New on DVD/Blu-ray: Big Miracle, Being Erica: Season 4, Louie: Season 2, Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt, Project X
Starring Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski, Big Miracle is the true story of a small Alaskan town that comes together to save a trio of gray whales trapped under a sheet of ice.
Being Erica: Season 4
In this CBC series, Alberta-raised actor Erin Karpluk stars as Erica Strange, a young woman who is repeatedly sent back in time by her therapist (Ontario’s Michael Riley) to relive past life experiences and change them.
Louie: Season 2
Based on standup comic Louis C.K.’s personal life, this comedy series tells the story of a newly divorced 41-year-old man, who is trying to date again while raising two young daughters. Louie: Season 2 guest stars Ricky Gervais and Joan Rivers.
Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt
In first-time director Sally Rowe’s foodie documentary, prodigal chef Paul Liebrandt goes from creating avant-garde cuisine in a critically praised New York restaurant to working in what a New York Times food critic calls “a dump”. Only after Liebrandt opens his own restaurant does he get a shot at redeeming his reputation.
It was the movie that inspired a bunch of party-happy highschool kids across North America to follow suit. In Nima Nourizadeh’s directorial debut, three students decide to throw the greatest party of their highschool careers, and not surprisingly, things quickly escalate out of control—think crashing a Mercedes into a backyard pool and a kid armed with a flamethrower.