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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Sunday-Thurday, 12pm-8pm
Friday-Saturday, 12pm-9pm


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Saturday, June 25, 2016

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2016

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2016

BLU-RAY:

EYE IN THE SKY - War/Suspense/United Kingdom-South Africa. Starring Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, Babou Ceesay, Carl Beukes, Phoebe Fox. Directed by Gavin Hood. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2016. Rated R. 102 minutes. US Box Office: $19 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2057392/?ref_=nv_sr_1

DVDS:

CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA [THE CRITERION COLLECTION] -  Drama/France-Germany-Switzerland. Starring Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloe Grace Moretz, Brady Corbet, Johnny Flynn, Lars Eidinger. Directed by Olivier Assayas. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated R. 124 minutes. US Box Office: $2 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2452254/?ref_=nv_sr_1

DCI BANKS: SEASON 4 - British TV/Suspense. Starring Stephen Tompkinson, Jack Deam, Andrea Lowe, Caroline Catz. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Unrated.  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1652216/?ref_=nv_sr_1



EYE IN THE SKY - War/Suspense/United Kingdom-South Africa. Starring Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, Babou Ceesay, Carl Beukes, Phoebe Fox. Directed by Gavin Hood. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2016. Rated R. 102 minutes. US Box Office: $19 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2057392/?ref_=nv_sr_1

KUNG FU PANDA 3 - Family/Animation. Starring the voices of Jack Black, Bryan Cranston, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, J.K. Simmons, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, Kate Hudson. Directed by Alessandro Carloni, Jennifer Yuh. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2016. Rated PG. 95 minutes. US Box Office: $144 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2452254/?ref_=nv_sr_1

RAMS -  Drama/Iceland-Denmark-Norway-Poland. Directed by Grimur Hakonarson. 2015. Rated R. 93 minutes. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3296658/?ref_=ttrel_rel_tt

VERA: SET 6 - British TV/Suspense. Starring Brenda Blethyn, Jon Morrisson. 2016. Unrated. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1693592/?ref_=nv_sr_2

WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT - Action/Comedy. Starring Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Sterling K. Brown, Nicolas Braun, Alfred Molina, Cherry Jones, Josh Charles. Directed by Glenn Ficara, John Requa. 2016. Rated R. 112 minutes. US Box Office: $24 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3553442/?ref_=nv_sr_1
 

                                                      *****

R.I.P.:

RON LESTER - Actor [Varsity Blues, Freaks and Geeks (TV), Popular (TV), Not Another Teen Movie]. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0504516/?pf_rd_m=A2FGELUUNOQJNL&pf_rd_p=2494921022&pf_rd_r=1C7JNEJYAWPV53BBF1ZJ&pf_rd_s=center-5&pf_rd_t=15061&pf_rd_i=homepage&ref_=hm_nw_tp1_lk1

HARRY RABINOWITZ - Composer/Conductor [Agatha Christie Hour (TV), Reilly, Ace of Spies (TV)]. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0704948/#composer


BILL RICHMOND - Screenwriter [The Ladies Man, The Errand Boy, The Nutty Professor, The Carol Burnett Show (TV)]. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0725075/

BERNIE WORRELL - Singer/Actor [Parliament-Funkadelic co-founder, Ricki and the Flash]. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0941600/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1#actor 
 

ANTON YELCHIN - Actor [Alpha Dog, Charlie Bartlett, Star Trek, Terminator Salvation, Like Crazy, Fright Night, Odd Thomas, Star Trek Into Darkness, Green Room, Star Trek Beyond]. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0947338/?pf_rd_m=A2FGELUUNOQJNL&pf_rd_p=2494921022&pf_rd_r=1YT0GPXXQTFQN6Z39VEW&pf_rd_s=center-5&pf_rd_t=15061&pf_rd_i=homepage&ref_=hm_nw_tp1_lk1

Saturday, June 18, 2016

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY JUNE 21, 2016

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY JUNE 21, 2016

BLU-RAY:

MIDNIGHT SPECIAL - Sci-Fi/Cult/Suspense. Starring Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Jaeden Lieberher, Adam Driver, Sam Shepard, Scott Haze, Bill Sparks. Directed by Jeff Nichols. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2016. Rated PG-13.  112 minutes. US Box Office: $4 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2649554/?ref_=nv_sr_1 

DVDs:

EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT - Action/Drama/Colombia-Venezuela-Argentina. Starring Jan Bijovet, Brionne Davis, Nibbio Torres, Antonio Bolivar. Directed by Ciro Guerra. 2015. Unrated. 125 minutes. US Box Office: $2 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4285496/?ref_=ttrel_rel_tt

HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER: SEASON 2 - TV/Film Noir/Suspense/Cult. Starring Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch, Jack Falahee, Aja Naomie King, Matt McGorry,
 Karla Souza, Charlie Weber, Liza Weil, Conrad Ricamora, Famke Janssen. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015-2016. Unrated. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3205802/?ref_=nv_sr_1

I, ANNA - Film Noir/Suspense/United Kingdom-Germany-France. Starring Charlotte Rampling, Gabriel Byrne, Eddie Marsan, Jodhi May, Ralph Brown, Max Deacon, Honor Blackman, Hayley Atwell.  Directed by Barnaby Southcombe. 2012. Unrated. 93 minutes. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1587411/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 

KNIGHT OF CUPS -  Terrence Malick//Drama. Starring Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Teresa Palmer, Joel Kinnaman, Imogen Poots, Brian Dennehy, Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinyo, Wes Bentley, Isabel Lucas, Cherry Jones. Directed by Terrence Malick. 2015. Rated R. 118 minutes. US Box Office: $1 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2101383/?ref_=ttrel_rel_tt

MIDNIGHT SPECIAL - Sci-Fi/Cult/Suspense. Starring Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Jaeden Lieberher, Adam Driver, Sam Shepard, Scott Haze, Bill Sparks. Directed by Jeff Nichols. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2016. Rated PG-13.  112 minutes. US Box Office: $4 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2649554/?ref_=nv_sr_1 

MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2 - Comedy/Romance. Starring Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Michael Constantine, Lainie Kazan, Andrea Martin, Joey Fatone, Louis Mandylor, Elena Kampouris. Directed by Kirk Jones. 2016. Rated PG-13. 94 minutes. US Box Office: $60 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3760922/?ref_=nv_sr_1

WALLANDER: SEASON 4 [THE FINAL SEASON][BBC] - British TV/Film Noir/Suspense. Starring Kenneth Branagh, Richard McCabe, Jeany Spark, Barnaby Kay, David Warner. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015. Unrated. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1178618/episodes?season=4&ref_=tt_eps_sn_4

WAVE, THE [2015]  - Disaster/Suspense/Norway/. Starring Kristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl Torp, Thomas Bo Larsen, Fridtiov Saheim, Laila Goody, Herman Bernhoft. Directed by Roar Uthaug. Rated R. 105 minutes. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3616916/?ref_=ttrel_rel_tt

                                        *****

R.I.P.:

Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros - Actor [Warlock, Big Top Pee-Wee, Alf (TV series)]. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0582361/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

Saturday, June 11, 2016

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016

BLU-RAYS:

10 CLOVERFIELD LANE - Horror/Suspense/Cult. Starring  John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr., Douglas M. Griffin, Suzanne Cryer. Directed by Dan Trachtenberg. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2016. Rated PG-13. 104 minutes. US Box Office: $72 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1179933/?ref_=nv_sr_1 

45 YEARS - Oscars/British Isles/Drama. Starring Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine James, Dolly Wells, David Sibley, Richard Cunningham. Directed by Andrew Haigh. 2015. Rated R. 95 minutes. US Box Office: $5 million. Nominated for an Academy Award: Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling). http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3544082/?ref_=nv_sr_1

DVDS:

10 CLOVERFIELD LANE - Horror/Suspense/Cult. Starring  John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr., Douglas M. Griffin, Suzanne Cryer. Directed by Dan Trachtenberg. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2016. Rated PG-13. 104 minutes. US Box Office: $72 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1179933/?ref_=nv_sr_1 

45 YEARS - Oscars/British Isles/Drama. Starring Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine James, Dolly Wells, David Sibley, Richard Cunningham. Directed by Andrew Haigh. 2015. Rated R. 95 minutes. US Box Office: $5 million. Nominated for an Academy Award: Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling). http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3544082/?ref_=nv_sr_1

EDDIE THE EAGLE -Comedy/Drama/Sports/USA-British Isles-Germany. Starring Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Tom Costello, Christopher Walken, Jo Hartley, Tim McInnerney, Daniel Ings. Directed by Dexter Fletcher. 2016. Rated PG-13. 106 minutes. US Box Office: $16 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1083452/?ref_=nv_sr_1

