Friday, September 22, 2017

New This Week (9/22/17)

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Alien: Covenant (R)
The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. when they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.


As I Open My Eyes (NR)
The clash between culture and family is seen through the eyes of a young Tunisian woman balancing the traditional expectations of her family with her creative life as the singer in a politically charged rock band.





Baywatch (R)
When a dangerous crime wave hits the beach, legendary Lt. Mitch Buchannon leads his elite squad of badass lifeguards on a mission to prove you don't have to wear a badge to save the bay. Joined by a trio of hotshot recruits including former Olympian Matt Brody, they'll ditch the surf and go deep undercover to take down a ruthless businesswoman, whose devious plans threaten the future of the bay.

Big Little Lies (TV-MA)
A darkly comedic drama that weaves a tale of murder and mischief as it explores society's myth of perfection and the contradictions that exist beneath our idealized facade of marriage, sex, parenting, and friendship.




Certain Women (R)
Certain Women navigates the subtle shifts in personal desire and social expectation that unsettle the circumscribed lives of its characters: a lawyer forced to subdue a troubled client; a woman whose plans to construct her dream home reveal fissures in her marriage; and a night-school teacher who forms a tenuous bond with a lonely ranch hand, whose unguardedness and deep attachment to the land deliver an unexpected jolt of emotional immediacy.

The Circle (PG-13)
When Mae is hired to work for the world's largest and most powerful tech and social media company, she sees it as an opportunity of a lifetime. As she rises through the ranks, she is encouraged by the company's founder, Eamon Bailey, to engage in a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics, and ultimately, her personal freedom.

Colossal (R)
Gloria is an out-of-work party girl, who after getting kicked out of her apartment by her boyfriend, is forced to leave her life in New York and move back to her hometown where she's reunited with her childhood friend. When news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, South Korea, Gloria gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this far-off phenomenon.

Fantastic Planet (PG)
Set on a distant planet called Ygam, enslaved humans (Oms) are the playthings of giant blue natives (Draags). After Terr, kept as a pet since infancy, escapes from his gigantic child captor, he is swept up by a band of radical fellow Oms who are resisting the Draags oppression and violence.


The Fate Of The Furious (PG-13)
Now that Dom and Letty are married and Brian and Mia have retired from the game--and the rest of the crew has been exonerated--the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime he can't seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before.

Ghost In The Shell (PG-13)
Believing she was rescued from near death, Major becomes the first of her kind: a human mind inside an artificial body designed to fight the war against cyber crime. While investigating a dangerous criminal, Major makes a shocking discovery--the corporation that created her lied about her past life in order to control her. Unsure what to believe, Major will stop at nothing to unravel the mystery of her true identity and exact revenge against the corporation she was built to serve.

Going In Style (PG-13)
Lifelong buddies Willie, Joe, and Al decide to buck retirement and step off the straight and narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension funds become a corporate casualty. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (PG-13)
The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage. Old foes become new allies, and characters from the classic comics come to their aid as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand.



Insecure : The Complete First Season (TV-MA)
Follow best friends Issa and Molly as they navigate the tricky professional and personal terrain of Los Angeles. Modern-day black women are usually portrayed as strong, confident, and "flawless." But Issa and Molly are definitely not "killing it." These best friends must deal with their own real-life flaws as they attempt to navigate different worlds and cope with an endless series of uncomfortable experiences and racy tribulations.

Kong : Skull Island (PG-13)
A team of scientists, soldiers, and adventurers explores an uncharted island in the Pacific, but their mission of discovery becomes the ultimate battle between man and nature when they venture into the domain of the mighty Kong.




L'argent (NR)
Follow a counterfeit bill as it originates in a schoolboy prank, then circulates like a virus among the corrupt and the virtuous alike before landing with a young truck driver, leading him to incarceration and violence.




The Last Word (R)
Harriet Lauler is a once-successful businesswoman in tight control of every aspect of her life. She engages a young local writer, Anne Sherman, to pen her life's story. When the initial result doesn't meet Harriet's high expectations, she sets out to reshape the way she is remembered, with Anne dragged along as an unwilling accomplice. As the journey unfolds, the two women develop a unique bond which alters not only Harriet's legacy, but also Anne's future.

The Lost City Of Z (PG-13)
The true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization. Supported by his devoted wife, son, and aide-de-camp--Fawcett returns time and again to his beloved jungle in search of the lost city. What he discovered became legendary.

Mifune : The Last Samurai (NR)
Explore the accidental movie career of Toshiro Mifune, who made 16 remarkable films with director Akira Kurosawa during the Golden Age of Japanese Cinema. Together they thrilled audiences and influenced filmmaking around the world, providing direct inspiration for well-known films.




