New DVDs | 'Silent House,' 'Jiro Dreams of Sushi'
New DVD releases for Tuesday, July 24, 2012, include "Silent House," "Footnote" and "Brake."
New DVDs |
An old-fashioned scary movie leads off the DVDs out Tuesday. Star ratings are by Seattle Times movie reviewers, freelancers or wire services. For full reviews, search the movie title at seattletimes.com.
"Silent House" (R): Elizabeth Olsen, Adam Trese, Eric Sheffer Stevens. A "girl in jeopardy" thriller set in a family's creaky old lake house that they're about to sell.
"Jiro Dreams of Sushi" (PG): David Gelb's documentary about 85-year-old sushi restaurateur Jiro Ono is a case study in the phenomenon of masterful craftsmanship and generational transition.
"Footnote" (PG) The story of a Talmudic scholar whose career appears to be eclipsed by his son's. "At its darkly comedic heart," writes Seattle Times movie critic Moira Macdonald, it "is a story of jealousy and rivalry."
"Brake" (Not rated.) Stephen Dorff stars as a Secret Service agent taken captive in New York in an elaborate terrorist plot to shut down Washington and assassinate the president.
TV on DVD
"Touched by an Angel: The 5th Season"
"Boss, Season 1"
"Children's Hospital, The Complete 3rd Season"
"Inspector Morse, Endeavour"
"Last of the Summer Wine"
"The Real McCoys, Complete Season #1"
Compiled by Marilyn Bailey: email@example.com