Sunday, September 30, 2012

New TV Your Missing

The Revolting World of Stanley Brown

2012 | C: UK | L: English | Not Rated | RT: 28 min each

Broadcast on the CBBC

A revolting new comedy for CBBC about 13-year-old Stanley Brown, who shares his insatiable curiosity about the revolting world around him with a chaotic time-traveller, Archie, and his best friends Mike and Jess. Stanley is always in trouble but each week he finds a new and exciting way to come out on top, delighting in the mess and mayhem the world throws at him.

Stanley Brown is a normal but unusually curious kid until his world changes in a way he least expects - with the arrival of his great, great, great, great, great, great... grandson, Archie. Archie has travelled back from the future to spend some time with his hero forefather, using technology destined to be invented by ideas initiated by Stanley and his descendants.

According to Archie (and his super computer, Olivia), Stanley's brilliant insights are what make him special - his curiosity, his ability to make connections, to experiment, evaluate, and persist in finding a solution where other people would give up.

In fact, according to Archie, Stanley Brown was the first in a line of geniuses who kick started loads of incredible advancements and inventions for future generations. Archie has arrived to witness first hand, observe and learn from the brilliant Stanley Brown... as well as coming to have some fun.

Unfortunately, no one but Stanley can see or hear Archie so there's no one but Archie who seems to understand or care what an amazing mind Stanley has. At the moment, nobody shares Archie's belief in Stanley - certainly not his mum or sister Steph, who both wish Stan was a little more 'average' and a lot less trouble.

Archie uses reality-bending powers to show us the unseen world around us in microscopic detail, covering a broad spectrum of content from human biology to physics via explosive chemistry and gory zoology. Together, the two of them open our eyes to the wonders of science - but often misjudge the impact of their experiments, as an explosion of science, comedy and chaos unfolds.

Archie's arrival may make Stanley's life a lot more complex, but it's a lot more fun too - even if he still has to cope with his mum's constant cleaning, as well as Jess the street-smart and confrontational girl next door, and having to look out for his accident-prone friend Mike. Stanley Brown has a lot on his plate, but if anyone can cope with the arrival of a back-packing time-travelling tourist, Stanley can!

Friday, September 28, 2012

New in Theaters

Won't Back Down

2012 | C: USA | L: English | Rated: PG | RT: 121 min | Drama

Two determined mothers with children who are failing in an inner city school in Pittsburgh join forces to take back the school, and turn it into a place of learning. But before they can change the school for the better, they must first battle the parents, the school board, and the teachers union. Because this is for their children, they won't back down from this enormous challenge.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

9-25-12 DVDs of the week

Die Thomaner

2012 | C: Germany | L: German | S: English | Not Rated | RT: 113 min. | Documentary

Founded in 1212, the St. Thomas Choir Leipzig is one of the most famous and prestigious boys' choirs in the world. This documentary, upon the 800th anniversary of the group's formation, accompanies "Die Thomaner," ages 9 to 18, over a period of one year at home and touring abroad. Their unique world, from motets to boarding school to a South American tour, is filled with pressure to perform, doubt pride, and homesickness, balanced by accomplishment, growth, and friendships that will last a lifetime.

 Learning Capoeira

C: USA | L: English | Not Rated | RT: 90 min.

Capoeira is the most elaborate martial art of the African Diaspora: a spectacular combination of dance, acrobatic kicks, and evasive maneuvers. Typically played as a game in which two players vie to control space, demonstrate superior mobility, and trick by trip, kick, or head-butt each other to the ground at a moment of vulnerability, Capoiera resembles a combination of acrobatic dance, martial arts sparring, and improvised musical performance.

Teaching such a rich and subtle art as Capoeira to children and beginners requires a very particular approach. With Aritana and Senzala (two eminent Capoeiristas of the famous group Capoeira Brasil) their lessons for children and beginners are founded on their own unique method based on games and discovery in which young Capoeiristas have fun while they learn, and make fast progress without even realizing it! Full of games and exercises, this DVD is the best tool and should be the first reference for any child or beginner willing to enter the ''roda''. Instructors Aritana and Senzala are specialists in Capoeira lessons for children and beginners in Brazil.

 Vampire Dog

2012 | C: Canada | L: English | Not Rated | RT: 91 min. | Family

Ace is just like any other new kid at school, until his grandfather from Transylvania dies at age 96 and sends him his dog Fang. Ace soon discovers that Fang is a vampire dog - and he speaks English! Mad scientist Dr. Warhol and her bumbling assistant Frank try to capture Fang and steal his DNA in hopes of developing the latest anti-aging technology, but lucky for Ace the vampire dog manages to stay one step ahead of his pursuers. Along the way an enduring friendship forms when Ace and Fang discover that together they are unstoppable.

