Thursday, June 25, 2009

New this week:

The Butterfly Tattoo
A chance meeting at an Oxford party leaves seventeen-year-old Chris with hope for a summer romance - and no premonition of trouble. Busy with his job and soon in love, he misses all the signs of danger. Before he knows it, he's caught in the sinister web of a criminal whose desire for revenge crushes those who stand in his way. From the book The White Mercedes by Philip Pullman, this teenage romance thriller should appeal to fans of Twilight.

Confessions of a Shopaholic
‘"Shopaholic" is about a woman searching for happiness in the places that are absolutely right for her: Prada, Gucci, Macy's, Barneys, Saks and on down the avenue.’—Roger Ebert. Isla Fisher is very funny as the shopaholic making for a fun film to watch.

Crossing Over
Crossing Over is a multi-character canvas about immigrants of different nationalities struggling to achieve legal status in Los Angeles. The film deals with the border, document fraud, the asylum and green card process, work-site enforcement, naturalization, the office of counter terrorism and the clash of cultures. Harrison Ford, Ray Liotta and Ashley Judd star.

The International
An Interpol agent attempts to expose a high-profile financial institution's role in an international arms dealing ring. Clive Owen and Naomi Watts star in this slow-burn thriller.

Jesse Stone : Thin Ice
“Perhaps the best Jesse Stone so far, Jesse Stone: Thin Ice expertly creates tension not only from its intricate, multi-layered plot, but also from its tension-grounded characterizations. It's an exciting, suspenseful film trapped inside a melancholic, morbid, emotionally-shaky drama, and that's a neat trick. Selleck is letter-perfect as the troubled, self-destructive Stone; he just keeps getting better and better. These Jesse Stone films are about as good as it gets for made-for-TV films; they stack up with anything you can find in the theatres, and I eagerly await the next installment. I high, highly recommend Jesse Stone: Thin Ice.”—Paul Mavis,

Phoebe in Wonderland
The fantastical tale of a little girl who won't - or can't - follow the rules. Confounded by her clashes with the rule-obsessed world around her, Phoebe seeks enlightenment from her unconventional drama teacher, even as her brilliant but anguished mother looks to Phoebe herself for inspiration. “Let (Patricia) Clarkson and (Elle) Fanning take you to the rabbit hole of seductive enchantment that defines this movie. And don't ask what to do — jump.”—Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

The Rape of Europa
The story of Nazi Germany's plundering of Europe's great works of art during World War II and Allied efforts to minimize the damage. “A startling documentary”—Roger Ebert.

Waltz with Bashir
Waltz with Bashir is a devastating animated film that tries to reconstruct how and why thousands of innocent civilians were massacred because those with the power to stop them took no action.”—Roger Ebert “… Waltz with Bashir, submitted for Oscar consideration by Israel as both foreign-language film and animated feature, is hallucinatory brilliance in the service of understanding the psychic damage of war.”—Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

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