This Weeks New Releases! (04/02/13)

With March ending with a flurry of Oscar nominated films coming to DVD and Blu ray, April comes in with a flurry of titles you may never have heard of!  Come on on and catch up on films that were not marketed as well as the big guns.  New this week includes stuff from Nicole Kidman, Antonio Bandares, Brendan Frazier and more!  Check it out below;

Bangkok RevengeBangkok Revenge
04/02/13 • Action • Not Rated • 82 Minutes

Manit, a boy of ten years witnessed the murder of his parents. Unrelenting, the killers decide to eliminate it. Shot in the head, the child survives miraculously from his injuries, but finds himself struck by ataraxia. The damage to his brain took away any emotion. Saved from certain death by an old martial arts master, Manit, 20 years later becomes a real war machine, returns to the place of his childhood. Justice is going to fall, and men will die.

Released by Well Go USA

The CollectionThe Collection
04/02/13 • Horror • Rated R • 82 Minutes

When Elena’s (Emma Fitzpatrick) friends take her to a secret party at an undisclosed location, she never imagined she would become the latest victim of The Collector, a psychopathic killer. The Collector kidnaps and transports her to an abandoned hotel he’s transformed into his own private maze of torture and death. Upon learning of his daughter’s disappearance, Elena’s wealthy father (Christopher McDonald) hires a group of mercenaries to retrieve her from the vicious grips of The Collector. These mercenaries coerce Arkin (Josh Stewart), the only man to have escaped the wrath of this heinous monster, to lead them through the gruesome labyrinth. Now, Arkin finds himself fighting for his own life in order to save Elena.

Box office gross: $6.8 million.
Released by LD Entertainment.

Day Of The FalconDay of the Falcon
04/02/13 • Drama/Adventure • Rated R

Starring Antonio Banderas (Desperado), Mark Strong (Zero Dark Thirty), Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) and Tahar Rahim (The Eagle), Day of the Falcon is a soaring epic of honor, greed, betrayal and love from award-winning director Jean-Jacques Annaud (Enemy at the Gates). After years of bloody conflict, the leaders of two rival kingdoms reluctantly agree to end the fighting. But when oil is discovered between their territories, the war is re-ignited. Now it is up to their children – young lovers who have married in hopes of bringing the families together – to find a way to end the violence and bring peace to the land.

Earth's Final HoursEarth’s Final Hours
04/02/13 • Science Fiction/Suspense • Rated PG-13 • 91 Minutes

When bizarre radiation storms suddenly erupt, defense systems are wiped out, polar outposts are incinerated and space debris blasts holes clear through our planet. Now a tough federal agent (Robert Knepper of “Prison Break” and “Heroes”), a cool government scientist (Julia Benson of “SGU Stargate Universe”), and his rebel genius son (Cameron Bright of THE TWILIGHT SAGA) have uncovered a magnetospheric nightmare that could stop the Earth’s rotation. Do a disgraced inventor (Bruce Davison of “Lost”) and an archaic satellite hold the sole keys to our survival, or is the clock ticking towards the annihilation of mankind?

Released by Anchor Bay Entertainment.

Easy MoneyEasy Money
04/02/13 • Drama/Crime/Suspense • Rated R

JW is a poor student who lives a double life within the wealthy Stockholm elite. He falls in love with an upper class girl and is soon lured into a world of crime. Jorge is a fugitive on the run from the police and the Yugoslavian mafia. His plan: import a massive cargo of coke and then disappear for good. Yugoslavian hitman Mrado is trying hard to find Jorge but his criminal life takes a turn when he is forced to take care of his young daughter. While JW starts a journey into the dark world of organized crime, he brings together the fate of all to a struggle of life and death. Easy Money is a Swedish crime thriller based on the International best-selling book Snabba Cash by Jens Lapidus.

Box office gross: $0.1 million.
Presented in Swedish.
Released by The Weinstein Company.

Hemingway & GellhornHemingway & Gellhorn
04/02/13 • Drama

Hemingway & Gellhorn recounts one of the great romances of the last century – the passionate love affair and tumultuous marriage of literary master Ernest Hemingway (Owen) and the beautiful, trailblazing war correspondent Martha Gellhorn (Kidman) – as it follows the adventurous writers through the Spanish Civil War and beyond. As witnesses to history, they covered all the great conflicts of their time, but the war they couldn’t survive was the war between themselves.

Stand OffStand Off
04/02/13 • Action/Suspense • Rated R • 89 Minutes

In a misguided attempt to protect his family and pay back gambling debts to the local Mobster, Jimbo robs a fish market, which is coincidentally owned by the same Mobster. On the run, Jimbo is cornered in a local curio shop, where he takes hostage an assortment of colorful characters, including Maguire, who may be his illegitimate father. Surrounded by the Police, the SAS, and the Mobster’s crew, the young man must find a way out of his precarious predicament with the help of his oddball captives.