GRANTCHESTER: SEASON 2 [PBS/MASTERPIECE] - British TV/Suspense/Drama. Starring James Norton, Robson Green, Morven Christie, Tessa Peake-Jones, Al Weaver, Kacey Ainsworth,  Guy Hopkins. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2016. Unrated. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3747572/?ref_=nv_sr_1

HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS -  Comedy/Drama/Romance. Starring Sally Field, Max Greenfield, Tyne Daly, Beth Behrs, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Stephen Root, Elizabeth Reaser, Caroline Aaron, Peter Gallagher, Rich Sommer. Directed by Mivchael Showalter. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2016. Rated R. 95 minutes. US Box Office: $15 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3766394/?ref_=nv_sr_2

LITTLE ENGLAND - Drama/Romance/Greece. Starring Penelope Tsilika, Sofia Kokkali, Anneza Papadopoulou, Maximox Moumouris, Andreas Konstantinou. Directed by Pantelis Voulagris. 2013. Unrated 132 minutes. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3253650/?ref_=ttrel_rel_tt

LONDON HAS FALLEN - Action/Suspense/US-British Isles-Bulgaria. Starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Radha Mitchell, Jackie Earle Haley. Directed by Babak Najafi. 2016. Rated R. 99 minutes. US Box Office: $63 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3300542/?ref_=nv_sr_1

NO HOME MOVIE - Documentary/Belgium-France. Starring Chantal Akerman, Natalia Akerman, Sylvaine Akerman. Directed by Chantal Akerman. 2016. Unrated. 115 minutes. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4881016/?ref_=ttrel_rel_tt
 
                                                            *****

R.I.P.:

THERESA SALDANA - Actress [Rah=ging Bull, The Evil That Men Do, The Commish (TV)]. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0757854/?ref_=nv_sr_1 


PETER SHAFFER - Playwright/Screenwriter [The Public Eye (1972), Equus, Amadeus. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0787323/?pf_rd_m=A2FGELUUNOQJNL&pf_rd_p=2494921022&pf_rd_r=0B6P8W1EYRYMTA0J2PKS&pf_rd_s=center-5&pf_rd_t=15061&pf_rd_i=homepage&ref_=hm_nw_tp1_lk1

Saturday, June 4, 2016

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2016

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2016

3D BLU-RAY:

ZOOTOPIA - Disney/Animation/Family. Starring the voices of Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate, Nate Torrance, Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake, J.K. Simmons, Tommy Chong, Octavia Spencer, Alan Tudyk, Shakira. Directed by Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2016. Rated PG. 108 minutes. US Box Office: $337 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2948356/?ref_=nv_sr_1

BLU-RAYS:

13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI - War/Action/Drama. Starring John Krasinski, Pablo Schreiber, James Badge Dale, Toby Stephens, David Denman, Max Martini, David Giuntoli, Dominic Fumusa. Directed by Michael Bay. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2016. Rated R. 144 minutes. US Box Office: $53 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4172430/?ref_=nv_sr_1 

ANOMALISA - Animation/Comedy/Drama. Starring the voices of David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan. Directed by Duke Johnson, Charlie Kaufman. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015. Rated R. 80 minutes. US Box Office: $4 million. Nominated for a Best Animated Feature Film Academy Award. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2401878/?ref_=ttawd_awd_tt

BOY AND THE BEAST, THE - Japanimation/Family/Action. Starring the voices of Koji Yakusho, Aoi Miyazaki, Shota Sometani, Suzu Hirose, Kazuhiro Yamaji, Mamoru Miyano, Brynn Apprill, Kumiko Aso, Morgan Berry. Directed by Mamoru Hosoda. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015. Rated PG-13. 119 minutes. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4272866/?ref_=nv_sr_1 

HAIL, CAESAR! [2016] - Coen Brothers/Cult/Comedy. Starring George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, Frances McDormand, Jonah Hill, Alison Pill. Directed by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen. 2016. Rated PG-13. 106 minutes. US Box Office: $30 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0475290/?ref_=nv_sr_1

ZOOTOPIA - Disney/Animation/Family. Starring the voices of Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate, Nate Torrance, Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake, J.K. Simmons, Tommy Chong, Octavia Spencer, Alan Tudyk, Shakira. Directed by Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2016. Rated PG. 108 minutes. US Box Office: $337 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2948356/?ref_=nv_sr_1

