New this week in Myrtle Beach-area theaters

January 17, 2013 

  • Theater information •  Carmike Broadway 16 (Broadway at the Beach), 1175 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, 445-1616 or carmike.com •  Carmike Colonial 12 (Myrtle Beach mall), 10177 N. Kings Highway, North Myrtle Beach, 272-6598 or carmike.com •  Carmike Cinema BigD Theater, Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach, 445-1600 or carmike.com •  Cinemark at Myrtle Beach (Coastal Grand mall), 2100 Coastal Grand Circle, Myrtle Beach, 839-3225 or cinemark.com •  Frank Theatres - Rivertowne Stadium 12, 220 Rivertowne Blvd., Conway, 365-9000 or franktheatres.com •  Frank Theatres - Coastal Cinemas 10, 5200 Bridgers Road, Shallotte, N.C., 910-754-7469 or franktheatres.com •  Frank Theatres - Inlet 11, 10125 U.S. 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet, 651-9400 or franktheatres.com •  Grand 14 at The Market Common, 4002 Deville St., Myrtle Beach, 282-0550 or www.stonetheatres.com

New this week

Broken City | When New York’s powerful mayor, Nicolas Hostetler, calls upon him for a special job. Hostetler thinks his wife, Cathleen, is having an affair, and that it might hurt his chances for re-election. However, as Billy starts to investigate, he becomes embroiled in a bigger scandal than he realized. R. Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

The Last Stand | After leaving his LAPD narcotics post following a bungled operation that left him wracked with remorse and regret, Sheriff Ray Owens moved out of Los Angeles and settled into a life fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Junction. R. Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Peter Stormare and Forest Whitaker

Mama | On the day that their parents die, sisters Lilly and Victoria vanish in the woods, prompting a frantic search by their Uncle Lucas and his girlfriend, Annabel. Five years later, miraculously, the girls are found alive in a decaying cabin, and Lucas and Annabel welcome them into their home. PG-13. Starring: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Jessica Chastain

Silver Linings Playbook | Pat Solitano has lost everything – his house, his job and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother and father after spending eight months in a state institution on a plea bargain. When Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own, things get complicated. Tiffany offers to help Pat reconnect with his wife, but only if he’ll do something very important for her in return. As their deal plays out, an unexpected bond begins to form between them, and silver linings appear in both of their lives. R. Starring: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro.

Continuing

Gangster Squad | Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and – if he has his way – every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it all with the protection of not only his own paid goons, but also the police and the politicians who are under his control. R. Starring: Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Josh Brolin.

A Haunted House | Malcolm and Kisha have just moved in to their dream house. As they settle in, they quickly find they’re not alone. But it’s not the house that’s haunted, its Malcolm’s girlfriend who is possessed by a demon. R. Starring: Marlon Wayans, Cedric the Entertainer and Essence Atkins.

Zero Dark Thirty | Following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Osama bin Laden becomes one of the most wanted men on the planet. The worldwide manhunt for the terrorist leader occupies the resources and attention of two U.S. presidential administrations. Ultimately, it is the work of a dedicated female operative that proves instrumental in finally locating bin Laden. R. Starring: Joel Edgerton, Jessica Chastain and Edgar Ramirez.

The Impossible | Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand, looking forward to a few days in tropical paradise. But on the morning of December 26th, as the family relaxes around the pool after their Christmas festivities the night before, a terrifying roar rises up from the center of the earth. As Maria freezes in fear, a huge wall of black water races across the hotel grounds toward her. PG-13. Starring: Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor and Tom Holland.

Texas Chainsaw 3D | Decades ago, residents of Newt, Texas, long suspected that the Sawyer family was responsible for the disappearances of many people. When their suspicions finally were confirmed, vigilantes torched the Sawyer compound and killed every member of the family – or so they thought.R. Starring: Alexandra Daddario, Scott Eastwood and Tania Raymonde.

Promised Land | Corporate sales partners Steve Butler and Sue Thomason arrive in a small town to secure drilling rights for a natural-gas company. They believe that the economic decline has done their work for them and that the townspeople will happily accept whatever offer they make. R. Starring: Matt Damon, John Krasinski and Frances McDormand.

Jack Reacher | One morning in an ordinary town, five people are shot dead in a seemingly random attack. All evidence points to a single suspect: an ex-military sniper who is quickly brought into custody. PG-13. Starring: Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike and Robert Duvall.

This Is 40 | After many years of marriage, Pete is the sole male in a household that includes his wife, Debbie, and two young daughters. As Pete struggles to keep his record label afloat, he and Debbie navigate a three-week course of sex and romance, career victories and financial hardships, aging parents and maturing children. R. Starring: Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann and Megan Fox.

Django Unchained | Set in the South two years before the Civil War, Django is a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz. Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. R. Starring: Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio and Christoph Waltz.

Les Miserables (2012) | Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever. PG-13. Starring: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway.

Parental Guidance | Old school grandfather Artie, who is accustomed to calling the shots, meets his match when he and his eager-to-please wife Diane agree to babysit their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents go away for work. But when 21st century problems collide with Artie and Diane’s old school methods of tough rules, lots of love and old-fashioned games, it’s learning to bend – and not holding your ground – that binds a family together. PG. Starring: Billy Crystal, Bette Midler and Marisa Tomei.

The Guilt Trip | An inventor and his mom hit the road together so he can sell his latest invention. PG-13. Starring: Seth Rogen, Barbra Streisand and Kathy Najimy.

Monsters, Inc. 3D | Monsters, Incorporated is the largest scare factory in the monster world and James P. Sullivan is one of its top Scarers. Sullivan is a huge, intimidating monster with blue fur, large purple spots and horns. His Scare Assistant, best friend and roommate is Mike Wazowski, a green, opinionated, feisty little one-eyed monster. Visiting from the human world is Boo, a tiny girl who goes where no human has ever gone before. G. Starring: John Goodman, Billy Crystal and Mary Gibbs.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey | Bilbo Baggins lives a simple life with his fellow hobbits in the shire, until the wizard Gandalf arrives and convinces him to join a group of dwarves on a quest to reclaim the kingdom of Erebor. PG-13. Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and Richard Armitage.

Life of Pi | The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper’s son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean. PG. Starring: Suraj Sharma, Irfan Khan and Tabu.

Skyfall | Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. PG-13. Starring: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem and Ralph Fiennes.

Lincoln | As the Civil War continues to rage, America’s president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. PG-13. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and David Straithairn.

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