December 2011 Movies




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Shame

Michael Fassbender will play Brandon, a 30-something man living in New York, who is unable to manage his sex life.
Carey Mulligan, Steve McQueen, Emile Sherman, Michael Fassbender, James Badge Dale, Nicole Beharie, Ian Canning, Abi Morgan
Drama Comedy

Redline

Follows the biggest and most deadly racing tournament in the universe. Only held once every five years, everyone wants to stake their claim to fame, including JP, a reckless dare-devil driver oblivious to speed limits with his ultra-customized car - all the while, organized crime and militaristic governments want to leverage the race to their own ends. Amongst the other elite rival drivers in the tournament, JP falls for the alluring Sonoshee - but will she prove his undoing, or can a high speed romance survive a mass destruction race?
Takeshi Koike
Animation
New York / Los Angeles
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

A Warrior's Heart

In shock and denial over his Marine father's death in combat, high school lacrosse star Conor Sullivan (Kellan Lutz) starts acting out in self destructive ways until he's kicked off the team and sent to a wilderness lacrosse camp run by his dad's combat buddy (Adam Beach). Strengthened by the support and understanding of his new found love (Ashley Greene) and though a deep understanding of the game and its Native American roots, he opens his eyes to the true meaning of sportsmanship, love and life.
Kellan Lutz, Michael F. Sears, Martin Dugard, Ashley Greene, Gabrielle Anwar, Chord Overstreet, William Mapother, Adam Beach
Drama Action Sports

Outrage

The boss of a major crime syndicate orders his lieutenant to bring a gang in line, a job which gets passed on to a long-suffering subordinate.
Takeshi Kitano, Kippei Shiina
Crime

Answers to Nothing

Lost souls throughout Los Angeles search for meaning and redemption and affect each other in ways they don’t always see.
Dane Cook, Zach Gilford, Matt Leutwyler, Miranda Bailey, Amanda Marshall, Gillian Vigman, Elizabeth Mitchell, Julie Benz
Drama

Sleeping Beauty

A haunting erotic fairy tale about a student who drifts into prostitution and finds her niche as a woman who sleeps, drugged, in a ‘Sleeping Beauty chamber’ while men do to her what she can‘t remember the next morning.
Emily Browning, Julia Leigh, Jessica Brentnall
Drama Thriller
New York
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Pastorela

Chucho has always played the Devil in his town's Nativity Play, but the new pastor gives the role to someone else and the two men engage in a battle between good and evil.
Emilio Portes
Comedy
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New Year's Eve

The movie tells intertwining stories of a group of New Yorkers as they navigate their way through romance over the course of New Year's Eve. Robert De Niro will play a bitter dying man in a hospital, while Michelle Pfeiffer will be a frustrated executive secretary who decides to tackle her unfulfilled resolutions. Hilary Swank will play a producer of the famed Times Square New Year's Eve show. Ashton Kutcher will play a guy who hates New Year's Eve.
Josh Duhamel, Ludacris, Zac Efron, Sienna Miller, Abigail Breslin, Michelle Pfeiffer, Carla Gugino, Robert De Niro
Comedy Sequel Romance Ensemble
Nationwide
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

The Sitter

A suspended college student, living at home with his single mom, is talked into baby-sitting the kids next door–two boys and a wild 8-year-old girl.
Michael De Luca, Brian Gatewood, J.B. Smoove, David Gordon Green, Josh Bratman, Alessandro Tanaka, Ari Graynor, Jeff Arkuss
Comedy Teen
Nationwide
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Young Adult

A writer of teen literature returns to her small hometown to relive her glory days and attempt to reclaim her happily married high school sweetheart. When returning home proves more difficult than she thought, Mavis forms an unusual bond with a former classmate who hasn’t quite gotten over high school, either.
Nathan Kahane, Charlize Theron, Jason Reitman, Patrick Wilson, John Malkovich, Elizabeth Reaser, Mary Lee, Mason Novick
Drama Comedy Romance

W.E.

