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December 2014

Books on Screen

December 2014

Looking to watch something musical this December? Check out the new modern-day version of Annie. Featuring some of your favorite songs from the classic musical, updated for a modern retelling, this looks like it's going to be a lot of fun! With a star-studded cast and a great soundtrack, you’ll definitely be singing along to “It’s The Hard Knock Life” and "Tomorrow!"
 
So try not to dance in the aisles when you go see December's books on screen!
 
In Theaters:
 
Cast: Quvenzhane Wallis, Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz
Director: Will Gluck
Distributor: ColumbiaPictures
MPAA Rating: PG
Release Date: December 19, 2014
Based on: Harold Gray’s LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE comic
 
In modern-day New York City, Annie is an orphan/foster child living under the cruelty of Miss Hannigan. Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise that they'd be back for her someday, it's been a hard knock life ever since. But everything's about to change when hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks --- advised by his VP, Grace, and his shrewd and scheming campaign advisor, Guy --- makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in. Stacks believes he's her guardian angel, but Annie's self-assured nature and bright, sun-will-come-out-tomorrow outlook on life just might mean it's the other way around.
 
 
New on DVD:
 
 
Cast: Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal
Director: Lasse Halsstrom
Distributor: Walt Disney Studios
MPAA Rating: PG
Release Date: December 2, 2014
Based on: THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY by Richard C. Morais
 
The Kadam family leaves India for France where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory's Michelin-starred eatery. Drama, discovery, and delight ensue.
 
 
Cast: Jim Caviezel, Laura Dern, Michael Chiklis
Director: Thomas Carter
Distributor: TriStar Pictures
MPAA Rating: PG
Release Date: December 9, 2014
Based on: WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL by Neil Hayes
 
Based on a true story about the remarkable journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport.