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  • Acting Shakespeare (1982)
    Ian McKellen, alone on stage, with no props or scenery, performs monologues from Shakespeare and discusses some of his plays.
  • The Reduced Shakespeare Company (2000)
    Three guys, one dead playwright, and 37 plays, all in under two hours. In this universally acclaimed theater experience, Adam Long, Reed Marin, and Austin Tichenor manage to compress the complete works of Shakespeare into 90 minutes of high-speed over-the-top hilarity. Knowledge about Shakespeare’s works is helpful, but not at all necessary. All that is needed is time enough to watch and someone to dial 911 in case you pass out from laughing so much.
  • Shakespeare Behind Bars (2005)
    Twenty male inmates in a Kentucky prison form an unlikely Shakespearean acting troupe.
  • Shakespeare in Love (1998)
    A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.
  • Shakespeare Uncovered (2012)
    This Miniseries has 6 episodes. David Tennant meets with fellow Hamlets who compare notes on the challenge of playing the iconic role and Ethan Hawke invites viewers to join him in his quest to play Shakespeare’s murderous Thane of Cawdor by uncovering the true story that served as inspiration, immersing himself in some of the most memorable and innovative productions and discovering Shakespeare’s extraordinary insights into the criminal mind.
  • Will Shakespeare/The Life of Shakespeare (1978)
    Emmy Award-winner Tim Curry and Golden Globe-winner Ian McShane star in the riveting story about the great Bard’s rise to fame. Set in the sixteenth century, it begins with the lesser known story of Shakespeare’s humble beginnings and youthful obscurity in Avon. As he struggles to survive as a playwright, Shakespeare faces multiple obstacles, including the black plague and various personal tragedies, but defeats all obstacles to achieve unprecedented success in London. Written by John Mortimer, this engrossing six-part miniseries renders the sights and sounds of Elizabethan England in exquisite detail. Rich in both tragedy and deliciously cheeky humor, this series moves through Shakespeare’s untold story with dramatic flair.
  • Silent Shakespeare (2000)
    Such stuff as dreams are made on… In the early days of cinema, pioneer filmmakers created these seven charming, moving and magical films based on the plays of William Shakespeare. Considered a “lowbrow” medium, the fledgling movie industry sought to elevate its status by immortalizing the classics and hiring the greatest actors of the day. As most of these early photoplays were only one or two reels long, adapting the Bard proved to be both challenging and inspiring. Digitally restored by the British Film Institute, this DVD features: King John (Britain, 1899), The Tempest (Britain, 1908), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (USA, 1909), King Lear (Italy, 1910), Twelfth Night (USA, 1910), The Merchant of Venice (Italy, 1910), Richard III (Britain, 1911).

Happy Birthday William Shakespeare!

In honor of the Bard’s birthday (maybe) we’re celebrating with a list of his films and adaptations.

As today is Classic Wednesday here we’ll start with the classics but don’t worry — we have all your favorites and so much more!

Othello (1922)

The German silent historical drama film directed by Dimitri Buchowetzki and starring Emil Jannings, Werner Krauss and Ica von Lenkeffy.

As You Like It (1936)

A 1936 British film, directed by Paul Czinner and starring Laurence Olivier as Orlando and Elisabeth Bergner as Rosalind. It was Laurence Olivier’s first performance of Shakespeare on screen.

Henry V (1944)

It stars Laurence Olivier, who also directed. The play was adapted for the screen by Olivier, Dallas Bower, and Alan Dent. The score is by William Walton. The film begins as a recreation of a stage production of the play in the Globe Theatre, then gradually turns into a stylised cinematic rendition of the play, with sets reminiscent of a medieval Book of Hours.

A Double Life (1947)

A film noir which tells the story of an actor whose mind becomes affected by the character he portrays. The movie starred Ronald Colman and Signe Hasso. It was directed by George Cukor and written for the screen by Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin.

Yellow Sky (1948)

An American western film directed by William A. Wellman. The story is believed to be loosely adapted from The Tempest. In 1867, a gang led by James “Stretch” Dawson (Gregory Peck) flees into the desert after a bank robbery and encounter an old man and his granddaughter in a ghost town.

