Monday, January 27, 2014

Quick Flicks for Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
By Cameron, Cody
Director Pearn, Kris
Voice by Hader, Bill
2014-01 - Sony Pictures Home Ent
0043396425101 Check Our Catalog Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 picks up where the first film left off. Inventor Flint Lockwood's genius is finally being recognized as he's invited by his idol Chester V to join The Live Corp Company, where the best and brightest inventors in the world create technologies for the betterment of mankind. Chester's right-hand-gal - and one of his greatest inventions - is Barb (a highly evolved orangutan with a human brain, who is also devious, manipulative and likes to wear lipstick. It's always been Flint's dream to be recognized as a great inventor, but everything changes when he discovers that his most infamous machine (which turns water into food) is still operating and is now creating food-animal hybrids - "foodimals!" With the fate of humanity in his hands, Chester sends Flint and his friends on a dangerously delicious mission, battling hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees, apple pie-thons, double bacon cheespiders and other food creatures to save the world again! …More

The Fifth EstateThe Fifth Estate
By Condon, Bill
2014-01 - Buena Vista Home Entertainment
0786936839593 Check Our Catalog Through the eyes of Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Bruhl), an early supporter and eventual colleague of Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch), the film follows the heady, early days of Wikileaks to its abrupt end after a series of controversial and history changing info leaks. The website's overnight success brought instant fame to its principal architects, but as their power expanded across the globe, Daniel grew increasingly disillusioned with Julian's questionable tactics and ethics. The rift between the two friends became irreparable and their ideological differences tore them apart, but not before they revolutionized, for better and worse, the flow of information to news media and the world at large. …More

Bad GrandpaBad Grandpa
By Tremaine, Jeff
2014-01 - Paramount Home Video
0097363590545 Check Our Catalog 86 year-old Irving Zisman is on a journey across America with the most unlikely companions, his 8 year-old Grandson Billy in "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa." The signature Jackass character Irving Zisman (Johnny Knoxville) and Billy (Jackson Nicoll) will take movie audiences along for the most insane hidden camera road trip ever captured on camera. Along the way Irving will introduce the young and impressionable Billy to people, places and situations that give new meaning to the term childrearing. The duo will encounter male strippers, disgruntled child beauty pageant contestants (and their equally disgruntled mothers), funeral home mourners, biker bar patrons and a whole lot of unsuspecting citizens. Real people in unreal situations, making for one really messed up comedy. …More

Last VegasLast Vegas
By Turteltaub, Jon
2014-01 - Sony Pictures Home Ent
0043396435469 Check Our Catalog Starring four legends like you've never seen them before, LAST VEGAS tells the story of Billy, Paddy, Archie and Sam (played by Academy-Award winners Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline), best friends since childhood. When Billy, the group's sworn bachelor, finally proposes to his thirty-something (of course) girlfriend, the four head to Las Vegas with a plan to stop acting their age and relive their glory days. However, upon arriving, the four quickly realize that the decades have transformed Sin City and tested their friendship in ways they never imagined. The Rat Pack may have once played the Sands and Cirque du Soleil may now rule the Strip, but it's these four who are taking over Vegas. …More

Quick Flicks for Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Blue JasmineBlue Jasmine
By Allen, Woody
2014-01 - Sony Pictures Home Ent
0043396425620 Check Our Catalog After everything in her life falls to pieces, including her marriage to wealthy businessman Hal (Alec Baldwin), elegant New York socialite Jasmine (Cate Blanchett) moves into her sister Ginger's (Sally Hawkins) modest apartment in San Francisco to try to pull herself back together again. …More

Captain PhillipsCaptain Phillips
By Greengrass, Paul
2014-01 - Sony Pictures Home Ent
0043396417847 Check Our Catalog Action-thriller Captain Phillips stars two-time Oscar(R) winner Tom Hanks in the true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. …More

In a World...In a World...
By Bell, Lake
2014-01 - Sony Pictures Home Ent
0043396429314 Check Our Catalog Lake Bell ("Children's Hospital") stars in In a World..., a hilarious romantic comedy about a struggling vocal coach who strikes it big in the cutthroat world of movie-trailer voiceovers, only to find herself in direct competition with the industry's reigning king--her father. …More


