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December 6

Don't Think Twice [2016] [R] - 4.3.6
Longtime members of a New York City improve troupe become agitated when only two of their cast (Keegan Michael-Key & Gillian Jacobs) receive calls to audition for a TV comedy sketch show. The remaining members become envious, snarky, and highly competitive with each other, afraid that they may not succeed despite their hard work. Also with Mike Birbiglia, Kate Micucci, Chris Gethard and Tami Sagher. Directed by Mike Birbiglia. [1:32]

The Hollars [2016] [PG-13] - 2.3.5
A family comes together when they find out that the matriarch has fallen ill and they each undergo a transformation during her diagnosis and treatment. With Margo Martindale, Sharlto Copley, Richard Jenkins, John Krasinski, Anna Kendrick and Randall Park. Directed by John Krasinski. [1:28]

Jason Bourne [2016] [PG-13] - 1.7.4
The runaway government assassin (Matt Damon) with induced amnesia resurfaces only to be hunted down again. He teams up with another ex-operative (Julia Stiles) to avoid capture and continues to try to discover the truth about himself and his past. Also with Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel and Riz Ahmed. Directed by Paul Greengrass. Several lines of dialogue are in Greek, Russian and other languages with and without English subtitles. [2:13]

The Secret Life of Pets [2016] [PG] - 1.3.2
A spoiled Jack Russell terrier (voiced by Louis C.K.) lives in a New York City high rise, when his owner (voiced by Ellie Kemper) adopts a rescue dog, an unkempt, klutzy Newfoundland (voiced by Eric Stonestreet). The two dogs squabble and end up in the pound, where a feisty white rabbit (voiced by Kevin Hart) saves them and demands that they join his anti-human gang of discarded pets. Also with the voices of Jenny Slate, Dana Carvey, Steve Coogan, Bobby Moynihan, Lake Bell, Hannibal Buress and Albert Brooks. Directed by Chris Renaud & Yarrow Cheney. [1:31]


December 13

Ben-Hur [2016] [PG-13] - 2.6.1
In this remake Prince Judah Ben Hur (Jack Huston) takes the blame for an assassination attempt on a Roman prefect and his whole family is taken into slavery by his adopted brother, a Roman Centurion (Toby Kebbell). After five years of tortuous punishment in a warship's slave galley, the former prince escapes and finds his way to Jerusalem's Roman circus. Also with Morgan Freeman, Nazanin Boniadi and Rodrigo Santoro. Directed by Timur Bekmambetov. [2:10]

Bridget Jones's Baby [2016] [R] - 7.4.7
Crushed after a breakup with the love of her life (Colin Firth), a 43-year-old woman (Renée Zellweger) decides to concentrate on her career, but she meets a new man (Patrick Dempsey), while also rekindling the romance with her ex and when she becomes pregnant she doesn't know which man is the father. Also with Jim Broadbent, Gemma Jones, Sarah Solemani and Emma Thompson. Directed by Sharon Maguire. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in Gaelic and what sounds like a French dialect, both without translation. [2:03]

Florence Foster Jenkins [2016] [PG-13] - 4.3.3
Based on real events: A New York City heiress (Meryl Streep) maintains a music appreciation club in 1944, and while she's practically tone deaf, she performs operatic arias and long-time patrons support her. She engages Carnegie Hall with the help of her husband (Hugh Grant) and her pianist (Simon Helberg), where she performs for thousands of soldiers and sailors (with mixed reviews). Also with Nina Arianda and Rebecca Ferguson. Directed by Stephen Frears. [1:50]

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children [2016] [PG-13] - 1.5.3
After the mysterious sudden death of his grandfather (Terence Stamp), a teen boy (Asa Butterfield) follows clues that lead him to a magical estate where young people with special powers can reside. The headmistress (Eva Green) assigns him the task of protecting them from a monstrous villain (Samuel L. Jackson) and his two leagues of minions. Also with Chris O'Dowd, Judi Dench, Eva Purnell, Rupert Everett and Allison Janney. Directed by Tim Burton. [2:07]

