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, 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.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014

3D BLU-RAYS:

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 - Family/Animation. Voices by Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrara, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Kristen Wiig, T.J. Miller, Djimon Hounsou. Directed by Dean DeBlois. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated PG. 102 minutes. Box Office: $177 million.

SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR - Film Noir/Mystery - Starring Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Eva Green, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rosario Dawson, Bruce Willis, Powers Boothe, Dennis Haysbert, Jaime King, Ray Liotta, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Juno Temple. Directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodiguez. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ! 2014. Rated R. 102 minutes. Box Office: $14 million.

BLU-RAYS:

22 JUMP STREET - Comedy/Action. Starring Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Ice Cube, Peter Stormare, Amber Stevens, Wyatt Russell, Jillian Bell. Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. 2014. Rated R. 112 minutes. Box Office: $192 million. 

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 - Family/Animation. Voices by Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrara, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Kristen Wiig, T.J. Miller, Djimon Hounsou. Directed by Dean DeBlois. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated PG. 102 minutes. Box Office: $177 million.

IF I STAY - Drama. Starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Mirielle Enos, Jamie Blackley, Joshua Leonard, Liana Liberato, Stacy Keach, Gabrielle Rose. Directed by R.J. Cutler, 2014. Rated PG-13. 107 minutes. Box Office: $51 million.

LAND HO! - Comedy/USA-Iceland. Starring Earl Lynn Nelson, Paul Eenhoorn, Daniel Gyalfason, Karrie Crouse, Elizabeth McKee. Directed by Aaron Katz and Martha Stephens. 2014. Rated R. 95 minutes. Box Office: $1 million.

SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR - Film Noir/Mystery - Starring Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Eva Green, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rosario Dawson, Bruce Willis, Powers Boothe, Dennis Haysbert, Jaime King, Ray Liotta, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Juno Temple. Directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodiguez. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ! 2014. Rated R. 102 minutes. Box Office: $14 million.

TAMMY: EXTENDED CUT - Comedy. Starring Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Allison Janney, Mark Duplass, Dan Aykroyd, Gary Cole, Nat Faxon, Toni Collette, Sandra Oh, Ben Falcone. Directed by Ben Falcone. 2014. Unrated. Box Office: $85 million. NOTE: This unrated extended version is only available on Blu-ray.

WIND RISES, THE - Japanese Animation. US Voices by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Martin Short, Stanley Tucci. Directed by Hayao Miyasakai. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!  2013. Rated PG-13. 126 minutes. Box Office: $6 million.



DVDs:

22 JUMP STREET - Comedy/Action. Starring Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Ice Cube, Peter Stormare, Amber Stevens, Wyatt Russell, Jillian Bell. Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. 2014. Rated R. 112 minutes. Box Office: $192 million. 

AND SO IT GOES - Comedy/Romance. Starring Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton, Sterling Jerins, Annie Parisse, Austin Lysy, Michael Terra. Directed by Rob Reiner. 2014. Rated PG-13. 94 minutes. Box Office: $16 million.

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.

HOUSEBOUND - Horror/Comedy/New Zealand. Starring Morgana O'Reilly, Rema Te Wiata, Glenn-Paul Waru, Ross Harper, Cameron Rhodes. Directed by Gerald Johnstone. 2014. Unrated. 107 minutes.

I AM ALI - Documentary/Sports. Starring Muhammad Ali, Muhammad Ali Jr., Hana Ali, Maryum Ali, Rahaman Ali, Jim Brown, George Foreman, Tom Jones. Directed by Clare Lewins. 2014. Rated PG. 111 minutes.

IF I STAY - Drama. Starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Mirielle Enos, Jamie Blackley, Joshua Leonard, Liana Liberato, Stacy Keach, Gabrielle Rose. Directed by R.J. Cutler, 2014. Rated PG-13. 107 minutes. Box Office: $51 million.

LAND HO! - Comedy/USA-Iceland. Starring Earl Lynn Nelson, Paul Eenhoorn, Daniel Gyalfason, Karrie Crouse, Elizabeth McKee. Directed by Aaron Katz and Martha Stephens. 2014. Rated R. 95 minutes. Box Office: $1 million.

