Holiday season movie reviews

By Nicholas Rayner
December 6, 2011

1)      New Years Eve:

Release Date: 12/09/2011

“New Years Eve,” directed by Gary Marshall stars Robert De Niro, Ashton Kutcher and Hilary Swank.  The movie is basically about several different events occurring throughout New Years Eve.  The movie has several different angles and follows everyone throughout the day.  “New Year’s Eve” is similar to Gary Marshall’s “Valentine’s Day” movie.


2)      Knuckle:

Release Date: 12/09/11

“Knuckle” is about a group of Irish Travellers who are linked by family. These people often live away from the large communities.  Knuckle focuses on two brothers and their fight as they battle to regain their families honor. In this documentary, filmmaker Ian Palmer explores a long-running feud.


3)      The Adventures of Tintin

Release Date: 12/21/11

“The Adventures of Tintin,” directed by Steven Spielberg, is a computer-animated motion picture of based on Georges Remi’s Tintin comics. This movie follows Tintin and his dog Snowy as they are chancing a good story and the adventires that go along with it.


4)      The Sitter

Release Date: 12/09/11

“The Sitter,” starring Jonah Hill, a comedy by director David Gordon Green. This movie is about a college dropout who, to make some quick cash becomes a babysitter.  Noah (Hill) who will do just about anything for money gets hired as a babysitter, but what will he do next?


5)     Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Release Date: 12/16/11

Robert Downey Jr. is back as Sherlock Holmes and now there is a new criminal mastermind-Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris). His capacity for evil and lack of conscience, may take the well-known detective on an unexpected journey.


6)       Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Release Date: 12/21/11

Tom Cruise is back in “Mission Impossible.” This time the Kremlin has been bombed and the blame has fallen on the IMF.  Director Brad Bird makes his debut in this fourth installment of “Mission Impossible.”


7)      We Bought a Zoo

Release Date: 12/23/11

Written and directed by Cameron Crowe, “We Bought a Zoo” is based on a true story. Matt Damon stars as a widower who purchases a zoo to bring his family back together. Cameron Crowe writes and directs this movie.


8)      The Darkest Hour

Release Date: 12/25/11

“The Darkest Hour,” starring Emile Hirsch and Olivia Thirlby, is about five young people who are stranded in Russia and are being attacked by aliens.


9)       Carjacked

Release Date: 12/22/11

Maria Bello stars as a stressed out single mother harassed by an abusive ex-husband.  One day she takes a ride and gets carjacked by a bankrobber.


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