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, August 1, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2015

BLU-RAYS:

CHILD 44 - Film Noir/Suspense/Misc. Foreign. Starring Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace, Jason Clarke, Joel Kinnaman, Mark Lewis Jones. Directed by Daniel Espinosa. 2015. Rated R. 137 minutes.  Box Office: $2 million.

DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT - Action/Sci-fi. Starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort. Theo James, Kate Winslet, Jai Courtney, Mekhi Phifer, Miles Teller, Octavia Spencer, Zoe Kravitz, Tony Goldwyn. Directed by Robert Schwentke. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015. Rated PG-13. 119 minutes. Box Office: $130 million.

FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD [2015] - Drama/British Isles. Starring Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaertz, Michael Sheen, Juno Temple, Tom Sturridge, Bradley Hall, Jessica Barden. Directed by Thomas Vinterberg. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Rated PG-13. 119 minutes. 

DVDS:

A LA MALA -  Comedy/Spanish Language/Mexico. Starring Aislinn Derbez, Mauricio Ochmann,  Papile Aurora, Luis Arrieta, Daniela Schmidt, Jose Ron. Directed by Pedro Pablo Ibarra. 2015. Rated PG-13. 99 minutes. Box Office: $4 million.

ADULT BEGINNERS - Comedy/Drama. Starring Nick Kroll, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Paula Garces, Joel McHale, Jane Krakowski, Caitlin Fitzgerald. Directed by Ross Katz. 2015. Rated R. 92 minutes.

AFFAIR, THE: SEASON 1 - TV/Drama. Starring Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney, Joshua Jackson, Mare Winngham, Julia Goldani Telles, Jake Richard Siciliano, Jadon Sand, Richard Schiff, Victor Williams.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014. Unrated.

BLACKBIRD - Black Cinema/Drama. Starring Mo'Nique, Julian Walker, Kevin Allesee,  Isaiah Washington, Terrell Tilford, Gary LeRoi Gray. 2015. Rated R. 99 minutes. 

CASUAL VACANCY, THE - British TV/Drama. Starring Silas Carson, Joe Hurst, Michael Gambon, Rory Kinnear, Abigail Lawrie, Emily Bevan, Richard Glover, Monica Dolan, Julia McKenzie, Lolita Chakrabarti, Keeley Hawes, Simon McBurney. Based on J.K. Rowlings' novel. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015. Unrated.

CHILD 44 - Film Noir/Suspense/Misc. Foreign. Starring Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace, Jason Clarke, Joel Kinnaman, Mark Lewis Jones. Directed by Daniel Espinosa. 2015. Rated R. 137 minutes.  Box Office: $2 million.

DEAD LANDS, THE -  Action/New Zealand-UK. Starring James Rolleston, Lawrence Makoare, Te Kohe Tuhaka, Xavier Horan, Raukura Turei, Rena Owen. Directed by Toa Fraser. Rated R. 107 minutes.

DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT - Action/Sci-fi. Starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort. Theo James, Kate Winslet, Jai Courtney, Mekhi Phifer, Miles Teller, Octavia Spencer, Zoe Kravitz, Tony Goldwyn. Directed by Robert Schwentke. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015. Rated PG-13. 119 minutes. Box Office: $130 million.

EVERY SECRET THING -  Suspense. Starring Diane Lane, Elizabeth Banks, Dakota Fanning, Danielle Macdonald, Nate Parker, Common, Colin Donnell. Directed by Amy Berg. 2015. Rated R. 93 minutes. 

FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD [2015] - Drama/British Isles. Starring Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaertz, Michael Sheen, Juno Temple, Tom Sturridge, Bradley Hall, Jessica Barden. Directed by Thomas Vinterberg. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Rated PG-13. 119 minutes.

FAULTS -   Comedy/Suspense. Starring Leland Orser, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Chris Ellis, Jon Gries, Lance Reddick, Beth Grant, Cruz Flores. Directed by Riley Stearns. 2015. Unrated. 89 minutes.

HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER: SEASON 1 -  TV/Film Noir/Suspense/Cult. Starring Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch, Jack Falahee, Aja Naomi King, Matt McGorry, Karla Souza, Charles Weber, Lisa Weil, Katie Findlay, Tom Verica. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2014-2015. Unrated.

JACKIE & RYAN -  Drama. Starring Katherine Heigl, Ben Barnes, Clea DuVall, Sheryl Lee, Emily Alyn Lind, Nathan Stevens, Ryan Bingham. Directed by Ami Canaan Mann. 2015. Rated PG-13. 90 minutes.

