Friday, March 16, 2018

New This Week (3/16/18)

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A Bad Moms Christmas (R)
Three under-appreciated and over-burdened women rebel against the challenges and expectations of the Super Bowl for moms: Christmas. And if creating a more perfect holiday for their families wasn't hard enough, they have to do all of that while hosting and entertaining their own mothers. By the end of the journey, our moms will redefine how to make the holidays special for all and discover a closer relationship with their mothers.

Call Me By Your Name (R)
It's the summer of 1983 in Italy, and Elio, a precocious 17-year-old, spends his days in his family's villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading and flirting with his friend Marzia. One day, Oliver, a charming American scholar arrives, and Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.

Crooked House (PG-13)
In Agatha Christie’s most twisted tale, the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of a wealthy patriarch is investigated by spy-turned-private-detective Charles Hayward. On the sprawling estate, amidst a poisonous atmosphere of bitterness, resentment and jealousy in a truly crooked house, Hayward encounters three generations of the dynasty.

Daddy's Home 2 (PG-13)
Dusty and Brad have joined forces to provide their kids the perfect Christmas. Their newfound partnership is put to the test when Dusty's old-school, macho dad and Brad's ultra-affectionate and emotional dad arrive just in time to throw the holiday into complete chaos.

The Disaster Artist (R)
Based on the making of the cult-classic The Room, director and star James Franco transforms the true story of aspiring filmmaker and infamous Hollywood outsider Tommy Wiseau--an artist whose passion was as sincere as his methods were questionable--into a celebration of friendship, artistic expression, and dreams pursued against insurmountable odds.

Ferdinand (PG)
After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.

Geostorm (PG-13)
After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world's leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong--the system built to protect the Earth is attacking it.

Goodbye Christopher Robin (PG)
First published in 1926, Winnie-the-Pooh brought hope and comfort to England after the First World War and became one of the best-loved children's books of all time. But how did it affect the real Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world created by his father?

I, Tonya (R)
Though Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy was forever defined by her association with an infamous and poorly executed attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan.

Lady Bird (R)
Christine ''Lady Bird'' McPherson fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom, a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird's father loses his job.

Poldark : The Complete Third Season (NR)
1794: War and the revolution in France hang over Britain. In Cornwall, George Warleggan grows his empire with a view to crush the Poldarks while Ross and Demelza attempt to repair their relationship. Ross must ask himself how long he can allow George's ascent to continue unchecked.

Roman J. Israel, Esq. (PG-13)
A driven, idealistic defense attorney's life is suddenly disrupted when he is recruited to join a firm led by ambitious lawyer George Pierce--and begins a friendship with a young champion for equal rights--a turbulent series of events ensues, which will put the activism that has defined Roman’s career to the test.

Same Kind Of Different As Me
International art dealer Ron Hall must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to Deborah, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives.

The Shape Of Water (R)
Set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America circa 1962, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of isolation in the hidden, high-security government laboratory where she works. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment.

Thor : Ragnarok (PG-13)
Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok--the destruction of his home world and the end of Asgardian civilization at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela.

Walking Out (PG-13)
Once a year, David travels from his mother’s home in Texas to visit his father in Montana. There, the two embark on their annual hunting excursion, during which father attempts to connect with son. When a terrifying turn of events leaves Cal critically wounded, it’s up to the teenage David to summon enough strength for both of them.

Wonder (PG)
The youngest child of the Pullman family, Auggie, was born with facial differences. When Auggie enters mainstream elementary school for the first time, his extraordinary journey unites his family, his school, and his community, and proves that you can't blend in when you were born to stand out.

Wonder Wheel (PG-13)
Four people find their lives intersecting and changing during a busy 1950s summer at Coney Island.

Friday, March 2, 2018

New This Week (3/2/18)

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Darkest Hour (PG-13)
As Hitler's forces storm across the European landscape and close in on the United Kingdom, Winston Churchill is elected the new Prime Minister. With his party questioning his every move, and King George VI skeptical of his new political leader, it is up to Churchill to lead his nation and protect them from the most dangerous threat ever seen.

Everything, Everything (PG-13)
Maddy cannot leave her house due to an illness, and Olly, the boy next door, won’t let that stop them. Maddy is desperate to experience the outside world and the promise of her first romance. Gazing through windows and talking only through texts, she and Olly form a deep bond.

The Florida Project (R)
On a stretch of highway just outside the most magical place on earth, six-year-old Moonee and her ragtag band of playmates spend an unforgettable summer at The Magic Castle, a budget motel managed by Bobby. Bobby's stern exterior hides a deep reservoir of kindness and compassion as he watches over the kids' adventures, protecting them from some of the harsher realities of life.

The Girl On The Train (R)
Rachel, devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day. Everything changes when she sees something shocking happen there, and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds.