LET'S BE COPS - Comedy. Starring Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr., Rob Riggle, Nina Dobrev (VAMPIRE DIARIES), James D'Arcy, Keegan-Michael Key, Andy Garcia. Directed by Luke Greenfield. 2014. Rated R. 104 minutes. Box Office: $83 million.

SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR - Film Noir/Mystery - Starring Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Eva Green, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rosario Dawson, Bruce Willis, Powers Boothe, Dennis Haysbert, Jaime King, Ray Liotta, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Juno Temple. Directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodiguez.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated R. 102 minutes. Box Office: $14 million.

WIND RISES, THE - Japanese Animation. US Voices by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Martin Short, Stanley Tucci. Directed by Hayao Miyasakai. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2013. Rated PG-13. 126 minutes. Box Office: $6 million.

NEW ARRIVALS:

DVDS:

BOY MEETS GIRL [1984] - Drama/Romance/France. Starring Denis Lavant, Mireille Perrier, Carroll Brooks, Maite Nahyr. Directed by Leos Carax (HOLY MOTORS, POLA X). Unrated. 100 minutes.

COME BACK TO THE 5 AND DIME, JIMMY DEAN - Classic/Comedy/Drama. Starring Cher, Sandy Dennis, Karen Black, Sudie Bond, Kathy Bates, Marta Heflin. Directed by Robert Altman. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 1982. Rated PG. 109 minutes. NOTE: This is the DVD debut!

BLU-RAYS:

KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE - Japanese Animation. US voices by Kirsten Dunst, Kath Soucie, Debbie Reynolds, Phil Hartman, Tress MacNeillie. Directed by Hayao Miyasakai. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 1989. Rated G. 103 minutes.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2014

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY,  NOVEMBER 11, 2014

3D BLU-RAY:

JAMES CAMERON'S DEEPSEA CHALLENGE - Documentary. Starring James Cameron. Directed by John Bruno, Ray Quint, and Andrew Wight. 2014. Unrated. 90 minutes.

BLU-RAYS:

JAMES CAMERON'S DEEPSEA CHALLENGE - Documentary. Starring James Cameron. Directed by John Bruno, Ray Quint, and Andrew Wight. 2014. Unrated. 90 minutes.

JERSEY BOYS - Musical. Starring John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Christopher Walken, Michael Lomenda, Vincent Piazza, Steve Schirripa, Kathrine Narducci, Lou Volpe, Johnny Cannizarro, Lacey Hannan. Directed by Clint Eastwood. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated R. 134 Minutes. Box Office: $48 million.

DVDs:

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 - Family/Animation. Voices by Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrara, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Kristen Wiig, T.J. Miller, Djimon Hounsou. Directed by Dean DeBlois. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated PG. 102 minutes. Box Office: $177 million.

JAMES CAMERON'S DEEPSEA CHALLENGE - Documentary. Starring James Cameron. Directed by John Bruno, Ray Quint, and Andrew Wight. 2014. Unrated. 90 minutes.

JERSEY BOYS - Musical. Starring John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Christopher Walken, Michael Lomenda, Vincent Piazza, Steve Schirrippa, Kathrine Narducci, Lou Volpe, Johnny Cannizarro, Lacey Hannan. Directed by Clint Eastwood. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated R. 134 Minutes. Box Office: $48 million.

MOOD INDIGO - Comedy/Romance/France-Belgium. Starring Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou, Gad Elmaleh, Omar Sy, Aissa Maiga. Directed by Michel Gondry. 2013. Unrated. 94 minutes.

MR. PIP -  Drama/War/Australia-New Zealand. Starring Hugh Laurie, Kerry Fox, Eka Darville. Directed by Andrew Adamson. 2013. Rated PG-13. 116 minutes.

PHINEAS & FERB: STAR WARS - Star Wars/Disney/Family/Animation. 2014. Unrated. 150 minutes.

STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS: THE LOST MISSIONS - Star Wars/Animation/Sci-Fi. 2014. Unrated. 287 minutes.

TAMMY - Comedy. Starring Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Allison Janney, Mark Duplass, Dan Aykroyd, Gary Cole, Nat Faxon, Toni Collette, Sandra Oh, Ben Falcone. Directed by Ben Falcone. 2014. Rated R. 97 minutes. Box Office: $85 million.

