Movies: Week of Dec. 20

American Hustle

American Hustle

Movies denoted with an H are playing at Harkins Theatres, 7202 Pav Way, Prescott Valley (Highway 69 between Glassford Hill and Lake Valley roads). 775-7444; www.harkins.com.

Movies with a P are playing at Picture Show in Frontier Village, 1771 E. Highway 69, Prescott. 237-5036, www.pictureshowent.com.

Movies playing at Harkins Theatres, 7202 Pav Way, Prescott Valley (Highway 69 between Glassford Hill and Lake Valley roads). 775-7444; www.harkins.com.

(NEW) (H)(P) AMERICAN HUSTLE - A brilliant con man and his seductive female British partner are forced to work for a wild FBI agent in a world of powerbrokers and mafia that's as dangerous as it is exciting. Cast: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence. Rated R for pervasive language, some sexual content and brief violence Drama.

(NEW) (H)(P) ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES - The news team of Ron Burgundy, Brick Tamland, Brian Fantana and Champ Kind won't make it easy to stay classy when they move to a 24-hour news channel. Cast: Will Ferrell, Steve Carrell, Paul Rudd. Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, drug use, language and comic violence.

(H) THE BOOK THIEF - A spirited young girl sent to live with a foster family in World War II Germany. With the help of her new parents and a secret guest under the stairs, she learns to read and creates a magical world that inspires them all. Cast: Sophie Nelisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson. Rated PG-13 for some violence and intense depiction of thematic material. Drama.

(H) DELIVERY MAN - An underachiever's mundane life gains meaning when he finds out that he fathered 533 children through sperm donations - and decides to meet them. Cast: Vince Vaughn, Cobie Smulders. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, sexual content, some drug material, brief violence and language. Comedy.

(H)(P) FROZEN - When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna, a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff and his sidekick reindeer Sven on an epic journey to find Anna's sister, the Snow Queen, and put an end to her icy spell. Voice cast: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad. Rated PG for some action and mild rude humor. Animated comedy/family.

(H)(P) THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG - Bilbo, Gandalf and a band of dwarf warriors battle a fearsome dragon in the second installment of the "Hobbit" trilogy. Cast: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Orlando Bloom. PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images. Action/Fantasy.

(H) HOMEFRONT - A widowed ex-DEA agent retires to a small town for the sake of his 10-year-old daughter. But when violent neighbors make trouble for him, he has no choice but to reciprocate. Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, drug content and brief sexuality. Cast: Jason Statham, James Franco, Kate Bosworth. Drama/Thriller.

(H)(P) THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE - President Snow flaunts his powers by forcing past winners to participate in a special round of Hunger Games, putting Katniss and Peeta in the middle of an epic battle that could change Panem forever. Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Sam Claflin, Jenna Malone. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some frightening images, thematic elements, a suggestive situation and language. Action/Adventure/

(H) A MADEA CHRISTMAS - Madea brings her big-city sass to a small town when she joins a friend on a visit to the country for the holidays. Cast: Tyler Perry, Anna Maria Horsford, Kathy Najimy, Larry the Cable Guy, Tika Sumpter. Rated PG-13 for sexual references, crude humor and language. Comedy.

(H) OUT OF THE FURNACE - A steel mill worker's white-picket-fence dreams are shattered when he is forced to seek justice for his Iraq vet brother, who disappeared at the hands of criminals. Cast: Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Sam Shepard, Woody Harrelson, Forest Whitaker, Willem Dafoe. Rated R for strong violence, language and drug content. Drama.

(H) PHILOMENA - A woman forced to give up her baby for adoption decades earlier enlists the help of a BBC reporter to find her long-lost son. Cast: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan. Rated PG-13 on appeal for some strong language, thematic elements and sexual references. Drama.

(NEW) (H)(P) SAVING MR. BANKS - Movie mogul Walt Disney pulls out all the stops to win over a prickly author and convince her to grant him the bigscreen rights to "Mary Poppins." Cast: Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including some unsettling images. Drama/Comedy.

(NEW) (H) THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY - A daydreamer escapes into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. But when his job is threatened, he takes action in the real world, embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined. Cast: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Patton Oswalt. Rated PG for some crude comments, language and action violence. Comedy/Drama. (Opens Dec. 25)

(H) THOR: THE DARK WORLD - Thor enlists nemesis Loki's help to battle an ancient race that predates the universe and aims to plunge the Nine Realms back into darkness. Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddelston, Natalie Portman. Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, and some suggestive content. Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi.

(NEW) (H)(P) WALKING WITH DINOSAURS - Meet dinosaurs more real than you've ever seen as you take off on a prehistoric adventure in which Patchi, an underdog dinosaur, triumphs against all odds to become a hero for the ages. Voice cast: Justin Long, John Leguizamo, Karl Urban. Rated PG for creature action and peril, and mild rude humor. Family.