Movies in Theaters This Wednesday, November 26-28, 2014: Horrible Bosses 2, The Penguins of Madagascar, and More
With Thanksgiving tomorrow, today’s Movie Release schedule will come a couple days earlier. Thanksgiving, as weird as it sounds, is a big day for movie releases. This year, two new movies (albeit much different ones) release on Thanksgiving Day to give them an extended weekend.
The biggest release is probably Horrible Bosses 2. With a cast that includes Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Aniston, Chris Pine, and Christoph Waltz, how could you not be excited? Hopefully the movie doesn’t fall into the same trap as other comedy sequels.
To go along with a sequel, there’s a prequel for the Madagascar franchise. The movie is titled Penguins of Madagascar and follows, you guessed it, our favorite penguins.
In limited theaters, both The Babadook and The Imitation Game are worth mentioning. The latter is the Alan Turing biopic that stars perhaps Hollywood’s hottest commodity, Benedict Cumberbatch (who also has a voice role in the aforementioned Penguins of the Madagascar). I can’t wait for this one to expand to a theater near me.
The rest of the movies are Antarctica: A Year on Ice, Before I Disappear, Touch the Wall, and Women Who Flirt.
Info on each film is below.
Have a great Thanksgiving weekend!
The follow-up to the 2011 hit comedy “Horrible Bosses” reunites Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis as everyone’s favorite working stiffs: Nick, Dale and Kurt.
Jennifer Aniston (“We’re the Millers”), and Oscar® winners Jamie Foxx (“Ray”) and Kevin Spacey (“American Beauty,” “The Usual Suspects”) also reprise their “Horrible Bosses” starring roles, while Chris Pine (“Star Trek: Into Darkness”) and Oscar® winner Christoph Waltz (“Django Unchained,” “Inglourious Basterds”) star as new adversaries standing between the guys and their dreams of success.
Fed up with answering to higher-ups, Nick (Bateman), Dale (Day) and Kurt (Sudeikis) decide to become their own bosses by launching their own business in “Horrible Bosses 2.” But a slick investor soon pulls the rug out from under them. Outplayed and desperate, and with no legal recourse, the three would-be entrepreneurs hatch a misguided plan to kidnap the investor’s adult son and ransom him to regain control of their company.
Super spy teams aren’t born…they’re hatched. Discover the secrets of the greatest and most hilarious covert birds in the global espionage biz: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private. These elitists of the elite are joining forces with a chic undercover organization, The North Wind. Led by handsome and husky Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then…you know). Together, they must stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine, from destroying the world as we know it.
Experience a year, with the people who work, in the harshest place on Earth. For the first time we are getting the full inside view into living on the frozen continent.
Filled with never before seen images, painstakingly filmed for over 10 years, including 9 winters in months of unending darkness.
THE BABADOOK is a psychological thriller in the tradition of Polanski’s classic domestic horrors (Rosemary’s Baby, The Tenant, Repulsion). Using her award winning short horror MONSTER as a springboard, writer/director JENNIFER KENT has developed the script at the BINGER LAB in Amsterdam with assistance from SCREEN NSW, WAKING DREAM PRODUCTIONS and SCREEN AUSTRALIA.
Produced by CAUSEWAY FILMS in association with SMOKING GUN PRODUCTIONS, The Babadook premiered at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in January 2014 to rave reviews and international sales. The film will be released theatrically in Australia on 22 May 2014 followed by an international release across the US, UK and Europe in Fall 2014.
At the lowest point of his life, Richie gets a call from his estranged sister,
asking him to look after his nine-year old niece, Sophia, for a few hours.
In THE IMITATION GAME, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal.
On the evening of Saturday August 4, 2012, 17 year-old Missy Franklin won her fourth Gold medal of the London Olympic Games when she swam the backstroke leg of the women’s 4×100 medley relay. It was Missy’s second world record of the Olympic games; it was her 5th Olympic medal.
It was a crowning moment for swimming’s brightest new star and end of a chapter of her marvelous journey.
That Saturday was also the end of her teammate Kara Lynn Joyce’s long and productive Olympic career. And though she finished with four Silver medals, just making it to her third Olympics was her greatest accomplishment.
The fortunes of Missy and Kara – and that of their coach, Todd Schmitz – are the stories of Touch the Wall.
Missy’s story is becoming known – an all-American teenager who, when she’s not dominating her competition in the pool can be found doing her homework, hanging out with her friends, or just having fun at whatever she’s doing. And she possibly might just be the nicest person on the planet.
As for Kara, she finished her college career as one of the most decorated female swimmers. She has long had the reputation as one of the sport’s hardest workers … and most respected athletes.
Somewhat unexpectedly, they both made the Olympics, and Missy had a phenomenal start to her Olympic career as she won 4 golds and a bronze.
Upon returning to Colorado, Missy resumed her life as a teenager. Determined to stay amateur and swim for the NCAA’s as Kara did, she turned down millions of dollars and committed to UC Berkeley. She’ll start as a freshman in the fall of 2013.
Touch the Wall is the story of how these two amazing women and their coach got to where they are. It’s a story of winning and losing, of commitment, and of triumph through adversity. It’s also a story of family, of loving what you do, and having fun with the people around you.
In a world starved for heroes, Missy and Kara stand tall in Touch the Wall.
Most women know that flirting can sometimes be the most effective way to get what they want, especially when it comes to men. However, flirting is an art that takes talent, and isn’t so easy to come by for some… Zhang Hui (Zhou Xun) has a crush on her fellow classmate, Xiao Gong (Huang Xiaoming). However, family pressure to succeed forces him to focus more on his studies rather than relationships, delegating Zhang Hui to the role of “just – friends”. But Zhang Hui doesn’t give up that easily. After graduation she finds work in Shanghai in order to stay close to Xiao Gong. Matters are complicated, however, when Xiao Gong returns from a business trip to Taiwan with a new girlfriend, Bei Bei. Unable to admit defeat, Zhang Hui seeks the help from a college classmate and her group of friends that have mastered the art of flirting. Overnight, Zhang Hui’s appearance, demeanor, and silks of seduction improve dramatically. As Xiao Gong begins to take notice, their relationship begins to progress beyond being “just friends.” Never one to back down from a challenge, Bei Bei must plan a counter-offensive in order to maintain her girlfriend-status… From romantic comedy director Pang Ho-Cheung, WOMEN WHO FLIRT is a touching story about the lengths we go to win the hearts of people we love.
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