Tuesday, December 6, 2011

PREVIEWS - December Movies (Limited)

Here are the movies that are coming out this month with limited releases.


Coriolanus, the hero of Rome, is manipulated and out-maneuvered by politicians and even his own mother, Volumnia, resulting in his banishment. He subsequently offers himself to his sworn enemy,Tullus Aufidius, and together they march on Rome with the intent to destroy the city.

From an adaptation of Shakespeare's tragic play, directed by Ralph Fiennes (his directorial debut) and starring Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Vanessa Redgrave, Brian Cox and Jessica Chastain.

Opens: December 2, 2011 Runtime: 2 hr. 02 min. Genre: Drama, Adaptation Rated: R


Brandon is a New Yorker who shuns intimacy with women but feeds his desires with a compulsive addiction to sex. When his mentally unstable younger sister moves into his apartment stirring memories of their shared painful past, Brandon's insular life spirals out of control.

Directed by Steve McQueen, Shame stars Micheal Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale and Nicole Behari.

Opens: December 2, 2011 Runtime: 1 hr. 39 min. Genre: Drama Rated: R


Based on the Yasmina Reza's Tony Award winning play about two sets of parents who meet to discuss their sons' involvement in a schoolyard fight. The meeting quickly becomes an argument in which the parents attack each other's parenting skills and expose problems in their marriages.

Directed by Roman Polanski, and starring Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz and John C. Reilly.

Opens: December 16, 2011 Runtime: 1 hr. 20 min. Genre: Drama, Art House, Comedy Rated: R

In the Land of Blood and Honey

Danijel, a soldier fighting for the Serbs, and Ajla, a Bosnian held captive in the camp he oversees, knew each other before the war, and could have found love with each other. But as the armed conflict takes hold of their lives, their relationship grows darker, their motives and connection to one another ambiguous, their allegiances uncertain.

Directed by Angelina Jolie (her directorial debut), and starring Goran Kostic, Zana Marjanovic, Rade Serbedzija

Opens: December 23, 2011 Runtime: 2 hr. 07 min. Genre: Drama, Action, Romance Rated: R

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

After 10 year old Oskar Schell loses his father in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, he goes on a journey across New York to find a lock-box that his dad left him the key to.

Based on Jonathan Safran Foer's novel of the same name, directed by Stephen Daldry and produced by Scott Rudin (The Social Network, No Country for Old Men, There Will be Blood); Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close stars Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Thomas Horn, Viola Davis, Jeffrey Wright and John Goodman.

Opens: December 25, 2011 Runtime: n/a Genre: Drama Rated: PG-13


Alike is a 17-year-old African-American woman who lives with her parents and younger sister in Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood. Alike is quietly but firmly embracing her identity as a lesbian. With the support of her best friend, Laura, she is especially eager to find a girlfriend. Wondering how much she can confide in her family, Alike strives to get through adolescence with grace, humor, and tenacity - sometimes succeeding, sometimes not, but always moving forward.

Directed by Dee Rees, Pariah stars Adepero Oduoye, Kim Wayans, Charles Parnell and Aasha Davis.

Opens: December 28, 2011 Runtime: 1 hr. 26 min. Genre: Drama Rated: R

The Iron Lady

From the director of Mamma Mia!, Phyllida Lloyd; and starring Meryl Streep, Alexandra Roach, Jim Broadbent, Olivia Colman and Anthony Head.

The Iron Lady focuses on British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and the 17 days before the Falklands War in 1982.

Opens: December 30, 2011 Runtime: n/a Genre: Drama Rated: PG-13