December 2013 Movies




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Out of the Furnace R

An ex-con bent on avenging the death of his brother as soon as he's released from prison.
Ridley Scott, Leonardo DiCaprio, Willem Dafoe, Forest Whitaker, Zoe Saldana, Woody Harrelson, Christian Bale, Casey Affleck
Thriller Crime
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Khumba

Story follows a half-striped zebra who's blamed for the lack of rain by the rest of his herd and sets out on a search for a legendary waterhole.
Jake T. Austin, AnnaSophia Robb, Loretta Devine, Anthony Silverston, Jonathan Roberts, Raffaella Delle Donne, Roger Jackson
Adventure Animation 3D

The Last Days On Mars R

As their last day on Mars draws to a close, the astronaut crew is on the verge of a major breakthrough – collected rock specimens reveal microscopic evidence of life. Meanwhile, communication is underway with AURORA, the approaching spacecraft that will relieve the crew of their operations. In their last hours on the planet, two astronauts go back to SITE 9, a cavernous valley on the surface of Mars, to collect further evidence of their discovery. But a routine excavation turns deadly when one of them falls to his death and his body taken host and re-animated by the very life form they sought to discover.
Liev Schreiber, Romola Garai, Ruairi Robinson, Andrea Cornwell, Johnny Harris, Clive Dawson, Olivia Williams, Elias Koteas
Thriller Sci-Fi

Commitment

After his father’s botched espionage mission, North Korean Myung-hoon and his young sister Hye-in are sent to a labor prison camp. In order to save his sister’s life, Myung-hoon volunteers to become a spy and infiltrates the South as a teenage defector. While attending high school in the South, he meets another girl named Hye-in, and rescues her when she comes under attack. South Korean Intelligence soon discover Myung-hoon’s activities and begin tracking him, all the while his own government sends a vicious assassin to eliminate him.
Hong-soo Park
Drama Action

Twice Born R

Tells the story of a single mother who brings her teenage son to Sarajevo, where his father died in the Bosnian conflict years before.
Emile Hirsch, Sergio Castellitto, Penelope Cruz, Mira Furlan, Jane Birkin, Saadet Aksoy, Branko Djuric
Drama Adaptation

Crave

A troubled photographer's dangerous visions wreak havoc when his romance with a young woman ends and he is pursued by a world-weary detective.
Ron Perlman, Charles de Lauzirika, Robert Green, Josh Lawson, Emma Lung
Thriller

Swerve

hen Colin (David Lyons) happens across a fatal car accident and a suitcase full of money, he soon becomes entangled in the dangerous lives of a crooked local cop (Jason Clarke) and his mysterious wife (Emma Booth). His initial good deed leads to a series of deadly events, and Colin struggles in a game of survival set against the backdrop of the South Australian outback.
Vince Colosimo, David Lyons, Craig Lahiff, Jason Clarke, Emma Booth
Thriller

Inside Llewyn Davis R

The singer-songwriter navigates New York's folk music scene during the 1960s.
Garrett Hedlund, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Justin Timberlake, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman
Drama Music

Expecting

After years of struggling to conceive with her husband, Lizzie (Radha Mitchell) has given up hope of having a baby on her own. But when her best friend Andie (Michelle Monaghan) finds herself pregnant after a one-night stand, an unexpected solution arises: Andie offers to have the baby and give it to Lizzie. The couple agrees to the plan, on one condition: Andie must move in with them for the duration of the pregnancy. But can the women's friendship survive until birth? Jessie McCormack's debut is a refreshingly candid comedy about planning ahead for life's unexpected detours.
Radha Mitchell, Michelle Monaghan, Jessie McCormack, Jon Dore, Michael Weston, Mimi Kennedy
Drama Comedy

White Reindeer

After an unexpected tragedy, Suzanne struggles to put her life back together during a sad, strange Christmastime in suburban Virginia.
Laura Lemar, Zach Clark, Anna Margaret Hollyman
Comedy

Paradise: Hope

Tells the story of overweight 13-year-old Melanie and her first love. While her mother travels to Kenya (Paradise: Love) and her aunt (Paradise: Faith) does missionary work, Melanie spends her summer vacation at a strict diet camp for overweight teenagers. Between physical education and nutrition counseling, pillow fights and her first cigarette, Melanie falls in love with the camp director, a doctor 40 years her senior. As the doctor struggles with the guilty nature of his desire, Melanie had imagined her paradise differently.
Ulrich Seidl
Drama Comedy