The year is 1998, and Manhattan is abuzz with anticipation about the upcoming auction of the estate of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. But the auction is far more than a diversion for Wally Winthrop (Abbie Cornish), a transplanted Southerner trapped in an unhappy and abusive marriage. Transfixed by the exquisite artifacts of the Windsors' lives, Wally becomes obsessed with the love story of Wallis Simspon (Andrea Riseborough), the chic, charismatic American who captured the heart of King Edward VIII (James D'Arcy). As she learns more about the sacrifices Wallis made in choosing to be with Edward, Wally finds the courage to follow her own heart and create her own happiness.
Andrea Riseborough, Abbie Cornish, Oscar Isaac, James Fox, James D'Arcy, Colin Vaines, Natalie Dormer, Madonna
Drama Biography Romance
Oscar Run
5 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

A Warrior's Heart

In shock and denial over his Marine father's death in combat, high school lacrosse star Conor Sullivan (Kellan Lutz) starts acting out in self destructive ways until he's kicked off the team and sent to a wilderness lacrosse camp run by his dad's combat buddy (Adam Beach). Strengthened by the support and understanding of his new found love (Ashley Greene) and though a deep understanding of the game and its Native American roots, he opens his eyes to the true meaning of sportsmanship, love and life.
Kellan Lutz, Michael F. Sears, Martin Dugard, Ashley Greene, Gabrielle Anwar, Chord Overstreet, William Mapother, Adam Beach
Drama Action Sports

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

At the height of the Cold War, Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), a.k.a. MI6 and code-named the Circus, has been compromised. An ever-watchful former top lieutenant and career spy, George Smiley (Gary Oldman), is called out of retirement by the government to help identify and track a suspected mole at the top of the agency. The list of suspects is narrowed to five men. Even before the startling truth is revealed, the emotional and physical tolls on the players enmeshed in the deadly international spy game will escalate…
Colin Firth, Eric Fellner, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Ciaran Hinds, Jared Harris, Benedict Cumberbatch, Toby Jones
Action Thriller
New York / Los Angeles
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

In Darkness

In Nazi-occupied Poland, a sewer worker and petty thief begin sheltering Jews in underground tunnels for profit.
Agnieszka Holland
Drama
Oscar Run
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

We Need to Talk About Kevin

The movie, based on Lionel Shriver's novel, tells the story of a smart, educated New York mother who does her best to raise a son she never wanted in the first place. He turns out to be extremely difficult and is at the center of the woman's marital breakdown before going on a killing spree at his high school with a crossbow.
John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller, Steven Soderbergh, Lynne Ramsay, Jennifer Fox, Robert Salerno, Luc Roeg, Rory Stewart Kinnear
Drama
New York / Los Angeles
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl

A charismatic ladies-man cons women for a living until he finally meets his match when some of his former conquests develop a crafty plan.
Maneesh Sharma
Comedy
Limited
3 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Catch .44

Tells the story of three friends, Tes, Dawn and Kara who work for an enigmatic, reclusive crime boss, Mel. When Mel sends the girls to intercept a drug deal at a desolate diner, the girls think nothing of it...until a sociopathic killer, a grizzled trucker and a delusional line cook appear and thrust the situation into chaos. A standoff ensues as the mystery of what brought them together slowly starts to unravel - and it quickly becomes apparent that things are not as they seem.
Malin Akerman, Bruce Willis, George Furla, Aaron Harvey, Randall Emmett, Megan Ellison, Kate Mara, Forest Whitaker
Drama Thriller

I Melt With You

An intense character drama about four men who look within themselves and find emptiness.
Jeremy Piven, Rob Lowe, Mark Pellington, Thomas Jane, Carla Gugino, Rob Cowan, Norman Reiss, Glenn Porter
Drama

Addiction Incorporated

A documentary made over the course of 15 years telling the story of Victor DeNoble's journey from research scientist to star informant against the tobacco industry.
Charles Evans Jr
Documentary
New York
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent
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Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

