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Quick Summary

Coming to DVD/Blu-Ray–Tuesday, July 17

The Three Stooges

Silent House

Lockout

Casa de Mi Padre

Get the Gringo

Friends With Kids

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Black Butterflies

The Fairy

Intruders

4:44 The Last Day on Earth

Patagonia Rising

The Turin Horse

Here

Coming to Theaters–Friday, July 20

The Dark Knight Rises

Shut Up and Play the Hits

War of the Buttons [limited]

The Well Digger’s Daughter [limited]

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Full Descriptions

Coming to DVD–Tuesday

The Three Stooges

Peter and Bobby Farrelly finally deliver their long-gestating reboot of The Three Stooges with this 20th Century Fox production. Working from a script they penned with Mike Cerrone (Me, Myself & Irene), the brothers’ comedic take on the trio is not a iopic, but rather a sampling of new slapstick adventures set in the present day. Sean Hayes, Will Sasso, and Chris Diamantopoulos star as, respectively, Larry, Curly, and Moe.

 Silent House

Silent House is a uniquely unsettling horror thriller starring Elizabeth Olsen as Sarah, a young woman who finds herself sealed inside her family’s secluded lake house. With no contact to the outside world, and no way out, panic turns to terror as events become increasingly ominous in and around the house.

Lockout

Set in the near future, Lockout follows a falsely convicted ex- government agent (Guy Pearce), whose one chance at obtaining freedom lies in the dangerous mission of rescuing the President’s daughter (Maggie Grace) from rioting convicts at an outer space maximum security prison.

Casa de Mi Padre

Armando Alvarez (Will Ferrell) has lived and worked on his father’s ranch in Mexico his entire life. As the ranch encounters financial difficulties, Armando’s younger brother Raul (Diego Luna) shows up with his new fiancee, Sonia (Genesis Rodriguez). It seems that Raul’s success as an international businessman means the ranch’s troubles are over as he pledges to settle all debts his father has incurred. But when Armando falls for Sonia, and Raul’s business dealings turn out to be less than legit, all hell breaks loose as they find themselves in a war with Mexico’s most feared drug lord, the mighty Onza (Gael Garcia Bernal).

Get the Gringo

A career criminal (Mel Gibson) nabbed by Mexican authorities is placed in a tough prison where he learns to survive with the help of a 9-year-old boy.

Friends With Kids

‘Friends With Kids’ is a daring and poignant ensemble comedy about a close-knit circle of friends at that moment in life when children arrive and everything changes. The last two singles in the group observe the effect that kids have had on their friends’ relationships and wonder if there’s a better way. They decide to have a kid together — and date other people.

There are big laughs and unexpected emotional truths as this unconventional ‘experiment’ leads everyone in the group to question the nature of friendship, family and, finally, true love.

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

From the beloved director of ‘Chocolat’ and the Oscar-winning screenwriter of ‘Slumdog Millionaire comes the inspirational comedy ‘Salmon Fishing in the Yemen’. A visionary sheik (Amr Waked) has a big dream — to bring salmon fishing to the desert. Willing to spare no expense, he instructs his representative (Emily Blunt) to turn his dream into reality, an extraordinary feat that will require the involvement of Britain’s leading fisheries expert (Ewan McGregor) who happens to think the project both absurd and unachievable. That is, until the Prime Minister’s overzealous press secretary (Kristin Scott Thomas) latches on for its potential as a “good will” story. Now, this unlikely team will put it all on the line and embark on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible, possible.

Black Butterflies

Director Paula van der Oest teams with screenwriter Greg Latter to tell the inspirational story of Ingrid Jonker, the volatile South African poet whose insatiable passion has drawn frequent comparisons to Sylvia Plath, and whose remarkable talents inspired hope at the height of the struggle against apartheid. Cape Town, South Africa: the 1960s. Free-spirited Ingrid Jonker (Carice van Houten) is fighting to recover from a recent breakdown in Amsterdam as she searches for the words to express her inner turmoil. Meanwhile, her inability to experience true love plunges her into a series of tempestuous affairs, and her defiant opposition to the injustice of apartheid puts her at odds with her stern father (Rutger Hauer), who’s also the Minister of Censorship . Later, Jonker witnesses a tragedy that scars her soul while writing the poetry that will touch the hearts of millions.

