Hello again everyone!
Here are the new releases for the past two weeks…
The Dark Knight: The follow-up to Batman Begins, this reunites director Christopher Nolan and star Christian Bale, who reprises the role of Batman in his continuing war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and DA Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to destroy organized crime in Gotham for good. The triumvirate proves effective. But soon the three find themselves prey to a rising criminal mastermind known as The Joker, who thrusts Gotham into anarchy and forces Batman closer to crossing the fine line between hero and vigilante.
X-Files: I Want to Believe: In the blink of an eye, amidst a bone-chilling cold and an eerily deceptive calm, an FBI agent is mysteriously abducted. But this is no ordinary kidnapping. And not only does the search for the missing woman ignite sparks between partners Scully and Mulder, it defies the boundaries of science, the supernatural and the terrifying spaces in between.
Horton Hears A Who: One of Dr. Seuss’ most beloved stories roars to life as never before in this enormous animated adventure that proves “a person’s a person no matter how small”. A playful pachyderm named Horton becomes a reluctant hero when he discovers the microscopic city of Who-ville on a floating speck of dust and embarks on a hilarious adventure to save the town from the dangers of the jungle.
Wanted: Wesley’s (James McAvoy) life is over – his pathetic, old one, anyway…Fortunately, it’s all because of a girl. Enter Fox (Angelina Jolie), who crashes into his life and introduces him to the Fraternity, a secret society of assassins, led by the enigmatic Sloan (Morgan Freeman). Seems Wes’s long-lost father was killed while working for the Fraternity and he has been selected to target the rogue member who murdered him. But before he can complete his assignment, Wes must first uncover the dark secrets behind the Fraternity in order to determine his own destiny.
Fugitive Pieces: A powerful, poetic, and emotionally-charged drama about love, loss and redemption. The film tells the story of Jakob Beer, a man whose life is haunted by his childhood experiences during WWII. As a child in Poland he is orphaned during wartime then saved by a compassionate Greek archaeologist. Over the course of his life, he attempts to deal with the losses he has endured. Through his writing, and then through the discovery of true love, Jakob is ultimately freed from the legacy of his past.
Prince Caspian: The magical world of C.S. Lewis’ beloved fantasy comes to life once again in the second installment of the Chronicles Of Narnia series. Join Peter, Susan, Edmund, Lucy, the mighty Aslan and Prince Caspian as they lead the Narnians on a remarkable journey to restore peace and glory to their enchanted land.
Hancock: Will Smith stars in this action-packed comedy as Hancock, a sarcastic, hard-living and misunderstood superhero who has fallen out of favor with the public. When Hancock grudgingly agrees to an extreme makeover from an idealistic publicist, his life and his reputation rise from the ashes and all seems right again – until he meets a woman with similar powers to his and the key to his secret past.
The Spy Who Came In From the Cold: John le Carré’s acclaimed best-selling novel about a cold-war spy on one final, dangerous mission is every bit as precise and ruthless on-screen in this adaptation directed by Martin Ritt. Richard Burton delivers one of his career-defining performances as Alec Leamas, whose hesitant but deeply felt relationship with a beautiful librarian (Claire Bloom) puts what he hopes will be his last assignment, in East Germany, in jeopardy. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold is a hard-edged and finally tragic thriller, suffused with the political and social consciousness that defined Ritt’s career.
Frost/Nixon, The Original Watergate Interviews: The Frost Nixon interviews are recognized as one of the great media events of the twentieth century. First broadcast in May 1977, they drew the biggest ever worldwide audience for a news interview. During the over twenty-eight gruelling hours, Frost questioned Nixon on everything from Vietnam to China, from abuse of power to the final days. But the most tense and gripping sessions were on Watergate. Never before – and never afterwards – would Nixon confront the issue of Watergate, particularly in a forum where he had no advance knowledge of the questions and no right even to see the edited program before it was broadcast. A picture emerges of a White House under siege, of burglars and hush money, of a Nixon close to tears, having to sacrifice his closest aides – culminating in the unprecedented sight of a President apologizing to his people.
Suburban Mayhem: Katrina Skinner is young, hot and just a little bit crazy. She’s a conniving teenager who manages to wrap the men in her life around her fingers through unspeakable methods. When her brother goes to prison for murder and her father stops financing her lavish lifestyle, Katrina’s life spirals into a world of twisted lies, drugs, sex and ultimately murder. Suburban Mayhem paints a darkly comic portrait of youth culture and the mysteries behind life in suburbia.
Growing Up in the Universe: Oxford professor Richard Dawkins (God Delusion) presents a series of lectures of life, the universe and our place in it. With brilliance and clarity, Dawkins unravels an educational gem that will mesmerize young and old alike. Illuminating demonstrations, wildlife, virtual reality and special guests (including Douglas Adams) all combine to make this collection a timeless classic.
War Dance: Set in North Uganda, a country ravaged by more than two decades of civil war, War Dance tells the story of Dominic, Rose, and Nancy. Three children whose families have been torn apart, their homes destroyed, their innocence lost, and who currently reside in a displaced persons camp in Patongo. These children, who are overwhelmed by the brutal realities of their lives, attend a school where they momentarily forget their struggles as they participate in music, song and dance. When they are invited to compete in an annual music and dance festival in their nation’s capital, their historic journey is also an opportunity to regain a part of their childhood and to taste victory for the first time in their lives.
Fido: Timmy Robinson’s best friend in the whole wide world is a six-foot-tall rotting zombie named Fido. But when Fido eats the next-door neighbor, Mom and Dad hit the roof, and Timmy has to go to the ends of the earth to keep Fido a part of the family. A boy-and-his-dog movie for grown-ups, Fido will rip your heart out.
The Last Continent: Jean Lemire and his crew of explorers, scientists and filmmakers set out on the mission of a lifetime: sailing to Antarctica to take the planet’s pulse and live an incredible 430-day journey of adventure and discovery.
Lost Season 4: The newest season of Lost to hit dvd.
More to come next week.
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Have a good week everyone.