DVDS:

13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI - War/Action/Drama. Starring John Krasinski, Pablo Schreiber, James Badge Dale, Toby Stephens, David Denman, Max Martini, David Giuntoli, Dominic Fumusa. Directed by Michael Bay. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2016. Rated R. 144 minutes. US Box Office: $53 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4172430/?ref_=nv_sr_1 

ANOMALISA - Animation/Comedy/Drama. Starring the voices of David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan. Directed by Duke Johnson, Charlie Kaufman. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015. Rated R. 80 minutes. US Box Office: $4 million. Nominated for a Best Animated Feature Film Academy Award. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2401878/?ref_=ttawd_awd_tt

BOY AND THE BEAST, THE - Japanimation/Family/Action. Starring the voices of Koji Yakusho, Aoi Miyazaki, Shota Sometani, Suzu Hirose, Kazuhiro Yamaji, Mamoru Miyano, Brynn Apprill, Kumiko Aso, Morgan Berry. Directed by Mamoru Hosoda. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015. Rated PG-13. 119 minutes. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4272866/?ref_=nv_sr_1 

CONFIRMATION, THE [2016] - Comedy/Canada. Starring Clive Owen, Jaeden Lieberher, Maria Bello, Patton Oswalt, Stephen Toblowsky, Tim Blake Nelson, Robert Forster. Directed by Bob Nelson. Rated PG-13. 90 minutes. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4210080/?ref_=nv_sr_1 
 
HAIL, CAESAR! [2016] - Coen Brothers/Cult/Comedy. Starring George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, Frances McDormand, Jonah Hill, Alison Pill. Directed by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen. 2016. Rated PG-13. 106 minutes. US Box Office: $30 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0475290/?ref_=nv_sr_1

IN THE NAME OF MY DAUGHTER -  Drama/France. Starring Guillaume Canet, Catherine Deneuve, Adele Haenel, Judith Chemla, Mauro Conte, Jean Corso. Directed by Andre Techine. 2014. Rated R. 116 minutes. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2929890/?ref_=nv_sr_1 

TOUCHED WITH FIRE -  Drama. Starring Katie Holmes, Luke Kirby, Christine Lahti, Griffin Dunne, Bruce Altman, Alex Manette. Directed by Paul Dalio. 2016. Rated R. 106 minutes. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2848324/?ref_=ttrel_rel_tt 
 
ZOOTOPIA - Disney/Animation/Family. Starring the voices of Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate, Nate Torrance, Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake, J.K. Simmons, Tommy Chong, Octavia Spencer, Alan Tudyk, Shakira. Directed by Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2016. Rated PG. 108 minutes. US Box Office: $337 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2948356/?ref_=nv_sr_1


                                           *****

R.I.P.:

GIORGIO ALBERTAZZI - Actor [Last Year at Marienbad, Eva]. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0016617/

MUHAMMAD ALI - Actor, Boxer [The Greatest, Freedom Road (TV movie), When We Were Kings, I Am Ali].http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000738/?pf_rd_m=A2FGELUUNOQJNL&pf_rd_p=2494921022&pf_rd_r=179GSN5QPFKBXGJN8VZC&pf_rd_s=center-5&pf_rd_t=15061&pf_rd_i=homepage&ref_=hm_nw_tp1_lk1

Saturday, May 28, 2016

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2016

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2016

BLU-RAYS:

FINEST HOURS, THE [2016] - War/Action/Drama. Starring Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Eric Bana, Holliday Grainger, John Ortiz, Kyle Gallner, John Magaro. Directed by Craig Gillespie. Rated PG-13. 107 minutes. US Box Office: $28 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2025690/?ref_=nv_sr_1

DVDS:

CALL THE MIDWIFE: SEASON 5 -  BritTV/Drama. Starring Vanessa Redgrave, Helen George, Jenny Agutter, Laura Main, Judy Parfitt, Stephen McGann, Cliff Parisi, Bryony Hannah, Pam Ferris, Ben Caplan. 2015. Unrated. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1983079/episodes?season=5&ref_=tt_eps_sn_5

FINEST HOURS, THE [2016] - War/Action/Drama. Starring Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Eric Bana, Holliday Grainger, John Ortiz, Kyle Gallner, John Magaro. Directed by Craig Gillespie. Rated PG-13. 107 minutes. US Box Office: $28 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2025690/?ref_=nv_sr_1 

