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What to Netflix: New DVD Tuesday

All of the new DVD releases hit stores (and Netflix) on Tuesdays. So each week in What to Netflix: New DVD Tuesday, I sort through the best of the batch and tell you what to add to your queue. In addition to my selections below you can also add Soul Men, the creepy thriller Blindness, and the first volume of the fifth season of Melrose Place to your queue.

Frozen River
Frozen River won the Grand Jury Prize in the dramatic competition at Sundance last year, and now the movie's star Melissa Leo is up for an Academy Award. I've been curious to check out this performance that landed Leo in a category alongside Meryl Streep and Angelina Jolie.

The movie is set near a border crossing on the Mohawk reservation between New York state and Quebec, and follows a single mother (Leo) who smuggles people across the border via the frozen St. Lawrence River.

Special features include commentary with writer and director Courtney Hunt and producer Heather Rae.

Two more up next so


Miracle at St. Anna
The latest Spike Lee film to come to DVD begins in 1983 with a deadly shooting. A young reporter (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) interviews the shooter in his jail and learns about his experience as one of four black American soldiers trapped in a Tuscan village behind enemy lines in World War II.

In addition to Gordon-Levitt, the movie also stars Laz Alonso, Derek Luke, John Turturro, Omar Benson Miller and Michael Ealy and is based on a novel by James McBride.

Josh Brolin is one actor who can do no wrong lately (er, acting-wise, anyway) and it's his considerable talent that I think saves the day in this odd, somewhat satirical look at our previous president. It's strange, it's controversial, it has daddy issues all over it — what else would you expect from Oliver Stone? You can check out my full review here.

Special features include audio commentary with Stone and a featurette titled "Dangerous Dynasty: The Bush Presidency."

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Nitachequita Nitachequita 8 years
Frozen River was one of my favorites from Sundance last year (and I got my pic taken with Melissa, who was just the nicest).
emalove emalove 8 years
I also can't wait to see Frozen River!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Frozen River tops my list of rentals this week. So looking forward to seeing this one.
fireyelectra fireyelectra 8 years
Frozen River was pretty amazing. I'm not sure it stands a chance of winning anything at the Oscars, but I'm secretly hoping it takes original screenplay.
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