Morgan [2016] [R] - 1.6.5
A teenager (Anya Taylor-Joy) was bioengineered in a secret commercial lab as an advanced hybrid human. When she attacks a scientist (Jennifer Jason Leigh), a risk assessor (Kate Mara) is sent to determine the cost of keeping the teenager alive. But the teen escapes to create deadly chaos for the scientists who created her. Also with Rose Leslie, Michelle Yeoh, Michael Yare, Paul Giamatti, Toby Jones and Chris Sullivan. Directed by Luke Scott. A few lines of dialogue are in Chinese with English subtitles. [1:32]

Suicide Squad [2016] [PG-13] - 4.6.4
A government official (Viola Davis) organizes a squad of imprisoned supervillains to take out forces that the military is unable to defeat. They are called into action against a supernatural pair, in exchange for clemency. Also with Will Smith, Ike Barinholtz, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney, Ezra Miller, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Cara Delevingne, Joel Kinnaman, Karen Fukuhara and Ben Affleck. Directed by David Ayer. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in an unknown language with English subtitles and a few lines of dialogue are spoken in Japanese with English subtitles. [2:03]


December 20

The Magnificent Seven [2016] [PG-13] - 3.6.4
Remake of the 1960 western classic: Seven notorious men (Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Byung-hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo and Martin Sensmeier) join together to save a mining town from a tyrannical, murdering businessman (Peter Sarsgaard). Also with Haley Bennett and Luke Grimes. Directed by Antoine Fuqua. [2:12]

Storks [2016] [PG] - 2.3.2
In this animated film a top delivery stork (voiced by Andy Samberg) accidentally triggers the Baby Factory, creating an unauthorized infant girl. Frantic to deliver the baby to a family before his boss (voiced by Kelsey Grammer) finds out, he gets help from a woman (voiced by Katie Crown) and along the way they encounter wolves and a pigeon (voiced by Stephen Kramer Glickman). Also with the voices of Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Anton Starkman, Jennifer Aniston, Ty Burrell and Danny Trejo. Directed by Nicholas Stoller & Doug Sweetland. A song with unclear lyrics is accompanied by English subtitles. [1:30]

Sully [2016] [PG-13] - 1.4.5
The story of the fateful US Airways flight out of La Guardia airport that Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) managed to land safely on the Hudson River on January 15, 2009 despite the fact that both engines were disabled by a flock of geese. Also with Aaron Eckhart, Valerie Mahaffey, Delphi Harrington, Mike O'Malley, Jamey Sheridan, Anna Gunn, Holt McCallany, Ahmed Lucan and Laura Linney. Directed by Clint Eastwood. [1:35]


December 27

American Honey [2016] [R] - 9.4.10
A teenage girl (Sasha Lane) desperate to separate herself from her dysfunctional life runs away with a traveling magazine sales group and learns life changing lessons. Also with Shia LaBeouf, Riley Keough, McCaul Lombardi, Arielle Holmes, Crystal Ice, Veronica Ezell, Chad Cox, Garry Howell, Kenneth Kory Tucker, Raymond Coalson, Isaiah Stone, Dakota Powers, Shawna Rae Moseley and Chris Wright. Directed by Andrea Arnold. [2:43]

Snowden [2016] [R] - 6.4.7
Based on true events: A US contractor (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) leaks classified information about illegal NSA surveillance to the press. Faced with prosecution for espionage, he flees to Russia as the NSA comes under scrutiny. Also with Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Scott Eastwood, Logan Marshall-Green, Timothy Olyphant, Ben Schnetzer, LaKeith Lee Stanfield, Rhys Ifans and Nicolas Cage. Directed by Oliver Stone. A few lines of dialogue are in American Sign Language and German with English subtitles. [2:13]



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