Lots of great film this week. Here’s the listing.
World War Z: United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself.
Somebody Up There Likes Me: A comedy about a man, his best friend, and the woman they both adore watching their lives fly by.
Pawn Shop Chronicles: A missing wedding ring leads to a wild-goose chase involving meth addicts, skinheads and an Elvis impersonator.
Arthur Newman: A story of a man who fakes his own death and assumes a new identity in order to escape his life, who then moves in with a woman who is also trying to leave her past behind. Emily Blunt, Anne Heche, Colin Firth
Augustine: A look at the relationship between pioneering 19th century French neurologist Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot and his star teenage patient, a kitchen maid who is left partially paralyzed after a seizure.
Bates Motel: S1 A modern re-imagining and prequel to the movie Psycho. This story begins with the earlier years of a teenage Norman Bates and his mother Norma who live in an old house
Behind the Candelabra: Based on the autobiographical novel, the tempestuous 6-year relationship between Liberace and his (much younger) lover, Scott Thorson, is recounted.
Big Bang Theory: S6 A woman who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but socially awkward physicists shows them how little they know about life outside of the laboratory.
Bless Me Ultima: A drama set in New Mexico during WWII, centered on the relationship between a young man and an elderly medicine woman who helps him contend with the battle between good and evil that rages in his village.
Brainwave: Collection of provocative, far-reaching, unscripted filmed conversations on memory and perception, creativity and consciousness, and many other topics by a wide range of artists, performers, scientist, authors, and teachers.
Eames: The Architect and the Painter Well-crafted and insightful documentary about America’s most important designers, Charles and Ray Eames. Narrated by James Franco.
The East: An operative for an elite private intelligence firm finds her priorities changing dramatically after she is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations.
Gimme the Loot: Low budget crime – comedy about a pair of determined graffiti artists who, when their latest work is buffed by a rival crew, embark on an elaborate plan to bomb the ultimate location: the New York Mets’ Home Run Apple.
Greetings from Tim Buckley: Biopic about how a then unknown Jeff Buckley who is invited to participate in a tribute concert for his late father Tim Buckley, the iconic folk rock star & how he comes to terms with his father’s memory & finds his own voice.
The Hollow Crown: Complete Series BBC miniseries adaption of Shakespeare`s Richard II & the Henry plays by notable British stage directors. Produced by Sam Mendes. Tom Hiddleston, Ben Whishaw, David Suchet, Jeremy Irons, John Hurt.
In the Fog: Engrossing, nuanced, philosophical Russian war drama which follows three soldiers thrown into conflict by fate in Belorussia during WWII.
Modern Family: S4 Three different, but related families face trials and tribulations in their own uniquely comedic ways.
Note by Note: The Making of a Steinway Documentary following the year long creation of a Steinway concert grand piano from forest floor to concert hall. Harry Connick, Jr., and Lang Lang
Park and Recreation: S5 The absurd antics of an Indiana town’s public officials as they pursue sundry projects to make their city a better place.
The Substance: Albert Hoffman’s LSD Documentary which traces the history of LSD – from its from its early tests, possible military applications and to its eventual fame as drug-of-choice for the hippie generation.
Triumph of the Wall Unusual & funny documentary about the making of a 1000-foot dry-stone wall by a novice stonemason in rural Quebec which initial was only to take 2 months but takes 8 years instead. Bill Stone
The We and the I: A look at the lives of a group of teenagers who ride the same bus route, and how their relationships change and evolve on the last day of school.
Ciao fro now,
The Thomas Staff