Mom’s Night Out Moms leave dads with the kids for a night out. Dads lose baby. Gender roles reinforced. (PG) (Regal Columbia, AMC Dutch Square, Regal Sandhill, Carmike 14)
NeighborsA new dad (Seth Rogen) gets caught in a pissing contest with his frat-president neighor (Zac Efron). (R) (AMC Dutch Square, Carmike Wynnsong, Regal Sandhill)
Legends of Oz: Dorothy Returns It’s back to Oz in a computer-animated adventure sure to frustrate every parent forced to suffers through it. (PG) (AMC Dutch Square, Carmike Wynnsong)
About Last Night Two couples journey from the bar to the bedroom and are eventually put to the test in the real world. (R)
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 The second installment of the second — and thus far inferior — Spidey film series pits our hero against three formidable vilains. (PG-13)
Bears Born cute and cuddly, brown bears grow to become formidable forest dwellers. Witness the transformation courtesy of Disney Nature. (G)
Brick Mansions The now deceased Paul Walker kicks one last batch of cinematic ass in this over-the-top crime thriller. (PG-13)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier An Avenger reckons with an enemy he helped create. Also, Robert Redford in a comic book movie! (PG-13)
Divergent It’s teen drama in the shadow of an impending holocaust in this story of beautiful people with special talents and a government out to get them. (PG-13)
Draft Day No, this isn’t an army movie, though the prospect of drafting for the routinely dreadful Cleveland Browns isn’t much better. (PG-13)
The Grand Budapest HotelWes Anderson brings his now ubiquitous storybook style to a good old-fashioned murder caper. (PG-13)
GravityA medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space. (PG-13)
A Haunted House 2 A Haunted House was to ghosts what Scary Movie was to slashers. Care for a second helping? (R)
Heaven Is For Real A little boy returns from a near-death experience with memories of heaven. Cue the faith testing. (PG)
Mr. Peabody & Sherman Based on the beloved cartoon, this computer-animated adventure will do its best not to stomp on your childhood memories. (PG)
Need for Speed A near-impossible cross-country race against time — one that begins as a mission for revenge, but proves to be one of redemption. (PG-13)
Noah Darren Aronofsky takes on yet another protagonist driven in a way none of his peers understand. But this time dude has an ark. (PG-13)
The Other Woman Three women wronged by the same serial cheater collaborate to get their revenge. (PG-13)
Philomena A world-weary journalist picks up the story of a woman’s search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago. (PG-13)
The Quiet Ones A scholarly team seeks a scientific explanation for demonic posession with predictably spooky results. (PG-13)
Rio 2 More brightly colored computer animation. More strangely hip and intelligent birds. This time in the jungle. (G)
Sabotage Aging Arnold Schwarzenegger goes guns-blazing against a drug cartel led by slumming Terrence Howard. (PG-13)
Son of God Another big-screen re-telling of the tale of Jesus Christ. This one promises to focus on his uplifting aspects. (PG-13)
Transcendence A dying Johnny Depp has his consciousness digitized, becoming an all-powerful megalomaniac. Because of course he does. (PG-13)
Great Gifts for the Whole Family
Don’t miss Half Moon Outfitters’ holiday sale! Up to 30% off Prana, Patagonia, The North Face, and other great brands. Location and hours here.
Ice Skate on Main Street
Columbia’s famously hot skating rink is now open! Additional information and discounts can be found here.
Hickory Tavern Is Now Open!
Find us on Facebook, Twitter (@TheHickoryTav), Instagram (@HickoryTavern), and visit our website for more info. 907 Senate Street in the Vista!
A Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Carnival
From 6-11 PM on December 31st on Main Street, enjoy rides, games, karaoke, food, drinks and more! More information here.
New Year’s Eve at Social
Don’t miss this Black and White Affair featuring Kap Slap. Tickets available online!
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.
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Holiday Wish ListWhere to shop for gift ideas in Columbia this season:
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U.S. Security Associates
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