Reel Picks

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Django Unchained (R)

A slave-turned-bounty hunter, helped by his mentor, embarks on a mission to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. Directed and written by Quentin Tarantino. Starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Gangster Squad (R)

Take a post-World War II Los Angeles, turn up the noir, drop a ruthless gangster who runs the city into the mix, and let a secret crew of police officers try to take him down. Starring Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, and Emma Stone.

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (R)

Hansel and Gretel are now bounty hunters who track and kill witches wherever they may be until they become the hunted, and must face an evil far greater than witches: their past. Starring Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, and Peter Stormare.

The Impossible (PG-13)

Based on the true story of a husband and wife and their three children who take a vacation to a new resort in Thailand for Christmas and their encounter with the 2004 tsunami. Starring Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, and Tom Holland.

Les Miserables (PG-13)

The musical based on the 19th-century French historical novel by Victor Hugo is brought to film. Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert, agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s daughter, Cosette, changing their lives forever. Starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, and Amanda Seyfried.

Lincoln (PG-13)

During the final four months of his life, America’s 16th president struggles with the Civil War while he works to pass the 13th Amendment. Directed by Steven Spielberg, screenplay by Tony Kushner, from a book by Doris Kearns Goodwin. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis (Oscar-nominated for Best Actor), Sally Field, and David Strathairn.

Parental Guidance (PG)

Artie and Diane Decker find themselves in charge of their three high-tech 21st century grandchildren, when their daughter must leave for a week. Grandma and Grandpa, baffled, bring on the old-school parenting. Starring Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei, and Tom Everett Scott.

Silver Linings Playbook (R)

Adapted from Matthew Quick’s 2008 novel, a former teacher returns from time in a mental institution, moves back in with his parents hoping to reconcile with his ex-wife. He meets a girl with problems of her own. Gets high marks from most reviewers and many Oscar nominations. Starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and Robert De Niro as the father.

Zero Dark Thirty (R)

The story of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 as it tracks down al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after a ten-year hunt in May of 2011. Directed by academy award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow. Starring Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, and Chris Pratt.