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On Video - March 2014



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March 4

Oldboy [2013] [R] - 8.9.8
Remake of the 2003 Korean revenge thriller about a man (Josh Brolin) who was kidnapped and held captive in a motel room for twenty years. He is suddenly released and becomes obsessed with finding the identity of the person who had him kidnapped and seeking revenge. Also with Samuel L. Jackson, Elizabeth Olsen, Michael Imperioli, Sharlto Copley and Pom Klementieff. Directed by Spike Lee. [2:00]

12 Years a Slave [2013] [R] - 8.8.5
In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man, is kidnapped from his home in upstate New York and sold into slavery. He spends 12 years trying to get back home, surviving under horrendous conditions. Based on Northup's 1853 published memoir. Also with Dwight Henry, Quvenzhane Wallis, Michael Fassbender, Paul Dano, Michael K. Williams, Paul Giamatti, Benedict Cumberbatch, Lupita Nyong'o and Brad Pitt. Directed by Steve McQueen. [2:13]

March 7

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire [2013] [PG-13] - 3.6.4
After being victorious in the 74th Hunger Games, a young couple (Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson) find themselves thrown back in the arena to fight against other victors in yet another attempt at controlling the population, which is now moving toward revolution. Also with Liam Hemsworth, Jack Quaid, Taylor St. Clair, Sandra Ellis Lafferty, Woody Harrelson, Paula Malcomson, Willow Shields, Donald Sutherland, Elizabeth Banks, Bruce Bundy, Nelson Ascencio, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Alan Ritchson, Stephanie Leigh Schlund, Meta Golding, Jeffrey Wright, Amanda Plummer, Megan Hayes, Sam Claflin, Lynn Cohen and Jena Malone. Directed by Francis Lawrence. [2:26]

March 11

The Book Thief [2013] [PG-13] - 1.5.2
Based on the eponymous best seller by Markus Zusak: Liesel (Sophie Nelisse) is adopted by two German parents in the midst of World War II, who have also taken in a young Jewish man. Liesel nurses him back to health and reads him stolen books. Also with Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson. Directed by Brian Percival. [2:11]

Geography Club [2013] [PG-13] - 6.3.5
A group of students at an average high school form an after-school club to support each other's sexual orientations. With Cameron Deane Stewart, Meaghan Martin, Justin Deeley, Ana Gasteyer, Nikki Blonsky and Scott Bakula. Directed by Gary Entin. [1:20]

Homefront [2013] [R] - 6.7.10
A former undercover DEA operative (Jason Statham) tries to get away from his past life and occupation and takes his young daughter (Izabela Vidovic) to a remote parish outside New Orleans. But the townspeople don't take to him and then he uncovers a local meth operation. Also with James Franco, Winona Ryder, Rachelle Lefevre, Kate Bosworth and Clancy Brown. Directed by Gary Fleder. [1:40]

Inside Llewyn Davis [2013] [R] - 3.3.10
A young singer/songwriter (Oscar Isaac) struggles to survive the folk music world of 1960s Greenwich Village, New York. Also with Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, Ethan Phillips, Robin Bartlett, Max Casella, Jerry Grayson, Jeanine Serralles and Adam Driver. Directed by Ethan Coen & Joel Coen. [1:45]

Out of the Furnace [2013] [R] - 3.7.10
A man (Christian Bale) seeks revenge after his brother (Casey Affleck) mysteriously goes missing. Also with Zoe Saldana, Woody Harrelson, Sam Shepard and Willem Dafoe. Directed by Scott Cooper. [1:55]

March 18

American Hustle [2013] [R] - 6.4.10
A fictionalized account of the late 1970s Abscam scandal: When a small time con man (Christian Bale) is forced to work with the FBI to avoid being convicted, he and his sultry cohort (Amy Adams) are drawn into an agent's (Bradley Cooper) bizarre plan to take down federal officials. Also with Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lawrence, Louis C.K., Jack Huston, Michael Peña and Shea Whigham. Directed by David O. Russell. [2:18]

Frozen [2013] [PG] - 1.3.1
The Snow Queen (voiced by Idina Menzel) exiles herself because everything she touches turns to ice. Nevertheless, her sister (voiced by Kristen Bell), a mountain man (voiced by Jonathan Groff), a living snowman (voiced by Josh Gad) and a reindeer set out to find the queen and bring her back to the kingdom. They must battle monsters and an evil prince before convincing the queen to return. Also with the voices of Santino Fontana and Alan Tudyk. Directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee. [1:30]

Kill Your Darlings [2013] [R] - 7.6.5
The great poets of the Beat Generation, Allen Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliff), Jack Kerouac (Jack Huston) and William Burroughs (Ben Foster), are friends whose relationship is tested by a murder. Also with David Cross, Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Elizabeth Olsen and Dane DeHaan. Directed by John Krokidas. [1:44]

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom [2013] [PG-13] - 4.7.3
Based on the autobiography of Nelson Mandela, from his childhood in a small African village to his 27-year imprisonment by the white-minority apartheid government to becoming the first democratically elected president of South Africa. With Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Terry Pheto, Deon Lotz and Jamie Bartlett. Directed by Justin Chadwick. [2:19]

Saving Mr. Banks [2013] [PG-13] - 1.2.4
Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) brings author Pamela Travers (Emma Thompson) to California from England after 20 years of attempting to gain the film rights to her book "Mary Poppins." It is a tough sell to the reserved author, who is picky about her beloved fictional nanny. Travers wants to honor her sweet but afflicted father (Colin Farrell) with the film, and discovers that Disneyland has secrets similar to her own. Also with Paul Giamatti, B. J. Novak, Jason Schwartzman and Bradley Whitford. Directed by John Lee Hancock. [2:00]

March 25

Delivery Man [2013] [PG-13] - 4.4.5
An inept but likeable sperm donor (Vince Vaughn) that donated for cash in his youth, discovers that he is the father of over 500 adult children and many of them are suing to learn his identity. In addition, he owes money to the Mafia and is estranged from his pregnant girlfriend (Cobie Smulders), who thinks he would be a horrid father. Also with Chris Pratt, Bobby Moynihan, Simon Delaney and Andrzej Blumenfeld. Directed by Ken Scott. [1:45]

The Wolf of Wall Street [2013] [R] - 10.4.10
Based on the true story of a man's (Leonardo DiCaprio) rise as a Wall Street stock broker and his ultimate crash when consumed by greed and corruption. Also with Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner, Jon Bernthal, Jon Favreau, Joanna Lumley, Cristin Milioti and Christine Ebersole. Directed by Martin Scorsese. [3:00]


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