Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) are the team behind the popular tabloid-TV show “Skylark Tonight.” After learning that North Korea’s Kim Jong Un (Randall Park) is a huge fan of the show, they successfully set up an interview with him, hoping to legitimize themselves as actual journalists. However, as Dave and Aaron prepare for their journey to Pyongyang, the CIA steps in, recruits them, and assigns them an incredible mission: Assassinate the dictator.
“Into the Woods” (PG)
James Corden and Emily Blunt star in this musical about a couple whose wish for a child of their own leads them on a quest to collect four spell ingredients for a witch played by Meryl Streep.
The witch demands the cow from Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood’s cape, Rapunzel’s hair, and Cinderella’s golden slipper. Anna Kendrick plays Cinderella, Chris Pine is her prince, and Johnny Depp is the wolf.
Jack O’Connell stars in the true story of Olympic runner Louis Zamperini, who survived being beaten and tortured as a Japanese P.O.W. during World War II. It’s directed by Angelina Jolie.
David Oyelowo plays Martin Luther King, Jr. in the true story of the civil rights marches in racist Alabama in the ’60s. Oprah is also in it, and Oprah’s Harpo Films is one of the production companies behind it. It opens nationwide on January 9th.
“Big Eyes” (PG-13)
Amy Adams plays the wife of one of the most successful painters of the 1950s . . . a FRAUD who took credit for paintings she did. Christoph Waltz
plays her husband and Tim Burton is the director.
“The Gambler” (R)
Mark Wahlberg plays a guy with a gambling problem who borrows money from a loan shark and offers his own life as collateral. Brie Larson, John Goodman, and Jessica Lange are also in it.