Friday, March 21, 2014

The latest Blu-ray discs on Mar 2014 review:Part one

(1)Bending the Rules (Mar 18, 2014)

Theo Gold, the New Orleans Assistant District Attorney, is about to have the worst day of His life. Not only does his wife decide to leave him on the eve of his birthday, but he manages to lose a high-profile case against Harry Blades (WWE Superstar Edge), an eccentric yet hardnosed Detective on trial for corruption. Now, the only thing Theo has left is the car his father entrusted to him - a 1956 Studebaker Goldenhawk. But when he discovers his father's `pride and joy' has been stolen, Theo is ironically discovers that the only ally he has within the police department is the same person he tried to put away. As the two set-off to find the car, action and comedy quickly develop when they come to realize that the stolen `Hawk' was merely a small piece of a much larger puzzle.

(2)Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (Mar 18, 2014)

This is the life story of President Nelson Mandela, the revolutionary leader who was the first black South African to hold the office of president and whose government ended apartheid in his country. Based on his autobiography, the film focuses on his early life, coming of age, education and the 27 years he spent in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the country's society.

Rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for some intense sequences of violence and disturbing images, sexual content and brief strong language.

(3)The King of Comedy (Mar 25, 2014)

Martin Scorsese's The King Of Comedy is a funny depiction of the dangers of celebrity fandom. Robert De Niro plays the ridiculously inept Rupert Rupkin, an aspiring comic who idolizes talk show host Jerry Langford (Jerry Lewis). Still living at home with his mother, Rupert spends his days trying to arrange a meeting with his hero. When he isn't doing that, he's at home talking to carboard cutouts in his makeshift television studio. After Rupert convinces Rita (Diahnne Abbot), a pretty bartender, that Langford has invited them to his house outside the city, the reality of the situation makes itself painfully apparent upon arriving at the star's front door. Trouble is, Rupert's too delusional to take the hint. He eventually hatches a plan with an equally obsessed fan, Masha (Sandra Berhard), to kidnap Langford in exchange for a chance to let him deliver his routine on the air.
(4)Kill Your Darlings (Mar 18, 2014)

Set in 1944, the biography movie tells the story of Ginsberg at Columbia, where he finds stuffy tradition clashing with modern ideas and attitudes embodied by Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan,Chronicle). Shy, unsophisticated Ginsberg is fascinated by Carr and drawn into his hard-drinking, jazz-clubbing friends, including William Burroughs (Ben Foster, Contraband), the dissolute scion of a wealthy family, and David Kammerer (Michael C. Hall, TV’s Dexter), an older hanger-on who resents Ginsberg’s position as Carr’s new sidekick. Everything gets shaken up when there’s a murder.

(5)Reasonable Doubt (Mar 18, 2014)

Up-and-coming District Attorney, Mitch Brockton is involved in a fatal hit-and-run, but Clinton Davis, is found with the body and charged with murder. Believing that Davis is innocent, Brockton is compelled to throw the trial. Soon after, Brocton's perfect life begins to unravel as he realizes that the man he set free is hiding a secret that will destroy him. Written by Grindstone Entertainment Group.

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