Our critics have been hard at work reviewing the latest films. Here is a look at what’s coming out this weekend (in select cities, check your local listings) and what else may be in theaters right now.
Opening: December 19-21, 2014
Wide (United States)
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
Expanding (United States)
Limited (United States)
2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas
Exodus: Gods and Kings
- Excerpt: The Gambler, as it turns out, has a lot in common with a lot of other movies. There’s nothing wrong with Wyatt being influenced by the Coens or Cassavetes or Scorsese but there comes a point where a film’s own power and competence – both things this one has in abundance – are overshadowed by all the better films it calls to mind.
Get On Up
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
The Imitation Game
A Merry Friggin’ Christmas
- Excerpt: If you ever had the intense desire to see what Robin Williams would be like if he played a character that channeled Archie Bunker, then you might have your wish granted by the comedy A Merry Friggin’ Christmas. Yet, this is a dull, mean-spirited comedy about a family that gets together at Christmas, they fight, they scream, they hate each other, and their basic demeanor is about as warm as a jar full of hornets.
A Most Violent Year
- Excerpt: A Most Violent Year, more than any other film this year, truly feels like it’s about something…
- Excerpt: Writer-director JC Chandor’s first three films (“Margin Call,” “All is Lost,” and “A Most Violent Year”) reveal a masterful auteur building a singular filmmaking career that overshadows Hollywood’s relentless barrage of garbage.
A Most Wanted Man
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
The Skeleton Twins
- Excerpt: Julianne Moore renders an extraordinary achievement in a drama that sits comfortably in the sudsy water of a sentimental tearjerker.
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
- Excerpt: …the world’s first art-house gross-out romantic comedy.
2014 & 2015 Films (Coming Soon)
Ask Me Anything
Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]
- Excerpt: Does your life suffer from a recent lack of sleazy erotica, black-gloved killers holding straight-razors, and stage blood the color of Heinz ketchup? If so, this is the movie for you.
Diego Salgado @ Cine para Leer [Spanish]
- Excerpt: Lawrence and Cooper’s next project together can’t be any worse than Serena is, so it’s true that there’s a silver lining to everything.
- Excerpt: So, you’re saying that the WWE is scripted?
Stations of the Cross
Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish]