NEW RELEASES for the week of 1/15/13

1Here is what’s NEW for this week:::

TO ROME WITH LOVE (also available on BLU-RAY) – Woody Allen leads this all-star cast on a rollicking ride through the streets of one of the world’s greatest cities. Lovers and Fianc‚es Opera Singers and Architects the talented and the famous and the youthful and the wise are all players within this ensemble tour-de-force as their stories and lives magically criss-cross and collide throughout this engaging film. Also starring Alec Baldwin Roberto Benigni Pen‚lope Cruz Judy Davis Jesse Eisenberg Greta Gerwig and Ellen Page in a movie as incredible as Rome itself.

COSMOPOLIS – Eric Packer (Robert Pattinson),a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager, heads out in his tricked-out stretch limo, while remotely wagering his companys massive fortune on a bet against the Chinese Yuan. His trip across the city quickly turns into a wild, hypnotic odyssey as he encounters explosive city riots and a parade of provocative visitors. Having started the day with everything, Packer s perfectly ordered, doubt-free world is about to implode.

TAKEN 2 (also available on BLU-RAY) – Liam Neeson returns as Bryan Mills, the ex-CIA operative who stopped at nothing to rescue his daughter from sadistic kidnappers. When the father of one of the kidnappers swears revenge, it is Bryan and his wife who find themselves “taken” hostage in Istanbul. To survive, Bryan must enlist the help of an unlikely ally and use his brutally efficient skills to take out his heavily-armed foes one by one.

THE POSSESSION (also available on BLU-RAY) – Clyde (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Stephanie Brenek (Kyra Sedgwick) see little cause for alarm when their youngest daughter Em becomes oddly obsessed with an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. But as Em’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, the couple fears the presence of a malevolent force in their midst, only to discover that the box was built to contain a Dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.

WON’T BACK DOWN (also available on BLU-RAY) – Two determined mothers, one a teacher, look to transform their children’s failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children.

BRANDED – Dystopian future where corporate brands have created a disillusioned population, one man’s effort to unlock the truth behind the conspiracy will lead to an epic battle with hidden forces that control the world.

THE OTHER DREAM TEAM – The incredible story of the 1992 Lithuanian basketball team, whose athletes struggled under Soviet rule, became symbols of Lithuania’s independence movement, and with help from the Grateful Dead triumphed at the Barcelona Olympics.

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