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, July 23, 2016

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2016

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2016

DVDs:

BARBERSHOP: THE NEXT CUT http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3628584/?ref_=nv_sr_1 

BORN TO BE BLUE http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2133196/?ref_=nv_sr_1 

BOSS, THE http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2702724/?ref_=nv_sr_1 

CRIMINAL [2016] http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3014866/?ref_=nv_sr_1 

HARDCORE HENRY http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3072482/?ref_=nv_sr_1 

HOME FROM HOME: CHRONICLE OF A VISION http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1998204/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2 

L'ATTESA http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3715122/?ref_=nv_sr_2 

LIGHT BENEATH THEIR FEET, A http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3262022/?ref_=nv_sr_1 

PERFECT DAY, A http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3577624/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 

SING STREET http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3544112/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 

                                                                *****

R.I.P.:

GARRY MARSHALL - Director/Writer/Producer/Actor http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005190/?ref_=nv_sr_1

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2016

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2016

DVDs:

BARBERSHOP: THE NEXT CUT http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3628584/?ref_=nv_sr_1 

BORN TO BE BLUE http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2133196/?ref_=nv_sr_1 

BOSS, THE http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2702724/?ref_=nv_sr_1 

CRIMINAL [2016] http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3014866/?ref_=nv_sr_1 

HARDCORE HENRY http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3072482/?ref_=nv_sr_1 

HOME FROM HOME: CHRONICLE OF A VISION http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1998204/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2 

L'ATTESA http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3715122/?ref_=nv_sr_2 

LIGHT BENEATH THEIR FEET, A http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3262022/?ref_=nv_sr_1 

PERFECT DAY, A http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3577624/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 

SING STREET http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3544112/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 

                                                                *****

R.I.P.:

GARRY MARSHALL - Director/Writer/Producer/Actor http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005190/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Saturday, July 16, 2016

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016


NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016

BLU-RAY:

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE - Superhero/Action. Starring Ben Affleck Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Gig Gadot, Scoot McNairy, Lauren Cohan. Directed by Zack Snyder. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2016. Rated PG-13. Theatrical Edition: 151 Minutes. Blu-ray Exclusive Ultimate Edition: 182 minutes. US Box Office: $331 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2975590/?ref_=nv_sr_1


DVDS:

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE - Superhero/Action. Starring Ben Affleck Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Gig Gadot, Scoot McNairy, Lauren Cohan. Directed by Zack Snyder. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2016. Rated PG-13. 151 Minutes. US Box Office: $331 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2975590/?ref_=nv_sr_1

MILES AHEAD - Music/Drama. Starring Don Cheadle, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Ewan McGregor, Michael Stuhlbarg, Keith Stanfield, austin Lyon. Directed by Don Cheadle. 2016. Rated R. 100 minutes. US Box Office: $3 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0790770/?ref_=nv_sr_1

ORPHAN BLACK: SEASON 4 - Canadian TV/Cult/Suspense/Action/Sci-fi. Starring Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Kristian Bruun, Kevin Hanchard. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2016. Unrated. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2234222/?ref_=nv_sr_1

                                                                 *****

R.I.P.:

MICHAEL HERR - Writer [Apocalypse Now (Narration), Full Metal Jacket, The Rainmaker]. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0380282/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

Saturday, July 9, 2016

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2016

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2016

BLU-RAYS:

ALLEGIANT [THE DIVERGENT SERIES] - Sci-fi/Action. Starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James,  Jeff Dainels, Naomi Watts, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Jonny Weston, Octavia Spencer, Zoe Kravitz, Daniel Dae Kim, Maggie Q. Directed by Robert Schwentke. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2016. Rated PG-13. 120 minutes. US Box Office: $67 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3410834/?ref_=nv_sr_1

EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!! -  Comedy/Cult. Starring Will Brittain, Zoey Deutch, Blake Jenner, Tyler Hoechlin, Ryan Guzman,  J. Quinton Johnson. Directed by Richard Linklater. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2016. Rated R. 97 minutes. US Box Office: $4 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2937696/?ref_=nv_sr_1

