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, May 23, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2015

DVDs;

BALLET 422 - Documentary/Ballet. Starring Tiler Peck, Sterling Hyltin, Justin Peck, Amar Ramasar. Directed by Judy Lee Lipes. 2015. Rated PG. 75 minutes.

CUT BANK -  Film Noir/Suspense. Starring Teresa Palmer, Liam Hemsworth, Billy Bob Thornton, John Malkovich, Ty Olsson, Michael Stuhlbarg, Oliver Platt, Bruce Dern, Sonya Salomaa, Peyton Kennedy. Directed by Mark Shakman. 2015. Rated R. 93 minutes.

LOFT, THE - Suspense. Starring Karl Urban, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller, Eric Stonestreet, Mattias Shoenaerts, Isabel Lucas, Rachael Taylor, Rhona Mitra. Directed by Erik Van Looy. 2014. Rated R. 108 minutes. Box Office: $6 million.

RAY DONOVAN: SEASON 2 - TV/Suspense/Film Noir. Starring Liev Schreiber, Paula Malcomson, Jon Voight, Devon Bagby, Dash Mihok, Katherine Moening, Eddie Marsan, Steven Bauer. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Unrated.

SEVENTH SON - Sci-Fi/Action. Starring Ben Barnes, Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Djimon Hounsou, Antje Traue, Olivia Williams, Jason Scott Lee. Directed by Sergey Bodrov. 2014. Rated PG-13. 102 minutes. Box Office: $18 million.

NEW ARRIVALS:

DVDs:

CONFESSION, THE [1970][THE CRITERION COLLECTION]Suspense/France-Italy. Starring Yves Montand, Simone Signoret, Gabriele Ferzetti, Michel Vitold, Jean Bouise, Laszlo Szabo. Directed by Costa-Gavras. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Rated GP. 139 minutes.

STATE OF SIEGE [THE CRITERION COLLECTION] - Suspense/France-Italy-West Germany. Starring Yves Montand, Renato Salvatori, O.E. Hasse, Jacques Weber, Jean-Luc Bideau, Maurice Teynac. Directed by Costa-Gavras. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 1972. Unrated. 120 minutes.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2015

BLU-RAYS:

AMERICAN SNIPER - War/Action. Starring Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner, Jake McDorman, Luke Grines, Navid Negahban. Directed by Clint Eastwood. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated R. 132 minutes. Academy Award winner for Best Sound Editing and nominated for 5 more, including Best Picture and Best Actor (Bradley Cooper). Box Office: $350 million.

LEVIATHAN [2014] - Russia/Drama. Starring Aleksey Serebryakov, Elena Lyadova, Roman Madyanov, Vladimir Vdovichenkov,  Ana Ukolova, Directed by Andrey Zvyagnitsev. Rated R. 140 minutes. Nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award.

DVDS:

AMERICAN SNIPER - War/Action. Starring Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner, Jake McDorman, Luke Grines, Navid Negahban. Directed by Clint Eastwood. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated R. 132 minutes. Academy Award winner for Best Sound Editing and nominated for 5 more, including Best Picture and Best Actor (Bradley Cooper). Box Office: $350 million.

BEFORE I DISAPPEAR -  Drama/US-British Isles. Starring Shawn Christensen, Fatima Ptacek, Emmy Rossum, Paul Wesley, Ron Perlman, Richard Schiff. Directed by Shawn Christensen. 2014. Unrated. 93 minutes.

BLUE ROOM, THE -  Film Noir/Suspense/France. Starring Mathieu Amalric, Lea Drucker, Stephanie Cleau, Laurent Poitrenaux, Serge Bozon, Blutch. Directed by Mathieu Amalric. 2014. Rated R. 76 minutes. 

CALL THE MIDWIFE: SEASON 4 - British TV/Drama. Starring Vanessa Redgrave, Jenny Agutter, Helen George, Laura Main, Cliff Parisi, Judy Parfitt, Stephen McGann, Pam Ferris. 2014-2015. Unrated.

FUTURO BEACH -  Gay/Drama/Brazil-Germany. Starring Wagner Moura, Clemens Schick, Jesuita Barbosa, Fred Lima, Thomas Aquino, Maj. Barretto. Directed by Karim Ainouz. 2014. Unrated. 106 minutes.

GIRLHOOD -  Drama/France. Starring Karidja Toure, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh, Marietou Toure, Idrissa Diabate, Simina Soumare. Directed by Celine Sciamma. 2014. Unrated. 111 minutes. 


LEVIATHAN [2014] - Russia/Drama. Starring Aleksey Serebryakov, Elena Lyadova, Roman Madyanov, Vladimir Vdovichenkov,  Ana Ukolova, Directed by Andrey Zvyagnitsev. Rated R. 140 minutes. Nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award.

