Lots of new movies for your leisure pleasure. Hope you enjoy.
Ballast: One of the most critically acclaimed films of 2008! A stunningly evocative story of personal catastrophe and communal redemption during a cold winter in the Mississippi Delta.
Botany of Desire: Fascinating story of how the intersection between human desires & plants is an intricate part of natural history. Based on Michael Pollan’s best-selling book.
Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee: A chronicle of how American Indians were displaced as the U.S. expanded west. Based on the book by Dee Brown.
Damages: S1 Bright and sharp law school graduate Ellen Parsons becomes the protégée of the successful and hard-hitting high stakes litigator Patricia Hewes. But nothing is what it seems.
Dollhouse: S1 A futuristic laboratory assigns different tasks to its various residents, who then have their memories erased upon the completion of their assignments.
Franklyn: While a godless vigilante stalks a strange future city where religion is mandatory, a father scours modern London for his vanished son. Fantasy and reality collide in this ambitious, genre-defying British drama.
Summer Hours: A quiet, carefully observed film in the tradition of Ozu. From writer-director Olivier Assayas. Stars Juliette Binoche
Humpday: Two straight buddies take their “bromance” to another level when they perform together in an amateur porn video for art project.
Inside Planet Earth: Discovery Channel program that explores the interior of the Earth and the geologic forces that shape our world.
Is Anybody There? The story of Edward, an unusual ten year old boy growing up in an old people’s home run by his parents in 1980’s seaside England. Michael Caine.
Maiden Heist: Excellent cast for this comedy about a bunch of blue-collar art afficianados who try to pull of an impressive heist. Morgan Freeman, Christopher Walken, William H. Macy, Marcia Gay Harden, 2009.
My Effortless Brilliance: Painfully awkward but revealing study of a friendship between 2 very different young writers. From mumblecore director Lynn Shelton (Hump Day), 2008.
Ugly Truth: A romantically challenged morning show producer is reluctantly embroiled in a series of outrageous tests
You’re Welcome America: Starring will Ferrell. A final night with George W. Bush. Ask not what your country can do for you but what have I done to your country?
Angels and Demons: Directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks. Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon works to solve a murder and prevent a terrorist act against the Vatican.
Bruno: Sacha Baron Cohen. Flamboyant Austrian fashionista Brüno takes his show to America.
Kenny: Engaging Australian mockumentary about porta-pottie delivery man Kenny Smyth.
Life on Mars: S2 Second season of the fun British cop drama about a present day cop who after being hit by a car awakens in 1973 Manchester. John Simm, Philip Glenister.
Pray the Devil Back to Hell: Extraordinary documentary tells the story of a group of Liberian women who take on the corrupt Charles Taylor regime and ultimately win peace for their country.
And the ’80’s are alive and well at Thomas Video with these “classics” finally available on DVD.
Wall Street: Directed by Oliver Stone. A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider whom takes the youth under his wing. f
Footloose: A city boy comes to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned.
Hurricane: The story of Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.
Ciao for now,
The Thomas Staff