August: Osage County A look at the lives of the dysfunctional women of the Weston family and the dysfunctional woman who raised them. (R) (Carmike Wynnsong)
Her A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that’s designed to meet his every need. (R) (AMC Dutch Square; Carmike 14)
Inside Llewyn Davis A week in the life of a struggling young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. (R) (Nickelodeon Theatre)
The Legend of Hercules Betrayed by his stepfather the king, Hercules must use his formidable powers to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom. (PG-13) (AMC Dutch Square; Carmike Wynnsong; Regal Columbiana Grande; Regal Sandhill)
Lone Survivor Four members of SEAL Team 10 are dispatched to capture or kill a notorious Taliban leader. (R) (AMC Dutch Square; Carmike Wynnsong; Regal Columbiana Grande; Regal Pastime; Regal Sandhill)
47 Ronin A band of samurai set out to avenge the death and dishonor of their master at the hands of a ruthless shogun. (PG-13) (AMC Dutch Square; Carmike 14; Regal 7; Regal Pastime; Regal Sandhill)
American Hustle A con man and his partner are forced into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and the mafia. (R) (AMC Dutch Square; Carmike Wynnsong; Regal Columbiana Grande; Regal Pastime; Regal Sandhill)
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 (AMC Dutch Square; Carmike Wynnsong; Regal Columbiana Grande; Regal Pastime; Regal Sandhill)
The Best Man Holiday College friends reunite after 15 years. Long-forgotten rivalries and romances ignite. (R) (Regal Columbiana Grande; Regal Sandhill)
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) (Regal 7)
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) (Carmike 14)
Frozen A girl, with the help of a friendly snowman, ventures into a frozen land to find her sister. (PG) (AMC Dutch Square; Carmike Wynnsong; Regal Columbiana Grande; Regal Pastime; Regal Sandhill)
Gravity A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space. (PG-13) Carmike 14)
Grudge Match A pair of aging boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout — 30 years after their last match. (PG-13) (AMC Dutch Square; Carmike 14; Regal 7; Regal Sandhill)
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) (AMC Dutch Square; Carmike 10; Regal Columbiana Grande; Regal Pastime; Regal Sandhill)
Homefront A former DEA agent moves his family to a quiet town, where he soon tangles with a local methlord. (R) (Carmike 14)
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) (AMC Dutch Square; Carmike Wynnsong; Regal Sandhill)
Justin Bieber’s Believe A backstage and on-stage look at the Bieb during his rise to super stardom. (PG) (AMC Dutch Square; Regal Columbiana Grande; Regal Sandhill)
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) (Carmike 14)
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom A chronicle of Nelson Mandela’s life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa. (PG-13) (AMC Dutch Square; Carmike 14; Regal 7; Regal Sandhill)
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) (Carmike 14)
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones After being marked, Jesse is pursued by ghouls and ghosts. His family and friends try to save him. (R) (AMC Dutch Square; Carmike Wynnsong; Carmike 14; Regal Pastime; Regal Sandhill)
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) (Carmike 14)
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) (AMC Dutch Square; Regal 7; Regal Columbiana Grande)
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty A do-nothing daydreamer turns his daydreams into dayreality when a photograph goes missing. (PG) (AMC Dutch Square; Carmike Wynnsong; Regal Columbiana Grande; Regal Pastime; Regal Sandhill)
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) (AMC Dutch Square; Carmike 14; Regal 7; Regal Pastime; Regal Sandhill))
Walking with Dinosaurs Stroll with stegosaurs. Tromp with tyrannosaurs. Hike with hadrosaurs. Amble with allosaurs. (PG) (AMC Dutch Square; Regal 7; Regal Sandhill)
The Wolf of Wall Street The rise and fall of a hard-partying Wall Street stockbroker. (R) (AMC Dutch Square; Regal 7; Regal Columbiana Grande; Regal Pastime; Regal Sandhill)
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.
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!
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.
This Week @ Social
Edward Shouse performs Friday the 21st, and on Saturday Absolut Vodka presents A Night in Sweden, with specialty Absolut drinks and live music by Christian Slick. Follow us!
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!
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.
SEARCH FREE TIMES
Holiday Wish ListWhere to shop for gift ideas in Columbia this season: