Ryan Gosling is one of the best young actors working in Hollywood today. In “Drive,” he stars as a stunt driver by day, getaway driver by night. He meets and falls for a neighbor (Carey Mulligan), whose husband is in jail. When the guy gets out, he has an old debt to repay, which puts his wife and child in danger. Gosling gets involved, and it doesn’t end well. The cast (including Albert Brooks as a mob boss) is excellent, and the pace is exciting. A word of warning: The gripping, adult film is graphic and brutal, making it hard to watch at times.
“To Kill A Mockingbird 50th Anniversary Edition”
The film adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is considered one of the greatest American films of all time. It was nominated for eight Academy Awards, and won three including Best Actor for Gregory Peck. Peck plays principled Southern lawyer Atticus Finch, who exemplifies what strength and conviction are all about. The DVD has been digitally remastered and fully restored from high resolution 35 mm original film elements. The two-disc set is packed with bonus material, including script pages, Peck’s handwritten notes, storyboards, poster art, interviews, Peck’s acceptance speech and an in-depth look at the process of restoration.
“Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Series One”
David Suchet returns as sleuth Hercule Poirot, who relies on his intellect to solve cases. The 10 stories have been remastered in high-definition.
“A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies”
The British Film Institute got Martin Scorsese to put together a four-hour documentary in which he breaks down his favorite American movies and showcases the directors who influenced him. Through film clips and commentary, viewers come to understand the evolution of Scorsese’s style. He begins with the Western and delves into lesser-known films as he leads movie lovers on a journey through American cinema — filtered through the eyes and mind of Martin Scorsese.
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“Downtown Abbey: Season Two”
“Ethos: A Time For Change”
“Father Dowling Mysteries: Season One”
“Lady and the Tramp Special Edition”
“Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks Live”
“Phantom of the Opera: Live at the Royal Albert Hall”
“The Jazz Singer: Jerry Lewis”
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