Enjoy The Holidays With A Movie in December

new-years-eveNew Year’s Eve

Director Garry Marshall follows up his surprise hit Valentine’s Day with this all-star ensemble film featuring a cast that includes Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hilary Swank, and Ashton Kutcher.

Genre(s): Comedy, Romance

Run Time: 118min.

Theatrical Release Date: 12/09/2011

Director(s): Garry Marshall

Starring: Halle Berry, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Biel, Hilary Swank, Jon Bon Jovi

To read more or watch the trailer, click here.

sherlock-holmes-game-of-shadowsSherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) has always been the smartest man in the room…until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large–Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris)–and not only is he Holmes’ intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may actually give him an advantage over the renowned detective. When the Crown Prince of Austria is found dead, the evidence, as construed by Inspector Lestrade (Eddie Marsan), points to suicide. But Sherlock Holmes deduces that the prince has been the victim of murder–a murder that is only one piece of a larger and much more portentous puzzle, designed by one Professor Moriarty. Mixing business with pleasure, Holmes tracks the clues to an underground gentlemen’s club, where he and his brother, Mycroft Holmes (Stephen Fry) are toasting Dr. Watson (Jude Law) on his last night of bachelorhood. It is there that Holmes encounters Sim (Noomi Rapace), a Gypsy fortune teller, who sees more than she is telling and whose unwitting involvement in the prince’s murder makes her the killer’s next target. Holmes barely manages to save her life and, in return, she reluctantly agrees to help him. The investigation becomes ever more dangerous as it leads Holmes, Watson and Sim across the continent, from England to France to Germany and finally to Switzerland. But the cunning Moriarty is always one step ahead as he spins a web of death and destruction–all part of a greater plan that, if he succeeds, will change the course of history.

Genre(s): Action, Crime and Mystery, Drama, Thriller

Run Time: 129min.

Theatrical Release Date: 12/16/2011

Director(s): Guy Ritchie

Starring: Robert Downey, Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace, Jared Harris

To read more or watch the trailer, click here.

adventures-of-tintinThe Adventures of Tintin

Plot: Director Steven Spielberg kicks off the big screen Tintin trilogy with this computer-animated motion-capture adaptation of Georges Remi’s beloved Tintin comic strip.

MPAA Rating: PG

Genre(s): Action, Animation, Family

Theatrical Release Date: 12/21/2011

Director(s): Steven Spielberg

Starring: Jamie Bell, Daniel Craig, Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost

To read more or watch the trailer, click here.

we-bought-a-zooWe Bought a Zoo

A widower (Matt Damon) purchases a zoo in order to bring his family back together in this Twentieth Century Fox adaptation of Benjamin Mee’s autobiographical memoir. Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous) writes and directs based on a script by Aline Brosh McKenna.

Genre(s): Comedy, Drama

Theatrical Release Date: 12/23/2011

Director(s): Cameron Crowe

Starring: Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church, Patrick Fugit, Colin Ford

To read more or watch the trailer, click here.

girl-with-the-dragon-tattooThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

A discredited journalist (Daniel Craig) and a mysterious computer hacker discover that even the wealthiest families have skeletons in their closets while working to solve the mystery of a 40-year-old murder in this David Fincher-directed remake of the 2009 Swedish thriller of the same name. Inspired by late author Stieg Larsson’s successful trilogy of books, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo gets under way as the two leads (Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara) are briefed in the disappearance of Harriet Vanger, whose uncle suspects she may have been killed by a member of their own family. The deeper they dig for the truth, however, the greater the risk of being buried alive by members of the family, who will go to great lengths to keep their secrets tightly sealed.

Genre(s): Drama, Thriller

Theatrical Release Date: 12/23/2011

Director(s): David Fincher

Starring: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Steven Berkoff, Stellan Skarsgård

To read more or watch the trailer, click here.

the-darkest-hourThe Darkest Hour

‘The Darkest Hour’ is the story of five young people who find themselves stranded in Moscow, fighting to survive in the wake of a devastating alien attack. The 3D thriller highlights the classic beauty of Moscow alongside mind-blowing special effects.

Genre(s): Thriller, Action

Run Time: 89min.

Theatrical Release Date: 12/25/2011

Director(s): Chris Gorak

Starring: Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Max Minghella, Rachael Taylor, Joel Kinnaman

To read more or watch the trailer, click here.

Courtesy of Moviefone.com.

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  1. It has been a very long time since I have wanted to see a REAL movie at the theatre: I saw the first Sex and the City film, and was horribly disappointed because I have DVD’s of all of all six seasons, and adored the ‘girls.’ I also saw Money Ball, and wasn’t overwhelmed, either ( except to stare at hunky Brad) ; however, I would really like to see New Year’s Eve ( incredible cast); Sherlock Holmes ( you can’t get better than RD jr, and perhaps The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo ( although I never read the novel. Thanks for the suggestions.

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