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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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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.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2014

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2014

DVDs:

PRIDE [2014] - Comedy/Gay/British Isles. Starring Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Paddy Considine, Andrew Scott, George Mackay, Joseph Gilgun, Ben Schnetzer. Directed by Matthew Warchus. Rated R. 120 minutes. Box Office:

RICHARD PRYOR: ICON [PBS]- Film Documentary/Comedy Performances. Starring Richard Pryor.  2014. 60 minutes.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2014

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2014

BLU-RAYS:

MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT - Comedy/Romance/Woody. Starring Colin Firth, Emma Stone, Marcia Gay Harden, Catherine McCormack, Eileen Atkins, Erica Leerhsen, Jeremy Shamos, Hamish Linklater, Jacki Weaver. Directed by Woody Allen. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated PG-13. 97 minutes. Box Office: $11 million.

MAZE RUNNER, THE - Action/Sci-Fi/Suspense. Starring Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Ki Hong Lee, Blake Cooper, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dexter Darden, Patricia Clarkson. Directed by Wes Ball. 2014. Rated PG-13. 113 minutes. Box Office: $102 million.

SKELETON TWINS, THE - Drama/Cult. Starring Kristin Wiig, Bill Hader, Luke Wilson, Ty Burrell, Boyd Holbrook, Joanna Gleason, Katherine Rose Perkins, Adriane Lenox, Sydney Lucas. Directed by Craig Johnson. 2014. Rated R. 93 minutes. Box Office: $6 million.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES [2014] - Action/Comedy/Family. Starring Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Alan Ritchson, Noel Fisher, Pete Ploszek, Johnny Knoxville, Jeremy Howard, Danny Woodburn, Tony Shalhoub, Tohoru Masamune, Woody Golberg. Directed by Jonathan Liebesman. Rated PG-13. 101 minutes. Box Office: $191 million.

THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU - Comedy/Drama. Starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Corey Stoll, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Kathryn Hahn, Connie Britton, Timothy Olyphant, Dax Shepard Debra Monk, Abigail Spencer, Ben Schwartz. Directed by Shawn Levy. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated R. 103 minutes. Box Office: $35 million.

DVDs:

ALTINA - Documentary. Starring Altina Schinasi. Camille Bilops, Zoe Caldwell, Charles Carey, Terry Sanders. Directed by Peter Sanders. 2014. Unrated. 120 minutes.

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

ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT: SEASON 4 - Comedy/TV. Starring Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi, Jeffrey Tambor, Ali Shawkat, Will Arnett, Tony Hale, David Cross, Jessica Walter, Ron Howard. 2013. Unrated.

EXTANT: SEASON 1 - Sci-fi/Horror/TV. Starring Halle Berry, Goran Visnjic, Pierce Gagnon, Hiroyuki Sanda, Grame Gummer, Michael O'Neil, Camryn Manheim, Maury Sterling, Louis Gossett Jr., Sergio Harford, Brad Beyer, Annie Wersching. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Unrated.

GRUMPY CAT'S WORST CHRISTMAS EVER - Comedy/Family/Holiday. Starring Grumpy Cat, Megan Charpentier, Daniel Roebuck, Russell Peters, Aubrey Plaza, Evan Todd, Shauna Johannesen. Directed by Tim Hill. 2014. Unrated. 85 minutes.

LEVITATED MASS - Documentary/Art.  Starring Mark Albrecht, Rick Albrecht, Kathleen Anderson, John Bowsher. Directed by Doug Pray. 2013. Unrated. 88 minutes.

MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT - Comedy/Romance/Woody. Starring Colin Firth, Emma Stone, Marcia Gay Harden, Catherine McCormack, Eileen Atkins, Erica Leerhsen, Jeremy Shamos, Hamish Linklater, Jacki Weaver. Directed by Woody Allen. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated PG-13. 97 minutes. Box Office: $11 million.

MAZE RUNNER, THE - Action/Sci-Fi/Suspense. Starring Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Ki Hong Lee, Blake Cooper, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dexter Darden, Patricia Clarkson. Directed by Wes Ball. 2014. Rated PG-13. 113 minutes. Box Office: $102 million.

SKELETON TWINS, THE - Drama/Cult. Starring Kristin Wiig, Bill Hader, Luke Wilson, Ty Burrell, Boyd Holbrook, Joanna Gleason, Katherine Rose Perkins, Adriane Lenox, Sydney Lucas. Directed by Craig Johnson. 2014. Rated R. 93 minutes. Box Office: $6 million.

