, 10am-9pm

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY MARCH 3, 2015 and FRIDAY MARCH 6, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY MARCH 3, 2015

BLU-RAY:

FOXCATCHER - Drama. Starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Sienna Miller, Vanessa Redgrave, Anthony Michael Hall, Guy Boyd, Brett Rice. Directed by Bennett Miller. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated R. 129 minutes. Box Office: $12 million. Nominated for 5 Academy Awards, including Best Actor (Steve Carell), Supporting Actor (Mark Ruffalo), and Director.

DVDs:

BARBIE IN PRINCESS POWER - Family/Animation. Voices by Kelly Sheridan, Britt Irvin,  Rebecca Husain, Kira Tozer. Directed by Zeke Norton. 2015. Unrated. 74 minutes.

CODE BLACK - Documentary. Directed by Ryan McGarry. 2014. Unrated. 78 minutes.

FOXCATCHER - Drama. Starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Sienna Miller, Vanessa Redgrave, Anthony Michael Hall, Guy Boyd, Brett Rice. Directed by Bennett Miller. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated R. 129 minutes. Box Office: $12 million. Nominated for 5 Academy Awards, including Best Actor (Steve Carell), Supporting Actor (Mark Ruffalo), and Director.

LAST OF ROBIN  HOOD, THE - Drama. Starring Dakota Fanning, Susan Sarandon, Kevin Kline, Max Casella, Sean Flynn, Patrick St. Espirit, Bryan Batt, Matt Kane, Jane McNeil. Directed by Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland. 2015. Rated R. 94 minutes.

LIFE PARTNERS - Comedy/Romance. Starring Leighton Meester, Gillian Jacobs, Adam Brody, Gabourey Sidibe, Beth Dover, Abby Elliott, Kate McKinnon, Mark Feuerstein, Elizabeth Ho, Greer Grammar. Directed by Susanna Fogel. 2014. Rated R. 93 minutes.

LILTING -  Chinese/Drama. Starring Pei-pei Cheng, Ben Whisahw, Andrew Leung, Morven Christie, Naomi Christie, Peter Bowles. Directed by Hong Khaou. 2014. Unrated. 91 minutes.

MESSENGER OF THE TRUTH - Documentary. Narrated by Martin Sheen. Starring Jerzy Popieluszko. Directed by Tony Haines. 2013. Unrated. 86 minutes.

PRIVATE PEACEFUL - War/British Isles. Starring Jack O'Connell, George Mackay, Maxine Peake, Richard Griffiths, Frances de la Tour, John Lynch. Directed by Pat O'Connor. 2013. Unrated. 102 minutes.

TINKER BELL AND THE LEGEND OF THE NEVERBEAST - Disney/Animation. Voices by Ginnifer Goodwin, Mae Whitman, Rosario Dawson, Megan Hilty, Pamela Adlon, Lucy Liu, Raven-Symone, Anjelica Huston, Danai Gurira, Chloe Bennet, Grey Griffin, Thomas Lennon. Directed by Steve Loter. 2015. Unrated. 76 minutes.

FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2015:

BLU-RAY:

HUNGER GAMES, THE: MOCKINGJAY PART 1 - Sci-fi/Action. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, Phlip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Elizabeth Banks, Mahershata Ali, Jena Malone, Jeffrey Wright, Paula Macolmson, Stanley Tucci.  Directed by Francis Lawrence. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated PG-13. 123 minutes. Box Office: $337 million.

DVD:

HUNGER GAMES, THE: MOCKINGJAY PART 1 - Sci-fi/Action. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, Phlip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Elizabeth Banks, Mahershata Ali, Jena Malone, Jeffrey Wright, Paula Macolmson, Stanley Tucci.  Directed by Francis Lawrence. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated PG-13. 123 minutes. Box Office: $337 million.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2015

BLU-RAYS:

BIG HERO 6 - Disney/Family/Animation. Voices by Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans, Jr., Genesis Rodriguez, James Cromwell, Alan Tudyk, Maya Rudolph, Billy Bush. Directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated PG. 102 minutes. Box Office: $219 million. Nominated for a Best Animated Feature Film Academy Award.

WHIPLASH [2014] - Drama. Starring Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser, Austin Stowell, Nate Lang, Chris Mulkey, Damon Gupton. Directed by Damien Chazelle. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Rated R. 107 minutes. Box Office: $10 million. Nominated for 5 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Supporting Actor (J.K. Simmons) and Adapted Screenplay. 

DVDs:

AMERICAN MASTERS: AUGUST WILSON: THE GROUND ON WHICH I STAND - Documentary. Starring August Wilson, Viola Davis, Charles Dutton, Laurence Fishburne, James Earl Jones, Suzan-Lori Parks, and  Phylicia Rashad. 2015. Unrated. 60 minutes.

BEYOND THE LIGHTS - Black Cinema/Musical/Drama. Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker, Minnie Driver, Danny Glover, Machine Gun Kelly, Darryl Stephens, Elaine Tan, Issac Keys, Tyler Christopher, Benito Martinez, Aisha Hinds, Estelle. Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood. 2014. Rated PG-13 116 minutes.  Box Office: $16 million. Nominated for a Best Original Song ("Grateful") Academy Award.

BIG HERO 6 - Disney/Family/Animation. Voices by Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans, Jr., Genesis Rodriguez, James Cromwell, Alan Tudyk, Maya Rudolph, Billy Bush. Directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated PG. 102 minutes. Box Office: $219 million. Nominated for a Best Animated Feature Film Academy Award.

HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 [R VERSION] -  Comedy. Starring Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Chris Pine, Christoph Waltz, Jonathan Banks, Lindsay Sloane. Directed by Sean Anders. 2014. Rated R. 108 minutes. Box Office: $55 million.

JUNGLE EMPEROR LEO - Japanese Animation/Family. Voices by Masane Tsukayama, Chieko Baisho, Tomoko Ishimura, Hekiru Shina, Kaneta Kinotsuki, Naoki Tatsuta, Dan Green, Michelle Newman, Veronica Taylor, Marc Thompson, Tara Sands.. Directed by Yoshio Takeuchi. 1997. Rated PG. 100 minutes. 

