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, May 22, 2016

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016

IMPORTANT NOTE TO CUSTOMERS:

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

R.I.P.:

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

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

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

Saturday, May 14, 2016

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016

BLU-RAY:

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

DVDS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 R.I.P.:

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

Sunday, May 8, 2016

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2016

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2016

BLU-RAYS:

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

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

DVDS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Saturday, April 30, 2016

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2016

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2016

BLU-RAY:

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

DVDS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, April 23, 2016

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016

BLU-RAY:

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

DVDS:

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


R.I.P.:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, April 16, 2016

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2016

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2016

BLU-RAY:

REVENANT, THE [2015] - Action/Drama/Suspense/Oscars - Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, Domhnall Gleeson, Forrest Goodluck, Paul Anderson, Lukas Haas. Directed by Alejandro G. Inarritu. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015. Rated R. 156 minutes. US Box Office: $183 million. Winner of 3 Academy Awards: Best Actor (DiCaprio), Director, and Cinemtography. Nominated for Best Picture, Supporting Actor (Hardy), Film Editing, Costume Design, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Makeup, Visual Effects, Production Design.

DVDS:

AND THEN THERE WERE NONE [2015 Mini-Series] -  Agatha Christie/British TV/Suspense. Starring Maeve Dermody, Charles Dance, Toby Stephens, Burn Gorman, Aidan Turner,  Miranda Richardson, Sam Neill. Directed by Viveiros. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Unrated. 177 minutes.

GRACE AND FRANKIE: SEASON 1 - TV/Comedy. Starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen, Sam Waterston, June Diane Raphael, Baron Vaughn, Brooklyn Decker, Ethan Embry. 2015. Unrated.

IP MAN 3 -  Hong Kong Cinema/Action/China. Starring Donnie Yen, Lynn Hung, Jin Zhang, Mike Tyson, Kwok-Kwan Chan. Directed by Wilson Yip. 2015. Rated PG-13. 105 minutes. US Box Office: $3 million.

JACKIE ROBINSON [KEN BURNS/PBS] - Sports/Ken Burns/Documentary. Starring Jackie Robinson. Directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2016. Unrated. 240 minutes.

LADY IN THE VAN, THE - British Isles/Comedy/Drama. Starring Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Jim Broadbent, Dominic Cooper, Roger Allam, Richard Griffiths, Debroah Findlay. Directed by Nicholas Hytner. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015. Rated PG-13. 104 mins. US Box Office: $10 million.

LAMB [2016] - Drama. Starring Ross Partridge, Oona Laurence, Jess Weixler, Tom Bower, Scoot McNairy, Lindsay Pulsipher, Jennifer Lafleur, Joel Murray. Directed by Ross Patridge. Rated R.  97 minutes. 

LONDON SPY [BBC MINI-SERIES] -  British TV/Suspense/Gay. Starring Ben Whishaw, Edward Holcroft, Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Zrinka Cvitesic, Samantha Spiro, Harriet Walker. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015. Unrated. 289 minutes.

MAGICAL GIRL -  Spain-France/Suspense/Film Noir - Starring Jose Sacristan, Marina Andruix, Raimundo de los Reyes, Lucia Pollan, Luis Bermejo, Alberto Chaves. Directed by Carlos Vermut. 2014. Unrated. 127 minutes.

NATIONAL LAMPOON: DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD - Documentary/National Lampoon. Starring Judd Apatow, Kevin Bacon, John Belushi, Richard Belzer, John Candy, Chevy Chase, George Coe, Beverly D'Angelo, John Goodman, Christopher Guest, Fred Gwynne, John Hughes, John Landis, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Harold Ramis, Ivan Reitman, Billy Bob Thornton, John Updike. Directed by Douglas Tirola. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015. Unrated. 98 minutes.

PATRICK'S DAY -  Ireland/Drama. Starring Kerry Fox, Moe Dunford, Philip Jackson, Catherine Walker, Aaron Monaghan, Conor Mullen. Directed by Terry McMahon. 2015. Unrated. 102 minutes.




REVENANT, THE [2015] - Action/Drama/Suspense/Oscars - Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, Domhnall Gleeson, Forrest Goodluck, Paul Anderson, Lukas Haas. Directed by Alejandro G. Inarritu. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015. Rated R. 156 minutes. US Box Office: $183 million. Winner of 3 Academy Awards: Best Actor (DiCaprio), Director, and Cinemtography. Nominated for Best Picture, Supporting Actor (Hardy), Film Editing, Costume Design, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Makeup, Visual Effects, Production Design.

SEMBENE! -US-Senegal/Documentary. Starring Ousmane Sembene. Directed by Samba Gadjigo, Jason Silversman. 2016. Unrated. 87 minutes.

STANDOFF [2016] - Suspense. Starring Thomas Jane. Laurence Fishburne, Joanna Douglas, Ella Ballentine, Jim Watson, Laura de Carteret, John Tench. Directed by Adam Alleca. Rated R. 80 minutes.

