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.

Friday, February 24, 2017

New This Week (2/24/17)

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The Fall : Series 2 (NR)
It’s been 10 days since serial killer Paul Spector fled Belfast, and Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson is running out of time to catch him. Then Spector commits a brazen crime to silence someone from his past, and Gibson finds crucial evidence that puts her hot on his trail once more.


The Handmaiden (NR)
A young Japanese Lady is living on a secluded estate with a Korean woman who is hired to serve as her new handmaiden but is secretly plotting with a conman to defraud her of a large inheritance.





Jason Bourne (PG-13)
Matt Damon returns to his most iconic role in Jason Bourne, which finds the CIA's most lethal operative drawn out of the shadows.







Journey To The Planet Earth : Dispatches From The Gulf (NR)
A documentary that investigates the environmental health of the Gulf of Mexico six years after the biggest oil spill in US history in April 2010.

The Light Between The Oceans (PG-13)
Lighthouse keeper Tom Sherbourne and radiant, spirited Isabel live together in married bliss, but their world is turned upside down when Isabel learns that she's unable to bear a child. One day, a drifting lifeboat washes ashore with a crying baby in it. The dilemma the couple now face will echo far beyond the island, engulfing and irrevocably impacting their world.

Little Hope Was Arson (NR)
January 2010: Ten churches burn to the ground in just over a month, igniting the largest criminal investigation in East Texas history. No stone is left unturned, and even Satan himself is considered a suspect in this gripping investigation of a community terrorized from the inside out.



The Seventh Fire (NR)
When Rob Brown, a Native American gang leader on a remote Minnesota reservation, is sentenced to prison for a fifth time, he must confront his role in bringing violent drug culture into his beloved Ojibwe community. As Rob reckons with his past, his seventeen-year-old protégé, Kevin, dreams of the future: becoming the most powerful and feared Native gangster on the reservation.

Snowden (R)
Edward Snowden is the controversial figure who exposed shocking illegal surveillance activities by the National Security Agency and became one of the most wanted men in the world. A hero to some and a traitor to others, the provocative story of what led him to that fateful decision makes for one of the most compelling stories in recent history.

Friday, February 10, 2017

New This Week (2/10/17)

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King Jack (NR)
Jack is a scrappy 15-year-old kid stuck in a small, run-down town. He's got more problems than he can handle: an escalating feud with a violent older bully, a crush on a neighborhood girl, and having to go to summer school again. So when his runty younger cousin comes to stay for the weekend, the last thing Jack wants to do is look after him--but no one really cares what Jack wants.

Tower (NR)
August 1, 1966, a sniper rode the elevator to the top floor of the iconic University of Texas Tower and opened fire, holding the campus hostage for 96 minutes in what was a previously unimaginable event. Based entirely on first person testimonies from witnesses, heroes, and survivors, archival footage combined with rotoscopic animation of the dramatic day in a seamless and suspenseful retelling of the unfolding tragedy.

Under The Shadow (PG-13)
Shideh and her young daughter, Dorsa, are left alone in a war-torn city when her husband is drafted and sent to the front lines. After a dud missile strikes their apartment building, a neighbor mysteriously dies, and Dorsa's behavior becomes increasingly erratic. Shideh scoffs at her superstitious neighbor's warning that the missile might carry an ancient curse, but as the frightening occurrences in her apartment escalate, Shideh realized that the malevolent force in her home is infinitely more evil and terrifying than the missiles raining down on the city.

Friday, January 20, 2017

New This Week (1/13&20/17)

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American Honey (R)
An astonishing portrait of youth on the American fringe, American Honey is told through eyes of a vivacious teenage rebel who joins a group of fellow misfits hustling and partying their way across the country.




Bridget Jones' Baby (R)
After breaking up with Mark Darcy, Bridget decides to focus on her job and surround herself with old friends and new. But her love life takes a turn when she meets Jack, the suitor who is everything Mr. Darcy is not. In an unlikely twist, Bridget finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch…she can only be fifty percent sure of the identity of her baby's father.

The Childhood Of A Leader (NR)
Set amidst the turmoil of World War I and its aftermath, follow the young son of an American diplomat living in France as he learns to manipulate the adults around him in a monstrous coming of age story that ominously parallels the rising tide of Fascism in Europe.



Don't Think Twice (R)
For 11 years, the six-person comedy team known as The Commune has killed onstage, waiting for its big break. The team finds itself at a crossroads, when one of the group becomes a solo success and the others start to wonder if they will make it after all.



Game Of Thrones : The Complete Sixth Season (TV-MA)
Survivors from all parts of Westeros and Essos regroup to press forward, inexorably, towards their uncertain individual fates. Familiar faces will forge new alliances to bolster their strategic chances at survival, while new characters will emerge to challenge the balance of power in the east, west, north, and south.

Goat (R)
Reeling from a terrifying assault, Brad starts college determined to get his life back. His brother Brett belongs to a fraternity that entices Brad with its promise of protection, popularity, and friendships, but as the pledging ritual moves into hell week, the stakes increase with a series of torturous and humiliating events that tests both boys and their relationship in brutal ways.

