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.



Friday, June 9, 2017

New This Week (6/9/17)

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Allied (R)
When Intelligence Officer Max Vatan learns his wife may be secretly working with the enemy, he has only 72 hours to prove her innocence and save his family before he must do the unthinkable.





American Pastoral (R)
Seymour "Swede" Levov, a once-legendary high school athlete, is a successful businessman married to an ex-beauty queen, Dawn. When Swede and Dawn's daughter disappears after being accused of a violent crime, Swede's perfect life is broken forever and he is left to make sense out of the chaos.


The Americans : The Complete Third Season (NR)
Exposure of the Jennings' real identities as Russian spies looms as their friendship with FBI agent Stan Beeman grows. Meanwhile, Stan's past involvement with a double agent shakes up the bureau. And as the Jennings' assignments grow riskier and more ethically questionable, they face mounting pressure to induct Paige into the KGB.

The Americans : The Complete Fourth Season (NR)
The stakes have never been higher for KGB operatives Philip and Elizabeth Jennings. Elizabeth is still grieving the death of her own mother. A deadly bioweapon threatens Gabriel's life. Philip's involvement in a self-help cult and Paige's romance with Stan's son further challenge the Jennings' mission.

Buried Above Ground (NR)
Follow three Americans who are fighting ongoing battles with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)--Luis, a combat veteran and author who has emerged as a leading advocate for PTSD awareness; Erundina, a survivor of child abuse and domestic violence who has battled addiction and relapse for many years; and, Ashley, a New Orleans resident whose home was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina and returned to confront the aftermath.

Call The Midwife : Season Six (NR)
The nurses, midwives and nuns of Nonnatus House invite you to join them again as they try to give the best possible care to the poorest women in London. It is now 1962 and times are changing.





Lion (PG-13)
A 5 year old lost Indian survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.







Logan (R)
In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.




Orange Is The New Black : Season Four (NR)
This season delves into the racial and economic tensions that run rampant in the halls of Litchfield. Overrun with new inmates and overseen by the inexperienced guards, the prison undergoes an unprecedented culture war.



Split (PG-13)
Though Kevin has revealed 23 personalities to his psychiatrist, there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls, Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him–as well as everyone around him–as the walls between his compartments shatter apart.

Tampopo (NR)
The tale of an eccentric band of culinary ronin who guide the widow of a noodle shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe, this rapturous “ramen western” by Japanese director Juzo Itami is an entertaining, genre-bending adventure underpinned by a deft satire of the way social conventions distort the most natural of human urges, our appetites.

Victoria : The Complete First Season (NR)
Stretching from the upper echelons of the royal court to the below-stairs staff, this is a story of passionate affairs, power struggles, and unrequited love, at the center of which stands the new Queen a strong, complex, and willful woman who must, somehow, become an enduring icon.

When Two Worlds Collide (NR)
In this tense and immersive tour de force, audiences are taken directly into the line of fire between powerful, opposing Peruvian leaders who will stop at nothing to keep their respective goals intact.





XXX : Return of Xander Cage (PG-13)
When a group of lethal mercenaries steal a hi-tech weapon that poses a global threat, the world needs superspy Xander Cage. Recruited back into action, Xander leads a team of death-defying adrenaline junkies on a mission to kick some ass, save the day, and look dope while doing it.





Friday, May 12, 2017

New This Week (5/12/17)

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The Asphalt Jungle (NR)
In a smog-choked city somewhere in the American Midwest, an aging criminal mastermind, newly released from prison, hatches a plan for a million-dollar jewel heist and draws a wealthy lawyer and a cherry-picked trio of outlaws into his carefully devised but inevitably doomed scheme.


Better Call Saul : Season Two (NR)
Before he was Saul, he was small-time, hustling attorney Jimmy McGill. Season 2 finds Jimmy leaving shortcuts behind for his budding romance with Kim. With his stern brother Chuck keeping watch and fixer Mike drawn into a menacing cartel web, how long can “Slippin’ Jimmy” stay on the straight and narrow?

A Dog's Purpose (PG)
Based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog's Purpose shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.




The Durrells In Corfu : The Complete First Season (NR)
Impoverished widow Louisa Durrell relocates her family to a house in the Greek sun, the Durrells face a whole new set of challenges as they meet new friends, rivals, lovers, and animals.



The Girl With The Gifts (R)
Humanity has been all but destroyed by a fungal disease that eradicates free will and turns its victims into flesh-eating "hungries." At an army base in rural England, a small group of children immune to its effects are being studied and subjected to cruel experiments. When the base falls, one little girl escapes and must discover what she is, ultimately deciding both her own future and that of the human race.

I Am Not Your Negro (PG-13)
I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond.




Ixcanul (NR)
Ixcanul is the brilliant debut by Guatemalan filmmaker Jayro Bustamante, a dreamlike depiction of the daily lives of Mayans living on a coffee plantation at the base of an active volcano.