Hamlet (1948)

A 1948 British film adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, adapted and directed by and starring Sir Laurence Olivier. Hamlet was Olivier’s second film as director and the first British film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Othello (1952)

Directed and produced by Orson Welles, who also played the title role. The screenplay was adapted by Welles and an uncredited Jean Sacha. Welles trimmed the three-hour Shakespeare play to a little over 90 minutes for the film.

Julius Caesar (1953)

Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, who also wrote the uncredited screenplay the film stars Marlon Brando as Mark Antony, James Mason as Brutus, John Gielgud as Cassius, Louis Calhern as Julius Caesar, Edmond O’Brien as Casca, Greer Garson as Calpurnia, and Deborah Kerr as Portia.

Kiss Me Kate (1953)

Inspired by The Taming of the Shrew, it tells the tale of musical theater actors, Fred Graham and Lilli Vanessi, who were once married and are now performing opposite each other in the roles of Petruchio and Katherine in a Broadway-bound musical version of William Shakespeare’s play.

Richard III (1955)

Also incorporating elements from his Henry VI, Part 3, it was directed and produced by Laurence Olivier, who also played the lead role. The cast includes many noted Shakespearean actors, including a quartet of acting knights. The film depicts Richard plotting and conspiring to grasp the throne from his brother King Edward IV, played by Sir Cedric Hardwicke.

Forbidden Planet (1956)

Directed by Fred M. Wilcox, a screenplay by Cyril Hume, and starring Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, and Leslie Nielsen. Forbidden Planet is the first science fiction film in which humans are depicted traveling in a starship of their own creation. It was also the very first science fiction film set entirely on another world in interstellar space, far away from the planet Earth. The characters and isolated setting have been compared to those in The Tempest.

Throne of Blood (1957)

Directed by Akira Kurosawa. The film transposes the plot of William Shakespeare’s play Macbeth to feudal Japan.

The Bad Sleep Well (1960)

Directed by Akira Kurosawa. The film stars Toshiro Mifune as a young man who gets a prominent position in a corrupt postwar Japanese company in order to expose the men responsible for his father’s death. It has its roots in Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

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Guilty Parties

When his daughter is found horribly murdered in the woods, a loose-cannon cop (Lior Ashkenazi) and the girl’s father abduct the prime suspect in the Israeli Big Bad Wolves. The person they think is responsible for abducting and killing young girls is a mild mannered school teacher, so the vengeance-driven men tie him to a chair and and start questioning him. They begin doing to him what had been done to the girls, but as they cross more lines trying to get what they want, the righteous men become increasingly more monstrous.

Still affected by her mother’s death during her childbirth, sullen and stand-offish Emanuel (Kaya Scodelario) walks all over her permissive father (Alfred Molina) and rebukes her stepmother’s (Frances O’Connor) attempts at peace in The Truth About Emanuel. When she warms up to Linda (Jessica Biel), the single mother who just moved in next door, the two bond over the care for Linda’s infant daughter, but their relation to each other, and to the child, is more complex and strange than either of them would ever admit. With Jimmi Simpson.

In the midst of Romania’s WWII occupation, young Alex finds the body of a Nazi soldier in A Farewell to Fools. The Germans drag the fallen soldier into the center of Alex’s village, threatening to kill the town’s leaders unless the villagers turn over the guilty party. Father Johanis (Harvey Keitel) promises to find the culprit, but the townsfolk concoct a surefire plan to save their village: surrender Ipu (Gerard Depardieu), the village idiot, to the Nazis. Though Ipu is innocent, and a friend of Alex, the town asks the impossible of him… but in their flattering, feeding, romancing, and persuading of the simple man, the villagers may lose more than they bargain to save in their treating with the German soldiers.

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Following Questionable Orders

Gregory Lioubov (Jean Dujardin) is a Russian spy undercover in Monaco in Mobius. He uses his suave, super-spy charm to romance Alice (Cecile de France), a brilliant international banker, but Gregory is simply maneuvering her into a position to gain leverage over a corrupt business tycoon (Tim Roth). Alice is the right tool for Gregory’s job, but when the CIA contacts her, she realizes the full story of her whirlwind romance, and is now able to engineer a deceptive game of her own.

