Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Movies and TV Series coming out on DVD at March 2014

With the the Academy Awards ceremony (The Oscars) was hold on Sunday, March 2, 2014, many new DVD movies was released this month. Check out what new DVD titles are coming out on March 2014. 

  • Tuesday March 4 
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    12 Years a Slave (2013)
    12 Years a Slave is an adaptation of Solomon Northup's memoir of the same name, written in 1853. In the film, Northup is a free black musician from the northern United States who is tricked, drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery on a plantation in New Orleans.



    In Theaters: November 8, 2013
    MPAA: R
    Genres: Drama, History
    Runtime: 134 min
    Gross:$49.1 mil
    Ratings:  8.4

    Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dwight Henry, Dickie Gravois
    Director: Steve McQueen
    Writer: John Ridley, Solomon Northup

    Philomena (2013)Martin Sixsmith is a journalist who finds himself adrift after being released from his job with England's Labour Party. At an impasse with what to do next, he has an unexpected encounter at a party with the daughter of Philomena Lee, who had recently confided to her daughter that she had carried a son to term in Ireland but was forced to give him to adoption services due to his conception out of wedlock.

    In Theaters: November 27, 2013
    MPAA: PG-13
    Genres: Drama
    Runtime: 98 min
    Gross:$32.7 mil
    Ratings:  7.9  

    Starring: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark
    Director: Stephen Frears
    Writer: Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope

    The Last Days on Mars (2013)

    The barren red expanses of Mars hold hidden artifacts that
    are perhaps best left unrevealed. Mankind has finally established a research base named Tantalus on Earth's next-door neighbor, and at the very end of the first mission's timetable a member of the pioneering group has stumbled across an incredible find in what appears to be a sample of fossilized bacteria.

      
    In Theaters: September 19, 2013
    MPAA: PG-13
    Genres: Science Fiction, Thriller, Horror
    Runtime: 98 min
    Ratings:  5.5   

    Starring: Liev Schreiber, Elias Koteas, Romola GaraiDirector: Ruairi Robinson

    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
                                                      
    She thought she'd won, but in Catching Fire, the second installment of Hunger Games franchise, Katniss realizes her battle has only just begun. It's been several months since Katniss and Peeta walked away as joint winners of the Hunger Games, an unprecedented victory that leaves the entire continent talking. Unfortunately, not everyone is thrilled with the triumph of the star-crossed lovers from District 12.


    In Theaters: November 22, 2013
    MPAA: PG-13
    Genres: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
    Runtime: 146 min
    Gross:$423.6 mil
    Ratings:  7.9

    Starring: Roger Allam, Sophie Nélisse, Heike Makatsch
    Director: Brian Percival
    Writer: Markus Zusak, Michael Petroni

    • Tuesday March 11 
    The Book Thief (2013) 

    Based on a popular international best selling book by the same name, The Book Thief is about a 9 year old girl, Liesel, living in the horrors of World War II Germany, who is sent to live with a foster family. She brings with her a stolen book, "The Gravediggers Handbook," and through her spirited efforts, begins collecting other books she finds along the way.



    In Theaters: November 27, 2013
    MPAA: PG-13
    Genres: Drama
    Runtime: 131 min
    Gross:$21.2 mil
    Ratings:  7.7

    Starring: Roger Allam, Sophie Nélisse, Heike Makatsch
    Director: Brian Percival
    Writer: Markus Zusak, Michael Petroni

    Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
      
    Follow Llewyn Davis for a week during his life during the time period of 1961. He is a Greenwich Village NYC resident who does folk music. During the time he is trying to break through he faces many obstacles and issues. Some of these obstacles are seemingly hopeless and while some are from his environment and other uncontrollable sources, many of them are his own making.


    In Theaters: January 10, 2014
    MPAA: R
    Genres: Drama
    Runtime: 104 min
    Gross:$13.1 mil
    Ratings:  7.8 

    Starring: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake
    Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
    Writer: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen 

    Out of the Furnace (2013)
      
    Russell Baze and his younger brother Rodney grew up the economically depressed area of western Pennsylvania. They both wanted to escape and find better lives for themselves. Rodney decided not to pursue a mill life the only way he could; he joined the Army and served three tours, returning with the psychological scars of war. 


    In Theaters: December 6, 2013
    MPAA: R
    Genres: Drama, Thriller, Crime
    Runtime: 116 min
    Gross:$11.3 mil
    Ratings:  7.0 

    Starring: Woody Harrelson, Dendrie Taylor, Carl Ciarfalio
    Director: Scott Cooper
    Writer: Brad Ingelsby, Scott Cooper
    • Tuesday March 18 
    Frozen (2013)
      
    There are two princesses in the kingdom of Arendelle. Anna is a fearless optimist who never lets anything get her down. Her sister Elsa is not so happy. Elsa was born with a hidden power to create snow and ice with her thoughts. One day, she lets her powers get out of control, which almost results in the death of her little sister Anna. Horrified by this, Elsa flees her home and goes into hiding.


