New DVDs April & May 2012

New DVDs April & May 2012

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Chronicle – Three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery. Soon, though, they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides. PG-13. Release: 5/15/12

Contraband – To protect his brother-in-law from a drug lord, a former smuggler heads to Panama to score millions of dollars in counterfeit bills. R. Release 4/24/12

The Darkest Hour – In Moscow, five young people lead the charge against an alien race who have attacked Earth via our power supply. PG-13. Release: 4/10/12

The Divide – Survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together for days in the basement of their apartment building, where fear and dwindling supplies wear away at their dynamic. R. Release: 4/17/12

Frozen Planet – From the Emmy-winning team behind Planet Earth and The Blue Planet comes Frozen Planet, the epic tale of two disappearing wildernesses. The Arctic and Antarctic remain the greatest wildernesses on Earth. The scale and beauty of the scenery and the sheer power of the elements are unmatched anywhere else on our planet. NR. Release: 4/17/12

The Grey – After their plane crashes in Alaska, seven oil workers are led by a skilled huntsman to survival, but a pack of merciless wolves haunts their every step. R . Release: 5/15/12

Haywire – A black ops super soldier seeks payback after she is betrayed and set up during a mission. R. Release: 5/1/12

The Innkeepers – After over one hundred years of service, The Yankee Pedlar Inn is shutting its doors for good. The last remaining employees – Claire and Luke – are determined to uncover proof of what many believe to be one of New England’s most haunted hotels. R. Release: 4/24/12

The Iron Lady – An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene. PG-13. Release: 4/10/12

Joyful Noise – G.G. Sparrow faces off with her choir’s newly appointed director, Vi Rose Hill, over the group’s direction as they head into a national competition. PG-13. Release: 5/1/12fe, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene. PG-13. Release: 4/10/12

Love’s Everlasting Courage – Wes Brown joins Cheryl Ladd and Bruce Boxleitner in this heartwarming story adapted from the bestselling “Love Comes Softly” series by Janette Oke. When the wife of a struggling homesteader on the western frontier unexpectedly dies, the man searches for the strength and courage to raise his young daughter – and finds it, with the help of his parents. NR. Release: 5/8/12

Masterpiece Classic: Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks’ epic love story, set against a backdrop of the First World War, became a modern classic when it was published in 1993. Now adapted for the screen for the first time, Abi Morgan has created a riveting, sumptuous masterpiece. Shifting in time between 1910 and 1916, Birdsong is the story of Stephen Wraysford, a young Englishman who arrives in Amiens in Northern France to stay with the Azaire family and falls desperately in love with Isabelle Azaire. NR. Release: 4/24/12

Masterpiece Classic: Great Expectations – An orphan boy meets an escaped convict, a crazed rich woman, a bewitching girl, and grows up to have great expectations of wealth from a mysterious patron, in Great Expectations, Charles Dickens’ remarkable tale of rags to riches to self-knowledge. NR. Release: 4/3/12

Miss Representation  – As the most persuasive and pervasive force of communication in our culture, media is educating yet another generation that a woman’s primary value lay in her youth, beauty and sexuality-and not in her capacity as a leader, making it difficult for women to obtain leadership positions and for girls to reach their full potential. The film accumulates startling facts and asks the question, “What can we do?” NR. Release: 4/10/12

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol – The IMF is shut down when it’s implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Ethan Hunt and his new team to go rogue to clear their organization’s name. PG-13. Release: 4/17/12

One for the Money – Unemployed and newly-divorced Stephanie Plum lands a job at her cousin’s bail-bond business, where her first assignment puts her on the trail of a wanted local cop from her romantic past. PG-13. Release: 5/15/12

Red Tails – A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard. PG-13. Release: 5/22/12

Sherlock (BBC): Season 2 – Nominated for 4 primetime Emmys, Sherlock is back with Benedict Cumberbatch as Holmes and Martin Freeman as Watson in three new stories. With beguiling performances, witty scripts and some of the most intriguing characters ever created, it’s no wonder that Sherlock has proven to be a worldwide success. NR. Release: 5/22/12

This Means War – Two top CIA operatives wage an epic battle against one another after they discover they are dating the same woman. PG-13. Release: 5/22/12

True Blood: The Complete Fourth Season – Mixing romance, suspense, mystery and humor, True Blood tells the continuing tale of Sookie a human waitress with telepathic gifts – and a so-far irresistible attraction to 174-year-old vampire Bill Compton. NR. Release: 5/29/12

Underworld: Awakening – When human forces discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan clans, a war to eradicate both species commences. The vampire warrioress Selene leads the battle against humankind. R. Release: 5/8/12

The Vow  – A car accident puts Paige in a coma, and when she wakes up with severe memory loss, her husband Leo works to win her heart again. PG-13. Release: 5/8/12

War Horse – Young Albert enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. Albert’s hopeful journey takes him out of England and across Europe as the war rages on. PG-13. Release: 4/3/12

We Bought a Zoo – Set in Southern California, a father moves his young family to the countryside to renovate and re-open a struggling zoo. PG. Release: 4/3/12

The Woman in Black – A young lawyer travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman is terrorizing the locals. PG-13. Release: 5/22//12