DVDs Central Lab LT1144
DVD 2 Michael (1996) (Eng/ Fr/Sp Sound, Eng, Sub.) Two struggling tabloid reporters and an "angel expert" are sent by their boss to check out an old kook who claims to have an angel living with her. Sure enough, the guy's got wings, but he's also into smoking, drinking and womanizing. Unconvinced that Michael (John Travolta) is not an Earthly being, the reporters take him to Chicago, when Michael's unconventional methods begin to work heavenly magic. Director Nora Ephron also wrote the script. PG Rated Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, 102 min.
DVD 3 SpCE JAM (Eng/Fr/Sp Sound & Sub.) 1996. Spce Jam marks the film debut of basketball legend Michael Jordan, who plays himself opposite some rather "colorful" co-stars... When the Looney Tunes bunch are kidnapped to another planet by the dastardly Swackhammer, Bugs Bunny challEnges them to a basketball game to win their Fredom. 88 min. rated G.
DVD 4 LA FEMME NIKITA (Eng/Fr Sound & Sub.) 1990. A beautiful junkie condemned to death for the murder of a policeman is given a chance to live - as a secret political assassin controlled by the government. Her lonely existence is warmed when she falls in love with a gentle, humorous man who knows nothing of her bizarre and mysterious life. R Rated, Crime, Drama, Romance,117 min, .
DVD 5 CHRISTMAS VACATION (Eng/Fr Sound & Sub.) National Lampoon, 1989. You know exactly what you're getting in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation: another goofball, slapstick comedy of chaos and catastrophe with Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) and family. PG-13 Rated , Comedy, 97 min.
DVD 6 TITANIC (Eng/Fr sound & Eng/Sp Sub.) 1997. The sweeping love story of Jack and Rose, the young lovers who find one another on the maiden voyage of the "unsinkable" R.M.S. Titantic. Winner of 2 Academy Awards including Best Picture. PG-13 Rated, Comedy,194 min.
DVD 7 LION KING II: SIMBA'S PRIDE (Eng/Fr/Sp Sound & Sub.) 1998 MISSING
DVD 8 HERCULES (Eng/Fr/Sp Sound & Eng Sub.) 1997 The son of the Greek Gods Zeus and Hera is stripped of his immortality as an infant and must become a true hero in order to reclaim it.G Rated, Animation, Adventure, Family, 93 min.
DVD 9 TARZAN (1999) (Eng/Fr/Sp Sound, Eng, Sub.)The lord of the jungle soars though the trees as never before in this Disney favorite, thanks to a revolutionary advance in animation that integrates hand-painted characters with computer-generated backgrounds. Tarzan (Tony Goldwyn) tries to fit in with his adopted ape family and then has to save them and Jane (Minnie Driver) from villainous poacher Clayton (Brian Blessed). Phil Collins's theme won as Oscar for Best Original Song, G Rated, Animation, Adventure, Drama 88 min.
DVD 10 A BUGS LIFE (English ONLY- Sub.t. & Sound) (video in Spnish available.) MISSING
DVD 11 BEETHOVEN 2 (Eng/Fr/Sp Sound & Eng/Sp Sub.) Disney The lovable St Bernard pup grows up!
DVD 12 BEETLE JUICE (Eng/Fr/Sp Sound & Sub.) 1997 What's a yuppie ghost couple to do when their quaint New England home is overrun by trendy New Yorkers? They hire a Frelance "bio-exorcist" to spook the intruders. 92 minutes, rated PG.
DVD 13 AFRICA, THE SEREngER(Eng/Fr/Sp/Ger/Kor/Mand/Jap/Catalan Sounds)
Takes you on an extraordinary journey to East Africa to view a spectacle few humans have ever witnessed- The great migration. 40 minutes, NR.
DVD 14 JO SOY CUBA- I AM CUBA (Sp/Russian Sound & Eng Sub.) 1964 This film is an epic poem to Communist kitsch - a whirling, feverish dance through the sensuous decadence of Batistas Havana and the grinding poverty and oppression of the Cuban people. In 4 main stories showing the rise of the revolution, the viewer is taken on a roller-coaster ride of bathing beauties, landless peasants and student revolutionaries. The first movie ever jointly presented by Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese. 140 minutes, NR.
DVD 15 Toy Story 1(Eng,Fr,Sp Sound & Eng Sub.)
DVD 16 PONETTE (Fr Sound & Eng Sub.) Drama, winner best actress Venice film festival. Ponette experiences the hopes, dreams, fears of a child following the loss of a parent. 92 min. NR
DVD 17 BANDITS (Ger Sound &Eng/Fr/Sp Sub.) 2000
Bandits is an exciting, fast-paced rock and roll road movie following the exploits of an all-female band on the run. 110 minutes, rated R.
DVD 18 THE INHERITORS (German with Eng/Fr/Sp Sub.) 1998
The rich get richer ...sometimes the poor get richer too. When a cruel and merciless farmer is murdered, his last will and testament discloses an ironic gift: to everyone's astonishment, the old man leaves his land to the peasant workers he constantly humiliated. Set in Austrian village....turn of 20th century. 94 min, rated R
DVD 19 THE RETURN OF MARTIN GUERRE (Fr Sound & Eng Sub.) 1982 Set in medieval France during the Hundred Years' War, follows the alleged homecoming of a soldier (Gerard Depardieu) after many years of absence. His wife finds him such an improvement--both in the sack and otherwise--from the husband who left for the front that she ignores the villagers' suspicions that he is an impostor. 123 minutes, NR.
DVD 20 Johnny 100 Pesos (Sp Sound & Eng Sub.) 1993 Based on a true story, an explosive thriller that tells the story of a misguided teenager who commits his first armed robbery with four small-time criminals. Their surefire plan immediately goes wrong and escalates into a hostage situation. In true tabloid style, the standoff with the police turns into a media circus. 95min.
DVD 21 ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER (Sp with Eng/Fr Sub.) 1999 Pedro Almodovar film; winner of Oscar for best foreign film. Tragedy strikes hardworking mother and nurse when her beloved son is killed in a car accident. A screwball melodrama with plot twists....a real stunner. Drama, 102 min, rated R.
DVD 22 Homeward Bound II, Incredible Journey (Eng/Fr/Sp Sound & Eng/Fr/ Sp Sub.) Fun-loving bull terrier pup, hilarious Himalayan cat and wise old Golden Retriever express themselves with familiar human voices. The trio journeys home hundreds of miles through the Sierras. 89min G
DVD 23 Must Love Dogs (Eng. Sound) 2005 The preschool teacher Sarah (Diane Lane) divorced from her beloved husband eight months ago, but she is still very vulnerable and alone. Her family presses her to find a new Mr. Right, and her sister Carol (Elizabeth Perkins) puts her profile on the site PerfectMatch.com. She has blind dates with odd guys, but she particularly likes Jake (John Cusack), who divorced three months ago and still misses his former wife. Jake likes her too, but Sarah has one night stand with Bob (Dermot Mulroney), the father of one of her students, and Jake gives-up on her. Later Sarah finds that Jake is her perfect match. 93 min. Comedy/Romance PG-13.
DVD 24 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Eng/Mandarin/Fr with Eng/Fr Sub.) (2000) Award winning film. Master warriors are faced with their greatest challEnge when the treasured Green Destiny sword is stolen. Set against 19th century China's breathtaking landscape, this film is action-packed. Featuring stunning martial arts choreography. 120 min. PG-13.
DVD 25 Life Is Beautiful (1997) (Italian sound with Eng Sub.) In this poignant tragicomedy, a clever Jewish Italian waiter named Guido (Roberto Benigni, who also directs and won an Oscar for his role) is sent to a Nazi concentration camp during World War II, along with his wife (Nicoletta Braschi) and their young son (Giorgio Cantarini). Refusing to give up hope, Guido tries to protect his son's innocence by pretending that their imprisonment is an elaborate game, with the grand prize being a tank. Awards: Academy Award Winner 2002. 116 min. Rated PG-13.
DVD 26 Traffic (Eng Sound with Fr/Sp/Eng Sub.) 2000
Four winner academy awards. A Mexican policeman (Benicio Del Toro) finds himself and his partner caught in an often deadly web of corruption; a pair of DEA agents work undercover in a sordid and dangerous part of San Diego; a wealthy drug baron living in upscale, Sub.urban America is arrested and learns how quickly his unknowing and pampered wife takes over his business; and the U.S. President's new drug czar must deal with his increasingly drug-addicted teenage daughter. R Rated, 147 min.
DVD 27 Goya in Bordeaux (Sp Sound with Eng/Sp Sub.) 1999 In Bordeaux, France in the early 1800s, Goya suffers from strange visions and nightmares. While his young daughter cares for him, Goya reflects on his tumultuous career: a time when a passionate love affair with the beautiful Duchess of Alba and the evil crusade of Napolean's army inspire Goya's most shocking, brilliant paintings--works that change the art world forever. 105 min. R.
