April 2010 DVDs

Armored

A group of veteran officers at an armored transport security firm pressure a new guard into stealing one of their own company’s trucks containing $42 million dollars. Using a seemingly sure-fire plan, the men plan to make off with the money with no harm done until an unexpected witness causes their plan to come apart at the seams.

The Beaches of Agnes

Provides a reflection on art, life, and the movies through a rich cinematic self portrait that touches on everything from the feminist movement and the Black Panthers to the films of Agnes Varda’s husband, Jacques Demy, and the birth of the French New Wave. Includes featurettes, biography, filmography, theatrical trailer, booklet, and more.

Big Trouble in Little China

Jack Burton is a big-talking, wisecracking trucker who goes beneath the streets of San Francisco’s Chinatown to battle an army of spirits when his friend’s fiancee is kidnapped.

The Blind Side

Michael Oher is a homeless African-American teenager who is from a broken home. Mike is taken in by the Touhys, a well-to-do white family who help him fulfill his potential. At the same time, Oher’s presence in the Touhys’ lives leads them to some insightful self-discoveries of their own. Living in his new environment, Mike faces a completely different set of challenges to overcome – as both a football player and student. Mike works hard and, with the help of his coaches and adopted family, becomes an All-American offensive left tackle.

Breaking Bad: the complete second season

After an unremarkable chemistry teacher learns he has terminal cancer, he turns to an exciting life of crime to provide for his loved ones.

Broken Embraces

Harry Caine is a blind writer whose life is torn apart by a horrific traffic accident 14 years ago. Now, he must come to grips with his past when he was known as Mateo Blanco, a film director.

Brothers

Captain Sam Cahill is embarking on his fourth tour of duty, leaving behind his beloved wife and two daughters. When Sam’s Blackhawk helicopter is shot down in the mountains of Afghanistan, the worst is presumed, leaving an enormous void in the family. Despite a dark history, Sam’s charismatic younger brother steps in to fill the family void.

Capitalism, a love story

Filmmaker Moore examines the history of free-market capitalism in post-Reagan America and questions its efficacy as the basis for the nation’s economy.

Cold Souls

Souls can be extracted and traded as commodities. An actor named Paul Giamatti agonizes over his interpretation of ‘Uncle Vanya.’ Paralyzed with anxiety, he stumbles upon a solution via a New Yorker article about a high-tech company promising to alleviate suffering by deep-freezing souls. Paul enlists their services, intending to reinstate his soul once he survives the performance. Complications ensue when a mysterious, soul-trafficking mule borrows Giamatti’s stored soul for an ambitious, but unfortunately talentless, soap-opera actress. Now Paul is rendered soulless and is left with no choice but to follow the trail back to St. Petersburg.

The Cove

When a team of activists, filmmakers and divers embark on a covert mission to penetrate a remote and hidden cove in Japan, they discover a dark and deadly secret.

The Damned United

Previously successful manager Brian Clough takes over England’s top football club Leeds United. His abrasive approach and his clear dislike of the players’ dirty style of play make it certain there is going to be friction. Glimpses of his earlier career help explain both his hostility to previous manager Don Revie and how much he is missing his usual right-hand man, Peter Taylor, who decided to loyally stay with Brighton & Hove Albion.

Did You Hear About the Morgans?

Meryl and Paul Morgan are a highly successful Manhattan couple. Their almost perfect lives have only one notable failure – their dissolving marriage. But they witness a murder and become the targets of a contract killer. The Feds, protecting their witnesses, whisk them from their beloved New York to a tiny town in Wyoming, and a relationship that was on the rocks threatens to end completely, unless with their new Blackberry-free lives, the Morgans can slow down the pace and rekindle their passion.

Flame and Citron

Copenhagen, 1944. A young idealist codenamed Flame and tense family man Citron are two Resistance fighters who become the underground’s most proficient killers of collaborators and sympathizers. The Nazi SS is hunting them. They trust only each other. But in a time where fear and mercy must live in the shadows, a mysterious woman and a new assignment to assassinate the head of the Gestapo may lead them to the deadliest place of all. Based on the Holder Danske’s most famous agents.

Gigante

A shy and lonely 35 year old security guard at a supermarket works the night shift monitoring the surveillance cameras. One night he discovers a 25 year old cleaning woman through one of the cameras and is immediatly attracted to her.

Good Hair

Struggling for an answer to a question posed by his young daughter concerning hair, Comedian Chris Rock visits beauty salons and hairstyling battles, scientific laboratories and Indian temples to explore the way hairstyles impact the activities, wallets, sexual relationships, and self-esteem of the black community. This documentary shows Chris Rock engaging in frank, funny conversations with hair-care professionals, beauty shop and barbershop patrons, and celebrities, including Ice-T, Nia Long, Paul Mooney, Raven Symoné, Dr. Maya Angelou, Salt-N-Pepa, Eve and Reverend Al Sharpton.

