Thursday, April 28, 2016

New This Week (4/28/16)

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The Benefactor (NR)
After the tragic death of her parents five years ago, Olivia returns to her hometown with her new husband, Luke, and reconnects with her parents' old family friend, Franny. The couple are then forced to navigate the all-consuming interest of this powerful, mysterious, and possessive philanthropist.

Dixieland (NR)
Fresh out of prison, Kermit returns home to his rural Mississippi trailer park. As he struggles to keep his nose clean, he falls for Rachel. Determined to overcome their inauspicious circumstances, the star-crossed lovers make a desperate, last-ditch effort to escape their dead-end town but soon find themselves ensnared in a cycle of crime.

The Driftless Area (R)
Pierre returns to his hometown after the death of his parents and falls under the spell of the enchanting, mysterious Stella. As their relationship deepens, Pierre finds himself in a dangerous situation with a volatile criminal who abruptly altered the course of Stella’s life.

Fifty Shades Of Black (R)
Christian Black has it all: power, success and an intense desire to get freaky. Into his life comes Hannah, a young, virginal girl who may not be as innocent as she first seems. Only one gets to come out on top in this hilarious film.

The Human Face Of Big Data (NR)
With the rapid emergence of digital devices, an unstoppable, invisible force is changing human lives in ways from microscopic to the gargantuan: Big Data, a word that was barely used a few years ago but now governs the day for many of us from the moment we awaken to the extinguishing of the final late-evening light bulb.

Jane Got A Gun (R)
Jane Hammond has built a life on the rugged western plains with her husband Bill "Ham" Hammond and young daughter. When Ham stumbles home riddled with bullets after a run-in with the relentless John Bishop and his gang, she knows they will not stop until her family is dead. In desperation, Jane turns to Dan Frost, a man from her past, for help. Haunted by old memories, Jane's past meets the present in a heart-stopping battle for survival.

The Kennedy Films Of Robert Drew & Associates (NR)
Seeking to invigorate the American documentary format, which he found to be rote and uninspired, Robert Drew brought to filmmaking the style and vibrancy he had fostered as a Life magazine correspondent in the late 1950s. In 1960, he was granted direct access to presidential candidate John F. Kennedy, filming him first on the campaign trail and eventually in the Oval Office.

The Masked Saint (PG-13)
After retiring from the professional wrestling ring and settling down as a small town pastor, Samuels witnesses rampant crime and serious problems in the community. Tapping into his past, the Pastor decides to moonlight as a masked vigilante fighting injustice. When crises hit at home and the church, the do-gooder must evade the police and somehow reconcile his secret, violent identity with his calling as a preacher.

Merton : A Film Biography (NR)
In his lifetime, Thomas Merton was hailed as a prophet and censured for his outspoken social criticism. For nearly 27 years he was a monk of the austere Trappist order, where he became an eloquent spiritual writer and mystic as well as an anti-war advocate and witness to peace.

The Revenant (R)
Follow legendary explorer Hugh Glass on his quest for survival and justice. After a brutal bear attack, Glass is left for dead by a treacherous member of his hunting team. Against extraordinary odds, and enduring unimaginable grief, Glass battles a relentless winter in uncharted terrain.

Son Of Saul (R)
October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners forced to assist the Nazis. While working, Saul discovers the body of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child's body, find a rabbi to recite the mourner's Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial.

That's Not Us (NR)
Three twenty-something couples travel to a beach house to enjoy the last days of summer, but what was meant to be a fun, carefree retreat transforms into an intimate exploration of sex and commitment. Moment-to-moment, relationships are tested as tensions between the couples and friends begin to simmer.

Tumbledown (R)
Pop culture scholar Andrew comes to Maine to interview Hannah, the protective widow of an acclaimed singer. When the unlikely pair strike a deal to co-write a biography, Andrew finds himself clashing with a cast of locals, including Hannah's hunky suitor, and her loving but defensive parents. When Hannah and Andrew's stormy partnership blossoms into an unexpected connection, they face the possibility that the next chapter in their lives may involve each other.

Veep : The Complete Fourth Season (TV-MA)
While Selina has ascended to the highest office in the land, she must still run for election, and over the course of this season's 10 episodes, Selina and her staff grapple with how to make her seem "presidential," while also deciding who will make the best running mate.

