Here are this weeks DVD/Blu-Ray and Netflix New Releases:
DVD/Blu-Ray New Releases:
There's more action, more adventure - and more attitude - in The A-Team Extended Edition, which includes a never-before-seen version of the film with spectacular added footage not shown in theaters!
Buckle up for an adrenaline-fueled thrill ride starring Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Sharlto Copley. Convicted by a military court for a crime they didn't commit, a daring team of former Special Forces soldiers must utilize their unique talents to break out of prison and tackle their toughest mission yet. It's going to take guts, split-second timing and an arsenal of explosive weapons...this is a job for The A-Team!
John C. Reilly, Jonah Hill and Oscar® Winner Marisa Tomei star in this quirky, hilarious story about love, family and cutting the cord. Not-so-recently divorced John (Reilly) thinks he's finally found the perfect woman when he meets the sweet and sexy Molly (Tomei). There's just one problem - Molly's son Cyrus (Hill) clings to his mom like lint on a T-shirt, and he's not about to let another man come between them. It's one hysterically awkward moment after another as John and Cyrus fight for the right to be Molly's #1 man.
Get ready for a Minion laughs in the funniest blockbuster hit of the year!
Vying for the title of "World's Greatest Villain", Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) - along with his hilarious crew of mischievous minions - plots to pull off the craziest crime of the century: steal the moon! But when Gru enlists the help of three little girls, they see something in him nobody else has ever seen: the perfect dad. From executive producer Chris Meledandri (Horton Hears a Who, Ice Age), and featuring the voices of an all-star comedic cast, including Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Miranda Cosgrove and Julie Andrews, Despicable Me is "rousingly funny, heartfelt and imaginative"
Hard Boiled: Ultimate Edition:
A landmark in film history, John Woo's Hard Boiled is "nirvana for seekers of action" (Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle). Chow Yun-Fat (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) stars as Tequila, a cop hell-bent on bringing down the gun smugglers responsible for his partner's death. He teams up with an undercover cop (Tony Leung, Internal Affairs) whose secret identity as a Triad hitman hangs by a thread. The film raises gunfights to an art form, with some of the most celebrated action sequences ever, including a close-quarters teahouse shootout and a monumental firefight through the halls of a packed hospital. Simply put, Hard Boiled is "one of the best action films of all time"
From the creator of Training Day comes Harsh Times, an explosive ride on the mean streets of south central Los Angeles, featuring powerhouse performances by Christian Bale (Batman Begins), Freddy Rodriguez (Six Feet Under), and Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives). Bale is "electrifying" and "mesmerizing" (Entertainment Weekly) as a returning Middle East soldier who, unable to get a job with the LAPD, drifts into a life of petty crime, drugs and violence. In one of the year's most acclaimed performances, Bale "continues to establish himself as one of the most daring and committed actors of his generation" (Michael Ordoña, Los Angeles Times). Says Kyle Smith of the New York Post, "if Martin Scorsese were 30 and a Los Angeleno, he'd be making movies...like this."
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole:
Acclaimed director Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) makes his animation debut with this fantasy adventure based on the beloved books by Kathryn Lasky. Young owl Soren marvels at his father's epic stories of the Guardians of Ga'Hoole, mythic winged warriors who fought a great battle to save all owl kind from the evil Pure Ones. When he and brother Kludd fall from their treetop home and into the talons of the Pure Ones, it's up to Soren to make a daring escape with the help of other brave owls. Together they seek the Great Tree, home of the Guardians - the only hope of defeating the Pure Ones and saving the owl kingdoms. The stellar voice cast includes Abbie Cornish, Miriam Margolyes, Helen Mirren, Sam Neill, Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess and Hugo Weaving.
The Other Guys:
Misfit NYPD detectives Gamble and Hoitz (Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg) are sentenced to life behind the desk. They hate each other and the monotony of their meaningless jobs, as they're forced to live in the shadow of the two biggest and most badass cops on the force (Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne Johnson). But when those guys go down for the count, opportunity knocks for Gamble and Hoitz. Stumbling onto what could be one of the biggest crimes in years, can The Other Guys step up their game to solve the case without killing each other and destroying NYC in the process? From the director of Step Brothers and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.
'Gone Baby Gone' director Ben Affleck adapts author Chuck Hogan's Hammett Prize-winning novel concerning four thieves who are hunted on the streets of Boston by a determined FBI agent and a woman with the power to bring them all to their knees.
