New On Demand Releases for week of Jan. 2
Here are the movies to keep you entertained now that the holidays are over:
American Teacher (2011)
Documentary, Biography, History, News, 1 hr 21 mins
Plot Outline: Weaving interviews of policy experts and startling facts with the lives and careers of four teachers, American Teacher tells the collective story by and about those closest to the issues in our educational system — the 3.2 million teachers who spend every day in classrooms across our country.
Cast: Erik Benner, Neil Cavuto, Matt Damon, Jonathan Dearman
Directed by: Vanessa Roth, Brian McGinn
5.2 IMDb rating
6.2 Rottentomatoes.com rating
Colin Quinn Long Story Short (2011)
Comedy, 1 hr 23 min
Plot Outline: Colin Quinn performs his one-man show about world history, which he originally presented on Broadway.
Cast: Colin Quinn
Directed by: John Moffitt
Written by: Colin Quinn
Plot Outline: Contagion follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. As the fast-moving epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself. At the same time, ordinary people struggle to survive in a society coming apart.
Cast: Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow
Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
Written by: Scott Z. Burns
6.9 IMDb rating
Don’t Let Him In (2011)
Plot Outline: What if you invited a serial killer on holiday? Heading off for a weekend in the country, Paige and Calvin reluctantly allow Calvin’s brash younger sister to bring along Tristan, an arrogant city trader she’s picked up in a one-night stand; but when the group learn a brutal serial killer is plaguing the area, Paige must confront the disturbing truth about Tristan.
Cast: Sophie Linfield, Sam Hazeldine, Gordon Alexander, Gemma Harvey
Directed by: Kelly Smith
Written by: Kelly Smith, Chris Andrews
3.7 IMDb rating
The Guard (2011)
Comedy, Crime, Thriller, 1 hr 36 mins
Plot Outline: The Guard is a comedic fish-out-of-water tale of murder, blackmail, drug trafficking and rural police corruption. Two policemen must join forces to take on an international drug-smuggling gang – one, an unorthodox Irish policeman and the other, a straitlaced FBI agent.
Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle, Mark Strong, Liam Cunningham
Directed by: John Michael McDonagh
Written by: John Michael McDonagh
7.4 IMDb rating
7.6 Rottentomatoes.com rating
I Don’t Know How She Does It (2011)
Comedy, 1 hr 29 mins
Plot Outline: Kate Reddy is a wife, a mother, and the family’s sole breadwinner. How does she juggle family life and a demanding job, as well as the temptation presented by her sexy new boss?
Cast: Sarah Jessica Parker, Pierce Brosnan, Kelsey Grammer, Greg Kinnear
Directed by: Douglas McGrath
Written by: Aline Brosh McKenna, Allison Pearson
4.1 IMDb rating
4.0 Rottentomatoes.com rating
I’m Not Jesus Mommy (2010)
Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller, 1 hr 29 mins
Plot Outline: Dr. Kimberly Gabriel, one of the nation’s top fertility specialists, is faced with the truth on her son’s origin, she must ask if David represents man’s last hope…or something else?
Cast: Charles Hubbell, Bridget McGrath, Joseph Andrew Schneider, Aaron Aoki
Directed by: Vaughn Juares
Written by: Vaughn Juares, Joseph Andrew Schneider
4.9 IMDb rating
Drama, Musical, Romance, 3 hrs 27 mins
Plot Outline: Bihar-based Manzur Ahmed, his wife, his mother, and his daughter, decide to re-locate to East Pakistan after the partitioning of Hindustan during 1948 and the formation of Bangladesh.
Cast: Jackie Shroff, Sunil Shetty, Abhishek Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor
Directed by: J.P. Dutta
Written by: J.P. Dutta
6.0 IMDb rating
Crime, Drama, 1 hr 30 mins
Plot Outline: Terry follows a member of the British crime underworld for one year. Cameras roll as the body count and the crimes continue to pile up.
Cast: Nick Nevern, Ian Duck, Daniel Burten-Shaw, Manuel Atkinson
Directed by: Nick Nevern
Written by: Nick Nevern
4.8 IMDb rating
Shark Night 3D (2011)
Horror, Thriller, 1 hr 31 mins, [PG-13]
Plot Outline: Arriving by boat at her family’s Louisiana lake island cabin, Sara and her friends quickly strip down to their swimsuits for a weekend of fun in the sun. But when star football player Malik stumbles from the salt-water lake with his arm torn off, the party mood quickly evaporates. Assuming the injury was caused by a freak wake-boarding accident, the group realizes they have to get Malik to a hospital on the other side of the lake, and fast. But as they set out in a tiny speedboat, the college friends discover the lake has been stocked with hundreds of massive, flesh-eating sharks! As they face one grisly death after another, Sara and the others struggle desperately to fend off the sharks, get help and stay alive long enough to reach the safety of dry land.
Cast: Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan, Chris Carmack, Katharine McPhee
Directed by: David R. Ellis
Written by: Will Hayes, Jesse Studenberg
4.0 IMDb rating
3.3 Rottentomatoes.com rating