Thursday, November 8, 2012

New this week (11/7/12):

Amazing Spider-Man    PG13
Peter Parker finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. His path puts him on a collision course with Dr. Curt Connors, his father's former partner. 

Copper, Season 1
Copper is BBC America's first original scripted series. Set in 1860s New York City, the drama is centered on Kevin Corcoran, an intense, rugged, Irish-American cop working in the city's notorious Five Points neighborhood. He struggles to maintain his moral compass while embarking on a quest to learn the truth about the disappearance of his wife and the death of his daughter. 

Dalziel and Pascoe, Season 5
This series follows a politically incorrect veteran detective and his well-educated soft-spoken rookie partner as they solve crimes in Yorkshire. 

Elena  (Russian)
This is the story of Elena and Vladimir, an older couple. The wealthy but stingy Vladimir treats Elena more like a servant than a wife. They each have children from their first marriages, a son and a daughter. Elena's son is unemployed and can't feed his wife and two children; they live only on the money Elena provides them, while Vladimir's daughter lives a bohemian life. In the hospital following a heart attack, Vladimir's daughter visits him. Their time together strengthens their usually distant relationship. Upon leaving the hospital, Vladimir declares that he's decided to change his will so that his daughter will receive all his money, leaving Elena with only a meager annuity. This will make it impossible for Elena to help her son financially. Humble and obedient, Elena then resorts to a desperate step. 

Harry & Tonto  (1974)  R
Comedy about a man evicted from his apartment who decides to take his cat, Tonto, and head cross country to live with one of his children. He has many 'encounters' with an assortment of people he meets on the way. 

Heroes, Season 1
Niki harbors a secret dark side, cheerleader Claire heals from any injury, Japanese Dilbert Hiro can bend time and space, Senatorial candidate Nathan is able to fly, his brother Peter can copy others' powers, Matt is a cop who can read minds, and junkie artist Isaac sees the future. While Claire and Hiro explore the potential of their new powers, Niki and her son try to elude some hired thugs and end up overwhelmed by her dark side. Suresh searches for the answer to his father's death; Hiro takes a trip, five weeks into the future, to New York and sees the city destroyed by a massive blast; Isaac sees the same, but through his paintings. The Heroes begin slowly coming into contact through a haze of dreams, visions, murder, swords and death. They need to stop the serial killer and save New York. 

New Tricks, Season 5
New Tricks follows a team of semi-retired and somewhat curmudgeonly detectives as they reinvestigate cold cases. The fifth season returns with more sharp writing, dry humor, and engrossing mysteries. Guest stars include Claire Bloom, James Fox, David Troughton, and Ronald Pickup. 

Ruby Sparks     R
Struggling with writer's block and a lackluster love life, once-famous novelist Calvin creates a beautiful fictitious character named Ruby who inspires him. But not only does this bring his work to life, it also brings Ruby to life, literally. Face-to-face with an actual relationship with his once virtual girlfriend, Calvin must now decide whether to pen this love story or let it write itself. 

Safety Not Guaranteed    R
Three co-workers at a magazine seek to interview someone who placed an ad for time travel companionship. 

Shield, the Complete First Season
The story of in inner-city Los Angeles police precinct where some of the cops aren't above breaking the rules or working against their associates to both keep the streets safe and their self-interests intact. 

Your Sister’s Sister    R
A year after the death of his brother Tom, Jack is having trouble coming to terms with his loss and has hit a wall, both personally and professionally. An intervention in the guise of his best friend Iris results in a planned week of solitude in the country at her family's cabin. The problem is, Iris's sister Hannah, raw from a breakup with her longtime girlfriend, had the same idea and she and Jack inadvertently have a night of drunken confessions and shared experiences. 

I Have Tourette’s But Tourette’s Doesn’t Have Me (616.83 I) 
"In every school in America, it's likely that at least one child may have Tourette Syndrome. Many of their parents, teachers, and those close to them are unaware. These children are often stigmatized and almost always misunderstood. HBO and the Tourette Syndrome Association present 'I have Tourette's but Tourette's doesn't have me': a documentary that dispels the myths of Tourette Syndrome through the experiences of young people."

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