Thursday, December 11, 2014

New This Week (12/11/14)

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The Accused : Series 1 & 2 (NR)
Murder, arson, and other deadly offenses all have a flash point, when a person loses control over something, or someone, in their life. Each episode reveals the crime through the eyes of the perpetrator, revealing how--and more importantly, why--it happened.

The Expendables 3 (PG-13)
Barney faces off with an old enemy and must fight old blood with new blood, bringing in a new era of Expendables who are younger and faster. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the most personal battle yet.

The Giver (PG-13)
Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver, who is the sole keeper of all the community's memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community's secret past. Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all--a challenge that no one has ever succeeded at before.

Hercules (PG-13)
Based on Radical Comics' Hercules by Steve Moore, this ensemble-action film is a revisionist take on the classic myth. It offers the truth behind the myth by presenting the fashioning of a warrior who, for all his strength and courage, is flesh and blood.

The Hundred-Foot Journey (PG)
When the chilly chef proprietress of a Michelin-starred French restaurant in southern France gets wind of a culinary immigrant opening an Indian restaurant just 100 feet from her own, her icy protests escalate to an all-out war between the two establishments. It's a celebration of triumph over exile as these two worlds collide and one young man tries to find the comfort of home in every pot--wherever he may be.

If I Stay (PG-13)
Seventeen-year-old Mia is a gifted musician with a bright future and an adoring boyfriend, Adam. But when unexpected tragedy hits, everything changes for Mia in the blink of an eye and she finds herself caught between life and death. Mia must make a final decision that will determine her future: let go and move on to whatever comes next... or stay with the love of her life.

Jersey Boys (R)
Four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey came together to form the iconic '60s rock group Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Their trials and triumphs are accompanied by the hit songs that influenced a generation: "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like a Man," "Dawn," "Rag Doll," "Bye Bye Baby" and many more.

The Newsroom : The Complete Second Season (TV-MA)
The Atlantis Cable News Network (ACN) deals with an internal crisis: a former producer alleged to have doctored a report about a military extraction is suing for wrongful termination. Meanwhile, the network's staff and management try to overcome personal and professional complications as an election approaches.

November Man (R)
Code named "The November Man," Peter is a lethal and highly trained ex-CIA agent, who has been living in Switzerland. When he is lured out of retirement to safeguard a witness targeted for assassination, he's drawn into a deadly game of cat and mouse with a former friend and protege. With no one to trust, Peter must survive relentless assault and root out a suspected CIA mole who may pose the greatest threat of all.

The Paradise : Season Two (NR)
A year after John Moray declared his love for Denise Lovett and lost his beloved department store, his spurned ex-fiancee, Katherine Glendenning, renews the triangle. She has a new husband, but why let that detail get in the way? How can Moray and Denise regain control of The Paradise? And what to make of Clemence Romanis, Moray's intimate friend from Paris?

A Snow Globe Christmas (NR)
A cynical TV exec looks at the perfect town inside a Christmas globe and rants about how the holiday movies she produces are as fake as the ornament. She throws it against the wall and it bounces back and knocks her out. But when she wakes up in a perfect snow-covered town, married to a local woodsman, she discovers it's not all just a fantasy.

Son of Batman (PG-13)
The leader of the League of Shadows, Ra's al Ghul, and his daughter Talia, oversee an army of assassins with plans for world domination. A planned uprising within the ranks threatens the balance of power and sends Talia and her young son, Damian, fleeing to Gotham City. Talia seeks the protection of Batman, Damian's secret father.

Tammy (R)
After losing her job and learning her husband has been unfaithful, Tammy hits the road with her profane, hard-drinking grandmother on the trip of a lifetime.

22 Jump Street (R)
After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership.

What If (PG-13)
Wallace has been repeatedly burned by bad relationships. So while everyone around him seems to be finding the perfect partner, Wallace decides to put his love life on hold. He then meets Chantry, with whom he forms an instant connection. Still, there is no denying the chemistry between them, leading the pair to wonder, what if the love of your life is actually your best friend?

Wish I Was Here (R)
Aidan Bloom, a husband and father of two, is set on pursuing his dream as an actor when his father reveals he's battling a serious illness. As the announcement disrupts Aiden's day-to-day existence, his decision to home school his children will lead him on an unexpected journey of discovery about fulfillment and family.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

New This Week (11/6/14)

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Father Brown : Season One (NR)
Set in the picture-perfect village of Kembleford in the 1950s, mild-mannered Father Brown has a gift for solving crimes. His compassion helps him see into the hearts of people on both sides of the law, while his playful wit and razor-sharp mind catch thieves and murderers off guard. Join the Father and his good-hearted helpers as they save an innocent woman from the gallows, foil a jewel thief, catch a poisoner, and more.

Locked In (R)
A suspicious car accident leaves Joshua and Emma's daughter in a coma. Josh's world unravels when Emma blames him for the accident and becomes bitter upon discovering he had an affair with an office colleague. Ostracized from his wife and family and helpless in the face of his daughter's condition, Josh sinks into a deep depression. When Josh begins to receive mysterious signs from his comatose daughter providing clues to the true cause of the accident, he wonders: Is his daughter really communicating telepathically... or is he going mad?