JAUJA -  Western/Drama/Misc. Foreign. Starring Viggo Mortensen, Ghita Norby, Viilbjork Malling Agger, Esteban Bigliardi. Directed by Lisardo Alonso. 2014. Unrated. 109 minutes.

LITTLE CHAOS, A -  Drama/British Isles. Starring Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci, Matthias Schoenaerts, Danny Webb, Cathy Belton, Steven Waddington, Adrian Scarborough. Directed by Alan Rickman. 2015. Rated R. 117 minutes.

MADAME BOVARY [2015] -  Drama/Romance/German-Belgium-US. Starring Mia Wasikowska, Ezra Miller, Rhys Ifans, Paul Giamatti. Logan Marshall-Green, Laura Carmichael, Henry Lloyd-Hughes. Directed by Sophie Barthes. Rated R. 118 minutes.

ORPHAN BLACK: SEASON 3 -  British TV/Action/Sci-fi. Starring Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Bristian Bruun, Kevin Hanchard. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015. Unrated.  

PIXIES -  Family/Animation/Comedy. Voices by Alexa Penavega, Bill Paxton, Christopher Plummer, Carlos Penavega, Geoff Gustavson, David Milchard, Sean Patrick O'Reilly. Directed by Sean Patrick O'Reilly. 2015. Rated PG. 78 minutes.

SALVATION, THE -  Western/Misc. Foreign. Starring Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green, Eric Cantona, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jonathan Pryce, Mikael Persbrandt. Directed by Kristian Levring. 2014. Rated R. 92 minutes.

STRIKE BACK: SEASON 3 - Action/TV. Starring Philip Winchester, Sullivan Stapleton, Michelle Lukes, Robson Green, Milauna Jackson. 2012-2013. Unrated.

TRUE STORY -  Drama/Suspense. Starring James Franco, Jonah Hill, Feleicity Jones, Maria Dizzia, Ethan Suplee, Robert John Burke, Gretchen Mol. Directed by Rupert Gould. 2015. Rated R. 99 minutes. Box Office: $5 million.

WHITE STORM, THE -  Action/Hong Kong Cinema. Starring Ching Wan Lau, Louis Koo, Nick Cheung, Hoi-Pang Lo, Quan Yuan, Ting Yip Ng. Directed by Benny Chan. 2013. Rated R. 140 minutes.

WYRMWOOD: ROAD OF THE DEAD -  Horror/Australia. Starring Jay Gallagher, Bianca Bradley, Leon Burchill, Luke McKenzie, Yune Covich, Keith Agius, Catherine Terraccini. Directed by Kiah Roche-Turner. 2015. Unrated. 98 minutes.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015

BLU-RAYS:

HOME - Family/Animation/Comedy. Starring the voices of Jim Parsons, Rhianna, Steve Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Matt Jones, Brian Stepanek, April Lawrence. Directed by Tim Johnson. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015. Rated PG. 94 minutes. Box Office: $172 million.

WATER DIVINER, THE - War/Drama/Australia. Starring Russell Crowe, Olga Kurylenko, Jai Courtney, Yilmaz Erdogan, Cem Yilmaz, Dylan Georgiades, Steve Bastioni, Isabel Lucas. Directed by Russell Crowe. 2015. Rated R. 111 minutes. Box Office: $5 million.

DVDS:

HOME - Family/Animation/Comedy. Starring the voices of Jim Parsons, Rhianna, Steve Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Matt Jones, Brian Stepanek, April Lawrence. Directed by Tim Johnson. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015. Rated PG. 94 minutes. Box Office: $172 million.

LIFE ON THE REEF [PBS] - Documentary/Nature. 2015. Unrated. 180 minutes.
  
WATER DIVINER, THE - War/Drama/Australia. Starring Russell Crowe, Olga Kurylenko, Jai Courtney, Yilmaz Erdogan, Cem Yilmaz, Dylan Georgiades, Steve Bastioni, Isabel Lucas. Directed by Russell Crowe. 2015. Rated R. 111 minutes. Box Office: $5 million.

WHITE GOD -  Hungary-German-Sweden/Drama. Starring Zsofia Psotta, Sandor Zsoter, Lili Horvath, Szabalcs Thuroczy, Lili Monori, Gergely Banki. Directed by Kornel Munddruczo. 2014. Rated R. 121 minutes.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2015

DVDs:

DRUID PEAK -  Drama. Starring Spencer Treat Clark, Andrew Wilson, Rachel Korine, Damian Young, Armand Schulz, Nathaniel Brown, Lanna Joffrey. Directed by Marni Zelnick.  2015. Unrated. 111 minutes.