SONS OF ANARCHY: SEASON 7 [THE FINAL SEASON] - TV/Suspense/Drama. Starring Charlie Hunnam, Mark Boone Junior, Katey Sagal, Kim Coates Tommy Flanagan, Theo Rossi, Dayton Callie. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!  2014. Unrated.

STRAY DOGS - Drama/Taiwan-France. Starring Shiang Chyl-Chen, Kang-sheng Lee, Yi Cheng Lee. Directed by Tsai Ming Liang. 2013. Unrated. 138 minutes.

WHIPLASH [2014] - Drama. Starring Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser, Austin Stowell, Nate Lang, Chris Mulkey, Damon Gupton. Directed by Damien Chazelle. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Rated R. 107 minutes. Box Office: $10 million. Nominated for 5 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Supporting Actor (J.K. Simmons) and Adapted Screenplay. 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2015

BLU-RAYS:

BIRDMAN - Comedy/Drama/Cult. Starring Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis, Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Merritt Wever, Natalie Gold. Directed by Alejandro  Gonzalez Inarritu. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated R. 119 minutes. Box Office: $36 million. Nominated for 9 Oscars (including Best Picture, Actor, Supporting Actress, and Director). Due in by Tuesday evening.

GAME OF THRONES: SEASON 4 - TV/Action/Sci-Fi-Fantasy. Starring Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Maisie Williams, Kit Harington, Iain Glen, Sophie Turner. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Unrated.

INTERVIEW, THE [2014] - Comedy/Cult. Starring James Franco, Seth Rogen, Lizzy Caplan, Randall Park, Diana Band, Timothy Simons, Reese Alexander, Geoff Gustafson, Dominique Lalonde, Anesha Bailey. Directed by Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Rated R. 112 minutes. Box Office: $7 million in theatres and $40 online (the first studio film in history to make most of its money back online).

KILL THE MESSENGER - Drama. Starring Jeremy Renner, Robert Patrick, Jena Sims, Robert Praigo, Hajji Golightly, Ted Huckabee, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Lucas Hedges, Rosemarie Dewitt, Paz Vega. Directed by Michael Cuesta. 2014. Rated R. 112 minutes, Box Office: $3 million.

ST. VINCENT - Comedy/Drama. Starring Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, Chris O'Dowd, Terrence Howard, Jaden Lieberher, Kimberly Quinn, Ann Down, Lenny Venito, Nate Corddry. Directed by Theodore Melfi. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated PG-13. 102 minutes. Box Office: $45 million.

TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA, THE - Japanese Animation/Family. Voices by Chloe Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss, Lucy Liu, Beau Bridges, James Marsden, Oliver Platt, Hynden Walch, Dean Cain, Daniel Dae Kim,  George Segal, John Cho, Emily Bridges. Directed by Isao Takahata. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated PG. 137 minutes. Box Office: $1 million. Nominated for Best Animated Feature Film Academy Award.

THEORY OF EVERYTHING, THE - Drama/British Isles. Starring Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior, Sophie Perry, Finlay Wright-Stephens, Harry Lloyd, Alice Orr-Ewing, David Thewlis, Emily Watson, Simon McBurney. Directed by James Marsh. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated PG-13. 123 minutes. Box Office: $33 million. Nominated for 5 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Actor and Actress.


DVDs:

BIRDMAN - Comedy/Drama/Cult. Starring Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis, Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Merritt Wever, Natalie Gold. Directed by Alejandro  Gonzalez Inarritu. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated R. 119 minutes. Box Office: $36 million. Nominated for 9 Oscars (including Best Picture, Actor, Supporting Actress, and Director). Due in by Tuesday evening.

CHAIR, THE: SEASON 1 - TV/Film Documentary. Starring Anna Martemucci, Julie Buck, Shane Dawson, Zachary Quinto. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Unrated.

DOCTOR WHO: LAST CHRISTMAS - British TV/Sci-Fi-Fantasy. Starring Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Nick Frost, Samuel Anderson, Dan Starkey, Faye Marsay, Natalie Gumede. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Unrated.

DUMB AND DUMBER TO - Comedy. Starring Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Rob Riggle, Laurie Holden, Rachel Melvin, Bill Murray, Kathleen Turner, Patricia French. Directed by Bobby and Peter Farrelly. 2014. Rated PG-13. 109 minutes. Box Office: $87 million.

GAME OF THRONES: SEASON 4 - TV/Action/Sci-Fi-Fantasy. Starring Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Maisie Williams, Kit Harington, Iain Glen, Sophie Turner. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Unrated.

HOMESMAN, THE - Western/Drama. Starring Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter, William Fichtner,  Jo Harvey Allen, Barry Corbin, John Lithgow, Tim Blake Nelson, Evan Jones, James Spader. Directed by Tommy Lee Jones. 2014. Rated R. 122 minues. Box Office: $3 million.

INTERVIEW, THE [2014] - Comedy/Cult. Starring James Franco, Seth Rogen, Lizzy Caplan, Randall Park, Diana Band, Timothy Simons, Reese Alexander, Geoff Gustafson, Dominique Lalonde, Anesha Bailey. Directed by Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Rated R. 112 minutes. Box Office: $7 million in theatres and $40 online (the first studio film in history to make most of its money back online).

LIFE ITSELF - Film Documentary. Starring Roger Ebert, Chaz Ebert, Gene Siskel, Errol Morris, Wim Wenders, Martin Scorsese.. Directed by Steve James. 2014. Rated R. 120 minutes.

SIXTIES, THE [CNN] - TV/Documentary. Starring The Beatles, Walter Cronkite, Chet Huntley, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, David Brinkley, Dan Rather, Frank McGee, Tom Hanks, Harry Reasoner, Mike Wallace, Robert F. Kennedy, Morley Safer, Howard K. Smith, Neil Armstrong, Merv Griffin, Buzz Aldrin, Hubert Humphrey, Ronald Reagan, Richard M. Nixon, Jacqueline Kennedy, Muhammad Ali, Bob Dylan, Caroline Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Hugh Hefner, Ed Sullivan, Bob Hope, Gloria Steinhem, George Wallace, Eric Severeid, Nikita Khruschev, Frank Reynolds, David Susskind, Robert McNamara, etc.   HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

ST. VINCENT - Comedy/Drama. Starring Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, Chris O'Dowd, Terrence Howard, Jaden Lieberher, Kimberly Quinn, Ann Down, Lenny Venito, Nate Corddry. Directed by Theodore Melfi. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated PG-13. 102 minutes. Box Office: $45 million.

TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA, THE - Japanese Animation/Family. Voices by Chloe Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss, Lucy Liu, Beau Bridges, James Marsden, Oliver Platt, Hynden Walch, Dean Cain, Daniel Dae Kim,  George Segal, John Cho, Emily Bridges. Directed by Isao Takahata. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated PG. 137 minutes. Box Office: $1 million. Nominated for Best Animated Feature Film Academy Award.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS MAY APPLY - Documentary. Starring Max Schrems, Moby, Mark Zuckerberg, John Palfrey. Directed by Cullen Hoback. 2013. Unrated. 79 minutes.

THEORY OF EVERYTHING, THE - Drama/British Isles. Starring Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior, Sophie Perry, Finlay Wright-Stephens, Harry Lloyd, Alice Orr-Ewing, David Thewlis, Emily Watson, Simon McBurney. Directed by James Marsh. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated PG-13. 123 minutes. Box Office: $33 million. Nominated for 5 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Actor and Actress.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2015

BLU-RAYS:

101 DALMATIANS [1961] - Disney/Animation. Voices by Rod Taylor, Betty Lou Gerson, J. Pat O'Malley, Martha Wentworth, Frederick Worlock, Ben Wright, Cate Bauer. Directed by Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Wolfgang Reitherman. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Rated G. 79 minutes. Box Office: $153 million. Blu-ray debut!

ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY - Disney/Comedy/Family. Starring Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Ed Oxenbould, Dylan .Minnette, Kerris Dorsey, Sidney Fullmer, Bella Thorne, Megan Mullally. Directed by Miguel Arteta. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated PG. 81 minutes. Box Office: $67 million.

NIGHTCRAWLER - Suspense/Drama. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, James Huang, Kent Shocknek, Sharon Tay. Directed and written by Dan Gilroy. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated R. 117 minutes. Box Office: $33 million. Nominated for a Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Academy Award.

PRESDESTINATION - Mystery/Sci-Fi. Starring Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Noah Taylor, Christopher Kirby, Christopher Sommers, Cate Wolf. Directed by the Spierig Brothers. 2014. Rated R. 97 minutes.

ROSEWATER - Drama. Starring Gael Garcia Bernal, Kim Bodnia, Dimitri Leonidas, Haluk Bilgner, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Golshifteh Farahani, Claire Foy. Directed by Jon Stewart. 2014. Rated R. 103 minutes. Box Office: $4 million. 

DVDs:

ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY - Disney/Comedy/Family. Starring Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Ed Oxenbould, Dylan .Minnette, Kerris Dorsey, Sidney Fullmer, Bella Thorne, Megan Mullally. Directed by Miguel Arteta. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated PG. 81 minutes. Box Office: $67 million.

EARTH: A NEW WILD [PBS] - Documentary/Nature/TV. 2015.

FORCE MAJEURE - Disaster/Drama/Sweden-France-Norway. Starring Johannes Kunke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Clara Wettergren, Kristofer Hivju, Brady Corbet, Fanny Metelius. Directed by Ruben Ostlund. 2014. Rated R. 120 minutes. Box Office: $2 million.

KILL THE MESSENGER - Drama. Starring Jeremy Renner, Robert Patrick, Jena Sims, Robert Praigo, Hajji Golightly, Ted Huckabee, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Lucas Hedges, Rosemarie Dewitt, Paz Vega. Directed by Michael Cuesta. 2014. Rated R. 112 minutes, Box Office: $3 million.

KINK - San Francisco Documentary/Erotica/S & M. Starring Peter Acworth, Maitresse Madeline, Chris Norris, Tomcat, Princess Donna. Directed by Christina Voros. 2013. Unrated. 80 minutes. Co-produced by James Franco.

LAGGIES - Comedy. Starring Keira Knightley, Chloe Grace Moretz, Sam Rockwell, Mark Webber, Ellie Kemper, Jeff Garlin, Gretchen Mol. Directed by lynn Shelton. 2014. Rated R. 99 minutes. Box Office: $1 million. 

NIGHTCRAWLER - Suspense/Drama. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, James Huang, Kent Shocknek, Sharon Tay. Directed and written by Dan Gilroy. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated R. 117 minutes. Box Office: $33 million. Nominated for a Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Academy Award.

NURSE JACKIE: SEASON 6 - TV/Comedy/Drama. Starring Edie Falco, Peter Facinelli. Merritt Wever, Paul Schultze, Stephen Wallem, Dominic Fumusa, Ruby Jerins, Anna Devere Smith. 2014. Unrated.

OLIVE KITTERDIGE - TV/Drama. Starring Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins, Bill Murray, Rosemarie Dewitt, Ann  Dowd, John Gallagher Jr., Donna Mitchell, Adam J. Freeman, Martha Wainwright, Zoe Kazan. Directed by Lisa Cholodenko. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Unrated. 233 minutes.

PRESDESTINATION - Mystery/Sci-Fi. Starring Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Noah Taylor, Christopher Kirby, Christopher Sommers, Cate Wolf. Directed by the Spierig Brothers. 2014. Rated R. 97 minutes.

ROSEWATER - Drama. Starring Gael Garcia Bernal, Kim Bodnia, Dimitri Leonidas, Haluk Bilgner, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Golshifteh Farahani, Claire Foy. Directed by Jon Stewart. 2014. Rated R. 103 minutes. Box Office: $4 million. 

