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Now & Then
Fifteen years ago, Ford Brody’s (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) entire life changed when a Japanese nuclear plant collapsed in Godzilla: his mother (Juliette Binoche) died in the catastrophe and his father (Bryan Cranston) has never been the same, seeking to discover the mystery behind the disaster. Now a Navy officer, Ford wants nothing more than to take care of his family (Elizabeth Olsen), but he can’t escape his father’s conspiracy theories when giant, nuclear-fed monsters emerge and start destroying cities. Uncovering the secret kept by a clandestine, multi-national task force (led by Ken Watanabe), Ford learns there is only one thing that can stop the giant monsters from destroying them all: an even bigger, more powerful monster, Godzilla. On DVD, Blu Ray, and 3D Blu.


Getting together for the Las Vegas wedding of Candace and Michael (Regina Hall and Terrence Jenkins), the ensemble comedy team reuintes for Think Like a Man Too. Together the boys (including Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Romany Malco, and Dennis Haysbert) head into Vegas, leading them to a Hangover-style misadventure, while the girls (including Meagan Good, Taraji P. Henson, and Jenifer Lewis) are on a much more Bridesmaids path. Still inspired by the best-selling book, their comic adventures are peppered with what they’ve learned about their relationships, responsibilities, and strategies for a real, lasting love.


Diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, 16-year-old Hazel (Shailene Woodley) is sarcastic but unflinchingly honest about her prospects in The Fault in Our Stars. Her cynical disposition is undermined when she meets sunny and hopeful Augustus (Ansel Elgort), a teenage cancer survivor determined to make his post-recovery life as extraordinary as possible. As a fellow “cancer kid,” Augustus can relate to Hazel in a way her parents (Laura Dern and Sam Trammell) never could, and the two quickly become inseperable. Hazel’s cancer may not be treatable, but Augustus helps her to make the most of her life as it happens, no matter what the future may bring. With Nat Wolff. On DVD and Blu Ray.


American expatriot turbine engineer Nicholas (Joseph Milson) is working in the countryside when the zombie outbreak reaches India in The Dead 2. As the Indian citizens flee from contaminated population centers, Nicholas must travel against the current of refugees and head towards Mumbai, where his pregnant girlfriend is trapped. Forced to traverse 300 miles of zombie infested wasteland, Nicholas makes his way— on foot and in a series of barely-running vehicles— to a city being abandoned by everyone who wants to survive.


Thomas is working in clay pits when a rainstorm makes the clay around him unstable in Thomas the Tank Engine: Tale of the Brave. Thomas saves his friends and escapes a landslide, but when he tells Percy about his daring escape, Percy believes their danger was more than just a natural disaster. Percy is convinced that the new, mysterious engine on the tracks is a monster that has come for all the engines, and Thomas and friends have to test their courage to keep them all safe.

New this week in our TV New Releases:
Season 2
Picking up immediately after the conclusion of Season 1, with Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) deftly manipulating the police as they investigate the crimes he commits and assists, and visiting tortured Will Graham (Hugh Dancy), institutionalized after Dr. Lecter’s diagnosis blaming Will for the murders Lecter committed.
Season 6
Celebrity writer Richard Castle and Detective Kate Beckett balance planning their end-of-season wedding with a new series of cases, while Castle’s obsession with Kate’s new job with the Department of Justice creates new problems for both of them.
Season 9
Husband and wife crime-solving team Bones Brennan and Agent Booth put their forensic skills to the test as she unravels murders from her lab and he takes his gun and experience into the field.
Season 3
Detective Nick Burkhardt is a Grimm— a supernatural hunter who must fight the fairytale monsters that lurk in the shadow of our world— but as his powers develop, the changes threaten to alienate him from society and commit him to the supernatural underground.
Season 2
After Starling City was shaken by The Undertaking at the end of Season 1, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen has to don his hood and pick up his bow and right the wrongs done in his family’s name, stopping the criminals that would corrupt and take advantage of his city.
South Park
Season 17
Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman choose sides in the PS4/Xbox One console wars, contend with Game of Thrones’ handling of male nudity, witness the fracturing of South Park’s goth community, and debunk the ginger-based plan for world peace.
Sleepy Hollow
Season 1
Detective Abbie Mills is investigating a series of strange murders in her little New York town and uncovers a battle between good and evil centered around a headless horseman, witches, sin-eaters, the book of Revelations, the secret Masonic plans of the Founding Fathers, and more… and her strongest ally is Ichabod Crane, transported to her directly from 1781.
Big Bang Theory
Season 9
Sheldon, Leonard, Howard, and Rajesh may be better with theoretical physics, scientific minutiae, and nerdy pop culture obsessions than they are with the everyday world, but at least Penny’s just across the hall, to keep them sane.
Burning Love
Seasons 2&3
Julie, a contestant from Season 1, is the center of a new, bachelorette-themed show in Season 2, and the Burning Love favorites return for a romantic battle royale and a cash prize ($900!) in Season 3.
About a Boy
Season 1
Will Freeman is wealthy and has almost no responsibilities… until 11-year-old Ben works his way into Will’s life. While Will can help socially awkward Ben with his troubles at school, Ben can help Will care about something other than himself for a change.
Berenstain Bears
Teddy Bear Picnic
The Berenstain Bear family pack their picnic baskets and head into the country for five episodes of learning and family togetherness.
Alpha House
Season 1
Four Republican Senators— boisterous and combative Gil, ethically compromised Robert, Mormon missionary Louis, and sexually indiscriminate Andy— all live in the same house, contending with re-elections, popular image, and (worst of all) each other.

