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Dec. 4 new movie releases

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Tuesday is a very important day if you enjoy streaming newly released movies from you living room or even if you enjoy browsing your local Redbox. It’s the day when unavailable movies are just a click of a (remote or on-screen guide) button away. So what can movie-lovers anticipate finding at the forefront of the ‘New Releases’ today?

“The Dark Knight Rises”

Theatrical Release: 7/20/12

Run Time: 164 min.

Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy

Director: Christopher Nolan

MPAA Rating: PG-13

The final movie in Christopher Nolan’s trilogy features the battle between Bruce Wayne’s alter ego and Bane (Tom Hardy), a ruthless villain possessing intelligence and physical strength.

“The Odd Life of Timothy Green”

Theatrical Release: 8/15/12

Run Time: 102 min.

Starring: Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, Ron Livingston, Dianne West, CJ Adams

Director: Peter Hedges

MPAA Rating: PG

“The Odd Life of Timothy Green” is a family adventure that revolves around young Timothy (CJ Adams), who appears on the doorstep of a married couple’s home (Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton). Shortly after Timothy’s appearance, unexpected things begin to occur and the small town of Stanleyville begins to discover the magic of life’s smallest gifts.

“Hope Springs”

Theatrical Release: 8/8/12

Run Time: 100 min.

Starring: Steve Carell, Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Jean Smart, Ben Rappaport

Director: David Frankel

MPAA Rating: PG-13

After decades of marriage, Kay (Meryl Streep) and Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones) find themselves frustratingly complacent in their lives. In order to reignite a fire, Kay convinces Arnold to attend a week-long therapy retreat with a renowned couple’s specialist (Steve Carell).

“V/H/S”

Theatrical Release: 10/5/12

Run Time: 115 min.

Starring: Joe Swanberg, Adam Wingard, Sohpia Takal, Kate Lyn, Sheil, Calvin Reeder

Director: Joe Swanberg, David Bruckner

MPAA Rating: R

A group of criminals stumble on a video tape, which features five inexplicable, strange, and gruesome real-life tales.

“Butter”

Theatrical Release: 10/5/12

Run Time: 92 min.

Starring: Jennifer Garner, Olivia Wilde, Ashley Greene, Hugh Jackman, Alicia Silverstone

Director: Jim Field Smith

MPAA Rating: R

In a butter sculpting competition, Laura (Jennifer Garner) finds herself sculpting off more than she can chew as she meets her unique, and equally-skilled, competition. To win the contest, Laura resorts to not-so-nice tactics and seeks the help of an old companion (Hugh Jackman).

“Silent Night”

Theatrical Release: 11/30/12

Run Time: 94 min.

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Jamie Kennedy, Donal Logue, Jaime King, Brendan Fehr

Director: Steven C. Miller

MPAA Rating: R

A follow-up to the 1984 “Silent Night, Deadly Night,” this new tale involves a Santa who wants to teach the “naughty” residents of his small Midwestern town a lesson. It’s up to the town’s Sheriff (Malcolm McDowell) and his deputy (Jaime King) to stop this white-and-red terror before his naughty list gets too long.

“ALPS”

Theatrical Release: 7/13/12

Run Time: 93 min.

Starring: AggelikiPapoula, Aris Servetalis, Johnny Vekris, Ariane Labed, Stavros Psillakis

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos

MPAA Rating: Not Rated

A group of underground individuals adopt the mannerisms of recently deceased individuals to help families cope with the loss of their loved ones. It isn’t until member Monte Rosa (Aggeliki Papoulia) spends time with a deceased athlete’s family that the whole scheme could fall apart.

“Hermano”

Theatrical Release: 8/24/12

Run Time: 97 min.

Starring: Fernando Moreno , Eliú Armas , Ali Rondon , Marcela Giron , Gonzalo Cubero

Director: Marcel Rasquin

MPAA Rating: Not Rated

Two young men (Fernando Moreno, Eliu Armas), who were raised as brothers, are close comrades both on and off the soccer field. With arrival of a scout and an invitation to try out for the city’s top professional team, it seems their lives are on track to success, but everything is threatened when personal problems and a tragic act get in the way.

“Thunderstruck”

Theatrical Release: 8/24/12

Run Time: 90 min.

Starring: Kevin Durant, Taylor Gray, Brandon T. Jackson, Jim Belushi

Director: John Whitesell

MPAA Rating: PG

Clumsy Brian (Taylor Gray) pulls a Freaky Friday with his basketball hero, Kevin Durant (playing himself), and switches talents with the professional. While Brian grows in popularity, Kevin finds himself helplessly uncoordinated on the court.

“Unforgivable”

Theatrical Release: 6/29/12

Run Time: 111 min.

Starring: Andre Dussolier, Carole Bouquet, Melanie Thierry, Adriana Asti, Mauro Conte

Director: Andre Techine

MPAA Rating: Not Rated

60-year-old Francis (Andre Dussolier) travels to Venice to write his latest novel but struggles with writer’s block. The cause of the block? A former model named Judith (Carole Bouquet).

“Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry”

Theatrical Release: 7/27/12

Run Time: 90 min.

Director: Alison Klayman

MPAA Rating: R

“Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry” is a documentary that chronicles Ai Weiwei, China’s most popular contemporary artist. The documentary paints an intimate portrait of Time Magazine’s 2011 Person of the Year runner-up and captures the Chinese government’s multiple attempts to silence Ai Weiwei over the years of filming.

“Beasts of the Southern Wild”

Theatrical Release: 6/27/12

Run Time: 91 min.

Starring: Quvenzhane Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly

Director: Benh Zeitlin

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Six-year-old Hushpuppy learns courage and responsibility as her bayou home comes under attack from floods due to melting ice-caps and unleashed ancient beasts named aurochs. With an ailing father and pending disaster, Hushpuppy seeks out the mother she never knew to help weather the upcoming storm.

“Samsara”

Theatrical Release: 8/31/12

Run Time: 99 min.

Director: Ron Fricke

MPAA Rating: PG-13

A documentary spanning five-years and twenty-five countries, “Samsara” traces the interconnectivity of humanity and nature.

“Wild Horse, Wild Ride”

Theatrical Release: 8/24/12

Run Time: 106 min.

Director: Alex Dawson, Greg Gricus

MPAA Rating: PG

“Wild Horse, Wild Ride” documents the Extreme Mustang Makeover Challenge, an annual contest where contestants tame wild mustangs. The subjects of the documentary range from a Navajo grandfather to a theatrical blonde, and all must work closely with their horse to change their wild animal into a trained companion.

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