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New on Home Video: "Biutiful," "Drive Angry" & "Passion Play"

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    Mickey Rourke is a trumpet player who falls for a beautiful young circus freak, Megan Fox, with the wings of an angel. But when a cruel and violent gangster, Bill Murray, shows up, things get ugly fast. Opens May 6. (Published Monday, Apr 11, 2011)

    This week's highlights include one of the best film's of 2010, two of the worst of 2011, and a new collection from one of the greatest directors of all time.

    Biutiful
    Javier Bardem stars in the latest from Alejandro González Iñárritu ("21 Grams"), a film about a Barcelona hustler with the ability talk to the dead, desperate to get his affairs in order so his two kids will be taken care of before he succumbs to cancer. Read our theatrical review and watch the trailer

    Drive Angry
    Nic Cage is a man who escapes from Hell to seek vengeance on the Satanists who killed his daughter and plan to sacrifice his granddaughter, and he's got Amber Heard riding shotgun. In theaters everywhere, watch the trailer

    Megan Fox a Winged Circus Freak in "Passion Play"

    [NATL] "Passion Play"
    Mickey Rourke is a trumpet player who falls for a beautiful young circus freak, Megan Fox, with the wings of an angel. But when a cruel and violent gangster, Bill Murray, shows up, things get ugly fast. Opens May 6. (Published Monday, Apr 11, 2011)

    Passion Play
    Mickey Rourke stars as a washed up trumpet player who falls for a beautiful winged circus freak, played by Megan Fox. But when a gangster with a grudge, Bill Murray, appears, Rourke is suddenly in danger of losing everything. Read our theatrical review and watch the trailer

    Extraordinary Minds: Noam Chomsky
    Dr. Howard Gardner interviews the legendary linguist, activist, philosopher and intellectual.

    "Drive Angry (3D)"

    [NATL] "Drive Angry (3D)"
    Nic Cage returns from hell to seek revenge on the Satanist who killed his daughter. Joining him in his quest for vengeance is Amber Heard. (Published Tuesday, Feb 15, 2011)

    Hubble
    Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, this documentary takes you on a tour of the cosmos through the eye of the Hubble telescope. Read our theatrical review and watch the trailer

    Kaboom
    Director Greg Araki's latest is a comic sci-fi saga about a bisexual film student who starts dreaming about  a pair of beautiful women, which is fine until he starts seeing them in real life. In limited release, watch the trailer

    Once Upon a Time in the West
    Jane Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards and Henry Fonda star in Sergio Leone’s 1968 classic about a harmonica player who teams up with a desperado to protect a beautiful widow from an assassin working for the railroad. Watch the trailer

    Stanley Kubrick: The Essential Collection
    “Spartacus,” “Dr. Strangelove,” “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “A Clockwork Orange,” “The Shining,” “Full Metal Jacket,” and “Eyes Wide Shut”…isn’t that enough?

    "Biutiful"

    [NATL] "Biutiful"
    Javier Bardem stars in the role that won him Best Actor at Cannes this year, Uxbal, a cancer-stricken man juggling fatherhood, love, crime and guilt amidst the Barcelona underworld, in the latest film from writer-director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. "Biutiful" opens Dec. 29. (Published Wednesday, May 30, 2012)