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.

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.

Living Along the Autism Spectrum

Through an interview with Robert Nassef and Stephen Shore, examines autism and Asperger’s syndrome, looking at the nature of autism and the effects of having autistic child in the family, from the perspectives of both a father and an individual on the spectrum.

MacArthur

A biographical drama of General Douglas MacArthur.

Mad Men: season 3

At the office, the firings continue; Don is brought in to save the day on a PR campaign only to have the rug pulled out from under him; Peggy and Paul get stoned while working on an ad campaign; Sally steals money from her grandfather; Don had reservations about a misguided potential client; Betty has hallucinations of her dead father as she delivers her baby; Don and Betty renew their love affair while on a business trip.

The Men Who Stare at Goats

Reporter Bob Wilton discovers an experimental top-secret wing of the U.S. military called the New Earth Army, a group trained to change the way wars are fought by using new age psychic powers.

Motherhood

A stay-at-home mother of two tries to plan her daughter’s birthday party, help her absent-minded husband, save her car from being towed, and still find time to write an essay for a parenting magazine before the fast-approaching deadline.

Mystery Science Theater 3000

Space travelers Joel Robinson, Mike Nelson, Crow, and Tom Servo mock B-movies sent to them by mad scientist Dr. Clayton Forrester.

Old Dogs

Dan and Charlie are two best friends who, together, have built a successful marketing empire, but have somehow managed to avoid ever really growing up. Their lives have been turned upside down when they are charged with the care of seven-year-old twins while on the verge of a big business deal. The clueless bachelors stumble in their efforts, leading to one debacle after another, with a gorilla and some pecking penguins. Dan and Charlie learn as much from the kids as vice versa.

The Open Road

Minor league baseball player Carlton Garrett takes an unplanned road trip to find his estranged father, legendary baseball player Kyle Garrett, after his mother becomes ill. Knowing that his father is charming, yet extremely immature, he brings along his sometimes girlfriend for support. After father and son are reunited, Carlton must struggle to deal with the misadventures brought on by his father’s antics. Frustrations from the past come to a head as the mismatched trio returns home to Houston.

Paris

While waiting for a heart transplant that could save his life, Pierre reunites with his sister and her lively children. This rediscovery of his family and observation of the teeming streets outside his window give Pierre hope, and a new sense of how he might spend the time still left to him. A story about the middle-class and bourgeois, immigrants and students, fashion models and the homeless, and all the lovers and strangers whose paths could cross and change in Paris.

Precious

Precious Jones, an inner-city high school girl, is illiterate, obese, and pregnant. Naive and abused, Precious responds to a glimmer of hope when a door is opened by an alternative-school teacher.

The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

After nearly two decades under the wing of an aging, avuncular husband, dutiful mother and housewife Pippa Lee undergoes a midlife breakthrough. Unearthing the sexually curious wild child of her teens, middle-aged Pippa sparks a relationship with a divorcee loner. Pippa Lee is a resilient woman, refusing to let life pass her by.

Stargate SG-1: season 1

Stargate is an intergalactic gateway, developed by an ancient civilization, that links planets from other solar systems to ours. The US Air Force assembles a Stargate team headed by Colonel Jack O’Neill (Richard Dean Anderson) for interstellar peacekeeping.

Tell Them Anything You Want

This is a deeply moving portrait of Maurice Sendak, a seminal talent who is conflicted with his success, and whose lifelong obsession with death has subtly and ironically influenced his work. Now 81, Sendak is best known for his first book, Where the wild things are, which he wrote after spending ten years as an illustrator. Through his own words, firsthand photos, and illustrations, Sendak offers a rare, intimate, and unexpected look at his exceptional life.

The Time Traveler’s Wife

Clare has been in love with Henry her entire life. She believes they are destined to be together, even though she never knows when they will be separated: Henry is a time traveler, cursed with a rare genetic anomaly that causes him to live his life on a shifting timeline, skipping back and forth through his lifespan with no control. Despite the fact that Henry’s travels force them apart with no warning, Clare desperately tries to build a life with her one true love.

True Grit

U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn helps a headstrong young girl find the man who murdered her father in Native American territory and fled with the family savings. When Rooster’s employer insists on accompanying the old gunfighter, sparks fly. The situation goes from troubled to disastrous when an inexperienced Texas Ranger joins the party.

2012

A geophysical team, who are investigating the effect radiation from other solar systems has on the Earth, learn that the core of the Earth is heating up and warn the President of the United States. While the leaders of the world race to build ‘arks’ to escape the impending doom, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes of unprecedented strength wreak havoc all over the world.

Up in the Air

Ryan Bingham is a corporate downsizing expert who flies all over the world on business. Just as he is on the cusp of reaching ten million frequent flyer miles, his company grounds him. When Bingham goes on his last cross country firing expedition, he learns that life isn’t about the journey, but about the connections made along the way.

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