DVD & Blu-rays Released January 12, 2010

Tuesday, January 12

101 mins

Halloween II

Picks up at the exact moment the first movie stopped and follow the aftermath of Michael Myers murderous rampage through the eyes of heroine Laurie Strode.
Malcolm McDowell, Rob Zombie, Malek Akkad, Andy Gould, Bob Weinstein, Tyler Mane, Danielle Harris, Scout Taylor-Compton
Sequel Suspense Horror
92 mins

X Games 3D: The Movie

"X Games 3D: The Movie" captures the drama and spectacle that play out every year at the X Games events, highlighting the behind-the-scenes stories of the featured athletes and the sacrifices they make in pursuit of glory and the advancement of their sports on the biggest stage in action sports.
Bob Burnquist, Steve Lawrence, Greg Jennings, Ricky Carmichael, Kyle Loza
Sports Documentary
113 mins

Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All by Myself

See what happens when a family is torn apart by one sister’s selfishness and another sister’s refusal to let go of the lover of her life. All the while, Madea is in rare form and is determined to get and keep the family together.
Tyler Perry, Mary J. Blige, Reuben Cannon, Roger Bobb, Taraji P. Henson, Hope Olaide Wilson, Brian White
Comedy Remake
89 mins

Post Grad

Ryden Malby (Bledel) had a plan. Do well in high school, thereby receiving a great college scholarship. Now that she’s finally graduated, it’s time for her to find a gorgeous loft apartment and land her dream job at the city’s best publishing house. But when Jessica Bard (Reitman), Ryden’s college nemesis steals her perfect job, Ryden is forced to move back to her childhood home. Stuck with her eccentric family – a stubborn do-it-yourself dad (Keaton), an overly thrifty mom (Lynch), a politically incorrect grandma (Burnett), a very odd little brother (Coleman) – and a growing stack of rejected job applications, Ryden starts to feel like she’s going nowhere. The only upside is spending time with her best friend, Adam (Zach Gilford) – and running into her hot next-door neighbor, David (Santoro). But if Ryden’s going to survive life as a post grad, it may be time to come up with a new plan…
Michael Keaton, Carol Burnett, Alexis Bledel, Zach Gilford, Vicky Jenson, Kelley Fremon, Rodrigo Santoro, Angel Oquendo
Comedy Teen
113 mins

Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All by Myself

See what happens when a family is torn apart by one sister’s selfishness and another sister’s refusal to let go of the lover of her life. All the while, Madea is in rare form and is determined to get and keep the family together.
Tyler Perry, Mary J. Blige, Reuben Cannon, Roger Bobb, Taraji P. Henson, Hope Olaide Wilson, Brian White
Comedy Remake
106 mins

The Burning Plain

The Burning Plain" weaves together two storylines taking place in the past and present. A romantic mystery about a woman on the edge who takes an emotional journey back to the defining moment of her life. Oscar-winner Charlize Theron plays Sylvia, a beautiful restaurant manager whose cool, professional demeanor masks the sexually charged storm within. When a stranger from Mexico confronts her with her mysterious past, Sylvia is launched into a journey through space and time that inextricably connects her to these disparate characters, all of whom are grappling with their own romantic destinies. In Mexico, a young motherless girl, Maria (Tessa Ia), lives happily with her father and his best friend until a tragic accident changes it all. In the New Mexico border town of Las Cruces, two teenagers, Mariana (Jennifer Lawrence) and Santiago (JD Pardo), find love in the aftermath of their parents’ sudden deaths. In an abandoned trailer, a housewife, Gina (Oscar-winner Kim Basinger), embarks on a passionate affair that will put Sylvia and the others on a collision course with the explosive power of forbidden love.
Charlize Theron, Laurie MacDonald, Kim Basinger, Marc Butan, Guillermo Arriaga, Walter Parkes, Martin Papazian, Danny Pino
Drama
130 mins

Departures

A cellist in an orchestra that has just been dissolved, leaving him without a job. He decides to move back to his old hometown with his wife to look for work, finding a job in a funeral home.
Yojiro Takita, Kundo Koyama
Drama
106 mins

In the Loop

Political comedy looks at what might go on behind closed doors in London and Washington in the lead-up to a not-so-fictional war in the Middle East.
Armando Iannucci, Steve Coogan, James Gandolfini, Tony Roche, Anna Chlumsky, Tom Hollander
Comedy Political
110 mins