The Von Trapp Family : A Life Of Music (NR)
Based on the autobiography Memories Before And After The Sound Of Music by Agathe von Trapp, this unforgettable movie follows the von Trapp family's incredible journey from the perspective of Agathe, the eldest daughter.

When Calls The Heart (NR)
Big revelations are in store for Hope Valley as Elizabeth moves into her own rowhouse, dismaying Jack, who has been planning to build a new home for the both of them. Rosemary discovers that Lee has taken out a loan and worries that he is in financial difficulties. And Jesse, the young drifter who works in Abigail's kitchen, has information that could ruin Pastor Frank’s good standing in Hope Valley, and begins his plan to extort the pastor with an old "Wanted" poster…

Friday, April 22, 2016

New This Week (4/14&21/16)

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Game Of Thrones : The Complete Fifth Season (TV-MA)
This season begins with a power vacuum that protagonists across Westeros and Essos look to fill and features some of the most explosive scenes yet, as the promise that "winter is coming" becomes more ominous than ever before.

The Keeping Room (R)
When a pair of soldiers track Augusta down intent on exacting revenge, a trio of women are forced to take up arms to fend off their assailants, finding ways to resourcefully defend their home and themselves as the escalating attacks become more unpredictable and relentless.

The Lady In The Van (PG-13)
Based on the true story of Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins “temporarily” parks her van in Alan Bennett’s London driveway and proceeds to live there for 15 years. What begins as a begrudged favor becomes a relationship that will change both their lives.

Life (R)
Dennis Stock was only 26 when he was commissioned to photograph James Dean for LIFE magazine in 1955. While Stock thought he was capturing a young actor in the instant before he became a household name, in fact he documented the last moments of intimacy and simplicity that James Dean ever knew.

The Manners Of Downton Abbey (NR)
Enter the world of Edwardian etiquette with host Alastair Bruce, historian, expert on royal ceremony and custom, and the historical advisor to the hit drama series.

Man Up (R)
When Nancy is mistaken for Jack's blind date under the clock at Waterloo Station, she decides to take fate into her own hands and just go with it. What could possibly go wrong?

Mercy Street (NR)
1862. Mary Phinney, a New England abolitionist, and Emma Green, a Confederate belle, collide at Mansion House, the Green family's hotel that has been transformed into a Union Army hospital.

Sisters (R)
Two disconnected sisters are summoned home to clean out their childhood bedroom before their parents sell the family house. Looking to recapture their glory days, they throw one final high-school-style party for their classmates, which turns into the cathartic rager that a bunch of ground-down adults really need.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

New This Week (4/7/16)

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Bone Tomahawk (NR)
When a group of cannibal savages kidnaps settlers from the small town of Bright Hope, an unlikely team of gunslingers, led by Sheriff Franklin Hunt, sets out to bring them home. But their enemy is more ruthless than anyone could have imagined, putting their mission--and survival itself--in serious jeopardy.

Father Brown : Season Three : Part One (NR)
Hop on your bicycle and travel back to the 1950s to join the priestly gumshoe Father Brown for another compelling series of mysteries based on the novels of G. K. Chesterton. Quiet lanes and country houses hold daunting secrets that only Father Brown, using his intuition and skill, will be able to work out much to the chagrin of Inspector Sullivan.

Freeheld (PG-13)
A decorated New Jersey police detective, Laurel is diagnosed with cancer and wants to leave her hard earned pension to her domestic partner, Stacie. However the county officials, Freeholders, conspire to prevent Laurel from doing this. Hard-nosed detective Dane Wells, and activist Steven Goldstein, unite in Laurel and Stacie's defense, rallying police officers and ordinary citizens to support their struggle for equality.

In The Heart Of The Sea (PG-13)
In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by a whale of mammoth size. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville's Moby-Dick, but that told only half the story. The encounter's harrowing aftermath is revealed, as the ship's surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive.

Legend (R)
As twin brothers, Reggie and Ronnie Kray--London's most notorious gangsters--rise through the criminal underworld, Ronnie advances the family business with violence and intimidation while Reggie struggles to go legitimate for local girl Frances Shea. In and out of prison, Ronnie's unpredictable tendencies and the slow disintegration of Reggie's marriage threaten to bring the brothers' empire tumbling to the ground.

