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November 27, 2013

Joy to the Cinema!

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‘TYLER PERRY’S A MADEA CHRISTMAS’

Perry’s pistol-packing Madea spends the holidays in the country. With Anna Maria Horsford, Tika Sumpter and Larry the Cable Guy.

Dec. 18:

‘HER’

Joaquin Phoenix plays a man who falls in love with “Samantha,” the voice of an advanced computer operating system. Scarlett Johansson provides the voice. Written and directed by Spike Jonze.

Dec. 20:

‘ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES’

Will Ferrell returns as mustachioed newscaster Ron Burgundy. With Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and franchise newcomer Kristen Wiig.

‘WALKING WITH DINOSAURS’

This movie from 20th Century Fox is described as “a thrilling prehistoric adventure, where an underdog dinosaur triumphs against all odds to become a hero for the ages.”

Dec. 25:

‘AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY’

Meryl Streep is a dying matriarch and Julia Roberts is her embittered daughter in this adaptation of Tracy Letts’ acclaimed stage play.

‘BELIEVE’

Following up 2011 “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never” comes a new movie about the teen pop idol.

‘GRUDGE MATCH’

A comedy-drama with Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro as aging boxers.

‘THE INVISIBLE WOMAN’

Ralph Fiennes directs himself as Charles Dickens, who at the age of 45 began an affair with teenage actress Nelly Ternan (Felicity Jones).

‘THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY’

Ben Stiller directs and stars in a new adaptation of James Thurber’s short story about a chronic daydreamer. With Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine and Sean Penn.

‘47 RONIN’

A fantasy-action film based on the traditional Japanese tale of outcast samurai who avenge their master’s murder. With Keanu Reeves.

‘THE WOLF OF WALL STREET’

The story of Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio), whose boiler room, Stratton Oakmont, defrauded investors while funding his party-hearty lifestyle. Directed by Martin Scorsese.

Dec. 27:

‘LABOR DAY’

A reclusive woman (Kate Winslet) and her son shelter an escaped convict. With Josh Brolin and Tobey Maguire. (The film plays for one week to qualify for Oscar contention, then opens wide Jan. 31.)

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