New on DVD: Milk, Role Models and Much, Much More

by | March 10, 2009 at 8:29 PM | The Movies


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Milk
Oscar-winner Sean Penn completely melted into the role of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected official in America, whose life story inspired millions despite its tragic end.


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Role Models
Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott are two energy-drink-pitching losers who avoid jail time by mentoring strange and amusing kids and wind up discovering the magical world of LARP – Live-Action Role Playing.


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Rachel Getting Married
Oscar-nominated Anne Hathaway stars as the black sheep of a fractured family who leaves rehab to attend her sister’s wedding and confront the lingering resentment stemming from the tragic events her addictions caused.


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Transporter 3
Jason Statham returns as Frank Martin, the man who will transport anything anywhere, no questions asked, until he’s strapped with a bomb and forced to ferry the daughter of a Russian big-wig throughout Europe.


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Synecdoche, New York
Innovative screenwriter Charlie Kaufman makes his directorial debut with this unique story about a theater director (Philip Seymour Hoffman) who creates an artificial town within a warehouse to mount his ultimate production – a celebration of the mundane realism of life.


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Cadillac Records
The story of the influential music label Chess Records, founded by Leonard Chess (Adrian Brody), which gave us amazing albums from Etta James (Beyonce Knowles), Muddy Waters (Jeffrey Wright) and Chuck Berry (Mos Def).


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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
The son (Asa Butterfield) of a Nazi (David Thewilis) forges a forbidden friendship with a young Jewish boy in a concentration camp hidden by the woods behind their house, with tragic consequences.


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Let The Right One In
A quiet and fragile 12-year-old boy forms a strong bond of friendship with a young girl who also happens to be a vampire, in a movie critics and monster fans alike have hailed as a masterful reinvention of the blood-sucker genre, serving as a counterbalance to the complete sparkly lameness of Twilight.


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Happy Go Lucky
Golden Globe winner Sally Hawkins stars as an irrepressibly optimistic teacher in North London whose effervescence manages to charm both a social worker and her driving instructor into falling for her.


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Battle in Seattle
Charlize Theron, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Rodriguez, Ray Liotta and more star in an ensemble drama detailing the events of the 1999 Seattle protest riots surrounding the meeting of the World Trade Organization.