Thursday, March 19, 2015

New This Week (3/19/15)

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The Alps From Above : A Symphony Of Summits (NR)
The Cineflex-camera, developed by U.S. Secret Services, brings razor sharp aerial close-ups and breathtaking panoramic images to life. Filmed exclusively with aerial shots, this is a unique cinematic expedition from the peaks of Mont Blanc to the Dolomites and traces the history and geography of the Alps.

Birdman (R)
When a has-been movie superhero risks everything for Broadway, he faces harsh critics, a deranged alter ego, his estranged daughter, and a difficult stage star.

Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 (TV-14)
After serving their country overseas, many veterans in their darkest moments turn to the unique services of the Veterans Crisis Line to help with traumas like post-traumatic stress, depression, homelessness, and drug dependence. This documentary is an intimate look at the vital work of several responders who provide life-saving information through the 24-hour Veterans Crisis Line.

The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby (R)
Once happily married, Conor and Eleanor suddenly find themselves as strangers longing to understand each other in the wake of a tragedy. They try to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone.

Elsa & Fred (PG-13)
After losing his wife, Fred feels disturbed, confused, and alone, so his daughter helps him move into a small apartment where he meets Elsa. From that moment on, everything changes. Elsa bursts into Fred's life like a whirlwind, determined to teach him that the time he has left to live--be it more or less--is precious and that he should enjoy it as he pleases.

First Air War (NR)
NOVA takes viewers inside The Vintage Aviator, a team of New Zealand-based aviation buffs dedicated to bringing back classic World War I fighters. NOVA joins the team as they discover the secrets of some of aviation's early flying machines, and explores how their impact played a key role in World War I.

Grimm : Season One (NR)
Portland homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt discovers he is descended from a long line of "Grimms," who are charged with keeping balance between humanity and the creatures of myth. With newly awoken abilities to detect the evil lurking among us, Nick struggles to keep his old life separate and safe as he becomes ever more entrenched in the ancient rivalries of the Grimm world.

Grimm : Season Two (NR)
Now fully embracing his identity as a Grimm, Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt tackles even more gruesome and bizarre crimes linked to creatures of lore. With the help of his partner Hank and Wesen confidants Monroe and Rosalee, Nick must face an ancient royal bloodline linked to the mysterious Captain Renard, all while fighting to keep from losing the love of his life forever.

The Hunger Games : Mockingjay Part 1 (PG-13)
Katniss Everdeen awakens from the cruel and haunting Quarter Quell deep inside the catacombs of District 13. Katniss agrees to be the Mockingjay, the symbolic leader of the rebellion. Still uncertain as to whom she can trust, Katniss must help 13 rise from the shadows, all the while knowing that President Snow has focused his hatred into a personal vendetta against her--and her loved ones.

Ida (PG-13)
Poland, 1962. On the eve of her vows, novice Anna meets her estranged aunt Wanda, who reveals Anna is Jewish and her real name is Ida. Tasked with this new identity, Ida and Wanda embark on a revelatory journey to their old family home to discover the fate of Ida's birth parents and unearth dark secrets dating back to the Nazi occupation.

Magic In The Moonlight (PG-13)
Acclaimed magician Stanley Crawford dazzles his audiences with feats of supernatural amazement. But when it comes to the inexplicable, Stanley is a dedicated skeptic. Enter Sophie Baker, psychic, soothsayer, and stunning seductress. As Stanley and Sophie embark on misadventures up and down the French Riviera, will they discover proof of a world beyond laws of physics or have they fallen under the sway of a more earthly chemistry?

Midsomer Murders : Set 25 (NR)
The Christmas Haunting -- New detective Charlie Nelson helps Barnaby investigate a stabbing at a haunted house.
Let Us Prey -- A series of murders mimics scenes on a medieval fresco in Midsomer St. Claire.
Wild Harvest -- The death of a wealthy farmer leads the detectives to rotten dealings at a celebrity chef's restaurant.
The Flying Club -- After a man falls out of a plane, Barnaby and Nelson scrutinize the turbulent relationships at an airfield.
The Killings of Copenhagen -- When a Midsomer businessman is poisoned on a trip abroad, Barnaby assists the Danish police with their inquiry.

Night At The Museum : Secret Of The Tomb (PG)
Larry Daley and his heroic friends embark on their greatest adventure yet as they travel to London in order to save the magic that brings the museum exhibits to life.

