July 2009 DVD & Blu-rays

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Knowing

In 1958, as part of the dedication ceremony for a new elementary school, a group of students is asked to draw pictures to be stored in a time capsule. But one of the students, a mysterious girl who seems to hear whispered voices, fills her sheet of paper with rows of apparently random numbers instead.

Fast forward 50 years to the present: A new generation of students examines the contents of the time capsule and the girl's cryptic message ends up in the hands of young Caleb Myles. But it is Caleb's father, professor Ted Myles (Nicolas Cage), who makes the startling discovery that the encoded message predicts with pinpoint accuracy the dates, death tolls and coordinates of every major disaster of the past 50 years. As Ted further unravels the document's secrets, he realizes it foretells three additional events-the last of which hints at destruction on a global scale and seems to somehow involve Ted and his son.

When Ted's attempts to alert the authorities fall on deaf ears, he takes it upon himself to try to prevent more destruction from taking place.

This gripping supernatural thriller charts one man's faltering steps towards belief in the ultimate order of the universe even as he finds himself surrounded by mounting chaos. With the reluctant help of Diana Whelan (Rose Byrne) and Abby, the daughter and granddaughter of the now-deceased author of the cryptic prophecies, Ted's increasingly desperate efforts take him on a heart-pounding race against time until he finds himself facing the ultimate disaster-and the ultimate sacrifice.
Rose Byrne, Nicolas Cage, Ben Mendelsohn, Alex Proyas, Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch, Stuart Hazeldine
Drama Fantasy Sci-Fi Supernatural

Push

The Division, a shadowy government agency, is genetically transforming citizens into an army of psychic warriors—and brutally disposing of those unwilling to participate. Nick Gant (Chris Evans), a second-generation telekinetic or “mover,” has been in hiding since the Division murdered his father more than a decade earlier. He has found sanctuary in densely populated Hong Kong—the last safe place on earth for fugitive psychics like him—but only if he can keep his gift a secret. Nick is forced out of hiding when Cassie Holmes (Dakota Fanning), a 13-year-old clairvoyant or “watcher,” seeks his help in finding Kira, (Camilla Belle), an escaped “pusher” who may hold the key to ending the Division’s program. Pushers possess the most dangerous of all psychic powers: the ability to influence others’ actions by implanting thoughts in their minds. But Cassie’s presence soon attracts the attention of the Division’s human bloodhounds, forcing Nick and Cassie to flee for their lives. With the help of a team of rogue psychics, the unlikely duo traverses the seedy underbelly of the city, trying to stay one step ahead of the authorities as they search for Kira. But they find themselves square in the crosshairs of Division Agent Henry Carver (Djimon Hounsou), a pusher who will stop at nothing to keep them from achieving their goal.
Chris Evans, Paul McGuigan, Dakota Fanning, Djimon Hounsou, Bruce Davey, Camilla Belle, Glenn Williamson, David Bourla
Drama Thriller Supernatural

The Unborn

Casey Bell (Odette Yustman) hated her mother for leaving her as a child. But when inexplicable things start to happen, Casey begins to understand why she left. Plagued by merciless dreams and a tortured ghost that haunts her waking hours, she must turn to the only spiritual advisor, Sendak (Gary Oldman), who can make it stop.

With Sendak's help, Casey uncovers the source of a family curse dating back to Nazi Germany—a creature with the ability to inhabit anyone or anything that is getting stronger with each possession. With the curse unleashed, her only chance at survival is to shut a doorway from beyond our world that has been pried open by someone who was never born.
Gary Oldman, Michael Bay, Carla Gugino, David S. Goyer, Meagan Good, Cam Gigandet, Andrew Form, Odette Yustman
Drama Thriller Suspense Supernatural

Five Fingers

A Dutchman travels to Morocco to start a food charity, but once he arrives he is kidnapped by a terrorist.
Josh Kesselman, Ryan Phillippe, Laurence Malkin, Laurence Fishburne, Dolly Hall, Marc Schaberg, Adam Rosenfelt, Chad Thumann

The Haunting in Connecticut

A family is forced to relocate near a The astounding, well-documented story of a family forced to relocate near a clinic where their son was being treated for cancer. Strained financially and emotionally, the family discovers their recently renovated home was a former mortuary with a dark history. After experiencing violent supernatural events both inside and out of the house, the family seeks the help of ghost hunters and the Catholic Church, which performs an exorcism.
Kyle Gallner, Peter Cornwell, Andrew Trapani, Adam Simon, Wendy Rhoads, Paul Brooks, Tim Metcalfe, Virginia Madsen
Suspense Horror Supernatural

The Horsemen

Aidan Breslin (Quaid) is a bitter detective emotionally distanced from his two young sons following the untimely death of his devoted wife. While investigating a series of murders of rare violence, he discovers a terrifying link between himself and the suspects in a chain of murders that seem to be based on the Biblical prophecies concerning the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: War, Famine, Pestilence, and Death.
Dennis Quaid, Michael Bay, Peter Stormare, Dave Callaham, Lou Taylor Pucci, Andrew Form, Ziyi Zhang, Clifton Collins Jr.
Thriller Horror Mystery

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One juror on a murder trial manages to convince his fellow colleagues that the case is not as clear cut as it might have seemed in the courtroom.
Nikita Mikhalkov, Vladimir Moiseyenko, Aleksandr Novototsky
Drama Thriller Crime

The Edge of Love

Two feisty, free-spirited women are connected by a brilliant, charismatic poet who loves them both.

The passion and pathos of legendary poet Dylan Thomas (Matthew Rhys) is told through the lives of two extraordinary women. Vera Phillips (Keira Knightley) and Dylan were each other's first loves who feel the thunderbolt once more when they unexpectedly meet in London ten years later. Caitlin (Sienna Miller) is his adventurous wife, wily at using her beauty and always up for a bit of fun.

Despite their love-rival status, the women form a surprising friendship - and though bombs rain down on London, the trio indulge in the glory of being young, and alive. When Vera meets and marries handsome Officer William Killick (Cillian Murphy), Dylan resents his trio becoming a foursome - and Caitlin notes it.

The collapse of their group is avoided when William gets sent away to war - and the others move back to rural Wales. With Vera now heavily pregnant and missing a husband who never writes back, the battle between her heart and head becomes more intense. William’s return instigates a confrontation that has long been brewing - but the savagery of his attack on Dylan finally forces Vera to choose between the men in her life and the friend that she loves.

Desire and guilt are complicated by love and friendship in this real-life tale set in beautiful London and the majestic Welsh countryside.
Sienna Miller, Keira Knightley, Cillian Murphy, John Maybury, Sharman Macdonald, Matthew Rhys
Drama War Romance

Grey Gardens

The mother-daughter duo of "Big Edie" and "Little Edie" Beale, relatives of Jacqueline Kennedy, spend most of their lives in a decaying mansion on New York's Long Island. When the Suffolk County Health Department raids their dilapidated East Hampton, N.Y., mansion -- named Grey Gardens -- they discover more than 50 cats, raccoons, fleas, piles of garbage, human and cat excrement and no heat or running water. The department threatens to kick the pair out of the 28-room mansion before Kennedy Onassis steps in and pays to help clean it up.
Michael Sucsy, Jessica Lange, Rachael Horovitz, Lucy Barzun Donnelly, Patricia Rozema, Drew Barrymore, David Coatsworth
Drama
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Coraline

Combining the visionary imaginations of two premier fantasists, director Henry Selick (“The Nightmare Before Christmas”) and author Neil Gaiman (Sandman), this new movie is a wondrous and thrilling, fun and suspenseful adventure that honors and redefines two moviemaking traditions. It is a stop-motion animated feature – and, as the first one to be conceived and photographed in stereoscopic 3-D, unlike anything moviegoers have ever experienced before. Coraline Jones (voiced by Dakota Fanning) is a girl of 11 who is feisty, curious, and adventurous beyond her years. She and her parents (Teri Hatcher, John Hodgman) have just relocated from Michigan to Oregon. Missing her friends and finding her parents to be distracted by their work, Coraline tries to find some excitement in her new environment. She is befriended – or, as she sees it, annoyed – by a local boy close to her age, Wybie Lovat (Robert Bailey Jr.); and visits her older neighbors, eccentric British actresses Miss Spink and Miss Forcible (Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French) as well as the arguably even more eccentric Russian Mr. Bobinsky (Ian McShane). After these encounters, Coraline seriously doubts that her new home can provide anything intriguing to her….but it does; she uncovers a secret door in the house. Walking through the door and then venturing through an eerie passageway, she discovers an alternate version of her life and existence. On the surface, this parallel reality is similar to her real life – only much better. The adults, including the solicitous Other Mother (also voiced by Teri Hatcher) seem much more welcoming to her. Coraline is more the center of attention there – even from the mysterious Cat (Keith David). She begins to think that this Other World might be where she belongs. But when her wondrously off-kilter, fantastical visit turns dangerous and Other Mother schemes to keep her there, Coraline musters all of her resourcefulness, determination, and bravery to get back home – and save her family.
Dakota Fanning, Ian McShane, Henry Selick, Bill Mechanic, Teri Hatcher, Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Keith David
Fantasy Family Kids Animation

