"The movie business is macabre. Grotesque.
It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
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 232014
Warner Archive Collection New Releases May 20: All Widescreen!

THE VIOLENT ROAD (1958) Brian Keith toplines this tense tale of wildcat teamsters taking a spin to eke out some wages of fear. Propelled by one of the most startling starts to ever begin a cinema suspenser, "Violent Road" sees a sextet of desperate men transporting deadly and explosive chemical ingredients for rocket fuel over … 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 152014
Fox Adds 15 New Titles to the Fox Cinema Archives Collection

  Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment salutes the golden age of Hollywood with a new wave of classic films on DVD from the Fox Cinema Archives collection. Beginning May 13, fans can relive Hollywood’s finest cinematic years with classic film titles spanning the 1930s, 40s and 50s. The following 15 films will be available for … 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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May 072014
Warner Archive Collection New Releases May 6: Come for the Scooter, Stay for the Sophia

  CHALLENGE OF THE GOBOTS: THE SERIES, VOLUME ONE (1985) They're mighty robots and mighty vehicles are back at last! Cy-Kill! Leader-1! Cop-Tur! Turbo! Crasher! Scooter! The noble Guardian GoBots and the nefarious Renegade GoBots continue the war begun in The Battle for GoBotron (see Challenge of the GoBots: The Original Mini-Series) across time and … More

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May 022014
Sony Pictures Choice Collection: May

  Here's the May titles for Sony's manufacture-on-demand program: MODERN ROMANCE (1981) Written, directed and starring Albert Brooks. A world-class neurotic, Robert Cole (Albert Brooks) just can't stop thinking about Mary (Kathryn Harrold). Especially after he breaks up with her. Fanatically obsessed with the beautiful bank exec, he repeatedly wins her back – and then … More

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