December 2010 Movies




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The Warrior's Way

Korean actor Jang Dong Gun plays an Asian warrior assassin forced to hide in a small town in the American Badlands.
Ryan Kavanaugh, Sngmoo Lee, Barrie Osborne, Kate Bosworth, Geoffrey Rush, Danny Huston, Michael Peyser, Jooick Lee
Action Fantasy Western Martial Arts
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

All Good Things

Set in the 1980s, a member of New York's real estate dynasty falls for a beautiful girl from the wrong side of the tracks. But the fairy tale ends when the girl disappears. As a down-and-out detective stumbles on info that may lead to the truth, the political stakes get higher and people close to the case end up dead.
Ryan Gosling, Kristen Wiig, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kirsten Dunst, Andrew Jarecki, Marc Smerling, Michael London, Marcus Hinchey
Suspense Romance

Night Catches Us

The film takes place in 1978 and focuses on the broken love affair between two former Black Panther members (Mos Def and Okonedo) and is told through the eyes of an adolescent girl.
Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington, Sean Costello, Jen Roskind, Samara Koffler, Tanya Hamilton, Novella Nelson
Drama Romance

I Love You Phillip Morris

When a local Texas policeman, Steve Russell (Jim Carrey), turns to cons and fraud to allow him to change his lifestyle (in more ways than one), his subsequent stay in the state penitentiary results in his meeting the love of his life, a sensitive fellow inmate named Phillip Morris (Ewan McGregor). What ensues can only be described as a relentless quest as Russell attempts escape after escape and executes con after con, all in the name of love.
Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Glenn Ficarra, John Requa, Andrew Lazar, Leslie Mann, Far Shariat, Rodrigo Santoro
Comedy Crime
New York / Los Angeles
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Dead Awake

Dylan (Nick Stahl) is haunted by his past. While searching for answers, he befriends a mysterious woman (Rose McGowan) and is reunited with an old love (Amy Smart) who seem to raise more questions than they answer. Now on the brink of madness, Dylan is transformed by supernatural forces and discovers that no one is who they seem.
Omar Naim, Nick Stahl, Amy Smart, Johnny Harrington, Justin Urich, Rose McGowan
Fantasy Romance

Black Swan

Follows the story of Nina (Natalie Portman), a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her retired ballerina mother Erica (Barbara Hershey) who zealously supports her daughter’s professional ambition. When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (Winona Ryder) for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: a new dancer, Lily (Kunis), who impresses Leroy as well. Swan Lake requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality. Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side with a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.
John McLaughlin, Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder, Arnie Messer, Mark Heyman, Vincent Cassel, Barbara Hershey, Darren Aronofsky
Drama Thriller Dance

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

On Christmas Eve in Finland, Santa Claus is unearthed in an archaeological dig. Soon after, children start disappearing, leading a boy and his father to capture Santa.
Jalmari Helander
Action Comedy Fantasy Holiday

The Assistants

After three years of answering phones and picking up laundry, a group of friends, who are working as assistants, conspire to greenlight a movie of their own.
Steve Morris
Drama
New York
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent
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The Tourist

An American tourist (Johnny Depp) is used by an Interpol agent (Angelina Jolie) in an attempt to flush out a criminal with whom she once had an affair.
Paul Bettany, Christopher McQuarrie, Steven Berkoff, Angelina Jolie, Gary Barber, Johnny Depp, Jonathan Glickman, Tim Headington
Drama Adventure Thriller Remake
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Return to the magic and wonder of C.S. Lewis’ beloved world – via the fantastic Narnian ship, the Dawn Treader. In this new installment of the blockbuster "The Chronicles of Narnia" motion picture franchise, Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, along with their cousin Eustace and their royal friend King Caspian, find themselves swallowed into a painting and on to the Dawn Treader. As they embark on an incredible adventure of destiny and discovery, they confront obstacles beyond imagination.
Michael Petroni, William Moseley, Simon Pegg, Liam Neeson, Ben Barnes, Andrew Adamson, Richard LaGravenese, Georgie Henley
Action Adventure Sequel Fantasy Adaptation Family Kids 3D Post-3D
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Hemingway's Garden of Eden

A successful American writer and his beautiful wife go on an extended European honeymoon, but she becomes restless and draws an Italian girl into their lives.
Jack Huston, Mena Suvari, Richard E. Grant, John Irvin, Caterina Murino, Matthew Modine, Carmen Maura
Drama Romance
Limited
5 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Summer Wars

Though math whiz Kenji Koiso is a social zero, his avatar flourishes in the online space of Oz -- until he accepts an e-mail request to solve a thorny equation, creating a conduit between the real and virtual worlds that may destroy both. Set in the not-too-distant future, this sci-fi anime thriller finds the shy Kenji coming out of his shell as he defends innocent citizens, and his honor, against a viral cyberspace menace.
Mamoru Hosoda, Brina Palencia, Michael Sinterniklaas
Adventure Sci-Fi Animation
Los Angeles
5 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

