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.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

New This Week (9/11/14)

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The Cold Lands (NR)
When his fiercely self-reliant mother dies unexpectedly, eleven-year-old Atticus is wary of the authorities and flees deep into the forests of his Catskills home. His sheltered, off-the-grid childhood is over, and a new life on the move has begun. As Atticus wanders the woods in a daze, relying on whatever food and shelter he can find, the line between reality and fantasy begins to blur. 

Mr. Selfridge (NR)
The story of American entrepreneur Harry Gordon Selfridge, the colorful and visionary founder of Selfridge's, London's lavish department store. Pioneering and reckless, Selfridge created a theater of retail for early 1900s Londoners where any topic or trend that was new, exciting, entertaining--or sometimes just eccentric--was showcased. 

Mr. Selfridge : Season Two (NR)
Five years after Selfridge's first opens its doors, Europe is on the brink of war and London is enjoying one last defiant period of decadence. Having rocked the retail world with his pioneering new store, Harry Selfridge now has his sights set on rebuilding his family life. His desperate attempts to win back estranged wife Rose are hindered by her friendship with Delphine Day, the extravagant owner of a fashionable nightclub. 

The Normal Heart (TV-MA)
An unflinching look at the nation's sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the burgeoning epidemic to a city and nation in denial at the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s.

Rosemary's Baby (NR)
A young married couple moves to Paris with hopes of leaving their past behind. After a series of unfortunate events, Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse are presented with an offer they can't refuse--an apartment at the most prestigious address in the city. They soon realize it comes with a haunted past, and an immeasurable price.

The Walking Dead : The Complete Fourth Season (NR)
Rick and the group of survivors foster a thriving community in the safe haven of the prison. This is short-lived as the group loses everything, their home, family, and friends to the threat of the walkers, outside threats and the hidden dangers brewing inside the fences. The group of survivors are broken apart and sent on divergent paths, unsure of everyone else's fate as they are exposed to new dangers, new enemies, and heartbreaking choices.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

New This Week (9/4/14)

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Blended (PG-13)
After a disastrous first date, single parents Lauren and Jim agree on only one thing: They never want to see each other again. But when they each separately sign up for a fabulous family vacation with their kids, they are all stuck sharing a suite at a luxurious African safari resort for a week.

A Haunted House 2 (R)
Malcolm is exorcising the demons of his ex and starting fresh with his new girlfriend and her two children. But after moving into their dream home, he's once again plagued by bizarre paranormal events.