Netflix New Disc Releases:
Exit Through The Gift Shop:
Exit Through The Gift Shop is a chaotic study of low-level criminality, comradeship, and incompetence. By turns shocking, hilarious and absurd, this is an enthralling modern-day fairytale...with bolt cutters.
This is the inside story of Street Art - a brutal and revealing account of what happens when fame, money, and vandalism collide. Exit Through The Gift Shop follows an eccentric shopkeeper turned amateur filmmaker as he attempts to capture many of the world's most infamous vandals on camera, only to have famed British stencil artist Banksy turn the camcorder back on its owner in one of the most provocative films about art ever made.
After a group of friends witness a horrifying crime, they wonder how they were lucky enough to escape, unharmed, while one friend did not. Through this self-discovery they start to understand the meaning of their own hilarious yet twisted fate. As their time starts to run out, the chance at redemption isn't too far behind.
The Kids Are All Right:
Academy Award nominees Annette Bening and Julianne Moore star in this funny, smart and vibrant portrait of a modern American family. Nic (Bening) and Jules (Moore) are your average suburban couple raising their two teens, Joni (Mia Wasikowska) and Laser (Josh Hutcherson), in Southern California. But when the kids secretly track down their "donor dad," Paul (Mark Ruffalo), an unexpected new chapter begins for everyone as family ties are defined, re-defined and then re-re-defined. Fall in love with the big-hearted comedy that critics are calling "one of the best films of the year!"
In this hilarious comedy, Leon Bronstein (Jay Baruchel, Tropic Thunder) is an unusually intense teenager who believes, with an incredible sense of purpose, that his name defines his destiny. Like his "namesake" Leon Trotsky, the celebrated Russian revolutionary and socialist theorist, Leon must do all he can--using his handy flash cards - to throw off the mantle of the rich and the privileged class.
When Leon's father (Saul Rubinek, Warehouse 13) gives his son a part-time job at the family clothing factory and within a day Leon is leading his fellow workers in a sit-down strike, he is punished by being sent to public school. There the would-be revolutionary finds new ways to battle fascism - represented by Principal Berkhoff (Colm Feore, 24) and Mrs. Davis (Domini Blythe), a teacher eager to give her students detention. Leon's pursuit of social justice leads him to Frank (Michael Murphy, X-Men: The Last Stand), a burned-out activist turned college professor, and Frank's girlfriend, named Alexandra (Emily Hampshire) like Trotsky's great love, who Leon believes to be his future bride.
New To Watch Instantly On Netflix:
The Extra Man:
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Louis (Paul Dano) is summarily dismissed from his job as a teacher following an awkward incident involving women's lingerie in the teachers lounge. In an effort to find himself, Louis moves to New York City, in hopes of becoming a full-fledged writer. He answers a listing for a room and meets Henry (Kevin Kline), a strange, eccentric writer who lives his life quite peculiarly. Fascinated by Henry, Louis agrees to move in. Henry is quick to begin to teach Louis how to have a glorious social life in New York, by becoming the 'extra man' to aging billionaire widows.
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work:
One of the most critically and commercially successful word of mouth documentary hits in years, Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work played and played for months in major cities around the country as audiences discovered the film and urged their friends to go see it.
Directors Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg (The End Of America) follow a year in the life of the trailblazing comic, covering her entire career (from that early break on Carson to heartbreak over the suicide of her husband and manager to Celebrity Apprentice) and her relentless desire to keep working (and working) with humor, empathy and of course more humor. Wickedly funny and surprisingly moving, it returns Rivers to the spotlight she so richly deserves and cements her reputation as one of stand-up's towering figures.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead:
Broke, slacker Julian (Jake Hoffman) pines for his ex-girlfriend, Anna (Devon Aoki) who is dating goofy wannabe mobster Bobby Bianchi (Ralph Macchio). Julian thinks he's scored his big break when he meets the very pale Romanian Impresario Theo (John Ventimiglia) about a job directing Hamlet. When Julian doesn't know - Theo is actually a master vampire in a centuries long feud with the real Hamlet! Added into the mix is a dimwitted detective (Jeremy Sisto), the Holy Grail, the Rosicrucian Society, a bunch of sexy vamps, God and a score by Sean Lennon all in one fantastic film!
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