LIVING, THE - Film Noir/Suspense. Starring Fran Kranz, Jocelin Donahue, Kenny Wormald, Chris Mulkey, Joelle Carter, Erin Cummings. Directed by Jack Bryan. 2015. Rated R. 89 minutes.

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK: SEASON 2 - TV/Comedy. Starring Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning, Michael Harney, Natasha Lyonne, Kate Mulgrew, Uzo Aduba, Samira Wiley. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!  2014. Unrated.

STRANGE MAGIC -  Family/Animation. Starring voices of Evan Rachel Wood, Elijah Kelley, Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Alfred Molina, Maya Rudolph, Peter Stormare. Directed by Gary Rydstrom. 2015. Rated PG. 99 minutes. Box Office: $13 million.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2015

BLU-RAY:

STILL ALICE - Drama. Starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart, Shane McRae, Hunter Parrish, Seth Gilliam, Erin Darke, Daniel Gerroll. Directed by Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated PG-13. 101 minutes. Box Office: $19 million. Academy Award winner: Best Actress Julianne Moore.

DVDS:

BELOVED SISTERS - Drama/Germany-Austria-Switzerland. Starring Hannah Herzsprung, Florian Stetter, Henriette Confurius, Claudia Messner, Ronald Zehrfeld, Maja Maranow. Directed by Dominik Graf. 2014. Unrated. 138 minutes.

BLACKHAT - Action. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis, Leehom Wang, Wei Tang, Holt McCallany, Andy On, Ritchie Coster. Directed by Michael Mann. 2015. Rated R. 133 minutes. Box Office: $8 million.

COBBLER, THE - Comedy. Starring Adam Sandler, Dan Stevens, Ellen Barkin, Dustin Hoffman, Steve Buscemi, Melonie Diaz, Dascha Polanco, Method Man, Greta Lee. Directed by Thomas McCarthy. Rated PG-13. 99 minutes.

MORTDECAI - Comedy/British Isles-US. Starring Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany, Olivia Munn, Jonny Pasvolsky, Ulrich Thomsen, Michael Culkin, Jeff Goldblum. Directed by David Koepp. 2015. Rated R. 107 minutes. Box Office: $8 million.

STILL ALICE - Drama. Starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart, Shane McRae, Hunter Parrish, Seth Gilliam, Erin Darke, Daniel Gerroll. Directed by Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated PG-13. 101 minutes. Box Office: $19 million. Academy Award winner: Best Actress Julianne Moore.

THESE FINAL HOURS -   Australia/Suspense/Drama. Starring Sarah Snook. Jessica De Gouw, Daniel Henshall, Natahan Phillips, David Field, Kathryn Beck. Directed by Zak Hilditch. 2014. Unrated. 87 minutes.

TIP TOP - France-Luxembourg-Belgium/Comedy/Suspense. Starring Isabelle Huppert, Sandrine Kiberlain, Francois Damiens, Karole Rocher, Aymen Saidi, Saida Bekkouche, Elie Lison. Directed by Serge Bozon. 2013. Unrated. 106 minutes.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2015 and FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2015 and FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2015

TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2015:

BLU-RAYS:

MR. TURNER - Drama/British Isles-France-Germany. Starring Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson, Marion Bailey, Karl Johnson, Ruth Sheen, Sandy Foster, Amy Dawson, Lesley Manville. Directed by Mike Leigh. 2014. Rated R. 150 minutes. Box Office: $4 million. This was nominated for 4 Academy Awards.

SELMA - Black Cinema/Drama. Starring David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Wilkinson, Giovanni Ribisi, Jim France, Andre Holland. Directed by Ava Duvernay. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated PG-13. 128 minutes. Box Office: $53 million. Academy Award winner for Best Original Song (Glory) and was also nominated for Best Picture.

DVDS:

AGAINST THE SUN - War/Action. Starriug Tom Felton, Garret Dillahunt, Jake Abel, Nadia Parra. Directed by Brian Falk. 2015. Rated PG. 100 minutes.

AMIRA & SAM - Comedy/Drama. Starring Martin Starr. Dina Shihabi, Paul Wesley, Laith Nakli, David Rasche, Ross Marquand, Taylor Wilcox. Directed by Sean Mullin.  2015. Unrated. 90 minutes.

APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR - British Isles/Comedy. Starring Desiree Akhavan, Rebecca Henderson, Halley Feiffer, Ryan Fitzsimmons, Anh Duong, Hooman Majd, Arian Moayed, Justine Cotsonas. Directed by Desiree Akhavan. 2015. Unrated. 86 minutes.

