3 Days to KillA dying Secret Service Agent trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter is offered an experimental drug that could save his life — in exchange for one last assignment. (PG-13) (AMC Dutch Square; Carmike Wynnsong; Regal Columbiana Grande; Regal Sandhill)
The Great Beauty An aging playboy journalist looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty. (NR) (Nickelodeon Theatre)
Gunday In Calcutta, two happy-go-lucky renegades fall in love with the same cabaret dancer. In Hindi. (NR) (Carmike 14)
Pompeii As Pompeii crumbles around him, a slave-turned-gladiator finds himself in a race against time to save his true love. (PG-13) (AMC Dutch Square; Carmike Wynnsong; Carmike 14; Regal Sandhill)
About Last Night Two couples journey from the bar to the bedroom and are eventually put to the test in the real world. (R)
All Is Lost A resourceful sailor on a solo journey struggles to survive after a catastrophic collision. (PG-13) (Nickelodeon Theatre)
American Hustle A con man and his partner are forced into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and the mafia. (R)
August: Osage County A look at the lives of the dysfunctional women of the Weston family and the dysfunctional woman who raised them. (R)
Dallas Buyers Club A homophobe diagnosed with AIDS incites a drug war when he smuggles cheap anti-viral medicines into the U.S. (R)
Endless Love A sheltered but privileged teen becomes enthralled with a working-class youth with a troubled past. (PG-13)
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)
Her A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that’s designed to meet his every need. (R)
I, Frankenstein 200 years after his creation, Frankenstein’s creature finds himself caught in an all-out war with all sorts of baddies. (PG-13)
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit CIA operative uncovers a scheme to crash the U.S. economy, but is caught between his secretive handler, his clueless fiancee and a brilliant Russian leader. (PG-13)
Labor Day While on a rare excursion to town, Henry and his mother encounter an injured man who asks for refuge in their home. (R)
The LEGO Movie An ordinary LEGO minifigure is recruited to stop an evil LEGO tyrant (PG)
Lone Survivor Four members of SEAL Team 10 are dispatched to capture or kill a notorious Taliban leader. (R)
The Monuments Men An unlikely World War II platoon are tasked with rescuing art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their owners. (PG-13)
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)
The Nut Job A squirrel and a rat plan to steal a lot of nuts. (PG-13)
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)
Ride Along A tough Atlanta cop (Ice Cube) takes his prospective brother-in-law on one heck of a ride-along. (PG-13)
RoboCop A remake of the 1987 sci-fi classic in which an injured cop is transformed into a mechanized defender of the peace. (PG-13)
Saving Mr. Banks Disney’s take on one of its own enduring classics, Saving Mr. Banks concerns how Mary Poppins made it ot the big screen. (PG-13)
That Awkward Moment In support of a friend devastated by a recent breakup, three guys vow to stay single for as long as possible. (R)
Vampire Academy The story of a half-vampire teenage girl from a clan that battles bloodthirsty full-breeds. (PG-13) (AMC Dutch Square 14, Carmike 14)
Winter’s Tale A burglar falls for an heiress as she dies in his arms. Luckily, he has the gift of reincarnation. (PG-13) (AMC Dutch Square 14, Carmike 14, Regal Sandhill Stadium 16)
The Wolf of Wall Street Martin Scorsese’s take on the decadent rise and eventual fall of Jordan Belfort, who brokered questionable penny stocks to blue-collar investors. (PG-13)
Make Your Own Beer and Wine!
Come get started on your “liquid hobby” and help us celebrate our 46th year in the Columbia area. Bet Mar Liquid Hobby Shop: 736 St. Andrews Road.
Surreal Innovation Salon Now Open
Columbia’s newest total care spa is now taking appointments and offering $10 off services $25 or more for first time clients. Location, hours, and more info here.
Now Hiring in the Vista!
Hickory Tavern is opening mid-December and looking for bartenders, servers, hosts and kitchen staff. Apply in person: Click for details!
Going someplace cool this weekend?
Let The Backpacker help you go lightweight, comfortable and in style! Patagonia, Prana, Merrell, The North Face and more! Click for location, hours and more info.
A Re-Imagined Christmas Carol at Trustus
Watch as five actors perform all the characters of Charles Dickens’ classic story and create a live musical score in a production that had audiences and critics raving last year. Get your tickets here!
Relaxation, Pain Management, and Stress Relief
Licensed massage therapist Allison Morris of AMR Massage offers 50% off your first session and every 5th session free of charge. Click here for location, hours, and more information.
SEARCH FREE TIMES
Holiday Wish ListWhere to shop for gift ideas in Columbia this season: