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  • ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED

    So short that it’s TV program-long (87 min.) Alvin, Simon, and Theodore find themselves on a tropical isle with the Chipettes

  • SHERLOCK HOLMES GAME OF SHADOWS

    Robert Downey, Jr. is back as the sleuth with an attitude in his second turn at Holmes, along with Jude Law as Watson.

 
  • 1. RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES:

    Essentially a prequel to the 1968 movie that starred Charleton Heston, this one is really quite remarkable.  I would strongly recommend that you rent the original, or catch it on Netflix before watching this one.  Why?  Because it’s exactly the reverse of this film, and you will see scenes, characters, and events that occurred in the original that are mirrored here.  The time is the near-future.  James Franco is Will Rodman, a scientist looking for an Alzheimer’s cure, using chimpanzees as his subjects, when he stumbles across in interesting side-effect … the apes become smarter.  That’s bad news for humans in a great movie full of special effects that don’t look like special effects … the look like the real thing!  Rated 14A.

  • 2. KUNGFU PANDA 2:

    Monkeys come into play again, but not quite like the apes above.  Jack Black is once again the voice of Po, the Panda who has discovered the ability to be a marital arts expert despite his high weight and love of dim sum.  Voices of Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, and Jackie Chan come into play once again as Po and his friends take on an enormous foe, Shen, voiced by Gary Oldman.  Yes, it’s directed at kids, but there is a lot here that will appeal to adults, and the fat jokes from Black are very much in character.  Rated PG.  

  • 3. MOONLIGHT AND MISTLETOE:

    This feel-good Christmas movie has never been in theatres, as it was made for TV three years ago, but this is the season for it.  Candace Cameron Bure (Full House) and Tom Arnold lead an unlikely cast in a story that takes us to Santaville, a small business that makes Christmas toys.  Cameron’s character, Holly, is turned off Christmas because of being forced to work as an elf each Christmas.  She leaves home, seeks her fortune elsewhere, and returns home to find the Christmas business facing bankruptcy.  What to do?  I know … let’s put on a show!  Well, not quite, but close enough.  A fair enough movie for the family for the Christmas season. Rated G.

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  • 4. RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

    Andy Sirkis, who played Gollum in the Lord for the Rings Trilogy, is the lead ape here, using the same motion capture technology that made him so successful in the Tolkien film.

TAKERS: 

Despite some serious plot holes, this is a pretty good thriller.  Will you see the ending coming?  Probably!

  • NEW YEAR’S EVE

    A great cast (Ashton Kutcher, Halle Berry, Robert DeNiro, etc.) leads this terrific feel-good rom-com that focuses on many couples and individuals on New Year’s Eve in NYC

  • THE SITTER

    Jonah Hill in a somewhat profane story of a slacker college student who has to take a simple babysitting job.  Simple?  Not quite!

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