St. Vincent (PG-13)
Maggie moves into a new home in Brooklyn with her son, Oliver. Forced to work long hours, she leaves Oliver with their new neighbor, Vincent, a retired curmudgeon. Vincent brings Oliver along on all the stops that make up his daily routine. Vincent helps Oliver grow to become a man, while Oliver begins to see in Vincent something that no one else is able to: a misunderstood man with a good heart.

This Is Where I Leave You (R)
When their father passes away, four grown siblings bruised and banged up by their respective adult lives are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof.

Understanding Art : Baroque & Rococo (NR)
Art critic Waldemar Januszczak follows the trajectory of baroque from its beginnings as a Vatican-sanctioned religious art style to its ascendance as the first global art movement. He also pulls back the gilded facade of rococo to reveal the deep imprint it left on politics, culture, religion, and even America's Declaration of Independence.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

New This Week (3/12/15)

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Game of Thrones : The Complete Fourth Season (TV-MA)
The Lannisters' control of the Iron Throne remains intact while Stannis Baratheon continues to rebuild his army. Oberyn Martell arrives at King's Landing. At the Wall, the Night's Watch is up against Mance Rayder's army of wildlings. Daenerys Targaryen is poised to "liberate" Meereen, so she can reclaim the Iron Throne.

Longmire : The Complete Third Season (NR)
Sheriff Walt Longmire is reeling from a series of devastating traumas. Henry is going to prison on murder charges. Branch has been shot. Vic may not have shaken off a stalker from her past. Absaroka County's dark secrets run deeper than Walt imagined.

Open Seasame (NR)
Seeds provide the basis for everything from fabric, to food to fuels. Seeds are as essential to life as the air we breathe or water we drink...but given far less attention. Over the past one hundred years seeds have shifted from being common heritage to sovereign property.

Outlander : Season One Volume One (NR)
A British combat nurse is reunited with her husband after World War II. While on their second honeymoon, she is suddenly hurled back in time. Accused of being a spy, she is forced to marry an outlawed Highlander. She finds herself falling in love and torn by her loyalties to two men in vastly different times, all of which may threaten her life and shatter her heart.

The Whale (NR)
On November 20, 1820, in the Southeast Pacific, an enormous 85-foot sperm whale rammed and sand Nantucket whale ship The Essex and set its crew adrift more than a thousand miles from land. Only eight members of the young crew survived starvation, thirst, and exposure, rescued at last by British whale ships three months later.

Friday, March 6, 2015

New This Week (3/5/15)

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Big Hero 6 (PG)
Baymax is a lovable personal companion robot, who forms a special bond with robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada. After a devastating turn of events, Hiro turns to Baymax and his diverse group of friends--adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon, and fanboy Fred--who transform into a band of unlikely heroes.

The Captive (R)
Matthew must live through a parent's worse nightmare when his young daughter, Cassandra, vanishes without a trace. Years later, when detectives Nicole and Jeffrey discover recent images of Cassandra online, Matthew puts everything on the line to get his daughter back.

The Interview (R)
Dave Skylark and his producer Aaron Rapaport run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show 'Skylark Tonight.' When they discover that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists, but then the CIA recruits them to "take out" Kim Jong-un.

Nightcrawler (R)
Lou Bloom is desperate for work and discovers a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder, and other mayhem. Each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars. Aided by Nina, a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news, Lou blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.

Olive Kitteridge (TV-MA)
A seemingly placid New England town wrought with illicit affairs, crime, and tragedy, told through the lens of Olive, whose wicked wit and harsh demeanor mask a warm but troubled heart and a staunch moral center.

Rosewater (R)
A Tehran-born journalist based in London, Maziar Bahari returns to Iran where he covers the 2009 presidential election and its ensuing riots. Falsely accused of espionage, Bahari is arrested and turned over to "Rosewater," a brutal interrogator who subjects the innocent reporter to months of beatings and torture to force him to confess he's a spy.

Whiplash (R)
Terence Fletcher, an instructor known for his terrifying teaching methods, transfers Andrew, an ambitious young jazz drummer, into the top jazz ensemble, forever changing the young man's life. But Andrew's passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher pushes him to the brink of his ability and sanity.