Friday, April 17, 2009

New this week

This week we added some new titles and some oldies but goodies.

Any Given Sunday (1999)
Tony D'Amato, the embattled Sharks coach, faces a full-on blitz of team strife plus a new, marketing-savvy Sharks owner who's sure Tony is way behind times. Directed by Oliver Stone and starring Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz, Dennis Quaid, and Jamie Foxx.

Bedtime Stories
This is Adam Sandler’s story about a hotel handyman whose life changes when the lavish bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew start to magically come true.

Set in 1964, Doubt centers on a nun who confronts a priest after suspecting him of abusing a black student. He denies the charges, and much of the play's quick-fire dialogue tackles themes of religion, morality, and authority. Starring Meryl Street and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Natural Born Killers (1994)
Fugitive lovers Mickey and Mallory did not win the Nobel Prize or travel another acceptable path to fame. What they did instead was kill people, lots of people. The tabloid media, in turn, makes them into celebrities. Directed by Oliver Stone and starring Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis.

The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) and (1951)
This remake of the 1951 classic sci-fi film about an alien visitor and his giant robot counterpart who visit Earth stars Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connelly. Also included is the original 1951 film.

The Reader
Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial. This award winner stars Kate Winslet and Ralph Fiennes.

The Spirit
Rookie cop Denny Colt returns from the beyond as The Spirit, a hero whose mission is to fight against the bad forces in Central City. Stars Samuel L. Jackson and Scarlett Johansson.

Wall Street (1987)
An ambitious young stockbroker is lured into the illegal, lucrative world of corporate espionage. This is one of Oliver Stone’s best films and stars Charlie Sheen.

Yes Man
Carl Allen signs up for a self-help program based on one simple principle: say yes to everything ... and anything. Unleashing the power of 'yes' transforms Carl's life in amazing and unexpected ways, but he soon discovers that embracing every opportunity might just become too much of a good thing. Jim Carrey stars.

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