Thursday, February 27, 2014

New This Week (2/27/14)

Blue is the Warmest Color (NR)
The colorful, electrifying romance that took the Cannes Film Festival by storm courageously dives into a young woman's experiences of first love and sexual awakening. A highschooler, much to her own surprise, plunges into a thrilling relationship with a female twentysomething art student. (French)

Breaking Bad (NR)
VPL now has all seasons!
Set and produced in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Breaking Bad is the two-year-long story of Walter White, a struggling high school chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer at the beginning of the series. He turns to a life of crime, producing and selling methamphetamine, in order to secure his family's financial future before he dies, teaming with his former student, Jesse Pinkman.

Dallas Buyers Club (R)
Texas cowboy Ron Woodruff sees his free-wheeling life overturned when he's diagnosed HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. Determined to survive, Woodruff decides to take matters in his own hands by tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal. After finding an unlikely ally in Rayon, he establishes a hugely successful "buyers' club" and unites a band of outcasts in a struggle for dignity and acceptance that inspires in ways no one could have imagined.

Rush (R)
During the sexy and glamourous golden age of Formula 1 racing, two drivers emerged as the best: gifted English playboy James Hunt and his methodical, brilliant Austrian opponent, Niki Lauda. As they mercilessly clash on and off the Grand Prix racetrack, the two drivers push themselves to the breaking point of physical and psychological endurance, where there's no shortcut to victory and no margin for error.

Thor: The Dark World (PG-13)
Worlds collide when a powerful ancient enemy threatens to plunge the cosmos into eternal darkness. Now, reunited with Jane Foster, and forced to forge an alliance with his treacherous brother Loki, Thor embarks on a perilous personal quest to save both Earth and Asgard from destruction.

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