Journey To Planet Earth : Dispatches From The Gulf 2 (NR)
Discover the impact of the Deepwater Horizon disaster through the eyes of a cadre of scientists working together to better understand and mitigate the fall-out from the biggest oil spill in U.S. history.

Manhunt : Unabomber (NR)
MANHUNT: UNABOMBER tells the story of the hunt for the deadliest serial bomber in history. FBI Agent Jim Fitzgerald who pioneered the use of forensic linguistics to identify and capture Ted Kaczynski, the man who came to be known as the ''Unabomber'' faced an uphill battle against both Kaczynski and the bureaucracy of the UNABOM task force.

Midwest Heartland (NR)
National Parks in the Midwest region of the United States inspire us with their history, beauty, and phenomenal natural resources. This program features over a dozen National Park sites throughout the Midwest region of the United States. Beginning in North Dakota and traveling on to iconic sites.

Murder On The Orient Express (PG-13)
When a murder occurs on a lavish express train after an avalanche causes a delay, Hercule Poirot tries to find the killer before the train can start up again.

November Criminals (PG-13)
A pair of college-bound friends find themselves falling for one another, but after the mysterious murder of their classmate, they defy the authorities to uncover the truth.

Only The Brave (PG-13)
Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, the heroic story of a team of local firefighters who become one of the most elite firefighting teams in the nation. The firefighters forge a unique brotherhood that comes into focus as they fight a fateful fire to protect our lives, our homes and everything we hold dear.

The Snowman (R)
When an elite crime squad's lead detective investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit, the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall.

Suburbicon (R)
A peaceful, idyllic suburban community with affordable homes and manicured lawns, the perfect place to raise a family, and in the summer of 1959, the Lodge family is doing just that. The tranquil surface masks a disturbing reality, as husband and father Gardner Lodge must navigate the town's dark underbelly of betrayal, deceit, and violence.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (R)
A murdered girl's defiant mother boldly paints three local billboards, each with a controversial message, igniting a furious battle with a volatile cop and the town's revered chief of police.

Twin Peaks (NR)
One of the most groundbreaking and influential television series of all time, the new showtime series picks up twenty-five years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town were stunned when their homecoming queen Laura Palmer was shockingly murdered.

The Villainess (NR)
Honed from childhood into a merciless killing machine by a criminal organization, assassin Sook-hee is recruited as a sleeper agent with the promise of freedom after ten years of service--and she jumps at the chance for a normal life. But soon enough, secrets from her past destroy everything she s worked for, and now nobody can stand in her way as she embarks on a roaring rampage of revenge.

Friday, February 16, 2018

New This Week (2/16/18)

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The Deuce : The Complete First Season (TV-MA)
The Deuce chronicles the rise of the porn industry that began in New York City in 1971-72, driven by the gradual legalization of porn and a politically motivated effort to "clean up" Times Square. Over the course of season one, viewers will get an up-close look at a gritty world of sex, crime, high times and sudden violence, as the porn business begins its climb to legitimacy, cultural permanence … and billion-dollar profitability.

The Good Place : The Complete First Season (NR)
When Eleanor Shellstrop dies tragically, she finds out that the afterlife is amazing. The only problem is Eleanor isn’t supposed to be in The Good Place, but due to a clerical error, she’s been given someone else’s reward and now has to struggle with being good in order to make sure her secret isn’t discovered.

Homeland : The Complete Sixth Season (NR)
Now living in New York City, Carrie gets swept up in the aftereffects of the U.S. presidential election as she struggles to deal with an injury-ravaged Peter Quinn and an increasingly suspicious Saul Berenson. When the president-elect battles the CIA during her transition to power, Carrie finds herself caught in the crossfire.

Risk (NR)
Cornered in a tiny building for half a decade, Julian Assange is undeterred even as the legal jeopardy he faces threatens to undermine the organization he leads and fracture the movement he inspired. Capturing this story with unprecedented access, Poitras finds herself caught between the motives and contradictions of Assange and his inner circle.

Friday, February 9, 2018

New This Week (2/9/18)

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Battle Of The Sexes (PG-13)
Based on the true story of the 1973 tennis match between women's champion Billie Jean King and former men's champ Bobby Riggs. As fierce rivals on opposite sides of the court and the gender equality issue, Billie Jean and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the sporting world.

The Blackcoat's Daughter (R)
Joan makes a bloody and determined pilgrimage across a frozen landscape toward a prestigious all-girls prep school, where Rose and Kat find themselves stranded after their parents mysteriously fail to retrieve them for winter break. As Joan gets closer, Rose watches in horror while Kat suffers terrifying visions and becomes possessed by an unseen force.

Blade Runner 2049 (R)
Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K, unearths a long buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard, a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

The Crown : The Complete First Season (NR)
Follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II's reign and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century.