GREEN ROOM - Suspense/Horror/Cult. Starring Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Callum Turner, Patrick Stewart. Directed by Jeremy Saulnier. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2016. Rated R. 95 minutes. US Box Office: $4 4 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4062536/?ref_=nv_sr_1

DVDS:

13 CAMERAS - Horror Starring Neville Archambault, Sarah Baldwin, Sean Carrigan, Sarah Baldwin, Jim Cummings, Brianne Moncrief. Directed by Victor Zarcoff. 2016. Unrated. 87 minutes. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4392454/?ref_=nv_sr_1 



ALLEGIANT [THE DIVERGENT SERIES] - Sci-fi/Action. Starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James,  Jeff Dainels, Naomi Watts, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Jonny Weston, Octavia Spencer, Zoe Kravitz, Daniel Dae Kim, Maggie Q. Directed by Robert Schwentke. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2016. Rated PG-13. 120 minutes. US Box Office: $67 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3410834/?ref_=nv_sr_1

DRESSER, THE [2015] - Drama/British Isles.  Starring Anthony Hopkins, Ian McKellen, Emily Watson, Sarah Lancashire, Vanessa Kirby, Edward Fox, Tom Brooke, Ian Cunnigham. Directed by Richard Eyre. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Unrated. 105 minutes. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4247618/?ref_=nv_sr_1

ELVIS & NIXON [2016] -  Comedy/Cult. Starring Michael Shannon, Kevin Spacey, Alex Pettyfer, Johnny Knoxville, Colin Hanks, Evan Peters, Tate Donovan, Tracey Letts, Amber Benson. Directed by Liza Johnson. Rated R. 86 minutes. US Box Office: $2 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2093991/?ref_=nv_sr_1 


EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!! -  Comedy/Cult. Starring Will Brittain, Zoey Deutch, Blake Jenner, Tyler Hoechlin, Ryan Guzman,  J. Quinton Johnson. Directed by Richard Linklater. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2016. Rated R. 97 minutes. US Box Office: $4 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2937696/?ref_=nv_sr_1

GREEN ROOM - Suspense/Horror/Cult. Starring Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Callum Turner, Patrick Stewart. Directed by Jeremy Saulnier. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2016. Rated R. 95 minutes. US Box Office: $4 4 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4062536/?ref_=nv_sr_1

MOUNTAINS MAY DEPART -  Drama/Romance/China-France-Japan. Starring Tao Zhao, Sylvia Chang, Jingdong Liang, Yi Zhang, Lu Liu. Directed by Zhangke Zia. 2015. Unrated. 131 minutes. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3740778/?ref_=nv_sr_1

MY BIG NIGHT - Comedy/Spanish Language/Spain. Starring Raphael, Mario Casas, Pepon Nieto, Bianca Suarez, Hugo Silva, Carmen Machi. Directed by Alex de la Iglesia. 2015. Unrated. 100 minutes. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4412362/?ref_=ttrel_rel_tt

MY GOLDEN DAYS - Drama/France. Starring Quentin Dolmaire, Lou Roy-Lecollinet, Mathieu Amalric, Dinara Drukarova, Cecile Garcia-Fogel, Olivier Rabourdin. Directed by Arnaud Desplechin. 2015. Rated R. 123 minutes. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4048050/?ref_=nv_sr_1
 

                                                          *****

R.I.P.:

ROBIN HARDY - Director-Writer [The Wicker Man, The Fantasist, The Wicker Tree]. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0362736/

ABBAS KIAROSTAMI - Director [Taste of Cherry, The Wind Will Carry Us, Certified Copy]. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0452102/?pf_rd_m=A2FGELUUNOQJNL&pf_rd_p=2540377602&pf_rd_r=19WS876DVTTNE8TBHC2H&pf_rd_s=center-6&pf_rd_t=15061&pf_rd_i=homepage&ref_=hm_nw_tp1_lk1  

JOHN McMARTIN - Actor [Sweet Charity, All the President's Men, Brubaker, Blow Out,  Pennies from Heaven, Legal Eagles, Native Son, Kinsey, No Reservations]. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0533979/

Saturday, July 2, 2016

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2016

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2016

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to a shipping error and the holiday, titles are scheduled to arrive Tuesday and some may not be ready until Wednesday, July 6. If you have any questions about a particular title's availability, please call us. Thank you for your patience.

