New Releases: 6-13-2017

Great stuff to enjoy this week!

Alone in Berlin

How did an ordinary, middle-aged couple become a symbol of defiance against Nazi brutality? This true-life tale of courage unfolds against the tumultuous backdrop of Berlin in 1940. Otto and Anna Quangel (Brendan Gleeson & Emma Thompson) are a working class husband and wife doing their best to ride out the war. When their son is killed fighting on the frontlines, however, everything changes. They begin pouring their rage and grief into postcards emblazoned with anti-Nazi slogans, risking everything to disseminate their messages of protest across the city. But this seemingly small act of subversion rattles the regime, including a police inspector (Daniel Brühl) who will not rest until the culprits have been caught.

Rated R for brief violence.

El Americano: The Movie

Brash young parrot Cuco (Rico Rodriguez, “Modern Family”) gets bored with his family’s bird circus and tries to spice up the act. But when Cuco’s acrobat father Gayo (Edward James Olmos) gets hurt, rival bully bird Martin (Cheech Marin) swoops in to take over the show. So, Cuco heads for Hollywood, hoping to learn daring action stunts from TV star El Americano.

Bitter Harvest

Based on one of the most overlooked tragedies of the 20th Century, BITTER HARVEST is a powerful story of love, honor, rebellion and survival as seen through the eyes of two young lovers caught in the ravages of Joseph Stalin’s genocidal policies against Ukraine in the 1930s. As Stalin advances the ambitions of the burgeoning Soviet Union, a young artist named Yuri (Max Irons) battles to survive famine, imprisonment and torture to save his childhood sweetheart Natalka (Samantha Barks) from the “Holodomor,” the death-by-starvation program which ultimately killed millions of Ukrainians. Against this tragic backdrop, Yuri escapes from a Soviet prison and joins the anti-Bolshevik resistance movement as he battles to reunite with Natalka and continue the fight for a free Ukraine.

Rated R for violence and disturbing images.

Chapter & Verse

Upon his return from serving eight years in prison, reformed gang leader S.Lance Ingram struggles to adapt to a changed Harlem. Lance lives under the tough supervision of a Parole Officer in a Half Way House. Unable to find a job with the computer tech training he received in Prison, Lance is forced to take a deliveryman job in a food pantry. It is thus that he meets and is befriended by Ms. Maddy, a 60 year old strong and spirited grandmother. Lance assume responsibility for Ty’s well being, Ms Maddy’s 15 year old grandson – a promising student and artist who has become involved in a dangerous Harlem Street Gang. Lance tries to make peace with G-Rod, the charismatic Gang Leader and makes a deal to let Ty walk away. But when Gang Members decide to punish Ty for disobeying the “law of the streets”, Lance decides to sacrifice his “second chance” at freedom so that Ty can have a “first chance” at a better life.

Not Rated.

Dragonheart: Battle for the Heartfire

Action, adventure and fantasy await you in this newest chapter of the Dragonheart saga. Drago, a dragon (voiced by Patrick Stewart) who shares his heart with the king of Brittania, must find an heir to the throne when the king passes. But the potential heirs, twin grandchildren, Edric and Meghan use their inherited dragon strength and fire power against each other to vie for the throne. When Vikings steal the heartfire and challenge the siblings’ rights to the throne, sibling rivalries end as swords and sorcery clash in the most epic adventure yet.

Rated PG-13 for violence.

Grimm: Season Six

The complete sixth season of the TV series Grimm.

Not Rated.

Growing Up Smith

When an Indian family moves to America in 1979 with the hope of living the American Dream, their 10-year-old son, Smith, falls head-over-heels for the girl next door. With an American Dream of his own, Smith strives to become a “good ol’ boy,” propelling him and his family further away from their traditional ideals than ever before. GROWING UP SMITH is a heartfelt coming-of-age comedy about an irrepressibly likable 10-year-old boy from India who may possibly lose it all – including the love of his life – when his obsession for living the American Dream unexpectedly takes a wrong turn.

Rated PG-13 for some language and brief drug use.

Headshot

A mysterious young man (Iko Uwais) left for dead with a gunshot wound to the head jolts awake after months in a coma. Realizing that the man has lost his memory and identity, young nurse Ailin renames him Ishmael. The two begin to grow close, but their peace is short-lived when Ailin is violently taken by ruthless criminals. Determined to save the woman who rescued him, Ishmael has no choice but no accept the dark truth that a lethal personality awakening within him is the key to revealing his true identity.

John Wick: Chapter Two

In this next chapter following the 2014 hit, legendary hitman John Wick [Keanu Reeves] is forced back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the world’s deadliest killers.

Rated R for strong violence throughout, some language and brief nudity..

The LEGO Batman Movie

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The LEGO® Movie a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble—LEGO Batman—stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

Rated PG for rude humor and some action.

Mine

This action-packed military thriller stars Armie Hammer (FREE FIRE, THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.) as a U.S. soldier who, stranded in the desert for 52 hours after a mission falls apart, must fight for survival against his enemies, the hostile environment, and the creeping psychological toll of his treacherous situation.

Not Rated.

Shooter: Season One

The complete first season of the TV series Shooter.

Not Rated.

Table 19

Ex-maid of honor Eloise (Anna Kendrick) – having been relieved of her duties after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text – decides to hold her head up high and attend her oldest friend’s wedding anyway. She finds herself seated at the ‘random’ table in the back of the ballroom with a disparate group of strangers, most of whom should have known to just send regrets (but not before sending something nice off the registry). As everyone’s secrets are revealed, Eloise learns a thing or two from the denizens of Table 19. Friendships – and even a little romance – can happen under the most unlikely circumstances.

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, sexual content, drug use, language and some brief nudity.

Un Padre No Tan Padre

“New Age” collides with old age in this hilarious and heartwarming family comedy. After grumpy 85-year-old Don Servando is kicked out of his retirement home, his estranged son Francisco has no choice but to invite his dad to live with him. Confronted with his son’s hippie lifestyle and eccentric housemates, Don Servando goes off the rails, igniting a series of comic conflicts that put the house in jeopardy… and leave everyone in stitches.

Rated PG-13 for drug material, some language and partial nudity.

The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Eighth & Final Season

3 Generations

3 generations tells the stirring and touching story of three generations of a family living under one roof in New York as they must deal with the life-changing transformation by one that ultimately affects them all. Ray (Elle Fanning) is a teenager who has come to the realization that she isn’t meant to be a girl and has decided to transition from female to male. His single mother, Maggie (Naomi Watts), must track down Ray’s biological father (Tate Donovan) to get his legal consent to allow Ray’s transition. Dolly (Susan Sarandon), Ray’s lesbian grandmother is having a hard time accepting that she now has a grandson. They 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.

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content, some sexual references and language.
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