New Releases – Week of 12/13/11
The Rise of the Planet of the Apes
A surprisingly lively and entertaining update of the Apes franchise, starring Andy Serkis, James Franco, Freida Pinto, and John Lithgow.
Kung Fu Panda 2
The gang’s back for more… with a script allegedly doctored by Charlie Kaufman!
A remake that actually works! Colin Farrell, Anton Yelchin, Christopher “McLovin” Mintz-Plasse, Toni Collette, and David Tennant star in this vampire-next-door comic horror tale.
Detective Dee & the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
A martial arts actioner from Tsui Hark (Once Upon a Time in China). Check out Margot Harrison’s review of it here.
The Black Power Mixtape 1967 – 1975
A hit at this year’s Vermont International Film Festival, this documentary uses previously unreleased footage from Swedish filmmakers.
Margaret Cho: Cho Dependent
Another solid stand-up offering from the sassy, envelope-pushing comic.
The Smell of Success
Michael Polish (Twin Falls Idaho; Northfork) directs this comedy about a family manure business starring Billy Bob Thornton, Kyle MacLachlan, Tea Leoni, Ed Helms, & Frances Conroy.
Coming of age tale set at an all-girls boarding school, starring Rooney Mara (The Social Network; The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo).
Two Iranian girls fall in love.
A divorced father displays incredibly questionable parenting techniques in this indie feature.
A Serbian Film
Quickly earning a notorious reputation as one of most extreme films out there, this horrific tale follows the exploits of a faded porn star who’s lured back into the business only to find himself at the mercy of some truly depraved sickos.
No Woman No Cry
A documentary by Christy Turlington about health care issues surrounding pregnancy and childbirth.
Steve Jobs: One Last Thing
Family Guy – 10th Season
The Life & Times of Tim – 2nd Season
Daria – Complete Series