TRUE BLOOD: SEASON 7 [THE FINAL SEASON] - TV/Horror. Starring Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Quanten, Rutina Wesley, Chris Bauer, Carrie Preston, Nelsan Ellie, Alexander Skarsgard. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Unrated. 600 minutes.

WELCOME TO THE SPACE SHOW - Japanese Animation/Family. Voices by Tomoyo Kurosawa, Honoka Ikezuki, Tokuto Yoshinaga. Tamaki Matsumoto, Shotaro Uzawa, Keiji Fujiwara. Directed by Koji Masunari, Masaki Yuasa. 2010. Unrated. 136 minutes.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

New Releases - Tuesday, November 4, 2014

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2014

BLU-RAYS:

HERCULES [2014] - Action. Starring Dwayne Johnson, John Hurt, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Aksell Hennie, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Joseph Fiennes. Directed by Brett Ratner. Rated PG-13. 98 minutes. Box Office: $73 million.

MALEFICENT - Disney/Action/Family/Fantasy. Starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Lesley Maville, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple. Sam Riley. Directed by Robert Stromberg. RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated PG. 98 minutes. Box Office: $241 million.

MOST WANTED MAN, A - Mystery/Suspense/British-US-German. Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams,  Homayoun Ershadi, Grigorly Dobrygin, Medhi Debhi, Nina Hoss, Daniel Bruhl. Directed by Anton Corbjin. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated R. 122 minutes. Box Office: $18 million.

NEWSROOM, THE: SEASON 2 - TV/drama. Starring Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, Sam Waterston, Jane Fonda, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill, Margaret Judson, Thomas Sadowski, Olivia Munn, Dev Patel, Chris Chalk, Adina Porter, Chris Messina, David Harbour, Grace Gummer. HIGLY RECOMMENDED! 2013. Unrated.

ONE I LOVE, THE - Comedy/Drama/Romance.  Starring Mark Duplass, Elisabeth Moss, Ted Danson, Marlee Matlin. Directed by Charlie McDowell. 2014. Rated R. 91 minutes. Box Office: $1 million.

DVDs:

ABOUT ALEX - Comedy. Starring Nate Parker, Jason Ritter, Maggie Grace, Aubrey Plaza, Jane Levy, Max Greenfield, Max Minghella. Directed by Jesse Zwick. 2014. Rated R. 96 minutes.

ARCHIPELAGO - Britain/Drama. Starring Christopher Baker, Tom Hiddleston, Kate Fahy, Andrew Lawson, Lydia Leonard. Directed by Joanna Hogg. 2010. Unrated. 114 minutes. Box Office: $1 million.

DOG, THE - Documentary. Starring John Wojtiwicz. Directed by Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren. 2014. Rated R. 100 minutes.

EXHIBITION - Britain/Drama. Starring Viviane Albertine, Liam Gilick, Tom Hiddleston. Directed by Joanna Hogg. 2014. Unrated. 104 minutes.

FIVE STAR LIFE, A - Italy/Drama. Starring Margherita Buy, Stefano Acorsi, Henry Arnold, Eirik Bar, Lesley Manville. Directed by Maria Sole Tognazzi. 2013. Unrated. 85 minutes.

FRONTERA - Western/Drama. Starring Ed Harris, Eva Longoria, Michael Pena, Amy Madigan, Aden Young. Directed by Michael Berry. 2014. Rated R. 103 minutes. 

HERCULES [2014] - Action. Starring Dwayne Johnson, John Hurt, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Aksell Hennie, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Joseph Fiennes. Directed by Brett Ratner. Rated PG-13. 98 minutes. Box Office: $73 million.

MALEFICENT - Disney/Action/Family/Fantasy. Starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Lesley Maville, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple. Sam Riley. Directed by Robert Stromberg. RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated PG. 98 minutes. Box Office: $241 million.

MOST WANTED MAN, A - Mystery/Suspense/British-US-German. Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams,  Homayoun Ershadi, Grigorly Dobrygin, Medhi Debhi, Nina Hoss, Daniel Bruhl. Directed by Anton Corbjin. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated R. 122 minutes. Box Office: $18 million.

