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February 4

About Time [2013] [R] - 6.4.5
A man (Domhnall Gleeson) finds that he can time travel after his dad (Bill Nighy) tells him that the men in the family have always been time travelers. He decides to improve his life by going back in time and making changes, and while in the present he's found his true love (Rachel McAdams), a time travel accident means that he has never actually met her. Also with Tom Hollander and Margot Robbie. Directed by Richard Curtis. [2:03]

Baggage Claim [2013] [PG-13] - 5.2.4
Determined to become engaged before her youngest sister's wedding, a flight attendant (Paula Patton) has only 30 days left to find a husband. Hence, she uses 30,000 flying miles while contacting ex-boyfriends and potential mates, many of whom she never wants to meet again. Also with Adam Brody, Djimon Hounsou, Taye Diggs, Christina Milian and Derek Luke. Directed by David E. Talbert. [1:36]

Dallas Buyers Club [2013] [R] - 8.5.10
A man (Matthew McConaughey) diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in 1986 undertakes the task of finding medicines that will treat the disease and prolong his life, beyond the realm of FDA-approved treatments. Also with Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto, Denis O'Hare, Steve Zahn, Dallas Roberts, Kevin Rankin and Griffin Dunne. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée. [1:57]

Free Birds [2013] [PG] - 2.4.2
A turkey (voiced by Owen Wilson) pardoned at the White House and the Turkey Liberation Front leader (voiced of Woody Harrelson) join forces to save all turkeys from the traditional Thanksgiving menu. The birds steal a top-secret time machine, go back to 1621 Plymouth and attempt to change history, but meet an interesting flock of native turkeys in the process. Also with the voices of George Takei, Amy Poehler, Colm Meaney, Dan Fogler and Keith David. Directed by Jimmy Haywood. [1:31]

Romeo and Juliet [2013] [PG-13] - 4.5.2
Another telling of the tragic Shakespearean love story about feuding families in 16th century Verona. With Hailee Steinfeld, Douglas Booth, Damian Lewis, Laura Morante, Tomas Arana, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Natascha McElhone, Stellan Skarsgård, Tom Wisdom, Christian Cooke, Ed Westwick, Lesley Manville, Anton Alexander and Paul Giamatti. Directed by Carlo Carlei. [1:58]


February 11

All Is Lost [2013] [PG-13] - 0.4.5
A man (Robert Redford) in a yacht struggles against the elements and other obstacles while sailing alone in the Indian Ocean. Directed by J.C. Chandor. [1:46]

Austenland [2013] [PG-13] - 5.4.3
After a lifetime of idealizing Jane Austen's novels, a woman (Keri Russell) takes a dream vacation to a theme park in search of her own Mr. Darcy. Also with JJ Feild, Jennifer Coolidge, Bret McKenzie, Georgia King, James Callis, Jane Seymour and Ricky Whittle. Directed by Jerusha Hess. [1:37]

The Best Man Holiday [2013] [R] - 6.4.6
In this sequel to "The Best Man," college friends (Taye Diggs, Terrence Howard, Harold Perrineau, Morris Chestnut, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long, and Regina Hall) decide to celebrate the Christmas holidays together after 15 years. Old rivalries and love affairs soon flicker back to life. Also with Monica Calhoun and Melissa DeSousa. Directed by Malcolm D. Lee. [1:50]

Blue Is the Warmest Color [2013] [NC-17] - 10.3.6
A young woman (Adèle Exarchopoulos) explores her desires with the help of another woman (Léa Seydoux). The two women fall in love with each other. Also with Salim Kechiouche, Aurélien Recoing, Catherine Salée, Benjamin Siksou, Mona Walravens, Alma Jodorowsky, Jérémie Laheurte, Anne Loiret, Benoît Pilot, Sandor Funtek, Fanny Maurin, Maelys Cabezon and Samir Bella. Directed by Abdellatif Kechiche. [2:59]

The Counselor [2013] [R] - 7.7.8
A man (Michael Fassbender) finds himself in financial difficulties and decides to pursue a risky avenue to make some quick money. When things go horribly wrong, he is left to suffer the consequences of his actions. Also with Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, Bruno Ganz, Brad Pitt and Rosie Perez. Directed by Ridley Scott. [1:57]

Diana [2013] [R] - 4.4.5
Based on the tell-all novel "Diana - Her Last Love," the film portrays the last two years of Princess Diana's (Naomi Watts) life and her secret love affair with Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan (Naveen Andrews). Also with Douglas Hodge and Geraldine James. Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel. [1:53]

Ender's Game [2013] [PG-13] - 1.6.3
A teen boy (Asa Butterfield) is recruited and trained to fight against an alien invader, hoping that he will be saving Earth from another attack. Based on Orson Scott Card's popular teen sci-fi novel. Also with Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Aramis Knight, Suraj Partha, Moises Arias, Khylin Rhambo, Jimmy 'Jax' Pinchak and Nonso Anozie. Directed by Gavin Hood. [1:54]


February 18

Afternoon Delight [2013] [R] - 9.2.9
After bored housewife Rachel (Kathryn Hahn) grows tired of her lackluster sex life and affluent friends, she and her husband visit a strip club where she befriends a stripper (Juno Temple), who then becomes their live-in nanny. Also with Josh Radnor, Jane Lynch, Jessica St. Clair, Michaela Watkins, Josh Stamberg, and Keegan Michael Key. Directed by Jill Soloway. [1:35]


February 25

Gravity [2013] [PG-13] - 1.5.5
A space walk by two American astronauts (Sandra Bullock and George Clooney) goes tragically wrong when an explosion propels one of them beyond the reach of their space shuttle. With communications cut off from Mission Control (voiced by Ed Harris), the shuttle is destroyed by Russian satellite debris, stranding both astronauts in deep space and with limited oxygen. Directed by Alfonso Cuarón. [1.30]

Nebraska [2013] [R] - 3.4.5
A grumpy old alcoholic (Bruce Dern) convinces his adult son (Will Forte) to travel 800 miles to Lincoln, Nebraska with him to claim the winnings from a sweepstakes letter. Before the end of the road trip, Dad finds himself in his boyhood hometown, trying to settle old scores. Also with June Squibb, Bob Odenkirk and Stacy Keach. Directed by Alexander Payne. [1:55]

Thor: The Dark World [2013] [PG-13] - 3.6.3
After leaving Earth and going back to his home world, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) returns to find the woman he loves (Natalie Portman) in mortal danger. Also with Anthony Hopkins, Idris Elba, Rene Russo, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Stellan Skarsgård, Tom Hiddleston, Christopher Eccleston, Jaimie Alexander and Jonathan Howard. Directed by Alan Taylor. A few scenes are in Elvish with English subtitles. [1:52]



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