Friday, December 11, 2020

New Year…New Film Anniversaries!


20th Anniversary on January 12th


Sara (Julia Stiles) is a small-town girl with a big dream: to become a world-class ballerina. But when her mother suddenly dies, Sara must abandon her plans and join her estranged father (Terry Kinney) on Chicago's South Side. Her sudden misfortune takes a brighter turn after she befriends Chenille (Kerry Washington), and then falls for her handsome brother, Derek (Sean Patrick Thomas).

GENRE:             Romance, Drama

CAST:               Julia Stiles, Sean Patrick Thomas, Kerry Washington

KEY QUOTE:      You can do it. Sara, you were born to do it.


·        Worldwide Box Office $132 Million


Available now on DVD & Digital.



5th Anniversary on January 12th


From director Michael Bay, 13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI is the gripping true story of six elite ex-military operators assigned to protect the CIA who fought back against overwhelming odds when terrorists attacked a U.S. diplomatic compound on September 11, 2012.

GENRE:          Action, Drama

CAST:             James Badge Dale, John Krasinski, Max Martini  

KEY QUOTE:   You can't put a price on being able to live with yourself.


A new 4K Ultra HD Steelbook will be available exclusively at Best Buy on February 9th.  Also available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD & Digital.  




15th Anniversary on January 13th


Enjoy yourself ... it's later than you think! It's advice to follow for shy New Orleans cookware salesclerk Georgia Byrd (Oscar® nominee Queen Latifah) when her doctor informs her that she has less than a month to live. With news like that, it's time to give your life a serious makeover. So Georgia jets off on a dream vacation to live life like there's no tomorrow. Enjoy hearty laughs and rollicking comedic misadventures when Georgia shakes up a glamorous European resort spa while enthusiastically embracing a new look ... new moves ... and a new attitude!

GENRE:          Romance, Comedy

CAST:            Queen Latifah, LL Cool J, Timothy Hutton, Giancarlo Esposito, Alicia Witt, Gérard Depardieu

KEY QUOTE:   The start is not nearly as important as the finish.   


Available now on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital.




20th Anniversary of Hong Kong release Tè Wù Mí Chéng on January 18th 


Buck Yuen is a bored and unsuccessful salesman convinced his life won't amount to anything. But all that changes one day when he becomes an instant hero by foiling an attempted bank robbery. Thanks to his newfound fame, Buck finds out he is actually the missing son of a Korean double agent. As he travels to Turkey to meet the father he's never known, Buck becomes entangled in a web of mystery and deceit that only he can unravel. 

GENRE:          Action, Martial Arts, Comedy

CAST:            Jackie Chan, Eric Tsang, Vivian Hsu


·         A massive hit in Hong Kong, ranking #3 in its release year

·         Originally produced by legendary Martial Arts studio Golden Harvest


Available now on Digital.




25th Anniversary on January 19th


George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino star as the unforgettable Gecko brothers - two dangerous outlaws on a wild crime spree. After kidnapping a father and his two kids, the Geckos head south to a seedy Mexican bar to hide out in safety. But when they face the bar's truly notorious clientele, they're forced to team up with their hostages in order to make it out alive.  

GENRE:            Action, Horror, Crime

CAST:              Quentin Tarantino, George Clooney, Harvey Keitel, Juliette Lewis, Salma Hayek, Cheech Marin, Tom Savini, Fred Williamson

KEY QUOTE:    OK, ramblers. Let's get rambling.


·         Followed by two sequels, a documentary feature-film, and a television series

·         Winner of three MTV Movie Awards, including Best Horror Film


Available now on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital.



20th Anniversary on January 19th


Nobody could have imagined the impact that the striking Vianne (Binoche) would make when she arrived in a tranquil, old-fashioned French town. In her very unusual chocolate shop, Vianne begins to create mouth-watering confections that almost magically inspire the straitlaced villagers to abandon themselves to temptation and happiness.  But it is not until another stranger, the handsome Roux (Johnny Depp), arrives in town that Vianne is finally able to recognize her own desires.

GENRE:          Drama, Romance

CAST:             Juliette Binoche, Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina, Lena Olin

KEY QUOTE:   Opening a chocolaterie just in time for Lent. The woman is brazen! 


·         Nominated for 5 Oscars® and 4 Golden Globes®, including BEST PICTURE

·         From director Lasse Hallström (MY LIFE AS A DOG, WHAT’S EATING GILBERT GRAPE) 


Available now on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital.



10th Anniversary on January 21st


Emma (Natalie Portman) and Adam (Ashton Kutcher) are life-long friends who ruin just about everything by having sex.  Now, in order to protect their friendship, they must make a pact to keep their relationship strictly "no strings attached." That means no jealousy, no expectations, no fighting, no flowers, and most of all, no baby voices. It means they can do whatever they want, whenever they want, in whatever public place they want, as long as they don't fall in love. The question becomes - who's going to fall first?

GENRE:          Romance, Comedy

CAST:            Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Cary Elwes, Kevin Kline, Greta Gerwig, Mindy Kaling

KEY QUOTE:   We don't get to pick who we fall in love with, and it doesn't happen like it should.


Available now on DVD & Digital.




65th Anniversary on January 27th


In this swashbuckling comic farce, star Danny Kaye is kind-hearted entertainer Hawkins who disguises himself as the legendary king of jesters, Giacomo. Hawkins infiltrates the court of an evil villain (Basil Rathbone), but when a sorceress hypnotizes him, royal chaos ensues. Alternating identities at the snap of a finger, between swordplay and wordplay, Kaye’s comic genius shines through.  The stellar supporting cast includes Glynis Johns, Angela Lansbury, Mildred Natwick, Cecil Parker, and John Carradine.   

GENRE:          Adventure, Comedy

CAST:             Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns, Angela Lansbury, Mildred Natwick, Cecil Parker, and John Carradine

KEY QUOTE:   The pellet with the poison's in the flagon with the dragon; the vessel with the pestle has the brew that is true.


·         Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer96%

·         Danny Kaye received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor


Newly restored and on Blu-ray for the first time January 26th.  Also on DVD & Digital.




20th Anniversary on January 27th


In this hysterical follow up to THE ORIGINAL KINGS OF COMEDY four women share the stage of the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, Tennessee. Adele Givens, Mo'Nique, Sommore, and Laura Hayes (who also serves as MC) bring the big laughs, riffing on everything from raising kids to body parts.  In between the stand-up comedy performances, the queens hit the town. Oh yes, it’s ladies night!

GENRE:          Comedy, Documentary

CAST:             Mo’Nique, Sommore, Laura Hayes, Adele Givens

KEY QUOTE:   Tonight, we’re making history. 


Available now on DVD & Blu-ray.