October 2011 Movies

syndetics-lc    The Beatles Explosion

Documentary exploring the early days of the Beatles, with rare interviews, newsreels, press conferences, film clips, and television appearances. Bonus features include The Beatles perform Shakespeare and The Beatles trivia game.

    The Big C: The Complete First Season

A recent melanoma diagnosis forces Cathy Jamison, a reserved suburban wife and mother, to shake up her life and find hope, humor, and the light side of a dark situation, while managing her immature but well-meaning husband.

    Bridesmaids

Annie’s life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian’s maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get it perfect, she’ll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you’ll go for someone you love.

Camelot: The Complete First Season

A young, visceral tale of idealism, adventure, and romance, the series re-imagines the story of legendary King Arthur.

Castle: The Complete Second Season

Mystery novelist Rick Castle’s unique approach to crime solving may have won over Detective Kate Beckett, but after crossing her, Castle is going to have to do his best work to get her back on his side.

Castle: The Complete Third Season

Famous mystery novelist Richard Castle and NYPD Detective Kate Beckett return for the suspenseful Third Season of ABC’s brilliantly funny series, CASTLE. Enjoy every inspired idea and flirtatious moment as this fiery duo solve the strangest homicides New York has to offer. It’s the most entertaining season yet as Castle’s wildly funny storytelling skills work their way into every case. Between his mixed-up partnership with Beckett and his relationships with his diva mother and his clever daughter, Alexis, Castle is always on his toes. Crime fighting has never been this much fun! Get on the beat and relive every wild and witty moment in this 5-disc DVD set.

Conan O’Brien: Can’t Stop

After a much-publicized departure from hosting NBC’s Tonight Show, O’Brien hit the road with a 32-city music and comedy show to exercise his performing chops and exorcise a few demons. An intimate portrait of an artist trained in improvisation, captured at the most improvisational time of his career. It offers a window into the private writers’ room and rehearsal halls.

syndetics-lc    Dead Calm

John and Rae Ingram rescue the only surviving crew member of a crippled schooner only to find themselves the targets of a deranged killer.

Drop Dead Diva: Season 2

In season two Jane is faced with a new love triangle and the uncertainty of her career. Once again, she must chart out a new future for herself. Contains thirteen episodes, such as: Would I Lie to You?; Back From the Dead; The Long Road to Napa; and others. Special features include featurettes and a music video.

Everything Must Go

Nick, a career salesman who loses his wife and his job in the worst day of his life. Faced with his life imploding, Nick puts it all on the line, or, rather, on the lawn, as he moves himself and all his possessions to his front yard.

syndetics-lc    Fingers

Young Jimmy Fingers is not only a “debt collector” for the Mafia in New York, he is a classical musician. He is about to realize his dream of playing in Carnegie Hall when his father pressures him into attempting one last “collection”, and his world starts to collapse around him.

syndetics-lc    Flesh and Bone

Some thirty years after Arlis witnesses his father murdering a family, he runs into Kay, who happens to be the family’s baby who was spared. Kay and Arlis suspect nothing about each other, but when his father returns, old wounds are reopened.

The Funeral

A study of a crime family caught in the crossfire between union organizers and brutal corporate bosses in 1930’s New York.

syndetics-lc    Gangster #1

Chronicles the bloody, single-minded climb of a crime lord to power. Enter the psyche of an unrepentant mobster who slugs, claws and kills his way to the top. But when he learns that a former mentor he put in prison is about to get out, this self-made mobster must now face a man whose life he ruined … and confront the twisted remnants of his own demented conscience as well.

Glee: The Complete Second Season

Despite their loss at the Regionals, the kids in New Directions are more motivated than ever. And whether it’s Will doing a sexy tango with a substitute teacher, Sue joining the glee club, or everyone catching Bieber fever, the excitement at William McKinley High School is keeping everyone on their toes. With more incredible musical numbers. Includes bonus features.

syndetics-lc    Heights

Follows five people over a 24 hour period on a fall day in New York City. Isabel, a photographer, is having second thoughts about her upcoming marriage to Jonathan, a lawyer. Isabel’s mother, Diana, learns that her husband has a new lover and begins to re-think her life choices and, especially, her open marriage. Diana and Isabel’s paths cross with Alec, a young actor, and with Peter, a journalist. Isabel, Jonathan, Diana, Alec, and Peter must choose what kind of lives they will lead before the sun comes up on the next day.