Maleficent (PG)
In an unforgiving mood after a neighboring kingdom threatens her forest, Maleficent places an irrevocable curse on the king's newborn daughter, the Princess Aurora. But as the child grows, Maleficent finds herself becoming fond of the girl. And as the conflict between the two realms intensifies, Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land.

A Most Wanted Man (R)
German intelligence agent Gunter Bachmann must race against time to solve a perilous mystery: Is the half-Chechen, half-Russian Muslim who's surfaced in Hamburg a victim seeking refuge... or a terrorist seeing revenge?

The Purge : Anarchy (R)
The New Founders of America invite you to celebrate your annual right to Purge, the country's yearly 12 hours of anarchy, when all crime is legal. This new story follows an unlikely group of five strangers over the course of the night. As they fight to survive a night fraught with impossible decisions, these strangers will find out just how far they will go to protect themselves and, ultimately, each other.

What's New Pussycat? (NR)
Michael is a mademoiselle magnet. His demented psychiatrist and sex-starved friend would kill for this problem, but his would-be fiance might just kill him. Undergoing therapy, Michael tries to reform, but it won't be easy with sex kittens like Ursula Andress, Paula Prentiss, and Capucine on his tail!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

New This Week (10/30/14)

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Begin Again (R)
Gretta and her boyfriend Dave are songwriting partners who go to New York City when Dave lands a major record deal. This excitement affects the couple in unexpected ways, leaving Gretta unsure of her future--until a record label executive stumbles across her performance on an East Village stage.

Chef (R)
When gifted chef Carl Casper suddenly quits his demanding job at a trendy LA restaurant, he's on his own to pick up the pieces of his once promising career. Finding himself in Miami, he decides to team up with his successful ex-wife, best friend, and son to launch a no-frills food truck business. Taking to the road, Carl reignites his passion for the kitchen, and along the way, discovers a renewed zest for life and love.

Cold in July (R)
While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard shoots and kills lowlife burglar Freddy. Richard soon finds himself fearing for his family's safety when Freddy's ex-con father, Ben rolls into town, hell-bent on revenge. Soon Richard's life begins to unravel into a dark underworld of corruption and violence that will pit him against the most unlikely of foes.

Fargo : The Complete First Season (NR)
A new "true crime" story and new characters... all chilled in the trademark dry wit, murderous mayhem, and "Minnesota nice" of the original classic film. Lorne Malvo, a manipulative master criminal changes the life of insurance salesman Lester Nygaard. Gus Grimly and Molly Solverson are the small-town police officers who join forces to uncover Lester's secrets and stop the relentlessly destructive Malvo.

The Grand Seduction (PG-13)
A small fishing village must procure a local doctor to secure a lucrative business contract. When unlikely candidate and big city doctor Paul Lewis lands in their lap for a trial residence, the townsfolk rally together to charm him into staying. As the doctor's time in the village winds to a close, acting mayor Murray French has no choice but to pull out all the stops.

Life of Crime (R)
When a pampered housewife is kidnapped by a pair of blundering ex-cons in an effort to extort money from her sleazy real-estate tycoon husband, the perfect crime becomes the perfect opportunity for the husband to ride off into the sunset with his sexy young mistress... until the housewife decides to even the score.

Live. Die. Repeat./Edge of Tomorrow (PG-13)
An undefeatable alien race has launched a relentless attack on Earth, and Major William Cage finds himself dropped into a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage is thrown into a time loop, forced to live out the same brutal combat over and over. He is able to slowly evolve his skills, and each battle moves him one step closer to defeating the enemy.

Masters of Sex : Season One (NR)
The series chronicles the unusual lives, romance, and pop culture trajectory of Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson and the effect their research had on the family and colleagues around them. Their study ignited a sexual revolution and took them from a teaching hospital in St. Louis to the cover of Time magazine.

Million Dollar Arm (PG)
In a last-ditch effort to save his career, sports agent JB Bernstein dreams up a wild game plan to find Major League Baseball's next great pitcher from a pool of cricket players in India. He soon discovers two young men who can throw a fastball but know nothing about the game of baseball. Or America. It's an incredible and touching journey that will change them all.

A Million Ways to Die in the West (R)
When Albert loses his girlfriend to his moustached nemesis, a mysterious and beautiful woman rides into town and turns his luck around. But when her notorious outlaw husband arrives seeking revenge, Albert must put his newfound courage to the test.

Mom : The Complete First Season (NR)
Newly sober single mom Christy and her formerly estranged mother, Bonnie, share their lives--and their AA meetings--for the first time in ages. Add in Christy's pregnant daughter, Violet, and you've got three generations of moms trying to live under one dysfunctional roof.

Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG)
Mr. Peabody is an inventor, scientist, and genius who just happens to be a dog. With his son Sherman, he will embark on the most extraordinary adventure imaginable as they race against time to repair history and save the future.

Neighbors (R)
A young couple is living the American dream--complete with an adorable baby girl and a beautiful new starter home in the suburbs. They try to play along and make nice when a fraternity moves in next door, but when the frat's parties grow increasingly more epic, both sides of the property line begin to fend for their turf.

