Wednesday, October 10, 2012

New this week (10/10/12):

Cabin in the Woods
A rambunctious group of five college friends steal away for a weekend of debauchery in an isolated country cabin, only to be attacked by horrific supernatural creatures in a night of endless terror and bloodshed. Sound familiar? Just wait. As the teens begin to exhibit standard horror movie behavior, a group of technicians in a control room are scrutinizing, and sometimes even controlling, every move the terrified kids make! With their efforts continually thwarted by an all-powerful 'eye in the sky,' do they have any chance of escape?

A Cat in Paris (Animated—French)
A cat, who lives secretly as a burglar's aide, must rescue the little girl he lives with after she falls into the hands of a gangster. “A Cat in Paris is a delightful little animated caper from …and a movie that wouldn't have come up on most people's radar had it not been one of two surprise nominees--both of them foreign films--for last year's Best Animated Film Oscar. But it is a film worth singling out, a lovely, artisan effort in a style where films look increasingly the same. There is (as far as I can tell) no computer-generation on display here; it's a hand-drawn film, and the personal touch of that style gives it a welcome and loving children's book quality.”—DVD Talk.

Chico & Rita (Animated—Spanish)
Cuba, 1948. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and desire unite them as they chase their dreams and each other from Havana to New York to Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas.

The Lady
The Lady is the extraordinary story of Aung San Suu Kyi and her husband, Michael Aris. It is also the epic story of the peaceful quest of the woman who is at the core of Burma's democracy movement. Despite distance, long separations, and a dangerously hostile regime, their love endures until the very end. A story of devotion and human understanding set against a backdrop of political turmoil that continues today.

New Tricks, seasons 3 and 4
Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman leads a motley crew of retired cops who solve cold cases.

OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (French—2006)
Secret agent Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, a.k.a. OSS 117, manages to succeed in spite of his ineptitude as he investigates the murder of a fellow agent.

Peace, Love and Misunderstanding
After her husband asks for a divorce, Diane, a New York City attorney, heads to Woodstock with her two teens to stay with her estranged flower-child mother. In this charming village, Diane and her city kids get a new perspective on life and love.

Explorers have discovered a clue that brings them to the origins of mankind on Earth. This leads them on a journey that takes them to the darkest corners of the universe.

The Raven
Baltimore 1849. While investigating a horrific double murder, police detective Emmett Fields makes a startling discovery: the killer's methods mirror the twisted writings of Edgar Allan Poe. Suspecting Poe at first, Fields ultimately enlists his help to stop future attacks. But in this deadly game of cat and mouse, the stakes are raised with each gruesome slaying as the pair races to catch a madman before he brings every one of Poe's shocking stories to chilling life, and death.

Red Lights
Paranormal researcher Tom Buckley investigates retired psychic Simon Silver despite the advice from his more experienced colleague to stop.

Sound of My Voice
A filmmaker and his girlfriend set out to expose the beautiful leader of a cult, who claims to be from the future. But the more they explore, the more danger they face in this 'an intricate and taut thriller'.

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