Brothers at War

With a desire to know his brothers better, and see the war in Iraq first hand, Jake Rademacher journeys to Mosul, Iraq to embed in his brother's unit. Capt. Isaac Rademacher, a West Point graduate, and 2nd in command of an elite Long Range Surveillance Company, gives him access to the world of Intelligence and Operations before embedding him on a secret mission to recon the Syrian Border. During this humorous and perilous journey, he not only sees insurgents sneak across the border, but more importantly gains insight into the heart of the American Soldier. As Jake further explores Iraq, by heading north to Kurdistan, Isaac returns to a young daughter who does not remember him. After six weeks of adventures in Iraq, Jake returns only to have his experience rejected by his 19 year old youngest brother, Corporal Joseph Rademacher, a combat veteran and sniper with the 82nd Airborne. Jake returns to Iraq, and embeds with three combat units in the heart of the Sunni Triangle. As the combat action intensifies, so does his understanding of his brothers' war in Iraq. In addition to providing an up close and personal view of our soldiers at war, "Brothers at War" is a deeply personal view of a family divided, but ultimately profoundly bonded by the crucible of war.
Jake Rademacher, Jenny Rademacher
Documentary
100 mins

Fame

A reinvention of the original Oscar®-winning hit film, "Fame" follows a talented group of dancers, singers, actors, and artists over four years at the New York City High School of Performing Arts, a diverse, creative powerhouse where students from all walks of life are given a chance to live out their dreams and achieve real and lasting fame...the kind that comes only from talent, dedication, and hard work.

In an incredibly competitive atmosphere, plagued by self-doubt, each student’s passion will be put to the test. In addition to their artistic goals, they have to deal with everything else that goes along with high school, a tumultuous time full of schoolwork, deep friendships, budding romance, and self-discovery. As each student strives for his or her moment in the spotlight, they’ll discover who among them has the innate talent and necessary discipline to succeed. With the love and support of their friends and fellow artists, they’ll find out who amongst them will achieve "Fame"…
Tom Rosenberg, Collins Pennie, Gary Lucchesi, Perez de Tagle, Becky Sloviter, Kevin Tancharoen, Mark Canton, Allison Burnett
Drama Remake Musical
106 mins

In the Loop

Political comedy looks at what might go on behind closed doors in London and Washington in the lead-up to a not-so-fictional war in the Middle East.
Armando Iannucci, Steve Coogan, James Gandolfini, Tony Roche, Anna Chlumsky, Tom Hollander
Comedy Political
106 mins

The Burning Plain

The Burning Plain" weaves together two storylines taking place in the past and present. A romantic mystery about a woman on the edge who takes an emotional journey back to the defining moment of her life. Oscar-winner Charlize Theron plays Sylvia, a beautiful restaurant manager whose cool, professional demeanor masks the sexually charged storm within. When a stranger from Mexico confronts her with her mysterious past, Sylvia is launched into a journey through space and time that inextricably connects her to these disparate characters, all of whom are grappling with their own romantic destinies. In Mexico, a young motherless girl, Maria (Tessa Ia), lives happily with her father and his best friend until a tragic accident changes it all. In the New Mexico border town of Las Cruces, two teenagers, Mariana (Jennifer Lawrence) and Santiago (JD Pardo), find love in the aftermath of their parents’ sudden deaths. In an abandoned trailer, a housewife, Gina (Oscar-winner Kim Basinger), embarks on a passionate affair that will put Sylvia and the others on a collision course with the explosive power of forbidden love.
Charlize Theron, Laurie MacDonald, Kim Basinger, Marc Butan, Guillermo Arriaga, Walter Parkes, Martin Papazian, Danny Pino
Drama
100 mins

Fame

A reinvention of the original Oscar®-winning hit film, "Fame" follows a talented group of dancers, singers, actors, and artists over four years at the New York City High School of Performing Arts, a diverse, creative powerhouse where students from all walks of life are given a chance to live out their dreams and achieve real and lasting fame...the kind that comes only from talent, dedication, and hard work.

In an incredibly competitive atmosphere, plagued by self-doubt, each student’s passion will be put to the test. In addition to their artistic goals, they have to deal with everything else that goes along with high school, a tumultuous time full of schoolwork, deep friendships, budding romance, and self-discovery. As each student strives for his or her moment in the spotlight, they’ll discover who among them has the innate talent and necessary discipline to succeed. With the love and support of their friends and fellow artists, they’ll find out who amongst them will achieve "Fame"…
Tom Rosenberg, Collins Pennie, Gary Lucchesi, Perez de Tagle, Becky Sloviter, Kevin Tancharoen, Mark Canton, Allison Burnett
Drama Remake Musical
99 mins

Pretty Ugly People

A dying woman wishes to bring six estranged friends together in the Montana wilderness. Upon arriving, the friends discover the situation isn't what they expected.
Tate Taylor, Missi Pyle
Comedy
86 mins

Big Fan

Paul Aufiero, a hardcore New York Giants football fan, struggles to deal with the consequences when he is beaten up by his favorite player.
Patton Oswalt, Michael Rapaport, Robert D. Siegel, Elan Bogarin, Jean Kouremetis, Kevin Corrigan
Drama
109 mins