Obvious Child (R)
When a Brooklyn comedian gets dumped and fired, she has a one-night stand and ends up pregnant--just in time for the worst/best Valentine's Day of her life.

The Rover (R)
Set in a world ten years after a catastrophic Western economic collapse, The Rover follows a hardened loner as he travels the desolate towns and roads of the outback with a wounded captive in search of the one thing that still matters to him.

Scott and Bailey : Season One & Season Two (NR)
Gripping murder mysteries face Detective Constable Rachel Bailey and her partner Detective Constable Janet Scott. Beyond their defense of the law, these two tough women are battling challenges in their personal lives as well. Bailey is noisy, argumentative, and single, while the more subtle Scott is a wife and mother. Join this witty detective duo as they solve complex crimes while they seek balance in their equally challenging personal lives.

Sex Tape (R)
A married couple still very much in love, but lacking passion, decide to make a video of themselves trying every position in The Joy of Sex in one marathon session. It seems like a great idea until they discover that their video has gone public. In a panic, they begin a wild night of adventure all to reclaim their video, their reputation, their sanity, and, most importantly, their marriage.

Transformers : Age of Extinction (PG-13)
With humanity facing extinction from a terrifying new threat, it's up to Optimus Prime and the Autobots to save the world. But now that our government has turned against them, they'll need a new team of allies, including inventor Cade Yeager and the fearsome Dinobots!

Veep : The Complete First Season & The Complete Second Season (TV-MA)
Former Senator Selina Meyer was a charismatic leader and rising star in her party with her eye on the White House--then she became Vice President.

The Wonder Years : Season One (NR)
Kevin experiences the ups and downs of young love; his school's well-intentioned, though comedic, attempts at classroom sex education; and the incredible social pressures behind an innocent junior high dance.

X-Men Days of Future Past (PG-13)
As armies of murderous Sentinel robots hunt down mutants and humans alike, the unstoppable characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves in an epic struggle to change the past--and save our future.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

New This Week (9/25/14)

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Boardwalk Empire : The Complete Fourth Season (TV-MA)
Atlantic City, February 1924: Picking up 8 months after the events of Season 3, Nucky Thompson is laying low at the end of the Boardwalk after barely surviving an overthrow by gangster Gyp Rosetti. But the calm will be short-lived, as Nucky faces new challenges, including a clash with a violent Harlem power broker, a battle with his brother Eli over Eli college-age son, and the irresistible lure of lucrative--and perilous--opportunities in Florida.

Godzilla (PG-13)
This spectacular adventure pits Godzilla, the world's most famous monster, against malevolent creatures that, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence. 

The Roosevelts : An Intimate History (NR)
Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt are three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics. It is the first time in a major documentary television series that their individual stories have been interwoven into a single narrative. This seven-part, 14 hour film follows the Roosevelts for more than a century, from Theodore's birth in 1858 to Eleanor's death in 1962. Together, these three individuals not only redefined the relationship Americans had with their government and with each other, but also redefined the role of the United States within the wider world. It is also an intimate human story about love, betrayal, family loyalty, personal courage, and the conquest of fear.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

New This Week (9/18/14)

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Captain America : The Winter Soldier (PG-13)
Following the battle of New York, Captain America, is living quietly, trying to adjust to modern life. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague is attacked, he is caught in a web of intrigue that threatens the entire world. Now Captain America, Black Widow, and the Falcon must join forces to overthrow their insidious enemy's most mysterious and powerful "weapon" yet: The Winter Soldier.

DCI Banks : Season Two (NR)
Detective Sergeant Annie Cabbott departs and Banks must learn to work with her replacement--the impossible-to-read Helen Morton--as he attempts to solve a whole new set of shocking cases. 

The Fault In Our Stars (PG-13)
Hazel and Gus share a sarcastic sense of humor, a distaste for the conventional, and ultimately a love that sweeps them on an unforgettable journey. Although the two teens face unlikely challenges, their courage and dedication to each other prove that while life isn't perfect, love can still be extraordinary.

Homeland : The Complete Third Season (NR)
As Carrie and Saul search for the truth behind the bombing of CIA headquarters, lines are blurred between friend and foe and no one can be trusted. While hiding a stunning secret of her own, Carrie helps recruit Brody for a dangerous mission that could offer him a chance at redemption. But when the plan unravels and Brody is targeted deep inside Iran, he must put his life in Carrie's hands, leading to a suspenseful and shocking finale.

A Long Way Down (R)
Four strangers decide to end it all on New Year's Eve. However, when they meet by chance on a London rooftop, they agree to halt their plans for six weeks. Along the way, they discover that even accidental, dysfunctional families make life worth living.

37 Days (NR)
A three-part political thriller, following the catastrophic chain of events which led from the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand on June 28, 1914, to the declaration of war between Britain and Germany 37 days later. This tense and gripping mini-series tracks the unfolding crisis through the eyes of leading politicians and diplomats struggling to prevent the world's first global war. 37 Days unlocks the mystery of the war's origins, overturning assumptions about its inevitability and demonstrating that World War One was neither a chance happening nor a foregone conclusion.