THROUGH A LENS DARKLY: BLACK PHOTOGRAPHERS AND THE EMERGENCE OF A PEOPLE - Black Cinema/Documentary. Starring Lyle Ashton Harris, Thomas Allen Harris, Robin Kelly, Hank Willis Thomas, Carrie Mae Weems, Deborah Willis. Directed by Thomas Allen Harris. 2014. Unrated. 90 minutes.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2015

BLU-RAYS:

DRACULA UNTOLD - Horror/Action. Starring Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper, Sarah Gadon, Charles Dance, Art Parkinson, Diarmaid Muratugh, Paul Kaye, William Houston. Directed by Gary Shore. 2014. Rated PG-13. 92 minutes. Box Office: $56 million.

JOHN WICK - Film Noir/Action. Starring Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Willem Dafoe, Dean Winters, Adrianne Palicki, Bridget Moynahan, John Leguizamo, Ian McShane, Bridget Regan, Lance Reddick. Directed by Chad Stahelski. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated R. 101 minutes. Box Office: $43 million.

POM POKO - Japanese Animation/Family. Starring Shincho Kokontei, Makoto Nonomura, Yuriko Ishida, Norihei Miki, Nijiko Kiyakawa. Directed by Isao Takahata. 1994. Rated PG. 119 minutes. BLU-RAY DEBUT.

PORCO ROSSO - Japanese Animation/Family. Starring Shuchiro Moriyama, Tokiko Kato, Sanshi Katsura, Akemi Okamura, Tsunehiko Kamijo, Hiroko Seki, Michael Keaton, Kimberly Williams, Susan Egan, David Ogden Stiers, Cary Elwes.. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 1992. Rated PG. 94 minutes. BLU-RAY DEBUT. 

TALES FROM EARTHSEA - Japanese Animation/Family. Starring Junichi Okada, Aoi Teshima, Bunta Sugawara, Yuko Tanaka, Willem Dafoe, Timothy Dalton. Directed by Goro Miyazaki. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2006. Rated PG-13. 115 minutes. BLU-RAY DEBUT. 

DVDs:

BEST OF ME, THE - Drama/Romance. Starring James Marsden, Michelle Monaghan, Luke Bracey, Liana Liberato, Gerald McRainey, Caroline Goodall, Clarke Peters. Directed by Michael Hoffman. 2014. Rated PG-13. 118 minutes. Box Office: $27 million.

DEAR WHITE PEOPLE - Comedy/Black Cinema. Starring Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson, Kyle Gallner, Teyonah Parris. Brandon P. Bell, Brittany Curran. Directed by Justin Simien. 2014. Rated R. 108 minutes. Box Office: $5 million.

DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY, THE - Drama/Romance. Starring James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Nina Arianda, Viola Davis, Bill Hader, Ciaran Hinds, Isabelle Huppert, William Hurt, Jane Weixler. Directed by Ned Benson. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated R. 123 minutes. Box Office: $1 million.

DRACULA UNTOLD - Horror/Action. Starring Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper, Sarah Gadon, Charles Dance, Art Parkinson, Diarmaid Muratugh, Paul Kaye, William Houston. Directed by Gary Shore. 2014. Rated PG-13. 92 minutes. Box Office: $56 million.

FELONY [2014] - Suspense/Australia-US. Starring Joel Edgerton, Jai Courtney, Tom Wilkinson, Paul Caesar, Rob Flanagan, Jack O'Rourke, Dean Kyrwood, Lizzie Schebesta. Directed by Matthew Seville. Unrated. 105 minutes.

FOOD CHAINS - Food/Documentary. Starring Eve Ensler, Barry Estabrook. Dolores Huerta, Robert Kennedy Jr., Eva Longoria, Alma Martinez, Eric Schlosser, Forest Whitaker. Directed by Sanjay Rawal. 2014. Unrated. 83 minutes.

HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS - Comedy/Cult/Germany-Canada-UK-South Africa. Starring Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Tracy Ann Oberman, Jean Reno, Christopher Plummer, Veronica Ferres, Barry Atsma, Ming Zhao, Togo Igawa. Directed by Peter Chelsom.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated R. 114 minutes. Box Office: $2 million.

JOHN WICK - Film Noir/Action. Starring Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Willem Dafoe, Dean Winters, Adrianne Palicki, Bridget Moynahan, John Leguizamo, Ian McShane, Bridget Regan, Lance Reddick. Directed by Chad Stahelski. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated R. 101 minutes. Box Office: $43 million.

MISS MEADOWS - Suspense. Starring Katie Holmes, James Badge Dale, Callan Mulvey, Jean Smart, Mary Kay Place, Ava Koler, Stephen Bishop, Kate Linder. Directed by Karen Leigh Hopkins. 2014. Unrated. 88 minutes.

OVERNIGHTERS, THE -  Documentary. Starring Jay Reinke, Keegan Edwards. Directed by James Moss. 2014. Rated PG-13. 102 minutes.

RETRIEVAL, THE - Western/Drama. Starring Ashton Sanders, Tishuan Scott, Keston John, Bill Oberst Jr., Christine Horn, Alfonso Freeman. Directed by Chris Eska. 2014. Rated R. 92 minutes.

SEX ED - Comedy. Starring Haley Joel Osment, Laura Harring, Glen Powell, Georgte Eads, Abby Elliott, Retta. Directed by Isaac Feder. 2014. Unrated. 92 minutes.

STARRED UP - Drama/British Isles. Starring Jack O'Connell, Ben Mendelsohn, Rupert Friend, Frederick Schmidt, Duncan Airlie James, Anthony Welsh, David Ajala, Matt Ferris, Sam Spruell. Directed by David Mackenzie. 2014. Unrated. 106 minutes. 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2015

BLU-RAYS:

BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP - Film Noir/Suspense/UK-France-Sweden. Starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Ben Crompton, Anne-Marie Duff, Adam Levy, Gabriel Strong. Directed by Rowan Joffe. 2014. Rated R. 92 minutes. Box Office: 43 million.

BOOK OF LIFE, THE [due this week] - Family/Animation/Comedy/Romance. Voices by Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, Ron Perlman, Christina Applegate, Ice Cube, Kate Del Castillo, Hector Elizondo, Danny Trejo. Directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated PG. 95 minutes. Box Office: $50 million. Nominated for Best Animated Feature Film Golden Globe.

