Monday, July 25, 2011

New Releases for July 26th!

Life During Wartime
Friends, family, and lovers struggle to find love, forgiveness, and meaning in a war-torn world riddled with comedy and pathos.
Source Code
Jake Gyllenhall stars as a soldier who wakes up in the body of an unknown man and discovers he's part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train.


Dylan Dog: Dead of Night
The adventures of supernatural private eye, Dylan Dog, who seeks out the monsters of the Louisiana bayou in his signature red shirt, black jacket, and blue jeans. Based on the Italian comic book.

A teenage girl is targeted by an online sexual predator.With Clive Owen and Catherine Keener and directed by David Schwimmer.

Winter in Wartime
Near the end of World War II, 14-year-old Michiel becomes involved with the Resistance after coming to the aid of a wounded British soldier

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Errol Morris and The Case of the Manacled Mormon

Tabloid (in theaters now) is the follow up to 2008′s Standard Operating Procedure, Tabloid centers on “The Case of the Manacled Mormon” in which a former Miss Wyoming flew to England in 1977 in hopes of saving the love of her life from a cult.  In the press release, Morris describes the film as such:
“It’s a return to my favorite genre – sick, sad and funny – but of course, it’s more than that.  It is a meditation on how we are shaped by the media and even more powerfully, by ourselves.”
 Here at Fayes we have Morris' First Person series (which originally aired on television in 2001) as well as almost all of his incredible documentaries dating back to 1978. 

Be sure to check out Errol Morris' awesome blog on the New York Times website.

Other great Errol Morris titles at Fayes:

Gates of Heaven, 1978

Vernon, Florida, 1981

The Thin Blue Line, 1988

Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control, 1997

Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr., 1999

The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara, 2003

Standard Operating Procedure, 2008

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Limitless Possibilities

This is the only New Release that came out this week... luckily we have tons of other great films at the store. And today (Wednesday) while you are out strolling in the sun, come in cool off with an iced coffee (talked about in the NYT) today and pick out some 2 for 1 movies.

Here is what Mr. Ebert has to say about "Limitless":

BY ROGER EBERT / March 16, 2011

Cast & Credits
Eddie Morra Bradley Cooper
Carl Van Loon Robert De Niro
Lindy Abbie Cornish
Gennady Andrew Howard
Melissa Anna Friel

Relativity Media presents a film directed by Neil Burger. Written by Leslie Dixon, based on a novel by Alan Glynn. Running time: 105 minutes. Rated PG-13 (for thematic material involving a drug, violence including disturbing images, sexuality and language).

I know how Eddie Morra feels. Like him, I know almost everything, but have forgotten most of it. We are told time and again that we use only a small portion of our brains and have enough left over to run nations in our down time. “Limitless” is about Eddie’s adventures after his ex-brother-in-law gives him a pill that suddenly puts his entire brain online.
He finishes his novel at typing speed. He wins at poker, invests in the market, and runs it up to millions. He fascinates a woman who had rejected him as a loser. He knows intuitively how to handle situations that used to baffle him. He is hailed as the Wall Street guru of the age.

Eddie is played by Bradley Cooper as a schlep who becomes a king. This sort of mental rags-to-riches progression has inspired a lot of movies; ever see Cliff Robertson in “Charly” (1968)? The difference here is that Eddie Mora remains himself before and after, and all that changes is his ability to recall everything he ever saw or heard. “Limitless” assumes that would be a benefit and make him rich, but what if most of what he ever saw or heard about Wall Street was wrong (as it usually is)?

The movie sidesteps the problem that what we need is more intelligence and a better ability to reason, not a better memory. For memory, modern man has Google. There’s no need to stumble over such technicalities, however; given its premise “Limitless” is passably entertaining. Abbie Cornish plays Lindy, the successful young professional woman who dumps Eddie as a loser and falls for him all over again when he becomes a winner. This is not sneaky on her part; there is every reason to dump the original Eddie and many good ones to return.

Eddie grows entangled in three problems. One has to do with the source of the magic pills; the brother-in-law is no longer in a position to reveal it. The second has to do with a mob loan shark who liked being smart and wants to get that way again.

The third involves Carl Van Loon, played by Robert De Niro as one of the richest men in America. He hires Eddie as an investment magician, Eddie loses his touch when he runs out of pills, he regains it, and so on. De Niro is not well used in the role, because he plays Van Loon straight and in one dimension. Don’t you suppose he could have been supplied with a quirk of his own? The twist at the end comes too late.

