December 2012 Movie Releases

Playing for Keeps

Playing for Keeps

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Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Uma Thurman, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Dennis Quaid star in "Playing for Keeps," a romantic comedy about a charming, down-on-his luck former soccer star (Butler) who returns home to put his life ... more

Release date : December 7
Genre : Drama, Comedy
Studio : FilmDistrict
Director : Gabriele Muccino
Starring : Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Uma Thurman
Flying Lessons

Flying Lessons

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With her life at a crossroads, 25 year-old Sophie Conway (Maggie Grace) returns home to the small town she always wanted to forget.

Once home, she is faced with the friends and lovers she left ... more

Release date : December 7
Genre : Drama
Studio : New Films Cinema
Director : Derek Magyar
Starring : Maggie Grace, Cary Elwes, Jonathan Tucker, Joanna Cassidy
Deadfall

Deadfall

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Siblings Addison (Eric Bana) and Liza (Olivia Wilde) are on the run from a casino heist gone wrong. When a car accident leaves their wheel man and a state trooper dead, they split up and ... more

Release date : December 7
Genre : Thriller
Studio : Magnolia Pictures
Director : Stefan Ruzowitzky
Starring : Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde, Charlie Hunnam, Kate Mara
Lay the Favorite

Lay the Favorite

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Set in the wild, extremely funny and lightning-paced world of legal - and illegal - sports gambling, "Lay the Favorite" follows unpredictable dreamer Beth as she goes from in-home stripper in Tallahassee to gambler's assistant ... more

Release date : December 7
Genre : Comedy
Studio : Radius-TWC
Director : Stephen Frears
Starring : Bruce Willis, Rebecca Hall, Laura Prepon, Catherine Zeta-Jones
Hyde Park on Hudson

Hyde Park on Hudson

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In June 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Academy Award nominee Bill Murray) and his wife Eleanor (Olivia Williams) host the King and Queen of England (Samuel West and Olivia Colman) for a weekend at the ... more

Release date : December 7
Genre : Drama
Studio : Focus Features
Director : Roger Michell
Starring : Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Olivia Williams, Samuel West
In Our Nature

In Our Nature

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When Brooklynite Seth (Zach Gilford, Friday Night Lights) takes his girlfriend Andie (Jena Malone, Into the Wild, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) to his family's weekend house in upstate New York for a romantic getaway, ... more

Release date : December 7
Genre : Drama, Comedy
Studio : Cinedigm Entertainment Group
Director : Brian Savelson
Starring : John Slattery, Jena Malone, Gabrielle Union, Zach Gilford
Cheerful Weather for the Wedding

Cheerful Weather for the Wedding

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In the film, bride-to-be Dolly (Jones) is hiding in her bedroom on her bitterly cold wedding morning, swigging a bottle of rum, and dreaming of the romantic summer she spent with Joseph (Treadaway). Long-lost cousins ... more

Release date : December 7
Genre : Drama, Romance, Comedy
Studio : IFC Films
Director : Donald Rice
Starring : Felicity Jones, Luke Treadaway, Elizabeth McGovern, Mackenzie Crook
The Fitzgerald Family Christmas

The Fitzgerald Family Christmas

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With The Fitzgerald Family Christmas, Burns returns to the working-class, Irish-American roots of The Brothers McMullen. Reuniting with McMullen co-stars Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights), and Mike McGlone, along with Noah Emmerich (Little Children, Beautiful ... more

Release date : December 7
Genre : Drama
Studio : Tribeca Film
Director : Edward Burns
Starring : Edward Burns, Connie Britton, Ed Lauter, Michael McGlone
Delhi Safari

Delhi Safari

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The animals of a once protected reserve in India are being threatened by man's development and destruction of their forest. Sultan the leopard (Cary Elwes) fights a brave battle against the machines and saves his ... more

Release date : December 7
Genre : Animation, Family
Studio : Applied Art Productions
Director : Nikhil Advani
Starring : Cary Elwes, Jane Lynch, Vanessa Williams, Jason Alexander
So Undercover

So Undercover

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She may be a tough-as-nails, street-smart private investigator, but when Molly is drafted by the FBI to go undercover in a college sorority, she quickly discovers she's way out of her element amongst a sisterhood ... more

Release date : December 7
Genre : Action, Comedy
Studio : The Weinstein Company
Director : Tom Vaughan
Starring : Miley Cyrus, Joshua Bowman, Kelly Osbourne, Autumn Reeser
Confession of a Child of the Century

Confession of a Child of the Century

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Cannes Award Winner Charlotte Gainsbourg (Melancholia) stars with Brit rocker Pete Doherty making his film debut in "Confession of a Child of the Century". Doherty plays Octave, a young and beautiful libertine who witnesses his ... more

Release date : December 7
Genre : Drama
Studio : Cohen Media Group
Director : Sylvie Verheyde
Starring : Pete Doherty, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Lily Cole, August Diehl
I, Anna