Office weakling Chris (Adam Brody) gets no respect within his company in Welcome to the Jungle: the assistant vice president (Rob Huebel) steals his ideas, his boss thinks he’s a weakling, and the women around him don’t even know he exists. Chris isn’t excited about being sent to a wilderness team-building retreat, but when they lose their guide (Jean-Claude Van Damme), Chris is the only member of the group with real survival skills. Unfortunately, standing up for himself isn’t something Chris learned in Eagle Scouts, so the island quickly descends into Lord of the Flies madness while Chris and a few friends work towards a rescue… but his only real hope is to stand up to the savages his co-workers have become. With Kristen Schaal.

Crime boss Dragna (Robert De Niro) has given Jack (John Cusack) a very simple job in The Bag Man: take his bag to a hotel, rent room 13, wait for Dragna, and— most importantly— do not look in the bag. Before he’s even at the hotel, Jack’s already been shot, his car’s covered in blood, and the man at the motel (Crispin Glover) is obviously suspicious. His simple assignment goes haywire when a tall, beautiful woman knocks on the door asking for help, and Jack is suddenly dealing with unpredictable cops, pimps, hitmen, and worst of all… he can’t be sure if his mystery woman has seen what’s in the bag, and what that will mean for Dragna.

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Documentary

A departure from his narrated, historical compositions, Ken Burns's The Address is a fly-on-the-wall exploration of a Vermont high school’s program teaching students to recite the Gettysburg Address. Collecting students with a wide array of aptitudes and disabilities, from ADHD to dyslexia, the Greenwood School has established the performance and recitation of the Address as a rite of passage, and prestigious accomplishment in the community.

Narrated by Bettie Page herself, the documentary Bettie Page Reveals All tells the story behind the legend that grew around her after she sought seclusion after her 1950s heyday. Notoriously reclusive, Page recounts the actual events that made her a cheesecake icon, her small-town upbringing, and the scandals that led to her legal troubles, providing a first-person account of a tale that had previously been mostly rumor and speculation.

Exploring the legacy of the most obscure member of the 1970s New York comics collective “The Studio,” Better Things: The Life and Choices of Jeffrey Catherine Jones tracks down the elusive Jeffrey Jones. While other members of The Studio are remembered by comic book fans for iconic work with signature characters (Swamp Thing, Conan, The Shadow), Jones’ disdain for producing content on a factory schedule left him inclined to branch out into ambitious, rule-breaking artwork. Speaking with the artist himself and collecting interviews with comics greats like Neil Gaiman and Mike Mingola, the film details the current world of a creator often unrecognized for a lifetime of work.

New this week in our TV New Releases:

 The Science of Measurement
From the earliest cave paintings showing the change of seasons to the most complicated modern devices, the series about history of math explores time, length, mass, brightness, and all of the building blocks of our world. 

Talks About
Nothing
A series of talks at New York’s Rubin Museum of Art, providing insight from sources as varied as neurologist Oliver Sacks, novelist Rick Moody, vocal coach Patsy Rodenburg, philosopher Simon Critchley, actor Brian Cox, and more.

Marathon Monday: Lucy Liu


Who said marathons are just for the weekend? Spend the week watching movies from your favorite actors, directors, cinematographers and more!

She’s been a gender-bending companion to Sherlock and the voice of a fairy, cops, doctors, criminals, and more — she’s played a variety of characters in movies and on TV and we’ve loved her for it. 

Celebrate the works of this great actress.

  • Elementary [TV Series] Season 1
  • The Pirate Fairy (2014)
  • The Man with the Iron Fists (2012)
  • Secret of the Wings (2012)
  • Southland (2012) Seasons 1-5
  • Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
  • The Trouble with Bliss (2011)
  • Detachment (2011)
  • Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue (2010)
  • Afro Samurai: Resurrection (2009)
  • Tinker Bell (2008)
  • Kung Fu Panda (2008)
  • Rise: Blood Hunter (2007)
  • Ugly Betty [TV Series] (2007) Seasons 1-4
  • Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
  • Domino (2005)
  • The Simpsons (2005)
  • Mulan II (2004)
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
  • Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003)
  • Chicago (2002)
  • King of the Hill (2002)
  • Cypher (2002)
  • Ballistic: Ecks vs Sever (2002)
  • Hotel (2001)
  • Charlie’s Angels (2000)
  • Shanghai Noon (2000)
  • The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human (1999)
  • True Crime (1999)
  • Payback (1999)
  • Jerry Maguire (1996)
  • The X-Files [TV Series] Seasons 1-9 (1996)
  • ER [TV Series] (1995) Seasons 1-10

So come on in and grab yourself a marathon — Get Reckless Tonight!