The Fairy

The Belgian comedy team of Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon, and Bruno Romy return in this story of a man who finds love under unexpected circumstances. Dom (Abel) works nights at a hotel as a desk clerk and regularly deals with a parade of eccentric guests, most notably a British tourist (Philippe Martz) who won’t take a hint that his menagerie of pets is not welcome. Dom hardly thinks anything of it when Fiona (Gordon) appears and announces she’s a fairy who will grant him three wishes in exchange for a room. To Dom’s surprise, when he asks for a new motor scooter and an endless supply of gas, Fiona actually shows up with a scooter, and as the two spend more time together, he finds himself falling deeply in love with her. But Fiona isn’t really an enchanted being — she’s an escapee from a mental institution, and when she ends up back in the hospital after giving birth to Dom’s child, he hatches a plot to break her out. Co-starring Romy as a bartender with vision problems, La Fee (aka The Fairy) was an official selection at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

Intruders

A mysterious beast stalks innocent children in this thriller from Spanish director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo. In the 1980s, Juan (Izan Corchero) is a young boy with an active imagination and a talent for writing stories. However, he is being terrorized by a strange creature that lurks in his room late at night and doesn’t seem to have a face. Juan’s mother Luisa (Pilar Lopez de Ayala) is skeptical at first, but comes to believe demonic forces are at work and asks a local priest (Daniel Bruehl) to chase the spirits out. However, it soon becomes obvious Satan is not the one to blame for the horrible visits. Three decades later, John (Clive Owen) and Susanna (Carice van Houten) are the parents of Mia (Ella Purnell), a 13-year-old girl. John is fiercely protective of his daughter, and when she’s attacked in her room late one night, he’s determined to find whoever or whatever is responsible. As it happens, Mia is being visited by Hollowface, a monster similar to the one who was stalking Juan, and he’s just as difficult to frighten away. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s first directorial project after his commercial breakthrough with 28 Weeks Later, Intruders was an official selection at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.

4:44 Last Day on Earth

In a large apartment high above the city lives our couple. They’re in love. She’s a painter, he’s a successful actor. Just a normal afternoon — except that this isn’t a normal afternoon, for them or anyone else. Because tomorrow, at 4:44 am, give or take a few seconds, the world will come to an end far more rapidly than even the worst doomsayer could have imagined. The final meltdown will come not without warnings, but with no means of escape. There will be no survivors. As always, there are those who, as their last cigarette is being lit and the blindfold tightened, will still hope against hope for some kind of reprieve. For a miracle. Not our two lovers. They — like the majority of the Earth’s population — have accepted their fate: the world is going to end.

Patagonia Rising

Director Brian Lilla takes an in-depth look at the controversy surrounding the proposed construction of five massive dams on the Baker and Pascua Rivers in Chile’s Patagonia region, weighing the much-touted benefits against the potential drawbacks by speaking with the people whose lives would be most directly affected by the project. The primary inhabitants of the region are the Gauchos, rugged South American cowboys who have made their living off the land for hundreds of years. While the multinational energy corporation heading up the project claims that it would provide an invaluable energy source, the ranchers fear the prospect of being forced off of their land when the river valleys are transformed into floodplains. Meanwhile, the recent floods in the region caused by climate change make an already heated debate even more complex.

 The Turin Horse

On January 3,1889 in Turin, Italy, Friedrich Nietzsche steps out of the doorway of number six, Via Carlo Albert. Not far from him, a cab driver is having trouble with a stubborn horse. The horse refuses to move, whereupon the driver loses his patience and takes his whip to it. Nietzsche puts an end to the brutal scene, throwing his arms around the horse’s neck, sobbing. After this, he lies motionless and silent for two days on a divan, until he loses consciousness and his mind. Somewhere in the countryside, the driver of the cab lives with his daughter and the horse. Outside, a windstorm rages. Immaculately photographed in Bela Tarr’s renowned long takes, ‘The Turin Horse’ is the final statement from a master filmmaker.

Here

Satellite-mapping engineer Will (Ben Foster) is working on a survey of Armenia in a provincial hotel when he crosses paths with Armenian expatriate Gadarine (Lubna Azabal). Gadarine is a photographer who has recently returned to her home country from abroad. When the connection between them proves powerful and immediate, the pair throws caution to the wind and decides to become travel partners.

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Coming to Theaters–Friday

The Dark Knight Rises

Eight years on, a new terrorist leader, Bane, overwhelms Gotham’s finest, and the Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy.

Shut Up and Play the Hits

On April 2nd 2011, LCD Soundsystem played its final show at Madison Square Garden. Documenting this once in a life time performance and an intimate portrait of James Murphy as he navigates the lead-up to the show, the day after, and the personal and professional ramifications of his decision.

 War of the Buttons [limited]

In occupied France, Lebrac leads a play war between two rival kid gangs, but his feelings for Violette, a Jewish girl in danger of being discovered by the Nazis, encourage Lebrac to face the reality of what’s happening around him.

The Well Digger’s Daughter [limited]

In pre-World War II France, a father is torn between his sense of honor and his deep love for his saintly daughter when she gets in trouble with the wealthy son of a shopkeeper.

 

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