December movie preview

December 6

Film Title: Out of the FurnaceOut of the Furnace

When Rodney Baze Jr. (Casey Affleck, “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”) returns from service in Iraq, he goes to live with his brother, Russell Baze (Christian Bale, “The Dark Knight Rises”). Rodney Jr. looks for a way to make money and gets into underground fighting. Rodney Jr. then goes missing, and authorities inform Russell that they won’t be searching for him. Russell then goes on a dangerous search for his brother, crossing paths with some of the biggest criminals.

 

Inside Llewyn DavisInside Llewyn Davis

“Inside Llewyn Davis” is a film about Llewyn Davis, a struggling folk singer in 1961. “The film doesn’t really have a plot. That concerned us at one point; that’s why we threw the cat in,” said Joel Coen, one of the directors of the film.

 

 


December 13

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300891id3b_TheHobbit_TDOS_Bilbo_BusShelter_48inW_x_70inH.inddThe Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The journey of Thorin and Company continues as they venture to Lonely Mountain to defeat the dragon Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock”) so Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage, “Captain America: The First Avenger”) may reclaim his people’s treasures. In “The Desolation of Smaug” segment of the journey, Thorin and Company must go forward without the help of Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen, “Miss in Her Teens”). Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman, “Sherlock”), the company’s thief, finally proves himself as a successful thief and trickster. The company also finally meets Smaug.

 

hr_Tyler_Perrys_A_Madea_Christmas_4Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas

After being coaxed to visit a small rural town for its annual Christmas celebration, the sassy old Madea (Tyler Perry, “Alex Cross”) dishes out her own brand of holiday cheer on the unsuspecting citizens. Secrets are divulged, and Madea’s love for her friends and family is tested.

 

 

 

HoursHours

A struggling father, Nolan (Paul Walker, “Fast & Furious”), loses his wife, Abigail (Genesis Rodriguez, “Identity Thief”), during childbirth. The baby is born premature and must be kept on a respirator. When a hurricane rolls in, the hospital’s power is knocked out. Alone in the hospital and without help, Nolan must keep his baby alive and survive the storm.

 

 


December 18

American HustleAmerican Hustle

“American Hustle” is the tale of FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper, “The Hangover Part III”), con artist Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale, “The Dark Knight Rises”) and his partner and lover Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams, “Man of Steel”), whom DiMaso has recruited to help him uncover information in a sting operation. The story is based around the FBI ABSCAM operation that developed into an investigation about public corruption.

 


December 20

Walking with DinosWalking with Dinosaurs

Born as the runt of the pack, Pachyrhinosaurus Patchi (Justin Long, “A Case of You”), has spent his life trying to prove himself to his family and community. During the annual migration of Patchi’s herd, his father, Bulldust, dies while fighting a Gorgosaurus who has threatened his sons. Patchi then must take charge and lead the herd in the migration. He receives help from bird friend Alex (John Leguizamo, “Kick-Ass 2”), fellow Pachyrhinosaurus Juniper (Tiya Sircar, “The Internship”) along with Patchi’s brother, Scowler (Skyler Stone, “Man Camp”). The film has live-action backdrops of New Zealand, New South Wales, the Kenai Peninsula and Crow Creak Mine near Girdwood.

 

Anchorman 2Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

San Diego’s top-rated newscaster Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrel, “The Campaign”) and his team have left the west coast behind them. They seek fame and fortune in the glamor of New York by starting the first ever 24-hour news show.

 

 

 

Saving Mr. BanksSaving Mr. Banks

“Saving Mr. Banks” is the tale of Walt Disney (Tom Hanks, “Captain Phillips”) and Pamela Lyndon Travers (Emma Thompson, “Beautiful Creatures”), more famously known as P.L. Travers, working together to adapt her children novels into the film “Mary Poppins.” Along the way Travers reveals details about her childhood. She also reveals the Mary Poppins is based of her own nanny and that Mr. Banks is her father.

 

 


December 25

47 Ronin47 Ronin

Based on the bombastic tales of 47 real-life 18th-century samurai, “47 Ronin” is a fictional account of the roving masterless warrior’s journey to avenge their fallen sensei. The outcast Kai (Keanu Reeves, “Man of Tai Chi”) joins the group. Now, with the acceptance of the group leader Kuranosuke Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada, “The Wolverine”), Kai must prove his worth in the hunt for Lord Kira (Tadanobu Asano, “Ichi the Killer”), the man responsible for killing the Ronin’s master.

 

Justin BieberJustin Bieber’s Believe

This is a documentary about Justin Bieber (himself) and his rise to fame. It addresses what it’s like to have fame and have people constantly waiting for him to fail. It follows how he deals with his popularity and the criticism.

 

 

 

Secret Life of Walter MittyThe Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller, “Arrested Development”), working on the last issue of Life magazine, breaks away from his normal daydreaming for a real adventure. He embarks across the world to find a missing picture from his partner Sean O’Connell that is to run on the front page of the final issue of Life. He finds love with Cheryl (Kristen Wiig, “The Simpsons”) and experiences things he never could have dreamed to happen.

 

August Osage CountyAugust: Osage County

Sisters Karen (Juliette Lewis, “Open Road”), Ivy (Julianne Nicholson, “Covert Affairs”) and Barbara (Julia Roberts, “Mirror Mirror”) Weston all return to their crazy mother, Violet Weston (Meryl Streep, “Hope Springs”), when their father, Beverley Weston (Sam Shepard, “Savannah”), commits suicide. Barbara Weston brings along her daughter, Jean Fordham (Abigail Breslin, “The Call”) and her father, Bill Fordham (Ewan McGregor, “Jack the Giant Slayer”), who find themselves in an incredibly dysfunctional household.

 

Grudge MatchGrudge Match

30 years after their last brutal fight, two aging boxers reignite their rivalry with one final match. Billy “The Kid” McDonnen (Robert De Niro, “Last Vegas”) and Henry “Razor” Sharp (Sylvester Stallone, “Escape Plan”) promise to enter the ring one last time to settle their rivalry once and for all.