Friday, May 3, 2019

New This Week (5/3/19)

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American Vandal : Season One (NR)
The sunny community of Oceanside, California was rocked by scandal on March 15, 2016 when Hanover High School found 27 faculty cars vandalized with phallic images. Determined to uncover the truth, classmates Peter Maldonado and Sam Ecklund create a documentary investigating details of the incident. 

The Clovehitch Killer (NR)
Tyler's quiet Kentucky town is troubled by the unsolved murders of ten women who were brutally tortured and killed by Clovehitch more than a decade ago. When a cache of disturbing images are discovered in his father’s possession, he begins to suspect that the man he trusts most in the world may be Clovehitch... and that his deadly rampage may not be over.

Creed II (PG-13)
Under the tutelage of Rocky Balboa, newly crowned light heavyweight champion Adonis Creed faces off against Viktor Drago, the son of Ivan Drago.

Glass (PG-13)
M. Night Shyamalan brings together two of his standout original films—Unbreakable and Split— in this explosive comic book thriller. Elijah Price, also known as Mr. Glass, finds David Dunn pursuing Kevin Wendell Crumb's superhuman figure, The Beast, in a series of escalating encounters. Price, armed with secrets critical to both men, emerges as a shadowy orchestrator.

Holmes & Watson (PG-13)
Detective Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson join forces to investigate a mysterious murder at Buckingham Palace. When new twists and clues begin to emerge, the world's greatest sleuth and his trusted assistant must now use their legendary wits and ingenious methods to catch the killer before the queen becomes the next victim.

King Of Thieves (R)
A true crime film about a crew of retired crooks who pull off a major heist in London's jewelry district. What starts off as their last criminal hurrah quickly turns into a brutal nightmare due to greed. Based on the infamous true events.

The Long Dumb Road (R)
When college-bound teenager Nat offers itinerant 30-something mechanic Richard a ride during a stop-over in small-town Texas, neither one realizes the indelible impact each traveler will have on his respective journey. As they travel through the American Southwest, both passengers come alive through the myriad possibilities of the open road. 

The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot (NR)
Since WWII, Calvin Barr has lived with the secret that he was responsible for the assassination of Adolf Hitler. Now, decades later, the US government has called on him again for a new top-secret mission. Relying on the same skills that he honed during the war, Calvin must set out to save the free world yet again. 

Mrs. Wilson (NR)
It's 1963, and Alison Wilson returns home to find husband Alexander dead. Soon afterwards, a woman arrives at the door, claiming to be Alec's 'real wife.' Alison embarks on a mission of discovery to try and find out who her husband really was; but from their wartime romance to a mysterious period in India--it soon becomes clear that Alec died holding his secrets close to his chest.

Replicas (PG-13)
William Foster is a neuroscientist on the verge of transferring human consciousness into a computer. When his beloved wife and children are killed in a car crash, he is desperate to resurrect his family. When William learns that he can only replicate three of the four family members, he makes a decision with fateful consequences.

Robin Williams : Come Inside My Mind (TV-MA)
An intimate look into the life and work of the revered master comedian and actor, Robin Williams.

Then Came You (NR)
Then Came You tells the story of Skye, a spunky teenager with a terminal illness who befriends Calvin, a 19-year old hypochondriac who is afraid of his own shadow. Calvin helps Skye carry out her eccentric bucket list and, in the process, learns to confront and conquer his own fears... including falling in love with the beautiful, but seemingly untouchable, Izzy.

Vice (R)
The epic tale of how Dick Cheney, a bureaucratic Washington insider, quietly became the most powerful man in the world. A darkly comic look behind the scenes of American politics.

What They Had (R)
Bridget returns home to Chicago at her brother's urging to deal with her ailing mother and her father's reluctance to let go of their life together.

Friday, April 12, 2019

New This Week (4/5/19)

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Aquaman (PG-13)
Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and to be a hero to the world.

Bumblebee (PG-13)
Charlie Watson discovers and repairs an old Volkswagen Beetle as a way to remember her father. When she discovers the VW Bug is actually an alien robot on a reconnaissance mission for the rest of his race, the two form a bond which eventually has her putting her life on the line against evil alien robots, high school bullies, and the government.

The Good Fight (NR)
Trying to maintain sanity in these insane times, the attorneys of Reddick, Boseman and Lockhart gain a new partner, endure a serial threat against lawyers, and brave a chaotic new world.

