January 2010 New DVDs

Accidental Husband

Firefighter Patrick Sullivan finds his life turned upside-down when his fianceé suddenly calls off their up-coming marriage per the recommendation of radio love guru Dr. Emma Lloyd. Determined to get back at this love guru, Sullivan forges a fake marriage license, “accidentally” marrying him to Emma, who’s already engaged to someone else.

All About Steve

Crossword puzzle constructor Mary Horowitz is smart and pretty, but a disaster that shakes news cameraman Steve to the core. Set up on a blind date with Steve, Mary thinks the chemistry is undeniable and just knows she’s found her soulmate. She decides to do anything and go anywhere to be with him. Mary’s escalating infatuation is encouraged by the self-serving actions of news reporter Hartman Hughes who enjoys torturing his insolent cameraman at every opportunity. When the overzealous Mary becomes embroiled in the news story of the year, Steve and Hartman begin to see her differently.

Brave New Voices

In 44 communities across the U.S., teenagers are competing for a spot on their regional poetry teams. This series will follow the stories of six of these teams as they select their poets to compete at the National Slam Poetry championship.

Bruno

As Bruno travels the world in search of fame, everyone he encounters –celebrities, politicians, Hasidic Jews, terrorists and cage fighters –becomes a stepping stone to stardom.

Cheri

The story of the love affair between a beautiful retired courtesan Lea, and Chéri, the son of her old colleague and rival, Madame Peloux. After six years, Madame Peloux has secretly arranged a marriage between Chéri and Edmee, the daughter of another rich courtesan. As the inevitable moment of parting approaches, Lea and Cheri begin to understand, too late, how much they mean to one another.

District 9

Twenty years ago, aliens from another planet made contact with Earth. Now, the refugee camp they are forced to live in has deteriorated into a slum-like ghetto. When field operative Wikus van der Merwe is put in charge of evicting the aliens, he contracts a strange virus that changes his DNA to match that of the refugees. As his body begins to mutate, he becomes a hunted man, and the aliens’ only hope for freedom.

Easy Virtue

John Whittaker is a young Englishman who falls madly in love with Larita, a sexy, glamorous American woman. The two impulsively decide to get married. He takes her home to meet his family, she arrives like a blast from the future. John’s mother takes an instant disliking to Lairta and undermines her every move. But Larita will blow their entrenched British stuffiness right out the window.

Engineering Disasters

Extract

Joel is the owner of an extract manufacturing plant who constantly finds himself in precarious situations that steadily worsen by the minute. First, his soon-to-be floor manager acquires a serious injury in a machine malfunctioning accident. This subsequently endangers the wellbeing of his company. Second, his personal life doesn’t fair much better when he takes his bartending friend Dean’s advice while in a drug-induced brainstorming session on how to test his wife’s faithfulness. Finally, compounding these catastrophes is Cindy, his new employee, who happens to be a scam artist intent on milking the company for all its worth. Now, Joel must attempt to piece his company and his marriage back together all while trying to figure out what he’s really after in life.

500 Days of Summer

For Tom, it was love at first sight when new administrative assistant Summer Finn walked into the greeting card company where he worked. Soon, Tom knows that Summer is the woman with whom he wants to spend the rest of his life. Although Summer does not believe in relationships or boyfriends, Tom and Summer become more than just friends. Through the trials and tribulations of Tom and Summer’s relationship, Tom could always count on the advice of his two best friends, McKenzie and Paul. However, it’s Rachel, Tom’s adolescent sister, who is his voice of reason.

Four Christmases

Every Christmas, Brad and Kate escape divorced parents and exasperating relatives by getting on a plane. But this year, heavy fog shuts down the airport, forcing the couple to celebrate Christmas with four sets of relatives.

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.

Great Buck Howard

Buck Howard is a mentalist extraordinaire who used to spend his days in the limelight. But nowadays, it’s become clear to everyone but Buck that his act has long ago lost its luster. Yet, Buck is convinced his comeback is imminent. With the help of his new personal assisstant, recent law school drop-out and would-be writer Troy, not to mention his fiery publicist, Buck surprisingly lands back in the American consciousness, taking Troy along for the ride of his life.