BLACK OR WHITE - Drama. Starring Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer, Gillian Jacobs, Andre Holland, Jennifer Ehle, Anthony Mackie, Paula Newsome, Jillian Estell, Bill Burr, Mpha Koaho. Directed by Mike Binder. 2015. Rated PG-13. 121 minutes. Box Office: $22 million.

BLACK SEA - Action/Suspense/British Isles-US-Russia. Starring Jude Law, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Karl Davies, Jodie Whittaker, Konstantin Khabenskiy, Daniel Ryan, Tobias Menzies, Michael Smiley, David Threlfall. Directed by Kevin Macdonald. 2015. Rated R. 114 minutes.

BROADCHURCH: SEASON 2 - British TV/Suspense. Starring David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan, Jonathan Bailey, Carolyn Pickles, Arthur Darvill, Matthew Gravelle, Adam Wilson. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015. Unrated.

CONCERNING VIOLENCE - Documentary/Sweden-Finland-Denmark-US. Starring Lauryn Hill, Kati Outinen. Directed by Goran Olsson. 2014. Unrated. 78 minutes.

DANCING ON THE EDGE - British TV/Musical/Drama. Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Matthew Goode, Joanna Vanderham, Janet Montgomery, Jacqueline Bisset, Jenna Colman, Anthony Head, Wunmi Mosaku, Angel Coulby, Allan Corduner, Mel Smith, John Goodman, Tom Hughes, Jane Asher. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2013. Unrated.

DAYS OF GRACE -  Suspense/Mexico-France. Starring Carlos Bardem, Kristyan Ferrer, Tenoch Huerta, Mario Zaragoza, Dolores Heredia. Directed by Everardo Valerio Gout. 2012. Unrated. 133 minutes.

HALT AND CATCH FIRE: SEASON 1 - TV/Drama.  Starring Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy, Mackenzie Davis, Kerry Bishe, Toby Huss, August Emerson, Cooper Andrews, Eric Goins, Wing Liu. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Unrated. Winner of Critics Choice Television Awards' Most Exciting New Series.

LAST FIVE YEARS, THE - Comedy/Drama. Starring Anna Kendrick, Jeremy Jordan, Tamara Mintz, Cassandra Inman, Bettina Bresnan, Charly Bivona. Directed by Richard LaGravenese. 2014. Rated PG-13. 94 minutes.

LOST RIVER - Drama/Fantasy/Film Noir. Starring Christina Hendricks, Ian De Caestecker, Matt Smith, Saoirse Ryan, Ben Mendelsohn, Eva Mendes, Reda Kateb, Barbara Steele. Directed and written by Ryan Gosling. 2015. Rated R. 95 minutes.

LOVE, ROSIE - Comedy/Romance/German-British Isles. Starring Lily Collins, Sam Claflin, Christian Cooke, James Winstone, Suki Waterhouse, Tamsin Egerton,  Jamie Beamish. Directed by Christian Ditter. 2014. Rated R. 102 minutes.

MASTERS OF SEX: SEASON 2 - TV/Drama. Starring Michael Sheen, Lizzy Caplan, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Teddy Sears, Annaleigh Ashford, Nicholas D'Agosto, Julianne Nicholson, Beau Bridges, Allison Janney, Greg Grunberg. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 2014. Unrated.

MISS JULIE [2014] - Drama/Norway-British Isles-US-Canada-France. Starring Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Nora McMenamy. Directed by Liv Ullmann. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated PG. 129 minutes.
 
MR. SELFRIDGE: SEASON 3 [MASTERPIECE] - British TV/Drama. Starring Jeremy Piven, Ron Cook, Amy Beth Hayes, Tom Goodman-Hill, Trystan Gravelle, Amanda Abbington, Samule West, Malcolm Rennie. 2015. Unrated.

MR. TURNER - Drama/British Isles-France-Germany. Starring Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson, Marion Bailey, Karl Johnson, Ruth Sheen, Sandy Foster, Amy Dawson, Lesley Manville. Directed by Mike Leigh. 2014. Rated R. 150 minutes. Box Office: $4 million. This was nominated for 4 Academy Awards.

SELMA - Black Cinema/Drama. Starring David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Wilkinson, Giovanni Ribisi, Jim France, Andre Holland. Directed by Ava Duvernay. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated PG-13. 128 minutes. Box Office: $53 million. Academy Award winner for Best Original Song (Glory) and was also nominated for Best Picture.

SPARE PARTS - Comedy.  Starring George Lopez, Jamie Lee Curtis, Carlos PenaVega, Marisa Tomei, Esai Morales, Aubrey K. Miller. Directed by Sean McNamara. 2015. Rated PG-13. 83 minutes. Box Office: $4 million.

