Friday, December 18, 2015

New This Week (12/17/15)

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Amy (R)
The spellbinding, much anticipated documentary about one of the most legendary singers of our time, Amy Winehouse. Intimate, shocking, brilliant.

Ant-Man (PG-13)
Armed with the amazing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must channel his inner hero and help his new mentor Dr. Hank Pym protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of ruthless villains.

Cooties (R)
Teachers have the worst Monday ever when their students are turned into little killer savages in this horror-comedy with unexpected laughs and unapologetic thrills.

Fear The Walking Dead : The Complete First Season (NR) 
In a city where people come to escape, shield secrets, and bury their pasts, a mysterious outbreak threatens to disrupt what little stability a high school guidance counselor and English teacher have managed to assemble. The everyday pressure of blending two families while dealing with resentful, escapist, and strung out children takes a back seat when society begins to break down.

Mission Impossible : Rogue Nation (PG-13)
With their elite organization shut down by the CIA, agent Ethan Hunt and his team must race against time to stop The Syndicate, a deadly network of rogue operatives turned traitors. To stop this global threat, Ethan must join forces with an elusive, disavowed agent whose loyalty is suspect as he faces his most impossible mission ever.

Mississippi Grind (R)
Down-on-his-luck gambler Gerry and his hot-streak buddy Curtis hit the road for New Orleans, hunting a big payday. On riverboats and racetracks they chase women and thrills--before risking it all in the wager of their lives.

Trainwreck (R)
Since she was a little girl, Amy has been taught that monogamy isn't realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo, enjoying an uninhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment. But when she finds herself starting to fall for the subject of a new article she's writing, Amy starts to wonder if other grown-ups, including this guy who really seems to like her, might be onto something.

Friday, December 4, 2015

New This Week (11/26/15 & 12/3/15)

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American Ultra (R)
Mike shares a small-town life with his girlfriend Phoebe, but Mike's sleepy world goes wild after he discovers that he's actually a CIA sleeper agent with lethal fighting skills--and the target of government hitmen.

Best Of Enemies (R)
Dead last in the ratings, ABC hires two towering public intellectuals to debate each other during the Democratic and Republican national conventions. Live and unscripted, armed with deep-seated distrust and enmity, they kept viewers riveted. Ratings for ABC News skyrocketed, and a new era in public discourse was born.

Better Call Saul : Season One (NR)
Before Saul Goodman met Walter White, he was struggling attorney Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk). In this prequel to the Emmy-winning series Breaking Bad, Jimmy teams up with Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks) and begins his transformation from optimistic underdog into Albuquerque’s most notorious legal legend. Michael McKean stars as Jimmy’s brilliant, uncompromising brother, Chuck.

The Great Fire (NR)
Shortly after midnight on Sunday, September 2, 1666, a fire started in a London bakery on Pudding Lane. This inferno burned its way into history as The Great Fire of London, raging for four days and bringing the capital city to its knees.

Gringo Trails (NR)
Are tourists destroying the planet or saving it? How do travelers change the remote places they visit, and how are they changed?

Matt Shepard Is A Friend Of Mine (NR)
A powerful feature documentary about Matthew Shepard, the gay young man who was tortured and murdered in one of the most notorious hate crimes in U.S. history. Directed by a close friend of Shepard's, the film revisits the shocking case with never-before-seen photos, rare video footage, and new revelations about Shepard's all-too-brief life.

Ricky And The Flash (PG-13)
In an original and electrifying film loaded with live musical performances, Ricki Rendazzo is a guitar heroine who made a world of mistakes as she followed her dreams of rock-and-roll stardom. Returning home, Ricki gets a shot at redemption and a chance to make things right as she faces the music with her family.

Scott And Bailey : Season Three (NR)
Just as their love lives fall apart, the duo must face the toughest case of their careers. What to make of a decapitated elderly woman, her emaciated husband and their troubled daughter, who turns up on Janet s doorstep with information too hot to handle?

Sharknado 3 (NR)
When a mass of Sharknadoes threatens America's East Coast, chainsaw-wielding hero Fin must again risk his life to save his children on spring break. But as he fights his way south, the sharknadoes merge and grow bigger than ever before.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

New This Week (11/19/15)

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Jurassic World (PG-13)
The Jurassic World theme park lets guests experience the thrill of witnessing actual dinosaurs, but something ferocious lurks behind the park's attractions--a genetically modified dinosaur with savage capabilities. When the massive creature escapes, chaos erupts across the island.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E (PG-13)
Set at the height of the Cold War in the early 1960s, two agents are forced to put aside longstanding hostilities and team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology.

