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Tuesday, April 8, 2014
New DVDs out today....!
"August: Osage County" -the extended and dysfunctional Weston family convenes in the heat after Father (Sam Shepard) kills himself and Mother (Meryl Streep) is found to have cancer - based on the Pulitzer Prize winning play by Tracy Letts - Hollywood Film Festival Awards for Best Supporting Actress (Julia Roberts) and Best Ensemble which includes Juliette Lewis, Ewan McGregor, Abigail Breslin, Chris Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch (TV's "Sherlock") and Margo Martindale (TV's "The Millers")
"Grudge Match" - "The Kid" (Robert DeNiro) and "Razor" (Sylvester Stallone) are boxing again after 30 years - they sort of have to! - also starring Alan Arkin, Kim Basinger, Kevin Hart and LL Cook J (TV's "NCIS: Los Angeles") with special appearances by Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield
"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" - the time is coming for Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) to fulfill his contract with Thorin (Richard Armitage) to be a burglar for the elves - Gandalf the Wizard (Ian McKellen) is elsewhere but Bilbo now has a magic ring! - based on the classic tale by J.R.R. Tolkien and directed by Peter Jackson ("Lord of the Rings" Trilogy, "Pride and Prejudice")
"Homefront" - ex-drug enforcement agent Phil Broker (Jason Stratham) has been through hell, but that's only a prelude to what he'll face protecting his daughter from a Meth lord and a biker gang - based on the novel by Chuck Logan and co-starring James Franco, Kate Bosworth and Winona Ryder
"Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones" - the franchise continues as teenage Jesse must race the clock against demon possession to find out what killed his strange neighbor
"Snake and Mongoose" - based on a true story - the title are the nicknames of Don Prudhomme and Tom McEwen, rival Southern California drag racers who helped change the face of motor sports - stars Jesse Williams ("Lee Daniels The Butler"), Richard Blake and Noah Wyle ("The Librarian" movie series)