BLU-RAY:

ONCE YESTERDAY - Japanimation/Drama/Romance. Starring the voices of Daisy Ridley, Alison Fernandez, Dev Patel, Toshiro Yanagiba, Youko Honna, Laura Bailey, Jaden Betts, Ashley Eckstein. Directed by Isao Takahata. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 1991 (original release)/2016 (US version release). Rated PG. 118 minutes. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102587/?ref_=nv_sr_1


DVDS:

600 MILES -  Suspense/Drama/Mexico-US. Starring Tim Roth, Krityan Ferrer, Monica Del Carmen, Harris Kendall, Craig Lutz. Directed by Gabriel Ripstein. 2015. Rated R. 85 minutes. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3685622/?ref_=nv_sr_1

ADDERALL DIARIES, THE - Suspense/Drama. Starring Amber Heard, James Franco, Christian Slater, Wilmer Valderrama, Ed Harris, Cynthia Nixon, Jim Parrack. Directed by Pamela Romanowsky. 2016. Rated R. 87 minutes. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1735907/?ref_=ttrel_rel_tt

BOY & THE WORLD - Family/Animation/Brazil. Starring the voices of Vinicius Garcia, Marco Aurelio Campos, Lu Horta. Directed by Ale Abreu. 2014. Rate PG. 80 minutes. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3183630/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

BY THE SEA - Drama/Romance/US-France. Starring Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Melanie Laurent, Melvil Poupad, Niels Arestrup, Richard Bohringer. Directed by Angelina Jolie. 2015. Rated R. 132 minutes. US Box Office: $1 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3707106/?ref_=nv_sr_1

HOUSE OF CARDS: SEASON 4 - TV/Drama/Cult. Starring Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Nathan Darrow, Mahershala Ali, Michael Gill. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2016. Unrated. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1856010/?ref_=ttep_ep_tt 

I SAW THE LIGHT -  Drama/Musical/Biography. Starring Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, Maddie Hasson, Bradley Whitford, David Krumholtz, Cherry Jones, Wrenn Schmidt, Josh Pais, Joshua Brady. Directed by Marc Abraham. 2016. Rated R. 123 minutes. US Box Office: $2 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1490785/?ref_=ttrel_rel_tt

MERMAID, THE [AKA MEI REN YU] - Sci-fi/Romance/China. Starring Chao Deng, Kitty Zhang Yugi, Show Luo, Yun Lin. Directed by Stephen Chow. 2016. Rated R. 94 minutes. US Box Office: $4 million. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4701660/?ref_=nv_sr_1

MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS - Drama. Starring Selma Blair, Christina Ricci, Courteney Cox,  Sharon Stone, Eva Amurri Martino, Susan Sarandon, Mira Sorvino, Luke Mitchell, Elizabeth Daily, Ashanti. Directed by Paul Duddridge, Nigel Levy. 2016. Rated PG-13. 90 minutes. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2395339/?ref_=nv_sr_1



ONCE YESTERDAY - Japanimation/Drama/Romance. Starring the voices of Daisy Ridley, Alison Fernandez, Dev Patel, Toshiro Yanagiba, Youko Honna, Laura Bailey, Jaden Betts, Ashley Eckstein. Directed by Isao Takahata. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 1991 (original release)/2016 (US version release). Rated PG. 118 minutes. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102587/?ref_=nv_sr_1


                                              *****

R.I.P.:

CAROLINE AHERNE - Actress/Writer [The Mrs. Merton Show (British TV), The Royle Family (British TV)]. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0013930/

MICHAEL CIMINO - Director-Writer [Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, The Deer Hunter, Heaven's Gate, Year of the Dragon, The Sicilian, Desperate Hours]. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001047/?ref_=nv_sr_1#director 


STUART NISBET - Actor [In the Heat of the Night,  Games, How to Frame a Figg, Slither, The Fabulous Baker Boys, Casino]. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0632604/

BUD SPENCER - Actor [God Forgives...I Dont!, Aces High, The Five Man Army, They Call Me Trinity franchise, Four Flies on Grey Velvet, A Reason to Live, A Reason to Die, Crime Busters]. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0817881/

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