Movies Coming Out In December 2011

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1. Red Dog (2011)

PG | 92 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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Based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master.

Director: Kriv Stenders | Stars: Josh Lucas, Rachael Taylor, Rohan Nichol, Luke Ford

Votes: 14,251

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1st If you liked this, you'll like: Homeward Bound, Milo And Otis and Babe (Koko has 2,000 more friends on Facebook than his owner Nelson Voss.)

2. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.6
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68 Metascore

A substance designed to help the brain repair itself gives rise to a super-intelligent chimpanzee who leads an ape uprising.

Director: Rupert Wyatt | Stars: James Franco, Andy Serkis, Freida Pinto, Karin Konoval

Votes: 445,686 | Gross: $176.76M

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7th If you liked this, you'll like: Planet Of The Apes, Avatar and District 9 (The film uses half the visual effects employed in Avatar, relying on the ape actors to perform convincingly.)

3. Priest (2011)

PG-13 | 87 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

5.7
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41 Metascore

A priest disobeys church law to track down the vampires who kidnapped his niece.

Director: Scott Stewart | Stars: Paul Bettany, Cam Gigandet, Maggie Q, Karl Urban

Votes: 102,881 | Gross: $29.14M

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23rd If you liked this, you'll like: Daybreakers, 300 and Legion

4. Catch .44 (2011)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.6
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For Tes (Akerman) and her two cohorts Kara (Nikki Reed) and Dawn (Deborah Ann Woll), the job sounded simple enough: intercept a double-cross drug shipment for their crime boss Mel (Willis) ... See full summary »

Director: Aaron Harvey | Stars: Malin Akerman, Nikki Reed, Deborah Ann Woll, Forest Whitaker

Votes: 15,328 | Gross: $0.00M

14th If you liked this, you'll like: Kill Bill, Jackie Brown and Sin City (Malin Akerman, who plays Tes, was raised as a Buddhist and has a lotus tattoo on her back)

5. Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.0
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50 Metascore

A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys and natives are all that stand in their way.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Abigail Spencer

Votes: 184,661 | Gross: $100.24M

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8th If you liked this, you'll like: Iron Man, The Chronicles Of Riddick and Robocop (Harrison Ford has now twice starred alongside James Bonds - the first was Sean Connery in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.)

6. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.9
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66 Metascore

Steve Rogers, a rejected military soldier transforms into Captain America after taking a dose of a "Super-Soldier serum". But being Captain America comes at a price as he attempts to take down a war monger and a terrorist organization.

Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Samuel L. Jackson, Hayley Atwell

Votes: 572,190 | Gross: $176.65M

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1st If you liked this, you'll like: X-Men: First Class, Iron Man and The Dark Knight (Hayley Atwell trained sis days a week so she could "kick butt in high heels" in her role as English Rose Peggy Carter.)

7. Conan the Barbarian (2011)

R | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.2
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36 Metascore

A vengeful barbarian warrior sets off to get his revenge on the evil warlord who attacked his village and murdered his father when he was a boy.

Director: Marcus Nispel | Stars: Jason Momoa, Ron Perlman, Rose McGowan, Stephen Lang

Votes: 86,362 | Gross: $21.30M

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15th If you liked this, you'll like: 300, Troy and Hell Boy (Actor Jason Momoa was folding T-shirts in a surf shop when he was selected to star in Baywatch)

8. Green Lantern (2011)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.6
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39 Metascore

Reckless test pilot Hal Jordan is granted an alien ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers that inducts him into an intergalactic police force, the Green Lantern Corps.

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong

Votes: 237,694 | Gross: $116.60M

7th If you liked this, you'll like: Thor, Captain America and X-Men: First Class

9. Hanna (2011)

PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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65 Metascore

A sixteen-year-old girl who was raised by her father to be the perfect assassin is dispatched on a mission across Europe, tracked by a ruthless intelligence agent and her operatives.

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana, Vicky Krieps

Votes: 167,857 | Gross: $40.26M

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1st If you liked this, you'll like: Run Lola Run, The Bourne Ultimatum and The Long Kiss Goodnight

10. Larry Crowne (2011)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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41 Metascore

After losing his job, a middle-aged man reinvents himself by going back to college.

Director: Tom Hanks | Stars: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Sarah Mahoney, Roxana Ortega

Votes: 54,181 | Gross: $35.61M

2nd If you liked this, you'll like: Everything Must Go, Spooner and My Life In Ruins

11. Big Mamma's Boy (2011)

Comedy

4.9
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An Italian man's experience of life, romance and trying to move out of his mother's house to establish his independence.

