New Releases on DVD – June 2009

Bangkok Dangerous

A hitman in Bangkok pulls off a series of jobs, falls for a local woman and bonds with his errand boy. Cast: Nicolas Cage, Charlie Young, Shahkrit Yamnarm, Panward Hemmanee. Based on the 1999 film by Oxide Pang Chun & Danny Pang. Rated R

Bedtime Stories

A hotel handyman’s life is changed forever when the bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew start to mysteriously come true. Cast: Adam Sandler, Keri Russell, Guy Pearce, Russell Brand, Richard Griffiths, Jonathan Pryce, Courteney Cox, Lucy Lawless, Teresa Palmer. Rated PG

Dark Matter

Elite local patron, Joanna Silver, welcomes Liu Xing, a Chinese student, to Valley State University. He enters the university with dreams of fame and a Nobel Prize. Cultural differences and school politics threaten his ambitions and result in unimaginable violence. Cast: Liu Ye, Aidan Quinn, Meryl Streep. (2007) Rated R

Faith Like Potatoes

A farmer moves his family to South Africa and suffers a series of seemingly insurmountable losses. Through unlikely friendships and much needed divine intervention, he discovers his life’s true purpose and it sustains his unwavering belief in the power of faith. Cast: Hamilton Dhlamini, Jeanne Wilhelm. Based on the autobiography of Angus Buchan. Rated PG

He’s Just Not That Into You

A hardline advice guy falls for a woman who seeks him out because she can’t figure out the men in her life. Cast: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Connelly, Kevin Connolly, Bradley Cooper, Ginnifer Goodwin, Scarlett Johansson, Kris Kristofferson, Justin Long. Based on the book by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo. Rated PG-13

Hotel for Dogs

When foster children Andi and Bruce need somewhere to hide their dog, they transform an abandoned hotel into a place where no stray gets turned away. Cast: Emma Roberts, Jake T. Austin, Kyla Pratt, Lisa Kudrow, Kevin Dillon, Don Cheadle. Based on the book by Lois Duncan. Rated PG


A young wife and mother suffers a devastating loss when London is rocked by a shocking terrorist bombing in this dramatic thriller. Wracked with guilt over an extramarital affair, and trying to piece her shattered life back together, she becomes embroiled in the police investigation of the attack, and discovers that the authorities will do anything to cover up the terrifying truth behind it. Cast: Michelle Williams, Ewan McGregor, Matthew Macfadyen. Rated R

Last Chance Harvey

In London for his daughter’s wedding, a rumpled man finds his romantic spirits lifted by a new woman in his life. Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, Eileen Atkins, Kathy Baker, James Brolin, Richard Schiff. Rated PG-13

New in Town

A Miami businesswoman adjusts to her new life in a tiny Minnesota town. Cast: Renée Zellweger, Harry Connick, Jr., J.K. Simmons, Frances Conroy, Siobhan Fallon Hogan. Rated PG

Nothing But the Truth

In Washington, D.C., a reporter faces a possible jail sentence for outing a CIA agent and refusing to reveal her source. Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Matt Dillon, Angela Bassett, Alan Alda, Vera Farmiga, David Schwimmer, Noah Wyle. Rated R

Paul Blart Mall Cop

Mall security guard Paul Blart has always had dreams of becoming a state trooper. While nobody takes his present job seriously, all that changes when a team of thugs raids his mall. CastL Kevin James, Jayma Mays, Keir O’Donnell, Bobby Cannavale, Stephen Rannazzisi, Shirley Knight. Rated PG

Personal Effects

Ashton Kutcher stars as a broken man who sets off on a vengeance-filled search for his sister’s murderer, only to fall into the arms of a gorgeous older woman who may share the same torment. Cast: Michelle Pfeiffer, Kathy Bates, Spencer Hudson. Rated R


A thirtysomething unemployed man finds himself pressured by his wife to have a baby while his mother has decided to move in with the couple. Cast: Diane Keaton, Dax Shepard, Liv Tyler. Rated PG-13


A former spy relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter who has been forced into the slave trade. Cast: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Leland Orser, Jon Gries, David Warshofsky, Katie Cassidy, Holly Valance, Famke Janssen. Rated PG-13

The Tale of Despereaux

Once upon a time in the far away kingdom of Dor lived a brave and virtuous mouse with comically oversized ears who dreamt of becoming a knight. Banished from his home for having such lofty ambitions, Despereaux sets off on an amazing adventure with his good-hearted rat friend Roscuro. The two go on a very noble quest to rescue an endangered princess and save an entire kingdom from darkness. Voices: Matthew Broderick, Robbie Coltrane, Dustin Hoffman, Richard Jenins, Kevin Kline, Frank Langella, William H. Macy, Tracy Ullman, Emma Watson, Sigourney Weaver. Based on the book by Kate DiCamillo. Rated G

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

Explores the origins of the centuries-old blood feud between the aristocratic vampires known as Death Dealers and their slaves, the Lycans. Cast: Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy, Rhona Mitra, Steven Mackintosh, Kevin Grevioux. Rated R


Based on the true story of Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg and his assassination plot targeting Adolf Hitler. Cast: Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Carice van Houten, Thomas Kretschmann, Terence Stamp. Rated PG-13

The Wedding Weekend

When a group of college band mates reunite 15 years after graduation to sing at a friend’s wedding, they take a break from their less than perfect lives to spend a long weekend at a cozy Hamptons beach house with their spouses, children, friends and one sexy Swedish nanny in tow. Cast: David Alan Basch, Chris Bowers, Samrat Chakrabarti, Alexander Chaplin, Rosemarie DeWitt, Mark Feuerstein, David Harbour, Elizabeth Reaser, Reg Rogers, Molly Shannon, Liz Stauber, Camilla Thorsson.  Rated R

What Doesn’t Kill You

Two childhood friends from South Boston turn to crime as a way to get by, ultimately causing a strain in their personal lives and their friendship.  Cast: Mark Ruffalo, Ethan Hawke, Amanda Peet.  Rated R

While She Was Out

A suburban housewife is forced to fend for herself when she becomes stranded in a desolate forest with four murderous thugs. What starts off as a quick trip to the mall ends in the woods with a fight for her life. All she has is a toolbox and her will to survive. Cast: Kim Basinger, Luke Haas, Craig Sheffer. Rated R