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In Theaters December 11th 2009 Print E-mail
Thursday, 10 December 2009
ImageIt’s a bit sparse at the movies this weekend, but with good reason.  Going head to head with Disney’s first hand drawn feature in over five years is probably not the best idea, especially this close to Christmas.  Never fear; what’s missing in quantity may be easily made up in quality.  Here’s what is coming out this week: The Princess and the Frog  (Read our full review)

Disney was looking to echo the hand drawn and broadway inspired features of the Walt Disney era when they came up with the style for The Princess and the Frog.  Writer/Directors Ron Clements and John Musker, who helmed Aladdin and The Little Mermaid were brought on to helm this one.  New vocal talent was brought in, but the familiar baritone sounds of Keith David and John Goodman are featured in the film. 

Invictus   (Read our full review)

Clint Eastwood is clearly a man obsessed with film.  Though he was once known solely for his roles in spaghetti westerns and the Dirty Harry films, Eastwood has directed an amazing run of movies in the last several years including Million Dollar Baby and Gran Torino.  His newest effort, Invictus, revolves around the presidential career of Nelson Mandela and his use of the Rugby World Cup to bring together the nation of South Africa.  Morgran Freeman stars as Mandela, and Matt Damon takes on the role of team captain Fancois Pienaar.

The Lonely Bones

After a seven month long delay on release, The Lonely Bones will be opening this Friday.  Peter Jackson directs this Oscar hopeful.  The cast features Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon and Stanley Tucci.  The film centers around a murdered girl who remains aware of the world after death, trapped in a sort of ‘in between’.  She struggles with her desire for vengeance and her desire to see her family happy again.

A Single Man (Limited)

A Single Man, Tom Ford’s directorial debut, stars Julianne Moore and Colin Firth.  The film opens in limited release on Friday, and wide on Christmas day.  Firth plays George, an English professor that tries to go through a normal day in Los Angeles after the tragic death of his partner.

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