By Forrest Hartman
“Disneynature – Wings of Life”: Documentary film about butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, bats and the important role they play in pollenating flowers. Directed by Louie Schwartzberg and narrated by Meryl Streep.
“Counting Cars” – Season 1: This spinoff of the History Channel series “Pawn Stars” centers on Danny Koker, owner of a business that specializes in restoring, customizing and flipping classic cars.
“Repo Man”: Criterion Collection reissue of writer-director Alex Cox’s 1984 film about a young punk (Emilio Estevez) who helps a veteran repossession man (Harry Dean Stanton) reclaim cars. Things get particularly interesting when they try to repo a Chevy Malibu loaded with top-secret material.
“A Monster in Paris”: Animated French movie about a misunderstood monster who is in love with a beautiful singer. Although originally presented in French, this release features an English-language voice cast that includes Adam Goldberg, Sean Lennon, Vanessa Paradis, Danny Huston and Catherine O’Hara. Directed by Bibo Bergeron (“Shark Tale”).
“Iron Man – Rise of Technovore”: New, feature-length animated movie in which Iron Man is blamed for a terrorist attack and must go on the run. At the same time, he faces off against a villain who has developed new technology that may be superior to his Iron Man armor.
“The Haunting in Connecticut 2 – Ghosts of Georgia”: This sister film to the original “Haunting in Connecticut” doesn’t take place anywhere near the title state. Instead it centers on a family that moves into a historic home in Georgia, only to discover that it is haunted. Abigail Spencer, Chad Michael Murray, Katee Sackhoff, Emily Alyn Lind and Cicely Tyson star. Directed by Tom Elkins.
“Delhi Safari”: Indian animated film about a group of animals that travel to Delhi to ask parliament why their jungle habitat is being destroyed. The English-language soundtrack features voice acting by Jane Lynch, Christopher Lloyd, Vanessa Williams, Cary Elwes, Brad Garrett and Jason Alexander.
“At the Gate of the Ghost”: This Thai remake of “Rashomon” centers on a murder viewed from three distinct perspectives. Directed by M.L. Pundhevanop Dhewakul.