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Off Your Beaten Path

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Now & Then
Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller) is more involved in his daydreams than his work with photographs for Life magazine in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, but is forced to face reality when a corporate transition manager (Adam Scott) comes in to downsize the company. When Walter loses the photograph that would appear on the cover of Life’s final print issue, he has to track down the globe trotting field photographer out on assignment. Trading his fantasies for real-life adventure, Walter has to travel by plane, boat, helicopter, bicycle, and skateboard to catch up to the photographer in Iceland, saving the magazine and finally leading an interesting enough life to attract the attention of his pretty coworker (Kristen Wiig). On DVD and Blu Ray.

Fifty years ago, Philomena Lee (Judi Dench) was sent to an Irish nunnery. The story of the family shame that put her away and give her newborn son, Anthony, up for adoption, Philomena tracks the family’s drama as Philomena’s daughter enlists journalist Martin Sixsmith (Steve Coogan) to find Anthony. Though he thinks of a “human interest” story as beneath him, Martin joins Philomena in a search for the 50-year-old son she’s never met, and together, they explore the circumstances that led to the quest that entangles them in each other’s religion, politics, and social beliefs. On DVD and Blu Ray.

Pharmacist Doug Varney (Sam Rockwell) lives quietly and does what he’s told until he’s seduced by dissatisfied trophy wife Elizabeth (Olivia Wilde) in Better Living Through Chemistry. Elizabeth gives him a new lease on life, no longer dominated by his controlling wife (Michelle Monaghan) and a lot more adventurous with the pharmaceuticals under his care, but Doug’s playground of sex and drugs are bound to go awry when he has to face Elizabeth’s rich husband (Ray Liotta). Doug has gotten used to breaking rules, but his he ready for a film noir murder plot? On DVD and Blu Ray.

Highschool pals Michael (Nicholas Braun) and Matty make the standard “lose their virginity by prom” bet in Date and Switch, but Matty surprises Michael by coming out as gay. Though Michael’s initially shocked, their pack stands, and he enthusiastically pledges himself to be Matty’s wingman. While Michael’s new quest puts him on new terms with Matty’s ex (Dakota Johnson), Matty himself meets the more experienced, charming Greg (Zach Cregger), and though Michael’s father (Nick Offerman) understands the boys are in a new situation, Matty’s dad (Gary Cole) is less understanding. On DVD and Blu Ray.

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Cops and Robbers

Officer James Peyton (Ice Cube) doesn’t want to be stuck babysitting his bother-in-law-to-be Ben (Kevin Hart) in Ride Along, but Ben, a high-strung, fast-talking security guard, wants to go on a “ride along.” James and his partner (John Leguizamo) are working an important case, trying to bring down an elusive drug lord, and don’t really have much time for Ben, but Ben refuses to go home… and as the ride along turns into a developing situation, Ben is comically outmatched by car chases, crime bosses, and gunfights. If he manages not to get killed, Ben might be able to prove he’s good enough to marry James’ sister. With Laurence Fishburn. On DVD and Blu Ray.

Surly (Will Arnett) isn’t a very good squirrel in The Nut Job— he isn’t interested in stockpiling nuts for the coming winter, and his selfishness gets him banished from his tree by Raccoon (Liam Neeson). In order to make it through the winter, Surly finds himself a role in a team of thieves with the ambitious goal of robbing the well-stocked Maury’s Nut Shop. Followed by good Samaritan squirrel Andie (Katherine Heigl), Surly joins a caper that could prove him every bit as worthwhile as park hero Grayson (Brendan Fraser). On DVD and Blu Ray.

