January Movies

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TRON: LEGACY A 3D high-tech adventure set in a digital world. Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), reunites with his father Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), a man once known as the world’s leading video-game developer. Father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe. Rated PG. www.Disney.com/Tron

LITTLE FOCKERS It has taken 10 years, two little Fockers with wife Pam and countless hurdles for Greg to finally get “in” with his tightly wound father-in-law, Jack. When Greg and Pam’s entire clan- including Pam’s lovelorn ex, Kevin- descend for the twins’ birthday party, Greg must prove to the skeptical Jack that he’s fully capable as the man of the house. Starring: Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Blythe Danner, Jessica Alba, Laura Dern, Harvey Keitel, Teri Polo and Barbra Streisand. Rated PG-13. www. LittleFockers.net

TRUE GRIT Fourteen-year-old Mattie Ross’s father has been shot in cold blood by the coward Tom Chaney, and she is determined to bring him to justice. Enlisting the help of a trigger-happy, drunken U.S. Marshal, Rooster Cogburn, she sets out with him- over his objections- to hunt down Chaney. Her father’s blood demands that she pursue the criminal into Indian territory and find him before a Texas Ranger named LeBoeuf catches him and brings him back to Texas for the murder of another man. Starring: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Barry Pepper and Hailee Steinfeld. Rated PG-13. www.TrueGritmovie.com
january 7
SEASON OF THE WITCH Oscar winner Nicolas Cage and “Hellboy” Ron Perlman star in this supernatural action adventure about a heroic Crusader and his closest friend who return home after decades of fierce fighting, only to find their world destroyed by the Plague. The church elders, convinced that a girl accused of being a witch is responsible for the devastation, command the two to transport the strange girl to a remote monastery where monks will perform an ancient ritual to rid the land of her curse. They embark on a harrowing, action-filled journey that will test their strength and courage as they discover the girl’s dark secret and find themselves battling a terrifyingly powerful force that will determine the fate of the world. Rated PG-13. www.SeasonoftheWitchmovie.com
january 14
THE DILEMMA Since college, confirmed bachelor Ronny and happily married Nick have been through thick and thin. Now partners in an auto design firm, the two pals are vying to land a dream project that would launch their company. With Ronny’s girlfriend, Beth, and Nick’s wife, Geneva, by their sides, they’re unbeatable. But Ronny’s world is turned upside down when he inadvertently sees Geneva out with another man and makes it his mission to get answers. As the amateur investigation dissolves his world into comic mayhem, he learns that Nick has a few secrets of his own. Now, with the clock ticking and pressure mounting on the biggest presentation of their careers, Ronny must decide how and when he will reveal the truth to his best friend. Starring: Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Jennifer Connelly, Winona Ryder, Channing Tatum and Queen Latifah. Rated PG-13. www.TheDillemamovie.com

THE GREEN HORNET Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) is the son of LA’s most prominent and respected media magnate and perfectly happy to maintain a directionless existence on the party scene- until his father (Tom Wilkinson) mysteriously dies, leaving Britt his vast media empire. Striking an unlikely friendship with one of his father’s more industrious and inventive employees, Kato (Jay Chou), they see their chance to do something meaningful for the first time in their lives: fight crime. But in order to do this, they decide to become criminals themselves- protecting the law by breaking it, Britt becomes the vigilante The Green Hornet as he and Kato hit the streets. Rated PG-13. www.GreenHornetMovie.com
january 21
THE COMPANY MEN Bobby Walker (Ben Affleck) is living the American dream: great job, beautiful family, shiny Porsche in the garage. When corporate downsizing leaves him and co-workers Phil Woodward (Chris Cooper) and Gene McClary (Tommy Lee Jones) jobless, the three men are forced to re-define their lives as men, husbands and fathers. Bobby soon finds himself enduring enthusiastic life coaching, a job building houses for his brother-in-law (Kevin Costner) which does not play to his executive skill set, and perhaps the realization that there is more to life than chasing the bigger, better deal. With humor, pathos and keen observation, writer-director John Wells introduces us to the new realities of American life. Rated R. www.CompanyMenmovie.com

NO STRINGS ATTACHED In this comedy, Emma (Natalie Portman) and Adam (Ashton Kutcher) are life-long friends who almost ruin everything by having sex one morning. In order to protect their friendship, they make a pact to keep their relationship strictly “no strings attached.” “No strings” means no jealousy, no expectations, no fighting, no flowers, no baby voices. It means they can do whatever they want, whenever they want, in whatever public place they want, as long as they don’t fall in love. The question becomes – who’s going to fall first? And can their friendship survive? Rated R. www.nostringsattachedmovie.com
january 28
THE MECHANIC Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) is a ‘mechanic’- an elite assassin with a strict code and unique talent for cleanly eliminating targets. It’s a job that requires professional perfection and total detachment, and Bishop is the best in the business. But when his mentor and close friend Harry (Donald Sutherland) is murdered, Bishop wants those responsible dead. Harry’s son Steve (Ben Foster) has the same vengeful goal and a determination to learn Bishop’s trade. Bishop has always acted alone but he can’t turn his back on Harry’s son. A methodical hit man takes an impulsive student deep into his world and a deadly partnership is born. But while in pursuit of their ultimate mark, deceptions threaten to surface and those hired to fix problems become problems themselves. Rated R. www.TheMechanicmovie.com

THE RITE Inspired by true events about a skeptical seminary student Michael Kovak (Colin O’Donoghue), who reluctantly attends exorcism school at the Vatican. While he’s in Rome, Michael meets an unorthodox priest, Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins), who introduces him to the darker side of his faith, uncovering the devil’s reach even to one of the holiest places on Earth. Rated R. www.TheRitemovie.com
SPECIAL SHOWINGS
January 10 Monthly Meeting of the Leave ‘Em Laughing Tent, Jacksonville’s chapter of the International Laurel & Hardy Appreciation Society (a/k/a Sons of the Desert), will screen the following films at the free monthly meeting; a Popeye cartoon, Kickin’ the Conga Around, the silent L&H short subject Early to Bed, and the sound L&H shorts Blotto and Helpmates. 7 pm to 8:30 pm. Pablo Creek Branch Library, 246-0312, http://leaveemlaughing.moviefever.com

5 Points Theatre

BLOOD SIMPLE In the Coen Brothers’ first film, a Texas bar owner hires a private detective to kill his wife and her lover, but things don’t go as planned when double-crossing and betrayal abound. Friday, January 7 at 11 pm and Sunday, January 9 at 3 pm. CONAN THE BARBARIAN The original 1982 film, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Max von Sydow and directed by John Milius. Friday, January 14 at 11 pm and Sunday, January 16 at 3 pm. THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW Come back up to the lab to see what’s on the slab! Friday and Saturday, January 28 and 29 at 11:55 pm. Advance tickets suggested. THE 904 The 904 tells the stories of several Jacksonville-area residents whose lives have been forever touched by violent crime. And it looks at potential long-term solutions to the city’s crime rate. Executive Producer: Melissa Ross, Directed By: Frank B. Goodin II & Bernardo Santana III, Produced By: Melissa Ross & Frank B. Goodin II. January 17 at 6:30 pm. THE KING’S SPEECH Based on the true story of King George VI and his remarkable friendship with maverick Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue. The King’s Speech stars Academy Award nominee Colin Firth as George, who unexpectedly becomes King when his brother Edward abdicates the throne. Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush stars as Logue, the man who helps the King find a voice with which to lead the nation into war. Showing January 15- 31. Check website for times.
5 Points Theatre, 359-0047. www.5pointstheatre.com

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