FURY [2014] - War/Action. Starring Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena, Jon Bernthal, Jim Parrack, Brad William Henke, Jason Isaacs, Scott Eastwood. Directed by David Ayer. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!  2014. Rated R. 134 minutes.  Box Office: $86 million.

JUDGE, THE - Drama. Starring Robert Downey, Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob Thornton, Vincent D'Onofrio, Leighton Meester, Jeremy Strong, Dax Shepard, Ken Howard, Emma Tremblay, Balthazar Getty, David Krumholtz, Grace Zabriskie, Sarah Lancaster, Denis O'Hare. Directed by David Dobkin. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!  2014. Rated R. 141 minutes. Box Office: $48 million. Nominated for Best Supporting Actor Academy Award: Robert Duvall. 

DVDS:

500 YEARS LATER - Black Cinema/Documentary. Starring Kolfi Adu, Sona Jobarteh, Hunter Adams III, Hakim Adi, Toyin Agbetu.  Directed by Owen 'Alik Shahadah. 2005. 106 minutes.

AFRICAN-AMERICANS, THE: MANY RIVERS TO CROSS [PBS] - Black Cinema/Documentary. Starring Henry Louis Gates, Jr. 2014. 360 minutes.

BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP - Film Noir/Suspense/UK-France-Sweden. Starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Ben Crompton, Anne-Marie Duff, Adam Levy, Gabriel Strong. Directed by Rowan Joffe. 2014. Rated R. 92 minutes. Box Office: 43 million.

BIG DRIVER - Stephen King/Suspense. Starring Maria Bello, Ann Dowd, Will Harris, Joan Jett, Olympia Dukakis, Jennifer Kydd. Directed by Mikael Saloman. 2014. Unrated.

BOOK OF LIFE, THE [due this week] - Family/Animation/Comedy/Romance. Voices by Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, Ron Perlman, Christina Applegate, Ice Cube, Kate Del Castillo, Hector Elizondo, Danny Trejo. Directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated PG. 95 minutes. Box Office: $50 million. Nominated for Best Animated Feature Film Golden Globe.

DAYS AND NIGHTS - Comedy/Drama. Starring Katie Holmes, William Hurt, Allison Janney, Ben Whishaw, Jean Reno, Michael Nyqvist, Charistian Carmago, Juliet Rylance, Cherry Jones, Mark Rylance, Russell Means, Bridget McKevitt. Directed by Christian Carmago. 2014. Unrated. 92 minutes.

DOWNTON ABBEY: SEASON 5 - British TV/Drama. Starring Hugh Bonneville, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Maggie Smith,  Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Joanne Froggatt, Rob James-Collier, Sophie McShera, Lesley Nicol, Penelope Wilton. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015. Unrated.

FURY [2014] - War/Action. Starring Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena, Jon Bernthal, Jim Parrack, Brad William Henke, Jason Isaacs, Scott Eastwood. Directed by David Ayer. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!  2014. Rated R. 134 minutes.  Box Office: $86 million.

JUDGE, THE - Drama. Starring Robert Downey, Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob Thornton, Vincent D'Onofrio, Leighton Meester, Jeremy Strong, Dax Shepard, Ken Howard, Emma Tremblay, Balthazar Getty, David Krumholtz, Grace Zabriskie, Sarah Lancaster, Denis O'Hare. Directed by David Dobkin. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!  2014. Rated R. 141 minutes. Box Office: $48 million. Nominated for Best Supporting Actor Academy Award: Robert Duvall.

KINGDOM OF DREAMS AND MADNESS, THE - Film documentary. Starring Hayao Miyazaki, Hideaki Anno, Joe Hisaishi, Goro Miyazaki, Yoshiaki Nishimura, Toshio Suzuki, Isao Takahata. Directed by Mami Sunada. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2013. Unrated. 118 minutes.

MULE, THE - Comedy/Australia. Starring Hugo Weaving, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell, Ewen Leslie, Geoff Morell, Georgina Haig, Noni Hazlehurst, John Noble, Nick Farrell. Directed by Tony Mahoney, Angus Sampson. 2014. Unrated. 103 minutes.

MY OLD LADY - Comedy/UK-France-US. Starring Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith, Dominique Pinon, Noemie Lvovsky, Stephane De Groodt. Directed by Israel Horovitz. 2014. Rated PG-13. 107 minutes. Box Office: $5 million.

PLOT FOR PEACE - Documentary. Starring Winnie Mandela, Thabo Mbeki, Neels Van Tonder, Jacinto Veloso, Nelson Mandela. Directed by Carlos Agullo, Mandy Jacobson. 2013. Unrated. 84 minutes.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2015

3D BLU-RAY:

BOXTROLLS, THE - Family/Animation.  Voices by Ben Kingsley, Jared Harris, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan, Elle Fanning. Directed by Graham Annable, Anthony Stachhi. 2014. Rated PG. 96 minutes. Box Office: $51 million. Academy Award Nomination for Best Animated Feature Film.

BLU-RAYS:

BOXTROLLS, THE - Family/Animation.  Voices by Ben Kingsley, Jared Harris, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan, Elle Fanning. Directed by Graham Annable, Anthony Stachhi. 2014. Rated PG. 96 minutes. Box Office: $51 million. Academy Award Nomination for Best Animated Feature Film.

DROP, THE - Suspense/Drama. Starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini, Matthias Schoenaerts, John Ortiz, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Michael Aronov, Morgan Spektor. Directed by Michael R. Roskam. 2014. Rated R. 106 minutes. Box Office: $11 million.

LUCY - Action/Cult. Starring Scarlett Johnasson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi, Amr Waked, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Pilou Asbaek, Analeigh Tipton. Directed by Luc Besson. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated R. 89 minutes. Box Office: $127 million.

ZERO THEOREM, THE - Sci-Fi/Drama/Cult/UK-Romania-France-US. Starring Christoph Waltz, Lucas Hedges, Melanie Thierry, David Thewlis, Peter Stormare, Ben Whishaw, Matt Damon, Tilda Swinton, Rupert Friend. Directed by Terry Gilliam. 2013.  Rated R. 107 minutes.  

