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Video Games: The Movie (2014)

Title: Video Games: The Movie (2014)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 105 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-07-18 (Theater)
Cast: Sean Astin Zach Braff Nolan Bushnell Hideo Kojima Cliff Bleszinsk
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

From executive producer Zach Braff and director Jeremy Snead, VIDEO GAMES: THE MOVIE is an epic feature length documentary chronicling the meteoric rise of video games from nerd niche to multi-billion dollar industry. Narrated by Sean Astin and featuring in-depth interviews with the godfathers who started it all, the icons of game design, and the geek gurus who are leading us into the future, VIDEO GAMES: THE MOVIE is a celebration of gaming from Atari to Xbox and an eye-opening look at what lies ahead. (C) Amplify Releasing

The Wedding Video (2014)

Title: The Wedding Video (2014)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 94 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-05-09 (Theater)
Cast: Lucy Punch Robert Webb Rufus Hound Miriam Margolyes Harriet Walter
Genre: Art House & International Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

THE WEDDING VIDEO is an uproariously funny comedy about every bride and groom's special day. When Raif (Rufus Hound) is asked to be the best man at his brother Tim's (Robert Webb) high society British wedding, he decides to make a no-holds-barred documentary of everything that happens leading up to the big day and give it as a gift to the happy couple. As the moment of matrimony approaches, nothing seems to be going according to plan, leaving the bride (Lucy Punch) and groom to wonder: "Whose wedding is this anyway?" Filled with a colorful and hilarious cast of characters, this is one wedding you won't soon forget! (C) Level 33

Video Girl (2011)

Title: Video Girl (2011)
Rated: R
Runtime: 100 min(s)
Release: 2011-11-07 (DVD)
2011-05-20 (Theater)
Cast: Adam Senn Meagan Good Ruby Dee LisaRaye Paul Ben-Victor
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Lorie (Meagan Good) achieves her dream of fame by becoming a dancer in hip-hop videos, but soon she learns that celebrity has a dark side, and her life won't be as simple and care-free as she imagined. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

Hateship Loveship (2013)

Title: Hateship Loveship (2013)
Rated: R
Runtime: 102 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-04-11 (Theater)
Cast: Kristen Wiig Guy Pearce Nick Nolte Hailee Steinfeld Christine Lahti
Genre: Drama Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Johanna Parry (Kristen Wiig) is a profoundly shy, unadorned woman who is hired by Mr. McCauley (Nick Nolte) as a housekeeper and a primary caregiver to his granddaughter Sabitha (Hailee Steinfeld). Despite her outgoing nature, Sabitha carries wounds from the death of her mother years before, complicated by the circumstances of that death for which her grandfather still blames her father, Ken (Guy Pearce), a hapless recovering drug addict with a certain ragged charm. In an act of mean-spirited rebellion, Sabitha uses technology to foster a pseudo-relationship between Johanna and her father, never dreaming of the potential harm to either party. Sabitha doesn't understand that Johanna is not a demure cut-out, but rather a woman for whom the phrase "still waters run deep" could have been coined. The young girl's interference provokes Johanna to indulge in something long missing from her life: the dream of a future and a home of her own. (c) IFC

Gut (2012)

Title: Gut (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 90 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-10-26 (Theater)
Cast: Jason Vail Nicholas Wilder
Genre: Mystery & Suspense Horror
IMDB: IMDB Link

A mysterious video bonds two men in fear, threatening to unravel their lives as their paranoia grows more intense with each passing day. Tom was starting to grow numb when his best friend Dan claimed to have a video that would really shake him up. Later, after watching the video with Dan, Tom battles an overwhelming onslaught of dark thoughts. Later, as Tom struggles in vain to forget the disturbing images branded into his brain, his general malaise grows into an all-consuming terror. When more videos begin to arrive from an unnamed source, reality itself begins to crumble as every waking hour becomes a living nightmare for the two tormented friends. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Sex Tape (2014)

Title: Sex Tape (2014)
Rated: R
Runtime: 0 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-07-18 (Theater)
Cast: Cameron Diaz Jason Segel Rob Corddry Ellie Kemper Rob Lowe
Genre: Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Jay (Jason Segel) and Annie (Cameron Diaz) are a married couple still very much in love, but ten years and two kids have cooled the passion. To get it back, they decide - why not? - to make a video of themselves trying out every position in THE JOY OF SEX in one marathon three-hour session. It seems like a great idea, until they discover that their most private video has gone public. In a panic, they begin a wild night of adventure - tracking down leads, roping in friends, duping Annie's boss - all to reclaim their video, their reputation, their sanity, and, most importantly, their marriage. (c) Sony

Hiding (2012)

Title: Hiding (2012)
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 95 min(s)
Release: 2012-06-26 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Ana Villafane Jeremy Sumpter Tyler Blackburn Dean Armstrong Candace Marie
Genre: Art House & International Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

When Jo (Ana Villafane) witnesses the gruesome murder of her parents, she becomes a key witness against a notorious crime boss. She is placed into the Witness Protection Program and is relocated thousands of miles away from her big inner city home to the rural countryside of Montana. Now she has a new name, a new look and a new "family." Jo slowly begins to make new friends and build a new life when her past comes catching up to her and the fight of her life has begun.

