Wednesday, June 26, 2013

New This Week (6/26/13)

The Call (R) 
Jordan Turner is an experienced 911 operator but when she makes an error in judgment and a call ends badly, Jordan is rattled and unsure if she can continue. But then teenager Casey Welson is abducted in the back of a man's car and calls 911. And Jordan is the one called upon to use all of her experience, insights and quick thinking to help Casey escape, and not just to save Casey, but to make sure the man is brought to justice
New Tricks: Season 9 (NR)  
For eight years, the old dogs of the Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad – veteran detectives Jack Halford, Brian Lane, and Gerry Standing – have been a close-knit team.  Led by Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman, their beautiful, younger boss, they have solved cold cases with classic policing skills and easy camaraderie.  Then Jack drops a bombshell: he’s quitting.  Retiring.  And this time, he means it.  Before long, Sandra finds a replacement in retired detective Steve McAndrew.  A chatty, enthusiastic Scot, Steve treads on toes but gives the hit British series a “charm injection.”  Season 9 guest stars include James Wilby, Sharon Small, and Tim McInnerny as intelligence agent Stephen Fisher. 
Vexed: Series 2 (NR) 
 Two detectives; one is cynical and over sexed, the other an asset to the profession. Their unbalanced partnership gets them through a series of strange cases almost smoothly. While managing work life, they have to manage each other and their personal lives.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

New This Week (6/20/13)

Beautiful Creatures (PG-13) 
Ethan longs to escape his small Southern town. He meets a mysterious new girl, Lena. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town.

Detective Montalbano (Italian) (Episodes 4-6) + (Episodes 7-9) (NR)
Based on the international best selling mysteries by Andrea Camilleri.  Murder, betrayal, office politics, temptation…it’s all in a day’s work for Detective Salvo Montalbano.  He crosses paths with housewives, priests, liars, and saints, while waging a personal war against his own demons, which fight against his professional ideals. 
Gangster Squad (R)
It's 1949 Los Angeles, and gangster Mickey Cohen has moved in, with the intention of controlling all criminal activity in the city. He has bought local judges and police, and no one is willing to cross him or testify against him. Everyone except Seargant John O'Mara, a former World War II soldier, whose goal is to settle with his family in a peaceful Los Angeles.

Jack Taylor (Set 1) (NR)
Galway Private Investigator Jack Taylor is hired by the daughter of a former inmate of the infamous Magdalen Laundries to find the identity of a former nun, known only as Lucifer, who was notorious for taking pleasure in torturing the girls.

Longmire – The Complete First Season (NR)
Walt Longmire is the dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming. Widowed only a year, he is a man in psychic repair but buries his pain behind his brave face, unassuming grin and dry wit.


Phantom (2013) (R)
'Ed Harris' plays the captain of a Cold War Soviet missile submarine who has secretly been suffering from seizures that alter his perception of reality. Forced to leave his wife and daughter, he is rushed into a classified mission, where he is haunted by his past and challenged by a rogue KGB group (led by David Duchovny) bent on seizing control of the ship's nuclear missile. With the fate of humanity in his hands, Harris discovers he's been chosen for this mission in the belief he would fail.
Quartet (2012) (PG-13)
Cecily, Reggie, and Wilfred are in a home for retired musicians. Every year, on October 10, there is a concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday and they take part. Jean, who used to be married to Reggie, arrives at the home and disrupts their equilibrium. She still acts like a diva, but she refuses to sing. Still, the show must go on... and it does.

Side Effects (2013) (R)
Emily Taylor, despite being reunited with her husband from prison, becomes severely depressed with emotional episodes and suicide attempts. Her psychiatrist, Jonathan Banks, after conferring with her previous doctor, eventually prescribes an experimental new medication called Ablixa. The plot thickens when the side effects of the drug lead to Emily killing her husband in a "sleepwalking" state. With Emily plea-bargained into mental hospital confinement and Dr. Banks' practice crumbling around him, the case seems closed. However, Dr. Banks cannot accept full responsibility and investigates to clear his name.

Stoker (R)
After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.


Upside Down (PG-13)
Adam and Eden fell in love as teens despite the fact that they live on twinned worlds with gravities that pull in opposite directions. Ten years after a forced separation, Adam sets out on a dangerous quest to reconnect with his love.

