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Tuesday, March 4, 2014
New DVDs out today!
"12 Years A Slave" - based on the true story of Solomon Northup, kidnapped and sold into bondage and how he was aided in getting back his freedom - nominated for 7 Independent Spirit and 9 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor (Chiwetel Ejifor), Best Actress (Lupita Nyong'o) and Best Supporting Actor (Michael Fassbender)
"About Time" - there is a secret in Tim's family: the men can travel back and forth in time. Can this power help toward romance, or does Tim really need it? - stars Domhnall Gleason, Rachel McAdams and Bill Nighy ("Jack the Giant Slayer")
"Cold Comes The Night" - Bryan Cranston (TV's "Breaking Bad") stars as a nearly blind criminal holding a motel owner and his daughter hostage in order to get money back from a corrupt cop - also starring Alice Eve ("Star Trek: Into Darkness")
"Dallas Buyers Club" - based on a true story - Matthew McConaughey (Golden Globe winner, Best Actor) portrays rodeo bull rider Ron Woodroof, who used every legal and illegal tactic to get medications for HIV-positive patients such as himself - nominated for 2 Independent Spirit and 6 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor (Jared Leto)