NEWSROOM, THE: SEASON 2 - TV/drama. Starring Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, Sam Waterston, Jane Fonda, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill, Margaret Judson, Thomas Sadowski, Olivia Munn, Dev Patel, Chris Chalk, Adina Porter, Chris Messina, David Harbour, Grace Gummer. HIGLY RECOMMENDED! 2013. Unrated.

ONE I LOVE, THE - Comedy/Drama/Romance.  Starring Mark Duplass, Elisabeth Moss, Ted Danson, Marlee Matlin. Directed by Charlie McDowell. 2014. Rated R. 91 minutes. Box Office: $1 million.

PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE - Disney/Anmiated/Family. Voices by Dane Cook, Ed Harris, Julie Bowen, Curtis Armstrong, John Michael Higgins, Hal Holbrook, Wes Studi, Teri Hatcher, Brad Garrett, Stacy Keach, Cedric the Entertainer, Regina King, Barry Corbin, Anne Meara. Directed by Roberts Gannaway. 2014. Rated PG.  83 minutes. Box Office: $60 million.

STEP UP: ALL IN - Musical.Drama. Starring Ryan Guzman, Briana Evigan, Adam G. Sevani, Misha Gabriel Hamilton, Stephen Boss, Stephen Stevo Jones, Mari Koda. Directed by Trish Sie. 2014. Rated PG-13. 112 minutes. Box Office: $15 million.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

New Releases - Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Blu-ray:

WISH I WAS HERE - Comedy. Starring Zach Braff, Josh Gad, Joey King, Pierce Gangnon, Kate Hudson, Alexander Chaplin, Jim Parsons, Mandy Patinkin, James Avery, Ashley Greene. Directed by Zach Braff. 2014. Rated R. 106 minutes. Box Office: $4 million.

DVDs:

CHILD OF GOD - Drama. Starring James Franco, Jim Parrack, Tim Blake Nelson, Scott Haze, Ciera Danielle, Fallon Goodson, Wade Williams. 2014. Rated R. 104 minutes.

GOOD PEOPLE - Action/Mystery. Starring James Franco, Kate Hudson, Tom Wilkinson, Anna Friel, Diarmaid Murtaugh, Omar Sy. Directed by Henrik Ruben Genz. 2014. Rated R. 90 minutes.

JAMIE MARKS IS DEAD - Drama/Mystery. Starring Judy Greer, Liv Tyler, Morgan Saylor, Cameron Monaghan, Noah Silver, Madisen Beaty, Ronen Rubenstein. Directed by Carter Smith. 2014. Unrated. 101 minutes.

LE CHEF - Comedy/France-Spain. Starring Jean Reno, Michael Youn, Raphaelle Agogue, Julien Boisseller, Salome Stevinin. Directed by Daniel Cohne. 2012. Rated PG13. 84 minutes.

LIFE OF CRIME - Comedy. Starring Jennifer Aniston, John Hawkes, Mos Def, Isla Fisher, Tim Robbins, Will Forte, Mark Boone Junior, Clea Lewis, Kevin Corrigan. Directed by Daniel Schechter. 2014. Rated R. 98 minutes.

VERA: SET 4 - British TV/Mystery. Starring Brenda Blethyn, David Leon, Jon Morrison, Paul Ritter, Tom Hutch. 2014. Unrated. 

WISH I WAS HERE - Comedy. Starring Zach Braff, Josh Gad, Joey King, Pierce Gangnon, Kate Hudson, Alexander Chaplin, Jim Parsons, Mandy Patinkin, James Avery, Ashley Greene. Directed by Zach Braff. 2014. Rated R. 106 minutes. Box Office: $4 million.

Monday, October 20, 2014

New Releases - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Blu-rays:

MAD MEN: THE FINAL SEASON PART 1 [SEASON 7] - TV/Drama. Starring Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, January Jones, Robert Morse, Aaron Stanton, Rich Sommer, Kiernan Shipka, Jessica Pare. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Unrated.

SNOWPIERCER - Sci-fi/Action/South Korea-Czech-US-France. Starring Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton, Kang-ho Song, Ed Harris, John Hurt, Alison Pill. Directed by Joon-ho Bong. 2013. Rated R. 126 minutes. Box Office: $5 million. 

DVDs:

AMERICAN MASTERS: DOROTHEA LANGE: GRAB A HUNK OF LIGHTNING - Documentary/PBS. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. 90 minutes.

