This week’s star-packed new releases are here, bringing you everything from epic blockbusters to favorites from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Take a look!
Seven millennia ago, beings from space placed them among us…and their names passed into legend as they safeguarded mankind from the genetic offshoot Deviants. A triggering event has given the long-dormant Deviants the means toward global destruction–and incentive for Ikaris (Richard Madden), Thena (Angelina Jolie), Ajak (Salma Hayek) and the rest of their cosmic-powered clan to step forward after centuries. Chloe Zhao’s visually stunning take on Jack Kirby’s Marvel mythos co-stars Gemma Chan, Brian Tyree Henry, Kumail Nanjiani.
Repeat Performance (1947)
In this noir-flavored thriller with a fantasy twist, a Broadway actress (Joan Leslie) shoots her abusive husband (Louis Hayward) on New Year’s Eve and runs out into the street to a friend’s home, wishing she could relive the past year over. Abruptly finding herself one year back in time on the previous New Year’s, she sets out to change the events leading up to that fateful night…but can her destiny be altered? Tom Conway and Richard Basehart also star.
The Three Musketeers (1948)
M-G-M’s lavish and colorful adaptation of the Alexandre Dumas novel follows adventurous young provincial noble D’Artagnan (Gene Kelly) as he encounters romance and intrigue when he joins royal guardsmen Athos (Van Heflin), Porthos (Gig Young), and Aramis (Robert Coote) to fight injustice in the court of France’s King Louis XIII. Swordplay and thrills galore with Lana Turner, June Allyson, Angela Lansbury, Frank Morgan, and Vincent Price.
Doctor Who: The Complete Thirteenth Season: Flux (2021)
All six episodes from the thrilling Flux storyline starring Jodi Whittaker, Mandip Gill and John Bishop are included in this two-disc set.
From a shared career in the foreign service with her husband, her delight with French cuisine brought her to culinary school in Paris–and her groundbreaking cookbook paired with her broadcast skill to place her amongst the first and most enduring of American celebrity chefs. The life and legacy of Julia Child is affectionately celebrated in this effort from the directors of “RBG,” flavored with appreciation from friends and admirers including Ina Garten, Marcus Samuelsson, José Andrés, Ruth Reichl, many more.
Love Affair (Criterion Collection)(1939)
Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer are magnificent as American singer Terry McKay and French painter Michel Marnet whose ocean liner romance before their respective marriages turns into more than either had expected. Will the pair’s plan to meet again in six months’ time at the top of the Empire State Building, prove they were meant to be together…or will fate intervene? Classic screen love story, remade as 1957’s “An Affair to Remember” and again in 1994, co-stars Maria Ouspenskaya.
The Howling (Collector’s Edition)(1981)
Amazing special effects and a furry sense of humor highlight this Joe Dante scareshow about L.A. TV anchorwoman Karen White (Dee Wallace), who after a terrifying event, goes on vacation at the Colony, a remote California rest resort. Once there, White finds the Colony is home to a host of strange characters, who all seem to be vicious werewolves. John Sayles loosely adapted the Gary Brandner novel; with Christopher Stone, Patrick Macnee, Kevin McCarthy, John Carradine.
Looper (4K Ultra HD)(2012)
Although time travel has been outlawed in the year 2074, criminal organizations still use it to dispose of their enemies, sending them back 30 years where they’re eliminated by contract killers called loopers. In 2044, a looper named Joe Simmons (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) realizes that his latest target is his older self (Bruce Willis) who means to carry out a hit of his own. Mindbending sci-fi actioner also stars Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Piper Perabo, Jeff Daniels.
Margaux Hemingway plays top model Chris McCormick and (real-life sister) Mariel Hemingway is Kathy, her frightened sibling, in this once-controversial account of rape and violent revenge. After first attacking Chris, a twisted music teacher (Chris Sarandon) is then able to violate younger sister Kathy once he is freed by a jury who accepts his first victim was “asking for it” because of her seductive photographs. Anne Bancroft, Perry King co-star.
