December 2011 Movies




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The Descendants R

Set in Hawaii, a wealthy landowner takes his two daughters on a search for his wife's lover in the hopes of keeping his family together.
Beau Bridges, Shailene Woodley, Judy Greer, Jim Rash, George Clooney, Alexander Payne, Robert Forster, Amara Miller
Comedy Family

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.
Jessica Brentnall, Emily Browning, Julia Leigh
Drama Thriller

The Lady R

A biopic of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
David Thewlis, Michelle Yeoh, Luc Besson
Drama Political

Shame NC-17

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

A Warrior's Heart PG

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.
Ashley Greene, Chord Overstreet, Michael F. Sears, Adam Beach, Martin Dugard, Kellan Lutz, Gabrielle Anwar, William Mapother
Drama Action Sports

Outrage R

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

Pastorela R

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

Answers to Nothing R

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, Elizabeth Mitchell, Matt Leutwyler, Miranda Bailey, Amanda Marshall, Gillian Vigman, Julie Benz
Drama

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
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New Year's Eve PG-13

A New York-set relationship ensemble story.
Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Ice Cube, Ludacris, Sam Brown, Mike Karz, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Biel
Comedy Sequel Romance Ensemble

The Sitter R

Described as a cross between "Superbad" and "Adventures in Babysitting."
Jonah Hill, David Gordon Green, J.B. Smoove, Michael De Luca, Alessandro Tanaka, Ari Graynor, Jeff Arkuss, Josh Bratman
Comedy Teen

W.E. R

A biopic about the affair between King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson.
Andrea Riseborough, Oscar Isaac, Colin Vaines, Kris Thykier, David Parfitt, Abbie Cornish, Laurence Fox, Natalie Dormer
Drama Biography Romance

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy R

The story of a spy-hunt within the highest echelons of the British Secret Intelligence Service.
Tom Hardy, Ralph Fiennes, Mark Strong, John Hurt, Tim Bevan, Gary Oldman, Jared Harris, Benedict Cumberbatch
Action Thriller
New York / Los Angeles
4 / 5
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Young Adult R

A thirtysomething, divorced, young-adult fiction writer in Minneapolis returns to her hometown to chase the ex-boyfriend, who’s now married with a kid, that got away.
Patrick Wilson, Patton Oswalt, John Malkovich, Diablo Cody, Mason Novick, Charlize Theron, Helen Estabrook, Jason Reitman
Drama Comedy Romance

A Warrior's Heart PG

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.
Ashley Greene, Chord Overstreet, Michael F. Sears, Adam Beach, Martin Dugard, Kellan Lutz, Gabrielle Anwar, William Mapother
Drama Action Sports

Catch .44 R

Three women are thrust into an extraordinary situation involving a psychopathic hitman, a grizzled trucker and a delusional line cook.
Forest Whitaker, Kate Mara, Bruce Willis, Malin Akerman, Aaron Harvey, Curtis Jackson, Randall Emmett, Megan Ellison
Drama Thriller

We Need to Talk About Kevin R

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.
Ezra Miller, Lynne Ramsay, Luc Roeg, Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Christine Langan, Jennifer Fox, Robert Salerno
Drama
New York / Los Angeles
4 / 5
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I Melt With You R

An intense character drama about four men who look within themselves and find emptiness.
Jeremy Piven, Thomas Jane, Christian McKay, Sasha Grey, Rob Lowe, Carla Gugino, Mark Pellington, Rob Cowan
Drama

In Darkness R

In Nazi-occupied Poland, a sewer worker and petty thief begin sheltering Jews in underground tunnels for profit.
Agnieszka Holland
Drama

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

Addiction Incorporated PG

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
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Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked G

More adventures with Alvin and the Chimpunks. And this time in 3-D!
Justin Long, Anna Faris, Amy Poehler, Matthew Gray Gubler, Christina Applegate, David Cross, Ross Bagdasarian, Jason Lee
Comedy Sequel Family Animation 3D Shot-In-3D Live-Action/CGI

