This week’s new release recap offers an eclectic mix films, including a documentary, horror flick and animated series. Get the chills with Lizzie Borden Took An Ax, go nuts with The Nut Job and get the scoop on the rise of our favorite boy band in One Direction: Clevver’s Ultimate Fan Guide.
See the full list of new releases below!
Lizzie Borden Took An Ax: You’ve probably heard the popular (and incredibly creepy) children’s rhyme of the same name, based on one of the last century’s most infamous crimes. Christina Ricci stars in this gripping tale of a schoolteacher on a trial that grabbed the hearts of the nation.
The plot surrounds the double murder of the Bordens in 1892 Massachusetts. As the case unfolds, the Bordens’ daughter, Lizzie (Christina Ricci), becomes the prime suspect. Her lawyer, Andrew Jennings (Billy Campbell), maintains her innocence because he believes no woman could possibly be guilty of such a horrific crime. The gripping ending will send chills down your spine.
One Direction: Clevver’s Ultimate Fan Guide: Two years ago, X Factor host Simon Cowell chose five contestants to form a boy band. Little did he know that they would become the worldwide sensation One Direction.
See how Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and Niall Horan stole our hearts in this ultimate fan guide. Hosts Dana Ward and Joslyn David from YouTube’s ClevverTV channel tell the story of One Direction’s rise to mega-stardom with exclusive celebrity interviews from Robert Pattinson and Miranda Cosgrove.
The Nut Job: Any movie that features the voice talents of Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Katherine Heigl and Liam Neeson is bound to be completely nuts. Join this amazing cast in a delightful animated comedy about friendship, loyalty and nuts, of course.
The mischievous and self-serving squirrel Surly (Will Arnett) goes on a mission to find the most delicious nuts for the winter. His master plan is to rob a store filled with nuts, that he later finds is owned by ruthless bank robbers. A series of unfortunate events take place and Surly unknowingly finds himself involved in a hilarious adventure.
Naruto Shippuden Uncut | Season 18: This popular long-running anime series continues the complex story of our favorite ninja Naruto as he navigates a new season of intrigue.
The rogue ninja Naruto reveals his intent to take on Sasuke all by himself while the Elders of the Leaf select Kakashi to fill the vacant seat of Hokage. Meanwhile in Mount Myoboku Gerotora, Fukasaku and the Great Lord Elder consider whether they should give Naruto a key to the Tetragram Seal. An act that could potentially unleash the Nine Tails.
Captain Phillips: We’re thrilled to announce that this nautical true story is our 99-cent rental of the week! Screenwriter Billy Ray adapted the 2010 book, A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea for the big screen starring Tom Hanks and directed by Paul Greengrass.
The film follows the story of Captain Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks) in the famous 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates, the first American hijacking in two hundred years. Captain Phillips takes extraordinary measures to evade the pirates, but is it enough to save himself and the lives of his crew?