Murphy’s Law (1986)
When Charles Bronson crosses criminals’ paths, you know that whatever can go wrong for them, will go wrong. Here, he’s hard-nosed L.A. cop Det. Jack Murphy, who finds himself on the other side of the law when he’s framed for his ex-wife’s murder and must escape police custody in order to catch the real killer and clear his name. Taut crime thriller co-stars Carrie Snodgress, Kathleen Wilhoite; directed by J. Lee Thompson.
Liar’s Moon (1981)
Set in a small Texas town in the 1940s, this powerful drama follows the unlikely romance of working class teen Jack Duncan (Matt Dillon) and banker’s daughter Ginny Peterson (Cindy Fisher). When they head off to Louisiana to get married, Jack and Ginny find their problems are just beginning, especially as dark secrets involving both of their families come back to haunt the young couple. With Hoyt Axton, Margaret Blye, and Broderick Crawford.
In the 1880s, Texas outlaw Frank Clements (Mike Ammons) and his gang are hanged for their crimes, the execution spearheaded by Rev. Thadeous Sutton (Bill Shaw). But a little thing like death won’t keep the evil Clements and his friends down, as they return a century later in order to exact ghostly vengeance on Sutton’s grandson (Shaw, again) and great-grandson (Jim Peters). Ricky Long, Cari Powell co-star in this spooky horror/western.
Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers: The Complete Series (1989)
Everyone’s favorite chipmunks turn adventurers for some hilarious encounters in this hit animated series that ran from 1989-90. Join Chip, Dale, the tech-savvy Gadget Hackwrench, Zipper the blue fly, and boisterous, cheese-loving mouse Monterey Jack as they battle evil scientist Professor Nimnul and rotund feline gangster Fat Cat. Voiced by Tress MacNeille, Corey Burton, Peter Cullen, and Jim Cummings. 65 episodes on 6 discs.
Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985)
Slam-bang action thriller, based on the “Destroyer” pulp novels, stars Fred Ward as a New York City cop whose death is faked by a clandestine government group that recruits him to be a secret agent. Given the new identity of Remo Williams, and trained by an enigmatic martial arts master (Joel Grey), he snaps into action to bring down a corrupt arms dealer. A showdown on the scaffolded Statue of Liberty is a highlight. With Wilford Brimley, Kate Mulgrew.
Mogul Mowgli (2020)
A longtime cult item on the NYC scene, British-Pakistani rapper Zed (Riz Ahmed, who co-wrote) finally got the breakout chance when a major act wanted him to open for a European tour. Back home in London to prep, he’s stricken with paralysis–and the precarious likelihood of whether he’ll walk again forces painful confrontations with his past, present and future. Compelling character study co-stars Anjana Vasan, Aiysha Hart, Ally Khan, Hussain Manawer.
On the barren surface of a colonized Mars, young Remmy (Brooklyn Prince) eked out an existence of bare survival with her mother (Sofia Boutella) and father (Jonny Lee Miller). The foreboding intrusion into their lives of raider Jerry (Ismael Cruz Cordova) would lay bare the stunning truth of their circumstances–and lay out a future for her that would prove more grueling still. Compelling fantasy-drama from writer-director Wyatt Rockefeller also stars Nell Tiger Free.
From the minute they met at a party in Greece, two American ex-pats–buttoned-down immigration lawyer Chloe (Denise Gough) and footloose DJ Mickey (Sebastian Stan)–felt the mutual physical heat, and spent an intense weekend acting upon it. Given their base incompatibility of their lifestyles and circles, however, will the relationship survive her call back to the states? Steamy and scenic romantic saga also stars Elli Tringou, Dominique Tipper, Yorgos Pirpassopoulos.
It was New Year’s Eve, 1981, and Monica (Martha Plimpton) was terrified that the party she threw at her Greenwich Village place would be a no-show disaster. Amongst the eccentrics struggling across town to get there are two friend zone-stuck pals (Courtney Love, Paul Rudd); two teens (Christina Ricci, Gaby Hoffmann) lost in Alphabet City; and a dim bartender (Ben Affleck). Hip ensemble farce co-stars Casey Affleck, Kate Hudson, Dave Chappelle, Janeane Garofalo, Jay Mohr, Elvis Costello.
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