Archive for December, 2013

‘Mandela — Long Walk to Freedom’ is a difficult road – ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ is recounts Nelson Mandela’s journey from his childhood in a rural village to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.


‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ should be shared with everyone

‘Walking with Dinosaurs 3D’ is scholarly storytelling – ‘Walking with Dinosaurs 3D’ recreates their habitat to tell the story of an underdog dinosaur who succeeds and becomes a hero.

‘Saving Mr. Banks’ reveals the magic behind the wonder – ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ recounts author P.L. Travers’ struggle with granting filmmaker Walt Disney the rights to adapt her novel, “Mary Poppins.”

‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ is a chart-topper – Joel and Ethan Coen’s ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ presents a week in a young folk singer’s life, chronicling his misadventures in the search for success.

‘American Hustle’ is sweet-talking moviegoers – In ‘American Hustle,’ a con man and his seductive partner are forced to work with a wild FBI agent who puts them in the mafia’s crosshairs.

New on DVD for December 17 – This week’s releases include an epic television event; a sophomore sci-fi outing; a classic Western revived; and a parent’s worst nightmare.