Friday, July 14, 2017

New This Week (7/14/17)

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Land Of Mine (R)
As World War II comes to an end, a group of young German POWs is captured by the Danish army and forced to defuse and clear 2 million land mines from the Danish coast. With little to no training, the boys soon discover that the war is far from over. Inspired by true events, LAND OF MINE exposes the untold story about the young men who faced overwhelming odds in a post-war world.

Maya Angelou And Still I Rise (NR)
This film celebrates Dr. Maya Angelou by weaving her words with rare and intimate archival photographs and videos, which paint hidden moments of her life during some of America s most defining moments.

Sherlock : Season Four (NR)
Sherlock Holmes is back on British soil as Doctor Watson and his wife, Mary, prepare for their biggest challenge ever--becoming parents for the first time.






3 Generations (PG-13)
Ray is a teenager who knows he's a boy, even though he was assigned female at birth. Ray has already been living as a boy for years, but now is ready to start hormone replacement therapy. His family must each confront their own identities and learn to embrace change and their strength as a family in order to ultimately find acceptance and understanding.

A United Kingdom (PG-13)
In the 1940s, an international uproar was caused when the king of Botswana and a white English woman decided to get married, just as apartheid was being introduced into South Africa. Their passionate romance triumphed over every obstacle and changed the course of African history.

VEEP : The Complete Fifth Season (TV-MA)
Onetime VP and now-President Selina Meyer finds herself in the midst of a tie in the Electoral College. With her presidency on the line, she and her staff in D.C. continue their mission of making her seem presidential (even though she is the president).



The Zookeeper's Wife (PG-13)
In 1939 Poland, Antonina Zabinska and her husband successfully run the Warsaw Zoo and raise their family in an idyllic existence. Their world is overturned, however, when the country is invaded by the Nazis and they are forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed zoologist. To fight back on their own terms, the Zabinskis risk everything by covertly working with the Resistance and using the zoo's hidden tunnels and cages to save families from Nazi brutality.

Friday, June 30, 2017

New This Week (6/30/17)

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Before I Fall (PG-13)
Samantha Kingston has everything, but after one fateful night, Sam is trapped reliving the same day over and over, and starts to question just how perfect her life really was. As she untangles the mystery of a life derailed, she must also unwind the secrets of those closest to her, and discover the power of a single day to make a difference--before she runs out of time for good.

A Cure For Wellness (R)
An ambitious young executive sent to retrieve his company's CEO from a remote and mysterious "wellness center" begins to unravel the retreat's terrifying secrets, and his sanity is tested as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests there longing for the cure.


Fifty Shades Darker (R)
When a wounded Christian tries to entice a cautious Anastasia back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance. As the two begin to build trust and find stability, shadowy figures from Christian's past start to circle the couple. Jack Hyde and Elena Lincoln join the cast, determined to destroy the couple's hopes for a future together. This time there are no rules.

Get Out (R)
When Chris, a young African-American man, visits his white girlfriend's family estate, he becomes ensnared in the more sinister, real reason for the invitation. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.

John Wick Chapter 2 (R)
John Wick is forced out of retirement, and this time, he must face off against a shadowy international assassins' guild and more of the world's deadliest killers.






Nocturnal Animals (R)
Susan is living through an unfulfilling marriage when she receives a package containing a novel manuscript from her ex-husband. The novel is dedicated to her but its content is violent and devastating. Susan cannot help but reminisce over her past love story with the author. Increasingly she interprets the book as a tale of revenge, a tale that forces her to re-evaluate the choices that she has made, and reawakens a love that she feared was lost.

Power Rangers (PG-13)
Five ordinary teens must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove - and the world - is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues - and, before it's too late, band together as the Power Rangers.

The Red Turtle (PG)
Marking the much-anticipated return of Studio Ghibli, this masterfully animated fantasy film tells the story of a man shipwrecked at sea who becomes stranded on a beautiful but desolate island. He learns to live in isolation, seemingly tormented in his efforts to escape the island by a giant red turtle. Miraculously, he soon comes upon a young woman also lost at sea and they create a family together.

The Salesman (PG-13)
After their old flat becomes damaged, Emad and Rana, a young couple living in Tehran, are forced to move into a new apartment. Eventually, an incident linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes the couple’s life.



T2 Trainspotting (R)
First there was an opportunity... then there was a betrayal. Twenty years have gone by. Much has changed but just as much remains the same. Mark Renton returns to the only place he can ever call home. They are waiting for him: Spud, Sick Boy, and Begbie. Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self-destruction and mortal danger, they are all lined up to welcome him, ready to join the dance.

Friday, June 16, 2017

New This Week (6/16/17)

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Capital (NR)
The residents of a London street are baffled when they all receive anonymous postcards stating, “we want what you have.” Is it a marketing campaign? An art project? Or something more ominous? As the mystery of the postcards deepens, interweaving stories reveal lives filled with love, loss, fear, and greed.


My Life As A Zucchini (PG-13)
After befriending a kind police officer, nine-year-old Zucchini is taken to a foster home filled with other orphans his age. Though he struggles to find his place at first, with the help of his new friends, Zucchini learns to trust and love again as he searches for a new family of his own.



