Mini Movie Reviews
A Dangerous Method: A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis. 1 hr. 39; R.
The Descendants: An indifferent father of two girls is forced to re-examine his life when his wife suffers a boating accident and he's confronted with a big decision. With George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Beau Bridges and Robert Forster. 1 hr. 55; R.
Man On a Ledge: As a police negotiator tries to talk a fugitive former cop off a ledge, she discovers he may have a plan to prove his innocence and reveal an NYPD conspiracy. With Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell and Anthony Mackie. 1 hr. 42; PG-13.
One For The Money: A newly divorced, recently laid-off woman lands a job with a shady bail-bond business and gets swept up in a world of murder and deception. With Katherine Heigl, Jason O'Mara and Daniel Sunjata. 1 hr. 46; PG-13.
Immortals: Theseus is a mortal man chosen by Zeus to lead the fight against the ruthless King Hyperion, who is on a rampage across Greece to obtain a weapon that can destroy humanity. 1 hr. 50; R.
SHERLOCK HOLMES: GAME OF SHADOWS: The famous detective Sherlock Holmes meets his match in the criminal mastermind known as Professor Moriarty. 2 hrs. 8; PG-13.
The Sitter: A comedy about a college student on suspension who is coaxed into baby-sitting the kids next door, though he is fully unprepared for the wild night ahead of him. 1 hr. 21; R.
THE DEVIL INSIDE: Twenty years after her mother confessed to three brutal murders, a woman travels to Italy and recruits two young exorcists to find out what really happened and set things right. 1 hr. 27; R.
TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY: During the Cold War, a veteran spy hunts for a Soviet mole within the British intelligence agency MI6. 2 hrs. 8; R.
Anonymous: A political thriller advancing the theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, who penned Shakespeare's plays. 2 hrs. 10; PG-13.
The Artist: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break. With Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo and John Goodman. 1 hr. 40; PG-13.
Beauty & the Beast: A 3-D version of the classic animated tale about a princess taken captive by a monster who may be more than meets the eye. 1 hr. 24; G.
Carnage: A razor sharp, biting comedy centered on parental differences. After two boys duke it out on a playground, the parents of the "victim" invite the parents of the "bully" over to work out their issues. A polite discussion of child-rearing soon escalates into verbal warfare, with all four parents revealing their true colors. 1 hr. 20; R.
Contraband: A former international smuggler is forced to re-enter the criminal underground to settle his brother-in-law's debt and protect his own family. With Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster and Giovanni Ribisi. 1 hr. 49; R.
Double Indemnity: Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck) seduces insurance agent Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray) into murdering her husband to collect his accident policy. The murder goes as planned, but after the couple's passion cools, each becomes suspicious of the other's motives. 1 hr. 47; NR.
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close: After finding a mysterious key that belonged to his father, who died in the Sept. 11 attacks, a young boy goes on a journey across the five boroughs of New York City. With Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Thomas Horn and James Gandolfini. 2 hrs. 9; PG-13.
Footloose: A city boy shakes up an uptight Southern town that has banned dancing and rock music. 1 hr. 53; PG-13.
Happy Feet 2: In this sequel to the 2006 film, a dancing penguin must help his young son find his rhythm while also setting things right in Antarctica. 1 hr. 40; PG.
Haywire: See Cinema File review, Page B7.
The Iron Lady: This biopic presents a portrait of Margaret Thatcher, the only woman to be prime minister of the United Kingdom. With Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Harry Lloyd and Alexandra Roach. 1 hr. 45; PG-13.
J. Edgar: As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life. 2 hrs. 17; R.
Jack & Jill: Family guy Jack Sadelstein prepares for the annual event he dreads: the Thanksgiving visit of his twin sister, the needy and passive-aggressive Jill, who then refuses to leave. 1 hr. 31; PG.
Joyful Noise: The two leading ladies of a small-town Georgia choir butt heads while trying to win a national singing competition. With Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton, Keke Palmer and Courtney B. Vance. 1 hr. 58; PG-13.
The Muppets: With the help of three fans, The Muppets must reunite to save their old theater from a greedy oil tycoon. 1 hr. 43; PG.
My Week with Marilyn: During the filming of "The Prince and the Showgirl" in 1956, a young British assistant introduces actress Marilyn Monroe to some of the charms of British life and helps her escape the pressures of Hollywood. 1 hr. 39; R.
Puss In Boots: The eponymous swashbuckling cat embarks on adventures with Humpty Dumpty. 1 hr. 30; PG.
Red Tails: This World War II historical drama tells the story of the black fighter pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen. With Nate Parker, David Oyelowo, Ne-Yo and Terrence Howard. 2 hrs.; PG-13.
Tower Heist: After the staff workers at an upscale Central Park condo discover the billionaire in the penthouse has stolen their retirement money, they conspire to take back what's theirs. 1 hr. 44; PG-13.
Underworld: AWAKENING: After 12 years in captivity, the vampire warrior Selene escapes and enters a new world in which humans are waging war on her kind and werewolves. With Kate Beckinsale, Stephen Rea, Michael Ealy and Theo James. 1 hr. 28; R.
WAL-MART: THE HIGH COST OF LOW PRICE: Robert Greenwald's feature-length documentary uncovers a retail giant's assault on families and American values. 1 hr. 38; NR.
— Staff and wire reports