I, Anna

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A brooding psychological, thriller, told from the point of view of a female murder suspect, who falls for the detective in charge of the case. Anna (Rampling), a striking and enigmatic woman, reluctantly attends a ... more

Release date : December 7
Genre : Drama, Thriller
Studio : Bavaria Film International
Director : Barnaby Southcombe
Starring : Charlotte Rampling, Gabriel Byrne, Hayley Atwell, Eddie Marsan
The Mistle-Tones

The Mistle-Tones

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Blessed with an extraordinary singing voice, Holly is all set to audition for the newly vacated place in the famous Ridgefield, Connecticut, Christmas group The Snow Belles, which was founded by her late mother forty ... more

Release date : December 9
Genre : Drama, Musical
Studio : ABC Family
Director : Paul Hoen
Starring : Tia Mowry, Tori Spelling, Jonathan Patrick Moore, Reginald VelJohnson
Help for the Holidays

Help for the Holidays

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Although she loves Christmas, Santa’s elf Christine (Summer Glau) wonders if there could be more to life than making toys in the North Pole. When Santa receives an emergency wish from a little boy in ... more

Release date : December 9
Genre : Drama
Studio : Hallmark Channel
Director : Bradford May
Starring : Summer Glau, Eva La Rue, Mason Cook, Dan Gauthier
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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"The Hobbit" follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached ... more

Release date : December 14
Genre : Adventure, Fantasy
Studio : Warner Bros. Pictures
Director : Peter Jackson, Andy Serkis
Starring : Martin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Aidan Turner, Elijah Wood
Yelling to the Sky

Yelling to the Sky

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A Golden Bear nominee from the 2011 Berlin Film Festival and Official Selection of the SXSW and Deauville American Film Festivals, Yelling to the Sky stars Zoe Kravitz (X-Men: First Class; the forthcoming Mad ... more

Release date : December 14
Genre : Drama
Studio : MPI Media Group
Director : Victoria Mahoney
Starring : Zoe Kravitz, Jason Clarke, Gabourey Sidibe, Tim Blake Nelson
Guns, Girls & Gambling

Guns, Girls & Gambling

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The story throws Elvis impersonators, Indians, modern cowboys, a 6-foot-tall blond assassin, a frat boy, a corrupt sheriff and a prostitute into a chase for a priceless American Indian artifact stolen during a poker game ... more

Release date : December 14
Genre : Thriller, Crime
Studio : Independent Pictures
Director : Michael Winnick
Starring : Christian Slater, Gary Oldman, Dane Cook, Megan Park
Save the Date

Save the Date

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After an ill-timed and very public marriage proposal, fiercely independent Sarah (Caplan) breaks up with her overeager boyfriend Kevin (Arend). Sarah turns to her sister Beth (Brie) for support, but Beth is too busy obsessing ... more

Release date : December 14
Genre : Romance, Comedy
Studio : IFC Films
Director : Michael Mohan
Starring : Lizzy Caplan, Alison Brie, Martin Starr, Geoffrey Arend
Any Day Now

Any Day Now

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Inspired by a true story from the late 1970s and touching on legal and social issues that are as relevant today as they were 35 years ago, ANY DAY NOW is a powerful tale of ... more

Release date : December 14
Genre : Drama
Studio : Music Box Films
Director : Travis Fine
Starring : Alan Cumming, Garret Dillahunt, Isaac Leyva, Frances Fisher
The Guilt Trip

The Guilt Trip

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Andy Brewster (Seth Rogen) is about to embark on the road trip of a lifetime, and who better to accompany him than his overbearing mother Joyce (Barbra Streisand). After deciding to start his adventure with ... more

Release date : December 19
Genre : Drama, Comedy
Studio : Paramount Pictures
Director : Anne Fletcher
Starring : Seth Rogen, Barbra Streisand, Yvonne Strahovski, Adam Scott
Zero Dark Thirty

Zero Dark Thirty

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For a decade, an elite team of intelligence and military operatives, working in secret across the globe, devoted themselves to a single goal: to find and eliminate Osama bin Laden. "Zero Dark Thirty" reunites the ... more

Release date : December 19
Genre : Thriller, Action, Drama
Studio : Columbia Pictures
Director : Kathryn Bigelow
Starring : Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Ehle
Amour

Amour

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In the film, Georges (Trintignant) and Anne (Riva) are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter (Huppert), who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has ... more

Release date : December 19
Genre : Drama
Studio : Sony Pictures Classics
Director : Michael Haneke
Starring : Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert, William Shimell
Jack Reacher

Jack Reacher

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When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: "Get Jack Reacher!" So begins an extraordinary chase for ... more

Release date : December 21
Genre : Thriller, Mystery
Studio : Paramount Pictures
Director : Christopher McQuarrie
Starring : Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo, Richard Jenkins
This Is 40