GODS OF EGYPT -  Action/Sci-fi-Fantasy. Starring Brenton Thwaites, Nikolaj Coster-Walder, Gerard Butler, Chadwick Bodeman, Geoffrey Rush, Rufus Sewell, Courtney Eaton, Elodie Yung, Rachael Blake, Bryan Brown, Michael-Anthony Taylor, Emma Booth. Directed by Alex Proyas. 2016. Rated PG-13. 127 minutes. US Box Office: $32 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2404233/?ref_=nv_sr_1 

HOW TO BE SINGLE - Comedy/Romance. Starring Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Leslie Mann, Damon Wayans Jr., Anders Holm, Alison Brie, Nicholas Braun, Jake Lacey. Directed by Christian Ditter. 2016. Rated R. 110 minutes. US Box Office: $47 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1292566/?ref_=nv_sr_1

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES - Jane Austen/Horror/Action/Cult/US-British Isles. Starring Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Bella Heathcote, Douglas Booth, Matt Smith, Lena Headey, Charles Dance. Directed by Burr Steers. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2016. Rated PG-13. 107 minutes. US Box Office: $11 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1374989/?ref_=nv_sr_1

RACE [2016] - Drama/Sports/Canada-Germany. Starring Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Eli Goree, Jeremy Irons, Carice Van Houten, Amanda Crew, William Hurt. Directed by Stephen Hopkins. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Rated PG-13. 134 minutes. US Box Office: $20 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3499096/?ref_=nv_sr_1

TRIPLE 9 - Action/Film Noir/Suspense. Starring Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, Woody Harrelson, Aaron Paul, Kate Winslet, Gal Gadot, Norman Reedus, Teresa Palmer. Michael Kenneth Williams, Clifton Collins Jr. Directed by John Hillcoat. 2016. Rated R. 115 minutes. US Box Office: $13 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1712261/?ref_=nv_sr_1

R.I.P.:

BURT KWOUK - Actor [A Shot in the Dark, Goldfinger, Curse of the Fly, You Only Live Twice, The Shoes of the Fisherman, The Chairman, The Return of the Pink Panther, Air America]. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0477297/?pf_rd_m=A2FGELUUNOQJNL&pf_rd_p=2494921022&pf_rd_r=1803TA8DH4ME4YQ0BGZ9&pf_rd_s=center-5&pf_rd_t=15061&pf_rd_i=homepage&ref_=hm_nw_tp1_lk3

Sunday, May 22, 2016

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016

IMPORTANT NOTE TO CUSTOMERS:

There will be no new releases this week.  There will be several on May 31st, so please check back next week.

R.I.P.:

MADELEINE LEBEAU - Actress [Gentleman Jim, Casablanca, Paris After Dark, 8 1/2, Angelique]. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0495495/

MORLEY SAFER - TV News Reporter [60 Minutes (TV), Morning Glory, House of Cards (TV)]. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0755824/?pf_rd_m=A2FGELUUNOQJNL&pf_rd_p=2494921022&pf_rd_r=0J9HY5W1714WSX0CDQ3Q&pf_rd_s=center-5&pf_

ALAN YOUNG - Actor [tom thumb, The Time Machine,  Mister Ed (TV), The Cat from Outer Space, The Great Mouse Detective]. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0949241/?pf_rd_m=A2FGELUUNOQJNL&pf_rd_p=2494921022&pf_rd_r=1CQXV7GW4XC85VDV6FXK&pf_rd_s=center-5&pf_rd_t=15061&pf_rd_i=homepage&ref_=hm_nw_tp1_lk1

Saturday, May 14, 2016

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016

BLU-RAY:

WITCH, THE [2016] - Horror, Suspense/US-UK-Canada-Brazil. Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger, Lucas Dawson. Directed by Robert Eggers. Rated R. 92 minutes. US Box Office: $26 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4263482/?ref_=nv_sr_1 

DVDS:

DEMENTIA [2015] - Horror/Suspense. Starring Gene Jones, Kristina Klebe, Hassie Harrison, Peter Cilella, Richard Riehle, Tony Denison. Directed by Mike Testin.  Unrated. 90 minutes. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3611002/?ref_=nv_sr_2