Meru (R)
Meru has long defeated the world's best climbers, earning it the reputation as one of the most complicated and coveted climbs in the Himalayas. When alpinists embark on an expedition to tackle the Shark's Fin for the first time, they confront nature's harshest elements and traverse the sharp edge between life and death in an attempt to achieve the impossible.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

New This Week (11/12/15)

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Dope (R)
Malcolm is a geek into old-school rap who finds himself in the middle of an adventure involving shady drug dealers, offbeat weirdos, and a backpack that can make or break his chance of getting into Harvard.

The End Of The Tour (R)
A warm, winning road-trip movie that follows journalist David Lipsky as he interviews legendary author David Foster Wallace, The End Of The Tour explores friendship, fame, and creative rivalry through two people on a journey that is as enjoyable as it is unforgettable.

The Gift (R)
Simon and Robyn are a young married couple whose life is going as planned until a chance run-in with Simon's high school acquaintance sends their world into a tailspin. At first Simon doesn't recognize Gordo, but after a series of uninvited encounters and mysterious gifts prove troubling, a horrifying secret from the past is uncovered after more than 20 years.

Mr. Holmes (PG)
For thirty years, Sherlock Holmes has been haunted by his final case, one that remains unsolved. Now, spurred by a mysterious trip to Japan, Holmes quietly slips out of retirement to confront the ghosts of his past--and a spellbinding mystery that will take all of his deductive powers to solve.

Pixels (PG-13)
When aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games like PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Centipede, and Space Invaders as models for their various assaults. President Will Cooper has to call on his childhood best friend, ’80s video game champion Sam Brenner to lead a team of old-school arcaders to defeat the aliens and save the planet.

Self/Less (PG-13)
In this provocative psychological science fiction thriller, an extremely wealthy man undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man. But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body's origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause.

Terminator : Genisys (PG-13)
New mission, new threat, new fate. In the war of man against machine, Kyle Reese is sent back to 1984 by resistance leader John Connor to protect his young mother, Sarah Connor. However, this time unexpected events have altered the past and threaten the future for all mankind. Now Reese must join forces with Sarah and her "Guardian" to save the world.

Vacation (R)
The next generation of Griswolds is at it again--and on the road for another ill-fated adventure. Following in his father's footsteps and hoping for some much-needed family bonding, a grown-up Rusty Griswold surprises his wife, Debbie, and their two sons with a cross-country trip back to America's "favorite family fun park," Walley World.

Friday, November 6, 2015

New This Week (10/21&28/15)

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American Heist (R)
James owes his life to his older brother Frankie after taking the rap for a crime they committed together. Now, Frankie is released and back on the street with no money and no place to go. He turns to his underworld connections and convinces James to join him in hopes that one last job will be the solution to change both their lives.

Bates Motel : Season Three (NR)
Norma is forced to face the truth about Norman for the first time and turns for support to the other man in her life, Norman's half-brother, Dylan. This relationship triggers Norman's jealousy and a new kind of love triangle erupts between Norma and her two sons.

Bessie (TV-MA)
Bessie focuses on the transformation of a struggling young singer into the "Empress of the Blues," one of the most successful and influential recording artists of the 1920s. Capturing Bessie Smith's professional and personal highs and lows, the film paints a portrait of a tenacious spirit who, despite her demons, became a legend.

Cop Car (R)
A pair of ten-year-olds find an abandoned cop car in a field. When they take it for a joyride, it seems like they could kill themselves at any moment. But things only get worse when the small town sheriff goes looking for his missing car. The kids find themselves in the center of a deadly game of cat and mouse they don't understand and the only way out is to go as fast as their cop car can take them.

CSI : Crime Scene Investigation : The Final Season (NR)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation returns to the scene of the crime for its fifteenth and final season. From a lethal chemistry classroom to a fatal medical marijuana clinic to a deadly memorabilia convention, the evidence leads to Sin City's most twisted corners. Whatever the case, lead investigator D.B. Russell knows he can rely on the brilliance of veteran investigators. Yet the final challenge is darkest for the elite team of experts, when a serial killer stalks Las Vegas and his traps threaten to ensnare one of CSI's own.