Director: Franco di Chiera | Stars: Frank Lotito, Holly Valance, Carmelina Di Guglielmo, Steve Mouzakis

Votes: 420

21st If you liked this, you'll like: The Wog Boy, My Big Fatt Greek Wedding and They're A Weird Mob

12. Surviving Georgia (2011)

90 min | Romance

5.5
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Surviving Georgia is a heartwarming romantic comedy about family and finding your own identity in the world. About realising that sometimes to move forward, we have to let go of the past. ... See full summary »

Directors: Sandra Sciberras, Kate Whitbread | Stars: Pia Miranda, Holly Valance, Spencer McLaren, Toby Wallace

Votes: 117

15th If you liked this, you'll like: Big Mamma's Boy, Looking For Alibrandi and My Sister's Keeper (Holly Valance's real name is actually Holly Vukadinovic - her father is Serbian.)

13. Friends with Benefits (2011)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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63 Metascore

A young man and woman decide to take their friendship to the next level without becoming a couple, but soon discover that adding sex only leads to complications.

Director: Will Gluck | Stars: Mila Kunis, Justin Timberlake, Patricia Clarkson, Jenna Elfman

Votes: 295,682 | Gross: $55.80M

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23rd If you liked this, you'll like: No Strings Attached, The Ugly Truth and Sex And The City 1 (Masi Oka - Hiro from Heroes - has ablink-and-you'll-miss-it cameo as a passenger on Dylan's coast to coast flight.)

14. Mr. Nice (2010)

121 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

6.4
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60 Metascore

The life story of Howard Marks, an elite British drug smuggler.

Director: Bernard Rose | Stars: Rhys Ifans, Chloë Sevigny, David Thewlis, Luis Tosar

Votes: 6,350

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14th If you liked this, you'll like: Blow, The Boat That Rocked and Pulp Fiction

15. The Guard (2011)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Thriller

7.3
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78 Metascore

An unorthodox Irish policeman with a confrontational personality is partnered with an up-tight F.B.I. agent to investigate an international drug-smuggling ring.

Director: John Michael McDonagh | Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle, Mark Strong, Ronan Collins

Votes: 70,259 | Gross: $5.36M

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22nd If you liked this, you'll like: In Bruges, Hot Fuzz and Sexy Beast (Writer/Director John Michael is the brother of Martin McDonagh, who directed Brendan Gleeson in the film In Bruges.)

16. One Day (2011)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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48 Metascore

After spending the night together on the night of their college graduation Dexter and Em are shown each year on the same date to see where they are in their lives. They are sometimes together, sometimes not, on that day.

Director: Lone Scherfig | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess, Patricia Clarkson, Tom Mison

Votes: 117,814 | Gross: $13.84M

29th If you liked this, you'll like: Never Let Me Go, The Way We Were and Love And Other Drugs

17. The Beaver (2011)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama

6.7
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60 Metascore

A troubled husband and executive adopts a beaver hand-puppet as his sole means of communication.

Director: Jodie Foster | Stars: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Anton Yelchin, Cherry Jones

Votes: 42,959 | Gross: $0.97M

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7th If you liked this, you'll like: Everthing Must Go, Little Miss Sunshine and Sunshine Cleaning

18. Senna (2010)

PG-13 | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.6
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79 Metascore

A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Frank Williams, Ron Dennis

Votes: 50,094 | Gross: $1.61M

8th If you liked this, you'll like: When Were Were Kings, Hoops Dreams and Touching The Void (Despite a limited release, Senna set a UK box office record for a documentary on its opening weekend.)

19. The Tree of Life (2011)

PG-13 | 139 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.8
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85 Metascore

The story of a family in Waco, Texas in 1956. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence and struggles with his parents' conflicting teachings.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, Hunter McCracken

Votes: 147,628 | Gross: $13.30M

7th If you liked this, you'll like: 2001: A Space Odyssey, Koyaanisqatsi: Life Our Of Balance

20. Jane Eyre (2011)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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76 Metascore

A mousy governess who softens the heart of her employer soon discovers that he's hiding a terrible secret.

Director: Cary Fukunaga | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell, Su Elliot

Votes: 69,776 | Gross: $11.24M

8th If you liked this, you'll like: Pride And Predjudice, Tess Of The D'Urbevilles and Wuthering Heights

21. Beethoven's Christmas Adventure (2011 Video)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy

4.6
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A Christmas Elf accidentally takes off in Santa's sleigh, crash lands in a small town, and loses the magic toy bag. Beethoven must rescue the Elf, recover the bag from greedy crooks, and return the sleigh to Santa in time to save Christmas.

Director: John Putch | Stars: John Cleese, Munro Chambers, Kim Rhodes, Jan Skene

Votes: 867

1st If you liked this, you'll like: Beethoven, Doctoe Dolittle and The Dog That Saved Christmas (Roseanne writer and Barr's one-time husband Tom Arnold voices Beethoven in the dog's first speaking part.)

22. Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas (2011 TV Short)

TV-PG | 26 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

6.5
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Sid, Eddie and Crash get in trouble with Santa and have to get their names off of the naughty list.

Director: Karen Disher | Stars: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Queen Latifah

Votes: 8,407

1st (30th November) If you liked this, you'll like: Ice Age, Madagascar and Up

23. Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.0
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53 Metascore

The life of a businessman begins to change after he inherits six penguins, and as he transforms his apartment into a winter wonderland, his professional side starts to unravel.

