You want movies? We’ve got movies! Here’s a rundown of the classic films and recent favorites that are being released this week!
James Stewart, Robert Young, and Tom Brown are Navy cadets from different backgrounds who play for the academy football team and form an off-the-field friendship. Stewart, who joined under a phony name, is suspended from the team when he admits a mysterious secret from his past. Can the team beat Army without him? Florence Rice, Lionel Barrymore, Billie Burke co-star.
The tragic life of Marilyn Monroe is depicted in innovative and compelling fashion in this fascinating film. Ashley Judd plays Norma Jean Daugherty in the actress’s earlier years and Mira Sorvino is Marilyn after plastic surgery and during her reign as Hollywood sex queen. Josh Charles, Ron Rifkin, Peter Dobson, and David Dukes also star.
Not to be confused with the Matthew Broderick/chimpanzee epic or the William Castle horror flick, this hilarious teen comedy follows three high school pals as they set about staging the ultimate party. Shot as a first-person home video, the film documents the outrageous bash, which quickly devolves into chaos thanks to far too many unexpected guests, an unfortunate incident involving a Mercedes and a pool, and a drug dealer brandishing a flamethrower. Thomas Mann, Oliver Cooper, Jonathan Daniel Brown star.
A married woman looking for an out to her dull life decides to get romantically entangled with her husband’s best friend. But the friend proves to be more loyal than she originally believed, and when the new couple arrives at a retreat, hubby makes an appearance trying to win the woman back. Josephine Dunn, Edward Earle star.
A New Orleans schoolteacher (Nicolas Cage), devastated and distraught after the sexual assault of his wife (January Jones), is approached by a stranger (Guy Pearce) with an unholy proposition: The death of her attacker at the hands of vigilantes, in exchange for an unsavory “favor” in the future. The educator’s acceptance of the deal leads to jolting consequences in this unsettling actioner. Harold Perrineau, Jennifer Carpenter co-star.
Musical comedy gem follows a college freshman (Benny Rubin) as he spends his days hitting the books and hanging out with his football hero roommate (Rex Lease). When Lease’s womanizing ways get him kicked out of the school on the day before the big game, the guys try to figure out how to make things right. With Marceline Day, Marjorie Kane; songs include “Wanna Find a Boy,” “So Long,” “You for Me,” and more.
Romantic drama based on a true story stars John Krasinski as Adam, a news reporter in a small Alaskan town whose life is turned upside down after a family of gray whales becomes trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle. Enlisting the aid of his Greenpeace volunteer ex-girlfriend Rachel (Drew Barrymore), he jumpstarts a movement to save the whales and discovers what is really important in life. With Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, Tim Blake Nelson.
First, in “Carry On Matron,” a gang of crooks launches a wacky plan to rob the local maternity hospital of its supply of birth control pills and then sell them on the black market. Sid James, Hattie Jacques, Kenneth Cope, Joan Sims star. Then, in “Carry On Girls,” there’s bawdy fun to be had when some folks attempt to persuade the town council to hold a beauty contest at a rundown seaside resort in order to improve the community’s image. But when a Women’s Lib group catches wind of the competition, the area will never be the same again. With James, Barbara Windsor, Kenneth Connor.
Quirky indie comedy stars Jason Segel as Jeff, a pot-smoking adult slacker who lives in his mother’s (Susan Sarandon) basement. Sent out on a seemingly simple errand by his mom, Jeff becomes obsessed with discovering the meaning of life in a series of odd coincidences while helping his brother (Ed Helms) determine whether or not his wife (Judy Greer) is cheating on him. Rae Dawn Chong also stars.
All 13 episodes from the second season–including “Pregnant,” “Moving,” “Country Drive,” “Duckling,” and “New Jersey/Airport”–are featured in a two-disc set.
Born in Canada, Mary Pickford would go on to become one of Hollywood’s first superstars and win the nickname “America’s Sweetheart.” Rare audio interviews and home movie footage are mixed with film clips and talks with friends and family to trace the life and career of the Academy Award-winning actress/producer who forged a path in shown business for women to follow.
Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd star in this raunchy comedy about a married Manhattan couple forced to relocate to Georgia after they both find themselves unemployed. But a stop at a seemingly normal bed and breakfast along the way turns their lives upside down when the place turns out to be a bizarre commune. Will they get caught up in the overwhelming atmosphere of free love or return to the daily slog through modern-day society? With Justin Theroux, Malin Akerman, Lauren Ambrose and Alan Alda.
In this heartwarming drama, a young orphan meets a German shepherd while on his way to live with his uncle. After arriving there, he decides to once again hit the road when his relative accuses the dog of killing some chickens. But when the boy and his new pal befriend an elderly man who is on the run from those who want to steal his inherited fortune, all of the characters are changed forever. William Farnum, Tom Neal, Lanny Rees, and Flame as Shep star.
“Maisie” (1939), the first of a string of popular programmers starring Ann Sothern as brassy Brooklyn showgirl Maisie Ravier, finds her signing on as a maid at a prosperous ranch when she’s stranded in Wyoming. Robert Young, Ruth Hussey co-star. “Congo Maisie” (1940) deposits the irrepressible chorine in Africa, where she falls into nursing duty at a field hospital. John Carroll, Rita Johnson co-star. “Gold Rush Maisie” (1940) finds our heroine casting her lot with a poor Arkansas family prospecting for fortune in Arizona. Lee Bowman, Slim Summerville also star. Then, the rich Long Island clan that takes her on as a servant finds out that “Maisie Was A Lady” (1941). Lew Ayres, Maureen O’Sullivan co-star. Lastly, Maisie’s misadventures brings her into the orbit of boxing manager George Murphy and talented young pug Robert Sterling in “Ringside Maisie” (1941).
Here’s a look at last week’s DVD & Blu-ray releases.