December 2009 Movies




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Made for Each Other NR

The independently financed comedy stars Christopher Masterson as a man who, three months into a sexless marriage, cracks and has a one-night stand. He decides the only just way to rectify his mistake is to get his wife (Phillips) to cheat on him. With the help of his best friend (Levine), he sets out to find the right man (Warburton) to bed the missus. Danny Masterson will play an attorney waiting to handle what he figures is a sure-fire divorce.
Patrick Warburton, Danny Masterson, Eric Lord, Christopher Masterson, Bijou Phillips, Sam Levine, George Segal
Comedy
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Brothers

One of two brothers is sent to fight in Afghanistan while the other "black sheep" brother becomes caretaker to his wife and child.
Tobey Maguire, Michael De Luca, Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, David Benioff, Taylor Geare, Sam Shepard, Clifton Collins
Drama

Armored PG-13

A young armored car guard is persuaded by his veteran cohorts to empty the truck of its $10 million haul.
Matt Dillon, Sam Raimi, Laurence Fishburne, Dan Farah, Columbus Short, Nimrod Antal, Josh Donen, James V. Simpson
Drama Crime Heist

Everybody's Fine PG-13

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, Kate Beckinsale, Drew Barrymore, Melissa Leo, Vittorio Cecchi Gori, Glynis Murray, Sam Rockwell, Kirk Jones
Drama Remake

Up in the Air R

Ryan Bingham’s job as a Career Transition Counselor–he fires people–has kept him airborne for years. Although he has come to despise his line of work, he has come to love the culture of what he calls "Airworld," finding contentment within pressurized cabins, anonymous hotel rooms, and a wardrobe of wrinkle-free slacks. With a letter of resignation sitting on his boss’s desk, and the hope of a job with a mysterious consulting firm, Ryan Bingham is agonizingly close to his ultimate goal, his Holy Grail: one million frequent flier miles. But before he achieves this long-desired freedom, conditions begin to deteriorate.
Anna Kendrick, Joe Medjuck, George Clooney, Ivan Reitman, Vera Farmiga, Michael Beugg, Jason Reitman, Jeff Clifford
Drama Comedy

Serious Moonlight

A high-powered attorney duct tapes her adulterous husband to the toilet right before their home is invaded by burglars.
Justin Long, Adrienne Shelly, Kristen Bell, Cheryl Hines, Timothy Hutton, Andy Ostroy, Michael Roiff, Meg Ryan
Comedy
New York / Los Angeles
4 / 5
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Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans R

In the movie, a re-imagining of the original movie starring Harvey Keitel, Nicolas Cage stars as a "cop on the edge". Val Kilmer will play his partner while Xzibit will play a baddie named "Big Fade".
Nicolas Cage, Val Kilmer, Eva Mendes, Werner Herzog, Alan Polsky, Danny Dimbort, Edward R. Pressman, Stephen Belafonte
Action Adventure Crime Remake

Paa NR

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, Abhishek Bachchan, R. Balki
Drama

Transylmania R

Spoof horror in which a group of college kids do a semester abroad in Romania and realise that if the partying doesn't kill them, the vampires just might!
Tony Denman, James DeBello, Jennifer Lyons, David Hillenbrand, Scott Hillenbrand, Patrick Cavanaugh, Paul Kim
Comedy Horror

One Peace at a Time NR

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

Until the Light Takes Us

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

The Princess and the Frog G

A musical set in the greatest city of them all, New Orleans, "The Princess and the Frog" marks Disney's return to the timeless art form of traditional animation. The film teams Ron Clements and John Musker, creators of "The Little Mermaid" and "Aladdin," with Oscar-winning composer Randy Newman to tell the most beautiful love story ever told ... with frogs, voodoo, and a singing alligator.
Ron Clements, Peter Del Vecho, John Lasseter, John Musker, Jason Oremland, Anika Noni Rose, Jenifer Lewis, John Goodman
Comedy Family Kids Animation

Invictus PG-13

The film tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain of South Africa's rugby team to help unite their country. Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's underdog rugby team as they make an unlikely run to the 1995 World Cup Championship match.
Gary Barber, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Anthony Peckham, Matt Damon, Robert Hobbs, Langley Kirkwood, Roger Birnbaum
Drama