DVD 28 Notre Dame de Paris (Frnch Sound with Frnch, Eng, Sp,Ger Sub.)1999 Rock Opera based on Victor Hugo's novel of the same name. Paris production of this musical on stage. 150 min.
DVD 29 Stolen Kisses (Frnch Sound with Eng. Sub.) 1968.
Romantic comedy. Stolen kisses finds a 20-something Antoine Frshly released from an army prison. He embarks on a series of ill-fated jobs, finally settling on an amusing stint as a private detective. In his ever-turbulent love-life, Antoine finds himself torn between an attractive, serious-minded young violinist and a glamourous, older married woman.
DVD 30 400 Coups The 400 Blows, (Frnch Sound Eng.Sub.)
1959 film by François Truffaut. Truffaut’s debut film established his genius and launched the series of “Antoine Doinel” films. 13-year-old Antoine receives more than his share of hard knocks from selfish parents and harsh schoolteachers. Is he a lost cause, or will his indomitable spirit prevail? BW 99 min.
DVD 31 Awakenings, USE TV 12 ONLY (Eng/Fr/Sp/Ger Sound All languages Sub.) Based on the acclaimed book by neurologist Oliver Sacks, director Penny Marshall's hit 1990 drama stars Robin Williams as Dr. Malcolm Sayer. Sayer is a neurologist who discovers that the drug L-Dopa can be used to "unlock" patients in a mental hospital from the mysterious sleeping sickness that has left them utterly immobilized. Leonard (Robert De Niro) is one such patient who awakens after being in a comatose state for 30 years, leaving Sayer to guide Leonard in adjusting to the world around him. Penelope Ann Miller costars as the daughter of another patient, with whom Leonard falls tenuously in love. Earning Oscar nominations for best picture, actor, and screenplay, this moving fact-based drama was a hit with critics and audiences alike. 100 minutes.PG-13.
DVD 32 Interview with the Vampire, USE TV 12 ONLY (Eng/Sp/Ger Sound All languages Sub.) The film perceptively addresses the pain and chronic melancholy that plagues anyone cursed with immortal bloodlust. Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt and Kirsten Dunst are good at maintaining the dark and brooding tone of Ann Rice's novel. It is definitely one of the most lavish, intelligent horror films ever made. 118 minutes.R.
DVD 33 The Closet (Frnch Sound & Eng Sub.) A nebbish (Daniel Auteuil) who works at a condom manufacturer learns he's about to be fired; with the help of his neighbor, he pretends to be gay so his boss can't fire him without seeming prejudiced. Then a bigoted coworker (Gerard Depardieu) tries to worm his way into the nebbish's good graces because he's afraid of being fired. What makes this movie truly delightful is the superb understatement with which every gag is handled; even the sight of Auteuil wearing a giant condom tip on his head has an impeccable deadpan grace. Each scene takes a new twist of social discomfort and befuddlement in this winning comedy. 85 min/R.
DVD 34 102 Dalmatians (Eng/Sp/Fr Sound & Eng/Sp Sub.) Don't be fooled by the title. Rather than 102, there are 4 reasons to like this sequel to the successful live-action remake of Disney's animated classic. There are the 101 spotted pooches, Glenn Close back in fine form as Cruella De Vil, Oddball--the spotless dalmation pup--and Waddlesworth, a parrot who thinks he's a rottweiler. 100 min, rated.G.
DVD 35 Butterfly , (Fr Sound & Eng Sub.) For most of its running time, this story of growing up in 1930s Spin envelops the audience in a cloud of gentle, lyrical nostalgia. The evocation of long-lost boyhood is realized beautifully through the exquisite photography and the fine performances, particularly that of Fernando Fernan Gomez as a kindly, dedicated teacher. But as the shadows of the Spnish Civil War creep over the story, the action gradually gets nastier, building to an ending which is as shocking as it is tearjerking. "Butterfly," beautiful and bitterly poignant. 94 minutes.R.
DVD 36 Amélie (Fr/ Eng. with Spnish Sub.) Nominated for 5 Academy Awards including Screenplay. This magical comedy met overwhelming acclaim nationwide. A shy waitress working at a tine Paris café makes a surprising discovery and sees her life drastically changed for the better! She dedicates herself to helping others find happiness...in the most delightfully unexpected ways! But will she have the courage to do for herself what she has done for others? 122min. Missing
DVD 37 Something About Mary USE TV 12 ONLY (Eng/Ger Sound & Sub.)
Wild comedy/ detective caper. Cameron Diaz and Ben Stiller. 114min.
DVD 38 Face Off USE TV 12 ONLY (Eng/Sp/Ger Sound & all Sub.) FBI counter terrorist adventure/mega action. John Travolta and Nicholas Cage. 133 min.
DVD 39 Training Day USE TV 12 ONLY (Eng/Sp/Ger Sound & all Sub.) Thriller Cop movie with Denzel Washington. 118min.
DVD 40 Happenstance (Frnch sound with Eng Sub.)
A coincidental romance about six complete strangers affected by chance encounters during the course of one event-filled day: A charming and clever story about the "what if's" of life and love. 97 minutes, rated R (nudity)
DVD 41 Too Beautiful for You (Frnch sound with Fr/ SP/ Eng Sub.) Bernard has a stunningly gorgeous wife, a thriving career and two beautiful children. But his enviable life spirals out of control when he falls madly in love with his decidedly plain secretary. 1 hr, 32 min., rated R.
DVD 42A Spnish 1/Standard Deviants Series: All you need to know for Spnish 1...style is mix of Monty Python, Sesame Street and Saturday Night Live. Frsh, fast-paced and fun learning of vocabulary, basic conversation, pronunciation, idioms, verbs and more. 90 min.
DVD 42B Spnish 2/Standard Deviants Series: All you need to know for Spnish 2...style is mix of Monty Python, Sesame Street and Saturday Night Live. Frsh, fast-paced and fun learning of vocabulary, basic conversation, pronunciation, idioms, verbs and more. 90 min.
DVD 43 Son of the Bride (Spnish sound with Fr/ Eng Sub.)
A heartwarming story of love and the appreciation of life. Argentinean film, nominated for an academy award for Best Foreign Language Film. 124 min. Rated R (language)
DVD 44 Open Your Eyes (Spnish sound with Eng Sub.) In this steamy, intriguingly complex, psychological thriller the line between reality and fantasy is hopelessly blurred. 117 minutes, rated R
DVD 45 Venus Beauty Institute (Frnch with Eng Sub.)
Award-winning comedy follows the lives of four strong, smart women who make their living practicing beauty at a Parisian. R Rated 105 minutes
DVD 46 ADVANCED SpNISH: VERBS/STANDARD DEVIANTS
Learn how to conjugate verbs in preterit, imperfect, imperative, Sub.junctive and future tenses. The Standard Deviants mix cutting edge technology, award-winning educational material and a troupe of young actors and comedians. Humorous skits, computer graphics and fun. 90 min.
DVD 47 ADVANCED SpNISH: BUILDING ON THE BASICS/ STANDARD DEVIANTS Covers such important topics as verb conjugation, stem-change verbs, and irregular verbs. The Standard Deviants mix cutting edge technology, award-winning educational material and a troupe of young actors and comedians. Humorous skits, computer graphics and fun. 90 min.
DVD 48 NINE QUEENS (Spnish with Eng/Fr Sub.)
Thriller/ world of suspicion, betrayal and intrigue, where two small-time drifters team up to pull off a big-time score involving a set of valuable counterfeit stamps known as the Nine Queens. 115 minutes, rated R.
DVD 49 Y Tu Mama Tambien (Spnish with Eng. Sub.) Julio and Tenoch are two teens ruled by raging hormones and a mission to consume exotic Sub.stances. But one summer, the boys learn more abut life than they bargain for! 1hr45min rated R sexual content.
DVD 50. Frnch Three Colors Series Bleu 1996 Juliette Binoche stars as a young woman left devastated by the unexpected death of her husband and child. She retreats from the world around her but is soon reluctantly drawn into an everwidenting web of lies and passion as the dark, secret life of her husband begins to unravel. 98 min.
DVD 51. Blanc Starring Julie Delpy....the mysterious tale of a man whose life disintegrates when his beautiful wife of six mnths deserts him. Forced to begin anew, he rebuilds his life, only to plan a dangerous scheme of vEngeance against her! 92min.
DVD 52 Rouge 1994 A young model whose chance meeting with an unusual stranger leads her down a path of intrigue and secrecy. As her knowledge of the man deepens, she discovers an astonishing link between his past ....and her destiny. 99min.
DVD53 Mostly Martha (German /Eng.Sub.) 2002 In Martha's kitchen, a recipe for passion is starting to sizzle.....a tantalizing blend of comedy, romance and food. 106 min.
