New releases

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



Hard Candy

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



Stay Alive

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



Stick It

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.