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It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
May 272014
 
Noah: Due July 29

  Russell Crowe stars as Noah, the man chosen by his God to undertake the great task of saving animal species before an apocalyptic flood destroys the world. An interesting and exciting — if controversial to some — take on the Biblical epic. Blu-ray extras: Three behind-the-scenes featurettes: "Iceland: Extreme Beauty," "The Ark Exterior: A … More

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May 272014
 
Jodorowsky's Dune: Due July 8

  As an auteur whose midnight movie classics, "El Topo" and "The Holy Mountain" captivated enthusiastic audiences, cult-film director Alejandro Jodorowsky set his sights on his most ambitious project yet — a feature film adaptation of Frank Herbert's futuristic best-seller, "Dune." In 1975, Jodorowsky began work on this most ambitious project. Starring his own 12-year-old … More

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May 262014
 
Bad Words: Due July 8

  Jason Bateman makes his feature directorial debut with this subversive comedy … and stars as Guy Trilby, a 40-year-old who finds a loophole in the rules of The Golden Quill national spelling bee and decides to cause trouble by hijacking the competition. Contest officials, outraged parents, and overly ambitious 8th graders are no match … More

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May 262014
 
Olive Films July Releases

  July. A time for baseball, apple pie, barbecues and ice-cold lemonade on hot nights. Also time to catch up on Olive Films' July slate of classic and cult DVD & Bluray releases: July 1: Operation Petticoat July 1: So This Is New York July 1: Good Sam July 8: Caught July 8: The Lost … More

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May 232014
 
Coming Soon: Need for Speed, Muppets Most Wanted

Due August 5: Need for Speed The film centers around Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul), a blue-collar mechanic who races muscle-cars on the side in an unsanctioned street-racing circuit. Struggling to keep his family-owned garage afloat, he reluctantly partners with the wealthy and arrogant ex-NASCAR driver Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper). But just as a major sale … More

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May 232014
 
Coming Soon: The Raid 2, Divergent

Due July 8: The Raid 2 Immediately following the events of the sleeper hit "The Raid" (2011) — in which he fought his way out of a building filled with gangsters and madmen — Rama (Iko Uwais) is forced to reinvent himself as an undercover cop in order to provide protection for his wife and … More

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May 222014
 
Criterion August Releases

In August, Criterion presents an array of contemporary classics from around the world. They include two by directors new to the collection: the iconic Bob Fosse, with his Oscar-winning autobiographical musical drama "All That Jazz"; and the beloved Spanish auteur Pedro Almodovar, with his provocative and sensual "Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!" August will … More

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May 082014
 
The Grand Budapest Hotel: Due June 17

  Director Wes Anderson transports viewers to another one of his unique, self-contained worlds that requires you to give yourself up totally to his story within a story within a story that recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy … More

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May 082014
 
Under the Skin: Due July 15

  An existential science fiction film that journeys to the heart of what it means to be human, extraterrestrial — or something in between. A voluptuous woman of unknown origin (Scarlett Johansson) combs the highways in Scotland in search of isolated or forsaken men, luring a succession of lost souls into an otherworldly lair. They … More

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Apr 282014
 
'Unacceptable Levels' Body Chemical Docu Due June 10

  Over 80,000 chemicals flow through our system of commerce, and many are going straight into our bodies. Even our unborn children are affected. Due to this constant exposure, we have approximately 200 synthetic industrial chemicals interacting with our body cells every single day. Until recently, modern science really didn’t understand what that could mean … More

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