By Barton Keyes
Box Office Leaders Twilight Saga : Breaking Dawn Pt.1 PG13 Bella and Edward must deal with their marriage and a child. New Year’s Eve PG13 New Yorkers celebrate love, forgiveness and second chances on New Year’s Eve. The Sitter R Jonah Hill is a suspended college student hired to babysit three young misfits next door. The Muppets PG Will Kermit, Miss Piggy, and the other Muppets re-unite for a telethon to save a theatre? Hugo PG Hugo must unlock a secret left by his father that will transform him and reveal a safe haven. Arthur Christmas PG Santa’s son, Arthur, must complete a huge mission before Christmas Day. Happy Feet 2 PG Mumble’s son, Erik, must conquer his fear of dancing and meets a penguin who can fly. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy R In John LeCarre’s spy novel, Gary Oldman hunts for a Soviet double agent. Jack and Jill PG Jack abhors the visit of his identical twin at Thanksgiving time. Stars Adam Sandler Descendants R George Clooney is out tracking down his estranged wife with his two rebellious daughters. Immortals R Zeus guides the immortal Theseus against the evil King Hyperion in this action fantasy. Tower Heist PG13 Investors who are bilked of their retirement decide to even the score. w/Ben Stiller Puss in Boots PG Puss of Shrek fame teams with Humpty Dumpty and Kitty to steal the Golden Goose.
***ALSO PLAYING IN THEATERS*** 50/50, Ides of March, In Time, J. Edgar, Le Havre, Like Crazy, Margin Call, Melancholia, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, My Week with Marilyn, Paranormal Activity 3, Real Steel, The Rum Diary, Shame, The Skin I Live In, Take Shelter, A Warrior’s Heart, The Way, Young Goethe in Love
New in Theaters — December 16 Alvin the Chipmunks : Chipwrecked G While on a cruise, the chipmunks end up getting shipwrecked. Sherlock Homes: A Game of Shadows PG13 Sherlock Holmes battles his evil nemesis Prof. Moriarty Also Playing : Addiction Incorporated – Carnage – Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel Coming Soon : 12/21 Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol – Advs. of Tintin – Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
New on DVD — December 13 Kung Fu Panda 2 PG Po and Furious Five kung fu masters must protect China against a formidable villain. Rise of the Planet of the Apes PG13, Caesar, a chimpanzee, leads an ape rebellion – James Franco Fright Night R Charlie must try to convince his mom and girlfriend that a vampire has moved in next door.
Foreign, Classics, Documentaries and more Eames: The Architect and Painter, The Legend Is Born: Ip Man, The Black Power Mixtape, Stars and Stripes Forever, Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame, Circumstance, Tokyo Drifter, Branded to Kill, How Beer Saved the World, Steve Jobs: One Last Thing, Monica and David, Little Deaths, Hold Your Peace, Tanner Hall, Treasure Train, The Smell of Success, Daddy Longlegs, One Nation under God, A Beautiful Life, Worst in Show, The Women and the Waves, Country School, Psycho Sleepover. Anime: Family Guy v9, Bleach Uncut Box set 11, Yu Yu Hakusho: Eizou Hakusho OVA, The Life and Times of Tim s2.
TV Series on DVD Swamp People s2, Gunsmoke s5v2, Switched at Birth v1, The Franchise s1, Spin City s6, Sledge Hammer! (complete series)
Christmas Performances on DVD Andre Rieu: New Year’s in Vienna, The Andy Williams Christmas Show, Bach: Christmas Oratorio, A Carnegie Hall Christmas Concert, Celtic Thunder: The Show, Celtic Woman: A Christmas Celebration, Child’s Christmas in Wales, Christmas Glory from Westminster (Andrea Bocelli/Charlotte Church), Christmas in New York, Christmas in Vienna, Christmas with Chanticleer, Christmas with Kiri Te Kanawa, Christmas w/Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Christmas Yule Log Fireplace, A Classic Christmas: The Ed Sullivan Show, Handel’s Messiah (Choir of King’s College), Handel’s Messiah (250th Anniversary Performance), Holy Russia Celebrates the Festival of Christmas, Jessye Norman at Christmas, Johnny Mathis Home for Christmas, Judy Collins Christmas at the Biltmore Estate, The Judy Garland Christmas Show, Lawrence Welk Christmas Shows, The Lettermen Christmas, Linda Eder: Christmas Stays the Same, Mannheim Steamroller: Christmas Live, My Christmas (Andrea Bocelli/David Foster), New Year’s Eve Concert: Richard Strauss, The Nutcracker BBC (Royal Ballet staged by Peter Wright), The Nutcracker (Macaulay Culkin), Nutcracker (Mikhail Baryshnikov), Perry Como: Christmas in Ireland, Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring The Rockettes, Randy Travis: Christmas on the Pecos, Rick Steves’ European Christmas, Ring Christmas Bells, Rob Mathes: Christmas Is Coming, A Scottish Christmas featuring Bonnie Rideout, Send Round the Song (Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti), A Stained Glassed Christmas w/Christmas Carols, Sting: A Winter’s Night, The Three Tenors Christmas, Trans-Siberian Orchestra: Ghosts of Christmas Eve, Your Favorite Christmas Carols (British/Irish choirs) These holiday performances can be found at: www.facets.org and Kensington Video in San Diego.