DVD 54 Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Frnch, Eng.Sub.) 1964
Cannes Film Festival Grand Prize. Musical classic starring Catherine Deneuve. Bittersweet love story...ageless fairytale of doomed love. One of the most beautiful films of all times. 91min.
DVD 55 The Man in the Iron Mask (Eng.&Frn.sound/Eng,Fr, Sp Sub.) 1998 Leonardo Di Caprio and Jeremy Irons star in this action packed movie. It is a time of both spendor and deSpir. France's self-serving King Louis XIV enjoys the riches of the world while his people die of starvation. Louis fears no one - except the one person who could bring his reign to an end: the man he imprisoned for eternity behind a mask of iron. And when Louis' selfish excesses go too far, retired Musketeers vow to Fre the mysterious prisoner who may be France's only hope for survival. 2hrs12min.
DVD 56 Selena (Eng, Frn, Spn sound and Sub.). 1997
Selena is the vibrant story of the Grammy winning singer whose life ended at its creative peak. Pulsating with Selena's voice on the Sound, the film is powerfully authentic. In the title role, Jennifer Lopez captures the warmth and electricity of a beloved entertainer. 128 min.
DVD 57 Buena Vista Social Club (Sp sound, Eng.Sub.) 1998
Astonishing life stories, vibrant personalities, and unforgettable music of legendary performers who collaborated on the celebrated album, Buena Vista Social Club. From the crumbling neighborhoods of their native Havana, to their triumphant, sold out concerts in Amsterdam and New York's Carnegie Hall, its an unforgettable, deeply emotional journey into the passion, pride and humanity of the artists whose music Sprked a world-wide music phenomenon. 105min.
DVD 58 Die Schweizer Macher (Side A German/Side B Frnch /Sub. Eng, Frnch, German, Italian or Spnish) 1978
Ironic satirical comedy about what it takes to pass for Swiss.
Foreign DVD/ Use on TV10 or TV12 only
DVD 59 City of Angels 1998 (German, Spnish, Eng/Sub. same also Frnch)
What happens when an angel falls in love with a mortal? In this Hollywoodized version of Wim Wenders' "Wings of an Angel," the romance is as longing and deferred as it was in "Sleepless in Seattle." PG-13 for sexuality including language, and some nudity. (Meg Ryan, Nicolas Cage)110min
Foreign DVD/ Use on TV10 or 12 only
DVD 60 The Pelican Brief (German, Spnish, Eng/Sub. same also Frnch etc) 1997 Julia Roberts (ERIN BROCKOVICH) stars in THE PELICAN BRIEF as sharp law student Darby Shaw whose querying mind gets her into trouble. A faithful adaptation of John Grisham's (THE FIRM) best-selling novel, this taut thriller follows the travails that beset Shaw when her theory on the cause of the deaths of two Supreme Court Justices lands her name on the conspirators' hit list. When Shaw teams up with reporter Gray Grantham (Denzel Washington--THE HURRICANE) they find themselves dodging deadly assassins in a suspenseful story that weaves complex narrative strands. 135min.
Foreign DVD/ Use on TV10 or 12 only
DVD 61 Capitaine Conan (Fr Sound & Eng Sub..)1997 Capitaine Conan is about a secret war that took place after World War I, when Frnch troops were ordered to stay behind in the Balkans to continue patrolling the unstable borders. A monster under normal circumstances, Conan becomes a hero in battle. 130min
DVD 62 Finding Nemo (Eng/Sp/Fr Sound & Sub..) 2003 A delightful animated adventure of the undersea world. When his son Nemo is captured by a scuba-diver, an anxious clownfish named Marlin sets off into the vast and astonishing ocean to find him.100min
DVD 63 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007) (Eng, Fr, Sp track) Mathieu Amalric stars as author and Elle magazine editor Jean-Dominique Bauby -- who suffered a stroke in 1995 that rendered him mute and completely paralyzed -- in this adaptation of Bauby's autobiography, which he dictated by blinking his left eye. Julian Schnabel was nominated for the 2008 Best Director Oscar (and won the Golden Globe in the same category) for his poignant docudrama about the strEngth of the human spirit PG13.112 min.
DVD 64 Belle Epoque (Eng/Sp Sound & Sub.)1994 An elderly artist gives shelter to a deserter from the royalist army in provincial Spin, 1931. While on the premises, the young man naturally notes the beauty of all four of his host's daughters. Each takes her turn at seducing him.... a series of brief character sketches filled out by the way each woman takes charge Sexual content, 109min.
DVD 65 Cinema Paradiso (Fr/ITAL Sound & Eng Sub.) 1988
Beautiful film about a little boy's love affair with the movies deservedly won an Oscar for Best Foreign Film and a Special Jury Prize at Cannes. A grizzled old projectionist takes pride in his presentation of screen dreams for a town still recovering from World War II. When a child demonstrates fascination not only for movies but also for the process of showing them to an audience, a lifelong friendship is struck. 123min.
DVD 66 Advertising Rules (GER/Fr Sound & Sub.) 2001
Comedy. Trying to hold on to integrity while navigating the cut-throat and high stakes of the advertising world. 108min
DVD 67 Aguirre: The Wrath of God (GER/Eng Sound & Sub.)
Portrait of ruthless greed and insane ambition. A brutal conquistador leads his soldiers into the Amazon jungle in an obsessive quest for gold. The story is of the expedition's relentless degeneration into brutality and deSpir, but the movie is much more than its plot. Director Werner Herzog strove, whenever possible, to replicate the historical circumstances of the conquistadors, and the sheer human effort of traveling through the dense mountains and valleys of Brazil in armor creates a palpable sense of struggle and derangement. 94min
DVD 68 Huit Femmes (Eight Women) (Fr sound Eng Sub.)
A "funny" murder mystery. Eight women are snowbound in a house with a dead man--a man each of them (his wife, sister, sister-in-law, mother-in-law, daughters, housekeeper, and chambermaid) had reason to kill. Secrets tumble forth, accusations fly, catfights flare, and confrontations turn steamy, all accompanied by campy performances of 1960s Frnch pop songs. At first, these musical numbers seem like pure kitsch, comic and entertaining, but over the movie's course, they become strangely touching. 111min.
DVD 69 Faraway, So Close (GER/Fr Sound & Sub.) 2000 An angel dares to cross and stumbles into the harsh reality of Post-Cold-War Berlin. 146min
DVD 70 Le Pacte Des Loups (Fr/Eng Sound & Eng Sub.) 2001
Dangerous and thrilling mystery. When a mysterious beast ravages the countryside , two unlikely heroes are called in to fight the evil. They must face their greatest fears, unearth a dark power and reveal a deadly secret. 2hrs 24min.
DVD 71 Talk To Her (Sp/Fr Sound& Eng/Fr Sub.) Director Pedro Almodóvar of All About My Mother ame. A female bullfighter is gored by a bull and sent into a coma. Characters meet and intertwine.. The story goes in directions that manage to be sad, hopeful, funny, and creepy, sometimes at the same time.
DVD 72 L'Auberge ESpgnole (Fr/Sp sound- Eng/Sp Sub.) 2002
A delightful study abroad spoof. A straightlaced Frnch college student moves to Barcelona as an exchange student. Sharing a cramped apartment with students from all over Europe leads to intercultural chaos. It is a hilarious and enlightening party! 122min.
DVD 73 Ilona Arrives with the Rain (Sp Sound Eng Sub.) 1996
A beautiful woman and her long lost lover reunite. In steamy, cosmopolitan Panama City, tough-guy smuggler stumbles across Ilona, his long lost love .. They begin a new scheme, in search of impossible wealth. 122min.
DVD 74 The Miracle of Bern (Ger, Fr, Eng Sub.) 2003 The Soviet Union is sending its prisoners of war home in 1954. Among them is the father of a quiet, football-loving 11-year-old, Matthias Lubanski (Louis Klamroth), who lives with his mother, sister and brother in a West-German mining town. The boy has long found a surrogate father in the football player Helmut Rahn (Sascha Göpel), who has 'adopted' Matthias as his mascot. The return of the boy's father Richard (Peter Lohmeyer) casts a shadow over the once-happy family: broken by his years in captivity, Richard has trouble adapting to life in post-war Germany and alienates his family through his severity. For Richard, football is pointless, and so is the World Cup that's about to be held in Bern, Switzerland. Matthias, however, longs to be there with his idol, who's been chosen to play on the German team. Through his passion and his fighting spirit, Matthias rekindles a love of life in his dad's heart. And so, as the final match of the World Cup begins, a little miracle of love and generosity leaps across borders to help another miracle occur - the victory of Helmut Rahn and the German team, the miracle of Bern. Drama, 114 min.
