New and Coming Releases: August 19, 2008

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On the Ecstasy of Ski-Flying: Werner Herzog in Conversation with Karen Beckman

Releases: 2008-08-26
Synopsis: Film theorist Karen Beckman (STILL MOVING: BETWEEN CINEMA AND PHOTOGRAPHY) conducts a 2007 public interview at Philadelphia's Slought Foundation with eclectic filmmaker Werner Herzog...more>>>


Bangkok Love Story

Releases: 2008-08-26
Synopsis: Steamy Thai nights provide the backdrop for unbridled romance, crime and action as two men unexpectedly brave forbidden love. Maek, a cold assassin-for-hire, is sent to knock off Iht, a police informant, when in a twist of fate...more>>>


Chicago 10

Releases: 2008-08-26
Synopsis: The Kid Stays in the Picture director Brett Morgen turns his unique eye toward the infamous 1968 Democratic National Convention in this 2006 documentary. Using a star-studded voice cast ... more>>>


Artifacts

Releases: 2008-08-26

Synopsis: Workaholic entrepreneur Kate Warner reacts to the discoveries that all her friends were apparently murdered by their own inexplicable doppelgangers out of the blue--and that each of their bodies were implanted with mysterious...more>>>


Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden?

Releases: 2008-08-26
Synopsis: After revealing just what a diet of Big Macs can do to a person, filmmaker Morgan Spurlock takes a tongue-in-cheek look at another threat to our collective well-being in this witty documentary from th... more>>>


Never Say Macbeth

Releases: 2008-08-26

 Synopsis: Danny Teller, a high school science teacher, shows up at auditions for Macbeth trying to get his girlfriend back. But the director mistakes Danny's story of love for a passionate acting monologue, and casts him as Witch #1...more>>>


Redbelt

Releases: 2008-08-26
Synopsis: Tim Allen and Chiwetel Ejiofor star in writer/director David Mamet's martial arts drama concerning a jujitsu master who becomes corrupted by the glitz... more>>>


Escape From Fort Bravo

Releases: 2008-08-26
Synopsis: A nail-biting Indian deadlock remains the climax of this otherwise overly verbose Western filmed in M-G-M's then-new Ansco colors (forerunner of Eastmancolor). After ruthlessly dragging an escaped pri... more>>>


August

Releases: 2008-08-26
Synopsis: Josh Hartnett, Naomie Harris, Rip Torn, and Adam Scott star in director/co-screenwriter Austin Chick's tale about an ambitious dotcom entrepreneur attempting to stay afloat as the stock market begins ... more>>>


The Black House

Releases: 2008-08-26
Synopsis: In this offbeat mixture of black comedy and terror, Wakatsuki (Masaki Uchino) is an insurance investigator who is looking into a claim. His investigation leads him to a man and woman whose son recentl... more>>>


Boats out of Watermelon Rinds

Releases: 2008-08-26
Synopsis: In his award-winning debut feature film, director Ahmet Ulucay portrays the innocence of childhood and the lure of the cinema for two teens in a small Turkish village...more>>>


Where the Wild Things Are ... and 5 More Stories by Maurice Sendak

Releases: 2008-08-26
Synopsis: Features the entire library of Scholastic Storybook Treasures. WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE (Music and Narration by Peter Schickele) When Max is sent to bed without supper, he sails off...more>>>


Pingpong

Releases: 2008-08-26
Synopsis: A family's crises come to the surface in this drama, the first feature from filmmaker Matthias Luthardt. Stefan (Falk Rockstroh) and Anna (Marion Mitterhammer) are a petit bourgeois couple who live a ... more>>>


 

Uncounted: The New Math of American Elections

Releases: 2008-08-26
Synopsis: As the 2008 presidential elections draw near and disillusioned voters are still reeling from the election fraud scandals of 2004 and 2006, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker David Earnhardt takes a logical ... more>>>


Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom (Criterion Collection)

Releases: 2008-08-26
Synopsis: The final work of notorious Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini, this film updates the Marquis de Sade's most extreme novel to fascist Italy in the final days of WW II. Dispensing with t... more>>>


A Four Letter Word

Releases: 2008-08-26
Synopsis: Writer/director Casper Andreas' thoughtful, ensemble-driven sex comedy A Four Letter Word embodies a loose sequel to his 2004 Slutty Summer, with sev... more>>>


Heroes: Season 2

Releases: 2008-08-26

Synopsis: One of the many serialized dramas which dominated the 2006-2007 TV season, NBC's Heroes dealt with a disparate group of people from all over the world, ranging from a teenager to thirtysomethings, who suddenly discovered that they possessed superpowers...more>>>


The Stalking Moon

Releases: 2008-08-26
Synopsis: Adapted from a novel by Theodore V. Olsen, The Stalking Moon opens in the Arizona of the Old West, as the U.S. calvary is in the process of relocating Native Americans to reservations. One of the calv... more>>>


Love for Sale: Suely in the Sky

Releases: 2008-08-26
Synopsis: A woman who has recently returned to her hometown village in remote, northeastern Brazil after two years of living in São Paolo refuses to allow the actions of others to dictate her fate as she keeps ... more>>>


Cimarron

Releases: 2008-08-26
Synopsis: The Oklahoma land rush of 1889 provides the starting point for this western drama, based on a novel by Edna Ferber. Yancey Cravet (Glenn Ford) is an impulsive, short-fused cowboy who has ... more>>>


Terry Pratchett's Discworld Collection

Releases: 2008-08-26

Synopsis:  Created by wildly popular British sci-fi and fantasy writer Terry Pratchett, Discworld is a fictional planet carried on the backs of four elephants that are all perched upon an even larger turtle...more>>>


Kujibiki Unbalance, Vol. 3: The Melancholy of Ritsuko Ketten

Releases: 2008-08-26

Synopsis: The manga-within-a-manga from the series Genshiken, Kujibiki Unbalance tells the story of Chihiro Enomoto and Tokino Akiyama, the newly picked student body president and vice president at the prestigious Rikkyouin High School...more>>>


The Witman Boys

Releases: 2008-08-26
Synopsis: Outwardly Janos and Erno Witman seem like typical middle class teens, but beneath their facades of normalcy, the two are deeply disturbed and obsessed with the nature of sex and death. Leaving much to... more>>>


Salo or the 120 Days of Sodom

Releases: 2008-08-26
Synopsis: The final work of notorious Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini, this film updates the Marquis de Sade's most extreme novel to fascist Italy in the final days of WW II. Dispensing with t... more>>>


All My Good Countrymen

Releases: 2008-08-26
Synopsis: The comparatively unknown Czech director Vojtech Jasny managed to earn a few industry award nominations for his nostalgic 1968 film All My Good Countrymen. The film is set in a small M... more>>>


Mr. Cinema

Releases: 2008-08-26
Synopsis: A poor film projectionist witnesses forty years of Hong Kong history in this socially themed family melodrama starring acclaimed Hong Kong character Anthony Wong. Idealistic leftist Zuo Kong (Wong) ha... more>>>


Death Note, Vol. 6

Releases: 2008-08-26
Synopsis: The Yotsuba Group enlists an investigator to uncover L's identity, while Misa, who's been hired as their spokesperson, does some investigating of her own. When she discovers the identity of the owner of the Death Note, it's a race between the killer...more>>>

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