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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

New DVDs available on September 2nd...

Bessie DVD + Digital

"Bessie" - from HBO - Queen Latifah portrays Bessie Smith, the most dominant blues artist of 1920s and 30s America - winner of the Critics Choice Television Award for Best Movie - solid supporting cast includes Charles S. Dutton, Oliver Platt and Michael Kenneth Williams ("12 Years A Slave")

Boulevard"Boulevard" - see Robin Williams in his last non-comedic film role as a bank worker who can no longer avoid facing his "secret life" - also starring Kathy Baker ("Saving Mr. Banks")

"Broken Horses" - with illegal immigration a hot political issue, this tale of border gang wars involving the U.S. and Mexico plus a group of brothers facing it is more than relevant - stars Anon Yelchin ("Star Trek: Into Darkness"), Maria Valverde ("The Liberator"), Thomas Jane ("White Bird in a Blizzard") and Vincent D'Onofrio ("The Judge")

D Train"The D Train" - Dan (Jack Black) has one last chance to be popular: convince celebrity alumnus Oliver (James Marsden) to attend the big class reunion by any means possible - also starring Kathryn Hahn (TV's "Parks and Recreation") and Jeffrey Tambor (TV's "Arrested Development")

Dior & I"Dior and I" - for the first time, get an exclusive look into Christian Dior's fashion house as new artistic director Raf Simons gets ready to unveil his first haute couture collection - appearances by Marion Cotillard, Isabelle Huppert, Jennifer Lawrence, Sharon Stone, Donatella Versace, Harvey Weinstein and Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour


Mad Max: Fury Road (Special Edition DVD)"Mad Max: Fury Road" - it is back to George Miller's post-apocalyptic world where everyone fights each other just to stay alive - can Max (Tom Hardy, "The Drop") who is grieving from the loss of his family help Furiosa (Charlize Theron) make it across the desert to her people? - co-starring Nicholas Hoult ("X-Men: Days of Future Past") and Zoe Kravitz ("Insurgent") - note: Mr. Miller directed the original "Mad Max" series in the late 1970s and early 80s starring Mel Gibson
Good Kill
"Good Kill" - Major Thomas Egan (Ethan Hawke) is fighting the Taliban with drones, allowing him to go home every night - yet he is forced to question his superiors concerning how this new technology is actually being used - also starring January Jones (TV's "Mad Men") and Bruce Greenwood ("Endless Love")

Monday, August 24, 2015

DVDs out on Tuesday, August 25th...

Product Details"Aloha" - Brian (Bradley Cooper) is restarting his professional life in Hawaii - his personal life is also being revved up as Brian meets again an old flame while a local product attracts his interest
- all-star supporting cast includes Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray, John Krasinski and Alec Baldwin


Animals"Animals" - meet Jude and Bobbie, a drug addicted couple skilled at conning their way through life until one ends up in a hospital - stars David Dastmalchian ("Ant-Man") and John Heard

Citizenfour
"Citizenfour" - how filmmaker Laura Poitras and two journalists came to interview in Hong Kong Edward Snowden, the man who blew the whistle on National Security Agency surveillance excesses - winner of the Academy and Independent Spirit Awards for Best Feature Documentary

Skin Trade


"Skin Trade" - New York detective Nick Cassidy (Dolph Lundgren) lost his family to the Russian mob - his retaliation is going after the kingpin of a human trafficking syndicate - also starring Ron Perlman and Peter Weller


Two Days, One Night
"Two Days, One Night"- from Belgium - Marion Cotillard won the New York Film Critics Circle and Online Film Critics Awards playing Sandra, a Belgian mother fighting to keep her job in the face of company reorganization after returning from a bout with depression


Where Hope Grows [DVD + Digital]


"Where Hope Grows" - based on a true story - Calvin's baseball career was cut short by panic attacks - now his life is about to change when he meets a grocery store clerk with Down's Syndrome - cast includes Brooke Burns and Danica McKellar (TV's "Young Justice")