Homeland : The Complete Fifth Season (NR)
Now working at a private security firm in Berlin, Carrie is trying to start a new life, but she soon discovers she can't escape her past. Blindsided by stunning betrayals, and without Saul and Quinn to rely on, Carrie must uncover a deadly conspiracy that puts thousands of lives at risk, including her own.

Kicks (R)
15-year-old Brandon longs for a new pair of sneakers to help him escape the reality of being poor. Working hard to get them, he soon finds that the shoes have instead made him a target after they are promptly snatched by a local hood. Brandon and his two best friends embark on a dangerous and exciting journey where nothing is as simple as it seems.

Land And Shade (NR)
After abandoning his family 17 years ago, an elderly farmer, Alfonso, returns home to care for his ailing son. He discovers the landscape once familiar to him has been ravaged by toxic smoke and resembles a wasteland, as the vast sugar cane fields surrounding his house are burned during harvest. While reconciling his past, Alfonso must save his family from this life-threatening situation.

The Magnificent Seven (PG-13)
The desperate townspeople of Rose Creek employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers, and hired guns after the town falls under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue. As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.

Mr. Robot Season_2.0 (NR)
Mr. Robot follows Elliot Alderson, a young cyber-security engineer who becomes involved in the underground hacker group fsociety, after being recruited by their mysterious leader. Following the events of fsociety's 5/9 hack on multi-national company Evil Corp, the second season explores the consequences of that attack as well as the illusion of control.

No Control (NR)
With over 300 million firearms, the U.S. has the highest rate of gun ownership in the world. With each gun tragedy, the question is whether to regulate or to arm. NO CONTROL is a candid look at one of the most contentious issues in America.




Sully (PG-13)
On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed Captain “Sully” Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.


Friday, December 30, 2016

New This Week (12/30/16)

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Cosmos (NR)
Witold, who has just failed the bar exam, and his companion Fuchs, who has recently quit his fashion job, are staying at a guesthouse run by the intermittently paralytic Madame Woytis. Upon discovering a sparrow hanged in the woods near the house, Witold s reality mutates into a whirlwind of tension, histrionics, foreboding omens, and surrealistic logic as he becomes obsessed with Madame Woytis's daughter Lena.

Don't Breathe (R)
From the twisted minds behind Evil Dead comes a new terrifying experience. Three young thieves fight for their lives after breaking into the home of a blind man who has a dark side.





Father Brown : Season Four (NR)
Return to the sleepy Cotswold village of Kemblefold where the lovably quirky Father Brown is facing another round of seemingly unsolvable murders--some of his most challenging cases yet. Unexpected death on a film set, a poisoned executioner, a kidnapping, voodoo, and murder abound as Father Brown tries to maintain some semblance of order and safety in his small town.

Fear The Walking Dead : The Complete Second Season (NR)
The group aboard the Abigail is unaware of the total apocalypse that surrounds them; they assume the chance that some place has not been reached by the Infection. But as the military bombs the Southland to cleanse it of the Infected, the group heads for ports unknown and discover that the water may be no safer than land.

The Flash : The Complete First Season (NR)
When an unexpected accident at the S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator facility strikes Barry, he finds himself suddenly charged with the incredible power to move at super speeds. With the help of the research team at S.T.A.R. Labs, Barry begins testing the limits of his evolving powers and using them to stop crime.

Florence Foster Jenkins (PG-13)
Set in 1940s New York, Florence Foster Jenkins is the true story of the legendary New York heiress and socialite who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. The voice she heard in her head was beautiful, but to everyone else it was hilariously awful.



Me Before You (PG-13)
Young and quirky Louisa "Lou" Clark moves from one job to the next to help her family make ends meet. Her cheerful attitude is put to the test when she becomes a caregiver for Will Traynor, a wealthy young banker left paralyzed from an accident two years earlier. Will's cynical outlook starts to change when Louisa shows him that life is worth living.

Men Of The Cloth (NR)
Men Of The Cloth is an inspiring portrait of Nino Corvato, Checchino Fonticoli, and Joe Centofanti, three Italian master tailors who confront the decline of the apprentice system as they navigate their challenging roles in the twilight of their career. The film unravels the mystery of their artistry and reveals how their passionate devotion to their Old World craft is akin to a religion.

Now You See Me 2 (PG-13)
The Four Horsemen return for a second mind-bending adventure, elevating the limits of stage illusion to new heights in an adventure that takes them around the globe. One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public's adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, the illusionists resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate.

Paths Of The Soul (NR)
Follow a group of Tibetan villagers who leave their families and homes to make a Buddhist "bowing pilgrimage"--laying their bodies flat on the ground after every few steps--along the 1,200 mile road to Lhasa, Tibet's holy capital. Though united in their remarkable devotion, each of the travelers embarks on this near impossible journey for very personal reasons.

Southside With You (PG-13)
On a summer's day in 1989, a young law associate named Barack Obama used all his charms to woo attorney Michelle Robinson. From executive producer John Legend comes this uplifting romantic movie based on the real-life first date between the future First Couple.



Suicide Squad (PG-13)
It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity.