2007 December Movies

There Will Be Blood

There Will Be Blood

  • 91%
  • R
  • 158 min
  • Drama

A sprawling epic about family, greed, corruption, and the pursuit of the American dream. Set in the booming West coast oil fields at the turn of the 20th century, "There Will Be Blood" follows the rise of rugged prospector Daniel Plainview (Day-Lewis) who becomes an independent oilman after hitting it rich with the strike of a lifetime. Written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, the film is inspired by Upton Sinclair's novel "Oil!"

Juno

Juno

  • 94%
  • PG-13
  • 92 min
  • Comedy

"Juno" stars Ellen Page as the title character, a whip-smart teen confronting an unplanned pregnancy by her classmate Bleeker (Cera). With the help of her hot best friend Leah (Thirlby), Juno finds her unborn child a "perfect" set of parents: an affluent suburban couple, Mark and Vanessa (Bateman and Garner), longing to adopt. Luckily, Juno has the total support of her parents (Simmons and Janney) as she faces some tough decisions, flirts with adulthood and ultimately figures out where she belongs.

I Am Legend

I Am Legend

  • 70%
  • PG-13
  • 101 min
  • Drama

Robert Neville (Will Smith) is a brilliant scientist, but even he could not contain the terrible virus that was unstoppable, incurable... and manmade. Somehow immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City... and maybe the world. But he is not alone. He is surrounded by "the Infected"-victims of the plague who have mutated into carnivorous beings who can only exist in the dark and who will devour or infect anyone or anything in their path. For three years, Neville has spent his days scavenging for food and supplies and faithfully sending out radio messages, desperate to find any other survivors who might be out there. All the while, the Infected lurk in the shadows, watching Neville's every move, waiting for him to make a fatal mistake. Perhaps mankind's last, best hope, Neville is driven by only one remaining mission: to find a way to reverse the effects of the virus using his own immune blood. But his blood is also what The Infected hunt, and Neville knows he is outnumbered and quickly running out of time.

Atonement

Atonement

  • 83%
  • R
  • 123 min
  • Drama

On a hot summer day in 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis witnesses a moment's flirtation between her older sister, Cecilia, and Robbie Turner (James McAvoy), the son of a servant and Cecilia's childhood friend. But Briony's incomplete grasp of adult motives-together with her precocious literary gifts-brings about a crime that will change all their lives.

Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd

    • R
    • 116 min
    • Drama

    The story of "Sweeney Todd" is of a wrongfully imprisoned barber in Victorian England who sets out to seek revenge on the judge who imprisoned him. The plot is foreshadowed in the first lines of the opening number: "Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd./His skin was pale and his eye was odd./He shaved the faces of gentlemen/Who never thereafter were heard of again."

    P.S. I Love You

    P.S. I Love You

    • 24%
    • PG-13
    • 126 min
    • Drama

    An adaptation of the best-selling Cecelia Ahern novel about a grieving young widow who discovers her late husband has left her a list of tasks revealed in 10 monthly messages that are intended to ease her out of grief and transition her to a new life.

    The Golden Compass

    The Golden Compass

    • 43%
    • PG-13
    • 113 min
    • Adventure

    The first movie based on the bestselling Philip Pullman novels. The "His Dark Materials" trilogy is comprised of "The Golden Compass," "The Subtle Knife" and "The Amber Spyglass". It revolves around a young girl who travels to the far north to save her best friend. Along the way she encounters shape-shifting creatures, witches, and a variety of otherworldly characters in parallel universes.

    The Orphanage

    The Orphanage

      • R
      • 102 min
      • Drama

      Laura returns to the house where she was raised and decides to transform it into an orphanage. Soon, her son, Simón, makes an invisible friend...

      Alvin and the Chipmunks

      Alvin and the Chipmunks

      • 26%
      • PG
      • 92 min
      • Animation

      Jason Lee ("My Name Is Earl") will star as David Seville in the CG/live-action hybrid film, based on the 1950s cartoon series about chipmunks Alvin, Simon and Theodore, who lay waste to Seville's surroundings and sing in three-part harmony.

      National Treasure: Book of Secrets

      National Treasure: Book of Secrets

      • 35%
      • PG
      • 124 min
      • Action

      Producer Jerry Bruckheimer said that the sequel involves Abraham Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth and 18 pages which are actually missing from Booth's library.