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.

Friday, January 26, 2018

New This Week (1/26/18)

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All Saints (PG)
Based on the inspiring true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock, the tiny church he was ordered to shut down, and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia. Together, they risked everything to plant seeds for a future that might just save them all.

American Assassin (R)
A CIA black-ops recruit, a Cold War veteran, and CIA Deputy Director investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on both military and civilian targets. Together, the three discover a pattern in the violence, leading them to a mission to stop a mysterious operative intent on settling a personal and professional vendetta that could have cataclysmic results.

Austin Found (NR)
A former beauty queen and prom queen, Leanne is fed up with her unglamorously average lifestyle. She decides to take matters into her own hands by teaming up with her ex-boyfriend and his ex-con buddy to have her 11-year-old daughter kidnapped for just for a month or two. All Leanne has to do is keep the local press and Sheriff focused on the case at hand and off hers. What could go wrong?

The Dark Tower (PG-13)
The last Gunslinger, Roland, has been locked in an eternal battle with the Man in Black, determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the epic battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.

Dunkirk (PG-13)
Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea, British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces facing a fierce battle in World War II.

Game Of Thrones : The Complete Seventh Season (TV-MA)
The penultimate season focuses primarily on the convergence of the show's main plotlines, featuring major events such as Daenerys Targaryen arriving in Westeros with her army and three dragons and waging war against the Lannisters, Jon Snow forging an alliance with Daenerys in an attempt to unite their forces against the White Walker army, Arya and Bran returning to Winterfell and reuniting with their sister Sansa, and the army of the dead breaching the Wall (with the help of a reanimated wight dragon) and entering the Seven Kingdoms.

Ingrid Goes West (R)
Ingrid secretly moves to Los Angeles to befriend Taylor, an Instagram "influencer" with a fabulous artist boyfriend, a camera-ready terrier, and an array of new products and brands to promote to her followers. After Ingrid adopts a Taylor-made identity for herself, her attempts to prove she's BFF material are underway, until she meets Taylor's obnoxious brother Nicky, who threatens to tear down her fa├žade.

Kingsman : The Golden Circle (R)
When the secret organization headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, the agents discover an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman. In a new adventure that tests agents' strength and wits, these two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy, in order to save the world.

The Lure (NR)
A pair of carnivorous mermaid sisters drawn ashore explore life on land in an alternate 1980s Poland. Their tantalizing siren songs and otherworldly auras make them overnight sensations as nightclub singers.  The director gives fierce teeth to her viscerally sensual, darkly feminist twist on Hans Christian Andersen's 'The Little Mermaid,' in which the girls bond is tested and their survival threatened after one sister falls for a human.

Mother (R)
A young woman whose tranquil life with her husband at their country home is disrupted by the arrival of a mysterious couple. The guests' personal family drama spills over into the house leading to the death of their son and a memorial service held at their house. After the guests leave, the couple who own the house end up at the center of a cult that turns their home into a warzone.

Planet Earth II (NR)
In one of the most ambitious landmark series, Planet Earth II allows us to experience the world from the viewpoint of the animals themselves. New technology has allowed individual stories to be captured in an unparalleled level of detail. For the first time, viewers are immersed in incredible landscapes and share the most dramatic moments in the lives of animals.

Stronger (R)
A working-class Bostonian who was at the 2013 marathon when the bomb blast occurred tragically lost both of his legs. His deeply personal journey tests a family's bond and defines a community's pride as he overcomes adversity to become the living embodiment of ''Boston Strong.''

Super Dark Times (NR)
Zach and Josh are best friends growing up in a leafy Upstate New York suburb in the 1990s, where teenage life revolves around hanging out, looking for kicks, navigating first love and vying for popularity. When a traumatic incident drives a wedge between the previously inseparable pair, their youthful innocence abruptly vanishes. Each young man processes the tragedy in his own way, until circumstances grow increasingly complex and spiral into violence.

This Is Us (NR)
Centered on characters who share the same birthday, the story follows several decades in the lives of Jack and Rebecca Pearson. As the plot unfolds, it traverses numerous timelines, and intertwines the stories of people whose lives connect in unexpected ways. Filled with memorable performances from its acclaimed cast, it is a smart, poignant dramedy.

