New Movies Opening This Weekend December 11, 2009

new movieInvictus is trying to run away with the money in the box office this weekend, but we’ll see if it can hold up with the competition. Here is a list of this weekend’s new movies.


Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela, Matt Damon as the captain of South Africa’s rugby team, and Clint Eastwood behind the helm = Invictus, the telling of the true story how Mandela joined forces with South Africa’s rugby team to help unite their country. Freeman appears to play a pretty convincing Mandela but I’m not sure what to think yet about Damon’s South African accent.

Rated: PG-13
Starring: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon
Watch the Invictus trailer

A Single Man

In A Single Man, George is a college professor who recently lost his lover, Jim, in a car accident. Grief-stricken beyond words, George plans to commit suicide. As he goes about his daily routine and puts his affairs in order , his encounters with colleagues, students and an old friend lead George to make a final decision as to whether his life is worth living without Jim.

Rated: R
Starring: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Nicholas Hoult, Matthew Goode, Jon Kortajarena
Watch the A Single Man trailer

Disney’s The Princess and the Frog

The Princess and the Frog, a modern twist on a classic tale, is set in the city of New Orleans. This movie tells the tale about a beautiful girl named Tiana, a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again, and a fateful kiss that leads them both on a hilarious adventure through the mystical bayous of Louisiana.

Rated: G
Starring: Anika Noni Rose, John Goodman, David Keith, Jim Cummings, Jenifer Lewis
Trailer for The Princess and The Frog

The Lovely Bones

The Lovely Bones is a movie adapted from author Alice Sebold’s best-selling novel about a murdered young girl who watches from heaven as her family attempts to cope with their devastating loss, and tracks her killer as he stealthily covers his tracks and prepares to claim his next victim.

Rated: PG-13
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Michael Imperioli
Watch The Lost Bones trailer

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