If Beale Street Could Talk (R)
A timeless love story set in early 1970s Harlem involving newly engaged nineteen-year-old Tish and her fiance Fonny who have a beautiful future ahead. But their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit. Now the pair and their families must fight for justice in the name of love and the promise of the American dream.

Mary Poppins Returns (PG)
After Mary Poppins departed London, Jane and Michael Banks grew up into loving and responsible adults. When Michael becomes a single father of three children after the death of his wife, Mary Poppins revisits the Cherry Tree Lane home again to try to help Michael and his family cope and move beyond their grief.

The Mule (R)
Earl Stone, a man in his 80s who is broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. Easy enough, but, unbeknownst to Earl, he’s just signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel.

My Brilliant Friend : The Complete First Season (TV-MA)
A tale of best friends Lila and Elena, which started at the school in the 1950s. As an elderly woman, Elena tries to unravel the mystery of her brilliant friend, who also became her worst enemy.

On The Basis Of Sex (PG-13)
Inspired by the powerful true story of a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg, On the Basis of Sex depicts a then-struggling attorney and new mother facing adversity in her fight for equal rights. When Ruth takes on a ground-breaking case, she knows the outcome could alter the courts' view of gender discrimination.

Second Act (PG-13)
Maya is a 40-year-old woman struggling with frustrations of not having achieved more in life. As an experienced, quick-witted, perceptive employee, she is passed over for a promotion solely because she doesn't have a college degree. Until, that is, she gets the chance to prove that street smarts are as valuable as book smarts.

Stan & Ollie (PG)
Laurel and Hardy, the world's most famous comedy duo, attempt to reignite their film careers as they embark on what becomes their swan song--a grueling theatre tour of post-war Britain.

Starboard Light (NR)
Sometimes the greatest adventure is the journey home. A family must witness the disappearance of a century of family memories when they sell their 210 year old summer home on Cape Cod.

Welcome To Marwen (PG-13)
When a devastating attack leaves Mark shattered and without his memory, no one expected recovery. By putting together pieces from his old and new life, Mark meticulously creates a fantasy world, where he draws strength to triumph in the real one. His astonishing art installation becomes a testament to the powerful women who support him on his journey.

Westworld : Season Two : The Door (NR)
Welcome back to Westworld, where the puppet show is over and the newly liberated “hosts” are coming for humankind. In Season Two, chaos takes control as Dolores Abernathy takes charge, Maeve Millay is on a mission, and the mysterious Man in Black is back.

Friday, March 22, 2019

New This Week (3/22/19)

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Brown Girl Begins (NR)
Brown Girl Begins is a post-apocalyptic tale about a young black woman who is trapped in a world forced upon her. Ti-Jeanne, a reluctant priestess, must resurrect Caribbean spirits and survive the possession ritual that killed her mother or her people will die.

Canine Soldiers : The Militarization Of Love (NR)
Relying on dogs to keep us safe in war is only the continuation of a long history of co-evolution with canines. Even in this age of advanced technology, we are again relying on a "primitive" animal's superior sense of smell to survive. The film also raises the ethical question: Is coopting a sentient being in conflicts that involve violence ever justifiable?

Divide And Conquer : The Story Of Roger Ailes (NR)
Variously called a bulldog, a kingmaker, and the Ernest Hemingway of campaign advisors, Ailes was a key media consultant to Presidents Nixon, Reagan and George H.W. Bush, powerfully shaping American political history over the last fifty years. In 2016, Ailes was forced out of Fox amid multiple allegations of sexual harassment.

Dynasties : The Greatest Of Their Kind (NR)
This intimate landmark series narrated by David Attenborough immerses us in the lives of five of the most celebrated and endangered animal families. Witness their incredible determination to protect their family line in the face of challenges to their leadership or from the often harsh environment around them.

Equus : Story Of The Horse (NR)
From the moment humans mounted horses 6,000 years ago, these magnificent animals helped shape the world by allowing mankind to explore, conquer, and flourish on horseback. Discover the mysterious origins of the incredible partnership, and witness the enduring love of 400 breeds of horses today.

Fantastic Beasts : The Crimes Of Grindelwald (PG-13)
Making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander.

Father Brown : Season Six (NR)
This series sees Father Brown investigate a suspicious death at a care home, and a local bowls match quickly rolls out of control when it becomes a murder scene. There's also a fatal school fete and a soviet spy to contend with, and old foe Katherine Corven looks for revenge on Father Brown when she is suddenly released from prison.

