Yikes – it’s been a while since I’ve let you know of the bounty of DVDs coming your way, so be forewarned of the long list ahead. There weren’t many DVD releases at the end of December, but early January was busy.
Movie award time is upon us and we’ll be ordering all the nominees, so look to the library to catch up on all the lauded movies of 2012.
The Words: a writer steals another writer’s work and must pay the consequences. Stars Bradley Cooper.
Looper: Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a younger Bruce Willis in this time travel, mob movie.
Something Better Somewhere Else: four stories share the theme of moving on.
Little Birds: a movie about two teen runaways who end up in LA.
Cosmopolis: Robert Pattinson stars as a billionaire whose ride in a stretch limo has him encountering a cast of characters.
Climate of Doubt: a documentary about climate change and why the issue has become so divisive.
Samsara: a wordless documentary that takes the viewer on a visual trip around the world, from sacred places to garbage dumps.
House at the End of the Street: a horror thriller starring Jennifer Lawrence.
Frankenweenie: Tim Burton’s animated film about young Victor who brings his dog back to life with unintended consequences.
Dredd: a sci-fi action film starring Karl Urban and Evan Rachel Wood.
Compliance: a call from a “policeman” to a fast food restaurant leads to the intense interrogation of an employee; examines how far someone will go to obey authority.
Jack and Diane: a semi-horror movie about teenage love, lust and obsession.
Game Change: the Golden Globe nominated movie about Sarah Palin.
The Wise Kids: a coming of age drama about teens, sexuality and religious conviction.
Stolen: Nicholas Cage stars in this movie about a former thief who’s daughter is kidnapped.
Found Memories: a Brazilian film set in a fictional town that time has forgotten; a meditation on the passage of time.
Rebelle aka “War Witch”: Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, this is about child soldiers forced to fight for a rebel army in Africa.
Sleep Tight: a horror film from Spain about a man determined to make others unhappy.
The Hour, Season 2: the Mad Men – esque series from England continues….
Farewell My Queen: a French film about the first few days of the French Revolution and the last days of Marie Antoinette and her loyal reader. Stars Diane Kruger as Marie.
The Possession: a well-reviewed horror film about a young girl who buys an antique box that is home to a Dibbuk, a spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.
To Rome with Love: Woody Allen’s movie about Rome stars Alec Baldwin and Jesse Eisenberg.
Taken 2: Liam Neeson returns to take out more kidnappers.
Won’t Back Down: Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal star in this movie about a failing school and the heroes who set out to fix it.
17 Girls: a French film about a teen who accidentally becomes pregnant and her 16 friends who follow suit.
Joan Rivers: Don’t Start with Me: a live Joan Rivers show from Chicago.
The Other Dream Team: a documentary about the Russian team that lost the gold to the US Dream Team at the ’92 Olympics and their emergence as symbols of democracy after the fall of the Soviet Union.
Being Human, Season 4
Men of a Certain Age, Complete 2nd Season
Merlin, the Complete 4th Season