A Haunted House 2 A Haunted House was to ghosts what Scary Movie was to slashers. Care for a second helping? (R) (Carmike Wynnsong, AMC Dutch Square, Regal Sandhill, Regal Columbiana Grande)
Bears Born cute and cuddly, brown bears grow to become formidable forest dwellers. Witness the transformation courtesy of Disney Nature. (G) (Carmike Wynnsong, AMC Dutch Square, Regal Sandhill, Carmike 14)
Heaven Is For Real A little boy returns from a near-death experience with memories of heaven. Cue the faith testing. (PG) (Carmike Wynnsong, AMC Dutch Square, Regal Sandhill, Regal Columbiana Grande)
Transcendence A dying Johnny Depp has his consciousness digitized, becoming an all-powerful megalomaniac. Because of course he does. (PG-13) (AMC Dutch Square, Regal Sandhill, Carmike 14)
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)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier An Avenger reckons with an enemy he helped create. Also, Robert Redford in a comic book movie! (PG-13)
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)
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)
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)
The LEGO Movie An ordinary LEGO minifigure is recruited to stop an evil LEGO tyrant (PG)
The Monuments Men An unlikely World War II platoon is 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)
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)
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)
Oculus A woman attempts to prove that the murder her brother committed was actually supernatural. Cue the spooks. (R)
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)
Ride Along A tough Atlanta cop (Ice Cube) takes his prospective brother-in-law on one heck of a ride-along. (PG-13)
Rio 2 More brightly colored computer animation. More strangely hip and intelligent birds. This time in the jungle. (G)
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)
Sabotage Aging Arnold Schwarzenegger goes guns-blazing against a drug cartel led by slumming Terrence Howard. (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)
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!
Ice Skate on Main Street
Columbia’s famously hot skating rink is now open! Additional information and discounts can be found here.
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.
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.
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!
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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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Real Estate Spotlight
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