DIRTY GRANDPA - Comedy. Starring Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Zoey Deutch, Aubrey Plaza, Jason Mantzoukas, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Hough. Directed by Dan Mazer. 2016. Rated R. 102 minutes. US Box Office: $36 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1860213/?ref_=fn_al_tt_4 

LAST MAN ON THE MOON, THE - Documentary/Space. Starring Eugene Cernan, Alan Bean, Charles Duke, Richard Gordon, Christopher Kraft, Jim Lovell, Gene Kranz. Directed by Mark Craig. 2016. Unrated. 95 minutes. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3219604/?ref_=ttrel_rel_tt 

MR. SELFRIDGE: SEASON 4 [PBS] -  British TV/Drama. Starring Jeremy Piven, Ron Cook, Tom Goodman-Hill, Amy Beth Hayes, Samuel West, Amanda Abbington, Trystan Gravelle. 2016. Unrated. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2310212/episodes?season=4&ref_=tt_eps_sn_4

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK: SEASON 3 - TV/Comedy/Drama/Cult. Starring Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning, Michael Harney, Uzo Aduba, Dascha Polanco, Samira Wiley, Nick Sandow, Kate Mulgrew, Jessica Pimentel. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2016. Unrated. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2372162/?ref_=ttep_ep_tt

PROGRAM, THE [2015] - Drama/Sports/UK-France/Stephen Frears. Starring Ben Foster, Chris O'Dowd, Guillaume Canet,  Jesse Plemons, Lee Pace, Denis Menochet, Edward Hogg, Dustin Hoffman, Elaine Cassidy. Directed by Stephen Frears. Rated R. 103 minutes. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3083008/?ref_=nv_sr_1

SOUTHBOUND [2016] - Sci-fi/Fantasy/Horror/Suspense. Starring Chad Villella, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Kristina Pesic, Fabianne Therese, Nathalie Love, Hannah Marks, Dana Gould. Directed by Roxanne Benjamin, David Bruckner, Patrick Horvath, Radio Silence. Rated R. 89 minutes. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4935334/?ref_=ttfc_fc_tt
 
WITCH, THE [2016] - Horror, Suspense/US-UK-Canada-Brazil. Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger, Lucas Dawson. Directed by Robert Eggers. Rated R. 92 minutes. US Box Office: $26 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4263482/?ref_=nv_sr_1 

 R.I.P.:

WILLIAM SCHALLERT - Actor, ex-President of Screen Actors Guild [Lonely Are the Brave, The Patty Duke Show (TV), Get Smart (TV), In the Heat of the Night, Hour of the Gun, Colossus: The Forbin Project, Innerspace]. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0769974/?ref_=nv_sr_1 

Sunday, May 8, 2016

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2016

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2016

BLU-RAYS:

DEADPOOL -  Superheroes/Cult/Comedy/Action. Starring Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Ed Skrein, Gina Carano, Brianna Hildebrand, Karan Soni. Directed by Tim Miller. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2016. Rated R. 108 minutes. US Box Office: $362 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1431045/?ref_=nv_sr_1

MUSTANG [2015] - Oscars/France-Germany-Turkey-Qatar/Drama. Starring Gunes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Tugba Sunguroglu, Elit Iscan, Ilayda Akdogan, Niohal G. Koldas. Directed by Deniz Gamze Erguven. Rated PG-13. 97 minutes. Academy Award Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3966404/awards?ref_=tt_awd

DVDS:

CREATIVE CONTROL -  Drama. Starring Benjamin Dickinson, Nora Zehetner, Dan Gill, Alexia Rasmussen, Reggie Watts, Gavin McInnes. Directed by Benjamin Dickinson. 2016. Rated R. 97 minutes. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3277624/?ref_=nv_sr_1

DEADPOOL -  Superheroes/Cult/Comedy/Action. Starring Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Ed Skrein, Gina Carano, Brianna Hildebrand, Karan Soni. Directed by Tim Miller. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2016. Rated R. 108 minutes. US Box Office: $362 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1431045/?ref_=nv_sr_1

JANIS: LITTLE GIRL BLUE -  Rock Documentary. Starring Janis Joplin, Cat Power, Karleen Bennett, Laura Joplin, Michael Joplin, Bob Weir. Directed by Amy J. Berg. 2015. Unrated. 103 minutes. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3707114/?ref_=ttrel_rel_tt