Kaili Blues (NR)
Chen, a preoccupied doctor working in a small clinic in the rain-drenched city of Kaili, decides to fulfill his late mother's wish and sets off on a journey to look for his brother's abandoned child. His partner in the clinic, a lonely old lady, asks him to also find her former lover, giving him a photograph, a shirt, and a music cassette. On the way, Chen passes through a mysterious town where distinctions between past, present, and future appear to slip away.

La La Land (PG-13)
Mia and Sebastian, an actress and a jazz musician pursuing their Hollywood dreams - and finding each other - in a vibrant celebration of hope, dreams, and love.






The Love Witch (NR)
Elaine, a beautiful young witch, is determined to find a man to love her. In her gothic Victorian apartment she makes spells and potions, and then picks up men and seduces them. However, her spells work too well, leaving her with a string of hapless victims. When she finally meets the man of her dreams, her desperation to be loved will driver her to the brink of insanity and murder.

Ocean Waves (PG-13)
Taku and his best friend Yutaka are headed back to school for what looks like another uneventful year. But they soon find their friendship tested by the arrival of Rikako, a beautiful new transfer student from Tokyo whose attitude shifts wildly from flirty and flippant to melancholic. When Taku joins Rikako on a trip to Tokyo, the school erupts with rumors, and the three friends are forced to come to terms with their changing relationships.

Friday, April 21, 2017

New This Week (4/19/17)

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A Monster Calls (PG-13)
Young Conor's life takes a turn after his mother becomes ill and he moves in with his unsympathetic grandmother. As an escape, Conor turns to his artwork and conjures up a 40-foot-high monster who becomes a most unlikely ally by guiding him on a journey of courage, faith and truth that powerfully fuses imagination and reality.

The Edge Of Seventeen (R)
Growing up is hard, and life is no easier for Nadine, who is already at peak awkwardness when her best friend Krista begins dating her all-star brother Darian. All at once, Nadine feels more alone than ever. With the help of her reluctant sounding-board, she soon discovers that what feels like the end of the world may just be the beginning of growing up.

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (PG-13)
Something mysterious is leaving a path of destruction in the streets of 1926 New York, threatening to expose the wizarding community. Newt Scamander arrives in the city nearing the end of a global excursion to research and rescue magical creatures. When unsuspecting No-Maj Jacob Kowalski inadvertently lets some of Newt’s beasts loose, a band of unlikely heroes must recover the missing beasts before they come to harm, but their mission puts them on a collision course with Dark forces.

The Founder (PG-13)
The true story of how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), a struggling salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, and worked to create a billion-dollar burger empire.




Hidden Figures (PG)
The incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn, and Mary Jackson--brilliant African-American women working at NASA who served as the brains behind the launch into orbit of astronaut John Glenn, a stunning achievement that turned around the Space Race. The visionary trio crossed all gender and racial lines and inspired generations.

Julieta (R)
Julieta lives in Madrid with her daughter, Antia. They are both in pain over the loss of Xoan, Antia’s father and Julieta’s husband. But sometimes grief doesn’t bring people closer, it drives them apart. When Antia turns eighteen, she abandons her mother without a word of explanation. Julieta is haunted by the mystery of this loss and it pervades everything in her life. Her struggle and obsession lead to self-discovery and surprising revelations.

London Road (NR)
London Road documents the events that shook Suffolk in 2006, when the quiet rural town of Ipswich was shattered by the discovery of the bodies of five women and how the community banded together during the darkest of experiences.




Paterson (R)
Paterson is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey--they share the name. Every day, he adheres to a simple routine. By contrast, his loving wife Laura, is a dreamer who is constantly inspired by new ideas and ambitious projects, all the while championing Paterson's gift for poetry.



Rogue One : A Star Wars Story (PG-13)
In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

Silence (R)
Two Christian missionaries travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor at a time when Christianity was outlawed. When they are captured and imprisoned, both men are plunged into an odyssey that will test their faith, challenge their sanity, and, perhaps, risk their very lives.


Three (NR)
When three disparate souls--a doctor desperate to redeem her reputation, a policeman who will go to any length to seek out justice, and a criminal with a gunshot wound to the head--are thrown together in the hustle and bustle of an emergency room, a hospital descends from a pristine sanctuary to an explosive battleground. 

Toni Erdmann (R)
Winfried rarely sees Ines since she left for a high-powered corporate job. So when he drops by to visit, the two quickly find themselves at odds. Determined to be part of her world, Winfried reappears as alter ego "Toni Erdmann," a life coach who turns his daughter’s career plans upside-down.


20th Century Women (R)
In 1979 Santa Barbara, Dorothea Fields is a single mother raising her adolescent son, Jamie, at a time brimming with cultural change. Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women--Abbie, a punk artist boarding in the Fields's home; and Julie, a savvy teenage neighbor. Along with William, a bohemian handyman who also rooms in Dorothea's house, they form a makeshift family that inspires them for the rest of their lives.

