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, November 27, 2011

New Releases - November 29, 2011 and December 2, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Art of Getting By, The [Freddie Highmore stars as a high schooler who is a major slacker until he meets a beautiful girl, Emma Roberts, who motivates him in this 2011 romantic drama.]

Cave of Forgotten Dreams, The [Grizzly Man's Werner Herzog directed this visually stunning documentary about France's Chauvet Cave, which was discovered in 1994 and contains some of the earliest drawings by mankind. Probably one of the most beautiful films of the year and a possible contender for Best Documentary Oscar. 2011.]

Future, The [Miranda July, the director of Me and You and Everyone Else We Know, directs and stars in this incredibly quirky comedy in which a couple want to adopt a cat but decide to spend the one month waiting period as if the wotld were ending to see if they are responsible enough. Hamish Linklater co-stars. 2011.]

One Day [Jim Sturgess and Anne Hathaway star in this moving romantic drama about a young couple who meet on July 15, 1988, the day they graduated from the University of Edinburgh. For the next two decades, the friends meet on the same day in the same spot. While their personal lives go through many changes, will the couple realize that they really love each other? Consider this an homage to the classic movie Same Time Next Year, except for Gen-Yers. Patricia Clarkson, Jodie Whitakker and Tom Mison co-star in this offbeat romance directed by Lone Scherfig. 2011.]

Our Idiot Brother [The always likeable Paul Rudd plays the title role in this wacky comedy about a naive and trusting dufus who has just been released from prison for selling pot to a uniformed policeman. To help him adjust, his 3 sisters invite him into their home, causing chaos but eventually revealing his strengths in addition to his weaknesses. The terrific cast includes Zooey Deschanel, Elizabeth Banks, Emily Mortimer, Steve Coogan and Rashida Jones. Directed by Jesse Peretz in 2011.]

Sons of Perdition [Jaw-dropping 2011 documentary about three teen boys who are banished from their southern Utah polygamous community/religion by self-proclaimed prophet Warren Jeffs.  Forced out of the community, they have to fend for themselves and learn about a whole new world outside the previous life they knew. Directed by Tyler Measom and Jennilyn Merten.]

30 Minutes or Less [Jesse Eisenberg headlines this hilarious dark action comedy as a pizza delivery guy who is forced by two idiots, Eastbound and Down's Danny McBride and Reno 911's Nick Swardson, to rob a bank to get the 100 grand they need to hire a hitman. Needless to say, things do not go as planned. Fred Ward and Aziz Ansari co-star in this 2011 Ruben Fleischer farce.]

30 Rock: Season 5 [Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan and Jane Krakowski return for yet another hysterical season about the machinations behind the peacock network's scenes.]

Tucker and Dale vs. Evil [This crazy and funny horror satire stars Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine as two backwoods good old boys who turn their house in the country into a vacation home, but when a bunch of teens stay there, they start dying in increasingly bizarre ways. It takes the heroes an incredibly long time to realize that a serial killer is on the loose. Eli Craig directed this 2011 cult farce.]

Wave, The [Visually dazzling 2008 German film about an unorthodox high school teacher who has his students turn to Totalitarism for a week to see what how it works, but things go awry when they take their assignment too seriously. Jurgen Vogel and Frederick Lau star and Dennis Gansel  directed.]

Blu-ray:

Cave of Forgotten Dreams, The

Friday: December 2:

Friends with Benefits [Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis shine in this fun romantic comedy as two platonic friends who decide to have casual sex while waiting to find Mr. and Mrs. Right. As their sexual obsession grows, can feelings be far behind?  The terrific supporting cast features Woody Harrelson, Jenna Elfman, Richard Jenkins, and Patricia Clarkson. Will Gluck directed thos 2011 hit.]

Smurfs, The [Got blue? Forget Avatar. Discover the original blue people. The iconic blue animated family characters get a hip CGI and live action update in this wild family farce that was a surprise huge hit. Hank Azaria plays the villain who wants to find out the secret of the Smurfs' happiness, but he accidentally opens up a tear in the vortex that sucks the Smurfs into New York City and the lives of expectant parents Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays. With voices by Jonathan Winters, Katy Perry, George Lopez, Frank Welker, Anton Yelchin, Fred Armisen and Alan Cumming and excellent special FX highlighting the fish out of water theme, how can you lose? Raja Gosnell directed. 2011.] 

Notes by manager Steven Y. Mori

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