DVD 75 La Fea mas Bella (Sp sound Eng Sub.) 2006 Lety is a sweet, shy, romantic girl who is very intelligent, though not what you'd call "attractive. She graduates with honors in economics, and has a master's degree in finance so she sets out to find a job, not considering her appearance to be an obstacle to success. An unexpected twist of fate turns this "ugly duckling" into a lovely swan?
DVD 76 La Mala Educacion (Sp Sound Eng Sub.) 2004 In the early 60s, two boys - Ignacio and Enrique - discover love, movies and fear in a Christian school. Father Manolo, the school principal and the Literature teacher, both witness and take part in these discoveries. The three characters come against one another again. These meetings are set to change lives. Rated: NC-17 Drama, Romance (1 hr 49 min)
DVD 77 GUADALUPE (Sp sound Eng Sub.) 2006 The Spnish archaeologists Jose Maria and his sister Mercedes, travel to Mexico to investigate the Virgin of Guadalupe. Through their trips, they learn about the culture and the Mexican traditions. Our Señora de Guadalupe finally pronounces herself and guides them towards happiness and serenity. Guadalupe is an epic film that inspires, informs and entertains. SciFi/Fantasy (1 hr 52 min)
DVD 78 "El Inmigrante" (Sp sound Eng Sub.) 2007 is a documentary that examines the Mexican and American border crisis by telling the story of Eusebio de Haro a young Mexican migrant who was shot and killed during one of his journeys north. The film presents humanitarian focus in which story and character take precedent over policy. Documentary (1 hr 30 min).
DVD 79 Strawberry& Chocolate: (Sp sound Eng Sub.) 1994 This acclaimed, Oscar-nominated film set in Cuba follows the unlikely friendship between David , an uptight conservative, and Diego, his flamboyantly gay neighbor. At first David balks at Diego's anti-Castro leanings (which have grown especially strong in light of the government's suppression of homosexuality). However, David soon finds irresistible Diego's access to American contraband (magazines, alcohol, etc.). The film provides a light, but realistic look at the Cuban Revolution, government persecution of marginalized groups, and the tendency of human kindness to overcome hardship. Drama (1 hr 44 min)
DVD 80 Good Bye Lenin (Ger sound Eng Sub.) 2004 In 1989, Christian Kerner has lost her husband and is completely devoted to the Socialist East German state. A heart attack leaves her in coma, and when she awakens eight months later, the Berlin Wall has fallen and it is a whole new world. To protect her from the shock, her son Alex hatches a plan to keep her from the news. All he has to do is turn back the hands of time. Comedy, Drama
DVD 81 Downfall (Ger sound Eng Sub.) is the first German film to broach the Sub.ject of Hitler straight-on since G.W. Pabst's 1956 film "DER LETSTE AKT" ("The Last Act"). Genre: Foreign, (2 hrs 36 min)
DVD 82 Sophie Scholl (Ger sound Eng Sub.) 2005 The true story of Germany’s most famous anti-Nazi heroine is brought to thrilling life in the multi-award winning drama SOPHIE SCHOLL-THE FINAL DAYS. Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, SOPHIE SCHOLL is a young coed-turned-fearless activist. Director Marc Rothemund expertly re-creates the last six days of Sophie Scholl’s life: a heart-stopping journey from arrest to interrogation, trial and sentence. Genre: Drama, War (1hr 57 min).
DVD 83 The Edukators (Ger sound Eng Sub.) 2005German movie, Jule is a waitress who can't make ends meet. She moves in with her boyfriend Peter and his friend Jan, two young men united by their passion to change the world. But Jule has a secret: an auto accident in the past has burdened her with lifetime payments to a successful businessman named Hardenberg. Peter and Jan also have a secret: they are the notorious "Edukators," mysterious perpetrators who break into the expensive homes of local yacht club members as an act of political rebellion. Ideals are tested as generations collide, passions rage, and loyalties shatter, Rated: R (2 hrs 9 min)
DVD 84 Beyond Silence (Ger sound Eng Sub.) 1997 a critically acclaimed story about a young girl, with deaf parents, who receives a clarinet from her aunt and is immediately consumed by it. Inspiring and moving. Drama, Music (1 hr 47 min)
DVD 85 Joyeux Noel (GER sound Eng Sub.) 2005 in 1914, World War I, the bloodiest war ever at that time in human history, was well under way. However on Christmas Eve, numerous sections of the Western Front called an informal, and unauthorized, truce where the various front-line soldiers of the conflict peacefully met each other in No Man's Land to share a precious pause in the carnage with a fleeting brotherhood. This film dramatizes one such section as the Frnch, Scottish and German sides partake in the unique event, even though they are aware that their superiors will not tolerate its occurrence. Genre: War Drama, Languages: Eng, German, Frnch, Sub.title: Eng, Spnish, Portuguese (1 hr 46)
DVD 86 The Harmonists (Ger sound Eng Sub.) 1997 Berlin, Germany, 1927. Harry Frommermann is a poor, but talented musician writing his own pieces and dreaming of the big success. When he goes to the store nearby and listens to new records he is so deeply fascinated by the tunes that he doesn't even realize that Erna, the young employee, adores him. When the day comes where he can barely afford the food for his parrot, it is time to do something about his situation. He launches a newSpper ad looking for company to found a singing group. A concept evolves and rehearsal begins. Genre: Biography, Drama, Music (1 hr 45)
DVD 87 Black Book (Ger sound Eng, Fr, Sp Sub.) 2007: Israel 1956. Rachel, a Jew, rather unexpectedly meets an old friend at the kibbutz where is she working as a teacher. It brings back memories of her experiences in The Netherlands during the war, memories of betrayal. September 1944. Rachel is in trouble when her hiding place is bombed by allied troops. She gets in contact with a man from the resistance and joins a group of Jews who are to be smuggled across the Biesbosch by boat to the Fred South Netherlands. Genre: Drama, Thriller (2 hrs 26)
DVD 88 AMORES PERROS (Fr Sound Eng Sub.) (2000) is a bold, intensely emotional, and ambitious story of lives that collide in a Mexico City car crash. Inventively structured as a triptych of overlapping and intersecting narratives, AMORES PERROS explores the lives of diSprate characters who are catapulted into unforeseen dramatic situations instigated by the seemingly inconsequential destiny of a dog named Cofi. In "Octavio and Susana," Cofi's teenage owner enters his dog into the brutal world of dog fighting to raise money for his elopement with his brother's young and appealing wife. A powerful and profound story of love, loss, retribution and redemption, Drama, Thriller, Sub.title: Eng, (1hr 53)
DVD 89 Cyrano de Bergerac (Fr Sound Eng, Sp Sub.) Cyrano is a Parisian poet and swashbuckler with a large nose of which he is self-conscious, but which he pretends to be proud of. He is madly in love with his cousin, the beautiful Roxane, but does not believe she will requite his love because he considers himself physically unattractive. Soon he finds that Roxane has become infatuated with Christian de Neuvillette, a dashing new recruit to the Cadets of Gascogne, a military unit. Seeing an opportunity to vicariously declare his love for Roxane, he decides to help the tongue-tied Christian, who does not know how to court a woman, gain her love, and aids him with love letters and verse describing the very emotions that he himself feels for Roxane. Genre:Dramas, Action, Adventure (2 hrs18)
DVD 90 Paris, Je T'aime (Fr, Eng Sound Eng, Sp Sub.) 2007 a cinematic homage to the City of Light. Each director presents his or her own short story set in a different Parisian quarter, each one featuring a different cast of characters. The pieces vary in lEngth, with some of them striving to tell a fully developed tale--no matter how simple the plot--while others are more abstract, content to rely on Sprse dialogue and vivid imagery. Each tale is markedly unique, and specific to the quirky style of its director. The movie can feel mysterious and magical, evoking the romance and longing that the city is famous for.Genre: Romance Rated: R (2 hrs)
DVD 91 Too beautiful for you (Fr, Sound Eng, Fr, Sp Sub.) 1989 Gerard Depardieu plays an affluent car dealer who finds himself in the grip of a violent passion for his new secretary, a rather plain-looking, middle-aged woman. Seemingly a happily married man with a beautiful wife and children, he can't understand what is happening as his life is turned upside down. Depardieu and Frnch comedienne Balasko make a completely believable couple, and the photography is stunning. Running Genre: Comedy, Romance Rating: R (1 hr 32)
DVD 92 Two days in Paris (Fr, Sound Eng, Sp Sub.) 2007 2 Days follows two days in the relationship of a New York based couple; a Frnch photographer Marion and American interior designer Jack-as they attempt to re-infuse their relationship with romance by taking a vacation in Europe. Their trip to Venice didn't really work out. They have higher hopes for Paris but the combination of Marion's overbearing non-Eng speaking parents', flirtatious ex-boyfriends', and Jack's obsession with photographing every famous Parisian tombstone and conviction that Frnch condoms are too small, only adds fuel to the fire. Will they be able to salvage their relationship? Some nudity. Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance (1hr 44)
