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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Saturday, July 4, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2015

BLU-RAYS:

MERCHANTS OF DOUBT - Documentary. Starring Frederick Singer, Naomi Orsekes, Jamy Ian Swiss, Patricia Callahan, James Hansen, Bob Inglis. Directed by Robert Kenner. 2014. Rated PG-13. 96 minutes.

WOMAN IN GOLD - Drama/US.-British Isles. Starring Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Bruhl, Katie Holmes, Tatiana Maslany, Max Irons, Charles Dance, Antje Traue, Elizabeth McGovern, Frances Fisher. Directed by Simon Curtis. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015. Rated PG-13. 109 minutes. Box Office: $33 million.
 
DVDs:

5 FLIGHTS UP - Drama. Starring Diane Keaton, Morgan Freeman, Cynthia Nixon, Josh Pais, Sterling Jerins, Hannah Dunne. Directed by Richard Loncraine. 2015. Rated PG-13. 92 minutes. Box Office: Box Office: $1 million.

'71 - Action/War/British Isles. Starring Jack O'Connell, Sam Reid, Sean Harris, Paul Anderson, Richard Dormer, Denise Gough, Charlie Murphy, Martin McCann, Babou Ceesay. Directed by Yann Demage. 2014. Rated R.  99 minutes. Box Office: $1 million.

GERONTOPHILIA - Gay/comedy/romance/Canada. Starring Pier-Gabriel Lajoie, Walter Borden, Katie Boland, Yardley Kavanagh, Marie-Helene Thibault, Shawn Campbell. Directed by Bruce La Bruce. 2014. Unrated. 82 minutes.

HOUSE OF CARDS: SEASON 3 - Drama/TV. Starring Kevin Spacey, Michel Gill, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Nathan Darrow, Mahershali Ali. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Unrated. 2015.

MAGGIE - Horror/Drama/US-Switzerland. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin, Joely Richardson, Douglas M. Griffin, J.D. Evermore, Rachel Whitman Groves. Directed by Henry Hobson. 2015. Rated PG-13. 95 minutes.

MERCHANTS OF DOUBT - Documentary. Starring Frederick Singer, Naomi Orsekes, Jamy Ian Swiss, Patricia Callahan, James Hansen, Bob Inglis. Directed by Robert Kenner. 2014. Rated PG-13. 96 minutes.

POLDARK {MASTERPIECE][2015] -  Drama/British TV. Starring Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, Kyle Soller, Heida Reed, Philip Davis, Tristan Sturrock. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Unrated.

ROAD WITHIN, THE - Comedy/Drama. Starring Zoe Kravitz, Robert Patrick, Dev Patel, Robert Sheehan, Kyra Sedgwick, Ali Hillis. Directed by Gren Wells. 2015. Rated R. 100 minutes.

SLOW WEST - Western/British Isles-New Zealand. Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Fassbender. Ben Mendelsohn, Caren Pistorious, Edwin Wright, Andrew Robertt. Directed by John Maclean. 2015. Rated R. 84 minutes.

TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN, THE [2015] -   Horror/Suspense. Starring Addison Timlin, Veronica Cartwright, Anthony Anderson, Travis Trope, Joshua Leonard, Gary Cole, Edward Herrmann, Ed Lauter, Arabella Field, Denis O'Hare. Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. Rated R. 86 minutes.


WOMAN IN GOLD - Drama/US.-British Isles. Starring Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Bruhl, Katie Holmes, Tatiana Maslany, Max Irons, Charles Dance, Antje Traue, Elizabeth McGovern, Frances Fisher. Directed by Simon Curtis. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015. Rated PG-13. 109 minutes. Box Office: $33 million.
 

 

Saturday, June 27, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2015

BLU-RAYS:

GUNMAN, THE [2015] - Action/Suspense/US-Spain-UK-France. Starring Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, Idris Elba, Jasmine Trinca, Ray Winstone, Mark Rylance, Peter Franzen. Directed by Pierre Morel. Rated R. 115 minutes. Box Office: $11 million.