KUNG FU KILLER - Hong Kong Cinema/Martial Arts/Action. Starring Donnie Yen, Charlie Yeung, Baoqiang Wang, Bing Bai, Kang Yu, Siu-Wong Fan. Directed by Teddy Chan. 2014. Unrated. 100 minutes.

SET FIRE TO THE STARS -  Drama/British Isles. Starring Elijah Wood, Celyn Jones, Kelly Reilly, Steven Mackintosh, Shirley Henderson, Kevin Eldon. Directed by Andy Goddard. 2014. Unrated. 97 minutes.

UNCERTAIN TERMS - Comedy/Drama. Starring David Dahlbom, Adinah Dancyger, Casey Drogin, Hannah Gross, Tallie Medel, Caitlin Mehner. Directed by Nathan Silver. 2015. Unrated. 75 minutes.

WILD HORSES -  Mystery/Film Noir. Starring Robert Duvall, James Franco, Josh Hartnett, Luciana Pedrazza, Angie Cepeda, Jim Parrack. Directed by Robert Duvall. 2015. Rated R. 100 minutes.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2015

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2015

BLU-RAYS:

EX MACHINA - Sci-Fi/British Isles/Cult. Starring Alicia  Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Corey Johnson, Sonoya Mizuno, Symara A. Templeman. Directed by Alex Garland. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015. Rated R. 108 minutes. Box Office: $25 million.

IT FOLLOWS - Horror/Cult. Starring Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi, Lili Sepe, Jake Weary, Daniel Zovatto. Directed by David Robert Mitchell. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015. Rated R. 100 minutes. Box Office: $15 million.

SALT OF THE EARTH, THE [2014] - Documentary.  Starring Sebastian Salgado, Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro. Directed by Salgado and Wenders. PG-13. 110 minutes. Box Office: $1 million. Nominated for a Best Documentary Feature Academy Award.

SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL, THE - Comedy/Drama/British Isles. Starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, David Strathairn, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Diana Hardcastle. Directed by John Madden. 2015. Rated PG. 122 minutes. Box Office: $34 million.

DVDs:

AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE AT 75: A HISTORY [PBS/AMERICAN MASTERS] -  Fine Arts Documentary. Starring Jerome Robbins, George Balanchine, Agnes de Mille, Antony Tudor, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Misty Copeland. Directed by Ric Burns. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015. 104 minutes.

EX MACHINA - Sci-Fi/British Isles. Starring Alicia  Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Corey Johnson, Sonoya Mizuno, Symara A. Templeman. Directed by Alex Garland. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015. Rated R. 108 minutes. Box Office: $25 million.

GOODBYE TO ALL THAT - Comedy/Drama. Starring Paul Schneider,  Melanie Lynskey, Anna Camp, Heather Graham, Amy Sedaris, Celia Weston, Audrey P. Scott. Directed by Angus MacLachlan. Unrated. 87 minutes.

IT FOLLOWS - Horror/Cult. Starring Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi, Lili Sepe, Jake Weary, Daniel Zovatto. Directed by David Robert Mitchell. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015. Rated R. 100 minutes. Box Office: $15 million.

LONGEST RIDE, THE -  Drama/Romance. Starring Scott Eastwood, Britt Robertson, Alan Alda, Jack Huston, Oona Chaplin, Melissa Benoist, Lolita Davidovich. Directed by George Tillman Jr. 2015. Rated PG-13. 139 minutes. Box Office: $38 million.

PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2 - Comedy. Starring Kevin James, Raini Rodriguez, Eduardo Verastegui,  Daniella Alonso, Neal McDonough, Nicholas Turturro, Ana Gasteyer. Directed by Andy Fickman. 2015. Rated PG. 94 minutes. Box Office: $69 million.

SALT OF THE EARTH, THE [2014] - Documentary.  Starring Sebastian Salgado, Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro. Directed by Salgado and Wenders. PG-13. 110 minutes. Box Office: $1 million. Nominated for a Best Documentary Feature Academy Award.

SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL, THE - Comedy/Drama/British Isles. Starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, David Strathairn, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Diana Hardcastle. Directed by John Madden. 2015. Rated PG. 122 minutes. Box Office: $34 million.

 
 

 

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.