SCHEDULED TO ARRIVE FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2015:

BLU-RAY:

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY - Drama/Eroticism/Adult. Starring Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Jennifer Ehle, Eloise Mumford, Victor Rasuk, Luke Grimes, Marcia Gay Harden, Rita Ora, Callum Keith Rennie, Max Martini. Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015. Unrated and Rated R. 125 minutes. Box Office: $167 million. NOTE: the UNRATED version is only available on the Blu-ray! 

DVD:
 
FIFTY SHADES OF GREY - Drama/Eroticism/Adult. Starring Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Jennifer Ehle, Eloise Mumford, Victor Rasuk, Luke Grimes, Marcia Gay Harden, Rita Ora, Callum Keith Rennie, Max Martini. Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015. Rated R. 125 minutes. Box Office: $167 million. 
 

Saturday, April 25, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2015

BLU-RAYS:

BOY NEXT DOOR, THE [2015] - Suspense. Starring Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman, Kristin Chenoweth, Ian Nelson, John Corbett, Lexi Atkins, Hill Harper. Directed by Rob Cohen. Rated R. 91 minutes. Box Office: $36 million.

INHERENT VICE - Film Noir/Suspense/Cult. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston, Jordan Christian Hearn, Eric Roberts, Serena Scott Thomas, Jeannie Berlin, Maya Rudolph. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated R. 148 minutes. Box Office: $9 million. Nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Costume Design.

LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM, THE [AMERICAN EXPERIENCE} - Documentary/War. Directed by Rory Kennedy. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Unrated. 98 minutes. Nominated for a Best Documentary Feature Academy Award.

PADDINGTON [2014] - Family/Comedy/British Isles-France. Starring Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Imelda Staunton, Michael Gambon, Ben Whishaw.  Directed by Paul King. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Rated PG. 95 minutes. Box Office: $76 million.

DVDs:

50 TO 1 - Drama. Starring Skeet Ulrich, Christian Kane, William Devane, Madelyn Deutch, Todd Lowe, David Atkinson. Directed by Jim Wilson. 2014. Rated PG-13. 110 minutes. Box Office: $2 million.

ACCIDENTAL LOVE - Comedy/US-British Isles. Starring Jessica Biel, Jake Gyllenhaal, Raymond L. Brown, Jr., Jenny Gulley, Beverly D'Angelo, Steven Boles, James Marsden, Bill Hader, Kirstie Alley, Tracy Morgan, Kurt Fuller. Directed by David O. Russell. 2015. Rated PG-13. 100 minutes.

BOY MEETS GIRL[2015] -  Comedy/Romance. Starring Michael Galante, Michelle Hendley, Jean Devereux Koester, Ethan Major, Scott Martineck, Christopher McHale. Directed by Eric Schaeffer. Unrated. 95 minutes.

BOY NEXT DOOR, THE [2015] - Suspense. Starring Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman, Kristin Chenoweth, Ian Nelson, John Corbett, Lexi Atkins, Hill Harper. Directed by Rob Cohen. Rated R. 91 minutes. Box Office: $36 million.

DEVIL'S VIOLINIST, THE -  Musical/Drama/Germany-Italy. Starring David Garrett, Jared Harris, Joely Richardson, Christian McKay, Veronica Ferres, Helmut Berger, Olivia D'Abo. Directed by Bernard Rose. 2013. Rated R. 122 minutes.

EVERLY - Action/suspense/Film Noir. Starring Salma Hayek, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Laura Cepeda, Togo Igawa, Akei Kotabe, Gabriella Wright, Jennifer Blanc, Caroline Cheikezie. Directed by Joe Lynch. 2015. Rated R. 92 minutes.

FORTITUDE -  British TV/Suspense. Starring Stanley Tucci, Michael Gambon, Richard Dormer, Sofie Grabel, Veronica Echeguie, Sienna Guillory, Nicholas Pinnock, Mia Jexen, Jessica Raine, Luke Treadaway. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015.

GAMBLER, THE [2014] - Suspense/Drama. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Lange, John Goodman, Brie Larson, George Kennedy, Steve Park, Michael Kenneth Williams. Directed by Rupert Wyatt. Rated R. 111 minutes. Box Office: $34 million.

INHERENT VICE - Film Noir/Suspense/Cult. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston, Jordan Christian Hearn, Eric Roberts, Serena Scott Thomas, Jeannie Berlin, Maya Rudolph. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated R. 148 minutes. Box Office: $9 million. Nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Costume Design.

KEN BURNS: CANCER: THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES - TV Documentary. 2015. 360 minutes. 

LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM, THE [AMERICAN EXPERIENCE} - Documentary/War. Directed by Rory Kennedy. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Unrated. 98 minutes. Nominated for a Best Documentary Feature Academy Award.

PADDINGTON [2014] - Family/Comedy/British Isles-France. Starring Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Imelda Staunton, Michael Gambon, Ben Whishaw.  Directed by Paul King. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Rated PG. 95 minutes. Box Office: $76 million.

WEDDING RINGER, THE - Comedy. Starring Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting,  Affion Crockett, Jorge Garcia, Ken Howard, Cloris Leachman, Jenifer Lewis, Mimi Rogers, Olivia Thirlby. Directed by Jeremy Garelick. 2015. Rated R. 101 minutes. Box Office: $65 million.

WOLF HALL [MASTERPIECE] - British TV/Drama. Starring Mark Rylance, Damian Lewis, Claire Foy, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Joss Porter, Bernard Hill, Hannah Steele, Jessica Raine, Richard Dillane, Saskia Reeves, Jonathan Pryce, Joanne Whalley. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015. Unrated.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2015

DVDs:

CAKE [2014] - Drama. Starring Jennifer Aniston, Adriana Barraza, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington, Mamie Gummer, Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy, Chris Messina, Lucy Punch, Britt Robertson. Directed by Daniel Barnz. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Rated R. 102 minutes. Box Office: $2 million. Jennifer Aniston was nominated for Best Actress Drama awards for both the Golden Globe Awards and the Screen Actors Guild Awards. NOTE: we are currently NOT getting a Blu-ray rental of this film - if you would like to rent a Blu-ray of this, please call the store to request it or tell the sales clerk at the store and we will get one if there are requests.

GIRL WALKS HOME AT NIGHT, A - Horror. Starring Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, Marshall Manesh, Mozhan Marno, Dominic Rains, Rome Shandanloo. Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour. 2015. Unrated. 101 minutes.

LIKE SUNDAY, LIKE RAIN -  Drama/Musical. Starring Leighton Meester, Olivia Luccardi, Debra Messing, Billie Joe Armstrong, James McCaffrey, J. Smith-Cameron. Directed by Frank Whaley. 2015. Rated R. 104 minutes.

LITTLE ACCIDENTS - Drama.  Starring Elizabeth Banks, Boyd Holbrook, Jacob Lofland, Josh Lucas, Chloe Sevigny, Alexia Rasmussen, James DeForest Parker.  Directed by Sara Colangelo. 2015. Unrated. 105 minutes.

LIVING IS EASY WITH EYES CLOSED -  Comedy/Drama/Spain. Starring Javier Camara, Natalia de Mloina, Francesc Colomer, Ramon Fontsere, Rogelio Fernandez, Jorge Sanz. Directed by David Trueba. 2013. Unrated. 108 minutes.

TAKEN 3 - Action/Suspense. Starring Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace, Dougray Scott, Sam Spruell, Don Harvey, Dylan Bruno, Leland Orser. Directed by Olivier Megaton. 2015. Rated PG-13. 109 minutes. Box Office: $90 million. NOTE: we are currently NOT getting a Blu-ray rental of this film - if you would like to rent a Blu-ray of this, please call the store to request it or tell the sales clerk at the store and we will get one if there are requests.

WALTER - Comedy. Starring Milo Ventimiglia, Peter Facinelli, William H. Macy, Neve Campbell, Leven Rambin, Virginia Madsen, Brian White, Justin Kirk, Jim Gaffigan. Directed by Anna Mastro. 2015. Unrated. 94 minutes.

 

Saturday, April 11, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2015

BLU-RAYS:

ANTARCTICA: A YEAR ON ICE - Documentary/Nature. Starring Anthony Powell,  Genevieve Bachman, William Brotman, Michael Christiansen, Tom Hamann, George Lampman. Directed by Anthony Powell. 2014. Rated PG. 91 minutes.

BIG EYES - Docudrama/Comedy/Cult. Starring Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston, Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman, Terence Stamp, Jon Polito, James Saito. Directed by Tim Burton. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated PG-13. 106 minutes. Box Office: $15 million. Golden Globe winner Best Actress (Comedy): Amy Adams.

MAPS TO THE STARS - Drama/Cult. Starring Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Joan Cusack, Evan Bird, Olivia Williams, Robert Pattinson, Sarah Gadon. Directed by David Cronenberg. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated R. 111 minutes.

DVDS:

ANTARCTICA: A YEAR ON ICE - Documentary/Nature. Starring Anthony Powell,  Genevieve Bachman, William Brotman, Michael Christiansen, Tom Hamann, George Lampman. Directed by Anthony Powell. 2014. Rated PG. 91 minutes.