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Dangerous Questions

A 1940s hero adapting to the modern world, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is S.H.I.E.L.D’s top agent, donning his Captain America uniform and heading into operations with Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) in Captain America: Winter Soldier. Rogers is used to taking orders and carrying out missions, but he begins to doubt his commanding officer, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), is telling him the whole truth. S.H.I.E.L.D. is on the verge of a world-changing project, spearheaded by Fury and the head of the World Security Council (Robert Redford), but Rogers’ growing doubts about the consequences make him ask the kinds of questions that make him a target. The agency’s secrets come to haunt them all: Director Fury is attacked, Rogers and Black Widow are on the run, and the only person they can trust is a veteran (Anthony Mackie) committed to public service. Cut off from support, they have to discover the truth about who they’ve been working for, all the while being hunted by an unstoppable assassin known only as The Winter Soldier. On DVD, Blu Ray, and 3D Blu.

Woven into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and tied directly into the plot of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Agents of Shield is the newest series by director Joss Whedon. Working for Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) leads a team of spies, soldiers, and scientists through missions on the fringes of Marvel’s larger, theatrically released stories. Together, they secure the superweapons, fight the mad scientists, and repel otherworldly threats that aren’t being handled by Iron Man or Thor. Their endeavors intertwine directly with the plots of Marvel’s major motion pictures, and cross-over characters between the Avengers’ expanded universe.

Mickey and Bird (Philip Seymour Hoffman and John Turturro) work in a meat packing plant in the fringes of mob life in God’s Pocket when their lives are upended by the mysterious death of Mickey’s son (Caleb Landry Jones). Mickey’s wife (Christina Hendricks) insists the death must be tied to foul play and sends him to investigate… but digging up the truth not only puts Mickey in danger, but threatens everyone around him. Framed by the narration of a journalist (Richard Jenkins) celebrated for his stories about life in the tiny town of God’s Pocket, Micky’s tragicomic adventure unfolds as the reporter gets pulled into the story he was supposed to be telling.

Hidden Intent

Jan Bijvoet is the title character in the Dutch Borgman, a strange hermit rousted from his underground lair and chased into suburbia. Borgman knocks on the front door of a random house and asks the use the shower— eventually becoming the family’s gardener and moving into their guest house. As he insinuates himself into the bourgeois family’s life, Borgman’s intentions are slowly revealed… but his alien strangeness clouds any understanding of his reasons or goals: does he have mind control powers? Can he influence dreams? What are his plans for their children?

Brick Mansions
Now & Then
In order to infiltrate the criminal underground of dystopian future Detroit, undercover narcotics agent Damien Collier (Paul Walker) is forced to team up with fighter Lino (parkour artist David Belle), who grew up there, in Camille Delamarre's Brick Mansions. Collier is hunting Tremaine (RZA), the man who killed his partner and the crime lord who runs the slums of Detroit, but he’ll never navigate the labyrinth of brick tenements and burned out cars without Lino’s help. When Tremaine kidnaps Lino’s girlfriend, the cop and the criminal each have a reason to take Tremaine down, but to get to him the two men have to run, jump, fight, shoot, and drive through a city so violent even the police won’t go there. With Richard Zeman. On DVD and Blu Ray.

Doctor Lewis Shaler’s (Dougray Scott) meet-cute with fellow passenger Sarah (Kara Tointon) is cut short when their train trip out of London goes awry in Last Passenger. They suspect something is wrong when the train starts missing its scheduled stops, and when the train’s guard goes missing and their speed keeps increasing the passengers know what is happening: their train is out of control. As Lewis tries to discover who’s taken over the train and why they’re speeding towards danger, the passengers have to band together to find a way to come to a stop before they fly off the rails. With Iddo Goldberg.