This Is 40

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Writer/director/producer Judd Apatow (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Funny People) brings audiences "This Is 40", an original comedy that expands upon the story of Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) from the blockbuster hit Knocked Up ... more

Release date : December 21
Genre : Comedy
Studio : Universal Pictures
Director : Judd Apatow
Starring : Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Megan Fox, Jason Segel
Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away

Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away

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From the big top to the big screen, visionary filmmaker James Cameron and director Andrew Adamson (Shrek, Narnia) invite you and your family on an all new 3D adventure: Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away. A ... more

Release date : December 21
Genre : Fantasy
Studio : Paramount Pictures
Director : Andrew Adamson
Starring : Matt Gillanders, Jason Berrent, Erica Linz, Igor Zaripov
On the Road

On the Road

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"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say ... more

Release date : December 21
Genre : Drama, Adventure
Studio : IFC Films
Director : Walter Salles
Starring : Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley, Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst
The Impossible

The Impossible

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A powerful story based on one family's survival of the 2004 tsunami, "The Impossible" stars Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor and is directed by J.A. Bayona ("The Orphanage").

Maria (Naomi Watts), Henry (Ewan McGregor) and their ... more

Release date : December 21
Genre : Drama
Studio : Summit Entertainment
Director : Juan Antonio Bayona
Starring : Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Geraldine Chaplin, Tom Holland
Not Fade Away

Not Fade Away

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Set in the 1960s, the story involves three high school friends who form a band inspired by the classic rock influences like the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix. The film follows ... more

Release date : December 21
Genre : Drama
Studio : Paramount Vantage
Director : David Chase
Starring : John Magaro, Bella Heathcote, Will Brill, Jack Huston
Dabangg 2

Dabangg 2

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"Dabangg 2" is a continuation of the amazing exploits of Chulbul 'Robin Hood' Pandey played by Salman Khan. The notable facets of the character include his nonchalance, his wry sense of humor and his tongue-in-cheek ... more

Release date : December 21
Genre : Action, Comedy, Romance
Studio : Eros International
Director : Arbaaz Khan
Starring : Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Prakash Raj, Arbaaz Khan
Parental Guidance

Parental Guidance

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Old school grandfather Artie (Billy Crystal), who is accustomed to calling the shots, meets his match when he and his eager-to-please wife Diane (Bette Midler) agree to babysit their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter ... more

Release date : December 25
Genre : Comedy
Studio : 20th Century Fox
Director : Andy Fickman
Starring : Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei, Tom Everett Scott
Les Miserables

Les Miserables

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Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Miserables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption-a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Jackman plays ex-prisoner ... more

Release date : December 25
Genre : Drama, Musical
Studio : Universal Pictures
Director : Tom Hooper
Starring : Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried
Django Unchained

Django Unchained

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Set in the South two years before the Civil War, the December 25 release stars Academy Award-winner Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born ... more

Release date : December 25
Genre : Drama
Studio : The Weinstein Company
Director : Quentin Tarantino
Starring : Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson
West of Memphis

West of Memphis

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A new documentary written and directed by Academy Award nominated filmmaker, Amy Berg (Deliver Us from Evil) and produced by first time filmmakers Damien Echols and Lorri Davis, in collaboration with the multiple Academy Award ... more

Release date : December 25
Genre : Documentary
Studio : Sony Pictures Classics
Director : Amy Berg
Starring : Damien Wayne Echols, Jason Baldwin, Jessie Miskelly, Pam Hobbs
Promised Land

Promised Land

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"Promised Land" is the new contemporary drama directed by Gus Van Sant ("Good Will Hunting", "Milk"). Matt Damon plays Steve Butler, an ace corporate salesman who is sent along with his partner, Sue Thomason (Frances ... more

Release date : December 28
Genre : Drama
Studio : Focus Features
Director : Gus Van Sant
Starring : Matt Damon, John Krasinski, Rosemarie DeWitt, Frances McDormand
Allegiance

Allegiance

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After being granted a questionable transfer that will keep him stateside as his National Guard unit deploys for Iraq, Lieutenant Danny Sefton (Seth Gabel) becomes embroiled in a last minute AWOL attempt by one of ... more

Release date : December 28
Genre : Thriller
Studio : XLrator Media
Director : Michael Connors
Starring : Seth Gabel, Bow Wow, Aidan Quinn, Malik Yoba
Re-Kill

Re-Kill

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It's been 5 years since the outbreak that wiped out of the world's population, but the war between Re-Animates (Re-Ans) and Humans wages on. Most of the major cities are still uninhabitable. Within the ... more

Release date : December 31
Genre : Horror
Studio : After Dark Films
Director : Valeri Milev
Starring : Scott Adkins, Daniella Alonso, Bruce Payne, Roger R. Cross

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