STONEHEART ASYLUM - Suspense. Starring Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, David Thewlis, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Kingsley, Michael Caine, Jason Flemyng, Sinead Cusack, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Edmund Kingsley. Directed by Brad Anderson. 2014. Rated PG-13. 112 minutes. 

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES [2014] - Action/Comedy/Family. Starring Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Alan Ritchson, Noel Fisher, Pete Ploszek, Johnny Knoxville, Jeremy Howard, Danny Woodburn, Tony Shalhoub, Tohoru Masamune, Woody Golberg. Directed by Jonathan Liebesman. Rated PG-13. 101 minutes. Box Office: $191 million.

THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU - Comedy/Drama. Starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Corey Stoll, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Kathryn Hahn, Connie Britton, Timothy Olyphant, Dax Shepard Debra Monk, Abigail Spencer, Ben Schwartz. Directed by Shawn Levy. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated R. 103 minutes. Box Office: $35 million.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2014

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2014

3D BLU-RAY:

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - Superhero/Sci-fi/Action. Starring Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Lee Pace, Karen Gillan, Michael Rooker, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Benecio Del Toro. Directed by James Gunn. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated PG-13. 121 minutes. Box Office: $332 million. NOTE: THIS IS DUE TO ARRIVE TUESDAY OR WEDNESDAY.

BLU-RAYS:

FRANK - Cult/Comedy/Musical. Starring Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Scoot McNairy, Francois Civil, Carla Azar. Directed by Lennie Abrahamson. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated R. 95 minutes.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - Superhero/Sci-fi/Action. Starring Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Lee Pace, Karen Gillan, Michael Rooker, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Benecio Del Toro. Directed by James Gunn. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated PG-13. 121 minutes. Box Office: $332 million. NOTE: THIS IS DUE TO ARRIVE TUESDAY OR WEDNESDAY.

DVDs:

DOCTOR WHO: SEASON 8 - British TV/Sci-Fi. Starring Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Unrated.

DOLPHIN TALE 2 - Family/Adventure. Starring Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Harry Connick Jr., Nathan Gamble, Kris Kristofferson, Julia Winter. Directed by Charles Martin Smith. 2014. Rated PG. 107 minutes. Box Office: $42 million.

FRANK - Cult/Comedy/Musical. Starring Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Scoot McNairy, Francois Civil, Carla Azar. Directed by Lennie Abrahamson. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated R. 95 minutes.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - Superhero/Sci-fi/Action. Starring Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Lee Pace, Karen Gillan, Michael Rooker, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Benecio Del Toro. Directed by James Gunn. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated PG-13. 121 minutes. Box Office: $332 million. NOTE: THIS IS DUE TO ARRIVE TUESDAY OR WEDNESDAY.

NATIVITY [2009] - Christmas/Comedy/British Isles. Starring Martin Freeman, Marc Wooton, Jason Watkins, Ashley Jensen, Pam Ferris, John Seassions, Ricky Tomlinson, Phyllis Logan, Clarke Peters. Directed by Debbie Isitt. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Rated PG. 105 minutes. Box Office: $10 million.

ROBIN WILLIAMS REMEMBERED: PIONEERS OF TELEVISION [PBS] - Documentary. Starring Robin Williams, Pam Dawber, Jonathan Winters, Penny Marshall, Henry Winkler, Jimmie Walker, Pauly Shore, George Schlatter. 2014. Unrated. 60 minutes. 

STRANGE COLOR OF YOUR BODY'S TEARS, THE - Horror/Suspense/French-Belgium-Luxembourg. Starring Klaus Tange, Usula Bedena, Joe Koener,  Birgit Yew, Hans De Munter. Directed by Helene Cattet, Bruno Forzani. 2014. Unrated. 102 minutes.

WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL - Sports/Drama. Starring Jim Caviezel, Alexander Ludwig, Michael Chiklis, Clancy Brown, Laura Dern, Matthew Daddario, Joe Massingill. Directed by Thomas Carter. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated PG. 115 minutes. Box Office: $31 million.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2014

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2014

3D BLU-RAY:

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES - Action/Sci-Fi. Starring Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Kirk Acevedo, Judy Greer. Directed by Matt Reeves. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated PG-13. 130 minutes. Box Office: $209 million.

BLU-RAYS:

AUTOMATA - Sci-fi/Spain-Bulgaria. Starring Antonio Banderas, Brigitte, Hjort Sorensen,  Melanie Griffith, Dylan McDermott, Robert Forster, Tim McInnerney, Andy Nyman, David Ryall. Directed by Gabriel Ibanez. 2014. Rated R. 109 minutes.

