ZOMBIELAND - Can't wait to check out this drive-in horror throwback that's generating a tremendous amount of buzz around the shop. It's feel-good destruction and mayhem!
AMELIA - The life and loves of Amelia Earhart (Hilary Swank), as directed by Mira Nair (THE NAMESAKE, MONSOON WEDDING, VANITY FAIR).
UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: REGENERATION - Jean-Claude Van Damme is BACK, fighting an even more dangerous killing machine than Dolph Lundgren: Andrei "The Pit Bull" Arlovski. Allegedly this is a case of the sequel being better than the original. We are intrigued.
ACT OF GOD - A fascinating documentary look at the metaphysical effects of being struck by lightning. Features personal accounts from around the world, including a former CIA assassin, a French storm chaser, writer Paul Auster, and improvisational musician Fred Frith. Demonstrates "the ubiquity of electricity in our bodies and the universe."
DAYTIME DRINKING - Korean booze is called soju. It's a starch-based liquor similar to vodka. It's hugely popular, in Korea that is. Everywhere else it's considered nasty; the kim chee effect, I guess. If you get a chance to do some drinking in Korea, do it. 'Til then watch this one with or without a bottle in hand.
TRIANGLE - A real plot-twisting mind-bender. Some friends board a seemingly deserted cruise ship in the Atlantic after their yacht is damaged in a storm, and things start to get reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally trippy, man...
AS IT IS IN HEAVEN - A successful international composer returns to his childhood village in Sweden and gets wrapped up in the local choir. This Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Film finally hits DVD in the U.S.!
THE DONNER PARTY - The perfect story for a cast of independents to helm. Just a few dudes like Crispin Hellion Glover in cowboy hats, some snow, a campfire, some fake body parts - you're set. Expecting great little gritty direct-to-dvd gem.
MY EFFORTLESS BRILLIANCE - From the director of award-winning indie HUMPDAY (one of our favorites of 2009) comes another acclaimed indie bromance about the often hilarious awkwardness of male bonding. Recommended.
MOSCOW, BELGIUM - This acclaimed Belgian film about a mother choosing between trying to save her marriage to a husband who left her for a younger woman, and taking a chance with a younger man who has a history of domestic violence and is struggling to redeem himself, is surprisingly light and humorous in a way that no American film would touch. "A pleasing alternative to the season's Oscar-baiting movies." - N.Y. Post
FEAR(S) OF THE DARK - Hailed as "the most visually stunning and unsettling anthology in modern animation history," this collection features six of the world's leading comic and graphic artists exploring their deepest fears and phobias.
MICHAEL JACKSON'S THIS IS IT - "[An] extraordinary documentary, nothing at all like what I was expecting to see. Here is not a sick and drugged man forcing himself through grueling rehearsals, but a spirit embodied by music. Michael Jackson was something else" (Chicago Sun-Times). Intimate documentary footage of the King of Pop preparing for his ill-fated next tour.
IT MIGHT GET LOUD - Guitar heroes Jimmy Page, The Edge, and Jack White share intimate stories about influences, inventions, and inspiration with each other.
WANDA SYKES: I'MA BE ME - the ever-funny, politically incorrect Sykes riffs on subjects like 21st century pirates, Kegel exercises, and what if she not only had to come out of the closet as a lesbian - what if she had to come out of the closet as Black.
THE GOOD SISTERS - Midnight Movie du jour. If you like your witches wicked and your thrills cheap, this one's for you. Genre diva Debbie Rochon stars in another must-see, go for broke cult creation.
ONG BAK 2 - One of martial arts' most popular exports in some years, this sequel takes things to ridiculous proportions. We've been enjoying our advance import version of this for months now.
DR. WHO: WATERS OF MARS & THE END OF TIME - Two more specials for the new Dr. Who (David Tennant).
DOC MARTIN: SEASON 3 - "He’s surly, tactless, self-centered, and uptight--but he’s the only doctor in town." Another much requested BBC favorite.
Don't forget to check for some great re-issues in our JUST ADDED section, like...
Roberto Rossellini's acclaimed WAR TRILOGY, out on Criterion. "With their stripped-down aesthetic, largely nonprofessional casts, and unorthodox approaches to storytelling, these intensely emotional works [contain] some of our most lasting, humane documents of devastated postwar Europe, containing universal images of both tragedy and hope."
Vintage 70s extrasensory thriller GOODBYE GEMINI, on Aquarian twins who've got a groovy kind of love, sharing everything... love, men, and murder! "I Am You when I love. You love - You Are Me when I kill. You kill". Heavy duty.
Old man Orson Welles does KING LEAR like nobody's business. Robert Altman doesn't just ask, he tells, in STREAMERS, his gay outing in Vietnam pic from '83. That lovable bard William Shatner stars in KINGDOM OF THE SPIDERS from back in the day. The ACTION MAN COLLECTION's got all the bare-knuckle kicks fans of B-grade 60's/70's camp crave, in a 3 disc set!!! And many more!