New in Theatres · December 09, 2011
If you are one of those people who are already finished all their holiday shopping and looking for something to else to do this weekend, first let us both curse and congratulate you, but then let us direct your attention to the new offering at the movie theatres this week.
It’s a bit of a mixed bag this week, with the celebrity-saturated ‘New Year’s Eve’, the vulgar Adventures in Babysitting-esque ‘The Sitter’ and the complex spy thriller ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’. Now, we need to head over to the mall to start some shopping!
NEW YEAR’S EVE
“One Night Anything Is Possible.”
Directing: Garry Marshall
Writing: Katherine Fugate
Starring: Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Jon Bon Jovi, Abigail Breslin, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Robert De Niro, Josh Duhamel, Zac Efron, Hector Elizondo, Katherine Heigl, Ashton Kutcher, Seth Meyers, Lea Michelle, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michelle Pfeiffer, Til Schweiger, Hilary Swank, Sophia Vergara
Following the exploits and adventures of several couples as they run around New York City on New Year’s Eve. (and Hilary Swank almost destroys the entire holiday… because she sucks!)
Price of Admission will get you: A holiday-centric movie about a shit-ton of people doing only somewhat funny/entertaining stuff on the title-specified holiday. (that Hilary Swank almost destroys because she sucks!)
Running Time · 118 min
Genre · Comedy / Romance
Rated · PG-13
“Worst. Babysitter. Ever.”
Directing: David Gordon Green
Writing: Brian Gatewood, Alessandro Tanaka
Starring: Jonah Hill, Ari Graynor, Sam Rockwell
Some loser college dude decides to babysit the kids next door. But as everyone knows ‘adult men don’t babysit things’. So, of course, hijinks and hilarity ensues as the night quickly spirals wildly out of control.
Price of Admission will get you: ‘Adventures in Babysitting’ with a fat Jonah Hill!!
Running Time · 81 min
Genre · Comedy
Rated · R
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY
“At the height of the Cold War, only a master spy could be trusted to expose one of their own..”
Directing: Tomas Alfredson
Writing: Peter Straughan, Bridget O’Connor (screenplay), John le Carré (novel)
Starring: Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, John Hurt, Toby Jones, Mark Strong, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kathy Burke.
An intellectual thriller set during the Cold War, an espionage expert must come out of semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet mole within the ranks of the British Secret Service.
Price of Admission will get you: A great cast playing Cold War espionage games. But, the majority of the buzz surrounding this movie is for Gary Oldman’s absolutely incredible performance! We’re talking serious Oscar potential here folks.
Running Time · 127 min
Genre · Thriller
Rated · R
- New Year’s Eve drops the ball (thestar.com)
- The Sitter: Misadventures in moviemaking (theglobeandmail.com)
- Film: Movie Review: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (avclub.com)
Posted on December 10, 2011, in ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES & FILMS, NEW IN THEATRES, WEEKEND PREVIEW and tagged Abigail Breslin, Adventures in Babysitting, Alessandro Tanaka, Ari Graynor, Ashton Kutcher, Brian Gatewood, Bridget O'Connor, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Cinema, Comedy, David Gordon Green, Elisabeth Shue, entertainment, film, Garry Marshall, Gary Oldman, Halle Berry, Hector Elizondo, Hilary Swank, hollywood, Jessica Biel, John le Carré, Jon Bon Jovi, Jonah Hill, Josh Duhamel, Katherine Fugate, Katherine Heigl, Lea Michelle, Michelle Pfeiffer, movies, New In Theatres, New Year’s Eve, Peter Straughan, Pop Culture, PREMIERES, Robert De Niro, Romance, Sam Rockwell, Sarah Jessica Parker, Seth Meyers, Sophia Vergara, The Sitter, Til Schweiger, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Tomas Alfredson, Zac Efron. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.