New Movie Releases — December 2013
It's the holiday season, and what better way to celebrate than by taking yourself and your friends and family to the movies! December is packed with new releases, whether you're in the mood for action and adventure, heartwarming drama, laughs with the family, or a brand new Martin Scorsese film -- there's something for everyone this Christmas. Read on for our guide to the new movie releases hitting theaters this December!
'Out of the Furnace' -- Directed by Scott Cooper. Starring Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, and Zoe Saldana. When Rodney Baze mysteriously disappears and law enforcement fails to follow through, his older brother, Russell, takes matters into his own hands to find justice.
'Inside Llewyn Davis' (Limited) -- Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Starring Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, and John Goodman. A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.
'The Last Days on Mars' (Limited) -- Directed by Ruairi Robinson. Starring Liev Schreiber, Romola Garai, and Elias Koteas. A group of astronaut explorers succumb one by one to a mysterious and terrifying force while collecting specimens on Mars.
'American Hustle' (Limited) -- Directed by David O. Russell. Starring Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, and Jennifer Lawrence. A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive British partner Sydney Prosser is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso. DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.
'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' (3D) -- Directed by Peter Jackson. Starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, and Richard Armitage. The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring.
'Hours' (Limited) -- Directed by Eric Heisserer. Starring Paul Walker, Genesis Rodriguez, and Nick Gomez. A father struggles to keep his infant daughter alive in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
'Saving Mr. Banks' (Limited) -- Directed by John Lee Hancock. Starring Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, and Colin Farrell. Author P. L. Travers reflects on her difficult childhood while meeting with filmmaker Walt Disney during production for the adaptation of her novel, Mary Poppins.
'Some Velvet Morning' (Limited) -- Starring Alice Eve and Stanley Tucci. Stanley Tucci stars as a man who surprises his former mistress (Alice Eve), claiming to have left his wife. Before too long, a dark history between the two has come into focus.
'Her' (New York & LA) -- Directed by Spike Jonze. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson, and Amy Adams. A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that's designed to meet his every need.
'American Hustle' (Expands)
'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' -- Directed by Adam McKay. Starring Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, and Christina Applegate. 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.
'Walking with Dinosaurs' (3D) -- Directed by Barry Cook and Neil Nightingale. Starring Justin Long, John Leguizamo, and Tiya Sircar. See and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth, in a story where an underdog dino triumphs to become a hero for the ages.
'The Past' (Limited) -- Directed by Asghar Farhadi. Starring Berenice Bejo, Tahar Rahim, and Ali Mosaffa. An Iranian man deserts his French wife and two children to return to his homeland. Meanwhile, his wife starts up a new relationship, a reality her husband confronts upon his wife's request for a divorce.
'Inside Llewyn Davis' (Expands)
'Saving Mr. Banks' (Expands)
'47 Ronin' (3D) -- Directed by Carl Rinsch. Starring Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, and Ko Shibasaki. A band of samurai set out to avenge the death and dishonor of their master at the hands of a ruthless shogun.
'Grudge Match' -- Directed by Peter Segal. Starring Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone, and Kim Basinger. A pair of aging boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout -- 30 years after their last match.
'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' -- Directed by Ben Stiller. Starring Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, and Adam Scott. A day-dreamer escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, he takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.
'The Wolf of Wall Street' -- Directed by Martin Scorsese. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, and Jonah Hill. Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stockbroker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.
'August: Osage County' (Limited) -- Directed by John Wells. Starring Meryl Streep, Dermot Mulroney, and Julia Roberts. A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
'Labor Day' (Limited) -- Directed by Jason Reitman. Starring Josh Brolin, Kate Winslet, and Gattlin Griffith. Depressed single mom Adele and her son Henry offer a wounded, fearsome man a ride. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited.
'Lone Survivor' (Limited) -- Directed by Peter Berg. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Emile Hirsch, and Taylor Kitsch. Based on the failed June 28, 2005 mission "Operation Red Wings". Four members of SEAL Team 10 were tasked with the mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shahd.