Bob Richards Movie Previews
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Ang Lee’s latest, a remake of an iconic 80’s film, and a holiday mash up this week at theaters…
(Life of Pi – 20th century fox – Rated PG)
In PG rated Life of Pi, director Ang Lee tells the tale of a young man who survives a tragic disaster at sea and is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While marooned on a lifeboat, he forms an unexpected connection with the ship's only other survivor -- a fearsome Bengal tiger.
(Red Dawn – Filmdistrict – Rated PG-13)
Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan star in the remake of Red Dawn. An American city awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky. Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves prisoners and their town under enemy occupation. Determined to fight back, a group of young patriots seek refuge in the surrounding woods, training and reorganizing themselves into a guerilla group of fighters. Taking inspiration from their high school mascot, they call themselves the Wolverines, banding together to protect one another, liberate their town from its captors, and take back their freedom. It’s rated PG-13.
(Rise of the Guardians – Dreamworks – Rated PG)
Rise of the Guardians, rated PG, is an animated adventure that tells the story of Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman, and Jack Frost - legendary characters with previously unknown extraordinary abilities. When an evil spirit lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children everywhere.
And at The Flicks…
(Smashed – Sony – Rated R)
In R rated Smashed, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Boise’s own Aaron Paul star as a couple whose marriage thrives on a shared fondness for music, laughter... and getting smashed. When her partying spirals into hard-core asocial behavior, compromising her job as an elementary schoolteacher, something's got to give. But change isn't exactly a cakewalk. Sobriety means she will have to confront the lies she's been spinning at work, her troubling relationship with her mother, and the nature of her bond with her husband. Octavia Spencer also stars.
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