On Video - April 2013

 
 

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April 9

Hyde Park on Hudson [2012] [R] - 5.2.3
Based on the speculated relationship between President Franklin D. Roosevelt (Bill Murray) and his distant cousin Daisy (Laura Linney): The events depicted take place during a weekend in 1939 when the British royal couple visited FDR's personal home in upstate New York. Also with Samuel West, Olivia Colman and Olivia Williams. Directed by Roger Michell. [1:34]


April 16

Django Unchained [2012] [R] - 6.9.7
In the mid-19th century a slave (Jamie Foxx) is freed by a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) and pursues the men that scarred his wife (Kerry Washington) and sold her to a plantation owner (Leonardo DiCaprio). Also with Samuel L. Jackson, Walton Goggins, Dennis Christopher, James Remar and Quentin Tarantino. Directed by Quentin Tarantino. [2:45]


April 23

Any Day Now [2012] [R] - 6.3.6
Set in the late 1970s, a gay couple tries to adopt a mentally challenged boy who was abandoned by his addict mother but have to fight the discriminatory legal system in order to keep their family together. With Alan Cummings, Garret Dillahunt, Isaac Leyva, Frances Fisher, Chris Mulkey and Gregg Henry. Directed by Travis Fine. [1:37]

The Central Park Five [2012] [NR] - 3.4.5
A documentary following the arrest, trial, wrongful conviction and imprisonment of five black and Latino teenagers in New York City. Arrested in 1989 and charged with raping and beating a white woman while engaging in an activity that became known as "wilding," the infamous case was reopened when a serial rapist confessed to the crime, after the teens had spent as many as 13 years in jail. Directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns & David McMahon. [1:59]

Gangster Squad [2013] [R] - 5.9.7
A Brooklyn gangland boss (Sean Penn) runs the crime business in 1949 Los Angeles, profiting from illegal drugs, guns, prostitution and gambling. On the other side, the LAPD recruits top-secret undercover cops (Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling) to end his rein. Also with Emma Stone, Holt McCallany, Nick Nolte, Anthony Mackie, Michael Pena, Robert Patrick and Giovanni Ribisi. Directed by Ruben Fleischer. [1:53]

A Haunted House [2013] [R] - 9.6.7
A man and a woman (Marlon Wayans and Essence Atkins) move into their dream house and the woman begins to act strangely. The man suspects she is possessed by a demon but determined to keep his sex life active no matter what, he brings experts to exorcise her, including a prison priest (Cedric the Entertainer), a psychic (Nick Swardson), and a team of urban ghost-busters. Also with David Koechner and Dave Sheridan. Directed by Michael Tiddes. [1:25]

The Impossible [2012] [PG-13] - 5.7.5
Based upon the true story of a family that was vacationing in Thailand for Christmas 2004: When the island was struck by a gigantic tsunami, they struggled to survive and hope to find each other in the aftermath. With Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland, Samuel Joslin and Oaklee Pendergast. Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona. [1:54]

Promised Land [2012] [R] - 1.3.7
A high-powered land management team (Matt Damon and Frances McDormand) arrives in a farming town to sell them on the idea of natural gas extraction by hydraulic fracturing (aka fracking) from their land. When some of the farmers express concern about the process, motives become muddled and the future of the project becomes unclear. Also with Rosemarie DeWitt, Kristin Slaysman, John Krasinski and Hal Holbrook. Directed by Gus Van Sant. [1:47]


April 30

Broken City [2013] [R] - 7.6.10
After a shooting that some determined not to be in self-defense, a police officer (Mark Wahlberg) is fired. When called back into service by the mayor (Russell Crowe) who suspects his wife (Catherine Zeta-Jones) of having an affair, the assignment becomes muddled and he must figure out if there is anyone he can trust. Also with Jeffrey Wright, Barry Pepper, Alona Tal, Natalie Martinez, Michael Beach, Kyle Chandler, James Ransone and Griffin Dunne. Directed by Allen Hughes. [1:49]

The Guilt Trip [2012] [PG-13] - 5.3.5
An inventor (Seth Rogen) plans a cross-country marketing trip for his new cleaning product that is safe enough to drink. Instead of saying goodbye to his mother (Barbra Streisand), he invites her along and their weeklong trip takes some unexpected turns. Also with Bret Cullen, Adam Scott and Nora Dunn. Directed by Anne Fletcher. [1:35]

Not Fade Away [2012] [R] - 6.3.8
Several friends dream of becoming rock-and-roll stars in the 1960s. With John Magaro, Jack Huston, Will Brill, Dominique McElligott, Brahm Vaccarella, Gregory Perri, James Gandolfini, Bella Heathcote and Christopher McDonald. Directed by David Chase. [1:52]

Silver Linings Playbook [2012] [R] - 5.4.10
A man (Bradley Cooper) loses his wife, house and job when he goes to a sanitarium for eight months after punching a coworker. Now he's living with his parents (Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver), he meets a mysterious woman (Jennifer Lawrence) and begins to forget about reuniting with his wife. Also with Anupam Kher, Chris Tucker, John Ortiz and Julia Stiles. Directed by David O. Russell. [1:57]

Texas Chainsaw 3D [2013] [R] - 7.10.10
In this sequel to the 1974 cult horror film, townspeople blame the Sawyer family for the original chainsaw massacre and vigilantes surround the Sawyer house and burn it to the ground trying to kill every remaining family member. Decades into the future a woman (Alexandra Daddario) inherits a Texas estate and brings friends (Tremaine Neverson, Tania Raymonde and Keram Malicki-Sánchez) on a road trip to see it without realizing that horror resides in the basement. Also with Don Yeager, Thom Barry, Paul Rae, Shaun Sipos and Bill Moseley. Directed by John Luessenhop. [1:32]



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