On Demand DVD New Releases: March 10-16

On Demand DVD New Releases March 10-16

A Birder’s Guide to Everything David (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is a young man who tries to keep his mother’s memory alive by continuing to pursue their mutual interest in bird watching. But when an expert in the field tells David he may have captured on camera a duck believed to be extinct, it sets off a journey into the woods of Connecticut that also leads to much self-discovery. Also stars Ben Kingsley, Katie Chang (PG-13, 1:28) 3/11

Homefront A man (Jason Statham) moves to the country with his daughter to get away from the craziness of his life. But it’s not all apple pies and backyard barbeques. Instead, he now has to confront a drug lord who feels threatened by the arrival of this former DEA agent. No one messes with his daughter and he will do anything to prevent the drug lord from wreaking havoc in his life. Written by Sylvester Stallone. Also stars James Franco, Winona Ryder (R, 1:40) 3/11

The Hungover Games After celebrating Doug’s upcoming wedding in a cut rate hotel in Laughlin, Nev., hungover guys Bradley, Ed and Zach wake up in a futuristic dystopia, having lost their pal Doug. With the help of Effing and Justmitch, the trio’s loyal advisers, the gang must now prepare to battle their way through the pop culture districts of The Hungover Games including The Real Housewives of District 8 and Teddy from The Puppet District. Ross Nathan, Sam Pancake, Ben Begley (R 1:25) 3/11


Inside Llewyn Davis Joel and Ethan Coen (Fargo) take us inside the life of Llewyn Davis as he navigates the folk music scene in the 1960s. He goes from couch to couch and friend to friend in order to survive playing his guitar and meandering through life. He once had a hit, but his life has changed following the death of his recording partner. Now, Llewyn is on a journey to find out what comes next. The music alone makes this one to watch. (Grade: B) Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman (R, 1:44) 3/11

Out of the Furnace Russell has always protected his younger brother Rodney, but after a stint in jail for a mistake he made, he finds that protecting Rodney has become extremely difficult. Rodney has made some bad friends and even worse enemies. Can hardworking Russell do enough to continue protecting his younger brother? Top-notch performances from Christian Bale and Woody Harrelson make this violent film worthwhile. Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson (R, 1:56) 3/11

Better Living Through Chemistry An average pharmacist in a mundane marriage sets out to deliver some prescriptions that were left by the normal deliveryman and meets his own Mrs. Robinson. Then he experiences the fruits of his job, and the drugs change his life. Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde, Michelle Monaghan (NR, 1:31) 3/14

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