On vacation aboard a luxury cruise ship, Alvin, Simon, Theodore and the Chipettes are up to their usual antics, turning the ship into their personal playground, until they become 'chipwrecked' on a desert island. As Dave Seville frantically searches for his AWOL charges, the 'Munks and Chipettes do what they do best – sing, dance and wreak havoc. But they're in for a surprise when they embark on an island adventure with their new friend – a castaway who's more than a match for Alvin and the Chipmunks.
Glenn Berger, Karen Rosenfelt, Jesse McCartney, Matthew Gray Gubler, Anna Faris, Christina Applegate, Amy Poehler, David Cross
Comedy Sequel Family Animation 3D Shot-In-3D Live-Action/CGI
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

The logline is being kept under wraps, although it is known Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.), and his longtime trusted associate, Dr. Watson (Jude Law), will face off against Moriarty (Jared Harris). Also making an appearance will be Holmes' brother, Mycroft. Noomi Rapace's role is shrouded in mystery although sources say the character may be a French Gypsy. It is unclear if the role is romantic in nature.
Robert Downey Jr., Rachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace, Dan Lin, Jude Law, Jared Harris, Bruce Berman, Stephen Fry
Action Adventure Sequel Mystery
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol

This is not just another mission. The IMF is shut down when it's implicated in a global terrorist bombing plot. Ghost Protocol is initiated and Ethan Hunt and his rogue new team must go undercover to clear their organization's name. No help, no contact, off the grid.
Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Michael Nyqvist, Andre Nemec, Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Vladimir Mashkov, Brad Bird
Action Adventure Sequel IMAX

Carnage

Two sets of parents meet after their sons are involved in a schoolyard fight. The meeting goes disastrously wrong when each pair attacks the other’s parenting skills before turning on each other about problems in their own marriages.
Kate Winslet, John C. Reilly, Jodie Foster, Christoph Waltz, Roman Polanski, Matt Dillon
Drama
New York / Los Angeles
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Cook County

An absentee father returns home to a small town in East Texas and discovers a household of crystal meth addicts.
Anson Mount, Xander Berkeley, Ryan Donowho, David Pomes
Drama
New York / Los Angeles
4 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Corman's World's: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel

This documentary chronicles how Hollywood writer-director producer Roger Corman created his cult film empire, one low-budget success at a time, capitalizing on undiscovered talent, and pushing the boundaries of independent filmmaking.
Alex Stapleton
Documentary
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

A journalist-investigator and a precocious computer hacker become embroiled in life-threatening mysteries as they attempt to expose institutions that pull the strings behind the scenes.
Daniel Craig, David Fincher, Yorick van Wageningen, Steven Berkoff, Stellan Skarsgard, Robin Wright, Christopher Plummer, Joely Richardson
Drama Crime Remake Adaptation
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

The Adventures of Tintin

A junior reporter follow stories to the ends of the earth, even though he often finds his own life in jeopardy. His able assistants include a white dog named Snowy, the lunatic Captain Haddock, the muddled genius Professor Calculus and the Thompson Twins.
Daniel Craig, Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Kathleen Kennedy, Andy Serkis, Steven Spielberg, Toby Jones, Peter Jackson
Drama Action Adventure Family Kids
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Albert Nobbs

Set in a luxury hotel in Dublin, "Albert Nobbs" is a Gosford Park-style “below stairs” drama featuring Glenn Close as a woman in Nineteenth Century Ireland who disguises herself as a man in order to survive.
Aaron Johnson, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Mia Wasikowska, Julie Lynn, Michael Gambon, Janet McTeer, Rodrigo Garcia, Bonnie Curtis
Drama
New York / Los Angeles
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

We Bought a Zoo

A single dad decides his family needs a fresh start, so he and his two children move to the most unlikely of places: a zoo. With the help of an eclectic staff, and with many misadventures along the way, the family works to return the dilapidated zoo to its former wonder and glory.
Scarlett Johansson, Matt Damon, J.B. Smoove, John Michael Higgins, Aline Brosh-McKenna, Colin Ford, Elle Fanning, Cameron Crowe
Drama Comedy Family True Story
Nationwide
5 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

