Thursday, January 23, 2014

New This Week (1/23/14)

Blue Jasmine (PG-13)
Jasmine, a former New York socialite is teetering on an emotional tightrope, balancing between her troubled east coast past and a fresh start in San Francisco. Having moved into her sister's humble apartment, Jasmine ricochets between the tumultuous acceptance of her new limitations and the dreams of reclaiming her past life's glamour. Join a powerful cast for an intimate portrayal of the battle between fantasy and reality which rages within us all.

Captain Phillips (PG-13)
Based on a true story from 2009, the film focuses on the Maersk Alabama's commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips and the Somali pirate captain, Muse, who takes him hostage. The two men are set on an unstoppable collision course when Muse and his crew target Phillips' unarmed ship; in the ensuing standoff, both men will find themselves at the mercy of forces beyond their control.

Dexter (NR) 
VPL now has seasons 1-6!
Orphaned at the age of three and harboring a traumatic secret, Dexter was adopted by a Miami police officer who recognized his homicidal tendencies and taught him to channel his gruesome passion for human dissection in a "constructive" way—by killing only heinous criminals who have slipped through the justice system. To satisfy his interest in blood and to facilitate his own crimes, Dexter works as a blood spatter analyst for the Miami Metro Police Department. Although his drive to kill is unflinching, he is able to emulate normal emotions and keep up his appearance as a socially-responsible human being.

In A World... (R)
Carol is an underachieving voice coach living in the shadow of her egotistical father Sam, the undisputed king of the voice-over industry. When Sam kicks her out, Carol lands her first voice-over job with the help of sound engineer Louis. As romantic sparks begin to fly, Carol finds herself facing a momentous decision when continued job offers put her in head to head competition with her dad.

The Spectacular Now (R)
Sutter Keely, a high school kid with effortless charm and the self-proclaimed "life-of-the-party," is having the perfect senior year--until he loses both his girlfriend and his part-time job. But when he meets Aimee, the "nice girl" next door, an unlikely romance begins as Sutter and Aimee struggle to overcome their differences and help each other through the many challenges of growing up.

You're Next (R)
Aubrey and Paul decide to celebrate their wedding anniversary by having a family reunion at their remote weekend estate. But things go awry when their home comes under siege by a mask-wearing team of assailants. The family has no idea who's attacking them, why, or if the attackers are inside or outside the house. All they know for certain is that nobody is safe.

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