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Arts & Entertainment

March 14, 2014

Movie Capsules: 03/14/2014

New this week

The Great Beauty: Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty. Not Rated.(BAY)

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. Rated PG-13 for some intense sequences of violence and disturbing images, sexual content and brief strong language. (ST)

Need for Speed: Fresh from prison, a street racer who was framed by a wealthy business associate joins a cross country race with revenge in mind. His ex-partner, learning of the plan, places a massive bounty on his head as the race begins. Rated PG-13 for sequences of reckless street racing, disturbing crash scenes, nudity and crude language. (HOR)

Showing locally

12 Years a Slave: In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Rated R for violence/cruelty, some nudity and brief sexuality. (ST)

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. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language. (GT9)

300 Rise of an Empire: Greek general Themistokles leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy. Rated R for strong sustained sequences of stylized bloody violence throughout, a sex scene, nudity and some language. (HOR)

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

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