19 February 2013 New DVD Releases

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1.
Argo (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980. (120 mins.)
Director: Ben Affleck
“ The best film of 2012...in my opinion. Smart, tense, funny - Affleck was robbed but hoping Oscar gold will make up for the short-sightedness of the Academy.

****

Domestic Box Office: $126,048,000 ” - claydav
 
2.
Sinister (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Washed-up true-crime writer Ellison Oswalt finds a box of super 8 home movies that suggest the murder he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose work dates back to the 1960s. (110 mins.)
“ Another twisty, horror film that provides ample amount of scares & intrigue to get us to the 1-2 punch at the end.

***

Domestic Box Office: $ 48,086,903 ” - claydav
 
3.
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In order to power the city, monsters have to scare children so that they scream. However, the children are toxic to the monsters, and after a child gets through, 2 monsters realize things may not be what they think. (92 mins.)
“ Cute & entertaining...better the younger in age you are!

***

Domestic Box Office: $ 33,157,008 ” - claydav
 
4.
Fun Size (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Wren's Halloween plans go awry when she's made to babysit her brother, who disappears into a sea of trick-or-treaters. With her best friend and two nerds at her side, she needs to find her brother before her mom finds out he's missing. (86 mins.)
Director: Josh Schwartz
“ Depressingly unfunny pre-tween comedy about the search for a mischievous boy during Halloween.



Domestic Box Office: $ 9,409,538 ” - claydav
 
5.
Anna Karenina (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In late-19th-century Russian high society, St. Petersburg aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the dashing Count Alexei Vronsky. (129 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
“ Domestic Box Office: $ 12,722,089 ” - claydav
 
6.
Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Railroad owner Dagny Taggart and steel mogul Henry Rearden search desperately for the inventor of a revolutionary motor as the U.S. government continues to spread its control over the national economy. (111 mins.)
Director: John Putch
“ Domestic Box Office: $ 3,325,954 ” - claydav
 
7.
Undefeated (2011 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Chronicles three underprivileged students from inner-city Memphis and their volunteer coach who tries to help them beat the odds on and off the field. (113 mins.)
“ Domestic Box Office: $ 562,218 ” - claydav
 
8.
For Ellen (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A struggling musician takes an overnight long-distance drive in order to fight his estranged wife for custody of their young daughter. (94 mins.)
Director: SoYong Kim
“ Domestic Box Office: $ 12,396 ” - claydav
 
9.
North Sea Texas (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A teenage boy's search for love finds him fixated on a boy who lives nearby. (94 mins.)
Director: Bavo Defurne
“ Domestic Box Office: $ 25,850 ” - claydav
 
10.
Special Forces (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A French journalist in Afghanistan is kidnapped by the Taliban. (109 mins.)
“ Domestic Box Office: $ 10,759 ” - claydav
 
11.
Bestiaire (2012 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Along the rhythm of the seasons, beasts and humans regard each other. 'Bestiary' unfolds like a picture book about mutual observation. A contemplation of a stable imbalance, and of loose, tranquil and indefinable elements. (72 mins.)
Director: Denis Côté
“ Domestic Box Office: $ 1,428 ” - claydav