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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Monday, December 10, 2012

New Releases - December 11, 2012

Blu-rays:

Bourne Legacy, The [Solid and pulse-pounding reboot of the series, this time with Jeremy Renner as another veteran CIA killing machine targeted for assassination by his ex-bosses. The terrific cast includes Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Jaon Allen, Stacy Keach, Oscar Isaac, Albert Finney, Scott Glenn, and David Straihairn. Tony Gilroy directed this hit that may spawn another sequel with Renner and/or Matt Damon.]

Ice Age: Continental Drift [Enjoyable animated sequel with the lovable band of prehistoric goofballs adrift on an iceberg and encountering pirates. The talented voice stars include Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John  Leguizamo, Aziz Ansari, Jennifer Lopez, Peter Dinklage, and Queen Latifah. Steve Martino directed this hit 2012 family comedy.]

Ted [2012] [One of the funniest films of the year, this rude and darkly funny farce has Mark Wahlberg trying to keep his hot girlfriend Mila Kunis while dealing with his foul-mouthed best friend Ted, a real live talking teddy bear thanks to a childhood wish that came true. Joel McHale and Giovanni Ribisi also star in this hysterical unrated version. Seth MacFarlane (TV's Family Guy) directed, wrote and provides the voice of Ted - he is also going to host the upcoming Oscars, so get ready for a lot of bleeping fun.]

DVDs:

Beloved [2011][Moving French romantic drama starring Ludivine Sagnier as a salesgirl/prostitute who falls for a Czech doctor. Years later, the heroine (now played by Catherine Deneuve) is married to another man while still seeing her ex (played by director Milos Forman). Meanwhile, her daughter (Chiara Mastroianni) is torn between two lovers. Chritophe Honore directed, and Louis Garrel, Paul Schneider, and Michael Delpech co-star.]

Bourne Legacy, The

Craigslist Joe [Joseph Garner directed and stars in this fascinating documentary that tests whether the social network is truly social or not as Garner tries to survive without any money and only getting help for survival from people on Craigslist.]

Girls: Season 1 [Writer-director-actress co-created this quirky, sexy and funny adult sitcom about a group of twentysomething women trying to cope with relationships and careers in New York. A worthy successor to Sex and the City. In addition to Dunham, Adam Driver, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke and Chris O'Dowd also star in this acclaimed TV series.]

Ice Age: Continental Drift

Mansome [Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) directed this humorous documentary look at men's identity in the 21st century, covering image-consciousness, gender politics, and proper grooming. Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Judd Apatow, Paul Rudd and John Waters star.]

Rolling Stones, The: Charlie Is My Darling - Ireland 1965 [Terrific and rarely seen documentary about The Stones as they are about to appear in Ireland. The amazing music and the rare behind the scenes look at their off stage antics is a must for Stones fans of all ages. Charlie Watts, Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Keith Richards and Bill Wyman appear.]

Ted [2012]

Trade of Innocents [Exciting thriller with Dermot Mulroney raiding a South East Asian child trafficker only to find his wife Mira Sorvino and a 7 year old girl are being held captive. John Billingsley and Trieu Tran also star.]

World Without End [2012] [This epic Reelz miniseries is a sort of sequel to Pillars of the Earth, also written by Ken Follett. In this story, England is on the brink of a hundred year war with France while a young British woman struggles to lead her people out of the Dark Ages while fighting oppression and a devastating plague. Ben Chaplin, Tom Weston-Jones, Charlotte Riley, Rupert Evans, Miranda Richardson, Cynthia Nixon, and Earl Roland star.]

Recent Arrivals:

Lincoln [Hal Holbrook 1974] [Holbrook gives a fine performance in this epic miniseries starring Sada Thompson and Michael Cristopfer and based on Carl Sandburg's novel.]

Lincoln [Sam Waterston 1988] [Based on Gore Vidal's bestseller, this excellent miniseries features a great performance by Waterston and co-stars Mary Tyler Moore, Richard Mulligan and Deborah Adair.]

Malta Story, The [Alec Guinness gives another stirring performance as a WWII pilot/photographer who crashes in Malta and ends up helping them fend off attacks from Germany and Italy. Brian Desmond Hurst directed this exciting 1953 British WWII classic co-starring Jack Hawkins, Anthony Steel, Muriel Pavlow and Renee Asherson.]

Notes by manager Steven Y. Mori.

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