Live at the Foxes Den NR

After a night of debauchery, a corporate attorney must choose between sticking with his corporate life or pursuing his love of singing.
Kevin Mann, Gillian Jacobs, Jocelin Donahue, Michael Kristoff, Matt Perniciaro, Jackson Rathbone
Drama

A Journey to Planet Sanity

A reality-based (documentary) comedy debunking aliens, psychics and all things paranormal. The film follows Blake Freeman, who takes a 69-year-old man named LeRoy on a cross-country journey in search of the truth. LeRoy has spent his life savings on trying to protect himself from aliens and paranormal ghosts by buying gimmicks and entrusting psychics. Upon discovering LeRoy’s plight, Blake Freeman, with LeRoy in tow, decides to put these beliefs and so-called "experts" to the test.
Blake Freeman, LeRoy Tessina
Comedy Documentary

Nuclear Nation

A documentary about the exile of Futaba’s residents, the region housing the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Since the 1960s, Futaba had been promised prosperity with tax breaks and major subsidies to compensate for the presence of the power plant. The town’s people have now lost their homeland. Through their agonies and frustrations, the film questions the real cost of capitalism and nuclear energy.

The day after the magnitude 9.0 earthquake on March 11, 2011, Futaba locals heard the hydrogen explosion at Reactor Number 1 and were showered with nuclear fallout. In response, the Japanese government designated the whole town as an “exclusion zone” and 1,400 of the town’s residents fled to an abandoned high school 250 kilometers away. The entire community, including the Town Hall office, was moved into the four-story building, making the residents nuclear refugees.

The film portrays the evacuees as the nuclear disaster situation changes over time. One of them is Ichiro Nakai, a farmer who lost his wife, his home, and his rice fields in the massive tsunami. Doing his best to cope with the monotony of life at the evacuation center, he struggles to wipe away the haunting memories and start a new life with his son. The two finally get an official permit to enter the exclusion zone to visit their hometown. There, they see that their worst fears have become reality...
Atsushi Funahashi
Documentary
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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug PG-13

The story centers on Hobbit Bilbo Baggins and the scary adventure he makes with 13 dwarves.
Peter Jackson, Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett, Andy Serkis, Martin Freeman, Elijah Wood, Conan Stevens, Ken Stott
Drama Fantasy Prequel 3D Shot-In-3D

Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas PG-13

A Christmas-themed comedy from Tyler Perry.
Tyler Perry, Larry the Cable Guy, Kathy Najimy, Chad Michael Murray, Anna Maria Horsford, Ozzie Areu, Matt Moore, Tika Sumpter
Comedy Holiday
In Theaters
4 / 5
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Saving Mr. Banks PG-13

It takes 14 years for Walt Disney to persuade Australian author P.L. Travers to sell him the rights to make a film out of Mary Poppins. Travers is extremely reluctant because the story is highly personal, and reflects hardships in her own life and her relationship with her father, who died when she was seven years old.
Tom Hanks, Bradley Whitford, Jason Schwartzman, Kathy Baker, B.J. Novak, Emma Thompson, Paul Giamatti, Alison Owen
Drama Biography Family True Story

Trap for Cinderella

"Trap for Cinderella" is the story of a suspicious fire that traps two young women. One dies; the survivor is burned beyond recognition and left with amnesia. Plastic surgery gives her a new face, but suspicions arise that she may not have been a victim.
Tuppence Middleton, Iain Softley, Aneurin Barnard, Robert Jones, Dixie Linder, Chris Gerolmo, Alexandra Roach, Frances de la Tour
Drama

American Hustle R

The true story of Abscam, the FBI's 1980 undercover sting operation to root out corruption in Congress, which was the brainchild of the world's greatest con man.
Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale, Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, David O. Russell, Eric Singer, Michael Peña, Jack Huston
Drama

Some Velvet Morning

Some Velvet Morning centers on Fred (Stanley Tucci), who arrives on the doorstep of his beautiful young mistress, Velvet (Alice Eve), after four years apart, claiming to have left his wife. But when she rejects his attempts at rekindling their romance, his persistence evolves into obsession -- and a dark history between the ex-lovers comes into focus.
Stanley Tucci, Alice Eve, Neil LaBute
Drama

