Friday, July 30, 2010

Coming Distractions August 3rd 2010

DVDs Coming Out Tuesday - 08/03/10

A Prophet
I cannot wait to watch this movie. A raw, tough, and un-glorified depiction of a young hoodlum who in prison becomes a dangerous criminal while struggling with self-identity as he doesn't belong to any clan: French, Corsican, or Muslim.

Kick Ass

This mixture between stylized violence, teen comedy, and super hero movie surprised many by being refreshingly well done. Come on down and get it on DVD to enjoy child on grown-up violence in your own home.

The Ghost Writer
A ghostwriter (Ewan McGregor) hired to complete the memoirs of a former British prime minister (Pierce Brosnan) uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy. Oh, and its directed by Roman "Chinatown/Rosemary's Baby/Manson widower/exiled rapist" Polanski.

And you can get these other fine selections in the store now:

Clash of the Titans - Release the Kraken!
Repo Men - Jude Law & Forrest Whitaker stealin' yer organs!
The Losers - After being left for dead, this elite killing team must seek revenge!
Cop Out - Tagline: Rock Out With Your Glock Out! Why, Kevin Smith, why?!
The Runaways - Two girls from Twilight play female rockers!
Mother - A Korean mother will stop at nothing to find killer who framed her son (!)
Art of the Steal - True life story of deception, politics, and bureaucracy in the art world!

That's all for now, the movies will keep comin', we'll keep getting them for you, and we'll see you in the store.Link

Friday, July 9, 2010

Coming Distractions July 13th 2010

Fire up the air conditioning and swing by Waterfront Video to pick up these new releases - available now!

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
The Swedish adaptation of the first book of Steig Larsson's blockbuster dark thriller trilogy that everyone & their mother (my mother at least) cannot seem to put down this summer.

A Single Man
Fashion designer Tom Ford brings stunning cinematography & bittersweet love story revolving around Colin Firth's Oscar nominated performance.

Brooklyn's Finest
Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke, star in this gritty cop-drama which also features the theatrical return of Wesley Snipes after 5 years of straight to DVD movies!

Coming out Tuesday, July 13th:

Ben Stiller is Roger Greenberg, a spoiled middle-class intellectual-type that director Noah Baumbach depicts so well in his previous efforts like The Squid & The Whale. The movie is meandering but self-aware and works well - balancing Stiller's easy-to-hate character with Greta Gerwig's role as the housekeeper of Greenberg's rich brother and Rhys Ifans as his ex-friend & bandmate.

Are erotic thriller's coming back? This steamy thriller puts Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson, & Amanda Siegfried in a dangerous love triangle between husband, wife, and hired escort. Who will make it out alive?!
Terribly Happy
Another promising release from Oscilloscope Labs (recently The Messenger, The Maid) - this Danish noir police story draws upon the black humor and bleak atmosphere of the Coen Brothers.

The Bounty Hunter
Gerard Butler is a bounty hunter who's next target is his ex-wife played by Jennifer Aniston. Hilarity ensues!

The Greatest
Not really sure about the plot, but its got Carrie Mulligan so I'll probably watch it.

All these & more, coming soon to Waterfront Video!!!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Current Distractions 4th of July Edition

Fourth of July weekend is upon us again & we've only got one copy of ID4, so you'd better get down here!

Released Tuesday, June 29th: Available Now!

Hot Tub Time Machine
John Cusack! That awesome guy from the Office! The dude from the Daily Show! Some other guy! These buddies travel back to their 80s heyday thanks to a time-bending hot tub and crude hijinks ensue. Also featuring Crispin Glover & Chevy Chase - which is reason enough to come rent.

The White Ribbon
Michael Haneke (Cache, The Piano Teacher, Code Unknown, all sorts of disturbingly amazing movies from the past twenty years) brings us the story of this pre WW-I German town - with the abused and suppressed children of the villagers at the heart of the mystery.

Creation When he wasn't voicing Iron Man's computer (fun fact!) Paul Bettany was busy portraying the ape-descendant Charles Darwin. This movie illustrates Darwin's struggles to find a balance between his theories on evolution and the relationship with religious, & thus contradictory, wife (Jennifer Connelly).

A slow-burning Irish mixture of supernatural thriller and family drama dealing with death & loneliness. You know who really liked it? Seth, the man himself who buys the movies here at Waterfront Video.

And if none of those suit your fancy this most patriotic of weekends, may I suggest Ivan Reitman's Stripes w/ Bill Murray & Harold Ramis.