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Tuesday at the Movies December 18, 2012

Posted by Dori in Movies.

imagesThe holidays are upon us and in between caroling and cookie baking, there are a ton of new and well-reviewed movies to catch: end of the year titles released in time to be considered for an Oscar as well as films released for the vacationing movie going public. I’ve got a few on my Santa list: The Hobbit, of course, Les Miserables, and Zero Dark Thirty, which has been getting all sorts of buzz (though this one doesn’t open until January).

There are also a pile of new DVD releases to check out while you’re taking a few days off:

Week of December 11:
Ted: Seth Macfarlane’s feature length directing debut starring Mark Wahlberg.
The Bourne Legacy: Jeremy Renner replaces Matt Damon in the latest Bourne film.
Ice Age: Continental Drift: the series continues as Scrat’s search for an acorn causes a shift in the ice.
Why Stop Now: Jessie Eisenberg and Tracy Morgan star in this screwball comedy about a college student who, when trying to check his mother into rehab, is taken hostage by her drug dealer.
Beloved: a French film about a mother and daughter and their romantic lives.
41: His Family, His Triumphs, His Legacy: a bio-documentary about George Herbert Walker Bush.
After Kony: Staging Hope: Ugandan teens terrorized by Joseph Kony use theater to explore their past and share their stories.
Dreams of a Life: 38-year-old Joyce Vincent lay undiscovered for three years after her death in a London apartment. Who was she? Why didn’t anyone notice her death?
Mansome: Morgan Spurlock’s latest documentary deals with male identity, image and grooming. What does it mean to be a man in the 21st century?
Nova Science Now: What Makes Us Human?: This episode explores the genetic traits that make us different from those with similar DNA.
Nova Science Now: Can I Eat That? This episode deals with the science behind food.
Girls: The Complete First Season: Lena Dunham’s much talked about HBO comedy series.

Week of December 18:
Total Recall: a remake starting Colin Farrell.
Sleepwalk with Me: a movie adaptation of stand-up comedian Mike Birbiglia’s one-man, off-Broadway show.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days: the latest in the Wimpy Kid series.
Trouble with the Curve: Clint Eastwood/Amy Adams baseball movie.
Pitch Perfect: Breakout Australian actress Rebel Wilson stars in this comedy about a college singing competition.
Resident Evil: Retribution: more Resident Evil – really?
Premium Rush: an action movie centered around a bike messenger.
Arbitrage: Richard Gere stars as a hedge fund manager spiraling into financial ruin.
Killer Joe: Mathew McConaughey stars as a Dallas detective/hitman hired to kill a man’s sister. When he’s unable to pay for the hit, the hitman holds her hostage.
The Good Doctor: an ambitious doctor takes over a patient with a kidney infection, but becomes a little too obsessed with his patient.
10 Years: a group of friends at their high school reunion find that they haven’t quite grown up. Stars Channing Tatum of Magic Mike fame.
Liberal Arts: a college admissions officer in his thirties meets a young student and faces a moral dilemma.
Red Hook Summer: Spike Lee’s latest film is about a young man spending the summer with his religious grandfather in Brooklyn.
Cuban Missile Crisis: Three Men Go to War: a PBS historical documentary about Kennedy, Castro and Khrushchev.
Shameless: The Complete Second Season
Californication: Season 5

Happy Watching! And Happy Holidays!

~ Dori



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