New in Theaters - 12/25/09

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New in Theaters - 12/25/09
Fri, 12-25-2009 - 9:01am

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus



The story of Dr. Parnassus and his extraordinary ‘Imaginarium’, a travelling show where members of the audience get an irresistible opportunity to choose between light and joy or darkness and gloom.

Blessed with the extraordinary gift of guiding the imaginations of others, Doctor Parnassus is cursed with a dark secret. An inveterate gambler, thousands of years ago he made a bet with the devil, Mr. Nick, in which he won immortality. Centuries later, on meeting his one true love, Dr. Parnassus made another deal with the devil, trading his immortality for youth, on condition that when his daughter reached her 16th birthday, she would become the property of Mr Nick.

Valentina is now rapidly approaching this ‘coming of age’ milestone and Dr. Parnassus is desperate to protect her from her impending fate. Mr. Nick arrives to collect but, always keen to make a bet, renegotiates the wager. Now the winner of Valentina will be determined by whoever seduces the first five souls. Enlisting a series of wild, comical and compelling characters in his journey, Dr. Parnassus promises his daughter’s hand in marriage to the man that helps him win.

In this captivating, explosive and wonderfully imaginative race against time, Dr. Parnassus must fight to save his daughter in a never-ending landscape of surreal obstacles – and undo the mistakes of his past once and for all!

Starring Johnny Depp, Heath Ledger, Colin Farrell, Jude Law, Christopher Plummer, Lily Cole, Tom Waits

Directed by Terry Gilliam

Running Time - 2:02
Genre -
Action/Adventure
Opened in Theaters - Friday, December 25th, 2009


PG-13
violent images, some sensuality, language and smoking
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It's Complicated



Jane is the mother of three grown kids, owns a thriving Santa Barbara bakery/restaurant and has-after a decade of divorce-an amicable relationship with her ex-husband, attorney Jake. But when Jane and Jake find themselves out of town for their son's college graduation, things start to get complicated.

An innocent meal together turns into the unimaginable-an affair. With Jake remarried to the much younger Agness, 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. Healing from a divorce of his own, Adam starts to fall for Jane, 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? It's--complicated.

Starring Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin, John Krasinski, Lake Bell, Rita Wilson

Directed by Nancy Meyers

Running Time - 1:54
Genre -
Comedy
Opened in Theaters - Friday, December 25th, 2009


R
some drug content and sexuality
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Sherlock Holmes



In a dynamic new portrayal of Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous characters, "Sherlock Holmes" sends Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson on their latest challenge. Revealing fighting skills as lethal as his legendary intellect, Holmes will battle as never before to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy the country.

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong, Kelly Reilly

Directed by Guy Ritchie

Running Time - 2:14
Genre -
Action/Adventure
Opened in Theaters - Friday, December 25th, 2009


PG-13
intense sequences of violence and action, some startling images and a scene of suggestive material
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