Master Of None : Season One (NR)
Master of None follows the personal and professional life of Dev, a 30-year-old actor in New York who has trouble deciding what he wants to eat, much less the pathway for the rest of his life. Ambitious, funny, cinematic, and both sweeping in scope and intensely personal, Dev's story takes him through subjects as diverse as the plight of the elderly, the immigrant experience, and how to find the most delicious pasta for dinner.

The Ornithologist (NR)
Fernando is looking for endangered storks along a remote river in northern Portugal when he is swept away by the rapids. Rescued by a couple of girls, he tries to get back on track, but as he encounters unexpected and uncanny obstacles and people who put him to the test, Fernando is driven to extreme, transformative actions.

The Square (R)
Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His museum's PR agency has created an unexpected campaign for his next show: "The Square." The response is overblown and sends Christian, as well as the museum, into an existential crisis.

Friday, February 2, 2018

New This Week (2/2/18)

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American Gods (NR)
When Shadow is released from prison, he meets the mysterious Mr. Wednesday and is suddenly hired as his bodyguard. Shadow finds himself in the center of a world where the Old Gods fear both irrelevance and the growing power of the New Gods. Mr. Wednesday seeks to build a coalition of Old Gods to defend their existence in this new America, and reclaim some of the influence that they've lost.

American Made (R)
An international escapade based on the outrageous, true exploits of a hustler and pilot recruited to run one of the biggest covert operations in U.S. history.

Better Call Saul : Season Three (NR)
In Season 3, Jimmy McGill takes a decisive step in his transformation into Breaking Bad's infamous criminal lawyer, Saul Goodman. When Chuck begins a legal vendetta against his younger brother, he pushes Jimmy's faltering moral compass to the limit. How far will Jimmy go to defend his law practice--and his fledgling romance with Kim?

A Date For Mad Mary (NR)
Mad Mary McArdle returns to her hometown after a short spell in prison for something she'd rather forget. Her best friend Charlene is about to get married and Mary is maid of honor. When Charlene refuses Mary a plus one on the grounds that she probably couldn't find a date, Mary becomes determined to prove her wrong.

Fargo : Year 3 (NR)
Season 3 centers on Emmit Stussy, the Parking Lot King of Minnesota, and his balding, pot-bellied brother Ray, a parole officer with a chip on his shoulder. Their sibling rivalry follows a twisted path that ends in murder, mobsters, and cutthroat competitive bridge.

The Foreigner (R)
A humble London businessman's long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when the only person left for him to love is taken from him in a senseless act of politically-motivated terrorism.

I Called Him Morgan (NR)
On a snowy night in February 1972, celebrated jazz musician Lee Morgan was shot dead by his wife Helen during a gig at a New York City club. The murder sent shockwaves through the jazz community, and the memory of the event still haunts all who knew the Morgans.

It (R)
In Derry, Maine, seven young friends unite against a terrifying supernatural creature that has been haunting their small town for centuries. IT is a monster of unspeakable power that takes the form of everyone's most horrific fears. Threatened by their worst nightmares, the only way these kids can survive IT is together.

It Comes At Night (R)
Secure within a desolate home with his protective and heavily armed parents, 17-year-old Travis watches his world abruptly change with the arrival of a desperate couple and their young child.

The Killing Of A Sacred Deer (R)
Lurking at the margins of Steven's idyllic suburban existence is a fatherless teen he has covertly taken under his wing. As the teen begins insinuating himself into the family's life, the full scope of his intent becomes clear when he confronts Steven with a long-forgotten transgression that will shatter the family's domestic bliss.

The Little Hours (R)
Medieval nuns lead a simple life in their convent. Their days are spent chafing at monastic routine, spying on one another, and berating the estate’s day laborer who quits. Father Tommasso brings on new hired hand who was forced into hiding by his angry lord.

Lucky (NR)
Having out lived and out smoked all of his contemporaries, the fiercely independent Lucky finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self-exploration, leading towards that which is so often unattainable: enlightenment.

The Mountain Between Us (PG-13)
When a plane they've chartered to beat a storm crashes in a remote mountain area, two strangers must trust each other in order to survive the extreme elements. With little hope of rescue, they begin a perilous journey that will shape the course of their lives.

Under The Turban (NR)
The Garcha family explores Sikhism by visiting diverse Sikh communities around the world. Their journey begins in Parma where they meet Sikhs who have a hand in creating Italy's iconic Parmesan cheese. From there, the Garchas head east traveling to India visiting The Golden Temple in Sikhism's most holy city, and learning about the historical foundations and social history of the religion.

Victoria & Abdul (PG-13)
When Abdul Karim travels from India to participate in the Queen's Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy.

The Vietnam War (NR)
The Vietnam War, an immersive ten-part, eighteen hour documentary film series directed by acclaimed filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, tells the epic story of one of the most divisive, consequential and misunderstood events in American history, as it has never before been told on film.