The Majors: Michael Shannon is a father whose apocalyptic visions may tear apart his family—or possibly save them—in the foreboding drama Take Shelter.
Johnny Depp returns to Hunter S. Thompson territory with the adaptation of Thompson’s first novel Rum Diary, about an American journalist caught up in a love triangle and shady assignment in Puerto Rico.
The Shakespearean authorship controversy makes an entertaining backdrop for Elizabethan intrigue in Anonymous.
Paranormal Activity 3 takes viewers back to the beginning when two young sisters first come into contact with the demon that haunts them.
Edward and Bella’s unborn child makes them a target for the Wolf Pack in Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Part 1, the penultimate film in the franchise.
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Justin Bartha are both fresh out of messy relationships when they fall for each other in The Rebound.
Also available: The Human Centipede 2
The Idiotbox: History’s “Ancient Aliens” Season 3 investigates artifacts that point to past visits from extraterrestrial explorers.
Tommy Lee Jones directs and stars alongside Samuel L. Jackson in the adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s “Sunset Limited.” Jackson is an ex-con who hears the voice of Jesus and saves Jones from suicide. Now he has to convince him not to give up hope.
Also available: “Storage Wars” Volume 2, “Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns” Season 4, “Family Matters” Season 2, “Policewoman” Season 2, “Rocko’s Modern Life” Season 2
Song and Dance: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera At the Royal Albert Hall presents an epic new staging in honor of the musical’s 25th anniversary.
Action!: Yakuza Weapon explodes with more gonzo action from the creators of Versus.
Also available: Nude Nuns with Big Guns, The Dead, Metal Shifters, My Kingdom, The Devil’s Rock, Dragon Age: Redemption
From the Vault: Available through the Warner Archives: Alan Arkin in the comedy Simon; a young Jane Fonda in the Tennessee Williams comedy Period of Adjustment; Henry Fonda and John Ford re-team for the Graham Greene adaptation The Fugitive; E.L. Doctorow’s western Welcome to Hard Times; Glenn Ford in Day of the Evil Gun.
Stranger than Fiction: Equally touching and heartbreaking, Project Nim tells the rollercoaster saga of the chimp who was raised like a human and taught sign language.
Woody Allen: A Documentary features rare in-depth access with the filmmaker, tracing his journey from standup comedian to auteur.
Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles is a fascinating real life urban mystery about a series of cryptic tiles that began appearing in cities around the Americas.
The Lost Temple of Java is a beautifully photographed journey through time, exploring a pyramid made of volcanic stone lost in the jungle for a thousand years.
How to Die in Oregon enters the world of legalized physician-assisted suicide.
Also available: Thunder Soul, Last Fast Ride, Elevate, Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story
Under the Radar: Tiny Furniture, a quirky post-college ennui comedy, marks the arrival of a major new talent: writer-director-star Lena Dunham. This beautiful Criterion edition includes Dunham’s first feature and four shorts.
Old wounds come to the surface in the familial drama Fireflies in the Garden. Willem Dafoe and Julia Roberts lead a fantastic ensemble cast.
Also available: 5 Star Day, What Happens Next, What My Husband Doesn’t Know, Ocean Heaven, VIPs
Blu Notes: Ryan O’Neal and Ali MacGraw are college sweethearts from very different backgrounds in the beloved 1970 romance Love Story.
Anti-war milestone All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) comes beautifully remastered from the original negatives.
Also available: Woody Allen classics Annie Hall and Manhattan, Billy Wilder’s The Apartment, Stephen Frears’s Dangerous Liaisons