CONGRESS, THE - Drama/Sci-Fi/Animation/Misc. Foreign. Starring Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel, Jon Hamm, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Danny Huston, Sami Gayle, Michael Stahl-David, Paul Giamatti. Directed by Ari Folman. 2014. Unrated. 122 minutes.

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES - Action/Sci-Fi. Starring Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Kirk Acevedo, Judy Greer. Directed by Matt Reeves. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated PG-13. 130 minutes. Box Office: $209 million.

GIVER, THE - Action/Sci-Fi/Drama. Starring Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep,
Alexander Skarsgard, Katie Holmes, Odeya Rush, Cameron Monaghan, Taylor Swift, Emma Tremblay. 2014. Rated PG-13. 97 minutes. Box Office: $46 million.

HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY, THE - Comedy/Drama/Romance/Foodie/India-United Arab Emirates-US. Starring Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon, Amit Shah, Farzana Dua Elahe, Dillon Mitra, Arya Pandya.  Directed by Lasse Hallstrom. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated PG. 122 minutes. Box Office: $55 million.

WHAT IF [2014] - Comedy/Romance/Drama/Ireland-Canada. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Megan Park, Adam Driver, Mackenzie Davis, Rafe Spall, Lucius Hoyos, Jemima Roper, Tommie-Amber Pirie, Meghan Heffern, Oona Chaplin. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!  Rated PG-13. 98 minutes. Box Office: $4 million.

DVDs:

AS ABOVE, SO BELOW - Horror/Suspense. Starring Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge, Francois Civil, Marion Lambert, Ali Marhyar. Directed by John Erick Dowdle. 2014. Rated R. 93 minutes. Box Office: $22 million.

CANTINFLAS - Biography/Drama/Mexico. Starring Oscar Jaenada, Michael Imperoli, Ilse Salas, Barbara Mori, Ana Layevska, Adal Ramones. 2014. Rated PG. 102 minutes. Box Office: $7 million. 

CONGRESS, THE - Drama/Sci-Fi/Animation/Misc. Foreign. Starring Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel, Jon Hamm, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Danny Huston, Sami Gayle, Michael Stahl-David, Paul Giamatti. Directed by Ari Folman. 2014. Unrated. 122 minutes.

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES - Action/Sci-Fi. Starring Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Kirk Acevedo, Judy Greer. Directed by Matt Reeves. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated PG-13. 130 minutes. Box Office: $209 million.

FRIENDED TO DEATH - Comedy. Starring Ryan Hansen, James Immekus, Zach McGowan, Sarah Smick, Ian Michaels, Richard Riehle. Angela Bullock. Directed by Sarah Smick. 2014. Rated R. 94 minutes.

GIVER, THE - Action/Sci-Fi/Drama. Starring Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep,
Alexander Skarsgard, Katie Holmes, Odeya Rush, Cameron Monaghan, Taylor Swift, Emma Tremblay. 2014. Rated PG-13. 97 minutes. Box Office: $46 million.

HERO OF COLOR CITY, THE - Animated/Family. Voices by Owen Wilson, Christina Ricci, Rosie Perez, Sean Astin, Jessica Capshaw, Craig Ferguson, Elizabeth Dailey, Wayne Brady. Directed by Frank Gladstone. 2014. Rated G. 77 minutes.

HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY, THE - Comedy/Drama/Romance/Foodie/India-United Arab Emirates-US. Starring Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon, Amit Shah, Farzana Dua Elahe, Dillon Mitra, Arya Pandya.  Directed by Lasse Hallstrom. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated PG. 122 minutes. Box Office: $55 million.

InRealLife - Documentary/British Isles. Directed by Beeban Kidron. 2013. Unrated. 90 minutes.

INTO THE WOODS [1991] - The original Broadway Musical. Starring Bernadette Peters, Chip Zien, Joanna Gleason, Tom Aldredge, Robert Westenberg. Directed by James Lapine. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Unrated. 153 minutes.

JUSTIFIED: SEASON 5 - TV/Action. Starring Timothy Olyphant, Joelle Carter, Jacob Pitts, Erica Tazel, Nick Searcy. 2013-2014. Unrated. 607 minutes.

LEGEND OF KORRA, THE: BOOK 3: CHANGE - TV/Animation/Family. Voices by Janet Varney, Jeff Bennett, Dee Bradley Baker, P.J. Byrne.  2014. Unrated. 294 minutes.

