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, August 18, 2014

New Releases - August 19, 2014

3D Blu-ray:

Amazing Spider-Man 2, The [The first film was a thrill-packed and pleasant surprise reboot, and this sequel is even better as Spider-man (Andrew Garfield) battles nasty villains from Oscorp, including Jamie Foxx as chilling Electro and Dane DeHaan (Kill Your Darlings, Chronicle) as the Green Goblin. Emma Stone, Colm Feore, Felicity Jones, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, Embeth Davidtz, and Campbell Scott also star in this exciting hit sequel. Highly Recommended! 2014. PG-13. 142 minutes. Box Office: $203 million.]

Blu-rays:

Amazing Spider-Man 2, The [The first film was a thrill-packed and pleasant surprise reboot, and this sequel is even better as Spider-man (Andrew Garfield) battles nasty villains from Oscorp, including Jamie Foxx as chilling Electro and Dane DeHaan (Kill Your Darlings, Chronicle) as the Green Goblin. Emma Stone, Colm Feore, Felicity Jones, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, Embeth Davidtz, and Campbell Scott also star in this exciting hit sequel. Highly Recommended! 2014. PG-13. 142 minutes. Box Office: $203 million.]

Fading Gigolo [John Turturro directed and stars in this hilarious Woody Allenish romantic comedy with Turturro as a New York guy who decides to become a gigolo to help his cash-challenged pal (played by Woody Allen, of course) who also becomes his manager with unexpected results. The terrific cast includes Sofia Vergara, Sharon Stone, Vanessa Paradis, Live Schreiber, and Tonya Pinkins. Fans of both Turturro and Woody should be pleased with this delightful farce. Highly Recommended! 2014. Rated R. 90 minutes. Box Office: $4 million.]

Only Lovers Left Alive [After a 4 year absence from the big screen, cult director Jim Jarmusch (Ghost Dog, Dead Man) returned with this typically quirky and fascinating tale of centuries old vampire lovers Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston who reunite but are rudely interrupted by Swinton's sexy and wild younger sister Mia Wasikowska who shakes things up. Co-starring Anton Yelchin, John Hurt, and Jeffrey Wright. 2013. Rated R. 123 minutes. Box Office: $2 million.]

DVDs:

Amazing Spider-Man 2, The [The first film was a thrill-packed and a pleasant surprise reboot, and this sequel is even better as Spider-man (Andrew Garfield) battles nasty villains from Oscorp, including Jamie Foxx as chilling Electro and Dane DeHaan (Kill Your Darlings, Chronicle) as the Green Goblin. Emma Stone, Colm Feore, Felicity Jones, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, Embeth Davidtz, and Campbell Scott also star in this exciting hit sequel. Highly Recommended! 2014. PG-13. 142 minutes. Box Office: $203 million.]

Auction, The [Elegant but simple Canadian drama about a farmer with no sons and two daughters who decides to sell his farm when one of them has financial woes. Starring Gabriel Arcand, Lucie Laurier, Gilles Renaud, Johann-Marie Tremblay, and Sophie Desmaris. Directed by Sebastian Pilote. From Film Movement. 2013. Unrated. 111 minutes.]

Boardwalk Empire: Season 4 [This season, Steve Buscemi's Nucky is laying low after surviving another battle for power, but don't worry, he's still up to his neck in corruption and bootlegging. Patricia Arquette makes a welcome and memorable guest arc. Kelly Macdoanld and Michael Shannon also return. 2013. Unrated.  4 separate rentals.]

Fading Gigolo [John Turturro directed and stars in this hilarious Woody Allenish romantic comedy with Turturro as a New York guy who decides to become a gigolo to help his cash-challenged pal (played by Woody Allen, of course) who also becomes his manager with unexpected results. The terrific cast includes Sofia Vergara, Sharon Stone, Vanessa Paradis, Live Schreiber, and Tonya Pinkins. Fans of both Turturro and Woody should be pleased with this delightful farce. Highly Recommended! 2014. Rated R. 90 minutes. Box Office: $4 million.]

Good Wife, The: Season 5 [One of network TV's best dramas returns with one of its best seasons with title character Juliana Margulies giving another superb performance as she goes through shocking twists, changes,  cast exits, and guest stars galore. The excellent cast includes Josh Charles, Chris Noth, Matt Czuchry, Alan Cumming, Nathan Lane, Christine Baranski, Michael J. Fox, and Archie Punjabi. Highly Recommended! 2013-2014. Unrated. 6 separate rentals.]

Only Lovers Left Alive [After a 4 year absence from the big screen, cult director Jim Jarmusch (Ghost Dog, Dead Man) returned with this typically quirky and fascinating tale of centuries old vampire lovers Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston who reunite but are rudely interrupted by Swinton's sexy and wild younger sister Mia Wasikowska who shakes things up. Co-starring Anton Yelchin, John Hurt, and Jeffrey Wright. 2013. Rated R. 123 minutes. Box Office: $2 million.]

Sacrament, The [Creepy, better than average horror thriller about a news team that follows a man looking for his missing sister. Their search leads them to a community where the leader may not be what he seems. Joe Swanberg, Amy Seimetz, Kate Lynn Sheil, AJ Bowen, Gene Jones, and Donna Biscoe star. 2014. Rated R. 99 minutes.]

When I Saw You [Moving Middle Eastern drama focusing on a boy who is separated from his parents in Jordan, circa 1967, and tries to reunite with them even though they are in separate refugee camps. Mahmoud Asfa, Ruba Blal, and Saleh Bakri star, and Annemarie Jacir directed. 2013. Unrated. 98 minutes.

Notes by manager Steven Y. Mori.

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