BABADOOK, THE - Horror. Starring Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshaw, Michelle Nightingale, Tiffany Lyndall Knight, Tim Purcell. Directed by Jennifer Kent. 2014. Unrated. 93 minutes. Box Office: $1 million.

BATMAN VS. ROBIN - Superheroes/Animated/TV. Voices by Jason O'Mara, Stuart Allan, Troy Baker, Kevin Conroy, David McCallum, Trevor Devall,   Sean Maher, Peter Onorati, Jeremy SIsto, Weird Al Yankovic. Directed by Jay Oliva. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015. Rated PG-13.

BESIDE STILL WATERS - Comedy/Drama/Romance. Starring Beck Bennett, Will Brill, Brett Dalton, Erin Drake, Ryan Eggold, Jessy Hodges, Britt Lower, Reid Scott. Directed by Chris Lowell. 2014. Unrated. 76 minutes. 

BIG EYES - Docudrama/Comedy/Cult. Starring Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston, Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman, Terence Stamp, Jon Polito, James Saito. Directed by Tim Burton. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated PG-13. 106 minutes. Box Office: $15 million.
Golden Globe winner Best Actress (Comedy): Amy Adams.

FOYLE'S WAR: SERIES 8 - British TV/Suspense. Starring Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015.

GOD HELP THE GIRL - Musical/Drama/Brit.Isles. Starring Emily Browning, Olly Alexander, Hannah Murray, Pierre Boulanger, Corah Bisset, Sarah Swire . Directed by Stuart Murdoch. 2014. Unrated. 112 minutes.

GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE - Drama/Switzerland-France. Starring Heloise Godet, Kamel Abdeli, Richard Chevallier, Zoe Bruneau, Christian Gregon, Jessica Erickson. Directed by Jean-Luc Godard. 2014. Unrated. 70 minutes. Winner of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize.

GRANTCHESTER [MASTERPIECE MYSTERY] - British TV/Suspense. Starring James Norton, Robson Green, Morven Christie, Tessa Peake-Jones, Kevan Looseley, Leonard Finch, Pheline Roggan. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015. Unrated.

KIDNAPPING OF MR. HEINEKEN - Action/Suspense/Netherlands-Belgium-British Isles. Starring Sam Worthinghton, Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Lwanten, Jim Sturgess, Mark Van Eeuwen, Jemma West, David Dencik. Directed by Daniel Alfredson. 2015. Rated R. 95 minutes.

MAPS TO THE STARS - Drama/Cult. Starring Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Joan Cusack, Evan Bird, Olivia Williams, Robert Pattinson, Sarah Gadon. Directed by David Cronenberg. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated R. 111 minutes.

NEW ARRIVAL:

ODD MAN OUT -Film noir/Suspense/British Isles. Starring James Mason, Robert Newton, Cyril Cusack, Fay Compton, Daniel O'Herlihy, Ro0bert Beatty. Directed by Carol Reed. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 1947. Unrated. Black & White. 116 minutes.


Saturday, April 4, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2015

LATE ADDITIONS:

BLU-RAY:

MOST VIOLENT YEAR, A - Film Noir/Suspense. Starring Oscar Issac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivolo, Albert Brooks, Eyles Gabel, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Peter Gerety. Directed by J.C. Chandor. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated R. 125 minutes. Box Office: $6 million.

DVDs:

KILLERS [2014] -  Action/Indonesia-Japan. Starring Kazuki Kitamura, Oka Antara, Rin Takanashi, Luna Maya, Ray Sahetapy, Ersya Arelia. Directed by Kimo Stanboel, Timo Tjahjanto. Unrated. 137 minutes.

MANHATTAN: SEASON 1 - TV/Drama. Starring John Benjamin Hickey, Olivia Williams, Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Cherrius, Christopher Denham, Alexia Fast, Katja Herbers,  Harry Lloyd, Daniel Stern, Ashley Zukerman. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Unrated.

MONK WITH A CAMERA - Documentary/Art. Starring The Dalai Lama, Khyongla Rinpoche, Nicky Vreeland, Alexander Vreeland, John Avedon. Directed byTina Mascara, Guido Santi. 2015. Unrated. 90 minutes.

MOST VIOLENT YEAR, A - Film Noir/Suspense. Starring Oscar Issac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivolo, Albert Brooks, Eyles Gabel, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Peter Gerety. Directed by J.C. Chandor. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated R. 125 minutes. Box Office: $6 million.

PELICAN DREAMS - San Francisco/Documentary. Starring Mark Bittner, Laura Corsiglia, Jacky Douglas, Laura Harvey, Monte Merrick, Bill Nicholson, Dani Nicholson. Directed by Judy Irving (The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill). 2015. Rated G. 80 minutes.


