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December 3

The Wolverine [2013] [PG-13] - 4.7.5
When the Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is convinced to accompany a mysterious woman (Rila Fukushima) to Japan to say a final farewell to a man he saved years ago in Nagasaki, he soon realizes that there is more to the man's dying wish than was originally revealed. Also with Tao Okamoto, Hiroyuki Sanada, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Brian Tee, Hal Yamanouchi, Will Yun Lee and Famke Janssen. Directed by James Mangold. A few scenes are in Japanese with English subtitles. [2:06]


December 10

Battle of the Year [2013] [PG-13] - 3.3.5
A man (Josh Holloway) struggling to piece together his life after the tragic death of his wife and son is recruited to coach a Bboy crew and help them qualify for the Battle of the Year, hoping to bring the title home to the USA. Also with Laz Alonso, Josh Peck, Caity Lotz, Chris Brown, Ivan 'Flipz' Velez, Jon 'Do Knock' Cruz, Anis Cheurfa, Jesse 'Casper' Brown, David Shreibman, Sawandi Wilson, Richard Maguire, Steve Terada, Luis Rosado and Joshua Lee Ayers. Directed by Benson Lee. [1:49]

Despicable Me 2 [2013] [PG] - 3.3.2
In this sequel a happy new dad (Steve Carell) to three adopted little girls is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help quash the antics of a new super-criminal mastermind (Benjamin Bratt). His minion helpers are not always very much help. Also with Russell Brand, Ken Jeong, Miranda Cosgrove and Kristen Wiig. Directed by Pierre Coffin & Chris Renaud. [1:38]

Fast & Furious 6 [2013] [PG-13] - 4.6.5
A government agent (Dwayne Johnson) persuades a criminal (Vin Diesel) and a team of auto specialists to bring in a former Special Ops agent (Luke Evans), who leads a cadre of advanced war-vehicle jockeys in crime. In a bid to escape the new team, his group causes chaos and a big surprise is uncovered. Also with Paul Walker, Gina Carano, Ludacris and Michelle Rodriguez. Directed by Justin Lin. [2:10]

Sightseers [2013] [R] - 6.8.6
When a loving couple goes on a short trip together, a series of strange events turns a normal sightseeing holiday into a bizarre, violent trip. With Alice Lowe, Steve Oram and Eileen Davies. Directed by Ben Wheatley. [1:28]


December 17

Ain't Them Bodies Saints [2013] [R] - 4.7.5
After a shoot-out goes wrong, and after years of sitting in prison, a Texas outlaw (Casey Affleck) escapes to find his wife (Rooney Mara) and the daughter he never met. Also with Ben Foster, Keith Carradine and Nate Parker. Directed by David Lowery. [1:45]

Elysium [2013] [R] - 2.8.10
In the 22nd century the Earth is a wasted, polluted landscape where most people eek out an impoverished existence. Meanwhile, a tiny minority of wealthy individuals live on an idyllic satellite called Elysium where there's no hunger or disease has disappeared. An ex-felon (Matt Damon), struck by radiation sickness and left with five days to live, decides to break into Elysium to find a cure, not realizing how his plan will affect the population of Earth. Also with Alice Braga, Jody Foster, Wagner Moura, Diego Luna, William Fichtner and Sharlto Copley. Directed by Neill Blomkamp. Several scenes are in Spanish or French with English subtitles. [1:49]

The Family [2013] [R] - 6.7.8
A Mafia boss (Robert De Niro) and his family (Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianna Agron and John D'Leo) are placed in the witness protection program and relocated to a small town in France. But their assigned special agent (Tommy Lee Jones) has his hands full as he follows up on the family that keeps reverting to old habits. Real trouble ensues as the family attracts the attention of the Mafia. Also with Domenick Lombardozzi. Directed by Luc Besson. [1:51]

Kick-Ass 2 [2013] [R] - 7.7.9
In this sequel several NYC citizens don superhero costumes and begin crime fighting activities: Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey) and his team ask Kick-Ass (Aaron Johnson) to join them while Hit-Girl (Chloe Grace Moret) returns to active duty when Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) resurfaces as a psychotic super villain with plans to form a murderous army. Also with Morris Chestnut, Donald Faison, Lindy Booth, Claudia Lee, Clark Duke and John Leguizamo. Directed by Jeff Wadlow. [1:43]

The Lone Ranger [2013] [PG-13] - 3.7.3
A Comanche warrior (Johnny Depp) narrates the stories of how a Texas Ranger (Armie Hammer) became a masked avenger called the Lone Ranger. The two men of diverse cultures learn to cooperate in order to fight greed and corruption in the Old West. Also with Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, Ruth Wilson, James Badge Dale and Helena Bonham Carter. Directed by Gore Verbinski. [2:29]

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters [2013] [PG] - 1.5.3
In this sequel Percy Jackson (Logan Lerman), son of the Greek sea god Poseidon, gathers a team of demigod friends to travel the Sea of Monsters in the Bermuda Triangle and retrieve the magic Golden Fleece. The powerful fleece is their last best hope of saving their home training field, Camp Half-Blood. Also with Alexandra Daddario, Douglas Smith, Leven Rambin, Brandon T. Jackson, Jake Abel, Gina Carano, Melina Kanakaredes, Nathan Fillion, Ron Perlman and Stanley Tucci. Directed by Thor Freudenthal. [1:46]

Prisoners [2013] [R] - 1.7.9
After a family's young daughter (Erin Gerasimovich) and her best friend (Kyla Drew Simmons) are abducted, the father (Hugh Jackman) takes matters into his own hands: Fed up with the failures of the police detective (Jake Gyllenhaal) that's trying to find the girls, he targets a mentally challenged man (Paul Dano) as the kidnapper and tortures him. Also with Maria Bello, Melissa Leo, Dylan Minnette, Viola Davis and Terrence Howard. Directed by Denis Villeneuve. [2:26]


December 24

Insidious: Chapter 2 [2013] [PG-13] - 1.6.4
A family appears to be haunted by evil spirits and must figure out a way to rid themselves of the demons before it's too late. With Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Lin Shaye, Steve Coulter, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, Andrew Astor and Barbara Hershey. Directed by James Wan. [1:45]


December 31

Don Jon [2013] [R] - 8.3.10
A pornography addict (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is called "Don Jon" by friends, he treats everything and everybody as an object and always has an attractive date on the weekends, but he is unhappy until he meets two women that enlighten him about life and love. Also with Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Glenne Headly, Brie Larson and Tony Danza. Directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. [1:30]



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