Thursday, September 2, 2010

New this week – 9/1/10

Cemetery Junction
A 1970s-set comedy centered on three upstart professional men working at an insurance company.

Date Night
An ordinary couple is in the right place, on the wrong night. Phil and Claire Foster are a sensible, suburban husband and wife slogging through their daily lives and marriage. But a case of mistaken identity sets off an outrageous chain of events involving small-time thieves, big-city mobsters, corrupt cops and a crazed cabbie, as the Fosters' 'date night' turns into a wild ride they'll never forget!

Death at a Funeral (2010)
When Aaron's father dies, he must organize the funeral and give the eulogy. Keeping things civil is a problem right from the start when the undertaker makes a horrifying mistake. Then his brother, Ryan wants to be in the spotlight and refuses to pay for anything. But this is nothing compared to information received from a mysterious dwarf at the funeral who exposes way too many family secrets.

Desk Set (1957)
Mysterious expert Richard Sumner (Spencer Tracy) spends a lot of time in the FBC's corporate research department, but avoids telling the staff why he's there. Research assistants Peg Costello (Joan Blondell) Sylvia Blair (Dina Merrill) and Ruthie Saylor (Sue Randall) fear for their jobs. Their department chief Bunny Watson (Katharine Hepburn) has two things to worry about - the future of her job, and her engagement to junior executive Mike Cutler (Gig Young), from whom she's been expecting a proposal ... for the last seven years. A great Tracy/Hepburn comedy and the original information science movie!

Michael Farr (Ciarán Hinds), a teacher raising his two kids alone since his wife died two years earlier, has been seeing and hearing strange things late at night. He isn't sure if he is having nightmares, or if he's experiencing a haunting. Working as a volunteer for an international literary festival, he is assigned to Lena Morelle (Iben Hjejle), an author of books about ghosts and the supernatural. Establishing a rapport with one another, Michael opens up and shares his terrifying experiences with her. However, Lena's attention is distracted by another novelist, Nicholas Holden (Aidan Quinn), with whom she had a brief affair. The trajectories of these three people lead them into a life-altering collision where the challenges of love, fear of the unknown, and release from the burden of grief are explored.

Harry Brown
Harry Brown lives in a world that has been taken over by drug dealers and gangsters; a world where killing is a way of life and the police have lost all control. But when his only companion and best friend is senselessly murdered just feet from his own apartment, Harry takes matters into his own hands. Utilizing the skills he learned while fighting the IRA, Harry takes on these hooligans as he doles out his own form of justice.

The Joneses
The Joneses, a seemingly perfect family, are the envy of their posh, suburban neighborhood filled with all the trappings of the upper middle class. They are the ultimate trend setters with an endless supply of high-tech toys, designer clothes, fast cars and the latest gadgets. But as the neighbors try to keep up with the Joneses, none are prepared for the truth about this all too perfect family.

The Maid (Spanish)
Raquel has worked as a housemaid for an upper-class Santiago, Chile, family for 23 years. On Raquel's 41st birthday, Pilar Valdez and family force the sullen, withdrawn maid to emerge from her kitchen sanctum and join the family for a celebration, but her discomfort is as strong as the family's need to acknowledge their awkward dependence on her. Raquel becomes unable to care for the house alone and new help is hired, which throws her into a jealous frenzy. The home soon becomes the stage for Raquel's darkly comedic tricks as she drives away anyone trying to take her place.

Red Riding Trilogy
The Red Riding Trilogy is a series of films produced for British television and based on a series of novels by David Peace. The novels chronicle crimes spanning a decade in the Yorkshire suburbs in Northern England. An ambitious film project, it ropes in three different directors to tackle three of Peace's four books (1977 was dropped), creating a stylistically similar yet distinctive cinematic trio. Each film stands alone, but they also inform each other. Characters come and go, and events are shared between them. An incident in one movie may not have repercussions until another movie, illustrating the long-term effects of crime and the way corruption roots itself into a community and how long it takes to pull it out.

The Square
Ray is in a loveless marriage and hopes to escape the monotony when he begins a torrid affair with next-door neighbor Carla. Although she is married to a low-level mobster, she also seeks a little excitement. Ray's moral values are tested to the limit when Carla presents him with a bag of cash from one of her husband's latest crimes. What was to be an opportunity to take the money and run soon becomes a matter of arson, murder, and blackmail.

Terribly Happy (Danish)
Based on the novel by Erling Jepsen, Robert, a young cop from Copenhagen, is transferred to a small town in southern Jutland after some dark events in his private life. The new position isn't a dream job but a necessary stepping stone toward his way back to civilization in Copenhagen. But the provincial ways and local hierarchy thrust Robert onto a slippery slope.

That Evening Sun
When an elderly Tennessee farmer leaves a retirement home and returns to his farm, he discovers that his son has rented the land to an old enemy. “That Evening Sun is a quiet, lovely film, and the performance at its center is one for the ages.”—DVD Talk.

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