Enter your keyword

DVD

The Painted Veil

Prior to viewing director John Curran’s 2006 version of The Painted Veil, one might expect a typical romance full of clichés and predictability. This film, however, is anything but that. As the story unfolds, one is given an honest and captivating look into the minds and hearts of distant lovers. Based on the novel by… View more

J. Edgar

J. Edgar,  AFI’s 2012 Best Picture winner, is a darkly compelling biopic of the strange and powerful  leader of the FBI for almost fifty years – J.  Edgar Hoover (Leonardo DiCaprio) When Hoover began his career at the FBI, evidence from crime scenes was thrown away and most professionals thought fingerprinting was hocus pocus.  To… View more

Winter’s Bone

Winter’s Bone is the Oscar nominated drama based on the novel by Daniel Woodrell. The story follows a teenage girl named Ree in the search for her missing father. Ree and her family live in a remote part of the Ozarks, surrounded by a tight-knit community of meth cookers and dealers. Ree’s father has offered… View more

Cedar Rapids

We all heard about the movie Cedar Rapids when it appeared in theaters in February, 2011.  But I, for one, didn’t make the time to see it until recently.  I’m glad I finally decided to sit down and watch it. Ed Helms stars as naïve, idealistic insurance agent Tim Lippe, who is sent to a… View more

Sherlock

Sherlock is a smart modern retelling of the classic Doyle stories about the brilliant Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Fans of the original stories won’t be disappointed, this series is like a love letter to the devoted but it is still exciting and accessible to anyone who hasn’t read them. You might miss some jokes… View more

Portlandia Season 1

“Portlandia” is a sketch comedy show created by Carrie Brownstein and Saturday Night Live’s Fred Armisen. The sketches mostly poke fun at the ultra-liberal, politically correct hipster culture in Portland, Oregon and while they sometimes wildly exaggerate, they are often comically accurate. The comedy is incisive but manages to stay good-natured. It’s clear that Fred… View more

Spooky Staff Picks

Jeff- Them! – A classic 1950’s horror movie involving giant mutated ants attacking the Southwest. Dixie- The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, True Blood, and the Halloween movie series with Michael Myers. Renee- Rot and Ruin and Dust and Decay are fun zombie thrillers by Jonathan Maberry. Curtis- The Last Sin Eater– A dark dramatic… View more

Shaun of the Dead

Join Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Bill Nighy as they battle zombies!  Simon Pegg stars as everyman Shaun who we find is a little down on his luck when we meet him.  After his community experiences a zombie outbreak, Shaun must step up to the plate as never before as he tries to save the… View more

Bubba Ho-Tep

Join Bruce Campbell in this zany adventure also starring Ossie Davis.  Bruce Campbell stars as an aging Elvis, yep, he didn’t really die, in a retirement community where the residents seem to be dying off at a much higher rate.  Sensing something is amiss, Elvis goes to see his fellow resident and buddy Jack, who… View more