The month of December is crammed full of activities from company parties and family get-togethers to power shopping and hours of gift wrapping. It is also the month when many of the best films of the year are released. What better way to take a break from all the festivities and holiday preparations than to see a movie with some friends or your family. Here’s what you can expect to find at theaters for the first half of December.
“Black Swan”- This drama/thriller has Nina (Natalie Portman), a ballerina, squaring off against a new competitive rival at the dance company. 143 mins. Rated R
“The Warrior’s Way” – Ziyi Zhang is an Asian warrior assassin trying to find peace and contentment in this action-adventure movie set in a desert western town.
“All Good Things” – This romantic thriller is based on the real life missing person case from the 1980s. The film stars Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst and Frank Langella. Rated R
“I Love You Philip Morris” – Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor star in this comedy about an average, middle class, married man who discovers after a car accident that he is gay and should live the rest of his life to the fullest even if it means breaking the law. His time in prison brings him face to face with the love of his life, a quiet man named Phillip Morris. 103 mins. Rated R
“Night Catches Us” A man returns, in 1976, to the Philadelphia neighborhood where he grew up only find himself at odds with his former peers. 90 mins. Rated R
“The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” – A magical painting sweeps Edmond, Lucy and their cousin Eustace back to Narnia, where King Caspian and the trio board The Dawn Treader to undertake a mission to save Narnia. Rated PG
“The Company Men” Tommy Lee Jones, Ben Affleck and Kevin Costner star in this tale of Bobby Walker, a corporate executive and his 2 buddies who find themselves unemployed after a downsizing. They must reevaluate themselves and their lives.
“The Fighter ” – Based on the lives of “Irish” Mickey Ward and his brother/trainer Dick Ecklund who battles his drug addiction. Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale star.
“The Tempest” – A SciFi/Fantasy entry has the sorceress Prospera, ruler of a magical island, caring for her daughter and tormenting shipwrecked enemies. Helen Mirren, Russell Brand and Chris Cooper star. Rated PG-13
“The Tourist” – The long awaited Johnny Depp/Angelina Jolie movie set in scenic Venice is finally here. When Frank tries to escape to heal his broken heart, he meets Elise. He wants to pursue a romance with her but the pair are themselves being pursued in this dramatic thriller. Rated PG-13
Sources:Yahoo! Movies, Moviefone