In the Land of Blood and Honey

A love story about a man and a woman meeting on the brink of the Bosnian war in 1992.
Angelina Jolie, Tim Headington, Graham King, Rade Serbedzija, Zana Marjanovic
Drama Romance
New York / Los Angeles
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Pina

"Dance, dance, or we are lost." Pina Bausch's final words summarize her life and provide the inspiration for director Wim Wenders' (WINGS tribute to the legendary choreographer. The documentary features interviews with and performances by Bausch's beloved original company members, and offers an indelible image of an artist who went the full distance in her uncommonly rich creative life.
Wim Wenders
Documentary Dance 3D

Don 2

Having conquered the Asian underworld, Don sets his sights set on Europe.
Farhan Akhtar
Sequel Crime

War Horse

Set against a sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe during the First World War. War Horse begins with the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him. When they are forcefully parted, the film follows the extraordinary journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets--British cavalry, German soldiers, and a French farmer and his granddaughter--before the story reaches its emotional climax in the heart of No Man's Land. The First World War is experienced through the journey of this horse--an odyssey of joy and sorrow, passionate friendship and high adventure.
Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, Kathleen Kennedy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Steven Spielberg, Tom Hiddleston, David Thewlis, Peter Mullan
Drama Adventure Adaptation Epic
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

The Darkest Hour

Follows five young people who find themselves stranded in Moscow, fighting to survive in the wake of a devastating alien attack.
Olivia Thirlby, Timur Bekmambetov, Jon Spaihts, M.T. Ahern, Rachael Taylor, Joel Kinnaman, Chris Gorak, Tom Jacobson
Action Thriller Suspense Horror Sci-Fi 3D Shot-In-3D
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Eleven-year-old Oskar Schell is an exceptional child: amateur inventor, Francophile, pacifist. And after finding a mysterious key that belonged to his father, who died in the World Trade Center on 9/11, he embarks on an urgent, secret search through the five boroughs of New York. As Oskar roams the city, he encounters a variety of individuals, all survivors in their own way. Ultimately, Oskar’s journey ends where it began, but with the solace of that most human experience: community.
Tom Hanks, James Gandolfini, Sandra Bullock, John Goodman, Jeffrey Wright, Viola Davis, Stephen Daldry, Eric Roth
Drama Adaptation

Newlyweds

Buzzy and Katie are a newly married couple when Buzzy's impulsive half-sister Linda arrives at their doorstep expecting to stay for an indefinite period in their Tribeca loft.
Edward Burns
Drama

Pariah

A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression.
Dee Rees
Drama

Angels Crest

The small working-class town of Angels Crest is a tight-knit community resting quietly in one of the vast and stunningly beautiful valleys of the Rocky Mountains. Ethan (Thomas Dekker), one of the town's residents, is a young father but not much more than a kid himself. He has no choice but to look after his three-year-old son Nate, since mom Cindy (Lynn Collins) is an alcoholic. But one snowy day, Ethan's good intentions are thwarted by a moment of thoughtlessness, resulting in tragedy. A local prosecutor (Jeremy Piven) haunted by his past goes after Ethan, and the ensuing confusion and casting of blame begins to tear the town apart.
Jeremy Piven, Mira Sorvino, Gaby Dellal, Rachel Clentworth, Lynn Collins, Thomas Dekker, Colin A. Campbell, Julian Domingues
Drama

A Separation

Set in Contemporary Iran, Nader And Simin, A Separation is a compelling drama about the dissolution of a marriage. Simin wants to leave Iran with her husband Nader and daughter Termeh. Simin sues for divorce when Nader refuses to leave behind his Alzheimer-suffering father. Her request having failed, Simin goes back to her parents’, but Termeh decides to stay with Nader…
Asghar Farhadi
Drama

The Iron Lady

Story will focus on British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and the 17 days before the Falklands War in 1982.
Phyllida Lloyd, Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Richard E. Grant, Harry Lloyd, Damian Jones, Abi Morgan, Michael Hirst
Drama Biography