Bombay Beach (2011)

Title: Bombay Beach (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 80 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-10-14 (Theater)
Cast: Mike Parrish Benny Parrish Pamela Parrish Doran "Red" Furgie Cedric Thompson
Genre: Documentary Drama Musical & Performing Arts Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

The rusting relic of a failed 1960s development boom, the Salton Sea is a barren Californian landscape often seen as a symbol of the failure of the American Dream. First-time director Alma Har'el revisits this poetically fruitful terrain in her distinctive documentary Bombay Beach, and finds there a motley cast including a bipolar seven-year-old, a lovelorn high school football star, and an octogenarian poet-prophet. Together they make up a triptych of American manhood in its decisive moments, populating the Salton Sea's land of thwarted opportunity. True to her roots as a photographer, video artist, and music video director, Har'el crafts here an adamantly atypical and artistically innovative film-a dreamlike poem that sets the personal stories of these distinctive yet familiar characters to a stylized amalgam of observational documentary and choreographed dance, with music by Beirut and Bob Dylan, all cast against the atmospheric scenery of the titular ghost town. The result is a moving and surreal documentary experience-an evocative, symbolic portrait of rural America and its inhabitants. -- (C) Tribeca

Caught on Tape (2013)

Title: Caught on Tape (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 65 min(s)
Release: 2013-02-05 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Cedric the Entertainer Sticky Fingaz Vivica A. Fox Johnny Messner Kel Mitchell
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

A young boy, a video camera, and a bank robbery gone wrong set the stage for this hip-hop musical drama. With nothing to go on but video footage, Detectives Roberts (Malik Yoba) and Brown (David Marciano) interrogate Mark (Kirk "Sticky Fingaz" Jones), the sole surviving member of a heist crew. But as the inquiries deepen and the story unravels, a major conspiracy is revealed, and Mark will find out he was CAUGHT ON TAPE...or was he?

Adjust Your Tracking: The Untold Story of the VHS Collector (2014)

Title: Adjust Your Tracking: The Untold Story of the VHS Collector (2014)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 84 min(s)
Release: 2014-06-17 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Lloyd Kaufman Anthony Timpone Keith J. Crocker Fred Vogel Bradley Creanzo
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Some see VHS as worthless plastic, but Adjust Your Tracking shows a vibrant world of collectors and movie fans who are keeping the format, and the movies, alive. Over 100 collectors, filmmakers, producers, and video store owners express how VHS changed their lives. Travel back to the days of video rental stores with those who still buy, sell, rent and trade the format that will not die - VHS. (c) VHSh*tfest

The Bell Witch Haunting (2013)

Title: The Bell Witch Haunting (2013)
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 91 min(s)
Release: 2013-11-04 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Andrew Hellenthal Cat Alter Julia Cearley Ted Jones
Genre: Horror
IMDB: IMDB Link

HAIR-RAISING HORROR! As part of their investigation into the murders of The Sawyer Family, the Robertson County Sheriffs Department has released a video made from footage found on the victims cell phones and video cameras. What was thought at first as a murder suicide has turned into something much more sinister as the evidence in these senseless killings point to something even Robertson County's best can't explain.

Sadako 3D (2012)

Title: Sadako 3D (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 97 min(s)
Release: 2013-06-04 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Satomi Ishihara Koji Seto Shota Sometani Tsutomu Takahashi Ai Hashimoto
Genre: Horror
IMDB: IMDB Link

Sadako's curse goes viral in this installment of the horror franchise that's terrified millions of moviegoers around the world. It all started with a videotape. Now it's the internet age, and Sadako's wrath cannot be contained. When a group of high school kids hear rumors of a suicide video on the world wide web, some suspect that it is an elaborate hoax. Is a twisted artist responsible for the morbid video, or does it compel viewers to take their own lives? As the local police race to find answers, a familiar figure in white emerges from the static, beckoning the curious into eternal darkness. Who will find the power to resist her call, and solve this supernatural mystery as it spreads to every form of technology imaginable? Satomi Ishihara, Koji Seto, and Tsutomu Takahashi star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

The Den (2014)

Title: The Den (2014)
Rated: R
Runtime: 81 min(s)
Release: 2014-07-28 (DVD)
2014-03-14 (Theater)
Cast: Melanie Papalia Adam Shapiro David Schlachtenhaufen Anna Margaret Hollyman Matt Riedy
Genre: Mystery & Suspense Horror
IMDB: IMDB Link

After receiving a grant for her graduate thesis, Elizabeth Benton (Melanie Papalia) logs onto a video-chat site known as THE DEN, on a mission to explore the habits of its users. During one of her random video-chats, Elizabeth watches in horror as a teenage girl is gruesomely murdered in front of her webcam. While the police dismiss it as a viral prank, Elizabeth believes what she saw is real and takes it upon herself to find the truth. Her life quickly spirals out of control as she gets pulled deeper into the darkest recesses of the internet. And eventually, Elizabeth finds herself trapped in a twisted game in which she and her loved ones are targeted for the same grisly fate as the first victim. (c) IFC Films

