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TRUMBO A vibrant film about a very serious subject, the right to free speech! In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood’s top screenwriter, until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. The film Trumbo recounts how Dalton (Bryan Cranston in top form) used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice under the blacklist, which entangled everyone from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (equally brilliant Helen Mirren) to John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger. The film is directed by Jay Roach, the winner of four Emmys, a Golden Globe and a Peabody Award, who is best known for directing such comedy classics as the Austin Powers trilogy, Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers and The Campaign. The screenplays was written by John Mcnamara (Writer, Producer) is a writer, producer, showrunner and television creator. Screenwriter John McNamara first heard the story of Dalton Trumbo when he was studying screenwriting under formerly blacklisted scribes Ring Lardner Jr., Waldo Salt and Trumbo supporter Ian McClellan Hunter. Unfortunately there are no bonus features. Read more about Trumbo
THE LAST WITCH HUNTER An epic battle that will determine the survival of the human race in this mind-blowing fantasy adventure! A gorgeously rendered, explosively physical and thoroughly original fantasy adventure, The Last Witch Hunter propels audiences into a complex mythological universe packed with shocking violence, unthinkable treachery and unforgettable characters. Set in a world never before seen by on screen, the story spans over 800 years of one man’s quest to keep at bay an army of vicious supernatural creatures determined to wipe out humanity.Global action hero Vin Diesel produces and stars as Kaulder, the centuries-old guardian of the human world who has lost his family, friends and perhaps even his hope in the battle against the dark forces. In The Last Witch Hunter the modern world holds many secrets, but the most astounding secret of all is that witches still live amongst us, vicious supernatural creatures intent on unleashing the Black Death upon the world. Armies of witch hunters battled the unnatural enemy across the globe for centuries, including Kaulder, a valiant warrior who managed to slay the all-powerful Witch Queen decimating her followers in the process. In the moments right before her death, the Queen curses Kaulder with immortality, forever separating him from his beloved wife and daughter in the afterlife. Today Kaulder is the only one of his kind remaining, and he has spent centuries hunting down rogue witches, all the while yearning for his long-lost loved ones. However, unbeknownst to Kaulder, the Witch Queen is resurrected and seeks revenge on her killer, causing an epic battle that will determine the survival of the human race. The inspiration for Kaulder and his story came from Diesel’s days as an avid gamer—particularly his more than 20-year fascination with the popular fantasy role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons. There are no bonus features on the DVD release. Read more about The Last Witch Hunter.
ELSA & FRED In New Orleans, a feisty retiree (Shirley MacLaine) and her new neighbor, an uptight widower (Christopher Plummer), discover that it’s never too late for true love and romance. It’s a nostalgic trip down memory lane about two people who, at the end of the road, discover that it is never too late to love and make dreams come true. Elsa has lived the past 60 years dreaming of a moment that Fellini envisaged: the scene in La Dolce Vita at the Trevi fountain in Rome. The same scene without Anita Ekberg in it, but with Elsa instead. Without Marcello Mastroiani but with that love that took so long to arrive. Fred is a bit younger than Elsa and has always been a good man who did everything he was supposed to do. After losing his wife, he feels disturbed and confused and his daughter (Marcia Gay Harden) decides it would be best if he moves into a smaller apartment where everything changes when he meets Elsa. It’s a delightful, feel-good, battle-of-the-sexes story for anyone who has ever yearned for ultimate romance and happiness. There are no bonus features.