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February 7, 2014

Movie Capsules: 02/07/2014

New this week

The Lego Movie: An ordinary LEGO minifigure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil LEGO tyrant from gluing the universe together. Rated PG for mild action and rude humor. (GT9)

The Monuments Men: An unlikely World War II platoon are tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners. Rated PG-13 for some images of war violence and historical smoking. (HOR)

Vampire Academy: Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, half human/vampire, guardians of the Moroi, peaceful, mortal vampires living discretely within our world. Her legacy is to protect the Moroi from bloodthirsty, immortal Vampires, the Strigoi. This is her story. Rated PG-13 for violence, bloody images, sexual content and language. (GT9)

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. (BIJ, HOR)

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)

Dallas Buyers Club: In mid-1980s Texas, electrician Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) is stunned to learn that he has AIDS. Though told that he has just 30 days left to live, Woodroof refuses to give in to despair. He seeks out alternative therapies and smuggles unapproved drugs into the U.S. from wherever he can find them. Woodroof joins forces with a fellow AIDS patient (Jared Leto) and begins selling the treatments to the growing number of people who can’t wait for the medical establishment to save them. Rated R for nudity, drug use, pervasive language and some strong sexual content. (HOR)

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