The Island

Lincoln Six-Echo is a resident of a utopian facility in the mid 21st century. Like all of the inhabitants, Lincoln hopes to be chosen to go to “the Island.” But Lincoln soon realizes that everything about his existence is a lie. He discovers that all of the inhabitants of the facility are actually human clones. Lincoln makes a daring escape with a beautiful fellow resident named Jordan Two-Delta. Relentlessly pursued by the forces of the evil facility that once housed them, Lincoln and Jordan engage in a race for their lives.

Karen Cries on the Bus

Karen cries on the bus –“Karen has left her slimy but successful husband Mario after ten years of marriage. She needs a fresh start to find out who she is and who she could be, despite her husband’s proclamation that she can do absolutely nothing. She walks out into Bogotá with no job, no friends, and hardly any money, but catches a break when she meets a hairdresser named Patricia at a cheap flophouse. With her younger and seemingly stronger friend by her side, Karen takes her first steps towards independence and self-discovery. ”

Lessons from the night –“This innovative documentary follows Maia, who reflects on life, work and toilet bowls on her nightly cleaning rounds through silent, empty spaces. As she works, she reveals some of the secrets of the city – the traces of human presence that we leave behind each day – and of her former life in Bulgaria.”

syndetics-lc    The Memory of a Killer

 International hit man Angelo decides to retire after he begins to suffer from Alzheimer’s. He takes one last offer, but when learning one target is a teenage girl, he breaks the deal. Angelo then tries to discover who would want a young girl dead.

Mine

Through the lens of the lost pets of New Orleans we see many of the social divisions of American society play out as New Orleanians, often with very limited means, attempt to reunite with their pets who were adopted by families all over the United States in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Modern Family: Season 2

A refreshingly hilarious look at what it means to be a family in today’s hectic, unpredictable world. While fledgling fathers Cameron and Mitchell struggle with learning the ropes of parenthood, longtime parents Claire and Phil try to keep the spice in their marriage amid the chaos of raising three challenging children. Meanwhile, family patriarch Jay has more than his hands full with his sexy, spirited wife, Gloria, and her precocious son.

Monkey on My Back

The story of boxer and World War II veteren Barney Ross, his career in the ring and the service and his addiction to morphine.

syndetics-lc    Owning Mahowny

Based on real events that occured in between 1980 and 1981. Dan Mahowney is a quiet, unassuming assistant manager at a bank in Toronto. He is a compulsive gambler and runs up a massive debt with his bookie. Dan’s bank responsibilities include approving loans. Needing to cover his debts, Dan starts approving loans to non-existent clients and adding hundreds of thousands of dollars to other accounts. As Dan’s debts begin to grow into the seven figure range, his dealings become harder to hide, both from the authorities and from Belinda.

Rescue Me: The Sixth Season and the Final Season

“The acclaimed, groundbreaking series from creators Denis Leary and Peter Tolan comes to an unforgettable end in this remarkable set combining both the tumultuous Sixth Season and emotional Final Season. As troubled NYPD firefighter Tommy Gavin (Denis Leary) confronts his need for rescue and redemption, the crew of 62 Truck wages their own climactic struggle to survive and persevere both on the front lines and in their personal lives. Embraced by critics and viewers alike for searing, true-to-life performances and unflinching storytelling, Rescue Me closes out its astonishing run with the most compelling seasons of the series. Includes 19 episodes from the final TWO seasons”

Thor

When the arrogant warrior Thor is banished to Earth from his homeworld of Asgard, he must fight to reclaim his lost powers. Pursued by an invasion force sent to destroy him, the fallen God of Thunder must rise to the battle and learn what it takes to become a true hero.

Skateland

For Ritchie Wheeler, a carefree teenager growing up in a small Texas town, Skateland is more than just a local roller rink, it’s a fading symbol of friendship and good times. Now, everything’s changing and the only thing Ritchie can hang on to is his budding romance with the sweet and beautiful Michelle. But one fateful night will force Ritchie to face the future and make the most important decision of his life.

 

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