Young Adult R

A thirtysomething, divorced, young-adult fiction writer in Minneapolis returns to her hometown to chase the ex-boyfriend, who’s now married with a kid, that got away.
Patrick Wilson, Patton Oswalt, John Malkovich, Diablo Cody, Mason Novick, Charlize Theron, Helen Estabrook, Jason Reitman
Drama Comedy Romance

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows PG-13

Robert Downey stars as Sherlock Holmes; Jude Law plays protege Watson, and Rachel McAdams stars as love interest Irene Adler.
Guy Ritchie, Eddie Marsan, Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Jared Harris, Joel Silver, Susan Downey
Action Adventure Sequel Mystery

Carnage R

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, Matt Dillon, Christoph Waltz, Roman Polanski, Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly
Drama
New York / Los Angeles
4 / 5
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Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol PG-13

The return of Ethan Hunt. Plot details are being kept under a lid of secrecy. Said to be a globe-trotting adventure, as production is scheduled to take place in Prague, Dubai and Vancouver.
J.J. Abrams, Tom Cruise, Paula Patton, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner, Michael Nyqvist, Léa Seydoux
Action Adventure Sequel IMAX

Cook County

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

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, Stellan Skarsgard, Rooney Mara, Goran Visnjic, David Fincher, Yorick van Wageningen, Ole Sondberg, Scott Rudin
Drama Crime Remake Adaptation

The Adventures of Tintin PG

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.
Peter Jackson, Steven Spielberg, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Stephane Sperry, Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost
Drama Action Adventure Family Kids

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol PG-13

The return of Ethan Hunt. Plot details are being kept under a lid of secrecy. Said to be a globe-trotting adventure, as production is scheduled to take place in Prague, Dubai and Vancouver.
J.J. Abrams, Tom Cruise, Paula Patton, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner, Michael Nyqvist, Léa Seydoux
Action Adventure Sequel IMAX

Albert Nobbs R

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, Bonnie Curtis, Janet McTeer, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Rodrigo Garcia, Julie Lynn, Alan Moloney, John Banville
Drama
New York / Los Angeles
4 / 5
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We Bought a Zoo PG

A family uses their life savings to buy a dilapidated zoo with 200 exotic animals facing destruction.
J.B. Smoove, Rick Yorn, Matt Damon, John Michael Higgins, Elle Fanning, Julie Yorn, Aline Brosh-McKenna, Scarlett Johansson
Drama Comedy Family True Story

Pina PG

"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

In the Land of Blood and Honey R

A love story about a man and a woman meeting on the brink of the Bosnian war in 1992.
Angelina Jolie, Graham King, Tim Headington, Rade Serbedzija, Zana Marjanovic
Drama Romance
New York / Los Angeles
4 / 5
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The Darkest Hour PG-13

"The Darkest Hour" is a "28 Days"-like thriller about a group of kids struggling to survive in Russia after an alien invasion.
Emile Hirsch, Jon Spaihts, Chris Gorak, Tom Jacobson, Rachael Taylor, Max Minghella, Timur Bekmambetov, Monnie Wills
Action Thriller Suspense Horror Sci-Fi 3D Shot-In-3D

War Horse PG-13

Set against the sweeping backdrop of the Great War, storyline charts the extraordinary friendship between a boy and a horse who are separated but whose fates continue to intertwine over the course of WWI.
David Thewlis, Steven Spielberg, Lee Hall, Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Frank Marshall, Emily Watson, Peter Mullan
Drama Adventure Adaptation Epic

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close PG-13

Oskar Schell, a nine-year-old amateur inventor, jewelry designer, astrophysicist, tambourine player and pacifist, searches New York for the lock that matches a mysterious key left by his father when he was killed in the September 11 attacks.
Tom Hanks, Viola Davis, Sandra Bullock, Stephen Daldry, Eric Roth, John Goodman, Jeffrey Wright, James Gandolfini
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

A Separation PG-13

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

Angels Crest R

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, Kate Walsh, Mira Sorvino, Gaby Dellal, Thomas Dekker, Colin A. Campbell, Rachel Clentworth, Lynn Collins
Drama

The Iron Lady PG-13

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