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The brilliant scientist dog, Mr. Peabody, and his adopted human son, Sherman, travel through time in the Dreamworks film.
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MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN

Two of the most popular characters from the classic "Rocky and Bullwinkle" TV show now have their own new, full-length, big screen movie.

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Mr. Peabody, the dog who is the world's most brilliant scientist, and his mischievous adopted human son, Sherman, use their time machine -- The WABAC -- to go on the most outrageous adventures known to man or dog. But when Sherman takes The WABAC out for a joyride to impress his friend Penny, they accidently rip a hole in the universe, wreaking havoc on the most important events in world history. Before they forever alter the past, present and future, Mr. Peabody must come to their rescue, ultimately facing the most daunting challenge of any era: figuring out how to be a parent.

"Mr. Peabody and Sherman" starts Friday nationally including at the Luxury 5 Cinemas. 96 minutes. It's rated PG for some mild action and brief rude humor.

300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE

This new action thriller is from the producer of "Man of Steel"

The film pits the leader of the Spartan army, Themistokles, against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy. Based on Frank Miller's latest graphic novel "Xerxes" and told in the breathtaking visual style of the first blockbuster "300" movie, this new chapter takes the action to a fresh battlefield -- on the sea -- as Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war.

Sullivan Stapleton ("Gangster Squad") stars as Themistokles and Eva Green ("Dark Shadows," "Casino Royale") as Artemisia. Lena Headey reprises her starring role from "300" as the Spartan queen, Gorgo. Also returning are Hans Matheson, David Wenham and Rodrigo Santoro.

"300: Rise of an Empire" starts Friday nationally, including at the Luxury 5 Cinemas. 103 minutes. It's rated R for strong sustained sequence of stylized violence throughout, a sex scene nudity and some language.

12 YEARS A SLAVE

The winner of three Academy Awards, including best picture, supporting actress and adapted screenplay, comes to Mitchell.

"12 Years a Slave" is based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War U.S., Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender), as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the 12th year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon's chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) will forever alter his life.

"12 Years a Slave" starts Friday and is scheduled for one week through March 13 at the Luxury 5 Cinemas. 133 minutes. It's rated R for violence/cruelty, some nudity and brief sexuality.

NON-STOP

Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore star in this new suspense thriller.

During a transatlantic flight from New York City to London, U.S. Air Marshal Bill Marks (Neeson) receives a series of cryptic text messages demanding that he instruct the airline to transfer $150 million into an off-shore account. Until he secures the money, a passenger on his flight will be killed every 20 minutes. The film reunites Neeson with the director of "Unknown," Jaume Collet-Serra, and producer Joel Silver.

"Non-Stop" is held over. 107 minutes. It's rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, some language, sensuality and drug reference.

SON OF GOD

Christian actress/producer Roma Downey (star of TV's "Touched By An Angel") and her husband, Mark Burnett, produced this faithful telling of the story of the life of Jesus.

This major motion picture event -- an experience created to be shared among families and communities across the U.S. -- brings the story of Jesus' life to audiences through compelling cinematic storytelling that is both powerful and inspirational. Told with the scope and scale of an action epic, the film features powerful performances, exotic locales, dazzling visual effects and a rich orchestral score from Oscar(s)-winner Hans Zimmer. Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado portrays the role of Jesus as the film spans from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.

"Son of God" is held over through Thursday, March 13. 138 minutes. It's rated PG-13 for intense and bloody depiction of The Crucifixion, and for some sequences of violence.

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