Released by Arc Entertainment.

This Must Be the PlaceThis Must Be the Place
04/02/13 • Comedy/Drama • Rated R

Cheyenne (Sean Penn) is a former rock star. At 50, he still dresses ‘Goth’ and lives in Dublin off his royalties. The death of his father, with whom he wasn’t on speaking terms, brings him back to New York. He discovers his father had an obsession: to seek revenge for a humiliation he had suffered. Cheyenne decides to pick up where his father left off, and starts a journey, at his own pace, across America.

Box office gross: $0.1 million.
Released by The Weinstein Company.

Rabitto horâTormented (Rabitto horâ)
04/02/13 • Horror • Not Rated • 106 Minutes

Daigo doesn’t speak anymore. Not since he killed that rabbit on the playground at school. His sister, Kiriko, is worried. He’s bullied. He sleepwalks. And their father is no help, trapped in his own grief and illustrating fantasy worlds where families are happily reunited and no one dies. They never should have gone to that 3D movie. The one with the stuffed rabbit that floated out of the screen. Now Daigo is missing. He’s in danger, and Kiriko will have to follow him into a world of nightmares to discover the truth. And the truth is worse than any dream.

Presented in Japanese.
Released by Well Go USA.

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This Weeks New Releases! (03/26/13)

LincolnDanial Day-Lewis continues to lead the way in fully immersing himself into a character so that he can bring you the best representation of great figures in our time.  This time he tackles President Abraham Lincoln during a tumultuous time in out history.  Brad Pitt stars in Killing Them Softly as a hit man hired to find three guys that inadvertently cripple the crime economy with one robbery.  Also check out this weeks comedy starring Billy Crystal in Parental Guidance.

Killing Them Softly (03/26/13) Crime/Action

Three dumb guys who think they’re smart rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse. Brad Pitt plays the enforcer hired to track them down and restore order.

R
$15.0 Million
The Weinstein Company

Lincoln
03/26/13 • Drama • Rated PG-13

Steven Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award® winner Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln,” a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.

Box office gross: $181.8 million
Released by DreamWorks and Buena Vista

Parental Guidance (03/26/13) Comedy

Old school grandfather Artie (Billy Crystal), who is accustomed to calling the shots, meets his match when he and his eager-to-please wife Diane (Bette Midler) agree to babysit their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents (Marisa Tomei, Tom Everett Scott) go away for work. But when 21st century problems collide with Artie and Diane’s old school methods of tough rules, lots of love and old-fashioned games, it’s learning to bend — and not holding your ground — that binds a family together.

PG
$75.2 Million
Fox

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Special Friday New Releases! (03/22/13)

Les MiserablesLes Miserables (03/22/13) Drama/Musical

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption—a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.

PG-13
$145.5 Million
Universal

This is 40This is 40 (03/22/13) Comedy

Writer/director/producer Judd Apatow (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Funny People) brings audiences This Is 40, an original comedy that expands upon the story of Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) from the blockbuster hit Knocked Up as we see first-hand how they are dealing with their current state of life.

R
$67.4 Million
Universal

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This Weeks New Releases! (03/19/13)

The Hobbit An Unexpected JourneyHobbit: An Unexpected Journey (03/19/13) SciFi/Fantasy

The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome Dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the Wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of 13 Dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Sorcerers.

Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, first they must escape the Goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever…Gollum.

Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of ingenuity and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities… A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.

PG-13
$299.9 Million
New Line

Zero Dark ThirtyZero Dark Thirty (03/19/13) Action

For a decade, an elite team of intelligence and military operatives, working in secret across the globe, devoted themselves to a single goal: to find and eliminate Osama bin Laden. Zero Dark Thirty reunites the Oscar® winning team of director-producer Kathryn Bigelow and writer-producer Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker) for the story of history’s greatest manhunt for the world’s most dangerous man.

R
$91.6 Million
Sony Pictures

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This Weeks New Releases! (03/12/13)

Life of PiAward winning directer Ang Lee presents a visually stunning epic of a young man thrust into an adventure of survival…with one very strange companion.  Another for the family and kids is a Dreamworks adventure of classic characters (Santa, Easter Bunny and more) that battle an evil spirit known as pitch in Rise of The Guardians.  Also, Hitchcock is out on Blu Ray only this month, with DVD to enter stores soon!

Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away (03/12/13) Performing Arts

From the big top to the big screen, visionary filmmaker James Cameron and director Andrew Adamson (Shrek, Narnia) invite you and your family on an all new 3D adventure: Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away. A young couple who is separated, must journey through the astonishing and dreamlike worlds of Cirque du Soleil to find each other, as audiences experience the immersive 3D technology that will allow them to leap, soar, swim, and dance with the performers.