CANOPY - War/Australia-Singapore. Starring Khan Chittenden, Tzu-yi Mo, Robert Menzies, Edwina Wren. Directed by Aaron Wilson. 2014. Rated PG-13. 84 minutes.

COFFEE IN BERLIN, A - Drama/German. Starring Tom Schilling, Katharina Shuttler, Justin von Dohnanyl. Directed by Jan Ole Gerster. 2012. Unrated. 83 minutes.

EARTH TO ECHO - Sci-fi/Family/Action. Starring Teo Halm, Astro, Reese Hartwig, Ella Wahlestedt, Jason Gray- Stanford, Alga Smith, Valerie Wildman. Directed by Dave Green. 2014. Rated PG. 91 minutes. Box Office: $39 million.

FOR A WOMAN - Drama/France. Starring Benoit Magimel, Melanie Thierry, Nicholas Duvauchelle, Sylvie Testud, Julie Ferrier, Clothilde Hesme. Directed by Diane Kurys. 2013. Unrated. 110 minutes.

GABRIELLE [2013] - Drama/Canada. Starring Gabrielle Marion-Rivard, Alexandre Landry, Melissa Desormeaux-Poulin. Directed by Louise Archambault. Rated R. 104 minutes. 

LETTER TO MOMO, A - Japanese Animation/Drama/Family. Japanese voices by Karen Miyama, Yuka, Daizaburo Arakawa, Toshiyuki Nishida, Koichi Yamadera. English dubbed voices by Amanda Pace, Stephanie Sheh, Fred Tatasclore, Dana Snyder. 2012. Unrated. 120 minutes. Japanese with subtitles+English dubbed versions.

LIFE AFTER BETH - Horror Comedy. Starring Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Ceryl Hines, Paul Reiser, Matthew Gray Gubler, Anna Kendrick. Directed by Jeff Baena. 2014. Rated R. 89 minutes.

MAD MEN: THE FINAL SEASON PART 1 [SEASON 7] - TV/Drama. Starring Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, January Jones, Robert Morse, Aaron Stanton, Rich Sommer, Kiernan Shipka, Jessica Pare. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Unrated.

PURGE, THE: ANARCHY - Horror. Starring Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gifford, Kiele Sanchez, Zoe Soul, Justina Machado, John Beasley. Directed by James DeMonaco. 2014. Rated R. 103 minutes. Box Office: $72 million.

SEX TAPE - Comedy. Starring Jason Segel, Cameron Diaz, Rob Corddry, Ellie Kemper, Rob Lowe, Nat Paxton. Directed by Jake Kasdan. 2014. Rated R. 94 minutes. Box Office: $39 million.

SNOWPIERCER - Sci-fi/Action/South Korea-Czech-US-France. Starring Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton, Kang-ho Song, Ed Harris, John Hurt, Alison Pill. Directed by Joon-ho Bong. 2013. Rated R. 126 minutes. Box Office: $5 million.


Sunday, October 12, 2014

New Releases - Tuesday, October 14, 2014

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014

3D BLU-RAY:

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST - Action/Sci-fi. Starring Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellan, Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Nicholas Hault, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, Shawn Ashmore, Evan Peters. Directed by Bryan Singer. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!  2014. Rated PG-13. 131 minutes. Box Office: $234 million.

BLU-RAYS:

MYSTERY ROAD - Mystery/Australia. Starring Aaron Pedersen, Hugo Weaving, Ryan Kwanten, Jack Thompson, Tamsa Walton, Bruce Spence. Directed by Ivan Sen. 2013. Unrated. 131 minutes.

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST - Action/Sci-fi. Starring Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellan, Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Nicholas Hault, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, Shawn Ashmore, Evan Peters. Directed by Bryan Singer. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated PG-13. 131 minutes. Box Office: $234 million.

DVDs:

BENEATH THE HARVEST SKY - Drama. Starring Emory Cohen, Callan McAuliffe, Kymberli Bryant, Zoe Levin, Natalie Johnson, Sarah Sutherland. Directed by Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly. 2014. Unrated. 116 minutes.

