May 2011 Movies

Any Human Heart

Black Swan

Nina is a stunningly talented but dangerously unstable ballerina on the verge of stardom. Pushed to the breaking point by her driven artistic director and the threat posed by a seductive rival dancer, Nana’s fragile grip on reality starts to slip away –plunging her into a waking nightmare.

 The Bourne Identity

Bourne, is pulled from the sea suffering from amnesia with a pair of bullet wounds in his back. His only clue to his own identity is a bank account number etched on a capsule implanted in his body. He finds the Zurich bank where money, a gun, and several passports with different names await. He quickly realizes he can trust no one and offers a German gypsy named Maria ten thousand dollars for a ride to Paris. With Maria’s reluctant help, Bourne edges closer to the truth, something CIA officials want concealed at all costs.

  The Cazalets

Three generations of the Cazalet family in the shadows of WWII.

 Chautauqua

Looks at the contemporary aspects of this utopian community in Chautauqua, New York. After a brief history the program focuses on what goes on at Chautauqua today, including a tremendous artistic community, spiritual aspects, recreation, and the daily dose of educational/intellectual lectures attended by thousands of people in a large semi-outdoor amphitheater.

  The Civil War

Fair Game

In this real-life experience story, when CIA office Valerie Plame’s retired ambassador husband Joe Wilson writes a newspaper article challenging the basis for the U.S. war on Iraq, the White House leaks Plame’s undercover status –leaving her international contacts vulnerable, her career in shambles and her life in danger.

The Greatest Story Ever Told

If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle

Silviu has only two weeks left before his release from a hostile juvenile detention center. But when his mother, who abandoned him long ago, returns to take his younger brother away–a brother Silviu raised like a son–those two weeks become an eternity. While his outcries for help fall on deaf ears, he is introduced to a beautiful social worker that he can only dream of being close to. Faced with a slew of conflicting emotions and wild with desperation, Silviu is driven to a surprising act of defiance as he makes a last grasp for freedom.

Justified. The Complete First Season.

Due to his old-school style, U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is reassigned from Miami to his childhood home in the poor, rural coal-mining towns in Eastern Kentucky. Lawman Givens is a tough, soft-spoken gentleman who never gives an inch. Contained are thirteen episodes such as: Fire in the Hole; Riverbrook; Fixer; Long in the Tooth; and more. Special features include commentary, a music video, and featurettes.

The King’s Speech

The story of King George VI of Britain, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.

 Lark Rise to Candleford. Season Four

Newcomer Gabriel Cochrane arrive in Candleford with a vendetta against the evil banker Steerforth, who he feels has tricked him into losing his business. Elsewhere, Dorcas makes an ill-judged intervention, Minnie becomes worried that Alfie might fall out of love with her, and Emma is left in a precarious financial position.

Little Fockers

Greg Focker has finally begun to earn the respect of his ex-CIA father-in-law, Jack Byrnes, but one important test still lies ahead– will Greg prove that he has what it takes to be the family’s next ‘Godfocker’, or will the circle of trust be broken for good?

Love Comes Softly

A woman’s dream to forge a new life for herself on the great American plains becomes a test of her pioneering spirit, her inner strength, and her undying faith. It was Marty Claridge’s dream to build her new life on the frontier with her husband. But when the courageous pioneer woman is suddenly widowed, she’s offered a new opportunity– to marry a widower in a marriage of convenience. What they did not expect was that the marriage would lead to love.

Love’s Abiding Joy

Missie and Willie have set up a homestead and are starting a family. The new railroad will make it possible for Missie’s father to visit. When the reunion is interrupted by tragedy, this family’s faith and love are once again challenged.

Mad Men. Season Four.

Follows the continuing exploits of the employees of New York’s Sterling Cooper advertising agency.

Made in Dagenham

Based on true events in 1968 Dagenham, England, Rita O’Grady is one of only 187 women in a workforce of 55,000 men at the local Ford automobile plant. Facing overwhelming opposition in this “man’s world,” she rallies her female co-workers to fight for equal pay –a stand that defies the corporate status quo, threatens her marriage, and ultimately exacts a tragic toll. With the support of the shop’s steward and the government’s Employment Secretary, the women become the sensation of the nation and the catalyst for a profound turning point in time.

 Minority Report

Washington, D.C. has been murder-free thanks to astounding technology which identifies killers before they commit their crimes. But when the chief of the Pre-crime unit is himself accused of a future murder, he has just 36 hours to discover who set him up.

Rabbit Hole

Becca and Howie Corbett are returning to their everyday existence in the wake of a shocking, sudden loss. Just eight months ago, they were a happy suburban family with everything they wanted. Now, they are caught in a maze of memory, longing, guilt, recrimination, sarcasm and tightly controlled rage from which they cannot escape. The journey is an intimate glimpse into two people learning to re-engage with each other and a world that has been tilted off its axis.

Rio Diablo

A bounty hunter with a quick temper and trigger finger teams up with a man to hunt down the robbers who fled with the young mans bride.

 Sarafina!

A musical about a teenage girl living in Soweto, South Africa under apartheid. Inspired by their teacher, Sarafina and her schoolmates resist their oppressors and suffer brutal reprisals. In a world where truth is forbidden, an inspiring teacher dares to instill in her students lessons not found in schoolbooks. In doing so, she challenges their freedom and hers.

 The Spill

Long before the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf, BP was widely viewed as a company that valued deal-making and savvy marketing over safety, a ‘serial environmental criminal’ that left behind a long trail of problems, deadly accidents, disastrous spills, countless safety violations, which many now believe should have triggered action by federal regulators.

 Treme. The Complete First Season.

Amid the ruins of New Orleans, ordinary people–musicians, chefs, residents–find themselves clinging to a unique culture and wondering if the city that gave birth to that culture still has a future.

 Vegas Vacation

When Clark Griswold puts his mind to something, we soon realize he hasn’t got one. Still, nothing stops him when the vacation bug hits. This time, he’s chosen Las Vegas, the new family entertainment capital of America!

The Way Back

Inspired by a true story beginning in 1940 seven prisoners attempt the impossible –escape from a brutal Siberian gulag. Thus begins a treacherous 4,500-mile trek to freedom across the world’s most merciless landscapes. They have little food and few supplies. They don’t know or trust each other. But together, they must withstand nature at its most extreme. Their humanity is further tested when they meet a teenage runaway who begs to join them on their quest.

New Blu-Rays!

Fiddler on the Roof

When Rome Ruled

Groundbreaking eight-part series reveals ancient Rome’s hidden treasures and untold stories as never before. From iconic figures including Caligula, Caesar, and Constantine to epic events such as the eruption of Vesuvius, the invasion of Britain, and fall of Rome, this collection reveals a startling, up-to-date vision of the ancient empire and challenges our perception of what we know about the Romans and their lives.

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