Hours PG-13

Set in New Orleans, Hours revolves around Nolan (Walker) as his beloved wife dies during childbirth, leaving him to care for their newborn on his own. As Nolan struggles to come to grips with his loss, Hurricane Katrina simultaneously devastates the coast of Louisiana. After the hospital is evacuated, Nolan alone must fight to keep his daughter alive – amid violent conditions and armed looters. When an electricity shortage threatens to disrupt his child’s incubator, Nolan will have to race against time in order to save his child from the raging storm.
Peter Safran, Dan Clifton, Yohance Myles, Kevin Frakes, Genesis Rodriguez, Eric Heisserer, Paul Walker, Kerry Cahill
Drama Thriller

The Crash Reel

The epic rivalry between half-pipe legends Kevin Pearce and Shaun White is documented in this exhilarating ride into the world of extreme snowboarding. With both practicing more and more breathtaking and dangerous tricks leading up to the Vancouver Winter Olympics, everything suddenly changes for Kevin when a horrific crash leaves him fighting for his life. When he recovers, all he wants to do is get on his snowboard again, even though medics and family fear it could kill him.
Lucy Walker
Documentary

The Last of the Unjust PG-13

1975. In Rome, Claude Lanzmann filmed a series of interviews with Benjamin Murmelstein, the last President of the Jewish Council in the Theresienstadt ghetto in Czechoslovakia, the only "Elder of the Jews" not to have been killed during the war. A rabbi in Vienna, following the annexation of Austria by Germany in 1938, Murmelstein fought bitterly with Adolf Eichmann, week after week for seven years, managing to help around 121,000 Jews leave the country, and preventing the liquidation of the ghetto.

2012. Claude Lanzmann, at 87 – without masking anything of the passage of time on men, but showing the incredible permanence of the locations involved –exhumes these interviews shot in Rome, returning to Theresienstadt, the town “given to the Jews by Hitler”, a so-called model ghetto, but a ghetto of deceit chosen by Adolf Eichmann to dupe the world. We discover the extraordinary personality of Benjamin Murmelstein: a man blessed with a dazzling intelligence and a true courage, which, along with an unrivaled memory, makes him a wonderfully wry, sardonic and authentic storyteller.

Through these three periods, from Nisko in Poland to Theresienstadt, and from Vienna to Rome, the film provides an unprecedented insight into the genesis of the Final Solution. It reveals the true face of Eichmann, and exposes without artifice the savage contradictions of the Jewish Councils.
Claude Lanzmann
Documentary

Here Comes the Devil

Francisco Barreiro and Laura Caro play parents Felix and Sol whose preteen son and daughter inexplicably reappear after being lost overnight on a desolate, cave-riddled mountainside after a casual hike became every parent’s nightmare. The good luck and good fortune of their return soon changes, as the children’s behavior suggests ominous and unspeakable events the night the children were lost that continue even now. As a loving couple – and loving parents – try to care for and protect their children, the ancient and half-whispered legends around the caves and the mountain and those who have gone there before become too strange to believe … and too dangerous, no matter how insane, to ignore.
Adrian García Bogliano, Francisco Barreiro, Laura Caro, Michele Garcia
Thriller Suspense
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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues PG-13

The continuing adventures of San Diego news anchor Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) and his reporting team, including Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), Steve Carell (Brick Tamland) and Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd).
Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Nicole Kidman, Harrison Ford, Kristen Wiig, Vince Vaughn, Paul Rudd, Adam McKay
Adventure Comedy Sequel

Her R

A satire about how world leaders plan all major events, from oil prices to future wars.
Rooney Mara, Amy Adams, Spike Jonze, Megan Ellison, Charlie Kaufman, Joaquin Phoenix, Samantha Morton, Portia Doubleday
Drama Comedy Romance Satire

Saving Mr. Banks PG-13

It takes 14 years for Walt Disney to persuade Australian author P.L. Travers to sell him the rights to make a film out of Mary Poppins. Travers is extremely reluctant because the story is highly personal, and reflects hardships in her own life and her relationship with her father, who died when she was seven years old.
Tom Hanks, Bradley Whitford, Jason Schwartzman, Kathy Baker, B.J. Novak, Emma Thompson, Paul Giamatti, Alison Owen
Drama Biography Family True Story

Walking with Dinosaurs PG

Based on the BBC documentary series that explores the world of dinosaurs using both CGI and real-world locations.
John Collee, Pierre de Lespinois, Neil Nightingale
Action Family Animation 3D CG

Wrong Cops

A group of bad cops look to dispose of a body that one of them accidentally shot.
Quentin Dupieux, Arden Myrin, Hillary Tuck, Mark Burnham, Eric Judor, Steve Little, Marilyn Manson, Grace Zabriskie
Comedy Crime

