Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire (also Blu-ray). This is a movie that will be talked about for some time. From start to finish it is an incredible experience that plumbs the depths of abuse and the lives it destroys, but still manages to have that thread of hope. Even better is that the hope is born organically from the story and characters and not tacked on for mere emotional payoff. Great filmmaking and well deserving of the praise it has received.
Old Dogs (also Blu-ray). I passed this up on the big screen and will likely do so again on the small screen. Robin Williams and John Travolta team up for this comedy about a middle aged bachelor finding out he is the father of twins.
Planet 51 (also Blu-ray). From the opening moments of Planet 51, the audience is bombarded with references to classic science fiction films like The Day the Earth Stood Still, Earth vs. The Flying Saucers, and War of the Worlds. There is even a running gag referencing a more recent creation, Alien. These references are folded in and kneaded into a dough comprised of 1950s sensibilities. They are then filtered through more modern lens, crafting a film that is part homage and part spoof. If you like the classics and want to see something a little silly and fun for the family, you'll like this.
Scarecrow and Mrs. King: The Complete First Season. I remember loving this when I was younger. Bruce Boxleitner and Kate Jackson star as a spy and a housewife. I do not remember any specifics, but I am interested in seeing if it holds up after all these years.
Capitalism: A Love Story (also Blu-ray). Michael Moore, love him or hate him, the man makes interesting films. Taken with a grain of salt they make for good conversation. This is no exception and seems like his least controversial for awhile. Give it a shot.
Nine Dead. Melissa Joan Hart in a thriller? Sure, why not? This one has nine people in a warehouse being stalked by a killer in a mask with a gun. The set up does not exactly sound all that original, but it could still be fun. I hope so, because I would like to see it.
The Memory Thief. This is about an aimless young man working at a tollbooth who has a chance meeting with a Holocaust survivor. He identifies with the stories very strongly. I have been interested in the movie ever since I first saw the poster some time ago.