CHINESE PUZZLE - Comedy/France-US-Belgium. Starring Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou, Cecile De France, Kelly Reilly, Sandrine Holt. Directed by Cedric Klapisch. 2013. Rated R. 116 minutes.

EUROCRIME! THE ITALIAN COP AND GANGSTER FILMA THAT RULED THE WORLD - Film Documentary. Starring Franco Nero, Henry Silva, John Saxon, Antionio Sabato, Luc Merenda, Fred Williamson, Richard Harrison, Christopher Mitchum, Joe Dallesandro. Directed by Mike Malloy. 2014. Unrated. 137 minutes.

FARGO: SEASON 1 - TV/Film Noir/Mystery. Starring Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks, Bob Odenkirk, Keith Carradine, Kate Walsh, Adam Goldberg, Rachel Blanchard, Oliver Platt, Joey King. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Unrated.

FORT BLISS - War/Drama. Starring Michelle Monaghan, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Pablo Schreiber, Dash Mihok, Ron Livingston, Freddy Rodriguez, John Savage. Directed by Claudia Myers. 2014. Unrated. 116 minutes.

HIMIZU - Mystery/Japan. Starring Shota Sometani, Fumi Nikaido, Tetsu Watanabe, Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Megumi Kagurazaka. Directed by Shion Sono. 2012. Unrated. 129 minutes.

HONORABLE WOMAN, THE [BBC} - TV/British-US Miniseries. Starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Stephen Rea, Lubna Azabal, Katherine Parkinson, Andrew Buchan, Janet McTeer, Eve Best, Lindsay Duncan. 2014. Unrated.

MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN [2014] - Family/Animation/Comedy. Voices by Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Stephen Colbert, Lauri Fraser, Allison Janney, Stephen Tobolowsky, Dennis Haysbert, Leslie Mann. Directed by Rob Minkoff.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Rated PG. 92 minutes. Box Office: $112 million. 

MYSTERY ROAD - Mystery/Australia. Starring Aaron Pedersen, Hugo Weaving, Ryan Kwanten, Jack Thompson, Tamsa Walton, Bruce Spence. Directed by Ivan Sen. 2013. Unrated. 131 minutes.

PENNY DREADFUL: SEASON 1 - TV/Drama/Horror. Starring Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Simon Russell Beale, Helen McCrory, Reeve Carney, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, Henry Treadway. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Unrated.

VENUS IN FUR - Drama/Eroticism/France-Poland. Starring Emmanuelle Seigner, Mathieu Amalric. Directed by Roman Polanski. 2013. Unrated. 96 minutes.

VIOLETTE [2014] - Drama/Bio/France-Belgium. Starring Emmanuelle Devos, Sandrine Kiberlain, Olivier Gourmet. Catherine Hiegel, Jacques Bonnaffe, Olivier Py. Directed by Martin Provost. Unrated. 139 minutes.

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST - Action/Sci-fi. Starring Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellan, Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Nicholas Hault, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, Shawn Ashmore, Evan Peters. Directed by Bryan Singer. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated PG-13. 131 minutes. Box Office: $234 million.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

New Releases - Tuesday, October 7, 2014

New Releases - Tuesday, October 7, 2014

3D Blu-ray:

EDGE OF TOMORROW [AKA LIVE DIE REPEAT]  - Sci-fi/Action. Starring Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson, Jonas Armstrong, Tony Way. Directed by Doug Liman. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated PG-13. 113 minutes. Box Office: $101 million.

Blu-rays:
EDGE OF TOMORROW [AKA LIVE DIE REPEAT] - Sci-fi/Action. Starring Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson, Jonas Armstrong, Tony Way. Directed by Doug Liman. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated PG-13. 113 minutes. Box Office: $101 million.

MILLION DOLLAR ARM - Sports Drama. Starring Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Lake Bell, Alan Arkin, Bill Paxton, Suraj Sharma, Madhur Mittal, Darshan Jariwata, Gregory Alan Williams, Tzi Ma. Directed by Craig Gillespie. 2014. Rated PG. 124 minutes. Box Office: $37 million.

DVDs:

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN - TV/horror. Starring Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Jessica Lange, Evan Peters, Frances Conroy, Sarah Paulson, Gabourey Sidibe. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2013. Unrated.

