2009 December Movies

Sherlock Holmes (2009)

Sherlock Holmes

  • 70%
  • PG-13
  • 128 min
  • Action

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.

Avatar (2009)

Avatar

  • 83%
  • PG-13
  • 162 min
  • Action

In the future, Jake, a paraplegic war veteran is brought to another planet, Pandora, which is inhabited by the Na'vi, a humanoid race with their own language and culture. Those from Earth find themselves at odds with each other and the local culture.

The Lovely Bones (2009)

The Lovely Bones

  • 31%
  • PG-13
  • 135 min
  • Drama

Based on the critically acclaimed best-selling novel by Alice Sebold, and directed by Oscar® winner Peter Jackson from a screenplay by Jackson & Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens, "The Lovely Bones" centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family - and her killer - from heaven. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal. Oscar® nominee Mark Wahlberg and Oscar® winners Rachel Weisz and Susan Sarandon star along with Stanley Tucci,...

3 Idiots (2009)

3 Idiots

    • PG
    • 170 min
    • Comedy

    In the tradition of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” comes this refreshing comedy about a rebellious prankster with a crafty mind and a heart of gold. Rascal. Joker. Dreamer. Genius... You've never met a college student quite like "Rancho." From the moment he arrives at India's most prestigious university, Rancho's outlandish schemes turn the campus upside down—along with the lives of his two newfound best friends. Together, they make life miserable for "Virus," the school’s uptight and...

    The Princess and the Frog (2009)

    The Princess and the Frog

    • 84%
    • G
    • 97 min
    • Animation

    Walt Disney Animation Studios presents the musical "The Princess and the Frog," an animated comedy set in the great city of New Orleans. From the creators of "The Little Mermaid" and "Aladdin" comes a modern twist on a classic tale, featuring a beautiful girl named Tiana (Anika Noni Rose), a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again, and a fateful kiss that leads them both on a hilarious adventure through the mystical bayous of Louisiana.

    It's Complicated (2009)

    It's Complicated

    • 57%
    • R
    • 121 min
    • Comedy

    Writer/director Nancy Meyers ("What Women Want," "Something's Gotta Give," "The Holiday") directs Meryl Streep, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin in "It's Complicated," a comedy about love, divorce and everything in between.

    Nine (2009)

    Nine

    • 37%
    • PG-13
    • 112 min
    • Drama

    "Nine" follows the life of famous film director Guido Contini as he reaches a creative and personal crisis and has to balance the numerous women in his life, including his wife, his mistress, his film-star muse, his agent and his mother.

    Invictus (2009)

    Invictus

    • 76%
    • PG
    • 134 min
    • Biography

    Based on the John Carlin book "The Human Factor: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Changed the World." The film is set after the fall of apartheid, when South Africa was host to the 1995 Rugby World Cup. Mandela was in his first term as South African president, and he used the event as a way to end decades of mistrust and hatred between whites and blacks.

    Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakuel (2009)

    Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakuel

      • PG
      • 88 min
      • Animation

      David Seville and chipmunks Alvin, Simon and Theodore, return in the sequel to lay waste to Seville's surroundings and sing in three-part harmony. Although plot details are being kept under wraps, the new movie will introduce the Chipmunks' female counterparts, the Chipettes.

      Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009)

      Did You Hear About the Morgans?

      • 12%
      • PG-13
      • 103 min
      • Comedy

      In New York City, an estranged couple who witness a murder are relocated to small-town Wyoming as part of a witness-protection program.

      Crazy Heart (2009)

      Crazy Heart

      • 91%
      • R
      • 112 min
      • Drama

      The story centers on a down-on-his-luck, alcoholic country music singer (Bridges) who is able to get his life and career back on track through his relationship and experiences with a female reporter (Gyllenhaal). Based on the debut novel by Thomas Cobb.

      Composer and producer T Bone Burnett will produce original music for the film and soundtrack.

      Cracks (2009)

      Cracks

      • 43%
      • NONE
      • 107 min
      • Drama

      In an austere and remote all girls boarding school, the most elite clique of girls are the illustrious members of the schools’ diving team. Di, Lily, Poppy, Laurel, Rosie and Fuzzy are the envy of their fellow pupils who watch on as the girls compete for the attention of their glamorous teacher MISS G (Eva Green). MISS G in turn thrives on the attention she receives from her girls and believes it is her role to teach them the ways of the world.

