NEW MOVIES IN THEATERS – Dec 4, 2009

ARMORED

Director: Nimród Antal
Stars: Columbus Short, Matt Dillon, Laurence Fishburne
Studio: Screen Gems

The Plot: A newbie guard for an armored truck company is coerced by his veteran coworkers to steal a truck containing $42 million. But a wrinkle in their supposedly foolproof plan divides the group, leading to a potentially deadly resolution.

BROTHERS

Director: Jim Sheridan
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, Tobey Maguire
Studio: Lionsgate

The Plot: Sam Cahill (Maguire) returns from being held as a prisoner-of-war in Afghanistan to find that his ex-con brother (Gyllenhaal) has become the man, of sorts, of the household where Sam's wife, Grace (Portman) had been living under the assumption that she was a widow.

EVERYBODY'S FINE

Director: Kirk Jones
Stars: Robert De Niro, Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell
Studio: Miramax Films

The Plot: A widower (De Niro) takes an impromptu road trip in order to reconnect with his grown children, only to discover that his family members are living far from perfect lives.

UP IN THE AIR

Director: Jason Reitman
Stars: George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick
Studio: Paramount Pictures

The Plot: Ryan Bingham (Clooney) is a corporate-downsizing expert whose cherished life on the road is threatened just as he is on the cusp of reaching ten million frequent flyer miles and just after he's met the frequent-traveler woman of his dreams.

THE LAST STATION

Director: Michael Hoffman
Stars: Helen Mirren, James McAvoy, Christopher Plummer
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics

The Plot: The Countess Sofya (Mirren), wife and muse to Leo Tolstoy (Plummer), uses every trick of seduction on her husband's loyal disciple (McAvoy), whom she believes was the person responsible for Tolstoy signing a new will that leaves his work and property to the Russian people.

SERIOUS  MOONLIGHT

Director: Cheryl Hines
Stars: Meg Ryan, Timothy Hutton, Kristen Bell
Studio: Magnolia Home Entertainment

The Plot: When a high-powered attorney (Ryan) discovers her husband (Hutton) is planning on leaving her for a younger woman (Bell), she duct tapes him to the toilet in hopes of keeping him hostage until they reconcile. Her plan is complicated by the arrival of the mistress, as well as a pair of burglars.


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