2011 Winter Movie Preview

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The Sitter

David Gordon Green, director of “Pineapple Express,” brings another comedy to theatres with zany babysitting romp, “The Sitter.” After being suspended from college and forced back to living with his mom, Noah Jaybird (Jonah Hill, “Moneyball”) must care for the three children of Mrs. Pedulla (Erin Daniels, TV’s “The L Word”). This is no easy task though, as he becomes involved with crazy drug dealers in a chase through Manhattan with the kids. The film will be released on Dec. 9.

 

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

After the success of director Guy Ritchie’s “Sherlock Holmes,” Robert Downey Jr. (“Iron Man 2”) and Jude Law (“Hugo”) have returned to reprise their roles for the second installment, “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.” The sequel sees Sherlock Holmes (Downey Jr. ) and Watson (Law) teaming up once again to take down Professor Moriarty (Jarred Harris “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”), who became the newest rival at the end of the first film. “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” will be in theatres Dec. 16.

 

The Adventures of Tin Tin

Legendary director Steven Spielberg (“War Horse”) and producer Peter Jackson (“Lord of the Rings” trilogy) combine their artistic and visionary skills for their next project, “The Adventures of Tin Tin.” Based on a classic series of comic books, the motion capture 3D film stars Jamie Bell (“Jumper”) as Tin Tin, a young journalist who sets out to find a missing sunken ship with the aid of Captain Haddock (Andy Serkis, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”). This PG-rated action-adventure also stars Daniel Craig and Simon Pegg and will be released Dec. 21.

 

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

From director David Fincher (“The Social Network”) comes the American adaptation of the first novel in the best-selling Millenium Trilogy by Steig Larsson, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.” Daniel Craig (“Cowboys and Aliens”) stars as Mikael Blomkvist, a journalist who has recently been haunted by a libel conviction. At his side is Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara, “A Nightmare on Elm Street”), a tattooed and socially challenged computer hacker. Together they spiral into a world of lies and violence they never thought could have existed. It will be released on Dec. 21

 

We Bought a Zoo

Acclaimed writer/director Cameron Crowe returns to the big screen with “We Bought a Zoo.” Based on a true story, Matt Damon (“Contagion”) plays a recently widowed father who quits his job and moves his two children to a house in the country to start a new life. He realizes upon his arrival that their new home is in fact a rundown zoo. Damon and the zoo’s staff decide to restore the dilapidated zoo, which has an uplifting effect on everyone. Scarlett Johannson and Elle Fanning co-star. It will be released on Dec. 23.

 

Writers:

– Bill Portoghese, Outgoing A&E Editor

– Nick Graziano, Incoming A&E Editor

– Aaron Hammond, Chief Copy Editor

– Travis Clark, Staff Writer