Thursday, July 24, 2008

New Releases Roundup: For the Week of Thursday July 24

New in Movie Theaters * from yahoo
The X-Files: I Want to Believe - David Duchovny as Agent Mulder and Gillian Anderson as Agent Scully are back in the movie installment of this cerebral television franchise, with Billy Connelly, Adam Godley, and Callum Keith Rennie along for the ride.
Boy A - Out in limited release on July 23rd, this drama about a young man facing his dark, murderous past costars Peter Mullan and Shaun Evans.
Brideshead Revisited - This new theatrical adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's novel is something I have been waiting for for months. It stars Emma Thompson, Michael Gambon, Matthew Goode, Ben Whishaw, Hayley Atwell, Felicity Jones, Stephen Merchant [of the Office fame], and Patrick Malahide. Brideshead comes out in limited release on July 25th.

New in DVDs * from blockbuster
21 (2008) - The worlds of competitive higher learning and high stakes gambling take center stage in this film starring Kevin Spacey and Jim Sturgess, who adopts a pretty flawless American accent.
Spaced: The Complete Series (1999) & (2001) - Television comedy created by Simon Pegg, of Shaun of the Dead fame, and Jessica Hynes.

New in Music * from billboard
Paul Weller - "22 Dreams" Yep Roc label
The Jam - "All Mod Cons", "Dig the New Breed", "In the City", "Setting Sons", "Sound Affects", "The Gift", "This Is the Modern World [Japan]" Universal Japan label
Def Leppard - "C'mon C'mon" Mercury UK label
Primal Scream - "Can't Go Back" Warner Music TV label
Beat Union - "Disconnected" Roadrunner Japan label
Spandau Ballet - "Gold: The Best of Spandau Ballet" EMI label
David Bowie - "Live in Santa Monica '72" EMD Int'l label
David Bowie - "Live in Santa Monica '72" EMI label
David Bowie - "Live in Santa Monica '72" Virgin label
The Sex Pistols - "Spunk" Universal Japan label
The Charlatans UK - "The Best of the BBC Sessions 1999-2006" Island UK label
Black Sabbath - "The Rules of Hell" Rhino/Warner Bros. label
Coldplay - "Viva la Vida" EMD Int'l label

[Photo of Brideshead Revisited is from IMP Awards and photo of The Jam is from Tralfaz]

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