Flickers

By Guy Hanford

Editor’s Note: Guy Hanford, who retired in June after 39 years as a teacher with the Ramona school district, has been writing Flickers since July 2009 under his pen name, Barton Keyes. Keyes is a character in one of Hanford’s favorite film noir movies, “Double Indemnity.” The film is excellent in every way, said Hanford, and he liked the sound of the name — “dignified and very proper,” he added. Now that he’s retired, Hanford has dropped the pen name. A movie buff, Hanford is co-owner of Kensington Video, which he and his parents purchased 27 years ago.

Box Office Leaders

Sherlock Homes: A Game of Shadows

PG13 Sherlock Holmes battles his evil nemesis Prof. Moriarty.

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.

Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

G While on a cruise, the chipmunks end up getting shipwrecked.

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt.1

PG13 Bella and Edward must deal with their marriage and a child.

The Muppets

PG Will Kermit, Miss Piggy, and the other Muppets re-unite for a telethon to save a theatre?

Arthur Christmas

PG Santa’s son, Arthur, must complete a huge mission before Christmas Day.

Hugo

PG Hugo must unlock a secret left by his father that will transform him and reveal a safe haven.

Descendant

s R George Clooney is out tracking down his estranged wife with his two rebellious daughters.

Happy Feet

2 PG Mumble’s son, Erik, must conquer his fear of dancing and meets a penguin who can fly.

Jack and Jill

PG Jack abhors the visit of his identical twin at Thanksgiving time. Stars Adam Sandler

Immortals

R Zeus guides the immortal Theseus against the evil King Hyperion in this action fantasy.

ALSO PLAYING IN THEATERS

50/50, Ides of March, In Time, J. Edgar, Le Havre, Like Crazy, Melancholia, Moneyball, My Week with Marilyn, Paranormal Activity 3, Puss in Boots, Real Steel, The Rum Diary, Shame, The Skin I Live In, Take Shelter, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Tower Heist, A Warrior’s Heart, The Way, Young Goethe in Love

New in Theaters — December 21

The Adventures of Tintin

PG Tintin and his dog Snowy take on danger in this fast-paced adventure.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

R A journalist and computer hacker search for a young girl’s murderer.

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

PG13 Ethan must clear the name of the IMF’s blame for terrorism.

Coming Soon:

12/23 We Bought a Zoo – In the Land of Blood and Honey 12/25 The Darkest Hour – War Horse – Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

New on DVD — December 20

Midnight in Paris

PG13 A family travels to Paris and has a life changing experience. – Woody Allen

Dolphin Tale

PG Scientists rally to save a dolphin, Winter, in this inspiring true story. w/Morgan Freeman

Warrior

PG13 Two brothers face off in the ring in a mixed martial arts tournament. w/Tom Hardy

Margin Call

R Wall Street players face a monetary and moral decision during the 2008 financial crisis.

Colombiana

NR A professional killer goes after the gangster who killed her parents. w/Zoe Saldana

Foreign, Classics, Documentaries and more

The Tempest, Straw Dogs, Glee: The Concert Movie, Catch .44, Blackthorn, Nothing Sacred, A Farewell to Arms, Toast, Burke and Hare, Love Exposure, Into the Lion’s Den, Julia’s Eyes, Stay Cool, Full Signal, For Love of Amy

Anime:

Futurama v6, Elfen Lied

TV Series on DVD:

One Tree Hill s8, The Franchise s1, Donna Reed Show s4.

   
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