      As Team Captain, DI is closest of all the girls...

      Nowhere Boy (2009)

      Nowhere Boy

      • 80%
      • R
      • 98 min
      • Biography

      Imagine... John Lennon's childhood. Liverpool 1955: a smart and troubled fifteen year-old is hungry for experience. In a family full of secrets, two incredible women clash over John: Mimi, the buttoned-up Aunt who raised him, and Julia, the prodigal mother. Yearning for a normal family, John escapes into the new and exciting world of rock n' roll where his fledgling genius finds a kindred spirit in the teenage Paul McCartney. Just as John begins his new life, tragedy strikes. But a resilient...

      Everybody's Fine (2009)

      Everybody's Fine

      • 46%
      • PG-13
      • 99 min
      • Adventure

      Centers around a widowed man who, realizing that his wife was his only real connection with his children sets off on a cross-country Greyhound busride from New York to Las Vegas to reunite with each of his children.

      The New Daughter (2009)

      The New Daughter

      • 33%
      • PG-13
      • 108 min
      • Horror

      The New Daughter follows the James family, as John (Costner, Dances With Wolves, Mr. Brooks) tries to rebuild his family after a painful divorce. John has his hands full raising his youngest child Sam (Griffith, Couples Retreat) and especially his adolescent daughter Louisa (Baquero, Pan’s Labyrinth, in her first English-speaking role).

      As Louisa’s troubling behavior continues, far beyond the average tween angst and frustrations, John begins doubting his parental abilities. But when events...

      30 Days to Die (2009)

      30 Days to Die

        • Unrated
        • 85 min
        • Horror

        When a masked serial killer terrorizes an all-girls rehabilitation camp, the troubled teens must return to their bad-girl ways in the hopes of escaping the camp-turned-torture-chamber.

        A Finished Life: The Goodbye & No Regrets Tour (2009)

        A Finished Life: The Goodbye & No Regrets Tour

          • Unrated
          • 81 min
          • Documentary

          A Finished Life: The Goodbye & No Regrets Tour is a feature length documentary about Gregg Gour, a 48-year-old gay man with AIDS, who, when given six months to live, takes the road trip of his life. Gregg had been HIV positive for 24 years and during that time the side effects of the medications made him increasingly sicker than the virus itself. In the last several years he felt that his quality of life had diminished considerably, so he choose to go off his meds and no longer...

          A Golden Christmas (2009)

          A Golden Christmas

            • 95 min
            • Comedy

            After a magical summer together, a nine-year-old boy whispers his heart into the ear of a best friend. With a loyal, golden dog by their side, the boy and girl bury a time capsule of keepsakes then they go their separate ways. Years later, looking for a fresh start, a man and woman each return to the place they felt most at home as a child. But a comedic case of unknown identity has them competing for the same childhood memories, and Christmas escapades ensue. For the sake of their happiness,...

            A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop (2009)

            A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop

              • R
              • 95 min
              • Comedy

              A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop is a remake of the 1985 directorial debut of Joel and Ethan Coen, BLOOD SIMPLE. Zhang Yimou, one of the most eminent directors of the “Fifth Generation”, transposes the Coen Brother’s celebrated mix of dark humor and riveting suspense to a noodle shop in western China. This black comedy thriller is an exposé of how intense desires can consume humanity, and the irony that life never submits to our calculation.

              Wang is a gloomy and cunning noodle shop...

              Accident on Hill Road (2009)

              Accident on Hill Road

                • 144 min
                • Crime

                "Accident on Hill Road is a cunning and energetic thriller that takes its premise from the

                real-life incident of a woman who hit a man, then drove home and parked the car in the garage

                with the man wedged halfway through her windshield. Celina Jaitly stars as Sonam Chopra, a

                hard-partying, overworked nursing assistant in this delicious, darkly humorous psychological

                thriller from director Mahesh Nair. Sonam accidentally steers her car into the harmless

                Prakash Shrivastava, movingly played...