EDGE OF TOMORROW [AKA LIVE DIE REPEAT] - Sci-fi/Action. Starring Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson, Jonas Armstrong, Tony Way. Directed by Doug Liman. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated PG-13. 113 minutes. Box Office: $101 million.

ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW - Fantasy/Horror. Starring Roy Abrahamsohn, Elena Schuber, Katelyn Rodriguez, Jack Dalton, Danielle Safady. Directed by Randy Moore. 2013. Unrated. 90 minutes. 

FOLLOWING, THE: SEASON 2 - TV/mystery/film noir. Starring Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy, Shawn Ashmore, Natalie Zea, Valorie Curry, Connie Nielsen, Jake Weber. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2013. Unrated.

GRAND SEDUCTION, THE - Comedy/Canada. Starring Taylor Kitsch, Brendan Gleeson, Liane Balaban, Gordon Pinsent. Directed by Don McKellar. 2014. Rated PG-13. 113 minutes. Box Office: $4 million.

HOUDINI [2014] - TV Miniseries/Drama. Starring Adrien Brody, Kristen Connolly, Evan Jones, Tim Pigott-Smith. Tom Benedict Knight. Directed by Uli Edel. Unrated. 324 minutes.  

MILLION DOLLAR ARM - Sports Drama. Starring Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Lake Bell, Alan Arkin, Bill Paxton, Suraj Sharma, Madhur Mittal, Darshan Jariwata, Gregory Alan Williams, Tzi Ma. Directed by Craig Gillespie. 2014. Rated PG. 124 minutes. Box Office: $37 million.

MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST, A - Comedy/Western. Starring Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, Giovanni Ribisi, Neil Patrick Harris, Sarah Silverman, Wes Studi. Directed by Seth MacFarlane. 2014. Rated R. 116 minutes. Box Office: $43 million. 

OBVIOUS CHILD - Comedy. Starring Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoffmann, Gabe Liedman,  David Cross, Richard Kind, Polly Draper, Cindy Cheung. Directed by Gillian Robespierre. 2014. Rated R. 84 minutes. Box Office: $4 million.

SHARKNADO 2: THE SECOND ONE  - TV/Cult/Turkey.  Starring Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Vivica A. Fox, Mark McGrath, Kari Wuhrer, Courtney Baxter, Dante Palminteri, Judd Hirsch, Downtown Julie Brown, Matt Lauer, Ed Roker. Directed by local native Anthony C. Ferrante. 2014. Unrated. 90 minutes.

STAR WARS REBELS: SPARK OF REBELLION - TV/Sci-fi/Animation. Voices by Vanessa Marshall, Freddie Prinze, Jr., Steve Blum. 2014. Unrated. 43 minutes.

TASTING MENU - Food Comedy/Spain-Ireland. Starring Jan Cornet, Claudia Bassols, Vincenta N'Dongo, Andrew Tarbet, Fionnula Flanagan, Stephen Rea, Togo Igawa. Directed by Roger Gual. 2013. Rated PG-13. 85 minutes. 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

New Releases - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014

3D Blu-ray:

TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION - Action/sci-fi. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Nicola Peltz, Kelsey Grammer, Jack Reynor, Sophia Myles. Directed by Michael Bay. RECOMMNDED! 2014. Rated PG-13. 165 minutes. Box Office: $246 million.

Blu-rays:

CHEF [2014] - Comedy. Starring Jon Favreau, Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson, John Leguizamo, Sophia Vergara, Dustin Hoffman, Oliver Platt, Amy Sedaris, Bobby Cannavale. Directed by Jon Favreau. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!  Rated R. 114 minutes. Box Office: $32 million.

TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION - Action/sci-fi. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Nicola Peltz, Kelsey Grammer, Jack Reynor, Sophia Myles. Directed by Michael Bay. RECOMMENDED!  2014. Rated PG-13. 165 minutes. Box Office: $246 million.

DVDs:

CHEF [2014] - Comedy. Starring Jon Favreau, Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson, John Leguizamo, Sophia Vergara, Dustin Hoffman, Oliver Platt, Amy Sedaris, Bobby Cannavale. Directed by Jon Favreau. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!  Rated R. 114 minutes. Box Office: $32 million.