PG
$12.4 Million
Paramount

Curious George: Swings Into Spring (03/12/13) Childrens

You know it must be springtime if a curious monkey named George is dancing on the balcony at sunrise! George is so excited about Spring that he wants Hundley to have Spring Fever too. But even blooming flowers, baby animals and canoe rides cannot make Hundley love Spring. Even worse, Hundley gets lost in the country. Searching for his lost friend, George accidentally launches the hot air balloon rally and sails over the countryside. Luckily he manages to grab Hundley from a hilltop along the way. Together they return triumphantly to the city. The Man with the Yellow Hat, the Doorman and Lydia stage a daring rooftop balloon rescue. Not only are George and Hundley saved, but they manage to win the coveted Spring Building Prize! Finally, to George’s delight, now Hundley has Spring Fever too!

Not Rated
Straight To DVD
Universal

Hitchcock (03/12/13) Drama/Suspense

HITCHCOCK is a love story about one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century, Alfred Hitchcock and his wife and partner Alma Reville. The film takes place during the making of Hitchcock’s seminal movie Psycho.

PG-13
$5.9 Million
Fox Searchlight

Life of Pi (03/12/13) Adventure/Drama

Director Ang Lee creates a groundbreaking movie event about a young man who survives a tragic disaster at sea and is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While marooned on a lifeboat, he forms an amazing and unexpected connection with the ship’s only other survivor…a fearsome Bengal tiger.

PG
$113.5 Million
Fox

Rise of the Guardians (03/12/13) Family/Adventure

More than a collection of the well-known childhood legends, Rise of the Guardians tells the story of a group of heroes – each with extraordinary abilities. When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world.

PG
$101.4 Million
DreamWorks

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This Weeks New Releases! (03/05/13)

Wreck-It RalphThis week Passport Video offers up a big one for the kids.  The big winter hit Wreck-It Ralph is here!   A classic Bad Guy character in a video game longs to be loved by his counterpart good guy so he decides to wander off into another video game to become a hero.  There he faces a comedy of errors as he tries to prove himself to be a hero and just be happy.

For the bigger kids, this week we have the remake of the 80’s classic, Red Dawn!  The US is invaded and it’s up to a bunch of young adults and teenagers to band together to take the fight to the invading troops.  See our other choices below;

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (03/02/13) Drama/Romance

The astonishing conclusion to the series, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN — PART 2, illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.

PG-13
$291.8 Million
Summit Entertainment

Intouchables, The (03/05/13) Comedy/Drama

A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.

R
$10.0 Million
The Weinstein Company

Lay the Favorite (03/05/13) Comedy

Bruce Willis and Vince Vaughn star in this touching comedy about a Las Vegas gambler who hires a stripper-with-a-heart-of-gold as his good luck charm but ends up on the wrong side of the law after she falls into the arms of a rival bookie.

R
Radius-TWC/The Weinstein Company

Marine 3: Homefront (03/05/13) Action

WWE superstar Mike “The Miz” Mizanin delivers a knock-out performance in the most explosive, action-packed Marine adventure yet. After returning to his hometown on leave, Sgt. Jake Carter learns that his sister has been abducted by a band of violent extremists. To save her, Carter launches a daring one-man assault on their base of operations…only to discover the group’s ruthless leader is plotting a deadly terrorist strike. With time running out, Carter realizes he’s the only man who can stop the impending massacre — but this American hero may have to make the ultimate sacrifice to save thousands of innocent lives.

R
Straight To DVD
Fox

Red Dawn (03/05/13) Action/War

In Red Dawn, a city in Washington state awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky – shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves prisoners and their town under enemy occupation. Determined to fight back, a group of young patriots seek refuge in the surrounding woods, training and reorganizing themselves into a guerilla group of fighters. Taking inspiration from their high school mascot, they call themselves the Wolverines, banding together to protect one another, liberate their town from its captors, and take back their freedom.

PG-13
$44.8 Million
Fox/Open Road Films

Wreck-It Ralph (03/05/13) Family

Wreck-It Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) longs to be as beloved as his game’s perfect Good Guy, Fix-It Felix (voice of Jack McBrayer). Problem is, nobody loves a Bad Guy. But they do love heroes… so when a modern, first-person shooter game arrives featuring tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (voice of Jane Lynch), Ralph sees it as his ticket to heroism and happiness. He sneaks into the game with a simple plan—win a medal—but soon wrecks everything, and accidently unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens every game in the arcade. Ralph’s only hope? Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman), a young troublemaking “glitch” from a candy-coated cart racing game who might just be the one to teach Ralph what it means to be a Good Guy. But will he realize he is good enough to become a hero before it’s “Game Over” for the entire arcade?

PG
$185.5 Million
Disney

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Twilight Saga Continues!

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 In The Store Today!

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