The kids are off of school and the adults (hopefully) are off from work. Everyone’s at home and going stir-crazy. What to do when you’re getting sick of the family, yet you still want to spend time with the family – it is the holidays after all? Go to the movies! Thrillers, indies, thinkers and comedies each have their place at the theaters this season. So take the kids, parents or friends, because there is something for everyone for this holiday, even those who are to please.
Nina (Natalie Portman), a dancer in a New York City ballet company is consumed with dance and the possibility of winning the starring role in the upcoming of production of Swan Lake. Just when it appears that Nina will finally achieve her dream, a sensual dancer (Mila Kunis) pops up in the form of competition. Their rivalry pushes Nina closer to her dark side and possibly, madness. Dec 3.
Night Catches Us
Marcus (Anthony Mackie) returns to the Philadelphia neighborhood where he grew up during the Black Power movement, to protect a secret that defies the revolution he once supported. Kerry Washington also stars. Dec. 3.
Underdog “Irish” Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg) is the WBU Intercontinental Lightweight title winner, driven by his half-brother and trainer (Christian Bale), who’s own boxing career was derailed due to drugs and crime. Dec. 10.
Frank (Johnny Depp), an American tourist travelling through Europe to cure a case of heartbreak, runs across the dangerously beautiful Elise (Angelina Jolie), who has ensured their meeting. The couple’s relationship evolves as they journey through Paris and Venice trying to escape an organization hunting them down. Dec. 10.
Taking place eight months after a horrific sand unexpected tragedy has befallen their family, Becca and Howie (Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart) struggle to deal with the aftermath of a sudden death. Becca is haunted by her everyday life, whereas Howie takes comfort in it, and tries to seek further solace in another woman. The two try to find a way back to each other and happiness. Dec. 17.
A rising singer-songwriter (Garrett Hudlund) becomes involved with a fallen and unstable country star (Gwyneth Paltrow) and tries to resurrect her career with the aid of her husband/manager (Tim McGraw) and a former beauty queen (Leighton Meester). Performances gone awry and romantic entanglements threaten to derail their efforts. Dec. 22.
Greg (Ben Stiller) takes a job that doesn’t sit well with his father-in-law (Robert DeNiro) so he decides to throw a birthday party for his twins to make up for it in this third installment of the series. The usual hijinks and mishaps ensue as Greg’s best efforts get thwarted. Dec. 22
An aging tabloid star, Johnny (Stephen Dorff), living in the Chateau Marmont with an endless supply of women and pills, drifts through life until his 11-year-old daughter from a failed marriage pops up on his doorstep. She forces him to confront his lifestyle and try to grow up. Dec. 22.
In this Coen brothers’ remake of the 1969 John Wayne classic, a 14-year-old girl joins forces with an older U.S. Marshall (Jeff Bridges) and another law enforcer (Matt Damon) to track down her father’s killer in dangerous Indian land. Dec. 22.
An indie romance, Dean and Cindy (Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams) are a married couple with an adorable daughter leading a pleasant, innocuous life in the woods of Pennsylvania. Their relationship become more complex, however, one evening in a motel when suddenly all the little problems that seemed to never exist, come to a head. In a last ditch effort to save their marriage, they relive their early days together through flashbacks. Dec. 31.