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F R I D AY N o v e mb e r 2 9 — T H U R S D AY D e c e mb e r 5 Movie summaries by M at t hew St af fo r d Black Nativity (1:32) Langston Hughes’ Yuleide musical about a streetwise young man’s spiritual journey stars Angela Bassett and Forest Whitaker. l The Book Thief (2:11) A German girl endures the horrors of WWII by losing herself in books she steals and shares with others, including a Jewish refugee hiding under her parents’ staircase. l Captain Phillips (2:13) Paul Greengrass docudrama about the 2009 hijacking of a U.S. cargo ship and the relationship between its captain (Tom Hanks) and the leader of the Somali pirates (Barkhad Abdi). l Dallas Buyers Club (1:57) Biopic of Ron Woodroof, the HIV-positive Texas cowboy who established a clearing house for legal and illegal alternative AIDS treatments from around the world. l Delivery Man (1:43) Vince Vaughn stars as a consistent underachiever whose greatest life achievement is fathering more than 500 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic. l Free Birds (1:31) Two terrified turkeys travel back in time to change the course of history and banish their fellow fowl from the holiday table forever. l Frozen (1:42) The kingdom of Arendelle is trapped in an eternal winter, so Anna sets off to find her sister Elsa, who has isolated herself to protect her family and kingdom from her frosty powers; Kristen Bell and Josh Gad vocalize. l The Great Beauty (2:22) Felliniesque satirical dramedy about an aging writer’s bittersweet adventures in beautiful, bizarre Rome. l Homefront (1:40) Suspense thriller finds ex-DEA agent Jason Statham taking on the not-so-neighborly inhabitants of a seemingly bucolic little town. l The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2:26) Jennifer Lawrence is back as Games top dawg Katniss Everdeen, whose victory l

Due to our early holiday deadline, showtimes for the Cinema, Larkspur Landing, Northgate and Rafael were not available as we went to press. Please visit cinemark.com or fandango.com for schedule updates. We regret the inconvenience.

lap is met with angry, violent rebellion; Lenny Kravitz costars. l Last Vegas (1:45) When dedicated bachelor Michael Douglas finally gets hitched, pals Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline whisk him to Vegas for one last wingding…but whither the Rat Pack days of yore? l Nebraska (1:54) Alexander Payne dramedy follows a cantankerous old coot and his estranged son on a Midwestern road trip to claim a million-dollar grand prize; Bruce Dern and Will Forte star. l Philomena (1:37) Stephen Frears docudrama about an unwed mother’s attempts to track down her long-lost son; Judi Dench stars. l Richard II (3:00) Direct from StratfordUpon-Avon it’s the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of the Bard’s incisive look at the vain, bloodthirsty monarch.

l RiffTrax Live: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (2:00) The interplanetary wise-

guy cineastes of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” take on the 1964 sub-classic about a Martian conspiracy to kidnap St. Nick.

The Rolling Stones: Sweet Summer Sun—Hyde Park Live (1:58) Rockin’ conl

cert film of the Stones’ summer 2013 gig in London’s Hyde Park; 100,000 fans costar. l White Christmas (2:00) Singing, dancing army buddies Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye romance singing, dancing sisters Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen at a cozy Vermont inn; songs by Irving Berlin.

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Bruce Dern and Will Forte hit the road in ‘Nebraska,’ opening at the Regency Friday. * Black Nativity (PG) The Book Thief (PG-13) Captain Phillips (PG-13) Dallas Buyers Club (R) Delivery Man (PG-13) Free Birds (PG) Frozen (PG)

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Last Vegas (PG-13) * Nebraska (R) * Philomena (PG-13) * Richard II (NR) * RiffTrax Live: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (PG-13) The Rolling Stones: Sweet Summer Sun—Hyde Park Live (NR) * White Christmas (NR)

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