LUPIN III: THE CASTLE OF CAGLIOSTRO - Japanimation/Family. Voices: Yasuo Yamada, Eiko Masuyama, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Makio Inoue, Goro Naya, Sumi Shimamoto. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 1979. Unrated. 109 minutes. BLU-RAY DEBUT! 

DVDs:

AMERICAN GIRL, AN: GRACE STIRS UP SUCCESS - Family. Starring Virginia Madsen, Lili Bordan, Caitlin Carmichael, Karen Gagnon, Karen Strassman, Eloise Webb. Directed by Vince Marcello. 2015. Unrated. 92 minutes.

DANNY COLLINS -  Comedy/Musical. Starring Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Nick Offerman, Christopher Plummer, Melissa Benoist, Josh Peck, Bobby Cannavale. Directed by Dan Fogelman. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015. Rated R. 106 minutes. Box Office: $6 million.

GET HARD - Comedy. Starring Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, Alison Brie, Craig T. Nelson, Edwina Findley Dickerson, Erick Chavarria, Paul Ben-Victor, T.I., John Mayer, Greg Germann. Directed by Etan Cohen. 2015. Rated R. 100 minutes. Box Office: $91 million.

GUNMAN, THE [2015] - Action/Suspense/US-Spain-UK-France. Starring Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, Idris Elba, Jasmine Trinca, Ray Winstone, Mark Rylance, Peter Franzen. Directed by Pierre Morel. Rated R. 115 minutes. Box Office: $11 million. 

HARD TO BE A GODSci-Fi/Russia. Starring Gali Abaydulov, Yuriy Ashikmin, Remigijus Bilinskas, Valeriy Boltyshev, Aleksandr Chutko. Directed by Aleksey German. 2014. Unrated. 170 minutes.

RIPPER STREET: SEASON 3 - British TV/Suspense. Starring Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn, Adam Rothenberg, David Wilmot, MyAnna Buring.  Unrated. 2014.

WHILE WE'RE YOUNG -  Comedy/Drama/Cult. Starring Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver. Amanda Seyfried, Adam Horovitz, Dree Hemingway. Directed by Noah Baumbach. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015. Rated R. 97 minutes. Box Office: $8 million. [NOTE: THIS IS DUE TO ARRIVE TUESDAY OR WEDNESDAY].

Saturday, June 20, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015

BLU-RAY:

TIMBUKTU -  Drama/France-Marutania. Starring Ibrahim Ahmed, Abel Jafri, Toulou Kiki, Layla Walet Mohamed, Medhi A.G. Mohamed, Hichem Yacoubi, Kettly Noel, Fatoumata Diawara. Directed by Abderrahmane Sissako. 2014. Rated PG-13. 97 minutes. Box Office: $1 million. Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film.

DVDS:

MISS HILL: MAKING DANCE MATTER -  Music Documentary/Fine Arts. Starring Robert Battle, Diana Byer, Trevor Carlson, H.T. Chen, Martha Clarke, Andra Corvino. Directed by Greg Vander Veer. 2015. Unrated. 84 minutes.


NEWSROOM, THE: SEASON 3 [THE FINAL SEASON] - TV/Drama.  Starring Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill, Olivia Munn, Thomas Sadowski, Dev Patel, Sam Waterston, Chris Chalk, Margaret Judson, Adina Porter. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Unrated.

SURVIVOR [2015 movie] - Suspense/Action/US-British Isles co-production. Starring Mila Jovovich, Pierce Brosnan, Dylan McDermott, Angela Bassett, Robert Forster, James D'Arcy, Emma Thompson, Roger Rees. Directed by James McTeigue. RECOMMENDED! Rated PG-13. 96 minutes.

TIMBUKTU -  Drama/France-Marutania. Starring Ibrahim Ahmed, Abel Jafri, Toulou Kiki, Layla Walet Mohamed, Medhi A.G. Mohamed, Hichem Yacoubi, Kettly Noel, Fatoumata Diawara. Directed by Abderrahmane Sissako. 2014. Rated PG-13. 97 minutes. Box Office: $1 million. Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2015

BLU-RAYS:

CHAPPIE - Sci-Fi/Action/US-Mexico. Starring Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver, Anderson Cooper, Brandon  Auret, Jason Cope. Directed by Neill Blomkamp. 2015. Rated R. 120 minutes. Box Office: $32 million.

