December 2009 DVDs

Food, Inc.

Lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing how our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profits ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. Reveals surprising – and often shocking truths – about what we eat, how it’s produced and who we have become as a nation.

Funny People

When a famous comedian discovers that he has less than a year to live, he decides to return to the places and people that matter to him the most.

How to Be

Arthur is a twenty-something supermarket clerk and depressed musician who’s just been dumped by his girlfriend and has to move back home to his emotionally distant parents. But when Arthur discovers the best-selling self-help book, It’s Not Your Fault, he spends his inheritance on hiring the oddball author to be his live-in life-coach. Featuring original songs performed by Robert Pattinson.

My Sister’s Keeper

Sara and Brian live an idyllic life with their young son and daughter. When their baby girl suddenly falls ill, her only hope for survival rests in her parents’ ability to find a compatible bone marrow donator. Their desperate decision to conceive another child raises both ethical and moral questions and begins to erode their relationship. Their actions ultimately set off a court case that threatens to tear the family apart.

Star Trek

On the day of James Kirk’s birth, his father dies on his ship in a last stand against a mysterious alien vessel. He was searching for Ambassador Spock, who is a child on Vulcan, disdained by his neighbors for his half-human nature. Twenty years later, Kirk has grown into a young troublemaker. He is inspired by Capt. Christopher Pike to fulfill his potential in Starfleet, even though he annoys his instructors. Suddenly, there is an emergency on Vulcan when the Romulan Nero comes from the future to take revenge on the Federation. The newly commissioned USS Enterprise is crewed with promising cadets like Uhura, Sulu, Chekov and even Kirk himself thanks to Leonard McCoy’s medical trickery. Together, this crew will travel to the final frontier where the old legend is altered forever.

 The Taking of Pelham 123

New York Metropolitan Transit Authority train dispatcher Walter Garber’s day is turned upside down when he must face-off against Ryder, the criminal mind that has hijacked the passengers of subway train, Pelham 1-2-3. Ryder is the leader of a highly-armed gang of four, including a henchman who used to work for the MTA. NYPD Hostage Negotiator Detective Camonetti initially takes charge of the situation, but quickly realizes that Ryder will only deal with Garber. Garber begins to employ his vast knowledge of the subway system in a battle to outwit Ryder and save the hostages.

 Sara Ivanhoe’s 20 Minute Yoga Makeover. Flat Abs

Yoga workout program designed to work the upper and lower abdominal muscles.

The Ugly Truth

The search for ‘Mr. Right’ has left Abby, a romantically challenged morning show producer hopelessly single. She receives an eye-opening education when she gets teamed up with Mike, a hardcore TV personality who wants to prove his theories on what makes men tick by helping her find true love. The unexpected results may surprise them both.

Whatever Works

Boris Yellnikoff is a lifelong New York resident who attempts to impress his ideologies of religion, relationships, and the randomness of existence onto anyone who will listen. But when he begrudgingly allows Melodie St. Ann Celestine, a naïve Mississippi runaway, to live in his apartment, his reclusive rages give way to an unlikely friendship and Boris begins to mold the impressionable young girl’s worldly views to match his own. When it comes to love, ‘whatever works’ is his motto, but his already perplexed life complicates itself further when Melodie’s parents eventually track her down.

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