Friday, March 24, 2017

New This Week (3/24/17)

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The Alchemist Cookbook (NR)
Suffering from delusions of fortune, a young hermit hides out in the forest hoping to crack an ancient mystery, but pays a price for his mania.







All We Had (NR)
Fleeing Rita’s abusive boyfriend, Rita and her daughter find themselves homeless and in search of a better life. When their car breaks down, a real estate broker entices Rita to purchase a home. Rita gets a job waitressing at a local diner. When the diner is forced to close, Rita is faced once again with the prospect of homelessness.

Arrival (PG-13)
When mysterious spacecrafts touch down across the globe, an elite team--led by expert codebreaker Louise Banks--is brought together to investigate.  As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers--and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.

Billy Flynn's Long Halftime Walk (R)
Told from the point of view of 19-year-old private Billy Lynn who, along with Bravo Squad, becomes a hero after a harrowing battle in Iraq and is brought home temporarily for a victory tour. A sequence of flashbacks tells the truth about what really a happened--contrasting the realities of the war with America’s distorted perceptions of heroism.

Doctor Strange (PG-13)
Life changes forever for world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange, after a horrific car accident renders his hands useless. When traditional medicine fails him, he travels to remote Kamar-Taj in search of a cure, but instead discovers the mystical arts and becomes a powerful sorcerer battling dark forces bent on destroying our reality.

Dressmaker (R)
A glamorous, worldly dressmaker returns to her small Australian hometown to seek the truth behind her notorious reputation. Tilly Dunnage schemes with the local sergeant and falls for local farmer Teddy. As she starts to unravel her scandalous past, she transforms the town's women with her exquisite creations.

Elle (R)
Michèle seems indestructible. Head of a leading video game company, she brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business. Being attacked in her home by an unknown assailant changes Michèle's life forever. When she resolutely tracks the man down, they are both drawn into a curious and thrilling game--a game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control.

The Eyes Of My Mother (R)
In their secluded farmhouse, a mother, formerly a surgeon, teaches her daughter to understand anatomy and be unfazed by death. After a shocking event shatters their idyllic life, the girl must cope with the repercussions that echo into adulthood. As she matures, it becomes clear that this young woman has some very peculiar desires.

Fences (PG-13)
Set in 1950s Pittsburgh, the film takes a passionate look at former Negro-league baseball player Troy Maxson as he fights to provide for those he loves in a world that threatens to push him down.




Hacksaw Ridge (R)
The true story of army medic and conscientious objector Desmond Doss who, during WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun.






Jack Reacher : Never Go Back (PG-13)
When Army Major Susan Turner, who heads Reacher's old investigative unit, is arrested for Treason, Reacher will stop at nothing to prove her innocence and to uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy involving soldiers who are being killed.

Jackie (R)
Natalie Portman stars in this powerfully stirring drama as First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, whose faith and strength see her through the death of President John F. Kennedy.





Keeping Up With The Joneses (PG-13)
The Gaffneys' lives are interrupted by the arrival of new neighbors, whose stunning looks are matched only by the worldly sophistication of their lives. The Gaffneys soon find themselves in the center of a storm of international espionage that gives them a breathtaking glimpse of life outside their cul-de-sac.

Loving (PG-13)
In 1958, in the state of Virginia, the idea of interracial marriage was not only considered to be immoral to many, it was also illegal. When Richard and Mildred get married, the two are arrested. The couple decide to take their case all of the way to the Supreme Court in order to fight for their love.


A Man Called Ove (PG-13)
Ove is the quintessential angry old man next door. He is an isolated retiree who has given up on life. A boisterous young family moves in next door and accidentally flattens Ove's mailbox. An unlikely friendship forms and we come to understand Ove's past happiness and heartbreaks. What emerges is a heartwarming tale of unreliable first impressions and the gentle reminder that life is sweeter when it's shared.

Manchester By The Sea (R)
After a solitary Boston janitor unexpectedly becomes the sole guardian of his 16-year-old nephew, he must come to terms with a past that separated him from his wife and his hometown, as uncle and nephew unite for an unforgettable journey of love, community, sacrifice, and hope.

Mercy Street : Season Two (NR)
Allegiances blur and loyalties shift as the Civil War pushes the drama beyond the hospital. Follow the growing chaos as everyone navigates the new world emerging from the most cataclysmic event in our country's history.

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children (PG-13)
When 16-year-old Jake unravels a mystery that spans alternate realities and times, he discovers a secret world for children with unusual powers, including levitating Emma, pyrokinetic Olive, and invisible Millard. But danger soon arises and the children must band together to protect a world as extraordinary as they are.

Moonlight (R)
A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, Moonlight chronicles three defining chapters in the life of a young black man growing up in a rough neighborhood in Miami.





Train To Busan (NR)
When a mysterious virus breaks out across the country, the infected turn into the murderous undead. A few terrified travelers find themselves trapped on a bullet train from hell, fighting for their lives as hordes of the living dead crash towards them, crawling closer with every stop. Suspicion is rife and tensions run high as some will do anything to survive and make it to the safe zone.