Quick Flicks for Tuesday, January 14, 2014

20 Feet from Stardom20 Feet from Stardom
By Neville, Morgan
With Adler, Lou
2014-01 - Tcfhe/Anchor Bay/Starz
0013132609041 Check Our Catalog They are the voices behind the greatest rock, pop and R&B hits of all time, but no one knows their names. Now, in this award-winning documentary, director Morgan Neville shines the spotlight on the untold stories of such legendary background singers as Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill, and more. …More

By Peirce, Kimberly
2014-01 - Tcfhe/MGM
0883904293699 Check Our Catalog A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (Chloe Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. …More

Fruitvale StationFruitvale Station
By Coogler, Ryan
2014-01 - Tcfhe/Anchor Bay/Starz
0013132607825 Check Our Catalog FRUITVALE was the winner of both the Grand Jury Prize for dramatic feature and the Audience Award for U.S. dramatic film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. This is the true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008 and feels something in the air. Not sure what it is, he takes it as a sign to get a head start on his resolutions: being a better son to his mother, whose birthday falls on New Year's Eve, being a better partner to his girlfriend, who he hasn't been completely honest with as of late, and being a better father to T, their beautiful 4- year- old- daughter. He starts out well, but as the day goes on, he realizes that change is not going to come easy. He crosses paths with friends, family, and strangers, each exchange showing us that there is much more to Oscar than meets the eye. But it would be his final encounter of the day, with police officers at the Fruitvale BART station that would shake the Bay Area to its very core, and cause the entire nation to be witnesses to the story of Oscar Grant. …More

I'm in Love with a Church GirlI'm in Love with a Church Girl
By Race, Steve
2014-01 - Gaiam Americas
0883476131429 Check Our Catalog Miles Montego was king of the streets as a high-level drug trafficker, and although he has tried to move on, the DEA isn't convinced. When Miles meets Vanessa, a woman who is different than every other woman he's met, he is drawn to her beauty and her spirituality. As their connection grows deeper, both are tested to their last ounce of faith in God and in each other. …More

Enough SaidEnough Said
By Holofcener, Nicole
2014-01 - Twentieth Century-Fox
0024543896975 Check Our Catalog A divorced and single parent, Eva (Julia Louis Dreyfus) spends her days enjoying work as a masseuse but dreading her daughter's impending departure for college. She meets Albert (James Gandolfini) - a sweet, funny and like-minded man also facing an empty nest. As their romance quickly blossoms, Eva befriends Marianne (Catherine Keener), her new massage client. Marianne is a beautiful poet who seems "almost perfect" except for one prominent quality: she rags on her ex-husband way too much. Suddenly, Eva finds herself doubting her own relationship with Albert as she learns the truth about Marianne's Ex. ENOUGH SAID is a sharp, insightful comedy that humorously explores the mess that often comes with getting involved again. …More

Lee Daniels' the ButlerLee Daniels' the Butler
By Daniels, Lee
2014-01 - Tcfhe/Anchor Bay/Starz
0013132611808 Check Our Catalog THE BUTLER tells the story of a White House butler who served eight American presidents over three decades. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man's life and family. …More

Kick-Ass 2Kick-Ass 2
By Wadlow, Jeff
2014-01 - Universal Home Video
0025192167874 Check Our Catalog After Kick-Ass' insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by Colonel Stars and Stripes, our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist only the blade-wielding Hit Girl can prevent their annihilation. …More

Short Term 12Short Term 12
By Cretton, Destin Daniel
2014-01 - Uni Dist Corp. (New Video
0025192215247 Check Our Catalog Grace is a twenty-something supervisor at a foster-care facility for at-risk teenagers. Passionate and tough, Grace is a formidable caretaker, and in love with her long-term boyfriend and co-worker, Mason. But Grace's own difficult past - and the surprising future that suddenly presents itself - throws her into unforeseen confusion, made sharper with the arrival of a new intake at the facility, a gifted but troubled teenage girl with whom Grace has a charged connection. …More

