holiday movie guide 2010

It's that time of the year when movie studios release their hopeful Oscar contenders and their big money makers. So whether you catch an already-released hit like Tangled or the new Harry Potter or see one of these upcoming releases, you're sure to enjoy a movie worth your money (unless, of course your movie choice is Yogi Bear). Here's what movies you won't regret catching at your local theatre this holiday season.

December 3
All Good Things
Starring Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst
Love story and murder mystery based on the most notorious unsolved murder case in New York history.

Black Swan
Starring Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, and Winona Ryder
Darren Aronofsky's stylized thriller about a veteran ballet dancer and her new rival.

December 10
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Starring Ben Barnes and the other Narnia kids
Lucy and Edmund join Prince Caspian for a voyage across the sea in this third installment of the Chronicles collection.

The Company Men
Starring Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, Tommy Lee Jones, and Maria Bello
A year in the life of three men trying to survive a round of corporate downsizing at a major company.

The Fighter
Starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, and Amy Adams
David O. Russell's look at the early years of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward.

The Tempest
Starring Helen Mirren, Russell Brand, Djimon Hounsou, Ben Whishaw
Julie Taymor's take on Shakespeare's classic tale.

The Tourist
Starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp
Follows Frank, an American tourist in Italy trying to mend a broken heart, and Elise, an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path.

December 17
How Do You Know
Starring Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson
A former athlete past her prime finds herself in the midst of a love triangle.

Rabbit Hole
Starring Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eskhart, and Dianne Wiest
Life for a married couple gets jilted after their son dies in a car accident.

Tron Legacy
Starring Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, and Oliva Wilde
Young Sam explores the arcade where his dad has been trapped for 20 years in this sequel to the 80's Disney hit.

December 22
Blue Valentine
Starring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams
A look at the idyllic past and troubled present of working class couple Dean and Cindy.

Country Strong
Starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, Garrett Hedlund, and Leighton Meester
A drama centered on a rising country music songwriter and a fallen star on her way to a comeback.

Gulliver's Travels
Starring Jack Black, Emily Blunt, and Jason Segel
A shipwrecked travel writer finds himself on an island in the middle of the Bermuda Triangle where he is a giant among the natives.

Little Fockers
Starring Ben Stiller, Teri Polo, Robert De Niro, and Barbara Streisand
The two families brace themselves for the arrival of a baby.

Starring Stephen Dorff and Elle Fanning
Sofia Coppola's drama about a hard-living actor living int he Chateau Marmont and his visiting 11-year old daughter.

True Grit
Starring Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, and Hailee Steinfield
A young girl recruits a U.S. Marshall to track down the man who killed her father in the Coen Bros.'s directed remake of the John Wayne classic.

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