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Originally published March 11, 2014 at 6:15 PM | Page modified March 19, 2014 at 1:11 PM

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‘The Book Thief,’ ‘Inside Llewyn Davis,’ ‘Out of the Furnace’

New DVD releases for Tuesday, March 11, include the Coen Brothers’ “Inside Llewyn Davis”; “Out of the Furnace,” starring Christian Bale and Casey Affleck; the WWII drama “The Book Thief”; and Jason Statham’s “Homefront.”


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New DVDs

Steal away with “The Book Thief,” “Inside Llewyn Davis” and other films coming out on DVD Tuesday, March 11. Star ratings are by Seattle Times reviewers, freelancers or wire services. For full reviews, search the movie title at seattletimes.com. Release dates are subject to change.

3.5 stars  “Inside Llewyn Davis” (R): The Coen Brothers’ darkly comic film, set in the Greenwich Village folk-music scene of 1961, tells the story of a feckless loser/singer (played by Oscar Isaac) at a crossroads in life. John Goodman, Justin Timberlake and Carey Mulligan co-star.

3.5 stars“The Broken Circle Breakdown” (not rated; for mature audiences): Bluegrass music flows through this drama about a couple (Johan Heldenbergh and Veerle Baetens) whose marriage is tested when their child falls ill. In French, Flemish and Dutch with English subtitles.

3.5 stars“The Patience Stone” (R): In war-torn Kabul, a young wife (Golshifteh Farahani) pours out her anger and anguish to her comatose husband. In Farsi, with English subtitles.

3 stars“Out of the Furnace” (R): Trouble comes for two working-class brothers (Christian Bale and Casey Affleck) in a hard-luck town.

2 stars“The Book Thief” (PG-13): The film adaptation of Markus Zusak’s World War II-era novel for young readers follows an unhappy girl (Sophie Nélisse) in a small German town. Living with foster parents (Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson) as the Nazis are making their presence felt, she turns to books as an escape.

2 stars“Homefront” (R): A meth kingpin (James Franco) and former undercover drug agent (Jason Statham) face off.

2 stars“Beyond Outrage” (R): Takeshi Kitano’s yakuza sequel brings back the killer Otomo, who survives what had appeared to be a fatal prison stabbing in the 2010 original.

Lori Taki Uno: luno@seattletimes.com

Information in this article, originally published March 11, 2014, was corrected March, 18, 2014. A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the language of “The Broken Circle Breakdown.”



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