July 2011 Movies

Blu-Ray

The Adjustment Bureau

A man glimpses the future fate has planned for him and chooses to fight for his own destiny. Battling the powerful Adjustment Bureau across, under, and through the streets of New York, he risks his destined greatness to be with the only woman he’s ever loved.

American Graffiti

An episodic look at growing up in the innocence of America before the Vietnam War. A group of teens spend their time cruising and meeting at the drive-in.

 Dr. Strangelove

A group of paranoia-inspired, war-happy generals manage to initiate an “accidential” nuclear apocalypse. Joint Chief of Staff “Buck” Turgidson and Air Force Strategic Commander Jack Ripper, order a bomber squadron to attack the USSR. This triggers a Soviet secret weapon called the ‘Doomsday Machine.’ The weapon is a diabolical retaliatory missile system. In an attempt to advert this catastrophe, British Captain Lionel Mandrake becomes the only person with access to Gen. Ripper. U.S. President Muffley, whose best attempt at diverting this disaster depends on convincing a boozed-up Soviet Premier it’s all a silly mistake. Advising the president is Dr. Strangelove, a demented ex-Nazi scientist.

True Grit

Mattie Ross is determined to avenge her father’s blood by capturing Tom Chaney, the man who shot and killed him for two pieces of gold. Just fourteen, she enlists the help of Rooster Cogburn, a one-eyed, trigger-happy U.S. Marshall with an affinity for drinking, and hardened Texas Ranger LaBoeuf to track the fleeing Chaney. Despite their differences, their ruthless determination leads them on a perilous adventure that can only have one outcome: retribution. Bonus includes featurettes, and more.

 2001: A Space Odyssey

At the Dawn of Man, a group of hominids encounters a mysterious black monolith that is alien to their surroundings. A hominid discovers the first weapon, using a bone to kill prey. The bone is tossed in the air and it’s a 21st century spacecraft hovering over the Earth, skipping ahead millions of years in technological development only to imply that man hasn’t advanced very far at all psychologically. U.S. scientist Dr. Heywood Floyd travels to the moon to check out the discovery of a strange object on the moon’s surface: a black monolith. As the sun’s rays strike the stone, however, it emits a piercing, deafening sound that fills the investigators’ headphones and stops them in their path. Cutting ahead 18 months, impassive astronauts David Bowman and Frank Poole head toward Jupiter on the space ship Discovery, their only company three hibernating astronauts and the vocal, man-made HAL 9000 computer running the entire ship. When the all-too-human HAL malfunctions, however, he tries to murder the astronauts to cover his error, forcing Bowman to defend himself the only way he can. Free of HAL, and finally informed of the voyage’s purpose by a recording from Floyd, Bowman journeys to “Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite,” through the psychedelic slit-scan star-gate to an 18th century room, and the completion of the monolith’s evolutionary mission.

When it was a game: the complete collection

DVD

The Adjustment Bureau

A man glimpses the future fate has planned for him and chooses to fight for his own destiny. Battling the powerful Adjustment Bureau across, under, and through the streets of New York, he risks his destined greatness to be with the only woman he’s ever loved.

Battle, Los Angeles

Marine staff sergeant and his platoon take on an enemy unlike any they’ve ever encountered when hostile alien invaders attack the planet.

Beerfest

Big Mommas, Like Father, Like Son

After witnessing a murder, FBI agent Malcolm Turner and his stepson go deep undercover at an all-girls performing arts school. Malcolm must catch the bad guys while fending off the amorous advances of the school’s goofball janitor.

Biutiful

Uxbal is a man on the wrong side of the law who struggles to provide for his children on the dangerous streets of Barcelona. As fate encircles him, Uxbal learns to accept the realities of life, whether bright, bad, or biutiful.

Breaking Bad: the complete third season

Abandoned by his wife, feuding with his reckless partner, and hunted by a Mexican cartel, teacher-turned-meth-cook, Walter White, faces an impossible choice –make a fortune working for a dangerous kingpin or walk away and risk everything he cares about.

The Colors of the Mountain

The director’s debut feature film deals with the issue of sociopolitical conflict in a remote mountain region of Colombia as seen through the eyes of a child.

The Company Men

The Eagle

In 140 AD, twenty years after the unexplained disappearance of the entire Ninth Legion in the mountains of Scotland, young centurion Marcus Aquila arrives from Rome to solve the mystery and restore the reputation of his father, the commander of the Ninth. Accompanied only by his British slave Esca, Marcus sets out across Hadrian’s Wall into the uncharted highlands of Caledonia to confront its savage tribes, make peace with his father’s memory, and retrieve the lost legion’s golden emblem.

 Hall Pass

Rick and Fred are best friends who have a lot in common, including the fact that they have each been married for many years. But when the two men begin to show signs of restlessness at home, their wives take a bold approach to revitalizing their individual marriages: granting them a ‘hall pass,’ one week of freedom to do whatever they want, no questions asked.

Just Go With It

A plastic surgeon who is romancing a much younger schoolteacher enlists his loyal assistant to pretend to be his soon-to-be ex-wife in order to cover up a careless lie. When more lies backfire, the assistant’s kids become involved, and everyone heads off for a weekend in Hawaii that will change all their lives.

Midsomer Murders

Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby and his partner, Detective Sergeant Ben Jones, investigate murders in the cozy villages of Midsomer County.

Rising Sun

 True Blood: the third season

The Maenadian reign of terror may be over, but Sookie Stackhouse and the townspeople of Bon Temps face a new calamity that makes the bacchanalian evils of Maryanne Forrester seem tame by comparison. Sookie desperately tries to locate her fiance, ending up in a netherworld of human and undead interlopers, among them the powerful Vampire King of Mississippi, Russell Edgington.

True Grit

Mattie Ross is determined to avenge her father’s blood by capturing Tom Chaney, the man who shot and killed him for two pieces of gold. Just fourteen, she enlists the help of Rooster Cogburn, a one-eyed, trigger-happy U.S. Marshal with an affinity for drinking, and hardened Texas Ranger LaBoeuf to track the fleeing Chaney. Despite their differences, their ruthless determination leads them on a perilous adventure that can only have one outcome: retribution. Special features include featurettes.

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