This Week’s DVD Releases
Top Ten DVD List for September 16, 2014
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
A documentary that weaves together the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics, who played pivotal roles in shaping modern America. Theodore, the 26th U.S. president, battled corporate greed and built the Panama Canal. FDR, the 32nd U.S. president, stewarded the nation through the Great Depression and World War II. And after her husband’s death, Eleanor essentially became the country’s de facto conscience, championing civil rights, civil liberties and the U.N. Rated 8.9/10 on Rotten Tomatoes.
Set in Singapore, Ilo Ilo follows the day-to-day drama of the Lim family – troublesome Jiale and his parents, Heck and Leng. Comfortably middleclass and with another baby on the way, they hire Teresa, a Filipino immigrant, as a live-in maid and nanny. An outsider in both the family and Singapore itself, Teresa initially struggles to manage Jiale’s antics and find her footing in her new community. The two eventually form a unique bond, but just as Teresa becomes a part of the family, circumstances in an uncertain economy will challenge the family.
The surprising, never-before-told tale of the indispensable yet unsung Casting Director – Iconoclasts whose keen eye, exquisite taste and gut instincts redefined Hollywood. The film skillfully draws a line through the last half century to show us the profession’s evolution from studio system type-casting to the rise of large ensemble films populated with unique and diverse casts.
The world’s most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.
Captain America: Winter Soldier
Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier.
Evergreen: The Road to Legalization
A documentary on how Washington State legalized recreational marijuana and the effects of this decision on the state, the nation and the world.
The German Doctor
The true story of an Argentine family who lived with Josef Mengele without knowing his true identity, and of a girl who fell in love with one of the biggest criminals of all time.
Grey’s Anatomy: The Complete Tenth Season
A drama centered on the personal and professional lives of five surgical interns and their supervisors.
James McNeill Whistler: The Case for Beauty
Think Like a Man Too
All the couples are back for a wedding in Las Vegas, but plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into some compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event.