Star Wars : The Force Awakens (PG-13)
As a new threat to the galaxy rises, Rey, a desert scavenger, and Finn, an ex-stormtrooper, must join Han Solo and Chewbacca to search for the one hope of restoring peace.

Friday, April 1, 2016

New This Week (4/1/16)

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Concussion (PG-13)
A dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known. Omalu’s emotional quest puts him at dangerous odds with one of the most powerful – and beloved – institutions in the world.

Criminal Activities (NR)
Four friends stumble into a deal too good to refuse. But when the investment goes bad, they learn that part of their funding came from a notoriously ruthless crime boss… and it’s payback time. Now, they must successfully kidnap a family member of a rival kingpin in order to erase the life-threatening debt. In way over their heads, if they can complete the assigned task without screwing up, they just might escape with their lives.

Daddy's Home (PG-13)
Brad, who always dreamed of having the perfect family, is determined to become the best step-dad to his new wife's children. But when their biological father Dusty shows up unexpectedly, Brad's idyllic family life is turned upside down and he must go toe-to-toe with Dusty.

The Danish Girl (R)
A remarkable love story inspired by true events. When Gerda asks her husband Einar Wegener to fill in as a portraid model, Einar's long-repressed feelings surface and she begins living her life as a woman. Embarking on a groundbreaking journey that's only made possible by the unconditional love of her wife, Einar fights to become the person she's meant to be, transgender pioneer Lili Elbe.

Doc Martin : Series 7 (NR)
Years of grumpiness have finally caught up with Dr. Martin Ellingham. With his marriage in trouble, Martin agrees to see a therapist. He may have met his match in the young and smart Dr. Rachel Timoney. If that weren't enough, Martin contends with the declining health of his aunt Ruth, the Large family's calamitous business endeavours, and a know-it-all vet who is the daughter of the GP that Martin replaced.

Downton Abbey : Season 6 The Final Season (NR)
Discover what will finally become of the Crawley family, and the servants who work for them, as they face new challenges and begin forging different paths in a rapidly changing world. Secrets and rifts threaten the unity of the family, while those below stairs continue to navigate social changes which put their futures in jeopardy.

The Hateful Eight (R)
A bounty hunter is trying to get his bounty to the town of Red Rock where she’s scheduled to be brought to justice. Along the way he and his wagon driver pick up two strangers. An impending blizzard has forced them to stop on a mountain pass. When they arrive, they are greeted by four strangers. As the storm takes over the mountainside cabin our eight travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after all...

James White (R)
James White is a troubled twenty-something trying to stay afloat in a frenzied New York City. He retreats further into a self-destructive, hedonistic lifestyle, but as his mother battles a serious illness, James is forced to take control of his life. As the pressure on him mounts, James must find new reserves of strength or risk imploding completely.

The Letters (PG)
Based on her true story, THE LETTERS explores the life s work of Nobel Peace Prize recipient Mother Teresa, one of the greatest humanitarians of all time. Her selfless devotion to helping the poor changed hearts, transformed lives and inspired millions throughout the world. Told througha series of personal letters, this powerful film is an unforgettable journey of faith, courage and compassion.

My All American (PG)
Although deemed too small as an athlete, Freddie dreams of playing football and brings a fight to the game that is noticed by a legendary coach, leading to a scholarship to play college football. With dedication and grueling practices, a victorious season is within reach, but Freddie then receives a shocking diagnosis and discovers what it truly means to have a heart of a champion.

Point Break (PG-13)
Young FBI agent Johnny Utah infiltrates a cunning team of thrill-seeking elite athletes. Deep undercover, with his life in danger, Utah races to prove the team is responsible for a string of inconceivable crimes.

She's Funny That Way (R)
When established director Arnold Albertson casts his call girl-turned-actress Isabella "Izzy" Patterson in a new play to star alongside his wife Delta and her ex-lover Seth Gilbert, a zany love tangle forms with hilarious twists. Izzy's therapist Jane, is consumed with her own failing relationship with Arnold's playwright Joshua Fleet, who is also developing a crush on Izzy.

Spotlight (R)
Delving into allegations of child abuse within the local Catholic Archdiocese, a tenacious team of Boston Globe reporters exposes a decades-long cover-up that reaches the highest levels of Boston's religious, legal, and government establishment.