Monthly Archives: August 2017

New This Week in Theaters, August 31, 2017

 Tulip Fever (R) Opens on Friday, September 1 Starring: Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan, Christoph Waltz An artist falls for a young married woman while he’s commissioned to paint her portrait during the Tulip mania of 17th century Amsterdam.   Hazlo Como … Continue reading

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945) Rated PG

 A young woman who idealizes her luckless father comes of age in a New York tenement during the early 1900s. Based on the novel by Betty Smith. Starring  Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, James Dunn. This film beautifully captures the essence of the … Continue reading

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New This Week on DVD, August 29, 2017

 Baywatch (R) Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon butts heads with a brash new recruit, as they uncover a criminal plot that threatens the future of the bay. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, Alexandra Daddario  Born In China (G) Venturing into the wilds of … Continue reading

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

   Game of Thrones (2011– ) Rated TV-MA Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while a forgotten race returns after being dormant for thousands of years.  Headhunters (2011) Rated R An accomplished headhunter risks … Continue reading

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Jay Thomas (1948-2017)

   Family Ties (1982–1989) Rated TV-G Chronicles liberal ex-hippies Steven and Elyse Keaton, their conservative son Alex, daughters Mallory and Jennifer, and later, youngest child Andrew.  Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– ) Rated TV-14 This show introduces the … Continue reading

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Jason Bateman

   Knight Rider (1982–1986) Rated TV-PG A lone crimefighter battles the forces of evil with the help of an indestructible and artificially intelligent supercar.  Growing Up Fisher (2014) Rated NR A typical family in the middle of a divorce: two … Continue reading

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New This Week in Theaters, August 24, 2017

Polaroid (NR) Opens on Friday, August 25 Starring: Kathryn Prescott, Mitch Pileggi, Grace Zabriskie High school loner Bird Fitcher has no idea what dark secrets are tied to the mysterious Polaroid vintage camera she stumbles upon, but it doesn’t take … Continue reading

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Laura Linney

   John Adams (2008– ) Rated TV-14 The life of one of the USA’s Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation’s first 50 years.  Mystic River (2003)  Rated R With a childhood tragedy that overshadowed their … Continue reading

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Cillian Murphy

   Inception (2010) Rated PG-13 A thief, who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO.  The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006) Rated NR … Continue reading

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New This Week on DVD, August 22, 2017

 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (PG-13) The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper  Scales: Mermaids … Continue reading

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