MICKEY MOUSE: SEASON 1 - Disney/TV/Animation/Family. 2014. Unrated. 74 minutes.

STRAIN, THE: SEASON 1 - TV/Horror/Suspense. Starring Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Mia Maestro, Kevin Durand, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Samuel, Jack Kesey, Leslie Hope, Natalie Brown, Miguel Gomez, Sean Astin, Ben Hyland, Robin Atkins Downes, Roger R. Cross. Pilot directed by series producer Guillermo Del Toro. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!  2014. Unrated. 596 minutes.

TO KILL A MAN - Suspense/Chile-France/Spanish Language. Starring Daniel Candia, Alejandra Yanez, Daniel Antivilo, Ariel Mateluna, Jennifer Salas. Directed by Alejandro Fernandez Almendras. 2014. Unrated. 82 minutes. 

WHAT IF [2014] - Comedy/Romance/Drama/Ireland-Canada. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Megan Park, Adam Driver, Mackenzie Davis, Rafe Spall, Lucius Hoyos, Jemima Roper, Tommie-Amber Pirie, Meghan Heffern, Oona Chaplin. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!  Rated PG-13. 98 minutes. Box Office: $4 million

Saturday, November 22, 2014

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014

BLU-RAYS:

EXPENDABLES 3 - Action. Starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Staham, Jet Li, Harrison Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mel Gibson, Wesley Snipes, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Ronda Rousey, Antonio Banderas, Kelsey Grammar, Kellan Lutz. Directed by Patrick Hughes. 2014. Rated PG-13. 126 minutes. Box Office: $40 million.

MERRY FRIGGIN' CHRISTMAS, A - Comedy/Christmas. Starring Robin Williams, Lauren Graham, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Joel McHale, Candice Bergen, Jeffrey Tambor, Oliver Platt, Pierce Gagnon, Matt Jones. Directed by Trstram Shapeero. 2014. Rated PG-13. 88 minutes.

NOVEMBER MAN, THE - Action/Mystery. Starring Pierce Brosnan, Olga Kurylenko, Luke Bracey, Bill Smitrovich, Amila Terzimehic, Will Patton, Eliza Taylor, Caterina Scorsone. Directed by Roger Donaldson. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated R. 108 minutes. Box Office: $25 million.

PRINCESS MONONOKE - Japanese Animation. US voices by Claire Danes, Billy Crudup, Billy Bob Thornton, Minnie Driver, John DiMaggio, Jada Pinkett Smith, Gillian Anderson, Keith David, John DeMita, Corey Burton, Tara Strong. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Blu-ray debut. Has both English dub and original Japanese versions. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 1997. Rated PG-13. 134 minutes. Box Office: $3 million. 

DVDs:

EXPENDABLES 3 - Action. Starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Staham, Jet Li, Harrison Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mel Gibson, Wesley Snipes, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Ronda Rousey, Antonio Banderas, Kelsey Grammar, Kellan Lutz. Directed by Patrick Hughes. 2014. Rated PG-13. 126 minutes. Box Office: $40 million.

INSPECTOR LEWS: SERIES 7 - British TV. Starring Kevin Whatley, Laurence Fox. 2013. 270 minutes.

MERRY FRIGGIN' CHRISTMAS, A - Comedy/Christmas. Starring Robin Williams, Lauren Graham, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Joel McHale, Candice Bergen, Jeffrey Tambor, Oliver Platt, Pierce Gagnon, Matt Jones. Directed by Trstram Shapeero. 2014. Rated PG-13. 88 minutes.

NOVEMBER MAN, THE - Action/Mystery. Starring Pierce Brosnan, Olga Kurylenko, Luke Bracey, Bill Smitrovich, Amila Terzimehic, Will Patton, Eliza Taylor, Caterina Scorsone. Directed by Roger Donaldson. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated R. 108 minutes. Box Office: $25 million.

NYMPHOMANIAC VOLUME I and II: EXTENDED DIRECTOR'S CUT - Cult/Drama. Starring Stacy Martin, Shia LaBeouf, Christian Slater, Uma Thurman, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Udo Keir, Connie Nielsen. Directed by Lars Von Trier. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2013. Unrated. This version adds 85 minutes split between both versions.  These are 2 separate rentals.

WAR STORY - War/Drama. Starring Catherine Keener, Hafsia Herzi, Ben Kingsley, Vincenzo Amato, Donatella Finocchiaro, Guido Caprino, Lucana Toscano. Directed by Mark Jackson. 2014. Unrated.