Thursday, June 26, 2014

New This Week (6/26/14)

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House of Cards The Complete Second Season (NR)
Francis Underwood and his equally ambitious wife Claire continue their ruthless rise to power. Behind the curtain of power, sex, ambition, love, greed, and corruption in modern Washington D.C., the Underwoods must battle threats past and present to avoid losing everything. As new alliances form and old ones succumb to deception and betrayal, they will stop at nothing to ensure their ascendancy.

The Lego Movie (PG)
Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO mini-figure is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.

New Tricks Season 10 (NR)
The old dogs of the Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad are about to welcome a few new faces. But first, Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman and her loyal team will solve their final cases together, bringing justice to decades-old murders that stumped London's Metropolitan Police. 

Friday, June 20, 2014

New This Week (6/19/14)

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The Americans : The Complete First Season (NR)
Secrets can be deadly in this suspenseful thriller about undercover Russian spies in 1980s Washington D.C. Philip and Elizabeth Jennings seem to be a typical suburban couple, but they're actually lethal KGB agents plotting to bring down America, and when an FBI agent moves in across the street, they become ensnared in a pulse-pounding game of cat and mouse.

Cutie and the Boxer (R)
In New York City in 1969, 19-year-old art student Noriko fell in love with 41-year-old avant-garde artist Ushio Shinohara and put her career on hold to marry and support this rising star of the Manhattan art world. After 40 years, their roles shifted. Now 80 and still struggling, Ushio is consumed with reinforcing his legacy via his "boxing" paintings, while Noriko is now finding her own creative voice through a series of drawings entitled "Cutie And Bullie" that depict their chaotic relationship and her desire to escape her husband's shadow and be respected as an artist in her own right.  

DCI Banks : Season One (NR)
Based on the bestselling Inspector Banks novels by Peter Robinson, DCI Banks follows the tenacious Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks and his headstrong partner Annie Cabbott as they attempt to solve three gruesome crimes. Shocking twists and turns and stunning revelations await the unlikely duo on their path to set things right.

Girl Rising (PG-13)
Travel the globe to meet nine unforgettable girls--striving beyond circumstances, pushing past limits. Their dreams, their voices, their incredible stories are captured in a film about the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to save the world. More than a film, Girl Rising is the heart of a movement that is spreading around the world promoting this powerful truth: Educating girls in the developing world can transform families, communities, entire countries, and break the cycle of poverty in just one generation.

The Grand Budapest Hotel (R)
Recounts the adventures of Gustave H., a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars; and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting; a raging battle for an enormous family fortune; a desperate chase on motorcycles, trains, sleds, and skis; and the sweetest confection of a love affair--all against the backdrop of a suddenly and dramatically changing continent.

Ripper Street : Season Two (NR)
The job of preventing Whitechapel from descending into hell has never been harder for Inspector Reid and his loyal deputies. As the century enters its final decade, society teeters on the brink of moral collapse and nowhere are the bloated British Empire's problems felt more keenly than in its dark heart: the East End of London. The memory of Jack the Ripper may have faded but the Whitechapel streets he walked are more dangerous than ever.

Still Mine (PG-13)
Determined to build a more suitable house for his wife Irene, whose memory is failing, Craig Morrison is met with resistance from an overzealous government inspector. Facing a possible jail sentence, and with Irene becoming increasingly ill, Craig races to finish the house.

True Detective (TV-MA)
In 1995, Detectives Marty Hart and Rust Cohle, patrners in Louisiana's Criminal Investigation Division, are assigned to a macabre murder by a killer with disturbing occult leanings. As they attempt to uncover the secrets of this bizarre crime, their own lives collide and entwine in unexpected, sometimes catastrophic ways. In 2012, when a similar case leads to an investigation of the original '95 murder by two new detectives, Marty and Rust separately tell the story of the investigation, their lives, and how they've affected each other as detectives, friends, and men.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

New This Week (6/12/14)

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Endless Love (PG-13)
When beautiful Jade meets charismatic David, her sheltered world of privilege is turned upside down as the pair's instant desire sparks a reckless summer love affair. While Jade leaves behind her inhibitions and innocence as she falls for David, he works to prove himself worthy of her love. But when David's mysterious past and Jade's overprotective father threaten to tear them apart, their romance will be put to the ultimate test.

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (PG-13)
The origin story of Tom Clancy's most iconic character, CIA recruit Ryan, caught in a dangerous web of intrigue spun between his unsuspecting fiancee, a shadowy government agent, and a ruthless Russian criminal. Ryan must quickly evolve from analyst to full-fledged operative to stop a devastating  terrorist plot against the United States.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

New This Week (6/5/14)

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RoboCop (PG-13)
In the year 2028, greedy conglomerate OmniCorp uses robotic technology to transform critically injured police officer Alex Murphy into the ultimate crime fighter. He's part man, part machine... he's RoboCop! Back on the streets, Murphy is hardwired for law enforcement, but the mind and memories of the human inside long to take over... and the results could be catastrophic.

Son of God (PG-13)
A depiction of the life of Christ, from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion, and the ultimate resurrection. The most important chapter of the Greatest Story Ever Told for a whole new generation of families to enjoy.

True Blood: The Complete Sixth Season (TV-MA)
With the Authority in flames, TruBlood in short supply, and humans in open conflict with vampires, a plethora of new threats and jarring storylines arise for human/faerie hybrid Sookie Stackhouse and her allies in the sixth season. As "Billith" comes to terms with his newfound powers after emerging from a pool of blood at the end of Season 5, Lousiana Governor Truman Burrell declares open season on vampires, replete with anti-vamp weapons and a high-tech internment camp. Meanwhile, Sookie and Jason steel themselves for an encounter with the killer of their parents; the mysterious and ancient Warlow.