The Spectacular NowThe Spectacular Now
By Ponsoldt, James
2014-01 - Lions Gate Home Entertainment
0031398179306 Check Our Catalog With sly humor and an intensity of feeling, THE SPECTACULAR NOW (directed by James Ponsoldt) creates a vivid, three-dimensional portrait of youth confronting the funny, thrilling and perilous business of modern love and adulthood. This is the tale of Sutter Keely (Miles Teller), a high school senior and effortless charmer, and of how he unexpectedly falls in love with "the good girl" Aimee Finecky (Shailene Woodley). What starts as an unlikely romance becomes a sharp-eyed, straight-up snapshot of the heady confusion and haunting passion of youth - one that doesn't look for tidy truths …More

Quick flicks for Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Despicable Me 2Despicable Me 2
By Coffin, Pierre
Director Renaud, Chris
Voice by Carell, Steve
2014-01 - Universal Home Video
0025192123610 Check Our Catalog An all-new comedy animated adventure featuring the return of Gru (Steve Carell), the girls, the unpredictably hilarious minions... and a host of new and outrageously funny characters. …More

Fast & Furious 6Fast & Furious 6
By Lin, Justin
2014-01 - Universal Home Video
0025192164316 Check Our Catalog Since Dom and Brian's Rio heist toppled a kingpin's empire and left their crew with $100 million, our heroes have scattered across the globe. But their inability to return home and living forever on the lam have left their lives incomplete. Meanwhile, Hobbs has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind is aided by a ruthless second-in-command revealed to be the love Dom thought was dead, Letty. The only way to stop the criminal outfit is to outmatch them at street level, so Hobbs asks Dom to assemble his elite team in London. Payment? Full pardons for all of them so they can return home and make their families whole again. …More

Inequality for AllInequality for All
By Kornbluth, Jacob
2014-01 - Tcfhe/Anchor Bay/Starz
0013132609249 Check Our Catalog A passionate argument on behalf of the middle class, INEQUALITY FOR ALL features Robert Reich--professor, best-selling author, and Clinton cabinet member--as he demonstrates how the widening income gap has a devastating impact on the American economy. The film is an intimate portrait of a man who's overcome a great deal of personal adversity and whose lifelong goal remains protecting those who are unable to protect themselves. Through his singular perspective, Reich explains how the massive consolidation of wealth by a precious few threatens the viability of the American workforce and the foundation of democracy itself. In this INCONVENIENT TRUTH for the economy, Reich uses humor and a wide array of facts to explain how the issue of economic inequality affects each and every one of us. …More

Runner RunnerRunner Runner
By Furman, Brad
2014-01 - Twentieth Century-Fox
0024543840107 Check Our Catalog Princeton grad student Richie (Justin Timberlake), believing he's been swindled, travels to Costa Rica to confront online gambling tycoon Ivan Block (Ben Affleck). Richie is seduced by Block's promise of immense wealth, until he learns the disturbing truth about his benefactor. When the FBI tries to coerce Richie to help bring down Block, Richie faces his biggest gamble ever: attempting to outmaneuver the two forces closing in on him. …More

Thanks for SharingThanks for Sharing
By Blumberg, Stuart
2014-01 - Lions Gate Home Entertainment
0031398181989 Check Our Catalog An unconventional romantic comedy that follows the topsy-turvy lives and loves of three obsessive characters: an overachieving environmental consultant, a stubborn small-business owner and a wisecracking ER doctor. They meet in a support group, and set into motion a life-changing journey filled with laughter and surprises. …More

Quick Flicks for Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Don JonDon Jon
By Gordon-Levitt, Joseph
2013-12 - Twentieth Century-Fox
0024543889779 Check Our Catalog Jon Martello (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a strong, handsome, good old fashioned guy. His buddies call him Don Jon due to his ability to "pull" a different woman every weekend, but even the finest fling doesn't compare to the bliss he finds alone in front of the computer watching pornography. Barbara Sugarman (Scarlett Johansson) is a bright, beautiful, good old fashioned girl. Raised on romantic Hollywood movies, she's determined to find her Prince Charming and ride off into the sunset. Wrestling with good old fashioned expectations of the opposite sex, Jon and Barbara struggle against a media culture full of false fantasies to try and find true intimacy in this unexpected comedy written and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. …More