Weekend Movie Update – Dec. 13, 2013: Back In 'The Hobbit'

Posted By on December 12, 2013

The Hobbit faces a fire-breathing dragon in the latest epic adventure from Middle-Earth, while Madea plays Santa in theaters this week, and Thor brings the thunder to The Pioneer.

Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of December 13, 2013!

Martin Freeman returns as Bilbo in 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'.

Martin Freeman returns as Bilbo in ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’.

Thor: The Dark World (rated PG13) starts Friday at the historic Pioneer Theatre in Manteo, playing for one week.

The sequel reunites Chris Hemsworth (The Cabin in the Woods) as the titular hero with Natalie Portman (Black Swan) as his human love interest and the excellent Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers) as Thor’s evil brother Loki, all returning from the 2011 original film in the Asgardian franchise.

Chris Hemsworth is Thor in 'The Dark World'.

Chris Hemsworth is Thor in ‘The Dark World’.

Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs) and Rene Russo (Lethal Weapon 3) are also back as Thor’s parents, Odin and Frigga, as is Kat Dennings (Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist), again supplying comic relief as the best friend of Portman’s Jane.

Click HERE to read our review of Thor: The Dark World!

'Thor: The Dark World' stars Natalie Portman.

‘Thor: The Dark World’ stars Natalie Portman.

Showtime at The Pioneer is 8pm nightly.

You can watch the latest theatrical trailer for the return of Thor in the player below!

 Headlining this week’s new releases is The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (rated PG13), which takes us back to Middle-Earth for the second chapter in Bilbo’s (Martin Freeman) ongoing quest to help the warrior dwarfs reclaim their lost homeland.

Ian McKellen is Gandalf the wizard in 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'.

Ian McKellen is Gandalf the wizard in ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’.

Once again directed by Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings, King Kong), Freeman is reunited with Ian McKellen (X-Men) and Richard Armitage (Captain America) from last year’s Unexpected Journey, as well as Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean), reprising his role of the elf Legolas from the original Rings trilogy, and new addition Evangeline Lilly (Lost) as Tauriel, a character created just for the films and not based on Tolkien books.

Evangeline Lilly is the elf Tauriel in 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'.

Evangeline Lilly is the elf Tauriel in ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’.

Premiering tonight (Thursday) with a special preview screening at midnight, Smaug officially roars into theaters on Friday, playing at R/C KDH Movies 10 in Kill Devil Hills in both 3D and traditional 2D formats.

You can watch the awesome trailer for The Hobbit sequel using the player below!

The only other new release in theaters this week is Tyler Perry’s latest cross-dressing comedy A Madea Christmas (rated PG13), which also premieres tonight with two preview screenings at 8 and 10:15pm, officially opening Friday in Kill Devil Hills.

You can celebrate 'A Madea Christmas' with Tyler Perry in theaters this week.

You can celebrate ‘A Madea Christmas’ with Tyler Perry in theaters this week.

Again starring Perry (Diary of a Mad Black Woman) as the titular grumpy but lovable old lady, you can check out the theatrical trailer in the player below!

Click on the link below for additional listings and showtimes.

R/C KDH Movies 10

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'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Movie Poster

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