New DVD and Blu-ray Releases – July 2012
It’s time to ready your wallets — our list of DVD and Blu-ray releases for the month of July is here. Get patriotic (sort of) with releases of ‘God Bless America’ and the latest entry in the ‘American Pie’ series. Or celebrate our friends south of the border with ‘Get the Gringo’ and the hilarious ‘Casa de mi Padre.’
‘God Bless America’ — Directed by Bobcat Goldthwait. Starring Joel Murray and Tara Lynne Barr. In this dark comedy from director Bobcat Goldthwait (‘World’s Greatest Dad’) a terminally ill man sets out on a murderous rampage with a 16 year old girl to cure society’s many ills.
‘The Hunter’ — Directed by Daniel Nettheim. Starring Willem Dafoe and Sam Neill. A European mercenary is sent on a mission to Tasmania by his enigmatic employers to hunt the last remaining Tasmanian tiger.
‘Jesus Henry Christ’ — Directed by Dennis Lee. Starring Jason Spevack, Toni Collette, and Michael Sheen. A test tube baby and son of a feminist mother, Henry embarks on a quest to find his father by following the clues in a trail of mysterious Post-It notes.
‘American Reunion‘ — Directed by Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg. Starring Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, and Seann William Scott. The old gang head back home to East Great Falls for their high school reunion, but with marriages and babies, can things ever be the same?
‘Being Flynn’ — Directed by Paul Weitz. Starring Paul Dano and Robert De Niro. While working in a homeless shelter in Boston, Nick comes across his con-man father and struggles with whether or not he should try to connect with the man who’s let him down time and time again.
‘Margaret’ — Directed by Kenneth Lonergan. Starring Anna Paquin, Matt Damon, and Mark Ruffalo. After witnessing a horrific bus accident, a woman copes with whether or not it was intentional in this critically-acclaimed, long-delayed film.
‘Casa de mi Padre‘ — Directed by Matt Piedmont. Starring Will Ferrell, Gael Garcia Bernal, and Diego Luna. This low-budget, Spanish language laugh-riot stars Will Ferrell as an underachieving son trying to save his father’s ranch from a drug lord.
‘Friends With Kids‘ — Directed by Jennifer Westfeldt. Starring Adam Scott, Jennifer Westfeldt, and Maya Rudolph. Two friends decide to have a kid together while remaining platonic to avoid the troubles endured by their peers.
’4:44 Last Day on Earth’ — Directed by Abel Ferrara. Starring Willem Dafoe, Shanyn Leigh, and Natasha Lyonne. With the world coming to an end, an actor and painter spend their final day on Earth together in this film from acclaimed director Abel Ferrara.
‘Get the Gringo‘ — Directed by Adrian Grunberg. Starring Mel Gibson, Peter Stormare, and Dean Norris. Mel Gibson co-wrote and stars in this action-comedy-drama as a man who survives a Mexican prison with the help of a 9 year old boy.
‘Intruders’ — Directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo. Starring Clive Owen and Carice van Houten. A faceless, mysterious being visits two children in two different countries every night, seeking to take possession of their bodies in this chilling thriller.
‘Lockout‘ — Directed by James Mather and Stephen St. Leger. Starring Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace, and Peter Stormare. He’s a loose cannon and the only man for the job! This over-the-top actioner stars Guy Pearce as a wrongly accused man released from a space jail to rescue the president’s daughter and earn his freedom.
‘Salmon Fishing in the Yemen’ — Directed by Lasse Hallstrom. Starring Emily Blunt and Ewan McGregor. A fisheries expert’s faith is tested when tasked with the impossible: bringing a fly-fishing stream to the desert to please a sheikh.
‘The Three Stooges‘ — Directed by Bobby and Peter Farrelly. Starring Sean Hayes, Chris Diamantopoulos, and Will Sasso. Larry, Curly, and Moe are back to save their childhood orphanage in this wacky update of the classic comedy trio.
‘The Turin Horse’ – Directed by Bela Tarr and Agnes Hranitzky. Starring Janos Derzsi, Erika Bok, and Mihaly Kormos. Based on the rumor of the beaten horse that drove Friedrich Nietzsche to insanity, this film tracks the last days of a faithful horse’s life on a rural farm with its owner.
‘The Deep Blue Sea‘ — Directed by Terence Davies. Starring Rachel Weisz and Tom Hiddleston. Hester feels idle in her marriage to a judge and embarks on an affair with a self-involved pilot who seems incapable of returning her love, sending her into a deep depression.
‘Meeting Evil’ — Directed by Chris Fisher. Starring Luke Wilson and Samuel L. Jackson. A mysterious murderer kidnaps a cowardly man and forces him to become a hero in order to save his life and family.
‘Silent House’ — Directed by Chris Kentis and Laura Lau. Starring Elizabeth Olsen, Adam Trese, and Eric Sheffer. Closed off from the world in her family’s remote lakeside home, a woman endures a series of horrific events and must fight to escape.
‘ATM’ — Directed by David Brooks. Starring Josh Peck, Alice Eve, and Brian Geraghty. Three co-workers become trapped in an ATM vestibule by a mysterious stalker with murderous intentions.
‘Damsels in Distress’ — Directed by Whit Stillman. Starring Greta Gerwig, Analeigh Tipton, and Adam Brody. Three young women set out on a mission to change things on their college campus, which has been dominated by men for far too long.
‘LOL’ – Directed by Lisa Azuelos. Starring Miley Cyrus, Douglas Booth, and Ashley Greene. When she has her heart broken by her boyfriend at school, Lola soon discovers that her best guy friend has been harboring some surprising secret feelings for her.