What we want to see:
- Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe croon.
- Peter Jackson bring The Hobbit to life.
- Tom Cruise play a giant tough guy.
- Quentin Tarantino’s take on the topic of slavery in antebellum South.
- Kathryn Bigelow hunt for bin Laden.
We link to each movie’s IMDb page for posters, trailers and much more information.
Playing for Keeps
Cast: Gerard Butler, Uma Thurman, Jessica Biel.
Director: Gabriele Muccino
A former sports star who’s fallen on hard times starts coaching his son’s soccer team in an attempt to get his life together.
Cast: Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde, Charlie Hunnam.
Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky
Two desperate sibling fugitives on the run collide with the holiday homecoming of a troubled ex-boxer.
Hyde Park on Hudson
Cast: Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Olivia Williams.
Director: Roger Michell
The story of the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret Stuckley, centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Cast: Ian McKellen, Hugo Weaving, Andy Serkis
Director: Peter Jackson
A curious Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, journeys to the Lonely Mountain with a vigorous group of Dwarves to reclaim a treasure stolen from them by the dragon Smaug.
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway
Director: Tom Hooper
An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption.
Zero Dark Thirty
Cast: Chris Pratt, Joel Edgerton, Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the 9/11 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy SEAL Team 6 in May, 2011.
Cast: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert
Director: Michael Haneke
Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has an attack. The couple’s bond of love is severely tested.
Cast: Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Geraldine Chaplin
Director: Juan Antonio Bayona
An account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time.
This Is 40
Cast: Leslie Mann, Paul Rudd, Megan Fox
Director: Judd Apatow
A look at the lives of Pete and Debbie a few years after the events of Knocked Up.
Cast: Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo
Director: Christopher McQuarrie
A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims. Based on a book in Lee Child’s crime series.
Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away
Cast: Erica Linz, Matt Gillanders, Jason Berrent
Director: Andrew Adamson
An original story featuring performances by Cirque du Soleil.
Not Fade Away
Cast: Will Brill, John Magaro, Jack Huston
Director: David Chase
Set in suburban New Jersey the 1960s, a group of friends form a rock band and try to make it big.
Cast: Billy Crystal, Bailee Madison, Bette Midler
Director: Andy Fickman
When his daughter goes away for work, a grandfather finds himself having to take care of his three grandkids using 21st century methods — though he soon resorts to an old-school style of parenting.
Cast: Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Leonardo DiCaprio.
Director: Quentin Tarantino
With the help of his mentor, a slave-turned-bounty hunter sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
The Guilt Trip
Cast: Seth Rogen, Barbra Streisand, Colin Hanks.
Director: Anne Fletcher
An inventor and his mom hit the road together so he can sell his latest invention.
Cast: Glenn Close, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Felton.
Director: Charlie Stratton
Therese and her lover Laurent murder Camille, Therese’s husband. After marrying, the couple are visited by Camille’s ghost, slowly turning their love for one another into an all-consuming hatred.