COLD IN JULY - Mystery/film noir. Starring Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard, Don Johnson, Vinessa Shaw, Wyatt Russell. Directed by Jim Mickle. 2014. Rated R. 109 minutes. Box Office: $1 million.

DECODING ANNIE PARKER - Drama. Starring Aaron Paul, Alice Eve, Corey Stoll, Maggie Grace, Samantha Morton, Ben McKenzie, Rashida Jones, Helen Hunt, Marley Shelton. Directed by Steven Bernstein. 2014. Rated R. 91 minutes.

HELLION - Drama/mystery. Starring Aaron Paul, Juliette Lewis, josh Wiggins, Deke Connor. Directed by Kat Candler. 2014. Rated R. 94 minutes.

IVORY TOWER - Documentary. Starring Andrew Delbanco. Directed by Andrew Rossi. 2014. Rated PG-13. 90 minutes. 

THIRD PERSON - Drama/romance. Starring Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, Adrien Brody, Maria Bello, Kim Basinger, Olivia Wilde, James Franco. Directed by Paul Haggis. 2014. Rated R. 137 minutes. Box Office: $2 million.

TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION - Action/sci-fi. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Nicola Peltz, Kelsey Grammer, Jack Reynor, Sophia Myles. Directed by Michael Bay. RECOMMENDED! 2014. Rated PG-13. 165 minutes. Box Office: $246 million.

Monday, September 22, 2014

New Releases - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

NEW RELEASES - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

BLU-RAYS:

IDA - Foreign Drama. Starring Agata Kulesza, Agata Trezebuchowska, Dawid Ogrodnik, Jerzy Trela, Joanna Kulig. Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski. 2013. Rated PG-13. 82 minutes. Box Office: $4 million.

NEIGHBORS [2014] - Comedy. Starring Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron, Dave Franco, Halston Sage. Directed by Nicholas Stoller. 2014. Rated R. 97 minutes. Box Office: $151 million.

ROVER, THE [2014] - Mystery/Drama. Starring Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, Scoot McNairy. Directed by David Michod. Rated R. 2013 minutes. Box Office: $2 million.

SIGNAL, THE [2014] - Sci-fi. Starring Brendon Thwaites, Olivia Cooke, Beau Knapp, Laurence Fishburne, Lin Shaye. Directed by William Eubank. Rated PG-13. 97 minutes.

DVDs:

CALLING, THE [2014] - Mystery. Starring Susan Sarandon, Gil Bellows, Ellen Burstyn, Topher Grace, Donald Sutherland, Christopher Heyerdahl. Directed by Jason Stone. 2014. Rated R. 108 minutes.

IDA - Foreign Drama. Starring Agata Kulesza, Agata Trezebuchowska, Dawid Ogrodnik, Jerzy Trela, Joanna Kulig. Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski. 2013. Rated PG-13. 82 minutes. Box Office: $4 million.

LAST OF THE UNJUST, THE - Documentary. Starring  Benjamin Murmelstein. Directed by Claude Lanzmann. 2013. Rated PG-13. 220 minutes.

MODERN FAMILY: SEASON 5 - TV comedy. Starring Ed O'Neill, Sofia Vergara, Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen, Eric Stonestreet, Jesse Tyler Ferguson.  2013-2014. Unrated.

NEIGHBORS [2014] - Comedy. Starring Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron, Dave Franco, Halston Sage. Directed by Nicholas Stoller. 2014. Rated R. 97 minutes. Box Office: $151 million.

ROVER, THE [2014] - Mystery/Drama. Starring Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, Scoot McNairy. Directed by David Michod. Rated R. 2013 minutes. Box Office: $2 million.

SCANDAL: SEASON 3 - TV Drama. Starring Kerry Washington, Tony Goldwyn, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes, Guillermo Davis, Jeff Perry, Joshua Malina, Bellamy Young, Columbus Short. 2013-2014. Unrated.

SIGNAL, THE [2014] - Sci-fi. Starring Brendon Thwaites, Olivia Cooke, Beau Knapp, Laurence Fishburne, Lin Shaye. Directed by William Eubank. Rated PG-13. 97 minutes.

WER - Horror. Starring A.J. Cook, Sebastian Roche, Vik Sahay, Stephanie Lemelin, Oaklee Pendergast. Directed by William Brent Bell. 2013. Rated R. 89 minutes.