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) (Regal Columbia, AMC Dutch Square, Regal Sandhill)
Sabotage Aging Arnold Schwarzenegger goes guns-blazing against a drug cartel led by slumming Terrence Howard. (PG-13) (AMC Dutch Square, Regal Sandhill, Carmike 14)
Cesar Chavez Underrated Michael Peña attempts to prove his worth by portraying an iconic revolutionary. (PG) (Regal Sandhill)
3 Days to Kill A 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)
300: Rise of an Empire This is Sparta? No, this is Greece! Disparate factions unite to honor Leonidas’ fallen 300 and repel Persian hordes led by one gnarly demigod. (R)
About Last Night Two couples journey from the bar to the bedroom and are eventually put to the test in the real world. (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)
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)
Endless Love A sheltered but privileged teen becomes enthralled with a working-class youth with a troubled past. (PG-13)
Gravity A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space. (PG-13)
God’s Not Dead An atheist professor heaps beliefs upon a Christian student in what will clearly be a fair portrayal of higher education. Right? (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)
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)
Mr. Peabody & Sherman Based on the beloved cartoon, this computer-animated adventure will do its best not to stomp on your childhood memories. (PG)
Muppets Most Wanted James Bobin, the director of 2011’s touching and tastefully irreverent Muppets reboot, goes for round two. (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)
Non-Stop A veteran air marshal sees his assignment as a desk job in the sky. But today’s flight has a killer twist. (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)
Veronica Mars On the eve of graduating law school, Veronica Mars has put Neptune and her amateur sleuthing days behind her. Or has she? (PG-13)
The Wind Rises The Jiro here dreams not of sushi, but of flying and designing airplanes in this animated feature from Hayao Miyazaki. (PG-13)
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)
Ice Skate on Main Street
Columbia’s famously hot skating rink is now open! Additional information and discounts can be found 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.
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.
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.
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Holiday Wish ListWhere to shop for gift ideas in Columbia this season:
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