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Dickens

Great Expectations  Now & Then
Young Pip (Jeremy Irvine) travels from the country to the city to be outfitted as a gentlemen in the newest adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations. Raised by his sister and her blacksmith husband (Jason Flemyng), Pip’s life is changed when his humble orphan’s life is enhanced by a mysterious inheritance. With new ambition to be a gentleman in London, he becomes enamored of the beautiful Estella (Holliday Grainger) as he’s hired to be her companion by Miss Havisham (Helena Bonham Carter), but Pip’s life in society offers as much chance for corruption as opportunity. With Ralph Fiennes and Robbie Coltrane. On DVD and Blu Ray.

The story of Charles Dickens’ (Ralph Fiennes) clandestine romance with young Nelly (Felicity Jones), The Invisible Woman recounts the affair between the 45-year-old author and the 18-year-old aspiring actress. Self-assured but arrogant, Dickens neglects his wife to court young Nelly, introducing her to his friend (Tom Hollander) who lives with a woman out of wedlock, and considering Nelly’s mother (Kristin Scott Thomas) who doesn’t want to see the girl’s reputation ruined. Though she may be confusing the art with the artist, Nelly still begins a relationship that has a fixed, unavoidable ending. On DVD and Blu Ray.

New this week in our TV New Releases:

Ripper Street Series 2 
Inspector Reid and his deputies are still fighting to keep Whitechapel from descending into madness, crime, and corruption at the end of the 19th century. 

The Bletchley Circle Series 2 
Though they were expected to retire to home and hearth, the former WWII codebreakers of Bletchley Circle apply their skills to solving crimes in the 1950s 

MST3K Volume 29 
Joel, Mike, and the bots are forced to sit on the Satellite of Love and watch Pumaman, Hercules and the Captive Women, The Thing That Couldn’t Die, and Untamed Youth.

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The Reckless Video Customer Appreciation  Weekend is kicking off right now!

It’s our birthday!! We’ve been serving Maple Leaf and the surrounding Seattle neighborhoods for over 23 years and we’d like to celebrate you — our wonderful customers.

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We’re having a deck party this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!

  • $2 Rentals for all 3-day titles
  • 1,000’s of DVDs for sale
  • A free raffle with fabulous prizes like a $100 Ace Hardware gift card, Blu Ray player, and more!

The party will also be the debut of the insanely simple “206” Movie Pass! $20 gets your any 6 rentals for Blu Ray, 3D Blu, New Releases, Criterion, your favorite TV shows — any disc in the store!

So come on by, take some photos with our amazing staff, Tweet us @recklessvideo​, and rent some great flicks.

We are located at 9020 Roosevelt Way NE Seattle WA 98115
Call us to reserve discs at (206) 524-4473

See you there, Seattle!

Magic

Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) is in the middle of his quest through Middle Earth in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Still pursued by orcs, Bilbo accompanies the wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and Thorin Oakenshield’s (Richard Armitage) band of dwarves as they search for the gem that will finally unite the dwarves under Thorin’s kingship. Their adventure will take them through a land filled with orcs, giant spiders, skin-changers, and wood elves— including Legolas and Tauriel (Orlando Bloom and Evangeline Lilly)— before they enter the Lonely Mountain and steal the gem from the dragon Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch). On DVD, Blu Ray, and 3D Blu.

While Pixie Hollow celebrates the Four Seasons Festival, banished fairy Zarina puts the entire town to sleep in Tinkerbell: The Pirate Fairy. Tinkerbell and her friends are immune to Zarina’s magic and decide to follow her. Zarina leads them to a pirate ship, and that she’s become a pirate fairy. Tinkerbell and her friends have to face Zarina and the pirates and escape magical mix-ups if they want to save Pixie Hollow and finish the festival.

A Weekend Away

Edith (Vera Farmiga) accompanies her daughter (Taissa Farmiga) for a tour of a Washington State college in At Middleton, where an argument over a parking space introduces them to nerdy heart surgeon George (Andy Garcia). George is also at the campus tour for his son, and while both parents had hoped that the weekend would be a bonding experience with their children, Edith and George find themselves in each other’s company. Separated from the group, they wander the campus, delighting in their day together as the connection between them grows. With Tom Skerritt.

Family Strife

Adapted from the acclaimed play, August: Osage County stars Meryl Streep as Violet, the Weston matriarch, as the family gathers at her home. Summoned to the Weston home after the death of Violet’s husband (Sam Shepard), their three daughters (including Julia Roberts as Barbara), Violet’s sister and brother-in-law (Margo Martindale and Chris Cooper), their son Charles (Benedict Cumberbatch), and Barbara’s estranged husband (Ewan McGregor) gather under one roof for the first time in years. With Violet’s self-proclaimed roll as a “truth-teller,” the crowded house’s barely restrained secrets and simmering resentments are quickly brought to the surface, as the Westons contend with the realities of their family. On DVD and Blu Ray.

Five years in the making, Michael Winterbottom's Everyday is the story of a Ian’s (John Simm) years prison and the way it shapes his life, and the life of his wife Karen (Shirley Henderson). As time passes and their four children grow up, Karen holds the family together as Ian endures his sentence, while his visits for Christmas show the strain his mistakes have put on them all.

Marked

Expanding the mythology established in the previous films, Paranormal Activity: Marked Ones shifts the story from the suburbs to the streets of Oxnard, CA, where best friends Jesse and Hector’s highschool graduation celebration is cut short by the interference of the occult. Investigating the apartment of an elderly neighbor who just passed away, they discover a room full of demonic symbols, ritual devices, piles of VHS tapes, and, most frightening of all, pictures of Jesse. As Jesse slowly changes, he begins to suspect he’s being haunted… he’s developing inhuman strength, but he’s also growing more dangerous and unpredictable by the day.

Stood up by her girlfriend, Samantha (Najarra Townsend) drinks too much with friends in a bar and ends up in a random guy’s car in Contracted. When she feels lousy the next day, she assumes it’s a hangover… the day after that, when she feels worse, she suspects something is wrong. Her mother (Caroline Williams) accuses her of a drug relapse, and her best friend doesn’t know how to react to her, and her doctor can’t diagnose her, but since the night of her drunken mistake, Samantha begins to suspect that she is rotting from the inside out.

Lady Killers

Abby Russell (Paz de la Huerta) trolls nightspots to find, seduce, and murder unfaithful men in Nurse. Working at a New York City hospital, she takes on an innocent, new nurse Danni (Katrina Bowden) as an understudy, and works to subtly turn her into another deadly weapon against men who would use women. Abby insinuates herself into Danni’s life and begins to work her magic, killing anyone who would get in her way: hospital staff, friends, Danni’s step-father (Judd Nelson), and a variety interfering, untrustworthy men. With Martin Donovan.

Based on the true story of the notorious 1892 murder, Lizzie Borden Took an Ax stars Christina Ricci as Lizzie, the frustrated daughter of a successful businessman (Stephen McHattie). As she rankles against her father’s restrictive household, his ending her credit in local stores, and forbidding her socializing, Lizzie becomes increasingly dissatisfied with her father and step-mother (Sara Botsford). When she reports the brutal axe murders of her parents to the police they puzzle over her story— her sister (Clea Duvall) was out of the house, Lizzie’s alibi doesn’t make much sense, and key evidence goes missing— and she quickly becomes the prime suspect. As the case gains national notoriety, the Borden family lawyer (Billy Campbell) develops the best defense the 19th century has to offer: a woman could not be an axe murderer.

Rivals

Two aging, retired boxers are reunited for an exhibition match by an ambitious promoter (Kevin Hart) in Grudge Match. Former rivals, Henry “Razor” Sharp (Sylvester Stallone) and Billy “The Kid” McDonnen (Robert De Niro) bump into each other while contributing their likenesses to a video game… old tempers flare and a fight breaks out, but cell phone footage of their tussle goes viral on YouTube. Their new popularity could be the last boxing payday for either of them, but the long simmering bad blood between them is toxic: old injuries, failed careers, rivalry over a woman (Kim Basinger), and wounded pride drive them to comically excessive bad behavior. With Alan Arkin. On DVD and Blu Ray.

Scott lives with his grandmother and has a lousy job, so his pride and joy is his life as a role-playing game master in Zero Charisma. One of his players chooses marriage over the game, and Scott fills the position with Miles, a stranger he meets at his local game shop. Though Scott intends to wow the newbie with his gaming skills, Miles charms the group by being charming, low-key, and geek-knowlegable… everything Scott isn’t. When the group makes Miles their game master, Scott starts to fall apart, and has to take stock of his own pettiness and personal failings.