9-25-12 NEW on Blu-Ray and DVD

Golden Winter

2012 | C: USA | L: English | Rated N/R | RT: 90 min. | Family

A boy befriends a litter of homeless Golden Retrievers. Together, they help stop a bank robbery just in time for Christmas.


2010 | C: Denmark | L: Danish | S: English | Not Rated | RT: 99 min. | Comedy

In order to prove his fatherhood potential to his pregnant girlfriend, Frank 'kidnaps' her 12-year-old nephew and tags along on his best friend Casper's debauched weekend canoe trip.

 The Tall Man

 2012 | C: USA, Canada, France | L: English | Rated: R | RT: 106 min. | Crime, Drama, Mystery

This film is about a legend that has been started by the town folk of Cold Rock. Since the children in the town have been going missing, people have said it's an entity known as 'The Tall Man' who has been taking them. Julia Denning ('Jessica Biel' ) is the local nurse whose husband died years earlier. She is soon personally involved as her child is taken. She tries to track down where the child is taken, but finds that there's more to what's happening than she knew. The towns-folk start to turn on her and the truth comes out. But there's still more to the story--who is 'The Tall Man'? And what is the truth behind the disappearances?

09-25-12 NEW on DVD

Dino Dan: Twas a Dinosaur

2010 | C: Canada | L: English | Not Rated | RT: ? | Family

Follow the adventures of paleontologist-in-training Dan Henderson as he imagines dinosaurs into the real world! Join Dan as he learns what might have caused the extinction of the dinosaurs, tracks down a Euoplocephalus and gives the poem "The Night Before Christmas" a dinosaur spin. Dan uses the scientific method to gatehr clues and solve mysteries. 'Twas a Dinosaur is filled with five action-packed adventures full of discovery! 


2007 | C: USA | L: English | Not Rated | RT: 70 min. | Documentary

A documentary film that reveals the divided world of competitive jump roping. The two top American teams, the Bouncing Bulldogs and the Double Dutch Forces, belong to separate leagues that do not compete against one another. After twenty years of separation they finally meet at Apollo Theater in Harlem, for a competition which features "fusion" routines where Double Dutch is blended with hip- hop dance and music.

The Road Home

2010 | C: India, UK | L: English | Not Rated | RT: 24 min. | Short, Adventure, Comedy

Sent by his parents to an international boarding school in the Himalayas, Pico grapples with his identity as he escapes from his boarding school in search of the road back home to England.

9-25-12 NEW on Blu-Ray


1990 | C: USA | L: English | Rated: PG-13 | RT: 105 min. | Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A large spider from the jungles of South America is accidently transported in a crate with a dead body to America where it mates with a local spider. Soon after, the residents of a small California town disappear as the result of spider bites from the deadly spider offspring. It's up to a couple of doctors with the help of an insect exterminator to annihilate these eight legged freaks before they take over the entire town.

Gamera The Brave

2006 | C: Japan | L: Japanese | S: English | Rated: Not Rated | RT: 96 min. | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

In 1973, Gamera sacrifices his life to rid the world of the Gyaos once and for all. Three years later, a small boy who witnessed the event named Toru finds a mysterious egg. From it, hatches a small Turtle. Toru and his friends raise the turtle, who turns out to be a small Gamera. After a new man eating creature named Zedus, it's up to the small Gamera to save the world as the previous Gamera had done before.

Lone Wolf and Cub

1972-1974 | C: Japan | L: Japanese | S: English | Rated: Not Rated | RT: 507 min. | Action, Drama

He is the most feared assassin in all of Japan, known only as the Lone Wolf. Pushing his young son along the back-roads of feudal Japan in a heavily armed baby-cart, he strikes fear into the black hearts of evil-doers everywhere -- as long as someone can come up with his fee. Nothing, not the legions of a mad shogun, hordes of Yagyu ninja, or even the undead, can stop him! Now for the first time, all six films in spectacular High Definition!  

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Bodo - The Wiz Kid

Bodo - Eine ganz normale Familie

AKA: The Wiz Kid

1989 | C: West Germany | L: German | S: English | Rated: PG | RT: 97 min. | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

Bodo is a kid with abnormally high intelligence, a samurai sword toting father and a robotic orangutan. Unfortunately, all this leaves him with a minimum of social skills, so what's a boy genius to do? Clone a hipper suaver Bodo of course! Soon afterwards though, trouble arises with an ill fated dance with his mother and a wannabe American detective named Nikki Maus. Will Bodo get the girl of his dreams? Time will tell in this tale of life and love on the open range. 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

9-18-12 DVD of the week

The Red Hand Gang

TV Series | 1977 | C: USA | L: English | Rated: Unrated | RT: 30 min | Adventure, Family

