New this week Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues 86 PG-13 Will Ferrell reprises his role as a “legendary” top-rated San Diego newsman who, with the ’70s behind him, is still looking to stay classy while he and his colleagues take the nation’s first 24-hour news channel by storm. With Christina Applegate, Steve Carell, David Koechner, Paul Rudd, Vince Vaughn, Luke Wilson; directed by Adam McKay. (119 minutes) Opened Wednesday. See review at blooddirtandangels.com American Hustle 89 R A rogue FBI agent (Bradley Cooper) forces a brilliant con man (Christian Bale) and his equally cunning and seductive British partner (Amy Adams) into an enchanting but dangerous world of Jersey power brokers and mobsters.
With Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lawrence; directed by David O.
Russell. (138 minutes) The Armstrong Lie 87 R Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney shelved the film he was working on about Lance Armstrong’s comeback to cycling in 2009 after doping allegations aimed at his subject snowballed, but he picked the film back up this year after Armstrong’s confession.
Nebraska 90 R After receiving a sweepstakes letter in
the mail, a cantankerous father (Bruce Dern), believing he’s struck it rich, wrangles his son (Will Forte) into a road trip to claim the “fortune.” With Stacy Keach, June Squibb, Bob Odenkirk; directed by Alexander Payne. (115 minutes)
Saving Mr. Banks79 PG-13 Tom Hanks plays Walt Disney, who, in trying to keep his promise to his daughters to turn the beloved book Mary Poppins into a movie, comes up against curmudgeonly and intransigent P.L. Travers’ (Emma Thompson) refusal to let her iconic nanny get the Disney treatment. With Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Bradley Whitford, Annie Rose Buckley, Ruth Wilson, B.J. Novak, Rachel Griffiths, Kathy Baker;
directed by John Lee Hancock.
(125 minutes) Walking With Dinosaurs PG An underdog dinosaur triumphs against all odds to become a hero for the ages.
Animated. Directed by Barry Cook, Neil Nightingale. (87 minutes)
MovieStyle, Pages 36 on 12/20/2013
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