New Releases 4/4/17

 

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – The highly anticipated next addition to the star wars universe. This stand alone movie is a prequel to the first star wars movie that fills in some information for the original trilogy.

Paterson – Adam Driver pays a poet bus driver in paterson, New Jersey whose insights on life provides him with a unique perspective.

The Americans Season 4 – The fourth season of a series about Russian spies living as americans.

Girls Season 4

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Bedrock is pleased to add the fourth season of the HBO television series Girls to our DVD collection. The Show does a fantastic job of capturing what it’s like to be young and out of college in New York City in our contemporary period. Besides the question of how any of these individuals can afford to pay rent in New York, the show does a positive job of exploring the struggle of coming to grips with adulthood and the limitations adult life can bring after the seemingly endless possibility of college.

The season starts with the protagonist Hannah moving to Iowa for a graduate school writing program. While initially the program seems like a good move, Hannah ultimately feels suffocated by the program and must face her limitations as a writer. In the end, she leaves the program and moves back to New York only to find that her boyfriend has moved on to date an interesting, attractive experimental artist. The fault of the show lies in its very appeal. These characters can never really grow up or the show will be over. If Hannah were real it would be quite disappointing to watch her fail at Grad School to return to what’s familiar, but as a viewer one has the expectation that Hannah will stay in New York. If she didn’t, comedy would not ensue. Iowa was an amusing detour, but we need the interactions of all the characters in the epicenter of culture. The interactions the characters have with Hannah’s ex-boyfriend’s, Adam, girlfriend Mimi-Rose at her performance art show are priceless! It captures the ambitions of creative young people to be cultured, compelling, interesting members of society juxtaposed with the reality of how the majority of people (like Hannah) are weirded out and made uncomfortable by those very things that would give them that cultural validation that they are so desperately trying to grasp while grappling with adulthood.

It is also quite amazing to watch the character Shoshanna interview for jobs after graduating college. Her commentary on the process is quite amusing. Lucky for her she is offered a job in Tokyo because the person who currently holds the position is bi-polar and the company is going to let them go, “on their next manic upswing”. The possibilities are limitless for the mentally stable twenty something with a college degree in New York.

Girls is not for everyone. The show has a tendency to stress the awkward factor that some find uncomfortable or tedious. If you’ve ever been to New York though, and are wondering what has happened to the place and the new generation of college educated girls who inhabit it, you might want to give the show a try. See what’s new on the landscape. Bedrock has seasons 1 through 4 so you can start from the beginning!

 

-Benjamin Westfall

New Releases 1/26/16

New this week at Bedrock:

Downton Abbey Season 6 – the sixth and final season of the popular British tv series

The Look of Silence – a documentary about the 1965 Indonesian genocide directed by Joshua Oppenheimer

Black Work – a British crime thriller that dives into the murky depths of undercover policework and tells the story if a woman willing to risk everything to protect her family

New Releases 11/3/2015

We have three new releases on DVD for rental this week at Bedrock. They are as follows:

The End of the Tour – A movie about the iconic writer David Forster Wallace.

She’s Funny That Way – A romantic comedy starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston concerning a Broadway production.

The Wolfpack – A documentary film about a group of young people who are extremely sheltered by their family.  Directed by Crystal Moselle, a former Marin resident and Tam High graduate!

Please come and check out these titles.

New Releases 10/6/2015

We have two new releases for the week of 10/6/2015:

American Horror Story: Freak Show is television series starring Jessica Lange about a troupe of human curiosities set in Jupiter, Florida, in 1952.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is comedy about film making and being terminally ill.

Please come on over to Bedrock and check out the new items in our collection.

New Releases 9/15

The new releases for DVD rentals for September 15th are:

Cinderella – a new take on the classic tale starring Kate Blanchett.

The Jinx – an HBO series about an accused wealthy murderer.

Love & Mercy – a biopic about the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson starring John Cusack.

Mad Max: Fury Road – a remake of the classic 80s action film.

Please come by and check out these new releases, Thank You!