More New Releases on DVD – June 2009

Be Kind Rewind

Two local outcasts attempt to save a local video store. Amateur film director Mike must find a way to save the business after his magnetized friend, Jerry, erases every movie in the store. Using an outdated video camera and their own special effects, the two embark on an adventure to remake all the movies, from “Ghostbusters” to “Driving Miss Daisy,” turning the two town misfits into local celebrities. Cast: Jack Black, Mos Def, Danny Glover, Mia Farrow, Melonie Diaz. Rated PG-13

The Caller

A corporate executive plans to blow the whistle on his company`s unsavory practices, putting his life in peril. Cast: Frank Langella, Elliott Gould, Laura Harring, Anabel Soda.  Rated PG-13

Confessions of a Shopaholic

A college grad lands a job as a financial journalist in New York City to support her shopping addiction. Cast: Isla Fisher, Hugh Dancy, Joan Cusack, John Goodman, John Lithgow, Kristin Scott Thomas, Leslie Bibb.  Based on the books by Sophie Kinsella. Rated PG

Days and Clouds

In this film about work and marriage by Bread and Tulips’ director Silvio Soldini, a well-off Genoa couple has to face self-image, marriage, and work problems when their financial world crumbles.Cast: Margherita Buy, Antonio Albanese, Alba Rohrwacher, Giuseppe Battiston, Fabio Troiano.In Italian, English subtitles. Not Rated


Three Jewish brothers escape from Nazi-occupied Poland into the Belarussian forest, where they join Russian resistance fighters. Cast: Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, Alexa Davalos, Allan Corduner, Mark Feuerstein. Based on the book Defiance: the Bielski Partisans by Nechama Tec. Rated R

Gran Torino

Walt Kowalski is a Korean War veteran whose prize possession is a 1972 Gran Torino he keeps in mint condition. When his neighbor, Thao, a young Hmong teenager, becomes pressured by his gang member cousin to steal Walt’s Gran Torino, Kowalski sets out to reform the youth. Drawn against his will into the life of Thao’s family, Walt is soon taking steps to protect them from the gangs that infest their neighborhood. Cast: Clint Eastwood, Bee Vang, Ahney Her, Christopher Carley. Rated R

Humbolt County

A disillusioned medical student finds himself stranded for a summer in a remote community of pot farmers.Cast: Fairuza Balk, Peter Bogdanovich, Frances Conroy, Madison Davenport. Rated R


A young girl discovers her father has an amazing talent to bring characters out of their books. She must try to stop a freed villain from destroying them all, with the help of her father, her aunt, and a storybook’s hero. Cast: Brendan Fraser, Paul Bettany, Helen Mirren, Jim Broadbent, Andy Serkis, Eliza Hope Bennett, Rafi Gavron.  Based on the book by Cornelia Funke. Rated PG

The International

An Interpol agent attempts to expose a high-profile financial institution’s role in an international arms dealing ring. Cast: Clive Owen, Naomi Watts, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Ulrich Thomsen, Brian F. O’Byrne. Rated R


Armand ‘Blackbird’ Degas is a Mafia hit man who shoots to kill and never leaves witnesses, until now. When Carmen and Wayne Colson see him at the scene of a botched murder attempt, they become his next targets. After entering witness protection, they discover the law isn’t on their side and decide to take matters into their own hands. Based on the novel by Elmore Leonard. Cast: Diane Lane, Mickey Rourke, Thomas Jane, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rosario Dawson. Rated R

Not Easily Broken

After years of disagreement concerning what true happiness, success, and love really are, Dave and Clarice Johnson have finally reached a breaking point in their marriage. Clarice is hurt in a car accident and the obvious truth is that more than just her injuries need immediate attention. Cast: Morris Chestnut, Taraji P. Henson, Maeve Quinlan, Kevin Hart, Wood Harris, Jennifer Lewis.  Based on the novel by T.D. Jakes. Rated PG-13

The Other End of the Line

When a beautiful customer service operator in India falls for a charming American executive over the telephone, they’re in for a serious case of mistaken cultural identity. With a penchant for all things American and a heart full of dreams, Priya flies to San Francisco to meet her destiny, and it looks like love at first sight. Now Priya and Granger must risk everything for true love. Cast: Jesse Metcalfe, Shriya Saran, Anupam Kher, Sara Foster, Austin Basis, Larry Miller. Rated PG-13


When it comes to men, Irene has very rich tastes. One very confusing night on the French Riviera, she is duped at her own game. Cast: Audrey Tautou, Gad Elmaleh, Marie-Christine Adam, Jacques Spiesser, Vernon Dobtcheff, Annelise Hesme. In French, English subtitles. Rated R

Revolutionary Road

A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb in the 1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems. Based on the novel by Richard Yates. Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Michael Shannon, Kathryn Hahn, David Harbour, Kathy Bates. Rated R

Starting out in the Evening

An ambitious graduate student convinces a writer that her thesis can resurrect his career. Cast: Frank Langella, Lili Taylor, Lauren Ambrose, Adrian Lester. Based on the novel by Brian Morton. (2007) Rated PG-13

Waltz with Bashir

After not being able to recall the time he spent on an Israeli Army mission during the Lebanon War, Ari attempts to unravel the mystery by traveling around the world to interview old friends and comrades. As the pieces of the puzzle begin to come together, his memory begins to return in illustrations that are surreal. Hebrew or English dialogue. Rated R

Wendy and Lucy

Wendy is a down-on-her-luck girl who’s hoping to turn things around for herself with a summer job in Alaska, but finds herself stranded with no money in a small Oregon town. Cast: Michelle Williams, John Robinson, Will Oldham. Rated R