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November 5

Girl Most Likely [2013] [PG-13] - 5.4.5
A woman (Kristen Wiig) copes with a series of disappointments, including having to move back home. Also with Annette Bening, Matt Dillon and Darren Criss. Directed by Shair Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini. [1:43]

Grown Ups 2 [2013] [PG-13] - 6.5.5
A man (Adam Sandler) moves his family back to his childhood hometown and reconnects with old friends (Chris Rock, Kevin James, David Spade, Nick Swardson, and Salma Hayek). On the last day of the school year, they all learn some surprising things from the next generation. Also with Maria Bello, Steve Austen, Steve Buscemi, Maya Rudolph and Andy Samberg). Directed by Dennis Dugan. [1:41]

Lovelace [2013] [R] - 9.6.6
The story of Linda Lovelace (Amanda Seyfried), who is coerced into the porn industry by her abusive husband (Peter Sarsgaard), becomes infamous as the star of the pornographic film "Deep Throat," and later becomes an anti-pornography advocate. Also with Juno Temple, Sharon Stone, Robert Patrick, Chris Noth, Hank Azaria, Adam Brody, Chloe Sevigny, James Franco and Debi Mazar. Directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. [1:32]

Parkland [2013] [PG-13] - 2.6.5
A different perspective of the John F. Kennedy assassination of November 22, 1963: the film portrays the effects of the event on Parkland Memorial Hospital's staff (Zac Efron, Marcia Gay Harden, Colin Hanks and Mallory Moy), the Dallas Secret Service chief (Billy Bob Thornton), cameraman Abraham Zapruder (Paul Giamatti), FBI agents (Ron Livingston, David Harbour), Lee Harvey Oswald's brother (James Badge Dale) and the Presidential Security Team. Also with Tom Welling, Jackie Earle Haley and Jacki Weaver. Directed by Peter Landesman. [1:33]

White House Down [2013] [PG-13] - 3.6.5
A man (Channing Tatum) hoping to improve his life and become a responsible parent is turned down for a job on the White House Secret Service detail. But he becomes embroiled in a terrorist attack on the White House while he and his young daughter are on a tour and must figure out how to save the President (Jamie Foxx) and other hostages. Also with Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Richard Jenkins, Joey King, James Woods and Nicolas Wright. Directed by Roland Emmerich. [2:11]


November 12

Man of Steel [2013] [PG-13] - 3.6.3
According to this version based on the character created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in 1938 Superman (Henry Cavill) wanders the country, working odd jobs and occasionally saving people. Journalist Lois Lane (Amy Adams) is trying to track him down and eventually another Kryptonian, General Zod (Michael Shannon) and Superman fight each other using superpowers for extended periods of time. Also with Diane Lane, Russell Crowe, Harry Lennix, Richard Schiff, Christopher Meloni, Kevin Costner, Ayelet Zurer and Laurence Fishburne. Directed by Zack Snyder. [2:23]

Prince Avalanche [2013] [R] - 5.3.4
Two highway workers (Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch) spend the summer of 1988 rebuilding a highway after a massive fire. Their summer of isolation leads them to reflect on themselves and the city lives they left behind. Also with Lance LeGault and the voice of Lynn Shelton. Directed by David Gordon Green. [1:34]

Turbo [2013] [PG] - 1.4.1
After a freak accident, an average garden snail (voiced by Ryan Reynolds) becomes a world-class speed racer. Also with the voices of Paul Giamatti, Michael Pena, Samuel L. Jackson, Luis Guzman, Bill Hader, Snoop Lion (formerly known as Snoop Dogg), Maya Rudolph, Ken Jeong, Michelle Rodriguez and Ben Schwartz. Directed by David Soren. [1:36]


November 19

Paranoia [2013] [PG-13] - 5.4.5
An ambitious employee (Liam Hemsworth) pitches a new product and angers his boss (Gary Oldman) who fires him and his team. After a night on the town with a company credit card, he is given an opportunity to stay out of jail by spying on the competition, and every step gets him closer to jail. Also with Amber Heard, Harrison Ford, Lucas Till, Embeth Davidtz, Julian McMahon, Josh Holloway and Richard Dreyfuss. Directed by Robert Luketic. [1:46]

Planes [2013] [PG] - 1.3.2
An ambitious crop dusting plane, Dusty Crophopper (voiced by Dane Cook), plans to enter a big flying race, but he's afraid of heights. Luckily, veteran flyer Skipper Riley (voiced by Stacey Keach) offers to coach Dusty, who has to work very hard to compete with the current champ, Ripslinger (voiced by Roger Craig Smith). Also with the voices of Priyanka Chopra, Brad Garrett, Teri Hatcher, Cedric the Entertainer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and John Cleese. Directed by Klay Hall. [1:32]

2 Guns [2013] [R] - 5.6.8
A convoluted government scheme features a DEA agent (Denzel Washington) and an NCIS agent (Mark Wahlberg) investigating one another under the assumption that they are stealing money from the mob. When the agents figure out that they've been set up by the CIA, they cooperate to return the money and save their lives. Also with Paula Patton, James Marsden, Bill Paxton, Edward James Olmos and Fred Ward. Directed by Baltasar Kormákur. [1:49]

We're the Millers [2013] [R] - 7.6.10
A long-time marijuana dealer (Jason Sudeikis) recruits a phony family that includes a stripper (Jennifer Aniston) and two local teens (Emma Roberts and Will Poulter) to help cover his movements as he transports a huge shipment from Mexico to the United States. But their "family vacation" turns out to be full of obstacles as they confront nosy travelers and a Mexican drug lord. Also with Ed Helms and Nick Offerman. Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. [1:50]

The World's End [2013] [R] - 4.6.10
Five men agree to meet and try to top their unfinished pub-crawl from 20 years earlier. As they undertake their drinking adventure, going from pub to pub, they detect something very odd about their town. This time "The World's End," the last of the 12 pubs, may be exactly that. With Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Gary King, Andy Knightley, Rosamund Pike, Steven Prince, Paddy Considine, Oliver Chamberlain, Peter Page and Eddie Marsan. Directed by Edgar Wright. [1:49]


November 26

Getaway [2013] [PG-13] - 1.6.4
An ex-racecar driver (Ethan Hawke) races against the clock to save the life of his kidnapped wife (Rebecca Budig): he takes an expensive custom Ford Shelby Cobra from its owner (Selena Gomez) and drives it in a long high-speed chase away from pursuing police, while obeying the strange orders of the crime boss that holds his wife. Also with Jon Voight, Bruce Payne and Paul Freeman. Directed by Courtney Solomon. [1:30]

Jobs [2013] [PG-13] - 3.2.5
Biopic of Steve Jobs (Ashton Kutcher) who along with Steve Wozniak (Josh Gad) brought creative ideas in the world of computers, technology and business. Also with Dermot Mulroney, Lukas Haas and J.K. Simmons. Directed by Joshua Michael Stern. [2:02]

Red 2 [2013] [PG-13] - 3.6.4
A former Black Ops CIA agent (Bruce Willis) calls his old squad (John Malkovich, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lee Byung-hun, Brian Cox and Helen Mirren) back together for a mission to Paris, London and Moscow. Looking for a missing state-of-the-art nuclear device, they confront highly experienced international assassins, terrorists and government officials who have their own agendas. Also with Mary-Louise Parker, Anthony Hopkins and David Thewlis. Directed by Dean Parisot. English subtitles are provided for scenes filmed in Russian, Korean and Farsi. [1:56]



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