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Saturday, December 28, 2013

In Theaters: THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, 47 RONIN, THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, GRUDGE MATCH

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Movies opening this week in theaters:

  • THE WOLF OF WALL STREET (Paramount Studios / R / Wide)
  • 47 RONIN (Universal Pictures / PG-13 / Wide)
  • THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY (20th Century Fox / PG / Wide)
  • GRUDGE MATCH (Warner Bros. / PG-13 / Wide)

Synopses, details, critical reception, trailers, clips and more after the jump.


THE WOLF OF WALL STREET


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Official Synopsis

Martin Scorsese directs the story of New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort. From the American dream to corporate greed, Belfort goes from penny stocks and righteousness to IPOs and a life of corruption in the late 80s. Excess success and affluence in his early twenties as founder of the brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont warranted Belfort the title "The Wolf of Wall Street."

Film Details

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  • Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, Jean Dujardin, Jon Bernthal, Rob Reiner, Jon Favreau

  • Director: Martin Scorsese

  • Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime

  • Running Time: 180 min.

  • Rating: R for sequences of strong sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use and language throughout, and for some violence


Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 77% (116 fresh, 35 rotten, score: 7.6/10).
  • Metacritic: 76 out of 100 (34 positive, 8 mixed, 2 negative).




47 RONIN


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Official Synopsis

From ancient Japan's most enduring tale, the epic 3D fantasy-adventure 47 Ronin is born. Keanu Reeves leads the cast as Kai, an outcast who joins Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada), the leader of 47 outcast samurai. Together they seek vengeance upon the treacherous overlord who killed their master and banished their kind. To restore honor to their homeland, the warriors embark upon a quest that challenges them with a series of trials that would destroy ordinary warriors. 47 Ronin is helmed by visionary director Carl Erik Rinsch (The Gift). Inspired by styles as diverse as Miyazaki and Hokusai, Rinsch will bring to life the stunning landscapes and enormous battles that will display the timeless Ronin story to global audiences in a way that's never been seen before.

Film Details

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  • Starring: Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Kô Shibasaki, Rinko Kikuchi, Min Tanaka, Tadanobu Asano, Hiroshi Sogabe, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

  • Director: Carl Rinsch

  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

  • Running Time: 119 min.

  • Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images, and thematic elements


Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 12% (5 fresh, 37 rotten, score: 4.0/10).
  • Metacritic: 27 out of 100 (1 positive, 5 mixed, 12 negative).




THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY


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Official Synopsis

Ben Stiller directs and stars in THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, James Thurber's classic story of a day-dreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker (Kristen Wiig) are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.

Film Details

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  • Starring: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Jon Daly, Sean Penn, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn, Shirley MacLaine, Patton Oswalt

  • Director: Ben Stiller

  • Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama

  • Running Time: 114 min.

  • Rating: PG for some crude comments, language and action violence


Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 47% (65 fresh, 72 rotten, score: 6.0/10).
  • Metacritic: 54 out of 100 (12 positive, 20 mixed, 4 negative).




GRUDGE MATCH


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Official Synopsis

Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone star as old boxing rivals who come out of retirement for one final match. On their first encounter in decades, their long-festering feud erupts into an unintentionally hilarious melee that instantly goes viral. The sudden social media frenzy transforms their local grudge match into a must-see HBO event. Now, if they can just survive the training, they may actually live to fight again.

Film Details

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  • Starring: Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone, Kevin Hart, Alan Arkin, Jon Bernthal, Kim Basinger

  • Director: Peter Segal

  • Genre: Comedy, Sport

  • Running Time: 113 min.

  • Rating: PG-13 for sports action violence, sexual content and language


Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 21% (15 fresh, 58 rotten, score: 4.4/10).
  • Metacritic: 37 out of 100 (3 positive, 14 mixed, 10 negative).