RUN ALL NIGHT - Suspense/Film Noir. Starring Liam Neeson, Ed Harris, Joel Kinnaman, Boyd Holbrook, Bruce McGill, Genesis Rodriguez, Vincent D'Onofrio, Common, Patricia Kalember. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. 2015. Rated R. 114 minutes. Box Office: $27 million.

SPIRITED AWAY - Japanese Animation/Family. Voices by Rumi Hiragi, Miyu Irino, Mari Natsuki, Takashi Naito, Yasuko Sawaguchi, Tatsuya Gashuin. Directed by Hayao Miyasaki. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!  2001. Rated PG. 125 minutes. Academy Award winner: Best Animated Feature. Blu-ray debut!

WILD TALES - Argentina-Spain/Comedy/Suspense. Starring Dario Grandinatti, Maria Marull, Monica Villa,  Rita Cortese, Julieta Zylberberg, Cesar Bordon, Leonardo Sbargaglia, Ricardo Darin. Directed by Damian Szifron. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated R. 122 minutes. Box Office: $3 million. Nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award.   

DVDS:



CHAPPIE - Sci-Fi/Action/US-Mexico. Starring Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver, Anderson Cooper, Brandon  Auret, Jason Cope. Directed by Neill Blomkamp. 2015. Rated R. 120 minutes. Box Office: $32 million.

EASTERN BOYS -  France/Drama. Starring Olivier Rabourdin, Kirill Emelyanov, Danill Vorobyov,  Edea Darcque, Bislan Yakhiaev, Camila Chakirova. Directed by Robin Campillo. 2014. Unrated. 128 minutes.

LAST SHIP, THE: SEASON 1 - TV/Action/Sci-fi/Suspense. Starring Eric Dane, Rhona Mitra, Adam Baldwin, Marissa Neitling, Christian Elmore, Charles Parnell, Jocko Sims, Travis Van Winkle, John Pyper-Ferguson.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Unrated.

MASTER BUILDER, A [THE CRITERION COLLECTION] - Drama. Starring Julie Hagerty, Wallace Shawn, Lisa Joyce, Larry Pine, Andre Gregory, Jeff Biehl. Directed by Jonathan Demme. 2015. Unrated. 130 minutes.

OLD FASHIONED - Drama/Romance. Starring Elizabeth Roberts, Rik Swartzwelder, LeJon Woods, Tyler Hollinger, Nini Hadjis, Maryanne Nagel. Directed by Rik Swartzwelder. 2015. Rated PG-13. 115 minutes. Box Office: $2 million.

RUN ALL NIGHT - Suspense/Film Noir. Starring Liam Neeson, Ed Harris, Joel Kinnaman, Boyd Holbrook, Bruce McGill, Genesis Rodriguez, Vincent D'Onofrio, Common, Patricia Kalember. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. 2015. Rated R. 114 minutes. Box Office: $27 million.

WELCOME TO ME -  Comedy/Drama. Starring Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Linda Cardellini, Joan Cusack, Loretta Devine, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Robbins, Alan Tudyk. Directed by Shira Piven. 2015. Rated R. 87 minutes. Box Office: $1 million.

WILD TALES - Argentina-Spain/Comedy/Suspense. Starring Dario Grandinatti, Maria Marull, Monica Villa,  Rita Cortese, Julieta Zylberberg, Cesar Bordon, Leonardo Sbargaglia, Ricardo Darin. Directed by Damian Szifron. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated R. 122 minutes. Box Office: $3 million. Nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award.

