Soundtracks Released December 10, 2013

Tuesday, December 10

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellan) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.
Martin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Orlando Bloom, Ken Kamins, Fran Walsh, Guillermo del Toro, Richard Armitage, John Callen
Drama Fantasy Prequel 3D Shot-In-3D

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Biographical film about the life of Nelson Mandela.
Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Justin Chadwick, David Thompson, Anant Singh, Riaad Moosa, Zolani Mkiva, Jamie Bartlett
Drama Biography True Story

Saving Mr. Banks

When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ “Mary Poppins,” he made them a promise—one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney’s plans for the adaptation.

For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers, but the prickly author doesn’t budge. He soon begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his grasp.

It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the truth about the ghosts that haunt her, and together they set Mary Poppins free to ultimately make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history.
Tom Hanks, Paul Giamatti, Kathy Baker, John Lee Hancock, Alison Owen, Philip Steuer, Kelly Marcel, Emma Thompson
Drama Biography Family True Story

Tuesday, December 10