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Openings in Columbia SC: “American Hustle;” “Nebraska”

Plus: Dhoom: 3; Saving Mr. Banks; Walking with Dinosaurs
By Free Times
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 |
American Hustle (R)

Opening This Week


American Hustle A con man and his partner are forced into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and the mafia. (R)

Dhoom: 3 An entertainer aims to rob his circus’ owners, whom he believes were responsible for his father’s murder. In Hindi. (NR)

Nebraska An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son to claim a million-dollar sweepstakes prize. (PG-13)

Saving Mr. Banks Prickly, demon-ridden Walt Disney tries to convince prickly, demon-ridden P.L. Travers to make her book Mary Poppins into a movie. (PG-13)

Walking with Dinosaurs Stroll with stegosaurs. Tromp with tyrannosaurs. Hike with hadrosaurs. Amble with allosaurs. (PG)

Now Playing


Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Stay classy, world: With the ’70s behind him, San Diego’s top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York’s first 24-hour news channel by storm. (PG-13)

The Best Man Holiday College friends reunite after 15 years. Long-forgotten rivalries and romances ignite. (R)

Black Nativity A street-wise teen embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey. (PG)

The Book Thief While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her adoptive parents. (PG-13)

The Butler A black man’s eyewitness accounts of notable events of the 20th century during his tenure as a White House butler. (PG-13)

Captain Phillips The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the American container ship MV Maersk Alabama. (PG-13)

Carrie A shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. A remake of the 1976 film of the same name. (R)

The Counselor A lawyer finds himself in over his head when he gets involved in drug trafficking. (R)

Delivery Man A slacker finds out he’s fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago — and that 142 of them are suing him. (PG-13)

Escape Plan A jailbreak expert finds himself set up and incarcerated in the world’s most secret and secure prison, and he has to use his skills to escape with help from the inside. (R)

Frozen A girl, with the help of a friendly snowman, ventures into a frozen land to find her sister. (PG)

Gravity A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space. (PG-13)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from the dragon Smaug. (PG-13)

Homefront A former DEA agent moves his family to a quiet town, where he soon tangles with a local methlord. (R)

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem. (PG-13)

Insidious: Chapter Two The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world. (PG-13)

Last Vegas Three 60-something friends take a break from their day-to-day lives to throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas for their last remaining single pal. (PG-13)

Out of the Furnace When his younger brother mysteriously disappears, an ex-con seeks vigilante justice. (R)

Philomena A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman’s search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent. (PG-13)

Thor: The Dark World The Mighty Avenger must save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. (PG-13)

Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas Madea dispenses her unique form of holiday spirit on a rural town when she’s coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit in the country for Christmas. (PG-13)

The Wolverine When Wolverine is summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, he is embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons — and Silver Samurai. (PG-13)

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