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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

New DVDs...

"Arthur Newman" - in truth his name is Wallace Avery, but he faked his own death and bought a new identity - so did a beautiful woman now named Mike - stars Colin Firth and Emily Blunt ("Salmon Fishing in the Yemen")
"The English Teacher" - that would be Linda (Julianne Moore), who is helping her once star pupil Jason avoid law school by locally produing his play - all-star supporting cast including Greg Kinnear, Nathan Lane and Lily Collins ("Mirror, Mirror")

"From Up On Poppy Hill"
- from Japan - teenage love blooms as Tokyo seeks to emerge from the aftermath of World War Two to host the 1964 Olympics - featuring the voices of  Gillian Anderson, Sarah Bolger ("Spiderwick Chronicles"), Christina Hendricks (TV's "Mad Men") and Anton Yelchin ("Like Crazy")

"The Iceman" - based on a true story - not even his family knew that Richard Kukinski killed over 100 men - stars Michael Shannon (TV's "Boardwalk Empire"), Winona Ryder, Ray Liotta and David Schwimmer (TV's "Friends")

"Now You See Me" - and next you'll wonder whether the "Four Horsemen" team of illusionists/bank robbers are the good or bad guys - superb cast including Jesse Eisenberg ("The Social Network"), Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher ("The Great Gatsby"), Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine

"Oblivion" - the final fate of a future Earth in ruins is in the hands of a security repairman named Jack (Tom Cruise) - also starring Olga Kurylenko ("Quantum of Solace"), Morgan Freeman and Melissa Leo ("The Fighter")


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