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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

DVD's JUNE list is out. Place your reserves today.

The Adjustment Bureau Matt Damon, Emily Blunt. Do we control our destiny, or do unseen forces manipulate us? Matt Damon stars in this thriller as a man who glimpses the future Fate has planned for him and realizes he wants something else.

Arthur Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud. Arthur Bach is very, very rich, and stands to lose his inheritance if he doesn't marry the most boring blonde on Long Island within thirty days. Unfortunately, Arthur has just discovered the girl of his dreams.

The Dilemma Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Jennifer Connelly, Winona Ryder. Ronny's world is turned upside down when he inadvertently sees something he should not.

Downton Abbey: Masterpiece Classic Hugh Bonneville, Joanne Froggatt, Maggie Smith. Set in an Edwardian country house in 1912, Downton Abbey portrays the lives of Lord Grantham and the rest of the Crawley family, as well as the servants who work for them.

The Green Hornet Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Christoph Waltz, Cameron Diaz. After the death of his father, a rich playboy becomes the crime-fighting hero known as the Green Hornet.

Letters to God Ralph Waite, Robyn Lively, Tanner Maguire. Eight-year-old Tyler is armed with strong faith and courage as he faces a battle against cancer. His prayers take the form of letters he sends to his ultimate pen pal, God.

Mechanic Jason Statham, Tony Goldwyn, Donald Sutherland, Ben Foster. Arthur Bishop is an assassin with a unique talent for cleanly eliminating targets. It's a job that requires professional perfection and he is the best in the business.

Mao’s Last Dance Joan Chen, Kyle Maclachlan, Bruce Greenwood. Based on an inspiring true story, the film recreates the fascinating and epic tale of Li Cunxin, a peasant boy from rural China who beats impossible odds to become a world-renowned ballet dancer.

Mildred Pierce Joan Crawford Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott, Ann Blyth, Eve Arden, Bruce Bennett. Based on the novel by James M. Cain. Mildred Pierce is a woman who will do anything to satisfy the demands of her spoiled daughter Veda, including divorce, opening her own business, and possibly murder.

No Strings Attached Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher. Emma and Adam are life-long friends who almost ruin everything by having sex one morning. To protect their friendship, they make a pact to keep their relationship strictly 'no strings attached.' The question becomes: who's going to fall first? And can their friendship survive?

The Rite Anthony Hopkins, Colin O'Donoghue. Inspired by true events, this supernatural thriller follows a seminary student sent to study exorcism at the Vatican. Apprentice d with legendary Father Lucas, the young seminarian glimpses a phenomenon science can't explain or control.

A Somewhat Gentle Man Stellan Skarsgård, Jorunn Kjellsby, Bjørn Floberg. Ulrik is a somewhat gentle man, as far as gangsters go. Reluctantly back on the streets following a stint in prison, Ulrik's boss greets him with open arms and a plan to settle an old score. With a demented sense of professional pride, Ulrik's boss sets in motion a plan to right the wrong done to his star employee. The problem is, Ulrik would rather go about his own business, however mundane, than get involved with his ragtag colleagues again.

Somewhere Elle Fanning, Stephen Dorff. A witty, moving and empathetic look into the orbit of actor Johnny Marco, who lives at the legendary Chateau Marmont Hotel in Hollywood where he enjoys life to the fullest. This all changes when his 11-year-old daughter Cleo arrives unexpectedly.

The Way Back Ed Harris, Mark Strong, Saoirse Ronan, Colin Farrell, Jim Sturgess. Inspired by an incredible true story beginning in 1940 when seven prisoners attempt the impossible: escape from a brutal Siberian gulag. Thus begins a treacherous 4,500-mile trek to freedom across the world's most merciless landscapes.

The Wildest Dream Using astonishing visuals to tell the story of George Mallory, the first man to attempt to reach the summit of Mount Everest, and Conrad Anker, the mountaineer who found Mallory’s frozen remains 75 years later. Featured voices: Natasha Richardson, Ralph Fiennes, Liam Neeson.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Watch a movie with your Mom on Mother's Day. Here are a few suggestions.

Postcards from the Edge Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Dennis Quaid, Rob Reiner. Suzanne Vale is a wise-cracking, vulnerable actress determined to jump start her failing career. Her mother, an aging movie star, is the definitive portrait of a Hollywood's gutsy glamour queen, offers her daughter only razor sharp humor and searing honesty. Based on the novel by Carrie Fisher about her life in the Hollywood fast lane.

Erin Brockovich Julia Roberts, Albert Finney. A feisty young mother convinces an attorney to hire her and promptly stumbles upon a momumental law case against a giant corporation.

Mrs. Miniver Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon . A story of an average English middle-class family during the summer of 1939. The sun shone down on a happy people, who worked and played, reared their children and tended their gardens in that happy, easy-going England that would soon enter World War II. In the face of regular German bombings Mrs. Miniver's mission is to stay alive, and keep her family together with hope, strength, and dignity.

Steel Magnolias Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Julia Roberts, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis, Shirley MacLaine. A young diabetic's decision to have a baby may cost her life. This choice leaves her own mother torn between love and anger, while her loyal friends support her and try to deal with their own feelings.

Divine Sisters of the YaYa Sisterhood Sandra Bullock, Ellen Burstyn, Maggie Smith, Ashley Judd. Like mother, like daughter. Neither a hard-as-nails New York playwright nor her flaky Louisiana mother will take the necessary steps to mend their long-time rift and it’s up to Sisterhood who stage an outlandish "intervention" to bring them back together again.