BLU-RAY:

IMMIGRANT, THE [2013] - Drama/Romance. Starring Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Renner, Dagmara Domincyzk, Jicky Schnee, Elena Solovey, Maja Wampuszyc. Directed by James Gray. Rated R. 120 minutes. Box Office: $2 million.

DVDS:

BOOK OF NEGROES, THE -  Black Cinema/Canadian TV/Drama. Starring Aunjanue Ellis, Lyriq Bent, Ben Chaplin, Allan Hawco, Greg Bryk, Shailyn Pierre-Dixon, Cara Ricketts, Louis Gossett Jr., Sandra Caldwell, Dwain Murphy, Cuba Gooding Jr. 2015. 265 minutes.

HAPPY VALLEY -  British TV/Suspense. Starring Sarah Lancashire, George Costigan, James Norton, Charlie Murphy, Siobhan Finneran, Shane Zaza, Joe Armstrong. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014.

IF YOU DON'T, I WILL - France/Comedy. Starring Emmanuelle Devos,  Mathieu Amalric,  Anne Brochet, Joesphine de La Baume, Nelson Delapalme, Julia Roy, David Clark. Directed by Sophie Fillereres. 2014. Unrated. 102 minutes.

IMMIGRANT, THE [2013] - Drama/Romance. Starring Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Renner, Dagmara Domincyzk, Jicky Schnee, Elena Solovey, Maja Wampuszyc. Directed by James Gray. Rated R. 120 minutes. Box Office: $2 million.

INVISIBLE FRONT, THE -  Documentary/War/Russia-USA-Estonia-Lithuania-Latvia. . Starring Andrias Mamantovas, Darius Udrys. Directed by Jonas Ohman, Vincas Sruoginis. 2015. Unrated. 76 minutes.

VOICES, THE - Comedy/Suspense/USA-Germany. Starring Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick, Jacki Murphy, Elli Smith, Paul Chahidi, Stanley Townsend, Adi Shankar. Directed by Maryjane Satrapi. 2015. Rated R. 103 minutes.

YELLOWBIRD -Animation/Family/France-Belgium. Voices by Seth Green, Dakota Fanning, Christine Baranski, Yvette Nicole Brown, Danny Glover, Elliott Gould, Richard Kind. Directed by Christian De Vita. 2014. Rated PG. 90 minutes.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2015

BLU-RAYS:

IMITATION GAME, THE - Gay/War/British Isles. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech, Matthew Beard, Charles Dance, Mark Strong, James Northcote. Directed by Morten Tyldum. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated PG-13. 114 minutes. Box Office: $91 million. Academy Award winner for Best Writing, Adapted Screen play and nominated for 7 others, including Best Picture, Actor (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Supporting Actress (Keira Knightley).

INTERSTELLAR - Sci-fi/Cult. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Mackenzie Foy, David Oyelowo, John Lithgow, Bill Irwin, Wes Bentley, William Devane. Directed by Christopher Nolan. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated PG-13. 169 minutes. Box Office: $188 million. Academy Award winner for Best Achievement in Visual Effects and nominated for 4 other Oscars.

WILD - Drama. Starring Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Gaby Hoffman, Thomas Sadowski, Cliff De Young, Keene McRae, Michael Huisman. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallee. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated R. 115 minutes. Box Office:  $38 million. Nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Actress (Reese Witherspoon) and Supporting Actress (Laura Dern).

DVDs:

IMITATION GAME, THE - Gay/War/British Isles. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech, Matthew Beard, Charles Dance, Mark Strong, James Northcote. Directed by Morten Tyldum. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated PG-13. 114 minutes. Box Office: $91 million. Academy Award winner for Best Writing, Adapted Screen play and nominated for 7 others, including Best Picture, Actor (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Supporting Actress (Keira Knightley).

INTERSTELLAR - Sci-fi/Cult. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Mackenzie Foy, David Oyelowo, John Lithgow, Bill Irwin, Wes Bentley, William Devane. Directed by Christopher Nolan. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated PG-13. 169 minutes. Box Office: $188 million. Academy Award winner for Best Achievement in Visual Effects and nominated for 4 other Oscars.

REWRITE, THE -  Comedy/Romance. Starring Hugh Grant, Marisa Tomei, J.K. Simmons, Allison Janney, Olivia Luccardi, Chris Elliott, Bella Heathcote, Aja Naomi King, Caroline Aaron, Maggie Geha, Annie Q. Directed by Marc Lawrence. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Unrated. 107 minutes.