Watchmen

A complex, multi-layered mystery adventure, Watchmen is set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society, and the "Doomsday Clock" - which charts the USA's tension with the Soviet Union - is permanently set at five minutes to midnight. When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed-up but no less determined masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion—a ragtag group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers—Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future. Their mission is to watch over humanity…but who is watching the Watchmen?
Zack Snyder, Jackie Earle Haley, Patrick Wilson, Malin Akerman, Lloyd Levin, Billy Crudup, Sarah Schechter, Larry Gordon
Drama Fantasy Superhero Adaptation Sci-Fi

Echelon Conspiracy

In a world where all communications are monitored, one man gets hold of a phone that can bypass all surveillance.
Martin Sheen, Steve Richards, Ving Rhames, Greg Marcks, Alexander Leyviman, Roee Sharon, Kevin Elders, Michael Nitsberg
Action Thriller

The Unknown Woman

"The Unknown Woman" is a haunting story of mystery and love, as a Russian woman named Irena (Xenia Rappoport) calculatedly insinuates herself into the lives of a young, affluent Italian family. Stopping at nothing to become the couple's trusted maid and the beloved nanny to their fragile young daughter (Clara Dossena), Irena risks everything in her quest to uncover the truth about the family. Like an intricately constructed jigsaw puzzle, "The Unknown Woman" reveals piece by piece the enigma of Irena's past.
Claudia Gerini, Giuseppe Tornatore, Xenia Rappoport, Alessandro Haber, Margherita Buy, Michele Placido
Thriller Suspense

Super Capers

A good guy with no powers joins a superhero team with no clue against a bad guy with no shame.
Ray Griggs, Reuben Lim, Christine Lakin
Comedy

The Great Buck Howard

Once upon a time, Buck Howard spent his days in the limelight. His mind-boggling feats as a mentalist extraordinaire - not to be confused with those of a mere magician - earned him a marquee act in Vegas and 61 appearances on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show. In his own humble opinion, his talents go far beyond simple sleight of hand - he can read minds and hypnotize not just a single soul but an entire room of people! But nowadays, it's clear to everyone but Buck that his act has lost its luster; he performs in faded community centers and hasn't sold out a theater in years. Yet, with a hearty handshake and a trademark "I love this town!" Buck Howard perseveres, confident in his own celebrity, convinced his comeback is imminent. He just needs a new road manager and personal assistant. As it turns out, recent law school drop-out and unemployed, would-be writer Troy Gable needs a job and a purpose. Working for the pompous, has-been mentalist fills the former requirement, but how it satisfies the latter is questionable, especially to his father, who still assumes Troy is in law school. Nonetheless, with the aid of a fiery publicist and a bold stroke of fate, Buck surprisingly lands back into the American consciousness, taking Troy along for the ride of his life. As the coveted spotlight again shines on the great Buck Howard, Buck becomes the unlikeliest of teachers as Troy learns a few tricks he couldn't possibly have picked up in law school.
Emily Blunt, Tom Hanks, Andreas Grosch, Gary Goetzman, Marina Grasic, Sean McGinly, Sidney Kimmel, Colin Hanks
Drama Comedy

I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry

Two straight firefighters pose as a gay married couple in order to qualify for their department's domestic partner benefits.
Jessica Biel, Kevin James, Steve Buscemi, Dennis Dugan, Dan Aykroyd, Tom Shadyac, Michael Bostick, Jack Giarraputo will
Comedy

Dragonball Evolution

The motion picture "Dragonball: Evolution" features a cast of rising young stars and veteran acclaimed actors. Justin Chatwin, who portrayed Tom Cruise's son in Steven Spielberg's "War of the Worlds," takes on the role of the heroic Goku, a powerful warrior who protects the Earth from an endless stream of rogues bent on dominating the Universe and controlling the mystical objects from which the film takes its name. Emmy Rossum ("The Day After Tomorrow") is Bulma, a beautiful woman intent on retrieving the mystical Dragonballs for her own reasons; Jamie Chung ("Samurai Girl") is Chi Chi, a young martial artist who captures Goku's eye; and screen legend Chow Yun-Fat ("Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon") is Roshi, the Master who guides Goku on the young man's epic quest to save the Earth from the forces of darkness.

