New in Theaters - 12/11/09

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New in Theaters - 12/11/09
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Fri, 12-11-2009 - 9:56am

Invictus



The inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) joined forces with the captain of South Africa's rugby team (Damon) 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

Directed by Clint Eastwood

Running Time - 2:12
Genre -
Drama
Opened in Theaters - Friday, December 11th, 2009


PG-13
brief strong language
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The Lovely Bones



A young girl who has been murdered watches over her family--and her killer--from heaven. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal.

Starring Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Saoirse Ronan

Directed by Peter Jackson

Running Time - 2:15
Genre -
Drama
Opened in Theaters - NY/LA on 12/11/2009; Expanding on 12/25/2009; Nationwide on 1/15/2010


PG-13
mature thematic material involving disturbing violent content and images, and some language
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The Princess and the Frog



A musical set in the greatest city of them all, New Orleans, "The Princess and the Frog" marks Disney's return to the timeless art form of traditional animation.

The film teams Ron Clements and John Musker, creators of "The Little Mermaid" and "Aladdin," with Oscar(R)-winning composer Randy Newman to tell the most beautiful love story ever told ... with frogs, voodoo, and a singing alligator.

Starring Anika Noni Rose, Keith David, Jenifer Lewis, Ritchie Montgomery, Jennifer Cody

Directed by Ron Clements, John Musker

Running Time -
1:35
Genre -
Animation
Opened in Theaters - Friday, December 11th, 2009


G
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A Single Man



In Los Angeles 1962, at the height of the Cuban missile crisis George Falconer, a 52 year old British college professor is struggling to find meaning to his life after the death of his long time partner, Jim. George dwells on the past and cannot see his future as we follow him through a single day, where a series of events and encounters, ultimately lead him to decide if there is a meaning to life after Jim.

George is consoled by his closest friend Charley, a 48-year-old beauty who is wrestling with her own questions about the future. A young student of George's, Kenny, who is coming to terms with his true nature, stalks George as he feels in him a kindred spirit.

A romantic tale of love interrupted, the isolation that is an inherent part of the human condition, and ultimately the importance of the seemingly smaller moments in life.

Starring Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode, Ginnifer Goodwin, Nicholas Hoult

Directed by Tom Ford

Running Time - 1:39
Genre -
Drama
Opened in Theaters - Friday, December 11th, 2009


R
some disturbing images and nudity/sexual content
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The Slammin' Salmon



"Slammin" Cleon Salmon is a former Heavyweight Champion of the World turned celebrity owner of a high-end Miami seafood restaurant, The Slammin' Salmon. A terrifying bull of a man, Salmon uses fear to rule over his misfit waitstaff, and on this particular night, he takes his bullying skills to a new level.

In an effort to pay off a gambling debt to the Japanese Yakuza, Salmon sets up a contest to 'inspire' his waitstaff to sell more food than they ever have before: the top selling server wins $10,000 while the waiter in last place gets served with a broken rib sandwich-courtesy of the Champ himself.

Spurred on by greed and panic, the staffers resort to backstabbing, bribery and indecent proposals in an attempt to upsell their patrons while simultaneously sabotaging their co-workers. As the hours pass, the dining room action becomes more frenzied as the contest escalates into a brawl for first place in order to win the money.

Starring Michael Clarke Duncan, Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske, Cobie Smulders, April Bowlby, Carla Gallo

Directed by Kevin Heffernan

Running Time - 1:33
Genre -
Comedy
Opened in Theaters - Friday, December 11th, 2009


R
pervasive language and sexual references
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Registered: 08-04-2003
Sat, 12-12-2009 - 12:15am

Not much came out this week.

I do want to see Invictus.

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Carrie

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Registered: 04-06-2003
Sat, 12-12-2009 - 12:41am

I'd like to see The Princess and the Frog but I'll wait for DVD.

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Sat, 12-12-2009 - 9:57am
I'll wait for that to come out on dvd, too. And I might see Invictus when it comes out on dvd, but


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