Staying Vertical (NR)
During a scouting excursion Leo is seduced by Marie, a free-spirited and dynamic shepherdess. Nine months later she gives birth to their child. Suffering from post-natal depression and with no faith in Leo, who comes and goes without warning, Marie abandons both of them. Leo finds himself alone, with a baby to care for. It's not easy, but deep down, he loves it. Leo will do whatever it takes to stay standing.



Friday, June 9, 2017

New This Week (6/9/17)

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Allied (R)
When Intelligence Officer Max Vatan learns his wife may be secretly working with the enemy, he has only 72 hours to prove her innocence and save his family before he must do the unthinkable.





American Pastoral (R)
Seymour "Swede" Levov, a once-legendary high school athlete, is a successful businessman married to an ex-beauty queen, Dawn. When Swede and Dawn's daughter disappears after being accused of a violent crime, Swede's perfect life is broken forever and he is left to make sense out of the chaos.


The Americans : The Complete Third Season (NR)
Exposure of the Jennings' real identities as Russian spies looms as their friendship with FBI agent Stan Beeman grows. Meanwhile, Stan's past involvement with a double agent shakes up the bureau. And as the Jennings' assignments grow riskier and more ethically questionable, they face mounting pressure to induct Paige into the KGB.

The Americans : The Complete Fourth Season (NR)
The stakes have never been higher for KGB operatives Philip and Elizabeth Jennings. Elizabeth is still grieving the death of her own mother. A deadly bioweapon threatens Gabriel's life. Philip's involvement in a self-help cult and Paige's romance with Stan's son further challenge the Jennings' mission.

Buried Above Ground (NR)
Follow three Americans who are fighting ongoing battles with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)--Luis, a combat veteran and author who has emerged as a leading advocate for PTSD awareness; Erundina, a survivor of child abuse and domestic violence who has battled addiction and relapse for many years; and, Ashley, a New Orleans resident whose home was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina and returned to confront the aftermath.

Call The Midwife : Season Six (NR)
The nurses, midwives and nuns of Nonnatus House invite you to join them again as they try to give the best possible care to the poorest women in London. It is now 1962 and times are changing.





Lion (PG-13)
A 5 year old lost Indian survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.







Logan (R)
In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.




Orange Is The New Black : Season Four (NR)
This season delves into the racial and economic tensions that run rampant in the halls of Litchfield. Overrun with new inmates and overseen by the inexperienced guards, the prison undergoes an unprecedented culture war.



Split (PG-13)
Though Kevin has revealed 23 personalities to his psychiatrist, there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls, Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him–as well as everyone around him–as the walls between his compartments shatter apart.

Tampopo (NR)
The tale of an eccentric band of culinary ronin who guide the widow of a noodle shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe, this rapturous “ramen western” by Japanese director Juzo Itami is an entertaining, genre-bending adventure underpinned by a deft satire of the way social conventions distort the most natural of human urges, our appetites.

Victoria : The Complete First Season (NR)
Stretching from the upper echelons of the royal court to the below-stairs staff, this is a story of passionate affairs, power struggles, and unrequited love, at the center of which stands the new Queen a strong, complex, and willful woman who must, somehow, become an enduring icon.

When Two Worlds Collide (NR)
In this tense and immersive tour de force, audiences are taken directly into the line of fire between powerful, opposing Peruvian leaders who will stop at nothing to keep their respective goals intact.





XXX : Return of Xander Cage (PG-13)
When a group of lethal mercenaries steal a hi-tech weapon that poses a global threat, the world needs superspy Xander Cage. Recruited back into action, Xander leads a team of death-defying adrenaline junkies on a mission to kick some ass, save the day, and look dope while doing it.





Friday, May 12, 2017

New This Week (5/12/17)

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The Asphalt Jungle (NR)
In a smog-choked city somewhere in the American Midwest, an aging criminal mastermind, newly released from prison, hatches a plan for a million-dollar jewel heist and draws a wealthy lawyer and a cherry-picked trio of outlaws into his carefully devised but inevitably doomed scheme.


Better Call Saul : Season Two (NR)
Before he was Saul, he was small-time, hustling attorney Jimmy McGill. Season 2 finds Jimmy leaving shortcuts behind for his budding romance with Kim. With his stern brother Chuck keeping watch and fixer Mike drawn into a menacing cartel web, how long can “Slippin’ Jimmy” stay on the straight and narrow?

A Dog's Purpose (PG)
Based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog's Purpose shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.




The Durrells In Corfu : The Complete First Season (NR)
Impoverished widow Louisa Durrell relocates her family to a house in the Greek sun, the Durrells face a whole new set of challenges as they meet new friends, rivals, lovers, and animals.



The Girl With The Gifts (R)
Humanity has been all but destroyed by a fungal disease that eradicates free will and turns its victims into flesh-eating "hungries." At an army base in rural England, a small group of children immune to its effects are being studied and subjected to cruel experiments. When the base falls, one little girl escapes and must discover what she is, ultimately deciding both her own future and that of the human race.

I Am Not Your Negro (PG-13)
I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond.