Did You Hear About the Morgans? PG-13

The story is about a New York couple who witness a murder and consequently are put into a witness-protection program in Wyoming.
Hugh Grant, Mary Steenburgen, Elisabeth Moss, Marc Lawrence, Melissa Wells, Martin Shafer, Liz Glotzer, Sarah Jessica Parker
Comedy Romance

The Slammin' Salmon

A restaurant owner and former heavyweight champ pits his wait staff against each other in a "Glengarry Glen Ross"-like competish.
Erik Stolhanske, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Jay Chandrasekhar, Richard Perello, Paul Soter, Michael Clarke Duncan, Julia Dray
Comedy

The Lovely Bones PG-13

The story of Susie Salmon, a young girl who is murdered but continues to observe her family on Earth after her death. She witnesses the effect of her loss on her loved ones, while her killer skillfully covers his tracks and prepares to murder again.
Peter Jackson, Saoirse Ronan, Steven Spielberg, Stanley Tucci, Mark Wahlberg, Susan Sarandon, Philippa Boyens, Rachel Weisz
Drama Adaptation Teen
New York / Los Angeles
4 / 5
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My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done R

A man acts out a play in his mind and kills his mother.
Michael Shannon, Willem Dafoe, Michael Peña, Werner Herzog, Brad Dourif, David Lynch, Eric Bassett, Norm Hill
Drama Crime

A Single Man R

The story is about a gay man (Colin Firth), who tries to go about his normal routines after the death of his partner. Matthew Goode will play Firth's former boyfriend, and Julianne Moore will be his friend.
Matthew Goode, Julianne Moore, Colin Firth, Tom Ford, David Scearce
Drama Comedy LGBTQIA+

Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year NR

Harpreet Singh Bedi is a fresh graduate trying to find a balance between the maddening demands of the 'professional' way, and the way of his heart.
Ranbir Kapoor, Jaideep Sahni, Shimit Amin
Comedy

Larger Than Life in 3D PG

Live concert footage of the Dave Matthews Band, Ben Harper and Relentless7 and Gogol Bordello, shot at the three-day Austin City Limits festival in October 2009.
Lawrence Jordan
Documentary Concert

Tenderness R

The film follows a violent teenager, Eric, whose life intertwines with Lori, a 16-year-old runaway who can't resist his charm. Crowe will play Lieutenant Cristofuoro, a cop who sets out to unravel Eric's complex past.
Russell Crowe, Fisher Stevens, Laura Dern, Sophie Traub, Tim Williams, John Polson, John Penotti, Howard Meltzer
Drama Thriller

Broken Embraces R

"Broken Embraces" is a four-way tale of amour-fou, shot in the style of '50s American film noir at its most hard-boiled, and will mix references to works like Nicholas Ray's "In a Lonely Place" and Vincente Minnelli's "The Bad and the Beautiful," with signature Almodóvar themes such as Fate, the mystery of creation, guilt, unscrupulous power, the eternal search of fathers for sons, and sons for fathers.
Pedro Almodovar, Angela Molina, Penelope Cruz, Blanca Portilla, Kiti Manver, Chus Lampreave
Drama Thriller
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Crazy Heart R

A down-on-his-luck, alcoholic country music singer is able to get his life and career back on track through his relationship and experiences with a female reporter
Robert Duvall, Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Scott Cooper, Judy Cairo, T Bone Burnett, Robert Carliner, Paul Hermann
Drama Musical
New York / Los Angeles
3 / 5
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Ricky NR

When Katie, an ordinary woman, meets Paco, an ordinary man, something magical happens: a love story. From this union an extraordinary child is born: Ricky.
Francois Ozon
Drama Fantasy

A Town Called Panic NR

During one of their adventures, Cowboy, Indian and Horse discover a strange and fascinating underwater world. While there, a conflict with the habitants is solved with the physical and geographical distribution of the two worlds.
Vincent Patar, Stephane Aubier, Veronique Dumont, Bouli Lanners
Action Adventure Foreign
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Avatar PG-13

"Avatar" is the story of an ex-Marine who finds himself thrust into hostilities on an alien planet filled with exotic life forms. As an Avatar, a human mind in an alien body, he finds himself torn between two worlds, in a desperate fight for his own survival and that of the indigenous people.
Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Michelle Rodriguez, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Matt Gerald, James Cameron, Jon Landau
Drama Action Adventure Thriller Sci-Fi 3D Shot-In-3D