Frankie Drake Mysteries : The Complete First Season (NR)
Set in 1920s Toronto, the series follows the adventures of Frankie Drake and her partner Trudy Clarke at Drake Private Detectives, the city's only all-female detective agency, as they find themselves fighting crime in the age of flyboys, gangsters, rum-runners, and speakeasies.

Green Book (PG-13)
When Tony Lip, a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley, a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on a book to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. 

The Handmaid's Tale : Season Two (NR)
In a dystopic future where a religion-based autocracy rules the country, women are second class citizens and after attempting to escape, June is sentenced to be a handmaid whose role is to bear children for childless government officials.

The Happytime Murders (R)
Two clashing detectives with a shared secret are forced to work together again to solve the brutal murders of the former cast of a beloved classic puppet television show.

House Of Cards : The Final Season (NR)
After the death of her husband, Claire Underwood becomes the first female President of the United States. Regardless of the power Claire holds, she finds that she doesn't have allies or friends, both outside and inside the White House.

The Little Stranger (R)
In the summer of 1948, Dr. Faraday travels to attend to a patient at Hundreds Hall, home to the Ayers family for more than two centuries. The Hall is now in decline and its inhabitants are haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life. When he takes on his new patient, Faraday has no idea how closely, and how disturbingly, the family's story is about to become entwined with his own.

Mortal Engines (PG-13)
Hundreds of years after our civilization was destroyed, a new world has emerged. A mysterious young woman named Hester Shaw leads a band of outcasts in the fight to stop London--now a giant predator city on wheels--from devouring everything in its path.

Operation Finale (PG-13)
The thrilling true story of the secret mission led by Israeli intelligence agent Peter Malkin to infiltrate Argentina and capture Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi officer who masterminded the plans that sent millions of innocent Jews to their deaths during World War II, and bring him to justice.

Peppermint (R)
Young mother Riley North awakens from a coma after her husband and daughter are killed in a brutal attack on the family. When the system frustratingly shields the murderers from justice, Riley sets out to transform herself from citizen to urban guerilla--eluding the underworld, the LAPD and the FBI--as she methodically delivers her personal brand of justice.

Shakespeare & Hathaway : Private Investigators : Season One (NR)
A ten part detective series from the BBC about an oddball couple of private detectives named Luella Shakespeare and Frank Hathaway. Investigating crime in Stratford-upon-Avon, the duo quickly discover all is not as peaceful as it seems in this little theatre town.

Siberia (R)
When an American diamond merchant travels to Russia to sell jewels to a man with underworld connections, he finds himself in the middle of a criminal conspiracy.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG)
Miles Morales is the new Spider-Man but must also walk the balance between his personal high school & family life and his life as a superhero. While being Spider-Man, he becomes familiar with the Spider-Verse, where there are endless variations on Spider-Man.

Friday, March 8, 2019

New This Week (3/8/19)

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At Eternity's Gate (PG-13)
Journey inside the world and mind of Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, who, despite skepticism, ridicule and illness, created some of the world's most beloved and stunning works of art, in this acclaimed depiction of the painter's final years spent in the South of France, where he develops his unique, colorful style of painting.

Ben Is Back (R)
When a drug addict surprises his family by returning home on Christmas Eve, he and his mother realize that they must rebuild their relationship.

Bohemian Rhapsody (PG-13)
Bohemian Rhapsody is an enthralling celebration of Queen, their music, and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and convention to become one of history’s most beloved entertainers. Following Queen’s meteoric rise, their revolutionary sound and Freddie’s solo career, the film also chronicles the band’s reunion, and one of the greatest performances in rock history.

The Bookshop (PG)
England, 1959. Free-spirited widow Florence Green follows her lifelong dream by opening a bookshop in a conservative coastal town. While bringing about a cultural awakening, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame and the support of a reclusive, book-loving widower.

Boy Erased (R)
Jared Eamons, the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, must overcome the fallout of being outed to his parents, who struggle with reconciling their love for their son with their beliefs. Fearing a loss of family, friends, and community, Jared is pressured into attending a conversion therapy program, where he conflicts with its leader and begins his journey to finding his own voice and accepting his true self.

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (R)
Lee Israel made her living in the '70s and '80s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack.

Creed II (PG-13)
Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what's worth fighting for, and discover that nothing's more important than family.

The Doctor Blake Mysteries : Season Five (NR)
Australian Second World War veteran Doctor Lucien Blake returns home to Ballarat after 30 years to take over the local medical practice and solve crimes. In this eight-part series, we see life has changed for Doctor Lucien Blake.

