Video Library New Releases

Casey St. Charnez - May 16, 2014

New DVD:
Awake in the Dream (2012) C-100min. D: Catharina Roland. Documentary on how to be happy. [NR]

Her (2013) C-126min. D,Sc: Spike Jonze. Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson. A man falls in love with his operating system. Oscar winner for Best Original Screenplay, and nominated for Best Picture and Best Song (“The Moon Song”). [R]

Is the Man Who is Tall Happy? (2013) C-85min. D: Michel Gondry. Documentary on linguist Noam Chomsky (Manufacturing Consent) is also a work of animated art, hand-drawn by director Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind & The Science of Sleep). [NR]

Romantics Anonymous (2010-France-Belgium) C-78min. D: Jean-Pierre Améris. Benoît Poelvoorde, Isabelle Carré. Bashful chocolatier is hired by an equally shy candy factory owner. Sweet romance ensues.  [NR]

Stalingrad (2013-Russia-Germany) C-131min. D: Fedor Bondarchuk. Mariya Smalnikova, Thomas Kretschmann. The epic WW2 battle between defending Russians and invading Nazis. Originally in 3D. [R]

Still Mine (2012-Canada) C-103min. D,Sc: Michael McGowan. James Cromwell, Geneviéve Bujold. A man races to finish building a dream house before his wife’s memory issues get any worse. [PG-13]

Stranger by the Lake (2013-French) C-100min. D,Sc: Alain Guiraudie. Jérome Chappatte, Mathieu Vervisch. A man secretly witnesses a murder, then becomes involved with the murderer. Gay-themed thriller is set entirely outdoors. Numerous Cannes and César awards. Caution: contains considerable nudity and some mansex. [NR]

That Awkward Moment (2014) C-94min. D,Sc: Tom Gormican. Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller. After being dumped a few times, a trio of best buds vows to stay single and always to remain friends. Hey, good luck with that, guys. [R]

3 Days to Kill (2014) C-117min. D: McG. Kevin Costner, Amber Heard, Hailee Steinfeld. A dying CIAgent will receive a life-saving antidote if he completes one last important mission. Meanwhile, his family is a mess. Costner’s attempt to horn in on Liam Neeson’s middle-aged action hero franchise. [PG-13]


New Blu-Ray:
Her (2013)
3 Days to Kill (2014)

New TV:
Longmire (2013-14/A&E) Mystery series shot in Santa Fe. Season 2, 13 episodes, 3 discs.

Orange is the New Black (2013-14/Netflix) From the 2010 prison memoir by Piper Kerman, with Taylor Schilling as “Piper Chapman.” Season 1, 13 episodes, 4 discs.