Tuesday, November 10, 2009

New last week:

12 Monkeys
An inmate from a futuristic prison is sent to the past to gather information about the virus that sent the human race to live underground. “12 Monkeys is a unique, bizarre, thought-provoking film that displays director Terry Gilliam at the top of his talents.”—dvdtalk.com

The Big Lebowski
A stoned-out leftover from the 1960s is asked to be the go-between when the wife of a rich man for whom he is mistaken is kidnapped. “There's really nothing else out there like The Big Lebowski. The Coens' have made many great films…but they never made one funnier or more bizarre… There's something magical about seeing Jeff Bridges play the laziest bum of a man who finds himself dragged in to all kinds of surreal situations. The supporting cast is beyond outstanding…”—dvdtalk.com. If you haven’t met the Dude yet, don’t hesitate—check it out!

Food, Inc.
Lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing how our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profits ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. Reveals surprising - and often shocking truths - about what we eat, how it's produced and who we have become as a nation.

The Great Escape
Allied POWs plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II. “The Great Escape stands alone among war movies; to date it's still the most successful effort that maintains a basic truth to its events while embellishing them with irresistible adventure.”—dvdtalk.com

After the loss of their unborn baby, Kate and John Coleman decide to adopt a child as a way to bring some joy and normalcy into their lives. The couple is drawn to Esther, a 9-year-old orphan and they welcome her into their home. As soon as Esther moves in, a series of events begins to unfold, leading Kate to believe that there's something wrong with Esther - this seemingly angelic little girl is not what she appears to be.

The Taking of Pelham 123
New York Metropolitan Transit Authority train dispatcher Walter Garber's day is turned upside down when he must face-off against Ryder, the criminal mind that has hijacked the passengers of subway train, Pelham 1-2-3. Ryder is the leader of a highly-armed gang of four, including a henchman who used to work for the MTA. NYPD Hostage Negotiator Detective Camonetti initially takes charge of the situation, but quickly realizes that Ryder will only deal with Garber. Garber begins to employ his vast knowledge of the subway system in a battle to outwit Ryder and save the hostages.

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