DVD 93 Frnch kiss(Fr, Eng Sound Eng, Sp Sub.) 1995 Kate (Meg Ryan) and Charlie (Timothy Hutton) have a perfect life planned out before them: buying a house, marriage, kids, the whole works. Kate's fear of flying keeps her in Canada while Charlie goes to Paris for a medical convention. While there Charlie is smitten by the lovely Juliette. He calls off the wedding with Kate and she nervously boards a plane to get him back. She ends up sitting next to the petty Frnch thief Luc Teyssier (Kevin Kline). He hides a stolen necklace and smuggled grape vine in her bag to get it through customs. Along the way, Kate and Luc begin having feelings for each other -- which changes the course of their lives. Genre: Comedy, Romance (1 h 51)
DVD 94 The Page Turner (Fr Sound Eng, Fr Sub.) 2006 A child prodigy at the piano harbors a lifelong grudge and finally wreaks her revEnge when she becomes a young woman. Rejected from the Conservatory by a malicious jury chairwoman, a ten-year-old Melanie sees her childhood dreams of becoming a professional musician crushed. Ten years later, Melanie befriends the husband of the woman who rejected her and gets herself hired as the nanny to their son in order to disrupt their peaceful home life from within. Genre: Drama, Music, Thriller.(1 hr 21)
DVD 95 La vie en Rose (Fr Sound Eng, Fr Sub.) (2007) an un-chronological look at the life of the Little Sprrow, Edith Piaf (1915-1963). Her mother is an alcoholic street singer, her father a circus performer, her paternal grandmother a madam. At 20, she's a street singer discovered by a club owner and coached by a musician who brings her to concert halls and she becomes quickly famous. Constant companions are alcohol and heartache. The tragedies of her life belie the words of one of her signature songs, "Non, je ne regrette rien." The back and forth nature of the narrative suggests the patterns of memory and association. Genre: Biography, Drama, Music (2hr21)
DVD 96 Volver (Sp Sound Eng Sub.) (2006) Written and directed by Spnish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar. In this humorous fantasy Abuela revisits her hometown in the La Mancha region -- in spectral form -- to resolve problems she couldn't settle during her life. Abuela's spirit gradually becomes a reassuring presence to her daughters (Penélope Cruz and Lola Dueñas) and granddaughter (Yohana Cobo).(1:51 minutes)
DVD 97Maria Full of Grace (Sp Sound Eng, Sp Fr Sub.) (2004) Maria Full of Grace is the harrowing story of an atypical drug-running "mule." Maria Alvarez is a smart, independent 17-year-old girl from Colombia who agrees to smuggle a half-kilo of heroin into the United States for a shot at a normal existence in the magical land of "El Norte" -- where she imagines the city streets must be paved with gold. (1:41 minutes)
DVD 98 The Lives of Others (GER Sound Eng, Fr, Sp Sub.) (2007) Set in 1980s East Berlin, director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's debut feature (which earned an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film) provides an exquisitely nuanced portrait of life under the watchful eye of the state police as a high-profile couple is bugged. When a successful playwright and his actress companion become Sub.jects of the Stasi's secret surveillance program, their friends, family and even those doing the watching find their lives changed too. (1:58 minutes)
DVD 99 Montreal Take a spin around Montreal. This is an overview of the city and its attractions.
DVD 100Mystery of the Maya IMAX Theatre Collection/ Witness the splendor of the Mayan civilization (Eng, Fr, Sp, Mandarin Sounds) Deep within the jungles of Mexico and Guatemala and extending into the limestone shelf of the Yucatan Peninsula lie the fabled pyramids, temples and palaces of the Maya. Filmed at numerous sacred sites throughout Central America, Mystery of the Maya explores the culture, science and history of a fascinating people. (40min.)
DVD 101 German Travelogue: Introduction to the places and people of Germany. Discover unique locations to enhance your travels.
DVD 102 and CD German Language Learning/Cultural Immersion Experience (60 min DVD) (45 min CD)
DVD 103 Visions Germany Eng. (2007) This release takes viewers on a sumptuous visual journey of Germany, and includes informative narration, historical information, and music from natives Beethoven and Wagner. "Along the Rhine" travels down the Rhine River through the country's southwestern area, while "Bavaria" explore the southeast. In each, the lush landscape, cosmopolitan charms, and rustic architecture create a visual feast. 156 min.
DVD 104 RDA production Montreal (Eng.) (2006) Downtown Montreal, Bagel Shop, Smoked Meat, Outremont, Notre-Dame Basilica, Museum, Cycling in Old Montreal, Botanical Garden, Olympic Park, Metro, ground Shopping, Mount-Royal, Park Jean-Drapeau, La Ronde, Festivals and More... (25 Minutes)
DVD 105 The Jungles and Rivers of Costa Rica (Eng.) Costa Rica receives up to 300 inches of rainfall annually, creating lush jungles and raging rivers renowned for white water rafting and kayaking. At a rain forest reserve they explore the jungle canopy from a network of suspension bridges 350 feet in the air! They also discuss some of the sustainable development projects that have made Costa Rica a global leader in conservation. (30 Minutes)
DVD 106 South América (Eng Sound) (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Perú, and Venezuela) Explore the heart of the Amazonian rainforest; celebrate Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, visit the glaciers of Patagonia, scale volcanoes, wander through the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu and the city of the Tayrona, trek to Angel Falls or tango till dawn in Buenos Aires-Globe Trekker’s South America DVD box set offers all these experiences. Our intrepid travelers have traversed the continent to find the most unusual and exiting places. 500 min
DVD 107 As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me (2003) (Ger Sound & Eng Sub.) After escaping from a Siberian labor camp in the wake of World War II, German soldier Clemens Forell (Bernhard Bettermann) makes his way toward his wife and children, traveling more than 8,000 miles over the course of three long years to reach his final destination. Hardy Martins directs this critically acclaimed adaptation of the best-selling book by Josef Martin Bauer, a true story of survival and courage.122 min.
DVD 108 Spnglish (2004) (Eng, Fr sound, Eng, Fr Sub.) A beautiful Mexican housekeeper, Flor (Paz Vega), is hired by a rich Los Angeles family, everyone's life is upended in hilariously zany ways, especially when the parents (Téa Leoni and Adam Sandler) make it their mission to be so welcoming that they become overwhelming. Cultures clash with a mighty clang -- especially when the man of the house is charmed by Flor's beauty -- in this comedy of manners and mayhem directed by James L. Brooks.131 min, PG-13.
DVD 109 Rosenstrasse (2003) (Ger Sound, Eng Sub.) After her father dies, Hannah Weinstein (Maria Schrader) notices that her mother, Ruth (Jutte Lampe), is acting very strangely. Is Ruth's behavior brought on by her understandable grief at the loss of her husband, or does the suffering spring from something older, something repressed? As her mother's troubled childhood is revealed, Hannah realizes how little she ever really knew about the woman closest to her. Margarethe von Trotta directs. 136 min, PG-13.
DVD 110 In the Time of the Butterflies (2001) (Sp/ Fr Sound with Sp Sub.) Salma Hayek steps out in a weighty, serious role as Minerva Mirabel, a resistance fighter against the popular dictatorship of Leonidas Trujillo (Edward James Olmos) in the Dominican Republic. The tempestuous Minerva leads her sisters Mate (Mia Maestro) and Patria (Lumi Cavazos) into the burgeoning resistance movement after the dictator murders their father. Hunky Marc Anthony plays Hayek's radical boyfriend. 92 min PG-13
DVD111 Cache (2005) (Fr, Eng Sound Eng, Sp Sub.) Winner of the Cannes Best Director Award, Michael Haneke's psychological thriller centers on wealthy Frnch couple Georges (Daniel Auteuil) and Anne (Juliette Binoche), who begin receiving threatening videotapes and phone calls that threaten to ruin their relationship. Georges realizes who the perpetrator is but refuses to tell Anne. Yet childhood flashbacks reveal the mystery, a story that illuminates France's damaged relations with Algeria. 118 min, R rated.
DVD 112 Days and Clouds (2008) (Italian sound, Eng Sub.) After years of putting it off, Elsa (Margherita Buy) finally returns to school to pursue her art history degree. But her newfound academic bliss crumbles when her husband, Michele (Antonio Albanese), loses his job and the duo is forced to sell their gorgeous flat. The ensuing financial strain soon takes a surprising toll on their marriage in director Silvio Soldini's intimate domestic drama, shot in beautiful Genoa. 115 min Rated NR.
DVD 113 Turtles Can Fly (2005) (Kurdish sound, Eng Sub.) Residents of an Iraqi Kurdistan village await the violent arrival of the invading U.S Army. A young boy named Satellite (Soran Ebrahim) helps clear minefields and installs equipment that brings in news from the outside world. Meanwhile, three orphans wander aimlessly, the victims of tragic happenstance. As Saddam is removed from power, these innocent children must confront the harsh reality that awaits them. Bahman Ghobadi directs. 97 min PG-13.
