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Short Takes

Condensed from Daily News movie critic Gary Thompson's reviews, unless noted otherwise.

Condensed from Daily News movie critic Gary Thompson's reviews, unless noted otherwise.

OUT OF THE FURNACE. Too-grim blue-collar epic, with Christian Bale, Casey Affleck. (R) C+

BLACK NATIVITY. Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige sing in revamp of the play. (PG-13) B

HOMEFRONT. Actioner has undercover cop Jason Statham tangling with James Franco. (R) B-

FROZEN. Disney's latest. Note the rating, for scary parts. (PG). B

OLDBOY. Spike Lee's surprisingly dark remake of a South Korean revenge movie. (R) B- Reviewed by Daily News wire services.

PHILOMENA. Judi Dench as Irish woman searching America for child she gave up. (PG-13) B

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE. As smart as the first installment, and it looks even better. (PG-13) B+

DELIVERY MAN. Sperm bank mix-up makes Vince Vaughn a dad to 500 in so-so comedy. (PG-13) C+

NEBRASKA. Will Forte takes aging delusional father Bruce Dern on a road trip. (R) B+

DALLAS BUYERS CLUB. Matthew McConaughey as AIDS patient running a business for black-market medications. (R) B+

THE BEST MAN HOLIDAY. Terrence Howard steals the show again in "Best Man" sequel. (R) B

THE BOOK THIEF. Nazi-era German girl is taught to read by Jewish neighbor. (PG-13) B-

ABOUT TIME. Young man finds he can revisit moments in his own life and fix as needed. (R) B-

LAST VEGAS. Shameless comedy follows over-the-hill gang on a VIP binge in Sin City. (PG-13) B-

12 YEARS A SLAVE. The triumphant and moving story of a kidnapped free man (Chiwetel Ejiofor) whose intellect is a threat to the men who would own him. (R) A

GRAVITY. Sandra Bullock and George Clooney are stranded in space in gripping drama with great visual effects.(PG-13) A-

ENOUGH SAID The late James Gandolfini shines opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus. (PG-13) A-