Starkey have made some great advances in technology in the past six years. So you can certainly expect something better.
Modern CICs are very powerful, so your loss would have to be pretty severe for you to be forced out of them. In fact the new Destiny technology (nFusion: http://www.starkeynfusion.com/ ) has been fitted to people with an 80% loss successfully in CIC form.
If you want directional microphones you are going to have to consider the next size up, known as an ITC or In The Canal. CICs are generally too small to have directional microphones in them, and their location further behind the tragus makes directional microphones less beneficial.
If you are having problems enjoying DVD movies, I would suggest you consider a surround sound system. These wonderful systems now cost as little as $300 for a good one. They come with all the speakers and amplifier. You usually get a bass speaker, rear left and right, front left and right, and a center speaker.
When you listen to movies the dialog is routed to that center speaker. Just like a traditional stereo you can boost the power to any of the speakers, and in this case with a hearing loss, you can boost the center speaker. This makes the dialog a lot clearer and far easier to hear than when all the sound comes out through the TV.
I’m not saying don’t get new aids, but since you are already going to spend a bunch of money on them, it wouldn’t hurt to invest an extra $300 or so. Although I have normal hearing I personally find the surround sound system greatly enhances my movie experience and the center speaker certainly helps lift the dialog out from all the background noise.