This weekend’s new theatrical releases include some potential award-winner, like Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks” and David O. Russell’s star-studded “American Hustle”, both of which expand to theaters nationwide on Friday. Plus, check out the highly anticipated “Anchorman 2” and the animated “Walking with Dinosaurs”. What will you be seeing? Read about this Friday’s new releases below and leave a comment at the bottom letting us know.
“Saving Mr. Banks”: Directed by John Lee Hancock, this drama based on a true story follows author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) as she travels to 1961 Hollywood to meet Walt Disney (Tom Hanks), who has been trying to get the rights from her to adapt her book “Mary Poppins” into a film for years. As she picks apart everything Disney and his team try to do to win her over, she reflects on her childhood, the inspiration behind the book that nobody knows of or understands. Runtime: 125 minutes. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including some unsettling images.
“Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”: This comedy directed by Adam McKay features the return of Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) who was once San Diego’s top newsman by now wants to take over New York’s 24 hour news station. But for Burgundy’s team, the Big Apple turns out to be a whole different ball game. Runtime: 119 minutes. Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, drug use, language and comic violence.
“American Hustle”: Directed by David O. Russell, this crime drama stars Christian Bale as Irving Rosenfeld, a con man who, along with his partner Sydney (Amy Adams), is forced to work for FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper), while political operator Carmine Polito (Jeremy Renner) is caught between them. As Irving gets further sucked into the dangerous world of the mafia, his unpredictable wife (Jennifer Lawrence) could be the key to the whole big scheme. Runtime: 138 minutes. Rated R for pervasive language, some sexual content, and brief violence.
“Walking with Dinosaurs”: This animated family film seeks to replicate the time when dinosaurs walked the Earth, while following an underdog dino who becomes a hero. The voice cast includes John Leguizamo, Justin Long, and Karl Urban. Available for viewing in 3D. Runtime: 87 minutes. Rated PG for creature action and peril, and mild rude humor.
Other movies opening in St. Louis:
· “Dhoom 3”
- Wehrenberg Theatres
- AMC Theatres
- Regal Movie Theatres
- Galleria 6
- Chase Park Plaza
- Granite City
- Moolah Theatre
- Hi-Pointe Theatre
- St. Andrews Cinema
- Plaza Frontenac Cinema
- Tivoli Theatre