Ixcanul (NR)
Ixcanul is the brilliant debut by Guatemalan filmmaker Jayro Bustamante, a dreamlike depiction of the daily lives of Mayans living on a coffee plantation at the base of an active volcano.





Kaili Blues (NR)
Chen, a preoccupied doctor working in a small clinic in the rain-drenched city of Kaili, decides to fulfill his late mother's wish and sets off on a journey to look for his brother's abandoned child. His partner in the clinic, a lonely old lady, asks him to also find her former lover, giving him a photograph, a shirt, and a music cassette. On the way, Chen passes through a mysterious town where distinctions between past, present, and future appear to slip away.

La La Land (PG-13)
Mia and Sebastian, an actress and a jazz musician pursuing their Hollywood dreams - and finding each other - in a vibrant celebration of hope, dreams, and love.






The Love Witch (NR)
Elaine, a beautiful young witch, is determined to find a man to love her. In her gothic Victorian apartment she makes spells and potions, and then picks up men and seduces them. However, her spells work too well, leaving her with a string of hapless victims. When she finally meets the man of her dreams, her desperation to be loved will driver her to the brink of insanity and murder.

Ocean Waves (PG-13)
Taku and his best friend Yutaka are headed back to school for what looks like another uneventful year. But they soon find their friendship tested by the arrival of Rikako, a beautiful new transfer student from Tokyo whose attitude shifts wildly from flirty and flippant to melancholic. When Taku joins Rikako on a trip to Tokyo, the school erupts with rumors, and the three friends are forced to come to terms with their changing relationships.

Friday, April 21, 2017

New This Week (4/19/17)

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A Monster Calls (PG-13)
Young Conor's life takes a turn after his mother becomes ill and he moves in with his unsympathetic grandmother. As an escape, Conor turns to his artwork and conjures up a 40-foot-high monster who becomes a most unlikely ally by guiding him on a journey of courage, faith and truth that powerfully fuses imagination and reality.

The Edge Of Seventeen (R)
Growing up is hard, and life is no easier for Nadine, who is already at peak awkwardness when her best friend Krista begins dating her all-star brother Darian. All at once, Nadine feels more alone than ever. With the help of her reluctant sounding-board, she soon discovers that what feels like the end of the world may just be the beginning of growing up.

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (PG-13)
Something mysterious is leaving a path of destruction in the streets of 1926 New York, threatening to expose the wizarding community. Newt Scamander arrives in the city nearing the end of a global excursion to research and rescue magical creatures. When unsuspecting No-Maj Jacob Kowalski inadvertently lets some of Newt’s beasts loose, a band of unlikely heroes must recover the missing beasts before they come to harm, but their mission puts them on a collision course with Dark forces.

The Founder (PG-13)
The true story of how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), a struggling salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, and worked to create a billion-dollar burger empire.




Hidden Figures (PG)
The incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn, and Mary Jackson--brilliant African-American women working at NASA who served as the brains behind the launch into orbit of astronaut John Glenn, a stunning achievement that turned around the Space Race. The visionary trio crossed all gender and racial lines and inspired generations.

Julieta (R)
Julieta lives in Madrid with her daughter, Antia. They are both in pain over the loss of Xoan, Antia’s father and Julieta’s husband. But sometimes grief doesn’t bring people closer, it drives them apart. When Antia turns eighteen, she abandons her mother without a word of explanation. Julieta is haunted by the mystery of this loss and it pervades everything in her life. Her struggle and obsession lead to self-discovery and surprising revelations.

London Road (NR)
London Road documents the events that shook Suffolk in 2006, when the quiet rural town of Ipswich was shattered by the discovery of the bodies of five women and how the community banded together during the darkest of experiences.




Paterson (R)
Paterson is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey--they share the name. Every day, he adheres to a simple routine. By contrast, his loving wife Laura, is a dreamer who is constantly inspired by new ideas and ambitious projects, all the while championing Paterson's gift for poetry.



Rogue One : A Star Wars Story (PG-13)
In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

Silence (R)
Two Christian missionaries travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor at a time when Christianity was outlawed. When they are captured and imprisoned, both men are plunged into an odyssey that will test their faith, challenge their sanity, and, perhaps, risk their very lives.


Three (NR)
When three disparate souls--a doctor desperate to redeem her reputation, a policeman who will go to any length to seek out justice, and a criminal with a gunshot wound to the head--are thrown together in the hustle and bustle of an emergency room, a hospital descends from a pristine sanctuary to an explosive battleground. 

Toni Erdmann (R)
Winfried rarely sees Ines since she left for a high-powered corporate job. So when he drops by to visit, the two quickly find themselves at odds. Determined to be part of her world, Winfried reappears as alter ego "Toni Erdmann," a life coach who turns his daughter’s career plans upside-down.


20th Century Women (R)
In 1979 Santa Barbara, Dorothea Fields is a single mother raising her adolescent son, Jamie, at a time brimming with cultural change. Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women--Abbie, a punk artist boarding in the Fields's home; and Julie, a savvy teenage neighbor. Along with William, a bohemian handyman who also rooms in Dorothea's house, they form a makeshift family that inspires them for the rest of their lives.