SILICON VALLEY: SEASON 1 - TV/Comedy. Starring Thomas Middleditch, Aly Mawji, T.J. Miller, Josh Brener, Martin Starr, Kumail Nanjiani, Christopher Evan Welch, Amanda Crew, Zach Wood, Matt Ross. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Unrated.

VEEP: SEASON 3 - TV/Comedy. Starring Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale, Matt Walsh, Reid Scott, Tony Simons, Sufe Bradshaw. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Unrated.

WILD - Drama. Starring Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Gaby Hoffman, Thomas Sadowski, Cliff De Young, Keene McRae, Michael Huisman. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallee. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated R. 115 minutes. Box Office:  $38 million. Nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Actress (Reese Witherspoon) and Supporting Actress (Laura Dern).

NEW ARRIVAL DVD:

DAVID AND LISA [1962] - Classics/Drama. Starring Keir Dullea, Janet Margolin. Howard Da Silva, Neva Patterson, Clifton James, Richard McMurray, Jaime Sanchez, Karen Lynn Gorney.
Directed by Frank Perry. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!  Unrated. 95 minutes. Newly remastered.  

Saturday, March 21, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2015

3D BLU-RAY:

HOBBIT, THE: BATTLE OF THE ARMIES, THE - Sci-fi/Fantasy/Action. Starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett,  Hugo Weaving, Christopher Lee, Ian Holm, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, Wlliam Kircher, James Nesbitt, Stephen Hunter, Dean O'Gorman.  Directed by Peter Jackson. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated PG-13. 144 minutes. Box Office: $257 million. Nominated for a Best Sound Editing Academy Award.

2D BLU-RAYS:

HOBBIT, THE: BATTLE OF THE ARMIES, THE - Sci-fi/Fantasy/Action. Starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett,  Hugo Weaving, Christopher Lee, Ian Holm, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, Wlliam Kircher, James Nesbitt, Stephen Hunter, Dean O'Gorman.  Directed by Peter Jackson. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated PG-13. 144 minutes. Box Office: $257 million. Nominated for a Best Sound Editing Academy Award.

INTO THE WOODS [2014] - Musical. Starring Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep, Chris Pine, Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp, James Corden, Christine Baranski, Lilla Crawford, Lucy Punch, Tracey Ullman, Daniel Huttlestone, Tammy Blanchard. Directed by Rob Marshall. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Rated PG. 125 minutes. Box Office: $128 million. Nominated for 3 Academy Awards including Best Supporting Actresss (Meryl Streep).

UNBROKEN - War/Drama. Starring Jack O'Connell, Domhnall Gleeson, Garrett Hedlund, Takamasa Ishihara, Finn Wittrock, Jai Courtney, Maddalena Ischiale, Vincenzo Amato, John Magaro. Luke Treadaway. Directed by Angelina Jolie. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated R. Box Office: $116 million. Nominated for 3 Academy Awards.

DVDs:

HOBBIT, THE: BATTLE OF THE ARMIES, THE - Sci-fi/Fantasy/Action. Starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett,  Hugo Weaving, Christopher Lee, Ian Holm, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, Wlliam Kircher, James Nesbitt, Stephen Hunter, Dean O'Gorman.  Directed by Peter Jackson. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated PG-13. 144 minutes. Box Office: $257 million. Nominated for a Best Sound Editing Academy Award.

INTO THE WOODS [2014] - Musical. Starring Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep, Chris Pine, Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp, James Corden, Christine Baranski, Lilla Crawford, Lucy Punch, Tracey Ullman, Daniel Huttlestone, Tammy Blanchard. Directed by Rob Marshall. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Rated PG. 125 minutes. Box Office: $128 million. Nominated for 3 Academy Awards including Best Supporting Actresss (Meryl Streep).

OUTLANDER: SEASON 1 VOLUME 1 - TV/Drama. Starring Caltriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Duncan Lacroix, Graham McTavish, Tobias Menzoes, Grant O'Rourke, Stephen Walters. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Unrated.

SONG ONE - Musical/Drama. Starring Anne Hathaway, Johnny Flynn, Mary Steenburgen, Ben Rosenfield, Li Jun Li, Gideon Glick, Al Thompson. Directed by Kate Barker-Froyland. 2014. Rated PG-13. 86 minutes. 

UNBROKEN - War/Drama. Starring Jack O'Connell, Domhnall Gleeson, Garrett Hedlund, Takamasa Ishihara, Finn Wittrock, Jai Courtney, Maddalena Ischiale, Vincenzo Amato, John Magaro. Luke Treadaway. Directed by Angelina Jolie. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated R. Box Office: $116 million. Nominated for 3 Academy Awards.