The Tempest

In Julie Taymor's version of "The Tempest," the gender of Prospero has been switched to Prospera. Shakespeare's play mixes romance with fraternal politics and the supernatural. As revised for the screen, it will center around Prospera (Mirren), her daughter Miranda (Jones) and a shipwrecked crew full of Prospera's enemies.
Russell Brand, Chris Cooper, Helen Mirren, Djimon Hounsou, Julie Taymor, Geoffrey Rush, Jeremy Irons, Reeve Carney
Drama

The Fighter

"The Fighter" is a drama about boxing champ “Irish” Micky Ward and his half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded after nearly being destroyed by drugs and crime.
Todd LIeberman, Lewis Colick, Christian Bale, Paul Tamasy, Mark Wahlberg, David O. Russell, Melissa Leo, David Hoberman
Drama Biography Crime Sports True Story
New York / Los Angeles
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

And Everything Is Going Fine

A portrait of monologist Spalding Gray, as described by his most critical, irreverent and insightful biographer: Spalding Gray.
Steven Soderbergh, Amy Hobby, Joshua Blum
Documentary

Yogi Bear

When a corrupt mayor turns failing Jellystone Park into a logging facility, Yogi and Boo Boo team with Ranger Smith and a wildlife documentarian to expose the mayor’s plot to destroy a near extinct turtle whose presence in the park should trigger its reclassification as a nature preserve.
Justin Timberlake, Tom Cavanagh, T.J. Miller, Karen Rosenfelt, Anna Faris, Andy Daly, Jon Berg, Eric Brevig
Adventure Comedy Family Animation 3D Shot-In-3D Live-Action/CGI Based on TV
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Tron: Legacy

"Tron: Legacy" is a 3D high-tech adventure set in a digital world that's unlike anything ever captured on the big screen. Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), looks into his father's disappearance and finds himself pulled into the same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for 25 years. Along with Kevin's loyal confidant (Olivia Wilde), father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous.
Joseph Kosinski, Jeff Bridges, Don Hahn, Bruce Boxleitner, Garrett Hedlund, James Frain, Michael Sheen, Serinda Swan
Action Adventure Sequel Fantasy Sci-Fi 3D Shot-In-3D
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

How Do You Know

Lisa (Witherspoon) is a woman whose athletic ability is the defining passion of her life, having been her focus since early childhood. When she is cut from her team, everything she has ever known is suddenly taken from her. Not knowing what to do, she stumbles toward regular life. In this mode, she begins a fling with Matty (Wilson), a major league baseball pitcher, a self-centered ladies man – a narcissist with a code of honor.

George Madison (Rudd) is a straight-arrow businessman whose complicated relationship with his father, Charles (Nicholson), takes a turn when George is accused of a financial crime, even though he’s done nothing wrong. Though he may be headed to jail, George’s honesty, integrity, and unceasing optimism may be his only path to keeping his sanity.

Before Lisa’s relationship with Matty takes root, she meets George for a first date on the worst evening of each of their lives: she has just been cut, and he has just been served. When everything else seems to be falling apart, they will discover what it means to have something wonderful happen.
Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Kathryn Hahn, Paul Rudd, Jack Nicholson, James L. Brooks, Julie Ansell, Paula Weinstein
Drama Comedy Romance
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Rabbit Hole

Becca and Howie Corbett (Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart) are returning to their everyday existence in the wake of a shocking, sudden loss. Just eight months ago, they were a happy suburban family with everything they wanted. While Becca finds pain in the familiar, Howie finds comfort. The shifts come in abrupt, unforeseen moments. Becca hesitantly opens up to her opinionated, loving mother (Dianne Wiest) and secretly reaches out to the teenager involved in the accident that changed everything (Miles Teller); while Howie lashes out and imagines solace with another woman (Sandra Oh).
Nicole Kidman, Dean Vanech, Dianne Wiest, Aaron Eckhart, Miles Teller, Giancarlo Esposito, Patricia Kalember, Per Saari
Drama

Casino Jack

Disgraced Washington power broker Jack Abramoff's bribery schemes and fraudulent dealings with Indian casinos ultimately land him in jail.
Kevin Spacey, Jon Lovitz, Barry Pepper, Conrad Pla, George Hickenlooper, Gary Howsam, Bill Marks, George Vitezakis
Drama Thriller
New York / Los Angeles
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

And Soon the Darkness

Stephanie (Amber Heard) and Ellie’s (Odette Yustman) vacation to an exotic village in Argentina is a perfect ‘girl’s getaway’ to bask in the sun, shop and flirt with the handsome locals. After a long night of bar-hopping, the girls get into an argument, and Stephanie heads out alone in the morning to cool off. But when she returns, Ellie has disappeared. Finding signs of a struggle, Stephanie fears the worst, and turns to the police for help. But the local authorities have their hands full already - with a string of unsolved kidnappings targeting young female tourists. Skeptical of the sheriff’s competency, she enlists help from Michael (Karl Urban), an American ex-pat staying at their hotel. Together they go on a frantic search for Ellie, but Stephanie soon realizes that trusting his seemingly good intentions may drag her farther from the truth.
Karl Urban, Adriana Barraza, Amber Heard, Odette Yustman, Marcos Efron, Lizzie Friedman, Greg S. Little, Karen Lauder
Thriller Horror
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Little Fockers