DVD114 The Good German (2006) (Eng sound, Eng Sub.) U.S. Army correspondent Jake Geismar (George Clooney) rekindles relations with an old flame, Lena (Cate Blanchett), in this Steven Soderbergh drama set in post-World War II Berlin. When her husband is hunted by U.S. and Russian military, a desperate Lena looks to Jake for a way out. Tension mounts as Jake discovers Lena has been keeping secrets and learns of black market dealings involving his shady driver (Tobey Maguire). 108 min, R Rating.
DVD 115 A Woman in Berlin (2008) (Ger, Russ, sound with Eng Sub.) Based on the best-selling diaries of an anonymous German woman who survived the Soviet invasion of Berlin at the end of World War II, this gripping drama tells the story of a photojournalist's (Nina Hoss) forbidden relationship with a Soviet officer (Yevgeni Sidikhin). After being sexually assaulted by members of the invading Red Army, she turns to the officer for support, but soon finds herself falling for him 127 min, not rated.
DVD 116 Innocent Voices (2004) (Sp Sound Eng, Sub.) Based on the true story of a now-grown Oscar Torres, this moving film (set in El Salvador in the mid-1980s) follows the drama of a young boy who must choose between enlisting in the Salvadoran army or joining up with a band of guerrillas. Director Luis Mandoki presents a society of innocent victims who are caught in a blinding cross fire, a life-or-death environment in which survival is a daily struggle.111 Min, R Rated.
DVD 117 The Tunnel (2001) (GER Sound, Eng Sub.) East German swimmer Harry Melchior's (Heino Ferch) defection entailed willpower and a forged passport. But to get his sister Lotte (Alexandra Maria Lara) and others out, he has to team up with a motley crew to dig a 145-yard tunnel to East Berlin and ferry everyone back to safety. Set in the 1960s, decades before the fall of the infamous Berlin Wall, this critically acclaimed drama chronicles one of the most daring escapes to Fredom. 167 min Not Rated.
DVD 118 Ne le dis à personne (2006) (Fr, EGN Sound, Eng Sub.) Eight years ago, pediatrician Alexandre Beck (François Cluzet) was the prime suspect in his wife's murder. He's put all that behind him, but now that two dead bodies have been found near his home, he's suspected of wrongdoing once again. The case takes an unexpected turn when he receives an anonymous e-mail showing his wife alive -- and eight years older -- instructing him to "tell no one." Kristin Scott Thomas co-stars. 125 min Not Rated.
DVD 119 The Motorcycle Diaries (2004) (Fr, Sp Sound, Eng, Fr Sub.) This foreign-language drama tells the incredible true story of a 23-year-old medical student from Argentina -- future revolutionary Che Guevara (Gael Garcia Bernal) -- who motorcycled across South America with his friend Alberto Granado (Rodrigo de la Serna) beginning in 1951. Walter Salles's film is based on Guevara's diaries of the trek, a deeply personal odyssey that ultimately crystallized the young man's budding political beliefs. 127 min R Rated.
DVD 120 Children of Heaven (1997) (Fr, Farsi Sound, Eng Sub.) In this Oscar-nominated Iranian drama from filmmaker Majid Majidi, a young boy (Amir Farrokh Hashemian) accidentally loses his sister's (Bahare Seddiqi) shoes and must share his own sneakers with her in a sort of relay while each attends school at different times during the day. The boy ultimately enters a much-publicized foot race in hopes of placing third and taking home the prize: a new pair of sneakers.88 min PG Rated.
DVD 121 Le Tigre et la neige (2005) (Fr, ITA Sound, Eng, Fr Sub.) Italian actor-director Roberto Benigni stars as a romantic poet who vows to follow his love (Benigni's real-life wife, Nicoletta Braschi) to the ends of the earth -- even if that means going to Iraq at the dawn of the American invasion. Borrowing a bit from the plot of Benigni's Oscar-winning film Life Is Beautiful, this whimsical comedy presents a world in which all camps are absurd. Frnch actor Jean Reno co-stars. 110 min, not rated.
DVD 122 Bread and Tulips (2000) (ITA Sound with Eng Sub.) A cosseted, unhappy housewife (Licia Maglietta) who's taken for granted by her philandering, self-centered husband (Antonio Catania) finds bella fortuna when she hitchhikes to Venice and starts to construct a brand-new life for herself. Blossoming with newfound independence, the woman begins a tentative relationship with a lonely, suicidal waiter (Bruno Ganz) that seems to bode well for both of them. 112 min, PG-13 Rated.
DVD 123 Bienvenue chez les Chtis (2008) (Fr Sound, Eng Sub.) Although living a comfortable life in Salon-de-Provence, a charming town in the South of France, Julie has been feeling depressed for a while. To please her, Philippe Abrams, a post office administrator, her husband, tries to obtain a transfer to a seaside town, on the Frnch Riviera, at any cost. The trouble is that he is caught red-handed while trying to scam an inspector. Philippe is immediately banished to the distant unheard of town of Bergues, in the Far North of France. Leaving his child and wife behind, the crucified man leaves for his frightening destination, a dreadfully cold place inhabited by hard-drinking, unemployed rednecks, speaking an incomprehensible dialect called Ch'ti. Philippe soon realizes that all these ideas were nothing but prejudices and that Bergues is not synonymous with hell...106 min, Not rated.
DVD 124 The dinner (1998), (Fr sound with Eng, Sp Sub.) Game Writer-director Francis Veber's clever comedy shadows a group of Frnch intellectuals who gather each Wednesday night for a dinner game, in which the challEnge is to bring along the most idiotic guest. Pierre (Thierry Lhermitte) thinks he's found a ringer in François (Jacques Villeret), a civil servant whose passion is making architectural models out of matchsticks. But Pierre gets more than he bargained for when François becomes his houseguest. Comedy, 72 min, PG13.
DVD 125 Next Friday (2000), (Eng sound, Eng Sub.) In director Steve Carr's sequel to the urban comedy Friday, the streetwise Craig Jones (Ice Cube) is still rooming at his parents' house in South Central Los Angeles when he learns that his archnemesis, Debo (Tommy "Tiny" Lister), has broken out of jail. Craig's father ships his slacker son to uncle Elroy's (Don "DC" Curry) house in the Sub..urbs. But new problems arise -- not the least of which is the girl next door. Comedy, 98 min, R rated.
DVD 126 The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) (Eng, Fr sound, Eng, Fr, Sp Sub.) Will Smith earned an Oscar nomination for an inspiring performance opposite his real-life son Jaden in this tearjerker about a struggling single parent who's determined to build a better life for his family. Chris Gardner (Smith) is smart and talented, but his dead-end salesman job barely pays the bills. When he and his son are evicted, they face trying times as a desperate Chris accepts an unpaid internship at a stock brokerage firm. Biography, Drama, 117 min, PG 13.
DVD 127 Coco Before Chanel (2009) (Eng sound, Fr, Eng Sub.) Audrey Tautou stars as legendary Frnch designer Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel in this lively biopic that explores the fashion icon's storied ascension from orphan to seamstress and cabaret singer and ultimately, the queen of Parisian haute couture. Alessandro Nivola plays Arthur "Boy" Capel, Chanel's lover and influential business investor who makes a lifelong impact on the young woman. Anne Fontaine directs this Oscar nominee for Best Costume Design. Biography, Drama, 105 min, PG 13.
DVD 128 Old boy (2003) (Korean, Eng sound, Korean, Eng Sub.) With no clue how he came to be imprisoned, drugged and tortured for 15 years -- and no one to hold accountable for his suffering -- a desperate businessman seeks revEnge on his captors, relying on assistance from a friendly waitress. Korean director Chan Wook Park -- a former philosophy student and Hitchcock devotee -- uses his influences to create a mesmerizing psychological drama with a resolution that will leave you speechless. Drama, Mystery, thriller, 120 min R Rated.
DVD 129 Como agua para chocolate 1992 (Sp sound, Eng Sub.) Passionate Tita (Lumi Cavazos) is in love with Pedro (Marco Leonardi), but her controlling mother (Regina Torné) forbids her from marrying him. So when Pedro marries her sister, Tita throws herself into her cooking -- and discovers she can transfer her emotions through the food she prepares. A feast for the senses, this magical romance from director Alfonso Arau was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and a Golden Globe. Drama , Romance, Rated R, 105 min.
DVD 130 Mama Mia! 2008 (Eng, Fr, Sp sound, Eng, Fr, Sp Sub.) On the idyllic Greek isle of Kalokairi, single mom Donna Sheridan (Meryl Streep) goes into a tizzy when her bride-to-be daughter (Amanda Seyfried), in a bid to learn her father's identity, invites three of Donna's ex-lovers to the wedding. Buoyed by the tunes of ABBA, this effervescent yarn -- a Golden Globe nominee for Best Picture (Comedy or Musical) -- also stars Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Stellan Skarsgård as the trio of potential dads. PG-13 Comedy, Musical, Romance, 109 min.