The Brothers Bloom

The Brothers Bloom are the best con men in the world, swindling millionaires with complex scenarios of lust, intrigue and the most complex literary-inspired setups imaginable. Now they've decided to take on one last job -- showing a beautiful and eccentric heiress named Penelope the time of her life with a romantic adventure that takes them around the world -- from New Jersey to Greece to Russia and Prague -- in pursuit of priceless artifacts wanted by some of their most unsavory competitors.
Rian Johnson, Rachel Weisz, Ram Bergan, Wendy Japhet, Rinko Kikuchi, Nora Zehetner, Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo
Adventure Thriller Crime Gangster

Moon

Sam Bell (Rockwell) is nearing the end of his contract with Lunar. He's been a faithful employee for 3 long years. His home has been Selene, a moon base where he has spent his days alone, mining Helium 3. The precious gas holds the key to reversing the Earth's energy crisis.

Isolated, determined and steadfast, Sam has followed the rulebook obediently and his time on the moon has been enlightening, but uneventful. The solitude has given him time to reflect on the mistakes of his past and work on his raging temper. He does his job mechanically, and spends most of his available time dreaming of his imminent return to Earth, to his wife, young daughter and an early retirement.

But two weeks shy of his departure from Selene, Sam starts seeing things, hearing things and feeling strange. And when a routine extraction goes horribly wrong, he discovers that Lunar have their own plans for replacing him... and the new recruit is eerily familiar.

Before he can return to Earth, Sam has to confront himself and the discovery that the life he has created, may not be his own. It's more than his contract that is set to expire.
Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey, Dominique McElligott, Rosie Shaw, Duncan Jones, Nathan Parker
Drama Fantasy Sci-Fi
109 mins

The Brothers Bloom

The Brothers Bloom are the best con men in the world, swindling millionaires with complex scenarios of lust, intrigue and the most complex literary-inspired setups imaginable. Now they've decided to take on one last job -- showing a beautiful and eccentric heiress named Penelope the time of her life with a romantic adventure that takes them around the world -- from New Jersey to Greece to Russia and Prague -- in pursuit of priceless artifacts wanted by some of their most unsavory competitors.
Rian Johnson, Rachel Weisz, Ram Bergan, Wendy Japhet, Rinko Kikuchi, Nora Zehetner, Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo
Adventure Thriller Crime Gangster
130 mins

The Hurt Locker

"The Hurt Locker" is a riveting, suspenseful portrait of the courage under fire of the military's unrecognized heroes: the technicians of a bomb squad who volunteer to challenge the odds and save lives doing one of the world's most dangerous jobs. Three members of the Army's elite Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) squad battle insurgents and one another as they search for and disarm a wave of roadside bombs on the streets of Baghdad—in order to try and make the city a safer place for Iraqis and Americans alike. Their mission is clear—protect and save—but it's anything but easy, as the margin of error when defusing a war-zone bomb is zero. This thrilling and heart-pounding look at the psychology of bomb technicians and the effects of risk and danger on the human psyche is a fictional tale inspired by real events by journalist and screenwriter Mark Boal, who was embedded with a special bomb unit in Iraq. In Iraq, it is soldier vernacular to speak of explosions as sending you to "the hurt locker."
Jeremy Renner, Evangeline Lilly, Brian Geraghty, Anthony Mackie, Kathryn Bigelow, Nicolas Chartier, Greg Shapiro, Mark Boal
Drama Action War

Downloading Nancy

The film centers on Nancy (Bello), an unhappy wife who, instead of committing suicide, meets a man (Liotta) over the Internet and hires him to kill her. Problems arise when they form a relationship.
Maria Bello, Lee Ross, Johan Renck, Pamela Cuming, Jason Patric, Rufus Sewell, Amy Brenneman
Drama Thriller Suspense
130 mins

The Hurt Locker

"The Hurt Locker" is a riveting, suspenseful portrait of the courage under fire of the military's unrecognized heroes: the technicians of a bomb squad who volunteer to challenge the odds and save lives doing one of the world's most dangerous jobs. Three members of the Army's elite Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) squad battle insurgents and one another as they search for and disarm a wave of roadside bombs on the streets of Baghdad—in order to try and make the city a safer place for Iraqis and Americans alike. Their mission is clear—protect and save—but it's anything but easy, as the margin of error when defusing a war-zone bomb is zero. This thrilling and heart-pounding look at the psychology of bomb technicians and the effects of risk and danger on the human psyche is a fictional tale inspired by real events by journalist and screenwriter Mark Boal, who was embedded with a special bomb unit in Iraq. In Iraq, it is soldier vernacular to speak of explosions as sending you to "the hurt locker."
Jeremy Renner, Evangeline Lilly, Brian Geraghty, Anthony Mackie, Kathryn Bigelow, Nicolas Chartier, Greg Shapiro, Mark Boal
Drama Action War

Tuesday, January 12