The Red Hand Gang were a group of five inner-city pre-teens who unwittingly found themselves foiling a jewel heist, a museum robbery and a child kidnap. The Red Hand Gang were so called because of their trademark red handprint, which they left to mark where they had been. This short-lived 1970s American kids TV series was hugely popular in the UK and the USA during the late 70s and early 80s and it still retains a cult following today. Bonus Features: Stills Gallery , Original American Commercial Break Card , Episode Synopses , Series Synopsis , Motion Menus Product Specs: 2-DVD9s; Dolby Digital 2.0; English Language; RT - 288 minutes; MPAA - NR; Color; Aspect Ratio - 1.33:1 / 4x3; Year - 1977

9-18--12 New on DVD

Boy of the Streets

1937 | C: USA | L: English | Rated: Approved | RT: 77 min | Drama

Three Came Home

1950 | C: USA | L: English | Rated: Approved | RT: 106 min | War, Drama

Boy of the Streets: 
A young teen in New York City grapples with a deadbeat father, and the law of the big city streets.

Three Came Home: 
The true story of Agnes Newton Keith's imprisonment in several Japanese prisoner-of-war camps from 1941 to the end of WWII. Separated from her husband and with a young son to care for she has many difficulties to face.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Home Sweet Home

Hem ljuva hem

AKA: Home Sweet Home

AKA: Home Sour Home

2001 | C: Sweden | L: Swedish | S: English | Rated: Unrated | RT: 101 Min. | Drama

The wife and son of an unemployed, foul-tempered man suffer under ever-worsening domestic violence. One day while his father is taking a nap, the young son decides to take matters into his own hands. In a panic, the wife and son both believe the man is dead and dump him on a roadside. The man survives, however, and returns home weeks later confined to a wheelchair probably for the rest of his life. How will each member in the family cope with this new situation?

Friday, September 14, 2012

Parenthood - Season 4


Season 4

Parenthood is an American comedy-drama television series developed by Jason Katims and produced by Imagine Television and Universal Television. The first season premiered on March 2, 2010, on NBC. Loosely based on the 1989 film of the same title, Parenthood is the second adaptation of the film to air on television preceded by the 1990–91 television series.

Max Burkholder as Max Braverman, Adam's and Kristina's 14-year-old son, who was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. He is also incredibly gifted academically.
Miles Heizer as Drew Holt, Sarah's sensitive teen son, who longs for a male role model. His girl friend is Amy.
Tyree Brown (recurring season 1, starring season 2 onwards) as Jabbar Trussell, Jasmine & Crosby's son.
Xolo Mariduena (Season 4-) as Victor, Julia and Joel's adopted son.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Totenwackers

Los totenwackers

AKA: The Totenwackers

2007 | C: Spain, UK | L: Spanish | S: English | Rated: Unrated | RT: 85 min. | Adventure

Sara, a girl of 10, see strange things in the house: from floating furniture to creepy ghosts. Nobody believes her and certainly not her big sister, who is mainly interested in boys. Together with her friends Madhi and John, an eccentric inventor, they go in search of the truth. The investigation leads them quickly to her dark neighbors: the mistress, the concierge and an old woman. Using Johns fantastic Totenwacker draw them into battle against the ghosts in the basement of the house.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

9-11-12 New on DVD



The Headless Ghost / Ghost Beach
One Day at Horrorland / Go Eat Worms
The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight / A Night in Terror Tower

The Headless Ghost: This spine-tingling installment of the popular Goosebumps series is sure to give you the creepy crawlies with these three chilling episodes: The Headless Ghost, Awesome Ants and Teacher's Pet. Ghost Beach: This ghoulish installment of the popular Goosebumps series will scare up so much fun it's frightening with these three spooky episodes: Ghost Beach, The Barking Ghost and Be Careful What You Wish For.

One Day at HorrorLand; The price of admission is hair-raising chills with these two episodes from the popular Goosebumps series: One Day at Horrorland and Welcome to Camp Nightmare. Go Eat Worms!: Hungry for a taste of terror? Dig in with these three scary helpings from the popular Goosebumps series: Go Eat Worms, Bad Hare Day and Revenge of the Lawn Gnomes.

 The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight: This spine-tingling installment of the popular Goosebumps series features three chilling episodes: The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight, Don't Go to Sleep and Calling All Creeps. A Night in Terror Tower: Scare up some creepy fun with these two terrifying episodes from the popular Goosebumps series: A Night in Terror Tower and Stay Out of the Basement. 

Monday, September 10, 2012

J'ai pensé à vous tous les jours

J'ai pensé à vous tous les jours

AKA: I thought about you every day

  2008 | C: France | L: French | S: English | Rated: Unrated | RT: 85 Min. | Drama

IMDb Link:

 A priori, they do not have much in common. Cedric is 14 years, red hair, raised in a home. Mathieu is 13 years old. Polished, brown hair neatly combed, always dressed to the nines, he lives in an upscale suburb with his adoptive parents, Christine and Joseph. However, Mathieu and Cedric are brothers. If life has separated them early, each unaware of the other, it will suddenly bring them together again. Based on the novel.