MUSTANG [2015] - Oscars/France-Germany-Turkey-Qatar/Drama. Starring Gunes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Tugba Sunguroglu, Elit Iscan, Ilayda Akdogan, Niohal G. Koldas. Directed by Deniz Gamze Erguven. Rated PG-13. 97 minutes. Academy Award Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3966404/awards?ref_=tt_awd

WAR & PEACE [2016] -  British Isles/Drama. Starring Paul Dano, James Norton, Lily James, Justin Edmondson, Aisling Loftus, Greta Scacchi, Jack Lowden, Tuppence Middleton, Jim Broadbent, Gillian Anderson, Brian Cox. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 354 minutes. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3910804/?ref_=nv_sr_1

WHERE TO INVADE NEXT - Documentary/Michael Moore. Starring Michael Moore, Krista Kiuru, Tim Walker. Directed by Michael Moore. 2015. Rated R. 120 minutes. US Box Office: $4 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4897822/?ref_=nv_sr_1

 

Saturday, April 30, 2016

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2016

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2016

BLU-RAY:

JOY [2015] -  Comedy/Drama/Cult/Oscars. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramirez, Diane Ladd, Virginia Madsen, Isabella Rossellini, Dascha Polanco, Elisabeth Rohm, Susan Lucci, Donna Mills, Ken Howard. Directed by David O. Russell. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Rated PG-13. 124 Minutes. US Box Office: $57 million. Academy Award Nomination: Best Actress (Jennifer Lawrence). http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2446980/?ref_=nv_sr_2

DVDS:

5TH WAVE, THE - Sci-fi/Action. Starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Matthew Zuk, Gabriela Lopez, Bailey Anne Borders, Nick Robinson, Ron Livingston, Maggie Siff. Directed by J Blakeson. 2016. Rated PG-13. 112 minutes. US Box Office: $35 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2304933/?ref_=nv_sr_1

ARABIAN NIGHTS [2015 3 PART FILM] - Drama/Fantasy/Portugal-France-Germany-Switzerland. Starring Crista Alfaiate, Miguel Gomes, Maria Rueff, Bruno Bravo, Rogerio Samora, Dinarte Branco, Americo Silva, Luisa Cruz, Chico Chapas,  Carloto Cotta, Diogo Doria, Adriano Luz. Directed by Miguel Gomes. Unrated. 382 minutes. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3284178/?ref_=nv_sr_3

CHOICE, THE [2016] -  Drama/Romance. Starring Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer, Alexandra Daddario, Maggie Grace, Tom Wilkonson, Tom Welling, Jesse C. Boyd, Brad James, Noree Victoria. Directed by Ross Katz. Rated PG-13. 111 minutes. US Box Office: $19 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3797868/?ref_=nv_sr_1

CLUB, THE [2015] - Chile/Drama/Suspense. Starring Alfredo Castro, Roberto Farias, Antonia Zegers, Marcelo Alonso, Jaime Vadell, Alejandro Goic.  Directed by Pablo Garrain. Unrated. 98 minutes. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4375438/?ref_=nv_sr_1

EAST SIDE SUSHI - SF Bay Area/Oakland/Comedy/Drama/Cult/Foodie. Starring Diana Elizabeth Torres, Yutaka Takeuchi, Rodrigo Duarte Clark, Kaya Jade Aguirre, Roji Oyama, Lane Nishikawa, Miyoko Sakatani, Melissa Locsin. Directed by Anthony Locero. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015. Unrated. Rated PG. 100 minutes.  NOTE: Shot on location in Oakland, California. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2340650/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

EMELIE - Horror/Suspense. Starring Sarah Bolger, Carly Adams, Carl Bailey, Thomas Bair, Joshua Rush, Susan Pourfar, Chris Beetem. Directed by Michael Thelin. 2016. Unrated. 80 minutes. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4503598/?ref_=nv_sr_1

GLASSLAND - Ireland/Drama. Starring Will Poulter, Toni Collette, Jack Reynor, Michael Smiley, Shashi Rami, Joe Mullins. Directed by Gerard Barrett. 2015. Unrated. 93 minutes. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3407428/?ref_=nv_sr_1

JACK OF THE RED HEARTS - Drama. Starring AnnaSophia Robb, Famke Janssen, Israel Broussard, Sophia Anne Caruso, Scott Cohen, John D'Leo,  Taylor Richardson. Directed by Janet Grillo. 2016. Rated PG. 102 minutes. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3833520/?ref_=nv_sr_1

