THIS FRIDAY, JULY 18th: come see SILVER BULLET at our backyard screening room. Doors open at 8:30pm, show starts at 9pm sharp. $5 suggested donation.
I am proud and excited to announce that on Friday, August 29th, we will be showing Adrian Belic's documentary BEYOND THE CALL as part of the Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema festival. Screening time will be announced soon. More details to follow. Tomorrow is the very last day to submmit films to this festival. Please find all the information to do that here.
We’ve got some good new films this week, and a batch of great new additions! Some great 1990’s films like BOB ROBERTS, THE BAD LIEUTENANT, FLAMENCO and NIL BY MOUTH. All of these were requested by customers. If there is something you wish we had, let me know. I buy most of these requests, and I am appreciative of you helping us bulk up our library.
In the new movie department, we have some comedies (PENELOPE, MEET BILL, COLLEGE ROAD TRIP, EAGLE SHOOTING HEROES), action (THE BANK JOB), dance (STEP UP 2), horror (SHUTTER), romance (LOVE MY LIFE) and assorted other stuff.
Guess what? We have signed up about 70 members on KenFlix, Four Star Video’s local and lovable subscription rate membership! I have only heard great feedback about this program. In a nutshell, KenFlix lets you have a certain amount of films out on your account at any one time, without renewal fees and with unlimited exchanges at the store. If you rent even 5 movies a month, then this program is for you. If you would like to hear more, please email us, or check out the pamphlets at the store.
Love and kisses,
THE BANK JOB.
Jason Statham/Saffron Burrows
Directed by Roger Donaldson.
* Statham doing what Statham does best. Cops and robbers, preferably a bank involved. In this case, he stars in the real-life story of a bank robbery in 1971 that went unsolved, with no arrests and was completely media-quashed because secrets of the Royal family were involved.
BEAU BRUMMELL: THIS CHARMING MAN.
Hugh Bonneville/James Purefoy.
Directed by Philappa Lowthorpe.
* The historical story of the world’s first dandy, Beau Brummell, gallivanter, socialite, bad-boy, good-boy, style councilor, all around well-dressed and slick dude.
COLLEGE ROAD TRIP.
Directed by Roger Kumble.
* A young woman travels the country looking for the perfect college to attend and is accompanied by her cop dad (Lawrence) in this family entertainment vehicle.
EAGLE SHOOTING HEROES.
Comedy/Martial Arts/Foreign (Cantonese).
Leslie Cheung/Tony Leung Chiu Wai.
Directed by Jeffrey Lau.
* Hilarious parody film produced by Wong Kar-Wai.
LOVE MY LIFE.
Drama/Romance/ LGBT/Foreign (Japanese).
Rei Yoshii/Asami Imajuku.
Directed by Koji Kawano.
* Adapted from a manga of the same name, it is the story of two young women in love who are learning about dealing with the consequences of their decisions.
Aaron Eckhart/Jessica Alba.
Directed by Bernie Goldmann and Melisa Wallack.
* Bill is a loser whose wife knows it and it seems like everyone else in his life knows it. However, someone lets him have the huge responsibility of acting as a mentor to a teenage girl and somehow he re-finds himself within that task without the help of the CPS.
Christina Ricci/James McAvoy/Catherine O’Hara/Reese Witherspoon/Peter Dinklage.
Directed by Mark Palansky.
* Penelope’s family has a curse that she must break by finding true love. Unfortunately she has a pig’s snout and that seems to bother her suitors. Dudes: she’s just got a big nose! Deal with it.
Joshua Jackson/Rachel Taylor.
Directed by Masayuki Ochiai.
* Freaky tale about a newly married couple moving to Japan who start having supernatural experiences involving images showing up on camera relating to an old relationship between the groom and a now-dead Japanese woman.
STEP UP: 2.
Briana Evigan/Adam G. Sevani/Will Kemp.
Directed by Jon Chu.
* Number two in the franchise about young kids defining themselves through step-dancing.
TIMES AND WINDS.
Directed by Reha Erdem.
* Following the lives of people who inhabit a small village in Turkey during the five times in between prayer, this beautiful film focuses on some preteens struggling to make sense of their lives.
Directed by Jacques Tati.
* Comedy of errors, involving a designer of recreational vehicles driving his creation into all sorts of calamitous situations.
DOWN THE TRACKS: THE MUSIC THAT INFLUENCED BOB DYLAN.
* From the producers of the film: “This fascinating program tells the story of the music and artists that have influenced Bob Dylan throughout his career. Although his reputation as a songwriter stands supreme, Dylan has often covered tracks from vintage blues, folk and country performers or incorporated elements from them into his own material. “Down The Tracks” explores the lives and work of many of these artists and how Dylan interacted with them through archive performance and interview footage alongside new interviews and documentary material.”
Directed by Naomi Greenfield and Sara Taksler.
* A doc about the brilliant engineering feats of balloon twisters.
RENO 911: 5th SEASON.
* Season five of the absolutely real and true story of life as a cop in Reno.
THE SECRET WORLD OF ALEX MACK: THE COMPLETE 1st SEASON .
* Kooky 90’s era tv about a junior high school kid who get s drenched in chemicals that give her super powers.
* Replacement DVD.
THE BAD LIEUTENANT.
Directed by Abel Ferrara.
* Wonderfully demented junkie cop psycho story. First DVD copy.
* This is our first DVD of this comic masterpiece written, directed and starring Tim Robbins.
DEADWOOD: SEASON 2.
* Replacement DVD’s.
* 2 more replacement DVD’s.
Directed by Carlos Saura.
* Did you watch any of the trilogy of flamenco films we had out last year by Saura? They are beautiful and amazing and this is evidently the finest flamenco film that Saura made.
THE LORDS OF FLATBUSH.
Henry Winkler/Sylvester Stallone.
Directed by Martin Davidson and Stephen Verona.
* Great ensemble flick about some kids in Brooklyn who form a gang. This is our first copy of any sort of this 1974 film.
NIL BY MOUTH.
* First DVD copy of this Gary Oldman directed film.
SCHOOL FOR SCOUNDRELS.
Directed by Robert Hamer.
* The secrets of taking advantage of people are revealed at the Lifeman College. This is our first copy of this 1960 film.
Robert De Niro/Eddie Murphy/Mos Def.
Directed by Tom Dey.
* First copy of this spoof of cop buddie movies.
THE WIRE: SEASONS 1, 2 and 3.
* Multiple copies of each.