With summer’s greatest holiday behind us, we can get back to focusing exclusively on new movies. This week offers up a thriller, some horror, an inexpensive comedy and a few foreign films.

  • The Lincoln Lawyer – Matthew McConaughey stars as a lawyer who operates out of his Lincoln Town Car. He is researching a murder case that just might be related to an earlier case where he convinced a man to plead guilty, even though he insisted that he was innocent.
  • Insidious – James Wan and Leigh Whannell (the team behind ‘Saw’) bring us a tale of a young family whose new house just might be haunted. Their son falls and slips into a coma, but it’s not that simple. The family is about the enter the world of astral projection and demonic possession. Sounds like a fun time!
  • Brother’s Justice – This mockumentary follows Dax Shepard as he attempts to become a martial arts star. This low-budget feature was written by Shepard and is a satire about some of the realities of Hollywood film production. Most of its advertising and promotion was done through social media networks.
  • Miral – A young woman in Jerusalem takes in and feeds 55 orphans who are the result of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. Six months later, she has taken in hundreds more children and the Dar Al-Tifel Institute officially began. Miral (Freida Pinto) was sent to this institution as a young girl and is asked to teach at a refugee camp once she turns 17. At this camp, she sees what the Palestinians have to suffer through. To complicate matters, she also falls in love, causing a good deal of conflict within herself.
  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives – If you are in the mood for a Thai film that follows a dying man who flashes back to his past lives, go for it.

All of these films will be available to rent/purchase in Allentown, the Lehigh Valley and beyond.

When J.J. Ellis isn’t writing as the Allentown DVD Examiner, his Decent Exposure Radio can be heard on the air every Friday night from 10:30 to midnight (EST) on WXLV 90.3 FM or wxlvradio.com!