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Arts & Entertainment

January 10, 2014

Movie Capsules: 01/10/2014

New this week

August - Osage County: 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. Rated R for language including sexual references, and for drug material. (GT9)

Her: A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that’s designed to meet his every need. Rated R for language, sexual content and brief graphic nudity. (HOR)

Lone Survivor: 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. Rated R for strong bloody war violence and pervasive language. (HOR)

Nebraska: An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize. Rated R for some language. (HOR, GAR)

The Legend of Hercules: The origin story of the the mythical Greek hero. Betrayed by his stepfather, the King, and exiled and sold into slavery because of a forbidden love, Hercules must use his formidable powers to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom. Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense combat action and violence, and for some sensuality. (HOR)

Wadjda: An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school’s Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest.Rated PG for thematic elements, brief mild language and smoking. (BAY)

Showing locally

American Hustle: 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. Rated R for pervasive language, some sexual content and brief violence. (HOR, BAY)

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