Nine PG-13

Famous film director Guido Contini reaches a creative and personal crisis and has to balance the numerous women in his life, including his wife, his mistress, his film-star muse, his agent and his mother.
Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman, Rob Marshall, Judi Dench, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Anthony Minghella, John DeLuca, Michael Tolkin
Drama Musical
New York / Los Angeles
3 / 5
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The Young Victoria PG

The film follows the early years of Queen Victoria's reign and her romance with Prince Albert.
Graham King, Emily Blunt, Mark Strong, Tim Headington, Rupert Friend, Jesper Christensen, Martin Scorsese, Jim Broadbent
Drama Period

Fall Down Dead R

Police are on the trail of a serial killer – following clues that are as barbaric as they are "artistic". They have called the criminal the "Picasso Killer": death is his inspiration, the carved bodies of his victims are his works of art.
David Carradine, Jon Keeyes, Dominique Swain, Mehmet Gunsur, Udo Kier, R. Keith Harris
Thriller Horror

The New Daughter NR

The movie, based on a short story by noted horror-thriller writer John Connolly, follows a single dad who has moved his two children to a remote farm where a strange mound in the surrounding fields appears to be the key to his daughter's increasingly ominous behavior.
Kevin Costner, Luiso Berdejo, John Travis, Ivana Baquero
Drama Thriller Horror

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel PG

Alvin, Simon and Theodore compete against The Chipettes in the $100,000 Battle of the Bands.
Justin Long, Amy Poehler, Anna Faris, Matthew Gray Gubler, Christina Applegate, David Cross, Ross Bagdasarian, Jason Lee
Adventure Sequel Family Animation

Up in the Air R

Ryan Bingham’s job as a Career Transition Counselor–he fires people–has kept him airborne for years. Although he has come to despise his line of work, he has come to love the culture of what he calls "Airworld," finding contentment within pressurized cabins, anonymous hotel rooms, and a wardrobe of wrinkle-free slacks. With a letter of resignation sitting on his boss’s desk, and the hope of a job with a mysterious consulting firm, Ryan Bingham is agonizingly close to his ultimate goal, his Holy Grail: one million frequent flier miles. But before he achieves this long-desired freedom, conditions begin to deteriorate.
Anna Kendrick, Joe Medjuck, George Clooney, Ivan Reitman, Vera Farmiga, Michael Beugg, Jason Reitman, Jeff Clifford
Drama Comedy

Sherlock Holmes PG-13

In a dynamic new portrayal of Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous characters, "Sherlock Holmes" sends Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson on their latest challenge. Revealing fighting skills as lethal as his legendary intellect, Holmes will battle as never before to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy the country.
Guy Ritchie, Mark Strong, Anthony Peckham, Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Dan Lin, Rachel McAdams, Lionel Wigram
Action Adventure Mystery

Nine PG-13

Famous film director Guido Contini reaches a creative and personal crisis and has to balance the numerous women in his life, including his wife, his mistress, his film-star muse, his agent and his mother.
Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman, Rob Marshall, Judi Dench, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Anthony Minghella, John DeLuca, Michael Tolkin
Drama Musical

It's Complicated R

Meryl Streep will play a recent empty-nester who runs a successful bakery restaurant, who finds herself romantically torn between her persuasive exhusband (Alec Baldwin) and her new friend and architect played by Steve Martin.
Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, Hunter Parrish, John Krasinski, Steve Martin, Zoe Kazan, Nancy Meyers, Scott Rudin
Drama Romance

The Lovely Bones PG-13

The story of Susie Salmon, a young girl who is murdered but continues to observe her family on Earth after her death. She witnesses the effect of her loss on her loved ones, while her killer skillfully covers his tracks and prepares to murder again.
Peter Jackson, Saoirse Ronan, Steven Spielberg, Stanley Tucci, Mark Wahlberg, Susan Sarandon, Philippa Boyens, Rachel Weisz
Drama Adaptation Teen

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus PG-13

Dr. Parnassus has the gift of guiding the imaginations of others. With his traveling theater troupe, Parnassus offers audience members the chance to transcend reality by passing through a magical mirror.
Johnny Depp, Andrew Garfield, Tom Waits, Jude Law, Samuel Hadida, Colin Farrell, Terry Gilliam, William Vince
Fantasy

The White Ribbon R

Strange events happen at a rural school in the north of Germany during the year 1913, which seem to be ritual punishment.
Margaret Menegoz, Michael Haneke, Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka, Michael Katz, Susanne Lothar, Theo Trebs, Ulrich Tukur
Drama