WRECKING CREW, THE [2015] - Music Documentary. Starring Lou Adler, Herb Alpert, The Association, Chuck Barris, The Beach Boys, Sonny Bono, Glen Campbell, Cher, Sam Cooke, Sammy Davis Jr., Mickey Dolenz, Davy Jones, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Mike Nesmith, Frank and Nancy Sinatra, Phil Spector, Peter Tork, Jimmy Webb, Adam West, Brian Wilson, and many more. Directed by Danny Tedesco.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015. Rated PG. 101 minutes. Box Office: $1 million.

NEW ARRIVALS:

I MARRIED A WITCH [THE CRITERION COLLECTION] - Comedy. Starring Fredric March, Veronica Lake, Robert Benchley, Susan Hayward, Cecil Kellaway, Elizabeth Patterson. Directed by Rene Clair. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 1942. Unrated. 77 minutes. Black & White.

IL SORPASSO [THE CRITERION COLLECTION - Italy/Drama/Comedy. Starring Vittorio Gassman, Catherine Spaak, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Claudio Gora, Luciana Angiolillo, Linda Sini. Directed by Dino Risi. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 1962. Unrated. 105 minutes. Black & White.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2015

BLU-RAY:

KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE - Action/British Isles/Comedy. Starring Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong, Michael Caine, Mark Hamill, Sofia Boutella, Jonno Davis, Jack Davenport, Valibor Topic. Directed by Matthew Vaughan. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015. Rated R. 129 minutes. Box Office: $129 million.

DVDS:

BLUE RUIN -  Mystery/Film Noir/US-France. Starring Macon Blair, Devin Ratray, Amy Hargreaves, Kevin Kolack, Eve Plumb, David W. Thompson. Brent Werzner, Stacy Rock, Sidne Anderson. Directed by Jeremy Saulnier. 2014. Rated R. 90 minutes.

DANCE OF REALITY, THE - Cult/Drama/Chile-France. Starring Brontis Jodorowsky, Pamela Flores, Jeremias Herskovits, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Bastian Bodenhofer, Andres Cox. Directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky. 2013. Unrated. 130 minutes.

DUFF, THE - Comedy. Starring Mae Whitman, Bella Thorne, Robbie Amell, Bianca A. Santos, Skyler Samuels, Romany Malco, Nick Eversman, Chris Wylde, Ken Jeong, Allison Janney, Rebecca Weil. Directed by Ari Sandel. 2015. Rated PG-13. 101 minutes. Box Office: $35 million.

ESCAPE FIRE: THE FIGHT TO SAVE AMERICAN HEALTHCARE - Documentary. Directed by Matthew Heineman, Susan Froemke. 2013. Unrated. 99 minutes.

FREEDOM SUMMER - Documentary. Starring Julian Bond, Taylor Branch, Ben Chaney, James Chaney, Charlie Cobb, Betty Jean Connor. Directed by Stanley Nelson. 2015. Unrated. 113 minutes.

GETT: THE TRIAL OF VIVIANE AMSALEM - Drama/Israel-France-Germany. Starring Ronit Elkabetz, Simon Abkarian, Gabi Amrani, Dalia Berger, Shmil Ben Ari, Sasson Gabi, Keren Mor. Directed by Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz. 2014. Unrated. 115 minutes.

HEALING - Drama/Australia. Starring Hugo Weaving, Don Hany, Xavier Samuel, Mark Leonard Winter, Anthony Hayes, Laura Brent. Directed by Craig Monahan. 2014. Rated R. 112 minutes.

ILO ILO -   Drama/Singapore. Starring Yann Yann Yeo, Tian Wen Chen, Angeli Bayani, Jialer Koh, Peter Wee, Jo Kukathas. Directed by Anthony Chen. 2013. Unrated. 99 minutes.

KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE - Action/British Isles/Comedy. Starring Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong, Michael Caine, Mark Hamill, Sofia Boutella, Jonno Davis, Jack Davenport, Valibor Topic. Directed by Matthew Vaughan. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015. Rated R. 129 minutes. Box Office: $129 million.

PROJECT ALMANAC -  Sci-Fi. Starring Amy Landecker, Sofia Black-D'Elia, Virginia Gardner, Jonny Weston, Sam Lerner, Allen Evangelista. Directed by Dean Israelite. 2015. Rated PG-13. 106 minutes. Box Office: $23 million.

