Monday, May 24, 2010

Coming Distractions May 25th, 2010

This Friday through Monday come down to Waterfront Video for a Memorial Weekend Sale

This weekend only
All Previously-Viewed DVDs are $5 each and All VHS are $1
-Take this chance to add to your home collection & stock up for a rainy day-

As for new rental titles, adaptations will rule this Tuesday:

The Road: from the post-apocalyptic novel by Cormac McCarthy, with Viggo Mortenson and Robert Duvall.
Dear John: From romance maven Nicholas Sparks, starring Amanda Seyfried and Channing Tatum, directed by Lasse Hallström (My Life as a Dog, Cider House Rules).

True Blood - 2nd Season: the beloved guilty pleasure is back, from the novels by mystery writer Charlaine Harris.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Coming Distractions May 18th & 11th

New movies for next Tuesday

*Oscar-nominated*Invictus: Clint Eastwood's biopic of Nelson Mandela, starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon.

*Oscar-nominated*The Messenger: Ben Foster stars as a wounded soldier who is assigned to the Casualty Notification Team to finish out his enlistment in the U.S. Also starring Woody Harrelson and Samantha Norton.

The Spy Next Door: "Spying is easy, babysitting is hard." Starring Jackie Chan. Kindergarten Cop for the new millenium?

Poliwood: a new documentary by Barry Levinson takes a look at the 2008 Republican & Democratic conventions in order to discover just how entwined are the goals and methods of Hollywood with the American political system.

Extraordinary Measures: Brendan Fraser & Harrison Ford race to cure a rare & deadly pediatric illness.

Valentine's Day: In one heart-drenched day in Los Angeles, Ashton Kutcher gets dumped only to find his soul mate closer to home and Topher Grace & Hector Elizondo are forced to get over their sexual hang-ups in order to enjoy true love.

Defamation: Israeli director Yoav Shamir's documentary explores modern day anti-Semitism.

The Girl on the Train

The New Daughter: Kevin Costner's hopes that a move to South Carolina will provide his kids with a fresh start are dashed when his daughter begins to act rather strange after a visit to a strange mound in the woods.

Fresh Films from May 11th

Edge of Darkness: Mel Gibson, as detective Craven, investigates the shooting of his daughter. Adapted from the political/cover-up/suspense British mini-series of the same name, without, however, all (or any) of the incestuous insinuations of the original.
Legion: God has lost faith in humanity, so he dispatches his legion of angels to administer some apocalypse on a rural diner.

North Face: Just the trailer for this Alps-climbing thriller made me want to mess my pants. Based on a true story, if that means anything these days.
Daybreakers: 95% of the 2019 population are vampires, but how will they survive on the rapidly dwindling selection of human-food? Ethan Hawke, as a vampire hematologist, must create a renewable source of artificial blood in order to save his starving race.

Tidal Wave

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Coming Distractions May 4th, 2010

Not a giant new release line-up for our first week in May, but we have the much anticipated Nine, an adaptation from the Broadway musical that was adapted from Fellini's 8 1/2 (the # refers to how many movies Fellini had made at that point). Nine was directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha) and stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Penelope Cruz, Sophia Loren, Marion Cotillard, Nicole Kidman, Judi Dench, & Kate Hudson (whew, i'm out of breath just from typing that list)

Leap Year : the ever-endearing Amy Adams has to choose between Matthew Goode & Adam Scott after her desperation to get married sends her to Ireland to investigate a tradition that has women proposing to men on leap day. The Sadie Hawkins of matrimony?

Tetro : a new Coppola film with Vincent Gallo, the man we all love to hate (or have to still love a bit... if you really dug with Buffalo '66, as well as Gallo's soft-plinky guitar albums, before he became so widely known for his questionable behavior and his politics).

Flicka 2

Tooth Fairy: Dwayne Johnson & Julie Andrews together at last!