DVD 131 Slumdog Millionaire 2008 (Eng/HINDI, Fr sound, Eng, Fr, Sp Sub.) After coming within one question of winning it all on the Indian version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?," 18-year-old Mumbai "slumdog" Jamal Malik (Dev Patel) is arrested on suspicion that he cheated his way to the top. While in custody, he regales a jaded inspector (Irfan Khan) with remarkable tales of his life on the streets and the story of the woman (Frida Pinto) he loved and lost. Danny Boyle directs this Oscar-winning Best Picture. R Rated, Drama, Romance, 120 min.
DVD 132 The Wave 2008 (GER sound, Eng Sub.) To give his students a real-world example of how dictatorships can grow powerful, high school teacher Rainer (Jürgen Vogel) starts a social experiment that assigns some of his students a strong advantage while leaving others Sub..servient and powerless. The classroom exercise spreads to the rest of the school, where it mushrooms into violence, discrimination and the abuse of power.NR, Drama, Thriller, 102 min.
DVD 133 The Baader Meinhof Complex 2008 (GER sound, Eng Sub.) Uli Edel directs this Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nominee charting the birth of West Germany's Red Army Faction, a radical left-wing terrorist group formed in the late 1960s amid a climate of revolution and a fallen generation. Staging a series of bombings, kidnappings and assassinations, the RAF waged a war against fascism with a direct assault against the powers of American imperialism and the fledgling German democracy. R rated Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, 148 min.
DVD 134 The Counterfeiters 2007 (GER, Sp sound, Eng, Sp Sub.) Facing an ethical quandary, Jewish master forger Salomon Sorowitsch (Karl Markovics) must choose between abetting the Nazis and saving his own skin in this taut, Oscar-winning drama based on actual events during World War II. Assembled at a death camp, a cadre of printers, artists and chiselers is tasked with counterfeiting currencies to weaken Allied economies. But will Sorowitsch's conscience begin to gnaw at him as the war draws to a close? R rated Crime, Drama, War, 98 min.
DVD 135 Love in the Time of Cholera 2007 ( Eng, Sp sound, Eng, Sp Sub.) Based on the novel by Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez, Mike Newell's romantic drama stars Javier Bardem as Florentino, a man obsessively in love with Fermina (Giovanna Mezzogiorno), the childhood sweetheart who rejected him long ago. Although Fermina is married to another man (Benjamin Bratt), the devoted Florentino remains on the sidelines of her life for the next 50 years, carving out a tortured relationship of longing and passion. R Rated, Drama, Romance, 138 min.
DVD 136 La Scorta 1993 (Italian sound, Eng Sub.) After a famous judge is brutally murdered in the Sicilian town of Trapani, four reluctant cops are assigned as "La Scorta," a bodyguard team to shield the replacement magistrate from Mafia assassins. But soon, both the judge and his protectors find themselves dealing with daily threats of car bombs and ambushes. Meanwhile, personal conflicts and backroom betrayals jeopardize the team's solidarity in this Italian thriller based on a true story. Not Rated, Crime, Drama, Thriller, 95 min.
DVD 137 Under the Same Moon 2007 (Sp sound, Eng Sub.) In this tale illuminating the plight of illegal aliens, Kate del Castillo plays Rosario, a woman working illegally in the United States to provide a better life for her son Carlitos (Adrian Alonso), who remains at home in Mexico. Longing for his mother, Carlitos stows away on a van that's headed for the border. But an already treacherous journey becomes even more so when Carlitos is separated from his smugglers (Jesse Garcia and America Ferrera). PG-13, Drama, 110min.
DVD 138 Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown 1988 (Sp sound, Eng, Fr Sub...)After being dumped by her lover, Iván (Fernando Guillén), Pepa (Carmen Maura) finds her life -- and the lives of those around her -- spiraling out of control in this madcap farce from acclaimed Spnish director Pedro Almodóvar. As Pepa tries to contact Iván, her friend Candela (María Barranco) reveals her involvement with a terrorist, Iván's wife visits with loaded guns, and Iván is about to board a plane that Candela's boyfriend plans to hijack. R Rated, Comedy, Drama, 89 min.
DVD 139 Paraiso Travel 2008 (Eng, Sp sound with Eng Sub.) After a long journey from Colombia to a new life in New York City, Marlon (Aldemar Correa) is separated from his beloved, Reina (Angelica Blandon), and must fend for his own in the dangerous streets of Queens, where he gets a menial job in a restaurant. While flashbacks reveal details of the couple's trek to America, Marlon starts to fall for an aspiring singer (Margarita Rosa de Francisco) in this gripping drama that also stars John Leguizamo. R Rated, Drama, 110 min.
DVD 140 EVITA (Eng sound with Sp Sub.) It's easy to see Adolf Hitler's long shadow hanging over this true story about power and fame. In 1930s Argentina, small-town girl Evita (Madonna) enters show business, becomes a star and ends up married to President Juan Perón (Jonathan Pryce). Her position as the nation's most beloved woman makes her a martyr upon her death. The enigmatic Ché (Antonio Banderas) narrates the story. Musical, Biography, Drama
DVD 141 Bella 2006 (Eng sound with Sp Sub.) Two lost souls Nina (Tammy Blanchard), a pregnant, unmarried waitress, and Jose (Eduardo Verástegui), an introspective cook with a tragic past -- find solace in each other as their lives become unpredictably linked throughout the course of one incredible day. First-time director Alejandro Gomez Monteverde also co-wrote the screenplay for this inspirational story about love, hope and forgiveness. PG Rated, Drama, Romance, 91min.
DVD 142 Paris 2009 (Fr sound with Sp, Eng Sub.) As Pierre (Romain Duris), a young cabaret dancer sidelined by a heart condition, awaits a risky transplant surgery, he and his sister, Élise (Juliette Binoche), closely watch the streets of Paris, their lives gradually intersecting with a diverse array of strangers. Written and directed by Cédric Klapisch, this visually striking tribute to the City of Lights co-stars Fabrice Luchini, Albert Dupontel and François Cluzet. R Rated Drama, Comedy, Romance, 129 min.
DVD 143 Inheritance 2001 (Sp sound) Peter, a young German, enters a Sub..urban Buenos Aires restaurant; seeking only directions, he instead accidentally ends up with a plate smashing into his head, thrown by the irritable Olinda, the 60 year-Old Italian immigrant owner of the restaurant. The two develop a friendship once they discover that the reasons for their having moved to Argentina are strikingly similar. Drama, 90 min.
DVD 144 A Prophet 2009 (Fr, Sp, PORT sound and Eng, PORT, Sp Sub.) Condemned to six years in prison, Malik part Arab, part Corsican, cannot read or write. Arriving at the jail entirely alone, he appears younger and more fragile than the other convicts. He is 19 years old. Cornered by the leader of the Corsican gang currently ruling the prison, he is and rises up the prison ranks, all the while secretly devising his own plans.Condemned to six years in prison, Malik El Djebena, part Arab, part Corsican, cannot read or write. Arriving at the jail entirely alone, he appears younger and more fragile than the other convicts. Malik is a fast learner and rises up the prison ranks, all the while secretly devising his own plans.R Rated, Crime, Drama, 155 min.
DVD 145 Bombón: El Perro 2004 (Sp sound with Eng Sub.) After losing his job as a gas station attendant, Juan (Juan Villegas) struggles to find a new way to support himself. When a repair job unexpectedly lands him a specially bred Argentine dog, Juan decides to take his new companion onto the dog show circuit. With the help of dog trainer Walter (Walter Donado), the longtime auto mechanic sets out to conquer the world of pampered poodles and prized Pekingese. Not rated, Drama, 97 min.
DVD 146 The Wind Journeys (2009) (Sp sound with Eng Sub.) In the wake of his wife's death, Ignacio leaves his small Colombian town and journeys to the country's remote northern region, resolving to return his devil-cursed accordion to the teacher who once gave it to him. His traveling companion is teenager Fermín, who aspires to emulate Ignacio's past life as an accordion-playing troubadour who roamed the countryside. Marciano Martínez and Yull Núñez star in filmmaker Ciro Guerra's enthralling odyssey. Not Rated, Drama, Music, 117 min.
DVD 147 Europa, Europa (1990) (Fr, GER sound with Eng, Fr, Sp Sub.) This irony-filled tale is based on the autobiography of Solomon Perel, a Jewish German who changes his name and joins the ranks of Hitler Youth in order to survive the Holocaust after he's discovered in a Polish orphanage. As he climbs higher in the Nazi ranks, being found out seems nearly inevitable especially when a gay officer and a severely anti-Semitic girlfriend are too close to discovering some irrefutable evidence. R Rated Drama, History, War, 112 min.