DVDs:

ANNABELLE - Horror. Starring Ward Horton, Annabelle Wallis, Alfre Woodard, Tony Amendola, Kerry O'Malley, Brian Howe, Eric Ladin. Directed by John R. Leonetti. 2014. Rated R. 99 minutes. Box Office: $85 million. 

BOXTROLLS, THE - Family/Animation.  Voices by Ben Kingsley, Jared Harris, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan, Elle Fanning. Directed by Graham Annable, Anthony Stachhi. 2014. Rated PG. 96 minutes. Box Office: $51 million. Academy Award Nomination for Best Animated Feature Film.

CODEBREAKER - British TV/Docudrama. Starring Ed Stoppard, Henry Goodman, Paul McGann. Directed by Clare Beavan, Nic Stacey. 2011. Unrated. 62 minutes.

DROP, THE - Suspense/Drama. Starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini, Matthias Schoenaerts, John Ortiz, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Michael Aronov, Morgan Spektor. Directed by Michael R. Roskam. 2014. Rated R. 106 minutes. Box Office: $11 million.

GREEN PRINCE, THE - Documentary/German-UK-US-Israel. Starring Mosab Hassan Yusef, Gonen Ben Yitzhak, Shiek Hassan Yousef. Directed by Nadav Schirman. 2014. Rated PG-13.

LIFE'S A BREEZE - Comedy/Ireland-Sweden. Starring Kelly Thornton, Fionnula Flanagan, Ted Shortt, Eva Birthistle, Brian Gleeson. Directed by Lance Daly. 2013. Rated R. 83 minutes.

LUCY - Action/Cult. Starring Scarlett Johnasson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi, Amr Waked, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Pilou Asbaek, Analeigh Tipton. Directed by Luc Besson. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated R. 89 minutes. Box Office: $127 million.

MARCH, THE [PBS] [2013] - Documentary. Starring Denzel Washington (Narrastor), Martin Luther King, Harry Belafonte, Andrew Young. Directed by John Akomfrah. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2013. Unrated. 60 minutes.

MAY IN THE SUMMER - Comedy/Drama/Jordan-Qatar-US. Starring Hiam Abbass, James Garson Chick, Cherien Dabis, Nadine Malouf, Ritu Singh Pande, Bill Pullman, Alia Shawkat, Alexander Siddig. Directed by Cherien Dabis. 2013. Rated R 99 minutes.

RUDDERLESS - Musical/Comedy. Starring Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin, Felicity Huffman, Miles Heizer, Jamie Chung, Alexandra Lovelace, Eric Starkey, David Flannery, Kenneisha Thompson. Directed by William H. Macy. 2014. Rated R. 105 minutes.

WHITE BIRD IN A BLIZZARD - Suspense/Drama. Starring Shailene Woodley, Eva Green, Christopher Meloni, Shiloh Fernandez, Gabourey Sidibe, Thomas Jane, Dale Dickey, Sheryl Lee, Mark Indelicato, Angela Bassett. Directed by Gregg Araki. 2014. Rated R. 91 minutes.

YOUNG ONES, THE [2014] - Sci-Fi/Action. Starring Nicholas Hoult, Jodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Shannon, Elle Fanning, Aimee Mullins, Alex McGregor, Robert Hobbs, Liah O'Prey. Directed by Jake Paltrow. 2014. Rated R.  100 minutes.

ZERO THEOREM, THE - Sci-Fi/Drama/Cult/UK-Romania-France-US. Starring Christoph Waltz, Lucas Hedges, Melanie Thierry, David Thewlis, Peter Stormare, Ben Whishaw, Matt Damon, Tilda Swinton, Rupert Friend. Directed by Terry Gilliam. 2013.  Rated R. 107 minutes.  

Saturday, January 10, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2015

BLU-RAYS:

GONE GIRL - Suspense/Film Noir. Starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Carrie Coon, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit, David Clennon, Lisa Banes, Missi Pyle, Sela Ward. Directed by David Fincher. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated R. 149 minutes. Box Office: $167 million.

LOVE IS STRANGE - Gay/Drama. Starring John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei, Darren E. Burrows, John Cullum, Olya Zueva, Charlie Tahan, Christina Kirk. Directed by Ira Sachs. 2014. Rated R. 94 minutes. Box Office: $3 million.

WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES, A - Suspense/Drama. Starring Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, David Harbour, Maurice Compte, Patrick McDade, Laura Birn, Dan Stevens. Directed by Scott Frank. 2014. Rated R. 114 minutes. Box Office: $26 million.

DVDs:

21 YEARS: RICHARD LINKLATER - Film documentary. Starring Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, Joey Lauren Adams, Jack Black, Mark Duplass, Zac Ephron, Parker Posey, Matthew McConaughey, Jason Reitman, Keanu Reeves. Directed by Michael Dunaway, Tara Wood. 2014. Unrated. 78 minutes.

BAD TURN WORSE - Suspense/Drama. Starring Mackenzie Davis, Logan Hoffman, Jeremy Allen White, Mark Pellegrino, William Devane, Jon Gries, Ashley Adams. Directed by Simon & Zeke Hawkins. 2014. Unrated. 92 minutes.

BOARDWALK EMPIRE: SEASON 5 [THE FINAL SEASON] - TV/Drama/Crime.  Starring Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Steven Graham, Vincent Piazza, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham, Michael Kenneth Williams, Gretchen Mol, Paul Sparks. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Unrated.

BRIDGE, THE: SEASON 2 - TV/Suspense/Film Noir. Starring Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Holly Taylor, Keidrich Sellati, Noah Emmerich, Annet Mahendru, Richard Thomas, Alison Wright. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Unrated.

FINDING FELA - Music Documentary. Starring Fela Kuti, Yeni Kuti, Femi Kuti, Seun Kuti,  Bill T. Jones. Directed by Alex Gibney. 2014. Unrated. 119 minutes.

GONE GIRL - Suspense/Film Noir. Starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Carrie Coon, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit, David Clennon, Lisa Banes, Missi Pyle, Sela Ward. Directed by David Fincher. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated R. 149 minutes. Box Office: $167 million.

