At the Movies
OUT OF THE FURNACE
This new action drama stars Christian Bale, Woody Harrelson, Zoe Saldana, Forest Whitaker and Casey Affleck.
From the critically-acclaimed writer and director of “Crazy Heart,” this is the gripping and gritty drama about fate, circumstance and justice. Russell (Bale) and his younger brother, Rodney (Affleck) live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, and have always dreamed of escaping and finding better lives. But when a cruel twist of fate lands Russell in prison, his brother is lured into one of the most violent and ruthless crime rings in the Northeast — a mistake that will almost cost him everything.
“Out of the Furnace” starts nationally Friday, including at the Luxury 5 Cinemas. 116 minutes.
It’s rated R for strong violence, language and drug content.
HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE
Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson and Elizabeth Banks star in this action drama hit based on the best-selling book.
“Catching Fire” begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games, along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must embark on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts. Along the way, Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow changes the rules for the next annual Hunger Games — a competition that could change Panem forever.
“Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is held over. 146 minutes.
It’s rated PG-13 for intense sequences and action, some frightening images, thematic elements, a suggestive situation and language.
Walt Disney Animation Studios presents this new bigscreen comedy adventure for all ages.
Fearless optimist Anna (Kristen Bell) teams up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer, Sven, on an epic journey. They hope to find her sister Elsa (Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter.
Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.
“Frozen” is held over. 108 minutes.
It’s rated PG for some action and mild rude humor.
Jason Statham, James Franco, Kate Bosworth and Winona Ryder star in this action hit.
Statham plays a widowed ex-DEA agent who retires to a small town for the safety of his 10-year-old daughter in this new action hit. The only problem is, he picked the wrong town. The town and its law enforcement are controlled by a local meth drug lord and his gang. Statham must use all his skills to protect his home, his daughter, his own life and bring down the drug gang.
“Homefront” is held over through Dec. 12. 110 minutes.
It’s rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, drug content and brief sexuality.
Vince Vaughn stars in this new comedy hit about a guy who finds out he has 533 children.
Vaughn plays an affable underachiever who suddenly learns that his anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years earlier resulted in 533 children. On hearing this news, he embarks on a hilarious journey that leads him to discover not only his true self, but also the father that he could become.
“Delivery Man” is held over through Dec. 12. 105 minutes.
It’s rated PG-13 for thematic elements, sexual content, some drug material, brief violence and language.