Friday, September 30, 2016

New This Week (9/30/16)

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From Afar (NR)
Wealthy, middle-aged Armando lures young men to his home where he doesn't want to touch them, only watch from a distance. A violent encounter with Elder, a street thug, doesn't discourage the lonely man's fascination with him, and financial interest keeps Elder visiting him regularly. Soon an unexpected intimacy emerges. Armando's haunted past looms large, and Elder commits the ultimate act of affection.

Love & Friendship (PG)
A beautiful young widow visits her in-laws’ estate while waiting for social chatter about her personal indiscretions to pass. While there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and her rather reluctant daughter. Enlisting the assistance of an old friend, she attracts the simultaneous attention of several men, complicating matters severely.

Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates (R)
In order to avoid embarrassing their family, hard-partying brothers Mike and Dave place an online ad to find "respectable" dates for their sister's Hawaiian wedding. Instead, the boys find themselves out-hustled by an uncontrollable duo.

The Shallows (PG-13)
In the taut thriller, when Nancy is surfing on a secluded beach, she finds herself on the feeding ground of a great white shark. Though she is stranded only 200 yards from shore, survival proves to be the ultimate test of wills, requiring all of Nancy’s ingenuity, resourcefulness, and fortitude.

Friday, September 23, 2016

New This Week (9/23/16)

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A Ballerina's Tale (NR)
Iconic ballerina Misty Copeland made history when she became the first African-American woman to be named principal dancer of the legendary American Ballet Theater.

A Bigger Splash (R)
A famous rock star is vacationing with her lover on a remote Italian island. While the couple basks in the foreshadowing heat of the Mediterranean sun, their lives are soon disrupted by the unexpected visit of an old flame and his seductive daughter, creating a whirlwind of jealousy, passion, and--ultimately--danger for everyone involved.

Deutschland 83 : Season 1 (NR)
It's 1983. The Cold War and the threat of nuclear conflict looms. Martin Rauch, is sent undercover, as Moritz Stamm, to West Germany, to work for a top General in the Bundeswehr. Officially, his job is to gather intelligence on the placement of the Pershing II Missiles. A secondary gig develops, infiltrating youth culture through close relationships with the General's two children. But nothing and no one are as they seem.

Fargo : Season 2 (NR)
Set in 1979, this all-new true crime saga kicks off with violent foul play at a South Dakota Waffle Hut. In a flash, the case ensnares a small-town beautician, a Minnesota state trooper, and a local sheriff all set against the backdrop of an explosive Midwestern mob war.

Hail, Caesar! (PG-13)
Hail, Caesar! follows a single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix.

High-Rise (R)
Dr. Robert Laing is the newest resident of a luxurious apartment in a high-tech skyscraper whose lofty location places him amongst society's upper class. Life seems like paradise to the solitude-seeking Laing. But, as power outages become more frequent and building flaws emerge, mainly on the lower floors, social strata begins to crumble and the building descends into a class war.

In Defense Of Food (NR)
Eat Food. Not Too Much. Mostly Plants. With those seven words, journalist Michael Pollan distills a career's worth of reporting into a prescription for reversing the damage being done to people's health by today's industrially-driven Western diet.

Janis : Little Girl Blue (NR)
Musician Cat Power narrates this documentary on Janis Joplin's evolution into a star from letters that Joplin wrote over the years to her friends, family, and collaborators.

Knight Of Cups (R)
Rick is an uninspired screenwriter living on the event horizon of all the vice, and some of the virtues, Los Angeles has to offer. He is a slave to the Hollywood system; addicted to success but simultaneously despairing at the emptiness of life.

The Meddler (PG-13)
After her husband's passing, Marnie Minervini has relocated to Los Angeles to be near her daughter Lori and smother her with motherly love. When the unsolicited advice forces Lori to draw strict personal boundaries, Marnie finds ways to channel her eternal optimism and forceful generosity to change the lives of others--as well as her own--and find a new purpose in life.

Money Monster (R)
In the real-time, high stakes thriller, financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty, are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor who has lost everything forcefully takes over their studio. During a tense standoff broadcast to millions on live TV, Lee and Patty must work furiously against the clock to unravel the mystery behind a conspiracy at the heart of today's fast-paced, high-tech global markets.

The Nice Guys (R)
Set in 1970s Los Angeles, down-on-his-luck private eye Holland March (Ryan Gosling) and hired leg-breaker Jackson Healy (Russell Crowe) must work together to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star. During their investigation, they uncover a shocking conspiracy that reaches up to the highest circles of power.

Sunset Song (R)
A young woman's endurance against the hardships of rural Scottish life, told with gritty poetic realism by Britain's greatest living auteur. The film takes place during the early years of the twentieth century, with the conflicts and choices a young woman experiences reflecting the struggle between tradition and change; a struggle that continues to resonate today.

Weiner (R)
Anthony Weiner was a young congressman on the cusp of higher office when a sexting scandal forced a humiliating resignation. Just two years later, he ran for mayor of New York City, betting that his ideas would trump his indiscretions. He was wrong. As the media descends and dissects his every move, Weiner desperately tries to forge ahead, but the increasing pressure and news coverage halt his political aspirations.