VEEP: SEASON 4 - TV/Comedy/Cult. Starring Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale, Reid Scott, Timothy Simons, Matt Walsh, Sufe Bradshaw, Gary Cole, Kevin Dunn. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015. Unrated.

VESSEL - Documentary/Multi-National. Starring Rebecca Gomperts. Directed by Diana Whitten. 2015. Unrated. 90 minutes.

R.I.P.:

DAN IRELAND - Director [The Whole Wide World, Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont, Jolene]. 

Saturday, April 9, 2016

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2016

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2016

IMPORTANT NOTE:  THERE ARE NO MAJOR NEW DVD OR BLU-RAY RELEASES THIS WEEK.

                                *****

R.I.P.:

MERLE HAGGARD - Singer/Actor [Hillbillys in a Haunted House, Killers Three, The Legend of the Lone Ranger].

BARBARA TURNER - Screenwriter [Petulia, Georgia, Pollock].

Saturday, April 2, 2016

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016

BLU-RAY:

STAR WARS EPISODE VII: THE FORCE AWAKENS - Star Wars/Sci-fi/Cult. Starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Lupita Nyong'o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson,  Anthony Daniels, Max Von Sydow, Peter Mayhew, Gwendoline Christie. Directed by J.J.Abrams. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015. Rated PG-13. 135 minutes. US Box Office: $934 million. Nominated for 5 Academy Awards: Best Film Editing, Original Music Score, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Visual Effects.

DVDS:

BANSHEE: SEASON 3 -  TV/Action/Suspense/Cult. Starring Anthony Starr, Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison, Hoon Lee, Matt Servitto, Ryann Shayne, Lili Simmons.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015. Unrated.

CREEP [2015] - Horror/Cult. Starring Patrick Brice, Mark Duplass. Directed by Patrick Brice. Rated R. 77 minutes.

GHOST IN THE SHELL: THE NEW MOVIE [2015] - Japanimation/Sci-fi/Cult/Japan. Starring the voices of Maaya Sakamoto, Ken'ichiro Matsuda, Ikkyu Juku, Kazuya Nakai, Kenji Nojima, Mayumi Asano. Directed by Kazuchika Kise, Kazuya Nomura. Unrated. 100 minutes.

HALLOW, THE - Horror/USA-United Kingdon-Ireland. Starring Joseph Mawle, Bohana Novakovic, Michael McElhatton, Michael Smiley, Gary Lydon, Stuart Graham. Directed by Corin Hardy. Unrated. 97 minutes.

HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD - Documentary/US-Canada-United Kingdom-Netherlands. Starring Bill Darnell, David Garrick, Bobbi Hunter, Emily Hunter, Robert Hunter, Barry Pepper. Directed by Jerry Rothwell. 2015. 110 minutes.


STAR WARS EPISODE VII: THE FORCE AWAKENS - Star Wars/Sci-fi/Cult. Starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Lupita Nyong'o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson,  Anthony Daniels, Max Von Sydow, Peter Mayhew, Gwendoline Christie. Directed by J.J.Abrams. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015. Rated PG-13. 135 minutes. US Box Office: $934 million. Nominated for 5 Academy Awards: Best Film Editing, Original Music Score, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Visual Effect.

TUMBLEDOWN - . Musical/Comedy/Romance. Starring Rebecca Hall, Jason Sudeikis, Blythe Danner, Dianna Agron, Richard Masur, Griffin Dunne. Directed by Sean Mewshaw. 2016. Rated R. 105 minutes. 

VETERAN [2015] - South Korea/Action/Comedy. Starring Jeong-min Hwang, Ah In Yoo, Hae-jn Yoo, Dal-su Oh, Man-sik Jeong, Woong-in Jeong. Directed by Seung-wan Ryoo. US Box Office: $1 million.

                                        *****

R.I.P.:

RONNIE CORBETT - Actor/Comedian [Casino Royale (1967), The Two Ronnies (TV), No Sex Please: We're British, Fierce Creatures].

PATTY DUKE - Actress [The Miracle Worker, The Patty Duke Show (TV), Billie, Valley of the Dolls, My Sweet Charlie (TV), Me, Natalie].

JIM HARRISON - Writer [Legends of the Fall (novella), Wolf (co-screenwriter)].

JAMES NOBLE - Actor  [10, Being There, Airplane II: The Sequel, Benson (TV)].

Saturday, March 26, 2016

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2016

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2016

BLU-RAY:

HATEFUL EIGHT, THE - Western/Suspense/Tarantino/Cult.  Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demian Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, James Parks, Dana Gourrier, Zoe Bell. Directed by Quentin Tarantino. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015. Rated R. 187 minutes. Box Office: $54 million. Academy Award winner: Best Original Score (Ennio Morricone). Nominated for Best Supporting Actress (Leigh) and Cinemtography.

DVDS:

3 STILL STANDING -  San Francisco Bay Area/Stand-up Comedy/Documentary. Starring Will Durst, Larry "Bubbles" Brown, Johnny Steele, Geoff Bolt, Dana Carvey, Marc Hershon, Paula Poundstone, Rob Schneider, Bobby Slayton, Robin Williams. Directed by Robert Campos, Donna LoCicero. 2015. Unrated. 90 minutes.

