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"The movie business is macabre. Grotesque.
It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Feb 102014
 
12 Years a Slave: Due March 4

  Based on an incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender) as well as unexpected … More

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Feb 052014
 
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom: Due March 18

  Nelson Mandela’s extraordinary journey to becoming one of history’s most iconic figures is brought to life in this bio-drama. The film chronicles his early life, education, marriage to Winnie Mandela and 27-year prison sentence before becoming South Africa’s first democratically elected president and working to rebuild the country’s once segregated society. Extras: “Mandela: The … More

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Feb 052014
 
Kill Your Darlings: Due March 18

  A murder in 1944 draws together the great writers of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs. When Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe) is accepted at Columbia, he finds stuffy tradition clashing with daringly modern ideas and attitudes — embodied by Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan). Lucien is an object of fascination for shy, … More

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Feb 032014
 
American Hustle: Due March 18

  A fictional film set in the alluring world of high-stakes scams and politics, loosely based on the FBI ABSCAM operation of the late 1970s and early ’80s that ensnared East Coast politicians and congressmen in accepting bribes for political favors. “American Hustle” tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who … More

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Jan 272014
 
Inside Llewyn Davis: Due March 11

  Follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) is at a crossroads. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles — some … More

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Jan 272014
 
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire: Due March 7

  In the sequel to the blockbuster “The Hunger Games,” Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and fellow tribute Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) have barely returned home after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games when they are whisked away once again by the Capitol. Forced to leave her family and best friend Gale, Katniss is dispatched on … More

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Jan 272014
 
Nebraska: Due Feb. 25

  After receiving a Publishers Clearing House-type sweepstakes letter in the mail, a cantankerous, booze-addled Woody Grant (Bruce Dern) thinks he’ struck it rich, and wrangles his estranged son (Will Forte) into taking a road trip from Montana to Nebraska to claim the “fortune.” On their way they stop off at Woody’s home town, Hawthorne, … More

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Jan 272014
 
The Swimmer: Due March 11

The Swimmer (1968) Dir.: Frank Perry; Burt Lancaster, Janet Landgard, Janice Rule, Joan Rivers. The ultimate late-60s studio-produced cult film. In one of his finest performances, Burt Lancaster stars as Ned Merrill, a man who confronts his destiny by swimming home, pool by pool, through the suburban nightmare of upper-class East Coast society. Its a … More

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Jan 212014
 
Delivery Man: Due March 25

  The story of affable underachiever David Wozniak (Vince Vaughn), whose mundane life gets twisted in a knot when he finds out that he fathered 533 children via sperm donations he made to a fertility clinic 20 years earlier. In debt to the mob and rejected by his pregnant girlfriend, things couldn’t look worse for … More

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Jan 202014
 
American Experience: 1964: Due Feb. 18

PBS Distribution will release “AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: 1964” on DVD on February 18. 1964 was the year the Beatles came to America, Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali, and three civil rights workers were murdered in Mississippi. It was the year when Berkeley students rose up in protest, African Americans fought back against injustice in Harlem, and … More

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