A League of Their Own Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna, Rosie O'Donnell. A washed-up ballplayer is hired to coach in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League while the male pros are at war in 1943, and finds himself drawn back into the game by the heart and heroics of his team.

Where the Heart Is Natalie Portman, Ashley Judd, Stockard Channing, Joan Cusack. The story of a down-on-her-luck Southern teen who, after gaining 15 minutes of fame for giving birth to "The Wal-Mart Baby," begins to put her life together with the help of the kind, quirky strangers who become her surrogate family.

Throw Momma from the Train Danny Devito, Billy Crystal, Kim Greist, Anne Ramsey, Kate Mulgrew. A student tries to convince his writing professor to exchange murders - he'll murder his teacher's wife, and the prof will murder his student's mom. Based on the Hitchcock film “Strangers on a Train.”

Little Women Katharine Hepburn, Joan Bennett. Humorous and sentimental fortunes of the four March sisters are chronicled as they grew into young ladies during the harsh times of the Civil war.

The Goodbye Girl Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason. When a woman's ex-husband sublets her apartment right out from under her and she refuses to move, the new tenant, a Chicago actor, moves in, touching off a comic, hate-love relationship.

Mother Anne Reid, Daniel Craig. A newly widowed woman moves to London to be near her family. She soon feels like she is just an invisible old lady until a young man comes into her life.

Monday, May 2, 2011

DVD's May 2011

All Good Things Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst, Frank Langella. A love story and a murder mystery set against the backdrop of a New York real estate dynasty in the 1980s. Based on a real life story.

Animal Kingdom Ben Mendelsohn, Guy Pearce, James Frecheville. Seventeen year-old J is in the process of becoming initiated into a gang of armed robbers, known as the Cody brothers. J quickly comes to believe that he is a player in this world, but soon discovers that the entire situation is far larger and more menacing than he could ever imagine.

Black Swan Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder. Nina, a stunningly talented but dangerously unstable ballerina is on the verge of stardom. Pushed to the breaking point by her driven artistic director and the threat posed by a seductive rival dancer, Nina's tenuous grip on reality starts to slip away...plunging her into a waking nightmare.

Country Strong Leighton Meester, Tim Mcgraw, Gwyneth Paltrow, Garrett Hedlund. Soon after a rising young singer-songwriter gets involved with a fallen, emotionally unstable country star, the pair embarks on a career resurrection tour steered by her husband/manager .

Fair Game Naomi Watts, Sean Penn, Sam Shepard. Based on the autobiography of undercover CIA operative Valerie Plame, whose covert identity was exposed when her husband, retired Ambassador Joe Wilson, wrote a newspaper article challenging the basis for the claim that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

The Fighter Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo. Micky Ward is a struggling boxer long overshadowed by his older brother and trainer, Dicky, a local legend battling his own demons. Their explosive relationship threatens to take them both down.

Four Lions Riz Ahmed, Arsher Ali, Nigel Lindsay. Follow five clueless buffoons as they plan to strike a blow on their own turf, showing that while terrorism is supposed to be about ideology, it can also be about idiots.

Gasland Documentary. Filmmaker Josh Fox travels the United States along the Marcellus Shale formation to uncover the negative environmental and health effects of fracture drilling as a means of extracting natural gas.

The Green Hornet Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Christoph Waltz, Cameron Diaz. After the death of his father, a rich playboy becomes the crime-fighting hero known as the Green Hornet.

Holy Rollers Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Bartha, Ari Graynor. Sam Gold reluctantly studies to become a rabbi to please his family. His neighbor senses Sam's discontent and propositions him to transport 'medicine' for an Israeli dealer. Exposed to the exciting worlds of Manhattan and Amsterdam nightlife, Sam spirals deeper into that lifestyle. Caught in a double life, he must make a decision that could bring the entire operation crashing down.

How Do You Know Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Paul Rudd, Jack Nicholson. A professional softball player discovers she is in the middle of a love triangle after she falls for two different men and wonders when it comes to love, how do you know?

The King’s Speech Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, Geoffrey Rush. The story of King George VI of Britain, his impromptu ascension to the throne, and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.

Little Fockers Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Teri Polo, Owen Wilson, Blythe Danner, Barbra Streisand, Jessica Alba. Greg Focker has finally begun to earn the respect of his ex-CIA father-in-law, Jack Byrnes, but one important test still lies ahead: will Greg prove that he has what it takes to be the family's next 'Godfocker', or will the circle of trust be broken for good?

Made in Dagenham Andrea Riseborough, Jaime Winstone, Lorraine Stanley, Sally Hawkins. In 1968, the female workers at the Ford Dagenham car plant, walked out in protest against sexual discrimination. Their actions played a major role in the battle for equal pay, both nationally and internationally.

Megamind Voices: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, David Cross, Tina Fey, Will Ferrell. Megamind has tried to conquer Metro City in every imaginable way. But each attempt is a colossal failure thanks to the caped superhero known as 'Metro Man, ' until …..

Rabbit Hole Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart Becca and Howie Corbett are returning to their everyday existence in the wake of a shocking, sudden loss. The journey is an intimate glimpse into two people learning to re-engage with each other and a world that has been tilted off its axis.

A Summer in Genoa Colin Firth, Catherine Keener. A man moves his two daughters to Italy after their mother dies in a car accident.

The Tourist Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie. Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie. During an impromptu trip to Europe to mend a broken heart, Frank unexpectedly finds himself in a flirtatious encounter with Elise, an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path.