El Tinte de La Fama (The Color of Fame) (2008)

Title: El Tinte de La Fama (The Color of Fame) (2008)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 85 min(s)
Release: 2012-09-25 (DVD)
2008-02-01 (Theater)
Cast: Elaiza Gil Alberto Alifa Miguel Ferrari Johanna Morales Mirtha Borges
Genre: Art House & International Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Paradise: Hope (2013)

Title: Paradise: Hope (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 100 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-12-06 (Theater)
Cast: Melanie Lenz Joseph Lorenz Verena Lehbauer Johanna Schmid Michael Thomas
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

The concluding chapter of the trilogy tells the story of overweight 13-year-old Melanie and her first love. While her mother travels to Kenya (PARADISE: LOVE) and her aunt does missionary work (PARADISE: FAITH), Melanie spends her summer vacation at a strict diet camp for overweight teenagers. Between physical education and nutrition counseling, pillow fights and her first cigarette, Melanie falls in love with the camp director, a doctor forty years her senior. (C) Anthology Film Archives

Fritt vilt II (Cold Prey 2) (2008)

Title: Fritt vilt II (Cold Prey 2) (2008)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 90 min(s)
Release: 2013-04-23 (DVD)
2008-10-10 (Theater)
Cast: Ingrid Bolso Berdal Marthe Snorresdotter Rovik Kim Wifladt Johanna Morck Fridtjov Saheim
Genre: Horror Art House & International Mystery & Suspense
IMDB: IMDB Link

Armadillo (2010)

Title: Armadillo (2010)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 100 min(s)
Release: 2011-10-18 (DVD)
2011-04-15 (Theater)
Cast: Ronnie Fridthjof Sara Stockmann
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

ARMADILLO is an astute exploration of the culture of war. Director Janus Metz follows Danish soldiers fighting the Taliban in the Helmand province of southern Afghanistan with sophisticated visual artistry rarely achieved under such raw conditions. Building his film around the characters within the platoon, Metz allows us to witness how war transforms the different personalities, and the group, approaching his subjects with an intimacy equal to that of fiction. The active military base "Armadillo" houses a mix of 170 Danish and British soldiers in the ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) who are responsible for providing security to the surrounding area and eliminating the Taliban insurgency. Metz follows his subjects through an entire tour of duty, creating an unforgettable portrait of the reality of military life on the front lines. Documenting both the boredom and horror of warfare, Metz shows us the soldiers playing video games and laughing at pornography, struggling to communicate with disillusioned civilians, and killing a group of Taliban soldiers found hiding in a trench. The film avoids judgments for or against the war, and instead shows the soldiers struggling to maintain their humanity in a world filled with violence.-- (c) New Yorker

The Punk Singer (2013)

Title: The Punk Singer (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 80 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-11-29 (Theater)
Cast: Kathleen Hanna Tobi Vail Adam Horowitz Joan Jett Johanna Fateman
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

Lead singer of the punk band Bikini Kill and dance-punk trio Le Tigre, Hanna rose to national attention as the reluctant but never shy voice of the Riot Grrrl movement of the '90s. She became one of the most famously outspoken feminist icons for a new generation of women and a cultural lightning rod. Her critics wished she would just shut up, and her fans hoped she never would. So in 2005, when Hanna stopped shouting, many wondered why. Through 20 years of archival footage and interviews with Hanna, as well as musicians like Kim Gordon, Joan Jett and Carrie Brownstein, THE PUNK SINGER provides a fascinating overview of her influential career, leading up to the much-anticipated launch of her new band, The Julie Ruin. (c) IFC Films

TrollHunter (2011)

Title: TrollHunter (2011)
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 103 min(s)
Release: 2011-08-23 (DVD)
2011-06-10 (Theater)
Cast: Glenn Erland Trosterud Johanna Morch Hans Morten Hansen Tomas Alf Larsen Otto Jespersen
Genre: Drama Action & Adventure Science Fiction & Fantasy Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Shot in a verite style, TrollHunter is the story of a group of Norwegian film students that set out to capture real-life trolls on camera after learning their existence has been covered up for years by a government conspiracy. A thrilling and wildly entertaining film, TrollHunter delivers truly fantastic images of giant trolls wreaking havoc on the countryside, with darkly funny adherence to the original Norwegian folklore." -- (C) Official Site

London The Modern Babylon (2013)

Title: London The Modern Babylon (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 0 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-06-04 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

LONDON: THE MODERN BABYLON is legendary filmmaker and music-video director Julien Temple's (Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten) epic time-traveling voyage to the heart of his hometown. From musicians, writers and artists to dangerous thinkers, political radicals and, above all, ordinary people, is the story of London's immigrants, its bohemians and how together they changed the city forever. Reaching back to the dawn of film in London at the start of the 20th century, the story unfolds through film archives and voices of Londoners past and present, powered by the flow of popular music across the century-a stream of urban consciousness, like the river which flows through its heart. It ends in present day, as London prepares to welcome the world to the 2012 Olympics. (c) Cinedigm

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