This Week’s DVD Releases
The Amazing Catfish opened June 13th, 2014. This unrated dramedy is about strange bedfellows. It is about a lonely supermarket clerk (Ximena Ayala) with appendicitis who finds herself befriended by her hospital roommate (Lisa Owen) and family. The supporting cast includes Sonia Franco, Wendy Guillen and Andrea Baeza. The Amazing Catfish is in Spanish with subtitles.
Noah was originally a simple tale about God’s decision to wipe the planet of sinners and start over. Director Darren Aronofsky’s novel and intriguing reinterpretation recasts Noah as a complicated soul wrestling with inner demons during his quest to do the Lord’s bidding ahead of the impending deluge.
Starring Academy Award-winner Russell Crowe, Noah features a talented supporting cast including Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, Nick Nolte, Emma Watson and Ray Winstone.
See Kam’s interview with Anika Noni Rose from Half of a Yellow Sun, a romance set in post-colonial Nigeria.
Twins girls, played by Anika Noni Rose and Thandie Newton born into a well-to-do Nigerian family are sent overseas to college, to major in business and sociology. It is the early 1960s, and back in Nigeria, the independence movement is working to sever ties with Great Britain.
After graduating, the girls return to Lagos to launch their careers, only to land in distracting love affairs.