December Movies

december 4
ARMORED A crew of officers at an armored transport security firm risk their lives when they embark on the ultimate heist against their own company. Armed with a seemingly fool-proof plan, the men plot to make off with a fortune with harm to none. But when an unexpected witness interferes, the plan quickly unravels and all bets are off. Starring: Andre Jamal Kinney, Matt Dillon, Columbus Short, Jean Reno and Skeet Ulrich. Rated PG-13

EVERYBODY’S FINE A widower embarks on an impromptu road trip to reconnect with each of his grown children only to discover that their lives are far from picture perfect. Starring: Robert De Niro, Drew Barrymore, Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell and Lucian Maisel. Rated PG-13

BROTHERS Thirty-something Captain Sam Cahill and his younger brother Tommy Cahill are polar opposites. Shipped out to Afghanistan, Sam is presumed dead when his Black Hawk helicopter is shot down in the mountains. At home in suburbia, the Cahill family suddenly faces a shocking void, and Tommy tries to fill in for his brother by assuming newfound responsibility for himself, Grace and the children. Starring: Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, Sam Shepard and Mare Winningham. Rated R

december 11
INVICTUS The true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain of South Africa’s rugby team, Francois Pienaar, to help unite their country. Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa’s underdog rugby team as they make an unlikely run to the 1995 World Cup Championship match. Starring: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon and Bonnie Henna. Directed by Clint Eastwood. Rated PG

PRINCESS & THE FROG A female twist on the traditional Frog Prince tale that takes place in New Orleans’ French Quarter. Featuring voices of: Anika Noni Rose, Keith David, Jenifer Lewis, Ritchie Montgomery and Bruno Campos. Rated G

december 18
AVATAR Leap into to a spectacular world beyond imagination, where a reluctant hero embarks on an epic adventure, ultimately fighting to save the alien world he has learned to call home. This incredibly visual journey stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Lola Herrera, Joel David Moore and is directed by James Cameron. Rated PG-13

DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE MORGANS? Meryl and Paul Morgan’s almost-perfect lives have only one notable failure – their dissolving marriage. But the turmoil of their romantic lives is nothing compared to what they are about to experience: they witness a murder and become targets of a contract killer. The Feds, protecting their witnesses, whisk away the Morgans from their beloved New York to a tiny town in Wyoming, and a relationship that was on the rocks threatens to end completely in the Rockies. Starring: Hugh Grant, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sam Elliott, Mary Steenburgen, Elisabeth Moss, Michael Kelly and Wilford Brimley.

december 25
ALVIN & THE CHIPMUNKS 2: THE SQUEEKQUEL Pop sensations Alvin, Simon and Theodore end up in the care of Dave Seville’s twenty-something nephew Toby. The boys must put aside music superstardom to return to school, and are tasked with saving the school’s music program by winning the $25,000 prize in a battle of the bands. But the Chipmunks unexpectedly meet their match in three singing chipmunks known as the Chipettes — Brittany, Eleanor and Jeanette. Starring: Justin Long, Anna Farris, Jason Lee, Zachary Levi and Amy Poehler. Rated PG

IT’S COMPLICATED Divorced for 10 years, Jane and Jake find themselves out of town for their son’s college graduation and things start to get complicated. An innocent meal together turns into the unimaginable- an affair. Jane is now, of all things, the other woman. Caught in the middle of their renewed romance is Adam, an architect hired to remodel Jane’s kitchen who starts to fall for the divorcee, but soon realizes he’s become part of a love triangle. Should Jane and Jake move on with their lives, or is love truly lovelier the second time around? Starring: Meryl Streep, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin. Rated R

SHERLOCK HOLMES More action-packed than any other version of Sherlock Holmes, Guy Richie’s reimaging has that famous detective from across the pond and his faithful sidekick Watson saving the world from a supernatural doomsday. Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong and Kelly Reilly. Rated PG-13

UP IN THE AIR Ryan Bingham is a corporate downsizing expert whose cherished life on the road is threatened just as he is on the cusp of reaching ten million frequent flyer miles and just after he’s met the frequent-traveler woman of his dreams. Starring: George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman and Danny McBride Rated R