JOY [2015] -  Comedy/Drama/Cult/Oscars. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramirez, Diane Ladd, Virginia Madsen, Isabella Rossellini, Dascha Polanco, Elisabeth Rohm, Susan Lucci, Donna Mills, Ken Howard. Directed by David O. Russell. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Rated PG-13. 124 Minutes. US Box Office: $57 million. Academy Award Nomination: Best Actress (Jennifer Lawrence). http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2446980/?ref_=nv_sr_2

MESSENGER, THE [2015 DOCUMENTARY] - Documentary/Family/Nature. Directed by Su Rynard. Unrated. 89 minutes. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4984930/?ref_=fn_al_tt_7

REMEMBER [2015] - Drama/Canada-Germany. Starring Christopher Plummer, Dean Norris, Martin Landau, Bruno Ganz, Henry Czerny, Jurgen Prochnow, Natalie Krill, James Cade. Directed by Atom Egoyan. Rated R. 94 minutes. US Box Office: $1 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3704050/?ref_=nv_sr_2

Saturday, April 23, 2016

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016

BLU-RAY:

SON OF SAUL - Hungary/Oscars/War/Drama/Suspense. Starring Geza Rohrig, Levente Molnar, Urs Rechn, Sandor Zsoter. Directed by Laszlo Nemes. 2015. Rated R. 147 minutes. US Box Office: $2 million. Academy Award winner: Best Foreign Language Film. 

DVDS:

BITTER HONEY - Documentary. Starring Luh Putu Anggreni, Suci Ati, Darma, Ketut, Keawati, Murni. Directed by Robert Lemelson. 2014. Unrated. 81 minutes.

DRIFTLESS AREA, THE - Comedy/Suspense. Starring Anton Yelchin, Zooey Deschanel, John Hawkes, Alia Shawkat, Frank Langella, Ciaran Hinds, Aubrey Plaza. Directed by Zachary Sluser. 2016. Rated R. 95 minutes.

JANE GOT A GUN - Western/Action. Starring Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton, Ewan McGregor, Noah Emmerich, Boyd Holbrook, Rodrigo Santoro, Sam Quinn. Directed by Gavin O'Connor. 2016. Rated R. 98 minutes. US Box Office: $2 million.

KRAMPUS - Comedy/Horror/Christmas/Cult. Starring Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Emjay Anthony, Stefania LaVie Owen, Krista Stadler, Alsison Tolman, Conchata Farrell. Directed by Michael Dougherty. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015. Rated PG-13.  98 minutes. US Box Office: $43 million.

PHOENIX [2014][THE CRITERION COLLECTION] - German-Poland/Drama. Starring Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfield, Nina Kunzendorf, Trystan Puter, Michael Maertens, Imogen Kogge. Directed by Christian Petzold. Rated PG-13. 98 minutes.

RIDE ALONG 2 -  Comedy. Starring Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Tika Sumpter, Benjamin Bratt, Olivia Munn, Ken Jeong, Bruce McGill, Michael Rose, Sherri Shepherd. Directed by Tim Story. 2016. Rated PG-13. 102 minutes. US Box Office: $91 million.


SON OF SAUL - Hungary/Oscars/War/Drama/Suspense. Starring Geza Rohrig, Levente Molnar, Urs Rechn, Sandor Zsoter. Directed by Laszlo Nemes. 2015. Rated R. 147 minutes. US Box Office: $2 million. Academy Award winner: Best Foreign Language Film. 


R.I.P.:

CHYNA [aka Joan Laurer] - Wrestler/Actress [3rd Rock from the Sun (TV), Illegal Aliens, Cougar Club].

GUY HAMILTON - Director [The Devil's Disciple, Goldfinger, Funeral in Berlin, Battle of Britain, Diamonds Are Forever, Live and Let Die, The Man with the Golden Gun, Force 10 from Navarone].

MICHI KOBI - Actress [Tokyo After Dark, 12 to the Moon, Hell to Eternity, Cry for Happy, American Tiger].

PRINCE - Singer/Songwriter/Actor [Purple Rain, Under the Cherry Moon].

DORIS ROBERTS - Actress [Little Murders, A New Leaf, Remington Steele (TV), Everybody Love Raymond (TV)].

VICTORIA WOOD - Actress [Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, Housewife, 49 (TV Movie), Ballet Shoes].