New Titles– February 2, 2015

Features

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I Love You, Man

After Peter gets engaged to the woman of his dreams, he realizes he has not one friend to serve as his best man. To rectify the situation, he goes on a series of man-dates before he meets Sydney Fife, with whom he instantly bonds. While Peter and Sydney become closer, his relationship with his fiancee begins to suffer, forcing him to choose between her or his new B.F.F.

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Logan’s Run

In the 23rd century, humans forsake the ravaged outer environment by living in a vast, bubbled metropolis. There, computerized servo-mechanisms provide all needs and everyone can pursue endless hedonism. Endless, that is, until Lastday. That’s when anyone who’s 30 must submit to Carrousel, a soaring, spinning trip to eternity and supposed rebirth. Logan 5, a Sandman authorized to terminate Runners fleeing Carrousel, decides to become a Runner himself once he finds out the horrible truth about Lastday.

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Guardians of the Galaxy

Brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand-with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.

Foreign

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Amelie

Amelie is looking for love, and perhaps the meaning of life in general. She grows up in an original, if slightly dysfunctional family. She learns that she must reach out to others to achieve happiness.

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Lucky Luciano

“Sensationalized account of the infamous gangster Charles “Lucky” Luciano. The film examines the life of Luciano after serving nine years of his 50-year sentence in the 1930s and 1940s, after which he was pardoned and deported to Italy. Once back in Italy, Luciano travels to Naples, where he finds himself under a continuous ten-year investigation by narcotics investigator Charles Siragusa (who plays himself).”–Allmovie.com.

Documentary

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Web Junkie

“Internet addiction is now a global issue, and China is the first country to classify it as a clinical disorder. Web Junkie (directed by Hilla Medalia and Shosh Shlam) takes audiences inside a Beijing treatment center and explores the cases of three teenagers who suffer from this 21-century disorder. The program admits children between the ages of 13 and 18, and forces them to undergo military-inspired physical training and comply with monitored sleep and food standards. Despite such conditions, parents voluntarily send their children to the treatment center and relinquish personal involvement. But as these young teens struggle with online withdrawal and a controversial treatment, questions about the nature of addiction, emotional attachments and cure come to the fore. Ultimately, Web Junkie provides a microcosm of modern Chinese life and takes a hard look at one of the symptoms of the so-called Internet age”–Publisher’s website

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Nas – Time is Illmatic

“Returning to his childhood home in Queensbridge, Nas shares stories of his upbringing, his influences, from the music of his jazz musician father Olu Dara to the burgeoning hip hop scene in New York City, and the obstacles he faced before his major label signing at age 20. Features interviews with his Illmatic producers, (Large Professor, Pete Rock, Q-Tip, L.E.S., and DJ Premier) and musical peers (including Pharrell Williams and Alicia Keys).” — Container.

TV Shows

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Game of Thrones — Seasons 2 and 3

Kings from across the continent of Westeros vie for the Iron Throne. As winter approaches, the cruel young Joffrey sits upon the Throne in King’s Landing, counseled by his conniving mother Cersei and his uncle Tyrion, who has been appointed the new Hand of the King. But the Lannister hold on power is under assault on many fronts, with two Baratheons donning crowns, and Robb Stark fighting as the King in the North.

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Archer — Season 5

ISIS has been dismantled by the FBI and its agents declared traitors. Now, Archer and his disgraced comrades have formed a drug cartel to move the cocaine that mysteriously appeared at ISIS headquarters just before the FBI raid. As this dubious new venture speeds into motion, the team deals with addiction, Cheryl’s turn as a country singer, an FBI bust, clones, Kenny Loggins, a South-American dictator, and an announcement Archer couldn’t have imagined in his murkiest, tequila-influenced haze.

 

** All Summaries from IUCAT and all Pictures from IMDB unless otherwise noted **