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.

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.