James Marsters ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer") is Lord Piccolo, whose return could signal the Earth's destruction; international performing sensation Joon Park is Yamcha, a charismatic "bad boy" whose schemes could thwart the heroes' journey; popular Japanese actress Eriko ("Heroes") is Mai, an assassin who works with Piccolo; Ernie Hudson ("Ghostbusters") is Sifu Norris, a Master and contemporary of Roshi's; and Randall Duk Kim ("The Matrix Revolutions") is Goku's grandfather Gohan, whose lessons for Goku begins to prepare the young man for the monumental tasks that lie ahead.
Emmy Rossum, Jamie Chung, Stephen Chow, Chow Yun-Fat, Ernie Hudson, James Wong, Ben Ramsey, Tedi Sarafian
Drama Action Adventure Fantasy Sci-Fi

Miss March

A young man who awakens from a four-year coma to hear that his once virginal high-school sweetheart has since become a centerfold in one of the world's most famous men's magazines. He and his sex-crazed best friend decide to take a cross- country road trip in order to crash a party at the magazine's legendary mansion headquarters and win back the girl.
Trevor Moore, Zach Cregger, Molly Stanton, Holly Hindman, Raquel Alessi
Comedy

Fast & Furious

Vin Diesel and Paul Walker reteam for the ultimate chapter of the franchise built on speed—"Fast and Furious." Heading back to the streets where it all began, they rejoin Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster to blast muscle, tuner and exotic cars across Los Angeles and floor through the Mexican desert in the new high-octane action-thriller. When a crime brings them back to L.A., fugitive ex-con Dom Toretto (Diesel) reignites his feud with agent Brian O'Conner (Walker). But as they are forced to confront a shared enemy, Dom and Brian must give in to an uncertain new trust if they hope to outmanuever him. And from convoy heists to precision tunnel crawls across international lines, two men will find the best way to get revenge: push the limits of what's possible behind the wheel.
Vin Diesel, Gal Gadot, Chris Morgan, Neal H. Moritz, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Justin Lin, Jordana Brewster
Action Adventure Sequel

The 5th Commandment

A hitman turns down a job when he discovers it is too close to his own life. Elite members of his profession target him when they think he is losing his nerve.
Jesse V. Johnson, Rick Yune, Andrew Zarrow
Action

Streets of Blood

Four narcotics detectives walk a very thin line between their jobs and the gangster world, placing them in the crossfire between gangs and the FBI until a police psychologist gets involved. She must decide between covering up the crimes or bringing out the truth.
Robert De Niro, Brian Presley, Kelsey Howard, George Furla, Todd Nealey, Eugene Hess, Curtis Jackson, Len Evans
Drama Crime Gangster

2 Fast 2 Furious

Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker), stripped of his badge after the events of the first film, gets a chance to redeem himself by going undercover to infiltrate the world of Miami street racing.
Tyrese Gibson, Neal H. Moritz, Paul Walker, John Singleton, Eva Mendes, Cole Hauser, Devon Aoki, Eric Etebari
Action Adventure Sequel Crime Gangster

An American Affair

Seen through the eyes of 13-year-old boy, the story of a woman who has an affair with President John F. Kennedy in 1963.
Gretchen Mol, William Olsson, Kevin Leydon, Alex Metcalf, Cameron Bright
Drama

Severed Ways

Two Norsemen are stranded and left for dead when their expedition is attacked in the New World.
Tony Stone
Drama Adventure

Bart Got a Room

While Danny's father and mother independently search for love, Danny is on his own desperate quest to find a prom date. Danny's search becomes progressively more pathetic once he and his family learn that Bart, the school's biggest dweeb, not only secured a date for the prom, but got a hotel room as well.
Alia Shawkat, William H. Macy, Brian Hecker, Cheryl Hines, Steven Kaplan, Ashley Benson
Comedy