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Playing around the region this weekend

January 24th, 2014 3:06 pm by Entertainment Staff

Playing around the region this weekend

Here is what’s playing in movie theaters in the area: 

Showing 

“AMERICAN HUSTLE,” R. A con man, Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), along with his seductive British partner, Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams), is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.

“ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES,” PG-13. With the ‘70s behind him, San Diego’s top-rated newsman, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), returns to take New York’s first 24-hour news channel by storm.

“AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY,” R. A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman (Meryl Streep) who raised them. 

“DEVIL’S DUE,” R. After a mysterious, lost night on their honeymoon, a newlywed couple (Allison Miller, Zach Gilford) finds themselves dealing with an earlier-than-planned pregnancy. While recording everything for posterity, the husband begins to notice odd behavior in his wife that they initially write off to nerves, but, as the months pass, it becomes evident that the dark changes to her body and mind have a much more sinister origin.

“FROZEN,” PG. Fearless optimist Anna (voiced by Kristen Bell) teams up with Kristoff (voiced by Jonathan Groff) in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (voiced by Josh Gad) in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.

“HER,” R. A lonely writer (Joaquin Phoenix) develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that’s designed to meet his every need. 

“THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG,” PG-13. The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) and Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen), continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug.

“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.

“I, FRANKENSTEIN,” PG-13. Frankenstein’s creature (Aaron Eckhart) finds himself caught in an all-out, centuries-old war between two immortal clans.

“JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT,” PG-13. Jack Ryan (Chris Pine), as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.

“THE LEGEND OF HERCULES,” PG-13. The origin story of the mythical Greek hero. Betrayed by his stepfather, the King, and exiled and sold into slavery because of a forbidden love, Hercules (Kellan Lutz) must use his formidable powers to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom.

“LONE SURVIVOR,” R. Based on the failed June 28, 2005, mission “Operation Red Wings,” during which four members of SEAL Team 10 were tasked with the mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shahd.

“THE NUT JOB,” PG. Surly (voiced by Will Arnett), a curmudgeon, independent squirrel, is banished from his park and forced to survive in the city. Lucky for him, he stumbles on the one thing that may be able to save his life, and the rest of park community, as they gear up for winter — Maury’s Nut Store.

“PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE MARKED ONES,” R. After being “marked,” Jesse begins to be pursued by mysterious forces while his family and friends try to save him.

“PHILOMENA,” PG-13. A world-weary political journalist (Steve Coogan) picks up the story of a woman’s (Judi Dench) search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.

“RIDE ALONG,” PG-13. Fast-talking security guard Ben (Kevin Hart) joins his cop brother-in-law James (Ice Cube) on a 24-hour patrol of Atlanta in order to prove himself worthy of marrying Angela, James’ sister.

“SAVING MR. BANKS,” PG-13. Author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) reflects on her difficult childhood while meeting with filmmaker Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) during production for the adaptation of her novel, “Mary Poppins.” 

“TYLER PERRY’S A MADEA CHRISTMAS,” PG-13. Madea (Tyler Perry) dispenses her unique form of holiday spirit on rural town when she’s coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit in the country for Christmas.

“THE WOLF OF WALL STREET,” R. Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio), from his rise to a wealthy stockbroker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.


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