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November 29, 2013

MOVIE CAPSULES not updated please duplicate

New this week

Black Nativity: A street-wise teen from Baltimore who has been raised by a single mother travels to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives, where he embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey. Rated PG for thematic material, language and a menacing situation.(HOR)

Frozen: Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. Rated PG for some action and mild rude humor. (GT9)

Homefront: A former DEA agent moves his family to a quiet town, where he soon tangles with a local meth druglord. Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, drug content and brief sexuality. (HOR)

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. Rated PG-13 on appeal for some strong language, thematic elements and sexual references. (ST)

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. Rated PG-13 for some violence and intense depiction of thematic material. (HOR)

The Christmas Candle: Deep in the heart of the English countryside lies the enchanting village of Gladbury. Legend has it every 25 years an angel visits the village candlemaker and touches a single candle. Rated PG for mild thematic elements. (HOR)

Showing locally

Captain Phillips: The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. Rated PG-13 for sustained intense sequences of menace, some violence with bloody images, and for substance use. (GT9, ER)

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