Sales, Birthday Parties, & New Releases…
Then, on that Wednesday, we’re going to culminate our 15th Anniversary with a Birthday Party! There will be special deals and discounts all day and, from 6:00 – 8:00pm, there will also be cake and goodies as well as a special performance by Allan Nicholls at 7, who will be playing music he wrote for some Robert Altman films and sharing movie-related stories.
Stop on by!!
New to our shelves this week:
An exciting character-driven sci-fi concoction from J.J. Abrams that playfully evokes The Goonies, E.T., Red Dawn, Gremlins, and a host of other beloved 80s gems.
Bill Nighy and Rachel Weisz headline this spy thriller written and directed by David Hare (Wetherby; The Reader) that also features Michael Gambon, Judy Davis, Alice Krige, and Ralph Fiennes.
The Devil’s Double
Dominic Cooper (An Education; Captain America) pulls double duty as both Saddam Hussein’s psychotic son, Uday, and the Iraqi soldier chosen to act as his body double.
Conan the Barbarian
Robert E. Howard’s iconic comic character gets another film adaptation, this time without Ah-nuld.
The Family Tree
Hope Davis plays a wife and mother who suffers memory loss after an accident and must come to terms anew with her dysfunctional family. Also stars Dermot Mulroney, Christina Hendricks, Selma Blair, Chi McBride, Jane Seymour, and Keith Carradine.
Kristen Scott Thomas plays a modern-day journalist who attempts to uncover the disappearance of a young girl in 1942 in this French drama.
Two women – one an Orthodox Jew, the other Muslim, both of whom are slated for arranged marriages – develop a friendship while teaching in a Brooklyn school.
A brutal revenge flick from Australia.
Without a Home
Filmmaker Rachel Fleischer spent four years creating this documentary about the lives of several homeless individuals in L.A.
Documentary profile of Alexander ‘Sasha’ Shulgin, the chemist who discovered more than 200 psychedelic compounds, including MDMA.
Making the Boys
An interesting, insightful look at the history of the landmark gay hit-play-turned-film, The Boys in the Band, that explores the social context which gave rise to its success as well as the shifting perspectives which then gave rise to its backlash.
Spy Kids 4
Robert Rodriguez’s latest installment of his family-friendly action franchise stars Joel McHale, Jessica Alba, Jeremy Piven, & Danny Trejo.
Law & Order UK – 2nd Season
Taking the format of the long-running American show and transplanting it across the Atlantic turned out to be a successful gambit, especially given the strong British tradition of mystery shows.
The Legend of Billie Jean
Long unavailable on DVD (or VHS) because Pat Benatar (who provided the title track) hated it and refused to grant music rights, this 1985 cult fave finally gets an MOD release. Featuring Helen and Christian Slater, the story involves two siblings (who just want to go to Vermont!) forced into a desperate situation by a group of bullying teens.