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Reel Roundup for CRC for Christmas Week 2015

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Opening This Week – December 25

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Certificate PG-13 124 min – Biography | Comedy | Drama | History
Director: David O. Russell
Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Édgar Ramírez

 

 

 

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Point Break

Certificate PG-13 113 min – Action | Crime | Sport | Thriller

A young FBI agent infiltrates an extraordinary team of extreme sports athletes he suspects of masterminding a string of unprecedented, sophisticated corporate heists. “Point Break” is inspired by the classic 1991 hit.
Director: Ericson Core
Stars: Édgar Ramírez, Luke Bracey, Ray Winstone, Teresa Palmer

 
Daddy’s Home (2015)
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A mild-mannered radio executive strives to become the best stepdad to his wife’s two children, but complications ensue when their freewheeling and freeloading real father arrives, forcing him to compete for the affection of the kids.
Director: Sean Anders
Stars: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini, Thomas Haden Church

 

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Concussion (2015)
PG-13 123 min – Drama | Sport
In Pittsburgh, accomplished pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu uncovers the truth about brain damage in football players who suffer repeated concussions in the course of normal play.
Director: Peter Landesman
Stars: Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, Albert Brooks, Gugu Mbatha-Raw

 

 

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The Big Short (2015) – [Nationwide Expansion]
R 130 min – Biography | 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
Stars: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt

 

 

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The Hateful Eight (2015) – [Limited]
R 168 min – Drama | Mystery | Thriller | Western
In post-Civil War Wyoming, bounty hunters try to find shelter during a blizzard but get involved in a plot of betrayal and deception. Will they survive?
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kurt Russell, Channing Tatum, Samuel L. Jackson

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The Revenant (2015) – [Limited]

R 156 min – Adventure | Drama | Thriller | Western
In the 1820s, a frontiersman named Hugh Glass sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.
Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Stars: Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Will Poulte

 

 

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45 Years (2015) – [Limited]
R 95 min – Drama | Romance

In the week leading up to their 45th wedding anniversary, a couple receive an unexpected letter which contains potentially life changing news.
Director: Andrew Haigh
Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Dolly Wells, Geraldine James

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