Bradley Cooper fits well into the two versions of Eddie Morra, and director Neil Burger does inventive visual effects in showing how time telescopes for Eddie and the answers to problems seem to materialize before his eyes. A subplot about a murder, however, raises questions it doesn’t answer, and all the quasi-criminal stuff seems a little perfunctory. The movie is not terrifically good, but the premise is intriguing; it doesn’t really set out to explore what such a pill might really to do a person. “Limitless” only uses 15, maybe 20 percent of its brain. Still, that’s more than a lot of movies do.

you can follow him on twitter as well: @ebertchicago 

Sunday, July 17, 2011


did you know FAYES VIDEO pretty much has a movie deal/special every day of the week?
MONDAY - All Movies are just $2 (new ones/old ones - good ones/bad ones)
TUESDAY - Documentary Movies are just $2! (get real for just $2)
WEDNESDAY - 2 for 1 movies. Rent one get one for free!!
THURSDAY - Classic Thursdays. All classic movies just $2 (old= classic=good)
FRIDAY - Family Film Fridays. All Kids movies are just $2.

PICK 12!
Each week we select 12 'themed' films that you can rent for free!
Just rent any movie in the store and you get on of our 'Pick 12' selections for free!
Good any day of the week!

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Monday, July 11, 2011


Damages: Season 3 
Hot lady lawyers on the attack

Entourage: Season 7
The boys are back and this time they're even sexier and more self-obsessed!

Creepy little boy in a creepy old house where creepy things happen!

Cute animated desert creatures voiced by an awesome cast including Johnny Depp and Isla Fisher. Brandon Fibbs says: "Rango is Disney by way of Hunter S. Thompson."

Saturday, July 9, 2011

New Criterion releases at a Fayes Video near you!

Did you know that Faye's has an awesome, nearly complete selection of Criterion films? Ask a friendly employee for recommendations today!

The Criterion Collection is a video-distribution company selling "important classic and contemporary films" to cinema aficionados founded in 1984. Criterion Collection releases were the first to provide several features that have become standard including audio commentaries. They are also known for taking great lengths to restore and clean all movies released on their label.

New to Fayes:

Blow Out, 1981
Dir: Brian de Palma

De Palma's homage to Antonioni's classic art movie Blow-Up (1966) blends suspense and political paranoia when a Philadelphia sound man inadvertently records a murder.

Cul-de-sac, 1966
Dir: Roman Polanski

Aging, furtively kinky Donald Pleasence is married to sexy young Francoise Dorleac. The couple's hermitlike tranquility is shattered when wounded gangsters Jack MacGowan and Lionel Stander invade their home and hold them hostage.

Kiss Me Deadly, 1955
Dir: Robert Aldrich

While driving down a lonely road, private eye Mike Hammer picks up a beautiful hitchhiker (Cloris Leachman!), dressed in nothing but a raincoat. At first, he assumes that the incoherent girl is an escaped lunatic; his mind is changed for him when he and the girl are abducted by two thugs.  

Life During Wartime, 2010
Dir: Todd Solondz.

Friends, family, and lovers struggle to find love, forgiveness, and meaning in a war-torn world riddled with comedy and pathos. An almost-sequel to Solondz' 1998 film Happiness starring an all new cast of actors.

Red Desert, 1964
Dir: Michelangelo Antonioni

Antonioni's creative muse Monica Vitti plays Giuliana, an unhappy wife, who suffers from an unnamed form of depression and malaise. Her quicksilver emotional shifts disturb everyone around her, but they, like she, pretend that nothing is truly wrong. Also starring Richard Harris as British engineer Corrado Zeller.

Zazie dan de Metro, 1960
Dir: Louis Malle 

Twelve-year old Zazie has to stay two days with her relatives in Paris, so that her mother can spend some time with her lover. However,  Zazie escapes her uncle's custody and sets out to explore Paris on her own.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

T.V. Mash-Up!

The C word: Lesbians talk about catipillars

Project walking Dead: Zombies design torn, ripped and soiled garments and are rewarded in brains and trips to New York's Fashion Week.

Modern Blood: Al Bundy is a vampire.

Sex & the Weeds: Episodes 1-9 the gang gets real high eats junk food and watches t.v.. All shot in Slow-motion.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

One Time - With Molly

One time I tried to get my husband to watch my most favoritest movie of all time "Battle Royale"  but he wasn't having it! That movie is so awesome.  You see the plot is that in Japan the children stopped respecting adults and were acting all kinds of out of line, SO the grown ups created this program called "Battle Royale". Every year a class of teenage school children are picked and they are shipped to an island, they are all given a weapon and they have 3 days to kill each other, only 1 student can be alive at the end of the 3 days or else the collars around their necks will all explode!!! It is the most amazing movie ever. And you wanna know what else? In the movie, the girl who likes to run and wears a yellow running suit, she is O'ren ishii's personal body guard in Kill Bill,  you know the school girl with the ball and chain. Isn't that cool?