It’s kind of a slow week for the DVD shelves this week. Hollywood is still in its post-award-season hangover phase. Meanwhile, they are also gearing up for the start of the spring/summer movie season. The big movies that want to get out of the gate earlier are It’s kind of a slow week for the DVD shelves this week. Hollywood is still in its post-award-season hangover phase. Meanwhile, they are also gearing up for the start of the spring/summer movie season. The big movies that want to get out of the gate earlier are in the pipeline and ready to go.
This week, however, you can catch up on the latest beloved Coen brothers movie. This one was probably not as talked about as Fargo and some of their other movies, but maybe destined to be a cult classic like The Big Lebowski. It was nominated for a number of awards. Meanwhile, a movie made out of a beloved book also comes to the home theater market.
Here are the movies coming out on DVD March 11, 2014:
The Book Thief - Emily Watson, Geoffrey Rush, Sophie Nelisse. Based on a beloved novel it follows the tale of a young girl living in World War II-torn Germany. She witnesses the horrors and atrocities of the Nazis and shows up at a foster home bearing book that was supposed to be burned. Her foster parents, meanwhile, are harboring a Jewish refugee while she continues to collect and preserve books. Danger and adventure ensue. The movie was probably not as beloved as the book but received lukewarm reviews. Rated PG-13.
Out of the Furnace - Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana. A man named Russell Baze works a dead end job in a rundown part of town. His father is dying, making his life even worse, but his younger brother is trouble. His brother returns home after serving a tour of duty in Iraq and he isn't the same. Soon, Russell's brother is lured into the life of organized crime from one of the more ruthless and bloodthirsty gangs in the city and then he vanishes. When the police seem unable to help Russell takes things into his own hands. Again, moderately decent reviews, but not considered one of Bale's best. Rated R.
Inside Llewyn Davis - Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman. The story of a young folk singer in the waning days of the popularity of folk songs. Llewyn could be the next Dylan if he could just get out of his own way and allow success to happen. Instead, he sabotages himself at every turn. A movie directed by the Coen brothers featuring their own unique brand of humor, character development and drama. It was well received by critics and garnered a number of award nominations. Rated R.