Posted: November 8, 2013 at 2:08 a.m.
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About Time 82 R A young man, scion of a family where the men have the ability to travel through time, can’t change history but he can change his life by traveling back and getting a girlfriend - a task that’s not as easy as it seems. With Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Tom Hollander, Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie; directed by Richard Curtis. (123 minutes)
How I Live Now 86 R In the near future, a withdrawn and alienated American teenager, sent to stay with relatives in the English countryside, begins to warm up to her charming surroundings and a handsome young man as tense news reports come in of an escalating conflict in Europe.
With Saoirse Ronan, Tom Holland, Anna Chancellor, George MacKay, Corey Johnson; directed by Kevin Macdonald. (101 minutes)
Man of Tai Chi 84 R Tiger Hu Chen plays a young martial artist whose unparalleled tai chi skills land him in a highly lucrative underworld fight club. With Keanu Reeves; directed by Reeves. (105 minutes) See review at blooddirtandangels.com
Thor: The Dark World 82 PG-13 Chris Hemsworth returns as Marvel Comics hero Thor, the Mighty Avenger, battling to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from the shadowy enemy, an ancient race, led by the vengeful Malekith, that returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. With Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgaard, Idris Elba, Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins; directed by Alan Taylor. (120 minutes)
12 Years a Slave 91 R Chiwetel Ejiofor plays a free black man from pre-Civil War upstate New York who, abducted and sold into slavery, struggles not only to stay alive under the thumb of a malevolent owner, but to retain his dignity. With Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Garret Dillahunt; directed by Steve McQueen. (134 minutes)
22 Bullets 77 Not rated A retired mobster goes on a revenge spree after his former childhood friend leaves him for dead with 22 bullets in his body. With Jean Reno; directed by Richard Berry. (117 minutes) See review at blooddirtandangels.com
MovieStyle, Pages 37 on 11/08/2013