MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND IN COLUMBIA
“Moana” (PG): Dwayne Johnson, Jemaine Clement and Nicole Scherzinger provide the voices for this Walt Disney animated adventure about a young woman who sets sail to a mystical island.
“Allied” (R): Robert Zemeckis (“Back to the Future”) directs Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard in this tale about the repercussions of a dangerous secret mission behind enemy lines during World War II.
“Bad Santa 2” (R): Billy Bob Thornton and Tony Cox return as the world’s worst shopping-mall Santa Claus and his elf assistant for more crude, R-rated laughs.
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“Rules Don’t Apply” (PG-13): After a 15-year absence from the screen, Warren Beatty ends his 15-year absence from movie screens as writer, director and star of this drama about the famously reclusive mogul Howard Hughes. Alden Ehrenreich and Lily Collins play a young couple whose relationship is tested by the billioinaire’s erratic behavior.
OTHER BEST BETS
THURSDAY, NOV. 24
MAIN STREET ICE: 5-10 p.m. Thursday at Boyd Plaza. Enjoy a bit of the big city with Main Street ICE, Columbia’s outdoor ice skating rink, which is back for a fifth season. Opening day rate of $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 12 and under. Main and Hampton streets. Other days, times and admission details: (803) 545-3100 or http://www.ColumbiaSC.net
FRIDAY, NOV. 25
PATRICK DAVIS AND HIS MIDNIGHT CHOIR: 9 p.m. Friday at Music Farm Columbia. The Camden singer who brought us the rowdy Gamecock tailgate anthem “Just a Big Ole Cock” will be playing with his Midnight Choir for one night only. For ages 16 and older. $20-$25. 1022 Senate St. www.musicfarm.com
SATURDAY, NOV. 26
THANKSGIVING WILDLIFE WALK-IT-OFF: 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday at Riverfront Park. Come waddle with us on a city park ranger-lednature walk and work off that Thanksgiving feast. Free. Participants should meet at the Riverfront Park (South) parking lot, 312 Laurel St. (803) 545-3100