New releases on DVD
Posted: Friday, December 31, 2010 8:01 pm
The Press 12/30
Resident Evil: Afterlife
Genre: Action & Adventure, Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Synopsis: In a world ravaged by a virus infection, turning its victims into the Undead, Alice continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but Alice gets some unexpected help from an old friend. A new lead that promises a safe haven from the Undead leads them to Los Angeles, but when they arrive the city is overrun by thousands of Undead and Alice and her comrades are about to step into a deadly trap.
Running Time: 1 hr. 40 min.
In Theaters: Sep 10, 2010 Wide
Distributor:Sony Pictures/Screen Gems
Directed By: Paul W.S. Anderson
Written By: Paul W.S. Anderson
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Synopsis: Story: Academy Award winner George Clooney stars in the title role of this suspense thriller. As an assassin, Jack is constantly on the move and always alone. After a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, Jack retreats to the Italian countryside. He relishes being away from death for a spell as he holes up in a small medieval town. While there, Jack takes an assignment to construct a weapon for a mysterious contact, Mathilde (Thekla Reuten). Savoring the peaceful quietude he finds in the mountains of Abruzzo, Jack accepts the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto (Paolo Bonacelli) and pursues a torrid liaison with a beautiful woman, Clara (Violante Placido).
Jack and Clara’s time together evolves into a romance, one seemingly free of danger. But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate.– (C) Focus
Running Time: 1 hr. 45 min.
In Theaters: Sep 1, 2010 Wide
Directed By: Anton Corbijn
Written By: Rowan Joffe
Synopsis: Twelve is the story of 17-year-old White Mike, the privileged son of a restaurant tycoon. His mother succumbed to breast cancer several years before the film begins. White Mike is a drug dealer who has taken his senior year in high school off to sell drugs to his wealthy peers. When he is not selling drugs he is reminiscing of his childhood and philosophizing about a world he feels he is not a part of. The title of the film refers to a new designer drug which the protagonist of the novel, White Mike, sells. The drug is referred to as a cross between cocaine and ecstasy.– (C) Official Site
Running Time: 1 hr. 33 min.
In Theaters: Aug 6, 2010 Limited
Directed By: Joel Schumacher
And Soon the Darkness
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
Synopsis: Stephanie (Amber Heard) and Ellie’s (Odette Yustman) vacation to an exotic village in Argentina is a perfect ‘girl’s getaway’ to bask in the sun, shop and flirt with the handsome locals. After a long night of bar-hopping, the girls get into an argument, and Stephanie heads out alone in the morning to cool off. But when she returns, Ellie has disappeared. Finding signs of a struggle, Stephanie fears the worst, and turns to the police for help. But the local authorities have their hands full already – with a string of unsolved kidnappings targeting young female tourists. Skeptical of the sheriff’s competency, she enlists help from Michael (Karl Urban), an American ex-pat staying at their hotel. Together they go on a frantic search for Ellie, but Stephanie soon realizes that trusting his seemingly good intentions may drag her farther from the truth. With danger mounting, and time running out, Stephanie must find her friend before darkness falls.– (C) Anchor Bay
Running Time: 1 hr. 31 min.
In Theaters: Dec 17, 2010 Limited
Distributor:Anchor Bay Films
Directed By: Marcos Efron