Tulip Fever (R)
In 17th-century Amsterdam, an orphaned girl is forcibly married to a merchant, an unhappy ''arrangement'' that saves her from poverty. After her husband commissions a portrait, she begins a passionate affair with the painter. Seeking to escape the merchant, the lovers risk everything and enter the frenzied tulip-bulb market, with the hope that the right bulb will make them a fortune and buy their freedom.

Valerian (PG-13)
Two special operatives embark on a mission to the city of Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of Alpha, and the pair must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.

Viceroy's House (NR)
New nations are rarely born in peace... India, 1947: Lord Mountbatten is dispatched to New Delhi to oversee the country's transition from British rule to independence, hopeful for a peaceful transference of power. But ending centuries of colonial rule in a country divided by deep religious and cultural differences proves no easy undertaking, setting off a seismic struggle that threatens to tear India apart.

Wind River (R)
A chilling thriller that follows a rookie FBI agent who teams up with a game tracker with deep community ties and a haunted past to investigate the mysterious killing of a local girl on a remote Native American reservation.

Wolf Warrior 2 (NR)
With his career in tatters, China's deadliest Special Forces operative has settled into a quiet life on the sea, but when he crosses paths with a sadistic band of mercenaries terrorizing innocent civilians, he must reaffirm his duty as a soldier and save the day once again.

Friday, December 22, 2017

New This Week (12/22/17)

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The Bad Batch (R)
Arlen is left in a Texas wasteland fenced off from civilization. While trying to navigate the unforgiving landscape, Arlen is captured by a savage band of cannibals led by the mysterious Miami Man. With her life on the line she makes her way to The Dream. As she adjusts to life in 'the bad batch,' Arlen discovers that being good or bad mostly depends on who's standing next to you.

Band Aid (NR)
Anna and Ben can’t stop fighting and are advised by their therapist to try and work through their grievances by turning all their fights into song. A story of love, loss, and rock and roll, Band Aid is a witty and perceptive view of modern love, with some seriously catchy pop hooks to boot.

Churchill (PG)
96 hours before the World War II invasion of Normandy, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill struggles with his severe reservations with Operation Overlord and his increasingly marginalized role in the war effort.

First Kill (R)
In order to reconnect with his son, a Wall Street broker takes his family to the cabin where he grew up for a hunting trip. But the trip takes a deadly turn when they become entangled in a heist gone bad that results in the broker's son Danny, being kidnapped, forcing his father to recover the stolen loot in exchange for Danny's life.

A Ghost Story (R)
A young couple who--after being separated by loss--discover an eternal connection and a love that is infinite. An unforgettable meditation on love and grief, A Ghost Story emerges ecstatic and surreal--a wholly unique experience that lingers long after the credits roll.

Home Again (PG-13)
Alice, a recently separated mother of two, finds her life upended when three young, charismatic filmmakers move into her guest house. But her unlikely new family and a budding romance come to a crashing halt when her ex-husband shows up, suitcase in hand. A story of love, friendship, the families we create, and one very big life lesson: starting over is not for beginners!

The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks (TV-MA)
The true story of Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line.

Marjorie Prime (NR)
In the near future, a time of artificial intelligence, 86-year-old Marjorie—a jumble of disparate, fading memories—has a handsome new companion who looks like her deceased husband and is programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance?

Megan Leavey (PG-13)
Megan Leavey is based on the true life story of a young Marine Corporal whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq. Over the course of their service, Megan and Rex completed more than 100 missions until an IED explosion injures them, putting their fate in jeopardy.

The Music Of Strangers (PG-13)
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and other international artists of The Silk Road Project discuss their philosophies on music and culture.

The Trip To Spain (NR)
Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on a deliciously deadpan culinary road trip to Spain to sample the best of the country’s gastronomic offerings. Over plates of pintxos and paella, the pair exchange barbs and their patented celebrity impressions, as well as more serious reflections on what it means to settle into middle age. As always, the locales are breathtaking, the cuisine to die for, and the humor delightfully devilish.