Monday, June 17, 2013

New This Week (6/12/13)

921 O’CONNOR   Remembering the Founder of the Voorheesville Village Quilters  (Local History)
Long time Voorheesville resident Linda O’Connor who founded the Voorheesville Quilters, died suddenly at the age of 75 in June 2012.  Her contributions to the art of quilting are surpassed only by her enduring friendships and teaching abilities.  Part 1: Linda’s life and abilities are remembered in her own words.  Part 2: Eight of Linda’s friends and fellow quilters tell vivid stories about Linda and how she influenced them and their quilting. 
Detective Montalbano (Italian) (NR) (Episodes 1-3)
Based on the international best selling mysteries by Andrea Camilleri.  Murder, betrayal, office politics, temptation…it’s all in a day’s work for Detective Salvo Montalbano.  He crosses paths with housewives, priests, liars, and saints, while waging a personal war against his own demons, which fight against his professional ideals. 
Endeavour (2012) (NR) 
 In Oxford, 1965, Endeavour Morse is a teetotaler and a classical music loving young constable who considers leaving the force after an unhappy affair but stays to join Inspector Thursday's investigation into the disappearance of schoolgirl Mary Tremlett.
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (R) 
 Hansel & Gretel are bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world. As the fabled Blood Moon approaches, the siblings encounter a new form of evil that might hold a secret to their past.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (PG-13)
A younger and more reluctant Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out on an "unexpected journey" to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of Dwarves to reclaim their stolen mountain home from a dragon named Smaug.
The Maltese Falcon (1941) (NR)
Spade and Archer is the name of a San Francisco detective agency. That's for Sam Spade and Miles Archer. The two men are partners, but Sam doesn't like Miles much. A knockout, who goes by the name of Miss Wanderly, walks into their office; and by that night everything's changed.
Oz the Great and Powerful (PG)
Oscar Diggs, a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz. At first he thinks he's hit the jackpot-fame and fortune are his for the taking. That all changes, however, when he meets three witches, Theodora, Evanora, and Glinda, who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone's been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity-and even a bit of wizardry-Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well
Snitch (2013) (PG-13)
Construction company owner John Matthews learns that his estranged son, Jason, has been arrested for drug trafficking. Facing an unjust prison sentence for a first time offender courtesy of mandatory minimum sentence laws, Jason has nothing to offer for leniency in good conscience. Desperately, John convinces the DEA and the opportunistic DA Joanne Keeghan to let him go undercover to help make arrests big enough to free his son in return. With the unwitting help of an ex-con employee, John enters the narcotics underworld where every move could be his last in an operation that will demand all his resources, wits and courage to survive.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

New this week (6/6/13):

Bletchley Circle: Cracking a Killer's Code                        
Four women who worked as codebreakers at Bletchley Park have taken up civilian lives. Susan has collated data about a series of murders. She tries to convince the police she knows where another body is, but they are unable to locate it and dismiss her. She turns to her three friends and they work out where the next victim will be taken, find the body, and then decide they are the only ones who can track down the killer.

Client    (1994)                               
Mark Sway is an 11-year-old torn between what he knows and what he can never tell. A hitman will snuff him in half a heartbeat if Mark reveals what he learned about a Mob murder. An ambitious federal prosecutor will keep the pressure on until Mark tells all. Suddenly, Mark isn't a boy playing air guitar anymore. He's a pawn in a deadly game. And his only ally is a courageous but unseasoned attorney who risks her career for him ... but never imagines she'll also risk her life.

Father of the Bride   (1950)                                
Chaos reigns when the beautiful daughter of a family casually announces her plans to marry. What follows is a warmly humorous story, with wedding preparations, ruffled egos and the unavoidable meeting with the prospective in-laws.
Good Day to Die Hard        
John McClane, the heroic New York cop with a knack for being in the wrong place at the right time, is back, and his latest predicament takes him all the way to Russia to track down his estranged son, Jack, who has been imprisoned in Moscow. But the mission takes a deadly turn as father and son must join forces to thwart a nuclear weapons heist that could trigger World War III.

A supernatural thriller that tells the haunting tale of two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day that their parents were killed. When they are rescued years later and begin a new life, they find that someone or something still wants to come tuck them in at night.

Victor Victoria   (1982)                               
A poverty-stricken singer in Depression-era Paris becomes convinced that the only way she can earn a living on the nightclub circuit is to masquerade as a man who impersonates women. Then she meets the man of her dreams.

Warm Bodies                                               
After a zombie epidemic, R (a zombie) rescues Julie (a human survivor) from a zombie attack. The two form a special relationship in their struggle for survival, R becomes increasingly more human, setting off a chain of events that begins to transform the other zombies and maybe even the whole lifeless world.