The Past

When Ahmad returns to Paris after four years in Tehran in order to finalize his divorce from his French wife, a secret from the past is revealed.
Ali Mosaffa, Asghar Farhadi, Berenice Bejo, Tahar Rahim
Family

The Selfish Giant

The film tells the story of two schoolmates in a struggling working-class community in Bradford, England: the scrappy, hyperactive Arbor (Conner Chapman) and the reserved, more mature Swifty (Shaun Thomas). To pick up some extra cash, Arbor and Swifty begin collecting scrap metal for Kitten (Sean Gilder), a shady local dealer with a penchant for racing horses. Arbor is eager to please, desiring the wealth that appears to come with Kitten's lifestyle. But it soon becomes evident that Swifty is the favored one, because of his talent with horses. As jealousy sets in, the fragile bond that holds Arbor to his closest mate begins to crumble away.
Sean Gilder, Lorraine Ashbourne, Clio Barnard, Conner Chapman, Shaun Thomas, Ian Burfield
Drama

The Wolf of Wall Street R

Jordan Belfort, a Long Island penny stockbroker, served 20 months in prison for refusing to cooperate in a massive 1990s securities fraud case that involved widespread corruption on Wall Street and in the corporate banking world, including mob infiltration.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Jon Favreau, Kyle Chandler, Jon Bernthal, Martin Scorsese
Drama Biography

Grudge Match PG-13

Revolves around retired boxers Billy "The Kid" McGuigan and Henry "Razor" Sharp, lifelong bitter rivals who are coaxed out of retirement and into the ring for one final grudge match -- 50 years after their last title fight.
Kevin Hart, Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone, Mark Steven Johnson, Peter Segal, Tim Kelleher, Kim Basinger, Billy Gerber
Drama Comedy Sports

47 Ronin PG-13

Based on the group of swordsmen and their master who are revered in Japan for their revenge attack on Dec. 14, 1702.
Rinko Kikuchi, Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Walter Hamada, Hossein Amini, Yorick van Wageningen, Togo Igawa, Pam Abdy
Drama Action Adventure Fantasy Epic 3D Shot-In-3D

American Hustle R

The true story of Abscam, the FBI's 1980 undercover sting operation to root out corruption in Congress, which was the brainchild of the world's greatest con man.
Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale, Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, David O. Russell, Eric Singer, Michael Peña, Jack Huston
Drama

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty PG

A very shy man lives all sorts of adventures via his daydreams.
Shirley MacLaine, Patton Oswalt, Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Sean Penn, Josh Charles, Samuel Goldwyn Jr., John Goldwyn
Action Comedy Fantasy Remake Adaptation

Labor Day PG-13

Tells the story of a long Labor Day weekend through the eyes of a then 13-year-old boy who along with his reclusive depressed divorced mother are willingly taken “hostage” by an escaped convict in their own home.
Kate Winslet, Lucas Hedges, Tobey Maguire, Clark Gregg, Helen Estabrook, Lianne Halfon, James Van Der Beek, Alexie Gilmore
Drama

Justin Bieber's Believe PG

Believe features brand new interviews with Justin Bieber and appearances from manager Scooter Braun, Usher Raymond, Rodney Jerkins, Ludacris, Mike Posner and many more.
Jon M. Chu, Justin Bieber, Scooter Braun
Documentary Music Concert

The Invisible Woman R

Nelly (Felicity Jones), a happily-married mother and schoolteacher, is haunted by her past. Her memories, provoked by remorse and guilt, take us back in time to follow the story of her relationship with Charles Dickens (Ralph Fiennes) with whom she discovered an exciting but fragile complicity.
Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones, Kristin Scott Thomas, Tom Hollander, Tom Burke, John Kavanagh, Abi Morgan, Michelle Fairley
Drama Adaptation
New York / Los Angeles
3 / 5
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Lone Survivor R

A Navy Seal leads a team into Afghanistan on a mission to kill a Taliban leader but he is the only one to survive.
Emile Hirsch, Mark Wahlberg, Alexander Ludwig, Akiva Goldsman, Ben Foster, Peter Berg, Sara Aubrey, Randall Emmett
Drama Action War
New York / Los Angeles
4 / 5
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August: Osage County R

The sprawling family epic, which follows one volatile Oklahoma family in the aftermath of its patriarch's unexplained disappearance.
Meryl Streep, Margo Martindale, Julia Roberts, George Clooney, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dermot Mulroney, Harvey Weinstein, Grant Heslov
Drama Family