HONEYMOON - Horror. Starring Rose Leslie, Harry Treadaway, Ben Huber, Hanna Brown. Directed by Leigh Janiak. 2014. Rated R. 87 minutes.

IDENTICAL, THE - Musical/Drama. Starring Blake Rayne, Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd, Seth Green, Joe Pantoliano, Erin Cottrell, Amanda Crew, Brian Geraghty, Chris Mulkey, Danny Woodburn. Directed by Dustin Marcellino. 2014. Rated PG. 107 minutes. Box Office: $3 million.

JIMI: ALL IS BY MY SIDE - Musical/Drama. Starring Andre Benjamin, Hayley Atwell, Imogen Poots, Burn Gorman, Ruth Negga, Amy De Bhurijn. Directed by John Ridley. 2014. Rated R. 118 minutes.

LOVE IS STRANGE - Gay/Drama. Starring John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei, Darren E. Burrows, John Cullum, Olya Zueva, Charlie Tahan, Christina Kirk. Directed by Ira Sachs. 2014. Rated R. 94 minutes. Box Office: $3 million.

MEMPHIS - Drama. Starring Willis Earl Beal, Constance Brantley, Larry Dodson,  Devonte Hull, Lopoka Thomas. Directed by Tim SUtton. 2014. Unrated. 75 minutes.

MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN - Comedy/Drama. Starring Adam Sandler, Kaitlyn Dever, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ansel Elgort, Jennifer Garner, Judy Greer, Dean Norris, Emma Thompson, Timothy Chalamet, Olivia Crocicchia, Katherine C. Hughes, Elena Kampuris, Will Peltz. Directed by Jason Reitman. 2014. Rated R. 119 minutes.

MIDDLE OF NOWHERE - Drama/Black Cinema. Starring Emayatzy Corinealdi, David Oyelowo, Lorraine Touissant, Omari Hardwick, Sharon Lawrence, Edwina Findley, Maya Gilbert, Bruce Katzman, Troy Curvey III. Directed by Ava DuVernay (SELMA). 2014. Rated R. 97 minutes.

RESTLESS CITY - Drama/Black Cinema. Starring Herve Diese, Mohammed Dione, Ger Duany, Khadra Dumar, Sky Grey, Danai Gurira, Beverly Hugo, Zoey Martinson. Directed by Andrew Dosunmu. 2012. Rated R. 80 minutes.

SUPERMENSCH: THE LEGEND OF SHEP GORDON - Film Documentary. Starring Shep Gordon, Sylvester Stallone, Michael Douglas, Dana Carvey, Julia Child, Mario Batali, Billy Crudup, Sally Field, Alice Cooper,  Mick Fleetwood, James Garner, William Hurt, Emeril Lagasse, Anne Murray, Sharon Stone, Willie Nelson, Teddy Pendergrass, Jon Voight, Steve Tyler, Mike Myers. Directed by Beth Aala, Mike Myers. 2014. Rated R. 85 minutes.

TWO FACES OF JANUARY, THE - Suspense/British Isles-France-US.  Starring Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, Oscar Isaac, Dausy Bevan, David Warshofsky, Vigit Ozsener, Karayianni Margaux. Directed by Hossein Amini.  2014. Rated PG-13. 96 minutes.

VIKTOR - Action/France-Russia. Starring Gerard Depardieu, Elizabeth Hurley, Evgeniya Akhremenko, Eli Danker, Jean Baptiste Fillon, Marcello Mazzarella, Kait Tenison. 2014. Unrated. 134 minutes.

WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES, A - Suspense/Drama. Starring Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, David Harbour, Maurice Compte, Patrick McDade, Laura Birn, Dan Stevens. Directed by Scott Frank. 2014. Rated R. 114 minutes. Box Office: $26 million.

WETLANDS - Comedy/German. Starring Carla Juri, Christoph Letkowski, Marlen Kruse, Meret Becker, Axel Milberg, Peri Baumeister. Directed by David Wnendt. 2013. Unrated. 105 minutes.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2015

BLU-RAYS:

BOYHOOD - Drama. Starring Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Lorelei Linklater, Elijah Smith, Steven Chester Prince, Marco Perella, Jamie Howard. Directed by Richard Linklater. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated R. 165 minutes. Box Office: $25 million. Currently nominated for 5 Golden Globe Awards and 3 SAG Awards and the AFI winner for Movie of the Year.

GET ON UP - Musical/Bio/Drama. Starring Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis, Lennie James, Fred Malamed, Craig Robinson, Jill Scott, Octavia Spencer. Directed by Tate Taylor. 2014. Rated PG-13. 139 minutes. Box Office: $31 million.

GOOD LIE, THE - Drama/Kenyan-Indian-US. Starring Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, Corey Stoll, Kuoth Wiel, Ferni Ogens, Sarah Baker. 2014. Rated PG-13. 110 minutes. Box Office: $3 million.

GUEST, THE [2014] - Suspense/Action. Starring Dan Bradley, Sheila Kelley, Maika Monroe, Brendan Meyer, Leland Orser, Lance Reddick, Tabatha Shaun, Chase Williamson, Joel David Moore. Rated R. 99 minutes.

NO GOOD DEED [2014] - Suspense/Film Noir. Starring Taraji P. Henson, Idris Elba, Leslie Bibb, Kate del Castillo, Henry Simmons, Mirage Moonschein, Kenny Alfonso. Directed by Sam Miller. Rated PG-13. 84 minutes. Box Office: $53 million. 


DVDs:

ATLAS SHRUGGED PART III: WHO IS JOHN GALT? - Drama/Suspense/Sci-Fi. Starring Kristoffer Polaha, Laura Regan, Peter Mackenzie, Greg German, Larry Cedar, Joaquim de Almeida, Jen Nikloaisen, Rob Morrow. Directed by James Manera. 2014. Rated PG-13. 99 minutes. Box Office: $1 million.
 
BOYHOOD - Drama. Starring Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Lorelei Linklater, Elijah Smith, Steven Chester Prince, Marco Perella, Jamie Howard. Directed by Richard Linklater. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated R. 165 minutes. Box Office: $25 million. Currently nominated for 5 Golden Globe Awards and 3 SAG Awards and the AFI winner for Movie of the Year.

