Here is what’s playing in movie theaters in the area:
“12 YEARS A SLAVE,” R. In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.
“THE BEST MAN HOLIDAY,” R. When college friends reunite after 15 years over the Christmas holidays, they will discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be ignited.
“CAPTAIN PHILLIPS,” PG-13. The true story of Captain Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks) and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in 200 years.
“THE CHRISTMAS CANDLE,” PG. In the enchanting village of Gladbury, legend has it that every 25 years an angel visits the village candlemaker and touches a single candle. Whoever lights this candle receives a miracle on Christmas Eve. But in 1890, at the dawn of the electric age, this centuries-old legend may come to an end.
“DELIVERY MAN,” PG-13. An affable underachiever (Vince Vaughn) finds out he’s fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Now he must decide whether or not to come forward when 142 of them file a lawsuit to reveal his identity.
“ENDER’S GAME,” PG-13. The International Military seeks out a leader who can save the human race from an alien attack. Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a brilliant young mind, is recruited and trained to lead his fellow soldiers into a battle that will determine the future of Earth.
“ESCAPE PLAN,” R. When a structural-security authority (Sylvester Stallone) finds himself set up and incarcerated in the world’s most secret and secure prison, he has to use his skills to escape with help from the inside.
“FREE BIRDS,” PG. Two turkeys (voiced by Woody Harrelson and Owen Wilson) from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history — and get turkey off the holiday menu for good.
“GRAVITY,” PG-13. A medical engineer (Sandra Bullock) and an astronaut (George Clooney) work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space.
“THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE,” PG-13. Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.
“JACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA,” R. Eighty-six-year-old Irving Zisman is on a journey across America with the most unlikely companion: his 8-year-old grandson, Billy.
“LAST VEGAS,” PG-13. Three sixty-something friends (Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline) take a break from their day-to-day lives to throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas for their last remaining single pal (Michael Douglas).
“THOR: THE DARK WORLD,” PG-13. Faced with an enemy that even Odin (Anthony Hopkins) and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.