Friday, October 27, 2017

New This Week (10/27/17)


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Baby Driver (R)
Baby--a talented, young getaway driver--relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams, Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss, he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love, and freedom.

Beatriz At Dinner (R)
Beatriz, an immigrant from a poor Mexican town, draws upon her innate kindness as a spiritual health practitioner in L.A. Doug Strutt is a rich and ruthless real-estate developer. When fate brings them together at a dinner party, it leads to a culture clash of wildly comic proportions--and a night that will change both their worlds forever.

The Beguiled (R)
When a wounded Union soldier, Corporal McBurney, is found near a school, he's taken in by its headmistress, Miss Martha. As the young women provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries when McBurney seduces several of the girls.


The B-Side : Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography (R)
Portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman found her medium in 1980: the larger-than-life Polaroid Land 20x24 camera. For the next thirty-five years she captured the "surfaces" of those who visited her Cambridge, Massachusetts studio. As pictures begin to fade and her retirement looms, Dorfman gives Errol Morris an inside tour of her backyard archive.

Girls Trip (R)
When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there's enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.




The Hero (R)
Lee Hayden spends his days reliving old glories, until a surprise cancer diagnosis brings his priorities into sharp focus. He soon strikes up an exciting, contentious relationship with stand-up comic Charlotte, and he attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter, Lucy, all while searching for one final role to cement his legacy.

Lady Macbeth (R)
Rural England, 1865. Katherine is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, whose family is cold and unforgiving. When she embarks on a passionate affair with a young worker on her husband's estate, a force is unleashed inside her, so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.



Maudie (PG-13)
Maud, hunched and with hands disabled by arthritis, yearns to be independent from her overly protective family. She answers an advertisement for a housekeeper. She is a terrible housekeeper and spends most of her time painting. Maud’s determination for her art, along with her partnership with Everett, blossoms into a career as a famous folk artist.

Personal Shopper (R)
This evocative character study tells the story of a young American fashion assistant and spiritual medium who is living in Paris and searching for signs of an afterlife following the sudden death of her twin brother.





Spider-Man : Homecoming (PG-13)
Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May, under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark. Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine, but when the Vulture emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.


War For The Planet Of The Apes (PG-13)
In this thrilling, climactic chapter of the Planet Of The Apes saga, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. But after suffering unimaginable losses, Caesar resolves to avenge his kind, pitting him against the Colonel for a final showdown that will determine the future of the planet.

Friday, September 29, 2017

New This Week (9/29/17)

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And Then There Were None (NR)
As the world teeters on the brink of World War II, 10 strangers are invited to isolated Soldier Island. With seemingly nothing in common, the guests wonder who their mysterious host may be. But the ominous reason for their visit soon becomes clear… and by the end of the night, the first of them is dead.


Bones : Season 12 (NR)
Brennan's uncanny forensic skills help resolve even grislier cases, including a retirement home murder, a possible death by robot, and the slaying of close friend. Along the way, family tragedy strikes and Booth lands in the crosshairs of a serial killer.



Buster's Mal Heart (NR)
In this bold thriller spiked with dark humor, a family man whose chance encounter with a conspiracy-obsessed drifter leaves him on the run from the police and an impending event known as The Inversion.





Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (PG)
Stanley Kubrick's painfully funny take on Cold War anxiety is without a doubt one of the fiercest satires of human folly ever to come out of Hollywood.




Homefront (NR)
Filmed over 14 months, The Homefront creates a series of intimate portraits following families through the difficulties of deployment, the joys of homecoming, and the challenges of reintegrating as a family after many months apart.

Modern Family : The Complete Seventh Season (NR)
Quackery rules the roost when Phil adopts a trio of orphan ducklings and the rebellious Dunphy kids spread their wings. Meanwhile, Cam and Mitchell face financial hurdles and wild frat boys, Jay and Gloria farm out Joe's preschool education and Manny leaps into the dating game. But will the big question finally be answered: are Haley and Andy destined to be together.

The Other Half (NR)
Nickie Bellow is a self-destructive drifter ever mourning the disappearance of his younger brother. He has spent the inaugural years of adult life drowning his grief in alcohol and violence. By the fifth anniversary of his brother's disappearance, he has reached his nadir, fired from his menial job, poised once again for an aimless life. Then he meets Emily. The two form an immediate, inseparable bond.

Pet (R)
Sweet but lonely Seth spends his days working in an animal shelter. In a hopeless daze, he has a chance encounter with beautiful young waitress Holly who awakens something in him. Obsessed, he tries everything to win her over. Time and again, she rejects him, leading him to steal her journal and make a plan: to kidnap Holly.

Slash (NR)
15-year-old Neil loves the SciFi world of "Vanguard." The erotic fan fiction that it inspires him to write remains his deepest secret... until he meets Julia, who pushes him to publish online. This draws the attention of the internet at large and the moderator of a highly influential erotic website, Denis. When Denis invites Neil to present his fiction at a famous comic con, Neil is forced to confront a strange new world that he might not be ready for.

The Strain : The Complete Third Season (NR)
The war between the bloodthirsty strigoi and the remaining human survivors of New York intensifies in the chilling third season. Although Dr. Ephraim Goodweather's bioweapon initially helped stave off the vampiric creatures, they have evolved into a bigger threat to humanity than ever. Now, distraught over his kidnapped son, Eph teams with Dutch to search for signs of weakness in the strigoi.

Table 19 (PG-13)
Ex-maid of honor Eloise, having been relieved of her duties after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text, decides to hold her head up high and attend her oldest friend's wedding anyway. She finds herself seated at the 'random' table in the back of the ballroom with a disparate group of strangers.


Transformers : The Last Knight (PG-13)
Our world's greatest hero becomes our fiercest enemy when Optimus Prime launches a mission to save Cybertron by destroying Earth. Now Bumblebee and Cade Yeager must lead the Autobots against their former ally in the ultimate battle to save mankind from annihilation.

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.