This week's DVD update
Published 9:48 am, Saturday, July 28, 2012
Considered by many to be the world's greatest sushi chef, 85-year-old Jiro Ono is the focus of David Gelb's savory documentary "Jiro Dreams of Sushi." And concentrating on New Mexico's iconic chile pepper, "Genetic Chile" is Chris Dudley's in-depth look at the dangers of genetically modified food and the corporate takeover of the world's food supply, causing increases in hunger and poverty; and "Patriocracy" is Brian Malone's non-partisan examination of Congress' dysfunctional polarization.
Adapted from Mark Ethridge's novel "Grievances," the whodunit "Deadline" details the true story of an investigative journalist (Steve Talley) who uncovers the murder of a young African-American boy in rural Alabama that has gone uninvestigated, unsolved and unpunished for almost 20 years.
Elizabeth Olsen stars in the frightfully forced, single-take horror thriller "Silent House" as a troubled young woman whose visit to her father's isolated lake house is haunted by memories. And in the action-thriller "Deserter," an Englishman in the French Foreign Legion learns that you can desert everything and everyone but yourself.
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Rick Faugano from the hit musical "The Jersey Boys" stars in the comedy "Virgin Alexander," playing an aimless 26-year-old scrap hauler who has 10 days to come up with $125,000 to save a house left to him by his grandfather and decides to operate it as a brothel, even though he's still a virgin.
Joseph Cedar's Israeli film "Footnote" - in Hebrew with English subtitles - centers on a curmudgeonly Talmudic scholar who is erroneously announced as winner of the Israel Prize, the country's highest honor for academics
PICK OF THE WEEK: Adapted from Terence Rattigan's play, Terence Davies' "The Deep Blue Sea" stars Rachel Weisz as an unhappily married, upper-class British woman whose obsessive, passionate affair with a Royal Air Force pilot (Tom Hiddleston) may be her undoing.