Director: Mark Waters | Stars: Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino, Angela Lansbury, Ophelia Lovibond

Votes: 73,865 | Gross: $68.22M

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30th If you liked this, you'll like: Rio, A Night At The Museum and Happy Feet

24. The Hangover Part II (2011)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Mystery

6.5
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44 Metascore

Two years after the bachelor party in Las Vegas, Phil, Stu, Alan, and Doug jet to Thailand for Stu's wedding. Stu's plan for a subdued pre-wedding brunch, however, goes seriously awry.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha

Votes: 405,665 | Gross: $254.46M

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1st (30th November) If you liked this, you'll like: The Hangover, Due Date and Bridesmaids

25. Ghost of New Orleans (2011)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

4.8
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In post-Katrina New Orleans, a disgraced detective encounters the ghost of a murdered woman who wants to help him identify her killer.

Director: Predrag Antonijevic | Stars: Josh Lucas, Terrence Howard, Lake Bell, Sharon Leal

Votes: 627

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26. The River Murders (2011)

R | 92 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

5.2
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While investigating a series of murders, a homicide detective becomes the prime suspect when the FBI uncovers his close personal ties to all the victims.

Director: Rich Cowan | Stars: Ray Liotta, Christian Slater, Ving Rhames, Gisele Fraga

Votes: 3,584

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27. The Pagan Queen (2009)

Not Rated | 99 min | Fantasy, History, Romance

3.6
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A controversial film about the end of the old pagan world in central Europe, THE PAGAN QUEEN is based on the Czech legend of Libuse, the Slavic queen of 8th century Bohemia. Gifted with ... See full summary »

Director: Constantin Werner | Stars: Winter Ave Zoli, Csaba Lucas, Lea Mornar, Vera Graziadei

Votes: 625

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28. Lullaby (I) (2008)

R | 96 min | Thriller

4.8
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An American mother receives word that her drug addled son has been kidnapped by a drug lord operating in South Africa.

Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Melissa Leo, Joey Dedio, Lisa-Marie Schneider, Renier Basson

Votes: 173

19th

29. Midnight Chronicles (2009)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

3.8
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In the world of MIDNIGHT, it is a time of overwhelming darkness. After three ages of scheming and war, the dark god Izrador has finally defeated the heroes and armies of the free races. Now... See full summary »

Director: Christian T. Petersen | Stars: Charles Hubbell, Matt Amendt, Steve Sweere, Dawn Brodey

Votes: 906

19th (January)

30. White Irish Drinkers (2010)

R | 109 min | Drama

6.8
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51 Metascore

Brooklyn, 1975: two brothers looking for a way out of their working-class neighborhood make a pact to rob a local theater on the night of a Rolling Stones concert.

Director: John Gray | Stars: Nick Thurston, Geoffrey Wigdor, Stephen Lang, Karen Allen

Votes: 1,622

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31. Sint (2010)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror

5.6
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A horror film that depicts St. Nicholas as a murderous bishop who kidnaps and murders children when there is a full moon on December 5.

Director: Dick Maas | Stars: Egbert Jan Weeber, Bert Luppes, Caro Lenssen, Huub Stapel

Votes: 7,523

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32. Oakie's Outback Adventures (2011)

Animation

5.0
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Oakie, a young blue heeler pup, is supposed to be delivered to Texas, USA, but through a courier bungle he ends up in Texas, Queensland, in Outback Australia. Oakie is quickly befriended by... See full synopsis »

Director: Troy Dann | Stars: Kathryn Beckett, Ian Calder, Kate Ceberano, Chantelle Cox

Votes: 42

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33. Wuxia Knight

Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Announced

A Chinatown detective traces the death of his Kung Fu master to a mystical city hidden in the streets of San Francisco.

Director: Ernie Reyes Jr.

2nd

34. Carjacked (2011)

R | 89 min | Crime, Thriller

5.0
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A single mom and her child are carjacked by a bank robber.

Director: John Bonito | Stars: Maria Bello, Stephen Dorff, Connor Hill, Robert Peters

Votes: 3,666

14th

35. 5 Days of War (2011)

R | 113 min | Action, Drama, War

5.6
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31 Metascore

A drama set centered around the war between Russia and Georgia, and focused on an American journalist, his cameraman, and a Georgian native who become caught in the crossfire.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Rupert Friend, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Richard Coyle, Heather Graham

Votes: 12,659 | Gross: $0.02M

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36. A Good Old Fashioned Orgy (2011)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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44 Metascore

A group of 30-year-olds who have been friends since high school attempt to throw an end-of-summer orgy.

Directors: Alex Gregory, Peter Huyck | Stars: Jason Sudeikis, Leslie Bibb, Tyler Labine, Lake Bell

Votes: 18,990 | Gross: $0.15M

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