DVD 148 Run Lola Run (1998) (GER, Eng sound with Eng, Fr Sub.) A thrilling post-MTV roller-coaster ride, Run Lola Run is the internationally acclaimed sensation about two lovers who have only minutes to change the course of their lives -- and time is running out. Lola (Franka Potente) just received a frantic phone call from her boyfriend, Manni (Moritz Bleibtreu), who lost a small fortune belonging to his mobster boss. If Lola doesn't replace the money in 20 minutes, Manni will suffer the consequences. R Rated Crime, Thriller, and 81 min.
DVD 149 Carol's Journey (2002) (Sp, Eng sound with Sp, Eng, Sp Sub.) The Spnish Civil War unfolds through the eyes of a child in Imanol Uribe's sensitive coming-of-age drama. Uprooted from her home in New York, 12-year-old Carol (Clara Lago) travels to her mother's native village in Spin. Separated from her adored father, she struggles to adjust to her foreign new life. But through her relationships with her grandfather, a teacher and a local boy, she gains perspective on her situation in a nation divided. Not Rated, Drama, Family, 103 min.
DVD 150 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) (Fr, Eng sound with Eng, Sp, Fr Sub.) After learning that his mercurial ex-girlfriend, Clementine Kruczynski (Kate Winslet), has undergone an experimental medical process to purge all memories of him, mild-mannered Joel Barish (Jim Carrey) opts for the same procedure. But during the operation, he decides he doesn't want to lose what's left of their relationship and tries to conceal her image in his memory cells. This quirky romantic comedy won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. R Rated, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, and 108 min.
DVD 151 Viva Cuba (2005) (Sp,Eng sound with Eng Sub.) In this Cuban coming-of-age charmer, preteens Jorgito (Miló Ávila) and Malú (Tarrau Broche) have formed a deep bond, so when they learn Malú's divorced mother plans to remarry and leave the country, taking Malú with her, the two friends go on a quest to prevent their separation. Leaving Havana and traveling on foot and by any available vehicle, the children try to reach Malú's father before he signs papers permitting her to emigrate. Not Rated, Comedy, Drama, 80 min.
DVD 152 My Life Without Me (2003) (Fr, Eng sound with Eng, Fr Sub.) A mother of two stuck in a dead-end job, 23-year-old Anne (Sarah Polley) has received nothing but grief from her troubled parents and her slacker husband (Scott Speedman). But it takes an illness with a bleak prognosis to break open her longing for a better life. When she finds out she's dying, Anne makes a list of important things she wants to accomplish: get acrylic nails, sleep with another man and, most of all, realize her true potential. R Rated, Drama, Romance, 106 min.
DVD 153 Midnight in Paris (2011) (Fr, Eng sound with Eng, Fr, Sp Sub.) In this charming romantic comedy, legendary director Woody Allen focuses his lens on an Engaged young couple whose experiences traveling together in Paris make them begin to question the kind of life they want to live. PG03 Rated Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, 94 min.
DVD 154 The Chorus(2004) (Fr sound with Eng, Fr, Sp Sub.) In this gentle Frnch drama from first-time director Christophe Barratier, music teacher Clement Mathieu (Gerard Jugnot) lands a job at a boys' boarding school populated by delinquents and orphans -- and run by a martinet headmaster (Francois Berleand). Sensing potential in the rambunctious ruffians, Mathieu forms a choir to rein in his charges through the transforming power of song, even at the probable cost of his career. PG13, Drama, Music, 97 min.
DVD 155 The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) (Sp,Eng sound with Eng, Fr, Sp Sub.) As the "Green Police" search for Jews on the streets of Amsterdam, a young girl named Anne (Millie Perkins), her parents Otto and Edith (Joseph Schildkraut and Gusti Huber) and another family retreat for two years to the small attic of shop owners Kraler and Miep (Douglas Spencer and Dody Heath). Despite being confined to a small area and having no contact with the outside world, the families go on with their lives to the best of their ability. TV PG, Biography, Drama, History, 180 min.
DVD 156 The Kite Runner 2007 (FAR sound with Eng, Fr, Sp Sub.) Years after fleeing the Taliban and immigrating to the United States, a privileged Afghan man (Khalid Abdalla) returns to his war-ravaged homeland to try to repay his debt to a loyal childhood friend whose trust he once betrayed. Marc Forster (Finding Neverland, Monster's Ball) directs this touchingly honest story of family, friendship and bravery, based on the best-selling debut novel by Khaled Hosseini. PG13, Drama, Romance, 128 min.
DVD 157 Mother of Mine (2005) (FIN, SWE sound with Eng Sub.) Director Klaus Härö tackles the real-life drama of history in this heartbreaking film set against the backdrop of World War II. Evacuated to the safety of neutral Sweden along with more than 70,000 other Finnish children, 9-year-old Eero (Topi Majaniemi) grapples with feeling abandoned by his biological parents and yet detached from his surrogate family. Unfortunately, things only get worse when he returns to a much different home life. Not Rated, Drama, 111 min.
DVD 158 Inch' Allah Dimanche (2001) (Fr, Arab sound with Eng Sub.) Frnch-Algerian director Yamina BEnguigi brings us the passionate story of an immigrant struggling against old world traditions. Zouina (Fjeria Deliba) leaves her homeland with her three children to join her husband in France, where he's been living for the past 10 years. In a land and culture foreign to her, Zouina struggles against her mother-in-law's tyrannical hand and her husband's distrustful bitterness as she adjusts to her life in exile. Not Rated, Biography, Drama, 98 min.
DVD 159 Un Coeur en Hiver (1992) (Eng Fr, sound with Eng Sub.) Stephane (Daniel Auteuil), the chief instrument builder in a violin shop, is so committed to his work that he barely notices the beautiful young violinist, Camille (Emmanuelle Beart), who's sharing a bed with his business partner, Maxime (Andre Dussollier). Problems arise, however, when she aims her passions at Stephane's cold heart. Sexual tension flares and fizzles in this Sub..tle Frnch drama from writer-director Claude Sautet. Not Rated, Drama, Romance, and Music105 min.
DVD 160 El Bola (2000) (Sp sound with Eng Sub.)Twelve-year-old Pablo (Juan Jose Ballesta) is stuck in a deeply abusive home ruled by his tyrannical father when he meets a new classmate, AlFrdo (Pablo Galan), who befriends Pablo and introduces him to a kinder, gentler version of family life. That life is personified by AlFrdo's fun-loving Bohemian father, Jose (Alberto Jimenez). Writer-director Achero Manas's poignant film won more than 30 international awards, including four Spnish Goyas. Not Rated, Drama, 88 min.
DVD 161 Pan's Labyrinth (2006) (Sp sound with Eng Sub.) Living with her tyrannical stepfather (Sergi López) in a new home with her pregnant mother, 10-year-old Ofelia (Ivana Baquero) feels alone until she explores a decaying labyrinth guarded by the mysterious Pan (Doug Jones), an ancient satyr who claims to know her destiny. If she wishes to return to her real father, Ofelia must complete three terrifying tasks in director Guillermo del Toro's Oscar-winning fairy tale for grown-ups. R Rated Drama, Fantasy, War, 119 min.
DVD 162 Which Way Home (2006) (Eng, Sp sound with Eng Sp Sub.) Rebecca Cammisa received a Fulbright Scholar Grant to travel to Mexico to document the plight of the children left behind when their families travel to the United States to find work. This Oscar-nominated film is the result of her journey. Cammisa and her crew follow a trio of children who set out on their own from their Latin American abodes on a dangerous trek through Mexico en route to the U.S. border and - they hope - their families' embrace. Not Rated, Documentary, 90 min.
DVD 163 I've Loved You So Long(2008) (Eng, Fr sound with Eng Sub.) After more than a decade apart, estranged sisters Juliette (Kristin Scott Thomas) and Lea (Elsa Zylberstein) try to rebuild their fractured relationship. But the task is hardly easy, considering Juliette's past: She's been in jail for 15 years -- for killing someone. As she settles into small-town life with Lea's family, the locals can't help but talk. Writer-director Philippe Claudel's feature film debut garnered him a Golden Globe nomination. PG13 Drama, 117 min.
DVD 164 After the Wedding (2006) (Eng sound with Eng, Sp Sub.) To save the failing orphanage he runs in India, Danish transplant Jacob Petersen (Mads Mikkelsen) returns to his homeland to meet a self-indulgent businessman named Jørgen who's offered a generous donation -- and represents everything the noble-minded Jacob abhors. Complicating matters further are the unusual strings Jørgen has attached to his so-called gift. Rolf Lassgård co-stars in this Oscar-nominated emotional powerhouse of a drama. R Rated, Drama, 120 min.