RED ARMYDocumentary/US-Russia. Starring Scotty Bowman, Mark Deakins, Viacheslov Fetisov, Anatoli Karpov, Alexei Kasatonov. Directed by Gabe Polsky. 2015. Rated PG. 76  minutes. Box Office: $1 million.

SERENA - Drama/Romance/US-France-Czech Republic. Starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Rhys Ifans, Toby Jones, David Dencik, Sean Harris, Ana Ularu. Directed by Susanne Bier. 2014. Rated R. 109 minutes.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2015

BLU-RAYS:

FOCUS [2015] - Comedy/Suspense. Starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro, Gerald McRaney, Adrian Martinez, BD Wong, Brennan Brown. Directed by Glenn Ficarra, John Requa. Rated R. 105 minutes. Box Office: $54 million.

JUPITER ASCENDING - Sci-fi/Action. Starring Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Eddie Redmayne, Sean Bean, Douglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton, Nikki Amuka-Bird.  Directed by Andy and Lana Wachowski. 2015. Rated PG-13. 127 minutes. Box Office: $48 million.

SPONGEBOB MOVIE, THE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER - Family/Animation/Comedy/Cult. Starring the voices of Tom Kenny, Antonio Banderas, Bill Fagerbakke, Rodger Bumpass, Paul Tibbit, Nolan North, Tim Conway, Eddie Deezen. Directed by Paul Tibbitt. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015. Rated PG. 92 minutes. Box Office: $163 million.


DVDs:

CAMP X-RAY -  War/Drama. Starring Kristen Stewart, Peyman Mooadi, Lane Garrison, Joseph Julian Soria, Cory Michael Smith, Tara Holt, Julia Duffy, Marco Khan. Directed by Peter Sattler. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated R. 117 minutes. 

FOCUS [2015] - Comedy/Suspense. Starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro, Gerald McRaney, Adrian Martinez, BD Wong, Brennan Brown. Directed by Glenn Ficarra, John Requa. Rated R. 105 minutes. Box Office: $54 million.

JUPITER ASCENDING - Sci-fi/Action. Starring Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Eddie Redmayne, Sean Bean, Douglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton, Nikki Amuka-Bird.  Directed by Andy and Lana Wachowski. 2015. Rated PG-13. 127 minutes. Box Office: $48 million.

JUSTIFIED: SEASON 6 [THE FINAL SEASON] -  TV/Action. Starring Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter, Jacob Pitts, Erica Tazel, Walton Goggins. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015. Unrated.

McFARLAND USA - Drama/Sports. Starring Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Ramiro Rodriguez, Carlos Pratts, Johnny Ortiz, Rafael Martinez, Hector Duran, Sergio Avelar, Diana Maria Riva. Directed by Niki Caro. 2015. Rated PG. 129 minutes. Box Office: $44 million.

RECTIFY: SEASON 2 - TV/Drama.  Aden Young, Abigail Spencer, J. Smith-Cameron, Adelaide Clemens, Clayne Crawford, Luke Kirby. 2014. Unrated. 

SPONGEBOB MOVIE, THE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER - Family/Animation/Comedy/Cult. Starring the voices of Tom Kenny, Antonio Banderas, Bill Fagerbakke, Rodger Bumpass, Paul Tibbit, Nolan North, Tim Conway, Eddie Deezen. Directed by Paul Tibbitt. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015. Rated PG. 92 minutes. Box Office: $163 million.

SPRING [2015] -  Horror. Starring Lou Taylor Pucci, Nadia Hilker, Vanessa Bednar, Vinny Curran, Augie Duke, Shane Brady. Unrated. 109 minutes. 

TAKING OF TIGER MOUNTAIN, THE -   China/Action-Adventure. Starring Hanyu Zhang, Kenny Lin, Liya Tong, Tony Ka Fei Leung. Directed by Hark Tsui. 2014. Unrated. 141 minutes.

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.