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12/23/2013 - 1:18am
Ron Burgundy and Veronica Corningstone (Will Ferrell and Christina Applegate) live in New York City and are married, have a six-year old son named Walter (Judah Nelson) and co-anchor a weekend network newscast.  Legendary anchorman Mack Tannen (Harrison Ford) is rumored to be close to retirement and calls the couple up to his office.  Tannen offers the anchor position to Veronica and fires Ron because he is constantly making on-air mistakes.  Ron is furious and orders Veronica to not take the job.  She refuses his demand and the two break up.
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12/15/2013 - 9:05pm
Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellan), Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and the rest of the dwarves from the Lonely Mountain continue on their journey to reclaim their kingdom from the fire-breathing dragon Smaug (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch).  The group is still being pursued by a group of Orcs led by Azok and his son Bolg.  Azok is called away to Dol Guldur by the necromancer to lead his Orc army in war.  Bolg is given the task of continuing the search for Thorin.
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12/08/2013 - 9:28pm
Joe Doucett (Josh Brolin) is a despicable, womanizing, lying drunk.  Working for a small advertising agency in 1993, Joe is tasked by his boss to land the account of a car dealership over dinner and drinks.  Joe succeeds in getting the owner to agree to a deal but ruins it when he hits on the client’s wife.  He also has missed his daughter Mia’s third birthday party for this business dinner, making his ex-wife furious.
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12/01/2013 - 10:37pm
In the land of Arendelle lived two princesses:  Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel) and Anna (voice of Kristen Bell).  Elsa was born with the gift of ice.  She can create ice, snow and cold temperatures even in the heat of summer.  Elsa and Anna often play in the grand ballroom of the castle where they live with their parents the King and Queen, turning the giant room into a winter wonderland any time of year.  Once while playing, Elsa accidently hit Anna in the head with a blast of her powers, knocking Anna unconscious.
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11/25/2013 - 12:13am
David Wozniak (Vince Vaughn) drives a delivery truck for his family’s meat wholesale business in New York City.  It doesn’t demand much of him and that’s good because he doesn’t have that much to give.  David would like to be successful but just doesn’t have the drive and imagination to get it done.  He has just enough ambition to get himself into trouble when he borrows $80,000 from a loan shark to invest in a technology start-up.
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11/17/2013 - 3:07am
A sailor (Robert Redford) is alone on his sail boat in the Indian Ocean. He awakes from a nap to find water in his cabin.  His boat has struck a shipping container that has fallen off a cargo ship.  The impact has punched a hole in the hull and the incoming water has ruined all of his electronics for communication and navigation as well as the power systems of the boat.  He is able to patch the hole and manually operate the bilge pump to pull out the water.  His course is taking him into a strong storm that causes his boat to be capsized and righted twice.
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11/11/2013 - 12:42am
12 Years a Slave
 
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11/03/2013 - 11:08pm
Earth is attacked by an insect-like race called the Formics in 2086.  The sacrifice and heroism of one pilot, Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley) defeated the Formics and won the war for Earth.  Now, 50 years later, it appears the Formics are building their armada of space ships again leading to fear among Earth’s leaders of a pending attack.  Preparing for a possible invasion since winning the last war, children are observed to find the best candidates for Battle School where they will be immersed in various simulations and games to train them for the next conflict.
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10/27/2013 - 10:13pm
Irving Zisman (Johnny Knoxville) has recently lost his wife of 46 years and he’s pretty happy about it.  Zisman plans on having the kind of fun his wife refused him for several years; but those hopes are dashed as his estranged daughter drops off his eight-year old grandson Billy (Jackson Nicoll).  Zisman’s daughter has violated her parole and must return to prison so she asks her father to take Billy across the country to North Carolina where his drug-addled dad lives.  Zisman tries to figure out another way but realizes he’s stuck with Billy.
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10/20/2013 - 4:10am
Ray Breslin (Sylvester Stallone) is an expert in high-security prisons; so much so that he has been hired by the Federal Bureau of Prisons to be inserted as an inmate and figure out the facility’s weaknesses.  He’s been in every federal prison and managed to escape from 14 of them.  Breslin and his partner Lester Clark (Vincent D’Onofrio) run a security firm that works to make prisons escape-proof.