It has taken 10 years, two little Fockers with wife Pam (Teri Polo) and countless hurdles for Greg (Ben Stiller) to finally get “in” with his tightly wound father-in-law, Jack (Robert De Niro). When Greg and Pam’s entire clan — including Pam’s lovelorn ex, Kevin (Owen Wilson) — descends for the twins’ birthday party, Greg must prove to the skeptical Jack that he’s fully capable as the man of the house.
Owen Wilson, Ryan Kavanaugh, Blythe Danner, Harvey Keitel, Andrew Miano, Ben Stiller, Larry Stuckey, Robert De Niro
Comedy Sequel
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

True Grit

14-year-old Mattie Ross's (Hailee Steinfeld) father has been shot in cold blood by the coward Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin), and she is determined to bring him to justice. Enlisting the help of a trigger-happy, drunken U.S. Marshal, Rooster Cogburn (Jeff Bridges), she sets out with him -- over his objections -- to hunt down Chaney. Her father's blood demands that she pursue the criminal into Indian territory and find him before a Texas Ranger named LeBoeuf (Matt Damon) catches him and brings him back to Texas for the murder of another man.
Matt Damon, Joel Coen, Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin, Hailee Steinfeld, Barry Pepper, Adam Goodman, Steven Spielberg
Drama Western Remake
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Somewhere

A bad-boy actor stumbling through a life of excess at the Chateau Marmont is forced to reexamine his life with an unexpected visit from his 11-year-old daughter.
Benicio Del Toro, Michelle Monaghan, Chris Pontius, Fred Roos, Stephen Dorff, Sofia Coppola, Roman Coppola, G. Mac Brown
Drama Comedy

Country Strong

A rising young singer-songwriter becomes involved with a fallen country singer. As they embark on a career resurrection tour with her husband and manager and a beauty queen-turned singer, romantic entanglements and old demons threaten to derail them all.
Tobey Maguire, Tim McGraw, Jenno Topping, Garrett Hedlund, Shana Feste, Gwyneth Paltrow, Leighton Meester
Drama
New York / Los Angeles
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Tees Maar Khan

A master thief and his gang attempt the heist of valuable antiques from a moving train.
Farah Khan, Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif
Action Comedy
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Secret Sunshine

A mother moves with her son to the birthplace of dead husband. As she tries establish a new beginning, another tragedy overturns her life.
Chang-dong Lee
Drama

Hadewijch

Hadewijch, a novice nun, shocks the mother superior of her convent with her ecstatic blind faith, and is kicked out of the order. Hadewijch becomes Celine again, a young Parisian girl and daughter of a diplomat, and is led down dangerous paths in the real world, balancing between grace and madness in her rage and passionate love for God.
Bruno Dumont
Drama

Gulliver's Travels

Jack Black is bigger than ever…as Gulliver, a perpetual underachiever and wannabe travel writer at a New York newspaper. When he finally makes an effort to actually venture out the city to write a travel piece, a storm-tossed voyage lands him on an island inhabited by tiny folks called Lilliputians. After a rocky beginning, the gargantuan Gulliver becomes an inspiration to his new six-inch-tall friends. He brings them modern-day wonders like a PDA and music video game – while they help him kick it old-school during his travels through this unforgettable world.
Jack Black, Chris O'Dowd, Rob Letterman, John Davis, Joe Stillman, Jason Segel, Ben Cooley, Nicholas Stoller
Adventure Fantasy 3D Post-3D
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

The Illusionist

The film details the story of a dying breed of stage entertainer whose thunder is being stolen by emerging rock stars. Forced to accept increasingly obscure assignments in fringe theaters, garden parties and bars, he meets a young fan who changes his life forever.
Sylvain Chomet, Jacques Tati
Drama Animation

Another Year

An happily married couple and their troubled friends deal with the emotions of getting old.
Jim Broadbent, Lesley Manville, Ruth Sheen, Gail Egan, Mike Leigh, Georgina Lowe, Imelda Staunton, David Bradley
Drama
Limited
4 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Blue Valentine

On the far side of a once-passionate romance, Cindy (Michelle Williams) and Dean (Ryan Gosling) are married with a young daughter. Hoping to save their marriage, they steal away to a theme hotel. We then encounter them years earlier, when they met and fell in love—full of life and hope. The film begs the question, where did their love go?
Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, Alex Orlovsky, Mike Vogel, John Doman, Derek Cianfrance, Jamie Patricof, Lynette Howell
Drama Romance
New York / Los Angeles
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent