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Now On Home Video: "Lebanon," "Animal Kingdom" and "Buried"

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    Buried Movie Trailer (Published Sunday, Sep 19, 2010)

    A pair of crime families, a pair of Ryan Reynolds indies, a doc about economics, a Golden Lion winner, bank robbers, horny teens and seductress are all available to watch from the comfort of your couch.

    PICK OF THE WEEK: “Animal Kingdom”
    This brilliant crime family drama won the World Cinema Grand Jury prize at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, it features an amazing turn by Jacki Weaver as one of the most despicable mother’s in film history. Now available on Blu-ray and DVD, read our review and watch the trailer

    "Buried"

    [NATL] "Buried"
    Buried Movie Trailer (Published Sunday, Sep 19, 2010)

    “Buried”
    Ryan Reynolds gives an impressive performance as a man buried alive in a coffin somewhere in the middle of Iraq. Director Rodrigo Cortes does a remarkable job of crafting a dynamic narrative within the constraints of a the tiny box where the entire film is set. Now available on Blu-ray and DVD, read our review and watch the trailer

    “Down Terrace”
    This small British dark comedy finds Bill, the head of a small crime family, and his son, Karl, freshly out of jail. They soon start fighting about Karl’s ex, who has resurfaced claiming to be carrying his child, and they realize that there’s a rat in their midst. Now available on Blu-ray and DVD, watch the trailer

    "Animal Kingdom"

    [NATL] "Animal Kingdom"
    Writer-director David Michod's crime drama follows the fading fortunes of the Cody family as they try to adapt to a changing world. (Published Friday, Aug 13, 2010)

    “Freakonomics”
    Like the bestselling book by economist Steven Levitt and journalist Stephen Dubner on which it’s based, the film is at times amusingn and provocative, but a little uneven, and occasionally superficial. Features five chapters adapted by some of America’s most accomplished documentarians. Now available on Blu-ray and DVD, read our review and watch the trailer

    “Jack Goes Boating”
    Phillip Seymour Hoffman stars in his directorial debut as a socially awkward cab driver set up on a date with the equally off-kilter Amy Ryan. Not a great film, but it features a pair of great performances by Daphne Rubin-Vega and John Ortiz as the couple that bring Hoffman and Ryan together. Now available on Blu-ray and DVD, watch the trailer

    "Lebanon"

    [NATL] "Lebanon"
    Four inexperienced Israeli soldiers drive a tank into a recently bombed city only to find themselves all but broken down and with the enemy closing in. (Published Monday, Jan 17, 2011)

    Lebanon
    Hot, sweaty, cramped and speckled with croutons, “Lebanon” is a claustrophobic nightmare about four woefully inexperienced Israeli soldiers trapped in a crippled tank on the opening day of the war with Lebanon. Now available on Blu-ray and DVD, read our review and watch the trailer

    “Paper Man”
    This small indie comedy stars Jeff Daniels as a man in a failing marriage who’s suffering writers block. After years of turning to his childhood imaginary friend, Captain Excellent (Ryan Reynolds), he starts taking comfort in a friendship with a pretty teenager, played by Emma Stone. Now available on Blu-ray and DVD, watch the trailer

    “Stone”
    Edward Norton is a convict who deploys his wife, Mila Jovovich, to seduce and blackmail his parole officer, Robert De Niro. In this crime thriller from director John Curran. Now available on Blu-ray and DVD, read our review and watch the trailer

    “Takers”
    Opens with a great bank robbery before getting bogged down in some tired gangster clichés and terrible acting. Now available on Blu-ray and DVD, read our review and watch the trailer

    “The Virginity Hit”
    A faux documentary about a three friends using video cameras and cell phones to chronicle their efforts to help their buddy lose his virginity. There are a few funny moments, but it fails terribly when it tries to be than it is. Now available on Blu-ray and DVD, read our review and watch the trailer

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