GET ON UP - Musical/Bio/Drama. Starring Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis, Lennie James, Fred Malamed, Craig Robinson, Jill Scott, Octavia Spencer. Directed by Tate Taylor. 2014. Rated PG-13. 139 minutes. Box Office: $31 million.

GIRLS: SEASON 3 - TV/Comedy. Starring Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Adam Driver, Zosia Mamet, Alex Karpovsky. 2014. Unrated.

GOOD LIE, THE - Drama/Kenyan-Indian-US. Starring Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, Corey Stoll, Kuoth Wiel, Ferni Ogens, Sarah Baker. 2014. Rated PG-13. 110 minutes. Box Office: $3 million.

GUEST, THE [2014] - Suspense/Action. Starring Dan Bradley, Sheila Kelley, Maika Monroe, Brendan Meyer, Leland Orser, Lance Reddick, Tabatha Shaun, Chase Williamson, Joel David Moore. Rated R. 99 minutes.

HORNS - Horror/Drama. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple, Max Minghella, Heather Graham, Joe Anderson, Kelli Garner, James Remar, Kathleen Quinlan, David More. Directed by Alexandre Aja. 2014. Rated R. 120 minutes.

LONGEST WEEK, THE - Comedy. Starring Jason Bateman, Olivia Wilde, Billy Crudup, Tony Roberts, Laura Clery, Alexandra Neil. Directed by Peter Glanz. 2014. Rated PG-13. 86 minutes.

LOOKING: SEASON 1 - TV/Gay/Drama. Starring Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez, Murray Bartlett, Scott Bakula, Lauren Weedman, Raul Castillo, Afsheen Olyale. 2014. Unrated.

NO GOOD DEED [2014] - Suspense/Film Noir. Starring Taraji P. Henson, Idris Elba, Leslie Bibb, Kate del Castillo, Henry Simmons, Mirage Moonschein, Kenny Alfonso. Directed by Sam Miller. Rated PG-13. 84 minutes. Box Office: $53 million.

NOT ANOTHER HAPPY ENDING - British Isles/Comedy. Starring Karen Gillan, Stanley Weber, Iain de Caestecker, Amy Manson, Kate Dickie, Freya Mayor, Gary Lewis, Henry Ian Cusick. Directed by John McKay. 2014. Unrated. 102 minutes.

RED HOLLYWOOD  - Film documentary. Directed by Thom Andersen, Noel Burch. 2014. Unrated. 118 minutes.

SALVO - Suspense/Italian-French. Starring Saleh Bakri, Luigi Lo Cascio, Sara Serraiocco, Giuditta Pereira. Directed by Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza. 2013. Unrated.  110 minutes.

TO BE TAKEI - Film Documentary/Star Trek. Starring George Takei, Brad Takei, Walter Koenig, William Shatner, John Cho, Daniel Inouye, Norman Mineta, Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols, Lea Salonga. Directed by Jennifer M. Kroot. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Unrated. 94 minutes.

TWO NIGHT STAND - Comedy. Starring Miles Teller, Analeigh Tipton, Jennifer Szohr, Scott Mescudi, Berto Colon, Joey Lauren Adams, Chris Conroy, Kellyn Lindsay. Directed by Max Nichols. 2014. Rated R. 86 minutes. 

WAYS TO LIVE FOREVER - Drama/Spanish-British Isles. Starring Ben Chaplin, Emilia Fox, Greta Scacchi, Robbie Kay, Phyllida Law, Alex Etel, Natalia Tena, Ella Purnell. Directed by Gustavo Ron. 2010. Rated PG-13. 90 minutes.  

Saturday, December 27, 2014

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2014

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2014

BLU-RAYS:

EQUALIZER, THE [2014] - Action/Suspense/Film Noir.  Starring Denzel Washington, Martin Csokas, Chloe Grace Moretz, Bill Pullman, Melissa Leo, David Harbour, Hayley Bennett. Directed by Antoine Fuqua. Rated R. 132 minutes. Box Office: $101 million.

DVDs:

ELSA & FRED - Comedy. Starring Shirley Maclaine, Christopher Plummer, Marcia Gay Harden, Scott Bakula, Chris Noth, George Segal, James Brolin, Erika Alexander, Wendell Pierce. Directed by Michael Radford. 2014. Rated PG-13. 97 minutes.

EQUALIZER, THE [2014] - Action/Suspense/Film Noir.  Starring Denzel Washington, Martin Csokas, Chloe Grace Moretz, Bill Pullman, Melissa Leo, David Harbour, Hayley Bennett. Directed by Antoine Fuqua. Rated R. 132 minutes. Box Office: $101 million.

I AM SOLDIER - War/British Isles/Action. Starring Duncan Casey, Lee Charles, Noel Clarke, Philip Desmueles, Joe Egan, Mike Fury. Directed by Ronnie Thompson. 2014. Unrated. 84 minutes.

PETER PAN LIVE! [2014] - Musical/Family. Starring Allison Williams, Christopher Walken, Christian Borle, Kelli O'Hara, Taylor Lauderman, Minnie Driver, Jake Lucas, John Allyn, Alana Saunders. Directed by Rob Ashford, Glenn Weiss. Unrated. 131 minutes.

REACH ME - Drama. Starring Lauren Cohan, Kyra Sedgwick, Thomas Jane, Kevin Connolly, Tom Sizemore, Nelly, Omari Hardwick, David O'Hara, Kelsey Grammar, Terry Crews, Cary Elwes, Tom Berenger, Sylvester Stallone, Danny Trejo. Directed by John Herzfeld. 2014. Rated PG-13. 95 minutes.

TRIP TO ITALY, THE - Comedy/British Isles. Starring Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Rosie Fellner, Claire Keelan, Ronni Ancona. Directed by Michael Winterbottom. 2014. Unrated. 108 minutes. Box Office: $3 million.

TUSK - Comedy/Cult/Horror. Starring Justin Long, Michael Parks, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez, Johnny Depp, Harley Mortenstein, Ralph Garman. Directed by Kevin Smith. 2014. Rated R. 102 minutes. Box Office: $2 million.