A look at what's new on the video shelves.
By Times Staff
Published September 21, 2006
The Devil and Daniel Johnston
DIRECTOR: Jeff Feuerzeig
CAST: Daniel Johnston
SYNOPSIS: The unlikely rise and crushing downfall of a manic-depressive folk-rock musician makes a terrific documentary.
WHAT WE SAID: The St. Petersburg Times gave the film an A.
MPAA RATING: PG-13; thematic elements, drug content and language, including a sexual reference
RUNNING TIME: 110 min.
Go for Zucker!
DIRECTOR: Dani Levy, Holger Franke
CAST: Henry Hbchen, Hannelore Elsner, Udo Samel, Golda Tencer, Steffen Groth, Anja Franke, Sebastian Blomberg, Elena Uhlig, Rolf Hoppe, Inga Busch
SYNOPSIS: This comedy about a dysfunctional Jewish family was shown as part of the Jewish Film Festival in St. Petersburg in February.
WHAT WE SAID: The Times did not review the film.
MPAA RATING: Not rated
RUNNING TIME: 90 min.
DIRECTOR: David Slade
CAST: Patrick Wilson, Ellen Page, Sandra Oh, Jennifer Holmes
SYNOPSIS: The tables are turned on a pedophile (Wilson) by a conniving teenager (Page) with a sadistic streak.
WHAT WE SAID: The Times gave the film a B+.
MPAA RATING: R; for disturbing violent and aberrant sexual content involving a teen, and for language
RUNNING TIME: 103 min.
DIRECTOR: Kevin Bacon
CAST: Kyra Sedgwick, Kevin Bacon, Dominic Scott Kay, Sandra Bullock, Marisa Tomei, Matt Dillon, Spencer Treat Clark, Oliver Platt, Sosie Bacon
SYNOPSIS: A woman (Sedgwick) who never thought she wanted children becomes obsessed with her son.
WHAT WE SAID: The Times did not review this film, which played locally only at the Sarasota Film Festival.
MPAA RATING: R; sexuality
RUNNING TIME: 86 min.
DIRECTOR: William Brent Bell
CAST: Jon Foster, Samaire Armstrong, Frankie Muniz, Sophia Bush, Adam Goldberg
SYNOPSIS: A killer videogame lures teenagers - including Muniz (Malcolm in the Middle) - to grisly deaths.
WHAT WE SAID: The Times did not review this film.
MPAA RATING: PG-13; horror violence, disturbing images, language, brief sexual and drug content
RUNNING TIME: 85 min.
DIRECTOR: Jessica Bendinger
CAST: Jeff Bridges, Missy Peregrym, Vanessa Lengies, Tarah Paige, Maddy Curley, Nikki SooHoo, John Patrick Amedori, Kellan Lutz, Gia Carides
SYNOPSIS: Rebellious gymnast (Peregrym) rejoins her coach (Bridges) after being arrested, regaining her team spirit.
WHAT WE SAID: The Times gave the movie a C.
MPAA RATING: PG-13; some crude remarks
RUNNING TIME: 105 min.
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