If you’re reading these words, then you are about to learn what new videos came into the store this week, and they’re pretty tasty too.
Hail, Caesar! The latest from the Coen Bros. takes place against the backdrop of 1950s Hollywood as a frazzled studio executive played by Josh Brolin tries to keep his backlot, and all the stars upon it, in line. Regular Coen players Brolin, George Clooney, Frances McDormand, and Tilda Swinton are joined by Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson, and Ralph Fiennes to capture some of that old golden age magic from Tinseltown. Also available on Blu-ray.
Anomalisa – From the unparalleled mind of Charlie Kaufman comes the story of a man who’s shocked out of his life of repetitive tedium when he meets a woman while on vacation. Naturally, the story is told with stop motion animation, which makes it a unique entry for the art form: an R-rated dramedy. Also it was nominated for the Best Animated Feature Oscar, and is one of the most highly acclaimed movies of the year. See it on DVD or Blu-ray!
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi – Full of all the sound and fury that only Michael Bay can muster, the true life events of the terrorist attack that killed four American diplomats in Libya on September 11, 2012, is told though the eyes of a private security team that was there. Get ready for Bay-hem! Bay-hem! Bay-Hem!
Zootopia – Police officer Judy Hopps and con artist Nick Wilde team up to uncover a mysterious conspiracy affecting their city. Did we mention that Hopps is a rabbit, Wilde a fox, and that they live in a city populated entirely by animals? An all-star voice cast, and the quintessential Disney magic make this a sure thing for the whole the family.
The Confirmation – The answer to the question: What’s Clive Owen been up to lately? Here, Owen plays an absentee father named Walt, who is forced to spend the weekend with son Anthony while his mother’s out of town. Father/son bonding proceeds to happen as Walt and Anthony track down Walt’s stolen toolbox. A heartwarming comedy in time for Fathers Day.
Wild Run: The Legend – A timeless reminder that you don’t make deals with the Devil, even in 19th century Canada. A young woman about to marry has a dark secret, a debt that was never paid, but this ain’t no ordinary dowry! The only hope for the couple? A bewitched canoe, of course. Could this be any more Canadian?
See you in the store!
The Thomas Staff