The Hangover

They planned a Vegas bachelor party that they would never forget. Now they need to remember what exacty went down, as they attempt to piece together all their bad decisions from the night before –one hazy clue at a time.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Emboldened by the return of Lord Voldemort, the Death Eaters are wreaking havoc in both the Muggle and wizarding worlds. Hogwarts, once thought to be a safe haven, may no longer be safe. Harry suspects that new dangers may lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle that he knows is fast approaching. Harry will have to help him uncover a vital key to unlocking Voldemort’s defenses, a critical piece of information known only to Horace Slughorn, Hogwarts’ former Potions Professor. Dumbledore manipulates his old colleague into returning to his previous post with promises of more money, a bigger office and the chance to teach the famous Harry Potter.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry’s fourth year at Hogwarts is marked by the Quidditch World Cup and the Triwizard Tournament, in which student representatives from three different wizarding schools compete in a series of increasingly challenging contests. However, Voldemort’s Death Eaters are gaining strength and create the Dark Mark – giving evidence that the Dark Lord is ready to rise again. In the unsuspecting lives of the students at Hogwarts, the competitors are selected by the goblet of fire, which this year makes a very surprising announcement: Hogwarts will have two representatives in the tournament, including Harry. Now Harry has to rise to the challenge for the Triwizard Tournament while keeping up with school.

The Informers

Los Angeles, 1980s. Centers on an array of characters who represent both the top of the heap – a Hollywood dream merchant, a dissolute rock star, an aging newscaster – and the very bottom (a voyeuristic doorman, an amoral ex-con). Connecting the intertwining strands are a group of beautiful, blonde young men and women who sleep all day and party all night, doing drugs and one another with total abandon. They don’t realizing that they are dancing on the edge of a volcano.

Inglourious Basterds

During World War II, a group of Jewish-American guerilla soldiers, led by Lt. Aldo Raine, become known as “The Basterds.” They are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds soon cross paths with a French-Jewish woman who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers. A plot is set in motion to kill the Nazis at the theater’s movie premier, including Adolph Hitler.

Julie & Julia

Julie Powell is a frustrated insurance worker who wants to be a writer. Trying to find a challenge in her life, she decides to cook her way through Julia Child’s ‘Mastering the Art of French Cooking’ in one year, and to blog about it. As Julie begins to find her groove as a cook, and her voice as a writer, the project takes on a life of its own. The project provides the struggling young woman with her life’s purpose, to her very pleasant surprise. Julia Child has an amazing love affair with her dashing husband, Paul, all while embracing life and French food. Julie lovingly celebrates the life on one of American food’s most influential and beloved figureheads.

Let the Right One In

12-year-old Oscar is a fragile and bullied boy who finds love and revenge when he meets Eli. Eli is a beautiful but peculiar girl he befriends. She has moved into his building. Oscar does not know that she and her father are vampires. When strange disappearances and murders start happening in the town, suspicions mount from her neighbors and police. Eli must move on to stay alive or stay to help Oscar the only way she knows how.

Nothing Like the Holidays

For the first time in years the entire Rodriguez clan comes home to Chicago to celebrate Christmas where traditions will be celebrated. During the course of this eventful week they will celebrate one member’s safe return from Iraq, secrets will be revealed, old resentments forgotten, each family member will learn something about themselves and each other, and the healing power of laughter will work its magic.

Public Enemies

Focuses on the true story of FBI agent Melvin Purvis and his pursuit of criminals John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson, and Pretty Boy Floyd during the Great Depression.

The Ruth Rendell Mysteries. Set 1 Volume 1

Based on the novels by Ruth Rendell.

Christmas with the Simpsons

Celebrate Christmas Simpson style, with this collection of five holiday stories.

Taken

Kim is seventeen years-old and the pride and joy of her father, the ex-CIA agent Bryan Mills. Bryan left the agency to stay near Kim in California. Kim lives with her mother Lenore and her wealthy stepfather Stuart. Kim convinces the reluctant Bryan to sign an authorization form so she can travel to Paris with her friend Amanda. When they arrive, they share a cab with a stranger named Peter. Amanda tells him that they are alone in Paris. While Bryan is on the phone with Kim, Albanese gang members break into the apartment where the girls are staying. Bryan has Kim give him a detailed description of what she sees and hears. He tells her she is about to be kidnapped. Bryan promises Kim that he will come and get her. He immediately travels to Paris to find Kim and Amanda. He has four days to find her and he uses his special skills and contacts to get her back and seek his revenge.

Terminator Salvation

In the aftermath of Judgement Day and the takeover by the machines, John Connor must counter Skynet’s devastating plan to terminate mankind.

The Tudors Season 3

Henry, now forty-five, marries Jane Seymour. Jane helps to reconcile Mary with her father, but only after Mary signs a paper admitting that she is illegitimate. Jane gives birth to a son, but dies shortly thereafter. Devastated by Jane’s death, Henry locks himself away, drawing fantasy palaces, with caustic court jester Will Sommers as his sole companion, and much more.

12 Rounds

When New Orleans Police Detective Danny Fisher stops a brilliant thief from getting away with a multimillion-dollar heist, the thief’s girlfriend is accidentally killed. When the thief escapes from prison, he seeks revenge on Danny, taunting him with 12 rounds of nearly-impossible puzzles and tasks that he must complete in order to save the life of the woman he loves.

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