Hot off the presses the new DVD list for February 2012
50/50 Joseph Gordon-Levitt, , Seth Rogen. Inspired by personal experiences, an original story about friendship, love, survival, and finding humor in unlikely places. Two best friends' lives change when one of them is diagnosed with cancer.
Abduction Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Alfred Molina. After uncovering a deadly lie, Nathan is propelled on a lethal, no-holds barred mission to learn the truth.
Contagion Kate Winslet, Laurence Fishburne, Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law. A thriller centered on the threat posed by a deadly disease and an international team of doctors contracted by the CDC to deal with the outbreak.
Damages (TV series, seasons 1,2,3). Glenn Close, Rose Byrne, Ted Danson. The series revolves around the brilliant, ruthless lawyer, Patty Hewes, her protégée, Ellen Parsons, and the law firm, Hewes & Associates in New York City. Each season features a major case that Hewes and her firm take on, while also examining a chapter of the complicated relationship between Ellen and Patty.
Dolphin Tale Ashley Judd, Morgan Freeman, Harry Connick Jr., Kris Kristofferson. Inspired by the amazing true story of a brave dolphin and the compassionate strangers who banded together to save her life. Swimming free, a young dolphin is caught in a crab trap, severely damaging her tail. She is rescued and transported to the Clearwater Marine Hospital, where she is named Winter. But her fight for survival has just begun. Without a tail, Winter's prognosis is dire.
The Double Richard Gere, Martin Sheen. When a US Senator is murdered, the evidence points to a Soviet assassin who was long thought to be dead.
Drive Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan. A Hollywood stunt driver, who also works as a getaway driver, discovers a contract has been put out on him. Based on the novel by James Sallis.
Eight Crazy Nights Animated. Voices: Adam Sandler, Jackie Titone, Austin Stout, Kevin Nealon, Rob Schneider. When a small-town, extremely disgruntled guy faces another holiday season in his New England hometown, he does what he always has - he messes up big time and lands in jail.
I Don’t Know How She Does It Sarah Jessica Parker, Greg Kinnear, Christina Hendricks, Pierce Brosnan, Kelsey Grammer. A comedy centered on the life of Kate Reddy, a finance executive who is the breadwinner for her husband and two kids. When Kate gets handed a major new account that will require frequent trips to New York, Richard also wins the new job he's been hoping for and both will be spreading themselves even thinner. Based on the book by Allison Pearson.
Jane’s Journey Jane Goodall, Angelina Jolie, Pierce Brosnan, Mary Lewis, Kofi Annan. A profile of British anthropologist Jane Goodall.
Killer Elite Jason Statham, Clive Owen, Robert De Niro. Danny, an assassin, retires to the outback, but when his former partner is kidnapped, Danny is forced to take on a group of retired SAS soldiers.
Moneyball Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill. Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane challenges the system and defies conventional wisdom when he is forced to rebuild his small-market team on a limited budget.
The Office (BBC season 1 & 2). Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook. Wernham Hogg is a paper company located in a suburb of London. David, a petty, pathetic little man, is worse than your boss. David's yes-man is Gareth, who is extremely irritating. Tim is the apathetic sales rep, who can be quite witty. Dawn, the lovely receptionist, is far more endearing than your back-sassying secretary. Work is a pain, but one man's misery is another man's entertainment.
Police Adjective Dracos Bucur, Vlad Ivanov. A young undercover cop who undergoes a crisis of conscience when he is pressured to arrest a teenager who offers hash to classmates. Not wanting to ruin the life of a young man, he considers merely irresponsible, he must either allow the arrest to be a burden on his conscience, or face censure by his superior, for whom the word "conscience" has an entirely different meaning.
Whistleblower Rachel Weisz, Vanessa Redgrave, Monica Bellucci, David Strathairn. When Nebraska cop Kathryn Bolkovac accepts a U.N. peacekeeper position in post-war Bosnia, she discovers a deadly sex trafficking ring. Risking her own life to save the lives of others, she uncovers an international conspiracy that is determined to stop her, no matter the cost.