Thursday, October 31, 2013

New This Week (10/31/13)

From Christopher Guest and Jim Piddock comes a comedy series about the journey of 30-year-old Tom Chadwick as he sets about finding himself, one relative at a time. After inheriting a mysterious box of belongings from a great-aunt he never met, Tom starts investigating his family lineage and uncovers a whole world of unusual stories and characters and a growing sense of who he is and who his real family are.

Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn’t always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn’t stand each other. Monsters University unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

New This Week (10/24/13)

Before Midnight (R)
Jesse and Celine first met in their twenties in Before Sunrise; reunited in their thirties in Before Sunset; and, now, in director Richard Linklater's amazing Before Midnight, they face the past, present and future: family, romance, and love. Now on a writer's retreat in Greece, the couple looks for a night of passion, but instead their idyllic night turns into a test of their relationship and a discussion of what the future holds for them.

Trying to reboot their obsolete careers, old-school salesmen Billy and Nick talk their way into an internship program at the state-of-the-art Google campus, vying for a handful of spots among tech-savvy college students who are half their age and twice as smart. The competition is fiercely funny as Billy and Nick break all the rules in a hilarious quest to land their dream jobs.

While fourteen year old Duncan is being dragged on a family trip with his mom and her overbearing boyfriend, he finds a gregarious friend at a local water park. The two form a powerful bond as Duncan learns to swim through the challenges of life, love, family and friendship, resulting in a vacation he'll never forget.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

New This Week (10/17/13)

Uptight FBI special agent Sarah Ashburn (Bullock) and foul-mouthed Boston cop Shannon Mullins (McCarthy) couldn’t be more incompatible. But when they join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord, they become the last thing anyone expected…buddies.

When legions of monstrous alien creatures, known as Kaiju, started riding from the sea, a deadly war began. To combat them, humans devised massive robots called Jaegers as weapons. Controlled simultaneously by two pilots, even the Jaegers proved nearly defenseless against the Kaiju. Now on the verge of defeat, mankind must turn to a washed-up former pilot and an untested trainee teamed in a seemingly obsolete Jaeger. These unlikely heroes are the last hope against a mounting apocalypse.

Monday, October 14, 2013

New This Week (10/10/13)

A crash landing leaves teenager Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith) and his legendary father Cypher (Will Smith) stranded on Earth, 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape. With Cypher injured, Kitai must embark on a treacherous journey to signal for help. They must learn to work together and trust each other, if they want any chance of returning home.

“The Hangover Part III” is the third and final film in director Todd Phillips’ record-shattering comedy franchise. This time, there’s no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off.

Joss Whedon's sexy and contemporary spin on Shakespeare's classic comedy about sparring lovers Beatrice and Benedick offers a sensual, tragic and occasionally absurd view of the intricate game that is love.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

New This Week (10/03/13)

The inspiring British drama Call The Midwife that rivaled Downton Abbey’s ratings in the UK is back for another season full of births, babies, and blossoming romance. Based on the bestselling memoirs by Jennifer Worth, Call The Midwife follows Jenny Lee as she tries to provide the poorest women in London’s East End slums with the best possible care. This season the Poplar community has plenty of fresh challenges to throw at the midwives. Filled with new challenges, new drama, and, most of all, new lives, this season is back with more heart-warming drama than ever.

In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate. Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a skeptic about climate change. But that first trip north opened his eyes to the biggest story in human history and sparked a challenge within him that would put his career and his very well-being at risk. 

As the enormously popular mystery series returns, World War II is over, but the Cold War simmers in 1946 London. DCS Christopher Foyle has retired from police work when Britain’s secret intelligence service compels him to join its ranks. Reunited with his former colleague, newlywed Sam Wainwright, Foyle faces new—but no less deadly—threats in the world of spies and counterintelligence.
The Eternity Ring – Returning from Africa, Foyle gets drawn into an MI5 investigation of a Russian spy ring in which Sam, his former driver, has been implicated.
The Cage – Foyle’s inquiry into the deaths of several Russian defectors leads him to a mysterious military facility.
Sunflower – Foyle is charged with looking into assassination attempts against ex-Nazi defector under MI5’s protection.

The comedy This Is The End follows six friends trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. As the world unravels outside, dwindling supplies and cabin fever threaten to tear apart the friendships inside.  Eventually, they are forced to leave the house, facing their fate and the true meaning of friendship and redemption.