Whacks of new movies at Thomas. Here is a listing of our latest acquisitions.
Antichrist: Canadian release of Lars Von Trier’s provocative horror-art film. Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg.
Californication S3: A writer tries to juggle his career, his relationship with his daughter and his ex-girlfriend, as well as his appetite for beautiful women.
Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things: Led by a mean-spirited director, Alan (Alan Ormsby), a theater troupe travels by boat to a small island graveyard for buried criminals. Using a grimoire, Alan begins a séance to raise the dead. The group finds more than they bargained for when the dead return from their graves, forcing the troupe to take refuge in an old abandoned caretaker s house. Can they stay put until daylight against the undead onslaught, or do they flee into the pitch black night? Will anyone survive? ….Muhah hahahh!
Choke: A sex-addicted con-man pays for his mother’s hospital bills by playing on the sympathies of those who rescue him from choking to death.
Disney’s Christmas Carol: An animated retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.
Last Airbender: The story follows the adventures of Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, who must put his childhood ways aside and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water, Earth and Air nations.
Love Ranch: A drama centered around a married couple who opened the first legal brothel in Nevada. Based on real events.
Misfortunates: Belgian comedy which follows 13-year-old Gunther Strobbe as he grows up surrounded by alcohol, trash and his completely useless father and uncles.
Please Give: In New York City, a husband and wife butt heads with the granddaughters of the elderly woman who lives in apartment the couple owns.
Unmistaken Child: Documentary follows a 4-year search for the reincarnation of a Tibetan Lama. Just how strange all this is will depend on the viewer, but most non-Tibetan Buddhists will find it at least a little strange! From Israeli director Nati Baratz
Yoga Gurus: This captivating documentary asks world’s top Yoga Masters the question, what is yoga? Sharath (Ashtanga, Mysore), Yogacharya Venkatesha (Hatha, Mysore), Gurmukh (Kundalini), Gabriela Bozac (Jivamukti), Shyamdas (Bhakti), Bhavani Kalan (Vinyasa) and Hikar
Centurion: A splinter group of Roman soldiers fight for their lives behind enemy lines after their legion is decimated in a devastating guerrilla attack.
Day I Became a Woman: Challenging Iranian film about three generations of women and the social oppression they endure in Iran.
House: Criterion. Indescribable psychedelic Japanse ghost tale that’s equal parts absurd and nightmarish, Scooby Doo and Mario Bava. Nobuhiko Obayashi
Last Unicorn: A brave unicorn and a magician fight an evil king who is obsessed with attempting to capture the world’s unicorns.
Perrier’s Bounty: An Irish gangster named Perrier looks to exact his revenge on a trio of fugitives responsible for the accidental death of one of his cronies.
Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World: Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend’s seven evil exes in order to win her heart.
Smash His Camera: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis sued him, Marlon Brando broke his jaw, and Steve McQueen gave him a look that would have killed (if looks could kill). The story of notorious, reviled paparazzo Ron Galella opens a Pandora’s Box of issues from right to privacy, freedom of the press and the ever-growing vortex of celebrity worship.
You Don’t Know Jack: A look at the life and work of doctor-assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian.
Tropic of Cancer: Joseph Strick’s raw and edgy adaption of Henry Miller’s lurid tale of the adventures of expatriate American writer and his friends, as they pursue art, money, food, and sex in Paris.
Girl who Played with Fire: As computer hacker Lisbeth and journalist Mikael investigate a sex-trafficking ring, Lisbeth is accused of three murders, causing her to go on the run while Mikael works to clear her name.
Cannibal Girls: One of the sleaziest & trashiest Canadian films of the 70’s! A dopey couple find themselves in an isolated small town inhabited by the “blood-hungry honeys” of the title. Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Ivan Reitman
Hanna, Tale of a Reluctant Samurai: Humanistic, charmingly off-kilter samurai story of a good-hearted warrior on a reluctant mission to avenge his father.
Hungry Ghosts: A New York City-set drama of interlocking stories which occur over a 36-hour period. Featuring Sopranos alumni Steve Schirripa
I Am Love: A tragic love story set at the turn of the millennium in Milan. The film follows the fall of the haute bourgeoisie due to the forces of passion and unconditional love.
Infamous: While researching his book In Cold Blood, writer Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.
Jonah Hex: The U.S. military makes a scarred bounty hunter with warrants on his own head an offer he cannot refuse: in exchange for his freedom, he must stop a terrorist who is ready to unleash Hell on Earth.
Nightmare on Elm Street: A re-imagining of the horror icon Freddy Krueger, a serial-killer who wields a glove with four blades embedded in the fingers and kills people in their dreams, resulting in their real death in reality.
Pacific: A 10-part mini-series from the creators of “Band of Brothers” telling the intertwined stories of three Marines during America’s battle with the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II.
South of the Border: Oliver Stone’s alternative narrative to Western media’s one-sided treatment of South American political movements in the early 21st century.
Tim and Eric’s Great Show Awesome Job: S1 Two comedians, average nobodies, and celebrity guest stars perform bizarre low-budget comedy sketches.
Toy Story 3: The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it’s up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren’t abandoned and to return home.
Ciao for now,
The Thomas Staff