Friday, January 23, 2015

New This Week (1/22/15)

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The Americans : The Complete Second Season (NR)
Technological advances have escalated Cold War tensions to an all-time high, and undercover KGB operatives Elizabeth and Philip Jennings face the growing threat of discovery. As their assignments grow more deadly, their family is in more danger, and their loyalties are tested like never before.

Before I Go To Sleep (R)
Christine, a woman who wakes up every day remembering nothing, due to a mysterious accident in her past, tries to piece together her former life. She uncovers terrifying secrets that leave her with no one she can trust, including her doctor, and even her husband.

Boyhood (R)
Writer/director Richard Linklater follows the same actors over 12 years to tell a coming-of-age story like none other in film history--one boy's epic journey to adulthood.

Calvary (R)
Father James is a good priest who feels sinister forces closing in after being threatened by a mysterious parishoner. As he continues to comfort the troubled members of his community--including his own fragile daughter--Father James begins to wonder if he will have the courage to face his own personal Calvary.

Gone Girl (R)
On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports that his beautiful wife, Amy, has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick's portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

The Two Faces of January (PG-13)
Chester MacFarland and his alluring wife Collette befriend a young guide during a European trip. Their friendship quickly takes a dangerous turn when it morphs into a love triangle rife with envy, obsession, and murder.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

New This Week (1/14/15)

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Bates Motel : Season One (NR)
After finding his father dead, teenager Norman Bates and his mother, Norma, purchase a motel and move to White Pine Bay in search of a new life, but they soon discover this idyllic seaside town hides some deadly secrets. Unable to trust anyone but each other, the two indulge in a deeply twisted relationship that raises the question: does mother really know best?

Bates Motel : Season Two (NR)
In the aftermath of Miss Watson's murder, Norman's innocence is buried under blackouts, suspicious characters, and his strange behavior. Meanwhile, Norma faces dark truths of her own when family secrets begin to unravel and looming threats from local villains jeopardize Norma's stab at happiness. No matter where you turn--there's no escaping what bubbles beneath the surface in White Pine Bay.

The Equalizer (R)
McCall has put his mysterious past behind him and is dedicated to living a new, quiet life. But when he meets a young girl under the control of Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened.

God's Not Dead (PG)
When an atheist Philosophy professor plans to forego "dusty arguments" in his class, he insists the new students declare that "God is dead." Unable to do this, Josh is challenged to defend his faith and prove to the class that God's Not Dead. Against all odds, Josh stands up for his faith and takes on the challenge.

Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13)
The Marvel Cinematic Universe expands into the cosmos when brash space adventurer Peter Quill steals a coveted orb and becomes the object of a relentless bounty hunt. To evade his enemies, Quill forges an uneasy truce with Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon; Groot, a tree-like humanoid; the deadly assassin Gamora; and the revenge-driven Drax. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb, he must rally his ragtag band of misfits for a desperate battle that will decide the fate of the galaxy.

Moms' Night Out (PG)
All Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and conversation... a long-needed moms' night out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation, and food not served in a paper bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for three hours--what could go wrong?

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

New DVDs - December 2014

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Boardwalk Empire : The Complete Fifth Season (TV-MA)
The final season takes place in 1931, a full six years after the end of Season 4. In stark contrast with the Roaring '20s, the country is in the throes of the Great Depression, and with the end of Prohibition in sight, Nucky is looking to legitimize himself by forging alliances with liquor producers.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (PG-13)
It is 2026, and humanity has been pushed to near extinction by a deadly virus. When a group of survivors desperate to find a new source of power travels into the woods near San Francisco, they discover a highly evolved community of intelligent apes led by Caesar. The two species form a fragile peace agreement but dissention grows and the groups find themselves hurtling toward an all-out war.

Dinosaur 13 (Unrated)
When paleontologist Peter Larson and his team from the Black Hills Institute made the world's greatest dinosaur discovery in 1990, they knew it was the find of a lifetime--the largest, most complete T. Rex ever found. But during a ten-year battle with the U.S. government, powerful museums, Native American tribes, and competing paleontologists, they found themselves not only fighting for keep their dinosaur, but fighting for their freedom as well.

The Good Lie (PG-13)
In 1983, orphans of the civil war in Sudan, known as The Lost Boys, traveled nearly a thousand miles on foot, enduring unspeakable circumstances in search of refuge. Over a decade later, a humanitarian effort would bring thousands of these survivors to America. This true-to-life tale follows four friends from their devastated homeland to the foreign world that is modern America and the people who help empower them to begin again.

Justified : The Complete Fifth Season (NR)
U.S. Marshal Raylan givens harbors a secret that could threaten his career and put the rest of the Marshals in jeopardy. The brutal and volatile Crowe family re-emerges in Harlan County to cash in on their ongoing schemes--this time, not allowing anyone to stand in their way. And as Boyd Crowder desperately tries to protect his imprisoned fiancee Ava and gain control of the heroin market in Harlan, the result is a web of criminal conspiracies that will lead to an electrifying conclusion.

Mad Men : The Final Season : Part 1 (NR)
Set in the captivating world of the 1960s New York, Mad Men continues to follow iconic ad man Don Draper, his colleagues, and his family.

The Maze Runner (PG-13)
Thomas wakes up trapped in a massive, ever-changing maze with a group of boys who have no memory of the outside world. Facing dangerous obstacles at every turn--especially the deadly Grievers that roam the concrete corridors at night--Thomas and the others must race to piece together clues in order to discover their true purpose... and find a way out before it's too late!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (PG-13)
When New York City is in trouble, it's up to these four ninja-fighting, pizza-loving brothers to save it. Aided by determined reporter April O'Neil and their wise master Splinter, these unlikely heroes must face their ultimate nemesis--the evil Shredder.

True Blood : The Complete Seventh Season (TV-MA)
In this final season, an initial battle between raging Hep-Vamps and their Bon Temps prey sets the stage for a season-long series of hair-raising denouements for Sookie, Bill, Eric, Jason, Sam, Alcide, Tara and their human/vampire allies and adversaries. In the end, some of True Blood's most beloved figures will meet cruel fates, while others will cheat death (true and otherwise) to forge happily-ever-after relationships that will leave fans surprised and, ultimately, satisfied.