REEL ROUNDUP with CARLA RENATA

CRC Reel Roundup for week ending December 12

Opening This Week – December 11

In the Heart of the Sea (2015) Poster

In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

Certificate PG-13 121 min   –   Action | Adventure | Biography | Drama | History |Thriller

Based on the 1820 event, a whaling ship is preyed upon by a giant whale, stranding its crew at sea for 90 days, thousands of miles from home.
Director:  Ron Howard

Legend (2015) Poster

Legend (2015) – [Nationwide Expansion]

Certificate R 132 min   –   Biography | Crime | Thriller

The film tells the story of the identical twin gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray, two of the most notorious criminals in British history, and their organised crime empire in the East End of London during the 1960s.
Director:  Brian Helgeland
THE BUZZ: I love a good crime thriller movie and can’t wait to see Tom Hardy’s performance in this split role. I’ve overheard some Internet chatter to “not trust the trailer” so, this intrigues me even more. — Akimi Hata

The Big Short (2015) Poster

The Big Short (2015) – [Limited]

Certificate R 130 min   –   Drama

Four outsiders in the world of high-finance who predicted the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s decide to take on the big banks for their lack of foresight and greed.
Director:  Adam McKay

The Lady in the Van (2015) Poster

The Lady in the Van (2015) – [Limited]

Certificate PG-13 104 min   –   Biography | Comedy | Drama

A man forms an unexpected bond with a transient woman living in her car that’s parked in his driveway.
Director:  Nicholas Hytner

Don Verdean (2015) Poster

Don Verdean (2015) – [Limited]

Certificate PG-13 90 min   –   Comedy

A self-professed biblical archaeologist who has fallen on hard times starts to bend the truth in order to continue inspiring the faithful.
Director:  Jared Hess

The Boy and the World (2013) Poster

The Boy and the World (2013) – [Limited]

Certificate PG 80 min   –   Animation | Adventure | Family

A little boy goes on an adventurous quest in search of his father.
Director:  Alê Abreu

Bleeding Heart (2015) Poster

Bleeding Heart (2015) – [Limited]

80 min   –   Drama

A yoga instructor looks to protect her sex-worker sister from her deadbeat boyfriend.
Director:  Diane Bell

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