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First Posted: 12/7/2014

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EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS — (opening Dec. 12) Raised as an Egyptian prince, Moses learns of his Israelite heritage and frees his enslaved people. PG13; 2:30

THE PYRAMID — American archaeologists realize something is hunting them as they try to find their way out of the catacombs of a newly discovered pyramid beneath the Egyptian desert. R; 1:30

HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 — Fed up with answering to higher-ups, Nick, Dale and Kurt decide to become their own bosses by launching their own business. But a slick investor soon pulls the rug out from under them. Starring Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx, Chris Pine, Christoph Waltz, Kevin Spacey. R; 1:44

THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR — The penguins Skipper, Kowalski, Private, and Rico from DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Madagascar’ in their first feature film. PG; 1:32

THE HUNGER GAMES: Mocking Jay, Part 1 — Katniss Everdeen is back. She survived the bloody arena that is the Hunger Games, twice. Even though she made it out of the bloody arena alive, she’s still not safe. Staring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Julianne Moore and Philip Seymour Hoffman. PG13, 2:05

THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING — In the 1960s, Cambridge University student and future physicist Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) falls in love with Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones). At 21, Hawking learns that he has motor neuron disease. Despite this he begins an ambitious study of time, of which he has very little left, according to his doctor. He and Jane defy terrible odds and break new ground in the fields of medicine and science, achieving more than either could hope to imagine. PG13, 2:03

DUMB AND DUMBER TO — In need of a new kidney and having learned that he has a long-lost daughter, dimwit Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels) snaps his equally cretinous pal, Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey), out of an apparent fugue state to accompany him on a journey to find her. The witless wonders criss-cross the country using whatever mode of transportation they can find, ultimately arriving at the one place on Earth where they least belong: a summit of the world’s most brilliant minds. PG13 1:49

BIRDMAN — A washed-up actor, whose previous claim to fame was his portrayal of a popular superhero, attempts to recapture his past glory by mounting a Broadway play. R, 2 hours

INTERSTELLAR — Explorers use a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel. PG13, 2:49

BIG HERO 6 — A devastating turn of events thrusts a them into a dangerous plot, a child prodigy, his robot and their friends become high-tech heroes on a mission to save their city. PG, 1:49

FURY — In 1945, the Allies made a final push in the European Theatre. An Army sergeant named Don “Wardaddy” Collier (Brad Pitt), leading a Sherman tank and a five-man crew, undertakes a deadly mission behind enemy lines. R, 2:14

GONE GIRL — A man (Ben Affleck) reports that his wife (Rosamund Pike) has gone missing on their fifth wedding anniversary, but his public portrait of their blissful union begins to crumble under police pressure and a growing media frenzy. R, 2:28

ST. VINCENT — Maggie, a struggling single mother, moves to Brooklyn with her 12-year-old son, Oliver. She works very long hours and has no choice but to leave Oliver in the care of Vincent (Bill Murray), a bawdy misanthrope. Vincent takes Oliver along on his trips to the race track, strip club and dive bar, and an unlikely friendship is born. PG13, 1:42