This week’s new movies

Hi all,

Looks like we’ll have a rainy weekend ahead. Lots of new movies and TV shows at Thomas Video to help entertain and inspire you.

Hope you enjoy.

Blood on the Flat Track: Documents the Rat City Rollergirls, based in Seattle as they battle for roller derby supremacy.

House: S5 Grumpy doctor in the house…so to speak.

Iron Road: CBC period miniseries about a feisty young Chinese woman searching for her lost father who disguise herself as a boy, joins a railroad crew and falls in love with the son of a railroad tycoon. Sam Neil, Peter O’Toole. 2008.

Mighty Boosh: S3 More BBC hilarity.

Monsters Vs. Aliens: When a meteorite from outer space hits a young woman and turns her into a giant monster, she is taken to a secret government compound where she meets a ragtag group of monsters also rounded up over the years.

Next Man: Thriller starring Arab diplomat Sean Connery who becomes a target for a series of increasingly fiendish assassination attempts. From the director of the Vanishing Point.

Nightwatching: Special 2 disc edition of Peter Greenaway’s film about Rembrandt and the creation of his painting The Night Watch & its associated mysteries. Includes a documentary on the painting.

Three Monkeys: If you ignore the truth, will it go away? This is the central theme of THREE MONKEYS, a film noir whose title refers to the adage: see no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil. Turkish filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan won the 2008 Cannes Film Festival Best Director prize for this story about a politician who hits a pedestrian with his car and asks his driver to take the rap.

Tuesday: Life On Mars and State of Play co-stars Philip Glenister and John Simm star in this racy crime thriller set in 1980s London. Written and directed by Sacha Bennett

Valentino: An inspirational and exclusive look into the extraordinary and lavish times of the iconic fashion designer Valention>

Victoria Day: A very Canadian coming-of-age film set in 1988 Toronto. David Bezmozgis, 2009.

Brothers Bloom: The Brothers Bloom are the best con men in the world, swindling millionaires with complex scenarios of lust and intrigue. Now they’ve decided to take on one last job – showing a beautiful and eccentric heiress the time of her life with a romantic adventure that takes them around the world.

End of the Line: Documentary looks at the plight of the world’s fish population and the likelihood that we’ll eat them all. Narrated by Ted Danson. 2009.

Flicker: Award-winning documentary about artist & mystic Brion Gysin featuring archival footage & interviews from some of the great counterculture figures: Genesis P-Orridge, William S. Burroughs, Kenneth Anger.

Land of the Lost: On his latest expedition, Dr. Rick Marshall is sucked into a space-time vortex alongside his research assistant and a redneck survivalist. In this alternate universe, the trio make friends with a primate named Chaka, their only ally in a world full of dinosaurs and other fantastic creatures.

Murphy’s Law: S1 British crime show.

My Life in Ruins: A travel guide rediscovers her romantic side on a trip around Greece.

Tokyo: Cutting edge directors Michel Gondry, Leos Carax, Bong Joon-ho each direct a segment of this surreal triptych set in the ultra-modern metropolis of Tokyo, Japan which has received glowing reviews at many festivals. 2009.

Year One: Directed by Harold Ramis and starring Jack Black.

That’s it for now.

The Thomas Staff


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