Winter has arrived and with it new movies to offer shoppers respite from thier annual consumption. As always there will be a million films vying for your holiday dollar, so we’ll take the guess work out and pick the best of the best to hopefully guide you and your money in the right direction.
No Country for Old Men (Now Showing)
A series of violent events ensue after a hunter (Jones) decides to keep the heroin and $2 million in cash he discovers amongst a pile of dead men near the Rio Grande.
Adaptation of the novel by Phillip Pullman, the first volume in the His Dark Materials trilogy. In a parallel Oxford, young Lyra Belacqua begins a dimension-crossing odyssey that builds from a merely atypical children's adventure into a complex (and frequently quite dark) philosophical epic.
My inbox box has been flooded with emails warning me not to let my children see this movie or read the book. I suggest you read the book and come to your own conclusion, also watch the interview (see below) of author, Phillip Pullman as he discusses the controversy.
I am Legend (December 14)
Will Smith plays Robert Neville a brilliant scientist, but even he could not contain the terrible virus that was unstoppable, incurable, and man-made. Somehow immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and maybe the world. But he is not alone. Mutant victims of the plague -- The Infected -- lurk in the shadows...
Based on the 19th century legend of Sweeney Todd and the Broadway musical, Sweeney Todd a.k.a Benjamin Barker returns to London after being sent away by Judge Turpin with the help of a sailor, Anthony Hope. He opens a barber shop above Mrs. Lovett's Meat Pie Shop were she sells "the worst pies in London." With the help of Mrs. Lovett, Todd tries to rid of all the people who have ever done him wrong and hopes to be reunited with his daughter, Joanna, who is now Judge Turpin's ward.
Charlie Wilson’s War (December 21)
Enigmatic Texas congressman Charlie Wilson (Tom Hanks) and his CIA allies orchestrate that agency's most successful covert op: the arming of the Mujahedeen in Afghanistan during their war with the Soviet Union.