Looking for some new movies to add to your collection? Check out this weeks new releases including Pixar's Brave! In music news, Green Day's newest album is also out today. Gamers rejoice! Call of Duty: Black Ops II is out today as well!
Rating: Not Rated
Todd Solondz's black comedy Dark Horse stars Jordan Gelber as Abe, a thirtysomething loser still living with mom and dad, and employed at his father's company, even though he would rather spend his time buying toys online. He meets Miranda (Selma Blair), and tries repeatedly to go on a date with her. When he finally succeeds in this endeavor, he asks her to marry him. Soon she has given him hepatitis, and Abe goes through a series of hallucinations involving his father's secretary. Dark Horse played at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.
The Queen of Versailles
Filmmaker Lauren Greenfield offers this documentary profile of nouveau-riche time-share entrepreneurs David and Jackie Siegel, who witness the sudden collapse of their lifelong dream when construction on their opulent, 90,000-square-foot Versailles-inspired manor is suddenly halted after the economy collapses.
Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. In 'Brave,' a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts.
Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane). Merida's actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Wise Woman (voice of Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before its too late.
2 Days in New York
Marion and Mingus live cozily-perhaps too cozily-with their cat and two young children from previous relationships. However, when Marion's jolly father (played by director Delpy's real-life dad), her oversexed sister, and her sister's outrageous boyfriend unceremoniously descend upon them for a visit, it initiates two unforgettable days that will test Marion and Mingus's relationship. With their unwitting racism and sexual frankness, the French triumvirate hilariously has no boundaries or filters...and no person is left unscathed in its wake.
Goody Alicia Silverstone and Stacy Krysten Ritter are addicted to the night life, clubbing, hooking up and always looking for the next thrill, all the while keeping a big a secret-they happen to be modern-day vampires. But even with lifetimes of dating experience behind them, the duo realizes they still have a lot to learn about love when Stacy unexpectedly falls for the son of a vampire hunter, and Goody runs into the man of her dreams from decades earlier.
With their destinies at stake, the girls are faced with a difficult choice; give up their eternal youth for a chance at love, or continue to live their uncomplicated fabulously single lives forever.
Three-time Oscar-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone returns to the screen with the ferocious thriller 'Savages,' featuring the all-star ensemble cast of Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Benicio Del Tor, Salma Hayek, Emile Hirsch and Demian Bichir. The film is based on Don Winslow's best-selling crime novel that was named one of The New York Times' Top 10 Books of 2010.
Laguna Beach entrepreneurs Ben (Johnson), a peaceful and charitable Buddhist, and his closest friend Chon (Kitsch), a former Navy SEAL and ex-mercenary, run a lucrative, homegrown industry--raising some of the best marijuana ever developed. They also share a one-of-a-kind love with the extraordinary beauty Ophelia (Lively). Life is idyllic in their Southern California town...until the Mexican Baja Cartel decides to move in and demands that the trio partners with them.
When the merciless head of the BC, Elena (Hayek), and her brutal enforcer, Lado (Del Toro), underestimate the unbreakable bond among these three friends, Ben and Chon--with the reluctant, slippery assistance of a dirty DEA agent (Travolta)--wage a seemingly unwinnable war against the cartel. And so begins a series of increasingly vicious ploys and maneuvers in a high stakes, savage battle of wills.
A group of guys stumble upon an alien invasion during a faux neighborhood watch meeting where they usually do some male bonding to get away from their dull suburban lives in this sci-fi comedy starring Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, and Will Forte. Akiva Schaffer directs from a script by Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg. Jonah Hill and Rosemarie DeWitt co-star.
Linda White (Rachael Harris), a devoted Christian housewife, leads a sheltered existence in suburban Texas. Her world is turned upside-down when she discovers that her dying husband, Abe, has a 23-year old illegitimate son named Raymond (Matt O'Leary) living in Florida. Somewhere on the edge of guilt and loneliness, Linda grants Abe's final wish and sets off on a quixotic journey to find Raymond and bring him back. Along the way, Linda's wonderfully bizarre relationship with Raymond will teach her more about herself than she ever imagined possible and force her to come to terms with her troubled past.
The Island President
'The Island President' follows the globe-trotting journey of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, the lowest-lying country in the world, who, after bringing democracy to his country, takes up the fight to keep it from disappearing under the sea.
Rating: Not Rated
Love, mistaken identity and miserably cold weather bring together three disparate characters in this dark independent comedy. It's the dead of winter in South Dakota, and a vagrant (Jeremy Clark) driving through the frozen wastes finds a frostbitten man lying in the middle of the road. The vagrant drags the frozen stranger into his pickup truck, and discovers his name is NoDak (Garth Blomberg) and that he's been pursuing a relationship though the mail with a woman (Holly Lynn Ellis) who is about to be released from prison. The vagrant wants a woman in his life, and since the prisoner doesn't know what NoDak looks like, he hatches a plan to take his place. However, it should come as no surprise that things don't go especially smoothly when the vagrant meets his potential lady love. Prairie Love was the first feature film from director Dusty Bias, and was an official selection at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.
Aaron Lewis, ‘The Road’
Deftones, ‘Koi No Yokan’
Green Day, ‘¡Dos!’
Machine Head, ‘Machine F—ing Head Live’
Soundgarden, ‘King Animal’
Call of Duty: Black Ops II XBOX 360, PC, PS3
Paper Mario: Sticker Star 3DS
Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified VITA
Rift: Storm Legion PC
Wonderbook: Book of Spells PS3
Power Ranges Super Samurai XBOX 360
Tropico 4: Gold Edition XBOX 360, PC
LEGO The Lord of the Rings XBOX 360 PC PS3 Wii
EverQuest II: Chains of Eternity PC
Magical Drop V PC
Perfect World International; Sirens of War PC
The Sims 3 Seasons PC MAC
Scribblenauts Unlimited PC
ESPN Sports Connection WiiU
With so many great new releases out this week what will you be picking up? Let us know in the comments.