What to see this Winter 2014

Still from The Nut Job Photo used under Creative Commons License
Still from The Nut Job
Photo used under Creative Commons License

Saydi Dowd, Staff Writer

  2014 is bringing us a various number of films, but here are the ones that you must see this winter!

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Starring Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, and Keira Knightley, Rated PG-13 Action.

   The story follows a young Jack (Chris Pine) as he finds a financial terrorist plot. The film follows him from 9/11, through his deployment in Afghanistan, which damaged him forever, and into his new job in the Financial Intelligence Unit of the modern CIA. At the CIA, he becomes an analyst under the supervision of his handler, Harper (Kevin Costner). When Jack believes he has discovered a Russian plot to downfall the United States economy, he goes from being an

analyst to becoming a spy and must fight to save his own life and those of many others, while also trying to protect what means the most to him, his relationship with his fiancée Cathy (Keira Knightley).

Ride Along

Starring Kevin Hart, Ice Cube, Rated PG-13 Action/Comedy

   When tough undercover officer’s (Ice Cube) future brother-in-law (Kevin Hart) joins him on an overnight shift, it ends up being much more than they bargained for. For two years, high school security guard Ben (Hart) has been trying to win over decorated APD officer James (Cube) in order to ask for his sister’s hand in marriage. When he finally gets accepted into the academy, he thinks that James will approve, but James has different plans. In order to prove that Ben has what it takes, James takes him on a “ride along.” But will they even make it to the next day?

The Nut Job

Rated PG

   A cute, funny animated film about a community of squirrels and what they will do for survival. After being exiled to the city, the malicious Surly Squirrel plans a nut store heist of ridiculous amount and gets caught up in a complicated bank heist. Surly, an independent squirrel is banished from his park and forced to survive in the city. Lucky for him, he comes across the one thing that may be able to save his life and the rest of park community, as they get ready for winter – Maury’s Nut Store.

That Awkward Moment

Starring Zach Efron, Miles Teller, and Michael B. Jordan, Rated R.

   This movie follows three guy best friends, who show us how guys really act before, during and throughout relationships. And takes us through all of those “awkward moments” that people experience when it comes down to defining the relationship.