CONCUSSION -  Drama/Sports/US-Australia-United Kingdom. Starring Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, Albert Brooks, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Morse, Arliss Howard, Mike O'Malley, Eddie Marsan, Hill Harper, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Stephen Moyer, Richard T. Jones, Paul Reiser, Luke Wilson. Directed by Peter Landesman. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015. Rated PG-13. 123 minutes. Box Office: $35 million.

DADDY'S HOME - Comedy. Starring Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini, Thomas Haden Church, Scarlett Estevez, Owen Vaccaro, Bobby Cannavale. Directed by Sean Anders. 2015. Rated PG-13. 95 minutes. Box Office: $150 million.

FORSAKEN [2016] - Western/Drama/US-France-Canada. Starring Kiefer Sutherland,  Donald Sutherland, Demi Moore, Brian Cox, Michael Wincott, Aaron Poole. Directed by Jon Cassar. Rated R. 90 minutes.

HATEFUL EIGHT, THE - Western/Suspense/Tarantino/Cult.  Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demian Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, James Parks, Dana Gourrier, Zoe Bell. Directed by Quentin Tarantino. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015. Rated R. 187 minutes. Box Office: $54 million. Academy Award winner: Best Original Score (Ennio Morricone). Nominated for Best Supporting Actress (Leigh) and Cinemtography.

HUMANS: SEASON 1 -  British TV/Sci-Fi/Cult. Starring Gemma Chan, Katheriue Parkinson, Lucy Carless, William Hurt, Tom Goodman-Hill, Ivanno Jeremiah, Sope Dirisu, Theo Stevenson, Neil Maskell, Colin Morgan, Ruth Bradlkey, Pixie Davies, Emily Berrington, Danny Webb, Rebecca Front. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015. Unrated.

KILLING THEM SAFELY - Documentary/US-Canada. Starring Rick Smith, Tom Smith. Directed by Nick Berardini. 2015. Unrated. 100 minutes.

MEDITERREANEA - Drama/Italy-France-US-Germany-Qatar. Starring Alassane Sy, Koudous Seihon, Pio Amato, Norina Ventre, Seringe Chico Baity Kane, Pomodoro. Directed by Jonas Carpignano. 2015. Unrated. 107 minutes.

OF MIND AND MUSIC - Musical/Drama. Starring Joaquim de Almeida, Aunjanue Ellis, Bill Cobbs, Ruth Negga, Sharon Lawrence, Andre Royo, Marcus Lyle Brown. Directed by Richie Adams. 2016. Rated PG-13. 98 minutes.

                                                                *****

R.I.P.:

RITA GAM - Actress [The Thief, King of Kings, Klute].

EARL HAMNER JR. - Writer [Spencer's Mountain (novel), Palm Springs Weekend, The Waltons (TV), Charlotte's Web].

KEN HOWARD - Actor [1776, Tell Me You Love Me, Junie Moon, The White Shadow (TV),  Dynasty (TV), The Net].

GARRY SHANDLING - Actor, Writer [Iron Man 2, What Planet Are You From?, The Larry Sanders Show (TV)].

Saturday, March 19, 2016

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016

NEW RELEASES - TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016

BLU-RAY:

HUNGER GAMES, THE: MOCKINGJAY PART 2 -  Sci-fi/Action. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore, Willow Shields, Sam Clafin, Elizabeth Banks, Mahershala Ali, Jena Malone, Jeffrey Wright, Paula Malcolmson, Stanley Tucci. Directed by Francis Lawrence. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015. Rated PG-13. 137 minutes. Box Office: $282 million.

DVDs:

HUNGER GAMES, THE: MOCKINGJAY PART 2 -  Sci-fi/Action. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore, Willow Shields, Sam Clafin, Elizabeth Banks, Mahershala Ali, Jena Malone, Jeffrey Wright, Paula Malcolmson, Stanley Tucci. Directed by Francis Lawrence. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2015. Rated PG-13. 137 minutes. Box Office: $282 million.

JAMES WHITEDrama. Starring Christopher Abbott, Cynthia Nixon, Scott Mescudi, Ron Livingston, Makenzie Leigh, David Call, David Cale. Directed by Josh Mond. 2015. Rated R. 85 minutes.

PEARL BUTTON, THE - Documentary/Spanish Language/France-Spain-Chile-Switzerland. Starring Patricio Guzman (Narrator), Raul Zurita. Directed by Patricio Guzman. 2015. Unrated. 82 minutes.
                                               
                                                          *****



R.I.P.:

KEN ADAM - Production Designer [Dr. No, Dr. Strangelove, Goldfinger, Thunderball, The Spy who Loved Me, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Barry Lyndon].

RAY SANTOS - Actor [The Sopranos, Blue Thunder, The Rockford Files].

FRANK SINATRA JR. - Actor-Singer [The Sopranos, Cool World, A Man Called Adam].