    In Theaters: November 27, 2013
    MPAA: PG
    Genres: Adventure, Family, Animation
    Runtime: 102 min
    Gross:$388.7 mil
    Ratings:  8.1

    Starring: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff
    Director: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee

    Saving Mr. Banks (2013)



    Walt Disney made a promise to his daughters when they were young, and now he is determined to keep it. The pledge was to make a movie version of their beloved tales of Mary Poppins, a magical nanny who transforms the lives of the members of the Banks family. George Banks is a workaholic father who lords his authority over everyone in his wealthy household, while his wife Winifred has activist leanings but is timid in his presence.



    In Theaters: December 20, 2013
    MPAA: PG-13
    Genres: Drama, Family, Comedy
    Runtime: 125 min
    Gross:$82.6 mil
    Ratings:  7.8

    Starring: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Annie Rose Buckley
    Director: John Lee Hancock 

    Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)



    Nelson Mandela?s story is an inspiring one from his humble beginnings to his eventual inauguration as the first president of South Africa to ever be elected democratically. His youth and young adulthood were taken up with the struggle against South Africa?s apartheid government. His commitment to freedom for all South Africans landed him in prison, where he spent 27 years. 


    In Theaters: December 25, 2013
    MPAA: PG-13
    Genres: Drama, History
    Runtime: 141 min
    Gross:$8.2 mil
    Ratings:  7.1 

    Starring: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Tony Kgoroge
    Director: Justin Chadwick
    Writer: William Nicholson, Nelson Mandela
    Kill Your Darlings (2013)
      
    Kill Your Darlings is a biopic that takes place at Columbia University in 1944. The film follows the renowned Beat Generation poet Allan Ginsberg as he investigates a murder with other fellow Beat writers, such as William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac. As Ginsberg falls madly in love with a fellow classmate known as Lucien Carr. Ginsberg begins a friendship with Carr as well as Burroughs and Kerouac to begin one of the greatest counter-culture movements in American history.


    In Theaters: September 19, 2013
    MPAA: R
    Genres: Drama, Romance
    Runtime: 104 min
    Gross:$1.0 mil
    Ratings:  7.1 

    Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Michael C. Hall
    • Tuesday March 25 
    The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
      
    Based on a true story by former Wall Street securities broker Jordan Belfort, the Wolf of Wall Street focuses on Belfort's life and his involvement in securities fraud at the end of the twentieth century; crimes for which he was eventually prosecuted. It gives an inside look into the modern banking world, and the shady practices that helped cause a global financial crisis in 2008.


    In Theaters: December 25, 2013
    MPAA: R
    Genres: Drama, Comedy, Crime
    Runtime: 180 min
    Gross:$112.8 mil
    Ratings:  8.5 

    Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
    Director: Martin Scorsese
    Writer: Terence Winter, Jordan Belfort


    Walking with Dinosaurs 3D (2013)

    For ages untold, people have wondered exactly how it was like when the dinosaurs existed, as well as what it would be like to live and walk with them. Now the ultimate experience is available for those who wish to witness this, but in a way that gives people a realistic perspective living in a time millions of years ago. 

     

    In Theaters: December 20, 2013
    MPAA: PG
    Genres: Adventure, Family, Animation
    Runtime: 87 min
    Gross:$35.6 mil
    Ratings:  5.0

    Starring: Charlie Rowe, Karl Urban, Angourie Rice
    Director: Barry Cook, Neil Nightingale

    Welcome to the Jungle (2013)


    Chris has problems at his job. He is a timid man who cannot find the courage to stand up to the office bully, Phil. Chris also has a secret crush on the HR manager at his office, Lisa. He wants to ask her out, but his cowardly nature doesn't give him the confidence he needs. His only friend at work, Jared, is constantly ragging on Chris for his weak nature.



    In Theaters: April 27, 2013
    Genres: Comedy
    Runtime: 95 min
    Ratings:  5.1 

    Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Adam Brody, Rob Huebel
    Director: Rob Meltzer
    Writer: Jeff Kauffmann
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    Delivery Man (2013)
      
    David is an aging slacker and underachiever with basically nothing going for him. His ordinary life gets turned upside-down one day, however, when he discovers that he is the biological father of 533 children through sperm that he anonymously donated to the local fertility bank over twenty years ago. Now, 142 of these children have come forward to file a lawsuit to learn their father? It's true identity.


    In Theaters: November 22, 2013
    MPAA: PG-13
    Genres: Comedy
    Runtime: 105 min
    Gross:$30.5 mil
    Ratings:  6.4 

    Starring: Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt, Cobie Smulders
    Director: Ken Scott
    Writer: Ken Scott