My Cousin Rachel (PG-13)
Believing his mysterious, beautiful cousin Rachel murdered the man who raised him, Philip, a young Englishman, plots revenge against her. But, despite evidence that Rachel might be a killer, Philip finds himself falling deeply in love with her.




A Quiet Passion (PG-13)
The story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist.







Raw (R)
At 16, Justine is a brilliant, promising student and a strict vegetarian. But when she starts veterinary school, she quickly encounters a decadent, merciless and dangerously seductive world. Desperate to fit in during the first week of hazing rituals, she strays from her principles and eats raw meat for the first time and faces the terrible and unexpected consequences of her actions as her true self emerges.

Rough Night (R)
Five best friends from college reunite 10 years later for a wild weekend getaway in Miami. Their outrageous antics and hard partying result in hilarious unexpected consequences which land them in a seemingly impossible situation to escape.




The Shack (PG-13)
After a family tragedy, Mack spirals into a crisis of faith, and questions God's existence and life's purpose. Mack is unable to move on, until he gets a mysterious invitation to an abandoned shack. There, God reveals Himself in the form of three strangers led by Papa.




Shin Godzilla (TV-14)
When a massive, gilled monster emerges from the deep and tears through the city, the government scrambles to save its citizens. A rag-tag team of volunteers cuts through a web of red tape to uncover the monster's weakness and its mysterious ties to a foreign superpower. But time is not on their side--the greatest catastrophe to ever befall the world is about to evolve right before their very eyes.

Snatched (R)
After her boyfriend dumps her on the eve of their exotic vacation, impetuous dreamer Emily Middleton persuades her ultra-cautious mom, Linda, to travel with her to paradise. When the trip takes an unexpected turn, the polar opposite mother/daughter duo realize they must settle their differences and work together to escape the outrageous jungle adventure they've fallen into.

Song To Song (R)
In this modern love story set against the Austin, Texas music scene, two estranged couples--struggling songwriters Faye and BV, and musical mogul Cool and the waitress whom he ensnares--chase success through a rock 'n' roll landscape of seduction and loyalty.



Stalker (NR)
A hired guide--the Stalker--leads a writer and a professor into the heart of the Zone, the restricted site of a long-ago disaster, where the three men eventually zero in on the Room, a place rumored to fulfill one's most deeply held desires.




Their Finest (R)
1940, London, the Blitz. With England's morale at stake, Catrin, an untried screenwriter, works under fire with a makeshift cast and crew to make a film to lift the nation's flagging spirits, and inspire America to join the war. Catrin and a fellow writer, Buckley, reluctantly join forces with fading matinee idol Ambrose Hilliard on a move to warm the hearts of the nation and capture the imagination of the American public.

This Beautiful Fantastic (PG)
Facing eviction in a month if she can't resurrect the dying garden in her backyard, reclusive librarian Bella Brown meets her grumpy next-door neighbor, who happens to be a talented horticulturist. As the two form an unlikely friendship, Bella begins to wonder if she can revive both the garden--and her dreams of becoming a children's book author.

The Witness For The Prosecution (NR)
When glamorous Emily French is brutally murdered in her home, all the evidence points to French's young lover, Leonard Vole, to whom the heiress left her fortune. Ms. French's devoted housekeeper proclaims Leonard's guilt, but Leonard insists that his wife, enigmatic chorus girl Romaine, can prove his innocence. As the scandalous crime goes to trial, solicitor John Mayhew finds that the case may be his undoing.

Wonder Woman (PG-13)
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, raised on a sheltered island paradise and trained to be an unconquerable warrior. When an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers... and her true destiny.

Friday, July 14, 2017

New This Week (7/14/17)

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Land Of Mine (R)
As World War II comes to an end, a group of young German POWs is captured by the Danish army and forced to defuse and clear 2 million land mines from the Danish coast. With little to no training, the boys soon discover that the war is far from over. Inspired by true events, LAND OF MINE exposes the untold story about the young men who faced overwhelming odds in a post-war world.

Maya Angelou And Still I Rise (NR)
This film celebrates Dr. Maya Angelou by weaving her words with rare and intimate archival photographs and videos, which paint hidden moments of her life during some of America s most defining moments.

Sherlock : Season Four (NR)
Sherlock Holmes is back on British soil as Doctor Watson and his wife, Mary, prepare for their biggest challenge ever--becoming parents for the first time.






3 Generations (PG-13)
Ray is a teenager who knows he's a boy, even though he was assigned female at birth. Ray has already been living as a boy for years, but now is ready to start hormone replacement therapy. His family must each confront their own identities and learn to embrace change and their strength as a family in order to ultimately find acceptance and understanding.

