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New movies this week: 'The Hobbit,' 'Annie'

Posted December 18, 2014

Hitting theaters this week: 

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (Adventure, PG-13, Starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Ermitage, Cate Blanchett) - This final battle brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield, and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town. Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo's frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain. As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide: unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of the Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance.

{{a href="event-2}}Annie{{/a}} (Comedy, Musical, PG, Starring Quvenzhan√© Wallis, Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne) - Annie is a young, happy foster kid who's also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York in 2014. Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise that they'd be back for her someday, it's been a hard knock life ever since with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan. But everything's about to change when the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks - advised by his brilliant VP, Grace and his shrewd and scheming campaign advisor, Guy - makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in. Stacks believes he's her guardian angel, but Annie's self-assured nature and bright, sun-will-come-out-tomorrow outlook on life just might mean it's the other way around.

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (Comedy, Family, PG, Starring Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Dick Van Dyke) - Get ready for the wildest and most adventure-filled Night At the Museum ever as Larry leaves New York City for London, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever. 


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  • Tanya Rose Dec 19, 2014
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    No, your comment is ridiculous. Too bad you can't think outside the little box you're in.

  • happygirl14 Dec 19, 2014

    The Hobbit was great. A must see.

  • iopsyc Dec 19, 2014

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    To really show your indignation with the new Annie, you should have proposed an all white version of Roots.

  • archmaker Dec 18, 2014

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    Yea, it's like who would ever watch a musical version of the wizard of oz with a black cast?
    Or a musical version of Cinderella played by a black girl?
    Or give a black woman a Tony for playing Carrie Pepperidge in Carousel?
    Obviously black people can't identify with a hard knock life and no parents around.
    And I suppose that Annie should have no pupils just like the comic?

  • Brandi Gaenzle Dec 18, 2014
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    The last time I checked....... Annie wasn't, isn't and never will be black... Definitely won't be watching that. Sorry but, changing a movie like Annie into a black movie is just ridiculous..

  • CherryDarling Dec 18, 2014

    Annie looks aaaaawful. Ugh.