The Favourite (R)
Early eighteenth-century England is at war with the French. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne, and her friend Lady Sarah tends to her ill health. When new servant Abigail arrives, Sarah takes her under her wing. As the politics of war become time-consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps in to fill in as the Queen's companion.

First Man (PG-13)
Focusing on Neil Armstrong's mission to the moon and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight. A visceral and intimate account told from Armstrong's perspective, the film explores the triumphs and the cost—on Armstrong, his family, his colleagues and the nation itself—of one of the most dangerous missions in history.

The Front Runner (R)
Senator Gary Hart was considered the overwhelming front runner for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination, but his campaign was sidelined by the story of an extramarital relationship. As tabloid journalism and political journalism merged for the first time, Senator Hart was forced to drop out of the race leaving a profound and lasting impact on American politics and the world stage.

The Girl In The Spider's Web (R)
Fired from the NSA, Frans Balder recruits hacker Lisbeth Salander to steal FireWall, a computer program that can access codes for nuclear weapons worldwide. Russian thugs take Lisbeth's laptop and kidnap a math whiz who can make FireWall work. Now, Lisbeth and an unlikely ally must race against time to save the boy and recover the codes to avert disaster.

The Happy Prince (R)
In a cheap Parisian hotel, Oscar Wilde lies on his death bed and recalls his past with wit and irony. From Dieppe to Naples to Paris, Oscar is a penniless vagabond, shunned by his old acquaintances, but revered by a strange group of outlaws to whom he tells the old stories--his incomparable talent still sharp.

Instant Family (PG-13)
When Pete and Ellie choose to start a family, they stumble headfirst into the world of foster care adoption. After they learn their perfect foster child comes with two other siblings, Pete and Ellie find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight and must hilariously learn the ropes of instant parenthood if they hope to become a real family.

Madeline's Madeline (NR)
Madeline has become an integral part of a prestigious theater troupe. When the workshops ambitious director pushes the teenager to weave her rich interior world and troubled history with her mother into their collective art, the lines between performance and reality begin to blur. The resulting battle between imagination and appropriation rips out of the rehearsal space and through all three women's lives.

Mary Queen Of Scots (R)
Queen of France at sixteen, widowed at eighteen, Mary Stuart defies pressure to remarry and instead returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. By birth, she also has a rival claim to the throne of Elizabeth I, who rules as the Queen of England. Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth's sovereignty.

Night School (PG-13/NR)
When accidentally destroying his workplace gets Teddy fired, he can't find another job unless he gets his GED, but two major things stand in his way: Carrie, a teacher with no time for grown-up class clowns, and Stewart, Teddy's high school nemesis-turned-principal who will do anything to see him fail.

Nobody's Fool (R)
Trying to get back on her feet, wild child Tanya looks to her buttoned-up, by-the-book sister Danica to help her get back on track. As these polar opposites collide--with hilarious and sometimes disastrous results--Tanya discovers that Danica’s picture-perfect life--including her mysterious boyfriend--may not be what it seems.

The Nutcracker And The Four Realms (PG)
In search of a key to unlock a box from her late mother, Clara finds her way into a mysterious parallel world. She teams up with a soldier named Philip in order to brave the Fourth Realm to find the key and return harmony to the unstable world.

A Private War (R)
In world where journalism is under attack, Marie Colvin is one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time. Her mission is to show the true cost of war, driving her, along with renowned war photographer Paul Conroy, to embark on the most dangerous assignments of their lives as they journey to the front line of conflicts across the globe.

Robin Hood (PG-13)
An action-packed retelling of the classic legend filled with thrilling battle sequences, mind-blowing fight choreography, and epic adventure. Returning home from the Crusades, Robin of Loxley finds his country oppressed by the evil Sheriff of Nottingham. With the help of Moorish warrior Little John, Robin transforms into the heroic outlaw Robin Hood, taking up arms to fight the sheriff and win the heart of his love, Maid Marian.

A Star Is Born (R)
During the downward spiral of his own music career due to alcoholism and his age, Jackson Maine helps a young singer and actress find fame.

Suspiria (R)
A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.

Trouble (R)
Maggie and Ben are middle-aged siblings who were given equal halves of their father's land upon his death. Though perpetual screw-up Ben sold his half years ago to his more responsible sister, he is now doing everything he can to get it back, and Maggie is doing everything she can to get him off her property.

Widows (R)
Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, tensions build when Veronica, Alice, Linda and Belle take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.