A United Kingdom (PG-13)
In the 1940s, an international uproar was caused when the king of Botswana and a white English woman decided to get married, just as apartheid was being introduced into South Africa. Their passionate romance triumphed over every obstacle and changed the course of African history.

VEEP : The Complete Fifth Season (TV-MA)
Onetime VP and now-President Selina Meyer finds herself in the midst of a tie in the Electoral College. With her presidency on the line, she and her staff in D.C. continue their mission of making her seem presidential (even though she is the president).



The Zookeeper's Wife (PG-13)
In 1939 Poland, Antonina Zabinska and her husband successfully run the Warsaw Zoo and raise their family in an idyllic existence. Their world is overturned, however, when the country is invaded by the Nazis and they are forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed zoologist. To fight back on their own terms, the Zabinskis risk everything by covertly working with the Resistance and using the zoo's hidden tunnels and cages to save families from Nazi brutality.

Friday, June 30, 2017

New This Week (6/30/17)

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Before I Fall (PG-13)
Samantha Kingston has everything, but after one fateful night, Sam is trapped reliving the same day over and over, and starts to question just how perfect her life really was. As she untangles the mystery of a life derailed, she must also unwind the secrets of those closest to her, and discover the power of a single day to make a difference--before she runs out of time for good.

A Cure For Wellness (R)
An ambitious young executive sent to retrieve his company's CEO from a remote and mysterious "wellness center" begins to unravel the retreat's terrifying secrets, and his sanity is tested as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests there longing for the cure.


Fifty Shades Darker (R)
When a wounded Christian tries to entice a cautious Anastasia back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance. As the two begin to build trust and find stability, shadowy figures from Christian's past start to circle the couple. Jack Hyde and Elena Lincoln join the cast, determined to destroy the couple's hopes for a future together. This time there are no rules.

Get Out (R)
When Chris, a young African-American man, visits his white girlfriend's family estate, he becomes ensnared in the more sinister, real reason for the invitation. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.

John Wick Chapter 2 (R)
John Wick is forced out of retirement, and this time, he must face off against a shadowy international assassins' guild and more of the world's deadliest killers.






Nocturnal Animals (R)
Susan is living through an unfulfilling marriage when she receives a package containing a novel manuscript from her ex-husband. The novel is dedicated to her but its content is violent and devastating. Susan cannot help but reminisce over her past love story with the author. Increasingly she interprets the book as a tale of revenge, a tale that forces her to re-evaluate the choices that she has made, and reawakens a love that she feared was lost.

Power Rangers (PG-13)
Five ordinary teens must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove - and the world - is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues - and, before it's too late, band together as the Power Rangers.

The Red Turtle (PG)
Marking the much-anticipated return of Studio Ghibli, this masterfully animated fantasy film tells the story of a man shipwrecked at sea who becomes stranded on a beautiful but desolate island. He learns to live in isolation, seemingly tormented in his efforts to escape the island by a giant red turtle. Miraculously, he soon comes upon a young woman also lost at sea and they create a family together.

The Salesman (PG-13)
After their old flat becomes damaged, Emad and Rana, a young couple living in Tehran, are forced to move into a new apartment. Eventually, an incident linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes the couple’s life.



T2 Trainspotting (R)
First there was an opportunity... then there was a betrayal. Twenty years have gone by. Much has changed but just as much remains the same. Mark Renton returns to the only place he can ever call home. They are waiting for him: Spud, Sick Boy, and Begbie. Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self-destruction and mortal danger, they are all lined up to welcome him, ready to join the dance.

Friday, June 16, 2017

New This Week (6/16/17)

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Capital (NR)
The residents of a London street are baffled when they all receive anonymous postcards stating, “we want what you have.” Is it a marketing campaign? An art project? Or something more ominous? As the mystery of the postcards deepens, interweaving stories reveal lives filled with love, loss, fear, and greed.


My Life As A Zucchini (PG-13)
After befriending a kind police officer, nine-year-old Zucchini is taken to a foster home filled with other orphans his age. Though he struggles to find his place at first, with the help of his new friends, Zucchini learns to trust and love again as he searches for a new family of his own.



Staying Vertical (NR)
During a scouting excursion Leo is seduced by Marie, a free-spirited and dynamic shepherdess. Nine months later she gives birth to their child. Suffering from post-natal depression and with no faith in Leo, who comes and goes without warning, Marie abandons both of them. Leo finds himself alone, with a baby to care for. It's not easy, but deep down, he loves it. Leo will do whatever it takes to stay standing.