This week sees the home video debuts of many recent theatrical offerings, Flight (2012), Alex Cross (2012), and Here Comes the Boom (2012). You may have missed some of these in theaters, but now there’s no excuse to not watch these great flicks!
|A Late Quartet (2012)||Alex Cross (2012)||Flight (2012)|
Beyonce: Baby And Beyond (2012)
Just when you thought Beyonce Knowles couldn’t get any more amazing, she became a mom! This unauthorized documentary examines the platinum-selling performer’s life and career in a program that features interviews with close friends and family members
Veteran airline pilot William “Whip” Whitaker (Denzel Washington) is hailed as a hero after making an emergency landing that saves 96 of the 102 people on his plane. But when toxicology reports reveal that Whip had drugs and alcohol in his system during the flight, he suddenly finds himself looking at a potential prison sentence, forcing him to come to terms with some longtime addictions. John Goodman, Don Cheadle also star in director Robert Zemeckis’ gripping drama.
A Late Quartet (2012)
Christopher Walken, Catherine Keener, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Mark Ivanir play the members of an illustrious string quartet in this intimate ensemble drama. Having played together for over two decades, the foursome faces the life-changing dissolution of their group when Walken develops Parkinson’s and marrieds Hoffman and Keener clash with Ivanir, the quartet’s leader. Imogen Poots, Wallace Shawn also star.
Alex Cross (2012)
As Dr. Alex Cross, Tyler Perry brings author James Patterson’s popular detective/psychologist character to vivid new life in this intense crime thriller. Working cases for Detroit’s homicide department, Cross finds his latest assignment taking a very personal turn when a killer (Matthew Fox) he’s tracking targets a member of his family. Cross soon finds himself evenly matched with an enemy equally expert at his “work.” Rachel Nichols, Edward Burns co-star.
Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012)
Can a divorced couple remain best friends? Celeste and Jesse (Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg), high school sweethearts who wed and now find themselves going in opposite directions, are certain they will and prove their friends and family wrong. Neither are prepared, though, for the curves that life tosses at them in this sharp and heartfelt comedy. Will McCormack (who co-scripted with Jones), Ari Graynor, Elijah Wood co-star.
Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde play brother and sister fugitives in this nail-biting thriller–separated by a fatal accident they are involved in while on the run from an Indian casino heist. Wilde is picked up by an ex-boxer fleeing a violent incident of his own, an encounter that makes the siblings’ eventual reunion an explosive situation. With Charlie Hunnam, Kris Kristofferson, and Sissy Spacek.
Here Comes the Boom (2012)
Biology teacher Scott Voss (Kevin James, who also co-wrote) has long since lost the passion for his job that he once had. But budgetary cutbacks at the Boston high school where he works may serve to rekindle that old spark as Scott puts his background as a collegiate wrestler to use, entering the mixed martial arts circuit in an effort to save his school’s endangered extracurricular activities programs. Salma Hayek, Henry Winkler, Gary Valentine also star in this rousing comedy.
Madea Gets a Job (2012)
Director/writer/star Tyler Perry’s back as force-of-nature Madea Simmons in this stage performance, as she elects to work out 20 hours of community service at a retirement home. Her no-nonsense attitude creates anything but rest for the residents and staff in this uplifting laughfest. Patrice Lovely, Cheryl “Pepsii” Riley, Chandra Currelley-Young also star.