Jackass 3D – Johnny Knoxville and company return for the third installment of their TV show spin-off, where dangerous stunts and explicit public displays rule. Also starring the usual gang of Bam Margera, Ryan Dunn, Steve O, Chris Pontius and the others. With many special guests. Filmed in 3D!!!
Red – Bruce Willis plays a former black ops agent who, along with the rest of his aging team, has recently retired from the business. But when a high tech assassin tries to take his life, he gets the gang back together to find out why there’s a hit on his head. Also starring Helen Mirren, John Malkovich and Morgan Freeman.
In limited release is Conviction starring Sam Rockwell as a wrongfully imprisoned man and Hilary Swank as his sister who puts herself through law school in order to help him. Also Down Terrace about a father/son crime business struggling with a police informant. And finally the documentary I Want Your Money showing contrasting view of how the government should play a role in our lives.
Life As We Know It – two single adults (Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel), who have dated before but it didn’t work out, become caregivers to a baby orphaned girl when their mutual best friends die in an accident. Also starring Josh Lucas, Christina Hendricks and others.
Secretariat – the true life story of Penny Chenery (Diane Lane), whose racehorse, Secretariat, won the Triple Crown in 1973. A Disney production also starring John Malkovich, James Cromwell and others.
My Soul To Take – A serial killer returns to his hometown to stalk seven children who share the same birthday as the date he was allegedly put to rest. Directed by Wes Craven (Scream, A Nightmare on Elm Street).
In limited release is It’s Kind of a Funny Story about a teen who checks himself into a psych ward and meets a chick (Emma Roberts) and a weird guy (Zach Galifianakis). Also Tamara Drewe about a young woman (Gemma Arterton) who returns to her hometown and causes a buzz among the men. Also, Nowhere Boy which is a chronicle of the early life of John Lennon (Aaron Johnson) in 1950s Liverpool. And even more… Stone starring Edward Norton as a convicted arsonist who uses his wife (Milla Jovovich) to seduce his parole officer (Robert Deniro). And finally I Spit On Your Grave, a remake of the controversial 1959 flick about a chick who is raped and left for dead and then exacts revenge on the people responsible.
The Social Network – Harvard undergraduate Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) recruits some of his classmates to develop the social networking website, Facebook. The endeavor, however, leads to a messy fallout with friend and co-founder, Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield). Directed by David Fincher (Seven, Fight Club).
Let Me In – Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is an alienated and bullied 12-year-old who builds a tentative friendship with his mysterious new neighbor, Abby (Chloe Moretz). Only socializing at night and seemingly immune to the winter climate, Abby reveals her true nature to Owen after her father (Richard Jenkins) disappears and a series of murders grip their town. Directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield).
Case 39 – Social worker Emily Jenkins (Renee Zellweger) takes 10-year-old Lily (Jodelle Ferland) out of her apparently abusive home, though while she shelters the little girl and searches for a foster family, Emily realizes that her new case is protected by dark, threatening forces.
In limited release is Adam Green’s Hatchet II about a deformed hillbilly killing people in the swamp. Also Freakonomics which is a documentary on incentive-based thinking. Also Chain Letter which has high schoolers receiving a mysterious chain letter and dying if they break the chain. And finally, Barry Munday about a womanizer who loses his “manhood” and finds out he might be a father.
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps – Released from prison, fallen stockbroker Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) looks to repair his relationship with his estranged daughter (Carey Mulligan) by aligning himself with her fiancé (Shia LaBeouf), a young Wall Street trader on the rise. Also starring Josh Brolin and Frank Langella. Directed by Oliver Stone (Wall Street, Platoon).
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole – Soren is a young barn owl who lives at an academy for orphaned owls. He must go on a dangerous adventure that leads to the mythical Great Ga’Hoole Tree, where he and his friends look to fight a great evil in their world. Voices by Jim Sturgess, Hugo Weaving, Emily Barclay and others. Directed by Zack Snyder (Watchmen).
You Again – When Marni (Kristen Bell) realizes her brother is about to marry the girl who bullied her in high school (Odette Yustman), she sets out to expose the fiancée’s true colors. Meanwhile her mother (Jamie Lee Curtis) finds out the high school bully’s mother (Sigourney Weaver) was HER high school bully.
In limited release is Buried starring Ryan Reynolds as a man buried alive with a lighter and a cell phone who is fighting the clock in order to escape. Also Waiting for Superman, a documentary about public education in America. Also, Woody Allen’s latest You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger about the relationship of two married couples (Anthony Hopkins/Gemma Jones & Josh Brolin/Naomi Watts). Finally the Gaspar Noe directed Enter the Void about the ghost of a young drug dealer watching over his sister in Tokyo.