Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Latest in Theaters: A Mouse, a Wrestler and Jim Carrey

Consider this the not-quite-so-calm before the "Opens on Christmas Day" storm:
  • The Tale of Despereaux: Matthew Broderick voices a resourceful mouse who protects a princess (Emma Watson) from a vengeful rat (Dustin Hoffman) in this charming animated fantasy.
  • The Wrestler: It has been described as Rocky as directed by Scorsese; Mickey Rourke as the title character battles his demons in and out of the ring in this Darren Aronofsky drama co-starring Marisa Tomei.
  • Yes Man: Jim Carrey returns to familiar territory in this Liar, Liar-esque high concept comedy (co-starring the always-winsome Zooey Deschanel) about a guy who just can't say "no".
  • Seven Pounds: Will Smith and his Pursuit of Happyness team reunite for another uplifting story about a man struggling to atone for an auto accident that claimed the lives of seven people.
  • Nothing But the Truth: Loosely based on the Judith Miller scandal, Kate Beckinsale is a reporter sent to prison for not giving up the name of her source (Vera Farmiga). Matt Dillon also stars.
  • The Class: This French pseudo-documentary chronicling a year in a Paris classroom won the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival and is France's official entry at the Academy Awards.
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