Thursday, August 21, 2014

New This Week (8/21/14)

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (PG-13)
It's great to be Spider-Man. For Peter Parker, there's no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero and spending time with Gwen. But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. 

Dalziel & Pascoe : Season 10 (NR)
Politically incorrect Superintendent Andy Dalziel and his well-mannered partner, Inspector Peter Pascoe, swallow their amusing differences to tackle five gripping murder cases that will keep you guessing from Yorkshire to Amsterdam.

Finding Vivian Maier (NR) 
One of the 20th century's greatest street photographers, Vivian Maier was a mysterious nanny who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that went unseen during her lifetime. Since buying her work by chance at auction, amateur historian John Maloof has crusaded to put this prolific photographer in the history books. 

Heaven is for Real (PG)
The true story of Todd Burpo, a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. His son, Colton, claims to have visited Heaven during a near death experience. Colton shares the details of his journey and about things that happened before his birth... things he couldn't possibly know.

Locke (R)
Ivan Locke is a successful businessman dedicated to his loving wife and children. But tonight, everything will change, as a series of phone calls triggers a shocking chain of events--and unravels Ivan's seemingly perfect life over the course of a single, unforgettably intense car ride.

Muppets Most Wanted (PG)
The entire Muppets gang heads out for a world tour, but find themselves entangled in an international crime caper. Now Kermit is behind bars and the World's Number One Criminal Constantine has taken his place. As Constantine plots the robbery of the century, they are pursued by Sam Eagle and Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon.

The Quiet Ones (PG-13)
When a crazed university professor and his team of students set out to cure a disturbed patient, the unthinkable happens. Trusting in their leader and his motives, Brian and his fellow students find themselves far from help... and all too close to a sinister force they never suspected.

The Railway Man (R)
Eric Lomax, a British Army officer who is captured by the Japanese during WWII and sent to a POW camp, is tormented and forced to work on the Thai-Burma Railway. Decades later, still suffering the trauma of his wartime experiences, Lomax discovers that the person responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him.

Tim's Vermeer (PG-13)
Tim Jenison, a Texas-based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries: How did Dutch master Johannes Vermeer manage to paint so realistically before the invention of photography? Spanning a decade, Jenison's adventure takes him to Holland, on a pilgrimage to meet artist David Hockney. The epic research project Jenison embarks on is as extraordinary as what he discovers.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

New This Week (8/14/14)

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Road to Paloma (R)
Wolf, a Native American on the run after avenging his mother's murder, flees across the desolate American West on his motorcycle discovering that justice has a cost. Wolf's search for redemption will reveal secrets and take him on a journey where the roads have some very unexpected turns.

Walking Dead : The Complete First, Second, & Third Seasons (NR)
VPL now has the first three seasons of the popular AMC survival adventure series based on the graphic novel series by Robert Kirkman.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

New This Week (8/7/14)

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Bad Words (R)
Guy Trilby, a 40-year-old who finds a loophole in the rules of The Golden Quill national spelling bee, decides to cause trouble by hijacking the competition. As a reporter attempts to discover his true motivation, Guy finds himself forging and unlikely alliance with a competitor: awkward 10-year-old Chaitanya, who is completely unfazed by Guy's take-no-prisoners approach to life.

Divergent (PG-13)
Society has been divided into five distinct factions. Not fitting into any faction, Tris is Divergent, and that makes her dangerous. Targeted by a faction leader determined to eliminate all Divergents, Tris turns to one person she can trust: Four, an instructor for the militant Dauntless faction, and a man full of dark secrets. Together, Tris and Four uncover a mind-bending conspiracy that will put their courage to the ultimate test... and forever link their destinies.

Monday, August 4, 2014

New This Week (7/31/14)

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Midsomer Murders Set 24 (NR)
The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries. 
Written in the Stars -- The death of an amateur astronomer during a total eclipse of the sun shines light into some dark corners of the star-gazing community in Midsomer Station.
The Sicilian Defence -- Star-crossed lovers and championship chess intersect as the detectives search for a killer who leaves a chess notation at the scene of the crime.
Schooled in Murder -- A series of gruesome murders appears to be related to secret plans to modernize the dairy that produces the famous Midsomer Blue.

Noah (PG-13)
A man is chosen by his world's creator to undertake a momentous mission before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the world.

The Other Woman (PG-13)
New York attorney Carly Whitten is nobody's fool. So when she accidentally discovers that her too-good-to-be-true boyfriend Mark is married, she's less than thrilled. Not only that, she and Mark's wife Kate learn about yet another mistress! Before long, however, the betrayed beauties become unlikely pals who decide to teach their three-timing man a lesson. The more the trio learns about Mark, the worse he seems, and the more fun they have without him!