Movies Released December 4, 2009

Friday, December 4

95 mins

Everybody's Fine

Robert De Niro plays a widower who realizes his only connection to his children was through his deceased wife. So, he decides to take a trip to reconnect with his kids, and discovers they are living far from perfect lives.
Robert De Niro, Sam Rockwell, Kirk Jones, Kate Beckinsale, Melissa Leo, Drew Barrymore, Gianni Nunnari, Vittorio Cecchi Gori
Drama Remake
88 mins


A crew of officers at an armored transport security firm risk their lives when they embark on the ultimate heist….against their own company. Armed with a seemingly fool-proof plan, the men plan on making off with a fortune with harm to none. But when an unexpected witness interferes, the plan quickly unravels and all bets are off.
Laurence Fishburne, Nimrod Antal, Columbus Short, Skeet Ulrich, Fred Ward, Sam Raimi, Josh Donen, Dan Farah
Drama Crime Heist


When a decorated Marine goes missing overseas, his black-sheep younger brother cares for his wife and children at home—with consequences that will shake the foundation of the entire family.

“Brothers” tells the powerful story of two siblings, thirty-something Captain Sam Cahill (Tobey Maguire) and younger brother Tommy Cahill (Jake Gyllenhaal), who are polar opposites. A Marine about to embark on his fourth tour of duty, Sam is a steadfast family man married to his high school sweetheart, the aptly named Grace (Natalie Portman), with whom he has two young daughters (Bailee Madison, Taylor Grace Geare). Tommy, his charismatic younger brother, is a drifter just out of jail who’s always gotten by on wit and charm. He slides easily into his role as family provocateur on his first night out of prison, at Sam’s farewell dinner with their parents, Elsie (Mare Winningham) and Hank Cahill (Sam Shepard), a retired Marine.

Shipped out to Afghanistan, Sam is presumed dead when his Black Hawk helicopter is shot down in the mountains. At home in suburbia, the Cahill family suddenly faces a shocking void, and Tommy tries to fill in for his brother by assuming newfound responsibility for himself, Grace, and the children.

But Sam is not dead; he and a fellow soldier have been captured by Taliban fighters. In Afghanistan’s harsh, remote Pamir Mountains, Sam is subjected to traumas that threaten to rob him of his very humanity. At the same time that Sam’s sense of self is being destroyed overseas, Tommy’s self-image is strengthening at home. And in the grief and strangeness of their new lives, Grace and Tommy are naturally drawn together. Their longstanding frostiness dissolves, but both are ashamed of the mutual attraction that has replaced it.

When Sam unexpectedly returns to the States, a nervous mood settles over the family. Sam, uncharacteristically withdrawn and volatile, grows suspicious of his brother and his wife. Their familiar roles now nearly reversed, Sam and Tommy end up facing the ultimate physical and mental challenge when they confront each other. In the shifting family dynamics, who will dominate? And how will the brothers come to terms with issues of love, loyalty, and manhood—and with the woman caught between them?
Natalie Portman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael De Luca, Jim Sheridan, Joni Sighvatsson, Sam Shepard, Ryan Kavanaugh, David Benioff
95 mins


Located deep in the heart of the "cursed land" of Transylvania in a centuries-old castle, Razvan University isn't your typical institution of higher learning -- and the black leather-clad professors, three-foot-tall dean, instruction in crucifix-wielding, and topless vampiresses lurking in dark corners are just the start.
David Hillenbrand, Scott Hillenbrand, Patrick Cavanaugh, James DeBello, Paul Kim, Tony Denman, Jennifer Lyons
Comedy Horror
133 mins


A politician's relationship with his unusually developed son - the child suffers from a disease that causes him to age rapidly, rendering him an old man.
Amitabh Bachchan, R. Balki, Abhishek Bachchan
109 mins

Up in the Air

From Jason Reitman, the Oscar® nominated director of "Juno," comes a comedy called "Up in the Air" starring Oscar winner George Clooney as Ryan Bingham, a corporate downsizing expert whose cherished life on the road is threatened just as he is on the cusp of reaching ten million frequent flyer miles and just after he’s met the frequent-traveler woman of his dreams.
Vera Farmiga, Jason Reitman, Ivan Reitman, Anna Kendrick, Joe Medjuck, Jeff Clifford, George Clooney, Daniel Dubiecki
Drama Comedy

Serious Moonlight

A high-powered attorney duct tapes her adulterous husband to the toilet right before their home is invaded by burglars.
Kristen Bell, Justin Long, Cheryl Hines, Andy Ostroy, Michael Roiff, Adrienne Shelly, Meg Ryan, Timothy Hutton
New York / Los Angeles
4 / 5
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Until the Light Takes Us

A documentary chronicling the history, ideology and aesthetic of Norwegian black metal.

One Peace at a Time

Filmed in 20 countries, the documentary explores the insights of Nobel Laureates and others about improving the world.
Turk Pipkin

Friday, December 4