The D Train (R)
All his life, Dan Landsman has never been the cool guy. He hopes to change everything by befriending former high school hero Oliver Lawless and convincing him to show up at their class reunion. However, Dan's plan backfires as the unpredictable Oliver proceeds to take over his home, career, and entire life.

Dior And I (R)
A behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons' highly anticipated first Haute Couture collection as Christian Dior's new Artistic Director, beautifully melding the everyday, pressure-filled components of fashion, with an elegant reverence for the history of Dior.

Face Of An Angel (NR)

Based on true events of the controversial case of an American student accused of murder in Italy, journalist Simone Ford and a filmmaker Thomas Lang lose themselves in a notorious murder case they are covering. Caught up in the city's seedy underbelly and the media frenzy surrounding the horrific murder, Thomas begins to question the motives of the people around him as the mystery proves greater than he imagined.

Glen Campbell : I'll Be Me (PG)
Recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, Glen Campbell was told to hang up his guitar and prepare for the inevitable. Instead, Glen and his wife went public with his diagnosis and announced that he and his family would set out on a "Goodbye Tour." The film documents this amazing journey as he and his family attempt to navigate the wildly unpredictable nature of Glen's progressing disease using love, laughter, and music as their medicine of choice.

Modern Family : The Complete Sixth Season (NR)
The honeymoon is over, but the laughs continue as freshly hitched Cam and Mitch acclimate to the realities of wedded bliss, Phil and Claire find their marriage stressed by annoying neighbors, Thanksgiving dinner gone awry and Claire's online snooping. Meanwhile, a spy-camera drone wreaks havoc in Jay and Gloria's backyard and a close call on the highway leans to amusing changes in various members of the Pritchett-Dunphy clan.

Outlander : Season One, Volume Two (NR)
As the season continues, Claire and Jamie's relationship is tested and Claire must reconcile her modern mindset with this 18th Century world. Ruthless Redcoats, volatile clan politics, and a brutal witch trial force Jamie and Claire to escape to a new home. Just when their life as a married couple begins to take shape, Jamie is once again drawn into Captain Randall's darkness. Ultimately, Claire discovers there is a fate worse than death as she struggles to save Jamie's heart, as well as his soul.

The Overnight (R)
Alex, Emily, and their son, RJ, have recently moved to Los Angeles's Eastside from Seattle. Feeling lost in a new city, they are desperate to find their first new friends. After a chance meeting with Kurt at the neighborhood park, they gladly agree to join him and his wife Charlotte for family pizza night at their home. But as the night goes on and the kids go to bed, the family "playdate" becomes increasingly more revealing and bizarre as the couples begin to open up.

Paper Towns (PG-13)
Ever since they were children, Quentin has been in love with his enigmatic neighbor Margo. So when Margo recruits Quentin for a prank-filled night of adventure, Quentin leaps at the opportunity. But the next day, Margo suddenly disappears, leaving behind cryptic clues for Quentin to decipher. When he goes on an epic road trip to find her, Quentin ultimately learns the true meaning of love and friendship.

Pitch Perfect 2 (PG-13)
Beca, Fat Amy, and the Barden Bellas are back to pitch slap the world. After a scandal threatens to derail their last year at Barden, the three-time defending champs worry that they've lost their harmony for good. With one chance left at redeeming their legacy, they must face off against the toughest competition on the planet: German supergroup Das Sound Machine and fight for their right to win at the World Championships of A Cappella. It will take the power of sisterhood to find their voice and see what it takes to be the world's top pitches.

Silicon Valley : The Complete First Season (TV-MA)
Set in the high-tech gold rush of modern Silicon Valley, the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success.

Testament Of Youth (PG-13)
Based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman's point of view, it is a searing journey from youthful hopes and dreams to the edge of despair and back again.

Vikings : The Complete Third Season (NR)
The gripping family saga of Ragnar, Rollo, Lagertha, and Bjorn continues as loyalties are questioned and bonds of blood are tested. Now king of his people, Ragnar remains a restless wanderer, leading his band of Norse warriors on epic adventures from the shores of Essex to the mythical city of Paris. But stunning betrayals and hidden dangers will test Ragnar's courage and strength like never before.

