New Releases 3/29/2016

New this week at Bedrock:

Concussion: Will Smith stars in Concussion, a dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known. Omalu’s emotional quest puts him at dangerous odds with one of the most powerful – and beloved – institutions in the world. With captivating performances by Alec Baldwin and Academy Award® nominee Albert Brooks (1987 Best Supporting Actor, Broadcast News).

The Hateful Eight: During a post-Civil War Wyoming winter, a stagecoach bearing a bounty hunter (Kurt Russell), his foul-mouthed prize (Jennifer Jason Leigh), an ex-Union officer (Samuel L. Jackson) and a lawman (Walton Goggins) makes it’s way towards Red Rock. The worsening snows force them to shelter at a general store occupied by a caretaker (Demian Bichir), a cowboy (Michael Madsen), Red Rock’s hangman (Tim Roth), and an aged Confederate general (Bruce Dern). As the blizzard traps them within─possibly with no escape─resentments, greed, and hidden agendas emerge that might destroy them before the elements do, in Quentin Tarantino’s moody and stylish sagebrusher.

New Releases 3/9/2015

New this week at Bedrock:

In the Heart of the Sea – In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. “In the Heart of the Sea” reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down.

The Peanuts Movie – Dream big and laugh along with good ol Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved Peanuts gang as you ve never seen them before in a brand-new feature film from the imagination of Charles M. Schulz and the creators of Ice Age. It’s a hilarious and heartwarming adventure that proves every underdog has his day!

New Releases 2/23/2016

The Good Dinosaur – From the innovative minds of Disney-Pixar comes a hilariously heartwarming adventure about the power of confronting and overcoming your fears and discovering who you are meant to be. This film asks the question: what if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely, and giant dinosaurs never became extinct?

Racing Extinction – Academy Award-winning filmmakers expose the forces that are leading our planet to it’s next mass extinction, potentially resulting in the loss of half of all species. A never-before-seen view of an international wildlife trade, operating in the shadows, reveals how creatures that have survived for millions of years may be wiped from Earth in our lifetime.

Spotlight – Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, and Rachel McAdams lead a critically acclaimed cast in this gripping true story about the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation that uncovered a scandal that rocked one of the world’s oldest and most trusted institutions. Delving into allegations of child abuse within the local Catholic Archdiocese, a tenacious team of Boston Globe reporters exposes a decades-long cover-up that reaches the highest levels of Boston’s religious, legal, and government establishment.

New Releases 2/9/2016

99 Homes – A father struggles to get back the home that his family was evicted from by working for the greedy real estate broker who’s the source of his frustration.

Grandma – Elle Reid (Lily Tomlin) has just gotten through breaking up with her girlfriend when her granddaughter, Sage, unexpectedly shows up needing $600 before sundown. Temporarily broke, Grandma Elle and Sage spend the day trying to get their hands on the cash, as their unannounced visits to old friends and flames end up rattling skeletons and digging up secrets.

The Leftovers Season 2 – The second season of The Leftovers begins in Jarden, Texas – renamed “Miracle” after it was discovered no one departed.

Spectre – A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind Spectre. Stars Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz and Naomie Harris.

 

New Releases 1/19/2016

New this week at Bedrock!

 

The Diary of a Teenage Girl – In 1976 San Francisco, Minnie Goetze (Bel Powley) is growing up at the crossroads of the fading hippie movement and the dawn of punk rock. Soon, she begins a complex love affair with her mother’s (Kristen Wiig) boyfriend, “the handsomest man in the world,” Monroe Rutherford (Alexander Skarsgård). What follows is a sharp, funny and provocative account of one girl’s sexual and artistic awakening, without judgment.

Learning to Drive – As her marriage dissolves, a Manhattan writer takes driving lessons from a Sikh instructor with marriage troubles of his own. In each other’s company they find the courage to get back on the road and the strength to take the wheel.

Straight Outta Compton – Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how five young cultural rebels – armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent – stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world’s most dangerous group, N.W.A.

New Releases 1/6/2016

New this week at Bedrock!

 

Luther 4 – Golden Globe(r) winner Idris Elba (Pacific Rim, The Wire) returns as brilliantly tormented DCI John Luther for the exhilarating two-part fourth season of the critically acclaimed Luther.

Sicario – In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent (Emily Blunt) is enlisted by an elite government task force official (Josh Brolin) to aid in the escalating war against drugs.

True Detective – Season Two – The hit series True Detective returns with a new case and a new cast. A bizarre murder brings together three law-enforcement officers (Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch, and Rachel McAdams) and a career criminal (Vince Vaughn), each of whom must navigate a web of conspiracy and betrayal in the scorched landscapes of California.

The Visit – Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs, Unbreakable) returns to his roots with the terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip.

The Walk – Twelve people have walked on the moon, but only one man – Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) – has ever walked in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. Academy Award-winning director Robert Zemeckis uses advanced technology in the service of an emotional, character-driven story.