(Germany/USA) Action/Fantasy. Directed by Tommy Wirkola. Starring Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Peter Stormare, Thomas Mann. Category IIB. 88 minutes.
(USA) Comedy/Romance. Directed by Gabriele Muccino. Starring Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Judy Greer, Uma Thurman, Dennis Quaid. Category IIA. 105 minutes.
(USA) Action/Thriller/Crime. Directed by Kim Jee-woon. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Forest Whitaker, Johnny Knoxville, Peter Stormare. Category IIB. 107 minutes.
(Germany/USA/Hong Kong/Singapore) Drama/Sci Fi. Directed by Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski and Tom Tykwer. Starring Halle Berry, Tom Hanks, Jim Sturgess, Jim Broadbent, Ben Whishaw, Doona Bae and Hugo Weaving. Category III. 172 minutes.
(USA) Western. Directed by Quentin Tarantino. Starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington. Category III. 165 minutes.
(USA) Drama/Comedy. Written and directed by Ben Lewin. Starring John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy, Moon Bloodgood, Annika Marks and Rhea Perlman. Category III. 95 minutes. Opened Jan 10.
(USA) Crime/Action/Drama. Directed by Ruben Fleischer. Starring Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn, Emma Stone, Nick Nolte, Giovanni Ribisi, Michael Peña. Category III. 113 minutes. Opens Jan 17.
(USA) Based on an astounding true story, “Argo”—Ben Affleck’s third directorial effort—chronicles the covert operation to rescue six Americans from Tehran during the Iran hostage crisis three decades ago. With the unlikely help from Hollywood and the Canadian government, CIA operative Tony Mendez (Affleck) will have pull off an impossible mission to get the six American diplomats hiding in Canadian Embassy out of the chaotic Iran, where Americans are hated by the public and hunted by military forces.
(Spain) Action/Drama/Thriller. Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona. Starring Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts, Tom Holland. Category IIA. 114 minutes. Opens Jan 10.
(USA/New Zealand) Fantasy. Directed by Peter Jackson. Starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Andy Serkis. Category IIA. 169 minutes.
After the Lord of the Rings trilogy of movies wrapped up with “The Return of the King” in 2003 (has it really been 10 years?) and the production of “The Hobbit” was announced in 2007, finally the wait is over. Bilbo Baggins—the titular hobbit—is not just getting his own prequel movie, but an entire trilogy.