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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Starring: Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carrell, David Koechner, Christina Applegate, Kristin Wiig, Meagan Good

Directed by: Adam McKay

Plot: Heading into the 80’s, the Channel 4 news team gets a new job at GNN, one of the big new 24 hours networks and has to try and deal with the social changes occurring in the decade.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 74%

Critic Consensus: “It’s just as uneven and loosely structured as the first Anchorman — and while Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues may not be quite as quotable, it’s nearly as funny as its predecessor”

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American Hustle

Starring: Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner, Robert De Niro

Directed by: David O. Russell

Plot: An FBI agent teams up with a pair of con artists to launch a sting operation against corrupt government officials in the 70’s.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 95%

Critic Consensus: “Riotously funny and impeccably cast, American Hustle compensates for its flaws with unbridled energy and some of David O. Russell’s most irrepressibly vibrant direction”

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Saving Mr. Banks

Starring: Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Colin Farrell, Bradley Whitford, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman

Directed by: John Lee Hancock

Plot: Walt Disney struggles to get the rights for Mary Poppins from the fussy and difficult author, PL Travers, who is much more personally connected to the story than anyone realizes.

RT Freshness: 80%

Critic Consensus: “Aggressively likable and sentimental to a fault, Saving Mr. Banks pays tribute to the Disney legacy with excellent performances and sweet, high-spirited charm”

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Walking with Dinosaurs 3D

Starring: John Leguizamo, Justin Long, Skylar Stone, Karl Urban, Tiya Sircar

Directed by: John Collee

Plot: Patchi, a young dinosaur, grows up in the amazing but dangerous world of the Cretaceous period and eventually has to lead his family as the pack leader.

RT Freshness: 25%

Critic Consensus: “Walking with Dinosaurs boasts painstaking visual brilliance, but it’s unfortunately clouded by a clumsy script that’s dominated by juvenile humor”

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