Documentary

Exploring the rise of Mexican drug cartels from the perspective of the soldiers who engage in— and sing about— the violence that surrounds them in Narco Cultura. From the point of view of Edgar Quintero, a singer/songwriter for a Los Angeles-based latin folk band, the life of the gagster is one of uncompromised aggression and ambition… but when the film shifts to the everyday conditions Juarez, and the life of crime scene investigator Richi Soto, Quintero’s lyrics are put into sharp contrast with reality.

New this week in our TV New Releases:

Earthflight
BBC’s nature documentary shows flight from the perspective of birds in the air, traveling across six continents and observing the planet’s oceans, mountains, plains, and skies. 

Sofia the First Floating Palace
Sofia is traveling the seas in a ship called The Floating Palace when a shipwreck throws her into an adventure of mermaids, castaways, and underwater kingdoms.

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Continuing Legends

Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) has it all in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues he married Veronica (Christina Applegate), and they co-anchor a popular nightly news program as they raise their six year old son… until Ron gets fired. Returning to San Diego, defeated and unable to hold a job, Ron gets a chance at a comeback when a new format emerges— the 24-hour news network. Ron re-assembles his news team (Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, and David Koechner) and lands at the Global News Network’s unpopular late-night spot, while their competition (James Marsden) takes the high-profile, prime time show. Since he’s got a knack for sensationalism and prefers to tell audiences what they want to hear (instead of what they need to hear), Ron won’t be stuck in late night for long, because cable news was made for reporters like Ron Burgundy With Dylan Baker and Kristin Wiig. On DVD and Blu Ray.

Based on a classic Japanese legend, 47 Ronin is the story of dishonored Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada), seeking to restore his master’s and family’s names, and outcast, half-breed Kai (Keanu Reeves) and their journey among a band of ronin. The ronin, stripped of their samurai rank and position in feudal Japanese society after the death of their master (Min Tanaka), quest to challenge the lord (Tadanobu Asano) who left their clan leaderless, but their task throws them into battle against giants, mystical monks, dragons, and a tentacle-haired serpent witch before they can restore their honor. On DVD and Blu Ray.

Bloody Relationship Advice

Todd (Tyler Labine) plans to propose to Cammie (Malin Ackerman) in his family’s upscale cabin in Cottage Country, but his perfect proposal is derailed when his brother, Salinger, and his girlfriend, Masha (Lucy Punch) show up at the cottage. Trouble-making Salinger and space-cadet Masha are bound to ruin their weekend, but neither Todd nor Cammie could predict just how badly their weekend is about to get. Suddenly, they’re dealing with Sal’s drunken friends, an impromptu party at the cottage, and a severed head, but Todd and Cammie are still determined to have their perfect weekend.

Beth (Margarita Levieva) is fed up with Joe’s (Ryan Kwanten) laziness and lack of ambition, so she breaks up with him and chooses to move forward with her own life in Knights of Badassdom. Joe’s best friends Eric (Steve Zahn) and Hung (Peter Dinklage) see their friend is heartbroken, and try to show him a good time with a weekend of Live Action Role Playing, but their LARPing session goes awry when they summon a succubus… who just happens to look exactly like Beth. Fighting a succubus in the form of his ex-girlfriend may help Joe gain some closure, but he and his friends are still stuck fighting for their lives with foam-padded swords.

Classic Family Comedy

When a scheming businessman tries to take over Grandma’s bakery, Alfalfa, Darla, Buckwheat, Spanky, and Petey the dog try all the schemes and hi jinks they can muster in Little Rascals Save the Day. In the style of the classic Our Gang stories, the kids do everything they can to raise money and help Grandma— golf caddying, a pet wash, a taxi service— but something always goes wrong when the gang is involved, so they only have one option: win the local talent show and use the prize money to save the bakery.

New this week in our TV New Releases:

imageBroadchurch Series 1 
Detective Inspector Alec Hardy (David Tennant) moved to the small English town of Broadchurch to escape the violent crimes and high-profile murder trials that plagued his career in the city, only to find a new murder mystery in his provincial, country village. 

Psych Season 8 
Shawn and Gus are still solving crimes with keen observation disguised as “psychic abilities” in the show’s final season, tackling cases that unfold in the style of British gangster movies, zombie films, and classic sci-fi odysseys.