Synopses of This Week’s Movies
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Will Ferrell slips into his Ron Burgundy moustache once again and it still fits. Everyone from Tina Fey to Steve Carrel to Harrison Ford lends a comic hand. Wait a minute, how did Han Solo fly into this comedic mix?
Cutie and the Boxer
Not another fight movie, this is a documentary about the marriage of boxing painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife, Noriko. Mr. Ushio is a neo Dadaist artist famous for dipping boxing gloves in sumi ink and punching his canvas paper to achieve a certain artistic splatter.
Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen, this animated Disney Film follows an optimistic princess as she heads north to stop an eternal winter.
Animated film featuring a pair of turkeys, Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson, traveling back in time to change the course, or at least the main course, of Thanksgiving forever.
The Great Beauty
Take a trip to Rome with director Paolo Sorrentino’s dazzling homage to the city and to his predecessor Frederico Fellini. La Dolce Vita springs eternal and yet this film is a classic in its own, contemporary, way.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Bilbo, the dwarves and Gandalf are back in part two of the unexpected journey. The showdown with Smaug looms.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Katniss and Peeta are back in the ring for part two of the best-selling book trilogy.
National Theatre Live: 50 Years on Stage
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the National Theatre of Great Britain brings together top British actors for a unique evening broadcast live from London to cinemas around the world.
Directed by Alexander Payne who rarely makes a wrong move (Election, The Descendants) and starring Bruce Dern, this movie goes black and white to tell the tale of a Missouri father convinced he has won a million dollar magazine sweepstakes.
Stephen Frears directs Judi Dench and Steve Coogan in this story about a world-weary political journalist invigorated by a story of a woman’s search for her son.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Ben Stiller directs and stars in this adaptation of the James Thurber story involving a meek man who imagines himself a hero for all occasions.
The Wolf of Wall Street
Scorcese, DiCaprio and Favreau dance the greenback tango in this tale of wealth, excess and corruption.