This week sees lots of Disney and family films released as well as a couple of thrillers and a comedy or two. In the television category there are some gems from the past and a number of more current shows to pick from. Other than the Disney films, the only movie I’ve personally seen form this batch is The Last House on the Left which is a good thriller but it’s very violent and graphic.
New On DVD: Movies
The Last House on the Left – Rated R for Rape & Sexual Abuse, Graphic Violence, Drug Content, Profanity, Nudity, 120 MINS. – Tony Goldwyn, Monica Potter, Sara Paxton star in this remake of Wes Craven’s 1972 thriller. Two teenage girls are abducted, raped, brutalized and left for dead. The perpetrators unknowingly seek refuge from a storm at the home of one of the girls. The parents extract their own revenge after discovering the fate of their daughter.
Julia -, 2008 – R for Profanity, Adult Situations, Violence, Brief Nudity, Tilda Swinson stars as a 40 year-old alcoholic who attempts to right her life before it goes too far awry. Broke, living in a haze, she turns to a life of crime that sets her on the run with a young boy in tow.
Pete’s Dragon, 1977 – G, Beloved Disney film about a boy and the dragon only he can see. Starring Helen Reddy, Mickey Rooney and Sean Marshall.
Yellowstone Cubs, 1963 – Disney documentary follows the exploits of two bear cubs separated from their mother in Yellowstone National Park.
Hannah Montana, The Movie, 2009 – G, Miley Cyrus stars.
The Swan Princess: Escape from Castle Mountain, 1997 – In the sequel to the Swan Princess, Odette and Derek are about to celebrate their first wedding anniversary when the kingdom’s fields are set on fire. The original friends are all there to help unravel the mystery.
Husbands, 1970 – Ben Gazzara, Peter Falk & John Cassavetes star as three friends whose lives are thrown into crises when another friend dies too young. The friends decide to drown their sorrows for a weekend and then get on with their lives. After the weekend, one doesn’t want to go home & convince s the other to escape to London for some R&R
Surveillance, 2008 – R for Rape & Sexual Abuse, Graphic Violence, Strong Sexual Content, Bill Pullman and Julia Ormond are on the trail of some killers. They arrive in a town where a vicious mass killing has occurred and the witnesses aren’t telling everything they know.
Bridge to Nowhere, 2009 – R for Drug Content, Profanity, Violence, Sexual Situations, Ving Rhames stars in this film about four blue-collars workers who tem up with a broke prostitute to create a high-dollar escort service.
The Poker House, 2008 – R for Profanity, Youth Substance Use, Rape & Sexual Abuse, Children in Peril, Adult Situations, Selma Blair, Jennifer Lawrence star. Agnes has it rough. Her mom is strung out on drugs, her home is filled with lowlifes and her only real father figure s a pimp. This day will tragedy and triumph for Agnes and her two younger sisters but which will have the lasting impact?
Wyvern, 2009 – A small Alaska town finds itself under the attack of a flying dragon known as a wyvern.
Love Hollywood Style, 2006 – Michael Stein, Andy Dick and Faye Dunaway star in this movie which is actually four vignettes set on the eve of St. Valentine’s Day.
Born to Run, 1975 – Disney film about two children who love the same pony and dispute its ownership. One, a cripple rich girl who feels whole when she rides and the other a poor farm boy who loves the pony too. The town takes sides and the dispute is eventually settled. The children become friends and learn to share the pony no matter who owns it.
Donald in Mathmagic Land, 1959 – Disney animated film in which Donald, as big game hunter stumbles into a new land dominated by numbers.
The Golden Boys, 2008 – Not Rated, David Carradine, Rip Torn, Bruce Dern and Mariel Hemingway star in this movie set in turn-of-the-century Cape Cod where three retired sea captains try to put their house in order by having one of them marry a mail order bride.
New on DVD: Television
The Beast: The Complete First Season – 3 discs, available 8-18-09
Dexter, Season 3 – 629 MINS
Gossip Girl, Season 2 – 1063 MINS
Eli Stone, Season 2 – 560 MINS
Sons of Anarchy, Season 1 – 594 MINS
The Simpsons, Season 12 – 473 MINS
Dirty Sexy Money, Season 2 – 560 MINS
Greek, Season 3 – 440 MINS
Ghost Adventures, Season 1 – 300 MINS
Simon & Simon, Season 3 – 180 MINS
Everybody Hates Chris, Season 4 – 459 MINS
iCarly, Season 2 – 316 MINS
New on DVD: Sports
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