New movie releases in Columbus for the weekend of Dec. 12

Brad Keefe, Columbus Alive

"Exodus: Gods & Kings"

Director Ridley Scott ("Gladiator") gets biblical in this sweeping epic starring Christian Bale as Moses, though the movie has been plagued (get it?) with controversy over its mostly white cast.

"Top Five"

Chris Rock writes, directs and stars as a comedian trying to make it as a serious actor in this comedy-drama that's getting raves for Rock.

"The Captive"

Ryan Reynolds plays a father living every parent's nightmare after his young daughter vanishes in this latest movie from director Atom Egoyan.

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As the regional film critic awards roll in, I feel like "Birdman" has been getting the short end of the stick. See it for yourself.