Kelly and Jim (Alexie Gilmore and Bryce Johnson) are a couple hoping to merge their romantic getaway with Jim’s attempt to make an amateur Bigfoot documentary in Bobcat Goldthwait's Willow Creek when their outing takes a sinister turn. Beginning by interviewing Bigfoot-siting locals in the town of Willow Creek, the couple eventually head into the woods. Though they don’t actually expect to find anything, the townsfolk’s lore starts to seem alarmingly real, and their farcical investigation may have put them in very real danger.

Surviving the Everyday World

Jack (Clive Owen) is a combative, alcoholic poet who’s in danger of losing his teaching job at a prep school in Fred Schepisi's Words and Pictures. A devout champion of the written world, his nemesis is Dina (Juliette Binoche), the school’s new art teacher who values images over the written word. Though neither of them can really do what they love— he’s drunk away most of his talent; she’s suffering from arthritis and can barely hold a paintbrush— their quick fire, Hepburn/Tracy back-and-forth reignites both of their passions and drives them out of their unfulfilling ruts. With Bruce Davidson.

Martin Sharp (Pierce Brosnan) was fired from his job as a high profile TV personality after a fling with an underage girl and sees only one outcome for his life: he climbs to the top of a London skyscraper on New Year’s Eve intending to leap to his death in A Long Way Down. When he steps onto the ledge, Martin discovers three other jumpers: a manic-depressive girl (Imogen Poots) needing to escape her malaise, a pizza delivery boy (Aaron Paul) who doesn’t want his brain cancer to have the last word, and the single mom (Toni Collette) of a disabled son. They make a pact not to follow through on their suicides until Valentine’s Day, but Martin uses their story to get back on television. Soon the “Top Tower Four” are celebrities, but will their newfound fame be enough to keep any of them from stepping back out onto a ledge?

An ensemble film about disaffected youth, Palo Alto centers around Teddy and his best friend Fred (Nat Wolff), highschool students who have no direction beyond smashing things and getting wasted at parties at parentless households. Their sometimes companion, and Teddy’s object of desire, is comparatively put-together April (Emma Roberts), who is still lost and confused in a world of permissive parents, college applications, and pushy guidance counselors. None of them know how to articulate what is wrong, or even identify what is missing from their lives, but they struggle with their personal tragedies as they try to decide on a future. With James Franco.


Broadcast journalist Mike Boettcher embedded himself with the Army’s 101st Airborne Division to record a troop-level documentary of 2011’s Operation Strong Eagle III and produce The Hornet’s Nest. Immersed in the apolitical experience of troops on the ground, daily soldier life, firefights, and the process of survival in the Kunar Province of Afghanistan. Building to an attack on a Taliban stronghold— an operation that was supposed to be executed in a single day— Boettcher films the unfolding event as it stretches over nine days, and the effect is has on the troops in the fight.

Tackling to rise in childhood obesity in America over the last few decades, Fed Up launches an investigation into the ubiquity of sugar in processed foods. Mixing footage of experts, scientists and nutritionists, with families affected by high sugar intake trying to live healthier lives, the film explores how much sugar makes it into the average American diet, and how it can be avoided.

Unearthing the mystery of the six people who settled a previously uninhabited island off the coast of Ecuador in the 1920s, The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden tells the story of a Nietzsche-obsessed German doctor and his mistress who staked a claim on small, Galapagos island. Their private island expanded when the Wittmer family (father, mother, and young son) arrived, dreaming of a Swiss Family Robinson adventure, followed by provocateur “Baroness” Eloise Von Wagner, her two lovers, and plenty of media attention. The history and mystery of Eloise’s disappearance are presented through historical clips and readings (by Cate Blanchett and Diane Kruger, among others) of the community’s diaries and correspondence.

New this week in our TV New Releases:
Season 3
Following Season 2’s terrorist attack, Carrie has become the scapegoat for the CIA’s failings while Brody is on the run, leaving his family unsupported.
Season 9
Sam and Dean Winchester have survived (barely) the events of Season 8 and, with the help of Castiel, continue to fight the forces of evil in a world where the Angels are locked out of Heaven.
Happy Endings
Season 3
In their final season, Dave and Alex rekindle their on-again-off-again relationship, and their gorup of friends soldiers on through the scrapes and comedic mishaps that always seem to trouble them.
Season 1
The British Empire believes legendary pirate Edward Teach— better known as Blackbeard (John Malkovich)— to be dead, but he’s still praying on the Royal Navy, conducting raids from a remote island hideaway.

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2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968), Interstellar (Christopher Nolan, 2014).

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WarGames (1983). Dir. John Badham.


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Marilyn Monroe photographed by Ed Feingersh in New York, 1955

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Ball of Fire (1941)

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