'Armored' To 'Young Victoria'

Holiday Movie Preview

November 27, 2009

Dec. 4

Armored: (Screen Gems) Officers at an armored transport security firm risk their lives when they embark on a heist against their own company. With Matt Dillon, Jean Reno and Laurence Fishburne.

Brothers : (Lionsgate) When a decorated Marine goes missing in Afghanistan, his black-sheep younger brother cares for his wife and children at home. With Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman and Sam Shepard.

Everybody's Fine: (Miramax) In this remake of Giuseppe Tornatore's "Stanno Tutti Bene," a widower embarks on an impromptu road trip to reconnect with each of his grown children. With Robert De Niro, Kate Beckinsale, Drew Barrymore and Sam Rockwell.

Dec. 11

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans: (First Look Studios) A rogue detective and drug addict navigates post-Katrina New Orleans along with his prostitute girlfriend. With Nicolas Cage, Val Kilmer, Eva Mendes.

Invictus : (Warner Bros.) The true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain of South Africa's rugby team to help unite their country. With Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon. Directed by Clint Eastwood.

The Princess and the Frog : (Walt Disney Pictures) This animated musical marks the return of hand-drawn animation in this modern twist on a classic tale set in New Orleans. With the voices of Anika Noni Rose and John Goodman.

Red Cliff: (Magnet Releasing) A historical adaptation revolving around the naval Battle of Red Cliffs during the final days of the Han Dynasty. Tony Leung, Takeshi Kaneshiro star. Directed by John Woo.

Dec. 18

Avatar : (20th Century Fox) An avatar, a human mind in an alien body, finds himself torn between two worlds in a desperate fight for his survival and that of the indigenous people. With Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang and Sigourney Weaver. Written and directed by James Cameron.

Did You Hear About the Morgans?: (Columbia Pictures) A Manhattan couple whose marriage is on the rocks witness a murder and become targets of a contract killer. With Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker.

The Maid : (Elephant Eye Films) A longtime live-in maid engages in desperate acts to hang onto her job. With Catalina Saavedra. Spanish with English subtitles.

Me and Orson Welles : (Freestyle Releasing) A coming-of-age story about a teenage actor who lucks into a role in "Julius Caesar" as directed by a young Orson Welles circa 1937. With Zac Efron, Claire Danes and Christian McKay. Directed By Richard Linklater.

Dec. 23

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel : (20th Century Fox) The chipmunks head to school to save the music program in a battle of the bands where they face off against the Chipettes. With Jason Lee and the voices of David Cross, Justin Long, Amy Poehler, Anna Faris and Christina Applegate.

Dec. 25

It's Complicated: (Universal Pictures) A divorced mother is caught up in a love triangle when she renews a romance with her ex. With Meryl Streep, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin.

The Lovely Bones: (Paramount Pictures) A murdered girl watches over her family and her killer from an in-between realm. Directed by Peter Jackson.

Up in the Air: (Paramount Pictures) A corporate downsizing expert's cherished life on the road is threatened just as he is on the cusp of reaching 10 million frequent flyer miles and has met the woman of his dreams. With George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick. Directed by Jason Reitman.

Nine : (The Weinstein Co.) This musical follows the life of world-famous film director Guido Contini as he tries to balance the numerous women in his life. With Nicole Kidman, Kate Hudson, Judi Dench, Daniel Day-Lewis, Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard and Sophia Loren.

Sherlock Holmes: (Warner Bros.) An updated portrayal of Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous characters, Sherlock Holmes, and his stalwart partner, John Watson. With Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. Directed by Guy Ritchie.

The Young Victoria: (Apparition) Emily Blunt stars as Queen Victoria in the turbulent first years of her reign. With Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson and Jim Broadbent.

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