The Wolfpack (R)
A coming of age story following the six Angulo brothers who have spent their entire lives locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. All they know of the outside world is gleaned from the films which they watch obsessively and recreate meticulously, using elaborate homemade props and costumes. For years this has served as a productive way to stave off loneliness--but when one of the brothers escapes, everything changes.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

New This Week (10/15/15)

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Avengers : Age Of Ultron (PG-13)
Good intentions wreak havoc when Tony Stark unwittingly creates Ultron, a terrifying A.I. monster who vows to achieve "world peace" via mass extinction. Now, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and The Hulk--alongside Black Widow, Hawkeye, and Nick Fury--must reassemble to defeat Ultron and save mankind... if they can! 

Boulevard (R)
Nolan is a married but closeted 60 year-old bank employee whose spontaneous turn down an unknown street upends his monotonous life and crumbling marriage. After forming an uncommon friendship with a young, charismatic hustler, Nolan must confront the secrets he has kept. 

Furious 7 (PG-13)
Targeted by a cold-blooded black-ops assassin with a score to settle, their only hope is to get behind the wheel again and secure an ingenious prototype tracking device. Facing their greatest threat yet in places as far away as Abu Dhabi and as familiar as the Los Angeles streets they call home, the crew must come together once again as a team, and as a family, to protect their own.

The Gallows (R)
In 1993, an accident results in the death of an actor during a high school play. Twenty years later, a theater group at the same school resurrects the production to mark the tragedy. In an attempt to sabotage the play, three students break into the school at night, only to discover that the horrors of the past don't always stay buried.

Happy Valley (NR)
Though crime is nothing new in Yorkshire, Catherine finds her world turned upside down when the man she blames for her daughter's death--Tommy--is released from prison. Meanwhile, a desperate father arranges a kidnapping with a local drug lord to receive his wealthy boss' ransom money. The plan spirals out of control, however, when Tommy becomes involved with the deal and takes things too far.

I'll See You In My Dreams (PG-13)
Carol finds the everyday activities that have given her life structure--her regular bridge game, gardening, a glass of wine or two--have lost their luster. With the help of her three quirky girlfriends, Carol decides to seek out new experiences and find love in places she never expected. 

Insidious : Chapter 3 (PG-13)

Go back to the beginning... in this chilling prequel that takes place before the unforgettable haunting of the Lambert family. When paranormal investigators Tucker and Specs team up with psychic Elise to help a teenage girl contact her late mother, Elise is forced to venture back into The Further where she finds a ruthless supernatural entity craving the souls of the living.

Magic Mike XXL (R)
Three years after he bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, Mike finds the remaining Kings of Tampa likewise ready to throw in the towel. But they want to do it their way: burning down the house in one last blowout performance in Myrtle Beach, and with Magic Mike, the legendary headliner, sharing the spotlight with them. 

Me, Earl, And The Dying Girl (PG-13)
Greg Gaines is a quirky teenager trying to coast through high school while making hilariously mediocre film parodies with his "co-worker" Earl. But when he is forced to spend time with a terminally ill classmate at the request of his meddling mother, Greg embarks on his most ambitious project yet: to let his guard down and connect with those around him in ways he never imagined.

Poltergeist (PG-13)
After the Bowen family moves into a seemingly perfect suburban home, sinister spirits begin to haunt them. And when the terrifying apparitions abduct Maddy, their youngest daughter, the Bowens must find a way to rescue her--or they'll lose her forever. 

Predestination (R)
Based on the short story "All You Zombies" by Robert A. Heinlein, Predestination chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to ensure the continuation of his law enforcement career. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must recruit his younger self while pursuing the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time.

San Andreas (PG-13)
After the infamous San Andreas Fault gives, triggering a magnitude 9-plus earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter. 

Spy (R)
Deskbound CIA analyst Susan Cooper is about the become the world's newest--and unlikeliest--secret weapon. When her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised, Susan volunteers to go deep undercover and bring down a deadly arms dealer.

Tomorrowland (PG)
Disney invites you to an incredible world of epic imagination where anything is possible. Join former boy genius Frank, optimistic, science-minded teen Casey, mysterious Athena, and the brilliant David Nix in a world of pure Disney imagination, where, if you can dream it, you can do it.

Unfriended (R)
Unfriended unfolds over a teenager's computer screen as she and her friends are stalked by an unseen figure who seeks vengeance for a shaming video that led a vicious bully to kill herself. On the anniversary of the shocking suicide, the very same friends who thought there would be no consequences to their actions will find out just how deadly wrong they are.