MOVIES

Feb. 5-11 Movies Calendar

What's showing at area theaters

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FILM RATINGS
4 stars    GENE HACKMAN
3 stars    KEVIN SPACEY
2 stars    MICHAEL ROSENBAUM
1 stars    JESSE EISENBERG

 

OTHER FILMS

HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Fields of Mudan and Fatal Promises, documentaries on human trafficking, are screened 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at FSCJ’s Downtown Campus, 101 W. State St., 633-8100. Not My Life runs at 7 p.m. Feb. 13, followed by a talk with survivors, in Jacksonville University’s Gooding Auditorium, 2800 University Blvd., 256-8000, ju.edu.

LOVING STORY
In the National Endowment for the Humanities’ African-American series, the film screens at 7 p.m. Feb. 6 at Flagler College’s Gamache-Koger Theater, Ringhaver Student Center, 50 Sevilla St., St. Augustine, free, 819-6282, flagler.edu.

OSCAR SHORTS
Oscar-nominated live action and animated shorts are screened Feb. 7-20 at Sun-Ray Cinema, 1028 Park St., 5 Points, 359-0049, sunraycinema.com. (See our story on page 30.) Sun-Ray also screens Evangelion 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 on Feb. 8 and the documentary Tapped Feb. 10.

LATITUDE 30 MOVIES
Free Birds and Grudge Match run at CineGrille, Latitude 30, 10370 Philips Highway, Southside. 365-5555.

WORLD GOLF HALL OF FAME IMAX THEATER
We the People,  Great White Shark 3D, Tornado Alley 3D, To The Arctic 3D run at World Golf Hall of Fame Village IMAX Theater, 1 World Golf Place, St. Augustine, 940-IMAX, worldgolfimax.com. Jerusalem 3D starts Feb. 28.

 

NOW SHOWING

12 YEARS A SLAVE
4 stars
Rated R 
Chiwetel Ejiofor plays Solomon, a free black man in pre-Civil War New York who’s abducted and sold into slavery. Co-stars Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender.

AMERICAN HUSTLE
2 1/2 stars
Rated R 
For con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), working with the Feds is tougher than running cons. He helps the FBI (Bradley Cooper) nab corrupt public officials during Abscam. Co-stars Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence.

ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES
3 1/2 stars
Rated PG-13 
The newsmen – Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and Champ Kind (David Koechner) – reunite. Co-stars Christina Applegate, Kristen Wiig, Vince Vaughn.

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
3 stars
Rated R 
The cast of director John Wells’ adaptation of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer-winning story includes Meryl Streep as Violet, crusty matriarch of a family falling apart; Julia Roberts plays daughter Barbara. Margo Martindale as Violet’s sister and Chris Cooper as her brother-in-law stand out.

DALLAS BUYERS CLUB
3 1/2 stars
Rated R 
The drama, based on a true story, stars Matthew McConaughey as redneck Ron, and Jared Leto as tranny Rayon in Dallas, 1985. With Jennifer Garner, Steve Zahn.

DEVIL’S DUE
Rated R 
It’s kind of like Rosemary’s Baby, in that a woman is pregnant with, apparently, the spawn of The Adversary himself. Co-stars Allison Miller, Zach Gilford, Robert Belushi.

FROZEN
3 1/2 stars
Rated PG 
Disney’s animated feature about sisters Princess Anna (Kristen Bell) and Queen Elsa (Idina Menzel), in this Golden Globe-winner.

GIMME SHELTER
Rated PG-13 
Vanessa Hudgens plays Agnes Bailey, pregnant and on the streets when her parents reject her. Thank God she meets a kind stranger. Co-stars Rosario Dawson, Brendan Fraser, James Earl Jones.

GRAVITY
4 stars
Rated PG-13 
Medical engineer Sandra Bullock and veteran astronaut George Clooney are tethered together, making spaceship repairs, when they lose NASA contact.

HEART ATTACK (BLUE SKY)
Not Rated 
This Indian film, in Telegu with no subtitles, has a tagline any woman can relate to: “I need a one-hour kiss to burn 3,000 calories.”

HER
3 1/2 stars
Rated R 
Director Spike Jonze asks what makes love real in this fantasy. Co-stars Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara, Chris Pratt, Kristen Wiig and Scarlett Johansson’s disembodied voice, nearly as hot as the actual Johansson.

THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG
3 stars
Rated PG-13 
Co-writer/director Peter Jackson has stretched Tolkien’s books into lucrative movies. Co-stars Martin Freeman, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Ian McKellen. Smaug is voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch.

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE
3 1/2 stars
Rated PG-13 
Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) is a celebrity warrior hero manipulated by the Capitol’s leader Snow (Donald Sutherland). Co-stars Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson.

I, FRANKENSTEIN
Rated PG-13 
The doctor’s creation is in the middle of a violent struggle between two immortal clans. So … not a fight to death, then. Co-stars Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Miranda Otto.

INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS
4 stars
Rated R 
Joel and Ethan Coen’s meditation on the duality of life and chosen paths examines a few days in the life of 1960s mediocre folksinger Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac), whose career is tanking. Co-stars Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman.

JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT
Rated PG-13 
Chris Pine stars as the young Ryan, just starting out on his CIA career. Co-stars Kevin Costner, Keira Knightley, Kenneth Branagh.

JAI HO
Not Rated 
The Indian action-drama co-stars Salman Khan, Tabu, Sana Khan. In Hindi.

LABOR DAY
1 1/2 stars
Rated PG-13 
Reviewed in this issue.

THE LEGEND OF HERCULES
Rated PG-13 
Kellan Lutz plays Greek demigod Hercules, who’s supposed to oust a bad king. Co-stars Gaia Weiss, Johnathan Schaech.

THE LEGO MOVIE
Rated PG • Opens Feb. 7 
It’s a case of mistaken identity as a minifigure is elevated to MasterBuilder … wait a sec – the little pieces of plastic do look alike! Co-stars the vocal talents of Chris Pratt, Will Arnett, Morgan Freeman, Will Ferrell.

LONE SURVIVOR
Rated R 
Mark Wahlberg stars in this action/bio/drama based on actual events of a failed ’05 SEAL team mission. Co-stars Emile Hirsch, Taylor Kitsch.

THE MONUMENTS MEN
Rated PG-13 • Opens Feb. 7 
George Clooney directs and stars in this fact-based film about a group of un-soldier types – think the opposite of The Dirty Dozen – museum curators and art experts who go into enemy territory during WWII to save thousands of stolen masterpieces from destruction by the Nazis. Co-stars Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman and the adorable Bob Balaban.

NEBRASKA
3 1/2 stars
Rated R 
Cranky Woody Grant (Bruce Dern) gets junk mail saying he’s won $1 million; he convinces his son David (Will Forte) to drive him to Lincoln, Neb., to claim the prize. Co-stars Stacy Keach, June Squibb.

THE NUT JOB
Rated PG  Will Arnett voices Surly, a rebellious squirrel banned from the park to roam the mean city streets. Co-stars the vocal cords of Brendan Fraser, Katherine Heigl, Jeff Dunham.

PHILOMENA
4 stars
Rated PG-13 
Journalist Martin (Steve Coogan) needs to boost his career. Philomena (Dame Judi Dench) wants to find the son she was forced to give up for adoption.

RIDE ALONG
Rated PG-13 
Kevin Hart is a smart-mouthed security guard engaged to Angela (Tika Sumpter) whose brother James (Ice Cube) is a cop. Co-stars John Leguizamo, Jay Pharoah.

SAVING MR. BANKS
3 stars Rated
Rated PG-13 
P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson), who wrote “Mary Poppins,” goes to Walt Disney’s (Tom Hanks) L.A. studios to OK the book’s adaptation to film.

THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY
3 1/2 stars
Rated PG 
Ben Stiller plays a dreamer who creates fantasies with femme fatales and villains, in which he’s the hero. Then he gets to be a hero for reals. Co-stars Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott.

THAT AWKWARD MOMENT
Rated R 
Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller have hit that juncture where you either step up and commit … or not.

VAMPIRE ACADEMY
Rated PG-13 • Opens Feb. 7 
Seriously? Hot girls in school uniforms, sucking blood? Co-stars Gabriel Byrne, who ought to know better, and Joely Richardson, who’s a goddamn Redgrave, plus Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry.

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
3 1/2 stars 
Rated R 
Hotshot stockbroker Jordan (Leonardo DiCaprio) has all that money can buy. Co-stars Jonah Hill, Kyle Chandler, Matthew McConaughey. 

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